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Extinction Rebellion Radio

Extinction Rebellion Radio is dedicated to covering weekly news and stories on the climate crisis through conversation, interviews and expert perspectives. Our stories focus on our rebellion against the climate crisis with a focus on the systems that have brought us to crisis and the complexities, people, and nuances that exist within them.

This show is rooted in Extinction Rebellion’s four demands: government must declare a climate and ecological emergency, government must halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025, government must be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice, and we must prioritize the most vulnerable people to create a livable planet for all.


First Episode, Dec. 11, 2020

Covers how the Trump administration is actually encouraging pollution, and discusses two chapters from the book 'This Is Not A Drill' showing that Extinction Rebellion does not have one unified ideological program, and why that's a good thing.

Second Episode, Dec. 18, 2020

Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Trump administration's thought police-like restrictions on pension funds, and a montage on fascism and the climate crisis.

Third Episode, Feb. 2, 2021

A short overview of Extinction Rebellion as an organization, the Biden administration's initial orders on climate, and a victory for Nigerian farmers over Shell corporation.

Fourth Episode, Feb. 9, 2021

An interview with Rev. Chelsea MacMillan, one of Extinction Rebellion's experts on regenerative culture, exploring how to stave off deep depression amid relentless bad news on climate.

Fifth Episode, Feb. 16, 2021

Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Trump administration's thought police-like restrictions on pension funds, then a montage on fascism and the climate crisis.

Sixth Episode, Feb. 23, 2021

Interview with author Ben Tippet on class and the climate crisis. We cover the ultra wealthy hiring private fire fighters, airport protests in the UK, and more.

Seventh Episode, March 1, 2021

This week we talk about extreme weather events and the Texas power grid, with a look at walking in the snow while Black. Or a more snappy expression: The Climate Crisis is messing with Texas.


Hosts

Matthew Kearney is an active member of Extinction Rebellion's Boston chapter and the Northeast Region. His B.A. is in English and his Ph.D. is in Sociology. He is the author of 'The Social Order of Collective Action: The Wisconsin Uprising of 2011' about the massive protest defending labor rights that pre-figured the Occupy Movement, showing how organizing outside of formal structures can produce massive mobilizations. His writing has appeared in The Progressive and several academic journals, and has been translated into German and Chinese. He has taught at Harvard University, Emerson College, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Alycee Lane is an activist with XR SFBay and author of the award-winning book, 'Nonviolence Now! Living the 1963 Birmingham Campaign's Promise of Peace' (Lantern Books, 2015). She is also host and creator of the Patreon podcast The Wretched of Mother Earth, where she “decolonizes our climate catastrophe.” Her podcast takes its name from her most recent book 'The Wretched of Mother Earth: The Handbook for Living, Dying, and Nonviolent Revolution in the Midst of Climate Change Catastrophe' (2018). In that work, Alycee argues that “if we hope to save ourselves from climate change catastrophe, we must face not only the prospect of human extinction; but also we must radically confront what produced the climate crisis in the first place: the “colonial power matrix” and our deadly attachments to it.”

You can find her articles on our climate crisis in Counterpunch, Truthout, and Common Dreams magazines. A graduate of Howard University, Alycee studied English literature and later obtained her Doctorate of Philosophy from UCLA, where she specialized in African American literature and culture of the civil rights and black power movements. From 1995 to 2003, she served as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, after which she obtained her Juris Doctor from UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall).


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