Wed. 10/24: Mike Davis on the California Fires


The KPFK Fund Drive continues — pledge at or by calling 818-985-5735.

MIKE DAVIS talks about the politics, and the ecology, of the wildfires burning today in Southern California — which have now destroyed almost 1200 homes and led to the evacuation of almost 1 million people. Mike wrote the now-legendary piece, “The Case for Letting Malibu Burn” — it’s in his book Ecology of Fear, which we will be featuring as a fund drive premium.

also: What is it about Al Gore that drives right-wingers insane?
Apparently it has something to do with his winning the Nobel Peace Prize and the success of “An Inconvenient Truth.” “In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film.” — Rogert Ebert. We will be featuring the DVD of “An Inconvenient Truth” as a fund drive premium. watch the trailer

More stuff to read: my new piece at the Huffington Post[Expletive] the Jews. They didn’t vote for us anyway”: Republicans and Israel.”