News & Public Affairs11/20/03
Eric Rubin and Caroleena Delgado described the tear gassing and arrests of peaceful protestors in Miami at the FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) meetings.Be the first to comment
Professor of Sociology at Eckerd College Patrick Henry discussed this weekend's forum on homelessness. He discussed the extent of the problem, the shortage of affordable housing, and the number of families and veterans who are homeless.Be the first to comment
Our Guest was Robert Pollin, Founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
In the United States, the idea that anyone can succeed is a vital part of our national identity. But today, the middle class is shrinking, the gap between the rich and poor is widening, and the American Dream is at risk. What's driving the growing disparity that's creating a two-class society? This Friday on NOW with ...Be the first to comment
WMNF volunteer Bill Hamilton reports from the streets of Miami on the clashes between fair trade protestors and police. He also reported on what appears to be the final agreement among the 34 member nations.Be the first to comment
Our guest, Michele Boyd of the non-profit, public interest group, Public Citizen says the energy bill now making its way through Congress was developed in secret by corporate executives and a few members of Congress who are showered in special interest money.
Public Citizen says the bill will not benefit average citizens, it prioritizes prioritizes polluting industries over safe and renewable energy, weakens environmental safeguards and opens up the electricity sector to massive consolid...Be the first to comment
Trade ministers from most Western Hemisphere nations are meeting in Miami this week to plan an expansion of free trade rules. Many farmers, union members and environmentalists oppose expansion. They want "fair" trade. That is a system where local economies, workers, the environment and sovereignty are respected as trade opportunities between nations expand. Eric Rubin of South Floridians for Fair Trade and Global Justice and Sasha Chock of The Global Project for a Free Press/Media Reform Netw...Be the first to comment
This Saturday, November 15, the WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Show Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬ÅFrom a WomanÃ¢â¬â¢s Point of ViewÃ¢â¬? will focus on the FTAA: what it is and what it means. Some call it Ã¢â¬ÅNAFTA on steroids.Ã¢â¬? Mary will interview Christine Ahn of Food First, editor of the book, Ã¢â¬ÅShaftedÃ¢â¬?, and Jennifer Elizabeth Kreisberg of Ulali. Talking about the FTAA coupled with Ulali -- pursuing their indigenous roots through their songs and talent, one is aware that the majority of the world...Be the first to comment
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