Water, climate, and the military tomorrow on “Corporations and Democracy” radio

Nsecuredisposessedick Buxton is tomorrow’s guest on “Corporations & Democracy” radio, streaming online on KZYX.org starting at 1 p.m. Pacific, 4 p.m. Eastern, and available after that at afdradio.org. Nick is co-editor of The Secure and the Dispossessed – How the military and corporations are seeking to shape a climate-changed world, published last year by Pluto Press. He’ll be talking about how big corporations and the military are already planning to maintain control in the face of the climate crisis. Adaptation to a climate-changed world is desperately needed, but he’ll detail how the powerful opt for militarized responses that provide security for the few, instead of protecting the rights and future of all of us.

Nick has been involved in global justice campaigning for more than two decades. He coordinated communications for Jubilee 2000, the international movement to cancel the debt of the world’s poorest countries. While living in Bolivia he worked with the group Fundación Solón, focusing on trade, water, culture and historical memory, and chronicled national resistance to neoliberal economic policies, including the election of Evo Morales in 2005. He has also worked for the Transnational Institute, a thinktank supporting social movement work against corporate impunity, unjust trade and investment agreements. He has also published articles on debt and globalization.

“Corporations & Democracy” is a long-running, community-based radio show co-produced by Alliance for Democracy members and friends on Mendocino County Public Radio, at KZYX-FM. The show features speakers and specialists on how giant corporations have degraded our democracy, and how citizens around the country are working to reduce corporate power and build a real democracy.

Past guests have included Naomi Klein, Howard Zinn, Frances Moore Lappe, Ralph Nader, Thom Hartmann, Helen Caldicott, David Korten, Medea Benjamin, George Lakoff, Greg Palast and Noam Chomsky. The show also looks at what is going on locally, in Mendocino’s towns and in the county, focusing on government, development, and agriculture.

Corporations & Democracy is broadcast live on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m., Pacific Coast time.

Friends of the Sunkhaze NWR Presentation – raw audio

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 from STEWC presentation by Chris Buchanan, November 17, 2012.

E/W Alert! Drug Forfeiture May Lead to Seizure of Township 37

In 2009, there was a huge pot bust in Washington County.  Then just last week, federal prosecutors in Maine said that they may seize most of Township 37.  There is additional land in surrounding townships that may also be seized, pending the outcome of this case.

About 5 miles of this land goes along the Stud Mill Road, and lies dead on the proposed East-West Corridor route.

Here are links to several news stories:

Drug Forfeiture May Lead to Seizure of Township, Jay Field, MPBN

Documents show path that led to massive Maine pot bust, David Hench, Kennebec Journal

Man killed self days before he was to testify about pot farm, Judy Harrison, BDN

Big drug bust, high stakes in Down East Maine, Kevin Miller, Portland Press Herald

Four charged in 2009 Washington County pot bust, WCSH 6

Six Charged in Township 37 Marijuana Grow Case, DEA

KSVR/Skagit Valley College Radio Interview of Defending Water in Washington

Speak Up, Speak Out radio host Jodie Buller talks with Sandra Spargo, of the citizen’s group Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin.

      1. Interview with Sanda Spargo (click Play icon to listen)

The subject is the contract that the City of Anacortes signed with Tethys Enterprises to build what could become the largest bottled beverage plant in the U.S. The Tethys contract is for five million gallons of municipal Skagit River water per day and would involve 800 rail cars each day to transport materials and product. Sandra explains some of the context of the contract and citizen response and suggests an upcoming water summit to bring Skagit communities together to collectively decide what happens with the future of our water resources.

WERU coverage of “Tapped” documentary showing and panel

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributor: Meredith DeFrancesco

On Tuesday, the Lamoine Conservation Commission, the Bar Harbor Conservation Commission, the Union River Watershed Coalition, and Food & Water Watch, sponsored a showing of the documentary film “Tapped” and a panel discussion on bottled water and its impacts.   Today we bring you excerpts from the panel discussion and question and answer session.  The panelists are Rep. Jim Schatz of Blue Hill; Emily Posner, Coordinator for Defending Water for Life in Maine; Daphne Loring, Coordinator at the Maine Fair Trade Campaign;  and Willem Brutsaert, an Environmental Engineer Professor at the University of Maine, and expert in groundwater and surface water hydrology.

(Recorded by Meredith DeFrancesco;  Edited by Amy Browne)

original link HERE

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Bolivian water rights activist Marcela Olivera (WERU radio)

Click below for links to the two shows:
WERU Community Radio Online Archive

September 17, 2009 (25 min.)
Segment 1: An interview with Bolivian water rights activist Marcela Olivera.
Segment 2: We speak with PoeTree — currently touring Maine with their show “Hurricane Season”.

September 10, 2009 (15 min.)
Segment 1: We hear of internationally known speakers and performers coming to Maine next week: Marcela Olivera, a Bolivian water rights activist, and the acclaimed duo “Climbing PoeTree” with their performance “Hurricane Season”, as we talk with organizer Emily Posner.

Gail Darrell WKNH interview on Wells Vote

George Corrette and Pat Riot interview Gail Darrell of CELDF.

(length: 25 min)

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Defending Water for Life in the US (KGNU radio)

Emily Posner in Maine

“A Public Affair” for Aug. 24, 2009:  Interview with Lee Hart, Emily Wurth of Food & Water Watch, and Emily Posner of Defending Water for Life in Maine (25 min., KGNU Colorado Community Radio).

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More information about Nestle/Arrowhead in Chaffee County (CO).

Maine Communities Fight Nestle Over Water, and Win! (audio)

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Waterville (ME) Opera House packed for World Premiere of “Tapped”

Over 250 people packed the Waterville (ME) Opera House for the World Premiere of “Tapped” on Sunday, July 12. Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottle water.

Grassroots organizations from Fryeburg, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells, Shapleigh and Newfield celebrated before the film with the Tapped production team.

Photos – All photos copyright V. Kelly Bellis; can be freely used with proper credit. High-resolution pictures are available upon request.

Local Water Activists Speak Out – Independent video

“Tapped” audience reactions – Independent video

      1. Interview with Stephanie Soechtig@http://www.radio4all.net/files/henhouse23
– WKHN radio, Keene, NH

News VideoWCSH-TV, Portland

ReviewLarry Grard, Kennebec Journal

“Tapped” movie websiteWatch segment about privatization

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