Desiree Hellegers interviews Quinault fisherman Junior Goodell about the battle to stop the construction of two oil export terminals slated for Grays Harbor, WA. A hearing on the draft environmental impact statement on the terminals will be held later in July, with more information on dates and bus transportation to the hearings available here. Goodell's op ed piece entitled "Grays Harbor oil terminal would threaten Quinault Indian identity" appeared in the June 1 edition of the Seattle Times.
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With the release of the third season of "Orange Is the New Black," Densise Morris reviews some commentary about what the show gets right and wrong -- in particular about "compassionate release". (Photo: Orange Is the New Black/Youtube) 2:23 minutes (1.64 MB)
Victoria Law talks with Bill Resnick about solitary confinement and the lawlessness of the criminal justice system. Victoria Law is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, which won the 2009 PASS (Prevention for a Safer Society) award. She frequently writes and speaks about the intersections between mass incarceration, gender and resistance. 21:34 minutes (14.81 MB)
This week: we talk with Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies about World Drug Day, and we hear from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime about its new World Drug Report, drug legalization, and the drug war. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
Today's "Jiggery-Pokery" is eclipsed by the brilliance of my guest, Yasmind Nair.
Proof? The Supreme Court digraced itself by handing a 'Get Out of Jail Free' to coal-fired power plants. The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is still alive and kicking, although many of the animals involved in the 'enterprise' are not. The Gifford-Pinchot Forest Plan is exactly that: a planned tree farm created to please the timber industry. ...
So it goes *
Here then, is a ray of light, a breath of air and a challenge to the Dominant Paradigm:
"The Secret History of Gay Marriage"
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A sage once quipped: "Galileo put God out of a home and Darwin put God out of a job." In our modern understanding of the universe that requires no "supernatural shenanigans" to operate, is there "anything in the universe worthy of the name, God?" Nancy Ellen Abrams asks this question and suggests that there may be a w 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
Call Obama: 202-456-1111.
Do Not Wait. We no longer have the luxury of laziness.
Despite Public Opposition, Obama and Republicans Ramming "Fast Track" Through
The Los Angeles Times is reporting: "President Obama's fast-track trade bill cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday in the Senate, all but ensuring it will win final passage this week and be sent to the White House for his signature.
"Despite deep reservations from many in the president's party, enough Democratic senators appear ready to join most Republicans to finish the legislation, which has sputtered in Congress but is a top White House priority." 16:31 minutes (11.34 MB)
Call Obama. Leave a messge. Ask him to stop the TPP while we still can: 202-456-1111
This is all that is important. Nothing else matters because if Obama signs off on The Transpacific Partnership, all we love and care about, everything that we love and value, indeed, the future of the planet...
It will all be under the iron fist of corporations.
No way out.
No turrning back.
Here is a short thought to ponder:
Earth Enters Sixth Extinction Phase With Many Species – Including Our Own – Labelled 'The Walking Dead'