Daily Archives: January 29, 2020

Trump and Greta Thunberg clash at Davos over climate change

The Telegraph

Jan 21, 2020

Donald Trump hit out at environmental “alarmists” and “prophets of doom” in a thinly-veiled attack on Greta Thunberg on the opening day of the World Economic Forum at Davos. The US president said it is a “time for optimism” as he claimed he was a “big believer in the environment”, prompting Thunberg to retort that his climate pledge was “nowhere near enough”.

Greta Thunberg: the speeches that helped spark a climate movement

Guardian News

Sep 27, 2019

In August 2018, then-15-year-old Greta Thunberg skipped school to protest alone outside the Swedish parliament in Stockholm for urgent climate action. In just 13 months, she has become the figurehead of a global movement that has pushed the crisis to the top of the news agenda and inspired millions to take to the streets.

Greta Thunberg says U.S. Treasury Secretary’s degree dig had “no effect” on her

Global News

Jan 24, 2020

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s comments had “no effect” on her during a news conference with other young climate activists in Davos. Mnuchin told Greta Thunberg she should study economics on Thursday, a quip that came two days after U.S. President Donald Trump and Thunberg sparred indirectly at the Davos summit. After Trump said the U.S. had committed to joining the one trillion tree initiative, Thunberg retorted that fixing the climate crisis was not only about trees. Thunberg later joined climate strikers in Davos on the last day of the World Economic Forum (WEF).


Commonwealth Club

Published on Jan 29, 2020

Andrea Bernstein is a senior editor at WNYC and co-host of the “Trump, Inc.” podcast. A Peabody and duPont-Columbia award-winning journalist, Bernstein’s new work is an exposé on two families at the pinnacle of American power. American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power, is Bernstein’s investigative journey into two emblematic American families—the Kushners and the Trumps.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump enjoy limitless access to the Oval Office, but beyond their marriage, little about the families’ relationship is public knowledge. Throughout American Oligarchs, Bernstein reveals their campaign into the White House by tracing history stretching from the Gilded Age to WWII to the 21st century. Bernstein draws on private interviews, never-before-seen documents and forgotten files in order to expose the families’ accumulated wealth through real estate, manipulation and crime.

Bernstein’s American Oligarchs is a serious examination of the half-truths, secrecy and media manipulation weaponized by the Trumps and the Kushners. Join us as she discusses the Trumps, Kushners, and the marriage of money and power.

White House tries to block incriminating book by former national security adviser Bolton

FRANCE 24 English

Published on Jan 29, 2020

The White House on Wednesday objected to the publication of a book by President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton depicting Trump as playing a central role in a pressure campaign on Ukraine, while members of the U.S. Senate asked a spree of questions in the impeachment trial

‘Our demands have been completely ignored’ says Greta Thunberg at Davos 2020

Guardian News

Jan 24, 2020

Greta Thunberg has said that the World Economic Forum has completely ignored the climate movement’s demands on fossil fuel divestment this week. The 17-year-old activist also said that Steven Mnuchin’s comments had ‘no effect’ on her after he told her to go to college and study economics

“It is outrageous”: Betsy Devos compares abortion to slavery

Democracy Now!

Jan 27, 2020

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came under fire on Wednesday for comparing the Trump administration’s fight to ban abortion to the fight to end slavery. The remarks came ahead of Donald Trump’s controversial appearance at the anti-abortion March for Life rally in D.C. on Friday. “It is outrageous to really compare anything to slavery — but it is outrageous to especially compare abortion to slavery,” says Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center. “If the secretary was actually concerned about addressing the badges of slavery, she has the full authority to do so with her role as Secretary of Education. She could be dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. She could be focusing on inequities by race and by gender in school. It is this March for Life that allowed them to heap up this rhetoric, and this rhetoric itself is dangerous.”