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April 29, 2021  

 CHERNOBYL ANNIVERSARY; DC & PUERTO RICO STATEHOOD; DEMOCRACY CENTERS, & A LIVE REPORT FROM ARIZONA
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> In our 48th zoom gathering with the GRASSROOTS EMERGENCY ELECTION PROTECTION COALITION (GREEP) we start with Chernobyl and the astonishing five-part series on it produced by HBO. 
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> We then celebrate the final shut-down of the Indian Point atomic reactors outside New York City.  For the first time in decades, New Yorkers do not face an atomic catastrophe originating in Buchanan that could destroy the entire region.
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> We follow with an in-depth exploration of the complexities of Puerto Rican statehood.  As we hear from JOEL SEGAL, JAMES FUKUDA and RICARDO MERCADO, it’s a VERY mixed bag.
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> In synch we dive back into DC statehood with the great CHARLES MORELAND.
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> We also hear from ANDREA MILLER on the spread of democracy centers.
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> And we finish with an astonishing report from the Arizona recount circus brought to us by long-time election protection experts RAY LUTZ and JOHN BRAKEY.
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> On the one-year anniversary of our GREEP calls, this is an action-packed, in-depth, extremely important session.  Don’t miss it!!

April 22, 2021  

CAN DEMOCRACY CENTERS SAVE AMERICA?  plus STACEY ABRAMS’S “ALL IN”:  GREEP ZOOM #47

The idea of storefront “Democracy Centers” has started to take tangible root.  ELSA SCHAFER explains how small gathering places in shopping malls and on city streets can serve as organizing hubs for a new grassroots push to save our democracy.

HOWIE HAWKINS speaks to us from his own Green Party storefront in upstate New York, where he says ordinary citizens walk in regularly….to the point they assume he is a county official.

With these grassroots safe spaces face-to-face/door-to-door organizing can take a great leap forward.

We start with Amazon’s “ALL IN” about Stacey Abrams and the fight to preserve what’s left of democracy in Georgia….and elsewhere. This comprehensive documentary—while it may not play well on radio—makes a good, strong case for the power of grassroots organizing.

It does not, however, cover the GEORGIA MIRACLE of the elections of November 2020 & January 2021.  For that we speak with JOEL SEGAL, RAY MCCLENDON and many more.

We also revisit the critical issue of DC Statehood, which has just been approved by the US House. 

As we stagger toward an actual democracy, this show provides some of the key, not-so-easy pieces. 

 
 
April 15, 2021  
THE GEORGIA MIRACLE & THE ASTOUNDING CORPORATE PUSH-BACK AGAINST JIM CROW VOTER SUPPRESSION
 
With an All-Star cast including GLORIA TINUBU, JAMES FUKUDA, RAY MCCLENDON, STEVE ROSENFELD, JOEL SEGAL, CHARLES MONTGOMERY, ART LEVINE and many more, we dive deep into the weeds of modern American democracy.
 
The hideous right-win campaign to steal the right to vote from tens of millions of citizens of youth and color is now at the center of the national stage.
 
In Georgia, Michigan, Arizona and nearly all the other states, nearly 500 laws have been proposed to strip and flip our coming elections.  
 
Likewise democracy’s enemies continue to oppose DC Statehood (Taxation without Representation!!!) where more than 700,000 Americans are being denied their basic rights.
 
We further dig in to the amazing role major corporations like Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines  and Major League Baseball in boycotting Georgia over its Jim Crow attack on black/young voters.  We also give Will Smith a shout-out for moving his film production.
 
Overall, the life/death struggle over American democracy has soared to a level never seen before.  Join us at this Emergency Election Protection Zoom #45 to find out how!!
 
 
 
 
April 8, 2021  

NUKE POWER ON THE BRINK

With an atomic reactor industry crumbling before our eyes, we celebrate the permanent shut down of Indian Point.  The insanely dangerous nuke threatened the entire New York region with apocalyptic ruin   

Renowned experts Tim Judson, Kevin  Kamps and Paul  Gunter explain in detail how Americas insanely lethal remaining 93 reactors threaten our health, safety and economy and what we must do to shut them down before they explode

So-called small reactors are also insanely dangerous and cannot compete with renewables. They must also be stopped

With team Biden apparently swallowing the nuke Kool aid we must act now!!

April 1, 2021  

HOMELESSNESS:  HOW’D IT HAPPEN? WHAT CAN WE DO?

We plumb the depths of this terribly important problem cutting to the core of American life.

With nationally-renown leaders DONALD WHITEHEAD & JOEL SEGAL we trace the roots the current crisis from Kennedy to Reagan to Clinton to Trump.

We see how The New Frontier & Great Society built huge numbers of public housing units without consulting the people who’d have to live in them.

We see how Reagan slashed funding for HUD and other public housing.

We see how the Faircloth Amendment, signed by Clinton, blocked federal spending for more units.

We see now how Segal and Whitehead propose to solve this devastating problem in the here & now.

If you are all committed to making this country a decent place for ALL Americans, don’t miss this show.

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