Daily Archives: February 4, 2021

Tim Miller: ‘This Is Not Just A Vote Condemning A Kook’ | Deadline | MSNBC


Published on Feb 4, 2021

Former RNC spokesman Tim Miller, contributor to The Grio Jason Johnson, and former Senator Claire McCaskill discuss the vote in the House to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments and how this vote will define the Republican party. Aired on 2/4/2021.

Big Oil’s Grip On Power Weakens; Democrats Focus On Climate Change With New Majority | Rachel Maddow


Published on Feb 3, 2021

Rachel Maddow looks at how the oil industry has been suffering during the coronavirus pandemic and how Democrats, having won control of the White House and Congress in part by campaigning on climate issues, are aggressively pursuing a climate agenda as the corrupting influence of big oil wanes. Aired on 2/4/2021.

House majority leader Hoyer walks poster of Greene’s AR-15 post across House floor

Guardian News

Published on Feb 4, 2021

A fiercely divided House removed the congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from both her committees Thursday, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. During the debate, the House majority, leader Steny Hoyer, exhibited a Facebook post in which Greene is holding a gun next the faces of progressive congresswomen of color House votes to remove Republican extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee roles Biden declares ‘diplomacy is back’ as he outlines foreign policy agenda at state department – live

The New Corporation: Creating an economic system that works for all

Commonwealth Club of California

Published on Feb 4, 2021

How do we find our way to a society focused on the common good instead of greed and selfishness? Does our “socially responsible” corporation structure allow us to have other values besides profit? Our panel—Joel Bakan, Jennifer Abbot, Elizabeth Davis and Kevin McGarry—will guide us to examine these issues.

Joel Bakan’s book “the New Corporation” and Jennifer Abbot and Joel’s film by the same name, calls out what they call the corporate takeover of society. From gatherings of corporate elites in Davos, to climate change and spiraling inequality, the rise of authoritarian leaders to COVID and racial injustice, our panel of media activists and academics looks at corporations’ devastating power and the systemic changes required. Countering this is a groundswell of resistance worldwide as people take to the streets in pursuit of justice and the planet’s future.

The members of our panel examine how a “just recovery” means addressing the three crises: climate, COVID and capitalism.

The panel will look beyond the old corporate mentality and guide people toward a reimagining of democracy, collective action, structural equality and how people can get involved.

MLF ORGANIZER Elizabeth Carney NOTES MLF: Business & Leadership

The program is presented in collaboration with St Mary’s College of California’s Elfenworks Center for Responsibile Business, and thenewcorporation.movie.

Main image courtesy Grant Street Productions.

JANUARY 20, 2021


Jennifer Abbott Filmmaker, The New Corporation, The Corporation and A Cow at My Table

Joel Bakan Filmmaker, The New Corporation Film; Author, The New Corporation; Public Speaker; Professor of Law, University of British Columbia

Elizabeth Davis Ph.D., Dean, School of Economics and Business Administration, Saint Mary’s College of California

Kevin McGarry Attorney, Associate Professor of Accounting (Tax/Law/Ethics), Saint Mary’s College of California; Director, Elfenworks Center for Responsible Business

Elizabeth Carney Entrepreneur; Chair, Business and Leadership Forum, The Commonwealth Club of California

Controversial Republican loses House committee posts over violent, racist comments

CBC News: The National

Published on Feb 4, 2021

The U.S. House has voted to remove controversial far-right Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from several committees because of her violent, racist comments, but the vote only received support from 11 Republicans.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib deliver emotional speeches on US Capitol attack

Guardian News

Published on Feb 4, 2021

The congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have delivered emotional testimonies about the 6 January US Capitol breach on the House floor. Ocasio-Cortez called for the House to avoid quickly moving on from the insurrection, saying it would diminish the impact on survivors and avoid accountability for those killed. Tlaib referenced the death threats she had received before she was sworn in and pleaded for the rhetoric that led to the attack to be taken seriously

Rihanna and Greta Thunberg Tweet About Indian Farmer Protests

NowThis News

Published on Feb 4, 2021

People in India are burning photos of Rihanna and Greta Thunberg after they voiced support for the country’s farm worker protests — here’s the latest

How Americans can co-exist after the deadly insurrection

PBS NewsHour

Feb 4, 2021

In the aftermath of the attack at the Capitol many Americans continue to be distrustful of the election results despite it being free and fair, raising the question of where the U.S. goes from here as a country. Anne Applebaum, a staff writer at The Atlantic, joins Yamiche Alcindor to discuss.

Slavery and Slaving in African History (New Approaches to African History): Sean Stilwell

This book is a comprehensive history of slavery in Africa from the earliest times to the end of the twentieth century, when slavery in most parts of the continent ceased to exist. It connects the emergence and consolidation of slavery to specific historical forces both internal and external to the African continent. Sean Stilwell pays special attention to the development of settled agriculture, the invention of kinship, “big men” and centralized states, the role of African economic production and exchange, the interaction of local structures of dependence with the external slave trades (transatlantic, trans-Saharan, Indian Ocean), and the impact of colonialism on slavery in the twentieth century. He also provides an introduction to the central debates that have shaped current understanding of slavery in Africa. The book examines different forms of slavery that developed over time in Africa and introduces readers to the lives, work, and struggles of slaves themselves.

“Sean Stilwell presents us with a powerful entry into the rich debate on the nature and history of slavery and slaving in Africa. His book represents both a valuable point of entry for any scholar moving into this field and a superb synthesis of recent research across the continent for those of us trying to keep up. Stilwell also manages to stake out positions in key debates that respond to recent scholarship, like that from Joe Miller, while inviting new avenues of deliberation. This volume thus serves as a monograph, a historiography, and an excellent teaching text all in one book.”
Trevor R. Getz, Professor of History, San Francisco State University.

“A refreshing reexamination of the place of slavery in the history of Africa, Slavery and Slaving in African History surveys the role of slaves in the economies and societies of Africa throughout history, thereby establishing context for an understanding of the deportation of slaves across the Atlantic, the Sahara, and the Indian Ocean and of the use of slaves in Africa itself.”
Paul E. Lovejoy, FRSC Distinguished Research Professor, Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History, York University

Sean Stilwell is Associate Professor of African History at the University of Vermont. Sean Stilwell is Associate Professor of African History at the University of Vermont.

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press (June 2, 2014)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0521171881
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0521171885
  • Item Weight : 11.6 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.55 x 9 inches

Bonds of Silk: The Human Factor in the British Administration of the Sudan (AFRICAN SERIES): Francis Mading Deng, M. W. Daly

  • Publisher : Michigan State Univ Pr; 1st edition (June 1, 1989)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 245 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0870132792
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0870132797
  • Item Weight : 1.22 pounds

Francis Deng is Special Advisor of the U.N. Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities. He has served as Representative of the Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons, as Ambassador of Sudan to a number of nations and as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Sudan.