Daily Archives: February 1, 2021

US Senate Weighs Trump Role in Capitol Riot

VOA News

Published on Feb 1, 2021

The U.S. Senate will hold a historic second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump this month, ending with a vote to determine if he is guilty of inciting the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. As VOA’s congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson reports, lawmakers could decide to bar Trump from ever again running for federal office.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gives New Details About Capitol Building Attack

Reflect with Brendan Plank

Streamed live 2 hours ago

After being cleared by security officials, Congresswoman Alexandiria Ocasio-Cortez is opening up about her experience inside the Capitol Building as it came under attack by Trump supporters spurred on by the Trump family and the Republican Party.

China and U.S. on common front over climate change / Davos Agenda Panel: Mobilizing climate action


Published on Feb 1, 2021

For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video

#China​ launches a carbon trading scheme, while the #U​.S. rejoins the Paris Accord. Is a common front on climate change forming between China and the U.S.? — At a leadership panel on climate action at the #Davos​ Agenda, we find out how governments and businesses in Europe and Asia step up to combat climate change.

Food + Tech Panel Discussion: Empowering Consumers Through Transparency.

Danielle Nierenberg

Streamed live 2 hours ago

Speakers: Mark Kaplan, (en)visible; Matt Wadiak, Cooks Venture; Rick Whitted, Feeding Children Everywhere, Dana Gunders, ReFed, and more!


A “Letter from America….”

By Tim Weiskel posted yesterday

I have been asked to write a note to update the Rhodes community on recent developments in the United States…

.QR-Let-from-Amer-ntI am reminded of Alistair Cooke’s tradition of writing a “Letter From America,” over a period of fifty-eight years – in which he made America intelligible to the Brits — but, alas, I despair.

By now the same attempt seems futile not only because the economy and wit of Cooke’s literary style can never be matched but also because America is no longer intelligible to any rational citizen of the world at large and perhaps, quite tragically these days, not even to literate Americans themselves.

…(read more).

Trump tells Capitol rioters “Go home, we love you” as multiple White House staffers resign

CBS This Morning – Jan 7, 2021

The president told people who stormed the Capitol “We love you… you’re very special” but asked them to go home on Wednesday. Numerous White House officials resigned in the wake of the assault, and there are new calls for Trump to be removed from office. Ben Tracy reports.

LIVE: Disaster Capitalism | Okavango Delta SOS

Extinction Rebellion

Episode 1: Kofi Mawuli Klu

Through a campaign of misinformation and intimidation that echoes Shell’s disastrous Niger Delta project, Canadian company ReconAfrica has secured drilling rights with intent to frack 13,600 square miles of unique, unspoilt ecosystem, home to 200,000 people and numerous endangered species.

On 1st Feb 2021, protestors will begin a 930 mile walk across South Africa to the Namibian embassy to raise international awareness.

Beginning at 16:30​ on 1st Feb, XR will live stream updates on the protest via Facebook and YouTube. The series, titled Disaster Capitalism: Okavango Delta SOS and hosted by Alejandra Piazzolla, will mix voices on the ground in the Okavango and on the protest with live, in-depth analysis from experts including

Kofi Mawuli Klu, Extinction Rebellion International Solidarity Network (XRISN).

Jeff Barbee, National Geographic

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/an…​ and https://www.nationalgeographic.com/an…​

Jojo Mehta, Stop Ecocide

Esther Stanford-Xosei, XRISN & Stop the Maangamizi Campaign

This was live-streamed by the XR Live Streaming team whose mission is to Tell the Truth and spread the news that mainstream media is failing to do. Any questions or projects then drop us a line at xrlivestreaming

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Video Investigation: Proud Boys Were Key Instigators in Capitol Riot | WSJ

Wall Street Journal

Jan 27, 2021

The Proud Boys, a far-right group, have tried to downplay their role in the Capitol riot. A WSJ investigation shows that at many of the day’s key moments, Proud Boys were at the forefront. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann

Timeline of the U.S. Capitol Attack on January 6, 2021

NowThis News

Jan 9, 2021

On January 6, a pro-Trump mob attempted a coup at the U.S. Capitol, resulting in several deaths — here’s the timeline of how that day erupted into chaos.

The Capitol stormed, an election completed: January 6 in six minutes

Los Angeles Times – Jan 7, 2021

The day started with a peaceful pro-Trump rally. Then, shortly after Congress began counting the electoral college votes, some of the rally participants stormed the Capitol in a deadly act of rioting, sending leaders into shelter. Hours later, lawmakers were able to begin the count and verify Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States. This is that day in six minutes.