Friday, May 10, 1996

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  • Jim Hightower Speech

    Jim Hightower is one of America’s most popular populists. He’s an author, public speaker, radio host, former editor of the Texas Observer and former Texas agricultural commissioner. Hightower spoke last week in New York City at the event celebrating the 20th anniversary of Project Censored, a group which documents the most under reported, but critically important stories of the year. In this speech he talks about censorship of ideas and dissident voices by corporate media.

  • The Ecology of Rich and Poor

    Many of us call ourselves environmentalists because we recycle our trash, maybe cut back on our driving and shop for energy-efficient products. We think these our changes in behavior are making a difference, but Tom Athanasiou disagrees. In his new book, Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor, Athanasiou argues that only radical social and economic changes will reverse the disastrous destruction of our environment.