Daily Archives: October 19, 2020

Equity and Justice in Carbon Removal

Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy

Published on Oct 13, 2020

In this webinar, Ugbaad Kosar, Carbon 180; Augustine Njamnshi, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance; and Arunabha Ghosh, Council on Energy, Environment, and Water discuss equity and justice issues relating to carbon dioxide removal options and ways to address them. Wil Burns, Co-Director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, moderates. This webinar is part of a series exploring different aspects of carbon removal

Joe’s Climate Plan


Published on Oct 19, 2020

Joe Biden will fight climate change like our lives depend on it. Because they do. You can check your registration, register to vote & request your absentee ballot at MoveOn.org/voting

“Totally Under Control”: New documentary explores Trump administration’s COVID-19 failure

Global News

Published on Oct 14, 2020

As the situation in the United States spirals in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the country plunges headlong towards a critical election, it’s apt timing for a documentary-like “Totally Under Control,” that is a behind-the-scenes look at the Trump administration’s failure to handle COVID-19.

Shot in secret over the last five months, co-directors Alex Gibney, Suzanne Hillinger and Ophelia Harutyunyan interviewed scientists, medical professionals, volunteers and U.S. government officials — some who put their careers on the line to speak their minds — about the dire state of the country as it faces more than 210,000 deaths of its citizens and an infected president.

In an interview with Global News, Gibney, Hillinger and Harutyunyan talk about their documentary, one that looks at the Trump administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL Trailer (2020) Coronavirus, President Trump

JoBlo Movie Trailers

Published on Oct 12, 2020

TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL Trailer (2020) Coronavirus, President Trump

PLOT: On January 20th, 2020 the US and South Korea both discovered their first cases of COVID-19. However, 9 months later, the novel Coronavirus has claimed the lives of almost 200,000 Americans and caused staggering economic damage, while in South Korea, there were no significant lockdowns and, in an urbanized population of 51 million, only 344 lives have been lost. Where did we go wrong? Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, directing with Ophelia Harutyunyan and Suzanne Hillinger, interrogates this question and its devastating implications in Totally Under Control. With damning testimony from public health officials and hard investigative reporting, Gibney exposes a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of Presidential leadership. #TotallyUnderControl

Director: Alex Gibney, Ophelia Harutyunyan, Suzanne Hillinger

Noam Chomsky: “If you don’t push the lever for the Democrats, you are assisting Trump”

US linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky EULER ANDREY/AFP via Getty Images

Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s foremost public intellectuals, has provided the international left with wisdom, guidance and inspiration for nearly 60 years. Proving that he operates at the locus where argumentation and activism meet, he demonstrates indispensable intellectual leadership on issues of foreign policy, democratic socialism and rejection of corporate media bromides.

One of the founders of linguistics, he is also an American dissident who has wrestled with systems of power on matters no less important than genocide, war and poverty, creating a corpus of classics, ranging from his manifesto against the Vietnam War, “American Power and the New Mandarins,” to his amplification of reason against a jingoistic cacophony following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, “9-11.” “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media,” which he co-authored with Edward S. Herman, is essential reading for anyone interested in the real biases against democracy in the commercial press. His more recent book “What Kind of Creatures Are We?” provides a deft and provocative exploration of human purpose and the common good.

At 91, he is still committed to seeking and sharing the truth, and showing little patience for the foolishness and selfishness of the powerful.

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Noam Chomsky on Democracy


Nov 17, 2013

Noam Chomsky on democracy and the current political system. Year: 1988.

Noam Chomsky: Democracy Is a Threat to Any Power System

The Nation

Mar 25, 2015
To mark The Nation’s 150th anniversary, John Nichols was joined in conversation by the eminent radical intellectual Noam Chomsky at the Tucson Festival of Books in Arizona on March 15. Discussing issues ranging from media accountability and voter participation, to money in politics and income inequality, Chomsky offered insight into the greatest challenges of our time.

“The race towards disaster is being carried out with almost euphoric intensity,” said Chomsky. Chomsky maintains that meaningful change requires a democratic awakening. “Democracy is a threat to any power system,” he said.

Vladimir Pozner: How the United States Created Vladimir Putin


Oct 2, 2018
On September 27, 2018, Yale’s Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Poynter Fellowship for Journalism hosted Vladimir Pozner, the acclaimed Russian-American journalist and broadcaster. Pozner spoke on the impact of US foreign policy towards Russia after the Soviet Union has been disbanded, and shared his opinions on a range of issues raised by the audience, from the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections, to Skripal poisoning, to the state of independent media in Russia and the US.

In these rural parts of the country, medical resources to battle COVID-19 are limited

PBS NewsHour

Oct 19, 2020
COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are soaring in areas that have previously been relatively unaffected — including rural, less populated states in the West and Midwest. Dr. Bridget Brennan, chief medical officer of Benefis Health System in Great Falls, Montana, and Renae Welhouse, a nurse practitioner at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, share what they are seeing.

‘Darkest part of the pandemic’ is approaching, says public health expert

PBS NewsHour

Published on Oct 19, 2020

As the coronavirus surges across much of the United States, infection rates are particularly high in some less-populated Western and Midwestern states, including Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Amna Nawaz talks to Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota about the crisis — and how to address it.