That’s one of the songs that was performed by the Doobie Brothers and the other artists who gathered together at Madison Square Garden in 1979 for the No Nukes concerts that spawned the film and album, and opened millions of eyes to the dangers of nuclear power.
Many of those same artists – Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Doobie Brothers, John Hall and others – will gather again this Sunday at the Shoreline Amphitheater in California for MUSE2 (Musicians United for Safe Energy).
Harvey Wasserman, author of Solartopia! Our Green-Powered Earth, who helped coin the phrase No Nukes in 1973, wrote about this Sunday’s gathering “Green Music Returns to Confront Atomic Energy” at NukeFree.org – and he’ll join me at the end of today’s show to give us the scoop on this great event (which we can all watch online even if we can’t be there in person!)
Last month, we learned about the organization ALEC that is responsible for so much of the union-busting, voter intimidation, school privatization, anti-woman and other oppressive legislation that’s worming its way through state legislatures. The Center for Media and Democracy blew the whistle on ALEC with their website ALECexposed.org. ALEC is having their big gathering right now in New Orleans, so we’ll check in with CMD Executive Director Lisa Graves to find out what’s happening there.
And hopefully you saw VP Al Gore on Countdown with Keith Olbermann the other night calling for an “American Spring: – a non-violent uprising here demanding change…
Well, that’s already being planned! David Swanson will join in today as well to talk about October2011.org. All that and more today on Radio Or Not!