Daily Archives: August 27, 2020

Mary Berry and Bill McKibben In Conversation

Schumacher Center for New Economics

Aug 27, 2020

Jodie Evans moderated a conversation between Mary Berry and Bill McKibben on August 27, 2020 as part of the Schumacher Conversation series. More information at www.centerforneweconomics.org.

RNC Speakers Take Fear-Mongering to Next Level on Third Night | NowThis


NowThis News

Published on Aug 27, 2020

‘You won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America’ — Fear-mongering seemed to be the main theme of the RNC’s third night.

In US news and current events today, the GOP hosted the third night of the Republican National Convention, with speakers including Lara Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. The speeches throughout the night seemed to stoke fear about the ‘radical left.’ Here are some of the biggest fear-mongering moments from the RNC night three.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Presses Postmaster General on Amazon Ties | NowThis


NowThis News

Published on Aug 27, 2020

Watch Rep. Rashida Tlaib press the postmaster general on his ties to Amazon following major changes to the USPS.

Hurricane Laura Threatens Southern U.S. | NowThis

NowThis News

Published on Aug 27, 2020

Hurricane Laura jumped from a Category 1 storm to a Category 4 in just one day — now it’s threatening Texas and Louisiana with ‘unsurvivable’ storm surges.

Dr. Fauci Says Trump Is Ruining The Chances Of Making A COVID-19 Vaccine


The Ring of Fire

Published on Aug 27, 2020

Donald Trump loves to tout unproven treatments and other measures that he feels can help patients with COVID 19, and Dr. Anthony Fauci has had to once again come out and not only correct the record, but warn about how dangerous Trump’s claims really are. According to Fauci, Trump’s recent claims about vaccines (even though none have been approved and few have been tested) is actually hurting the chances of scientists being able to develop a real vaccine. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

Chinese envoy asks U.S. to lift unilateral sanctions on Syria


New China TV

Published on Aug 27, 2020

Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the UN, on Aug. 27, 2020 asks the United States to lift unilateral sanctions on Syria.

Kamala Harris delivers speech to counter Trump convention appearance – watch live


Guardian News

Streamed live 59 minutes ago

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris speaks in Washington in counter-program to Republican national convention

Deforestation in the Time of COVID-19


WoodrowWilsonCenter

Published on Aug 27, 2020

The production of agricultural commodities is the main driver of deforestation around the world. While COVID-19 has brought much in the world to a standstill, the pandemic has served to accelerate commodity-driven deforestation. The problem is particularly severe in Brazil where a weakening of law enforcement and continued international demand for agricultural commodities, led by China, the EU, and the United States, are driving the rapid destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

Speakers will give short presentations followed by Q&A. Paula Bernasconi from Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV) will talk about the skyrocketing deforestation from soy and beef production in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. André Vasconcelos of Global Canopy will introduce a deforestation risk assessment tool and explore links between deforestation and trade with the EU and China. Rick Jacobsen (Environmental Investigation Agency) will discuss U.S. imports of agricultural products associated with deforestation and provide an overview of policy and regulatory responses in consumer markets. Kevin Stockert from U.S. Representative Blumenauer’s office will discuss legislative measures Congress is developing to address the role of trade in driving deforestation. Giuliana Torta (EU Delegation to the U.S.) will provide updates on processes underway in the EU to establish new policies and regulation to reduce the bloc’s deforestation footprint.

Top U.S. & World Headlines — August 27, 2020


Democracy Now!

Published on Aug 27, 2020

“On a Hunting Spree”: Wisc. Rep. David Bowen Says Cops Turned Blind Eye to White Militias in Kenosha


Democracy Now!

Published on Aug 27, 2020

The police shooting of Jacob Blake has sparked massive protests across the country and in Kenosha, where a white teenager opened fire on Black Lives Matter protesters and killed two people. Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old self-declared militia member and avid Trump supporter, was apprehended in Antioch, Illinois, after fleeing Wisconsin. He has been charged with murder. Wisconsin state Representative David Bowen, who has attended racial justice protests in Kenosha, says he “witnessed firsthand” how freely organized white supremacists targeted protesters without interference from law enforcement, and accuses police of giving Rittenhouse the “Dylann Roof treatment,” managing to arrest him without incident, while unarmed Black people are frequently met with deadly force. “This is Exhibit A and Exhibit B of why we need to transform law enforcement and public safety in Wisconsin and in this country,” Bowen