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TUC Radio: Climate Scientist Kevin Anderson on The Unforgiving Math for Staying Under 2 Degrees , Segment 1

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Two numbers haunted the climate negotiations of COP 21 in Paris in December 2015: 1.5 and 2 degrees Celsius. Finally the vast majority of the world's countries agreed that global warming may not go over 2 degrees and that we really ought to stay under 1.5 degrees to save the island states and low coastal areas that are already flooding at the current 1 degree C warming. Politicians and some scientists claim that we will invent technologies that remove carbon from the atmosphere and therefore no urgent action is required now. Anderson explains BECCS, Biomass energy carbon capture and storage, the so far elusive promise to extract the already emitted CO2 from the air and store it underground. A Dr. Strangelove technology, according to Anderson. Kevin Anderson calls for dramatic fossil fuel reductions within the next 5 years. He is Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester, and Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

TUC Radio: Climate Scientist Kevin Anderson on The Unforgiving Math for Staying Under 2 Degrees , Segment 2

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Two numbers haunted the climate negotiations of COP 21 in Paris in December 2015: 1.5 and 2 degrees Celsius. Finally the vast majority of the world's countries agreed that global warming may not go over 2 degrees and that we really ought to stay under 1.5 degrees to save the island states and low coastal areas that are already flooding at the current 1 degree C warming. Politicians and some scientists claim that we will invent technologies that remove carbon from the atmosphere and therefore no urgent action is required now. Anderson explains BECCS, Biomass energy carbon capture and storage, the so far elusive promise to extract the already emitted CO2 from the air and store it underground. A Dr. Strangelove technology, according to Anderson. Kevin Anderson calls for dramatic fossil fuel reductions within the next 5 years. He is Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester, and Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

Sea Change Radio: John Wilson: Corporate Governance and the LGBT Movement, Segment 1

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Calories and sustainability issues aside, would you eat at Chick-fil-A despite the publicly anti-gay positions of its owners? Would a corporation's discriminatory employment policies deter you from buying shares in it? Millions of Americans have changed their consumer habits based on whether they perceive corporations to be behaving in socially responsible ways. This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise speaks with John Wilson, the Head of Corporate Governance at Cornerstone Capital Group, about the how the fight for LGBT equality has seeped into mainstream corporate America. They discuss the religious roots of the corporate social responsibility movement, talk about how religion and progressive values are squaring off in North Carolina's civil rights battle, and contemplate the impact of the most profitable company in the world being led by a proudly gay man.

CAIR-OK Welcomes Hate Crime Probes of Attack on Gas Station Clerk Called ‘Terrorist’

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Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today welcomed state and federal hate crime investigations of the stabbing of a Savanna, Okla., gas station clerk who was reportedly called a “terrorist” by the alleged attacker.

Larry Johnson allegedly went into the gas station and accused the clerk of being a “terrorist,” then stabbed him twice, puncturing his lungs. Johnson was apprehended as he tried to drive away and was booked on a complaint of attempted first-degree murder.

EPA Finds Atrazine Likely Harming Most Species of Plants, Animals in U.S.

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Center for Biological Diversity

The amount of the herbicide atrazine that’s released into the environment in the United States is likely harming most species of plants and animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, according to a preliminary risk assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency. Atrazine is well known as a hormone disruptor that has been linked to birth defects and cancer in humans and contamination of ground-, surface- and drinking-water supplies.

Michelle Rempel is a feminist. The mainstream media? Not so much.

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A funny thing happened the other week. After the feminist National Post published a feminist article from Michelle Rempel, feminists everywhere rejoiced.

The level of rejoicing varied: from ecstatic feminists who were happy that their right-wing feminism was receiving national attention from a high-profile feminist, to more critical feminists who praised Rempel with caution.

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"A Moral Giant": A Democracy Now! Special on the Life & Legacy of Father Daniel Berrigan

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Watch our full interview with close friends and the niece of the legendary antiwar priest, Father Daniel Berrigan, as we remember his life and legacy. He died on April 30, just short of his 95th birthday. Berrigan was a poet, pacifist, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to what he called "American military imperialism." We speak with Frida Berrigan, a longtime peace activist who writes a regular column for Waging Nonviolence. We are also joined by John Dear, a Catholic priest and longtime peace activist who is Berrigan’s literary executor and the editor of five books of his writings; and Bill Quigley, one of Daniel Berrigan’s attorneys, who is a professor and director of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University.

More: Jeremy Scahill Remembers His Longtime Friend, Father Daniel Berrigan: 'The Man was a Moral Giant'

Democracy Now! 2016-05-03 martes en español

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Democracy Now! 3 de Mayo de 2016
  • Honduras: Cuatro arrestos por asesinato de activista ambiental Berta Cáceres
  • Electorado de Indiana vota en primaria clave
  • Maestros de Detroit cierran 94 de 97 escuelas públicas en protesta por salario
  • Irak: Coche bomba mata a 18 peregrinos chiíes en Bagdad
  • Casa Blanca insta al Congreso a tomar medidas porque Puerto Rico no cumple con pago de deuda
  • Crucero estadounidense llega a Cuba por primera vez en 50 años
  • Estados Unidos suscribe tratado militar con Senegal en el marco de expansión en África
  • Refugiada somalí se prende fuego en Nauru en segundo incidente de ese tipo registrado en una semana
  • Ejército israelí ordena que un periodista palestino sea detenido durante cuatro meses sin que medien cargos en su contra
  • Corte Suprema de Colorado rechaza prohibiciones locales al fracking
  • Greenpeace llama a detener el TTIP tras filtrar documentos secretos del tratado
  • Practicante de abortos demanda a su hospital por prohibirle defender públicamente el derecho al aborto
  • Departamento de Justicia de EE.UU. afirma que Dakota del Sur mantiene innecesariamente a miles de personas en hogares de grupo
  • Activista por los derechos de los animales sentenciado a dos años de prisión por liberar visones de una granja peletera y realizar actos de vandalismo
  • Circo Ringling Brothers lleva a cabo su último espectáculo con elefantes
  • Bob Fitch, fotógrafo del movimiento por los derechos civiles y de los trabajadores agrícolas, falleció a los 76 años

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More Than 1,000 Detained in Shocking Conditions at Counterterrorism Centers in Anbar in Iraq

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Amnesty International

More than 1,000 detainees, including some as young as 15, are being held without charge in horrendous conditions at makeshift holding centers in Anbar governorate, west of Baghdad, said Amnesty International today.

A delegation led by the organization’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, gained access on April 30 to a center run by Anbar’s counterterrorism agency (Mukafahat al-Irhab) in Ameriyat al-Fallujah, where 683 male detainees are held without charge.

Health & Community Impacts: Kamloops Delegation Learns Hard Lessons from Malartic Open Pit Mine

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MiningWatch Canada

While the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation (SSN) is hosting its first days of community hearings on the controversial Ajax open pit mine project near Kamloops, B.C., municipal representatives are touring across the other end of the country, in Ontario and Quebec, learning some hard lessons about the impacts of large open pit mines located next to city limits.

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