SHUTTING DIABLO CANYON will be the focus of a major conference in San Luis Obispo this coming weekend. We're joined by LINDA SEELEY, JIM HEDDLE & MARY BETH BRANGAN who are at its core to talk about how we finally close two reactors that could irradiate the entire nation.
The conference details are posted at NonukesCA.net.
We discuss in this radio session the key issues of earthquake vulnerability, economic obsolescence, the need for cooling towers and much much more, leading up to what we hope will be a successful grass roots campaign that will rid our Earth once and for all of these dangerous and deteriorating reactors.
Join us on the radio to get briefed, and then in the campaign in California or wherever else your nearest nuke might be. The clock is ticking on all these reactors and the time to shut them is now.
ATOMIC TERRORISM, the KEYSTONE PIPELINE and the WAR AGAINST RENEWABLES power up our Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Show. Our great guest STEFANIE SPEAR fills us in on the latest developments in the March to Solartopia as documented in her superb and invaluable ECOWATCH.COM website.
Stefanie is the creator, producer and editor of this uniquely important internet outlet for news of the environment. Based in Cleveland, we talk about my current article on Charlie Hebdot and nuclear terrorism.
Stef then fills us in on the upcoming veto of the Keystone XL pipeline and the prospects for stopping it. And she follows with a report on the march of renewable energy in Denmark, Britain, Germany, Scotland and Ireland, as northern Europe marches ever more quickly into Solartopia.
But we conclude with the need for a national energy policy here. California is leading the way in the US. But the Koch Brothers and other mega-billionaires invested in fossil and nuclear fuels are doing their best to stop the solar revolution. How we overcome and the last word from Stefanie this time around. But she will be back, & we will win!
An astonishing direct link to the NAZI HOLOCAUST comes from the brilliant 91-year-old DR. GEORGE SAKHEIM. Dr. Sakheim was born in Berlin in 1923, lived in Palestine in the 1930s and then came to New York to study at Columbia University.
Drafted into the US Army, he entered into Normandy a week after the June 5, 1944, D-Day invasion and served as an interrogator of German prisoners until May, 1945.
He then became an interpreter at the NUREMBERG TRIALS, and translated the horrifying, immutably obscene testimony of Nazi war criminals. His verbatim transcripts include the unrepentant words Hermann Goering, Hitler's #2 commander, and Rudolph Hoess, Commandant of the Auschwitz Death Camp.
Dr. Sakheim's experiences are unique, his life story absolutely riveting, and his accounts of the Nazi testimony horrifying almost beyond belief.
We will have Dr. Sakheim back to fill in his views on what the Nazis did, their state of mind at Nuremberg, and on our own nation's conduct in extracting information from prisoners of war. Do not miss this compelling testimony from the depths of humankind's darkest chapters of history.
SOLAR POWER coming to the world with FEED-IN TARIFFS as explained by the great wind and solar pioneer PAUL GIPE.
Talking to us from Bakersfield, Paul’s incredible depth of experience and knowledge lights up the Solartopia show as he begins with harrowing tales of the early days of the rough-and-tumble wind business.
Then he explains the power and importance of the feed-in tariff to the amazingly successful transition of Germany into the Solartopian Age. Germany now gets fully 25% of its electricity from green sources and could be getting even more were it not for the resistance of desperate utility companies trying to protect their obsolete industry.
Paul further explains how California and other American states could easily and profitably get to 100% renewables...complete with community ownership.
If you are at all interested in the survival of our planet, don’t miss this substance-filled, goal-oriented dialogue with one of the great geniuses of the Solartopian Age.
COCAINE BY THE TON brought into America with a blind eye from the CIA. Radio legend DENNIS BERNSTEIN of KPFA’s Flashpoints Show broke many of the key stories around the Iran-Contra Scandal through which the “Just Say No” Reagan regime funneled cash from drug sales to help overthrow the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Dennis worked with reporter Gary Webb who also did key reporting on this story, but was then driven to suicide by relentless official attacks on him and his career.
Dennis is also witness to HUGE ON-GOING STREET DEMONSTRATIONS in Berkeley, California, where thousands of young people are marching daily against police violence—and being subjected to still more.
A veteran broadcaster, Dennis tells us further about the future of community radio. And as an accomplished poet, he reads to us from his superb SPECIAL ED anthology. Don’t miss this very special hour with a gifted and important pillar of America’s humanist community.
A RATEPAYER REVOLT against nuclear power and the nationwide battle for Solartopia are the pure green fires that drive today’s show. CYNTHIA PAPERMASTER of CODE PINK is organizing a rate withholding campaign in California’s Bay Area meant to force Pacific Gas & Electric to finally shut its two lethal reactors at Diablo Canyon. Cynthia recently presented Michael Peavey of the California Public Utilities Commission with a “pink slip” for his collusion with the utilities he was hired to regulate. His actual resignation followed shortly thereafter.
Expert KEVIN KAMPS of BEYOND NUCLEAR tells us about the politics of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the new Republican Congress. The willingness of regulatory agencies to ignore water quality and public safety issues for the benefit of greedy corporations threatens the health, safety and prosperity of all of us at dying reactors like New Jersey’s Oyster Creek and Davis-Besse in Ohio. Kevin’s decades of hard campaigning for a Solartopian dawn make him one of American’s leading exerts on what happens next with atomic energy. Together, Cynthia and Kevin offer a great perspective on what we must now do to rid the Earth of atomic energy.
DIABLO CANYON!!! Two huge old NUKES surrounded by earthquake faults, dumping radioactive hot water into the ocean, costing the public money, stalling the Solartopia Age….how do we SHUT THEM DOWN?
We hear from DAMON MOGLEN of FRIENDS OF THE EARTH and LINDA SEELEY of the San Luis Obispo MOTHERS FOR PEACE about the escalating public campaign to free California from all its nukes and render our precious coastline sustainable and clean.
Damon & Linda tell us first about the fantastic public victory in shutting two reactors at SAN ONOFRE between Los Angeles & San Diego, and how we must now proceed to do the same at Diablo.
The Diablo reactors are under legal and regulatory attack for their owners' lies about seismic activity, hot water emissions, economic issues and so much more. Tune in to these two great expert/activists to find out how we turn this corner in California's march to a non-nuclear Solartopia.
THE PENTAGON HAS NO CENTRAL ACCOUNTING SYSTEM!!! Ok, so we all know the US military spends ungodly amounts of money on horrific weapons systems that do nobody any good, are destroying the planet and bankrupting us all.
Now comes PETER MATHEWS, author, teacher, radio host extraordinaire to tell us that Reuters has no confirmed there's just NO WAY TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW MUCH THE PENTAGON IS SPENDING. Repeat: here is a multi-trillion-dollar operation, meant to "protect" the biggest empire the world has ever seen, and we who are forced to pay for it cannot follow the money.
Hear the whole astounding story from Peter, whose many books and speeches have helped enlighten us all.
Then we're joined by NINA STREICH, organizer of the wonderful Global Peace Film Festival based for more than a decade in Orlando, Florida. Nina now has important new opportunities to offer in New York City. Her excellent organization has been among America's leading supporters of independent film-making and now offers new routes to help. Make sure you hear how as we envision on film and video the many ways to Solartopia….
Veteran pollster RICHARD CHARNIN explains how the "Red Shift" transformation of Democratic voters into Republican victories has changed the nature of our government. Joined by election protection expert BOB FITRAKIS, we find to our horror that the vote counts have been manipulated in our national elections at least since 1988 by corporate powers determined to maintain an iron grip on our government.
As Fitrakis explains, it's no accident the primary beneficiary of this power grab has been the Bush family, led by "Poppy" Bush, former head of a Central Intelligence Agency that perfected the theft and manipulation of elections throughout the Third World in the Vietnam Era. With George W. handed stolen elections in 2000 and 2004, the Republican Party has been able to build its control over the American electoral process gradually, with a definitive corner turned in 2012 as they took the US Senate and numerous statehouses around the US.
A long-time Wall Street statistical expert, Charnin confirms the assertions of our previous guests, Greg Palast and Jon Simon about the apparent demise of the US electoral system.
Prior to all this sadness we hear from a very jolly "Rev. Billy" on a bus to St. Louis with the "Stopshopping Brigade," bound for a GMO-free thanksgiving at Monsanto Headquarters. ENJOY YOUR HEALTHY MEAL everyone….
ELECTION THEFT in our own "democratic" United States as the GOP has tightened its grip on the levers of power. We are joined by my co-conspirator BOB FITRAKIS and by JONATHAN SIMON, author of CODE RED: COMPUTERIZED ELECTION THEFT & THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY.
We discuss Simon's warning that without hand-counted paper ballots, we have nothing resembling a democracy in this country. That the "Red Shift" from legitimate voting to an outcome increasingly dominated by Republican "victors" has rendered our electoral system an empty shell.
And that it will take a huge grassroots upheaval to retrieve our right to vote in any meaningful manner. Fitrakis and Simon point out, for example, that despite overwhelming Democratic majorities both Pennsylvania and Ohio have Congressional delegations totally dominated by Republicans. And that without meaningful change, it may not be worth voting at all.
Don't miss this in-depth discussion of yet another aspect of our corrupted electoral process, and what to do about it.