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January 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Mary Lou Singleton - 01.15.17

Mary Lou Singleton is a deep ecologist, radical midwife and women's liberation activist. She practiced as a homebirth midwife for over 15 years and currently provides primary health care as a family nurse practitioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mary Lou believes that birth is a sacred rite of passage and that preserving wild human birth is integral to the struggle for the preservation of all wild systems on Earth.

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January 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Jay Tiernan - 01.08.17

In April 1997 after only a few months of being involved in hunt sabotage and environmental activism Jay Tiernan became well known in the U.K. animal rights scene when at a demonstration against a breeder for beagle dogs for vivisection he climbed onto the roof of a building with one of those dogs (something he later went to prison for). A riot ensued and after another very violent demonstration a month later "Consort Beagle Kennels" closed down, he became heavily involved in a variety of animal liberation campaigns until summer 2000 when a fellow activist was nearly killed during a publicity stunt he’d helped organise. At that point he retired from activism, returning in the summer of 2012 to set up the campaign against the then-planned badger culls. As a spokesperson for the campaign, the bulk of his energy goes into using social media and working out creative ways to get into the mainstream media. The badger cull campaign has gone from a handful of people four years ago to now well over a hundred active people on any single night during the six week annual badger culls.

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January 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Sam Krop and Dillon Thomson - 01.01.17

Sam Krop is an environmental and social justice activist and high school teacher currently based in Eugene Oregon. Originally from Florida, Sam has been an organizer in direct action campaigns for farm worker rights, food justice and food sovereignty, forest defense, and fossil fuel resistance, and has been a public speaker at a variety of events on environmental issues and social justice activism.  Sam is also the founder of Warrior Sisters, a women's self-defense nonprofit, and like many feminists before her, recognizes that the ongoing abuse of the planet and the epidemic of violence against women share the same root in a way of life that is fundamentally unsustainable.

Dillon Thomson is co-founder and secretary of the Fertile Ground Institute, a non-profit working to build leadership and effective strategy for social and environmental justice movements.  For the past six years, Dillon's work with Fertile Ground has included providing trainings, lecturing, hosting interdisciplinary conferences, and organizing nonviolent direct actions up and down the west coast of the U.S. and Canada.  His work is motivated by a love of life and a deep rage for the cold, dispassionate killing of nonhuman communities perpetrated by the daily activities of the industrial economy.

Today we talk about stopping coal trains.

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December 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Klaas-Douwe Dijkstra - 12.25.16

Klaas-Douwe Dijkstra was born in The Netherlands but grew up in Egypt, drawing and describing his first dragonflies when he was 12 years old. Finding The Netherlands’ first Vagrant Emperor dragonfly, an African visitor, focused his passion when he was 20. He has since spent over 1000 days surveying dragonflies all over Africa and has described 78 species as new (over 10% of those known in the continent). 60 species were described in one paper in 2015 to draw attention to the lack of support for taxonomy and natural history. He authored the highly successful Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe (2006), The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Eastern Africa: Handbook for all Odonata from Sudan to Zimbabwe (2014), and is an honorary research associate at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (The Netherlands) and the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa). He says, “For me, dragonflies and damselflies stand for our unconditional love of nature. They do not help to feed us like bees and fish do; they are not feared and persecuted like mosquitoes and snakes; nor are they studied as proxies of human psyche and society like ants and apes. Their beauty and sensitivity stand for the state and needs of nature before our own. We admire dragonflies purely for what they are.”

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December 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Emma Phipps - 12.18.16

Emma Phipps has been involved in campaigns against wildlife persecution, with an emphasis on direct action on the ground, as well as animal liberation and environmental campaigns for about 12 years. She has been been working in the west of England for 3 years now against the local foxhunts and the recent culling of the European badger in small group of friends called Three Counties Hunt Saboteurs. Today we talk about fox hunting.

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December 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Benjamin Madley - 12.11.16

Benjamin Madley. He is Associate Professor of History and Chair of American Indian Studies at UCLA. Trained at Yale and Oxford, he is an historian of Native America, the United States, and genocide in world history. Today we talk about the genocide against California Indians.

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December 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - George Wuerthner - 12.04.16

George Wuerthner is the former Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is an ecologist and wildlands activist. He has published 38 books on environmental issues and natural history including such environmentally focused books as Welfare Ranching, Wildfire, Thrillcraft, Energy and most recently Protecting the Wild. Today we talk about the need to expand the National Parks in the American West.

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November 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Otis Wollan - 11.27.16

In the 1970's, Otis Wollan became active in the Auburn Dam fight with Protect American River Canyons, and co-authored The American River: Insider's Guide to Recreation, Ecology and Cultural History of the North, Middle and South Forks. He ran for local election on an anti-dam platform, and ended up spending over twenty years serving as elected Director on Placer County Water Agency. After forty years, the dam proposal effectively died when we won the battle at California State Water Resources Control Board taking back from the federal government the water rights to build the dam. He served as Executive Director of the Committee for Sustainable Agriculture in the 1980's, leading to the 1990 Organic Food Act. He has served as Executive Director of Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform in CA since 1992, which sponsored the California Water Policy Conference for over twenty years. Since 1998 he has been President of the American River Watershed Institute, project manager for the EPA-funded project that developed the Sierra Climate Change Watershed Yield Calculator, now project manager for the Save Bear River fight to Stop Centennial Dam on the Bear River. Today we talk about the efforts to stop this dam.

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November 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Brigitte Stevens - 11.20.16

Brigitte Stevens is a Steven Irwin protégé who fell in love with an orphan wombat, sold her properties, left her family and friends and moved 2500 kilometres to establish the only free range, cage free wombat sanctuary. Brigitte and her friend Clare are the only people in the world who live within a community of wombats and are at the forefront of wombat advocacy.

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November 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Don Salvatore - 11.06.16

Don Salvatore has a biology degree (BA) from Northeastern University in Boston. He has been an informal  science educator since graduating, with the last 36 years at the Museum of Science in Boston, teaching many science topics to the general public and school groups that visit the Museum. He is currently the coordinator of the Firefly Watch citizen science project, which started in 2008. Since the program’s beginning, they have had over 5,000 people from 40 states and 6 Canadian provinces participate – collecting firefly data in their back yards. He also writes short stories about the nature one can find in one’s back yard and posts them on a web site – Backyard Biology (www.backyardbiology.net). Today we talk about fireflies.

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