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AMAZING WOMEN FOR INTERNATIONAL WORKING WOMEN'S DAY: ERIN BROKOVICH AND HELENA NORBERG-HODGE, Part One
International Working Women’s Day (Mar 8) was a Socialist instituted holiday in the early 20th century to recognize and honor women in the struggle for emancipation from capitalism, colonialism, imperialism, and sexism—-not a day to honor war criminals like Hillary Clinton; establishment shills like Kamala, Nancy, and Michelle; or functionaries like Victoria Nuland.
I will use this time to focus and honor on women who make a difference without being co-opted by the establishment.
Stay tuned for more installments!
Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox
May 15, 2017
(FIRST AIRED ON BBS RADIO)
Guest: Erin Brockovich
Topic: Water protection and exposé of capital
Erin Brockovich is best known for her involvement in one of the largest direct action lawsuits in U.S. history and is the subject of the 2000 film 'Erin Brockovich.'
Consumer advocate and environmental activist Erin Brockovich was born in Kansas in 1960. While working as a file clerk at a Los Angeles law firm in 1992, Brockovich uncovered documents that ultimately led to more than 600 residents of Hinkley, California, filing a lawsuit against utility giant PG&E. The $333 million settlement they received is the largest of its kind in the history of the United States. The story of Brokovich’s life and involvement in the case was the subject of the 2000 film Erin Brockovich, which starred Julia Roberts in the title role. Since the film’s release, Erin Brockovich has continued to work as a consumer advocate and environmental activist.
Helena Norberg-Hodge: "What if Local and Diverse Is Better Than Networked and Global?" (CSSB OCTOBER 21, 2020)
OCTOBER 21, 2020
Guest: Helena Norberg-Hodge
Topic: Localization vs. Globalization
This week Cindy welcomes back and catches up with a Soapbox favorite: Helena Norberg-Hodge.
Helena Norberg-Hodge is a world-renowned leader in the environmental & new economy movements, and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award (or Alternative Nobel Prize) and the Goi Peace Prize. She is Executive Director of Local Futures, author of the bestselling Ancient Futures and Local Is Our Future, and producer of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness.
(For fuller bio, see https://www.localfutures.org/about/who-we-are/helena-norberg-hodge)