Archive for November 2018

Chris Hedges is one of our nation’s most insightful cultural critics, social and political activists and investigative journalists. For two decades Chris was a foreign correspondent in war zones and conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, having reported for The New York Times and other news outlets from over 50 countries.  While at the Times, he received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on global terrorism. That same year he received Amnesty International’s Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.   Chris has authored many bestselling books. His most recent  is “America: The Farewell Tour”, a deep on-the-ground  account of America's accelerating economic, social and political decay and the nation's descent into fascism. Chris also hosts the weekly TV program “On Contact,” with interviews prominent dissidents ignored by the media. It  airs every Saturday on Russian TV at RT.com

 

Utrice Leid is a Trinidadian American civil rights activist and journalist. She co-founded The City Sun, a weekly newspaper that covered issues of interest to African Americans in New York City. In 1993, Leid started working at WBAI, where she hosted a talk radio program called Talkback! Utrice is currently the host of Leid Stories, heard every weekday at 1 pm on the Progressive Radio Network. 

The issues for why we deny climate change threats even if we believe in global warming

Prof.  Per Espen Stoknes is a trained clinical and organizational psychologist and a green economist now directing the Center for Climate Strategy at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo where he teaches environmental economics and green growth. He is also a scholar in philosophy and mythology. He also founded clean-energy companies and has been an international adviser in organizational management on four continents and on Scenario Planning -- a strategic model for forecasting future scenarios that inform organizational planning and projects.  Per holds degrees in from the University of Oslo and studied analytical psychology at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich Switzerland.  He is the author of many academic papers and books on the psychology of money. His last book is “What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming:  Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action.”  And he is a co-author with climate futurist Jorgen Randers (one of the authors of the seminal Limits of Growth study back in the 1970s who we had on the program years back) -- of International Sustainable Development Goals report commissioned by the Club of Rome with the Stockholm Resilience Center.  His website is Stoknes.no

Neo-fascism in Brazil, and the US-Western neoliberal and imperial agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean  

Aline Cristiane Piva (peeva) is the Assistant Deputy Director at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington DC and the founder of the organization's Brazil Research Unit.   The council is a liberal research and information non-profit dedicated to promoting constructive American and Canadian policies towards Latin American nations. She is also currently a professor of international law at Bolivaran University in Venezuela. In the past, Aline has worked in media analysis and political campaigns for a Brazilian based international communications agency and collaborates with the Brazilian political blog Nocaute. She holds a degree graduate degree in international law from the State University of Londrina and a second higher degree in international affairs from the University of Brasilia, both in Brazil. Piva's research has focused on democracy in Brazil, US-Cuban foreign relations, Haiti and popular Latin American movements. The council's website is COHA.org

CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS

The time is now for a progressive uprising based upon higher spiritual values and ethics.

Danny Sheehan is one of our nation’s most important and influential Constitutional and public interest lawyers.  During the past 45 years he has handled such public interest cases as the Pentagon Papers, the Watergate Break In, Iran Contra and the Silkwood murder case.  He has represented victims of he Three Mile Island nuclear disaster and fought against the American Nazi Party on hate crimes. Recently Danny has been a lead attorney on behalf of the Native nations at Standing Rock and handling the dismissal of a case against Chase Iron Eyes for inciting a riot and felony trespassing. He is the founder of the Christic Institute and the Romero Institute, the latter being a nonprofit public policy center in Santa Cruz California. He holds a law degree from Harvard University and later returned to study at the Harvard Divinity School.. Danny is the author of “The People’s Advocate: The Life and Legal History of America’s Most Fearless Public Defence Lawyer,”   And his websites are DanielPSheehan.com   AND   RomeroInstitute.org


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