Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hell and High Water - New York Responds to Climate Change


 
Endicott, NY; February 21, 2017

A Talk by Mark Lowery, Climate Policy Analyst, DEC office of Climate Change

From the Organizers:

Climate change has already had effects on New York State's natural resources and infrastructure.
 
Mark Lowery, Climate Policy Analyst in DEC Office of Climate Change, will describe anticipated future effects, the level of greenhouse gas emissions, reductions needed to avoid catastrophic effects, New York State climate change programs in the context of international and federal efforts, and the state's support for municipalities that wish to reduce emissions and adapt to unavoidable effects of climate change.
 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Podcast: A Conversation with Ray McGovern

This is a recording of my skype conversation with ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern, in two parts. Among other things, we spoke about the strained relations between the US and Russia, and the underlying causes.

Part 1 (OVOC Podcast 4): On iTunes or SoundCloud.

Part 2 (OVOC Podcast 5): On iTunes or SoundCloud.


The following are links referred to in, or relevant to, the interview:

Part 1:

Ray McGovern's statement at the 2015 UNAC Conference

Bill Bradley on Russia and NATO

Victoria Nuland plots the US-backed coup in the Ukraine

Part 2:

President Obama and Russian President Medvedev - Open Mic

Zbigniew Brzezinski on the global political awakening

Vladimir Putin's speech

The William Casey quote: "We'll know our disinformation campaign is complete when everything the American public believes is false."

The Cantonsville Nine burn draft records (1968)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Inaugurate the Resistance!



Washington, D.C.; January 21, 2017

Panelists:

Chris Hedges, Jill Stein, Tim Canova, Kshama Sawant, Chase Iron Eyes, Bryan Koulouris

From the Organizers:

Trump's pro-billionaire agenda and plans to wage war on the environment, deport three million immigrants, undermine public sector unions, and nominate a reactionary Supreme Court justice are not just idle threats. Yet the neoliberal leaders of the Democratic Party cannot stop Trump now, anymore than during the election. How can we build powerful mass movements capable of decisively defeating the right and providing a real alternative for ordinary working people, immigrants, LGBTQ people and youth? Can the Democratic Party be reformed, or does the left need to build independently?

This event is part of Occupy Inauguration's weekend of resistance, sponsored by the Green Party, Socialist Alternative, Occupy Wall Street, Movement for the 99%, and the Stein/Baraka campaign.

Related Links:

Truthdig
Progress for All

Listen to the 58:30 podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Methane: New York's Dirty Addiction to Shale Gas


 
Albany, NY

Presenters: Anthony Ingraffea, Robert Howarth, and Keith Schue

From the Organizers:

This press conference is being held on the two year anniversary of New York State’s ban on high volume hydraulic fracturing, and will point out that New York State, which had the wisdom to ban HVHF, is now consuming shale gas extracted in other states in record amounts, with no end in sight.