With the recent announcement of the Green New Deal, we turn our attention to climate justice for today’s episode. First, we hear from Jess Wallach, an activist with 350 Seattle, about last week’s victory in King County, Washington: a moratorium to prohibit new fossil fuel infrastructure. For the second segment, journalist Alexander Zaitchik shares his reporting on the Ceibo Alliance and indigenous organizing in Ecuador and throughout the Amazon.
Alexander Zaitchik is an American freelance journalist based in New Orleans. His writing has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, Rolling Stone, and Foreign Policy, among many others. He is the author of three books, including Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance (Wiley, 2010).