5 Myths About The Green New Deal (Videos)

Credit to Author: Years of Living Dangerously| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:57:34 +0000

It’s still early days for the Green New Deal, a ten-year policy that aims to solve climate change at the pace and scale the crisis demands. Earlier this year, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced a non-binding resolution to Congress. The goal of the resolution is to lay out the scope of the plan’s ambitions, but the nitty-gritty of the policy details are still to come.  

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Chinese state media pump up the jam to slam Hong Kong protests

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:31:04 +0000

BEIJING — “Get those foreign agents outta town”, roars a music video by a patriotic Chinese rap group, one of a slew of creative efforts by Beijing attacking Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement as violent and spurred on by overseas governments. The rap video, overlaid with clips of protesters clashing with police and breaking into Hong […]

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China condemns US lawmakers’ support for Hong Kong protests

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:39:59 +0000

A pro-democracy protester holds eggs as he plan to throw them to the police station during a protest march in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong as Mainland Chinese police are holding drills in nearby Shenzhen, prompting speculation they could be sent in to suppress the protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

BEIJING — A spokesman for China’s ceremonial legislature has condemned statements from U.S. lawmakers supportive of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. You Wenze called the comments “a gross violation of the spirit of the rule of law, a blatant double standard and a gross interference in China’s internal affairs.” He says Hong Kong’s 7.5 million people […]

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Poe: Law shouldn’t be used to curtail freedoms

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:23:52 +0000

Poe: Law shouldn’t be used to curtail freedoms

MANILA, Philippines — A law should not be used to weaken the mechanisms of democracy. This was what Senator Grace Poe said Tuesday amid a proposal to put back a law criminalizing subversion. “Ang alam ko, hindi ito kinatigan ng korte, kaya nga hindi natuloy,” Poe told reporters at the Senate when asked about her […]

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Hong Kong airport shuts down amid pro-democracy protest

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:39:32 +0000

Hong Kong airport shuts down amid pro-democracy protest

One of the world’s busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal Monday afternoon.

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Hong Kong police demonstrate water cannon as protests linger

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 07:38:36 +0000

Hong Kong police demonstrate water cannon as protests linger

Hong Kong police are showing off water cannons as pro-democracy street protests in the Chinese region stretch into their 10th week.

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‘They’re being used’: Hong Kong protests divide neighborhood

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 05:07:35 +0000

'They're being used': Hong Kong protests divide neighborhood

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters boast of a broad support base but their movement has divided some neighborhoods.

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‘We’re still here’: Hong Kong protesters return to streets

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 08:43:25 +0000

Protesters and residents take part in the anti-extradition bill protest march at Shum Shui Po in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Separate protests were being held in two parts of Hong Kong on Sunday in a continuing series of demonstrations that have generally started peacefully but often ended in violent clashes with police. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

HONG KONG — Thousands of pro-democracy protesters hit the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday for the 10th weekend in a row, once again defying police after a night of “hit-and-run” rallies across the city. Activists calling for greater democratic freedoms in the city have shown no sign of standing down, despite Hong Kong’s leader […]

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