Non-violence verses direct action: We need both!

Sunday, 19 July 2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am
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Non-violence verses direct action: We need both!

Leslie James Pickering, Burning Books co-owner & former ELF spokesperson, and radical treatise 'Eco-Warriors' author Rik Scarce, debate non-violent civil disobedience versus direct action tactics like property destruction. The audio in this week's episode was sourced from The Final Straw Radio, and was recorded at November 2017 Burning Books community conversation between Scarce and Pickering about property destruction & definitions of violence; terrorism labels & repercussions of militancy; concerns around alienating the wider community and the radical ecological movement.  

Music: ¡TchKunG! New Earth Rising; Dan Kemp, 'In Defence of Direct Action' 


Earth Matters #1253 was produced by Nicky Stott 

Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


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