Presentation & book signing by: Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink and Global Exchange
Thursday, June 21, 2012 7pm
Sierra Arden United Church of Christ
890 Morse Ave, Sacramento (Morse & Northrup).
A growing menace, robotic warfare has been used to murder hundreds of civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen - and now may be coming to a Police Department near you.
"It's a way of waging war without putting U.S. lives at risk. It's a way of waging war without letting the American people know we're even at war. It's a way of waging war that lets the CIA and other secret organizations have control-don't even have to go to Congress. It's a tremendous abuse of executive power. And it's killing a lot of innocent civilians. And the American people need to know about it." -- Medea Benjamin
2011 has been marked by extreme weather. In the U.S. alone, a record dozen disasters caused more than $1 billion in damage. One area acutely threatened by climate change is food production, where decades of steady gains could be reversed.
Speakers are Chris Field, Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science Dave Friedberg, Founder & CEO, The Climate Corporation Karen O'Brien, Professor of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo Michael Oppenheimer, Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Princeton Greg Dalton is the moderator and Vice President of The Commonwealth Club of California and founder of Climate One
Source: Wild Weather
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Seymour Hersh is interviewed by Steve Scher
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Seymour Hersh is responsible for exposing many of the biggest stories in the 20th century, and he is still hard at work. Hersh alleged that senior officials were waging a crusade overseas, protecting Christianity from the Muslim.
Source: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Seymour Hersh
The natural gas business is booming, sometimes with deadly results. Host Bruce Gellerman sniffs out the cracks in the nearly two million miles of pipeline that run under our cities.
Source: Rampant City Gas Leaks
There are more than a third of a million miles of natural gas transmission pipelines in the U.S., and more to come. But sometimes they rupture, devastating homes and lives. Bruce Gellerman speaks with investigative blogger Frank Gallagher, editor of NaturalGasWatch.org, about the hazards of this vast system.
Source: The Explosive Growth of Natural Gas Networks
A book talk with Jeff Paterson of Courage to Resist
Tuesday, March 27, 7 P.M.
Time Tested Books, 1114- 21st Street, Sac.
From raw recruits to war resisters.
How ideas about justifying war change.
Intimate looks at personal transformations.
The courage to stand up and say a resounding NO.
A book about GI resistance from the Vietnam War to Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks - including interviews with Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg.
Ted Turner founded of the cable news network CNN and the cable channel TBS. He owns 2.1 million acres of land across 12 states and also 100,000 acres in South America. According to Forbes magazine he is worth $2.1 billion. The United Nations Foundation was started with a $1 billion grant from Ted Turner to support the United Nations in executing its programs worldwide.
Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the expansion of U.S. drone strikes. Initially the strikes were limited to Al Qaeda and Pakistani Taliban but now they include groups allied with the Pakistani military. He states that U.S. economic conditions will force military budget cuts and curtail the empire of bases and he asks for a citizens’ movement to end war and empire.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter
I must confess that I have my own views of the Muslim world. Like most countries they want self-determination. That is the process by which a country determines its own statehood and forms its own allegiances and government. Self-determination is an idea that can't killed with bombs or bullets or autocratic leaders.
Al McCoy talks about how empires are maintained, why the U.S. empire is in decline, and what the consequences might be depending on how we respond to that decline. Al McCoy is a professor of history at the University of Wisconson–Madison, and author of 'Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines and the Rise of the Surveillance State,'
Source: TomCast for April 24, 2011: SubordiNations
Robin Wright talked about the recent Middle East uprisings and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Source: Rock The Casbah
For ten years, the U.S. has been at war in Afghanistan. The human cost continues to mount.
This short video, using mural images from AFSC's Windows and Mirrors Exhibit (http://windowsandmirrors.org), makes a powerful statement about the human cost of the war in Afghanistan. Visit the WAM website to see all the artwork - and to join AFSC's efforts to end the war.