Las Vegas approves cannabis lounges to operate within the city
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The City of Las Vegas is one step closer to getting cannabis consumption lounges within the city limits. Joe Moeller reports.
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"The American Dream & Other Fairy Tales"
Disney Heiress Tackles Inequality and Family Legacy
>37,140 views Sep 21, 2022 | Democracy Now!
Half of full-time workers in the United States cannot make ends meet. Thousands of them work for the Walt Disney Company. One of them reached out to the dissident heiress Abigail Disney, whose grandfather Roy Disney built what is often called the "happiest place on Earth." Now she's made a documentary about how the family business exploits its workers: "The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales." The film follows workers who have difficulty making ends meet despite the lofty claims of the Disney conglomerate. "This is a phenomenon that's happening across this country in corporations and even around the world," says Disney, who co-directed the film with Kathleen Hughes. Employees who agreed to be filmed "had a hope that if they could change Disney from within, Disney could lead the way for other corporations," notes Hughes.
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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Newsweek, September 21, 2022
Question: Russia’s military operation in Ukraine continues, and many fear the conflict could go on indefinitely. Has Russia made progress toward its stated goals of “denazification” and “demilitarization” of Ukraine, and are the two sides anywhere closer toward a negotiated settlement than they were on February 24?
Sergey Lavrov: With its actions to nurture a Russophobic neo-Nazi regime in Ukraine, deploy military equipment and turn its territory into a springboard for containing Russia, the West left us no choice but to conduct a special military operation. Its goals are well-known: protection of the population of Donbass, elimination of threats to Russia’s security, demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. All of them remain relevant and will be achieved, no matter how long it would take.
To date, the entire LPR, a significant part of the DPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions have been liberated. Peaceful life is taking shape in these territories. Despite the shelling and sabotage, repair and restoration works are underway at civilian infrastructure facilities and in the residential sector. New houses, schools, hospitals, cultural institutions are being built.
I would like to emphasize that the collective West, led by the United States, is openly seeking to defeat Russia “on the battlefield.” The United States and its allies are ready to sacrifice Ukraine for the sake of their geopolitical goals. To achieve them, they pump the country with weapons, and this leads to an escalated and prolonged conflict. It puts off the prospects of its settlement.
Washington is not interested in establishing peace and tranquillity in Ukraine. That became clear already in March, when Moscow and Kiev came close to reaching mutual agreements. Such turn of events obviously frightened the Americans and the British, so they actually forbade Ukraine to conduct further dialogue with Russia. Since then, the Ukrainian authorities have been shying away from negotiation process.
Question: Syria has become the first country other than Russia to recognize the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics as independent states. Does Russia view these entities as nations with fixed borders, or would Russia support efforts to expand their sovereignty to include other territories in which Russian forces currently operate in Ukraine? Alternatively, would Russia support separate independence measures in these territories or even referendums to join the Russian Federation as was the case for Crimea in 2014?
Sergey Lavrov: The first state to recognize the independence of the DPR and of the LPR was not Russia, but South Ossetia. And after Russia, Abkhazia, Syria and North Korea also did this.
Russia recognized the independence of the Donbass republics within the borders specified in their constitutions. In fact, that means the administrative borders of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of the former Ukrainian SSR.
As for other Ukrainian territories liberated from the yoke of the neo-Nazi Kiev regime you mentioned, we proceed from the premise that their inhabitants have the right to independently determine their own destiny. We see the desire of people to be together with Russia and therefore we shall treat their choice with respect. The corresponding intentions have been voiced recently by the leaders of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. All of them are entitled to use the right to self-determination in accordance with the UN Charter.
Question: President Joe Biden confirmed early-on in the conflict that there had been a “complete rupture” in U.S.-Russia relations. On what levels are the countries still communicating? Are conversations being conducted about nuclear arms verification, deconfliction in regions like the Black Sea and Syria or the fates of U.S. citizens detained either in criminal court or the battlefield?
Sergey Lavrov: The Russian-American interstate dialogue has been practically frozen owing the United States. It is objectively not possible to maintain normal communication with Washington declaring the strategic defeat of Russia as an objective.