Daily Archives: July 9, 2021

Oligarchy: When Brutal Capitalism Becomes More Important than Democracy

Thom Hartmann Program

Published on Jul 9, 2021

Between great wealth, control of the media, police-state tactics and social media-driven “militias,” authoritarianism is itching to take over completely. We are on the brink & must stop them

Bill Barr ‘Lied To Us Over And Over Again,’ Says Legal Analyst


Published on Jul 8, 2021

Author and CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book on former Attorney General William Barr ‘The Hatchet Man.’

Heatwaves are becoming more common. Here’s how the U.S. must plan for them

PBS NewsHour

Published on Jul 9, 2021

Extreme heat and drought are baking the Western U.S. and Canada again this week, following hundreds of heat-related deaths in the Pacific Northwest last week. Record-breaking temperatures are expected to return to California over the weekend, including in the San Joaquin Valley. William Brangham, currently reporting from the city of Visalia, joins Judy Woodruff with the latest on the heat.

Minister sparks debate in Spain over eating meat

Associated Press

Published on Jul 9, 2021

Minister sparks debate in Spain over eating meat

Lebanon Faces Dire Crisis After the Elite Plundered the State for Decades, Exacerbating Inequality

Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 9, 2021

Lebanon is days away from a “social explosion,” according to the country’s prime minister, amid what the World Bank has described as one of the worst economic depressions in modern history. The country’s currency has lost more than 90% of its value, unemployment has skyrocketed, and fuel prices have soared. Most homes and businesses, and even hospitals, only have power for a few hours each day, and pharmacies are running low on medicine. The U.N. has warned over three-quarters of households in Lebanon do not have enough food or money to buy food. Lebanon is also facing a massive political crisis following the devastating explosion at the Port of Beirut last August, which killed over 200 people, injured 7,000 and left more than a quarter-million Beirut residents unhoused. Nisreen Salti, an economics professor at the American University of Beirut, says “the entire system crumbled” in Lebanon due to decades of structural inequality. “The business and political class that benefited from the system was able to plunder the economy for 20-odd years,” Salti says. We also speak with Middle East scholar Ziad Abu-Rish of Bard College. He says the economic crisis and the port explosion, for which there have been no major prosecutions, both reveal the impunity with which the country’s elites operate. “Part of the problem is the total lack of accountability,” Abu-Rish says.

Getting Started with Library Research: Finding HLS LLM Theses and SJD Dissertations in HOLLIS


Published on Jul 9, 2021

In this video, librarian Jennifer Allison provides instructions for using the HOLLIS library catalog to find LLM theses and SJD dissertations written by Harvard Law students.