Thursday: A shake up in Congress as Eric Cantor a leading GOP Congressman who was likely to become the next Speaker of the House is defeated. Why did immigrants rights activists respond to his defeat with civil disobedience actions? Our guest is an official with the United Farm Workers.
Colorado residents have filed a class action lawsuit against the state, the first of its kind, to maintain the community’s right to ban Fracking. For our weekly “Earth Watch” our guest is Cliff Willmeng a member of the Colorado Community Rights Network and one of the plaintiffs in the suit.
And soccer fans around the world will be focused on the World Cup that kicks off in Brazil on Thursday. Why will protesters be in the streets and why is the soccer federation FIFA under fire? Will the protests ruin the moment for fans around the world who have waited four years for these games to begin? Jules Boykoff who has played on the US Olympic soccer team is our guest.
Sojourner Truth Thursday, June 12th with host Margaret Prescod.
Global Justice Ecology Project teams up with the Sojourner Truth show on KPFK Pacifica radio for a weekly Earth Minute segment and Earth Watch interview.
Dr. Rachel Smolker, co-director of Biofuelwatch, discusses the inclusion of dangerous and unproven technologies to suck carbon out of the atmosphere in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
Global Justice Ecology Project teams up with the Sojourner Truth show on KPFK Pacifica Los Angeles for a weekly Earth Minute each Tuesday and Earth Watch interview each Thursday.
Melanie Martin, with Peaceful Uprising, discusses growing opposition to tar sands mining in eastern Utah, and the disproportionate impact of Salt Lake City’s oil refineries on communities of color and low-income neighborhoods.
Global Justice Ecology Project teams up with the Sojourner Truth show on KPFK radio for a weekly Earth Minute and Earth Watch interview.
Wednesday–Jihan Gearon from the Indigenous Environmental Network
Margaret Prescod, Sojourner Truth host, interviews Jihan about 45 minutes into the show
KPFK is broadcasting reports from Cochabamba every day this week. The Sojourner Truth show is on the air live http://www.kpfk.org/listen-live.html
between 7 and 8 am pacific time (14:00 – 15:00 GMT).
During the failed climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark last year, KPFK and Global Justice Ecology Project started collaborating with KPFK’s Sojourner Truth show, hosted by Margaret Prescod, to help provide a more holistic analysis of the climate crisis. The collaboration continues with the KPFK – GJEP partnership.