Daily Archives: November 14, 2019

Bayer Inherited Monsanto’s Roundup Problems With Mega Merger

Published on Nov 14, 2019
Via America’s Lawyer: Filling in for Mike Papantonio, RT Producer Brigida Santos guest hosts this week’s special episode from the Mass Torts Made Perfect conference in sunny Las Vegas! Trial Lawyer Magazine executive editor Farron Cousins and Brigida talk about the corporate strategy Bayer-Monsanto has taken in response to over 18,000 lawsuits being filed against the manufacturer of cancer-causing Round Up weedkiller.

Curators on Camera: Exploring a medieval bestiary

Published on May 9, 2019
Medieval beasts and where to find them: Medieval Manuscripts curator Julian takes us through the pages of a medieval bestiary (Harley MS 4751).

The manuscript has been digitised fully thanks to the #PolonskyPre1200 project for the Medieval England and France, 700–1200 website.

Follow this link to explore more https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/be…

#CuratorsOnCamera – Leonardo da Vinci’s handwriting his work as a ‘Master of Water ’

Published on Jun 25, 2019
Take a closer look at the Codex Arundel (Arundel MS 263, ff. 271v-278r). Two of our exhibition curators, Andrea and Stephen, explore Leonardo’s studies of the River Arno and how he would have taken his sheets of people out with him while conducting his work in Florence. And Stephen takes a closer look at Leonardo’s handwriting choices within the pages of his notebook.

See this page on display at Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion.

Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion (open 7 June – 8 September 2019) displays, for the first time in the UK, highlights from one of the British Library’s finest treasures, the Codex Arundel, alongside the Codex Forster from the V&A and a selection of sheets from the Codex Leicester. Book exhibition tickets: http://www.bl.uk/leonardo

Discovering Sacred Texts: Islam

Published on Oct 2, 2019
Our film on Islam explores four of the five pillars of Islam – the Muslim profession of faith (shahada), prayer (salat), charity (zakat), and fasting during Ramadan (sawm) – and how Muslims in Britain follow them today.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenges GOP after impeachment inquiry hearing

Published on Nov 13, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) discusses what she considers the most devastating information that emerged from the first hearing of public testimony in the House impeachment investigation against President Trump. #CNN #News

Russia accuses US of ‘banditry’ for ‘keeping the oil’

Published on Nov 14, 2019
Russia has announced a new airbase in the same part of Syria previously occupied by a US base until its withdrawal last month. Meanwhile, Moscow has slammed President Trump’s state intentions of “keeping the oil” in Syria, decrying the move as “banditry” and warning that it will greatly increase tensions in the region. RT America’s Rachel Blevins reports.


Published on Nov 14, 2019
Professor Ian Shapiro and his TA, Christina Seyfried, answer questions about the end of the end of history.

Changing the stories we have inherited from colonialism | Priyamvada Gopal

,Published on Jun 24, 2019
Decolonising the English curriculum is about understanding and undoing mythologies. Priyamvada Gopal argues we need to challenge the idea that some cultures are the ‘givers’ and the ‘teachers’, and others are the ‘takers’ and the ‘taught’. We need access to other narratives.

Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent is out now https://www.versobooks.com/books/2965…

Priyamvada Gopal is University Reader in Anglophone and Related Literatures in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge and Fellow Churchill College. She is the author of Literary Radicalism in India: Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence and The Indian English Novel: Nation, History and Narration.

Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation

Published on Nov 14, 2019
Grace Blakely, author of “Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation,” in conversation with Jacobin founding editor Bhaskar Sunkara.

Recorded at Verso Books in Brooklyn on November 5, 2019.

“Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation” is available from Repeater Books: https://repeaterbooks.com/product/sto…

In the decade leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, booming banks, rising house prices and cheap consumer goods propped up living standards in the rich world. Thirty years of rocketing debt and financial wizardry had masked the deep underlying fragility of finance-led growth, and in 2008 we were forced to pay up.

The decade since has witnessed all kinds of morbid symptoms, as all around the rich world, wages and productivity are stagnant, inequality is rising, and ecological systems are collapsing.

“Stolen” is a history of finance-led growth and a guide as to how we might escape it. We’ve sat back as financial capitalism has stolen our economies, our environment and even the future itself. Now, we have an opportunity to change course. What happens next is up to us.

Grace Blakeley is economics commentator at the New Statesman and research fellow at the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR).

Bhaskar Sunkara is the founding editor of Jacobin magazine and author of “The Socialist Manifesto,” available from Verso Books: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2939…

Rising Ocean Temperatures Shut Down Shrimp in Maine

Published on Nov 14, 2019
Maine’s shrimp population has declined as its gulf waters have warmed, causing a shrimp fishing ban that may threaten the fishing industry indefinitely.