CONNECT THE DOTS: EXPOSING CORPORATE EXPLOITATION
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On this show we welcome Artis Burney from “Arm in Arm 4 Climate” a group focused on disruptive humanitarian acts. Artis is a poet, former radio announcer, and community organizer. We're going to hear about activism at the shareholder meeting of the Southern Company in Atlanta, Georgia.
On Wed., May 24th, activists will be outside the Southern Company annual shareholder meeting protesting environmental damage and exceedingly high utility costs.
Arm in Arm 4 Climate's fights are recognizable to every activist reading this or hearing our program:
“Southern Company is at the root of a system that values shareholders and company CEOs' bottom lines instead of the communities they serve in the Southeast across Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. By weaponizing their influence and resources, they have been able to manipulate legislators to actively deny the climate crisis and dismantle our democracy and reproductive rights. They discard their toxic waste in our backyards and charge us prices we can’t afford. Company money is embedded across the legislature of each state and they
are not held accountable. As discussions are taking place about how we transition the U.S. energy future to a system that is just and accessible for all, Southern Company’s practices and the politicians that shield them should be held up as predatory and detrimental to our communities, and future.”
We also have environmental and protest songs: Pete Seeger singing Les Rice's “Banks of Marble”; our guest Artis Burney performing his spoken-word pieces “Water”.
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