Peter and Mickey open the program with a wide-ranging conversation with long-time social justice activist Medea Benjamin; the discussion covers topics from trade deals to drone warfare, as well as her latest project of trying to alert Americans about the human rights abuses committed by US ally Saudi Arabia. In the second half of the show, Peter and Mickey speak with nuclear-power whistleblower Arnie Gunderson, who recently returned from a visit to Fukushima, Japan; he warns that radioactive contamination is now pervasive in the Fukushima area, but the Japanese government is trying to avoid addressing the health issues.
Archive for March 2016
Contrary to the stereotype of apolitical Millenials, students at Sonoma State University in Northern California have organized a Social Justice Week, addressing issues from US foreign policy to local police-brutality cases. Today's guests are student organizers or guests taking part in Social Justice Week. Also included is a preview of next week's program, when the guest will be Medea Benjamin of Code Pink.
Cuban diplomat Miguel Farga discusses Cuban society and government, and makes the case for Congress to end the US trade embargo against Cuba. Miguel Farga is First Secretary of the Cuban embassy in Washington, DC.
They now operate the Fairewinds Foundation (www.fairewinds.org).