Alert! Radio #176
There's a widespread consensus that the world is facing another food crisis. The only question is what is causing it and what to do about it. Alert! invited Robert Pollin to discuss these questions. Robert Pollin is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and founding co-director of its Political Economy Research Institute. What is the state of the fightback against the frontal attack on public sector unions in Wisconsin? And can Wisconsin happen in Canada? Canadian Dimension's labour columnist, Herman Rosenfeld takes up these questions. The proposed Enbridge pipeline that would carry tar sand oil from Alberta across northern B.C. to a port in Kitimat where it would be transferred onto supertankers and shipped to China is hotly disputed by the 30 First Nations whose territories the pipelines would cross. Alert! talks with one of their leading spokesman, Toghestiy, hereditary chief of Fireweed Clan of the Wet'suwet'en nation.
Music is the Weapon playlist:
- Scabs, Anne Feeney, Union Maid
- I Am A Union Woman, Rosalie Sorrels & Utah Phillips, Long Memory
- Fannie Sellins, Anne Feeney, Union Maid
- Momma Was A Union Woman, Si Kahn, We're Still Here
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