Mother Earth Doesn’t Negotiate. On the Rights of Nature w/ Pennie Opal Plant & Shannon Biggs

In Cochabamba Bolivia in 2011, tens of thousands were present on Mother  Earth Day as the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth was  declared in response to the “privatization” of nature by the corporate  state. This was in alignment with Indigenous worldviews that have  accelerated the development of rights of nature law.  Both Ecuador and Bolivia, as well as numerous local jurisdictions, have amended their  constitutions to include a “rights of nature.”

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In this episode, we talk with Pennie Opal Plant (@PennieOpal) and  Shannon Biggs (@ShannonKBiggs), co-founders of Movement Rights  (@movementrights), about the growing movement around the rights of  nature. We discuss the legal, political and cultural aspects of the growing rights of nature movement. We also discuss the recent news that oil has begun to flow through  Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline after 8 years of resistance, the Indigenous  rights movement and the climate movements in the U.S. and globally. Continue reading “Mother Earth Doesn’t Negotiate. On the Rights of Nature w/ Pennie Opal Plant & Shannon Biggs”

Andrew Bacevich on American Exceptionalism

A clip from our larger interview with the great critic of American Empire Andrew Bacevich, a professor emeritus and retired army colonel–we talked about the pernicious effects of American Exceptionalism, the belief that god ordained the U.S. to be the greatest country in the world and demanded that America go abroad to “civilize” other areas.

Cascadia Forest Defense and the Climate Crisis

pic via Cascadia Forest Defenders

“There is new crop of forest defense climate activists feeling a new sense of urgency that the traditional environmental advocacy isn’t doing it…”

— Daniel with Cascadia Forest Defenders

The Pacific Northwest has a long history of organizing and direct action around logging and timber industries. From the Wobblies trying to organize the logging sector in the early twentieth century to Earth First!’s campaigns to stop old growth logging to the new generation of forest defenders linking the struggle for wild places and communities to the climate crisis, direct action has always tried to get the goods. Continue reading “Cascadia Forest Defense and the Climate Crisis”

Andrew Bacevich’s comments on Mark Milley’s involvement in anti-Trump politics

Well-known critic of U.S. foreign policy (and Retired Colonel and Professor) Andrew Bacevich gave us his thoughts on the recent revelations of JCS Chair General Mark Milley’s role in preventing Donald Trump from trying to steal the election, and thus involving himself in domestic politics.

Oregon’s Timber Wars and the Climate Crisis w/ Cascadia Forest Defense

The Pacific Northwest has a long history of organizing and direct action around logging and timber industries. From the Wobblies trying to organize the logging sector in the early twentieth century to Earth First!’s campaigns to stop old growth logging to the new generation of forest defenders linking the struggle for wild places and communities to the climate crisis, direct action has always tried to get the goods.

Listen in: https://bit.ly/TimberWarGandR

For 25 years, since the epic timber wars of the 1990s in places like Warner Creek, Oregon, Cascadia Forest Defense (CFD) has been at the forefront of challenging the logging industry, complicit politicians, federal agencies and, in general, capitalism. In the past month, CFD has put up new tree-sit blockades to disrupt logging operations in the Willamette National Forest. Continue reading “Oregon’s Timber Wars and the Climate Crisis w/ Cascadia Forest Defense”

Media Release: “Lone Star Apartheid: Greg Abbott and Republican Party Trying to Re-segregate Texas”

Lone Star Apartheid:Greg Abbott and Republican Party Trying to Re-segregate Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- 9/24/2021

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Nicolas Reimann of Forbes writes: “Former President Donald Trump sent a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday asking him to “act now” to conduct an audit of the 2020 presidential election in the state, which he carried by a comfortable six percentage points.”
But Texas activists warn that it’s part of a bigger attempt to maintain political power.
Robert Buzzanco is a professor of history who teaches courses in political history at the University of Houston, a long time resident of Harris County and has extensive media experience.  He currently co-hosts the Green and Red Podcast, which discusses politics and history. Email at buzzanco@yahoo.com or text at 713.269.1508.
Scott Parkin is a native Texan, a campaigner and organizer in social justice and environmental movements for two decades and has extensive media experience. He is also the co-host of the Green and Red Podcast. Email at sparki@riseup.net or call/text at 415-235-0596.
Buzzanco and Parkin in response to the announcements of the announcement of a 2020 election audit of four Texas counties by the state government said: “Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the state’s Republican Party see the writing on the wall. Demographic trends in Texas are making a bleak future for the power holding elite of the state. Voting rights bills, anti-protest bills, the Texas National Guard at the border, disempowerment of women with extremist anti-abortion laws and now the an election audit of four counties that went blue in the 2020 election are a blatant attempt to hold onto power as it continues to slip away. Extremists in the GOP want an audit of an election they won, but more broadly they want to re-segregate the state along racial, gender and economic lines. Sadly, Texas Democrats’ resistance to these actions remain tepid and inept.”
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Week in Review. Haiti, Cyber Ninjas, the Texas recount and why the Democrats can’t win.

Green. Red. Gripe. Rant.

In this week’s Week in Review, we talk about the horrific assault by the U.S. Border Patrol on the Haitian migrant encampment in Texas. We talk about the roots of U.S. colonialism in Haiti, the social-economic-political turmoil that everyone from FDR to the Clintons to Trump has wrought there and why Haitians are trying to get out.

We also talked about the why the Democrats are losing to an increasingly extremist GOP. Even though polls show that majority of Americans are supportive and on the right side of the issues of the day (ex: Medicare for All, Defund the Police, climate, etc), the Democrats can’t seem to get anything over on the Party of Trump. Continue reading “Week in Review. Haiti, Cyber Ninjas, the Texas recount and why the Democrats can’t win.”

Col. Andrew Bacevich Talks about The Empire and The Apocalypse

Green and Red had a great conversation with the well-known scholar (and  Retired Colonel) Andrew Bacevich, whose new book is *After the  Apocalypse.*  We began by getting his views on the recent revelations regarding JCS Chair Mark Milley’s role in opposing Trump’s attempt to steal the election.

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VIDEO: The Intercept’s Will Parrish Talk about Police Surveillance of #StopLine3 Protests

Green and Red talks with journalist Will Parrish and researcher Charlotte Grubb about “fusion centers” being used to track and surveil anti-pipeline opponents.

Continue reading “VIDEO: The Intercept’s Will Parrish Talk about Police Surveillance of #StopLine3 Protests”