With President-elect Biden releasing a comprehensive COVID-19 recovery plan as he prepares to take office, we sat down with Philip Jordan, a research fellow at the Ash Center with extensive experience assessing the impacts of sustainable economic development. Jordan discussed the scope of the economic challenges wrought by COVID-19 as well as how the incoming administration can best target assistance to those segments of the country hit hardest by the economic collapse.
The Museum of African American History and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras are proud to present our 14th annual celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hosted virtually this year by GBH Forum Network.
This collaboration is a unique partnership of history and music that highlights the words of Dr. King and the musicians of the BYSO’s Intensive Community Program Orchestra. On this special day MAAH and BYSO have traditionally come together to embrace Dr. King’s transformative words along with the young musicians of BYSO’s Intensive Community Program Orchestra performing inspiring music that reminds us of the resilience of the human spirit.
Together we are proud to recognize Dr. King’s enormous impact on our lives. Through the spirit of this day we celebrate his dream as we acknowledge that the work is not done. MAAH and BYSO recognize the universal role of music in the African American experience and its impact across race and ethnicity to advance the message of freedom and hope, past, present and future.
Drugs That Save Our Lives Come From Forests Being Cut Down – By Author Dahr Jamail
Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption (The New Press, 2019), The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan (Haymarket Books, 2009), and Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq (Haymarket Books, 2007). Jamail reported from Iraq for more than a year, as well as from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last 10 years, and has won the Izzy Award and the Martha Gellhorn Award for Investigative Journalism, among other awards. His third book, The Mass Destruction of Iraq: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible, co-written with William Rivers Pitt, is available now on Amazon. He lives and works in Washington State.
Peasant masses in the country are engaged in a valiant struggle for the repeal of the Central government’s three infamous laws, and have laid peaceful siege to Delhi, braving rains and bitter cold. Areeb Hashmi through his film captures the mood of the protest and what demands are being raised.
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the spree of sanctions and diplomatic offensives by the US government ahead of the Trump administration’s relinquishing office. The US has targeted China, Yemen and Cuba, among other countries. He points out how they mark both a continuity in US imperialist policies and a bid to make it difficult for the Biden administration to retreat in any way from the ‘new normal.’
The Capitol security lapses during the pro-Trump insurrection, and leading the probe into how these lapses occurred, are discussed by retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honoré in conversation with Jonathan Capehart
James Corden and Michael Moore discuss social media platforms banning President Donald Trump for his dangerous rhetoric, and Michael shares why he’d be up for Trump having an hour of access to Twitter. And Michael shares what he thinks democrats can do to combat the adoption of fake news before he explains why he has confidence in president-elect Joe Biden.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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