Daily Archives: August 17, 2019

Palestinian lawmaker: Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were kept out to hide Israeli apartheid

Published on Aug 17, 2019
Shopkeepers were in ankle-deep water trying to clear the water from their stores in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.…

Watch: Heavy rain floods Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

Published on Aug 17, 2019
Shopkeepers were in ankle-deep water trying to clear the water from their stores in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.…

Satellite shows extent of terrible destruction to the planet

Published on May 7, 2019

A timelapse showing the devastating effects of deforestation of the Amazon forest and Madagascar, caught from satellites.

Satellite images give us an extraordinary perspective on deforestation and just how vast the problem has become. In Madagascar, we see the effects of an 80% reduction in forest over 30 years. With so few trees left to hold the red earth in place, it shifts from the island into the rivers. It looks as if Madagascar is bleeding.

Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand new perspective, revealing new discoveries, incredible colours and patterns, and just how fast it is changing.

Earth From Space | Episode 4 | BBC

Brazilian government defends record on Amazon deforestation

Published on Aug 17, 2019
Satellite images from Brazil’s own space agency allegedly show deforestation in the Amazon has almost tripled since Bolsonaro’s government came to power. … READ MORE : https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/17/b…

All but 15 of the world’s 195 countries attend endangered wildlife conference

Published on Aug 17, 2019
The World Wildlife Conference on Trade in Endangered Species, known as CITES, takes place every three years.… READ MORE : https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/17/a…

Vann Newkirk: We must consider reparations for generations of black landowners who were robbed

Published on Aug 17, 2019
Over the course of the 20th century, black Americans were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land, affecting 98% of black agricultural landowners at the time. After the Great Depression, this land attracted the interests of large investors who were allowed to seize thousands of acres through federal government policies. Such practices further widened the racial wealth gap in America, the effects of which continue to affect black landowners and their descendants in the South today. “It amounts to something north of hundreds of billions, to perhaps trillions of dollars, worth of land, legacy [and] culture lost,” says Vann Newkirk, a staff writer at The Atlantic who detailed this history of disenfranchisement in his recent piece, “The Great Land Robbery: The shameful story of how 1 million black families have been ripped from their farms.”

Hong Kong gov’t to spend 19.1 bln HKD on relief measures

Published on Aug 17, 2019

The Hong Kong SAR government unveiled a series of relief measures amounting to HK$19.1 billion. The policies target small- and medium-sized enterprises, and students and low-income families.

Hong Kong protests continue as Cathay Pacific CEO resigns

Channel 4 News

Published on Aug 16, 2019

The chief executive of Hong Kong’s airline Cathay Pacific has resigned – after some of its employees took part in anti-government protests – saying the airline had been through ‘challenging weeks’. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Hong Kong is braced for another weekend of trouble as China’s paramilitary police force watches from the border – and the former head of Hong Kong’s civil service said that Britain should do more.

All eyes on the Hong Kong protesters

Sky News

Published on Aug 16, 2019

Pro-democracy demonstrators have gathered in Hong Kong ahead of another weekend of protests. The initially peaceful demonstrations, which began in June, against a now-suspended extradition bill, have erupted into with frequent clashes between police and activists. Sky correspondent Diana Magnay has this report from Hong Kong.

How Greta Thunberg plans to cross the Atlantic carbon-free | DW News

DW News

Published on Aug 14, 2019

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is preparing to set sail for the UN climate conference in New York. To avoid traveling by air, the 16-year-old is making the trip in a carbon-neutral racing yacht. She will be leaving from the English port city of Southampton on what could be a rough journey. The vessel is fitted with solar panels and the electricity on board is produced by underwater turbines. This means Thunberg is likely to achieve her goal of making the long journey across the Atlantic with zero carbon emissions.