With over 40 years of experience waging strategic tactics to protect the environment and motivating others to do the same, Mike Roselle, founder of Earth First! shares his tools for being an effective activist. Mike has been especially passionate about stopping clear cut logging and mountain top mining, two very destructive resource harvesting efforts. He shares his Rules for Radicals in this video. If you are passionate enough to wage a fight against environmental destruction, you should watch this video, then put on your boots and get out there!
Jodie Evans is a real life superhero! Where does the co-founder of CODEPINK find her courage and voice to fight for peace and justice? Jodie shares stories about three of her mentors and what she has learned from each of them. She speaks about finding her voice, sharing "the message" and describes how her work has enriched her life and has unleashed a profound joy.
Fiercely determined to protect his family's ranch and the ancestral lands of neighboring Native American ranchers from being inundated by one of the largest dam projects ever proposed in California, Richard Wilson found himself at the center of the Dos Rios dam controversy. Richard's story tells about how this proposal and his fight awakened his inner warrior as he successfully fought off the Dos Rios dam.
Radicalism and participatory democracy intersect at Tom Hayden. Tom became an activist in the early 1960s when he was a "freedom rider" in the south and president of the Students for a Democratic Society. Tom shares his thoughts about his 50 years of activity in civil disobedience, marches, direct action, and ultimately how and why he came to represent the people in California state office.
Do you really want to make a difference? Randy Hayes, Executive Director of Foundation Earth believes that our solutions must be commensurate with the problems at hand. Each of us can be powerful in creating change, as he well knows from many years of environmental activism. Randy recommends that we act with the understanding that the earth is comprised of multiple interactive systems, a concept embraced in the science of ecology. We can choose to manage brush fires, which will reoccur in other locations, or we can try to affect systemic change, which is our best hope for solving global issues such as climate change or other large scale issues.