Environment

Michael Ruppert: Can we shift out of our "economic Ponzi scheme?"

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Wed, 09/07/2011

"Unless you change how money works, you change nothing. We live in an infinite growth economy, in other words -- a ponzi scheme. Infinite growth on a finite planet is not possible. Those species who cannot get out of their paradigm are doomed to go extinct. Can we disengage from our paradigm?" Host Per Fagering speaks with Michael C. Ruppert, who is probably best known for having accurately predicted the 2008 financial crash, Peak Oil and its impacts. In April of this year he issued a compelling and detailed alert on Collapsenet that warned of a major economic implosion, followed by massive civil unrest starting in late July which is still unfolding and leading to “the collapse of human industrial civilization”.

57:39 minutes (26.39 MB)

The End Of Growth - An Interview with Richard Heinberg

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 09/12/2011

Conventional economic theory flies in the face of ecological reality. How can a global economy premised on perpetual growth survive in a closed system, which is our planet earth? On this episode of Locus Focus, we talk with Richard Heinberg, author of a new book, The End of Growth, which proposes a startling diagnosis: the expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits which include resource depletion, environmental impacts of unfettered industrial growth and crushing levels of debt.

42:37 minutes (39.02 MB)

Locus Focus on 09/12/11

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 09/12/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Why economic growth as we know it cannot continue

The End Of Growth - An Interview with Richard Heinberg

Conventional economic theory flies in the face of ecological reality. How can a global economy premised on perpetual growth survive in a closed system, which is our planet earth? On this episode of Locus Focus, we talk with Richard Heinberg, author of a new book, The End of Growth, which proposes a startling diagnosis: the expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits which include resource depletion, environmental impacts of unfettered industrial growth and crushing levels of debt.

Would you be content with just $10 million? How about a wealth cap!

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Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 09/01/2011

 Theresa Mitchell with the news you're not supposed to know takes a deeper look at the nuclear crisis at Fukishima. Radioactive steam from cracks under the ground are suggesting major earthquake damage. The molten core is still fissioning--getting hotter--suggesting a "China Syndrome." The equivalent of 158 hiroshima bombs of cesium have been released. Theresa also takes a look at creating a solidarity movement here in Portland and putting the tiny minority of the super rich on notice that we've had enough, we're not going to be exploited any more.  A cap on wealth -- ten million max!  How would that work?

27:39 minutes (12.66 MB)

Joe talks about Labor, the History of Labor, and the Decimation of Labor today.

program date: 
Tue, 09/06/2011

 Hosted by Joe Uris.  Abe Proctor is off this week.

Joe talks about Labor History in the United States, and the State of Labor today.

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55:52 minutes (25.58 MB)

Building a Working-Class Environmental Movement

program date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011

Daniel Randall, a supporter of the Workers Climate Action Network and a writer for the journal "Solidarity" in England, talks with Bill Resnick about how the environment (and not just jobs or wages) is a working-class issue. Daniel starts out by offering a few examples of working-class solutions to environmental problems and the need for sustainable technology production processes, such as the Lucas plan.

18:47 minutes (12.91 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour Labor Day 2011

program date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011

Joe Clement hosts this labor day special and we hear:

 

55:56 minutes (38.41 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 09/05/11

Air date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
working-class environmental movement, verizon strike, unpaid work & economic justice, Left & the Law

On this special Labor Day episode Joe Clement hosts and we hear:

Habitat? or animal rights? T.C. Boyle on his latest novel: "When the Killing's Done"

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Between the Covers
program date: 
Thu, 09/01/2011

Host Jim Schumock speaks with T.C. Boyle about his thirteenth novel, When the Killing's Done, which takes up some of the environmental themes of earlier novels such as A Friend of the Earth and The Tortilla Curtain, and stories like “Carnal Knowledge,” “Top of the Food Chain,” “Tooth and Claw.” It is set in the past decade on the California Channel Islands, where a rather testy turf war was fought between animal rights activists and the biologists of the National Park Service and the Nature Conservancy over the elimination of non-native species of plants and animals, and this provided the inspiration for the book.

26:06 minutes (11.95 MB)
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