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Progressive Monday 5/12

Written by on May 12, 2014

Really compelling block of progressive news/talk on GDPR Nashville Monday night.

At 8 pm CDT, it’s The Corbett Report with James Corbett. As Ukraine remains on a knife-edge of military tension, the NATO forces continue their Eastern European expansion and military provocations. In this must-listen interview, Rick Rozoff of Stop NATO International breaks down the history of NATO’s global partnership program, its decades-long build-up in Eastern Europe, the people and organizations in whom the fate of the world is increasingly hanging in the balance, and the small glimmer of hope that an informed, galvanized public can derail this headlong rush to war.

Andrew Kimbrell, public interest attorney, activist and author. At 9 pm, Business Matters (sadly, no longer in production, but how blessed we are to have access to the archive of thoughtful programs on doing business in a progressive, ethical way!) hits the GDPR netwaves. In this installment hosts Thomas White and Kelly Carmichael talk with one of the longstanding advocates for food safety, Andrew Kimbrell, a public interest attorney, activist and author. He has been involved in public interest legal activity in numerous areas of technology, human health and the environment. in 1994 he established the International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) and in 1997 the Center for Food Safety(CFS). Thomas White calls his guest “an authentic human who cares about the well-being of others. This passion bubbles over into his advocacy at all levels.”

At about 10, it’s The Michael Slate Show. This week,  Dan Rasmussen, author of “American Uprising, the Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt,” tells the story of this deeply covered up slave rebellion in 1811 – how it took shape, how it was fought, the savage repression against the rebellious slaves and its significance for today. Also, Slate excerpts a recorded talk on “Communism and Jeffersonian Democracy” by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, who discusses the myth of Jefferson’s ideal society and the reality of slavery that provided its backbone and continues to influence and shape America as we know it today.

Diverse sounds and ideas for open minds, y’all. Take a listen and tell us what you think.


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