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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Posted on October 07, 2009 by Flashpoints

Environmental justice

Environmental justice

We spend the hour looking at the environmental justice movement, the wins, the losses and the long fights ahead; we speak with Dean Kuipers, author of a brand-new biography on Rod Coronado, the legendary eco-rights and animal-rights activist; also, we’ll hear from longtime activist Mike Roselle and talk about his new book documenting his life and work in the environmental justice movement, including his current struggle to save the mountains of Appalachia from coal strip mining; live music in the studio with political singer-songwriter Dana Lyons; and we’ll hear sounds from the documentary film Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice.


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Dean Kuipers, author, Operation Bite Back: Rod Coronado’s War to Save American Wilderness

Mike Roselle, author, Treespiker: From Earth First to Lowbagging, My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action

Dana Lyons, singer-songwriter extraordinaire

Sounds from the film Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice

Amanda Bellerby, co-host


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