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May 26, 2016  

Election theft has run rampant through the primary season as electronic irregularities, precinct elimination, racially unbalanced long lines and much more have again made a mockery of our alleged democracy.

Myla Reson of southern California opens the show with descriptions of the upcoming Golden State primary.  She also tells us of a major upcoming election protection event in Santa Monica Sunday, May 29, at 3pm, featured at www.Solartopia.org.

John Brakey tells us of his lawsuit attempting to force a new primary in Arizona where precinct elimination resulted in long lines, massive disenfranchisement and an unlikely victory for Hillary Clinton.

Lori Grace of the Sunrise Center in the Bay Area tells of an attempt to establish independent exit polling in California, where it has been abolished for this critical primary.

Attorney Cliff Arnebeck discusses the new lawsuit filed in Columbus, Ohio, demanding original raw exit polling data to find out who actually did win the Buckeye State’s primary.

Attorney Bob Fitrakis, my co-author of The Strip & Flip Selection of 2016: Five Jim Crows & Electronic Election Theft, explains how at least 10 of this year’s primaries would be disqualified under international law, and how Bernie Sanders should probably be the legitimate democratic presidential nominee.

If you care at all about a real democratic process in this country, don’t miss this show….

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May 19, 2016  

Solartopia celebrates the amazing life & unmatched activism of the legendary MICHAEL MARIOTTE, a truly one-of-a-kind No Nukes activist, pamphleteer, researcher and strategist who recently passed away from pancreatic cancer.

Michael’s legendary career as a nuke-buster, grassroots organizer, writer, speaker, rock drummer and husband/parent/friend has inspired a whole generation.  For decades he has been at the core of fighting the nuke industry in general, with particularly powerful impact at Calvert Cliffs in Maryland, the uranium project in Louisiana he helped defeat, and much much more.

Our tributes begin with MARY OLSON from the NUCLEAR INFORMATION & RESOURCE SERVICE, which Michael has helped lead since the 1980s.  PAUL GUNTER then joins us, along with KEVIN KAMPS, both from BEYOND NUCLEAR.  

ALFRED MEYER chimes in from PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY along with BOB BACKUS from the Seabrook fight, ROCHELLE BECKER from Diablo Canyon, TIM JUDSON (the new Executive Director of NIRS), DIANE D’ARRIGO of NIRS, ALLISON FISHER from PUBLIC CITIZEN, attorney DIANE CURREN, Michael’s band-mate and more.  

For those of us who knew him, the hole Michael leaves in our movement and in our hearts will be impossible to fill.  

There are few greater things one can do to further our power and wellness than what Michael accomplished in his lifetime.  

Thank you, brother.  We hope you enjoy the show….

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May 12, 2016  

The Prospects & Business of Marijuana Legalization are center stage in Solartopia.  

We talk with the great Eric Stirling, legendary long-time pioneer activist and founder of numerous key groups in the struggle to end pot prohibition.

We also speak with David Dinenberg, a founder of KIND Financial, a Los Angeles-based company providing “seed-to-market” services for the marijuana industry.

At the heart of the discussion is the question of how to navigate toward full legalization of an industry that is now illegal federally, legal for medical purposes in a number of states, and fully legal in others.  It’s also a schedule one drug where a number of insiders believe it’d be better to stay that way than to downscale to level two.  

In other words, we look at a multi-billion-dollar industry with a wide range of unique and very high stakes challenges, ranging from mass incarceration to mass marketing and mass cash flow.

From a hot button political issue to a major financial entity, this is a fascinating case study in cultural transition.  Turn on, tune in and join the brave new world of legal pot. 

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May 5, 2016  

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a catastrophe poised to kill what’s left of our nation, says Dr. Margaret Flowers. Long-time activist and Green Party candidate for Senator from Maryland, Margaret works to FLUSH THE TPP and warns that this proposed trade deal is “NAFTA on steroids”. These terrible trade deals turn every ounce power over to giant corporations who rig our economies to the benefit of the super rich. NAFTA utterly destroyed America’s industrial base, and the TPP will be even worse, says Flowers.

We’re joined 30 minutes in by Bob Fitrakis, who recalls the dynamics of the Democratic campaign of 1992, when NAFTA was downplayed by candidate Bill Clinton, only to have him pass it once in the White House.

The question then becomes: now that Donald Trump has labelled NAFTA “the worst trade deal ever signed,” how will Hillary duck the issue in the upcoming presidential contest. And would she, once in the White House, stick it to the American economy the way she and Bill did in the 1990s.

Sadly, the question answers itself. Is the only answer that Bernie Sanders must now run as a Green with Jill Stein?  Stay tuned!!!!

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