Daily Archives: December 15, 2020

‘Disgrace’: Trump’s Loss Clears Way For AG Barr’s Early Exit | The Beat With Ari Melber | MS NBC

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Streamed live 81 minutes ago

Beyond the pandemic, 2020 has had an unprecedented number of climate emergencies. We review the year in climate-change extremes. Then, author Stephen Bown on the forgotten history of the Hudson’s Bay Company.

The Year in Climate Emergencies

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Streamed live 81 minutes ago

Beyond the pandemic, 2020 has had an unprecedented number of climate emergencies. We review the year in climate-change extremes. Then, author Stephen Bown on the forgotten history of the Hudson’s Bay Company.

‘Bill Gates is continuing the work of Monsanto’, Vandana Shiva tells FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24 English

Oct 23, 2019
Our guest is Vandana Shiva, a world-famous environmental activist from India. Her latest book is entitled “One Earth, One Humanity vs. the 1%”. She tell us about more her opposition to big multinationals such as Monsanto for their nefarious influence on agriculture. But Shiva also singles out billionaires like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg for criticism. “When Bill Gates pours money into Africa for feeding the poor in Africa and preventing famine, he’s pushing the failed Green Revolution, he’s pushing chemicals, pushing GMOs, pushing patterns”, she tells FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman.

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (full film) | FRONTLINE

Sep 28, 2019

One year after the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, FRONTLINE investigates the rise and rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) of Saudi Arabia. In a never before seen or heard conversation featured in the documentary, the Saudi Crown Prince addresses his role in Khashoggi’s murder exclusively to FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith. Smith, who has covered the Middle East for FRONTLINE for 20 years, examines MBS’s vision for the future, his handling of dissent, and his relationship with the United States.

Poverty, Politics and Profit (full film) | FRONTLINE

Oct 13, 2020

FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the billions spent on affordable housing, and why so few get the help they need. This journalism is made possible by viewers like you. Support your local PBS station here: http://www.pbs.org/donate In a nine-month investigation that takes FRONTLINE and NPR from Dallas to Miami, NPR’s Laura Sullivan and FRONTLINE’s Rick Young find that just one in four households eligible for Section 8 assistance are getting it, and the nation’s signature low-income housing construction program is costing more and producing less. The team investigates the inseparability of race and housing programs in America, tracing a legacy of segregation and discrimination that began more than 80 years ago.

Techonomy & CDX: Understanding American Health + Wealth

Techonomy Media

Sep 28, 2020

Bill McKibben & Vandana Shiva in Conversation – Social Transformation: Visions & Mobilizations

Right Livelihood Foundation

Nov 22, 2020
Before the coronavirus pandemic, we already knew social transformation was necessary. Now we know it’s possible. Political and economic policies that were previously fringe are now front and center in national and international conversations. In the last months, we’ve witnessed people taking to the streets to protest authoritarian governments, racial injustice, unequal health care, and climate change. We’re witnessing an outbreak of politics that cannot be contained. These “silver linings” are situated within a context of growing inequality, war, authoritarianism, violence, poverty, hunger, and the potential to undermine the Earth’s support systems through the loss of biodiversity, clean water, and a stable climate.

For decades, Vandana Shiva and Bill McKibben have used their moral imaginations to envision a better world, articulate a global agenda for sustainable societies, advocate for policy advancements, and support social movements. Join Shiva and McKibben to imagine the future from the perspective of people and the planet, including a look at what Green New Deal & Just Recovery programs could help seed around the world in terms of livelihoods, human rights, and the environment.

Bill McKibben (2014 Laureate)
Vandana Shiva (1993 Laureate)

Palestinian Official Hanan Ashrawi: Trump’s Morocco-Israel Deal Legitimizes Land Theft & Occupation

Democracy Now!

Dec 11, 2020

In a deal brokered by the Trump administration, Morocco and Israel have agreed to establish diplomatic relations. The United States has also agreed to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over occupied Western Sahara, the first country in the world to do so. Morocco has occupied much of the resource-rich territory since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community.

Thousands of indigenous Sahrawis have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. Morocco is the fourth Arab nation to establish ties with Israel since August, part of a diplomatic push by the outgoing Trump administration to shore up international support for Israel. Palestinian diplomat and scholar Hanan Ashrawi says this latest agreement is legitimizing land theft. “This is part of a whole pattern of behavior, a process whereby the Trump administration has been acting as the errand boy for Israel in order to try to get as many victories, as many benefits, as many privileges for Israel,” she says.

U.S. Recognizes Morocco’s Occupation of Western Sahara in Latest Betrayal of Sahraw i People

Democracy Now!

Dec 11, 2020

We continue to examine the U.S.-brokered deal between Morocco and Israel to normalize relations. As part of the deal, the U.S. will become the first country in the world to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, which Morocco has occupied since 1975 in defiance of the international community. We convene a roundtable to discuss developments: Mouloud Said, a representative of the Polisario Front in Washington; Stephen Zunes, professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco; and Sahrawi journalist and activist Nazha El-Khalidi.

Attorney General Barr To Step Down On Dec. 23, President Trump Announces In Tweet | Deadline | MSNBC


Dec 14, 2020

President Donald Trump said in a tweet that Attorney General William Barr is resigning. Trump said Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen would become Acting AG after Barr’s departure. Aired on 12/14/2020.