#28: Arctic Special – part one

July 16, 2009
by phil
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arctic-inuit-hunter-jumps-sea-ice-gapThe first of two episodes featuring Jess Worth – a co-editor of New Internationalist – who has recently finished editing an issue of the magazine focusing on the Arctic which uncovers the largely untold story of how climate change is impacting already on indigenous peoples and their traditional subsistence lifestyles.

We hear from Gwich’in activist Faith Gemmill (co-odinator of REDOIL) about how indigenous peoples are fighting back against fossil fuel developments on their lands. A recent string of successful legal challenges suggests that indigenous peoples could end up playing a critical role in the fight against climate change. REDOIL have won important victories over Shell, the US government and the Environmental Protection Agency.

New Internationalist – Arctic Issue
Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands (REDOIL)

Kivalina vs Exxon


This programme includes an extract from ‘Dream in White on White’ by John Luther Adams performed by the Apollo Quartet and Strings (New Albion, 1993) and from the following “On Point” broadcast: www.onpointradio.org/2008/05/suing-big-energy

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