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January 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Susan Cox - 01.29.17

Susan Cox is a feminist writer, activist, and educator in Philosophy. She is a regular contributor to Feminist Current and a member of the Women’s Liberation Front board of directors. Today we talk about problems in queer theory.

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January 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Resistance Radio - Sarah Mah - 01.22.17

Sarah Mah is a ‘third generation’ Canadian-born Chinese woman raised in Vancouver, BC. Her family was among the early Chinese immigrants levied the head tax in the late 1800's, as well as those who left rural China in the 1950's in search of a better life in Canada. Formally trained in genetics and epidemiology and now pursuing a PhD, her feminist activism began as a front-line anti-violence worker at a rape crisis centre and transition house, and she continues her work as a member of the Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution.

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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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