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Jun 07

The Rolling Rebellion For Real Democracy and Tar Sands in the US

Now that it has been proven that we live in a plutocracy, what are we going to do about it? PopularResistance.org is joining with the Backbone Campaign to launch the Rolling Rebellion for Real Democracy. The first step is a week of actions across the country from July 5 to 12.  Bill Moyer from Backbone Campaign joins us to speak about the campaign and what we hope to achieve. In the second half of the show, we speak with Jessica Lee of Peaceful Uprising who is an organizer of the permanent protest set up in PR Springs, UT to stop the land from being mined for tar sands.

Listen here:

The Rolling Rebellion for Real Democracy and Tar Sands in the US with Bill Moyer and Jessica Lee by Clearingthefog on Mixcloud

Relevant articles and websites:

Fighting for a Legitimate Democracy, By and For the People by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

Rolling Rebellion Website

Localize This! Action Camp

Permanent protest setup at proposed tar sands strip mine by Peaceful Uprising

Peaceful Uprising

Tar Sands Resist

 

Guests:

1billmoyerBill Moyer  is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Backbone Campaign. Bill has been an activist for over 30 years and a percussionist for more. These intersecting paths in social movements and the arts generate a unique set of skills and insights that he employs in his movement building work. Bill’s Artful Activism takes him around the country providing trainings for activists and organizers, campaign design for organizations, and strategic advice and tactical support for actions. Through these travels Bill has met many talented people whose insights he weaves into his own analysis and attempts to share their lessons with others. Yet, his home community of Vashon Island, WA is the local laboratory and foundation for his and all of Backbone Campaign’s efforts, and where he shares a wooded sanctuary with his wife Esther and daughter Aziza.

Jessica LeeJessica Lee is a climate justice organizer in so-called Utah, working with
groups such at Peaceful Uprising and Utah Tar Sands Resistance on issues
of extreme extraction and environmental racism.