WILL PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC’S BANKRUPTCY SHUT THE DIABLO CANYON NUKES? No question of human survival is more urgent than shutting the huge twin reactors surrounded by earthquake faults at Diablo Canyon, California. Perched above the Pacific, 9 miles west of San Luis Obispo, these aging, defective, decrepit atomic behemoths threaten all of California and the United States with radioactive …
TRUMP’S DEPARTURE & THE GREEN NEW DEAL The imminent demise of Donald Trump and the rise of the Green New Deal come to us through the great Political Scientist PETER MATHEWS and long-time energy expert CHARLES KOMANOFF. We explore the wide range of Trump’s lawbreaking and the likelihood of his being removed from office by the corporate barons, the military …
Puerto Rico fights back We are joined in solartopia by the great Yesenia Perez to discuss the terrible trials and massive resistance in Puerto Rico. Yesenia is a great activist currently based in North Carolina. She tells us of the criminal neglect perpetrated by the trump junta against the american citizens in her native island. The solarization that now powers …
The ALL-OUT CORPORATE ASSAULT AGAINST THE INDIGENOUS AND THE ENVIRONMENT is what threatens Solartopia as we talk today with the great SARA NELSON & DANNY SHEEHAN. Danny are Sara are lifelong activists with the ROMERO INSTITUTE. They’re defending in the courts and in the public forum the right of the Dakota Nation to stop horrendously destructive pipelines from ravaging their …
OHIO IN TROUBLE & ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES are where we’re at in Solartopia today. We start with BOB FITRAKIS who explains the vicious attack waged by the Corporate Democrats against Dennis Kucinich. With a boring candidate for governor, the Democrats may drag the superb US Senator Sherrod Brown into the lost column. We also discuss Bob’s breakthrough work on gerrymandering. We’re …
Politics has been called a rigged game, with elites using money and organizational resources to pull the puppet strings of most candidates for high office. However, the entrance into the race for US president of candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump who both reject funding from Wall Street threatens to challenge that truism.
This week’s Global Research News Hour attempts to cut through the propaganda and jargon and assess what real options are out there for making substantive and humane political change.
William Blum is a long-time critic of US foreign policy. He has authored five books including his most recent, America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy – The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else. He also publishes the “Anti-Empire Report” on his site www dot williamblum dot org. In this interview, Blum outlines his reservations about Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the problematic media coverage of the campaign, and the astonishing view that Trump may actually be the less objectionable in certain respects than both Sanders and Clinton.
Mark Robinowitz is publisher of oilempire dot us, a political map to connect the dots. He has been a writer, political activist, ecological campaigner and permaculture practitioner for over three decades. He is also author of the forthcoming Peak Choice: cooperation or collapse, an uncensored guide to Earth, energy and money. In this interview, Robinowitz equates the choice between the Democrats and the Republicans to one between death by lethal injection and death by the electric chair. He outlines the mechanisms employed to stop any threat to the establishment from ever becoming elected president. He also explains how the energy and economic decline is becoming reflected in the politics of the Trump campaign.
The first interview is with Linda Pentz Gunter, international specialist for the environmental advocacy group ‘Beyond Nuclear.’ In this conversation, Gunter addresses the question of whether nuclear is being seriously explored as an alternative to the climate-ravaging fossil fuel industry. She also outlines aspects of the Fukushima cover-up, and why international bodies and media are failing to hold nuclear and government agencies to account.
In the final half hour, Portland-based Mimi German, Earth activist and founder of Radcast.org, speaks more about the cover-up, the nuclear situation in the U.S. and the consequences for society and all life on earth.
On this week’s Global Research News Hour, on the occasion of the March 3, 2016 meeting of Canadian federal and provincial leaders in Vancouver on to work out an agreement on a national climate change plan, we explore the implications of proposed climate solutions for the future of Canada’s nuclear industry, environment and energy security. We’ll be joined by anti-nuclear activist Candyce Paul of the Committee for Future Generations, and by political economist, professor and author Gordon Laxer.
Dissecting Operation Inherent Resolve: Conversations with Lawrence Wilkerson and Mahdi Nazemroaya
This Repeat broadcast of the Global Research News Hour (October 17, 2014) Global Research News Hour centres on the current military mobilization against the entity known as ISIL/ISIS. Can boots on the ground be avoided? Is there an ulterior motive to the bombing campaign related to regional control? What does ISIL/ISIS’s successful campaign for control of the Kurdish village of Kobani say about the sincerity of this latest War on Terrorism? This hour attempts to address these and other questions.
REPEAT – Greece: From Austerity to Prosperity? Conversations with Ellen Brown and Binoy Kampmark
In this installment of the Global Research News Hour, we examine the dynamics of the Greek economy and why the Greek people voted the anti-austerity Syriza Party to power.
Ellen Brown of the Public Banking Institute explains the role of Goldman Sachs in setting up Greece for a fall, and how the Mediterranean country could survive the end of the bail-outs.
In the second half hour, scholar, RMIT University lecturer and Counterpunch contributing editor Binoy Kampmark talks about the background of Syriza, the political culture on the ground, and what the future may hold for a financially emancipated Greece as well as other European countries.