CODEPINK Co-Founder, Jodie Evans, starts by sharing her experience along with other anti-war activists disruption at yesterday’s United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI) summit taking place on the margins of this week’s United Nations meetings. She goes into detail on the lies being told to the public on Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
The first guest is Lindsay Allen, Executive Director of the Rainforest Action Network. RAN was founded in 1985 to stop the destruction of the Amazon Rainforest. She goes into detail on the climate crisis, fires in the Amazon, how big corporations are leading these crises. Lindsay discusses how we can target banks and looks to the Occupy Movement to show it is possible to take down these financial institutions.
We need to funnel our energy from the streets and target these companies and pull the financial rug out from under the fossil fuels and agricultural business sectors. Some outstanding facts being explored are the #1 investor in Amazon Rainforest deforestation is BlackRock and Chase Bank has funneled 196 billion dollars to fossil fuel companies.
Lindsay ends the first half by urging us to put our bodies in the way to stop pipelines because that increases our dependence on oil, turn out in the streets. We can make the difference because companies are assessing what their customers care about and to shut down banks. She encourages listeners to take the small steps and think about what makes you uncomfortable enough to match the challenge of going after these institutions.
Nancy and Jodie share their experiences at Friday’s Youth Global Climate Strike. Nancy fills guest’s in on her CODEPINK campaign to divest from BlackRock. She discusses the horrific effects of the war economy, the myths the CEO’s of investment companies tell the public and what we can do to stop these corporations.
Lastly, they go over the top ten ways the military and climate change are intertwined.
We ask you to ponder war, what is it good for?