Daily Archives: August 1, 2022

The Race Gap in the U.S.: Arthur insists he’s not a racist

Aug 1, 2022

Lewis Arthur is the founder of Veterans on Patrol, a volunteer militia that patrols the Sonoran Desert for undocumented migrants. Arthur insists he’s not a racist – but on a mission to stop Mexican cartels that exploit migrants for sex trafficking and drug running.

For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-08-02…

Despotic Dominion: Property Rights in British Settler Societies: John McLaren

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B010BFJ50E
  • Language‏ : ‎ English

Trump’s Criminal Intent Exposed: How Jan. 6 Plan Emerged From Military Coup Plot (MSNBC Pt 1)

MSNBC – Jul 29, 2022

Donald Trump only turned to his plan to summon MAGA supporters to D.C. on Jan. 6th, which grew into the criminal insurrection, after the failure of other plots to steal the election. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber charts exactly how Trump shifted to embrace that Jan. 6 plan, and how new the details add to evidence of actual, “criminal intent” by Trump and his aides — a requirement for any indictment and criminal trial. Melber 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 first excerpt from the Special Report; a second excerpt of the conclusion is also available online.)

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Watch The Beat With Ari Melber Highlights: July 29

MSNBC – Jul 30, 2022

Watch highlights from Wednesday’s The Beat with Ari Melber. The Beat airs weeknights at 6 p.m. on MSNBC.

BBC World Service – The Climate Question, Are there any ‘easy fixes’ to climate change?




“Mother Country Radicals”: Weather Underground’s Bernardine Dohrn & Bill Ayers’s Son Makes Podcast – YouTube

Aug 1, 2022

We spend the hour with an activist who replaced Angela Davis on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List: Bernardine Dohrn, a leader in the radical 1960s organization called the Weather Underground. When Dohrn and her activist husband Bill Ayers literally went underground to avoid arrest, they then raised a family as they continued to fight for revolution. Now a new podcast that was created, written and hosted by their son, Zayd Ayers Dohrn, explores their family history. Dohrn and Ayers discuss how they were radicalized, how they raised their children underground and why they resurfaced, and respond to whether they think their actions — like bombing the Pentagon to protest the war in Vietnam — perpetuated violence. We feature excerpts of the family from the podcast, as well as of former Weather Underground leaders who were captured and went to prison, like the late Kathy Boudin, mother of former San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who then became a brother to Zayd, and Kakuya Shakur, daughter of Assata Shakur, who is still in exile in Cuba. “This is an important part of the story to the collateral damage to the next generation,” says Ayers Dohrn. “None of those kids chose to be part of the revolution. They, we, were born into it and still had to suffer the consequences.”

BBC World Service – HARDtalk, James Lovelock: The future of life on Earth



In an interview recorded in 2021, Stephen Sackur speaks to one of the past century’s most influential environmentalists, James Lovelock. He introduced us to the Gaia hypothesis – the idea that our planet and all the life on it are part of one dynamic, self-regulating system. At the age of 101, Lovelock still had big thoughts about the future of life on Earth. Have we humans sown the seeds of our own destruction?

Audio for this episode updated on Monday 1st August 2022.

Residential school survivors hold discussions ahead of Papal visit

CBC News: The National  May 29, 2022

WARNING: This video contains distressing details. With the Pope’s visit to Canada drawing nearer, residential school survivors are holding two days of talks this week before meeting with Canadian bishops to discuss how to work more closely with the church and have more input in how the Pope’s trip unfolds. #ResidentialSchools #PopeFrancis #Canada

The Legacy of Canada’s Residential Schools

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada: The Royal Canadian Geographical Society/Canadian Geographic

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, in partnership with Canada’s national Indigenous organizations, has created a groundbreaking four-volume atlas that shares the experiences, perspectives, and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. It’s an ambitious and unprecedented project inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. Exploring themes of language, demographics, economy, environment and culture, with in-depth coverage of treaties and residential schools, these are stories of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, told in detailed maps and rich narratives.

This extraordinary project offers Canada a step on the path toward understanding.

The volumes contain more than 48 pages of reference maps, content from more than 50 Indigenous writers; hundreds of historical and contemporary photographs and a glossary of Indigenous terms, timelines, map of Indigenous languages, and frequently asked questions. All packaged together in a beautifully designed protective slipcase.

  • Publisher‏ : ‎ Canadian Geographic (September 25, 2018)
  • Language‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover‏ : ‎ 322 pages
  • ISBN-10‏ : ‎ 0986751626
  • ISBN-13‏ : ‎ 978-0986751622
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.8 pounds
  • Dimensions‏ : ‎ 10.7 x 2.7 x 13.05 inches