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Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod is a public affairs program that airs Tuesday through Friday on KPFK Radio from 7 to 8 AM (PST). Tune in at 90.7 FM Los Angeles, 98.7 FM Santa Barbara, 93.7 FM North San Diego, 99.5 FM Ridgecrest-China Lake, or www.kpfk.org. Sojourner Truth brings you news and…

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod


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    Sojourner Truth Radio: October 1, 2021 - Roundtable Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 58:03

    Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable. Our panelists are Laura Carlsen, Jackie Goldberg, and Dr. Gerald Horne. The future of economic and social policy in the United States is at stake, as Congress is in a log jam on President Biden's care economy agenda. Progressive Democrats are holding out, refusing to be held hostage, by so-named Democratic Senators Manchin and Sinema. The deadline to raise the debt ceiling is fast approaching. Meanwhile, Biden is swiftly dropping in the polls among women and people of color. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez says people are losing faith in democracy. All of this, as young people are stepping up protests against governments around the world for dragging their feet on the climate crisis. Experts say we are living in the most explosive extinction episode ever. How has the right wing effectively controlled the economic and political agenda, no matter what party is in power? Who is funding them? A tax against progressive thought increases as truth and democracy are under attack in schools and universities. Remember women's rights? These days, they, too, are under attack. On the international front, tensions as Europe pivots away from the United States and the Global South tries to get out from under the major super powers.

    News Headlines: October 1, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 5:11

    Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable. Our panelists are Laura Carlsen, Jackie Goldberg, and Dr. Gerald Horne. The future of economic and social policy in the United States is at stake, as Congress is in a log jam on President Biden's care economy agenda. Progressive Democrats are holding out, refusing to be held hostage, by so-named Democratic Senators Manchin and Sinema. The deadline to raise the debt ceiling is fast approaching. Meanwhile, Biden is swiftly dropping in the polls among women and people of color. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez says people are losing faith in democracy. All of this, as young people are stepping up protests against governments around the world for dragging their feet on the climate crisis. Experts say we are living in the most explosive extinction episode ever. How has the right wing effectively controlled the economic and political agenda, no matter what party is in power? Who is funding them? A tax against progressive thought increases as truth and democracy are under attack in schools and universities. Remember women's rights? These days, they, too, are under attack. On the international front, tensions as Europe pivots away from the United States and the Global South tries to get out from under the major super powers.

    Sojourner Truth Radio: September 30, 2021 - Women's Rights, Earth Watch, Justice On Trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 58:22

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Women in Southern California and across the nation are gearing up to march for reproductive rights. This, as Texas passes a law that basically bans a women's right to decide whether or not to be a mother. Other Republican-controlled states are moving in the same direction. This is a fundamental threat to Roe v. Wade, the decades-old Supreme Court decision that protects a women's right to choose. Our guest is Emiliana Guereca, founder of the Women's March Foundation Los Angeles. For our weekly Earth Watch, Ivonne Yanez, an Ecuadorian environmentalist, joins us to discuss her critique of the so-named "Green Economy." She also fills us in on global efforts to protect forests. Robert Mejia joins us to discuss the Justice on Trial Film Festival, which kicks off today, Thursday, September 30. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute, presented by Theresa Church of the Global Justice Ecology Project.

    Earth Minute: Carbon Capture Technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 1:07

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Women in Southern California and across the nation are gearing up to march for reproductive rights. This, as Texas passes a law that basically bans a women's right to decide whether or not to be a mother. Other Republican-controlled states are moving in the same direction. This is a fundamental threat to Roe v. Wade, the decades-old Supreme Court decision that protects a women's right to choose. Our guest is Emiliana Guereca, founder of the Women's March Foundation Los Angeles. For our weekly Earth Watch, Ivonne Yanez, an Ecuadorian environmentalist, joins us to discuss her critique of the so-named "Green Economy." She also fills us in on global efforts to protect forests. Robert Mejia joins us to discuss the Justice on Trial Film Festival, which kicks off today, Thursday, September 30. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute, presented by Theresa Church of the Global Justice Ecology Project.

    News Headlines: September 30, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 5:30

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Women in Southern California and across the nation are gearing up to march for reproductive rights. This, as Texas passes a law that basically bans a women's right to decide whether or not to be a mother. Other Republican-controlled states are moving in the same direction. This is a fundamental threat to Roe v. Wade, the decades-old Supreme Court decision that protects a women's right to choose. Our guest is Emiliana Guereca, founder of the Women's March Foundation Los Angeles. For our weekly Earth Watch, Ivonne Yanez, an Ecuadorian environmentalist, joins us to discuss her critique of the so-named "Green Economy." She also fills us in on global efforts to protect forests. Robert Mejia joins us to discuss the Justice on Trial Film Festival, which kicks off today, Thursday, September 30. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute, presented by Theresa Church of the Global Justice Ecology Project.

    Emiliana Guereca On Women's Right To Choose

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 25:48

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Women in Southern California and across the nation are gearing up to march for reproductive rights. This, as Texas passes a law that basically bans a women's right to decide whether or not to be a mother. Other Republican-controlled states are moving in the same direction. This is a fundamental threat to Roe v. Wade, the decades-old Supreme Court decision that protects a women's right to choose. Our guest is Emiliana Guereca, founder of the Women's March Foundation Los Angeles. For our weekly Earth Watch, Ivonne Yanez, an Ecuadorian environmentalist, joins us to discuss her critique of the so-named "Green Economy." She also fills us in on global efforts to protect forests. Robert Mejia joins us to discuss the Justice on Trial Film Festival, which kicks off today, Thursday, September 30. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute, presented by Theresa Church of the Global Justice Ecology Project.

    Earth Watch: Ivonne Yanez On Industrial Tree Monocultures

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 10:25

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Women in Southern California and across the nation are gearing up to march for reproductive rights. This, as Texas passes a law that basically bans a women's right to decide whether or not to be a mother. Other Republican-controlled states are moving in the same direction. This is a fundamental threat to Roe v. Wade, the decades-old Supreme Court decision that protects a women's right to choose. Our guest is Emiliana Guereca, founder of the Women's March Foundation Los Angeles. For our weekly Earth Watch, Ivonne Yanez, an Ecuadorian environmentalist, joins us to discuss her critique of the so-named "Green Economy." She also fills us in on global efforts to protect forests. Robert Mejia joins us to discuss the Justice on Trial Film Festival, which kicks off today, Thursday, September 30. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute, presented by Theresa Church of the Global Justice Ecology Project.

    Robert Mejia On 2021 Justice On Trial Film Festival

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 11:23

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Women in Southern California and across the nation are gearing up to march for reproductive rights. This, as Texas passes a law that basically bans a women's right to decide whether or not to be a mother. Other Republican-controlled states are moving in the same direction. This is a fundamental threat to Roe v. Wade, the decades-old Supreme Court decision that protects a women's right to choose. Our guest is Emiliana Guereca, founder of the Women's March Foundation Los Angeles. For our weekly Earth Watch, Ivonne Yanez, an Ecuadorian environmentalist, joins us to discuss her critique of the so-named "Green Economy." She also fills us in on global efforts to protect forests. Robert Mejia joins us to discuss the Justice on Trial Film Festival, which kicks off today, Thursday, September 30. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute, presented by Theresa Church of the Global Justice Ecology Project.

    Sojourner Truth Radio: September 29, 2021 - Honoring Richard Trumka

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 59:21

    On August 5, 2021, Richard Trumka, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, known simply as the AFL"CIO, unexpectedly passed away. He was 72 years old. Today on Sojourner Truth, we honor the life and legacy of Richard Trumka. We bring you exclusive audio from his keynote speech at the 2013 AFL-CIO conference in Los Angeles, California. We also speak with Jerry Acosta, a former regional director and senior national representative for the Utility Workers Union of America. In March of 1997, Jerry was appointed by AFL-CIO National President John J. Sweeney as the Arizona State Field Director for the Department of Field Mobilization. By 2005, he was appointed as Regional Director for the Western Region of the AFL-CIO, during which he worked alongside Richard Trumka for several years.

    News Headlines: September 29, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 5:22

    On August 5, 2021, Richard Trumka, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, known simply as the AFL"CIO, unexpectedly passed away. He was 72 years old. Today on Sojourner Truth, we honor the life and legacy of Richard Trumka. We bring you exclusive audio from his keynote speech at the 2013 AFL-CIO conference in Los Angeles, California. We also speak with Jerry Acosta, a former regional director and senior national representative for the Utility Workers Union of America. In March of 1997, Jerry was appointed by AFL-CIO National President John J. Sweeney as the Arizona State Field Director for the Department of Field Mobilization. By 2005, he was appointed as Regional Director for the Western Region of the AFL-CIO, during which he worked alongside Richard Trumka for several years.

    News Headlines: September 28, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 5:25

    News Headlines: September 28, 2021 by Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod

    Sojourner Truth Radio: September 28, 2021 - Hoodwinked in the Hot House Pt. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 58:57

    Indigenous peoples have been on the frontlines protecting the planet from environmental devastation. They are also part of frontline communities severely impacted by the exploitation of Mother Earth, and have asked that we have another relationship with nature. They have made significant gains. In September of 2021, the Indigenous Environmental Network and Oil Change International released a report entitled Indigenous Resistance Against Carbon. The report analyzes the impact Indigenous resistance to fossil fuel projects in the United States and Canada has had on greenhouse gas emissions over the past 10 years. According to the report, Indigenous resistance has stopped or delayed greenhouse gas pollution equivalent to at least 25 percent of annual U.S. and Canadian emissions. Indeed, Indigenous peoples have long led the fight to protect Mother Earth and many say the only way forward is to center Indigenous knowledge and keep fossil fuels in the ground. Not only have Indigenous peoples directly confronted climate change head-on, most often putting their lives on the line. For decades, the Global Justice Ecology Project, as well as other environmental campaigners, have been raising alarms about false climate solutions. They have pointed out that these false climate solutions only provide superficial and cosmetic changes to an urgent systemic problem. As the United Nations prepares for its upcoming COP 26 climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from Nov. 1-12, Indigenous and other environmental campaigners continue to speak out against these false solutions. This, as we're facing what is increasingly described as a climate catastrophe. A coalition of grassroots Indigenous and environmental movements have released a new third edition of a report titled, Hoodwinked in the Hothouse: Resist False Solutions to Climate Change. It is an easy-to-read, concise-yet-comprehensive compendium of the false corporate promises, which its authors say lead us down risky pathways poised to waste billions of public dollars on a host of corporate snake-oil schemes and market-based mechanisms. Hoodwinked in the Hothouse also provides a robust framework for understanding the depth of real solutions and how they should be determined, rooted in pro-Indigenous, pro-environment, and anti-capitalist thought. Previous editions of Hoodwinked in the Hothouse played a major role in raising awareness across climate movements around the world; both helping frontline organizers in their fights against destructive energy proposals, and shifting policy positions of large non-governmental organizations. Today on Sojourner Truth, we bring you Part 1 of our two-part Hoodwinked in the Hothouse series, featuring an international panel of climate justice organizers and frontline community leaders. The speakers include: Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action; Jacqui Patterson of the Chisholm Legacy Project; Moeka De Oro of Micronesia Climate Justice Alliance; and Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network. They discuss the new Hoodwinked in the Hothouse report, as well as the multi-billion dollar climate investments being promoted by fossil fuel industries and other disaster capitalists.

    Sojourner Truth Radio: September 24, 2021 - Roundtable Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 58:03

    Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable. Our guests are Laura Carlsen, Jackie Goldberg, and Dr. Gerald Horne. The crisis at the border and the devaluation of lives. Meanwhile, in Capitol Hill, Democrats are in-fighting on Biden's Build Back Better plan and infrastructure. Can President Biden calm the waters? There's a row over the debt ceiling with a looming government shutdown. And, again, a debate over taxes. Who pays? Who does not? Inflation fears as a political football. Meanwhile, subpoenas have dropped by the House Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection. On the international front, the UN General Assembly has met in New York City. What are the key elements that came out of it? On the other hand, South of the Border, the Community of Caribbean and Latin American States met in Mexico. Some major happenings there. What is the significance for possible realignment in the Americas?

    News Headlines: September 24, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 5:29

    Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable. Our guests are Laura Carlsen, Jackie Goldberg, and Dr. Gerald Horne. The crisis at the border and the devaluation of lives. Meanwhile, in Capitol Hill, Democrats are in-fighting on Biden's Build Back Better plan and infrastructure. Can President Biden calm the waters? There's a row over the debt ceiling with a looming government shutdown. And, again, a debate over taxes. Who pays? Who does not? Inflation fears as a political football. Meanwhile, subpoenas have dropped by the House Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection. On the international front, the UN General Assembly has met in New York City. What are the key elements that came out of it? On the other hand, South of the Border, the Community of Caribbean and Latin American States met in Mexico. Some major happenings there. What is the significance for possible realignment in the Americas?

    Sojourner Truth Radio: September 23, 2021 - Haiti Refugees & CELAC Summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 58:08

    Today on Sojourner Truth: An update on the mistreatment and deportation of thousands of Haitians by the Biden administration. But what conditions do deportees face when they return to Haiti? Is there any credibility to the Biden administration's claim, via Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Majorkas, that Haiti is able to handle thousands of deported Haitians. Here to discuss the situation on the ground in Haiti is Pierre Labossiere, a co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee. He hails from Les Cayes, in the south of Haiti, which was recently hit by a devastating earthquake. On Saturday, September 18, the sixth summit of heads of state and government of the of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (known as CELAC) took place in Mexico City. Some historic announcements were made at the conference. We find out what took place, what came out of the summit, and the wider implications for the whole of the Americas, from Mexico City-based journalist Laura Carlsen.

    News Headlines: September 23, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 4:48

    Today on Sojourner Truth: An update on the mistreatment and deportation of thousands of Haitians by the Biden administration. But what conditions do deportees face when they return to Haiti? Is there any credibility to the Biden administration's claim, via Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Majorkas, that Haiti is able to handle thousands of deported Haitians. Here to discuss the situation on the ground in Haiti is Pierre Labossiere, a co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee. He hails from Les Cayes, in the south of Haiti, which was recently hit by a devastating earthquake. On Saturday, September 18, the sixth summit of heads of state and government of the of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (known as CELAC) took place in Mexico City. Some historic announcements were made at the conference. We find out what took place, what came out of the summit, and the wider implications for the whole of the Americas, from Mexico City-based journalist Laura Carlsen.

    Pierre Labossiere On Haiti Refugees

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 30:30

    Today on Sojourner Truth: An update on the mistreatment and deportation of thousands of Haitians by the Biden administration. But what conditions do deportees face when they return to Haiti? Is there any credibility to the Biden administration's claim, via Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Majorkas, that Haiti is able to handle thousands of deported Haitians. Here to discuss the situation on the ground in Haiti is Pierre Labossiere, a co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee. He hails from Les Cayes, in the south of Haiti, which was recently hit by a devastating earthquake. On Saturday, September 18, the sixth summit of heads of state and government of the of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (known as CELAC) took place in Mexico City. Some historic announcements were made at the conference. We find out what took place, what came out of the summit, and the wider implications for the whole of the Americas, from Mexico City-based journalist Laura Carlsen.

    Laura Carlsen On CELAC Summit 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 18:03

    Today on Sojourner Truth: An update on the mistreatment and deportation of thousands of Haitians by the Biden administration. But what conditions do deportees face when they return to Haiti? Is there any credibility to the Biden administration's claim, via Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Majorkas, that Haiti is able to handle thousands of deported Haitians. Here to discuss the situation on the ground in Haiti is Pierre Labossiere, a co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee. He hails from Les Cayes, in the south of Haiti, which was recently hit by a devastating earthquake. On Saturday, September 18, the sixth summit of heads of state and government of the of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (known as CELAC) took place in Mexico City. Some historic announcements were made at the conference. We find out what took place, what came out of the summit, and the wider implications for the whole of the Americas, from Mexico City-based journalist Laura Carlsen.

    Sojourner Truth Radio: September 22, 2021 - UNGA, Biden's Economy, California Stimulus

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 58:33

    Today on Sojourner Truth: President Biden and other world leaders descend on the United Nations for the annual general assembly meeting. Focused areas include COVID-19, the environmental crisis, and growing income inequality worldwide. What has emerged from presentations by heads of state so far? Our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History & African-American Studies at the University of Houston. The Democrats' economic agenda is hanging by a thread in Congress, as there is push-back against the cost of President Biden's care economy proposals. The Republicans threaten to not lift the debt ceiling, therefore threatening the entire Biden proposal. What's going on? We get an update from economist Max Wolff, a Founding Partner at Multivariate, which provides capital markets access and data science solutions to growth companies and institutional investors. Who is not getting the $600 California stimulus check? Our guest is Sherriel Weithers, a previous intern for the Sojourner Truth team, as well as a volunteer who works with at-risk teens and fights for the rights of others.

    News Headlines: September 22, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 4:22

    Today on Sojourner Truth: President Biden and other world leaders descend on the United Nations for the annual general assembly meeting. Focused areas include COVID-19, the environmental crisis, and growing income inequality worldwide. What has emerged from presentations by heads of state so far? Our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History & African-American Studies at the University of Houston. The Democrats' economic agenda is hanging by a thread in Congress, as there is push-back against the cost of President Biden's care economy proposals. The Republicans threaten to not lift the debt ceiling, therefore threatening the entire Biden proposal. What's going on? We get an update from economist Max Wolff, a Founding Partner at Multivariate, which provides capital markets access and data science solutions to growth companies and institutional investors. Who is not getting the $600 California stimulus check? Our guest is Sherriel Weithers, a previous intern for the Sojourner Truth team, as well as a volunteer who works with at-risk teens and fights for the rights of others.

    Earth Minute: Wooly Mammoth Genetic Engineering

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 1:08

    Today on Sojourner Truth: President Biden and other world leaders descend on the United Nations for the annual general assembly meeting. Focused areas include COVID-19, the environmental crisis, and growing income inequality worldwide. What has emerged from presentations by heads of state so far? Our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History & African-American Studies at the University of Houston. The Democrats' economic agenda is hanging by a thread in Congress, as there is push-back against the cost of President Biden's care economy proposals. The Republicans threaten to not lift the debt ceiling, therefore threatening the entire Biden proposal. What's going on? We get an update from economist Max Wolff, a Founding Partner at Multivariate, which provides capital markets access and data science solutions to growth companies and institutional investors. Who is not getting the $600 California stimulus check? Our guest is Sherriel Weithers, a previous intern for the Sojourner Truth team, as well as a volunteer who works with at-risk teens and fights for the rights of others.

    Dr. Gerald Horne On United Nations General Assembly 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 21:34

    Today on Sojourner Truth: President Biden and other world leaders descend on the United Nations for the annual general assembly meeting. Focused areas include COVID-19, the environmental crisis, and growing income inequality worldwide. What has emerged from presentations by heads of state so far? Our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History & African-American Studies at the University of Houston. The Democrats' economic agenda is hanging by a thread in Congress, as there is push-back against the cost of President Biden's care economy proposals. The Republicans threaten to not lift the debt ceiling, therefore threatening the entire Biden proposal. What's going on? We get an update from economist Max Wolff, a Founding Partner at Multivariate, which provides capital markets access and data science solutions to growth companies and institutional investors. Who is not getting the $600 California stimulus check? Our guest is Sherriel Weithers, a previous intern for the Sojourner Truth team, as well as a volunteer who works with at-risk teens and fights for the rights of others.

    Max Wolff On Biden's Economy & Build Back Better

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 17:07

    Today on Sojourner Truth: President Biden and other world leaders descend on the United Nations for the annual general assembly meeting. Focused areas include COVID-19, the environmental crisis, and growing income inequality worldwide. What has emerged from presentations by heads of state so far? Our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History & African-American Studies at the University of Houston. The Democrats' economic agenda is hanging by a thread in Congress, as there is push-back against the cost of President Biden's care economy proposals. The Republicans threaten to not lift the debt ceiling, therefore threatening the entire Biden proposal. What's going on? We get an update from economist Max Wolff, a Founding Partner at Multivariate, which provides capital markets access and data science solutions to growth companies and institutional investors. Who is not getting the $600 California stimulus check? Our guest is Sherriel Weithers, a previous intern for the Sojourner Truth team, as well as a volunteer who works with at-risk teens and fights for the rights of others.

    Sherriel Weithers On California Stimulus & SSDI Recipients

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 9:12

    Today on Sojourner Truth: President Biden and other world leaders descend on the United Nations for the annual general assembly meeting. Focused areas include COVID-19, the environmental crisis, and growing income inequality worldwide. What has emerged from presentations by heads of state so far? Our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History & African-American Studies at the University of Houston. The Democrats' economic agenda is hanging by a thread in Congress, as there is push-back against the cost of President Biden's care economy proposals. The Republicans threaten to not lift the debt ceiling, therefore threatening the entire Biden proposal. What's going on? We get an update from economist Max Wolff, a Founding Partner at Multivariate, which provides capital markets access and data science solutions to growth companies and institutional investors. Who is not getting the $600 California stimulus check? Our guest is Sherriel Weithers, a previous intern for the Sojourner Truth team, as well as a volunteer who works with at-risk teens and fights for the rights of others.

    Sojourner Truth Radio: September 21, 2021 - Haitian Migrants, COP26, Barney Bush

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 59:23

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Thousands of Haitians are being deported by the Biden Administration. Video has emerged of U.S. Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians on horseback and whipping them. One can be heard referring to Haiti as a s-hole country. What's going on? Our guest is Nana Gyamfi, an attorney, consultant, educator, activist, the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), and the President of the National Conference of Black Lawyers. The Indigenous Environmental Network has called for a postponement of the upcoming COP26. The UN governmental conference on the environment scheduled to be held in November in Glasgow, Scotland. This, amid the growing environmental catastrophe. We find out what's behind that call from Alberto Saldamando, the Indigenous Environmental Network's Counsel on Climate Change and Indigenous and Human Rights. Barney Bush, a Shawnee/Cayuga poet, activist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to him as we hear some of his words from his keynote speech to the 2019 Forest & Climate Movement Convergence gathering in Shawnee National Forest.

    News Headlines: September 21, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 4:45

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Thousands of Haitians are being deported by the Biden Administration. Video has emerged of U.S. Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians on horseback and whipping them. One can be heard referring to Haiti as a s-hole country. What's going on? Our guest is Nana Gyamfi, an attorney, consultant, educator, activist, the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), and the President of the National Conference of Black Lawyers. The Indigenous Environmental Network has called for a postponement of the upcoming COP26. The UN governmental conference on the environment scheduled to be held in November in Glasgow, Scotland. This, amid the growing environmental catastrophe. We find out what's behind that call from Alberto Saldamando, the Indigenous Environmental Network's Counsel on Climate Change and Indigenous and Human Rights. Barney Bush, a Shawnee/Cayuga poet, activist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to him as we hear some of his words from his keynote speech to the 2019 Forest & Climate Movement Convergence gathering in Shawnee National Forest.

    Nana Gyamfi On Deportation Of Haitian Migrants

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 26:04

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Thousands of Haitians are being deported by the Biden Administration. Video has emerged of U.S. Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians on horseback and whipping them. One can be heard referring to Haiti as a s-hole country. What's going on? Our guest is Nana Gyamfi, an attorney, consultant, educator, activist, the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), and the President of the National Conference of Black Lawyers. The Indigenous Environmental Network has called for a postponement of the upcoming COP26. The UN governmental conference on the environment scheduled to be held in November in Glasgow, Scotland. This, amid the growing environmental catastrophe. We find out what's behind that call from Alberto Saldamando, the Indigenous Environmental Network's Counsel on Climate Change and Indigenous and Human Rights. Barney Bush, a Shawnee/Cayuga poet, activist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to him as we hear some of his words from his keynote speech to the 2019 Forest & Climate Movement Convergence gathering in Shawnee National Forest.

    Remembering Barney Bush: A Tribute

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 11:45

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Thousands of Haitians are being deported by the Biden Administration. Video has emerged of U.S. Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians on horseback and whipping them. One can be heard referring to Haiti as a s-hole country. What's going on? Our guest is Nana Gyamfi, an attorney, consultant, educator, activist, the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), and the President of the National Conference of Black Lawyers. The Indigenous Environmental Network has called for a postponement of the upcoming COP26. The UN governmental conference on the environment scheduled to be held in November in Glasgow, Scotland. This, amid the growing environmental catastrophe. We find out what's behind that call from Alberto Saldamando, the Indigenous Environmental Network's Counsel on Climate Change and Indigenous and Human Rights. Barney Bush, a Shawnee/Cayuga poet, activist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to him as we hear some of his words from his keynote speech to the 2019 Forest & Climate Movement Convergence gathering in Shawnee National Forest.

    Alberto Saldamando On COP26 & Indigenous Resistance

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 11:50

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Thousands of Haitians are being deported by the Biden Administration. Video has emerged of U.S. Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians on horseback and whipping them. One can be heard referring to Haiti as a s-hole country. What's going on? Our guest is Nana Gyamfi, an attorney, consultant, educator, activist, the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), and the President of the National Conference of Black Lawyers. The Indigenous Environmental Network has called for a postponement of the upcoming COP26. The UN governmental conference on the environment scheduled to be held in November in Glasgow, Scotland. This, amid the growing environmental catastrophe. We find out what's behind that call from Alberto Saldamando, the Indigenous Environmental Network's Counsel on Climate Change and Indigenous and Human Rights. Barney Bush, a Shawnee/Cayuga poet, activist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to him as we hear some of his words from his keynote speech to the 2019 Forest & Climate Movement Convergence gathering in Shawnee National Forest.

    Sojourner Truth Radio: September 17, 2021 - Roundtable Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 57:54


    Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable. Our guests are Laura Carlsen, Jackie Goldberg, and Dr. Gerald Horne. The fight for the future of U.S. domestic policy. The Build Back Better Act. Bernie Sanders is not backing down from his push for spending $3.5 trillion. President Biden says the U.S. is at an inflection point and this investment is needed now. But Senator Manchin is in the way. So is the filibuster. Senator Manchin wants to cut the proposed Build Back Better Act figure in half. But that doesn't fly with Senator Sanders and other progressives. Democrats need a big win given the midterm elections in 2022. Some are saying that President Biden's Build Back Better Act is the largest social program proposed since FDR's New Deal. Is the Build Back Better Act a U.S. version of Democratic Socialism? As we mark the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, will conservatives on both sides of the aisle insist that the U.S. continue on the path of unfettered prioritization of the market over the care of people and the environment? Meanwhile, conservatives are complaining that jobs are not getting filled post-COVID. This, as some workers are refusing work that doesn't pay a living wage and is destructive to their bodies. Conservatives blame Biden's COVID relief subsidies that people are not taking jobs they don't want blame corporate greed. Lessons learned from the California Governor Recall Election. What do California Democrats prioritize now? What are the implications on the national scene? On U.S. foreign policy, is the influence of Washington waning? Recently alienating the EU, including France, and the U.S. seems to bypass traditional allies to cut a military deal with Australia and the U.K. against China. Europe, meanwhile, is trying to carve its own path in a post Angela Merkel era.


    News Headlines: September 17, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 5:13


    Today on Sojourner Truth, our weekly roundtable. Our guests are Laura Carlsen, Jackie Goldberg, and Dr. Gerald Horne. The fight for the future of U.S. domestic policy. The Build Back Better Act. Bernie Sanders is not backing down from his push for spending $3.5 trillion. President Biden says the U.S. is at an inflection point and this investment is needed now. But Senator Manchin is in the way. So is the filibuster. Senator Manchin wants to cut the proposed Build Back Better Act figure in half. But that doesn't fly with Senator Sanders and other progressives. Democrats need a big win given the midterm elections in 2022. Some are saying that President Biden's Build Back Better Act is the largest social program proposed since FDR's New Deal. Is the Build Back Better Act a U.S. version of Democratic Socialism? As we mark the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, will conservatives on both sides of the aisle insist that the U.S. continue on the path of unfettered prioritization of the market over the care of people and the environment? Meanwhile, conservatives are complaining that jobs are not getting filled post-COVID. This, as some workers are refusing work that doesn't pay a living wage and is destructive to their bodies. Conservatives blame Biden's COVID relief subsidies that people are not taking jobs they don't want blame corporate greed. Lessons learned from the California Governor Recall Election. What do California Democrats prioritize now? What are the implications on the national scene? On U.S. foreign policy, is the influence of Washington waning? Recently alienating the EU, including France, and the U.S. seems to bypass traditional allies to cut a military deal with Australia and the U.K. against China. Europe, meanwhile, is trying to carve its own path in a post Angela Merkel era.


    Sojourner Truth Radio: September 16, 2021 - Voting Rights, Migrant Crisis, Fairy Creek

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 58:13

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Voting rights campaigners have been frustrated by a lack of action by Congress to restore voter rights, which have been undermined since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that stripped the historic Voting Rights Act won during the Civil Rights Era. Civil Rights leaders have been pressuring President Biden and Congressional Democrats to take urgent action. This, as voter suppression laws are spreading across the United States. The most recent law, a very restrictive one, passed in Texas. In an effort to get something done, Democrats have cut a deal with Blue Dog Democrats (Conservative Democrats), including Joe Manchin. On Tuesday, September 14, eight Senate Democrats joined Manchin to put forth a new voting rights bill named the Freedom to Vote Act. To give reaction to what is happening in this historic fight for voting rights, we speak with voting rights campaigner Barbara Arnwine. An update on the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, where there is a continuing humanitarian crisis, including that of 2,200 unaccompanied children who crossed the border in July. Our guest is Alba Jaramillo, Executive Director of Arizona Justice For Our Neighbors. For our weekly Earth Watch, over 1,000 arrests as Indigenous peoples and environmental campaigners fight to stop logging on Vancouver Island's ancient forests. We speak with Indigenous land defender Rainbow Eyes.

    News Headlines: September 16, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 5:15

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Voting rights campaigners have been frustrated by a lack of action by Congress to restore voter rights, which have been undermined since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that stripped the historic Voting Rights Act won during the Civil Rights Era. Civil Rights leaders have been pressuring President Biden and Congressional Democrats to take urgent action. This, as voter suppression laws are spreading across the United States. The most recent law, a very restrictive one, passed in Texas. In an effort to get something done, Democrats have cut a deal with Blue Dog Democrats (Conservative Democrats), including Joe Manchin. On Tuesday, September 14, eight Senate Democrats joined Manchin to put forth a new voting rights bill named the Freedom to Vote Act. To give reaction to what is happening in this historic fight for voting rights, we speak with voting rights campaigner Barbara Arnwine. An update on the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, where there is a continuing humanitarian crisis, including that of 2,200 unaccompanied children who crossed the border in July. Our guest is Alba Jaramillo, Executive Director of Arizona Justice For Our Neighbors. For our weekly Earth Watch, over 1,000 arrests as Indigenous peoples and environmental campaigners fight to stop logging on Vancouver Island's ancient forests. We speak with Indigenous land defender Rainbow Eyes.

    Voting Rights & Freedom to Vote Act With Barbara Arnwine

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 25:45

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Voting rights campaigners have been frustrated by a lack of action by Congress to restore voter rights, which have been undermined since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that stripped the historic Voting Rights Act won during the Civil Rights Era. Civil Rights leaders have been pressuring President Biden and Congressional Democrats to take urgent action. This, as voter suppression laws are spreading across the United States. The most recent law, a very restrictive one, passed in Texas. In an effort to get something done, Democrats have cut a deal with Blue Dog Democrats (Conservative Democrats), including Joe Manchin. On Tuesday, September 14, eight Senate Democrats joined Manchin to put forth a new voting rights bill named the Freedom to Vote Act. To give reaction to what is happening in this historic fight for voting rights, we speak with voting rights campaigner Barbara Arnwine. An update on the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, where there is a continuing humanitarian crisis, including that of 2,200 unaccompanied children who crossed the border in July. Our guest is Alba Jaramillo, Executive Director of Arizona Justice For Our Neighbors. For our weekly Earth Watch, over 1,000 arrests as Indigenous peoples and environmental campaigners fight to stop logging on Vancouver Island's ancient forests. We speak with Indigenous land defender Rainbow Eyes.

    Earth Watch: Fairy Creek Defense With Rainbow Eyes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 7:50

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Voting rights campaigners have been frustrated by a lack of action by Congress to restore voter rights, which have been undermined since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that stripped the historic Voting Rights Act won during the Civil Rights Era. Civil Rights leaders have been pressuring President Biden and Congressional Democrats to take urgent action. This, as voter suppression laws are spreading across the United States. The most recent law, a very restrictive one, passed in Texas. In an effort to get something done, Democrats have cut a deal with Blue Dog Democrats (Conservative Democrats), including Joe Manchin. On Tuesday, September 14, eight Senate Democrats joined Manchin to put forth a new voting rights bill named the Freedom to Vote Act. To give reaction to what is happening in this historic fight for voting rights, we speak with voting rights campaigner Barbara Arnwine. An update on the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, where there is a continuing humanitarian crisis, including that of 2,200 unaccompanied children who crossed the border in July. Our guest is Alba Jaramillo, Executive Director of Arizona Justice For Our Neighbors. For our weekly Earth Watch, over 1,000 arrests as Indigenous peoples and environmental campaigners fight to stop logging on Vancouver Island's ancient forests. We speak with Indigenous land defender Rainbow Eyes.

    Migrant Asylum Cases With Alba Jaramillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 13:35

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Voting rights campaigners have been frustrated by a lack of action by Congress to restore voter rights, which have been undermined since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that stripped the historic Voting Rights Act won during the Civil Rights Era. Civil Rights leaders have been pressuring President Biden and Congressional Democrats to take urgent action. This, as voter suppression laws are spreading across the United States. The most recent law, a very restrictive one, passed in Texas. In an effort to get something done, Democrats have cut a deal with Blue Dog Democrats (Conservative Democrats), including Joe Manchin. On Tuesday, September 14, eight Senate Democrats joined Manchin to put forth a new voting rights bill named the Freedom to Vote Act. To give reaction to what is happening in this historic fight for voting rights, we speak with voting rights campaigner Barbara Arnwine. An update on the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, where there is a continuing humanitarian crisis, including that of 2,200 unaccompanied children who crossed the border in July. Our guest is Alba Jaramillo, Executive Director of Arizona Justice For Our Neighbors. For our weekly Earth Watch, over 1,000 arrests as Indigenous peoples and environmental campaigners fight to stop logging on Vancouver Island's ancient forests. We speak with Indigenous land defender Rainbow Eyes.

    Sojourner Truth Radio: September 15, 2021 - Build Back Better, Newsom Victory, Basic Income

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 59:24


    Today on Sojourner Truth: Gavin Newsom beat Trumpster Larry Elder in the California gubernatorial recall election. What are the lessons learned and the broader implications? Bill Gallegos joins us to break all of this down. Bill is a longtime Chicano Liberation and Environmental Justice activist. Tax hikes and GOP resistance to President Biden's care economy agenda, as reflected in his Build Back Better plan. A bill is now under consideration in the House. What are the numbers? How are Democrats proposing to pay for this legislation? Who is objecting and why? Does the inflation argument against Build Back Better hold water? Our guest is Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. The movement for a universal guaranteed income grows. What has been the history of this demand? Where do basic income programs stand now? How is California leading the way? How is the Cash for People movement organizing itself? We speak with John Ma of Ground Game LA. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute.


    Earth Minute: Attacks On Land & Environmental Defenders

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 1:21


    Today on Sojourner Truth: Gavin Newsom beat Trumpster Larry Elder in the California gubernatorial recall election. What are the lessons learned and the broader implications? Bill Gallegos joins us to break all of this down. Bill is a longtime Chicano Liberation and Environmental Justice activist. Tax hikes and GOP resistance to President Biden's care economy agenda, as reflected in his Build Back Better plan. A bill is now under consideration in the House. What are the numbers? How are Democrats proposing to pay for this legislation? Who is objecting and why? Does the inflation argument against Build Back Better hold water? Our guest is Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. The movement for a universal guaranteed income grows. What has been the history of this demand? Where do basic income programs stand now? How is California leading the way? How is the Cash for People movement organizing itself? We speak with John Ma of Ground Game LA. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute.


    News Headlines: September 15, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 5:14


    Today on Sojourner Truth: Gavin Newsom beat Trumpster Larry Elder in the California gubernatorial recall election. What are the lessons learned and the broader implications? Bill Gallegos joins us to break all of this down. Bill is a longtime Chicano Liberation and Environmental Justice activist. Tax hikes and GOP resistance to President Biden's care economy agenda, as reflected in his Build Back Better plan. A bill is now under consideration in the House. What are the numbers? How are Democrats proposing to pay for this legislation? Who is objecting and why? Does the inflation argument against Build Back Better hold water? Our guest is Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. The movement for a universal guaranteed income grows. What has been the history of this demand? Where do basic income programs stand now? How is California leading the way? How is the Cash for People movement organizing itself? We speak with John Ma of Ground Game LA. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute.


    Chuck Collins On Biden's Build Back Better Plan & Taxes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 21:02


    Today on Sojourner Truth: Gavin Newsom beat Trumpster Larry Elder in the California gubernatorial recall election. What are the lessons learned and the broader implications? Bill Gallegos joins us to break all of this down. Bill is a longtime Chicano Liberation and Environmental Justice activist. Tax hikes and GOP resistance to President Biden's care economy agenda, as reflected in his Build Back Better plan. A bill is now under consideration in the House. What are the numbers? How are Democrats proposing to pay for this legislation? Who is objecting and why? Does the inflation argument against Build Back Better hold water? Our guest is Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. The movement for a universal guaranteed income grows. What has been the history of this demand? Where do basic income programs stand now? How is California leading the way? How is the Cash for People movement organizing itself? We speak with John Ma of Ground Game LA. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute.


    John Ma On The Movement For Universal Guaranteed Income

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 16:02


    Today on Sojourner Truth: Gavin Newsom beat Trumpster Larry Elder in the California gubernatorial recall election. What are the lessons learned and the broader implications? Bill Gallegos joins us to break all of this down. Bill is a longtime Chicano Liberation and Environmental Justice activist. Tax hikes and GOP resistance to President Biden's care economy agenda, as reflected in his Build Back Better plan. A bill is now under consideration in the House. What are the numbers? How are Democrats proposing to pay for this legislation? Who is objecting and why? Does the inflation argument against Build Back Better hold water? Our guest is Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. The movement for a universal guaranteed income grows. What has been the history of this demand? Where do basic income programs stand now? How is California leading the way? How is the Cash for People movement organizing itself? We speak with John Ma of Ground Game LA. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute.


    Bill Gallegos On Governor Gavin Newsom's Recall Election Victory

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 10:41


    Today on Sojourner Truth: Gavin Newsom beat Trumpster Larry Elder in the California gubernatorial recall election. What are the lessons learned and the broader implications? Bill Gallegos joins us to break all of this down. Bill is a longtime Chicano Liberation and Environmental Justice activist. Tax hikes and GOP resistance to President Biden's care economy agenda, as reflected in his Build Back Better plan. A bill is now under consideration in the House. What are the numbers? How are Democrats proposing to pay for this legislation? Who is objecting and why? Does the inflation argument against Build Back Better hold water? Our guest is Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. The movement for a universal guaranteed income grows. What has been the history of this demand? Where do basic income programs stand now? How is California leading the way? How is the Cash for People movement organizing itself? We speak with John Ma of Ground Game LA. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute.


    Sojourner Truth Radio: September 14, 2021 - California Election, Child Tax Credit, Black Farmers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 57:41

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Election Day in California. Voters will decide whether to keep Democrat Gavin Newsom in office, or go with Trumpster Larry Elder as Governor. What's at stake for California, as well as the nation? Our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History & African-American Studies at the University of Houston, has written more than 30 books. A critical vote is coming up on the child tax credit payments, which have gone out to 39 million families. Will the House vote to extend the credit or allow it to stop at the end of this year? Meanwhile, Republicans are pressing for a mandated work requirement in order to receive the tax credit, dismissing the important and essential work of mothers and other caregivers. To give us the latest, we speak with Anna Aurilio, the Federal Campaign Director of Economic Security Project Action. Also, we continue our coverage of the struggle of Black farmers across the United States. We speak with Lorette Picciano, the Executive Director of The Rural Coalition.

    News Headlines: September 14, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 5:19

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Election Day in California. Voters will decide whether to keep Democrat Gavin Newsom in office, or go with Trumpster Larry Elder as Governor. What's at stake for California, as well as the nation? Our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History & African-American Studies at the University of Houston, has written more than 30 books. A critical vote is coming up on the child tax credit payments, which have gone out to 39 million families. Will the House vote to extend the credit or allow it to stop at the end of this year? Meanwhile, Republicans are pressing for a mandated work requirement in order to receive the tax credit, dismissing the important and essential work of mothers and other caregivers. To give us the latest, we speak with Anna Aurilio, the Federal Campaign Director of Economic Security Project Action. Also, we continue our coverage of the struggle of Black farmers across the United States. We speak with Lorette Picciano, the Executive Director of The Rural Coalition.

    California Recall Election With Dr. Gerald Horne

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 17:32

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Election Day in California. Voters will decide whether to keep Democrat Gavin Newsom in office, or go with Trumpster Larry Elder as Governor. What's at stake for California, as well as the nation? Our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History & African-American Studies at the University of Houston, has written more than 30 books. A critical vote is coming up on the child tax credit payments, which have gone out to 39 million families. Will the House vote to extend the credit or allow it to stop at the end of this year? Meanwhile, Republicans are pressing for a mandated work requirement in order to receive the tax credit, dismissing the important and essential work of mothers and other caregivers. To give us the latest, we speak with Anna Aurilio, the Federal Campaign Director of Economic Security Project Action. Also, we continue our coverage of the struggle of Black farmers across the United States. We speak with Lorette Picciano, the Executive Director of The Rural Coalition.

    Child Tax Credit With Anna Aurilio

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 19:52

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Election Day in California. Voters will decide whether to keep Democrat Gavin Newsom in office, or go with Trumpster Larry Elder as Governor. What's at stake for California, as well as the nation? Our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History & African-American Studies at the University of Houston, has written more than 30 books. A critical vote is coming up on the child tax credit payments, which have gone out to 39 million families. Will the House vote to extend the credit or allow it to stop at the end of this year? Meanwhile, Republicans are pressing for a mandated work requirement in order to receive the tax credit, dismissing the important and essential work of mothers and other caregivers. To give us the latest, we speak with Anna Aurilio, the Federal Campaign Director of Economic Security Project Action. Also, we continue our coverage of the struggle of Black farmers across the United States. We speak with Lorette Picciano, the Executive Director of The Rural Coalition.

    Black Farmers & Debt Relief With Lorette Picciano

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 9:28

    Today on Sojourner Truth: Election Day in California. Voters will decide whether to keep Democrat Gavin Newsom in office, or go with Trumpster Larry Elder as Governor. What's at stake for California, as well as the nation? Our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History & African-American Studies at the University of Houston, has written more than 30 books. A critical vote is coming up on the child tax credit payments, which have gone out to 39 million families. Will the House vote to extend the credit or allow it to stop at the end of this year? Meanwhile, Republicans are pressing for a mandated work requirement in order to receive the tax credit, dismissing the important and essential work of mothers and other caregivers. To give us the latest, we speak with Anna Aurilio, the Federal Campaign Director of Economic Security Project Action. Also, we continue our coverage of the struggle of Black farmers across the United States. We speak with Lorette Picciano, the Executive Director of The Rural Coalition.

    Sojourner Truth Radio: September 9, 2021 - COVID Update, GE Trees, Reproductive Rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 57:50

    Today on Sojourner Truth: An update on the COVID-19 pandemic, as public health concerns evolve into culture wars, with school officials under attack. President Biden has dropped in the polls for his handling of the pandemic, and he announces new COVID measures today. Our guest is Dr. David Himmelstein, a Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the City University of New York and a lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Climate catastrophe is upon us. Anne Petermann, executive director of Global Justice Ecology Project, joins us for our weekly Earth Watch to discuss their work protecting forests and opposing genetically engineered trees. Legal scholar and attorney Marjorie Cohn joins us to discuss and give analysis of the legal threats to the reproductive rights of women.

    News Headlines: September 9, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 5:10

    Today on Sojourner Truth: An update on the COVID-19 pandemic, as public health concerns evolve into culture wars, with school officials under attack. President Biden has dropped in the polls for his handling of the pandemic, and he announces new COVID measures today. Our guest is Dr. David Himmelstein, a Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the City University of New York and a lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Climate catastrophe is upon us. Anne Petermann, executive director of Global Justice Ecology Project, joins us for our weekly Earth Watch to discuss their work protecting forests and opposing genetically engineered trees. Legal scholar and attorney Marjorie Cohn joins us to discuss and give analysis of the legal threats to the reproductive rights of women.

    COVID-19 Update With Dr. David Himmelstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 24:17

    Today on Sojourner Truth: An update on the COVID-19 pandemic, as public health concerns evolve into culture wars, with school officials under attack. President Biden has dropped in the polls for his handling of the pandemic, and he announces new COVID measures today. Our guest is Dr. David Himmelstein, a Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the City University of New York and a lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Climate catastrophe is upon us. Anne Petermann, executive director of Global Justice Ecology Project, joins us for our weekly Earth Watch to discuss their work protecting forests and opposing genetically engineered trees. Legal scholar and attorney Marjorie Cohn joins us to discuss and give analysis of the legal threats to the reproductive rights of women.

    Earth Watch: Genetically Engineered Trees With Anne Petermann

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 12:10

    Today on Sojourner Truth: An update on the COVID-19 pandemic, as public health concerns evolve into culture wars, with school officials under attack. President Biden has dropped in the polls for his handling of the pandemic, and he announces new COVID measures today. Our guest is Dr. David Himmelstein, a Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the City University of New York and a lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Climate catastrophe is upon us. Anne Petermann, executive director of Global Justice Ecology Project, joins us for our weekly Earth Watch to discuss their work protecting forests and opposing genetically engineered trees. Legal scholar and attorney Marjorie Cohn joins us to discuss and give analysis of the legal threats to the reproductive rights of women.

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