Daily Archives: March 30, 2021

MMT and the Green New Deal with Professor Yeva Nersisyan

Rethinking Economics

Published on Mar 30, 2021

Weather Makers plot to transform Sinai desert into wetlands

RT America

Published on Mar 30, 2021

The Weather Makers is a Dutch firm who call themselves ‘holistic engineers,’ and if they get their way, they will be re-engineering the Sinai peninsula, that little piece of land dangling off Egypt connecting it to Asia, to transform it from dry desert into a lush green land of forests, wetlands, and farming land rich with flora and fauna

“The Precolonial Baule: A Reconstruction,” Cahiers d’études africaines, vol. 18, n°72, 1978. – Persée

Timothy C. Weiskel, “The Precolonial Baule: A Reconstruction,” Cahiers d’Études africaines 1978 72 pp. 503-560.




“Get It Done”: Urging Climate Justice, Youth Delegate Anjali Appadurai Mic-Checks UN Summit

Democracy Now! – Dec 9, 2011

A number of protests are being held today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban to protest the failure of world leaders to agree to immediately agree to a deal of binding emissions cuts. Anjali Appadurai, a student at the College of the Atlantic in Maine, addressed the conference on behalf of youth delegates. Just after her speech, she led a mic-check from the stage — a move inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests. “It always seems impossible until it’s done. So, distinguished delegates and governments around the world, governments of the developed world: Deep cuts now. Get it done,” Appadurai says.

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“Listen to Mother Earth”: Indigenous Youth Leaders at COP25 in Madrid Prot est Fossil Fuel Extraction

Democracy Now! – Dec 10, 2019

“Our movements must be bigger than recycling and braver than holding signs,” said Rose Whipple, a member of the Santee Dakota and Ho-Chunk, and youth delegate with SustainUS, who joined a panel of youth climate activists at the United Nations climate summit in Madrid, Spain. Indigenous peoples from Canada and the United States are at the summit, speaking out against extraction, new pipeline projects and the environmental devastation of their territories, and calling for movements to center the rights of indigenous peoples.

“Young People Have Had Enough”: Global Climate Strike Youth Activists on Wh y They Are Marching

Democracy Now! – Sep 20, 2019

Today is the Global Climate Strike, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. As people took to the streets in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia, we host a roundtable discussion with youth activists organizing marches in the United States — in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis — ahead of next week’s U.N. Climate Action Summit. We are joined by Xiye Bastida, a 17-year-old climate justice activist originally from Mexico who is an organizer with Fridays for Future New York and a student at Beacon High School in New York; Katie Eder, a 19-year-old climate justice activist who founded the Future Coalition, where she is currently the executive director; Juwaria Jama, a 15-year-old and first-generation Somali from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who is with U.S. Youth Climate Strikes and is the co-state lead for the Minnesota Youth Climate Strike; and Isra Hirsi, a high school junior and executive director of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, daughter of Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar; Kelsey Juliana, lead plaintiff in Juliana v. United States, the landmark youth climate lawsuit against the U.S. government; Jerome Foster II, White House Climate Strike organizer, founder and executive director of OneMillionOfUs; and Nasratullah Elham, an Afghan high school student studying in Phuket, Thailand whose visa to the United States was rejected after being invited to the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit.

“Crisis of Capitalism”: Roberto Lovato on How U.S. Policies Fuel Migrati on & Instability

Democracy Now!

Mar 30, 2021

We speak with Salvadoran American journalist Roberto Lovato about how decades of U.S. military intervention in Central America have contributed to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border. Some 18,000 unaccompanied migrant children are now in U.S. custody, according to the latest figures, and more than 5,700 are in Customs and Border Protection facilities, which are not equipped to care for children. This comes as a record number of asylum seekers are arriving at the southern border, fleeing extreme poverty, violence and climate change in their home countries. “You have the ongoing epidemic of U.S. policy and the crisis that is not of migration as much as it’s the crisis of capitalism, backed by the kind of militarism and militarized policing that you see not just in the United States, but in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, on and on,” Lovato says. “The border is the ultimate machete of memory. It cuts up our memory so that we forget 30 years of genocide, mass murder, U.S.-sponsored militarism and policing, failed economic policies.”

Live: WHO experts brief media on COVID-19 origins report

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World Health Organization (WHO) holds press briefing on COVID-19 origins report that will be released on Tuesday. Experts who led the investigation on COVID-19 origins, including Peter Ben Embark, the head of the WHO international team during the trip to Wuhan in February, attend the press conference.

World Health Org Officials Discuss COVID-19 Origins Report | LIVE

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WHO OFFICIALS DISCUSS COVID-19 ORIGINS REPORT: Officials from the World Health Organization who led the mission on COVID-19 origins in Wuhan, China, hold a briefing to discuss their report which will be made public today. The report states that the virus was most likely transmitted from animal to human—as was one of the original hypotheses—and does not suggest that it was created in a laboratory. Some global officials remain skeptical of the report, citing China’s interference in which parts of the country the team of researchers could and could not visit.

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