Friday, February 21, 2020

VIDEO: As GOP Candidates Question Climate Change, Texas and Oklahoma Hit by Devastating Floods...

With severe storms leave extensive damage and at least 23 people dead in Texas and Oklahoma, Republicans presidential candidates continue to question climate change. Are these politicians crazy or just denying the truth?

State of Disaster

With natural disaster after natural disaster, Texans continues to elect officials who deny climate change. How many natural disasters will it take for the state to realize the disaster of it's elected officials?

Journalist Launches Online Archive to Document Diversity of Rural India

While Sainath is known for his forceful critiques of people in power and the inequality built into contemporary economics and politics, he aims to show the dignity of ordinary people in the face of injustice in "People’s Archive of Rural India."

Restrictions on Syrian Refugees Driven by Fear, Xenophobia

Interview with Congressmember Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim member of Congress. “We’ve had 750,000 refugees come into this country since the year 2001. None of them – not one – has been engaged in terrorism,” Ellison says.

In Victory for Gov't Whistleblowers, Supreme Court Sides With Fired TSA Air Marshal Who...

Former transportation Security Administration Federal Air Marshal Robert MacLean has become the face for government whistleblowers. And the Supreme Court decided to uphold MacLean's and other federal employees' right to become whistleblowers.

The New Arab Cold War: US Policy Sows Conflict, Unrest Across the Middle East...

Is American policy sowing conflict across North Africa and the Middle East? Democracy Now discusses the role of the U.S. in these ongoing conflicts with Vijay Prashad, professor of international studies at Trinity College.

VIDEO: The Middle East Policy of President Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders said that a "war with Iran should be avoided at all costs." And he opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq and advised the U.S. to get out of Afghanistan in 2011. So where are going with all this? Here is a look at the Middle East policy of "President Bernie Sanders."

VIDEO: In Victory for Corporations, Court Rejects Rule on Labeling Goods Containing 'Conflict Minerals'

One of the deadliest documented conflict in African history is the fight over precious minerals. While many activist groups want mandatory labeling of "conflict minerals," a federal appeals court ruled against it this week.

The Fog of Intelligence

It seems the national security state and the military have created an un-intelligence system. Tom Engelhardt discusses how the U.S. has been eternally “caught off guard” in the Greater Middle East.

When They Scream ‘Clinton Scandal,’ Wait for the Facts

There is a new frenzy of ignorance and indignation against the the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. But they'll remain innocent until someone produces credible evidence of wrongdoing—which in this case has yet to be done.