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The Torch – 06.19.18

Ann Wright Citizen Diplomat on Korean Peace Talks Women Cross DMZ is a movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women’s leadership in peace building. We are joining forces with the Nobel Women’s Initiative, an organization that brings together six women Nobel peace laureates, to organize an international women’s delegation to South Korea prior …

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The Torch – 06.11.18

  1. Jeremy Kuzmarov author of The Russians Are Coming, Again: The First Cold War as Tragedy, the Second as Farce. Karl Marx famously wrote in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon that history repeats itself, “first as tragedy, then as farce.” Kuzmarov argues that the Democrats’ strategy, backed by the corporate media, of demonizing Russia and Putin in order …

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The Torch – 06.04.18

Palestinian-American legal scholar Noura Erakat explains how Israel’s assaults on Palestinians is a violation of international law. That the Trump administration is following a lesson laid down by generations of Israel’s leaders of racial and ethnic based assaults. Nadya Tannous Interfaith Peace Builders to Israel/PalestineIFPB organizes diverse delegations to Israel/Palestine to become a grassroots force to change their own communities …

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The Torch – 05.08.18

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and The Torch is marking the month with mental health advocates Yael Baron, who is a mental health advocate and organizer of “Show Me How to Smile” an event designed to increase communication among people with mental health issues. Jorge Cruz is an artist and activist. We discuss mental health problems as the modern …

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The Torch – 04.30.18

Petuuche Gilbert is Acoma Pueblo Native American activist. He’s leading a struggle to save sacred Mt. Taylor called ‘Kaweshti’ in the Acoma language. He represents Laguna and Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment (LACSE), which is one of five core groups in the MultiCultural Alliance for a Safe Environment ( MASE). MASE is a consortium of indigenous and environmental justice …

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The Torch – 04.23.18

Nadya Tannous represents Interfaith Peace Builders to Israel/Palestine. IFPB organizes diverse delegations to Israel/Palestine to become a grassroots force to change their own communities and create a new reality for Israel and Palestine. They work to end the crippling border blockade of Gaza by Israel and the return of Palestinians to their land on Israel. Alexey Yaroshevsky Senior Russian TV …

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The Torch – 03.26.18

Kasia Malinowska is the director of the Global Drug Policy Program at the Open Society Foundations, which promotes drug policies rooted in human rights, social justice, and public health. She speaks to President Donald Trump’s call for the death penalty for drug users and how Trump is blocking further progress toward real drug reform. Paul Stanford is the founder of The …

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The Torch – 03.19.18

The nuclear waste dump by the sea is what locals are calling plans to store thousands of tons of radioactive waste from the San Onofre Nuclear generating station near San Diego, California. Torgen Johnson is anactivist who describes the lingering time bomb represented by the waste disposal plan and the problems facing more than 100 commercial reactors in the United …

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The Torch – 03.13.18

Nuclear waste and united States Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin united in this issue of The Torch. Emma Kaplan on refuse fascism protesters whose parents were visited by Homeland Security agents after compatrots disrupted his speech at UCLA. Folloeed by filmmakers discussing documentary movies about the making of the first Atomic Bombs. It’s a real blast. Download this episode (right click …

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The Torch – 03.05.18

Greg Mello is director and co-founder of the Los Alamos Study Group. He’s an  engineer and regional planner. Greg led the first environmental enforcement at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Greg’s research, analysis, and opinions have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Issues in Science and Technology, and in the New Mexico …