Streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on September 22nd through September 28th, 2014, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM
In this newly revised edition of the episode, (streaming on AFM from 9/23 on) Sean talks about his friend and supporter Denise “Isan” Miller who’s physical health has been allowed to deteriorate quickly because the police showed up to her mental health crisis and now she’s facing serious medical conditions due to mistreatment at the hands of her captors. That can be found meanwhile here: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/77319
This week’s episode features a conversation with Paul and Camille from the ZAD du Testet. ZAD du Testet, as they will explain, is a land occupation in the southwestern department of Tarn, France. Farmers, residents and activists are struggling to stop the building of a dam that would flood the lands of some farmers for the purpose of irrigating other farmer’s lands in order to facilitate the growing of large amounts of corn, probably for animal agriculture. The flooding would also destroy the wetlands of that area and destabilize the ecology further. Taking the model of the ZAD, or Zone a defendre against the building of an airport in Notre Dame de Landes in eastern france of which we’ve spoken a lot on this show, the people struggling against the dam in Testet have been occupying the lands slated for deforestation in relation to the dam building and have recently been evicted from their occupation.
Paul and Camille speak about the methods of struggle being employed, the folks involved in the struggle, the use of far-right thugs to intimidate and attack those holding the ZAD du testet and more. More info in french is available at tantquilyauradesbouilles.wordpress.com or at www.collectif-testet.org