While suicide rates continue to fall in other countries, the rate in the U.S. is rising. Jan speaks with Rajan Menon, professor at the City College of N.Y., whose latest report “America’s Suicide Epidemic: It’s Hitting Trump’s Base Hard” analyzes the issues of the growing rift between the wealthy and poor, and how the lack […]
In her continuing series of interviewing member organizations from the Community Shares of Wisconsin, Jan interviews Matthew Rothschild, director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, an organization which strives to support a transparent government by tracking campaign donations by individuals and corporations to candidates and government officials in Wisconsin.
With over 550,000 active frack mines active in the U.S., causing demand (as well as the price) to be low, the oil industry is working hard with other industries to increase usage, and raise the price. Alison Grass from Food & Water Watch talks with Jan Miyasaki about activities of the industry.
The Ecuadorian government’s plans to sell a half million acres of Amazonian rainforest to oil companies has been blocked by the legal rights of the indigenous Waorani tribe, and by the legal rights of nature itself. Reynard Loki has been following this conflict and has written an article in Common Dreams about the history and […]
Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Watchdog from the group “Beyond Nuclear“, talks about their latest efforts to prevent several “consolidated interim storage” sites in New Mexico and Texas.
Eunice Gibson and Adeline Zanora from the Colombia Support Network about their group’s activities to support the people of Colombia, who have been killed and displaced by paramilitary, drug lords, and corporations for decades. There is a two day conference this week Friday and Saturday at Edgewood College to learn and discuss issues related to […]