Mother Earth Doesn’t Negotiate. On the Rights of Nature w/ Pennie Opal Plant & Shannon Biggs

In Cochabamba Bolivia in 2011, tens of thousands were present on Mother  Earth Day as the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth was  declared in response to the “privatization” of nature by the corporate  state. This was in alignment with Indigenous worldviews that have  accelerated the development of rights of nature law.  Both Ecuador and Bolivia, as well as numerous local jurisdictions, have amended their  constitutions to include a “rights of nature.”

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In this episode, we talk with Pennie Opal Plant (@PennieOpal) and  Shannon Biggs (@ShannonKBiggs), co-founders of Movement Rights  (@movementrights), about the growing movement around the rights of  nature. We discuss the legal, political and cultural aspects of the growing rights of nature movement. We also discuss the recent news that oil has begun to flow through  Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline after 8 years of resistance, the Indigenous  rights movement and the climate movements in the U.S. and globally. Continue reading “Mother Earth Doesn’t Negotiate. On the Rights of Nature w/ Pennie Opal Plant & Shannon Biggs”

Cascadia Forest Defense and the Climate Crisis

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“There is new crop of forest defense climate activists feeling a new sense of urgency that the traditional environmental advocacy isn’t doing it…”

— Daniel with Cascadia Forest Defenders

The Pacific Northwest has a long history of organizing and direct action around logging and timber industries. From the Wobblies trying to organize the logging sector in the early twentieth century to Earth First!’s campaigns to stop old growth logging to the new generation of forest defenders linking the struggle for wild places and communities to the climate crisis, direct action has always tried to get the goods. Continue reading “Cascadia Forest Defense and the Climate Crisis”

Oregon’s Timber Wars and the Climate Crisis w/ Cascadia Forest Defense

The Pacific Northwest has a long history of organizing and direct action around logging and timber industries. From the Wobblies trying to organize the logging sector in the early twentieth century to Earth First!’s campaigns to stop old growth logging to the new generation of forest defenders linking the struggle for wild places and communities to the climate crisis, direct action has always tried to get the goods.

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For 25 years, since the epic timber wars of the 1990s in places like Warner Creek, Oregon, Cascadia Forest Defense (CFD) has been at the forefront of challenging the logging industry, complicit politicians, federal agencies and, in general, capitalism. In the past month, CFD has put up new tree-sit blockades to disrupt logging operations in the Willamette National Forest. Continue reading “Oregon’s Timber Wars and the Climate Crisis w/ Cascadia Forest Defense”

Climate Resistance and Resilience

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It’s been a summer of wildfires from the Mediterranean to the Amazon to the American West. We’ve seen hurricanes travel thousands of miles to ravage the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. We’ve also seen ravenous fossil fuel companies and complicit state actors wage war against non-violent water protectors in Minnesota and Appalachia.

This fall, attention will be turning to the U.N. Climate Talks in Glasgow, Scotland. The story will be about Biden, policy, climate finance and more. But at Green and Red Podcast, we want to lift up the voices of those organizing fossil fuel resistance and climate resilience.

To kick off this “climate fall,” we’ve just done an arc on climate resistance and resilience. Continue reading “Climate Resistance and Resilience”

Bonus Video: Randy Hayes talks about the founding of Rainforest Action Network

In the 1980s, a movement emerged globally in solidarity with Indigenous communities to save the world’s remaining rainforests. We talk with co-founder of Rainforest Action Network (RAN) about it.

Described by the Wall Street Journal as “an environmental pit bull,” Randy Hayes is the co-founder of Rainforest Action Network, and is an author, filmmaker and environmentalist. Hayes is a veteran of many high-visibility corporate accountability campaigns and has advocated for the rights of Indigenous peoples throughout the world. He is currently the executive director of Foundation Earth and a consultant to the World Future Council, based in Washington, DC Continue reading “Bonus Video: Randy Hayes talks about the founding of Rainforest Action Network”

Texas Freezes Over Pt 2. Frozen Wind Turbines, the Green New Deal and Big Oil’s Spin Machine w/ Climate Campaigner Jamie Hen‪n‬

Our series on Texas’s winter crisis continues!

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In this episode, we talk with Jamie Henn from Fossil Free Media about the climate and power crisis in Texas. We discuss how the minions of the oil and gas industry –right-wing politicians Greg Abbott and Rick Perry, and their spin machine– moved to shift the blame of the Continue reading “Texas Freezes Over Pt 2. Frozen Wind Turbines, the Green New Deal and Big Oil’s Spin Machine w/ Climate Campaigner Jamie Hen‪n‬”