Amidst protests from local Korean clergy and residents in South Korea, the U.S. missile defense system “Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)” went live last week. Julian Cho, from Zoom In Korea, describes the estimated 8000 riot cops (under the direction of the U.S. operations) who removed the protestors and allowed critical equipment to be installed.
Celebrating their community, Occupy Madison‘s Tiny Village provides small but livable safe housing on Madison’s East Side. To raise money to expand their kitchen and provide additional housing, the group is holding a plant sale and sale of woodworking projects and jewelry on May 13 at their site on 3rd Street. Jan speaks with Bruce […]
Jan interviews Robert Alvarez from the Institute for Policy Studies about the historic and current role of the scientist as a political activist in a day of science denial.
Short memory? Less than 10 years after the “great recession” on 2008 and just 7 years after the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act established consumer protections against unregulated spending and risky investing, the Republican-lead congress is considering rolling back consumer protections. Peter Skopec from WISPIRG discusses the “Financial Choice Act”, and its […]
Organized just a year ago, Open Doors for Refugees meets on the third Wednesday of every month to coordinate resettlement of refugees into the Madison area. They collect household items and furniture to provide the daily needs new residents, and are sponsoring a fund-raising film, “Fire at Sea”, at the Barrymore Theater at 7:00 today, […]
May Day has been an important day for workers — this year the Immigrant Workers’ Union in Madison is joining with 140 other cities worldwide in having a rally in support of workers. Too often immigrant workers have no work permit, receive no benefits, and are met with harassment in schools and at work. Alex […]