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    August 25, 2013
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    Third of three programmes produced during the Reclaim the Power camp in support of the Balcombe blockade against fracking. Contents:

    • Our new ten-year old star presenter Freddy takes us on a tour of the Reclaim the Power camp
    • Collette from Balcombe village talks about the Solidarity Sunday march
    • An arrestee from the community support camp returns to the camp
    • Andi from Disabled People Against Cuts explains why DPAC are supporting RTP
    • Jordi reads a statement by UNANIMA International presented to the United Nations Human Rights Commission on the threat that fracking poses to the human right to safe clean water and sanitation
    • Samba band; thoughts on the night before the day of action; RTP ceilidh band
    • Report from the day of action – includes an interview with Caroline Lucas MP sitting down as part of the blockade prior to her arrest; three offsite actions at Cuadrilla HQ, fracking PR company Bell Pottinger’s office and Francis Maude MP’s constituency office; sit downs, lock-ons, diamond arm-lock formation; rousing chants; violent police reaction to peaceful blockade even in the presence of vulnerable people and an MP; fall out and final thoughts from Ali and Andi; bagpipe player.
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    August 25, 2013
    by phil
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    Second of three programmes produced during the Reclaim the Power camp in support of the Balcombe blockade against fracking. Contents:

    • Balcombe villagers speak out – we’re fighting not just for this village but for the whole of the country; fracking will not bring down energy bills; sometimes we feel we’re better informed than government ministers; what Cuadrilla will be doing during the test drill; what will happen with the waste water; the US experience; why we support the blockaders; fracking and local democracy; are recent water discolouration incidents in Balcombe connected with fracking?; we’ve exhausted all democractic means – all we have left is direct action; find out what’s happening in your area
    • Freddy finds out what the kids at RTP think
    • Jamie Kelsey-Fry from the media team on how RTP, fracking and the dash for gas is joining the dots between different issues
    • Reclaim the Power camp second plenary – update from the action fairies; international solidarity message from Ghana; Tina from RAFF on network of anti-fracking campaigns and cross-country solidarity; anti-fracking campaigns in Algeria and the importance of global solidarity; the impacts of high gas prices on fuel poverty; why pensioners support the campaign against fracking and the dash for gas; and scientist Simon Lewis on climate change
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    August 25, 2013
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    First of three programmes produced during the Reclaim the Power camp in support of the Balcombe blockade against fracking. Contents:

    • Intro
    • Voices from the community support camp
    • Reclaim the Power camp opening plenary with No Dash for Gas and Vanessa Vine from Frack Free Sussex amongst others – why we occupied West Burton gas-fired power station; why we moved RTP to Balcombe; why direct action?
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    August 5, 2013
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    Very happy to be able to share this keynote speech with you from Arts Admin’s recent Imagining the Great Transition event.

    In the wake of his recent book Cancel the Apocalypse, New Economics Foundation fellow Andrew Simms plays Fantasy Economics and imagines what a country might look like if it was run in the public interest rather than in the interest of the corporations and bankers. Bold, visionary and studded with real world examples that are happening now, Simms’ erudite and witty attack the doctrine of “There is No Alternative” bristles with a barely concealed venom. Recorded by Climate Radio for Arts Admin on Saturday 22 June 2013.

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    July 13, 2013
    by phil
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    A bricolage of sound impressions from Arts Admin’s recent Two Degrees Festival of art on the theme: “Climate, Consumerism, Community…” Emphasising unconventional and participative work, the festival asked, “What is broken in our world and what can we do to fix it?” The programme features The Institute for the Art & Practice of Dissent at Home, Lewis Bassett, Mel Evans, Andrea Francke, Harry Giles, Mark Godber, Kamala Katbamna, Ruth Potts, Andrew Simms, Gonçalo Tocha, Sam Trotman, Platform, Mels van Zutphen and Sarah Woods. Assembled by Climate Radio’s Phil England for Arts Admin. Broadcast by ResonanceFM on 12 July, 2013.

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    June 15, 2013
    by phil
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    Two Degrees (17-22 June) is a biennial arts festival taking a wide-framed and forward thinking look at climate change and possible futures. Live studio discussion between the programmers Mark Godber & Sam Trotman (Arts Admin) and artists Mel Evans & Sam Rowe (Platform), Andrea Francke and Lewis Bassett. More info & tickets: Two Degrees festival.

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    June 15, 2013
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    Here’s a bonus extra 8 minutes of our interview with Vanessa Vine, co-ordinator of Frack Free Sussex and Britain & Ireland Frack Free (BIFF!). We had to cut this at the last minute for space reasons.

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    March 13, 2012
    by phil
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    In this interview with Melanie Strickland from Wild Law UK, we talk about recognising the rights of nature, hopes and fears for the upcoming Rio+20 Earth Summit, how communities can fight back against corporations using Community Rights Ordinances and how all this might connect to the global Occupy movement. 50 minute live interview broadcast on ResonanceFM on 27 February 2012.

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    December 20, 2011
    by phil
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    International lawyer Polly Higgins has devoted her life to a single client – the Earth. Here she talks to Phil England about her campaign to make Ecocide the fifth international Crime Against Peace; why the UN climate talks are failing; and how an Ecocide law could be one of the tools that helps us make the Great Transition from fossil fuel dependency to a clean energy future. 90-minute special for ResonanceFM.

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    August 7, 2009
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    55-minute special featuring the voices of Climate Camp activists. Arthur of the London Camp for Climate Action media team is live in the studio discussing

    • the rapid take-up of the Climate Camp model around the world – there are over a dozen Camps around the globe this year
    • policing and legal aspects and
    • the justification for direct action in the face of inaction to prevent devastating climate change
    We have interviews with four London campers on
    • what’s planned for this year’s camp
    • legal and policing aspects
    • the direct action training that’s on offer and
    • the mass action that’s planned for later in the year

    We also have four short statements from the Camps in Australia, New Zealand, US and Finland; and a range of voices taken from a recent Climate Camp promotional video.

    A political reality may be emerging here that civil action could well force the government to act. This might even be one of those rare ocassions where everyday but resolute citizens have a lasting impact on the great issue of our time. – Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, University of Bradford

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