Daily Archives: November 5, 2020

Month-long lockdown starts in England


CGTN

Published on Nov 5, 2020

For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video Businesses in England are gearing up for a month of pain after a new coronavirus lockdown went into effect on Thursday. Many companies are warning thousands of jobs are under threat. Guy Henderson has more from London.

CIIE: WEF founder on the road to economic recovery from COVID-19


CGTN

Published on Nov 5, 2020

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Shanghai is China’s biggest city, once called the Paris of the Orient. It’s also a global financial hub. In recent years, it took on a new function as the host of China’s annual import expo – CIIE. Enormous investments have been made in the venue’s exhibition areas, and of course, COVID-19 prevention and control measures in this huge in-person event. But with many economies forced to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, the opening of this year’s expo demonstrates China is ready to share its huge market opportunities and contribute to the world’s economic recovery. But looking ahead, challenges do come in abundance. Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), knows that all too well. He shares what he considers the biggest risk among all the challenges the world faces today and how leaders, including business leaders, need to be prepared amid constant change.

Trump’s America | DW Documentary


DW Documentary

Published on Oct 25, 2020

The US in the 2020 election year is a country deep in crisis. It’s been torn apart by the debate on racism, and millions have been infected with the coronavirus. On top of that, its president is pouring oil on the flames with his Twitter tirades.

At the beginning of the year, things were looking good for Donald Trump: the economy was doing well, unemployment figures were at a 50-year low, his job approval rating was rising, and the Democrats were preoccupied with themselves. But then came the coronavirus, a hazard that the president initially made light of, saying it would miraculously disappear. Instead of a miracle, the crisis hit the United States harder than any other country. The economy is in the doldrums. And COVID-19 is making the shortcomings of the health care system glaringly obvious.

Black Americans have been hit harder by the coronavirus than most. A higher proportion of them work in low-wage jobs that offer little protection against the virus, and they are less likely to have health insurance. The rage expressed in demonstrations against racism is being fuelled by the corona crisis and the mass unemployment it has triggered across the US.

It is hard to imagine that the economy will recover quickly – despite the trillions of dollars Trump is giving to companies. It is also hard to imagine that the millions of unemployed will have jobs again by the time the election is held.

Filmmakers Claudia Buckenmaier and Marion Schmickler traveled through the swing states of Arizona, Wisconsin and Michigan and asked people how the economic and health crisis is affecting them. What hopes do voters have going into November’s election? The bitter dispute between Republicans and Democrats and Donald Trump’s divisive style of government has brought democracy in the US to brink of the abyss. The distrust is so great that the Democrats even expect that Trump will reject the election result if he loses. Unimaginable? The Democrats seem to be preparing for exactly this scenario.

Will the next pandemic start in Brazil? | DW Documentary


DW Documentary

Published on Nov 3, 2020

‘The next pandemic will come from the Amazon region’, says Dr. Alessandra Nava, a Manaus scientist conducting research on bats. She is hunting down viruses which lurk in the rain forest and may be dangerous to humans.

She makes her way through the heart of the Amazon rainforest. At night, Alessandra Nava catches different species of bats in nets or traps. In her laboratory she has already detected new viruses in the bats’ blood or urine. At some point, these could be transmitted to humans. So-called zoonotic diseases like this are increasingly common. The more that humans encroach on the wilderness, the more likely it is that viruses will spread between the species.

The destruction of the Amazon jungle therefore means a higher risk of pandemics. Wherever agricultural land borders on the rain forest, researchers are already registering increased cases of dengue fever, for example. It’s easy for the virus to spread there. Here on the bordering area there are only a few species left: cattle, pigs and cats – the virus soon adapts to its new host. Often, it’s only a matter of time until the virus adapts to the human organism and attacks it. ‘If we carry on this way, it’s only a question of time until we are confronted with the next pandemic’, Nava says. And it could spread from Brazil to the rest of the world.

President Trump full speech on Election results: November 5, 2020


News 19 WLTX

Published on Nov 5, 2020

President Donald Trump held a news conference at the White House on November 5 where he claimed there was massive voter fraud and that he is the winner of the election. At present, there has been no evidence of any widespread voter fraud. Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are locked in a battle for the White House where several pivotal states remain undecided.

Arizona’s Blue Shift Rooted in Years of Grassroots Latinx Organizing Against GOP’s Xenophobia


Democracy Now!

Published on Nov 5, 2020

One of the crucial states that could decide the presidential election is Arizona, where Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump with thousands of ballots left to count. Trump won Arizona in 2016, and if Biden’s lead holds, he will be just the second Democratic presidential candidate to win the state since 1948. “The lion’s share of the credit belongs to sustained community organizing in the state,” says Marisa Franco, director and co-founder of Mijente, a national digital organizing hub for Latinx and Chicanx communities. She says the Trump administration has been disastrous for immigrants and immigrant rights groups, and a second term would be even worse. “A shift in administration would give us a fighting chance,” she says.

‘We have a pandemic out of control,’ public health expert says


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Published on Nov 5, 2020
While the U.S. is focused on the pending outcome of the presidential election, the pandemic is not on hold. The country has now crossed another unwelcome threshold: more than 100,000 new coronavirus cases recorded in a single day. Sixteen states have reached high for hospitalizations related to COVID-19. Dr. Carlos del Rio of Emory University School of Medicine joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

Chris Hedges: “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle”


GBH Forum Network

Published on Aug 15, 2012

Journalist Chris Hedges discusses his book, “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle,” at Cambridge Forum. Hedges argues that we now live in two societies; the first is literate and can cope with complexity. The second is retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic.

See more talks at http://forum-network.org.

Noam Chomsky – Our Stark, Cruel Dilemma


Facing Future

Published on Nov 5, 2020

The ‘lost videos’ from our conversation with #NoamChomsky before the 2018 climate negotiations in which he skewers the ‘guilty parties,’ while advising those activists who would rise to the occasion and change humanity’s fate. He outlines the #CrimesAgainstHumanity being committed by #CorruptLeaders who would sacrifice all future generations for their personal gain and ideologies of ‘unending economic growth.’ (c) http://FacingFuture.Earth

From From Dialogue to action- Panel 5: Agrifood Systems and Trade


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From From Dialogue to action- Panel 5: Agrifood Systems and Trade.