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THE THUNDERBOLT: TB 181130 The Long Game 2X, Segment 1

1 month 2 weeks ago
This week’s archive radio show features everyone’s favourite cartoon strip — Doonesbury — along with our favourite Doonesbury character: Donald Trump. We contemplate the ‘long game’ and we look at the future darkly. Heavy clouds full of Thunderbolts this week. Take common sense precautions before listening.
Dancing Angel Media

THE THUNDERBOLT: TB 181130 The Long Game 2X, Segment 1

1 month 2 weeks ago
This week’s archive radio show features everyone’s favourite cartoon strip — Doonesbury — along with our favourite Doonesbury character: Donald Trump. We contemplate the ‘long game’ and we look at the future darkly. Heavy clouds full of Thunderbolts this week. Take common sense precautions before listening.
Dancing Angel Media

New World Notes: #561 -- M. Parenti vs God & His Demons, Part 2 (R), Segment 1

1 month 2 weeks ago
Political scientist Michael Parenti discusses his book, God and His Demons (2010)--a survey of the woes caused by Organized Religion. This week, in Part 2, he discusses the alliance of the Church, the nation-state, and economic power; ... FEMA's enlisting the clergy to preach obedience to authority; ... and the Christian Right's takeover of the Air Force Academy. He praises 2 16th-century Christians--Montaigne and Giordano Bruno. And explains why, despite everything, he's not an atheist.
Kenneth Dowst

New World Notes: #561 -- M. Parenti vs God & His Demons, Part 2 (R), Segment 1

1 month 2 weeks ago
Political scientist Michael Parenti discusses his book, God and His Demons (2010)--a survey of the woes caused by Organized Religion. This week, in Part 2, he discusses the alliance of the Church, the nation-state, and economic power; ... FEMA's enlisting the clergy to preach obedience to authority; ... and the Christian Right's takeover of the Air Force Academy. He praises 2 16th-century Christians--Montaigne and Giordano Bruno. And explains why, despite everything, he's not an atheist.
Kenneth Dowst

Global Research News Hour: The Migrant Caravan: Canadian & US business Interests Place Protfits over People in Central America, Segment 1

1 month 2 weeks ago
This week's episode of the Global Research News Hour takes a close look at the Migrant Caravan making its way from Honduras to the US-Mexico border. In the first half hour, guest Tyler Shipley, author of Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras, outlines the ways in which Canada and Canadian business interests has supported and enabled the very violent living conditions in Honduras that Migrants are fleeing from. In our second half hour, independent writer and photojournalist José Luis Granados Ceja reports on his observations of the migrant from his time with them in late October. He describes the narco-trafficking and other dangers the migrants have confronted during their 4000 kilometre journey, his thoughts about the November 25th attack by US border agents, and what he anticipates as a leftist politician, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, assumes the presidency of Mexico on December 1st.
CKUW news

Building Bridges: California Should Take OverCommercial Utility PG&E for Climate Justice, Segment 2

1 month 2 weeks ago
How Californias Fire Weary Public by Taking Over the Commercial Utility Behemoth PG&E Could Cast a Vote for Climate Justice with Johanna Bozuwa is a Research Associate at the Democracy Collaborative which works to carry out a vision of a new economic system where shared ownership and control creates more equitable and inclusive outcomes, fosters ecological sustainability, and promotes flourishing democratic and community life. Her research focuses on energy democracy and the just transition away from the fossil fuel economy. A long-awaited report of the federal government, notwithstanding the climate destructionist policies and practices of Trump, has delivered an unmistakable message on climate-fueled disasters: The effects of climate change, including deadly wildfires, increasingly debilitating hurricanes and heat waves, are already battering the United States, and the danger of more such catastrophes is worsening and poses a severe threat to Americans' health and pocketbooks, as well as to the countrys infrastructure and natural resources. However the report avoids policy recommendations despite its sense of urgency and alarm. Now, amidst the potential bankruptcy of the California utility PG&E, whose negligence is believed to have played a role in Californias most recent devastating fire, along with three other wildfires across the state in 2017, there is an opportunity for the public to take control of the states energy destiny. Californias takeover could serve as a model for other states fed up with the predatory practices of investor-owned utilities and jumpstart a wider shift across the country toward democratically controlled renewable energy.
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

Building Bridges: California Should Take OverCommercial Utility PG&E for Climate Justice, Segment 1

1 month 2 weeks ago
How Californias Fire Weary Public by Taking Over the Commercial Utility Behemoth PG&E Could Cast a Vote for Climate Justice with Johanna Bozuwa is a Research Associate at the Democracy Collaborative which works to carry out a vision of a new economic system where shared ownership and control creates more equitable and inclusive outcomes, fosters ecological sustainability, and promotes flourishing democratic and community life. Her research focuses on energy democracy and the just transition away from the fossil fuel economy. A long-awaited report of the federal government, notwithstanding the climate destructionist policies and practices of Trump, has delivered an unmistakable message on climate-fueled disasters: The effects of climate change, including deadly wildfires, increasingly debilitating hurricanes and heat waves, are already battering the United States, and the danger of more such catastrophes is worsening and poses a severe threat to Americans' health and pocketbooks, as well as to the countrys infrastructure and natural resources. However the report avoids policy recommendations despite its sense of urgency and alarm. Now, amidst the potential bankruptcy of the California utility PG&E, whose negligence is believed to have played a role in Californias most recent devastating fire, along with three other wildfires across the state in 2017, there is an opportunity for the public to take control of the states energy destiny. Californias takeover could serve as a model for other states fed up with the predatory practices of investor-owned utilities and jumpstart a wider shift across the country toward democratically controlled renewable energy.
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg