Daily Archives: April 2, 2019

Economic Update: Beyond Universal Basic Income

Democracy At Work
Published on Apr 1, 2019

Exhibit highlighting empresses of the Qing Dynasty makes final US stop

CGTN America
Published on Apr 2, 2019

They lived their lives inside China’s Forbidden City. Now, their stories are being told outside the palace walls. An exhibition highlighting the empresses of the Qing Dynasty makes its final U.S. stop in Washington D.C. As CGTN’s Elaine Reyes explains, it’s part of a global push by the Palace Museum to promote Chinese culture and art.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains Why The Green New Deal Is About More Than Climate | All In | MSNBC

MSNBC

Published on Mar 29, 2019

AOC sits down with Chris Hayes at a town hall in the Bronx to talk about how we need to “save ourselves and the planet.” And she how didn’t expect Republicans to “make total fools of themselves.”

Green New Deal interview with A. Ocasio-Cortez

Peter Carter
Published on Apr 2, 2019

Short edit of March 2019 MSNBC All In America interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on global climate and the Green New Deal

Judge Blocks Trump Order, Reinstates Arctic Drilling Ban

Apr 01, 2019

In environmental news, a federal judge in Alaska has restored a ban on offshore drilling across large parts of the Arctic Ocean, blocking a 2017 executive order by President Trump that opened up tens of millions of acres for oil leasing. Trump’s order sought to reverse several Obama-era measures, but Judge Sharon Gleason ruled that it “exceeded the President’s authority,” and only Congress has the power to revoke the prior withdrawal of lands for oil leasing. The League of Conservation Voters, one of the groups who sued to block the executive order, celebrated the victory, saying, “Offshore drilling and the associated threat of devastating oil spills puts coastal economies and ways of life at risk while worsening the consequences of climate change. President Trump wanted to erase all the environmental progress we’ve made, but we fought back and we won.” The Trump administration is expected to appeal the decision.

Mozambique: Cholera Cases on the Rise as Idai Recovery Continues

Apr 01, 2019

In Mozambique, authorities in the flood-ravaged city of Beira have confirmed over 500 cases of cholera after Cyclone Idai left hundreds of thousands of people homeless and living in unsanitary conditions. Cholera can spread rapidly if left untreated, and in the worst cases can result in death. The World Health Organization says 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine are arriving in the region today. The death toll from the cyclone has surpassed 500 people in Mozambique, as well as at least 250 people in Zimbabwe and over 50 in Malawi.

Dr Vandana Shiva