Daily Archives: February 13, 2020

How is Miami battling erosion and trying to protect its famous beaches?

CGTN AmericaPublished on Feb 13, 2020

Hint: it involves a lot of sand!

Climate Emergency | Green Party NZ

NZ Green Party

Published on Feb 13, 2020

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. Authorised by James Shaw & Marama Davidson, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: How Capitalism Works

Democracy At Work

Published on Feb 13, 2020

[S2 E04] How Capitalism Works

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In this episode, Prof. Harvey breaks down how capitalism works and why it is important to examine the long-run evolution of capital and the long-run pressures placed on capital that inevitably make it unsustainable

Senate votes to limit Trump’s war powers on Iran, presidential veto expected

FRANCE 24 English

Published on Feb 13, 2020

The Republican-dominated US Senate voted Thursday to rein in President Donald Trump’s ability to launch military action on Iran, with eight GOP members joining Democrats to pass the resolution.

China coronavirus deaths and cases spike – BBC News

BBC News

Feb 13, 2020

Some 242 deaths from the new coronavirus were recorded in the Chinese province of Hubei on Wednesday – the deadliest day of the outbreak.

There was also a huge increase in the number of cases, with 14,840 people diagnosed with Covid-19.

Hubei has started using a broader definition to diagnose people – which accounts for most of the rise in cases.

China sacked two top officials in Hubei province hours after the new figures were revealed.

Until Wednesday’s increases, the number of people with the virus in Hubei, where the outbreak emerged, was stabilising.

But the new cases and deaths in the province have pushed the national death toll above 1,350 – with almost 60,000 infections in total.

Putin Forever? – BBC News

BBC News
Feb 13, 2020

When President Putin dropped his bombshell announcement last month about rearranging Russia’s power structure, some wondered if he was looking for a smooth exit or rather that he wanted to stay in charge of his country for life. Opponents of President Putin have launched a campaign to stop him re-writing the Russian Constitution. The Kremlin leader has proposed a number of amendments he says will make Russia stronger; but his critics claim the real aim of the changes is to allow Mr Putin to hold onto power indefinitely BBC’s Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg has been to Russia’s industrial heartland to canvass opinions.

The Atlantic: John Kelly defends Vindman after firing


Feb 13, 2020

Former Chief of Staff John Kelly spoke at a public event in defense of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman raising concerns about President Trump’s July call to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Paul Krugman Explains Why Cutting Taxes for the Wealthy Doesn’t Work

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Feb 4, 2020

Paul Krugman explains why economies are so difficult to predict and discuses an idea in politics that won’t die.

Maps are wrong? The different ways of seeing the world

Channel 4 News   Apr 2, 2017

Africa is a lot larger than you think – and Europe isn’t where you thought it was. Boston’s public schools are introducing a different world map – arguing that the old one is inaccurate. This is the Gall-Peter projection vs the Mercator projection.

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Cartographers for Social Equality – The West Wing


Dec 20, 2012

The West Wing – Cartographers for Social Equality Season 2, ep. 16