Category Archives: Environment

Guillaume Long, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ecuador: We Claim the Supremacy of Human Beings Over Capital

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United Nations General Assembly
September 23, 2016

Statement Summary:

GUILLAUME LONG, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador, said the last decade of the citizen revolution in his country had shown that to achieve development it was necessary to do the opposite of the prescription of the neoliberal hegemony.  Ecuador had been able to recover the faith and hope of a country that had been destroyed, and that could be reflected in tangible results for its people, notably in the reduction of extreme poverty and inequality.  The Powers of hegemony had appropriated widely used words and given them meaning to impose a political and moral agenda on the planet.  The word “development” was not just a technical issue, but a political one, especially when it came to the redistribution of wealth.  “Human rights” included economic and social rights, not just political ones, and were violated not just by States but by multinational corporations as well.

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Evo Morales: Eradicate Imperialism and Capitalism (United Nations Speech 9.21.16)

70th Annual General Assembly Debate

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teleSUR English on Sep 22, 2016

Speech at the 71st General Assembly in New York, Sept. 21, 2016

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Chris Hedges: Confronting the Signs of a Society in Decline

World War 3 - III

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with Chris Hedges

Depth Psychology Alliance on Sep 14, 2016

In this depth psychology oriented discussion powered by Pacifica Graduate Institute, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Chris Hedges speaks with Depth Psychologist, Bonnie Bright, Ph.D, about how, as both individuals and civilizations, we encounter cycles of growth, maturation, decadence, and decay, and death.

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Jill Stein + Who Is Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline? + Dept. of Justice Halts Construction + Arrest Warrant Issued For Amy Goodman

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Updated: Sept. 12, 2016

Arrest warrant issued for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein

RT on Sep 8, 2016

When Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein joined in protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, she may have gone too far. Stein is accused of criminal trespass and criminal mischief, along with her vice presidential pick Ajamu Baraka.

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Ian Angus: Facing the Anthropocene: The Earth’s New Geological Era

London Climate March - 29th November 2015

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TheRealNews on Sep 4, 2016

Ian Angus, author of the new book Facing the Anthropocene, explains the significance of a new epoch marked by an unprecedented level of human impact on the Earth.

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Fights North Dakota Oil Pipeline by Brian Ward

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by Brian Ward
socialistworker.org, August 22, 2016
August 27, 2016

SOME 1,000 Native American activists from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and across the country faced off against police and security forces protecting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline project. Dozens of people have been arrested and assaulted by police while attempting to stop the project, and many more continue to risk arrest to protest the pipeline.

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Jill Stein: American People are in Revolt, Rejecting the Two Dominant Parties

Republican, Democrat...same difference

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with Jill Stein

RT America on Aug 23, 2016

Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein joins RT America’s Lindsay France in the FishTank for an in-depth discussion on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, the pay-to-play atmosphere in Washington, and why Americans are fed up with the two major parties. Dr. Stein tells France that the “American people are being thrown under bus by political parties.”

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Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon – The Environmental Trial of the Century, Part 2

Chevron Faces Shareholder, Union and Community Revolt at Annual Meeting

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Aug 21, 2016

In Part II of this three-part series, The Empire Files continues the investigation into the battle between Chevron Texaco and Ecuador. [Watch Part I here: https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/abby-martin-chevron-vs-the-amazon-inside-the-killzone-part-1/]

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Chris Hedges: The Destructive Ideology of Capitalism

Capitalism Kills

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with Chris Hedges

RT Shows on Aug 21, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges enters the capitalist labyrinth with Rob Urie, author of Zen Economics. Urie says the destructive way capitalism has harnessed natural resources and the political system makes it time to reimagine the way we understand and relate to the world around us, while RT correspondent Anya Parampil explores wealth disparities across the United States.

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Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka: CNN Town Hall

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America today news on Aug 17, 2016

CNN hosts Green Party town hall on Wednesday night with the Green Party’s nominee Jill Stein and presumptive running mate Ajamu Baraka.

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Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon – Inside the Killzone, Part 1

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Aug 15, 2016

A U.S. court just handed another victory to the oil giant Chevron Texaco, in its decades-long battle to avoid paying damages it owes in one of the worst environmental disasters in history.

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Chris Hedges and Jill Stein: Clinton Will Only Fan the Flames of Right-Wing Extremism

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Updated: July 31, 2016

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 30, 2016

Now that the two major political parties have officially selected their nominees for president, Chris Hedges sits down with Green Party candidate for president, Dr. Jill Stein, to discuss an alternative way forward. Bernie Sanders might be out of the race, but Stein says the Green Party is leading the revolutionary charge. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at third parties that have renewed the political vibrancy of American society.

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Abby Martin Interviews Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa

INFORME A LA NACIÓN 2016

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jul 29, 2016

Abby Martin sits down with the President of Ecuador to talk about different issues impacting the country and region. One of the more important questions Abby has for the president is finding out how he feels about devastating damage that oil giant Chevron caused in the Amazon rainforest. The president also talks about how tax havens are affecting developing economies and, how giving me the environment legal rights is important.

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Abby Martin: Bringing Corporations to Justice

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jul 24, 2016

For the first time ever, progress is being made at the United Nations for a binding legal instrument that would hold corporations accountable for human rights violations. Transnational corporations–many with larger economies than the countries they operate in–have enjoyed immunity from charges for destroying the environment and taking human lives. But Ecuador is leading a fight in the UN to create an international treaty and standards that can change this equation.

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Dear Pres. Obama: Domestic Catastrophic Risk Demands Action by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
July 22, 2016

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
July 22, 2016

Dear President Obama:

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