Wednesday, June 2, 2010

PAINT IT BLACK: Oil Activism

This program is really two tied together. It's about oil activism, with ideas you can use.

Each half can be run as a separate half hour program if desired (cut last 10 seconds from part 1, "Radio Ecoshock will be back in 1 minute").

In the first half hour, Radio Ecoshock covers the various anti-BP and Gulf Spill protests arising spontaneously around the United States, and abroad. This includes a couple of protest songs, including one by the Raging Grannies of South Florida, and another by Code Pink in Houston - that you can use. Plus more practical tips on using black plastic and signs to get your protest going. Go ahead, paint it black.

I also give an update on the four places where the next great spill threatens: the East Coast of both the United States and Canada (especially the Chevron super-deep drilling off Newfoundland); the Canadian Arctic (where the government is aggressively seeking bids, with no environmental assessment, and no hope of stopping a leak); the Alaska Arctic (where Shell has been told to half drilling plans); and the new tanker threat off Canada's West Coast.

If anything positive has come out of the Gulf disaster, these other places are at least getting a break, while authorities re-evaluate the risks.


In the second half-hour, we switch to media activism as demonstrated by "The Yes Men". I recorded a speech by Andy Bichlbaum (university professor and professional hoaxman) at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in Vancouver. It includes multi-media clips from "The Yes Men Fix The World" DVD.

More ideas on how activists (that's you!) can use the media to get out the right message... finally. Have fun, and save the world at the same time.

READ MORE (with some helpful links)

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