Daily Archives: December 21, 2018

Trump Is Shutting Down the Government

Senator Bernie Sanders
Published on Dec 21, 2018

Trump is shutting down the government and will leave 800,000 federal employees without paychecks—despite unanimous Republican support in the Senate and overwhelming Republican support in the House. Clearly, this president’s erratic and impulsive behavior is a danger to our country and a major impediment in terms of addressing the crises we face.

Covering the Trump White House and the war on truth | Reporter’s Notebook

1989 – American Indian Activist Russell Means testifies at Senate Hearing

Published on Oct 24, 2012

From the C-SPAN Video Library – Mr. Means harshly criticizes the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian leadership of reservations. Russell Means died October 22 at the age of 72. This was his first of six appearances on C-SPAN. Entire Hearing: https://www.c-span.org/video/?5987-1/…

When China rules the world (CNBC)

Published on Apr 22, 2013

Full video here http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=… Martin Jacques, Author, “When China Rules the World” says China’s potential power is underestimated. He further explains why China will replace the US as the world’s dominant power.

“China is determined to replace the liberal world order”

FRANCE 24 English

Published on Dec 21, 2018

France: Environmental Groups Plan Lawsuit over Gov’t Climate Change Inaction

Dec 21, 2018

And in France, four environmental groups are planning possible legal action against the government for failing to effectively respond to climate change. This is the director of Greenpeace France.

Jean-François Julliard: “We are issuing a legal complaint against the French government, because we think that the French government doesn’t do enough to tackle climate change. So this is why we are trying to sue the French government, to ensure that they can ramp up their ambition in terms of fighting climate change, which is not the situation right now.”

That was Jean-François Julliard. Over 1.2 million people had signed an online petition as of Friday morning in support of the legal action. The government of French President Emmanuel Macron has come under fire before for its response to the climate crisis. In August, French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot resigned live on a radio show due to the country’s failure to adequately address climate change and other environmental threats, he said.

Washington, D.C., Passes Ambitious Clean Energy Bill

Dec 21, 2018

In environmental news, Washington, D.C., city lawmakers voted unanimously on a clean energy bill mandating 100 percent renewable electricity by 2032. The legislation also requires public transportation and fleet vehicles achieve zero carbon emissions by 2045. The mandate would apply to government buildings in the capital, including the White House. The Trump administration has been blasted by environmental groups for feverishly rolling back emissions limits and other environmental regulations.

FBI Targets Environmental Activists

Published on Dec 21, 2018
The Ring of Fire

According to reports, the FBI has been spying on environmental activists. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks discuss this issue.

Climate Migrants: Millions More Could Be Displaced by Global Warming as Carbon Emissions Rise

Published on Dec 21, 2018
Democracy Now

https://democracynow.org – We continue our conversation with Harjeet Singh, who has been observing how the U.S. and other big polluters are hindering climate talks in Katowice, Poland. This comes as countries from the Global South warn that without drastic action to confront climate change they face annihilation, and millions may be forced to leave behind destroyed homes they cannot afford to rebuild. Singh is the global lead on climate change for ActionAid. He’s been working with climate migrants in several countries, and he is based in New Delhi, India.

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