With tomorrow’s 6th anniversary of the Supreme Court “Citizens United” case, which opened the floodgates outside money to stream into political contests, WISPIRG, Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, is planning a “Public Telling” at the Wisconsin State Capitol Building. WISPIRG’s goals include democracy for the people, reduced use of antibiotics in our food supply, consumer […]
James S. Henry discusses the idea of a financial transaction tax, a “speed bump” of sorts designed to slow down high speed stock trading and ameliorate volatility in the stock market.
Jan Miyasaki interviews Sierra Powers and Thistle Pettersen, representing the group Madison Action for Mining Alternatives, about the link between mining (a.k.a. “Extreme Resource Extraction”) and climate change. The group is holding a fundraiser to support Neighbors-First of Jackson County in their legal efforts to block frac-sand mines in their neighborhoods. The fundraiser “Leap into […]
Zahara Heckscher, writer, social justice advocate, and self-proclaimed “Cancer Thriver”, discusses the effects that adoption of the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty would have on increasing the costs of medical treatment and thus limiting access to prescription medicine in the U.S. and the world.
Ever since Flint, Michigan’s, appointed city manager ordered the city to switch from using water from Detroit’s water supply to using the toxic Flint River as the city’s water source in an effort to save a few bucks, the city’s water has been contaminated with lead and other toxins. Lynna Kaucheck from Food and Water […]
An F-16 fighter jet uses as much fuel in one hour as the typical car uses in three years. Nick Buxton, Communications Consultant for the Transnational Institute and author of the book “The Secure and the Dispossessed – How the military and corporations are seeking to shape a climate-changed world”, talks with Jan Miyasaki about […]