Climate-justice organizing with an anti-colonial focus| April 10, 2013
On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, organizer Teresa Diewart talks about her involvement in Rising Tide Vancouver/Coast Salish Territories, a new climate justice group that emphasizes the intertwined character anti-colonial struggle and work against climate change.
Rising Tide is a network of autonomous, local groups that has a presence in communities across North America and around the world. They define their approach as "climate justice," which refuses to see as separate the social justice and environmental aspects of climate change, as well as emphasizing movement-building and direct action. The group in Vancouver is a new addition to the network. Their work reflects a conviction that work against climate change must centre indigenous peoples and opposition to colonization. Initially inspired by a visit by some of the core organizers to the Unist'ot'en Action Camp in northern British Columbia, they prioritize working with the nations and communities that are on the frontlines of struggle against the oppressive impacts and industries at the heart of climate change. Diewart talks about what the group has done since its founding last September, their approach, and their plans for the future.
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