Wednesday, 5/14/08, on American Indian Airwaves
"Nuclear Fallout's First Victims: Uranium Mining and its (Future) Consequences"
Anna Rondon (Dine' Nation), indigenous activist, Member of Southwest Indigenous Uranium Forum, and main organizer of the Indigenous World Uranium Summit, joins us for this segment of the show to discuss the potential impact of a renewed interest in uranium mining for nuclear energy. The Bush Administration's energy policy, along with conservative, corporate-funded think tanks, and other organizations are heavily promoting the development of nuclear power plants as a means to reduce oil dependency and burn "cleaner fuels." Anna discusses what the ramifications potentially are for indigenous peoples and their respective First Nations.
Benjamin Dangl, independent journalist and author of the Price of Fire: Social Movements in Bolivia (http://www.upsidedownworld.org/) discusses this past week's illegal referendum -which was condemned by the Bolivian government, most of the Latin and Central american governments, and the European Union- by the rich, colonial elite in Santa Cruz, Bolivia to break away from the rest of Bolivia. Ben provides insightful analysis of what this means for indigenous peoples, indigenous president Evo Morales, and the fate of Bolivia's proposed new constitution.
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