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


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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.