Climate and environment ministers from fifty-one countries begin a two-day meeting on Sunday, hosted by Britain, to prepare for the COP26 summit in Glasgow in November. After the recent environmental disasters, will there be any action? We speak to Alok Sharma, the UK’s minister presiding over that summit.
RT AmericaJul 26, 2021
In a News with Rick Sanchez exclusive, Faran Fronczak sits down with Portland State University Professor Vivek Shandras to discuss how he warned Portland authorities, as well as US Congress, about a looming heatwave that would kill hundreds. Yet decision-makers did nothing.
Democracy Now Jul 26, 2021
At a sentencing hearing Tuesday, whistleblower Daniel Hale faces at least nine years in prison for leaking classified information about the U.S. drone and targeted assassination program. During his time in the Air Force from 2009 to 2013, Hale worked with the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, where he helped identify targets for assassination. He later worked as a contractor for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. In March, Hale pleaded guilty to one count of violating the World War I-era Espionage Act for leaking documents exposing the drone program. “This has been an odyssey that has occupied most of the better part of his adult life for basically committing the truth,” says Jesselyn Radack, an attorney for Daniel Hale. “The U.S. has never contested any of Daniel’s disclosures,” Radack adds. We also speak with Noor Mir, Daniel Hale’s close friend and part of his support team, who describes him as a compassionate person willing to make sacrifices to do the right thing. “I know that when he’s out, he will remain committed to ending suffering in all forms,” Mir says.
Jul 25, 2021
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Jul 26, 2021
After 18 years of occupation, President Biden has announced a withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. After hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, what – if anything – was achieved? Was the war, after all, just over oil? RT America’s John Huddy gives us the latest news. Then economics Professor Richard Wolff and energy and security expert Khaldoun Khelil share their analysis. (03:45)
Then Portland State University Professor Vivek Shandas tells us how he warned authorities about the hundreds of people that would die in a looming heatwave, but action was avoided, and his fears came to pass. (11:10)
Then RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports on news that the Justice Department will not investigate the spate of nursing home deaths that devastated four states during the pandemic. Dr. Bob Arnot joins the program to discuss why a Philip Morris CEO is saying that people should quit smoking. (16:23)
And finally, RT’s Shadia Edwards-Dashti reports on the Peppa Pig phenomenon, and how the popular cartoon has American kids speaking in a posh British accent. (23:33)
Jul 26, 2021
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to discuss his new book “This Country: My Life in Politics and History,” the fallout of Donald Trump’s presidency and the importance of democracy. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a
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