Tom Becker (pictured here) hosts this show dealing with racism, the WTO, anti-tax protests at healthcare reform meetings, and mountain top removal coal mining. It features music from Woodstock as we approach the 40th anniversary of that historic festival.
Ten years after the Seattle anti-WTO protests, actions are being planned for this November and December. Tom Becker reads David Korten's piece from Yes Magazine about the need for ongoing protests against Wall Street's strangle-hold on the Earth. For more information on how to get involved, go here.
This episode features a speech by Dr Helen Caldicott, delivered in Battleboro, Vermont in April 2009. The Battleboro community are fighting to close down the ailing Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor, and Caldicott explains the medical consequences of living near a nuclear plant, and the situation locals face should the reactor leak or meltdown.
An interview with the Urban League's Midge Purcell about their report on the state of Black Oregon.
Seven months after the inauguration of the first Black president, a statewide report on the condition of African Americans in Oregon reveals that black Oregonians remain at or near the bottom of every meaningful social and economic measure. African Americans in Oregon have significantly higher infant mortality rates, are more likely to live in poverty, have higher levels of unemployment, are half as likely to own their own homes and are far more likely to die of diseases such as diabetes than their white counterparts.
Compressed Air Storage: The Solution to Unreliable Wind and Solar Energy. Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Michael Tobin and Dr. James Mason who discuss solving the problem of wind and solar electricity prodution. James Mason has also co-authored an article for Scientific American: A Solar Grand Plan describing how such a plan could free the U.S.
This edition of the Old Mole is hosted by Tom Becker (pictured here), and its topics include the global politics of climate change, the history and role of Bitch Magazine, the right to be irate when being arrested, healthcare workers' fight for their own union, and a set of short stories about women, men, and cats.
Oren Langelle, co-director of the Global Justice Ecology Project, attended an international conference in Bonn that is preparing for later meetings on a new, post-Kyoto, treaty on combatting climate change. Unfortunately all the usual suspects were in charge. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how corporations are hijacking the process. For more about resistance, visit Mobilization for Climate Justice.