Daily Archives: April 6, 2021

Yamiche Alcindor: Voter Fraud Is A ‘Conspiracy Theory Coursing Through Republican Party’ | Deadline

MSNBC – Apr 6, 2021
PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, host and executive producer of Showtime’s ‘The Circus’ John Heilemann and marketing expert Donny Deutsch discuss how the weaponization of the Big Lie of voter fraud in the 2020 election is forcing a battle between corporations and the GOP. Aired on 04/06/2021.

Rethinking ownership

NV atCEPImperial– Apr 6, 2021

Extract from an event organised by Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, EEA and ECESP #EUCircularTalk​ on how ownership is changing in a circular economy (25/03/21). . https://circulareconomy.europa.eu/pla…​ The sustainable product policy, an essential part of the European Commission’s new Circular Economy Action Plan, addresses one of the root causes of the sustainability crisis: the short lifespan of products. This policy also promotes circularity in product design as a solution. The change requires an enabling environment, supportive policies and changes in behaviour.

Manufacturing in the circular economy

NV atCEPImperial– Apr 6, 2021

Extract from an event organised by Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, EEA and ECESP #EUCircularTalk​ on how ownership is changing in a circular economy (25/03/21), which showcases a circular economy playbook for the manufacturing industry and provide examples of frontrunner businesses operating with circular models. . https://circulareconomy.europa.eu/pla…

Republicans are protecting their interests by suppressing the vote

Bernie Sanders – Apr 6, 2021

All over this country, what Republicans are doing is trying to protect their own interests by making it harder for people who may vote against them to participate in our democracy. ABSURD! Our job now is to protect and expand voting rights in every state.

Climate Change’s Fire Season Could Keep You Inside All Summer (w/ Dr. Michael Mann)

Thom Hartmann Program – Apr 6, 2021

Climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann joined Thom to discuss what, if anything, can be done.
Dr. Michael Mann is a distinguished Professor of Meteorology & Director, Earth System Science Center-Penn State University / Member-National Academy of Sciences & recipient of the Tyler Prize / Author of several books including, The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy & most recently, The New Climate War

Wastewater threatens to flood Florida

RT America – Apr 6, 2021

The fight continues to keep a reservoir wall from breaching at an old fertilizer plant in Florida. A failure of the crumbling wall could mean , potentially send a wall of industrial wastewater gushing into numerous neighborhoods and the waters of Tampa Bay. RT America’s John Huddy has the details.

Deadliest Roads | Nigeria | Free Documentary

Free Documentary – Apr 4, 20217

World’s Most Dangerous Roads: Deadliest Journeys Nigeria (2011) Deadliest Roads – Tajikistan: https://youtu.be/tAZTQPgt9Zc​ In Benin, motorcyclists regularly navigate the chaotic streets with up to 700 litres of diesel strapped to their bikes – one false move and they could become human torches. The daredevil delivery men are supplying to the ubiquitous unlicensed petrol stations, where a litre of illegal fuel can cost just 55 cents. Business is booming, much to the dismay of the government and oil multinationals. Nigeria, however, is paying a heavy price. Neighbouring Benin, it is the world’s No. 7 oil exporter, but since drilling first began in the 1960s, the ‘blessing’ has proved to be a terrible curse, breeding corruption and crime. Hidden in the natural maze of the mangrove forests are innumerable secret refineries. Due to the oil trade, over 200 000 litres of oil have been released into the Delta every year for the last half-century. This pollution has choked the land, killed fish and caused severe illnesses in the locals. The authorities estimate that their life expectancy has fallen from 60 to 40 – and things are only getting worse, as communities become increasingly dependent on the black poison to survive. Our journalists brave the smugglers’ violent hostility, infiltrating secret operations and bringing to light the extent of the damage oil has done to the Delta.

The life of the super-rich in Central Africa | DW Documentary

DW Documentary – Apr 3, 2021
Many millionaires live in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world’s poorest countries. This film depicts some of those who have made fortunes amid the chaos, including musicians, mining bosses, entrepreneurs and preachers. The DRC is rich in raw materials, but only a few profit from its natural resources. While 60% of Congo’s inhabitants live on less than $1.25 per day, businessmen, artists, former rebel leaders and evangelists are reaping the rewards of economic growth. In the capital, Kinshasa, these new rich live in safe and luxurious enclaves, while children toil in coltan mines in the eastern part of the country. Fally Ipupa has made his money with music. Others rely on their business acumen, like Patricia Nzolantima, who founded a taxi company and aims to give more opportunities to women. With 3,000 mine workers, Cooperamma is the largest employer in North Kivu, in the east of the DRC. Managing director Robert Seninga says his coltan mines are extremely well-run, yet safety standards are poor. Coltan, a globally coveted mineral, is used in cell phones and other devices. It’s both a blessing and a curse for the Congo. It makes some rich, but for others it means death. The region still suffers from ethnic and factional conflicts, with money from illegal coltan smuggling financing new violence. It’s a vicious cycle.

Trump’s Legal Tornado! Massive Lawsuits Put 45 In ‘Serious Trouble’ | The Beat With Ari Melber

MSNBC – Apr 1, 2021

The legal pressure on citizen Trump is escalating as two Capitol Hill police officers are now suing the former president, alleging he incited the January 6 insurrection. This is the third civil lawsuit of its kind. Meanwhile in New York, the D.A. has subpoenaed the Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg’s personal bank records. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber explains the latest updates in the cases, plus reports on the new defamation suit against the former president and a court’s decision to void the Trump campaign’s NDAs. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC.

Fauci: ‘It’s premature to declare victory’

Associated Press – Apr 6, 2021

As President Biden announced he’s bumping up his deadline by two weeks for states to make all adults in the U.S. eligible for coronavirus vaccines, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned “it’s premature to declare victory.” (April 6)