On the 8th Anniversary of the 9-17-2011 OWS we are re-releasing our podcast of the 5th Anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. Dean Edwards introduces Sanna Camera and Aisha Dabo from Dakar, Senegal. Jo Ellen Kaiser moderates.

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Jeff Santos and Mark-Taylor Canfield talk about Jeff’s career as a progressive talk radio host covering political news. Duration: 00:42:50. Recorded 2019-08-01. He mentioned favorite guests including Bernie Sanders, Mike Dukakis, Elizabeth Warren and Tulsi Gabbard. He recounts how his interest in politics began with campaigns in the 1970’s. His radio career began as a sports announcer.

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Progressive Talk Radio
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Sandy Oestreich, long a leader in advocating for the constitutional inclusion of the equal rights of women gives us an update on progress. sandyo@PassERA.org. National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance http://2passera.org/

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00:36:53. Meron Estefanos reports on slavery and internment camps in Libya with a special focus on Eritrean refugees. Fleeing persecution oppression and conflict, refugees from Africa and Asia find themselves confined in horrific conditions in Libyan internment camps and sometimes sold as slaves. In the camps human rights and sexual abuse is rampant and life beyond the camps often results in the hazards of a Mediterranean sea journey or the loss of freedom in North Africa. Estefanos brings her own experience and work as a journalist to make authentic voices to a broader audience.

Twitter : @Meronina

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Miissing.Eritreans

http://eirr.org Eritrean Initiative on Refugee Rights

http://eritreanrefugees.org/ American Team For Eritrean Refugees

This American Life did a segment on her https://www.thisamericanlife.org/502/this-call-may-be-recorded-to-save-your-life

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Mark Taylor-Canfield from Democracy Watch News spent a week aboard the Arctic Sunrise as a journalist while the Greenpeace ship toured the west coast of the USA on a mission to raise awareness about the environmental risks associated with Alberta tar sand oil shipments from the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Greenpeace research predicts increased oil tanker traffic on the Salish Sea, Puget Sound and along the Pacific coast as a result of proposed expansions to the pipeline which the Canadian government purchased from the Kinder Morgan corporation.

https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/about/shiptour/about-the-arctic-sunrise/

Organized resistance to the pipeline has been led by First Nations in British Columbia and Washington State. The pipeline crosses reservations and tribal land. On Puget Sound these sovereign nations have joined with their allies among environmental activist groups to sound the alarm about the negative effects on the native Orca whale population which is already endangered.

For this "Democracycast" podcast, Democracy Watch News Coordinating Editor Dean Edwards interviews Tulalip tribal member Kayah George, and Greenpeace spokesperson Yanni Veronis live from the ship Arctic Sunrise on the Salish Sea.
Mark Taylor-Canfield gives his report on his experiences while spending a week aboard the vessel. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trud…
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In this special episode of Democracyweek, voices from the field, activist Manny Aguilar describes his recent experiences at protests against border policies of the Trump administration. Manny is a Los Angeles and Southern California activist and military veteran. Recorded on 4-25-2019. Duration 5:53
https://www.facebook.com/manny.aguilar.9615
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The equal rights amendment to the U.S. constitution requires only one more state for approval. Sandy Ostrich, National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance, gives us an update on progress toward final approval

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1:22:30 duration. Independent journalist Tim Exton talks about what it's like to be a freelance journalist and stringer for various international news agencies including Reuters and AJ +. His adventures in the field reflect his dedication and courage as a reporter and videographer. Exton was born in the UK but now resides in the United States. Co-hosted by Dean Edwards, Democracy Watch News, coordinating editor, International service, North America service, Salem, OR, USA. And, Mark Taylor-Canfield Executive Director.Links to Tim Exton include: https://vimeo.com/timothyexton

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-exton/

https://muckrack.com/tim-exton-1

https://twitter.com/TimExtonMedia

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Today is International Press Freedom Day. Reporters Without Borders reports that The United States ranks 46th world-wide for press freedom.

Constitutionally in the U.S. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

UNESCO lead the celebration.
https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldpressfreedomday/2018?language=zh

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Covering the 5th Anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, this archival episode of Democracycast was recorded live on September 17, 2016. Dean Edwards introduces Sanna Camera and Aisha Dabo from Dakar, Senegal. Jo Ellen Kaiser moderates as John Harvey, Jan Weinberg and Sally Gellett report from Zuccotti Park in New York City where the OWS movement gathered. They interview Sumumba Sobukwe from Occu-Evolve, Ken Gale from EcoLogic, Dana Stein, Jackie Splain from InterOccupy and others. Issues discussed include political, social, economic and environmental issues for the U.S. and the world. Mark Taylor-Canfield comments from Seattle. Michael Buell reports from San Diego with Global Occupy News Now and Occupy Toronto. For more information about OWS and it’s history, there are many books on Amazon, videos at www.ustream.tv/stopmotionsolo and more information for listeners toward the end of the episode.

 

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Whale watching in the Mid-Atlantic Ocean off Madeira Portugal. Madeira is 300 miles West of Morocco. Jane Chappell recounts a recent off-shore whale and dolphin boat tour. The Madeira Islands affords many opportunities for eco-tourism.

https://www.madeirawhales.com/

https://www.facebook.com/calheta.eu/

http://www.madeira-live.com/

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Minivan News reporter Ahmed Rilwan was abducted in the early hours of 8 August 2014 in the Maldives Islands. Minivan News editor Daniel Bosley gives an update and reports on the struggle for democracy there. www.minivannews.com 

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Reports from the People's Convention which took place in Philadelphia on July 23, 2016. John Harvey was present and reports that it was a very happy event. David Spring reported. People displeased with Democratic Party and their pick of Tim Kaine. He reports that many at the People’s Convention feel he is too closely linked to big money. Tricia Shore was there doing logistical organization. It has been very hot and rainy. Local media did cover what was going on in the streets. Mark Taylor-Canfield reported. More focus on issues compared to the DNC Convention. Sally Gellert was there and reported. Poor people’s convention and marches going on outside the rich people’s DNC convention.

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Seattle marches, Kshama Sawant, Mark had been pepper sprayed, and teargased along with other journalists and photographers. Two marches with heavy police and injuries including to local residents. World-wide increase in suppression of journalists.
Mark Taylor-Canfield’s many news outlets:  Contributing Editor
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Mark’s music:  https://soundcloud.com/mark-taylor-canfield
        Mark on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/user/mtctvmedia  
                 Mark’s weekly report @ Jeff Santos Show https://revolutionradionetwork.com Every Tuesday 12:30 PM 

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Ms B Jayashree, Head, Media Resource Centre at The M.S. Swaminathan Institute provides an introduction to perspectives and program outlines of the efforts she is involved in that support the role of women in Agriculture in India.

Jayashree is a development communication professional, her prior experience includes work with UNICEF and the Gates Foundation-TAI-VHS programme. Jayashree started her career as a journalist and was South India Bureau Chief with Aaj Tak and Headlines Today, the leading TV news networks of India Today, before moving to the development sector. With Masters in Journalism, Mass Communication as well as in Human Rights Law, she was recipient of the Chevening scholarship and the One World Broadcast Fellowship to the UK, besides the RNTC Fellowship at Netherlands for journalism and media. A recipient of the Rotary Award for Vocational excellence and Society magazine nominee for Journalist of the year, she is also member in professional and alumni bodies, a trainer in development journalism and CSR. Email: jayashreeb@mssrf.res.in

M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
http://www.mssrf.org/

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Dr. Parasuraman from the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation ( http://www.mssrf.org/ ) reports from Chennai India on the projects he is working on. He has worked with the Foundation since 1980. They focus on pro-nature, bio-technology, bio-technology, bio-diversity, eco-technology, and information and communication technologies. Specifically, climate change adaptation, food security, gender development, youth in agriculture, and sustainable development. Begun with three people in 1980 the Foundation now employs over 350 people. They work in India and other countries such as Cambodia and Chile. They focus on grassroots development. They characterize their work as “modern Ghandi”. One focus of Dr. Parasuraman’s is on the United Nations Zero Hunger Challenge working with youth and women. http://www.un.org/en/zerohunger/challenge.shtml .

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https://www.ripmedicaldebt.org/  
There is a crisis gripping America, one which affects approximately one out of every five Americans. It’s a crisis of debt, medical debt, which accumulates to over 100 billion dollars per year. RIP Medical Debt was established with a mission to purchase and abolish unpaid medical debt. With donated funds, RIP buys medical debt and abolishes it. No strings attached. And all through your help.
RIP Medical Debt, Inc., was founded in mid-2014 by two former collections industry executives, Craig Antico and Jerry Ashton. Having worked for decades in the medical field, the two were acutely aware of the number of Americans who shoulder the burden of unpaid medical debt, and the enormity of that debt. They also knew that they were uniquely qualified to help. Using their experience and connections within that world, they developed a strategy to aggressively tackle this scourge.
Essential to that strategy is the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations. With their donations, RIP searches out distressed medical debt in the collections industry and within the community of medical providers, including hospitals and medical practices, and offers to buy this debt. But, for pennies on the dollar, which is how RIP is able to make such a significant impact. $50 can buy as much as $5,000 in medical debt. $1,000,000 can buy $100 MILLION in debt!
See also: Jerry’s book The patient, The Doctor, and The Bill Collector
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Jamila Raqib serves as the Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution and as a Research Affiliate at the Center for International Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  She holds a degree in management from Simmons College. She describes the work of the Institute.

The Albert Einstein Institution is a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Gene Sharp in 1983 to advance the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the world.
We are committed to the defense of freedom, democracy, and the reduction of political violence through the use of nonviolent action.  Our goals are to understand the dynamics of nonviolent action in conflicts, to explore its policy potential, and to communicate this through print and other media, translations, conferences, consultations, and workshops.  
The Institution has been responsible for the translation and dissemination of some of the most influential texts on nonviolent action. Many of these works have been studied among resistance movements worldwide.
http://www.aeinstein.org/about/ 

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SEATTLE (AP) Dozens of climate activists have blocked railroad tracks leading to two oil refineries in northwest Washington state to oppose the flow of oil from trains to those facilities.

About 150 people spent the night in tents pitched on the railroad tracks near Anacortes, about 70 miles north of Seattle. Many of them were feeling jubilant Saturday morning as they prepared for a second day of demonstrations targeting the nearby Shell and Tesoro oil refineries.

Dozens more are expected to join the protesters who have formed a barricade on the tracks, said Ahmed Gaya, a spokesman with the Break Free Pacific Northwest who also spent the night on the tracks.

"The plan is to hold this space," he said. "People in the Northwest and around the world are prepared to build these movements (of mass disobedience) and keep fossil fuels in the ground."

The protests are part of a series of global actions calling on people to "break free" from dependence on oil, coal and other fossil fuels. Similar demonstrations are taking place in Los Angeles and Albany, New York, on Saturday and in Washington D.C. on Sunday.

In upstate New York, climate activists gathered at a crude oil shipment hub on the Hudson River to denounce fossil fuels and promote renewable energy sources. About 40 activists from numerous groups paddled on the river near the port on Friday with anti-oil signs and banners. A group sat on train tracks in downtown Albany on Saturday to protest the oil trains. Albany police reported no immediate arrests. Albany is a key hub for crude-by-rail shipments from North Dakota's Bakken Shale region.

In Washington state, there have been no arrests as of Saturday morning, according to BNSF Railway and Skagit County officials.

"We're currently not running traffic on the line," BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said. "Our operations are flexible on this line. We had anticipated this and therefore adjusted scheduling with customers."

The railroad tracks,which connects BNSF's mainline to Anacortes, serves the two refineries as well as other customers.

"At this point, we're standing back, letting them protest and developing a plan and will take action as necessary," Melonas said Saturday morning.

Skagit County spokeswoman Bronlea Mishler said authorities are monitoring and that there were no plans as of Saturday morning to move the activists. "At this point, we're playing it by ear," she said.

The three-day event began Friday and includes "kayaktivists" demonstrating on water, community workshops and an indigenous ceremony. A march is planned Saturday afternoon in front of the oil refineries.

Protesters began pitching tents, erecting colorful flags and signs and setting up the railroad blockade Friday evening. Some did yoga or mediated, others chanted and sang.

Organizers say they want to transition to renewable energy in a way that doesn't leave workers or communities behind, and they're willing to risk arrest to engage in civil disobedience.

In Washington state, organizers are targeting two refineries that are among the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

Officials with both Shell and Tesoro said in earlier statements that they respect the right of people to demonstrate peacefully, and that safety is their highest priority.

Many of the nearly 40 groups involved in organizing the event were also involved in large on-water kayak protests against Shell's Arctic oil drilling rig when it parked at a Seattle port last year.

 

From:  http://komonews.com/news/local/protesters-block-train-tracks-to-2-anacortes-refineries

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Sally Gellett reports from a June 16, 2016 press briefing outside of a regulatory hearing on the Indian Point nuclear facility on the Hudson River in New York State. Several citizen’s spoke including Jeanne and Gary Shaw, Nancy Gans, Marilyn Ellie, and Ellen Winnegar.  https://closeindianpoint.wordpress.com/ 

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How can the International The Gambia Civil Resistance collaborate with the International Community? Internet availability in The Gambia. The Yahya Jemmeh government has been in power since 1994 and many people feel it has become self-serving and no longer represents the interests of the people. There is now a concerted effort by the Gambian diaspora to partner with people inside Gambia who do not want a fifth term of Jemmeh. Poverty is a big impediment to democracy movements. Radio is powerful in Gambia. Some signals originate in France. Gainako Media. http://gainako.com/ . https://twitter.com/GambiaRising  GambiaRising Charitable Trust is a non-political, non-profit dedicated to supporting Gambian students to stay in school. #jammehmustgo

https://twitter.com/JammehMustGo

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How can the International The Gambia Civil Resistance collaborate with the International Community? Internet availability in The Gambia. The Yahya Jemmeh government has been in power since 1994 and many people feel it has become self-serving and no longer represents the interests of the people. There is now a concerted effort by the Gambian diaspora to partner with people inside Gambia who do not want a fifth term of Jemmeh. Poverty is a big impediment to democracy movements. Radio is powerful in Gambia. Some signals originate in France. Gainako Media. http://gainako.com/ . https://twitter.com/GambiaRising  GambiaRising Charitable Trust is a non-political, non-profit dedicated to supporting Gambian students to stay in school. #jammehmustgo

https://twitter.com/JammehMustGo

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Report by David Spring

David is a former Sander’s staffer in Washington State.

https://washingtonforberniesanders.com

California Democratic Primary

           Who are superdelegates?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Democratic_Party_Superdelegates,_2016

 

  David is a key player for public school policy development. He is currently running to be the Washington    State Superintendent of Public Instruction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi3zHDgqnd8

 

David’s email address:

springforschools@gmail.com

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Co-hosted by Meagan Beckermann of West Lake Moms in St. Louis ( Delidiva311@aol.com )and Ken Gale of New York City Safe Energy Camp (nuffsaid@riseup.net), several activists gave information about the radioactive landfill in St. Louis, and the reactors at San Onofre, California and Indian Point, N.Y.. The West Lake Landfill in St. Louis has illegally stored radioactive waste from the bomb production for the weapons used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This landfill is now threatened by fire. The Indian Point reactor is leaking into the Hudson River; is vulnerable to earthquake damage; and, a 42” gas pipeline is being constructed very nearby and there is a risk of fire damaging the safety infrastructure. Thyroid cancer rates around Indian Point, based on CDC and NYS cancer registries, is 100x higher than the rest of the country.

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  •       Long time allies and partners Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) and Oregon Action have merged to create a new, dynamic statewide organization: Unite Oregon. http://www.uniteoregon.org/
  • Together we will build a strong social justice movement that will be poised to make significant change in Oregon. We are excited about this strategic merger that has already made a difference in our ability to unite across urban and rural divides to powerfully advocate for immigrants, refugees, people of color, and low-income communities.
  • HISTORY OF CIO
  • The Center for Intercultural Organizing was founded by Portland-area immigrants and refugees, the Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) was originally established to combat widespread anti-Muslim sentiment after 9/11.
  • In subsequent years, CIO continued organizing against the targeting and profiling of Muslims and other groups, while broadening its focus toward building power in immigrant and refugee communities through community education, civic engagement and policy advocacy, organizing and mobilization, and intergenerational leadership development.
  • CIO engaged thousands of individuals from diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, trained new immigrant and refugee community leaders, produced hundreds of educational events and mobilized countless immigrant and refugee community members to participate in civic life. Center for Intercultural Organizing is proud to build upon this history by joining with Oregon Action to create Unite Oregon.
  • HISTORY OF OA
  • Oregon Action formed in 1980 as Oregon Fair Share, Oregon Action was a statewide broad-based, multi-racial community organization dedicated to addressing economic and racial justice issues.
  • With chapters in Portland Metro and Rogue Valley (Southern Oregon), Oregon Action historically emphasized organizing people to advocate on their own behalf, especially members of historically disenfranchised communities and low income Oregonians.
  • Through leadership development and community organizing, Oregon Action provided the organizational base for participatory democracy, just communities, and a fair economy in Oregon.
  • Through its work on economic and racial justice, Oregon Action has trained hundreds of leaders throughout the state and engaged more than 7,000 Oregon Action members. Oregon Action is excited to join forces with Center for Intercultural Organizing to create Unite Oregon.
  • Over the years, we have found that state’s population of largely urban and suburban immigrants, refugees, and people of color have a great deal in common with low-income rural communities—a growing economic inequality and lack of access to opportunity.
  • However, urban models of community organizing do not easily translate to rural communities. Deep differences in language, culture, and world-view exist, keeping potential allies from working together for solutions. Having collaborated for over ten years, Center for Intercultural Organizing and Oregon Action decided to join forces to stem and reverse this tide, and act in concert on issues of joint concern.
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  • The Yahya Jemmeh government has been in power since 1994 and many people feel it has become self-serving and no longer represents the interests of the people. There is now a concerted effort by the Gambian diaspora to partner with people inside Gambia who do not want a fifth term of Jemmeh. Poverty is a big impediment to democracy movements. Radio is powerful in Gambia. Some signals originate in France.

 

 

 

  • Latest and updated Gainako News Todays news in english from Gambia : Africa.
  • http://gainako.com/

 

Foday Darboe. https://twitter.com/fodaydod

 

Ph.D. Candidate (Conflict Analysis & Resolution) @ NSU |Contributing Analyst @ Wikistrat (Africa Desk) |Say no to dictatorship|

 

Currently working on his dissertation on presidential term limits in Africa.

 

Sanna Camara. Gambian journalist in Dakar Senegal.

 

Twitter: @maimuhyai


Blog: www.gambiabeat.wordpress.com

 

Yusuf Taylor. A print and radio journalist residing in the U.K.. He is engaging the international commuinty, creating dialog among the diaspora in Europe about the Jemmeh government in Gambia, and focusing on the awakening democracy in Gambia and the Gambian Diaspora.

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Robbin Dailey and Meagan Bechermann from JustMoms St. Louis report on the decades long radioactive landfill in St. Louis Missouri.

 

Our Community Goals:

  1. 1. An immediate, voluntary 1 mile buy-out.
  2. 2. A 3 mile property assurance plan.
  3. 3. A safe and permanent solution to the radioactive contamination and the underground fire at this site. We believe in order for us to achieve a safe & permanent solution we need the transfer of jurisdiction from EPA over to the Army Corps of Engineers FUSRAP clean up program.

Upcoming events:

  • Monthly CommUnity Meeting, every third Thursday 6:30pm at John Calvin Presbyterian Church located at the intersection of Natural Bridge and St. Charles Rock Road

Articles Links

Possible useful links for West Lake Landfill Activists

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Ethics in Journalism discussion with Mark Taylor-Canfield, Lynn and Dean Edwards. / / SPJ Code of Ethics http://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp / / NPPA Code of Ethics | NPPA https://nppa.org/code_of_ethics

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Archival. Seattle Star newspaper is back in business. Antifascist rally on December 6, Southern Poverty Law Center's Hate Watch Blog https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch . White supremacists supporting Trump. Lack of funding for education and State Court fining Education Department $100,000 per day for noncompliance. Homelessness in King County. Some Neo-Nazi Groups Support Donald Trump
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-neo-nazi-support_56660b92e4b079b2818fcd36
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-white-supremacists_55dce43ee4b08cd3359dc41a
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2015/03/11/blog-wars-daily-stormer-and-its-racist-frenemies

Seattle Anti-Fascist March
http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2015/12/defendseattle-action-against-neo-nazi-events-planned-for-sunday-in-cal-anderson/
http://blog.seattlepi.com/capitolhill/2015/12/06/neo-nazi-counter-protest-draws-hundreds-to-capitol-hill/ . Reporter Mark Taylor-Canfield.  http://muckrack.com/mark-taylor-canfield . Mark’s weekly report @ Jeff Santos Show https://revolutionradionetwork.com Every Tuesday 12:30 PM Pacific Time. Jeff Santos Show (Boston) live Mon - Fri 12 - 3 PM Pacific Time/3 - 6 PM Eastern Time.

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Live steamer Heather Meian. Eye-witness reports on the nuclear waste threat in St. Louis and police behavior in nearby Ferguson.  

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Petro stock divestitures by Gates Foundation, health & environmental problems with burning forests for palm oil production, Seattle City Council elections, Kshama Sawant, anti-tax measure succeeds 

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Michael Buell & Manny Aguilar report from the Mexican border on the plight of deported veterans, difficulties in getting visas, broken families due to deportation roundups, Boycott Driscold foods.

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Mark Taylor-Canfield reports from Seattle on City Council elections, $15 wage, police accountability, state of emergency for the homeless is declared, and gentrification. John Harvey reports from the East coast on $15 wage, United Steel workers lockout, TPP events in D.C., & the million mask march.

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Sandy Fields’ update on ERA efforts. John Harvey reports on the Million Mask March and encryption.

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City Council elections and redistricting. Police accountability including law suits. School districts are struggling with transgender rights. Olympia Washington may be the next city to adopt the $15 wage.

Seattle pays $55k settlement to woman injured by police

http://mynorthwest.com/832/2834766/Did-Seattle-pay-woman-55K-to-limit-lawsuit-expenses

 

AP/GfK poll shows Republican voters support confrontation over federal budget

http://mynorthwest.com/178/2834596/APGfK-Poll-GOP-voters-prefer-combative-tactics-over-budget

 

Olympia, WA may be next US city to adopt $15hr minimum wage

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2015/10/its-official-2-of-the-3-richest-men-in-the-u-s-now.html?ana=twt

 

Seattle People's Budget Town Hall

http://www.catalyticcommunity.org/event/peoples-budget-town-hall/

 

Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant's plan for small businesses

http://sawant.seattle.gov/progressive-plan-for-small-business/

 

South Carolina Sheriff's Deputy fired over incident with student

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-thrown-student-south-carolina-20151028-story.html

 

Washington State School Districts review policies on anti-discrimination for transgender students

http://mynorthwest.com/174/2834663/Washington-school-district-considers-transgender-policy

Direct download: 2015-10-29_Mark_Report.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:02pm PDT
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Seattle City Council person Kshama Sawant reports on social justice issues, living wage, $15 /hour, and No Shell protests and Mark Taylor-Canfield provides his Seattle update.

Direct download: Sawant__Mark.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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CEO Sanjay Goel, a computer scientist, whose team of engineers have created Oximity.com a global news discovery service that empowers independent news producers anywhere.  

 

 

Creative Commons — Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Direct download: CEO_Sanjay_Goel_explains_Oximity.com_2014-10-23.mp3
Category:Independent journalism -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Mark Taylor-Canfield interviews Seattle City Councilperson Nick Licata about police reform, crowd control tactics, and police use of weapons.

Direct download: Licata__Mark_Show.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Meriweather Lewis Memorial Eisteddfod Foundation discusses Bardic Arts, story telling and poetry competitions — and Welsh cultural festivals called Eisteddfodau, in the Pacific Northwest. 

Direct download: Ceri_Shaw.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Duff Conacher co-founder of Democracy Watch News reports on political corruption & open governance in Canada.

Direct download: Conacher_Report_complete.mp3
Category:Democracy -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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OR State Rep Julie Parrish speaking about ethics reform and  WA State Sen Maralyn Chase about sex trafficking of First Nation/Native American women into the USA

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Interviews live from the Oregon State Capitol press room and online. Jessica Campbell, Rural Organizing Project www.rop.org and David Delk, Oregon Progressive Party http://progparty.org/. Discussing rural political organizing, voting, what is a progressive?

Direct download: Second_hour_final.mp3
Category:Independent journalism, news, new media -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Alaa Darwish human rights defender and advocate in Bahrain describes the struggles for democracy after three years of continuing protests.

Direct download: Crisis_in_Paradise.mp3
Category:Independent journalism, news, new media -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Mark Taylor-Canfield in Seattle reports on the low U.S. ranking for press freedom, gentrification displacing artists and musicians, FCC ruling leaves out mobile web access, & the Seattle big dig.

Direct download: 02-2015_Mark_Reports.mp3
Category:Independent journalism -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Adil Ghaffar reports from London on the violence being directed toward the Muetahida Qumai Movement in Pakistan. Disappearances and murder/tortures. MQM is a large political party with seats in government. Major human rights watch NGO’s are reportedly not paying attention.    http://www.mqm.org/default.aspx

Direct download: Adil_Ghaffar-Pakistan-Anti-MQM_violence.mp3
Category:Independent journalism -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Katie Singer says many technologies (i.e. cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi and smart meters) emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR) that can harm human health and wildlife. http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/. Produced by Democracy Watch News

Direct download: EMF_Risks_2015-1-8.mp3
Category:Independent journalism, news, new media -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Explore the convergence of podcasting and livestreaming. Democracycast interviews Dave Jackson of the School of Podcasting and Dee Shanger from Occupy Toronto Live.

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Direct download: Podcast__Livestream_2014-12-18_2.mp3
Category:Independent journalism, news, new media -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Manny Aguilar: recent events in Mexico including the student deaths. Jerry Ashton: N.Y. city & Russel Brand promoting his new book "Revolution". Mark Taylor-Canfield: Seattle and Hanford nuclear waste. Seattle now calls Columbus Day "Indigenous People's Day".

Direct download: NewsBriefing10-16-14.mp3
Category:Independent journalism -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Professor MS Swaminathan discusses social consequences of agricultural policies in India.

Direct download: Swaminathan_Only.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Duff Conacher, Democracywatch Canada and Dee Shanger of Occupy Toronto update us on political corruption in Canada.

Direct download: DuffCanada_podcast.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Dr. Keith Kantor describes benefits of good nutrition for reducing the costs of health care and other benefits of healthy living for physical and psychological health including stress management. http://www.drkeithkantor.com/      https://www.facebook.com/DrKeithKantor

 

His “Greenbox Heroes” is a free nutrition guide for children.

Direct download: Kantor_Complete_2015-06-11.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Show notes for Democracycast Episode from June 18, 2015 

Facilitated Interview by Democracy Watch News on Democracy Movements Weekly International Press Briefing by Dean Edwards and Democracy Watch News staff from Salem, OR, USA.

 

Interview with Rev. Kevin annett, Winnipeg, MB, formerly of United Church of Canada. Rev Annett talks about his findings and punishment for whistleblowing about the long history of “cultural genocide, sexual and child abuse, and homicide in First Nations’ residency schools in Canada. ” 

Kevin Annett. ITCCS.ORG and The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State

http://itccs.org/category/kevin-annett/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009956552728

 

Host: Dean Edwards, Democracy Watch News, coordinating editor, International service, North America service

Livestream with LS archive: http://original.livestream.com/occupytoronto/folder?dirId=42a93357-3654-4174-95dc-d151f0f69264

Steve Barnes - Assistant Producer - Audio & Podcasts

Marie Countryman - Assistant Producer - Telecommunications

Democracy cast theme, electronic music - by Mark Taylor Canfield. http://muckrack.com/mark-taylor-canfield

https://soundcloud.com/mark-taylor-canfield

 

 

For further information about Democracy Watch News see:

https://oximity.com/https://www.oximity.com/org/Democracy-Watch-News-1

https://www.twitter.com/dwatchnews

https://www.facebook.com/dwatchnews

 

Listen or Direct download: http://democracycast.libsyn.com

Direct download: Kevin_Annett.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Robert Naiman, Just Foreign Policy director of policy reports on the Free Gaza Flotilla 3 and conditions in Gaza.

 

Democracycast Episode from Jul 2, 2015 Interview by Democracy Watch News on Democracy Movements Weekly International Press Briefing with Dean Edwards and Democracy Watch News staff from Salem, OR, USA.

 

Interview with Robert Naiman, NYC, addresses media freedom and human rights challenges and conditions encountered by activists, official observers, media, and hazards faced during arrests by Israeli Defense Force, IDF, in international waters off blockaded Gaza. 

 

#”FreedomFlotilla III Exposes Anti-Democratic Extremism of the Israeli 'Center’,” Robert Naiman 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/freedomflotilla-iii-exposes-israel_b_7682228.html

Just Foreign Policy. https://twitter.com/justfp

Robert Naiman. https://twitter.com/naiman

justforeignpolicy.org

 

Host: Dean Edwards, Democracy Watch News, coordinating editor, International service, North America service

Livestream with LS archive: http://original.livestream.com/occupytoronto/folder?dirId=42a93357-3654-4174-95dc-d151f0f69264

Steve Barnes - Assistant Producer - Audio & Podcasts

Marie Countryman - Assistant Producer - Telecommunications

Democracy cast theme, electronic music - by Mark Taylor-Canfield.

http://muckrack.com/mark-taylor-canfield

https://soundcloud.com/mark-taylor-canfield

 

For further information about Democracy Watch News see:

https://oximity.com/https://www.oximity.com/org/Democracy-Watch-News-1

https://www.twitter.com/dwatchnews

https://www.facebook.com/dwatchnews

 

Listen or Direct download: http://democracycast.libsyn.com

Direct download: Gaza-Robert_Naiman.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Interviews with P. Sivaswaroop, PhD, Regional Director, IGNOU Regional Centre, Nagpur, India http://www.ignou.ac.in/

, and Ramesh B Thakare, PhD agronomist on social and environmental consequences of agricultural policies in India. 

In addition, contributions by a surprise guest, Yoga guru, Dr Anil Wats, about yoga and the recent international yoga day.

 

 

Produced with assistance from Jayashree Balusubramanian of the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation  http://www.mssrf.org/  

Host: Dean Edwards, Democracy Watch News, coordinating editor, International service, North America service

Livestream with LS archive: http://original.livestream.com/occupytoronto/folder?dirId=42a93357-3654-4174-95dc-d151f0f69264

Steve Barnes - Assistant Producer - Audio & Podcasts

Marie Countryman - Assistant Producer - Telecommunications

Democracy cast theme, electronic music - by Mark Taylor-Canfield.

http://muckrack.com/mark-taylor-canfield

https://soundcloud.com/mark-taylor-canfield

 

For further information about Democracy Watch News see:

https://oximity.com/https://www.oximity.com/org/Democracy-Watch-News-1

https://www.twitter.com/dwatchnews

https://www.facebook.com/dwatchnews

 

Listen or Direct download: http://democracycast.libsyn.com

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Democracycast Episode from July 14, 2015

Press Freedom in Africa and the Middle East: Special Report by Courtney Radsch, Ph.D., and advocacy director for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

 

This is the first interview by the Democracy Movements International Press Briefing for Africa, Europe, and the Middle east.

 

Committee to Protect Journalists programs and information are available at

http://www.cpj.org

 

https://twitter.com/pressfreedom/

Direct download: 2015-14_Courtney_Radsch.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Democracycast Episode from Jul 28 2015

Special Report Pacific Northwest & Seattle Update by Mark Taylor-Canfield Democracy Watch News contributing editor/freelance journalist Mark Taylor-Canfield http://www.twitter.com/mtaylorcanfield

http://muckrack.com/mark-taylor-canfield

 

Seattle City Council Update Links.

Official info on Seattle City Council campaigns 

http://www2.seattle.gov/ethics/eldata/filings/campaigns.asp?ElCycle=el15a

Retiring Council Member Nick Licata - It’s true. I plopped down my $50 and became a member (of ALEC). 

https://www.facebook.com/nickjlicata/posts/10207597452999483:0

Socialist Alternative #KshamaSawant #Seattle re-election campaign https://twitter.com/votesawant  

-Rent control is main #Seattle campaign issue http://sawant.seattle.gov/over-1000-seattleites-attend-town-hall-debate-on-rent-control/ 

 

Hosts: Dean Edwards, Democracy Watch News, coordinating editor, International service, North America service, Salem, OR, USA.

Livestream with LS archive: http://original.livestream.com/occupytoronto/folder?dirId=42a93357-3654-4174-95dc-d151f0f69264

Steve Barnes - Assistant Producer - Audio & Podcasts

 

Democracy cast theme, electronic music - by Mark Taylor Canfield.

https://soundcloud.com/mark-taylor-canfield

 

For further information about Democracy Watch News see:

https://oximity.com/https://www.oximity.com/org/Democracy-Watch-News-1

https://www.twitter.com/dwatchnews

https://www.facebook.com/dwatchnews

 

Listen or Direct download: http://democracycast.libsyn.com

Direct download: Mark_Report_7-28-15.mp3
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Special Report Pacific Northwest & Seattle Update by Mark Taylor-Canfield Democracy Watch News contributing editor/freelance journalist. 2015-08-27

 

Mark Taylor-Canfield http://www.twitter.com/mtaylorcanfield

http://muckrack.com/mark-taylor-canfield

 

Seattle City Council Update Links.

Official info on Seattle City Council campaigns 

http://www2.seattle.gov/ethics/eldata/filings/campaigns.asp?ElCycle=el15a

 

 

Hosts: Dean Edwards, Democracy Watch News, coordinating editor, International service, North America service, Salem, OR, USA.

Steve Barnes - Assistant Producer - Audio & Podcasts

Democracy cast theme, electronic music - by Mark Taylor Canfield.

http://muckrack.com/mark-taylor-canfield

https://soundcloud.com/mark-taylor-canfield

For further information about Democracy Watch News see:

https://oximity.com/https://www.oximity.com/org/Democracy-Watch-News-1

https://www.twitter.com/dwatchnews

https://www.facebook.com/dwatchnews

Listen or Direct download: http://democracycast.libsyn.com

Direct download: Mark_Report_2_2015-08-27_.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Special Report Pacific Northwest & Seattle Update by Mark Taylor-Canfield Democracy Watch News contributing editor/freelance journalist. 2015-09-03

Mark Taylor-Canfield http://www.twitter.com/mtaylorcanfield

http://muckrack.com/mark-taylor-canfield

Mark reports on the Seattle Schools funding crisis. The Washington State Supreme Court is prodding the legislature by fining them $100,00 per day for failing to put forward a plan to fully fund education from kindergarten through high school, which the court said was required by its previous orders and the state’s constitution.

Hosts: Dean Edwards, Democracy Watch News, coordinating editor, International service, North America service, Salem, OR, USA.

Steve Barnes - Assistant Producer - Audio & Podcasts

Democracy cast theme, electronic music - by Mark Taylor Canfield.

http://muckrack.com/mark-taylor-canfield

https://soundcloud.com/mark-taylor-canfield

For further information about Democracy Watch News see:

https://oximity.com/https://www.oximity.com/org/Democracy-Watch-News-1

https://www.twitter.com/dwatchnews

https://www.facebook.com/dwatchnews

Listen or Direct download: http://democracycast.libsyn.com

Direct download: 2015-09-03_Mark_Report_on_Schools.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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From Seattle Washington, Mark reports on Arctic drilling, rent control efforts, the Teacher's strike, press freedom and police behavior, police killings, and the $15 minimum wage.

Direct download: 2015-09-17-Mark-_Report-Final.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Seattle’s reaction to the national Democratic debate. Seattle City Council passes a very comprehensive resolution for Indigenous People’s Day. National Day of Climate Action on October 14 in Seattle. about 5000 people rally in Seattle including Naomi Kline as keynote speaker. Opposition is building to coal trains moving through Seattle.

Direct download: Mark_Report_2015-10-15_.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 3:57pm PDT
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