Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: Kshama Sawant

https://politicalehconomy.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/podcast-141001-kshama-sawant.mp3   Last year, Kshama Sawant shocked the continent by winning a seat on Seattle’s City Council. She defeated an incumbent Democrat to become the first openly socialist city councillor in Seattle in a century. Sawant, an immigrant from India with a background as a software engineer and an economics professor, is a militant socialist activist ...

drive-by planet: Puyallup elder Ramona Bennett’s inspirational call at Idle No More event in Seattle

The Idle No More movement is growing worldwide. The turn-out at rallies, protests and flash mob events south of the border has been impressive. A recent Idle No More event in Seattle included an appearance by Puyallup tribal elder, Ramona Bennett. Bennett has been a strong voice for human rights and justice. She is the ...

Walking Turcot Yards: Seattle Says No To Oil & Gas

It has to be done. It’s no secret that the largest oil and gas corporations yield more power and influence than most governments, but quietly lurking in the shadows are their investors/shareholders. My theory is that a good chunk of the people who vote for Harper have their rrsps/mutual funds tied up in oil and ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: postponing birthday

Can you imagine having a birthday in the middle of this? On April 17th, I witnessed the shooting suicide of one of my best friends in the world, a man I loved. I am so friggin’ mad that I couldn’t stop him. I tried everything. But I’m even madder that no one else tried to ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: postponing birthday

Can you imagine having a birthday in the middle of this? On April 17th, I witnessed the shooting suicide of one of my best friends in the world, a man I loved. I am so friggin’ mad that I couldn’t stop him. I tried everything. But I’m even madder that no one else tried to ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: postponing birthday

Can you imagine having a birthday in the middle of this? On April 17th, I witnessed the shooting suicide of one of my best friends in the world, a man I loved. I am so friggin’ mad that I couldn’t stop him. I tried everything. But I’m even madder that no one else tried to ...