The Ravages of Western Wildfires with Journalist Joshua Frank

In this episode, we talk with environmental journalist, and co-editor at CounterPunch , Joshua Frank about the climate induced wildfires that have ravaged the American West in recent weeks.

Listen here: https://apple.co/2G8veUf

We get into the climate politics of the western states, the hypocrisy of Democratic politicians preaching climate rhetoric while allowing fossil fuel companies to continue business as usual, the class impacts of the wildfires, and how climate change is exacerbating the wildfires and volatile political situations in places like Portland.

We also remember forest defender George Atiyeh who perished in the Oregon fires.

Joshua Frank is an award-winning investigative journalist, author and editor covering current political and environmental topics. Along with Jeffrey St. Clair, he is the co-editor of the political magazine and website CounterPunch. His work appears in Seattle Weekly,OC Weekly and regularly at CounterPunch.

He is author and editors of a number of books. Including Left Out!: How Liberals Helped Reelect George W. Bush, Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland (2008) (co-edited with Jeffrey St. Clair), Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (2013) (co-edited with Jeffrey St. Clair), and The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink (2018) (written with Jeffrey St. Clair).

Joshua Frank, Author at CounterPunch ()

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Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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