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Earth At Risk video series / OccupyOakland & Berkeley / Arundhati Roy + more

A collection of videos taken from the multi-day event "Earth At Risk" - Occupy Oakland and UC Berkeley, November 2011. Speakers include Waziyatawin, Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, Eric McBay, Arundhati Roy and Thomas Linzey.

This video: Excerpts of speeches by Waziyatawin, Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Eric McBay at Occupy Oakland as part of the Earth At Risk multi-day event, November 12, 2011.

Waziyatawin is a Dakota writer, teacher, and activist committed to the development of liberation strategies that will support the recovery of Indigenous ways of being, the reclamation of Indigenous homelands, and the eradication of colonial institutions.
Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Eric McBay are the authors of Deep Green Resistance, and have individually authored numerous award-winning fiction and non-fiction books, including the now quite famous works Endgame parts 1 & 2 (unfortunately Lierre Keith is also a raging transphobe).


This video: Arundhati Roy is interviewed by Derrick Jensen at the Earth At Risk event at UC Berkley, November 13, 2011.

Arundhati Roy is a well known Indian novelist. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel, The God of Small Things, and has also written two screenplays and several collections of essays.


This video: Excerpt of Thomas Linzey being interviewed by Derrick Jensen at the Earth At Risk event at UC Berkley, November 13, 2011.

NOTE: Further excerpt (labeled Thomas Linzey 2) can be found in the links to the right of the video.

Thomas Linzey, an award-winning public interest attorney admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Third, Fourth, Eighth, and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is the Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit law firm that has provided free legal services to over five hundred local governments and nonprofits since 1995.

I believe that Chris Hedges (part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002) was also interviewed at the UC Berkeley event. If anyone can find a link to a video of this, or other videos from the same event series, please post in the comments section. Thank you.