When will we finally get to hear about her adventures in Portugal? How about that wave farm over there? (no, they don't grow waves....what were you thinking??) David Keith, president of Valley Citizens for a Safe Environment and Community co-chair of Westover Air Reserve Base's Restoration Advisory Board, and Herbert Bernstein of the Institute for Science and Interdisciplinary Studies over at Hampshire College joined us to continue the discussion on the Filthy War Machine, specifically our local version at Westover air base in Chicopee. We opened the phones for that. But first...It was Revenge of the Critters time!
Following that: an announcement about the G8 Eight Days of Resistance on Climate Justice in DC, July 9 – 16. We put that right up front. (It simply couldn't wait to catch the bus at the end of the show). Also, Al Gore’s "Inconvenient Truth" meets the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Load of Bull! Then it was time for some good old-fashioned Bush bashing: King George’s energy plan whacks conservation.
We set-up the interview with Keith and Herb with another of the Reagan Babies' hits, "Mein Nieke", followed by a segment of former President Eisenhower's famous Farewell Address. It's all about the military-industrial complex folks. Ike warned us and here we are 43 years later. Go figure.
Then it was time to get on to the Bus Stop Billboard:
Father’s and Other's Day Walk and Rally
Sunday, June 18
10 am Vermont Yankee Nuclear Reactor, Vernon, VT
12:30 Brattleboro Common, Brattleboro, VT
2 pm Entergy Headquarters, Old Ferry Rd, Brattleboro, VT
Fathers and Others are protecting their families and others by showing
the way from danger! Starting at VY, we will be walking away from the
reactor north on Rt 142, 6.5 miles into Brattleboro. There we will meet
more walkers at the town Common and continue north on Rt 5, 3.5 miles to Entergy Headquarters on old Ferry Rd. Bring signs, food, water, good
shoes and positive thinking!!
We will shut it down!!
Call 413-863-8952 or 413 339-5781 for more details or to help organize.
Tri State CAN meeting
Thursday, June 22
5:30- 7:30 pm
Meeting Room, Greenfields Market Coop, Greenfield, MA
Learn what CAN is up to and how you might get involved. We have ongoing
efforts to shutdown Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor (just over the border
in Vernon, VT). There is much going on! Broader public involvement is
Freedom From Oil Action Camp (July 8 -14 in Southern Indiana) a 5-day summit of 150 to 200 young organizers working to break America's oil addiction. It is cosponsored by The Ruckus Society, Rainforest Action Network, Global Exchange, Energy Action, and Oil Change International.
By day, participants will learn hard skills to build strategic and synergistic campaigns. By night, visionary thinkers will posit what our society can and will look like when we have moved beyond oil. Important alliance building will take place to move forward on election year strategies, corporate markets campaigns, campus organizing, and alternatives advocacy.
Email: FreedomFromOil@ruckus.org for more information.
Next time Sam Lovejoy joins us for some towering thoughts on nukes, wildlife corridors, and whatever else comes up.....like direct action maybe? Checkout our sister show, Farm to Fork at this time next week.