Daily Archives: July 17, 2021

More Pro-Trump Lawyers Face Consequences For Pushing Election Lies

MSNBC – Jul 16, 2021

Rachel Maddow gives viewers a heads up about an upcoming sanctions hearing for pro-Trump lawyers in Colorado for trying to push Trump’s election lies in court. Not the same lawyers as the Michigan sanctions, nor the same federal judge.

Global Capitalism: The Challenge of China July 2021

Democracy At Work– Premiered Jul 14, 2021

The Challenge of China [July 2021]

In this month’s lecture, Prof. Wolff will discuss the following:
1. China’s Economic Growth since its Revolution (1949)
2. China’s Economic “Model” and the Global Economy
3. China, Capitalism, and Socialism
4. China versus the US: Options versus Threats

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Dr newton kulundu humiliates US ambassador to kenya

LuiSpot – Jul 15, 2021

watch the moment when newton kulundu a former kenyan politician humiliated united states ambassador to kenya with a speech on democracy and human right violations by europeans.

Sustainable Farming: Transforming Africa Landscapes and Livelihoods

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa – AGRA– Jul 17, 2021

The African agricultural performance is dramatically hurt by increased pressures on land and water resources, extreme climate events and exploitative market dynamics that block any serious prospects of agricultural transformation. It calls for an integrated approach for achieving multiple goals of improving productivity and profitability of small-scale farmers, managing climate and market risks while enhancing soil health, and ecological services of landscapes and livelihoods. The objectives of this webinar series is to share experiences on sustainable farming methods and approaches among global thought leaders and debate on the African narrative that would satisfy the multiple objectives of small scale farmers.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 | FAO | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Latest issue: SOFI 2021

Transforming food systems for food security, improved nutrition and affordable healthy diets for all

Digital report | Printable version [pdf] | In brief | E-book MOBI/E-PUB

In recent years, several major drivers have put the world off track to ending world hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. The challenges have grown with the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures. This report presents the first global assessment of food insecurity and malnutrition for 2020 and offers some indication of what hunger might look like by 2030 in a scenario further complicated by the enduring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes new estimates of the cost and affordability of healthy diets, which provide an important link between the food security and nutrition indicators and the analysis of their trends. Altogether, the report highlights the need for a deeper reflection on how to better address the global food security and nutrition situation.

To understand how hunger and malnutrition have reached these critical levels, this report draws on the analyses of the past four editions, which have produced a vast, evidence-based body of knowledge of the major drivers behind the recent changes in food security and nutrition. These drivers, which are increasing in frequency and intensity, include conflicts, climate variability and extremes, and economic slowdowns and downturns – all exacerbated by the underlying causes of poverty and very high and persistent levels of inequality. In addition, millions of people around the world suffer from food insecurity and different forms of malnutrition because they cannot afford the cost of healthy diets. From a synthesized understanding of this knowledge, updates and additional analyses are generated to create a holistic view of the combined effects of these drivers, both on each other and on food systems, and how they negatively affect food security and nutrition around the world.

Past editions

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations– Jul 12, 2021

This report presents the first global assessment of food insecurity and malnutrition for 2020 and offers some indication of what hunger might look like by 2030 in a scenario further complicated by the enduring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes new estimates of the cost and affordability of healthy diets, which provide an important link between the food security and nutrition indicators and the analysis of their trends.

Climate Change | Floods, Fires & Heat Waves: Michael Mann on the New Climate War & the Fight to Take Back the Planet


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 16, 2021


We speak with leading climate scientist Michael Mann about the catastrophic impact of the climate crisis around the world. He says he and other scientists predicted the extreme weather events now wreaking havoc. “We said that if we don’t stop burning fossil fuels and elevating the levels of carbon pollution in the atmosphere and we continue to warm up the planet, we will see unprecedented heat waves and wildfires and floods and droughts and superstorms,” says Mann. His new book is titled “The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet.”

Devastating Unrest | South African riots and looting lead to food shortages


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Published on Jul 17, 2021
South Africans resort to panic buying after a week of some of the worst violence seen in the country in decades has left hundreds of shops ransacked and looted

Food-matters

‘History Will Be Kind’ To Mark Milley Says Gen. McCaffrey

MSNBC – Jul 15, 2021

General Barry McCaffrey, former National Security Council member, and Admiral James Stavridis, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, laud General Milley because they believe Milley defended our country against Trump’s wrath during the former President’s final days in office

Oregon Gov: Politics ‘Cannot Get In The Way’ Of Climate Change Action

MSNBC – Jul 15, 2021

Gov. Kate Brown (D-Ore.) urges nationwide action on climate change as her state battles wildfires brought on by extreme heat.