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Connect The Dots – Guest: Jordan Chariton and Bob McChesney – 06.21.17

When ace journalists Jordan Chariton and Bob McChesney wrote, Will the Last Reporter Turn Out the Lights? they probably didn’t realize that the reporter in question would be TYT’s Jordan Chariton, a man who rose to renown in 2016 as the last reporter to get off the set, put down the pundit’s mike and actually report on the compleat 2016 …

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Connect The Dots – Tangerine Bolen – 03.01.17

Listen to Tangerine Bolen, founder of Revolution Truth and Wild Bill Lefthand Senior, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, speaking about #Jumping Eagle v. Trump the new lawsuit citing environmental injustice against Donald Trump, Energy Transfer Partners and the Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of a dozen plaintiffs from four tribes— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

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Ronnie Cummins – Three Life-or-Death Reasons Why Climate, Food, and Native American Activists Need to Keep Working Together

On Tuesday,  January 24, Donald Trump signed presidential memorandums to revive the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines—two major dirty oil and fracking pipelines halted by the Obama administration after massive resistance from indigenous, climate and other public interest groups, including food activists. As indigenous leader Winona LaDuke pointed out (article link below) Trump’s push to revive these …

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Teressa Rose Ezell – Black Snakes On The Move: Pipeline Expansion Out of Control

A Lakota prophecy tells of a mythic Black Snake that will move underground and bring destruction to the Earth. The “seventh sign” in Hopi prophecy involves the ocean turning black and bringing death to many sea-dwelling creatures. It doesn’t take an over-active imagination to make a connection between these images and oil pipelines and spills. It’s troubling enough that the …

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Naomi Klein – GET READY FOR THE FIRST SHOCKS OF TRUMP’S DISASTER CAPITALISM

WE ALREADY KNOW that the Trump administration plans to deregulate markets, wage all-out war on “radical Islamic terrorism,” trash climate science and unleash a fossil-fuel frenzy. It’s a vision that can be counted on to generate a tsunami of crises and shocks: economic shocks, as market bubbles burst; security shocks, as blowback from foreign belligerence comes home; weather shocks, as …

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KEVIN KAMPS – Radioactive Waste is Good for You, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Rick Perry as Energy Secretary

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry’s blatant conflict of interest involving the Waste Control Specialists, LLC (WCS) radioactive waste dump in Andrews County, west Texas deserves to be seriously addressed during his U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing as President-elect Trump’s Energy Secretary-nominee. In fact, it adds to the long list of reasons he should not be confirmed, …

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Mark Trahant – Standing Rock Prepared Us For Trump’s Billionaires and Oil Giants

It’s easy for me to dismiss 2016 as a horrible year. There have been eight years of relative progress on issues I care about, from the climate to equality. The election reversed that. Big Oil is now in charge of the environment, a senator with a history of hate is now in charge of the Justice Department, and the new …

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Sarah van Gelder – Why I Kneeled Before Standing Rock Elders and Asked For Forgiveness

Everything seemed to be converging on Standing Rock on Dec. 4. Thousands of veterans were scheduled to arrive the next day at this remote, frozen outpost—along with a blizzard. The Army Corps of Engineers had recently ordered the eviction of Oceti Sakowin, the largest of the water protectors’ camps, saying the thousands camped there would have to vacate by Dec. …