Environment

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LA
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At the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima calamity, many of the NY Metro area's 21 millions residents remain unaware of the escalating catalogue of risks emanating from the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) located in Westchester, 30 miles north of New York. IPEC carries the full array of dangers associated with nuclear power. As expert members of this panel will document: Indian Point has one of the worst safety records of any nuclear plant in the country, a pattern of negligent safety enforcement, and presents multiple clear and present dangers to the region. Among them are ongoing plans to build a high gauge gas pipeline on site, which in the event of a pipeline explosion could trigger a nuclear incident. This panel on IPEC’s dangers will also highlight the activism that recently led NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo to request a halt — since refused by FERC, the quasi-governmental agency and gas and oil industry rubber stamp for US pipeline infrastructures. To offer diverse perspectives on the panel will be 25 year nuclear safety expert, Paul Blanch who critiques its safety record as a long time industry insider; fellow journalist Ellen Cantarow, who has covered tracking for five years, and Kim Fraczek, Co-Director of the SANE Energy Project, a longstanding pipeline activism organization.
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NYC
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Black Kids in Outer Space is a live and online talkshow that discusses urban planning, bicycles, public transit, and afrofuturism. The concept of freedom is one of the most precious values in the United States, but the freedom of movement in space is a freedom that has eluded African Americans, Native Americans,and other marginalized communities for much of the United States? history. Our conversation will be an attempt to trace the history of this country?s denial of marginalized communities the freedom of the open road and home, through housing policies, police enforcement, and the deliberate removal of funding and capital from those communities.
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This panel will provide socialist perspectives on capitalism's ever-worsening ecological crisis. What is to be done -- both today and tomorrow -- and how are we to do it?
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Panelists will pose the Henry George Theorem in terms of a picture of society battling within diametric poles of “democracy” and “capitalism.” Whereas the capitalist would maximize gain without concern for social and income inequality, the small “d” democrat would use government to assure that moral suasion and Constitutional rights put limits on capitalists maximizing their yields. Steve suggests an aspirational technique of letting free markets work will allow land value taxes to be quantified and made available for use by the community for all the services constituents need.
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Income Inequality is growing wider by the day while Social Ills keep ailing the global human polity amidst an unparalleled advancement of the technological and scientific frontier. We are being told that handouts to the poor, minimum wage, Unions, Taxing the Rich Lowering Taxes, Social Security, Universal Basic Income, Free Pre-K, Free College for All, Open Borders and unchecked immigration, Deficit Spending, Unlimited Government borrowing, Reintroducing the Gold Standard, Reforming the Federal Reserve, "Free" Trade or Protectionism, Regulated or Deregulated Markets, Protecting Private Property/Or its centralized appropriation are solutions to the problem. All these contradictory solutions are being touted by either side of the ruling elites and their parrots in Politics, Media and Academia as solutions to our Society's problems. Really? All these schemes have been applied in one form or another and seem to exacerbate the problem rather than solving it. In a battle with the Cancerous Viral effects of "Rent Seeking" behavior both the so called "Left" and the so called "Right" come in armed with band-aids... all the while playing useful idiots to the one and only real enemy of the Productive Classes i.e the Rent-Seekers (masqueraded as Financiers, Insurance Companies, Real Estate Owners). So what should the productive classes do? Come and join us in an eye-opening discussion and effective solutions against the progressive gangrene of the economic enslavement of Humanity and the Destruction of our Global Commons.
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Dave and Dick have done nonviolent civil disobedience dozens of times over decades, and Julio is active in New York with the Poor Peoples Campaign and About Face Veterans, formerly IVAW. Julio will address the NV of MLK. Other topics include moral jujitsu, principled versus strategic nonviolent resistance, various degrees of diversity of tactics, and ploughshares actions. Dave will present an approach to climate change resistance that has been quite suppressed by national climate change leadership. Opponents of nonviolent resistance are also welcome to participate in our dialog.
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Performing artists and authors face a matrix of impediments to success: barriers to publicity and venues, theft of intellectual property, poverty despite the "day jobs" that inhibit productivity, directors’ couches and willing exploitation, and art for investment rather than insight. The Matrix Trilogy (1999-2003) planted in the public mind the reality of an invisible, overarching financial structure that frustrates the idealism of artists and other altruists in their struggle to reveal truths and improve life on Earth. The most renowned of politically engaged artists, anti-war hero John Lennon, provided insight into his dark inner world while targeted. What might he have done, had he lived? Now, anodyne creations and variations on past successes are valued over new and vital political-artistic actions. How can truth-seeking artists not only connect with a hungry public to be rewarded for their work, but also protect themselves? In this panel, targeted and marginalized artists share their experiences, strategies, workarounds, and successes.
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The city of Jackson is the capitol and the progressive stronghold within the reactionary and deeply racist state of Mississippi. Join organizers and cooperative developers from Cooperation Jackson as they highlight how they are engaging in struggle for Black self-determination with aims to transform their city and broader state using tools of worker-self-management, democratic-people/community centered decision making processes, in developing a solidarity economy that will serve as an social, cultural and economic basis for achieving a liberated zone/ an eco-socialist territory within this settler-colonial project, the so-called United States.