Daily Archives: July 24, 2022

Liz Cheney responds to Trump’s efforts to defeat her

CNN Jul 24, 2022

Former President Donald Trump and his allies are working to defeat Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in her next election. Cheney talks with Jake Tapper about her reelection campaign and her plans for 2024.

Monkeypox: Origin and prevention

CGTN– Jul 24, 2022

For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-07-25… The World Health Organization (#WHO) on July 23 activated its highest alert level for the growing #monkeypox outbreak, declaring the virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. What could be the possible cause of the viral transmission? Are there any practical solutions to control the outbreak and prevent it from becoming a pandemic? CGTN’s Ge Ning brings you more.

Indigenous leaders reflect on talks with Pope

CBC News: The National – Mar 29, 2022

Two leaders of the Indigenous delegation in Rome describe their experiences meeting Pope Francis for historic reconciliation talks and what they hope will come out of the discussions.

Pope Francis apologizes to Indigenous delegates for abuses at residential schools

CBC News: The National – Apr 1, 2022

Pope Francis spoke before an audience of 200 bishops, Indigenous delegates and supporters, delivering an apology for the conduct of some members of the Catholic Church in Canada’s residential school system.

Indigenous people share what they want to say to Pope Francis

CBC News: The National – Jul 24, 2022

Pope Francis will visit a small, mostly Indigenous church in Edmonton as part of his trip, where members of the congregation have something to say to him.

Pope’s visit a full-circle moment for one First Nations leader

CBC News: The National Jul 24, 2022

Chief Wilton Littlechild, a former Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner, made several personal appeals to the Catholic Church for a residential school apology on Canadian soil. Now, he will be the one to introduce Pope Francis when he is expected to apologize to Indigenous people for the abuses they have suffered.

Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post publishes scathing Trump critique

CNN –Jul 24, 2022

One of Donald Trump’s favorite newspapers — controlled by his media ally Rupert Murdoch — says Trump is “unworthy to be this country’s chief executive again.”

“Joe Manchin is a Hack” How A Coal Baron Killed the Climate Bill | Pod Save America Podcast

Crooked Media Jul 19, 2022

Joe Manchin screws over the planet while Democrats try to make progress without him. Then former Republican strategist Tim Miller joins the pod to talk about his new book that explains why so many of his friends and colleagues went full-MAGA.

Tim Dunn and Farris Wilks: How two Texas megadonors have turbocharged the state’s far-right shift – CNNPolitics

By Casey Tolan, Matthew Reynard, Will Simon and Ed Lavandera, CNN

Updated 9:50 PM ET, Sun July 24, 2022

Editor’s Note:

Tune into CNN’s Special Report “Deep in the Pockets of Texas” Sunday July 24 at 8 p.m. ET

(CNN)Gun owners allowed to carry handguns without permits or training. Parents of transgender children facing investigation by state officials. Women forced to drive hours out-of-state to access abortion.

This is Texas now: While the Lone Star State has long been a bastion of Republican politics, new laws and policies have taken Texas further to the right in recent years than it has been in decades.
Elected officials and political observers in the state say a major factor in the transformation can be traced back to West Texas. Two billionaire oil and fracking magnates from the region, Tim Dunn and Farris Wilks, have quietly bankrolled some of Texas’ most far-right political candidates — helping reshape the state’s Republican Party in their worldview.
Over the last decade, Dunn and his wife, Terri, have contributed more than $18 million to state candidates and political action committees, while Wilks and his wife, Jo Ann, have given more than $11 million, putting them among the top donors in the state.

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Vandana Shiva: We Must Fight Back Against the 1 Percent to Stop the Sixth Mass Extinction

Feb 22, 2019

https://democracynow.org – New research finds at least a third of the Himalayan ice cap will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, even if the world’s most ambitious environmental reforms are implemented. A report released earlier this month by the Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment warns rising temperatures in the Himalayas could lead to mass population displacements, as well as catastrophic food and water insecurity. The glaciers are a vital water source for the 250 million people who live in the Hindu Kush Himalaya range, which spans from Afghanistan to Burma. More than a billion-and-a-half people depend on the rivers that flow from the Himalayan peaks. We speak with world-renowned environmental leader and ecologist Dr. Vandana Shiva about climate change, seed sovereignty and her new book, “Oneness vs. the 1%.” Shiva is an Indian scholar, physicist, and food sovereignty and seed freedom advocate. She was was born in Doon Valley in the Himalayan foothills.