Shows from the Washington, DC and Chicago

Dahlia Wasfi, Ain’t Nothin’ Green About the Green Zone
Having spent her early childhood in Iraq under Saddam Hussein and having returned twice to Iraq since the U.S. invasion, Dr. Wasfi has a first hand understanding of the invasions devastating repercussions. To begin the healing of the people and the land, Dr. Wasfi calls for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all foreign troops. Watch video here. 33 Min.

Thom Hartmann, Saving the World Through Political Persuasion
Author and radio talk show host Thom Hartmann stresses that we are at an absolute crisis in the world and provides a clue as to how we can solve it. Watch video here. 45 Min.

Greg Palast, The Scheme to Steal ‘08
Investigative journalist Greg Palast explains how the right has stolen recent elections and primaries and lays out a plan on how we can steal back our votes this November. Speaking at the 2008 Chicago Green Festival. Watch video here. 30 Min.

John Perkins, Creating a Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World
Author of “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” and "The Secret History of American Empire: The Truth About Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and How to Change the World" speaks at the 2008 Chicago Green Festival. Watch video here. 29 min.

Amy Goodman, Standing Up to the Madness
Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! and coauthor of Standing Up to the Madness – Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times, address an enthusiastic crowd at the Chicago Green Festival, 5/17/08. Watch video here. 29 Min.

Ralph Nader, The Road to Corporate Fascism
Ralph Nader exclaims that the central political issue of our time is giant corporate power and its take over of our government, plus the spread of commercial values into every nook and cranny of our culture including the commercialization of childhood, the universities and almost everything these large corporations touch. Speaking at the Washington, DC Green Festival, he also details what we can and must do about it. Watch video here. 54 min

Jim Hightower on Greening Our Democracy
Jim Hightower explains how America is now ruled by an outlaw regime which is running the country by fear while shredding our constitution. Addressing the 2007 Washington DC Green Festival, he details how we can and must take our country back. Watch video here. 40 min.

Dr. Helen Caldicott, Nuclear Power is Not the Answer
Dr. Caldicott explains the nuclear fuel cycle and that, over the life of a nuclear power plant (which couldn’t be built without tax payer subsidies), the plant puts out the same amount of greenhouse gases as a fossil fuel plant does. In addition, we are left to store the spent fuel rods for the next half million years. She does provide alternatives and points out that the sun provides us with three times the energy we need every day. Dr. Caldicott also explains the medical effects of nuclear power and the madness of stockpiling nuclear arms. Watch video here. 43 Min.

Medea Benjamin, Iraq, Iran and the Peace Movement: A New Strategy
New strategy, same as the old strategy! It is all about personal commitment. It is “we the people” who must fix our democracy. We also have to create a grass roots upraising against a war with Iran. Work locally and/or join Code Pink in DC to walk the halls of congress demanding peace and diplomacy. Medea Benjamin, Cofounder of Code Pink, speaking to the 2007 Green Festival in Washington, DC. Watch video here. 45 Min.

Thom Hartmann, Cracking the Code: The Art and Science of Persuasion
Thom Hartmann is an award-winning, best-selling author and the host of one of the nation's largest nationally syndicated progressive daily radio talk shows. His book, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, was an inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio’s new movie “The 11th Hour” in which Thom appears. Speaking at the Washington DC Green Festival, Thom advises how to see through right wing propaganda and become better communicators. Watch video here. 45 Min.

Medea Benjamin on U.S. foreign policy and how to make us safer in the world.
Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Code Pink, speaks out about U.S. foreign policy at the Green Festival in Washington DC on Oct. 14, 2006. She states “If we treat the world with kindness, with compassion, with love and generosity, we will be infinitely safer here at home and we will have a much healthier, safe planet to give our children.” Watch video here. 13 min.

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