The Oakland Institute Podcast
Art as Resistance: David Solnit

Art as Resistance: David Solnit

December 6, 2021

If you’ve participated in any mobilizations over the past decade, chances are you’ve seen the work of today’s guest, Oakland Institute Senior Fellow David Solnit.

A climate justice, global justice, anti-war, arts, and direct action organizer, David is also an author, a puppeteer, and a trainer. He was a key organizer in the shutdowns of the WTO in Seattle in 1999 and in San Francisco the day after Iraq was invaded in 2003. Today is he deeply involved in climate action protests. 

In this episode, David reflects on decades spent on the front lines of some of the most important mobilizations and shares his thoughts on the role art can play in resistance movements.

To see David's work firsthand and stay up to date on his current organizing see: https://www.facebook.com/david.solnit

Resistance to the UN Food Systems Summit: Part 2: Elizabeth Mpofu, Alejandro Argumedo & Anuradha Mittal

Resistance to the UN Food Systems Summit: Part 2: Elizabeth Mpofu, Alejandro Argumedo & Anuradha Mittal

September 19, 2021

The second episode in a two part series exploring resistance to the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit and mapping out sustainable, bottom-up approaches to food sovereignty. Featuring Elizabeth Mpofu (La Via Campesina), Alejandro Argumedo (Swift Foundation) & Anuradha Mittal (Oakland Institute)

Intro: Chivy Sok

Host: Andy Currier

For more see: //www.oaklandinstitute.org/food-systems-summit

 
 
Resistance to the UN Food Systems Summit: Part 1: Nnimmo Bassey & Kristen Lyons

Resistance to the UN Food Systems Summit: Part 1: Nnimmo Bassey & Kristen Lyons

September 13, 2021

The first episode in a two part series exploring resistance to the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit and mapping out sustainable, bottom-up approaches to food sovereignty. Featuring Nnimmo Bassey (Health of Mother Earth Foundation) and Kristen Lyons (Professor of Environment and Development Sociology, U Queensland). 

Intro: Chivy Sok

Host: Andy Currier

For more see: https://www.oaklandinstitute.org/food-systems-summit

Dignity or Exploitation? What Future for Farmworker Families in the US ft. David Bacon

Dignity or Exploitation? What Future for Farmworker Families in the US ft. David Bacon

February 22, 2021

Oakland Institute Senior Fellow, journalist and photographer David Bacon discusses the history of exploitation of the H-2A worker program and how it creates a race to the bottom for all farmworkers. 

Will the Biden administration protect the profits of growers and expand the H-2A program or will it stand with farmworkers who labor in the fields to keep our country fed?

Report: https://www.oaklandinstitute.org/biden-administration-end-slavery-conditions-h2a-guest-worker-program

On the Frontlines of Duterte’s War on Filipino Farmers

On the Frontlines of Duterte’s War on Filipino Farmers

January 19, 2021

Kathryn Manga of KMP (Peasants Movement of the Philippines) joins to discuss how farmers faced with land grabs and violent repression continue to struggle for genuine agrarian reform and a better future in the Philippines. 

 

For the latest news on KMP:

https://www.facebook.com/kilusangmagbubukid/

https://twitter.com/kmp_phl

Music: Mike Mell

“We are Human Beings” Inside the Longest McDonald’s Workers’ Strike with Angely Rodriguez & Maria Ceja

“We are Human Beings” Inside the Longest McDonald’s Workers’ Strike with Angely Rodriguez & Maria Ceja

December 9, 2020

Today's episode features Angely Rodriguez and Maria Ceja - two McDonald’s workers who went on a historic strike in response to the company’s failure to provide the bare minimum to protect its workers as COVID-19 ran rampant through their Telegraph Ave location in North Oakland.

To learn more and get involved visit: www.fastfoodjusticeahora.com. 

Hosted by Andy Currier

Music: Michael & Randy Mell

Changing the Path to Development in Papua New Guinea

Changing the Path to Development in Papua New Guinea

October 13, 2020

The Oakland Institute Policy Director Frederic Mousseau joins to discuss how despite an abundance of natural resource wealth, Papua New Guinea’s reliance on large scale extraction projects has failed to provide development for its people. Instead of allowing foreign corporations to evade taxes and bank profits offshore, PNG must change course to provide people centered development.

 

https://www.oaklandinstitute.org/extraction-inclusion

 

 

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