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On February 3rd, a train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. Days later, officials released some of these chemicals into the air, fearing a larger explosion. Meanwhile, Norfolk Southern railroad—the company responsible—has offered no more than a pittance of meaningful help to people from the area. We discuss how corporate greed is the underlying cause of this crash, and the potential long-term impacts.
We’re joined by John Russell, editor of the newsletter, The Holler to hear more about the situation. John also grew up in Columbiana County, where East Palestine is located. Follow John’s Substack at TheHoller.co, and on TikTok at @heyjohnrussell.
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Rachel Hu is a journalist with “BreakThrough News,” a new independent media project, where she hosts the podcast “It’s Not You, It’s Capitalism.”
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Chris Garaffa has been an anti-imperialist and social justice organizer since joining the movement against the Iraq war in 2003.
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Guess everyone’s insurance premiums are goin up! They showed on CBS national newscast (the Norah O Donnell) that avg Miami driver pays ~$4K for 6 mos of auto insurance (Tesla).
Florida = hosed.