Daily Archives: December 12, 2022

John Pilger | USA Doesn’t Give a DAMN About Ukraine

Chris Hedges Fan Club

Dec 12, 2022

John Richard Pilger is an Australian journalist, writer, scholar, and documentary filmmaker. He has been mainly based in Britain since 1962. He was also once visiting professor at Cornell University in New York.

Pilger is a strong critic of American, Australian, and British foreign policy, which he considers to be driven by an imperialist and colonialist agenda. Pilger has also criticised his native country’s treatment of Indigenous Australians. He first drew international attention for his reports on the Cambodian genocide.

His career as a documentary film maker began with The Quiet Mutiny (1970), made during one of his visits to Vietnam, and has continued with over 50 documentaries since. Other works in this form include Year Zero (1979), about the aftermath of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia, and Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy (1993). His many documentary films on indigenous Australians include The Secret Country (1985) and Utopia (2013). In the British print media, Pilger worked at the Daily Mirror from 1963 to 1986, and wrote a regular column for the New Statesman magazine from 1991 to 2014.

Pilger won Britain’s Journalist of the Year Award in 1967 and 1979. His documentaries have gained awards in Britain and worldwide, including multiple BAFTA honours. The practices of the mainstream media are a regular subject in Pilger’s writing.

Orignal Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9pEo…

Hon. M. Margaret McKeown: The Environmental Legacy of Justice William O. Douglas

Commonwealth Club of California

Dec 12, 2022

An undeniable giant in the legal world, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas’s enduring legacy was his advocacy for the environment.

He emerged as a true citizen justice through his speeches and articles warning against environmental dangers like logging, highway construction, and pollution. Justice Douglas’ actions were admired by conservation groups but often raised ethical dilemmas among his colleagues at the Supreme Court.

Judge M. Margaret McKeown offers an insightful look at the lasting contributions that Justice Douglas made to both the physical environment and environmental law and how his work lives on today.

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

December 12, 2022


Hon. M. Margaret McKeown Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Author, Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas – Public Advocate and Conservation Champion

In Conversation with David M. Kennedy Professor Emeritus of American History, Stanford University; Former Director, Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West

COP15: Ivory Coast hosts UN conference to tackle desertification • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE 24 English

May 10, 2022

UN talks to tackle desertification and land degradation that have devastated large swathes of Africa began in Ivory Coast Monday, as climate change wreaks havoc on the continent. FRANCE 24’s Valerie Dekimpe tells us more.

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Snowstorms and blizzards across Europe – BBC News

BBC News

Dec 12, 2022

Freezing temperatures have lead to travel disruption to parts of Europe.

Dozens of flights have been cancelled in the UK due to snow and ice – with travel warnings in place in parts of the country.

Some countries such as Poland are also dealing with snowstorms and blizzards.

UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell’s Speech at the Opening of #COP27

UN Climate Change

Nov 6, 2022

UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell’s opening speech at the UN Climate Change Conference.

At COP 27, countries come together to take action towards achieving the world’s collective climate goals as agreed under the Paris Agreement and the Convention. Building on the outcomes and momentum of COP 26 in Glasgow last year, nations are expected to demonstrate at COP 27 that they are in a new era of implementation by turning their commitments under The Paris Agreement into action. The conference will take place from 6-18 November 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Heads of State and Government will attend the Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit on 7 and 8 November. A high-level segment primarily attended by Ministers will take place from 15-18 November.

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The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) is the United Nations entity tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change. UNFCCC stands for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has near universal membership (197 Parties) and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The main aim of the Paris Agreement is to keep the global average temperature rise this century as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The UNFCCC is also the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The ultimate objective of all three agreements under the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.

COP15: UN talks to tackle degraded land ’emergency’ begin • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE 24 English

May 10, 2022

UN talks to tackle desertification and land degradation that have devastated large swathes of Africa began in Ivory Coast Monday, as climate change wreaks havoc on the continent. FRANCE 24’s Samuel Bernard reports from Abidjan.

UN secretary-general’s full COP15 speech | “Humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction”

CTV News

Dec 7, 2022

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a stark warning about ongoing widespread loss of animal and plant species.

Coast-to-Coast Storm Could Bring Significant Snow To Northeast Late This Week

FOX Weather Dec 12, 2022

There are signals that as the coast-to-coast storm approaches the Eastern Seaboard, it will develop a notable area of low pressure of the New England coast. This low would have the potential to bring significant snow, rain and freezing rain to the Northeast. The strength and exact placement of the low will be paramount in determining where the wintry precipitation will set up and how heavy it will be.

Coast-to-Coast Storm To Bring Blizzard Conditions To Plains

FOX Weather Dec 12, 2022

Once the winter storm leaves the Rockies, it will become a powerful storm in the Plains. In addition to being a strong storm, this will be a long-duration event as the low pressure moves east ever so slowly.

Coast-to-coast winter storm threatens U.S.

CBS Evening News Dec 12, 2022

Parts of Northern California were buried under six feet of snow over the weekend, closing major roads and causing power outages. The Midwest is bracing for a blizzard as the storm moves east. Carter Evans has the latest.