News & Public Affairs11/15/03
Christine Ahn. Christine is the editor of the latest book from Food First, Ã¢â¬ÅShaftedÃ¢â¬?. Shafted is the unspoken truth of free tradeÃ¢â¬â¢s devastation on workerÃ¢â¬â¢s lives told by those who know first-hand: small family farmers, farm workers, fisherfolk, industrial and textile workers. The personal stories are supplemented with expert testimony from researchers and policy makers who have studied free tradeÃ¢â¬â¢s economic and social impacts. For example, since NAFTA, more...Be the first to comment
THE UNITED STATES, CHINA AND RUSSIA ARE ALL VYING FOR CONTROL OVER OIL RESOURCES IN THE CASPIAN SEA REGION IN CENTRAL ASIA. BY SOME ACCOUNTS THE REGION COULD CONTAIN THE WORLD'S LARGEST AMOUNT OF UNTAPPED OIL AND GAS RESOURCES. JOURNALIST LUTZ KLEVEMAN HAS WRITTEN A BOOK CALLED, "THE NEW GREAT GAME: BLOOD AND OIL IN CENTRAL ASIA." THE BOOK LOOKS AT WHETHER THE CURRENT WAR ON TERRORISM IS LITTLE MORE THAN A PRETEXT FOR THE PRESENCE OF US TROOPS IN THE REGION TO SECURE PIPELINES LEADING OUT OF ...1 comments
In a letter delivered today to President Bush, U.S. war veterans declare their belief that U.S. Iraq policy is "headed in the wrong direction." The veterans observe: "At present, U.S. soldiers are falling under attack an average of 35 times each day. To date, 394 U.S. soldiers have been killed in the war. Their lives are being lost for a policy that is unclear and an exit strategy that remains unknown."
Posted at www.veteransforcommonsense.org, the letter was initiated by the Washington-ba...Be the first to comment
Three practioners of Quantum Touch discussed the theory and therapeutic uses of QT. They were Pat Stone, Patricia Wagner and Richard Gordon (author of QUANTUM TOUCH: THE POWER TO HEAL).Be the first to comment
Longtime activist, veteran of progressive movements, deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism. She will be the keynote speaker at the Ã¢â¬ÅGlobalize This Rally/Protest FTAAÃ¢â¬? in St. Pete November 15th. Her focus for the last several years has been the global justice movement, training participants and taking part in many of the major actions, including those in Seattle, Washington DC, Quebec City, Genoa, and New York City, an...Be the first to comment
Poet and singer-songwriter. Voted by the Concerned Women for America, a conservative womenÃ¢â¬â¢s group named Alix Olson as one of the ten most dangerous women in this country. Decide for yourself, listen to this young poet, activist, electrifying performer. Winner of many national slam poetry awards. Alix and Pamela Means can be heard in concert Friday, November 14th at Viva La Freda. Latest album: "Independence Meal". Subtle Sister Productions. 2003.Be the first to comment
Singer. Songwriter. Activist. Influenced by Audre Lord and bell hooks. Often performs with Alix Olson. Wants to speak out and shine a light on the darkness that will never go away unless it is first acknowledged, i.e., racism, sexism, homophobia, misogyny, classism, etc. Wants to inspire self-reflection and activism. New album: "Single Bullet Theory". WIRL Records. 2003.Be the first to comment
John Howes of the Green Party, spoken word activist Empress Carrins and Chris Kern of AFSCME join Rob to discuss a rally and march on Saturday, November 15 from noon-3PM at Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg. Activist, Starhawk will be the keynote speaker. The rally is to prepare for the November 20-21 Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) meeting in Miami.Be the first to comment
Rob is joined by Phil Compton of the Florida Consumer Action Network (FCAN), and Alan Sager, co-director of the Health Reform Program at Boston University's School of Public Health in a discussion about the Medicare Rx Drug bill in Congress. The bill would make a number of changes - including higher costs, ending Medicare Guarantee and beginning privitization.
FMI 813-877-6712.Be the first to comment
St.Petersburg Times columnist Diane Roberts and Tampa Tribune columnist Dan Ruth join Rob to talk about Florida politics. The two will be appearing at the Florida Center for Teachers in St. Petersburg on Sunday, November 9 from 4:00-6:00PM.Be the first to comment