The United States is a prison state without parallel. With 5% percent of the world's population, the Land of the Free holds 25% of the world's prisoners. When states lock up millions of people in densely crowded prisons, environmental impacts, to the prisoners, and the hosting communities, are sure to follow. Panagioti Tsolkas, of The Prison Ecology Project, joins Occupy Radio to talk about the environmental impacts of the US Prison State.
Justin Turnage returns with good news from Fayetteville, Arkansas. After a brief setback, Fayetteville voters just passed a Uniform Civil Rights ordinance giving equal protection in housing, and work places to a wide range of protected people.
The Prison Ecology Project:
Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie: http://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie.html
America's Prison Population: Who, Where, Why: http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/03/americas-prison-population
Prison Legal News: https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/
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Shell Backs Out of the Arctic. #ShellNo! Celebrates!
Sweetwater Nannauck Spoke About Resisting Shell. Listen here:
Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions Organizes 370 Nonviolent Actions in 50 States and 9 Countries; 5,000-10,000 People Participate
Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence Director Ken Butigan and Outreach Director John Dear have both spoke on Occupy Radio about this:
#FloodTheSystem Launches with 100s Taking Action in San Francisco; 12 Arrested https://floodthesystem.net/index/
Ahmed Gaya spoke about the organizing of #FloodTheSystem on Occupy Radio. Listen here: http://www.occupyradio.org/occupy-radio-episodes/category/floodthesystem
Beyond Extreme Energy 18-day Hunger Strike to Tell FERC #NoNewPermits Concludes with Large Rally and Bread Breaking http://www.dcmediagroup.us/2015/09/17/scenes-from-a-hunger-strike/
Jimmy Betts spoke about Beyond Extreme Energy's FERC campaigns here:
West Roxbury Pipeline Resistance Draws Hundreds As Spectra Breaks Ground http://west-roxbury.wickedlocal.com/article/20150928/NEWS/150926456
Charlie Derber covers the reasons neighborhoods are rising up in protest:
#StopTPP Mobilization Nov 14-18th in DC Issues Call-To-Action
Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance and Clearing the Fog Radio spoke about the TPP on Occupy Radio:
Fayetteville Equal Rights Ordinance Passes! (Finally)
Arkansas Elder and Justine Turnage have been covering this story for over a year. Here's one recent episode:
US Trans Survey: http://fayettevillefreezone.com/calling-all-trans-people/
I Won't Attack Bernie: http://www.occupyradio.org/same-world-different-paradigm/i-wont-attack-bernie
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Author/Actress Rivera Sun sings the anthem of our times and rallies us to meet adversity with gusto. In addition to The Dandelion Insurrection, she is the author of nine plays, a book of poetry, and her debut novel, Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars, which celebrates everyday heroes who meet the challenges of climate change with compassion, spirit, and strength. www.risingsundancetheater.com/wpblog/ http://www.riverasun.com/
David Geitgey Sierralupe prefers you call him Getch. As Dr. Seuss once noted, there are way too many Daves. When not plotting to Occupy the Media through an activist, internet media hub, Getch remodels homes in Eugene, Oregon.