Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WISE WOMEN MEDIA SPECIAL BROADCAST ON AMERICAN FREEDOM RADIO Wednesday, June 17th, 2015


Anita Stewart of Wise Women Media

Wise Women Media will be broadcasting from American Freedom Radio on Wednesday evening, June 17th 2015. Follow the hyperlink above to get to the site and click on the player to listen to the show.

Broadcast times are:
 10PM to Midnight EST
9PM to 11PM CST 

Anita Stewart will be guest hosting for Vinny Eastwood’s time slot as he is busy working on a movie. Thanks and big props go to Susanne Posel and Danny Romero for this opportunity.

The following special guests have been confirmed for this two hour broadcast: 

Cindy Sheehan -- Peace Advocate, Author, Editor in Chief, Radio Talk Show Host and Producer of “Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Radio Show 

Mnar Muhawesh -- Founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of Mint Press News 

Rivera Sun -- Peace Advocate, Radio Talk Show Host and Author of “The Dandelion Insurrection” and "Billionaire Buddha"

Linda Tirado -- Activist and Author of “Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America”

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Be sure to tune in and invite others!
And join us on Twitter and Facebook.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Challenging the Rhetoric : How America’s biggest swamp could become fracking wasteland

A cypress-tupelo swamp in the Atchafalaya Basin. Photo by Julie Dermansky.

CLICK HERE for the story originally published on Al Jazeerah America and written by Julie Dermansky.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Challenging the Rhetoric : ELMWOOD, LOUISIANA DERAILMENT STOKES FEARS ABOUT OIL TRAIN BLAST ZONE (VIDEO)

Challenging the Rhetoric : ELMWOOD, LOUISIANA DERAILMENT STOKES FEARS ABOUT OIL TRAIN BLAST ZONE (VIDEO):

By  Julie Dermansky
Monday, April 27, 2015
Nearly a dozen Union Pacific railway cars were blown off an elevated trestle in Elmwood, Louisiana, on Monday during a strong wind storm.
No injuries were reported in the incident near the Huey P. Long Bridge. The cars did not contain any hazardous materials, although such materials are transported on the route.
Michael Miller, who works at the New Orleans Hamburger Company, was inside the restaurant when the freight cars derailed. He said he heard a loud boom. At first, he and other staff in the restaurant kept everyone inside for safety, not knowing what had happened. When Miller received word that the freight cars has fallen, he feared his car parked in the lot was crushed. It wasn’t, but the incident has made him consider parking across the road in the Elmwood Mall’s lot in the future.
Emergency response at the site where freight cars that fell of an elevated trestle in Elmwood, Louisiana.
SEE MORE OF THE STORY, PICTURES AND VIDEO AT THE LINK ABOVE.

Challenging the Rhetoric : IS THIS THE END OF THE INNOCENCE?

Challenging the Rhetoric : IS THIS THE END OF THE INNOCENCE?

BY TRISHA SPRINGSTEAD April 29, 2015


Barbara with Grand-daughter

BY TRISHA SPRINGSTEAD
April 29, 2015
“ Offer up your best defense this is the End of the Innocence”  Don Henley.

Barbara Bourgeois is 43 years old, a lifelong Louisiana native who has such innocence in her story that she related in regard to the “Gulf Oil Disaster.” Before the disaster Barbie raised 5 children had 2 jobs; one as a dock hand at Myrtle Grove Marina and the other as a cook at the Riverside Restaurant. She made approximately $65,000 a year owned her land and her home. Life was good, she has worked hard and loves her family and children. Life was a celebration of births, eating seafood and she was part of a culture that she loves, this was her very existence. Barbara was colorful, sweet, respectful and charming.   

When the Deepwater Horizon blew on that horrific day, she was in Gretna, Louisiana. Barbie, as she is known by friends and family, came back home to Venice on April 22, 2010. She felt guilty she told this writer because she wasn't “at home when this happened.“ She thought because she was not in Venice in the day of the blowout, that she was not due any compensation from the poisoning by BP and the constant barrage of Corexit dispersant that was in the water.  

Read more at the link above...

Monday, April 27, 2015

Challenging the Rhetoric : Medical Moment With Trisha Springstead - The Double Edged Sword

Theresa Graff, Kindra Arnesen and Trisha Springstead

Challenging the Rhetoric : Medical Moment With Trisha Springstead - The Double Edged Sword: April 26, 2015 at 10:42pm

By Trisha Springstead


" The Double Edged Sword "

"When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you."  
Khalil Gabran

My Double Edged Trip to Plaquemines Parish, began at night while driving from Mississippi on two lanes of highway. Etched across the skies in the dark forever in my minds eye, were the lights of megalithic refineries. It was an auditory hauntingly quiet, drive into a place that I had never been, but visually my eyes were overwhelmed with the colorful lights. As far as the eye could see, alongside intensely, brightly lit huge cruise ships, glaring glimpses of Refineries, Oil barges. tugs, and trawlers, which became the landscape of the background of the towns, that constitute the parish called, “Plaquemines."
***Read more at the link above...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Challenging the Rhetoric : Five Years After The BP Oil Spill, Gulf Coast Resi...

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Challenging the Rhetoric : Five Years After The BP Oil Spill, Gulf Coast Residents Say "BP Hasn't Made Things Right"

By  Julie Dermansky  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 21:31

If you ask Dean Blanchard, the largest shrimp buyer and wholesaler in the region surrounding Grand Isle, Louisiana, things “went from paradise to hell” in the five years following the BP oil disaster.

But BP's advertisements insist the company is making things right. A BP report on the State of the Gulf five years after the spill claims there is no lasting damage to the ecosystem. 
Behind the industry public relations spin, many coastal residents, including Blanchard, have seen their livelihoods destroyed and their health comprised. 
                     Dead pelican next to a tar ball on the beach on April 9, 2015 in Grand Isle, LA. ©2015 Julie Dermansky

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