Ahmadinejad speech

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Ahmadinejad tells American leaders “You are not Christian – There is no quality of Jesus Christ in you” “Israelis are not Jews”

On Australian TV, Julian Assange’s father calls for son’s freedom

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On the nationally-televised “60 minutes” program last night, John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father, issued a powerful call for his son’s freedom. The program was aired on Channel Nine some two weeks after Assange was illegally expelled from Ecuador’s London embassy, where he was granted asylum in 2012, and arrested by British police.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/29/assa-a29.html

”So today, as first minister of Scotland, I am declaring that there is a climate emergency.”

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared a “climate emergency” in her speech to the SNP conference.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-48077802

Walt Whitman’s Guide to a Thriving Democracy

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‘Walt Whitman, who was born 200 years ago this year, is almost certainly the greatest American poet. In many ways, he is also the most enigmatic. Before 1855, the year that Whitman published Leaves of Grass, he had achieved no distinction whatsoever. He had no formal education—no Oxford, no Cambridge, no Harvard or Yale. His life up to his 35th year had been anything but a success.’

https://portside.org/2019-04-28/walt-whitmans-guide-thriving-democracy

Democracy Now: Noam Chomsky, April 12, 2019

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Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky

A must watch video on the state of the world! on the threats to democracy, rise of the , , nuclear threat et al & how to counter these challenges.

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/12/noam_chomsky_we_must_confront_the

Corbyn launches bid to declare a national climate emergency

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Labour will this week force a vote in parliament to declare a national environmental and climate change emergency as confidential documents show the government has spent only a fraction of a £100m fund allocated in 2015 to support clean air projects.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party will demand on Wednesday that the country wakes up to the threat and acts with urgency to avoid more than 1.5°C of warming, which will require global emissions to fall by about 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching “net zero” before 2050.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/27/corbyn-declares-national-climate-emergency

 

The Green New Deal doesn’t just help climate. It’s also a public health new deal

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Abdul El-Sayed

The Green New Deal is also a Public Health New Deal—and should be supported for that—physician and progressive activist Abdul El-Sayed argues in a op-ed published Friday in The Guardian.

As a doctor, I realize the forces that cause climate change are the same forces that poisoned the lungs of babies in Detroit.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/26/the-green-new-deal-public-health-new-deal