Reflections On Power Shift 2013: An Impromptu Interview

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Whitney Conti, an independent photojournalist, asked me for an impromptu interview after Power Shift 2013.

Whitney Conti is an independent photojournalist from Washington D.C. Please visit Power Shift Climate Rally, October 21, 2013 Pittsburgh, PA. For a photoessay of the event which includes this interview.
Website: http://www.whitneyconti.com
Email : whitneyconti@gmail.com

See Also: “Are Mainstream Environmental Groups Keeping Racism Alive?” By Kat Stevens.

*Notes: This piece originally appeared as part of a series called, “Millenials Take On Climate Change” on the website, Policy Mic. The title I had wanted to go with for this piece was, “How  Big Green NGOs Are Harming the Environmental Movement”. Only 800 words were allowed. Policy Mic asked me to become a regular contributor after this piece but I declined once they repeatedly told me that a piece featuring an interview with a frontline indigenous organizer fighting tar sands pipelines wasn’t relevant for their readers. 

Read More About Controversy Surrounding Power Shift 2013:

Background of the Power Shift 2013 Mic Check/Disruption

Is Professional Activism Getting in the Way of Real Change? By comrade and fellow WOC, Henia Belalia

“Why are the environmental justice activists so angry? Don’t they want to actually build a movement?” By comrade & fellow QWOC, Jacklyn Gil.

“A Perspective on working with the Energy Action Coalition” By comrade Chloe Gleichman.

“On Anger, “Love Voices”, and “Divisiveness” In Their Environmental Movement” By Kat Stevens

“A Radical Goes to Power Shift” By an anonymous Power Shift Attendee

Also Relevant:

Power Shift 2013: Problems & Solutions by anonymous

“Fracking Indigenous Country: Big Green, Sun Media & Elsipogtog” by Mcdonald Stainsby, Counterpunch

Fuck 350.org a zine

“Honestly, Ms. Klein, author of No Logo & 350.org Board Member, You Honestly Don’t See This Intentional, Psychological Manipulation of Citizens?” Wrong Kind of Green blog post

Degrees of Evil: Savoring the Nuances of Co-optationby Jay Taber, Intercontinental Cry

“Big Glitzy Marches Are Not Movements” by Robin D. G. Kelley, Boston Review

“When Capitalism Goes Green/Cuando el Capitalismo se Vuelve Ecologista” by Miquel Amorós

“The Problem With Bill McKibben & John Kerry” by Mcdonald Stainsby,” Counterpunch

“The Climate Movements Pipeline Preoccupation” by ARIELLE KLAGSBRUN, DAVID OSBORN, MARYUM ADRANGI AND KIRBY SPANGLER

“Orthodoxy of Radicalism” by Jay Taber, Intercontinental Cry

G”KEYSTONE XL: THE ART F NGO DISCOURSE – PART III | BEHOLDEN TO BUFFETT” by Cory Morningstar

 

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