May 12, 2020

S2 E18 Deep Ecology and Non Violent Direct Action

S2 E18 Deep Ecology and Non Violent Direct Action

In this episode I speak with Castlemaine local, Kerry Calcraft, who spent her twenties protesting logging in Western Australia at Giblett forest.  We discuss the training she got in Deep Ecology and Non Violent Direct Action and how that has impacted her...


In this episode I speak with Castlemaine local, Kerry Calcraft, who spent her twenties protesting logging in Western Australia at Giblett forest.  We discuss the training she got in Deep Ecology and Non Violent Direct Action and how that has impacted her life since then... including how it helps her during this Covid-19 pandemic and into the future as the climate emergency increases.

We also have a recycling tips segment at the end of the episode. 

 

Links:

Non Violent Direct Action:

How the Stanford University King Institute describes Martin Luther King’s journey to nonviolent direct action:

https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/nonviolence

The Commons Social Change Library is a rich resource for further reading on Non-violent Direct Action:

https://commonslibrary.org/nonviolent-direct-action-nvda-start-here/

 

Deep Ecology: 

About Arne Naess, the originator of Deep Ecology:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arne_N%C3%A6ss

An interesting article about Deep Ecology and Arne Naess:

https://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/learning-resources/what-is-deep-ecology

Joanna Macy Website:

https://www.joannamacy.net/main

 

WA forest protests:

This is a call to action for the Giblett forest from 1997:

http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/wrr37/giblett.htm

A list of groups that unite to help protect the forests:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Australian_Forest_Alliance

South West Forest Defence Foundation:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_West_Forests_Defence_Foundation

 

Recycling tips from Sustainability Victoria:

https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/About-us/Latest-news/2019/03/05/03/08/Keep-up-your-good-recycling-habits