Two days of Interviews:
Arun Gupta on the Corporate Creep that is Cornering the Protest Market.
And... Alma Hasse, Executive Director ICARE (Idaho Concerned Area Residents for the Environment),
Words from the airwaves: some of the folllowing material is mine, some of it is aggregated, all of it is yours for the reading.
0616 INT How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign by ARUN GUPTA Arun Gupta contributes to outlets including Al Jazeera America, Vice, The Progressive, The Guardian, and In These Times.
31:19 minutes (21.5 MB)
Bill Resnick talks with Leo Panitch about the current situation in Greece, betrayals by the German social democratic parties, the Eurozone as a free-trade area, problems faced and tactics tried by Syriza, the origins of Stalinism, and the need for the global left to find ways to exercise power.
This week: we discuss the Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform coming up on June 26th, plus we talk about the newly released European Drug Report 2015 by the European Monitoring Center on Drugs and Drug Addiction. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
I finish my three-part series on the "good" book with Jennifer Grace Bird. She teaches at Portland Community College and the University of Portland and has written a fantastic guide to the Bible, Permission Granted: Take the Bible Into Your Own Hands. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
Some writers on climate change use the idea of the "Anthropocene" to blame humanity in general for the degradation caused by burning fossil fuels. Andrea Malm critiques this concept in this article from Jacobin, read here in abridged form by Clayton Morgareidge. Capitalists, not humanity, are to blame.
Ian Angus, editor of Climate and Capitalism, argues, to the contrary, that the concept of the Anthropocene is a useful one and does not rule out pointing the finger at Capitalism. His article is here.
9:13 minutes (6.33 MB)