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- Eric Cline – The Collapse of Cities and Civilizations at the End of the Late Bronze Age June 3, 2023
- Elga Wasserman Portrait Unveiling June 3, 2023
- Former NRC Chief: Reactors Not a Climate Solution – Nuclear Power June 3, 2023
- Modern Marvels: Gold Mines (S6, E24) | Full Episode June 3, 2023
- Prof Lumumba delivers the Nelson Mandela memorial lecture, 17 July 2018 June 3, 2023
- Africa in the next 25 years will be recolonized – Prof. PLO Lumumba June 3, 2023
- Prof Lumumba: “There is a new scramble for Africa” || A discussion on foreign interference in Africa June 3, 2023
- Economic Update: Are Mega-Corporations Ruining Our World? June 3, 2023
- Only ONE SCOTUS Justice Stood Up For Striking Workers In Horrifying Ruling June 3, 2023
- How is plastic a threat to human health? June 2, 2023
- Inside Canada’s wildfire central command centre June 2, 2023
- Microplastics a growing problem in Great Lakes, Ontario AG says June 2, 2023
- Kissinger at 100: New War Crimes Revealed in Secret Cambodia Bombing That Set Stage for Forever Wars June 2, 2023
- I Could Not, in Good Conscience, Vote for the Debt Ceiling Bill June 2, 2023
- “King: A Life”: New Bio Details FBI Spying & How MLK’s Criticism of Malcom X Was Fabricated June 2, 2023
- AI Expert: We Urgently Need Ethical Guidelines & Safeguards to Limit Risk of Artificial Intelligence June 2, 2023
- 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report June 2, 2023
- Financing Climate Adaptation—and Deciding What to Let Go | Harvard Magazine June 2, 2023
- Bidding farewell to the American century | The Chris Hedges Report June 2, 2023
- UN talks on plastic treaty get underway in Paris | WION Climate Tracker June 2, 2023
- Why countries with deserts import sand June 2, 2023
- Why recycled ocean plastic is (often) a lie June 2, 2023
- UN led talks in Paris aim to end plastic pollution – but solutions can’t come fast enough | DW News June 2, 2023
- African Demand for Chinese Surveillance Technology June 2, 2023
- Plastic producers seek to ‘delay’ UN negotiations on reducing plastic waste • FRANCE 24 English June 2, 2023
- FRANCE 24 report: Young activists fighting plastic waste in Cameroon • FRANCE 24 English June 2, 2023
- Experts warn AI could pose threat to humanity as Nvidia hits $1 trillion market cap June 2, 2023
- Artificial Intelligence “Godfathers” Call for Regulation as Rights Groups Warn AI Encodes Oppression June 2, 2023
- U.S. oceanographer questions the data of Fukushima’s nuclear contaminated wastewater June 2, 2023
- Foreign interference: New report slams France far-right ties to Russia • FRANCE 24 English June 2, 2023
- Canada wildfires grow, prompt air quality warnings • FRANCE 24 English June 2, 2023
- US averts first-ever default with 11th-hour debt deal • FRANCE 24 English June 2, 2023
- OPEC+ ministerial meetings in Vienna June 2, 2023
- AI Poses ‘Risk of Extinction,’ Industry Leaders Warn – The New York Times June 1, 2023
- Dr Jennifer Francis: 2023 Climate Chaos, El Niño, Ocean Heatwaves, & Arctic Sea Ice Lows June 1, 2023
- How can workers get a ‘just transition’ amid the climate crisis? | The Stream June 1, 2023
- Supreme Court Guts Clean Water Act as Conservative Justices Side with Polluters and Developers June 1, 2023
- “Turning His Back on Student Debtors”: Biden’s Debt Deal Ends Freeze on Loan Payments for Millions June 1, 2023
- Free Julian Assange: Noam Chomsky, Dan Ellsberg & Jeremy Corbyn Lead Call at Belmarsh Tribunal June 1, 2023
- Mark Lee Gardner with ‘The Earth is All That Lasts’ June 1, 2023
- BBC World Service – Newshour, AI could usher ‘human extinction’ June 1, 2023
- AI could lead to extinction, experts warn – BBC News May 30, 2023
- Christian Africa/Medieval Africa, 300-1600 CE (Session 4) (11-3-17) May 29, 2023
- Greek and Roman Sources on Ancient Africa May 29, 2023
- Herodotus on Ancient Africa: There is no Sub-Saharan May 29, 2023
- Memorial Day and seditious conspiracy against the United States May 29, 2023
- Jared Hardesty, Slavery in Boston and Boston’s Role in the Slave Trade, October 13, 2020 May 29, 2023
- Northeastern HIST 1232, History of Boston, Charlestown neighborhood tour (with credits) May 29, 2023
- Small Books, Folding Maps & Expanding Ideas: Exploring the Cartography, Ethos & Ethics of Global Maritime Empires May 29, 2023
Daily Archives: December 16, 2019
Ralph Nader on Impeachment: Democrats Should Go After Trump’s Full Corruption, Not Just Ukraine
Dec 16, 2019
Donald Trump is set to become the third president to be impeached when the Democrat-controlled House votes Wednesday on two charges related to his attempts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. The vote will send the charges to the Republican-controlled Senate, which will then hold a trial on whether to remove Trump from office. Witnesses who could be called to testify include former national security adviser John Bolton and acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. Early Monday, the House Judiciary Committee released its full report on Trump’s impeachment that is nearly 700 pages and explains in four parts the committee’s justification for recommending two articles of impeachment against Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. A new Fox News poll says 54% of Americans want Trump impeached, and 50% want him impeached and removed. We speak with Ralph Nader, longtime consumer advocate, corporate critic and former presidential candidate, who says the articles of impeachment against Trump are “far too narrow and perilous.” Congress has “come forward with a very narrow hand … for the most impeachable president of all time,” he says.
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COP25 Was a Failure, But Activists’ Collective Organizing at the Talks Was Unprecedented
Dec 16, 2019
The COP25 United Nations climate summit ended in failure Sunday, after negotiators failed to agree to a deal that would limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels — a key goal of the Paris Agreement. Scores of civil society groups condemned governments in the European Union, Australia, Canada and the U.S. for a deal that requires far less action than needed to avert catastrophic climate change. Indigenous leaders and environmentalists blasted the United Nations for marginalizing civil society groups over two weeks of negotiations at the climate summit, while welcoming polluters. For more on the outcome of the U.N. climate summit, we speak with Asad Rehman, executive director of War on Want, and Tasneem Essop, executive director of the Climate Action Network International.
Top Republicans Coordinating with White House on Senate Impeachment Trial
Dec 16, 2019
On Capitol Hill, the House Judiciary Committee has released its report explaining its decision to charge President Trump with two articles of impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The 658-page report released this morning details Trump’s efforts to withhold military aid in order to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden. On Wednesday, the full Democratic-controlled House is expected to vote to impeach President Trump, sending the charges to the Republican-controlled Senate, which will then hold a trial on whether to remove Trump from office.
On Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed terms for an evidentiary trial that would start on January 7 and go beyond the investigation conducted by the House. Witnesses who could be called to testify include former national security adviser John Bolton and acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.
This comes as top Republican senators face calls to recuse themselves from Trump’s impeachment trial. Late last week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News he was “taking my cues” from the White House. And on Sunday Republican Senator Lindsey Graham was questioned by “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan about coordinating with the White House on impeachment.
Margaret Brennan: “Should Republicans in the Senate really be taking their marching orders from the person being investigated?”
Sen. Lindsey Graham: “You know, I understand the president’s frustration, but I think what’s best for the country is to get — get this thing over with. I am clearly made up my mind. I’m not trying to hide the fact that I have disdain for the accusations in the process.”
We’ll have more on Trump’s impeachment later in the broadcast with Ralph Nader, longtime consumer advocate, corporate critic and former presidential candidate.
Pentagon Investigates Army and Navy Students over “White Power” Gestures
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Dec 16, 2019
Pentagon officials say they’re investigating students at the Army’s West Point Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy after they were filmed flashing “white power” hand gestures at the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia on Saturday. Army cadets and Navy midshipmen in the stands were seen repeatedly making the signs, which resemble an “OK” gesture, and one such incident was broadcast live by ESPN. Last year the U.S. Coast Guard reprimanded an officer who used a similar hate symbol during a TV broadcast.
U.N. Climate Talks End with Few of the Commitments Needed to Avert Catastrophe
Dec 16, 2019
In Madrid, Spain, the COP25 United Nations climate summit ended in failure Sunday, after negotiators failed to agree to a deal that would limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, above pre-industrial levels — a key goal of the Paris Agreement. Scores of civil society groups condemned governments in the European Union, Australia, Canada and the U.S. for blocking progress at the talks. Alden Meyer, strategy chief at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said, “Never have I seen the almost total disconnect we’ve seen here at COP25 in Madrid between what the science requires and what the climate negotiations are delivering in terms of meaningful action.” Ian Fry, the climate negotiator for the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu — whose existence is threatened by rising sea levels — called out the United States for watering down the final document even though President Trump is withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Agreement.
Ian Fry: “This is an absolute tragedy and a travesty on those affected by the impacts of climate change. There are millions of people all around the world who are already suffering from the impacts of climate change. Denying this fact could be interpreted by some to be a crime against humanity. Thank you.”
Environmentalists and indigenous leaders blasted the United Nations for marginalizing civil society groups over two weeks of negotiations, while welcoming polluters at the climate summit. This is Kera Sherwood-O’Regan, a Maori representative from the Indigenous Peoples Organizations at the COP.
Kera Sherwood-O’Regan: “When you silence us, you deny yourselves learning from our ways, and you continue to sideline those who have real solutions for all communities. We are experts on climate. We are the kaitiaki, the stewards of nature. We know the legitimacy of our voices, and it’s about time that you recognized it, too. Hear our stories. Learn our histories. Stop taking up space with your false solutions and get out of our way.”
We’ll have more on the failures of the COP25 climate summit later in the broadcast.
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