Aric McBay: Full Spectrum Resistance (part 1)

Sunday, 28 March 2021 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Several anonymous masked protesters wearing black pants, black hoodies, gloves and dark sunglasses stand defiantly with fists in the air at a barricade that has been erected across train tracks in a remote area. One of the protesters is holding up a Wet'suwet'en flag, which has a red background with a yellow sun, and an image of the profile of a Wet'suwet'en warrior wearing headdress in the centre of the sun. The barricade is constructed with 2 large, solid wooden tripods across tracks and a large banner st

Interview with Aric McBay about Full Spectrum Resistance (part 1)

Part one of a two part interview with farmer, anarchist, organiser and author Aric McBay, on his book Full Spectrum Resistance—an historical overview on building movements, actions and strategies for change.

In a fascinating and in depth interview with Bursts from The Final Straw Radio, McBay covers the climate justice movement and it’s unique potential for facilitating widespread interconnectivity and synthesis between other social movements.

Based on the concept of common ground—and using successful examples from the South African anti-apartheid movement, the women’s suffrage movement, the US civil rights movement, and Wet'suwet'en land rights and anti-pipeline solidarity campaigns—McBay outlines aspects of full spectrum resistance in building social movements; including diversity of tactics, cooperation between people using different tactics, solidarity between movements and intersectional approaches.


*Audio sourced, with thanks, from The Final Straw Radio 

This week's show is #1289 and 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.


Megan Williams, Teishan Ahearne, Bec Horridge & Nicky Stott