Category Archive: Shows

Feb 13

Monday, Feb. 15: Fighting to end the Fossil Fuel Era

We speak with activists who are fighting to protect their homes from new fossil fuel projects. Cherri Foytlin from South Louisiana has been working constantly since the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to protect the people of that region and their livelihoods. She is currently organizing a mass action to peacefully protest an …

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Feb 07

Time to Jail the Bankers and Take Back Control over Money

When the 2008 financial crisis hit, Iceland had a very different response than the United States. Iceland let the big banks fail, nationalized them and prosecuted the bankers, sending 26 of the bank executives to jail for fraud and market manipulation. In the US, no high level bankers were prosecuted and the big banks were …

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Jan 22

ICE Raids, Mass Deportations and the Roots of Immigration

President Obama started the New Year off with a wave of ICE raids, including early morning raids of family homes with young children. Obama’s legacy, when it  comes to immigration, will be one of mass deportations, the jailing of immigrants in for-profit prisons and of worsening the US foreign policies that drive people to leave …

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Jan 01

Activism in 2016

We speak with four organizers who are currently involved in projects around racial, economic and environmental justice about what they are currently working on, what their goals are for the year ahead and how their issues are connected.   Listen here: 2016: Activism in the Year Ahead with Jimmy Betts, James Jones, Jennifer Bryant and …

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Dec 20

What Now for the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela?

Venezuela has been a leading country of the resistance in Latin America to US Empire and, through the Bolivarian Revolution, has put in place reforms that have created greater democracy. Chavez called it ‘Twentyfirst Century Socialism.’ However, in the Dec. 6 Venezuelan elections, the right wing won 109 of the 164 seats in the National …

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Dec 12

Modern Colonialism in the Pacific Islands

We speak with Herman Wainggai, a former political prisoner, visiting scholar and a leader in West Papua’s self-determination struggle, John Miller of the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network and Arnie Saiki of the Moana Nui Action Alliance about the ongoing threats to self-determination and resistance to it in Asia Pacific. Colonialism is still present and …

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Dec 06

Chris Hedges – The Wages of Rebellion

We speak with Chris Hedges about his newest book, “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt.” Before turning his focus to resistance in the United States, Hedges spent twenty years as a foreign correspondent covering fifty countries. We discuss the lessons he learned from watching countries in turmoil, the dramatic political changes that occurred and …

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Nov 27

Extreme Capitalist Crisis and Autonomous Antidotes

The capitalist economic model is one of wealth extraction from communities to consolidate riches at the top. As an antidote, many communities are building alternatives to this model – models called economic democracy, the solidarity economy and ‘buen vivir’ (good living). We begin with Michael Johnson who is actively building the alternative economy in the Northeast …

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Nov 22

Solving the Climate Crisis is in Our Hands

At the end of November, national leaders will meet in Paris, France for the United Nation’s COP 21 to try to put together a new treaty to replace the Kyoto Treaty which expires in 2020. With atmospheric CO2 levels continuing to rise, this may be too little too late. And there is concern that the …

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Nov 08

Martin O’Malley’s Dirty Energy Legacy

While Martin O’Malley was governor of Maryland, he pushed two energy projects that threaten the health of local Marylanders. First we hear from Lili Sheeline of Lusby who lives in the neighborhood of Cove Point where Dominion Resources is building a new gas refinery, power plant and export terminal. It is the first gas export …

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