Political Analysis

From the grassroots to Washington and beyond, the realities of politics and power are routinely cloaked in euphemism and evasion.

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Mar 29th, 2011 by progressiveradionetwork at 9:06 pm

SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest (www.solartimes.org) in conversation with investigative journalist Keith Harmon Snow. Also a UN genocide investigator and 4-time winner of the esteemed Project Censored award, Keith Harmon Snow peels away the layers of corporate propaganda to look at some dark truths about nuclear power, the "humanitarian bombing" of Libya and the people and establishments who profit from destruction and the destabilization of nations. 

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Mar 22nd, 2011 by progressiveradionetwork at 8:59 pm

SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest in conversation with activist, author and award-winning journalist Jeff Biggers about the destructive power of Big Coal, the myth of "clean coal" and his latest book, “Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland.” They also talk about recent coal-related disasters that barely made the news, and the imperative of implementing small scale alternative energy systems across the US, in order to make the transition to a viable "clean energy economy."

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Mar 15th, 2011 by progressiveradionetwork at 7:28 pm

SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest, in conversation with author, speaker and educator Richard Heinberg. The author of ten books (among them, “Peak Everything – Waking Up to the Century of Declines”), Richard Heinberg is widely known for his original views on energy -- and its relationship to a dysfunctional global economic culture. He talks about the need for localized support systems and creating "sustainable economies," and what "meaningful survival" might look like at the end of an era.

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Mar 8th, 2011 by progressiveradionetwork at 3:15 pm

SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest talks with author and labor, human rights and peace activist Bruce Gagnon about the US warfare state, the economic culture of "endless war" and the prospects and possible ramifications of US military involvement in Libya. They discuss transcending single-issue politics and the importance of coalition building among activists, through finding our commonality and connecting the dots between climate change, social justice and war.

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