Daily Archives: January 31, 2019

Fight Like You Live Here | Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch
Published on Jan 31, 2019

Together, we’re going to achieve a livable climate, trustworthy food, and clean, public, affordable water for generations to come. Let’s go, we have a lot to do!

The secret language politicians are using – BBC News

BBC News   Published on Jan 28, 2019

Politicians are using coded language to “manipulate people” into making decisions they wouldn’t normally be “morally comfortable with,” a political language expert has told the BBC.

This kind of political message – which only a particular target audience is meant to understand – is known as a “dog whistle,” Professor Jennifer says.

Some have claimed these tactics were used to make people think Barack Obama was a foreigner. Others said UKIP’s “Breaking Point” poster was a racist dog whistle.

So how does it work?

Trump’s Misstatements: Lies, Delusions, Or Manipulations?

WGBH NewsPublished on Jan 30, 2019

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats published the annual “Worldwide Threat Assessment” yesterday — which directly contradicted Trump’s own stances on a range of matters, including his claims about the ISIS threat level and Iran’s nuclear progress, and Russian interference in 2016 election The statement adds to a long list of instances in which the President has made claims divorced from reality and disowned by experts on matters ranging from immigration to national security to climate change. To wade through fact versus fiction and what’s behind the battle for truth, Jim was joined by Nancy Gibbs, former editor in chief at Time Magazine and professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School; and Michael Serazio — assistant professor of communications at Boston College.

Errol Morris On His Bannon Documentary

Published on Jan 30, 2019

Trump’s particular brand of chaos might seem unique, but there’s one man who arguably deserves even more credit than the president for Trumpism. That man is Steve Bannon — Trump’s campaign CEO-turned former White House chief strategist, and the architect of some of Trump’s most extreme policies. Now, he’s the subject of a new film by Academy Award-winning documentarian and Cambridge native Errol Morris. It’s called ‘American Dharma,’ which thus far does not have a distributor. Jim Braude was joined by filmmaker Errol Morris.

Why YouTube’s AI failed in determining to demonetize the Climate State YT Chan nel

Climate State
Published on Jan 31, 2019

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Venezuela and the Hunger of US Imperialism

Published on Jan 31, 2019

Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha talks about the latest coup attempt in Venezuela by the United States and how the imperial giant continues to view Latin America through the lens of the Monroe doctrine, with repeated coup attempts in the region, some of which have been successful in devastating countries .

16 Year Old Calls Out World’s Corporate Elite to Their Faces

Senator Bernie Sanders
Published on Jan 31, 2019

This 16-year-old climate activist just called out the world’s corporate elite to their faces for their contributions to the global climate crisis.

Bernie Goes Off: Trump Cannot Continue to Threaten to Shut Down the Government

Senator Bernie Sanders
Published on Jan 31, 2019

The time is long overdue for the American people to tell Donald Trump that he is not a dictator, he is not a king, he is not the despotic ruler of Saudi Arabia, he is not his authoritarian friend Vladimir Putin of Russia. He is the president of the United States and he cannot and must not continue to threaten to shut down this government and hold hundreds of thousands of federal workers hostage.

How America fell in love with Nuclear Bombs – BBC

  Published on Jan 31, 2019

YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2IXqEIn LAUNCH BBC iPlayer to access Live TV and Box Sets: https://bbc.in/2J18jYJ

In the 1950s, American’s went crazy for the nuclear bomb, going as far as to travel out to Atomic hotels in Las Vegas to watch the explosions themselves.

Lucy Worsley reveals the myths and manipulations behind American history, revealing the historic myths and deceptions told following the United States’ emergence as a superpower after the Second World War. We often remember the 1950s and early 1960s in America as a golden era of abundance, harmony and the American dream made real. This film reveals that to be a carefully constructed illusion. In truth, the era of America’s supremacy was a time of government deception, racial conflict and fears of nuclear annihilation.

American History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley | Series 1 Episode 3 | BBC



Striking for Our Lives

Workday Minnesota
Published on Nov 28, 2014

http://www.workdayminnesota.org Black Friday, 11/28/14 More than 150 janitors and supporters picketed at Quarry Shopping Center in Minneapolis to call for living wages for the workers who clean stores like Home Depot. Janitors who work for five cleaning companies and clean 50 stores in the Twin Cites went on strike today. CTUL organizer Veronica Mendez told the crowd that a recent Minnesota Department of Health study found that low wage workers live an average of eight years fewer than people who earn adequate levels of pay. She said that companies who pay employees less than living wages, “steal years form the lives of workers and their children.”