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Corporate-owned media contributed to Trump’s win as much as this country’s entrenched racism and white supremacy, patriarchy and xenophobia.

At Making Contact we value transformative storytelling and create a space for OURcommunities to be heard. An alternative to the empty calories of breaking “news” shows.Let’s take our stories back!

People are in motion and in this period we’re redoubling our work: Slow cooking radio pieces that provide historical and political context, and highlight people’s solutions, to stimulate reflection and action.

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As you respond + regroup, take heart from the voices of these women:

It’s chilling to think about Trump’s energy and environmental policies… 

Countering that, are the voices of veteran activists working to phase out nuclear energy, power and research. Women Rising Radio revisits Chernobyl, Fukushima, Three Mile Island –  and you’ll hear about real solutions to the problem of nuclear energy. Women Rising: Phasing Out Nuclear Power

  • Aileen Mioko Smith, Director of Green Action Japan
  • Ursula Sladek, Founder of Shoenau Energy Company in Germany
  • Claire Greensfelder, International Forum on Globalization, Women in Europe for a Common Future, and the Global Women’s Call for Climate Justice
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Author: Sabine Blaizin

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