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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Political Analysis - 04/03/12
Apr 3rd, 2012 by progressiveradionetwork at 6:00 pm

First half hour:

BREAKING NEWS: Tonight, in real time, we hear the heartbreaking story of how a group of working class families, residents of a mobile home park in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania are being evicted from their homes to make way for for a proposed water withdrawal facility in Piatt Township. The facility would pump millions of gallons of water daily from the Susquehanna River to a gas drilling (aka Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking) facility just north of Jersey Shore. Sandy LeonVest talks to Kevin June, a resident and manager of the mobile home park and hydrofracking activist and community organizer Alex Lotorto, both of whom offer insight into the very personal and poignant stories of the park's residents, where the fallout from Pennsylvania’s natural gas boom is being felt by an entire community.

Second half hour:

Roots Action Executive Director Aimee Allison updates listeners on the west coast occupy movement, as well as current efforts to tax super-PACs, push Congress to allow states to create a single-payer health care system and a bill currently in the House of Representatives that would speed up the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. Aimee and SLV also discuss yesterday's (April 2nd) Supreme Court ruling allowing law enforcement authorities – at all levels, federal, state, and local – to legally force anyone they arrest to submit to a strip-search -- whether or not there is probable cause for such an egregious violation of personal privacy rights.

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