WERU News Report 1/28/14

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Segment 1: Environment groups are warning that Mainers may find themselves using gas derived from tar sands, citing a recent report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Dylan Vorhees, the Clean Energy and Global Warming Project Director at the Natural Resources Council of Maine is joining us today to tell us why they see that as a big problem.
(Link to a pdf of the full report is here: www.nrcm.org/news/new-report-oil-industry-plans-to-pump-refined-tar-sands-to-maine/ )

Segment 2: Pete Seeger at SOA, 2003. Back in 2003 we reported on the annual protest at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly called the School of the Americas – and know to human rights activists as the “School of the Assassins”. The school, located at Fort Benning, Georgia, is run by the US Military. It trains soldiers from Latin America in counterinsurgency techniques and war fare, and many graduates have gone on to commit atrocities. One of the participants in the protest that year was Pete Seeger. On a stage set up right outside the gates of the military compound, he led the crowd in a sing-a-long. His voice was failing, but not his spirit, as you’ll hear in this clip