Resistance Radio

Resistance Radio

Progressive Radio Network
interviews by Derrick Jensen of a broad spectrum of activists building a culture of resistance and defending the wild.
Resistance Radio interview of Patrick Battuello
Patrick Battuello is the founder and president of Horseracing Wrongs, the nation's preeminent anti-horseracing organization. Patrick and HW have been featured in, among many other publications, Forbes, USA Today, The Guardian, the Boston Herald, and Deadspin. Patrick has appeared on HBO's "Real Sports," and multiple CNN and ESPN segments. In addition, Patrick has testified before the NYS Senate and has had op-eds published in The Washington Post, MSNBC, The Baltimore Sun, Katie Couric Media, et al.
Nov 27, 2023
53 min
Resistance Radio interview of Paul Tyson
Paul Tyson is an independent scholar and an Honorary Senior Fellow with the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, at the University of Queensland, in Australia. He has academic qualifications in philosophy, theology, and sociology, and likes to mix them all up when trying to understand how strange the ordinary features of our contemporary way of life are. Three of his biggest intellectual heroes are Plato, Kierkegaard, and Ellul. Over the past few years he has been writing in the science and religion domain, which has resulted in the 2022 book 'A Christian Theology of Science' the 2021 book 'Theology and Climate Change' and the 2019 book 'Seven Brief Lessons on Magic'.
Nov 20, 2023
51 min
Resistance Radio interview of Fred Gibson
Fred Gibson is a co-founder and Core Member of Communities that Protect and Resist. An environmental and social justice activist, he’s lived in Colorado off and on since 1970, and has witnessed the native beauty and biological diversity of the Front Range, as well as its ongoing destruction. He is determined to reverse that trend. Fred’s worked as an organizational psychologist and leadership scholar, coach, and practitioner for over 40 years. As a result, he’s able to offer his experience to build effective leadership and organizational capacity to groups that resist the destruction of the planet. His experiences in the military, business world and academia provide perspectives on organizing and leading, from which he can draw to round out his analysis, and ground CPR initiatives. Fred has participated in resistance work in various forms, including the Castle Rock Prairie Dog campaign in Colorado, support efforts in Oak Flat, Arizona, Standing Rock, North Dakota and the Great Basin, Nevada, and Manila Bay among others. In addition to helping grow CPR as an organization, Fred teaches courses to activists and community leaders, and writes the occasional blog post. He’s ready to work with activists and Community builders to ‘make Community happen’.
Nov 14, 2023
52 min
Resistance Radio interview of Dave Stone
Dave Stone was born in Ohio, moved to Oregon in 1980 to get his MS in Recreation Management. Undergrad degree in Community Organization (just like Obama)His passion passion is for protecting the natural world. His talent is photography and writing and organizing. His experience has been leading the successful campaign to achieve  60,000 acres of  Wilderness protection for the Waldo Lake area in the high Cascades of Oregon, conservation chair for our local Audubon Society, and other conservation positions. His current position is president of Douglas Fir National Monument. Here is the website: https://www.douglasfirnationalmonument.org/
Nov 6, 2023
42 min
Resistance Radio interview of Richard Pearce
Richard Pearce, originally from the UK, is a long term resident of Tottori Prefecture, the least populated prefecture in Japan. He works as a nature guide and adventure tour leader in Japan and Bhutan. Alongside his love for nature, Richard is a practitioner of Shugendo, an ancient form of mountain asceticism. In 2021, along with his wife Kazumi, he founded a Non-profit organisation called Sustainable Daisen. Sustainable Daisen's mission is to promote sustainable practices which will ensure the survival of the Japanese giant salamander and the conservation of its environment.
Oct 30, 2023
53 min
Resistance Radio interview of Jennifer Lahl
Jennifer Lahl is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. She has 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager. Three times she has addressed the United Nations on Surrogacy and Human Egg Trafficking. In 2009 she was associate producer on her first documentary Lines that Divide: the great stem cell debates†and she is now post production on her 11th documentary The Lost Boys: Searching for Manhood exploring male detransitioners. Her films cover the ethics of assisted reproductive technologies and the role of medicine in the transgender debates. All are available to view for free on @cbcnetwork YouTube channel
Oct 23, 2023
49 min
Resistance Radio interview of Amanda Kovattana
Amanda Kovattana is a biracial, tri-cultural writer who grew up in Bangkok, in a pre-industrialized Thailand before immigrating to California in 1968. She came of age as a lesbian in the San Francisco bay area and is the author of two memoirs, Diamonds In My Pocket, and The Girls Guide to Off Grid Living. Her recent book The Unexpected Penis: Conversations on the Gender Trail, is a primer and memoir of her observations of the transgender phenomenon
Oct 17, 2023
49 min
Resistance Radio interview of Perdita Finn
Perdita Finn is the co-founder, with her husband Clark Strand, of the feral fellowship The Way of the Rose, which inspired their book The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary. In addition to study with Zen masters, priests, rabbis, and healers, she apprenticed with the psychic Susan Saxman, with whom she wrote The Reluctant Psychic. Finn now teaches popular workshops on Getting to Know the Dead, in which participants are empowered to activate the magic in their own lives with the help of their ancestors. She is the author of Take Back the Magic: Conversations with the Unseen World. She lives with her family in the moss-filled shadows of the Catskill Mountains.
Oct 9, 2023
52 min
Resistance Radio interview of Kate Harris and Bev Jackson
Kate Harris is a life-long feminist and lesbian campaigner.  She worked at Brighton Women’s Aid – a refuge for women fleeing domestic abuse – in the 1970s and continued her activism when she moved into the corporate sector.  This included American Express, where Kate worked as Vice President Global Relationship Management, Corporate Services.  Kate was an active supporter of Europe’s largest gay rights organisation – named Stonewall. She organised Amex sponsorship for major Stonewall events and served in a personal capacity as a Stonewall “Ambassador”.Bev Jackson was a founding member of the UK Gay Liberation Front in 1970. She is a lifelong progressive activist in causes including anti-Apartheid and refugee rights. In 2016 she published a book, A Month with Starfish, on her experience working with refugees in Greece. Bev worked as a teacher and then a lecturer in English literature at the University of Amsterdam, and later became an academic translator. She lives in the Netherlands.Kate Harris and Bev Jackson were introduced to each other in 2019 by a mutual acquaintance who saw they shared similar concerns about Stonewall’s abandonment of gay and lesbian rights. Both had separately communicated their concerns to Stonewall, but there was no willingness to engage. In the summer of 2019 they therefore decided to team up and to revive the gay rights movement in the form of a new organisation: LGB Alliance.
Oct 2, 2023
55 min
Resistance Radio interview of Chris Rynn
"Dr Chris Rynn is a Forensic Craniofacial Anthropologist (which is essentially an expert in the anatomy of skulls and faces, and the interrelationships between the two), who assists international police in human identification from skeletal remains (and helps museums to bring characters from the ancient past 'to life') by digitally sculpting faces on skulls."
Sep 25, 2023
53 min
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