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- Putin strikes deal with Belarus to station Russian nuclear weapons there March 26, 2023
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- Seeding Success Story – USDA Food and Nutrition Service March 26, 2023
- Video message by UN Secretary General at the WGII AR6 press conference March 26, 2023
- AR6 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2023 — IPCC March 26, 2023
- This $50 Million Bible Could Be The Most Valuable Text Ever Sold At Auction | Forbes March 26, 2023
- CLIMATE CHANGE 2023 – Summaries of March 2023 IPCC report March 26, 2023
- UN Warns “Climate Time Bomb Is Ticking” as Cyclone Freddy Death Toll Tops 560 in Malawi & Mozambique March 26, 2023
- Reversing climate change is still possible but a greater challenge than before, says new UN report March 26, 2023
- U.N. Climate Report March 26, 2023
- Can We Mitigate a Methane Burst? March 26, 2023
- British Empire March 26, 2023
- How the Iraq War Changed the World March 26, 2023
- Found in Translation: The unexpected origins of place names: Ducan Madden March 26, 2023
- “To fill up time I have begun a Survey of Charlestown”: Henry Pelham’s map of 1775 Boston March 26, 2023
- HomeTeam History | Creating African History Videos | Patreon March 25, 2023
- A History Of Classical African Cities March 25, 2023
- A History Of Africa’s Looted Heritage March 25, 2023
- The Ashanti War 1873 & Wolseley’s Ashanti Ring March 25, 2023
- The History Chap March 25, 2023
- The Zulu War 1879 March 25, 2023
- The Barbary Pirates & England’s White Slaves March 25, 2023
- When Europeans Were Slaves | History Of The Barbary Slave Trade March 25, 2023
- Enslaved Icelander Describes Horror of Barbary Pirate Raid (1627) // Diary of Ólafur Egilsson March 25, 2023
- Ancient & Medieval Africa March 25, 2023
- DU (Depleted Uranium) & the Worldwide Disinformation Wars: Why We Are Sleepwalking to Extinction March 24, 2023
- Depleted Uranium Tank Ammunition | DEADLY DARTS March 24, 2023
- Violent pension protests mean King Charles’s France visit is postponed – BBC News March 24, 2023
- TikTok CEO’s testimony ‘a disaster’: Beginning of the end for TikTok in the US? • FRANCE 24 March 24, 2023
- Chomsky on the “Limits” of Knowledge (1978) March 24, 2023
- Chomsky-Foucault Debate on Power vs Justice – Part 2 (1971) March 24, 2023
- How Political Power Uses Propaganda to Distract the Public: Noam Chomsky – Manufacturing Consent March 24, 2023
- Netanyahu In Britain News Live | Rishi Sunak To Host Israeli PM In UK Amid Unrest In Palestine March 24, 2023
- Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to visit UK as protests continue – BBC News March 24, 2023
- Hypocrisy: The bread and butter of the West when it comes to China March 24, 2023
- U.S. contractor killed, 5 service members wounded by drone strike in Syria March 23, 2023
- Book Release : State of India’s Environment Report 2023 March 23, 2023
- Professor: We need to break with the Western-centric model March 23, 2023
- Has the West Poisoned Iraq’s New Generation? “Depleted Uranium: The Double-Edged Weapon” Journeyman Pictures (1999) March 23, 2023
- IRAQ: DEPLETED URANIUM SCANDAL March 23, 2023
- Uranium, A Controversial Weapon Or Poison? | Depleted Uranium – Documentary Preview March 23, 2023
- Fallujah birth defects: A toxic remnant of the US invasion of Iraq? March 23, 2023
- Dr Jamal – Birth defects in Iraq Surpass Hiroshima and Nagasaki March 23, 2023
- Iraq 20 years later: 3 vets reflect on the war they fought | Nightline March 23, 2023
Daily Archives: May 5, 2018
Water, Fracking, and Human Health: Eliza Griswold at TEDxColumbiaSIPA
Interest in Marx surges as British citizens search for alternative
Chomsky – concluding remarks from the film – “Manufacturing Consent” (1992)
Published on May 4, 2018
These are the concluding moments of a film published in 1992 about Noam Chomsky and this thought, entitled, “Manufacturing Consent.”
As well as: https://environmentaljusticetv.wordpr… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPQQZF…
and related material: https://environmentaljusticetv.wordpr…
HRW: Obama broke law not prosecuting Bush & Cheney
Published on Aug 7, 2011
Michael Ratner: Prosecution of Bush Cheney and Rumsfeld will have to be done in other countries as Obama has refused to pursue it
Ex-Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld Committed War Crimes
Published on Jun 2, 2014
http://www.democracynow.org – Richard Clarke, the nation’s former top counterterrorism official, tells Democracy Now! he believes President George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes for launching the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Clarke served as national coordinator for security and counterterrorism during Bush’s first year in office. He resigned in 2003 following the Iraq invasion and later made headlines by accusing Bush officials of ignoring pre-9/11 warnings about an imminent attack by al-Qaeda. “I think things that they authorized probably fall within the area of war crimes,” Clarke says. “Whether that would be productive or not, I think, is a discussion we could all have. But we have established procedures now with the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where people who take actions as serving presidents or prime ministers of countries have been indicted and have been tried. So the precedent is there to do that sort of thing. And I think we need to ask ourselves whether or not it would be useful to do that in the case of members of the Bush administration. It’s clear that things that the Bush administration did — in my mind, at least — were war crimes.”
Your Government Failed You: Richard Clarke at the September 11 Commission on Counterterrorism (2004)
Published on Feb 13, 2015
Richard Alan Clarke (born October 27, 1950) is the former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism for the United States. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006…
Clarke worked for the State Department during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush appointed him to chair the Counter-terrorism Security Group and to a seat on the United States National Security Council. President Bill Clinton retained Clarke and in 1998 promoted him to be the National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism, the chief counter-terrorism adviser on the National Security Council. Under President George W. Bush, Clarke initially continued in the same position, but the position was no longer given cabinet-level access. He later became the Special Advisor to the President on cybersecurity. Clarke left the Bush administration in 2003.
Clarke came to widespread public attention for his role as counter-terrorism czar in the Clinton and Bush administrations in March 2004, when he appeared on the 60 Minutes television news magazine, released his memoir about his service in government, Against All Enemies, and testified before the 9/11 Commission. In all three instances, Clarke was sharply critical of the Bush administration’s attitude toward counter-terrorism before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and of the decision to go to war with Iraq.
On March 24, 2004, Clarke testified at the public 9/11 Commission hearings. At the outset of his testimony Clarke offered an apology to the families of 9/11 victims and an acknowledgment that the government had failed: “I also welcome the hearings because it is finally a forum where I can apologize to the loved ones of the victims of 9/11…To the loved ones of the victims of 9/11, to them who are here in this room, to those who are watching on television, your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you. And I failed you. We tried hard, but that doesn’t matter because we failed. And for that failure, I would ask, once all the facts are out, for your understanding and for your forgiveness.”
Many of the events Clarke recounted during the hearings were also published in his memoir. Clarke charged that before and during the 9/11 crisis, many in the Administration were distracted from efforts against Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda organization by a pre-occupation with Iraq and Saddam Hussein. Clarke had written that on September 12, 2001, President Bush pulled him and a couple of aides aside and “testily” asked him to try to find evidence that Saddam was connected to the terrorist attacks. In response he wrote a report stating there was no evidence of Iraqi involvement and got it signed by all relevant agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the CIA. The paper was quickly returned by a deputy with a note saying “Please update and resubmit.” After initially denying that such a meeting between the President and Clarke took place, the White House later reversed its denial when others present backed Clarke’s version of the events.
Clarke is currently Chairman of Good Harbor Consulting and Good Harbour International, two strategic planning and corporate risk management firms; an on-air consultant for ABC News, and a contributor to the Good Harbor Report, an online community discussing homeland security, defense, and politics. He is an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School and a faculty affiliate of its Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He has also become an author of fiction, publishing his first novel, The Scorpion’s Gate, in 2005, and a second, Breakpoint, in 2007.
Clarke wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post on May 31, 2009 harshly critical of other Bush administration officials, entitled “The Trauma of 9/11 Is No Excuse”. Clarke wrote that he had little sympathy for his fellow officials who seemed to want to use the excuse of being traumatized, and caught unaware by Al-Qaeda’s attacks on the USA, because their being caught unaware was due to their ignoring clear reports a major attack on U.S. soil was imminent. Clarke particularly singled out former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
Noam Chomsky on Peak Oil, Economics, Financial Markets, Bailouts, Investment, Climate Change (1998)
The Film Archives
Published on Nov 4, 2013
Peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production is expected to enter terminal decline. More Chomsky: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=U…
Global production of oil fell from a high point in 2005 at 74 mb/d, but has since rebounded setting new records in both 2011 and 2012. There is active debate as to when global peak oil will occur, how to measure peak oil, and whether peak oil production will be supply or demand driven.
The aggregate production rate from an oil field over time usually grows until the rate peaks and then declines—sometimes rapidly—until the field is depleted. This concept is derived from the Hubbert curve, and has been shown to sometimes be applicable to the sum of a nation’s domestic production rate, and similarly to the global rate of petroleum production. However, the discovery of new fields, the development of new production techniques and the exploitation of unconventional supplies can disrupt this correlation. Peak oil is often confused with oil depletion; peak oil is the point of maximum production, while depletion refers to a period of falling reserves and supply.
M. King Hubbert created and first used the models behind peak oil in 1956 to accurately predict that United States oil production would peak between 1965 and 1971. His logistic model, now called Hubbert peak theory, and its variants have been used to describe and predict the peak and decline of production from regions, and countries, and has also proved useful in other limited-resource production-domains. According to the Hubbert model, the production rate of a limited resource will follow a roughly symmetrical logistic distribution curve (sometimes incorrectly compared to a bell-shaped curve) based on the limits of exploitability and market pressures.
Some observers, such as petroleum industry experts Kenneth S. Deffeyes and Matthew Simmons, predict negative global economy implications following a post-peak production decline—and oil price increase—due to the high dependence of most modern industrial transport, agricultural, and industrial systems on the low cost and high availability of oil. Predictions vary greatly as to what exactly these negative effects would be.
In 2008 oil prices reached a record high of $145/barrel. Governments sought alternatives to oil, particularly the use of ethanol, but that had the unintended consequence of creating higher food prices, particularly in the developing countries. Throughout the first two quarters of 2008, there were signs that a global recession was being made worse by a series of record oil prices.
Optimistic estimations of peak production forecast the global decline will begin after 2020, and assume major investments in alternatives will occur before a crisis, without requiring major changes in the lifestyle of heavily oil-consuming nations. These models show the price of oil at first escalating and then retreating as other types of fuel and energy sources are used. Pessimistic predictions of future oil production are that either the peak has already occurred, that oil production is on the cusp of the peak, or that it will occur shortly. In 2013 the International Energy Agency (IEA) projected that global oil production capacity would grow 8.4 mb/d over the next 5 years.
Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation. Since the early 20th century, Earth’s mean surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 °C (1.4 °F), with about two-thirds of the increase occurring since 1980. Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and scientists are more than 90% certain that it is primarily caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. These findings are recognized by the national science academies of all major industrialized nations.