(New York) – Pakistan’s government did little to protect vulnerable groups and religious minorities from attack by militant groups in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. The authorities clamped down on civil society groups for criticizing government policies and human rights violations by state security forces. In the 687-page World Report, its 27th edition, Human …
“Eleanor LeCain discusses progressive strategies with Heather Booth, one of the top strategists in the US and founder of the Midwest Academy, and Judy Hertz, Executive Director of the Midwest Academy, a leading national training institute for progressives.”
The Indian government has declared severe levels of toxic air pollution in Delhian “emergency situation” as administrators announce a plan to temporarily shut construction sites and a coal-fired power station to bring the situation under control. Schools in the capital will be closed for three days and traffic may be rationed, following six days of heavy smog and concentrations of …
Nearly 50 million children have been uprooted from their homes around the world, and 28 million of those are refugees fleeing violence and conflict—and “that is a conservative estimate,” according to a UNICEF report published Tuesday. “What can the future hold for these children—denied so much of what they need?” —Anthony Lake, UNICEFThe total number of child refugees doubled between …
Matt Schwartz is Executive Director of the South Florida Wildlands Association – an organization founded to protect habitat, wilderness, and biodiversity in the Greater Everglades. Over the years, he’s been involved in numerous battles over management of public lands, energy projects, habitat development, and Everglades restoration. Today we talk about threats to black bears in Florida
Wenonah Hauter is an activist, author and progressive policy advocate. She is the founder and executive director of Food & Water Watch, an organization that, under her leadership, has fundamentally transformed the national debate about hydraulic fracturing (fracking), energy and the environment.
Wenonah has three decades of experience campaigning and writing on food, water, energy and environmental issues. She has played leading roles in successful campaigns to ban fracking in New York, label genetically modified foods, protect public water systems from privatization and promote renewable energy. She has trained and mentored hundreds of organizers and activists across the country and worked at the national, state and local levels to develop policy positions and legislative and field strategies to secure real wins for communities and the environment.
Guest One: NADINE SMITH – Executive Director of Equality Florida
“Nadine was national co-chair for the 1993 March on Washington, taking part in the first-ever meeting between LGBT leaders and a sitting U.S. president. She served on the founding board of the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization.
An award-winning journalist, Nadine co-founded Equality Florida and became a leading voice for state-level LGBT organizing. She served four terms as Equality Federation co-chair. In 2013, she was named by Florida Diversity Council as one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women” in Florida. Nadine was recently appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Florida Advisory Committee.”
What is Equality Florida?
“Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. “
Guest Two: COLEEN ROWLEY – Former FBI Special Agent for 24 years & whistle blower, Currently writing for the Huffington Blog & Consortiumnews.com
HOT TIP: HERE IS WHAT SHE IS GOING TO WANT TO COVER SO PREPARE FOR HER TO ALWAYS PIVOT IN THIS DIRECTION. Might simply things to just read this so that she doesn’t feel the need to say it.
“Coleen worked as an FBI Special Agent for almost 24 years, thirteen of which as the Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel. As a whistleblower, she furnished information to the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry, the Senate Judiciary Committee and Department of Justice Inspector General’s investigation of FBI failures before 9-11. She also warned the FBI Director before war was launched on Iraq, that this war would likely prove counterproductive and serve to escalate terrorism and the militarization of domestic policing, such that the FBI would become helpless in the face of escalating violence.”
Guest Three: ERIN PALETTE – OPERATION BLAZING SWORD & BLUE COLLAR PREPPING
“Ms. Erin Palette is a blogger and a prepper. Active in both the LGBTQ and gun community, she has been a concealed pistol carrier since 2012 and came out as trans in 2013. She believes that gun rights are civil rights, and that armed gays don’t get bashed. You can find her at BlueCollarPrepping.Com, and her project to unite gun owners with LGBTQ people seeking training can be found at www.facebook.com/OperationBlazingSword. “
Thomas Linzey is the executive director and an attorney for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, which has assisted close to 200 communities across the country in eight states to adopt binding local laws that elevate community rights to sustainability over corporate rights and powers.
Conchita Sarnoff is the executive director of the Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking, a non profit organization based in Washington DC with a mission to increase political and public awareness about human trafficking and child sex trafficking in particular. A large part of the organization’s work is rescue girls between the ages of 6 and 12 in North America. She broke the story in 2010 about billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophilia ring. She has been a contributor to the Financial Times, Latin America Herald Tribune, the Huffington Post, Daily Beast and other publications and has appeared as a television commentator on NBC, Fox, ABC, Russia TV among others. Conchita graduated from Columbia University with a degree in political science and received additional credentials from the Harvard Business School. This month she published her book “Trafficking” – which takes a hard look at the underground of child sex trafficking and highlights the case of Jeffrey Epstein, a close confidante of Bill Clinton. Her websites are ConchitaSarnoff.com and ATRVT.org
Matthew Schwartz is Executive Director of the South Florida Wildlands Association – an organization founded to protect habitat, wilderness, and biodiversity in the Greater Everglades. Over the years, he’s been involved in numerous battles over management of public lands, energy projects, habitat development, and Everglades restoration.