Daily Archives: May 29, 2020

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

YouTube Movies

Published on Dec 18, 2018

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant, dive into the issue of food waste and pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food for 6 months. Featuring interviews with author, activist, and TED lecturer Tristram Stuart, food waste expert Dana Gunders, and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, JUST EAT IT looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue in a cinematic story that is both deliciously entertaining and truly shocking


Protests erupt across US after black man’s death

Associated Press

Published on May 29, 2020

Protests spread across the U.S. Friday, fueled by outrage over George Floyd’s death and years of police violence against African Americans. The white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck was arrested and charged with murder. (May 29)

Who is Mike Pompeo? Trump’s Former CIA Director Turned U.S. Secretary of State | NowThis

NowThis News   Published on Jun 14, 2018

Mike Pompeo is loved by the Koch brothers, big oil, Islamophobes, people against marriage equality, and of course, Donald J. Trump. Narrated by Judy Gold.

With business ties to foreign governments, connections to the defense and oil industries, nonchalance towards torture, and hatreds of entire cultures, it’s no surprise Mike Pompeo’s run as Trump’s CIA Director was short lived – but his time in the White House continues on as U.S. Secretary of State and head of all U.S. diplomatic relations

Protest near White House over George Floyd’s death

Associated Press

Published on May 29, 2020

Hundreds of people gathered in Lafayette Park near the White House after marching in the nation’s capital to protest against the death of George Floyd while in police custody. (May 29)

Twitter warns Trump’s tweets about Minneapolis protests “glorify violence”

CBC News: The National

Published on May 29, 2020

Twitter has added a warning to one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweets about protests in Minneapolis, saying it violated the platform’s rules about “glorifying violence.”

White House locked down as protests over Floyd’s death hit nation’s capital


Published on May 29, 2020

The White House was locked down as protesters over George Floyd’s death hit the U.S. capital Friday night.

The 46-year-old black man died in police custody this week after now fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin handcuffed him and knelt on his neck as Floyd gasped for air.

Chauvin was arrested Friday on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Videos showed a large group of protesters gathering outside the White House and chanting “black lives matter.”

At press time, the White House had reopened and staff could leave

We Need Justice for George Floyd

Bernie Sanders

May 29, 2020

What we need is a nation that fundamentally respects the human dignity of every person. That starts with justice for George Floyd.

WATCH: Joe Biden speaks on George Floyd death and Minneapolis protests

PBS NewsHour

Streamed live 9 hours ago

America in crisis: Days of rage sweep US cities (Special report)

RT America

May 29, 2020

Mass protests, looting, vandalism and arson rocking cities across the US in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a police officer. The Minnesota National Guard was deployed after a Minneapolis police station was torched by rioters. A CNN news crew was arrested during the commotion. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested for his role in Floyd’s death and is being charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Rick Sanchez contrasts the Trump administration’s response to these protests to its characterization of violent civil unrest in Hong Kong. Then we analyze the situation with “Watching the Hawks” co-host Ameshia Cross, Ned Ryun of American Majority, retired DC Metro police officer Ronald Hampton and author and filmmaker Sean Stone. The RT America’s Faran Fronczak reports on the violence in Minneapolis and its aftermath before investigative journalist Ben Swann joins the discussion.

The Extinction Rebellion Talk: Climate Crisis + Social Science for change

Extinction Rebellion

Premiered 11 hours ago

A talk on the climate & ecological emergency, and the social science to turn this around. — Resources mentioned in the talk: https://rebellion.global/branches/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUee1… Resources to give your own talk (more to be updated soon in different languages): From XR Massachusetts, US:
Part 1: https://bit.ly/2SODSuV
Part 2: https://bit.ly/2Wg0Pcd
Slides: https://bit.ly/2SRgYmB
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