Friday, November 16, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
As part of our quest to help change the conversation about our World, we hereby present this courtesy of the Real News of what transpired in our World over the past 24 hours:
The resignation of far-right Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman in protest of the Gaza truce could trigger early elections as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu already grapples with the biggest corruption scandal in Israel’s history. We speak to author and Real News correspondent Shir Hever
The latest revelation about Brazil’s slow motion coup, designed to ensure that the center-left remains out of power and the far-right takes control, involves a general who admitted that he threatened the Supreme Court so it would imprison presidential front-runner Lula da Silva. We discuss the development with Brian Mier
The contest for Amazon’s HQ2 prompted hundreds of cities to put in tax break and subsidy bids. Former financial regulator Bill Black says these deals never pay off for the communities involved
There are reports of a new ceasefire in the Gaza Strip after a botched Israeli raid led to its worst bombings of the territory since 2014. We discuss Israel’s latest attacks on civilian infrastructure with Dr. Basem Naim, former Minister of Health in Gaza
Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement talks about why hundreds of activists occupied Nancy Pelosi’s offices demanding a Green New Deal and an end to fossil fuel contributions
Mustafa Santiago Ali talks to Dharna Noor about how global warming, drought, and winds created the conditions for California’s wildfires and what can be done to prevent this from happening in the future
Since October 2017, America experienced three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history. This epidemic coincides with a frightening resurgence of white nationalism. Sometimes the two trends overlap. Watch more Empire Files.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
|Gaza City Earlier This Morning|
|In the oil fields of the Middle East Today|
Beyond Europe, there is of course the Middle East. As we went to press, Israel and Gaza were at war and there was another agreement to implement the 2014 Agreement brokered by Egypt and the United Nations as Qatar stepped in with 15 Million Dollars to pay Hamas Civil Servant Salaries and to get fuel back on track. This is as reporting was out of OPEC about a cut in production due to lower demand for Oil which may force Saudi Arabia and other oil producers to cut back on production--including Iran with US Sanctions. Meanwhile, back in the United States, President Trump has been on Twitter with broadsides against President Macron of France and addressing the on-going election dispute in Florida as a Democrat won the Arizona Senate Race.
Interesting times as a new week begins as we leave you with these "sites" from the Grid over the Veterans Day Week-End:
Monday, November 12, 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
As we went to press with this special edition of @POTUS Watch, we have been assessing the state of the post-midterms as we see concerns from the White House on the appointment of the new Acting Attorney General ((including an editorial in the New York Times)). This is also as The President has begun the interview rounds to replace Jeff Sessions by meeting with Senator Lindsay Graham and Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. This is also as the backlash continues in the aftermath of the treatment of Jim Acosta. Furthermore, we are expecting to see Former First Lady Michelle Obama's Memoirs due next Tuesday which is slated to be extremely tough on President Trump
We leave you all with a "Virtual Snapshot" of some of the latest we picked up on the Social Media Feed we assess on a daily basis and some closing thoughts from Seth Meyers with his latest edition of "A Closer Look":
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Iran Sanctions Are in Effect and the after effects are beginning.
Our Team captured a number of "Visual Sights" as Sanctions went into effect, Iran Leaders continued their belligerent Rhetoric, Iran Air Planes were grounded in Turkey and refused Fuel.
We will be assessing the profound challenges over the ensuing day and weeks:
As our team continued its' post-midterm assessment, we picked this snapshot courtesy of the team at Voice of OC on the state of affairs in Orange County--we will continue the on-going assessment of the effects of the Elections on the next two years of the Trump Presidency in spite of the View from the White House:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
The day after the Mid-Terms has arrived in the United States.
As we hope all enjoy images from throughout the Grid, there have been a number of very interesting updates:
- The Democrats have taken over the US House;
- Democrats have won in at 6 Governor Races--including Wisconsin and Kansas
- The Republicans have expanded their Senate Majority including a key win by Ted Cruz.
- The Republicans have won the key Governor Race in Florida
We look forward to sharing further thoughts as we hope all enjoy some of the "Virtual Scenes" of quite a Mid-Term here in the United States--and as we are going to press now, President Trump is set to have a News Conference to discuss the Mid-Terms: