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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. …

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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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Let’s Create A Better World – 12.05.16

One of the best shows ever on “Let’s Create a Better World” features Ellie Laks, founder of  the animal rescue sanctuary, The Gentle Barn. Host Bobby Elias and Ellie discuss insights, ideas and love as a possible solution for making this a better world. They both agree that the power and strength of love as a major force is key …

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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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Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt – Feeding the Fire in December

As the daylight wanes and the nights grow longer, colder and darker, we draw our energy in. Instead of the labor of summer, we begin to curl inward, focusing on our internal landscape, on reading, writing, journaling, on feeding the fire, stacking and chopping wood, while cultivating our vision for the seasons to come. December is a time to slow …

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Nadia Prupis – Native Leaders Formally Forgive Veterans in Emotional Ceremony

Native American tribal leaders conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans on Monday night, in an emotional event that also honored the Standing Rock Sioux’s victoryagainst the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) over the weekend. Chief Leonard Crow Dog, a well-known spiritual leader and member of the Sicangu Lakota tribe, formally forgave Wesley Clark, Jr. after the son of former NATO …

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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, …