Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Michael Slate Show - Friday, 2/2: Sunsara Taylor; Fidel Fajardo-Acosta; Erin Brockovich

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Fascism on the March, Sharpening Crisis, 
and the Urgency to Act

Sunsara Taylor recently wrote that the Trump/Pence regime is fascist and illegitimate, and must be driven out. She said, "Resisting every attack by Trump-Pence is essential, but it alone will not be sufficient. The regime as a whole must be driven from power. This is what we must set our sights on." Sunsara Taylor is a writer for Revolution/, and one of the initiators of  Refuse Fascism.

The "Professor Watchlist," the Coming Assault on Academia, and Making the University a Zone of Resistance
We'll hear from Fidel Fajardo-Acostaprofessor of English at Creighton University in Nebraska. Professor Fajardo-Acosta was put on a new academic "watchlist" designed to "name" and intimidate progressive and radical scholars and incite administrative and mob reaction against them. We'll talk about the watchlist, and the importance of academics and the university in resisting fascism.

Erin Brockovich on the Plan to Re-open the Aliso Canyon Gas Field


Consumer Advocate and Environmental Activist Erin Brockovich joins us to talk about plans to re-open the Aliso Canyon gas field. In 2015-2016, the gas field was the site of the biggest gas leak in US history, causing widespread sickness in the nearby community of Porter Ranch. Thousands had to leave their homes. She recently noted that two-thirds of the wells at Aliso Canyon remain unchecked or have failed inspections, putting local residents at unnecessary risk.