Miranda Gibson‘s radio documentary Until All Are Free is our main feature this week. This radio documentary covers the cases of environmental political prisoners Eric McDavid and Marie Mason, who are both serving sentences of around 20 years imprisonment in the US. The documentary looks at why these two are considered to be “political prisoners” and the movement of prisoner solidarity around the world. We explore the significance of these cases from a global perspective and talk about June 11th, the international day of solidarity with Eric and Marie.
Miranda Gibson is best known for recently spending 14 months at the top of a tree to defend Tasmania’s old-growth forests from logging in Tasmania, Australia. Miranda is an advocate for environmental and social justice, and previous host of a radio program on 4zzz community radio, as part of the Radical Radio Collective.
Jeff Luers, former earth liberation political prisoner, talks from a personal perspective about prisoner solidarity. He shares his story of why he went to prison, how people can show solidarity for prisoners and why he continues to keep fighting for a better world.
Jenny from Sacromento Prisoner Support. Jenny is Eric McDavid’s partner and she shares the story of Eric’s case and why he was charged with conspiracy and sentenced to 19 years in prison. Jenny talks about what life is like for Eric in prison and how people can support him.
Peter from Support Marie Mason, talks about Marie Mason, an environmental activist who has labelled as a terrorist and is currently serving a 20 year sentence. Peter talks about why Marie’s sentence is considered to be politically motivated and why this is part of what has been labelled the “green scare.”
WIll Potter, independent journalist and author of Green Is The New Red, discusses the political context of why environmentalists and animal rights activists are being labelled as terrorists in the United States and the social and political implications of this internationally.
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This Weeks Music! Brought to you by DJ Amber Waves at Open til’ Midnight:
Caves – Data Romance
Bad Dream – Wildlife
Toronto band Wildlife have been building a steady swell of acclaim. Their second album, …On The Heart, released a few months ago and is a fusion of rock and atmospheric dance-groove elements. With its songs focused on the heart — on the ways it supports us and destructs — it’s filled with surging melodies and sonic arrhythmia.
Wildlife play The Mod Club tonight at 8pm as part of NXNE.