Daily Archives: June 2, 2022

Megadrought causes perilously low water levels at Lake Mead

Jun 2, 2022

The megadrought currently choking the western United States is the worst drought in the region in more than 1,000 years. It’s having an enormous impact across many states and on several major reservoirs including Lake Mead, a water source for millions of people in the West. Alex Hager, who covers the Colorado River Basin for Northern Colorado Public Radio, joins Geoff Bennett to discuss.

Systems thinking for sustainability

Jun 2, 2022

For further on this, see: “Systems thinking as a paradigm shift for sustainability transformation” by N. Voulvoulis, T.Giakoumis, C.Hunt, V.Kioupi, N.Petrou, I.Souliotis, C.Vaghela, &WIH.binti Wan Rosely, just publised in the journal Global Environmental Change. https://t.co/RUMYd4ZZjq

JFK Assassination: The FBI, CIA and Their Quest to Avoid Finding the Truth of What Really Happened

Jun 2, 2022

Read the book: https://amzn.to/3NQANo9

Mark Lane (February 24, 1927 – May 10, 2016) was an American attorney, New York state legislator, civil rights activist, and Vietnam war-crimes investigator. He is best known as a leading researcher, author, and conspiracy theorist[1] on the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy. From his 1966 number-one bestselling critique of the Warren Commission, Rush to Judgment,[2] to Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK, published in 2011, Lane wrote at least four major works on the JFK assassination and no fewer than ten books overall.

Four weeks after the assassination of Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Lane published an article in the National Guardian dealing in-depth with 15 questions regarding statements by public officials about the murders of J. D. Tippit and John F. Kennedy from the perspective of a defense attorney. The statements were about the witnesses who claimed to have seen Lee Harvey Oswald on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository; the paraffin test which, to Lane, indicated that Oswald had not fired a rifle recently; the conflicting claims about the rifle which at first was, as the police announced, a German Mauser and afterwards a smaller gauge Italian Mannlicher–Carcano; the Parkland Hospital doctors announcing an entrance wound in the throat, and the role of the FBI and the press, who convicted Oswald before his guilt could, or could not, be proven. In June 1964, according to historian Peter Knight, Bertrand Russell, “prompted by the emerging work of the lawyer Mark Lane in the US … rallied support from other noteworthy and left-leaning compatriots to form a Who Killed Kennedy Committee, members of which included Michael Foot MP, the wife of Tony Benn MP, the publisher Victor Gollancz, the writers John Arden and J. B. Priestley, and the Oxford history professor Hugh Trevor-Roper.” Russell published a highly critical article weeks before the Warren Commission Report was published, setting forth “16 Questions on the Assassination” and equating the Oswald case with the Dreyfus affair of late nineteenth-century France in which the state wrongly convicted an innocent man. Russell also criticized the American press for failing to heed any voices critical of the official version.”[12]

In 1975, Lane became the Director of the Citizens Commission of Inquiry (CCI), which challenged the veracity of official accounts of the assassination [13]

Lane applied to the Warren Commission to represent the interests of Oswald, but the Commission rejected his request.[14] Three months later Walter E. Craig, president of the American Bar Association, was appointed by the Commission to represent the interests of Oswald. Craig himself stated that he was not counsel for Oswald; and official records do not indicate that Craig or his associates named, cross-examined, or interviewed witnesses of their own.[15] Lane continued to search for clues for Oswald’s innocence. He was called to testify before the Commission but was not permitted to cross-examine witnesses. According to R. Andrew Kiel in J. Edgar Hoover: The Father of the Cold War, “After the Warren Commission’s final report was completed in September 1964, Lane interviewed numerous witnesses ignored by the Commission.”

For Lane, Commission chairman Chief Justice Earl Warren had only contempt. According to biographer Ed Cray, Warren “deemed Lane a publicity seeker who ‘played fast and loose’ with the subject.” Warren maintained prior to his death that the Commission had investigated all leads and left no witness unheard.[16]


James Carothers Garrison (born Earling Carothers Garrison; November 20, 1921 – October 21, 1992) was the District Attorney of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, from 1962 to 1973. A member of the Democratic Party, he is best known for his investigations into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and prosecution of New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw to that effect in 1969, which ended in Shaw’s acquittal. The author of three books, one became a prime source for Oliver Stone’s film JFK in 1991, in which Garrison was portrayed by actor Kevin Costner, while Garrison himself also made a cameo as Earl Warren.


Robert K. Tanenbaum is an American trial attorney, novelist, and former mayor of Beverly Hills, California.

After his tenure in Manhattan’s D.A.’s office, Robert K. Tanenbaum served as Deputy Chief Counsel for the House Select Committee on Assassinations to investigate the John F. Kennedy assassination and the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination. Tanenbaum subsequently resigned from the post shortly after being named. In 1988 he appeared in the documentary The Men Who Killed Kennedy.


Anatol Lieven on Why the U.S. Must Avoid a “Permanent Crusade Against Russia” Over Ukraine

Jun 2, 2022

Friday marks the 100th day of the Russian war in Ukraine, and the United States warns the war could continue for many more months. We speak with Anatol Lieven, senior fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. His latest piece for The Atlantic argues that the U.S. is right to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia; however, without a clear strategy for peace and ending the war, the U.S. is at risk of repeating the mistakes made during the Cold War, when “containment of the Soviet Union in Europe was turned into a global crusade against communism.”

How Boston is gearing up to deal with flooding, heat waves and other climate change impacts | Radio Boston


Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial in Boston rededicated after $3 million renovation

CBS Boston – Jun 1, 2022

WBZ-TV’s Zinnia Maldonado reports.

Newly-restored Shaw Memorial celebrated with rededication in Boston

WCVB Channel 5 Boston – Jun 1, 2022

Some consider the monument, which is a tribute to the 54h Massachusetts Regiment, to be the greatest one in the country because of all it has inspired.

Mass Shootings at Home, Mass Arms Exports Abroad: A Look at Deadly Role of U.S. Weapons Across Globe

Democracy Now! – Jun 2, 2022

As U.S. lawmakers struggle to reach a consensus on legislation to curb gun violence in the wake of mass shootings, the U.S. also remains the largest international supplier of arms, funneling billions in military weaponry into wars in Ukraine and Yemen. Until there is a serious curtailment of U.S. militarism, it will continue to prioritize U.S. lives over lives abroad, says Norman Solomon, national director of RootsAction and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, whose new piece is headlined, “How About Some Gun Control at the Pentagon?” International arms control advocate Rebecca Peters describes U.S. efforts to block weapons control efforts at the United Nations and adds that New Zealand’s swift action on gun control following the Christchurch mosque killings in 2019 should give the U.S. impetus to do the same.

Climate Crisis, Ukraine War Worsen Food Crisis in East Africa; Someone Dies of Hunger Every 48 Secs

Democracy Now! Jun 2, 2022

In a devastating new report, Oxfam says one person is likely dying from hunger every 48 seconds in drought-ravaged Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. We speak with Shannon Scribner, director of humanitarian work at Oxfam America, about how the hunger crisis has worsened since an earlier report was released 10 years ago. She says climate change and the recent war in Ukraine have worsened already dire conditions in East Africa. Researchers have been warning for years that drought and famine would be on the horizon, says Scribner. “We really need a system that is more responsive to those early warnings.”


A conversation between Thomas Friedman and Johan Rockström

Stockholm Resilience Centre TV– Jan 28, 2016

Thomas Friedman visited the Stockholm Resilience Centre in January 2016.