In episode 176 David talks with Domina Elle, a Colorado-based dominatrix, about sex trafficking, prostitution, sex work and erotic service provision. She has been involved with recent court cases that are trying to decriminalize the exchange of money for sexual services between consenting adults. She believes that fears of sex trafficking are largely unfounded and are being driven by a …
Updates on other countries undercut US tax changes, US graduate students: fewer and taxed more, “recovery” myth vs foreclosure stats, Valve Corp: worker coops better for innovation, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize snubbed, Starbucks: not really worker-friendly. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on revolt against sexual abuse. Download this episode (right click and save)
Beatty and her guest Elizabeth Massey, RN, Founding Partner of Compassion Consulting (813-321-8282) talked about the importance of dealing with loss and grief, including: death, divorce, sexual abuse, loss of job, limb, baby, etc. We all need to be willing to acknowledge, address and resolve ( as best as we can) the effects of grief and loss on our professional and personal lives. Unresolved grief can kill us physically, mentally and emotionally. And…..you don’t need to do this alone!
A study by the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University has shown that green buildings have a positive link to higher cognitive function for workers. The report notes that we “spend about 90% of our time indoors, and buildings have a unique ability to positively or negatively influence our health”. Twenty-four professionals such as architects, designers and engineers …
In Episode 84 David discusses the genocide of indigenous people in Canada with James Daschuk, an associate professor in the faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. Despite Canada’s reputation as a polite and kind society, its treatment of its native population is as shocking as in other colonizing nations. Recently Canada has completed an investigation into its residential schools, which were used to destroy native culture under the guise of providing a standard education, and that resulted in physical and sexual abuse, opportunities for biomedical experimentation, and even starvation. This led to the destruction of native families and a continuing cycle of dysfunctional families, alcoholism, drug abuse and imprisonment. Canada is also about to start an investigation into the shocking number of women, mostly indigenous, mostly poor, often drug addicts or sex workers, who disappeared without authorities bothering to search for them. The most notorious of these was the case of Robert Pickton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Pickton), who confessed to killing 49 women in the Vancouver area. Finally, David and James delve into the history of the colonization of the prairies, the broken treaties, and the Indian Act that relegated natives to a child-like legal status, that James describes as apartheid.
You can find out more by reading Daschuk’s 2013 book “Clearing the Plains” that was a surprise bestseller in Canada and has won several awards: http://www.uofrpress.ca/publications/Clearing-The-Plains
Another surprise bestseller is the book of recollections of an elderly Cree man about growing up in a residential school, recommended by Daschuk: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/residential-school-survivors-memoir-details-decade-of-utter-cruelty/article23556082/
An article on biomedical experiments in the 1940s and 1950s that took advantage of the under-nourishment at residential schools, and even prolonged it, can be found at: https://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/histoire_sociale_social_history/v046/46.91.mosby.html
Marina Angel, a professor of law at Temple University and a long-time fighter for women’s rights and against sexual abuse who helped draw up that university’s pioneering rules against sexual harassment in 1992, talks with “This Can’t Be Happening!” host Dave Lindorff about the ever expanding number of women alleging they were drugged and sexually assaulted by actor/comedian and long-time Temple University Trustee Bill Cosby. She discusses how university leaders, by following in the sorry footsteps of Penn State in continuing to cover up and ignore Cosby’s abuses, risk being dragged down, along with the school’s reputation, as revelations about his sordid behavior continue to make headlines.
Daniel Rosen, a senior State Department official arrested last month for soliciting sex online with a minor, was reportedly arrested again Sunday night in Washington, D.C., and charged with an earlier crime of voyeurism after police searched his cellphone. And he is only the latest in a long string of government employees to have been accused of crimes against children. Public records and reports …