This week on Century Of Lies I talk with Michael Krawitz about international drug policy reform as well as efforts to secure medical marijuana access for our nation's veterans. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
The Buffalo Field Campaign Coordinator Mike Mease will be hitting the road in September and October for a road show to Washington, Oregon, and California to share music, stories, video, and activism inspired by the Yellowstone bison. He'll be joined by musicians Goodshield and Mignon Geli for what promise to be a handful of very special events. Please join BFC if you live in or near the following towns. Email Mike for more details or to help promote these events.
Sacred or Desecrated?
What is 'Nexen' and why is it creeping up my Canada?
Nexen/CNOOC is a Chinese oil and gas company based in Calgary, Alberta. On 25 February 2013, Nexen became a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijing-based CNOOC Limited. It was a Canadian company, but was purchased by CNOOC.
So that's Nexen and this is what happened 'nexen':
July 17th 2015
When word hit that Nexen had become the Mother of All Oil Spills on Athabaska Chipewyan First Nations sacred land in northern Alberta broke, the provinces' premiers were concluding a deal on Canada’s national energy strategy. 13:40 minutes (9.39 MB)
In the second of two reviews this episode, movie moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss What Happened Miss Simone?, directed by Liz Garbus, about African American pianist and singer Nina Simone. Like Amy, the film draws on a rich archive of materials, including Simone's diaries. The film reveals pressures of racism, patriarchy, and capitalism on its subject, as well as her prodigious talents, her political convictions, and her suffering and perpetration of violence.
In the first of two film reviews for this Labor Day Mole 2015, movie moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss "Amy", directed by Asif Kapadia, about British singer and guitarist Amy Winehouse. The film explores the exploitation and commodification of art and the artist, as well as the panoptic patriarchal and commercial gaze, through a wide range of musical and audiovisual records.
INJURED COLOMBIAN WORKERS FROM THE GENERAL MOTORS PLANT IN BOGOTÁ HAVE OCCUPIED A TENT IN FRONT OF THE U.S. EMBASSY FOR OVER 4 YEARS, SEEKING JUSTICE AND SOME OF THE LABOR RIGHTS PROMISED BEFORE A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BY THE TWO COUNTRIES. THEY TALK ABOUT THEIR OWN STRUGGLE AND THE LARGER CONTEXT.
THIS INTERVIEW IS AN EXCERPT WITH TRANSLATION FROM THE FULL-LENGTH SPANISH VERSION, WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT http://kboo.fm/enlascarpasderesistenciacontrabajadorese 14:19 minutes (13.1 MB)