Tom Becker hosts this episode with segments featuring Jeremy Brecher on Climate Insurgency, Denise & Joe on Housing Justice, and readings on the cost of low wages and the radical promise of Reconstruction.
Bill Resnick talks with Jeremy Brecher, author of Climate Insurgency: A Strategy for Survival. They discuss the limits of the Obama clean energy plan and the opportunites it offers to push for global actions that will actually help salvage a humanly liveable climate; the need for a grassroots movement to push for a democratic strategy for climate protection; and the special roles of workers and unions because of their potential as whistleblowers and capacity to exert direct pressure on carbon producers.
Nick Caleb, independent socialist and former candidate for Portland City Council; Melissa Vollono of Socialist Alternative; and Christopher Zimmerly-Beck of the International Socialist Organization speak to a crowd of seventy on Friday, August 14, 2015. 34:41 minutes (31.76 MB)
Petitioners trying to recall state Senator Floyd Prozanski may have violated Oregon election law.
The Oregon Democracy Fund filed a complaint with the Secretary of State’s office yesterday. The complaint says that members of the campaign and employees of gun stores did not follow specific rules for filing a recall petition.
The recall campaign is one of several that were filed across the state after Oregon adopted criminal background checks for gun purchases made over the internet.
KBOO reporter Alan Montecillo spoke with Angela Martin with the Oregon Democracy Fund to learn more.
4:32 minutes (4.15 MB)