With so many urgent situations, what's your priority for the US? Avoid letting fear be your guide.
As a nation we are ignoring the very real threats of climate change, a collapsing economy & humanitarian / basic support programs, and never ending wars at home and abroad, while continuing the madness of anti-terrorism hysteria.
Veteran activist Jodie Evans talks about "Disturbing Power the CODEPINK Way"
Jodie Evans – Disturbing Power the CODEPINK Way (interview)
Rocking the boat is never an easy task but you can accomplish meaningful things and have some fun along the way. Playing ball with the rich and powerful of course has its rewards. You’re in the golden rolodex. You get invited to all the right parties. People nod at you when you enter a room. Your name gives you entrée to inner circles. In politics the president or the secretary of state may even smile at you and call you by your given name. But all of that adds up to what exactly? Not much. That kind of fame is fleeting. Better to shake things up and fight for human rights and justice. Even if you don’t succeed every time you can look in the mirror and feel good about yourself.
Moore Lappé on "thought traps" about ecological and social crises and a new framework
Environmentalist and best-selling author Frances Moore Lappé is interviewed by Michelle Schroeder Fletcher about her new book "Ecomind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want." Lappé, author of the best-selling "Diet for a Small Planet", and co-founder of the Small Planet Institute deconstructs seven common "thought traps" about our ecological and social crises and offers a new mental framework - an "eco-mind" - brought to life in seven "thought leaps." In "EcoMind" s
The Shock Decade: Abe and Joe look at the 10 years of post-Sept. 11 chaos and exploitation.
The Shock Doctrine: Author Naomi Klein's explanation of capitalism's use of disasters -- and the numb shock that accompanies them -- to carry out radical "free market" revisions. From Afghanistan to Iraq, from Guantanamo to the PATRIOT Act, from Katrina to the financial crisis of 2008, the post-Sept. 11 world has been one big application of the Shock Doctrine. Abe and Joe survey the wreckage.
There is no one better to address these issues than guest Michael Ratner.He is an author, an attorney and the President emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights , (CCR). As president he helped lead the fight to demand due process for the prisoners locked in Guantanamo. Over the past decade the CCR has used lawsuits, lobbying and public education to end the government's use of torture and extraordinary rendition.
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Theresa Mitchell with the news you're not supposed to know takes a deeper look at the nuclear crisis at Fukishima. Radioactive steam from cracks under the ground are suggesting major earthquake damage. The molten core is still fissioning--getting hotter--suggesting a "China Syndrome." The equivalent of 158 hiroshima bombs of cesium have been released. Theresa also takes a look at creating a solidarity movement here in Portland and putting the tiny minority of the super rich on notice that we've had enough, we're not going to be exploited any more. A cap on wealth -- ten million max! How would that work?