Making Contact

Making Contact – Looking Back, Moving Forward: 2012 Year in Review

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As 2013 approaches, we look at some of the important issues we’ve covered
in 2012: from domestic workers struggling for respect, to the consequences of climate change, to drone warfare. We’ll listen back to some highlights from those programs, and get updates on where those stories stand now.

Featuring:
Ai-Jen Poo, National Alliance for Domestic Workers director; Jessica Lehman, Hand in Hand organizer; Jill Shenker , field organizer; Dr. Denise Reed, Water Institute of the Gulf chief scientist; John Barry, “Rising Tide” author; David Waggoner, architect; Medea Benjamin, Code Pink founder; Sister Megan Rice, anti-nuclear activist; Pakistani drone attack survivors and their family members.

For More Information:

National Domestic Worker Alliance
http://www.domesticworkers.org/

Domestic Workers United
http://www.domesticworkersunited.org

Mujeres Unidas y Activas
www.mujeresunidas.net

Report: America’s Domestic Workers Raise Kids, Care for Seniors, Run Households Without Benefits, Protections or a Living Wage
http://truth-out.org/news/item/13053-groundbreaking-report-americas-domestic-workers-raise-kids-run-households-without-benefits-protections-or-a-living-wage

Domestic Workers Bill Killed In California By Jerry Brown Veto
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/01/domestic-workers-california_n_1930268.html

Louisiana’s 2012 coastal master Plan
http://www.coastalmasterplan.louisiana.gov/

Gulf Restoration Network
www.healthygulf.org

USGS National Wetlands Research Center-Land Changes for Coastal Louisiana
http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/special/landloss.htm

Code Pink
http://www.codepink4peace.org/

New America Foundation: The Year of the Drone
http://counterterrorism.newamerica.net/drones

Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control by Medea Benjamin
http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/drone-warfare/

ACLU Testifies as Congress Takes on Domestic Drones
http://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty-national-security/aclu-testifies-congress-takes-domestic-drones

Push to step up domestic use of drones
http://www.sfgate.com/nation/article/Push-to-step-up-domestic-use-of-drones-4064482.php

Obama’s Second Term Foreign Policy Will Bring New Challenges Over Drone Strikes
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/obama-drone-strikes_n_2089836.html