Sojourner Truth Radio

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Fri, 09/29/2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am
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In the United States, we are now getting little to no information from main stream media "or even U.S.-based alternative media "on the devastating impact of Hurricanes Maria and Irma on Saint Croix, Saint John, and St Thomas, all three part of the US Virgin Islands; or on non-US territories including the island nation of Dominica where at least 27 people were killed. Today, we get an update on the region from Dorbrene OMarde who is from Antigua and Barbuda. Barbuda was totally destroyed and all residents evacuated to its sister island of Antigua. O'Marde is a writer and a member of the Antigua & Barbuda Reparations Support Commission.

Donald Trump unveiled his tax plan, it is estimated to cost of at least 2.2 trillion dollars over a decade in lost revenue for the government. The plan is short on details, and as of yet, we have no idea where the money will come from or what social programs maybe slashed to pay for the tax plan. Who will benefit and who will gain? Josh Bivens, Director of Research at the Economic Policy Institute, breaks it down for us.

For this weeks "Earth Watch," we speak with documentary film maker Lyn Goldfarb, currently working on a film about the poisoned waters in the remote Peruvian Amazon and on Indigenous communities taking on Big Oil in a federal court in California. 

Margaret Prescod, Lyn Goldfarb, Dorbrene O'Marde, Josh Bivens 

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