Disillusioned Conservatives Apply Within (514)

We start with a critique of conservative ideology and credibility on the issue of climate change and cap and trade. This starts closer to home in Canada, and then we move into the USA with a conversation about Obama’s final few acts on climate before we wait with baited breath for the results of the rock-and-a-hard-place US elections in November.

Follows is Rosemary Frei talking about her decision to retire and become a full time activist. Rosemary tells us about her experience walking Gaspe to protest fracking projects in Quebec. We also play a short clip from a previous interview with Toronto MPP Peter Tabuns about the scam that is fracking development in the first place. You can watch the full interview with Peter here.

Rosemary has provided some resources below and you can contact her here if you would like to reach out.

Finally the team discusses some alarming news of Anthrax and secret military bases full of radiation and toxic waste being unearthed by melting permafrost. We finish the show with some discussion of the debacle that is the Rio Olympics.

Bonus Show:

Shaya and Alex join Daryn and Rosemary to discuss the ethics of the idea of ‘sacrifice zones’ and the philosophy of change in the age of climate impacts.

News We Missed:

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This weeks music:

The Hidden Camera’s “The Day I Left Home” & Good Anya “Good Neighbours”

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Green Majority Radio #399 – Participatory Politics


o-DEFEND-OUR-COAST-facebookLana Goldberg is a Toronto organizer with experience with climate, first nations and democracy issues. She is currently organizing the Toronto Defend Our Climate rally on May 10th at City Hall 1pm. She joins us today to talk about the role of public action in our political process, mass-media impressions of the movement and how to talk about the environment to conservatives.

Half way through the show we also meet Jason Hovland with the Dear Harper Project, which is asking Canadians from any political background or perspective to leave short video messages for the PMO.

Lana also joins us to discuss a few news items; Even the deepest regions of the ocean can now be classified as a garbage can and Oil spills can bring “economic benefits,” says Kinder Morgan.

We didn’t get to these, but recommend: Senators introduce pro-Keystone XL bill to bypass Obama administrationBeached whales in Newfoundland to be dismantled for study by Royal Ontario MuseumSolePower lets you charge gadgets just by walking.

This Weeks Music

Arcade Fire – Flashbulb Eyes

Basia Balut – Snakes and Ladders

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