Climate Justice Forum: Henia Belalia, Ashley Sanders, Alma Hasse, & Tina Fisher 7-30-12


On the Monday, July 30, Climate Justice Forum radio program, Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) welcomes Henia Belalia, director of Peaceful Uprising, and Ashley Sanders, local coordinator and national steering committee member of Move to Amend, both of Salt Lake City.  Henia and Ashley discuss demonstrations at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference, political prisoner recognition on the first anniversary of Tim DeChristopher’s incarceration, and Move to Amend’s Thursday Utah Supreme Court hearing about its city ballot resolution denouncing corporate personhood and monetary political influence.  Southwestern Idaho activists Alma Hasse and Tina Fisher also talk about their participation in last week’s Stop the Frack Attack lobbying and 5000-person protest in Washington DC as well as looming seismic testing and extraction of natural gas near Payette.  Listen to KRFP Radio Free Moscow between 7:30 and 9:30 pm PDT live at 92.5 FM and online, as the show covers regional and continent-wide climate activism news, and adopt WIRT as your KRFP DJ.

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Climate Justice Forum: Jesse Cardinal & Greg Mack 7-23-12


On Wild Idaho Rising Tide’s (WIRT) Monday, July 23, Climate Justice Forum radio program, we gratefully talk with Jesse Cardinal, downriver coordinator for Keepers of the Athabasca in Alberta and co-organizer of the Third Annual Tar Sands Healing Walk at Fort McMurray, and Greg Mack, lead activist of Northern Rockies Earth First! in Moscow, Idaho.  Jesse discusses the August 4 spiritual journey and First Nations resistance to tar sands exploitation, and Greg recounts the first ever suspension of a hydraulic fracturing drilling operation in the U.S., in response to a July 8 EF! blockade in a Pennsylvania state forest.  Originally broadcast on KRFP Radio Free Moscow between 7:30 and 9:30 pm PDT live at 92.5 FM and online, the show also covers regional and continent-wide climate activism news.  Listen to an edited recording of the July 23 Climate Justice Forum posted in Radio4All and adopt WIRT as your KRFP DJ.

WIRT Activist House-Warming Party!


Thanks to our many amazing fellow activists and allies for their gracious hospitality and excellent suggestions during a seven-week transition, Wild Idaho Rising Tide established the WIRT Activist House on Friday, July 13! Open daily between noon and 8 pm, this hundred-year-old, two-bedroom house beneath a huge cottonwood tree near downtown Moscow provides our group a combined working space, weekly meeting place, information resource center, and visiting/resident climate activist home. Continue reading

Climate Justice Forum: Gary Macfarlane 7-16-12


On the Monday, July 16, Climate Justice Forum radio program, Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) activists talk with Gary Macfarlane, anti-megaload ally and ecosystem defense director of the Moscow, Idaho-based wildland/wildlife conservation organization Friends of the Clearwater.  Gary discusses the history and trajectory of ongoing regional endeavors in state and federal courts to bar Alberta tar sands equipment transports in the wild and scenic river corridor along Highway 12 in Idaho and on Montana rural roads.  Listen to KRFP Radio Free Moscow live at 92.5 FM or online every Monday between 7:30 and 9:30 pm PDT for regional and continent-wide climate activism news and adopt WIRT as your KRFP DJ.

Tar Sands Solidarity Journey


[UPDATE: Please RSVP by Sunday, July 29, as prospective passengers are quickly filling the Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) vehicle to the healing walk.  Contact us soon to reserve an inexpensive ride through the Canadian Rockies, bitumen ground zero, and Northwest megaload routes (wild.idaho.rising.tide@gmail.​com or 208-301-8039).  Fort McMurray or bust!

We are also considering organizing a concurrent action in Moscow, such as a Native drum circle or some other demonstration of solidarity, and welcome your ideas and participation in this event as well.  Please offer your suggestions and co-leadership!] Continue reading

Climate Justice Forum: Leah Marsters 7-9-12


On the Monday, July 9, 2012, Climate Justice Forum radio program, Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) activists heartily welcome Leah Marsters, a clean energy associate with Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG), who championed with a half-dozen conservation organizations the first statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) by natural gas companies.  Leah discusses the background and evolution of this successful campaign and the influence of the groundbreaking Vermont law on fracking restrictions in other jurisdictions.  The show, originally broadcast between 7:30 and 9:30 pm PDT live at 92.5 FM and online at KRFP Radio Free Moscow, also covers regional and continent-wide climate activism news.  Listen to an edited recording of the July 9 Climate Justice Forum posted in Radio4All and adopt WIRT as your KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Zach Johnson 7-2-12


The Monday, July 2, Climate Justice Forum radio program hosted by Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) features WIRT activist Zach Johnson, arrested by Moscow and Idaho State Police for riding his bicycle a few feet into Main Street on October 6 during the Bikes Not Bitumen critical mass anti-megaload protest.  We discuss his experiences during eight months of Moscow demonstrations and subsequent legal proceedings as well as the recent Moscow City Council decision to authorize expenditures of megaload hauler Mammoet’s reimbursements for Moscow police officer overtime on riot gear.  Listen to KRFP Radio Free Moscow live at 92.5 FM or online every Monday between 7:30 and 9:30 pm PDT for regional and continent-wide climate activism news and adopt WIRT as your KRFP DJ.  Radio4All hosts an edited recording of the July 2 Climate Justice Forum.