Category: Daily

Kochland: How David Koch Helped Build an Empire to Shape U.S. Politics & Thwart Climate Action

Billionaire conservative donor David Koch died Friday at the age of 79 from prostate cancer. David Koch — who was worth some $42 billion — and his brother Charles poured massive amounts of money into funding climate change denial through...

/ August 27, 2019

“The Situation Was Very Bad”: Feminist Activist Kavita Krishnan on What She Saw in Kashmir

In Kashmir, residents have entered their fourth week of a severe lockdown after India revoked the special status of the Indian-controlled part of the Muslim-majority territory. On August 5, India imposed a curfew and cut off all communications to the...

/ August 26, 2019

Stocks Plunge In Response to Trump-China Tariff War | NowThis

STOCKS PLUNGE: Wall Street opened lower Friday morning, as China retaliated with tariffs against approximately $75 billion worth of U.S. goods. President Trump tweeted in response, ‘American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China.’...

/ August 24, 2019

Why Experts Are Predicting a Trump Recession | NowThis

Here’s what you need to know about the U.S. economy and if we’re headed for a recession. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to...

/ August 24, 2019

Impossible Whopper Taste Test With a Former Factory Farmer | NowThis

‘In a blind taste test … it’s pretty close.’ — Watch this former factory farmer try an Impossible Burger for the first time. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of...

/ August 23, 2019

Pelosi and 2020 Democratic Candidates Speak at DNC Event | NowThis

CANDIDATES SPEAK AT THE DNC: Over a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls are in San Francisco for the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting. Yesterday the DNC decided against having a debate focused on climate change, drawing angry reactions from climate activists...

/ August 23, 2019

How the Iowa State Fair Became a Political Mainstay | NowThis

‘It’s America … bumps and bruises … the good and the bad.’ — Here’s how the Iowa State Fair became one of the most politically influential events in the nation. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our...

/ August 23, 2019

The Amazon Is Burning: How You Can Help | NowThis

The Amazon’s record-breaking forest fires are endangering the region’s Indigenous communities and millions of plant and animal species — here’s how you can take action. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the...

/ August 23, 2019

You Can Be ‘Disabled and Cute,’ Says Keah Brown | NowThis

‘I can be both disabled and cute. It’s not an either-or situation.’ — Keah Brown wrote 'The Pretty One' to show she's more than just her disability. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to...

/ August 23, 2019

How Jair Bolsonaro Emboldened Brazilian Agribusiness to Torch the Amazon & Attack Indigenous People

The United Nations is calling for the protection of the Amazon amid fears that thousands of fires raging across Brazil and some parts of Bolivia are rapidly destroying the world’s largest rainforest and paving the way for a climate catastrophe....

/ August 23, 2019

Sen. Merkley on the Dangers of a New Nuclear Arms Race & Why He Backs the Green New Deal

Fallout from the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the landmark 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is mounting. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to prepare for what he called a “symmetrical response” after the U.S. tested...

/ August 23, 2019

Trump Continues to Use Anti-Semitic ‘Dual Loyalty’ Trope | NowThis

Trump once again called Jewish Americans ‘disloyal’ if they vote for Democrats, even after reporters pointed out that he’s using a dated, anti-Semitic trope. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest...

/ August 23, 2019

Massive Amazon Wildfires Can Be Seen From Space | NowThis

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest are so massive, they can be seen from space. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis...

/ August 22, 2019

Bernie Sanders Attends Climate Crisis Town Hall | NowThis

BERNIE CLIMATE TOWN HALL: Sen. Bernie Sanders is attending a town hall forum on climate change in Chico, California. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate released a $16.3 trillion Green New Deal plan today that the campaign says would fight climate...

/ August 22, 2019

Hong Kong Protests for Freedom

The protests in Hong Kong reveal both the people’s deep hunger for liberty and the tendency of the Chinese government to brutally stamp out dissent. The 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre saw 10,000 protestors killed. Without the support of the international...

/ August 22, 2019

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Cast Says Goodbye to Mass Incarceration | Opinions | NowThis

As ‘Orange Is the New Black’ concludes its final season, the show’s cast and original author say it’s also time for mass incarceration in America to come to an end. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our...

/ August 22, 2019

March for Our Lives Lays Out Bold Plan for Gun Reform | Opinions | NowThis

‘We cannot wait for Mitch McConnell to decide when the time is right to save lives.’ — March for Our Lives has a bold new plan to reduce gun violence, with or without lawmakers. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign...

/ August 22, 2019

Strangers Give Thousands in Tuition Money to Student via Venmo | NowThis

This student was able to go back to school after thousands of strangers sent her tuition money on Venmo. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered...

/ August 22, 2019

2020 Candidates Address Historical Trauma, Missing Indigenous Women & More at Native American Forum

Following this week’s historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, we speak with Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today and moderator of the Native American voter forum; Christine Nobiss, director of Seeding Sovereignty’s SHIFT project;...

/ August 22, 2019

Trump Cancels Denmark Trip After Learning He Can’t Buy Greenland | NowThis

‘Of course, Greenland is not for sale.’ — Trump canceled his trip to Denmark after learning that he cannot buy Greenland, and residents are mocking him. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get...

/ August 22, 2019