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"Keep Alive the Dream" 2014

Air date: 
Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00am - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
29th Annual Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This annual event, a production of World Arts Foundation, Inc., is broadcast live from Anthem Convention Center at 3300 NE 172nd Place, in its entirety on KBOO.

For more about World Arts Foundation, see http://www.worldartspdx.org.

Filmmaker Penny Allen on her film "Late for My Mother's Funeral" and North Africa and Europe

Air date: 
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Filmmaker Penny Allen and her feature "Late for My Mother's Funeral"

Joe Uris speaks with filmmaker and former Portlander, Penny Allen, about her latest film, "Late to My Mother's Funeral," and about European and North African politics.

Eva Bartlett: Gaza in Crisis

Air date: 
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
Short Description: 
Eva Bartlett speaks on the situation in the Gaza Strip
Eva Bartlett will be speaking in Portland this Thursday at 5 pm, at the Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR on the reality of life in Gaza, including the dangers posed to fishers, farmers (and anyone in the border regions), the numerous and layered aspects of the blockade on Gaza, and the various Israeli wars waged upon the Palestinians of Gaza. She'll join us live on Wednesday morning at 9 for a preview of her Portland talk.

A Panel Discussion on the History of The Mountain Moving Cafe: Exploring Collectives at Work

Air date: 
Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
A Panel Discussion on the History of The Mountain Moving Cafe: Exploring Collectives at Work

A Panel Discussion on the History of The Mountain Moving Cafe: Exploring Collectives at Work the presented as part of the History of Social Justice Organizing Series on November 14th. 

The panel featured four members of the original Mountain Moving Cafe collective: Ellen Goldberg, Andy Clark, Kiera O'Hara, Peter Thacker. . (Pictured above)

Mountain Moving Cafe was a beloved institution in ‘70s Portland.  A discussion of how it worked was an opportunity to talk about what it takes to make a collective work.
        

LGBTQ Activism History in Portland - A Panel Discussion

Air date: 
Fri, 11/29/2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Short Description: 
LGBTQ Activism History in Portland - A Panel Discussion
LGBTQ Activism History in Portland  

A Panel of Outstanding Long-Term LGBTQ  (Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans/Queer) Activists who spoke as part of the History of Social Justice Organizing Series on October 24th.

(Panelists Steve Fulmer, Susie Shepherd, Cliff Jones, Pat Young are pictured above.)

John Trudell: Descendant Now Ancestor

Air date: 
Thu, 11/28/2013 - 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Short Description: 
A 1997 talk by Native American poet John Trudell
Native American poet, activist and musician John Trudell breaks down the history of colonization of the spirit in this archive speech entitled 'DNA: Descendant Now Ancestor'

Thom Hartmann speaking at Powell's Books on 'The Crash of 2016'

Air date: 
Thu, 11/28/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Short Description: 
This talk was given on November 22nd, 2013
Thom Hartmann spoke at Powells Books on Friday November 27th about his book The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America -- and What We Can Do to Stop It

KBOO is happy to be able to air the talk in its entirety.

About the book (from the publisher):

Wisdom of the Elders

Air date: 
Thu, 11/28/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Wisdom of the Elders
Wisdom of the Elders

Peter Dale Scott on Deep Politics and the JFK Assassination

Air date: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Peter Dale Scott on Deep Politics and the JFK Assassination
As the world observes the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, hosts Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff speak with author and former diplomat Peter Dale Scott. Scott has written extensively about modern US history, on topics from JFK and the CIA to drug smuggling and the September 11 attacks. In this interview, Scott applies his idea of "deep politics" to the JFK assassination and other landmark events in US history.


Colonel Ann Wright speaks on "Whistleblowers in the Age of the Surveillance State"

Air date: 
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Colonel Ann Wright speaks on "Whistleblowers in the Age of the Surveillance State"
In this Special Program for Veteran's Day Colonel Ann Wright speaks on "Whistle Blowers in the Age of the Surveillance State," October, 2013 produced by WRZD and sponsored by Chicago Area Peace Action Colonel Wright spent 13 years on active duty with the U.S. Army before beginning a distinguished 16 year career with the U.S. Foreign service. In 2003, she resigned her diplomatic post in protest on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, one of only three State Department officials to have done so. She has since become a campaigner for peace and justice, opposing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and raising awareness of sexual assaults with in the U.S. armed forces. She has traveled on the Japanese Peace boat and with the flotilla to break the siege of Gaza.

Audio

Arab Spring Conference Special, Part 1

program date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012

In February, a group of scholars, activists, journalists, writers and thinkers met at Portland State University for a day of series and discussions called The Arab Spring: A Year That Changed the World.

The conference, organized by the campus group Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, or SUPER, aimed to examine the events of the Arab Spring, its regional and international implications, and its effects on the future of Palestine.

KBOO was there, and is proud to present three lectures from the conference.

The first hour of the special features a lecture by student activist and cohost of KBOO's One Land Many Voices Wael Elasady, speaking on the ongoing revolt and humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Occupy Portland Radio Air Show 3/21

program date: 
Wed, 03/21/2012

In this episode...

 

An interview with S. Brian Willson outlining some of the historical events that the most recent occupations connect with. From the occupation of the colonists to Brian's personal recollections of occupying the U.S. Congress building during a 45 day hunger strike, we mention only a small part of the history of occupations in the United States. We discuss how effective occupations can be and how varied occupation activity can be!

We talk with organizers of the ongoing occupation of the Portland city hall, the End the Camping Ban Prayer Vigil, ongoing since December 1, 2011- the longest continuous occupation effort in recent years in Portland.

Joe Lino interviews members of the Portland Occupy Our School group.

We discuss the legal situation faced by arrestees associated with the Portland Occupy group.

We talk to the Occupy Portland Food Team about their ongoing efforts to promote and establish gardens across the city.

Music from Miriam's Well

and more!

  • Length: 59:04 minutes (27.04 MB)
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Marwan Bishara on the Arab Spring: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions

program date: 
Mon, 02/27/2012

One year after the launch of the Arab Spring, the people’s revolutions continue across the Arab world – from north Africa to the Persian Gulf, a generation of youth have risen up to challenge the entrenched rule of dictators and monarchies. Jenka Soderberg spoke about the origins of the uprising with Al Jazeera’s Marwan Bishara, author of The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions.

  • Length: 20:32 minutes (18.8 MB)
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Joe Uris teaches about the history of US labor for Our Schools

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program date: 
Fri, 02/24/2012

Joe Uris leads an exploration of several key events from labor history.

He curses and breaks into song as the subject matter dictates.

This event was recorded at the human's Public Library in downtown Portland on or about February 21st 2012.

  • Length: 83:14 minutes (76.21 MB)
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Steve Hallett and John Wright, authors of "Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future."

program date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012

Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire join forces for this special program looking at "Life Without Oil." Their guests are Steve Hallett and John Wright, authors of "

Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future

."

Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute says Hallett and Wright deliver a brilliant overview of the dilemma posed by our society's profound dependence on a depleting, non-renewable resource that is becoming more scarce and unaffordable almost by the month."

Steve Hallett is an associate professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University. His previous appointments include McGill University, Canada, and the University of Queensland, Australia.

John Wright is a journalist specializing in energy and environmental issues with over thirty-five years of experience. He is currently the Latin America news editor for Energy News Today, but has also worked for Knight-Ridder, Dow Jones, and the Associated Press. He is the author of The Obama Haters.

  • Length: 36:08 minutes (33.08 MB)
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Interview with Jeffrey Clements, author of 'Corporations are not People'

program date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012

KBOO’s Joe Meyer interviews Jeffrey Clements, the author of Corporations Are Not People  and Zac Brugman of Move to Amend and Alliance for Democracy.

They discuss corporate power in the United States with an empahsis on what you can do about it.

  • Length: 40:23 minutes (36.98 MB)
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Ben Gotschall; Nebraska Rancher on the Fight to Stop The Keystone XL Pipeline

program date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012

Ben Gotschall 4th generation Nebraskan cattle rancher and Energy Director for Bold Nebraska talks about the fight to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline would cross the fragile Ogalalla Aquifer threatening the water supply and environment of much of Nebraska.

This is an ongoing struggle; For more information and to take action: 350.org

 

Monsanto and You - from chemical weapons to your kitchen table

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program date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012

This program was originally broadcast over the air on KBOO.fm in Portland, Oregon on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. It was part of the all-day public affairs fund drive special on challenging corporate power.

Your community radio station is standing up against corporate power. When you support listener-powered KBOO.fm you take a stand for grassroots democracy. Click here to be taken to the KBOO membership page and pledge now.

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This program was painstakingly researched but may contain information which is incomplete. There are likely inaccuracies herein which will be corrected based on reader feedback. Oversights and omissions can be corrected by YOUR research. Thank you for helping us get the facts on GMO products and their impacts on human health. (Skip to the end for food safety activist information).

#Keywords  under discussion in this program include #Agent_Orange, #glyphosate, #Roundup, #AquAdvantage_Salmon, #rBST, #rGBH, #dioxin, #uniformity, #Codex_Alimentarius, #PCB, #brinjal,

#Knockout_mouse, #Oncomouse, #Enviropig, #Knockout_rat, #MON_809, #MON_810, #MON_863, #Amflora, #Golden_rice, Roundup_Ready, #Vistive_Gold, #Fish_tomato, #Flavr_Savr, #Bt_cotton, #tobacco, #Arabidopsis, #Canola, #Rose, #Glofish, #Ice-minus, #Hepatitis_B, #Onyx-015, #Inserting_DNA, #Biolistics, #Agrobacteria, #Transfection, #Electroporation, #Microinjection, #Viral_transformation, #Lipofection, #Recombinant_DNA, #Transgenesis, #Cisgenesis, #Pharming, 
#Transgene, #GMO, #Genetic_pollution, #Reverse_transfection, #terminator_gene, #Gene_therapy, #Genetic_enhancement, #Gene_knockout, #Gene_knockdown, #Gene_targeting, #genetically_modified_organisms, #Synthetic_biology, #Cloning, #Stem_cell 

Get current Monsanto Chemical Company Details from Wikipedia or from the official Monsanto website

Current board of directors (February 2012) includes influential people like the president of South Dakota State University, and high-level executives from companies including McDonald’s, the Sara Lee Corporation, The Procter & Gamble Company, investment firm GenNx360 Capital Partners, Connected Energy Networks at Cisco Systems, the biotechnology firm MPI Research, and two executives from Health Technology Networks.


Corporate governance and broader economic impacts

Explore the power, wealth and influence concentrated on Monsanto’s board of directors:

http://www.ranker.com/list/notable-monsanto-employees/reference

http://theyrule.net/ use this website to see the breadth of Monsanto’s corporate influence


Monsanto Products, Brands and Subsidiaries:

Dekalb - GMO seed for corn, grain sorghum, alfalfa, spring and winter canola)

Genuity - GMO soybeans, cotton, canola and sugarbeets

Seminis - home garden seed brands

Asgrow - GMO soybeans

Deltapine - GMO cotton

WestBred - GMO Wheat

Brinjal - GMO eggplant

Celebrex - from the Pharmacia medical research division of Monsanto


Home Garden Products from Monsanto

herbicides and pesticides including RoundUP (glyphosate)

GMO seed


Petrochemicals and Petroleum Byproducts (historical)

polystyrene

polyurethane

elemental phosphorus (Idaho Soda Springs Plant)

glyphosate (RoundUp, other herbicides)

Agent Orange


Biosciences and Genetics

farm animals (GMO)

food crops (GMO seed)

agrifuel crops

rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone)


Military

The Manhattan Project

Agent Orange


Historical Monsanto Products (Spinoffs, Subsidiaries, and Brands)

NutraSweet - artificial sweetener (formerly Aspartame from Serle)

Legislative and Political Initiatives by Monsanto

Lobbying Interests and Expenditures

patent law (including genetics)

farm policy (subsidies)

environmental regulation (groundwater contamination)

health care (biomedical research and development)

food labeling (GMO labeling)


Regulating and Governing Bodies

United States Environmental Protection Agency

United States Department of Agriculture

United Nations

Codex Alimentarius

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

World Health Organization (WHO)

 

Controversies involving Monsanto

 

GMO - Genetically Modified Organisms (plant and animal genomic manipulation)

Terminator seeds

rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone)

Environmental Pollution (i.e. PCB pollution in Anniston, Alabama)

Documentaries and Films about GMO Food (alphabetical)

Earthlings

Food, Inc.

Forks Over Knives

The Future of Food

Jimmy's GM Food Fight

King Corn

Meat the Truth

We Become Silent: The Last Days of Health Freedom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjd7b4lHRl8 (from youtube)

The World According to Monsanto

Youtube | site search for Monstanto


Books on GMO Technology

The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of Our Food Supply

First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr Savr Tomato and the Birth of Genetically Engineered FoodsGenetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods

Got (Genetically Engineered) Milk? The Monsanto rBGH/BST Milk Wars Handbook

Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating

Seeds of Destruction


Articles, Authors, and Activists focusing on Monsanto

Consumer’s Union | Consumers Union Calls on U.S. to Support Genetically Modified Organic Consumer’s Association | Millions Against Monsanto - site search: Monsanto

Union of Concerned Scientists | Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture

Greenpeace | Monsanto files patent for new invention: the pig

Vanity Fair | Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

Beyond Toxics | Safe Public Spaces Project

LittleSis.org | search term: Monsanto

Living on Earth | Bare Shoulders: Herbicide Along the Highway

Michael Pollan | The High Price of Cheap Food Mealpolitik over lunch with Michael Pollan

Natural News | Genetically-modified salmon contaminated with infectious salmon anemia

OpenSecrets.org | search term: Monsanto

Common Dreams | Monsanto, Agent Orange Creator, Returns To Vietnam

Bill McKibben | Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

Vandana Shiva on GMOs |  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p32Iq6akmpo

PETA | Consumers Trust PETA More Than Factory Farmers

India Sues Monsanto Over Genetically-Modified Eggplant | Forbes

Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields | True Activist

NPR | Monsanto Accused In Suit Tied To Agent Orange

OPB (NPR) | Tests reveal herbicides in Oregonians’ urine

Grist - Clare Leschin-Hoar | Feds Help GMO Salmon Swim Upstream

http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/6-things-you-should-know-about-the-triangle-lake-p/

http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/residents-west-of-eugene-recieve-herbicide-test-re/

http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/users/Amy%20Merwin/

http://geke.us/MonsantoVenn.html

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/01/30

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/03-2

 

Educational and Activist Organizations

Consumer’s Union

Labeling Agreement

Forestland Dwellers | Western Oregon

Ocean Conservancy | GMO Salmon

Organic Consumers Association Millions Against Monsanto campaign

Pitchfork Rebellion | Western Oregon

Unions of Concerned Scientists

Combat Monsanto (U.K.)

links missing from this site are an oversight which can be addressed to the page publisher.

Thank you for supporting KBOO.fm by becoming a member!

 

  • Length: 36:14 minutes (33.17 MB)
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Getting to No Monsanto - from chemical weapons to your kitchen table

Categories:
program date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012

This podcast includes three interviews with Oregon residents who have stories to tell about Monsanto Chemical Corporation. It was originally broadcast over the air on KBOO.fm in Portland, Oregon on Friday, February 10th 2012 at 1:00 p.m. It was part of the all-day public affairs fund drive special on challenging corporate power.

You are standing up against corporate power by supporting listener-powered KBOO.fm. You can click here to be taken to the KBOO membership page and pledge now. Thank you for supporting KBOO.fm by becoming a member!

This program was painstakingly researched but may yet contain information which is incomplete. There may be inaccuracies herein which will be corrected based on reader feedback. Oversights and omissions can be corrected by YOUR research. Thank you for helping us get the facts on GMO products and their impacts on human health. (Skip to the end for food safety activist information).

Keywords  under discussion in this program include Transgene, GMO, Genetic_pollution, Reverse_transfection, terminator_gene, Agent_Orange, glyphosate, Roundup, AquAdvantage_Salmon, rBST, rGBH, dioxin, uniformity, Codex_Alimentarius, PCB, brinjal, Knockout_mouse, Oncomouse, Enviropig, Knockout_rat, MON_809, MON_810, MON_863, Amflora, Golden_rice, Roundup_Ready, Vistive_Gold, Fish_tomato, Flavr_Savr, Bt_cotton, tobacco, Arabidopsis, Canola, Brinjal, Rose, Glofish, Ice-minus_bacteria, Hepatitis_B, Onyx-015, Biolistics, Agrobacteria, Transfection, Electroporation, Microinjection, Viral_transformation, Lipofection, Recombinant_DNA, Transgenesis, Cisgenesis, Pharming, Gene_therapy, Genetic_enhancement, Gene_knockout, Gene_knockdown, Gene_targeting, Transgene, Genetic_pollution, Cloning, Stem_cell 

Get current Monsanto Chemical Company Details from Wikipedia or from the official Monsanto website

Current board of directors (February 2012) includes influential people like the president of South Dakota State University, and high-level executives from companies including McDonald’s, the Sara Lee Corporation, The Procter & Gamble Company, investment firm GenNx360 Capital Partners, Connected Energy Networks at Cisco Systems, the biotechnology firm MPI Research, and two executives from Health Technology Networks.

Corporate governance and broader economic impacts

Explore the power, wealth and influence concentrated on Monsanto’s board of directors:

http://www.ranker.com/list/notable-monsanto-employees/reference

http://theyrule.net/ use this website to see the breadth of Monsanto’s corporate influence

Regulating and Governing Bodies

United States Environmental Protection Agency

United States Department of Agriculture

United Nations

Codex Alimentarius

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Monsanto Products, Brands and Subsidiaries:

Dekalb - GMO seed for corn, grain sorghum, alfalfa, spring and winter canola)

Genuity - GMO soybeans, cotton, canola and sugarbeets

Seminis - home garden seed brands

Asgrow - GMO soybeans

Deltapine - GMO cotton

WestBred - GMO Wheat

Brinjal - GMO eggplant

Celebrex - from the Pharmacia medical research division of Monsanto

 

Home Garden Products from Monsanto

herbicides and pesticides including RoundUP (glyphosate)

GMO seed

 

Petrochemicals and Petroleum Byproducts (historical)

polystyrene

polyurethane

elemental phosphorus (Idaho Soda Springs Plant)

glyphosate (RoundUp, other herbicides)

Agent Orange

 

Biosciences and Genetics

farm animals (GMO)

food crops (GMO seed)

agrifuel crops

rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone)

 

Military and High Technology

The Manhattan Project

Agent Orange

 

Historical Monsanto Products (Spinoffs, Subsidiaries, and Brands)

NutraSweet - artificial sweetener (formerly Aspartame from Serle)


Legislative and Political Initiatives by Monsanto

patent law (especially genetics)

farm policy (subsidies)

environmental regulation (groundwater contamination)

health care (biomedical research and development)

food labeling (GMO warning in labeling not required by FDA)

Controversies involving Monsanto

GMO - Genetically Modified Organisms (plant and animal genomic manipulation)

Terminator seeds

rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone)

Environmental Pollution (i.e. PCB pollution in Anniston, Alabama)


Documentaries and Films about GMO Food (alphabetical)

Earthlings

Food, Inc.

Forks Over Knives

The Future of Food

Jimmy's GM Food Fight

King Corn

Meat the Truth

We Become Silent: The Last Days of Health Freedom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjd7b4lHRl8 (from youtube)

The World According to Monsanto

Youtube | site search for Monstanto


Books on GMO Technology

The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of Our Food Supply

First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr Savr Tomato and the Birth of Genetically Engineered FoodsGenetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods

Got (Genetically Engineered) Milk? The Monsanto rBGH/BST Milk Wars Handbook

Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating

Seeds of Destruction


Articles, Authors, and Activists focusing on Monsanto

Consumer’s Union | Consumers Union Calls on U.S. to Support Genetically Modified Organic Consumer’s Association | Millions Against Monsanto - site search: Monsanto

Union of Concerned Scientists | Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture

Greenpeace | Monsanto files patent for new invention: the pig

Vanity Fair | Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

Beyond Toxics | Safe Public Spaces Project

LittleSis.org | search term: Monsanto

Living on Earth | Bare Shoulders: Herbicide Along the Highway

Michael Pollan | The High Price of Cheap Food Mealpolitik over lunch with Michael Pollan

Natural News |

Exposed: Genetically-modified salmon found to be contaminated with infectious salmon anemia

OpenSecrets.org | search term: Monsanto

Common Dreams | Monsanto, Agent Orange Creator, Returns To Vietnam

Bill McKibben | Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

Vandana Shiva on GMOs |  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p32Iq6akmpo

PETA | Consumers Trust PETA More Than Factory Farmers

India Sues Monsanto Over Genetically-Modified Eggplant | Forbes

Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields | True Activist

NPR | Monsanto Accused In Suit Tied To Agent Orange

OPB (NPR) | Tests reveal herbicides in Oregonians’ urine

Grist - Clare Leschin-Hoar | Feds Help GMO Salmon Swim Upstream

http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/6-things-you-should-know-about-the-triangle-lake-p/

http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/residents-west-of-eugene-recieve-herbicide-test-re/

http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/users/Amy%20Merwin/

http://geke.us/MonsantoVenn.html

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/01/30

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/03-2

 Educational and Activist Organizations

Consumer’s Union

Food Labeling Agreement

Forestland Dwellers | Western Oregon

Ocean Conservancy | GMO Salmon

Organic Consumers Association Millions Against Monsanto campaign

Pitchfork Rebellion | Western Oregon

Unions of Concerned Scientists

Combat Monsanto (U.K.)


links missing from this site are an oversight which can be addressed to the page publisher.

Thank you for supporting KBOO.fm by becoming a member!

Fred Magdoff, "What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism."

program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

On a special combined version of Presswatch and Fight the Empire hosts Theresa Mitchell and Per Fagereng speak with author and professor Fred Magdoff about his book "

What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know about Capitalism

," co-authored with John Bellamy Foster.

A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment is a manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Environmental and economic scholars Magdoff and Foster contend that the struggle to reverse ecological degradation requires a firm grasp of economic reality. Going further, they argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solely on new technology to avert catastrophe misses the point. The main cause of the looming environmental disaster is the driving logic of the system itself, and those in power—no matter how “green”—are incapable of making the changes that are necessary.

What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism tackles the two largest issues of our time, the ecological crisis and the faltering capitalist economy, in a way that is thorough, accessible, and sure to provoke debate in the environmental movement.

Fred Magdoff is professor emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont. His most recent books include Agriculture and Food in Crisis: Conflict, Resistance, and Renewal (edited with Brian Tokar), The ABCs of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know (with Michael Yates), and The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences (with John Bellamy Foster). John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review. He is professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and author of The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet, The Great Financial Crisis (with Fred Magdoff), Critique of Intelligent Design: Materialism Versus Creationism from Antiquity to the Present (with Brett Clark and Richard York), Ecology Against Capitalism, Marx’s Ecology, and The Vulnerable Planet.

  • Length: 36:07 minutes (33.07 MB)
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