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- “Devastation and Anger” in Sudan as Military Coup Halts Country’s Democratic Transit ion October 26, 2021
- The Facebook Papers: Docs Reveal Tech Giant’s Complicity in Hate, Lies & Violence Around the World October 26, 2021
- Women’s History: The Future, Roundtable Discussion followed by Address by Sec Hillary Rodham Clinton October 26, 2021
- The Activist Generation, the U.S., and the UN October 26, 2021
- “One of the biggest legacies of colonialism….is the marginalization of the human population…” – T.C. Weiskel, [interview excerpt, Voices from Oxford] October 26, 2021
- Can Sea Water Desalination Save The World? October 25, 2021
- Why the Western Drought Will Have Major Ripple Effects | WSJ October 25, 2021
- La Palma Volcano: Drone flight gives a clear view on New Vent from south side of volcano October 25, 2021
- La Palma Volcano Eruption Update; Volcanic Smoke Reaches Barbados, Large Earthquake October 25, 2021
- Rethinking the Civic Imagination & Manufactured Ignorance in the Post Pandemic World – Noam Chomsky October 25, 2021
- Facebook is making hate worse, whistleblower says – BBC Newsnight October 25, 2021
- A look at events in Sudan since the fall of Omar al-Bashir • FRANCE 24 English October 25, 2021
- Live: Facebook Whistleblower Testifies at Senate Hearing | NBC News October 25, 2021
- Facebook ‘unquestionably’ exacerbating hate, whistleblower tells MPs October 25, 2021
- Roads: An Anthropology of Infrastructure and Expertise (Expertise: Cultures and Technologies of Knowledge): Penny Harvey, Hannah Knox October 25, 2021
- The Licit Life of Capitalism: US Oil in Equatorial Guinea: Hannah Appel October 25, 2021
- Africa’s Last Colonial Currency: The CFA Franc Story October 25, 2021
- The Agribusiness Alliance for a Green Revolution Failed Africa – Tim Wise (GDAE-Tufts University & IATP) October 25, 2021
- Africans publicly challenge Green Revolution backers | IATP October 25, 2021
- Beyond Africa’s Green Revolution: Time for donors to shift funding to agroecology | IATP October 25, 2021
- Bayer/Monsanto loses again: Mexico’s Highest Court Rejects Appeal of GM Corn Ban October 25, 2021
- Mexico’s Highest Court Rejects Appeal of GM Corn Ban – Food Tank October 25, 2021
- Jane Goodall’s message of hope October 25, 2021
- History Faculty Inaugural Lecture – Hillary Rodham Clinton Professor of Women’s History October 25, 2021
- Ilhan Omar Blasts Manchin & Sinema for Siding with Big Pharma, Big Oil & Wall Street in Budget Talks October 25, 2021
- “Dirty Empire”: Sen. Joe Manchin Demands Dems Drop Climate Funding as He Makes Millions from Coal October 25, 2021
- El volcán de La Palma está en el momento de mayor actividad October 25, 2021
- Terrible Explosion Lava La Palma (oct 2021) Spain★ Lava Drone Video || La Palma Volcano & Mount E tna October 25, 2021
- Incredible in 2021! Spectacular Huge Eruption of Mount Aso in Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan October 25, 2021
- America is on Strike | Robert Reich October 25, 2021
- How Kyrsten Sinema, Once a Socialist, Is Now Obstructing the Democrats’ Pr ogressive Platform October 25, 2021
- Sen. Joe Manchin’s Opposition to Biden Agenda Backed by History of Putting Corpora tions Over People October 25, 2021
- ‘Human greed causing death and destruction in the Himalayas’ – BBC News October 25, 2021
- Israel announces plans to build 1,300 new West Bank settlement homes • FRA NCE 24 English October 25, 2021
- ‘Four Seasons Total Documentary’ | Official Trailer October 25, 2021
- Storms in Northern California bring landslides and flooding October 25, 2021
- Public Citizen Blasts Pfizer for Putting Corporate Profit Over Increasing Access to COVID Vaccines October 25, 2021
- Live: Sudan’s General Burhan dissolves government, declares state of emergency • FRANCE 24 October 25, 2021
- Ethiopia launches air strikes in northern and western Tigray • FRANCE 24 Eng lish October 25, 2021
- Rep. Ro Khanna Slams Conservative Democrats for Holding Back Build Back Better Plan October 25, 2021
- Free Julian Assange: Snowden, Varoufakis, Corbyn & Tariq Ali Speak Out Ahead of Extradition Hearing October 25, 2021
- Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen appears before UK parliament committee – w atch live October 25, 2021
- Facebook Whistleblower Testifies In UK October 25, 2021
- The Art Market is a Scam (And Rich People Run It) October 25, 2021
- Former Saudi intelligence official accuses Mohammed bin Salman of multiple murder plots, kidnappi… October 25, 2021
- Sudan’s civilian leaders arrested amid military coup reports – BBC News October 25, 2021
- Crowds rally as Sudan PM held in apparent army coup; gunfire reported • FRANCE 24 English October 25, 2021
- Covid cases rising in UK – what happens next? – BBC News October 25, 2021
- Climate change: Italian beekeepers’ heavy losses in Sicily • FRANCE 24 Engl ish October 25, 2021
- Trump Loyalists Planned To Overturn The Election In ‘War Room’ of D.C. Hotel October 25, 2021
Daily Archives: September 28, 2018
It seems that Puerto Rico gets a surge of mainstream news coverage whenever President Trump tweets insults about the island’s struggles after the force of Hurricane Maria. This week, he claimed that his administration’s response was an “unsung success” and then — facing the criticism that nearly 3,000 people died in the aftermath — he claimed on Twitter that the death toll was a fabrication by Democrats.
What to do but despair? Yarimar Bonilla, in a Twitter thread and a Washington Post column, argues that Trump’s lies could be an opportunity. Instead of allowing the president to drag the debate back to the basic facts of Maria, she talks to Bob about how Puerto Ricans and their allies could harness the attention for deeper understanding of how the island’s problems do not begin or end with President Trump.
This segment is from our September 14th, 2018 episode, Doomed to Repeat.
September 14, 2018
Ten years ago this week, the Wall Street investment firm Lehman Brothers collapsed, setting in motion the financial crisis that devastated the world’s economy. The news coverage reflected a state of abject shock. And yet, many of the warning signs had been there all along — with some reporters claiming that they had, indeed, been pointing them out.
So why the disconnect? Bob speaks with Dean Starkman, author of The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism, who says that the very nature of business journalism in the lead up to the crisis can offer us some clues about what went wrong — and how it might go less wrong in the future.
This segment is from our September 14th, 2018 episode, Doomed to Repeat.
Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. ( David Goldman / AP Images )
The anniversary of a disaster gives us a moment to reflect on whether we have learned the right lessons — or any at all. This week, we examine the narratives that have solidified ten years after the financial crisis, and one year after Hurricane Maria.
1. Political anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla [@yarimarbonilla] on how we can focus our attention on Puerto Rico’s structural challenges even as the president spouts falsities about the “unsung success” of the federal response to Hurricane Maria. Listen.
2. Dean Starkman [@deanstarkman], author of The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism, on how the signs of the financial crisis had been visible leading up to it but many journalists were looking elsewhere. Listen.
4. Copenhagen Business School business historian Per Hansen on Hollywood’s depiction of the board room and Wall Street from 1928 to 2015. Listen.
Tanzina Vega, the host of The Takeaway, is in Puerto Rico reporting on how attitudes on the island have shifted since Hurricane Maria. Vega tells host Marco Werman that since residents have had to fend for their own in the wake of the disaster, they’ve by necessity become more self-reliant.
Leo Cerda is pictured at a San Francisco demonstration pushing for action on climate change in September 2018. Credit: Elena Graham/PRI
Billions of people all over the globe are already feeling the impacts of climate change — from the deserts of Somaliland to the peat bogs of northern Canada. Here are some stories from the front lines of climate change that we gathered at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco in mid-September (listen to each person talk by clicking the audio players below the images).
Alberto Rodríguez engineered his own electrial system to care for his wife. They’re featured in a new, short documentary from Univision. Credit: Screengrab from video
Alberto Rodríguez has designed an impressive power system for his home in Puerto Rico. A wind turbine and solar panels lead to batteries that are then converted to power for the home.
But Rodríguez isn’t trying merely to keep the lights on — he’s trying to keep his wife, Mirella, alive. Mirella suffered a stroke about a month after Hurricane Maria came ashore last year. Maria knocked out power to their home, and so if Mirella was to come home from the hospital, Rodríguez had to find a way to generate a stable power supply.
So he did.
Antarctic ice loss climbing at faster rate than scientific community first thought in western side of continent
Snow is blown off of the calving front off of Thurston Island in western Antarctica in this photo, taken in November 2014. New findings show the western side of Antarctica to be more vulnerable to warming oceans — and increased ice loss — than first thought by the scientific community. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / CC BY 2.0
To someone living in the Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, ice loss in Antarctica may seem like a distant area of concern.
Not true, says Andrew Shepherd.
Shepherd, a professor of Earth observation at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, recently led a group of 80 researchers stationed across the planet to collect data, observations and insights into the ice loss of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Scientists used to think that the Greenland ice sheet wouldn’t melt even if the world warmed up significantly. Now a group of researchers isn’t so sure, and they’re hunting around for more clues to what may lie ahead for the huge island and for us. Janet Babin reports in the second of her three-part series on Greenland, New York and climate change.
Published on Sep 27, 2018
For a fifth year, global refugee numbers have reached a new, record high. Some 68.5 million people are now displaced by violence or persecution. With crises emerging and hot spots growing, the United Nations is trying to contain a problem that has no easy solution.