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#197#198#199#200 Episode #201 - Assailing the Hierarchy As If Your Life Depended On It
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Sat 10 January 2004  Grace Ritter, Derrick Jensen, Jeff Schmidt (reading)
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Download Hour1 Download Hour2 Our featured speaker this week is environmentalist and author Derrick Jensen, who argues that this "civilization" cannot save the environment or itself, and must be brought down. But first a brief report from Israel and Palestine by Grace Ritter. We conclude the show with the end of Now or Never, the last chapter of Jeff Schmidt's masterpiece, Disciplined Minds.
Yesterday was earth day and today women marched in Washington DC to protest the right wing government's attempt to roll back hard won gains under law. This election season, pollsters ask voters which issue they consider of top importance: the economy, the war, the environment and so on. But the degradation of our biosphere, a economy of "haves" and "have nots" and resource wars under the guise of high flow ideologies or bogus threats are are part and parcel of a civilization based on hierarchy and commodification. We begin the show with a brief report from Israel and Palestine by Grace Ritter, an Ithaca resident with a peace delegation that was present for the release of Israeli anti-nuclear activist and whistleblower Mordecai Vanunnu earlier the week. Next we hear Derrick Jensen argue passionately that this "civilization" cannot save the environment or itself and must be brought down, we conclude our readings from the Disciplined Minds by Jeff Schmidt, finishing the chapter Now or Never on how to be a radical professional and subvert the system from inside.
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