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Resistance Radio – Rob Laidlaw – 02.12.17

Rob Laidlaw has spent more than 35 years working to protect animals of all kinds. His work spans multiple countries and has involved a wide range of successful campaigns and projects, including initiatives to change laws, raise public awareness, litigate in the courts and rescue animals. Rob is a Chartered biologist, founder of the wildlife protection organization Zoocheck and an award-winning author of nine children’s books about animal welfare and wildlife protection. In 2014, he received the Frederic A. McGrand Award for substantial contributions to animal welfare in Canada.

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Resistance Radio – John Barry – 02.05.17

John Barry is a NY Times best-selling writer whose books have won literally dozens of awards. He is the only non-scientist ever to win one particular honor from the National Academy of Sciences, and in 2005 the New York Public Library named his book Rising Tide one of the 50 best books of the preceding 50 years. His books also got him directly in public policy. His website is www.johnmbarry.com Today we talk about the coastal wetlands of Louisiana.

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Resistance Radio – Susan Cox – 01.29.17

Susan Cox is a feminist writer, activist, and educator in Philosophy. She is a regular contributor to Feminist Current and a member of the Women’s Liberation Front board of directors. Today we talk about problems in queer theory.

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Resistance Radio – Sarah Mah – 01.22.17

Sarah Mah is a ‘third generation’ Canadian-born Chinese woman raised in Vancouver, BC. Her family was among the early Chinese immigrants levied the head tax in the late 1800’s, as well as those who left rural China in the 1950’s in search of a better life in Canada. Formally trained in genetics and epidemiology and now pursuing a PhD, her feminist activism began as a front-line anti-violence worker at a rape crisis centre and transition house, and she continues her work as a member of the Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution.

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Resistance Radio – Mary Lou Singleton – 01.15.17

Mary Lou Singleton is a deep ecologist, radical midwife and women’s liberation activist. She practiced as a homebirth midwife for over 15 years and currently provides primary health care as a family nurse practitioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mary Lou believes that birth is a sacred rite of passage and that preserving wild human birth is integral to the struggle for the preservation of all wild systems on Earth.

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Resistance Radio – Jay Tiernan – 01.08.17

In April 1997 after only a few months of being involved in hunt sabotage and environmental activism Jay Tiernan became well known in the U.K. animal rights scene when at a demonstration against a breeder for beagle dogs for vivisection he climbed onto the roof of a building with one of those dogs (something he later went to prison for). A riot ensued and after another very violent demonstration a month later “Consort Beagle Kennels” closed down, he became heavily involved in a variety of animal liberation campaigns until summer 2000 when a fellow activist was nearly killed during a publicity stunt he’d helped organise. At that point he retired from activism, returning in the summer of 2012 to set up the campaign against the then-planned badger culls. As a spokesperson for the campaign, the bulk of his energy goes into using social media and working out creative ways to get into the mainstream media. The badger cull campaign has gone from a handful of people four years ago to now well over a hundred active people on any single night during the six week annual badger culls.

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Resistance Radio – Emma Phipps – 12.18.16

Emma Phipps has been involved in campaigns against wildlife persecution, with an emphasis on direct action on the ground, as well as animal liberation and environmental campaigns for about 12 years. She has been been working in the west of England for 3 years now against the local foxhunts and the recent culling of the European badger in small group of friends called Three Counties Hunt Saboteurs. Today we talk about fox hunting.