Anniversaries

We present anniversaries as an opening to our weekly program. Over time, we'll be building up quite an archive of significant anniversaries.

As far as we know, there is no other online archive of Eco-Defense related anniversaries/timeline... so building this one up will be a process of time itself. If you'd like to contribute or suggest an anniversary for Eco-Defense Radio, email nic@ecodefenseradio.org

Unist’ot’en Action Camp Established to Block Pipelines

By Nic Belott

July, 2009 is when the Unist’ot’en Action Camp was established in northern “British Columbia”. At this camp Indigenous and non-Indigenous guests gathered to work in solidarity with the Unist’ot’en (Big Frog Clan) to protect unceded Wet’suwet’en territory and its resources. The camp is located on land that is endangered by eleven different pipeline proposals. See www.unistoten.camp for more information. See www.unistoten.camp for…

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Robert Bullard Investigates Cancer Alley

By Ryan Clover

In July 1978 — Robert Bullard began investigating Triana, Alabama – a region where the chemical DDT contaminated a stream. He named his report “Cancer Alley,”. To many this marked the emergence of the environmental justice movement, exposing and resisting the disproportionate impacts of environmental hazards on communities of color in the US. Also that…

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Happy Birthday Assata Shakur!

By Ryan Clover

On July 16th 1947 – Assata Shakur is born. Assata is a legendary Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army member. Her ideas on activism and movement-building created a foundation for contemporary anti-racist work. Her autobiography, Assata is sharp, poetic, and still resonates true, decades later. Today the police killings of unarmed black and brown…

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