Daily Archives: April 6, 2019

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Opens Up The Amazon To Exploitation

Report Blames Ethiopian Crash on Boeing 737 MAX Software Failure + Boeing CEO Apologizes for Crashes That Killed 346 People

Apr 05, 2019

Ethiopia has released preliminary findings from its investigation into last month’s fatal crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which killed all 157 crew and passengers on board. Ethiopia’s transport minister said the pilots of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet followed normal procedures but were unable to overcome a flaw in the plane’s software that automatically pushed the plane’s nose down. The report found similarities in the technical failures experienced by pilots of October’s Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610, which also crashed just minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board. The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded all 737 MAX aircraft while Boeing works on fixes to the planes’ software.

Apr 05, 2019  On Thursday, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg released a video apology.

Dennis Muilenburg: “We at Boeing are sorry for the lives lost in the recent 737 MAX accidents. … From the days immediately following the Lion Air accident, we’ve had teams of our top engineers and technical experts working tirelessly, in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration and our customers, to finalize and implement a software update that will ensure accidents like that of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 never happen again.”

Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported Thursday that Boeing is working on an additional software fix for another problem, this time related to aircraft flaps and other flight control hardware. These issues are reportedly classified as critical to flight safety. We’ll have more on Boeing after headlines, when we’ll speak with renowned consumer rights activist Ralph Nader, whose grandniece Samya Stumo was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

Mozambique Faces Food Emergency as Cholera Cases Mount

Apr 05, 2019

In Mozambique, the United Nations warns over 1.8 million people face an imminent food crisis, after Cyclone Idai devastated infrastructure, displaced more than 600,000 people and left nearly 600 dead. Meanwhile, Mozambique’s government said the number of cholera cases caused by contaminated food and water has topped 1,400.

Congress Approves Resolution to End U.S. Support for War on Yemen

Apr 05, 2019

The House of Representatives has approved a War Powers Resolution calling for an end to U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has killed thousands of civilians and sparked the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Thursday’s 247-175 vote fell largely along party lines. This is California Democratic Congressmember Barbara Lee, who backed the resolution.

Rep. Barbara Lee: “We’ve helped create and worsen the world’s greatest, largest humanitarian crisis: 22.2 million Yemenis—that’s 75% of the population—needs humanitarian assistance. At least 85,000 children under the age of 5—85,000—have died from war-related hunger and disease.”

It’s the first time Congress has invoked the War Powers Act of 1973 to end a U.S. president’s unilateral decision to wage war abroad. The resolution passed the Senate last month after seven Republicans joined minority Democrats. This is the resolution’s co-sponsor, Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution is pretty clear. It is the United States Congress—not the president—who has responsibilities in terms of war making. But tragically, for many years, under Democratic presidents, under Republican presidents, the Congress has abdicated its responsibility. Today the Congress says, ‘We are taking that responsibility back, not just for Yemen, but in the future, as well.’”

President Trump has signaled he will veto the resolution.

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Have a Little Carcinogenic Glyphosate With Your Morning Oatmeal

The Real News Network
Published on Aug 16, 2018

The Environmental Working Group just released an article showing the potentially cancer causing glyphosate found in Round Up is all over the oats in your favorite cereal and health bars