Daily Archives: August 1, 2021

HRH The Prince of Wales’ statement at the UN Food Systems Summit Pre-Summit

UN Food Systems Summit– Jul 28, 2021

HRH The Prince of Wales joins the Pre-Summit with an inspiring message on #FoodSystems and why we must put nature back at the heart of the equation. #UNFSS2021 full transcript: https://bit.ly/2URcErM


AP Archive

Cuban leader Fidel Castro has condemned western nations at a summit in Italy, accusing them of ignoring world starvation.

The Cuban leader is in Rome for the World Food Summit.
While in Rome, Castro will also meet Pope John Paul II on Tuesday morning.

Cuba’s President Fidel Castro arrived in decidedly nonsocialist style in a blue Maserati at the U-N Food and Agriculture Organisation (F-A-O) summit in Rome on Saturday.

Security has been exceptionally tight at the conference.

Such is Castro’s aura that even delegates wanted his autograph.

The Cuban leader did not pull his punches when it was his turn to speak, condemning the western capitalist system for contributing to world starvation.

SOUNDBITE: (Spanish)

Mr President, Mr Director General of F-A-O, excellencies. The hunger, inseparable companion of the poor, comes from unequal distribution of wealth, an injustice of this world. The rich one know no hunger. (cutaway) Intervention forces are formed to prevent the death of hundreds of thousands of people in eastern Zaire – what is it that we are going to do to prevent the death of one million people each month in the rest of the world? It is capitalism, neo-liberalism, the laws of a wild market, external debt, underdevelopment, unequal exchange, that kills people in the world.

SUPER CAPTION: Fidel Castro, Cuban Leader

Later Fidel Castro met with Italy’s Prime Minister Romano Prodi and Deputy Prime Minister Walter Veltroni.

Following weeks of speculation, the Vatican has announced that Pope John Paul II will meet with the Castro at the Vatican on Tuesday morning.

Castro is one of the few leaders the globe-trotting Pope has not yet met in his 18-year pontificate.

Remarks by Professor Jeffrey Sachs at “The SDGs Decade of Action and the Shifting Global Landscape”

United Nations in China– May 12, 2021

SDGs Advocate Professor Jeffrey Sachs delivered a speech at ‘The SDGs Decade of Action and the Shifting Global Landscape’. In his speech, Sachs emphasized the need for China to focus on the remaining challenges, including protecting the gains of poverty reduction, closing gaps between rural and urban areas, and the necessary transformations required to achieve China’s pledge of carbon neutrality by 2060. (originally published on April 2 2021)

Pelosi, Schumer call on Congress to take bold action on climate change issues

The Hill – Aug 1, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and others join the League of Conservation Voters and Climate Power for a press conference to discuss climate action.

Oliver Stone on “Snowden”

Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics– Sep 16, 2016

Director Oliver Stone joined Ron Suskind, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, for a conversation about his upcoming film Snowden. In a both informative and entertaining Forum, Stone explained the artistic process and difficulties of translating the controversial story of Edward Snowden into a film. While answering questions from the audience, Stone touched on his work in prior films, his motivation in telling political stories through cinema, and his views on the state of America’s government surveillance programs.

What Trump’s Taxes Might Reveal

MSNBC – Aug 1, 2021

Rep Ted Lieu joins MSNBC’s Alex Witt to talk about what could be learned from Trump’s taxes

House Oversight Eager To Pursue Trump Investigation As DOJ Drops Impediments

MSNBC – Jul 31, 2021

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, member of the House Oversight Committee, talks about the questions he hopes to answer with the committee’s investigation of Donald Trump’s efforts to abuse his position to overturn the result of the 2020 election, now that the DOJ has made access to information easier.

Will Our World Come to An End w/No Insects?

Thom Hartmann Program– Aug 1, 2021

Insects have declined by 75% in the past 50 years – and the consequences may soon be catastrophic. Biologist Dave Goulson reveals the vital services they perform.

The Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell

RT America Jul 31, 2021

On the show this week Chris Hedges talks to investigative journalist Nick Bryant about the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. Nick Bryant is a journalist whose work largely focuses on the plight of disadvantaged children in the United States. His mainstream and investigative journalism has been featured in Gear, Playboy, the Reader, and on Salon.com. He is author of The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betrayal.

Climate change making forests more vulnerable to wildfires

CGTN America– Aug 1, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden ​has cited climate change as a major contributor to the increased intensity of the fires in recent years. See how climate change is now making forests more vulnerable to wildfires.