TPP as Global Economic Eugenics (489)

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Lauren Brown joins us from LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) to talk about the organization and a new program they are offering to increase the amount of women in the forestry sector. Currently females makes up only 10% of the sector, and they’d like to change that!

To find out more about the Young Urban Forest Leaders Program with LEAF, click HERE. Applications for the program will be accepted until Sunday, March 20, 2016 by 5pm.

Our main guest this week is Gus Van Harten, associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and author of Investment Treaty Arbitration and Public Law. Gus walks us through just some of the may reasons that the TPP ‘trade’ deal that Canada just signed and it looking to ratify is a terrible deal for Canadians, and furthermore democracy in general everywhere.

Learn more about Gus here, and you can read a recent article by him on the TPP here.

The final section of the show, and the entire bonus show is dedicated to our crack team of hosts talking from our perspectives (with examples) of why you should be loudly opposed to the TPP. Let your local MP or MPP know right now, TPP is not good for Canada.

More reading on the TPP from recent MSM news:

Trans-Pacific Partnership hides significant health costs, according to two new studies

How TPP Helps Workers Still a Mystery, Says National Union Leader

‘Signing Does Not Equal Ratifying’: Freeland on TPP

This weeks music:

Matt Andersen “Ain’t No Sunshine” & Dante Matas “A Generous Man”

(485) Reclaiming Sovereignty

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Jeff Mann is an artist from the US now living in southern Ontario who works with junked car parts into art pieces, primarily masks. The art is absolutely fabulous, but you’ll also really enjoy Jeff’s perspective on environmental values and how to talk about it as he tours Ontario with his art pieces. Something he says that really resonated with us is that it’s probably a good idea to get out of your head, and into your heart when talking to the general public about social and environmental values.

Learn more about Jeff Mann and his art here.

You can also watch our video with Jeff (where he’s showing off his masks) here.

We also talk about TransCanada’s filed suit against the US government for killing the Keystone XL pipeline. The reason are both sad and hilarious, but it’s also a useful warning that this is even possible via NAFTA… on the eve of giving international ‘trade’ agreements superpowers through the TPP.

References:

This NAFTA Lawsuit over Keystone XL Proves “Free Trade” Deals Kill Democracy

‘Huge Ovation’: Citing #ExxonKnew, Vermont Governor Calls for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Keystone XL rejection leads TransCanada to sue Obama administration

Stefan Hostetter also gets on his soapbox about ‘planning to win’ and a cool idea for a way to revolutionize micro-technology like cell-phones to be less of a scourge on the planet.

This Is What a Repairable Phone Looks Like

This weeks music:

Basia Bulat – InfamousCity and Colour – Harder Than Stone