Law and Disorder Radio – The Ongoing Racial Crisis in the United States – Legal Framework to Litigate Climate Change Gains Traction – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

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 The Ongoing Racial Crisis in the United States

In his recent article “No ‘Je Suis Charleston’?: The De-Politicization of Black Oppression,” veteran grassroots activist Ajamu Baraka asks, where is the international solidarity with African-Americans? He joins us to discuss the ongoing racial crisis in the United States and its connection with the capitalist model.

Guest – Ajamu Baraka, longtime activist, veteran of Black Liberation Movement, human rights defender, founding director of the US Human Rights Network, currently Public Intervenon for Human Rights with the Green Shadow Cabinet, member of the Coordinating Committee of the Black Left Unity Network and Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is a human rights defender whose experience spans three decades of domestic and international education and activism.







Legal Framework to Litigate Climate Change Gains Traction

In a recent development, courts are requiring governments to take adequate actions to limit greenhouse gas emissions. This past June in the Netherlands, the news spread as judges ordered governments under the Kyoto Protocol to step up their game to protect their citizens from the dangerous impacts of climate change. Urgenda

Guest – Eleanor Stein, a judge and an energy and environmental lawyer specializing in climate change. She teaches Law of Climate Change: Domestic and International at Albany Law School and the State University of New York. She is on the board of Eco-Viva, a US group in solidarity with rural sustainability and climate adaptation organizers in El Salvador, and she is currently completing an LLM degree in international climate change law at Strathclyde University in Glasgow.

Guest – Alex Geert Castermans is Professor of Private Law at Leiden University. He is interested in the interaction between European law and Dutch private law. His human rights writings include exploration of the legal liability of Dutch parent companies for subsidiaries’ involvement in violations of fundamental, internationally recognized rights, including environmental rights. He is currently writing on issues of poverty and climate change.