Corporatocracy vs. Sovereignty: Presents a conversation with David Cobb, 2004 Green Party Presidential candidate, and Kaitlyn Sopici-Belknap, both of Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County. Discusses why real democracy is both unconstitutional and illegal. Looks to Latin America for the antidote to civilization as we know it. Relates the mass protests by the indigenous Indians of the Peruvian Amazonia against the mining contamination and oil exploration authorized by the US Free Trade Agreement. Follows the pending FTA with Panama with similar terms. Asks listeners to call Obama for Lori Berenson’s release after 13.5 years of unjust imprisonment in Peru under Fujimoro, now convicted to 25 years for war crimes. Discusses the Articles of Confederation on state sovereignty, and reads a quote by Ian Baldwin from “The Secessionist Option: Why Now?” on Reality Sandwich.
- Carlos Drummond de Andrade, An Ox Looks at a Man,” translated by Mark Strand
Songs and/or Music Videos
- Crystal Method, “London”
- Fleet Foxes, “Mykonos,” fun, stylized video
- Iron & Wine, “Naked As We Came,” cute video
- unknown audio, “What the World Needs Now,” powerful Tom Clay video