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Russell Brand: Systemic Change Needed in U.S.

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‘Upon returning from a trip to the U.S., the “Trews” host shares his thoughts on  how Americans’ refusal to deal with its violent foundation, including slavery, is partially responsible for the rise of Donald Trump. Brand posits that the only way the nation will move forward from its current crises is by empowering its people through systemic changes that redistribute power in a more democratic way than currently exists.’

 

Wildfires Rage Through Portugal and Spain, Kill at Least 39

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Wildfires have killed at least 39 people in Spain and Portugal since Sunday.

Hundreds of fires in both countries are being fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia in the north, currently barreling towards Ireland, and encouraged by extremely dry terrain from a scorching hot summer in the region.

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https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/10/16/1547537/30-killed-as-wildfires-rage-in-portugal-spain

https://www.ecowatch.com/wildfires-portugal-spain-2497583308.html

https://www.ecowatch.com/community/climate_nexus/

https://weather.com/news/news/2017-10-16-spain-portugal-deadly-wildfires

Storm Ophelia: Town engulfed in foam as ex-hurricane sparks freak weather phenomenon

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‘Storm Ophelia has caused certain rare phenomena including a red sun and birds swirling mysteriously in the sky shortly before the category 1 storm hit.

Pictures from Cleveleys, Lancashire, have shown another odd happening – an entire town covered in foam.

Due to high winds and foam whipping off the sea, roads and buildings were covered with foam and made driving conditions difficult.’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/storm-ophelia-latest-news-hurricane-town-foam-weather-water-flooding-cleveleys-lancashire-a8004911.html

https://www.boredpanda.com/hurricane-ophelia-ireland-reactions

US society ‘based on leaks,’ but proof of Russian election meddling never emerged – Lavrov

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‘Almost a year has passed since the US launched a probe into Russia’s alleged election meddling, but not a single piece of factual evidence has been leaked to the media, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, branding the claims part of US political infighting … ‘

https://www.rt.com/news/406976-lavrov-russia-leaks-us/