More lead in more water and the grotesque parallels across the country with regards to testing, notification, repairs and accountability. Next, as the prison strike continues, we go inside with an artist who seeks to help prisoners defy their oppression through art. But beware, this isn’t therapy - this is revolution.
In this special episode of the Act Out! podcast, we sit down with artist and anarchist Jason Yawn to dive into the uncomfortable topics of blind ideologies, infighting and fighting fascists.
(NOTE: no new episodes of Act Out! this week or next so we'll see you again August 31st!)
Activism so often gets the bad rep of being all about sacrificing – all about pain and struggle – never about joy. And yet as we find ourselves in a culture that preaches escapism, demands smiles, a Stepford Wife happiness that defies reality and central nervous systems, what does joy mean? Furthermore, what does activism mean – militancy, rigid radicalism, the toxicity of movement spaces and more? Well – let's dive in.
The worst democracy money can buy and how federal over-reach can turn back progressive environmental policies. Next, a retired special ed teacher and grandmother gets thrown in jail – because a pipeline company is afraid of her. Meanwhile, 2017 was the deadliest year yet for environmental activists. Finally, hemp has gone from miracle plant to demon seed and is now publicly swinging back to miracle plant. Industrial Hemp Advocate and activist Muriel Young Bear joins us to talk about the history, future and power of hemp.
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