Connect The Dots

Connect The Dots – Fast Track Update – 04.29.15

April 29, 2015

Returning guest, Adam Weissman, an organizer with Global Justice for Animals and the Environment (GJAE) and a representative with TradeJustice New York Metro, clues us in to the debate over the Fast Tracking of trade deals and how they are progressing in Congress and public opinion.

Connect The Dots – Citizens United Against the TPP – 04.22.15

April 22, 2015

Interview with Adam Weissman, an organizer with Global Justice for Animals and the Environment (GJAE) and a representative with TradeJustice New York Metro, a coalition of organizations from diverse social justice and environmental movements working together.

Oregonians Are ‘Mad as Hell’ About Trade Deals That Threaten Their Food Supply

March 30, 2015

In the 1976 film “Network,” a news anchor, played by the late actor Peter Finch, urges his television audience to open their windows and shout the infamous phrase, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” According to people I’ve talked to on the ground in Oregon, that may be something close to what many residents there are feeling right now. But instead of shouting out the window, Oregonians are petitioning and phoning their senator, Ron Wyden, to ask him to oppose granting so-called fast-track authority to President Obama. Read

Why on Earth Did the Feds Approve a High-Pressure Gas Pipeline Near a Nuke Plant?

March 30, 2015

A gas explosion leveled two buildings in New York’s East Village this past week, with two neighboring structures damaged, one still at risk for collapse, and 22 people injured, four of them severely. The fire raged from early afternoon into the next morning with more than 250 firefighters responding. Just over a year ago, a gas explosion leveled two buildings in Harlem, killing eight people. The National Transportation Safety Board has not yet released its conclusions as to what caused the Harlem fire. Read More
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