Category Archive: Shows

Jul 27

Iran and Cuba – Is Diplomacy Working?

Two major diplomatic changes occurred recently between the US and Iran and Cuba. Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, UK, US + Germany) completed an agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program. It is historic that the US and Iran engaged in diplomatic relations and that the sanctions against Iran will end. The agreement opens Iran …

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Jul 20

US Colonization at Home and Abroad

This week there are two groups in Washington, DC protesting colonialist policies being imposed on them by the US government. Apache Stronghold traveled across the country from Oak Flat in Arizona because there was a provision in the most recent version of the National Defense Authorization Act to give land including the sacred site of …

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Jul 12

This is What the Next Revolution Could Look Like

We speak with Debbie Bookchin and Blair Taylor, editors of “The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy,” which is a compilation of essays by the late Murray Bookchin. Bookchin ran the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont which describes itself as “a pioneer in the exploration of ecological approaches to food …

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Jun 29

Racism: From South Carolina to the Dominican Republic and Beyond

The recent massacre of nine people in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina by a white supremacist highlights the racist culture that is particularly prevalent in the South and has amplified the call for removal of symbols such as the Confederate flag. The attack demonstrates that institutionalized racism is not isolated to the police …

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Jun 22

Baltimore’s Struggle for Economic, Racial and Social Justice

In the wake of Freddie Gray’s murder by police, national attention has been focused on Baltimore. Residents of Baltimore have come together in unprecedented ways to protest police brutality and organize for longer term change. Police brutality and unjustified arrests have been problems in Baltimore for a long time stemming back to Mayor Martin O’Malley’s …

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Jun 05

Time for US to Get Out of Okinawa

Recently we met with a delegation of mayors from Okinawa who came to the United States because the US is building a very large military base in Henoko that will destroy ecologically sensitive areas and that is not wanted by the people of Okinawa. Through opinion polls, the election of politicians who are opposed to …

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May 05

The Future of Global Governance – Is this the end of the nation-state?

Clearing the FOG speaks with two guests from the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts – Boston about the current direction that global governance is taking. Senior fellow Harris Gleckman authored a response to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Redesign Initiative which was released in 2010. In brief, the direction …

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Apr 30

A Grand Alliance to Save the Postal Service

Clearing the FOG speaks with APWU President Mark Dimondstein about the new alliance of postal unions that are working desperately to stop the dismantling of our public postal service. The postal service has been hit with mandates that are forcing it to reduce hours and staff and to sell off historic post offices that were …

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Apr 19

Taking Bold Action For Justice

Clearing the FOG speaks with two guests who are part of bold actions to demand justice for families and accountability for police who get away with murder. Maria Hamilton’s 31 year old son Dontre was killed in April, 2014. He was unarmed and sleeping in a public park when he was shot 14 times and …

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Apr 13

Beyond Extreme Energy: Uniting to Retire Fossil Fuels

Clearing the FOG speaks with activists from Washington State to Washington, DC who are taking on Big Energy to say “no” to more fossil fuel infrastructure. We begin with four organizers who walked across the United States last year to raise awareness about the climate crisis. They visited front line communities along the way. When …

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