In this episode, we talk with climate and finance campaigner Pendle Marshall-Hallmark (@PendleTheWitch) of Amazon Watch (@amazonwatch) about the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest.
Last year saw some of the worst fires in record for the region and this year’s fire season looks to be no better. The problem is made much worse by the Bolsanaro government’s deregulation of Brazilian environmental protections. increased industry efforts at deforestation and the financing of it all by U.S. asset managers and banks like Blackrock and JPMorgan Chase. We also share few words and thoughts remembering scholar, author and anarchist David Graeber who passed away suddenly on September 3rd.
CORRECTION: Scott incorrectly said that Blackrock was privately held, not publicly traded. It is in fact publicly traded.
Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/35ku3vQ
Bio: Pendle Marshall-Hallmark is a Climate & Finance Campaigner at Amazon Watch, an Oakland-based human rights and environmental advocacy organization focused on protecting the Amazon rainforest and the rights of Indigenous peoples.
Prior to joining Amazon Watch Pendle lived in Colombia for two years, where she accompanied Indigenous and campesino activists resisting corporate, paramilitary and state-led invasions of their lands. She has completed a Fulbright scholarship in Mexico City exploring US-Latin American business relations, and previously worked as a community organizer in Philadelphia around issues of immigration, healthcare access and labor rights. She studied Sociology at Swarthmore College and has completed Master’s level coursework in Business Administration at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.