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Meditations and Molotovs – 12.06.17

Show Description – Monday, December 4th, 2017: Exactly one year ago, Sergio Alexander Kochergin, Tony B, Vincent Lenartand I traveled to Standing Rock with thousands of veterans from throughout the U.S. to help indigenous peoples stop the construction of an oil pipeline. Unfortunately, we failed. Today, I’ll reflect on those experiences and the past year of organizing in the age of Trump. Download …

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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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Connect The Dots – The Scary Odds of A New York Nuclear Event – 12.21.16

The Scary Odds of A New York Nuclear Event: Listen Paul Blanch, veteran nuclear safety expert, discuss the 1 – 1000 odds of the new Spectra gas pipeline sited at the Indian Point nuclear power exploding and triggering a Fukushima-like nuclear meltdown.

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Meditations and Molotovs – 12.12.16

Show Description – MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th – On today’s program, Vince talks about love, the holidays, anti-Russian propaganda, Standing Rock, the unfortunate state of leftwing activism in the U.S., and why we should occasionally disconnect from social media and various other forms of manufactured digital realities.

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Alexandra Rosenmann – Trump, In the Wake of Standing Rock’s Victory, Is Already Planning Privatization of Native American Lands

The Dakota Sioux living on the Standing Rock reservation celebrated Sunday when news broke that the construction of the North Dakota pipeline had been halted. But their victory may be short lived. The following day, Reuters published an article detailing the upcoming Trump administration plans for Native American lands. Reservations contain 20% of the nations oil, gas and coal reserves, …

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Alexandra Jacobo – Veterans arrive at Standing Rock to act as human shields for water protectors

For the past several days hundreds of veterans have begun arriving at Standing Rock to show solidarity with the water protectors. Starting on Thursday, veterans from across the country began arriving at the Oceti Sakowin and Sacred Stone camps in North Dakota. Over 1,000 veterans plan to “deploy” and are calling on their fellow veterans to assemble as a “peaceful, …

JEFFREY ST. CLAIR – Roaming Charges: Darkness, Darkness

A malign darkness has descended on the land and I’m not talking only about Trump. Look toward North Dakota, where petro-cops are committing atrocities daily with impunity, far removed from the cameras of the cable networks, beyond the salons of Washington now filled with frenzied chatter about how to adapt to the new dispensation, unnoticed by the remote-control protests outside Trump Tower. Early …

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Deirdre Fulton – Betraying Water Protectors, Obama Set to Approve Dakota Access Pipeline

UPDATE: The Obama administration said late Friday afternoon that no decision has been made on the disputed easement for the Dakota Access pipeline. # # # Even as water protectors continued to face off against police on Friday in North Dakota, news outlets reported that the Obama administration is set to approve the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) as early …