Saturday, July 22, 2006

The Enviro Towering Thoughts Show, Part II




Hmmm, maybe we should've called this the "No-show Enviro Show", 'cuz Sam Lovejoy was nowhere to be seen, at least from this studio. In any case, Glen’s away in the Maine woods tree-hugging. Eric, part of the glue that keeps Valley Free Radio on the air, was on the board to keep us from presenting you with an abundance of dead air. Jean and D.O. got into more talk of direct action (or the lack thereof) and the state of resistance against The Machine. Remember: only you can prevent forest fires AND GLOBAL MELTDOWN!



In the news: There were direct actions across the globe as part of the July 15 Climate Justice Day. Down east the Maine Toxic Avengers dropped off some building debris in the governor’s driveway as a graphic reminder of his trash-burning program (hey! hold on! Isn't Glen in Maine?). We went back in time this week to 1997 for a classic Revenge of the Critters moment: The Chase is on!
Also, Climate activists occupied Didcot power station in UK (hello?? Mt. Tom?); and D.O. gave us a summer heat wave special.



Dave Rovics’ Resistance" from the "Return" album provided some blessed relief from D.O.'s constant drone of scary news. Jean got into some of the much needed response to the climate crisis. She recommends the site for the Post Carbon Institute. Their motto "Reduce consumption - Produce locally" says it all. Jean also reminded us about our late friend Karl Davies, a tireless voice for sustainable forestry and energy awareness. You can still read his work at http://www.daviesand.com/.

Once again, we tried opening the phones for any relavent questions or comments you may have had, but since you're all laying on the beach somewhere reading a book, or like Glen out hugging trees in the woods, the phones remained silent. Helloooooo?



Then it was on to the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday, July 27, 4-5 pm. Weekly Green Energy Vigil
Wells Fountain, Junction of Linden and Main, Brattleboro, VT
We will be here every week until Vermont Yankee is closed.
Come join US!! for more info 802-387-4060

Thursday, July 27, 5:00- 7:00 pm Tri State CAN meeting
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 essential!

Saturday, July 29, 8pm. All Souls Unitarian Church, Benjamin Steinhardt piano concert fundraiser for CAN. Call Beth for details: (413)522-7505 or (413)230-3138 or eadams@earthtone.com

Friday, August 4, 7:00 pm The Doctor, The Depleted Uranium, and the Dying Children
WIDE-ANGLE FILMS SUMMER SERIES
NACUL CENTER, 592 MAIN ST., AMHERST
corner of No. Whitney St.; 1/2 mile east from downtown Amherst

August 6- 9 Walk for a Nuclear Free Future
Rutland, Montpelier and Burlington, VT
CAN and Nipponzan Myohoji are sponsoring a walk remembering the nuclear bombs the U. S. dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 61 years ago, the catastrophic disaster of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 and the accident at the Three-Mile-island nuclear plant in 1976. For info call 978-249-6224 or checkout www.wmass.indymedia.org



We also heard "We gotta do what we gotta do", from Laura Simon's "The Future’s in our hands" CD. The message is clear, dear. Let's go!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Enviro Towering Thoughts Show

This time we really meant it: JEAN'S BACK!! Our own Sam Lovejoy joined us to talk about direct action and other such towering concepts. We opened the lines for that one, but no one called in except Francis Crowe, are one loyal listener (gee, maybe we should just do the show at her house). But first it was on to…. Revenge of the Critters! The mouse returns from the grave…sort of…and bites back.



In the news: Earth First! confronts ol' King Coal. Shut it down! Towers indeed! How about a whole slew of wind towers in Nantucket Sound? We don’t think so! Also, U.S. Emits Half of Car-Caused Greenhouse Gas, Study Says (checkout http://www.climateimc.org/ for this and other climate crisis info); Then it was time for some traditional Bush bashing for THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER: “Bush admin weakens water-pollution rules after oil exec intervenes”. Big Oil greases the wheels of government again. Surprize! And more...



"Declaration of War" by Ethan Miller & Kate Boverman, from their album, "If all the land would rise" took us to our interview w/Sam. We had a lively conversation about direct action and the kind of chemistry needed to make such action effective. One of the actions we touched on was the upcoming Camp Democracy planned for DC by Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink, and our own Traprock Peace Center. We closed the interview with the Reagan Babies' "Resistance".



Bus Stop Billboard:

*Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" is still playing at the Academy of Music on Main Street in Northampton. If you haven't seen it yet the gods and goddesses will not be pleased.

*Saturday July 15
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DIRECT ACTION FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE July 15 will be an International Day of Action Against Climate Change - autonomous, decentralized actions. reclaimthecommons.net

*Thursday, July 13 Tri State CAN meeting, 5:00- 7:00 pm Greenfields Market Coop, Greenfield, MA

*Thursday, July 13, 20, 27, 4-5 pm Weekly Green Energy Vigil
Wells Fountain, Junction of Linden and Main, Brattleboro, VT
We will be here every week until Vermont Yankee is closed.
Come join US!! for more info 802-387-4060

*Tuesday, July 25 is the deadline for applications to join a team of traveling to Nicaragua August 26--September 4, 2006, to assist with a water restoration and reforestation project that is part of a campaign supported by the Nicaragua Network called "Let the Rivers Run". To receive an application for the reforestation brigade and see: www.nicanet.org



*Unplug Vermont Yankee, Let Entergy know we want a green future! Let Entergy know we can live without their power.Unplug ALL your electrical applicances including therefridgerator for 1 hr from 7 pm - 8 pm, on the 2nd Sunday of each month

Next time Jean & D.O. go it alone while Glen wanders off into the wilderness. Ed Russell returns to the board to keep us from bringing you untold minutes of dead air. Stay tuned!