The Republican controlled House and Senate are on the verge of fast-tracking the vote to make it easier for President Obama to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but protesters are making an effort to make sure their voices are heard. Manila Chan reports from Capitol Hill with the latest on the bill and demonstrators.
The United States is now the world’s largest oil producer. A report by the BP Energy Company credits the “shale revolution” for a surge in American oil and natural gas production that has helped the U.S. “leapfrog” ahead of the world’s top energy producers. Others say that while boosting oil production is easy, learning how to use less of it is hard. VOA’s Mil Arcega reports.
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FBI’s Domestic Terrorist list has caused some controversy, with critics arguing that the list focuses on environmental advocates and protesters who have not caused harm to people. Lindsay France speaks with investigative reporter Will Potter about the growing criticism of the list.
In this episode, Cambodia’s indigenous Chong people protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam. The dam, to be built by the Chinese company Sinohydro, would displace the Chong and destroy their ancestral forest home. Kalyanne Mam documents their plight in her film “Fight For Areng Valley”.
Richard Eskow, Campaign for America’s Future/The Zero Hour & Gaius Publius, Independent Writer joins Thom. Two strong candidates have announced that they’re running for the democratic presidential nomination. But the media is acting like it’s Hillary Clinton against the Republican party. We’ll break through the media’s “Wave of Silence” later in the show.
John Deans, Greenpeace USA joins Thom. The Obama administration gave Royal Dutch Shell permission last month to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic. But Greenpeace and activists from other environmental organizations aren’t letting that happen without a fight.
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