Monthly Archives: July 2022

Kentucky reeling from deadly, devastating floods

Jul 31, 2022

The number of deaths from the devastating floods in Kentucky is expected to rise as crews continue recovery efforts, which will be complicated by extreme heat and a lack of electricity.

What’s unfinished after Pope’s visit to Canada

Jul 31, 2022

Despite the Pope’s apology to residential school survivors, and his use of the word genocide to describe what happened in the institutions, some Indigenous people say there’s still work to be done. One of the loudest calls has been for him to rescind the Doctrine of Discovery, historically used to justify colonization.

Secretary Miller’s Testimony Debunks Lie Pushed By Trump, Fox News—And Miller

Jul 27, 2022

Since Jan. 6, Trump and his allies have repeated the lie that the ex-president authorized the National Guard to defend the Capitol. But now, the 1/6 committee released definitive proof debunking this—with testimony from one of the very men spreading the lie on Fox News.

A Trump Coup Nightmare: Prosecutors Probe Full Conspiracy, Not Just Jan. 6 (MSNBC Pt 2)

Jul 29, 2022

MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the evidence of actual, “criminal intent” by Trump and his aides, a requirement for any indictment and criminal trial, and documents eight different plots to overturn the 2020 election for this MSNBC Special Report. “Inside Trump’s Election Plot.” The original special, broadcast after the conclusion of the Congressional hearings into Jan. 6, draws on government evidence, testimony, primary documents, independent reporting, and some of Melber’s own newsmaking interviews with participants, subjects and one indicted White House aide, Peter Navarro, to show how the effort to overturn the election reflected an attempted conspiracy over several months — and not only the narrower set of events surrounding January 6, 2021. The distinction could prove pivotal to any criminal conspiracy case against the exposed election plots. (This is the second excerpt from the Special Report; a first excerpt of the report is also available online.)

Disney’s new VIP world tour: what will it cost the planet? #shorts

Jul 29, 2022

Olaf from Frozen said “some people are worth melting for”, but we’re not sure this is what he had in mind. Disney have released their most extravagant holiday yet – their VIP world tour.

Defending the Amazon: retracing Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira’s fatal journey to seek the truth

Jul 1, 2022

Organized crime in the remote Javari valley region of the Amazon is rampant. Drug trafficking, illegal fishing, mining and logging now go by almost unchecked in this part of Brazil, making it a frontline in the war on nature.

It is this violence that cost journalist Dom Phillips and Indigeneous activist Bruno Pereira their lives. The Guardian’s Oliver Laughland travels to the small riverside town of Atalaia do Norte, to retrace part of the journey Dom and Bruno took before they were killed.

Monarch butterfly declared endangered amid declining numbers

Jul 30, 2022

Last week, the monarch butterfly was officially designated as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Scientists estimate that the species’ population has dropped between 20% and 90% over the last several decades. Scott Hoffman Black, executive director of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, joins Ali Rogin to discuss.

Jon Stewart Excoriates GOP Senators For Blocking Veterans’ Health Bill

Jul 28, 2022

Jon Stewart, comedian and activist, expresses his fury and frustration with Senate Republicans who blocked the bipartisan Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, or PACT Act, which would have expanded VA health care eligibility to more than 3.5 million post-9/11 combat veterans who were exposed to burn pit toxins while serving.

Lawrence: Trump Will Likely Be A Defendant For The Rest Of His Life

Jul 29, 2022

Former President Donald Trump is facing legal exposure on multiple fronts, including a civil lawsuit filed by 8 Capitol police officers who defended the Capitol during the January 6th riot. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains why 76-year-old Donald Trump is likely to be a defendant for the rest of his life.

‘Biggest fear’ has come true as Russia cuts gas supplies to Europe

Jul 26, 2022

Russia’s state-owned gas company Gazprom said it would cut flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany in half, to just 20% of its capacity. A US official said the move was retaliation for western sanctions, and that it put the West in “unchartered territory” when it comes to whether Europe will have enough gas to get through the winter. #CNN #News