Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Apr30

Philadelphia’s Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is an international protest and direct action against rape culture, patriarchy and domestic violence. This podcast features audio of Philly’s TBTN, including street performances, a poetry reading, and an interview with one of the event’s organizers.

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Photos courtesy of Michael Albany Photography

Dec21

The Green Roots of MOVE

During this interview Ramona Africa talks about a lesser known aspect of MOVE’s history and reveals why this empire’s days are numbered.

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Deep Green Philly Interview mp3 – The Green Roots of MOVE

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Oct27

For Life and Land

Good Mind Seeds is based in what is now known as western Pennsylvania. Guided by his history and native culture, Phil Seneca is attempting to protect and revive what is left of the precious crop diversity that once existed here in the northeast in the days before colonization, industrial agriculture and genetically modified crops. In addition to talking about Good Mind Seeds and the benefits of organic agriculture, we also spoke at length about many interesting things including how a native world view can result in a specific relationship to the land.

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Deep Green Philly Interview mp3 – For Life and Land

Sep21

Voices of Shale Gas Outrage

While those who are murdering our environment met inside, protestors filled the streets outside of the Pennsylvania Convention Center demanding an end to hydraulic fracturing, a toxic method of drilling for natural gas. Ideally, this post would end with, “and then the frackers and their government cronies were sent to the guillotine.” Unfortunately, we’re not quite there yet. Protestors angry about the fracking issue did however turn up here in Philadelphia en masse with lots of good energy. Listen to some of what they had to say below.

 

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Deep Green Philly Podcast mp3 – Voices of Shale Gas Outrage

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Aug31

Direct Action & Eco-Defense

Jeff Luers and James Kennedy discuss their organizing and direct action experiences and give advice on how to build radical movements.

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Video of Jeff’s first interview after his release from prison.


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Video of James on the San Francisco peaks doing a tree sit protest in solidarity with local indigenous people. Visit Protect The Peaks for more information on how you can lend support.

Jul28

Tó éí ‘iiná até

Tó éí ‘iiná até is Navajo for ‘Water is Life,’ and is the name of an upcoming documentary produced by Deidre Peaches and Jake Hoyungowa. I spoke with them about their documentary which explores the sacredness of water and the effects of industrialization on Native communities in the southwest of what is now known as the United States.

Here is an excerpt from the film’s website (which you can visit by clicking here):

Our documentary explores the sacredness of water and how the industrialization of the Navajo Nation continues to disrupt our traditional way of life. We feel it is important for our audience to visually experience a piece of the Navajo Way Of Life. It is vital to the documentary to include the connection between Navajo Mythology and the importance of the lands that have been desecrated by industrial development.

Many Navajo families do not have access to potable running water and are forced to haul unregulated and untreated water for their daily needs. Many elderly Navajo’s are forced to allow livestock to drink from toxic water sources, thus contributing to numerous health risks among families throughout the Navajo Reservation.

From a youth perspective we’re telling a story of a Navajo Philosophy that is being endangered by an overwhelming change in politics, resource management and modern society. We understand the obligations our ancestors passed onto us and have devoted much of our time to tell this story about our people.

 

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Deep Green Philly mp3 Podcast – Water Is Life Documentary

Music credit: BC Campbell

To’ ei ‘iina ate’ (Water is Life) Teaser Trailer from Paper Rocket Productions on Vimeo.

Jul09

Snowbowl = Colonialism

In Arizona, a shadowy organization called Snowbowl is currently expanding a ski resort on land sacred to over 13 Native American tribes. No considerations are given for age old Native traditions because skiing is apparently just that important. I guess once you’ve taken so much land, taking a little bit more doesn’t seem like such a big deal? Adding insult to injury, the snow used for the resort is made from reclaimed waste water, and the ongoing construction on the alpine peaks threatens a wide variety of plant and animal life. The so called justice system has of course chosen to side with the developers against the Natives.

I spoke with members of the Diné (Navajo) tribe in Flagstaff to find out how people there have been attempting to resist the desecration and ecocide being committed by the Snowbowl project.

How can you help? Visit the Protects The Peaks website for more information.

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Deep Green Philly mp3 Podcast – Snowbowl = Colonialism