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Ithaca’s Global Climate Strike [AUDIO]

September 20th, 2019 goes down in history — in protests across the globe, six million people showed their solidarity against the global climate crisis. The march was sparked by Greta Thunberg’s “Fridays for Future” walk-out protests, in her home country of Switzerland. Every day the headlines are sprinkled with news of climate change. On a…

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Nermeen Shaikh: The Crisis of the Media Industrial Complex

Nermeen Shaikh is a sentinel of U.S. independent media. She’s a weekly co-host on the show “Democracy Now!” and the author of “The Present as History” published by Columbia University Press. Shaikh spoke at Ithaca College on October 3rd, 2019. Her talk was titled: The Crisis of the Media Industrial Complex. This is an edited…

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Recap: day 3 of Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists’ trial [AUDIO]

After two hours of deliberation, the jury found all of Kings Bay Plowshares 7 guilty on all counts, conspiracy, destruction of government property, depredation of Naval Base property, and trespass, according to a report from Garry Thomas, who’s been reporting on the trial for WRFI. WRFI News director Michayla Savitt spoke with Chuck Geisler about…

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Recap: day 2 of Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists’ trial [AUDIO]

Trial proceedings continue for Clair Grady of Ithaca and six others who symbolically disarmed US trident nuclear weapons at King’s Bay, Georgia. WRFI is following the trial every day thanks to contributors Garry Thomas and Chuck Geisler, two Ithaca residents who are reporting on the proceedings for WRFI and the Ithaca Voice. WRFI News Director…

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Prelude to trial of anti-nuclear activists Kings Bay Plowshares 7, including Ithacan Clare Grady [AUDIO]

WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt speaks with two Ithaca community members reporting on the Plowshares activists’ trial in Georgia. Seven people, including long-time Ithaca resident Clare Grady, are facing charges for symbolically disarming U.S. trident nuclear weapons at King’s Bay. Garry Thomas and Chuck Geisler are now in Georgia, and will be providing updates to…

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