Lisa Fithian – Non-Violent Direct Action – New Book “Shut It Down”
“Lisa Fithian has been working for nonviolent social change since the mid 1970’s. Over the years she has been a student, labor and community organizer on a broad range of issues. From environmental justice to student and worker rights, from peace and global justice to immigration and housing, Lisa continues to use a wide range of strategies and tactics and encouraged nonviolent direct action as one of the most effective strategies for change.” – organizingforpower.org
Lisa has just written a book Shut It Down: Stories From a Fierce Loving Resistance which everyone will benefit from reading, no matter what one’s political persuasion.
Baruch and Lisa have been in the street together in DC, worked together in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and their conversation in this episode includes all that and much more, including visions for a viable future through democracy!
Music by: Stanley Clarke, Suzanne Sterling, Pete Seeger, Sonia Aimy, Jerry Garcia, Tobiah, and Joni Mitchell.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:00:45 — 139.5MB)
What a fantastic interview. I loved the phrase,’protectors not protesters’. Lisa is a genuine authentic person who has acted for us and for our planet and is now using words to do the same. Thanks Baruch for this and I’m proud to have my music included. xx*