Saturday, December 08, 2007

The Radioactive Enviro Show


Greetings Earthlings. It’s our special Glowing Holidaze show. Deb Katz of the Citizens Awareness Network returns to these microphones with news of the Vermont Yankee nuke looming ominously just over the border, poised to make a mess out a' your holidays. We’ll poke around the Enviro Show Echo Chamber for news to brighten your day and we’ll engage in some Winter Solstice Bush bashing if time allows, but first it’s time for....Revenge of the Critters! Santa attacked by sex crazed reindeer!



"Radiation Babies" by Die Warzau takes us to the Enviro Show Echo Chamber. You think nukes are the answer to the climate crisis? Think again! Checkout the nuclear carbon footprint here! Apparently, Obama's into nukes but not free speech! Plan on protesting yourself? You too can be labeled a terrorist and locked away forever! The proposed Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act aims to throw us all in the slammer for exercising those quaint constitutional rights. Also, you thought we drove the Nestle water corporados out of Western Mass? Think Again! We'll rundown the list. YOUR community may be targeted.



Yes, it’s that time again! Speaking of the demise of the Constitution, Glen, how long now until the White House Grinch Machine is shutdown? The latest Bush Regime assault on the planet finds the Bush regime avoiding action at the current climate meeting by calling for......another climate meeting!



Following our interview with Deb we'll move onto the Bus Stop Billboard (watch out for that sticky duct tape residue!:

Wednesday, December 12, 2007; 7:00pm. "Oil Smoke & Mirrors", Film screening and following discussion at the Media Education Foundation, behind the Woodstar Café, Mason St.,Northampton, MA.

Thursday, Dec 13,20,& 27, 4:30 - 5:30 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

Wednesday December 12, 7pm. PIONEER VALLEY COALITION TO CHANGE & CHALLENGE WAL-MART. Converse Hall Room 209, Amherst College, Rt. 116 at Rt. 9, Amherst. Info: Aron Goldman, 549-1193.

Friday night, December 14, 6pm-11pm. The "No Biomass Christmas Celebration" is next Friday night at the Russell VFW on Route 20 and tickets are just $10.00 for adults ($5.00 for children ages 6-12, under five free). This is a fundraiser for the legal fees of plaintiffs in the Special Permit Appeal. Tickets can be purchased at the Huntington Country Store on Route 112, or at New Horizons Sports on Franklin Street in Westfield, or at the door on the 14th. For more information: (413) 862-0037.

Sunday, December 16th, 7pm.. Winter Solstice Celebration, also known as Yule, is the holiday celebrating the rebirth of the Sun in the Pagan year. North East American School of Dance on the fourth floor of the Fitzwilly's building (Dance Spree Space)
23 Main St. Northampton. Call 413-238-4240.



We'll go out with "Snowfall" by Liz Story from "A Winter Solstice VI" in honor of the Solstice and in hopes for a white Christmas. Speaking of white, don't forget: if you're out on your bike at night, wear white AND don't forget to listen to your Mother!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keeping Water Protected and Public; 12/17

Please spread the word about this public forum to anyone who might be interested in water protection issues. Light refreshments will be provided.

You’re invited to a state-wide Public Forum on protecting our local water resources. Please help spread the word.

When: Monday, December 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Doyle Conservation Center in Leominster, MA
Directions: http://www.thetrustees.org/pages/3946_directions.cfm

Large-scale water withdrawal is becoming an increasingly significant issue. Nestle’s interest in taking large amounts of water from MA watersheds and aquifers raises new issues and calls for new protection of water resources. Global demand for good water is rising, and experts predict growing pressure on fresh water ecosystems.

How do we protect our local water resources from the twin challenges of pollution and over-use? What are the gaps in water protection laws and policies, and what can citizens do locally to protect water resources?

Join us in a public forum on how to keep water protected and publicly controlled.

Panel:

Kirt Mayland, Director, Eastern Water Project, Trout Unlimited

Russ Cohen, Mass. Riverways Program, Mass. Department of Fish and Game
John McNabb, Legislative Director and Water Resources Protection Expert for local communities, Clean Water Action.

Tina Clarke, Campaign Director, Clean Water Action and Montague Alliance to Protect Our Water

Megan Rising, Senior Organizer, Corporate Accountability International

We’ll share information about:

· Several bills before the state legislature will help close gaps in water protection.

· Citizens winning protection for local water supplies. We’ll share what worked in Montague’s recent victory against Nestle. We’ll discuss model ordinances.

· New campaigns helping raise public awareness and educate consumers.

Come share your ideas and learn how citizens can win greater protection and public control at state and local level. You’ll receive an resource “kit” for local town work which will include fact sheets on major water protection bills and information and resources for Corporate Accountability International’s “Think Outside the Bottle” campaign.

For more information and to register, contact Becky Smith at Clean Water Action, bsmith@cleanwater.org, 617-338-8131 x210.

Please help spread the word.

Thanks and see you on the 17th!

Becky