Daily Archives: May 3, 2021

Dr. Martin Frick – Earth Day Talk with Soil4Climate Inc.


Soil4Climate

Published on May 3, 2021

Soil4Climate Earth Day Event – Healing Climate with Agriculture – UN Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue with Dr. Martin Frick, Deputy to the Special Envoy for the United Nations Food Systems Summit of 2021. Interviewed by Seth Itzkan and Karl Thidemann

Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce


CNBC Television

Published on May 3, 2021

Sara Eisen reports Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they’re getting a divorce, according to a tweet.

‘Deliverables Were Delivered’: Despite Denials, Much Of The Giuliani Case Is On The Record | MSNBC


MSNBC

Published on May 3, 2021

Rachel Maddow looks at the contours of what has been reported about the investigation of Rudy Giuliani and whether the deals Giuliani made in Ukraine will be construed as payments that could spell legal trouble. Correction: This clip was republished after NBC News and other news organizations corrected their original reporting to exclude mentions of reports that the FBI told Rudy Giuliani he was the target of a Russian influence campaign. Sources now confirm to NBC News that while the FBI prepared a brief

President Biden Delivers Remarks at the Leaders Summit on Climate Session 2


The White House

Published on Apr 22, 2021

President Biden Delivers Remarks at the Leaders Summit on Climate Session 2: Investing in Climate Solutions

The White House

Press Freedom in Africa in a year hit by government restrictions – Eye on Africa


FRANCE 24 English

Published on May 3, 2021

In tonight’s edition: One of the worst attacks on civilians in Burkina Faso’s history, local security forces say 30 people are dead after suspected jihadists storm a village near the border with Niger. As journalists and organizations around the globe mark World Press Freedom Day, we’ll take a look at the state of the freedom of the press in Africa and how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted it. And a South African winery is promoting equality and trying to fix the damage left behind by apartheid by helping its workers acquire some of the wine label shares.

New COVID-19 Variant, Linked to India’s Record Wave of Infections & Deaths, Now Seen in 19 Countries

Democracy Now! – Apr 29, 2021

As India faces 1 million new COVID-19 infections every three days, we look at how more infectious variants have been linked to a spread in cases. The so-called India variant has now been detected in at least 19 countries. “This virus behaves differently now, in that it’s much more infectious,” says Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, an infectious disease physician at the Mayo Clinic.

May Day 1971: Daniel Ellsberg on Joining Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn at Historic Antiwar Direct Action

Democracy Now! – May 3, 2021

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1971 May Day protests, when tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C., and brought much of the capital to a standstill through acts of civil disobedience. The mass demonstrations terrified the Nixon administration, and police would arrest over 12,000 people — the largest mass arrest in U.S. history. Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, who attended the May Day protests, says it was part of a wave of popular discontent about the war that mobilized millions.

“There was a movement of young people who felt that what was happening in the world … was wrong, had to change, and they were ready to risk their careers and their lives to try to change it. And we need that right now,” Ellsberg says.

He recently spoke with Amy Goodman at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the release of the Pentagon Papers. We play excerpts from that conversation, which also included National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Research reveals world’s glaciers melting faster than expected


CBS News – May 2, 2021

CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN to explain why most of the world’s glaciers are melting faster than expected and how glacial outburst floods are impacting communities. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on CBSNews.com and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service.

As Global Pandemic Worsens, U.S. Keeps Blocking Vaccine Patent Waivers Amid Big Pharma Lobbying

Democracy Now! – May 3, 2021

Big Pharma has hired an army of lobbyists to pressure U.S. lawmakers to block an effort at the World Trade Organization to loosen intellectual property rules on COVID-19 vaccines, which would allow countries around the world to ramp up production, vaccinate more people and bring the pandemic to an end sooner. Dozens of countries from the Global South, led by India and South Africa, are demanding a temporary waiver on vaccine patents, but rich countries, including the U.S. under both the Trump and Biden administrations, have opposed the move.

Lee Fang, investigative journalist at The Intercept, says there is a “glut” of vaccines going to wealthy countries while much of the rest of the world is left waiting. “These initiatives that are based on voluntary agreements with the pharmaceutical companies have not worked,” he says.

Fang also discusses his reporting on the Biden’s administration’s ties to the vaccine makers: White House adviser Anita Dunn is co-founder of the consulting firm SKDK, which works closely with Pfizer; Biden’s domestic policy adviser, Susan Rice, holds up to $5 million in Johnson & Johnson shares; and White House science adviser Eric Lander holds up to $1 million in shares of BioNTech, which co-developed Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine.

Noam Chomsky Says Jan. 6th Was ‘Very Clearly an Attempt to Carry Out a Coup’ | The Mehdi Hasan Show

The Choice – Apr 19, 2021

Legendary activist Noam Chomsky joins Mehdi to contextualize the growing political divide in America, and how it will impact our society’s survival. The Mehdi Hasan Show: Insightful reporting and probing interviews that examine the day’s events and provide a deeper level of context for the politics of our interconnected society. Watch The Mehdi Hasan Show on The Choice channel on Peacock TV, weeknights, 7 p.m. ET. Subscribe to the channel for more interviews.