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  • This miniseries highlights frontline struggles, resistance and peoples actions that are taking place right now around the world; and we will hear from the peoples directly. This week we here from Derek, member of the Nuclear and Coal Free Batan Movement in The Philippines. The movement is a coaliton of organisations and individuals working for a safer environment with safer energy sources for all. In this episode Derek also highlights the increased risks that environmental defenders in The Philippines are facing.


    Nuclear and Coal Free Batan Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/coal.bataan.5

    Video on their work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XruzZ9wAxtM

    More info on their work: https://world.350.org/philippines/bataan/

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  • Have you ever felt like you have to read a whole stack of books before getting involved in activism? In this episode Mikaela and Jo discuss the power as well as the shortcomings of theory for social change. In connection to social movement struggles, they discuss how theory has become abstract rather than a tool rooted in community and give pointers how we can change this. Enjoy!


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    Hosted by Josephine Becker and Jess Mally, edited by Finlay Mowat.


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  • This miniseries highlights  frontline struggles, resistance and peoples actions that are taking place right now around the world; and we will hear from the peoples directly. This week we here from Crispus, the founder of the Abayuuti Climate Action Network in Uganda. Their work consists of environmental justice education and identifying/supporting people affected by climate crisis. 


    Relevant Links for Abayuuti Climate Action Network:

    GoFundMe:   https://gofund.me/5f2265b4

    Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/login?lang=en

    LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/crispus-mwemaho-457632225

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/


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    Hosted by Josephine Becker and Jess Mally, edited by Finlay Mowat.


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  • For this episode we are in conversation with the wonderful Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, also known as @theBrownHijabi on socials and author of Tangled in Terror: Uprooting Islamophobia.

    We talk about the colonised mind, colonialism, state surveillance, islamophobia (TW) as well as tools such as language poetry art; that are tools for building community-centred and liberated futures.


    Also special thanks to Jess Mally for joining Jo Becker as the co-host on this episode. Jess is an anti-racist educator, writer, podcaster and good friend of us. For other episodes with her, check out: the Yikes Pod ep: 17&30


    https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745345413/tangled-in-terror/


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    Links: 


    https://twitter.com/thebrownhijabi

    https://www.suhaiymah.com/ https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745345413/tangled-in-terror/  


    @jessmally

    https://www.jessmally.com/


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  • Bio: This miniseries highlights  frontline struggles, resistance and peoples actions that are taking place right now around the world; and we will hear from the peoples directly. We hope it allows for collective learning efforts, and for building bridges across our causes for international solidarity.  For this episode, we hear from Elif Sarican (@elifxeyal) about the Rojava Revolution in North East Syria in pursuit of freedom and autonomy of the Kurdish peoples, in resisting against colonialism, patriarchy and capitalism and what alternatives have been in the making there, with a special focus on the womens liberation movement.  


    Further resources: 

    - https://makerojavagreenagain.org/  

    - Rise Up for Rojava 

    - https://www.freeocalan.org/main

    - https://www.plutobooks.com/blog/podcast-rojava/



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  • Should we all pivot our focus to every tragedy that happens? Can social media's shifting focus to whatever is the most recent issue get in the way of long-term work against issues like the climate crisis? In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of reactionary activism, social media and more.


    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.


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  • This miniseries highlights  frontline struggles, resistance and peoples actions that are taking place right now around the world; and we will hear from the peoples directly. We hope it allows for collective learning efforts, and for building bridges across our causes for international solidarity. This week we hear from Lützerath Bleibt


    Lützerath Bleibt (eng: Lützerath stays) is a land defenders group in western Germany resisting coal extraction. By declaring themselves as an autonomous zone #ZADRheinland, they are practicing new possible futures.


    For more info on this week's guest:

    https://luetzerathlebt.info/

    https://www.instagram.com/luetzibleibt/

    https://twitter.com/LuetziBleibt


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  • For this episode we chatted to Eve Livingston, author of "Make Bosses Pay" about unions. We discuss what unions are, their importance, the need for more coalition building with unions and what to do after joining one.  Find Eve's work at @eve__rebecca and her book here: plutobooks.com/9780745341620/make-bosses-pay/  


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  • This miniseries highlights  frontline struggles, resistance and peoples actions that are taking place right now around the world; and we will hear from the peoples directly. We hope it allows for collective learning efforts, and for building bridges across our causes for international solidarity.


    For more info on this week's guest:


    http://caravana.pueblosunidosporlavida.org/

    https://www.instagram.com/marinatricks

    https://www.facebook.com/Congresonacionalindigenamexico

    https://www.facebook.com/CIPOGEZ


    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.


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  • We're finally back!!! Welcome to Season 5 of YIKES! 


    In this episode, we reflect on our own internalised beliefs of perfectionism and how that can get in the way of activist work, is related to capitalism and how we need more error-friendly spaces to (un)learn collectively


    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.


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  • We are back from COP26 (aka Cop-Out 26)... in this ep, we share some reflections on the results of Glasgow Climate Pact, our first hand experiences being in Glasgow during this UN climate conference, and what we can take away for our movements and for upcoming COPs.


    Resources:

    (twitter thread Jo mentioned): https://twitter.com/GeorgeMonbiot/status/1461223380619870209?s=20

    Govan Free State: https://www.govanfreestate.sco

    COP26 Coalition YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMNmU3mvFT8pLROw0y2f8ZQ


    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.


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  • In this ep. we chatted with the incredible Vanessa Nakate about her climate work. We heard more about how she became a Climate Striker, the differences to organising in Uganda and Europe and how we can build more bridges in connecting our movement across the globe.


    Follow Vanessa on socials!


    https://www.instagram.com/vanessanakate1/


    https://twitter.com/vanessa_vash


    Order her book "A Bigger Picture" now!


    https://linktr.ee/ABiggerPicture


    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.


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  • Hello, lovely beans!


    Just before COP26 kicks off, we are bringing you this episode to explain what it is, why it is so important and what is to be expected within the UN negotiations and also outside the formal meetings.


    This week we had the opportunity to hear from Farhana Yamin, who has 30 years of experience of working as a climate lawyer and having worked in many COPs. 


    Check out her work @farhanaclimate on twitter, and the manifesto she wrote for COP26 here: https://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/the-world-today/2021-10/manifesto-justice-cop26-and-beyond


    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.


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  • This week we chatted to the brilliant Tessa Khan about climate litigation, what it is and why so many people are now choosing to take climate action to the courts.


    We also talked about the Paid To Pollute case that Mikaela is a claimant on - which will be going to court on December 8th 2021!


    More info on paidtopollute.org.uk Tessa is an international climate lawyer who has been involved with some of the most impactful climate cases in recent years so it was an absolute pleasure to hear her insights.


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  • In this episode we speak to Kelsey from Community Action on Prison Expansion (CAPE) about prison abolition in the UK. We hear about the different types of prisons, current expansion plans, community resistance and get a glimpse of what a society without police could be like. This conversation was so rich, thought provoking and just so far our favourite. We hope it challenges and changed you.


    Organisations mentioned in the episode: CAPE - Community Action on Prison Expansion (@no_more_prisons) https://instagram.com/no_more_prisons?utm_medium=copy_link


    Corporate watch

    Inquest

    Women in prison

    Sisters Uncut

    Docs Not Cops

    Abolitionist Futures Reading Group

    Cradle Community (@cradlecommunity)

    "Brick by Brick" - https://www.hajarpress.com/books/brick-by-brick

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  • This week we dive deeper into what organising actually is. We explore the different roles within social movements, dismantling barriers that make activism exclusionary and the call for us all to get more involved and active. 


    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.


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  • Welcome to Season 4!


    In this episode we chat to the incredible Hassan Akkad (coming back after episode 11!) We chat to Hassan about his new - brilliant - book Hope Not Fear which is published THIS WEEK. This conversation touches on the current climate for refugees in the UK, cancel culture, privilege, climate and so much more. 

    Preorder Hassan's brilliant memoir here.


    Release date today! (2nd Sept): https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/hassan-akkad/hope-not-fear/9781529059830


    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.


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  • We are back with a bonus episodes in between seasons, woohoo!! In this episode, we talk about idealism, futures envisioning, feeling too radical whilst not radical enough and stepping into different movement roles to disrupt the status quo.


    Stop Cambo: https://linktr.ee/stopcambo


    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.


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  • It's the end of Season 3! We hope you've all enjoyed it as much as we have!! In this final episode of the season we have a chat about some things that have been inspiring and challenging our learning and unlearning recently.


    Mikaela is taking the UK government to court!


    Sign the petition here: https://paidtopollute.org.uk/petition/


    More info here: https://paidtopollute.org.uk/learn/


    Resources from this episode:


    Resources: 

    - Crip Camp (Movie)  

    - Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa (book) 

    - We will not cancel us - adrienne maree brown   

    - Imagining Radical Feminist Futures: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=365225481225185&ref=watch_permalink

    - Unapologetic, a Black Queer Feminist Mandate on Radical Mandate by Charlene Carruthers (book)

    - Legendary (tv show)

    - Another Now by Yanis Varoufakis (book)

    - shado mag talk: https://fb.watch/5laJx-wTxl/

    - Feeding the Revolution in Columbia: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/feeding-the-revolution---alimentado-la-revolucin

    - Mutual Aid Groups India: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eiobgyrl8iz-R1Dz7c4R5pzzzkuZLBj99vaC7T_UeVo/mobilebasic


    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.


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  • Veganism isn't the (only) answer, but what is? In this episode we chat about magic-bullet solutions to the world's issues, whether they exist or not, consumer 'activism' and context-based solution practices


    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.


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