Advocacy & Activism

Populist Dialogues - 17-35 Corporations, Revolving Doors, and Water Treatment

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Guest Floy Jones, founding member of Friends of the Reservoirs, talks about the now-approved Bull Run treatment/filtration plant (cost about $400 million) and why this is not only an expensive project but also an unneeded project.  She cover the chain of events for the City having made the decision and why the events do not support the treatment/filtration plant approval.

"The same corporations, the same revolving door consultants were involved in crafting the rule and they have been the beneficiaries of the regulation every step of the way." ~ Floy Jones

Populist Dialogues - 17-34 Fear and Intolerance in Tillamook County

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Helen Patti Hill talks about her book, A Brief History of Fear and Intolerance in TIllamook County, looking at the rise of fear and the resulting intolerance from the arrival of white  people all the way to the current era with the Oregon Citizens Alliance (2000) and racism in the schools. 

Populist Dialogues - 17-31 Changing Tenant Rights from a fringe issue to a central human right

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Ending no-cause evictions! Lack of rent controls! Those are issues being targeted by guest Margot Black, organizer with Portland Tenants United, a two year old tenant rights activist organization in Portland OR. Margo talks about origins of the the organization and actions taken at both the city and state level to level the playing field between land and apartment owners and the tenants.

Recorded: August, 2017

Populist Dialogues - 17-28 - Nestle Keeps Trying to Bottle Pacific NW Water

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Our guest Julia DeGraw, NW Senior Organizer with Food and Water Watch talks with us on the efforts of Nestle to establish its first bottled water plant in the Pacific NW in the Oregon town of Cascade Locks.

Recorded: July, 2017

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (27 minutes)

Going beyond the headlines of the Ferguson story, a talk with one of the directors of the documentary "Whose Streets?" As the news cameras left Ferguson, Missouri, after the police killing of Michael Brown, Sabaah Folayan and her team stayed on to document what happens to people subjected to police violence as a matter of routine.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (25.5 minutes)

From taking power to making power. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, a special report from Athens, Greece where many are asking if progressives in government can change much at all if people don’t first change society. In 2015, anti-austerity Greeks were disappointed by the progressive left Syriza government, which they'd voted into office after the financial crisis, but the other things they did to meet society’s needs just might be sowing the seeds for transformation.

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"The Laura Flanders Show" (26 minutes)

Marxist geographer David Harvey weighs in on natural and not so natural disasters and how we might organize our cities better to avoid them. And Thanu Yakupitiyage from 350.org explains why climate justice requires that we make movements that will reverse our policies on refugees.

"Trump’s Strange Alliance with Russia" (2.5 minutes)

Amy Siskind of MoveOn.org explains how Donald Trump is steering us to authoritarianism.