NEW – MICHAEL BRUNE – Sierra Club ED, Good news, Bad news, Get Involved

Written on August 30th, 2018

California Natural Resources Agency predicts severe heat waves, wildfires, ocean rise will cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars. Trump administration decimates Obama emissions rules for cars and power plants. Rise Up for Climate global day of action Sat 9/8. MICHAEL BRUNE, Executive Director of Sierra Club, shares good news, bad news, and ways to get involved.

https://www.sierraclub.org/michael-brune/bio

NEW – BILLY WIMSATT – Money in the grassroots wins elections and makes change – Movement Voter Project

Written on February 3rd, 2018

BILLY WIMSATT, is the founder and executive director of Movement Voter Project, which offers a clear break from the tired and true strategy of electoral politics – big donors, big consultants, and big TV ad buys. MVP helps progressive donors move some of their money to support the best local community-based organizations in key states – organizations alive on the ground 365 days a year, whether there’s an election or not. In 2018, they moved more than $13M to 350+ groups in 42 states – in almost every competitive US House, Senate, Governors race and ballot measure.

You can learn more at movement.vote.

Free Forum – MARK DANNER Author, SPIRAL: Trapped in the Forever War

Written on July 22nd, 2017

What will Trump do if there’s a terror attack? MARK DANNER points out that it’s been 16 years since the attacks of 9/11, and thanks to Bush, Cheney, and Obama, “Donald Trump inherited a government on a permanent wartime footing, actively fighting in six countries, using means both public and secret – including drone strikes and attacks by covert special forces – and doing so with the benefit of never-ending war powers granted by Congress.” What could go wrong?

http://www.markdanner.com

Free Forum – JAMIE BARTLETT Author, RADICALS CHASING UTOPIA: Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change the World

Written on July 1st, 2017

JAMIE BARTLETT, a Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media for Demos in the UK, is the author with William Heinemann in 2014 of THE DARK NET about hidden internet subcultures. His newest book, just out, is RADICALS CHASING UTOPIA: Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change the World. We’ll also talk a lot about a recent column he wrote in the Guardian, Forget far-right populism – crypto-anarchists are the new masters.

https://www.demos.co.uk/people/jamie-bartlett/

Free Forum – DANNY GOLDBERG In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea

Written on June 2nd, 2017

Ever since he dropped out of college to sample the Summer of Love, DANNY GOLDBERG has been an active participant in culture, counterculture, and politics. In addition to his career in the music business – manager of artists from Bonnie Raitt to Nirvana, chairman of Warner Brothers records – he was co-producer/director of the rock doc No Nukes and CEO of Air America. We talk about all of that as well as his latest book, In Search of the Lost Chord:1967 and the Hippie Idea.

http://www.dannygoldberg.com