This week on Act Out! big oil and gas pay a small fine so they can keep on polluting. Next up, YOUR solidarity is needed in an upcoming week of action against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Not in the bayous? Well, you don't need to be. This affects us all.
Finally, the impact of dirty energy on black and brown communities plus community organizer Maurice Cook joins us to talk white supremacy, the importance of battling racism, of recognizing black history and how to organize TOGETHER in our place and time.
This week on Act Out! you've likely heard the phrase perception is reality. But what if it's not – not even close? What if we don't see an objective reality – what if we, to borrow another phrase, can't handle the truth?
Donald Hoffman, a quantitative and computational psychologist, has a theory which suggests just that: that we aren't evolutionarily built to see reality and perhaps, never will be.
My question then: what are the socio-political impacts of that theory? This week – human psychology, evolution and even math shed some light on the human condition and how we might be able to save ourselves from our own virtual reality.
This week on Act Out! elected officials could be the next group of people rounded up and thrown in a cell. And while that might sound appealing depending on the official, the reasoning behind it is nothing short of an authoritarian nightmare. Meanwhile, U.S. residents who have lived here longer than I've been alive find themselves targeted for deportation; and can we really have sanctuary cities in the midst of a tangled web of ICE and local law enforcement collusion?
Next up, if you want to organize in the face of rising fascism, some rules for radicals could aid you in your work.
And finally, Wendell Potter, a former health industry big-wig unveils his project to expose and deconstruct the corporatocracy.
A special extended episode on Puerto Rico.
Up first, we look at the disasters before the hurricanes that made the disasters afterwards inevitable. We then look at how continued capitalism and colonialism set up road blocks to aid and recovery while relief efforts find creative ways around them.