Wouldn't you rather live in a free country? Let's talk about what that would be like. Imagine having your right to free speech--without getting clubbed or gassed. Imagine respecting the right to have a place to live--indoors. Yep, today we'll cause some big thoughtcrime trouble. And, of course, I'll present the NEWS YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW.
Gupta reports on the various proposals to safeguard New York City from future superstorms like Hurricane Sandy. In the wake of the storm, New York is now planning massive barriers and seawalls around the city, which could cost another $25 billion to construct. And yet, Gupta reports, planners freely admit that they have not taken into account the needs of low-income residents, thousands of whom would likely be displaced.
Tonight we welcome local organizers from One Billion Rising, an international day of action to end violence against women happening on Feb 14. We'll discuss the herstory of this international movement, including events leading up to this year's Day of Action. We'll also share details for events happening around the Pacific Northwest. Actions are happening in large and small ways in many different communities. You can also check out local event calendars for ideas on where and when to engage for change in your community!
Tom Becker hosts this episode featuring the music of the late Portland bluesman Paul deLay and segments on possibilites for local and democratic control of sustainable energy sources, the mistake of valuing economic "growth," the role of entrapment in the government's war on terrorism, and the brave solidarity of Seattle teachers boycotting standardized testing.
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