Daily Archives: February 21, 2019

Huawei founder hits back at US & Canada

RT America

Published on Feb 21, 2019

While Chinese telecomm giant Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou remains under house arrest in Canada, the company’s founder has finally spoken up about her case. He deems the arrest a political move and insists that Huawei does not engage in espionage. RT America’s Alex Mihailovich reports for the News with Rick Sanchez.

Bioethics on the Margins: Vulnerable Populations and Health Outcomes

arvard Divinity SchoolPublished on Feb 21, 2019

Wylin D. Wilson, 2018-19 WSRP Visiting Associate Professor, delivers the lecture “‘Bioethics on the Margins: Vulnerable Populations and Health Outcomes.”

Climate Denier to Head New Trump Panel Despite Once Comparing Climate Scientists to Nazis

Democracy Now!   Published on Feb 21, 2019

https://democracynow.org – The White House is reportedly organizing a new committee to examine whether climate change poses a threat to national security, to be led by notorious climate change denier, Princeton University professor emeritus William Happer. Observers say his involvement in the “Presidential Committee on Climate Security” indicates the Trump administration wants to undermine findings within the national security community that climate change poses a severe threat to human safety. William Happer is a National Security Council senior director who has long claimed increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will actually benefit humans. He has compared the fight against climate change to the Holocaust, saying, “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.” We speak with journalist David Wallace-Wells, deputy editor and climate columnist for New York magazine. His new book is titled “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming.”

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The Uninhabitable Earth: Unflinching New Book Lays Out Dire Consequences of Climate Chaos

Democracy Now!   Published on Feb 21, 2019

https://democracynow.org – “It is worse, much worse, than you think.” That’s the opening line of a damning new book by journalist David Wallace-Wells that offers an unflinching look at the growing climate catastrophe. “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming” sounds the alarm about the climate crisis and the need for swift and radical action to save the planet from unimaginable destruction. We speak to Wallace-Wells about the rapid heating of the planet, which he says could reach more than 4 degrees Celsius by 2100.

Bernie Sanders Raises Record $6 Million After Launching 2020 Bid

Feb 21, 2019

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders raised nearly $6 million in the first 24 hours after launching his 2020 presidential bid—crushing the fundraising efforts of his fellow 2020 hopefuls. California Senator Kamala Harris was the second-highest fundraiser, receiving $1.5 million in donations in the 24 hours after her announcement. His campaign said the average donation was $27—the same as during his 2016 run.

Ex-NYC Congressmember Joe Crowley Joins Corporate Lobby Firm

21 February 2019

Former New York Congressmember Joe Crowley has joined the corporate lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs. The 10-term congressmember was defeated in a stunning upset in last year’s midterm primary by then-28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The lobbying firm represents fossil fuel interests, the arms industry and a private prison company, among others. Some of its clients include Gulf Energy Alliance, which promotes oil and gas drilling, and the conservative Koch-backed Policy and Taxation Group. Former Republican Congressmember Bill Shuster is also joining the firm.

Oakland Teachers Go on Strike

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Feb 21, 2019

In West Virginia, teachers are heading back to the classroom today after a successful 2-day strike which resulted in the demise of an education reform bill that sought to legalize charter schools.

Meanwhile, in Oakland, California, teachers are set to launch their strike today, as they demand fair wages, smaller class sizes and more resources for their students. Teachers are drawing attention to the soaring cost of living in the Bay Area, while public school salaries have remained stagnant and schools suffer from budget cuts.