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How to Change a System: Occupy and the Question of Non-Violence

From: Making Contact
Series: Making Contact
Length: 29:00

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A debate from Oakland, California between practitioners of non-violence, versus those who believe a diversity of tactics is what Occupy needs to move forward.

Episode_pic_for_03-12_small The Occupy movement has changed the way Americans view political activism. And there's a raging debate over what tactics should be used. How is social change achieved, and does violence have a role to play? On this edition, a debate from Oakland, California between practitioners of non-violence, versus those who believe a diversity of tactics is what Occupy needs to move forward.

Featuring:
Josh Shepherd, Navy veteran and Iraq veterans Against the War activist; Kazu Haga, Kingian Nonviolence trainer; Matthew Edwards, Iraq war conscientious objector, Melissa Merin, human rights activist; Paolo, organizer and Occupy Oakland participant; Rev. Phil Lawson, Methodist minister, and civil rights activist; Sean O'Brien, DASW organizer; Starhawk, global justice activist and author; Rahula Janowski, moderator

Program #03-12
Begin Date 01/18/12. End date 07/18/12.

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Piece Description

The Occupy movement has changed the way Americans view political activism. And there's a raging debate over what tactics should be used. How is social change achieved, and does violence have a role to play? On this edition, a debate from Oakland, California between practitioners of non-violence, versus those who believe a diversity of tactics is what Occupy needs to move forward.

Featuring:
Josh Shepherd, Navy veteran and Iraq veterans Against the War activist; Kazu Haga, Kingian Nonviolence trainer; Matthew Edwards, Iraq war conscientious objector, Melissa Merin, human rights activist; Paolo, organizer and Occupy Oakland participant; Rev. Phil Lawson, Methodist minister, and civil rights activist; Sean O'Brien, DASW organizer; Starhawk, global justice activist and author; Rahula Janowski, moderator

Program #03-12
Begin Date 01/18/12. End date 07/18/12.

Please call us if you carry us - 510-251-1332 - and we will list your station on our website. If you excerpt, please credit early and often. 

Timing and Cues

Total run time is 29 minutes (no hard breaks)
-Optional cutaway at 1:00
-Optional (floating) cutaway between 12:00 and 20:00
-Music in/out.

Additional Credits

Producer/ Host: Andrew Stelzer
Producers: Kyung Jin Lee, Esther Manilla
Contributing producer: Reese Erlich
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web team: Irene Florez and Jamila Khan
Production Interns: Lisa Bartfai and Christopher Holmbäck
Organizational Volunteers Barbara Barnett, Dan Turner, Meaghan Lasala, Ron Rucker, Alton Byrd, Katherine Lee, and Salima Hamirani

Related Website

www.radioproject.org