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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Apr 26th, 2011 by progressiveradionetwork at 8:12 pm

SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest (www.solartimes.org) in conversation with progressive journalist and author extraordinaire, David Swanson. They talk about his latest book, "WAR IS A LIE," in which Swanson fearlessly debunks the mythology of war. They also talk about ongoing US-lead wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya -- who "wins" and who "loses" in the current and ongoing culture of endless war and the permanent warfare state.

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Apr 19th, 2011 by progressiveradionetwork at 8:19 pm

SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest talks to Labor activist and attorney Lisa Maldonado about the state of today's labor movement, why solidarity is such an important concept (why we really are "all one") and the lopsided nature of our current economic system. They also discuss what happened this spring in Wisconsin, the importance of coalition building among "single-issue" activists and why collective bargaining rights are such a critical component of social and economic justice.  

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Apr 12th, 2011 by progressiveradionetwork at 6:32 am

SolarTimes editor (www.solartimes.org) Sandy LeonVest in conversation with political organizer, independent journalist and environmental and climate activist, Karyn Strickler. Their conversation includes, among other things, the utter failure of a corporate-dominated Congress to pass legislation that addresses accelerated climate change, the imperative of moving NOW to get to zero carbon emissions, and possible organizing strategies toward that end. Karyn Strickler also addresses what she calls the "Do-Nothing Strategy," a political tactic being utilized by many of today's mainstream environmental organizations -- much to the detriment of creating a sustainable future.

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