As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, the neo-lib stance on privatised & for-profit "herd-culling" healthcare has directly precipitated a drastic shortage of test kits & respirators. But the good news is that an incredible global explosion of grass-roots solidarity & self-organising initiatives are bypassing the general criminal prevarication and inaction of these governments. This week we hear from analytical chemist Bill Slavin, founder at Indie Lab – a non-profit public research space, and just one of many groups working in conjunction with a world wide network of bio-hackers & volunteer health care experts at the online platform Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) towards the manufacture and distribution of open source test kits, ventilators and 3D printed quality masks (amongst a profileration of other initiatives). *Audio sourced, with thanks, from The Final Straw Radio
Also, guest presenter Nicky Paige speaks with Lisa Lumsden at the Repower Port Augusta campaign in South Australia about how the local community there is pushing ahead with a solar-thermal renewable energy project.
Earth Matters #1237 was produced by Nicky Stott
Em Gayfer, Megan Williams, Pauline Vetuna, Teishan Ahearne, Bec Horridge & Nicky Stott