Radical People

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  • 28. Tree Unit

    28. Tree Unit

    24/04/2020 Duración: 40min

    In this episode of Radical People, Eamon talks with Lupine and Walter from the Redwood Forest Defense campaign currently underway in Humboldt County in Northern California. Right now, near Strawberry Rock, tree sitters have taken to the canopy to protect a section of land slated for clearcutting by Green Diamond Resource Company. The unit has already been partially cut, but the presence of blockaders has stifled further work. Show Notes: This is the campaign's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/redwoodforestdefense/ Here is some local media on the tree sits (with some rough comments: https://kymkemp.com/2020/04/01/redwood-forest-defenders-occupy-treesit-platform-in-the-strawberry-rock-timber-harvest-plan/

  • 27. Blockade Booty Call

    27. Blockade Booty Call

    17/03/2020 Duración: 50min

    In this episode Eamon talks with Sunflower about her time at Camp White Pine in Pennsylvania, where she worked for months with others to blockade the construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline. They also discuss how Sunflower moved into radical direct action and the Earth First! movement. Show Notes: A good write up by a participant at Camp White Pine: https://medium.com/@leeziesche/spring-destruction-and-more-surveillance-come-to-camp-white-pine-d7bd5c19ad1 Video from the blockade: https://vimeo.com/232750411 Another epic video from the blockade: https://www.facebook.com/CampWhitePinePA/videos/you-shall-not-pass/1916115425324922/

  • 26. Take Pride

    26. Take Pride

    12/02/2020 Duración: 01h01min

    In this episode, Eamon speaks with Amy and Maura, not only about Amy's podcast Rebel Steps, but about a direct action they both participated in back in 2017 in which they worked with others to blockade the NYPD and Toronto Police contingents that were marching in New York City's pride parade. Show notes: And article with images of the action in question: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/twelve-arrests-lgbtq-activists-turn-pride-march-protest-n776726 Another article with more photos https://gothamist.com/news/photos-12-arrested-at-nyc-pride-parade-outside-stonewall-inn Information on the alternative Queer Liberation March: https://reclaimpridenyc.org/ https://www.instagram.com/queermarch/

  • 25. Mad MAXXAM

    25. Mad MAXXAM

    22/01/2020 Duración: 34min

    In this episode Eamon interviews Scott Parkin about the Earth First! Dirty South campaign that was started ay back in 2003 to target Maxxam, a financial company that had taken over Pacific Lumber and was driving the timber company to clear cut redwoods in northern California. EF! Dirty South was in Houston, and its participants worked to target Maxxam's executives at their homes and places in the community in order to publicly shame them for their culpability in the clearcutting of ancient forests. Show Notes: This Wikipedia page actually has a pretty good history of Pacific Lumber and the takeover by Maxxam, as well as some brief information about Earth First! resistance to the company: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Lumber_Company This article was written by Scott Parkin about his time fighting Maxxam, and how the federal government monitored their activities: https://www.counterpunch.org/2013/08/21/green-scare-lite/

  • 24. Get To The Chopper

    24. Get To The Chopper

    06/12/2019 Duración: 33min

    In this episode, Eamon talks with Glen about an action that happened roughly ten years ago in which a group of activists were working to save the last in tact mountain in Coal River Valley, West Virginia. Glen has organized with the RAMPS campaign for years now, and has also been active in assisting the Appalachians Against Pipelines campaign in Virginia. Show Notes: This is a link to the RAMPS Campaign's official website https://rampscampaign.org/https://rampscampaign.org/ This is a link to Coal River Mountain Watch's site for more info on mountain top removal in West Virginia https://www.crmw.net/ This is a link to the Appalachians Against Pipelines Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/appalachiansagainstpipelines/

  • 23. Metal Gear Solidarity

    23. Metal Gear Solidarity

    08/11/2019 Duración: 52min

    In this episode Eamon speaks with an anonymous guest about their time fighting with the Kurds in Syria. This person left the US at a young age and fought alongside other international volunteers and the local kurds against Daesh (ISIS). Over the course of the fighting, this person sustained some serious injuries before returning home.

  • 22. You Shall Not Pass, Gas

    22. You Shall Not Pass, Gas

    04/10/2019 Duración: 55min

    In this episode Eamon chats with Chief Dsta'hyl of the Likhtsamisyu clan about their struggle against Coastal Gas Link; a pipeline that will carry gas and possibly tar sands across their unceded land from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia for export. Show Notes: Here is a link to the Likhtsamisyu's website: https://likhtsamisyu.com/ Here is a link to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/likhtsamisyu/ Here is the video of Chief Dtsa'hyl in at the meeting in the band hall: https://youtu.be/OhMg0pr4pfA Here is a link to the Likhtsamisyu's GoFundMe: https://ca.gofundme.com/f/likhtsamisyu2019

  • 21. Treesitter 1, Treesitter 2

    21. Treesitter 1, Treesitter 2

    13/09/2019 Duración: 50min

    In this episode, Eamon talks with Rhubarb about the ongoing campaign to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline from being constructed across West Virginia and Virginia. Right now, Rhubarb is sitting in one of the two trees that comprise the Yellow Finch Tree sit, which has now successfully halted construction of the fracked-gas pipeline for over a year. Show Notes: This is the facebook page for Appalachians Against Pipelines https://www.facebook.com/appalachiansagainstpipelines/ This is the Twitter profile for the campaign https://twitter.com/stopthemvp?lang=en Here is general info about the pipeline project itself https://www.mountainvalleypipeline.info/

  • 20. Yellow Finch Road

    20. Yellow Finch Road

    02/08/2019 Duración: 52min

    In this episode of Radical People, Eamon talks with Dusty who is currently in a tree sit blocking the path of construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia. Of late, there have been arrests on the ground, and the don't know if the near year long tree sit will face increased pressure from State Police in the near future. Show Notes: Appalachians Against Pipelines Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/appalachiansagainstpipelines/ Twitter Page https://twitter.com/stopthemvp?lang=en

  • 19. Ladder Climber

    19. Ladder Climber

    12/07/2019 Duración: 34min

    In this episode Eamon speaks with Hi Wire from the Mattole Forest defense campaign to get an update on everything that is currently happening to protect the ancient forest in a short window of time until Humboldt Redwood Company's permit to cut expires. Show Notes: Blockade Babes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blockade.babes/ Blockade Babes Twitter: https://twitter.com/BabesBlockade Save the Ancient Mattole Forest Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/savethemattoleforest/

  • Let Me Run This Bayou

    Let Me Run This Bayou

    14/06/2019 Duración: 36min

    In this episode, Eamon continues his series of conversations with indigenous women who are leading resistance to pipeline infrastructure by speaking with Cherri Foytlin about how the residents of Louisiana fought and continue to fight against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. - Show Notes - A link to the Bridge the Gulf project site: https://bridgethegulfproject.org/ More about L'eau Est La Vie Camp https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/12/17/tribal-blessing-louisiana-activist-buys-land-path-proposed-bayou-bridge-pipeline Here are some links to interviews with Cherri: “Good water in their bodies and good air to breathe”: A Conversation with Cherri Foytlin https://kairoscenter.org/cherri-foytlin-interview/ Cherri Foytlin: A Call to Action https://www.indigenousgoddessgang.com/matriarch-monday/2019/2/4/cherri-foytlin-call-to-action

  • Enbridge to Nowhere

    Enbridge to Nowhere

    07/03/2019 Duración: 35min

    In this episode, Eamon speaks with MKoontz about their resistance to the tar sand pipeline, Line 3, that Enbridge is trying to build from Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin. Show Notes: Stop Line 3 Website: https://www.stopline3.org/ A link from Unicorn Riot about Line 3 Resistance Work: https://unicornriot.ninja/2018/arts-culture-and-hip-hop-resist-line-3-as-lawsuits-against-approval-continue/?fbclid=IwAR04FEAlI7YhDySP1tZ36xFVF2IS4_b_jNEGwFRx7S2L_5TDk1nsEz-V0Gk A write up about a lock down in Wisconsin against Line 3 construction: https://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2017/09/15/water-protectors-lockdown-at-wisconsin-enbridge-site/

  • Unceded


    01/02/2019 Duración: 47min

    In this episode, Eamon talks to Delee from the Gidumt’en Camp about resistance to the oil and gas industry that seeks to run pipelines across their unceded territory. Recently, the RCMP raided one of their road checkpoints, bulldozed their structures and traplines, and set up a small garrison on Gitemden teritory. Notes: Here is a link to a map of Wet'suwet'en territory: http://www.wetsuweten.com/territory/

  • Guy In The Sky

    Guy In The Sky

    21/11/2018 Duración: 37min

    In this episode, Eamon talks to MJ about an action at a waste water injection site that took place in 2013. A crew of Earth Firsters rigged a monopod inside a pump station in Ohio where fracking backwater was stored underground. All went well, until it didn't, as usual. Show notes: This is a video that Appalachia Resist! made of the action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ClE_OR8YPQ

  • Twenty Year Timber Wars

    Twenty Year Timber Wars

    10/08/2018 Duración: 53min

    For twenty years direct action has been the tactic of choice for small bands of forest defenders in Humboldt County's Mattole forest. In this episode of Radical People, High Wire gives a glimpse into what has gone down on the ground away from the eyes of the public as rag tag activists did whatever it took to keep the old growth standing. Mattole Campaign's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Save-the-Mattoles-Ancient-Forest-572103586221093/

  • Extraction Distraction

    Extraction Distraction

    03/08/2018 Duración: 38min

    For twenty years forest defenders have used direct action to prevent logging in the Mattole forest in northern California. In July of 2018, the most recent blockade was dismantled by HRC security. In this episode of Radical People, Eamon talks to Slingshot to get the inside scoop on just what went down. This is the facebook page for the campaign: https://www.facebook.com/Save-the-Mattoles-Ancient-Forest-572103586221093/ This is a write up about the recent raid: https://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2018/07/30/forest-defenders-blockade-in-californias-mattole-forest-raided-by-paramilitary-style-security/

  • My Hearts Home

    My Hearts Home

    16/07/2018 Duración: 45min

    For twenty years, people have engaged in direct action in order to protect the Mattole forest in northern California from being logged. In this episode of Radical People, Eamon talks with Sweet Pea who has spent a significant amount of time as part of the fight to defend the Mattole. This is a link to the campaign's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Save-the-Mattoles-Ancient-Forest-572103586221093/ This is an article from the Earth First! journal about a blockade in the Mattole from 2017: https://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2017/06/06/blockade-in-the-matole-forest/ This is an article from the Earth First! journal about the current blockade in the Mattole: https://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2018/06/24/new-blockade-in-californias-mattole-forest-protects-old-growth-from-timber-harvest-plans/

  • EF! and AIM Shutdown ICE Columbus!

    EF! and AIM Shutdown ICE Columbus!

    09/07/2018 Duración: 08min

    Breaking event right now - Monday July 9, 2018, - as members of Earth First! and the American Indian Movement blockade an ICE facility in Columbus, Ohio with demands that ICE be shut down and the families they have detained, released and reunited.

  • Bad Luck, Worse Luck

    Bad Luck, Worse Luck

    04/05/2018 Duración: 01h50s

    In this Episode of Radical People Eamon talks with Caleb about his time as an international volunteer fighting alongside the Kurds of Rojava against ISIS in northern Syria. Caleb was shot in the leg and had to return home before he intended, which may have been fortuitous for him. Show Notes: This is a Chicago Tribune article detailing Caleb's story: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-american-fighter-syrian-militia-20180214-story.html

  • Falafel With Hezbollah

    Falafel With Hezbollah

    30/03/2018 Duración: 54min

    In this episode of Radical People Eamon talks with Hanna, who served two tours as an international volunteer in Rojava with the all woman fighting force, the YPJ. Hanna is featured in the film "Fear Us Women" viewable here: https://fearuswomen.com/ This is an article about how Turkish forces seized the Kurdish region of Afrin: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/18/world/middleeast/afrin-turkey-syria.html

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