Daily Archives: July 19, 2019

Flooding Displaces Millions, Endangers Wildlife in India

Published on Jul 19, 2019
Heavy monsoon rains and overflowing rivers have caused severe flooding in the Indian states of Bihar and Assam over the past week, displacing about 5.8 million people. Included in the affected areas is Kaziranga National Park, home to endangered one-horned rhinos and tigers, some of which were rescued from the waters. ––––––––– READ MORE: In the Indian state of Assam, floods on the Brahmaputra and its tributaries since last week displaced some 5.8 million people, but the situation has improved with waters receding, a state minister said. “While some people have started going back to their homes, about 70% continue to remain in makeshift relief camps,” Assam Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta said. Water levels were also coming down in the northern Indian state of Bihar, where floods have killed at least 78 people.

Flooding Displaces Millions, Endangers Wildlife in India

Interview with the Dalai Lama – BBC News

BBC News

Published on Jul 19, 2019

In a wide ranging interview the Dalai Lama talks to the BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan about President Trump and his America First agenda, Brexit, the EU, and China’s relationship with the world. The interview also challenges some of the Buddhist spiritual leader’s more controversial statements and explores his views on the institution of the Dalai Lama. Coming just months after a recent health scare – the Dalai Lama shares his thoughts on the state of the world today. The interview also asks the Buddhist spiritual leader what did he mean when he said “Europe was for Europeans”, and why does a female successor have to be attractive?

This U.K. Whistleblower Almost Stopped the Iraq Invasion. A New Film Tells Her Story

Published on Jul 19, 2019
In 2003, Katharine Gun, a young specialist working for Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters, exposed a highly confidential memo that revealed the United States’ collaboration with Britain in collecting sensitive information on United Nations Security Council members in order to pressure them into supporting the Iraq invasion. Gun leaked the memo to the press, setting off a chain of events that jeopardized her freedom and safety, but also opened the door to putting the entire legality of the Iraq invasion on trial. Acclaimed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg described Gun’s action as “the most important and courageous leak I have ever seen.” Gun’s incredible story is depicted in the new film “Official Secrets,” which premieres in the U.S. August 30. We speak with Katharine Gun; the British journalists who reported on Gun’s revelations in The Observer newspaper, Martin Bright and Ed Vulliamy; and Gavin Hood, director of “Official Secrets.”

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15 Years Later: How U.K. Whistleblower Katharine Gun Risked Everything to Leak Damning Iraq War Memo

Published on Jul 19, 2019
We speak with a British whistleblower whose attempts to expose lies about the Iraq invasion was called “the most important and courageous leak” in history by acclaimed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Her name is Katharine Gun.

The Truth About 5G That No One Is Telling You – Debbie Persampire

Published on Jul 19, 2019
Local Soccer Mom Versus Multi Billion 5G Industry by Debbie Persampire