The military is at the heart of the fossil fuel economy, yet military emissions were specifically excluded from the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 at the behest of the U.S. government. 56:09 minutes (77.12 MB)
Terence McKenna spent twenty-five years exploring and developing the ethno-pharmacology of spiritual transformation. He invented Novelty Theory, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a distributed major in Ecology, Resource Conservation and Shamanism. He is author of The Invisible Landscape and Psilocybin: The Magic Mushroom Growers' Guide. His book Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge is a study of the impact of psychotropic plants on human culture and evolution. Terence McKenna died on April 3, 2000, at the age of 53. 28:35 minutes (21.03 MB)
Tom Becker hosts this edition of the Mole focusing on progressive organizing and assessing the outcome of the COP21 Climate Conference just concluded in Paris. To hear the whole show, use the play button below. For individual segments, follow these links.
Tom Athanasiou’s bookDivided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poorhas been called "The single most accessible presentation of what is known as 'social ecology' that has yet been written” (The Nation). Here he talks with the Old Mole’s Bill Resnick about the achievements of negotiators at the just concluded climate talks in Paris.
17:42 minutes (12.16 MB)
Laurie Mercier speaks with Shena Elrington, Director of Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice at the Center for Popular Democracy.
They discuss how communities, cities and states can lead progressive reforms on immigrant rights and create alternative and humane environments for receiving immigrants and refugees in light of reactionary opposition at the federal and state levels.
See her piece inCommon Dreams.
15:52 minutes (10.9 MB)