Thursday, January 27, 2011
Welcome my friends. Yes we're going to cover the coming crisis - again this week.
We'll travel to Brazil, to find out about those deadly floods, more signs of climate change - you know - the words former awareman Barrack Obama was afraid to mention in his State of the Union address! Not once. Our interview is with Kiko Brito, communications director for Greenpeace Brazil. He grew up in the worst hit area.
You will hear an interview with the man Christopher Hitchens loves to attack, Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed. Nafeez has a new book, with an important concept: a model for the interactions of the many crisis we face. Sure we have a climate movement, a peak oil movement, foodies and economic critics - but how do these forces of decline interact? Find out in our interview.
Despite all this, I'm starting to develop a weird sense of hope.
Noam Chomsky says it's over, we are just, quote "kissing each other goodbye". I don't agree, and I'll tell you why.
But first, this....a rant about the blatant corporate take-over of the American government in Washington.
Finally! Free enterprise and free government have become one and the same!
There is a label for that though.
Before World War Two, the inventor of Fascism, the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, described it:
"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power."
Read More - with a lot of quotes, commentary and essential links!
Music this week:
clip of "He Looked A Lot Like Jesus" (but was from the FBI) by an unknown Earth First! singer
underbed music - "Clubbed to Death" by Rob Dougan
occasional underbed music by Dana Pearson.