Category WBCR

People’s Climate March: an antidote to despair

  If you’ve been following me here, you know that I’ve put out some… dystopian commentary lately. Some progressive news sources have finally become aware of Guy McPherson’s dire predictions about irreversible climate collapse. If you believe the climatologists that McPherson has been writing about, we’re a few decades from extinction for the clever ape. Of […]

On WBCR–Climate change and extinction discussion with Guy McPherson *(updated)

Reminder, and Shameless self promotion here. I do a radio show out of Brooklyn called Sex and Politics. We broadcast/webcast starting at 8 PM on Friday nights and also webcast simultaneously. On June 20, I spoke to Guy McPherson, professor emeritus in Natural Resources and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, who has written a book GOING DARK, […]

What India and West Virginia have in common

On the February 14 edition of Sex and Politics, I interviewed one of the many victims of the recent Charleston, West Virginia toxic chemical spill. Scott, a longtime resident and sometime-activist, told me of not being able to drink his water and shower after the poisoning of the river that supplies their water. We also […]

The prospects for campaign finance reform–Sex and Politics

On Sex and Politics (the fun little radio show out of Brooklyn that I do) I spoke to two people from organizations fighting for electoral reform in the way that we finance campaigns in this country. It’s a worthwhile, insightful hour on how our politics are determined post Citizens United. My guests: Kurt Walters of […]

Fukushima in focus–this week’s Sex and Politics

This Thursday on Sex and Politics, We’ll be speaking to Karl Grossman. Grossman has spent the last few decades writing about all things nuclear–everything from nuclear power to nuclear weapons to NASA’s use of plutonium power to drive its satellites. He’s a frequent citation in Project Censored, which tries to share stories that are well-researched […]

Tonight on Sex and Politics: Father Carl Kabat

Tonight on Sex and Politics radio, I’ll be speaking to Father Carl Kabat. Kabat is a longtime Plowshares activist –the Plowshares take literally the admonition in Isaiah to ‘turn swords into plowshares’. He was part of the first Plowshares action in King of Prussia Pennsylvania in 1980. We’ll be talking to Kabat about his lifetime […]

What is really at stake in Syria? Natural gas or Sarin?

Fair warning–the links on chemical weapons include some graphic photographs.  I’ve always suspected that our moral outrage about Syria’s alleged use of poison gas against its own people was not the real reason the US is spoiling for a fight in that part of the world. Let’s face it, the US has very little justification […]

Tangerine Bolen, the NDAA and the Surveillance state

This is a follow-up to my Sex and Politics radio interview with Tangerine Bolen the other night. You’ll be able to hear it at our podcast site over the next few days, but the important part is here. I say this knowing that some of what I put forward here will be dismissed as conspiracy […]

Tonight on Sex and Politics: Tangerine Bolen

Tonight on Sex and Politics, I’ll be talking to Tangerine Bolen, Executive Director of Revolution Truth, and a plaintiff in the critical case to overturn the military detention provisions of the NDAA.  Yesterday, an appeals court has overturned the injunction granted by Judge Forrest, which prevented enforcement of Section 1021 of the Act. THIS APPLIES […]

HOLY FRACK! An LNG port off Jones Beach?? (updated)

THE PODCAST HAS BEEN PUT UP ON THE SEX AND POLITICS SITE. CLICK HERE. Last night on Sex and Politics, I spoke to two different people about Fracking, natural gas, and the protests around it. First up was Sean Dixon from Clean Ocean Action, which has been in the fight over fracking owing to the […]