Daily Archives: September 2, 2022

‘Every New Fact Makes The Situation Worse’ For Trump: Neal Katyal

Sep 2, 2022

Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok react to the clear look into the records Donald Trump kept at Mar-a-Lago

California asked to conserve energy amid heat wave

Sep 2, 2022

Californians sweltering in the West’s lengthening heat wave were asked to reduce air conditioning and cut other electricity use again during critical hours Friday to prevent stress on the state’s electrical grid that could lead to rolling blackouts. (Sept. 2)

The intersection of Racism and Extreme Heat on tonight’s #JustSolutions

Sep 2, 2022

This week on Just Solutions we look at social inequalities that are exacerbated by the climate crisis. Ongoing events like extreme heat and floods resulting from climate change are disproportionately impacting poor communities and communities of color.

Research shows a direct connection between racist urban housing policies and extreme heat.

And with temperatures continuing to rise these disparities will increase. So how can urban planners mitigate for these inequalities and what can be done to help already marginalized communities in the face of the climate crisis?

Our guest today is Vivek Shandas, a professor of urban studies and planning at Portland State University. He co-authored a study that showed how formerly redlined neighborhoods are on average 5 degrees hotter in summer than other areas.

Low-Income Communities Hit Hardest By Los Angeles Heat Wave – YouTube

Sep 2, 2022

A heat wave is causing severe health problems in the Los Angeles area— disproportionally impacting low-income communities. Gadi Schwartz reports.

California, Western US in Grip of Major Heat Wave

Sep 2, 2022

Searing regional temperatures putting the elderly, poor and homeless at risk

Trump Could Pay Ultimate Price For Espionage?

Sep 2, 2022

June 19, 1953, The Rosenberg’s were executed after being found guilty of Federal Espionage charges. Donald Trump, after a raid on Mar-a-Lago, is under investigation for Federal Espionage charges.

One caller suggests that Donald Trump could theoretically face the death penalty if found guilty of committing espionage.

Historian of Radical Right: Biden Is Correct, Trump Poses Existential Threat to Future of Democracy

Sep 2, 2022

In a primetime address Thursday, President Biden warned Donald Trump and his radical supporters are threatening the foundations of the republic. Biden said, “Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal,” and that MAGA Republicans present a “clear and present danger to our democracy,” referring to Trump’s campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again.” We speak with Nancy MacLean, author and Duke University historian, who says Biden’s speech was a “wake-up call” for the nation and mainstream media. “He was absolutely right, in my opinion, that the Trump wing of the party and the MAGA Republicans have jumped the rails of constitutional democracy, of the factual universe and of representative democracy.”

The Mediterranean in History: David Abulafia

ontained in this history of the “Great Sea” are the stories of the birth of Western Civilization, the clash of warring faiths, and the rivalries of empires.
David Abulafia leads a team of eight distinguished historians in an exploration of the great facts, themes and epochs of this region’s history: the physical setting; the rivalry between Carthaginians, Greeks, and Etruscans for control of the sea routes; unification under Rome and the subsequent break up into Western Christendom, Byzantium, and Islam; the Crusades; commerce in medieval times; the Ottoman resurgence; the rivalry of European powers from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries; and the globalization of the region in the last century.

The book departs from the traditional view of Mediterranean history, which placed emphasis on the overwhelming influences of physical geography on the molding of the region’s civilizations. Instead, this new interpretation regards that physical context as a staging ground for decisive action, and at center stage are human catalysts at all levels of society-whether great kings and emperors, the sailors of medieval Amalfi, or the Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492. The authors do more than simply catalogue the societies that developed in the region, but also describe how these groups interacted with one another across the sea, enjoying commercial and political ties as well as sharing ideas and religious beliefs.

This richly illustrated book offers contemporary historical writing at its best and is sure to engage specialists, students, and general readers alike.

This is a lushly illustrated, sweeping overview of the Mediterranean region by eight historians. Each writes about a specific period, but all describe the sea as the most important feature of the area, where the beguilingly varied cultures have lined the coasts, appearing and vanishing over the centuries, and have traded and warred with each other. Except for Egyptian civilization, self-contained and usually safe in the Nile Valley, the Mediterranean presented both danger and opportunity–the fact that the Romans were the only ones to ever unify it shows how susceptible it has been to shifts in power, especially naval power, which is presented as a history-making factor in every writer’s essay, as is another historical constant: the geographical and climatic environment. Within these structures, the authors depict the daily workings of commerce and the conflicts of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, their observations always accentuated by photographs and drawings. A lovely production that will whet both eye and mind. REVWR
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“The illustrations are magnificent and not just decorative, but mesh intelligently with the text.”–The London Sunday Times

“A superb resource for personal enrichment and an acclaimed contribution to both academic and community library shelves.”–Library Bookwatch

About the Author

David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean Studies, Cambridge University.

  • Publisher‏ : ‎ J. Paul Getty Museum; First edition (October 23, 2003)
  • Language‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10‏ : ‎ 0892367253
  • ISBN-13‏ : ‎ 978-0892367252
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 3.95 pounds
  • Dimensions‏ : ‎ 8.63 x 1.1 x 11 inches

Seeking Freedom in the Sahel (1805-1836) | Madina Thiam

Boston University African Studies Center– Dec 8, 2021

UCLA History Ph.D. Candidate Madina Thiam presented a Walter Rodney Seminar on November 15, 2021.

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Le royaume de Kong (Côte d’ivoire), des origines à la fin du XIXè siècle (French Edition): Georges Niamkey Kodjo

Cet ouvrage retrace l’histoire du prestigieux empire de Kong des origines à la fin du XIXè siècle, débouché naturel des richesses du Sahara et de celles de l’interfleuve Bandama-Comoé. La naissance de cet état, habité au début de notre ère par des peuples ancêtres des Sénoufo, remonte au XIè siècle. Dans cette zone de brassage, où se côtoyaient Arabes, Berbères et populations noires, on pouvait disposer de l’or, du sel gemme, des noix de kola et des chevaux. La destruction par Samori en 1897 de Kong et le massacre de sa population priva la Côte d’Ivoire d’une civilisation vieille de plus de neuf siècles.

  • Publisher‏ : ‎ Editions L’Harmattan; HARMATTAN edition (May 1, 2006)
  • Language‏ : ‎ French
  • Paperback‏ : ‎ 378 pages
  • ISBN-10‏ : ‎ 2296005624
  • ISBN-13‏ : ‎ 978-2296005624
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.1 ounces
  • Dimensions‏ : ‎ 6.3 x 0.86 x 9.45 inches