Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gas Drilling - Public Response

A discussion of the public response to proposal to drill for natural gas using "fracking" techniques in the Marcellus Shale. Marty Luster interviews Helen Slottje and Eric Banford

Friday, September 25, 2009

Socialism and the Capitalist Crisis

Joseph Schwartz is interviewed by Wayles Browne. Recorded August 15, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mythology of Gas Drilling

Marty Luster interviews Ken Zeserson and Judy Abrams on Gas Drilling in the Finger Lakes

Saturday, August 8, 2009

What the Frack?

Marty Luster discusses the process of fracking shale to extract natural gas and it's possible impact on the Finger Lakes area with Ken Zeserson and Judy Abrams. Recorded July 22, 2009

Other resources with information on the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on the Marcellus Shale of New York's Southern Tier can be found at Shaleshock.org, the Catskill Mountainkeeper's Marcellus Shale page, Un-Natural Gas.org, and Damascus (PA) Citizens for Sustainability.

A brief interview with Congressman Maurice Hinchey on this subject is available on the site of Water Under Attack, a documentary film project on this subject currently in progress.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Health Care and the Public Option

Theresa Alt of Ithaca DSA speaks at a recent health care rally in Ithaca, New York.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Why Obama Is Not a Socialist

Joseph Schwartz, Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University and Vice Chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.  He most recent book is The Future Of Democratic Equality: Rebuilding Social Solidarity in a Fragmented America.

Friday, June 19, 2009


This blog is a new venture of the Ithaca Local of Democratic Socialists of America. Ithaca DSA sponsors a weekly television show "Ithaca DSA Presents" which is shown on the public access channel of Time-Warner Cable in Tompkins County. Selected episodes are also uploaded to our Blip TV site where you can view them on-line.