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The ruling "vindicates years and years, decades of independent scientific work" studying Roundup, says journalist @careygillam. Gillam authored the book "Whitewash," on Monsanto's longstanding efforts to silence oppositional voices & scientific research about glyphosate. #DNlive
The court found that not only does Roundup cause cancer, but Monsanto acted with malice, says Brent Wisner. "This started 20 years ago. Monsanto has known that their product can cause cancer, and has gone out of its way to ignore it, and/or fight any science that suggests a link"
"His cancer, while he was spraying, had transformed from a relatively controllable type… to one that's essentially a death sentence. And the fact that Monsanto never called him back, the fact that they never warned him, deprived him of the ability to make an informed choice."
On-air now: We're speaking with attorney Brent Wisner of @baumhedlund, who represented school groundskeeper Dewayne Lee Johnson against Monsanto. Johnson developed cancer after using the Roundup weed killer, which contains glyphosate. Doctors say he is unlikely to live past 2020.
Then—@shireen818 discusses the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led airstrike on Thursday that killed dozens of Yemeni schoolchildren, and reporter @mokhbersahafi explains @AP's new investigation into secret U.S. deals with al-Qaeda in Yemen. Live 8-9AM ET: democracynow.org
TODAY: After a historic verdict ordering Monsanto to pay $289M to a school groundskeeper who developed cancer after using Roundup weed killer, we speak with his attorney Brent Wisner & journalist @careygillam. Stream 8-9AM ET: democracynow.org
Maduro Welcomes FBI to Come to Venezuela To Help Probe Assassination Plot ow.ly/zxp530lnR9q
White House Looks to Stop Former Staffer from Releasing Audio Recorded in West Wing ow.ly/qfcW30lnR9o
Korean Leaders to Meet Next Month in Pyongyang ow.ly/Zc3x30lnR9n
Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million After Groundskeeper Got Cancer from Roundup Exposure #MonsantoTrial ow.ly/Dm7l30lnR9m
Seattle Airport Worker Dies After Crashing Stolen Plane #seatac ow.ly/KT8r30lnR9k
U.N.: China Is Detaining Over 1 Million Uighurs in Massive Internment Camp ow.ly/83IE30lnR9h
Meet Colorado resident Sallie Holmes, who interrupted a speech by Trump's Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday and asked him to acknowledge the role of human-made climate change on this year's deadly wildfires. ow.ly/nVIW30lo2l3
Egyptian-Born Marxist Economist Samir Amin, 86, Dies #SamirAmin ow.ly/uGSJ30lnR9f
Baltimore Police Officer Resigns After Videotaped Repeatedly Punching Man ow.ly/pNrv30lnR9e
Israeli Forces Shoot Dead Gazan Medic Armed with “Bandages & Surgical Masks” ow.ly/1Grc30lnR9c
Since Scott Pruitt resigned last month from the EPA, Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke is now the "most investigated" cabinet member of Trump's administration. More with reporter Ben Lefebvre of @politico: ow.ly/LLKc30lnYaQ
On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles #UnitetheRight2 ow.ly/E3Wj30lnR95
Trump to Sign $716 Billion Military Spending Bill With Over $21 Billion For Nuclear Weapons ow.ly/zVBC30lnR93
Interior Sec. Zinke Blames “Radical Environmentalists,” Not Climate Change, as 100+ Wildfires Rage ow.ly/jNln30lnOJf
Afghanistan: Over 200 Killed After Taliban Attacks Critical City of Ghazni ow.ly/Jy8Y30lnR92
Former Iranian Ambassador: Trump’s Re-imposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare ow.ly/2Ihk30lnOJa
Former @Interior official @jclement4maine says people in the U.S. want the government to address climate change directly, not scapegoat environmentalists: "Most Americans get it, that climate change is no longer something we can just wish away with this administration."
Reporter @bjlefebvre of @politico notes Ryan Zinke has been the subject of investigations "almost from the start" at the Interior Department, with 14 investigations into misconduct. It "almost averages out one to two per month"
Sallie Holmes interrupted Zinke's speech with a question about climate change worsening wildfires across the Western U.S., and asked why @Interior has cut its fire budget: "The majority of Americans care about our public lands… We really only want a seat at the table." #DNlive
 
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