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The Jan Zalasiewicz Interview

The Jan Zalasiewicz Interview

The Anthropocene defined — geologically. I speak with Jan Zalasiewicz about the history and work of the Anthropocene Working Group. Zalasiewicz was its first chair.

Militarism & Climate Breakdown

Militarism & Climate Breakdown

The connections between America’s permanent war economy, its military-industrial complex and climate system breakdown are the subject of a campaign by US-antiwar group CODEPINK. The GPM talks about militarism and Earth’s rising climate crisis with CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin.

Canadian Activist Visits Russia

Canadian Activist Visits Russia

Dimitri Lascaris is a Canadian lawyer, journalist and human rights activist. He recently returned from a one-month trip to Russia and Crimea, aiming to learn how Russians see the conflict.

A Woman’s Right to Choose

A Woman’s Right to Choose

A year after the US Supreme Court ruling striking down Roe v. Wade, the GPM speaks about abortion rights with Lauren MacIvor Thompson, a historian of early-twentieth-century women’s rights and public health.

Alberta Burning

Alberta Burning

With Spring just begun in the northern hemisphere, wildfires now spread from British Columbia across to the Canadian province of Alberta, and across Central and eastern Russia, a leading European climate agency reports. The GPM speaks with Greenpeace energy strategist Keith Stewart.

Climate Mayhem in Europe

Climate Mayhem in Europe

For people sweltering in Earth’s rising heat, driven from their homes by wildfire, swept away by rising floods or impoverished by drought, numbers don’t adequately capture the misery Earth’s human-made climate crisis is dishing out.

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Green Planet Monitor Podcast

Green Planet Monitor Podcast

Drug-resistant infections – the new pandemic? And, a tangled network of tiny tubes, pulsating beneath our feet. Fungal networks below ground sustain life above.

Two-State Delusion

Two-State Delusion

In seven days Donald Trump will be President of the United States. Among the most tantalizing prospects for this new epoch: the radical transformation of US policy on Israel and Palestine.

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

In international relations, it’s the law of the jungle. The five most powerful countries on Earth get to pick and choose which international laws they’ll abide by, doling out slices of impunity to allies and clients.

Global Palestine

Global Palestine

Israel plays a host of key roles in today’s troubled world: Jewish homeland. Bastion of peace and democracy in the troubled Middle East. Clever “start-up nation” the world can turn to for smart solutions. Israeli-American activist Jeff Halper pinpoints a darker niche.

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Physical abuse, assassination, bribery, the use of human shields, looting … These are among the acts former Israeli soldiers describe to Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence in the course of interviews about their service in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Apes on Steroids

Apes on Steroids

The Great Acceleration: Earth systems commandeered by permanent human growth economics, fueled by coal, oil and gas. A quarter of the planet’s core energy base — natural primary productivity — appropriated for human food, fiber and fuel production. The GPM speaks about human socioeconomic metabolism and appropriation of net primary production with Vienna University ecologist Fridolin Krausmann. And, about the mid-20th century Great Acceleration with Georgetown University historian John McNeill.

Killing the Future

Killing the Future

Killing the future in Gaza. Reducing it to rubble. Forcibly transferring its people into filthy tent camps, or onto the street. Starving them. Hunger and disease go hand in hand. The GPM speaks with Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and authority on human-engineered food crises, and with Margaret Harris, global spokesperson for the World Health Organization.

Gaza, the West Bank & Belgium

Gaza, the West Bank & Belgium

Navi Pillay, chair of the UN’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, reports to the Human Rights Council in Geneva about high Israeli and Hamas crimes — crimes one Palestinian and a good Israeli friend know too well. Atta Jaber and Jeff Halper describe settler land theft and violence in occupied Hebron. And, ugly crimes recalled, a century later, in German-occupied Belgium.

Tipping Points

Tipping Points

In the heart of one of Canada’s biggest cities, paradise. Below a city dweller’s feet, a pulsating, living network. All around us on this living planet, the clear and present danger of sliding into oblivion.

Sound of Silence

Sound of Silence

Music in your head. Brain signals sing along. The GPM speaks with neuromusicologist Roger Dumas. Is nature going silent, or is it just drowned out by human noise? The GPM speaks with sound ecologists Bernie Krause and Hildegard Westerkamp.

Scholasticide

Scholasticide

Scholasticide. Bombing schools, libraries and cultural centers. Killing students and teachers. Sound like genocide? It is. The GPM speaks about Israeli scholasticide in Gaza with the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education, and with a Palestinian academic doing top-drawer scientific research in the West Bank — against all odds. And, we play back voices at the International Court of Justice, in The Hague, talking about Israel’s attempt to pulverize the foundation of Palestinian society — its learning institutions and its children.