Links to today’s show transcripts:
Advocates: Trump Pulling Out of Paris Climate Accord Would Be “Suicide Note to the World”
Donald Trump says he will make his announcement today on whether to pull the United States out of the landmark Paris climate accord, a decision environmentalists warn would be a crime against the future of the planet and humanity. Will he or won’t he? As the game show-like deliberations continue, Amy Goodman speaks with Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, author of “Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal,” and with South African environmental activist and former Greenpeace head Kumi Naidoo.
Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous Enters MD Governor’s Race Campaigning for Economic & Social Justice
Ben Jealous, the youngest person to ever head the NAACP, has entered the race for governor of Maryland. He announced his bid Wednesday outside of his cousin’s West Baltimore flower shop, which was opened after the 2015 unrest that followed the death of Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody. A prominent Bernie Sanders surrogate in the 2016 presidential race, Jealous describes, in an extended interview, his plans to run as an activist, pursuing a broad agenda of civil rights, social and economic justice.