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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 …

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The Torch – 01.28.17

Mark Crispin Miller is a professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University, and the author of the book: Fooled Again, How the Right Stole the 2004 Elections. His other books include Boxed In: The Culture of TV; Seeing Through Movies, His newest book is Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney’s New World Order. He speaks about how the media …

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The Torch – 01.23.17

Paul Stanford is the founder of The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation(THCF), THCF Medical Clinics, and the Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH). He has helped over 250,000 patients obtain a legal permit to use medical marijuana in the states where it is legal. He was instrumental in the decades long political battle that led to legalization of …

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The Torch – 01.16.17

Comedian and activist Randy Credico on his subpoena before the House Intelligence Committee, association with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and the truth behind Roger Stone. Credico says he’s the victim of a modern day witch hunt that presages a new political inquisition similar to the dark days of McCarthyism and the black list. Immigration lawyer Eugene Goldstein on DACA and …

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The Torch – 01.02.17

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment Historian, writer, activist committed to Indigenous people’s rights. How the gun “debate” signifies the rise of a new American militarism peppered by bloody incidents from Sandy Hook elementary school to Virginia Tech, a Charleston, SC church is acting out a very real history of warfare against native people and the …

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The Torch – 12.27.17

Tom Clements; Director of Savannah River Site Watch Savannah River Site Watch is a citizen environmental group aimed at following events at the Savannah River Site where plutonium was produced for nuclear weapons during the Cold War. It’s now the location a major clean up. Clements says that leaked documents show that the government is considering using Savannah River to …