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Hi Larry,
glad you're resurrecting the idea of a science show on WBAI/Pacifica. It's been soooo frustrating to me dealing with idiots at WBAI management who can't see the importance in that kind of show, that I've been fighting for for 15 years. I had Sheldon  Krimsky, Ignacio Chapela and others lined up to host it, and later YOU, drawing on our wide array of contacts, but that show got scotched by the current WBAI Program Director Tony Bates. Fool!

The idea was to do basic science with an ear towards legitimate controversies and ways of seeing differently. I wanted very much to be part of that show as well. Ach, but  you're getting me started on a rant so early in the morning. Not a good way to start the day.

Mitchel


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From: Laurence Romsted <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Jan 28, 2018 10:25 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: The Sixth Extinction

My gues is that you will fit right in.

Time to see where this new adventure goes.

Larry

From: Science for the People Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Kamran Nayeri <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Science for the People Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 9:51 PM
To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: The Sixth Extinction

Thanks, Larry. I would be happy to help out any way I can.  As an ecocentric (ecological) socialist, I sit on the intersection between SftP and SCnCC (System Change not Climate Change--a network of ecosocialists).  K. 

On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 6:12 PM, Laurence Romsted <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Kamran:

Let me add a little concretness to what I wrote.  The registration is at 85 to 90 people and there are not 6 sftp chapters.  SHIT!  Incredible.

Start by thinking yourself as a potentail resource person for one of their projects.

I would like to get them on Pacifica radio presening a science show.  Maybe I know enough people to facilitate that.

Larry

From: Science for the People Discussion List <[log in to unmask]uvm.edu> on behalf of Kamran Nayeri <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Science for the People Discussion List <[log in to unmask]uvm.edu>
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 9:03 PM
To: "[log in to unmask]UVM.EDU" <[log in to unmask]uvm.edu>
Subject: Re: The Sixth Extinction

Hi Larry:

Thank you for your encouraging note. I am really excited about the new generation moving into SftP and shaping it to fit the times we live.  It is really a new thing that older radical organizations are getting an infusion of younger people. Perhaps we are at the beginning of a new radicalization.  I really hope the conference will take up the three threats the humanity and much of life on Earth is facing.  I wish I could attend the conference or even the phone calls but I am both sold out in terms of time and have not left "home" even for vacation sine 2010. 

Best wishes for your deliberations.

Kamran

On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 5:55 PM, Laurence Romsted <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Kamran:

The phone conference this evening of sftp, if that is what keyed your response, was mostly about organizing the first convention in Ann Arbor this coming weekend.  I was on the phone call too, mostly listening.  I think they are starting where you would want them to start, all least that is my hope.  I will be going to Ann Arbor this weekend.  I hope I get even more excited about the whole thing.

Larry

From: Science for the People Discussion List <[log in to unmask]vm.edu> on behalf of Kamran Nayeri <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Science for the People Discussion List <[log in to unmask]vm.edu>
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 6:04 PM
To: "[log in to unmask]VM.EDU" <[log in to unmask]vm.edu>
Subject: The Sixth Extinction

Dear SftP folks:

As I have written before, the world faces three anthropogenic existential threats that in my humble opinion must be placed center and forward in the SftP to educated, organize, and mobilize around not only because they are the right issues to focus on in terms of saving the world, but also because that is probably how the best new generation of science and technology workers and students may radicalize around.  These are climate change, the Sixth Extinction, and the very real threat of nuclear war.  Among these, the Sixth Extinction gets far less attention as it is largely seen as unknown species dying off and never getting a front page article devoted to them even though estimates of daily extinctions are quite alarming. 

The following article is from Science online about how human activity has reduced the habitat for mammals by up-to two-thirds. Conservation biologists place habitat destruction as the leading cause of the ongoing species extinction.  




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