Tonight on Political Analysis, host Sandy LeonVest reports on India's massive power outages and looming water crisis. She also brings us up to speed on Shell's Arctic drilling plans, running clips from activist, artist and author Subhankar Banerjee, who talks about Shell's history of environmental devastation and lack of accountability in Nigeria, Siberia and elsewhere, as the company prepares to begin a massive oil drilling expedition in the Arctic's Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.
Green Party candidate for president, Dr. Jill Stein joins Sandy LeonVest to talk about the essential nature of third parties, why voting Green in 2012 is NOT tantamount to voting for Mitt Romney and why 2012 could be the "moment of truth" for progressives -- and the progressive agenda.
Exactly 50 years ago today, on July 10th, 1962, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., along with Ralph Abernathy, was convicted in Albany, Georgia for charges arising from their arrests in December, 1961 for demonstrating at the Albany City hall in Georgia. In her toast to "Heroes and Heretics," Political Analysis host Sandy LeonVest pays special tribute to Martin Luther King Jr, airing clips from his sermon delivered at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967. She also airs clips from the not-so-widely-celebrated, but nonetheless heroic (and heretical) Emma Goldman. Considered a "dangerous anarchist" by US leaders and the mainstream media, civil rights leader, radical feminist, labor advocate and anti-war activist Emma Goldman was unceremoniously deported from the US on December 21st, 1919, for speaking out against the US role in World War One and for opposing the draft -- at a time when to do so was considered treasonous by most Americans.
"Heroes and Heretics" tonight on Political Analysis.
On this week's Political Analysis, one day before Americans break out the barbecues and booze to celebrate "Independence Day," Sandy LeonVest marks the occasion by celebrating not Independence Day itself, but by celebrating some of the nation's most independent, original and passionate thinkers -- in other words, the spirit of REAL independence. Joining her in that celebration is the passionate and articulate single-payer advocate, Dr. Margaret Flowers.