VOICES Radio: COP26, the Third World’s Response to the Climate Change Emergency with Meena Raman
Voices from the Frontlines Radio: COP26, the Third
World’s Response to the Climate Change Emergency
with Meena Raman
Today on Voices from the Frontlines, we are doing the annual fundraiser for the Pacifica Radio Archives, a critical asset to our Movement-in-Becoming, as the System works to erase the Great Revolution from 1917 to 1980 from the popular memory, and is already succeeding. The Fight for Historical Revolutionary Memory is critical to any hope for the future. Today, join Pacifica Archives Senior Producer, Mark Torres, former KPFK Program Director Alan Minsky, and Voices from the Frontlines co-hosts Eric Mann and Channing Martinez to hear historical clips. Eric provides historical interpretation, and our team will chime in with great repartee and brilliant and astounding insights. Please give generously, there will be a 1-800 number provided at 3 PM today in that this is a NATIONAL program on all 5 Pacifica Stations.
Also, DIRECT FROM GLASGOW AND THE COP 26 CLIMATE CONFERENCE, THIRD WORLD NETWORK LEADER MEENA RAMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH ERIC MANN, LEADER IN UNITED NATIONS NGO STRUGGLE SINCE THE 2001 WORLD CONFERENCE AGAINST RACISM.
Spoiler alert: The United States and the European Union and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are lying, cheating, and stealing, as they make false promises about dramatically reducing CO2 emissions and worse, oppose any climate reparations, or payment for climate “loss and damagers” or taking responsibility for the West’s creation of the climate catastrophe. Listen to Meena Ramen of the Third World Network provide the most incisive and thoughtful assessment of COP 26 from the point of view of The Third World and The Global South. Eric’s conversation on Voices today is produced by Ernesto Arce, the Strategy Center and Voices from the Frontlines’ new producer and news director. He will also be doing his own 5 minute Voices South Central/Third World News on the podcast.
The South Central Third World News opens with the story of Vanessa Nakate, a 24-year-old climate justice activist from Uganda. Her voice – and image – has been literally removed from climate justice spaces. The Kampala resident’s goal is to put African voices front and center in the movement to save our planet from climate catastrophe. Also, Starbucks baristas and employees in Buffalo, New York are organizing their coworkers in a drive to unionize several locations. Executives for the world’s largest coffee chain are fighting back in what one former AFL-CIO organizer says is the “most intense, most hostile, most vicious campaign” that he’s seen in 46 years. Lastly in Central America, Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega of the Sandinistas has won reelection despite U.S. attempts to subvert the election process including Twitter disabling the accounts of dozens, possibly hundreds, of Ortega supporters.
Help us get support for the Pacifica Archives. After the show find a great time to download our great Podcast—DIRECT FROM GLASGOW AND COP 26, A CONVERSATION WITH MEENA RAMAN AND ERIC MANN.