Breaking the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault for almost 24 years — that’s the history of UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence according to Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator, Manuel Cerda. He talks with Jan about their services.
Hope Owens-Wilson, Youth Organizer of the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks about their Virtual Summer Justice Institute for High School Students, this year going full digital. The program focuses on teaching and training high school students in the working of the criminal justice system, social justice, and combining these lessons with a side focus on art.
The proposed “Growing Climate Solutions Act” should actually be named “False Climate Solutions Act” according to Jason Davidson from Friends of the Earth. A proposed carbon trading proposal, decades of carbon trading has demonstrated that carbon trading actually increases carbon pollution.
Jan talks with Dr. Ricardo Salvador, Senior Scientist and Director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, about the history of worker exploitation in the U.S. from slavery to current practices of economically depressing agriculture workers.
Professor of International relations at Colby college and co-author of “19 Years Later: How to Wind Down the War on Terror“, Steven Simon’s report proposes policy changes, in light of the reduced threat of terrorism in the U.S., to reduce the scope and intensity of counter-terrorism operations and increase congressional oversight.
Jan touches base with Mark Colville, founder of Amistad Catholic Worker house in New Haven and advocate of peace, to talk about the upcoming sentencing of the Kingsbay Plowshares 7 for their civil disobedience to protest Trident submarines and nuclear weapons in the U.S.