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 30th, 2013 by progressiveradionetwork at 5:00 pm

Karyn Strickler, of Climate Challenge Media, guest hosts for Sandy LeonVest.  Karyn talks with Distinguished Professor Gerald Markowitz from the City University of New York, about his article, co-authored with David Rosner, “Your Body is a Corporate Test Tube." In the article they say, “A toxic dump used to be a superfund site or a nuclear waste disposal site.  Increasingly, however, we -- each and every one of us -- are toxic dumps and for us there’s no superfund around, no disposal plan in sight.” Learn about the chemical stew to which we are unwittingly and unwillingly exposed and the deadly, short and long-term impacts they are having on us all.

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Apr 16th, 2013 by progressiveradionetwork at 6:00 pm

Tonight on Political Analysis, in the wake of yesterday's twin bombings at the Boston Marathon, Sandy LeonVest is joined by teacher, activist and author Chris Williams to connect the dots between the US security state, the exploitation of fear, resource depletion, war and a permanent wartime economy. They also discuss the fossil fuel industry and militarism -- and the ways in which climate change and environmental devastation are fueled by both.

Chris Williams is author of the book "Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to the Capitalist Ecological Crisis." His most recent article "Imperial Recipes for a Burnt Planet can be found at http://socialistworker.org/2013/04/02/recipe-for-a-burnt-planet. His other work and writings can be found online at www.socialistworker.org or by googling "Chris Williams."

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