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Pete Buttigieg – Reference Page

Pete Buttigieg – Reference Page

Politics Military veteran Peter Buttigieg is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana and has announced that he is running for President in 2020. He is known for being a rare Democrat elected with over 80% voter support in conservative Republican state. For more political...

Al Jazeera: Why are people protesting in Lebanon? (2 Jan 2020)

Al Jazeera: Why are people protesting in Lebanon? (2 Jan 2020)

People in Lebanon have refused to end their protests even though a new government has been announced. Many say they’re tired of the corruption and a never-ending economic crisis. Prime Minister Hassan Diab put together a new cabinet that he says is made up of...

Public Goods: Premium Products. Low Prices. Delivered.

Public Goods: Premium Products. Low Prices. Delivered.

I first learned about Public Goods back in 2017 during their IndieGogo launch. I was really impressed with the company's goal to offer high-quality premium products using minimalist packaging at low prices delivered directly to their customers. Other people were also...

Resources for Life News 202001

Resources for Life News 202001

ResourcesForLife.com – News 202001 | 31 Jan 2020 | Friday Dear Friend, I hope you’re doing well. Thanks for taking time to read this month’s newsletter. Personal Update My Personal Update for January is now available. If we’re not already connected on Facebook, I...

BBC News – Antarctica is Melting (28 Jan 2020)

BBC News – Antarctica is Melting (28 Jan 2020)

Antarctica melting: Journey to the 'doomsday glacier' (BBC News, 28 Jan 2020) Glaciologists have described Thwaites Glacier as the "most important" glacier in the world, the "riskiest" glacier, even the "doomsday" glacier. A team of 40 or so scientists are part of the...

The Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum 2020

The Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum 2020

8 Democratic presidential hopefuls took questions from VICE News on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here's what happened. (VICE News, YouTube, 23 Jan 2020] Event Date: 20 Jan 2020. Posted: 24 Jan 2020. This entire event video is about 4 hours with roughly 30 minutes going...

Michael Bloomberg on The View (15 Jan 2020)

Michael Bloomberg on The View (15 Jan 2020)

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg appeared on the view to discuss his campaign. Here are some excerpts from his appearance on the show. The View, YouTube, 15 Jan 2020. PART 1 https://youtu.be/3M1VkxQJ33s PART 2 https://youtu.be/5_hN28mSeCY PART 3...

Documentary: Mosul after ISIS (Deutsche Welle, 14 Jan 2020)

Documentary: Mosul after ISIS (Deutsche Welle, 14 Jan 2020)

After nine months of devastating battle, Mosul was finally liberated from ISIS in July 2017. The city is the second largest in Iraq, and it was here that the Caliphate was proclaimed in 2014. A look at the situation in Mosul today. The rule of so-called Islamic State...

Watch These Movies for Free Courtesy of Google and YouTube

Watch These Movies for Free Courtesy of Google and YouTube

Amazon, Apple, and Google are competing with Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and your cable company to offer new and older movies. Most of these providers require a monthly subscription fee for viewing content. However, Google is providing access to many classic movies to watch...

Steve Bannon’s Master Plan for Europe (VICE News, 13 Jan 2020)

Steve Bannon’s Master Plan for Europe (VICE News, 13 Jan 2020)

When President Trump’s former strategist, Steve Bannon, was ousted from his White House post, he didn't disappear. He went to Europe and is heading up new projects to support right-wing populist parties that are currently surging across the continent. We sent Michael...

German shipping companies and the arms trade (10 Jan 2020)

German shipping companies and the arms trade (10 Jan 2020)

Summary Germany’s secret service, the BND, is heavily involved in the delivery of weapons to crisis areas of the world. As this documentary shows, it has - among other things - played along with arms deals made by German shipping companies. Top secret operations are...

What is economic value, and who creates it?

What is economic value, and who creates it?

Where does wealth come from, who creates it and what destroys it? In this deep dive into global economics, Mariana Mazzucato explains how we lost sight of what value means and why we need to rethink our current financial systems -- so capitalism can be steered toward...

Sadia Badiei: Vegan breakfast for the weekend

Sadia Badiei: Vegan breakfast for the weekend

Sadia Badiei is known by her YouTube channel Pick Up Limes. In this video, Sadia offers some great vegan breakfast suggestions. Learn more on the PickUpLimes.com website. Date: 9 Jan 2020. Also, check out the cookbook by Sadia Badiei. https://youtu.be/IDLEQuejwU8...

Documentary: Lebanon and Hezbollah (9 Jan 2020)

Documentary: Lebanon and Hezbollah (9 Jan 2020)

Summary In Lebanon, Hezbollah now controls broad areas of political and social life. It has become a state within a state. How can the "Party of God" be confronted? In Lebanon, no important political decisions are taken any more without Hezbollah, the Shiite "party of...

Colombia: From Cocaine to Cacao (9 Jan 2020)

Colombia: From Cocaine to Cacao (9 Jan 2020)

In Colombia, the cultivation of coca, the main ingredient of cocaine, has nearly tripled over the past five years. As part of the 2016 peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country has embarked on a unique...