The Democratic party ignores important issues in the 2016 party platform — this according to Rania Khalek from The Electronic Intifada, who live-tweeted the proceeds of the 2016 Democratic National Platform Drafting Committee meeting. Voted down were: single-payer insurance, frac sand mining ban, and sanctions against the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani called Black Lives Matter group “inherently racist” and “anti-American”. Jan Miyasaki interviews Kevin Alexander Gray, author of the book “Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence”, who discusses the current state-authorized violence against Blacks in America.
With Vermont’s GMO food labeling law about to go into effect, the U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would limit states’ rights to enact laws regarding food labeling. Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food and Water Watch, discusses the players and politics behind GMO label disclosure, a process already in effect in 60 countries […]
NASA has contended for over 40 years that its solar-system exploring satellites cannot function on solar energy beyond the orbit of Mars. But the successful orbit of the Juno explorer around Jupiter has disproven that — and Karl Grossman, author of the book “The Wrong Stuff”, discusses NASA’s continuing love affair with potentially dangerous plutonium-238 […]
Jan has an abbreviated conversation with Myrna Pagan, a Puerto Rican resident and activist, about the upcoming vote in Congress on how to manage Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. Evidence of the U.S. continued colonialism, Puerto Rico is facing a 17% sales tax, and loss of many jobs in public service: police, fire, hospital staffing, and more.
Jan Miyasaki interviews Jacquine Boggess and David Pate from The Center for Family Policy and Practice, a nonprofit advocacy organization that was founded in 1995 to incorporate the needs of low-income men of color into conversations about poverty solutions. Their work addresses systemic and structural barriers to economic security, with a particular focus on child […]