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The World’s Largest Methanol Refinery (and the fight to stop it)-ENCORE
Aug04

The World’s Largest Methanol Refinery (and the fight to stop it)-ENCORE

Making Contact · The World’s Largest Methanol Refinery (and the fight to stop it) – Encore   The Fight to Stop the World’s Largest Methanol Refinery Barbara Bernstein’s story of several communities in the Pacific Northwest of the United States who are fighting mammoth fracked gas projects that would turn this green region into a fracked-gas export hub. For years, Bernstein has reported for Making Contact on David versus...

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The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water (Encore)
Dec16

The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water (Encore)

Making Contact · The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water (Encore)   On this episode of Making Contact, we look at the privatization of our earth’s most precious resource – water. People around the world have been organizing against this privatization in the face of climate change and rising sea levels that threaten to contaminate our limited drinking water supplies. Like this program? Please click here and...

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The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water
Jul22

The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water

Making Contact · The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water   On this episode of Making Contact, we look at the privatization of our earth’s most precious resource – water.  People around the world have been organizing against this privatization in the face of climate change and rising sea levels that threaten to contaminate our limited drinking water supplies. Come along to South Florida and...

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The World’s Largest Methanol Refinery (and the fight to stop it)
Sep17

The World’s Largest Methanol Refinery (and the fight to stop it)

Photo by Rick Rappaport The Fight to Stop the World’s Largest Methanol Refinery Special for Climate Week: Barbara Bernstein’s story of several communities in the Pacific Northwest of the United States who are fighting mammoth fracked gas projects that would turn this green region into a fracked-gas export hub. For years, Bernstein has reported for Making Contact on David versus Goliath battles...

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In the Shadow of the Volcano: Guatemala’s Unequal Disaster
Dec18

In the Shadow of the Volcano: Guatemala’s Unequal Disaster

Fuego Volcano-Guatemala The Central American region and especially, the country of Guatemala, is vulnerable to numerous natural disasters – earthquakes, hurricanes, landslides, droughts and … volcanoes. Thousands of Guatemalans are still recovering from the effects of the eruption of a volcano called Fuego – Spanish for “fire” – which took place in the summer of 2018. In this report, Maria Martin,...

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The Response: Uneven Burns
Nov20

The Response: Uneven Burns

Undocumented Amidst Fire Disasters On this episode, we look at the 2017 Tubbs Fire in California, and how it impacted the undocumented community. In the face of ICE raids, labor violations, a housing crisis, and wildfires, the broader community is standing in solidarity with those who are forced into the shadows. California’s drought has led to an unprecedented number of wildfires that burn hotter, faster, and ever more acreage....

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Climate Uprising: Indigenous Women at the Global Climate Action Summit
Nov14

Climate Uprising: Indigenous Women at the Global Climate Action Summit

Indigenous Women Speak Their Truth On The Climate Crisis The climate emergency on Earth has become critical.  So when California Governor Jerry Brown called for a Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Sept, 12-14 2018, people took to the streets to let the governor and attendees at the summit know they don’t want inadequate or false climate solutions, including cap and trade. Women, including frontline and Indigenous women...

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Climate Change & Sacrifice Zones
Sep19

Climate Change & Sacrifice Zones

Since 2003 a rash of proposals have surfaced in communities throughout the Northwest to export vast amounts of fossil fuels to Asian markets via Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. If these plans go through the Northwest would become home to the largest oil terminal in North America, the largest coal export facility in North America, and the largest methanol refinery in the world. This week we present Part One of Sacrifice Zones...

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Protecting People and Water in Mexico City
May02

Protecting People and Water in Mexico City

Clean, fresh water is one of our most precious natural resources. This week Making Contact contributor Maria Doerr looks at what is being done to safeguard the watersheds of Mexico City— the natural water systems that provide water to one of the largest metropolises in the world. Image Caption: Water barrels in an indigenous community within the Water Forest. Some residents wait up to two weeks for water trucks to appear. Like this...

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Fallen Heroes of 2017
Dec26

Fallen Heroes of 2017

Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Thousands of local social justice organizers, activists and other leaders passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, whose deaths didn’t make the headlines. On this edition of Making Contact, as we do every December, we’ll hear about some of the fallen heroes of 2017. Special thanks to...

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