The Young Turks

Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary)
Watch The Young Turks Live on YouTube every weekday at 6e/3p at tytnetwork.com/live

emergentfutures:

Michael Bloomberg wants to give away his $35b fortune
Mr Bloomberg, 72, has vowed to give away his $US32.8 billion ($35.3 billion) fortune before he dies. In doing so, he hopes to sharply reduce high smoking rates in Turkey, Indonesia and other countries; bring down obesity levels in Mexico; reduce traffic in Rio de Janeiro (and Istanbul); improve road safety in India and Kenya; prevent deaths at childbirth to mothers in Tanzania; and organise cities worldwide to become more environmentally friendly and efficient in delivering services.Full Story: The Age

emergentfutures:

Michael Bloomberg wants to give away his $35b fortune

Mr Bloomberg, 72, has vowed to give away his $US32.8 billion ($35.3 billion) fortune before he dies. In doing so, he hopes to sharply reduce high smoking rates in Turkey, Indonesia and other countries; bring down obesity levels in Mexico; reduce traffic in Rio de Janeiro (and Istanbul); improve road safety in India and Kenya; prevent deaths at childbirth to mothers in Tanzania; and organise cities worldwide to become more environmentally friendly and efficient in delivering services.

Full Story: The Age



US Senator Elizabeth Warren defended Israel bombing Palestinian schools and hospitals if it’s in self-dense. The Young Turks talked about why that view is too simplistic


snugglexpuff:

Video Captures EXACTLY How Cops Treat Black People

A cell phone video shows a January incident in St. Paul, Minnesota. Police officers rough up a black man who was apparently just sitting in a skyway before being approached. He had been waiting to pick up his kids.

John Iadarola: “That’s hard to watch.” 

Michael Shure: “It’s important to watch, though, because for any type of change to happen, you have to watch all of this. You have to see the dogs in 1963 in Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham and be appalled by it. You have to see John Lewis getting struck over the head on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama and be appalled by it to see that there needs to be change someplace. You have to watch these videos and see that it is a reality.”





 

Can Bill Nye control meteors? The Science Guy flew out of our office yesterday after discussing the need to fund space research. He says asteroids and meteors are the only types of natural disasters that humans can prevent. The last time we had Bill Nye on the show, a meteor hit Russia the same night, which makes us wonder: is Bill Nye actually controlling space???

Throwback to that time Bill Nye had the greatest exit from a TYT interview. 


Spanish retailer Zara was recently called out for selling a children’s shirt that looks way too much like concentration camp uniforms worn by prisoners during the Holocaust. The company has now pulled the shirts, but this isn’t the first time Zara has stepped out of line. In 2007, the company was criticized for selling a handbag design that featured swastikas.


comicsalliance:

DONALD GLOVER IS SPIDER-MAN AT LAST (IN DISNEY XD’S ANIMATED SPIDER-MAN SERIES)
By Andrew Wheeler
“My name is Miles Morales, and I’m Spider-Man.” With those words, Donald Glover takes his place among the ranks of official on-screen Spider-Men.
It’s been known for a while now that Miles Morales, the Ultimate Universe version of Spider-Man, would make his screen debut in an upcoming episode of the Disney XD series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, but only now do we know that the part will be voiced by actor and Spidey fan Donald Glover. It’s a brilliant casting decision that we choose to interpret as the first step towards more Miles in other media, rather than an end in its own right.
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comicsalliance:

DONALD GLOVER IS SPIDER-MAN AT LAST (IN DISNEY XD’S ANIMATED SPIDER-MAN SERIES)

By Andrew Wheeler

“My name is Miles Morales, and I’m Spider-Man.” With those words, Donald Glover takes his place among the ranks of official on-screen Spider-Men.

It’s been known for a while now that Miles Morales, the Ultimate Universe version of Spider-Man, would make his screen debut in an upcoming episode of the Disney XD series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, but only now do we know that the part will be voiced by actor and Spidey fan Donald Glover. It’s a brilliant casting decision that we choose to interpret as the first step towards more Miles in other media, rather than an end in its own right.

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