The most sustainable energy is local energy. David Morris of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about why this is so, and how it would generate not only power but participatory democracy.
Unsung hero of Oregon history: Abigail Scott Duniway fought for women's right to vote throughout the Northwest, but over 5 elections male voters in her homestate, Oregon, defeated ballot initiatives to allow women to vote. Abigail's brother, Harvey Scott was editor of the Oregonian. He campaigned against women's rights and other progressive issues. Two years after Harvey's death, voters in Oregon approved a women's right to vote. Portland honors Harvey Scott with a statue atop Mt Tabor, but Abigail has received few honors. Music: Songs of the Suffragettes by Elizabeth Knight; Oh Dear by Gerri Gribi. See CreativeFolk.com
February marks the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran . One of the most significant events in the Middle East in the last half century, it dramatically changed the political balance of power in the region and created one of the US’s greatest foreign policy challenges. The revolution caught all the western intelligence agencies off-guard. The Shah’s monarchy, characterized by President Carter a year earlier as the Island of Tranquility , had disappeared and a revolutionary government unlike anything seen before had taken over the most valuable US ally in the Persian Gulf .
US-Iran relations have regrettably gone from bad to worse over the past 3 decades. During this same period, Iran has gained great influence in the region and is a major player in all Middle East arenas – Iraq and Palestine in particular. Many analysts of foreign affairs today agree that having a normal relationship with Iran is critical if the US goal for stability of the Middle East is to be realized.
Tim Geithner, true to form, has proposed that another Treasury looting go down. Meanwhile, Afghanistan stands ready to defend its sovereignty, and Obama stands ready to extinguish lives there, and in Iraq and Iran. A caller asks: what did the banksters do, specifically, that was criminal? The answer in one word...
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this is an interview we did with pam africa from MOVE, which began in philadelphia and focused on the interconnectedness between a 'natural lifestyle' and humanity. pam africa spoke on the 'strugglebration for mumia' event happening the next day (13 february) at portland state university, as well as the issues with angola prison in louisiana; and the philosophy of 'hope'. contact information for pam and ramona africa as well as others are at the end of the audio.