Daily Archives: August 30, 2019

How China’s facial recognition system will track you (Full show)

Published on Aug 30, 2019
Critics of the Hong Kong protests say that protesters are being goaded and even directed by the West. US news outlets have criticized Beijing as being “increasingly intolerant.” Rick Sanchez compares the police response in Hong Kong to the response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 and elsewhere. Then RT America’s Michele Greenstein reports from Hong Kong on often-masked protesters’ fears of accountability and the deployment of facial recognition technology. Thousands of pilots are suing the aircraft manufacturer Boeing over economic damages stemming from the grounding of 737 Max 8 planes after two fatal crashes. Jamie Finch, former director of GAPAFA at the National Transportation Safety Board weighs in. Leroy Chiao, former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander discusses “fast radio bursts” from deep space and private-sector forays into spaceflight. Investigative journalist Ben Swann joins to discuss the crackdown on unauthorized streaming of television shows and movies. Plus RT’s Charlotte Dubenskij joins to discuss a sleepy French village’s thwarted attempt to ban pesticides.

What is flight shaming

Published on Aug 30, 2019
There is still little awareness about the impact of flight travel on the environment, but that is rapidly changing as Greta Thunberg’s influence is growing among younger populations. It’s a generation the airline industry can’t afford to ignore.

Is Miami Beach Doomed?

Published on Mar 9, 2016
Miami Beach could be underwater this century. The sea level around the tourist paradise has risen steadily in recent decades and flooding in the streets has become more frequent and severe. Most of the city sits just four to five feet above sea level, and on a foundation of porous limestone—making it especially susceptible to tidal flooding and surging oceans. As experts predict the sea level to rise significantly in the coming years, the city of Miami Beach must decide how to keep itself afloat. This documentary examines how the city has taken unprecedented steps to save itself from the sea.

Is Miami Beach drowning?

Published on Oct 15, 2014
The Union of Concerned Scientists is warning climate change is raising sea levels and the panel predicts Miami faces being swamped.

News Wrap: Hong Kong officials move to deny new protests

Published on Aug 30, 2019
In our news wrap Friday, authorities in Hong Kong moved to head off new pro-democracy protests, denying permission for a planned major march. But two veteran activists who had been arrested were released, vowing to “continue to fight.” Also, Australian officials lowered the outlook for the health of the Great Barrier Reef to “very poor,” saying warming oceans and other factors are killing coral.

Trump Urges China to Handle Hong Kong Protests in ‘Humane Fashion’h

Published on Aug 30, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump urged China, Friday, August 30, to handle Hong Kong protests in a “humane fashion,” saying U.S. economic pressure on Beijing was responsible for preventing authorities from carrying out a harsher crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. (AFP)

Why Are Hong Kong Protesters Asking Trump for Help?

Published on Aug 30, 2019
Journalist Ilaria Maria Sala discusses the arrest and release of demonstration “leaders,” the history of Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy, American involvement in the protests, and the complexity of the current movement.

Chris Hedges: The Absurdity of American Empire | #GRITtv

Published on Sep 11, 2012
What happens when you force communities, families and entire ecosystems to kneel before the dictates of the marketplace? You get what Chris Hedges, co-author with Joe Sacco of Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, calls “sacrifice zones.” From Appalachia to North Dakota to Camden, New Jersey, these zones, ravaged by the excesses of capitalism, prefigure our collective future.

Chris Hedges interviews Noam Chomsky

Published on Jun 22, 2014
From June, 2014.

Chris Hedges on What it Takes to be a Rebel in Modern Times

Published on Nov 2, 2015
Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges sits down with Ben Makuch at the Toronto VICE office to discuss what it takes to be a rebel in modern times. Hedges discusses his new book Wages of Rebellion, an investigation of the social and psychological factors that cause revolution, rebellion and resistance. From Wall Street corruption to why the elites in corporate media have eviscerated traditional investigative journalism, Hedges tries to make sense of the world we live in.