Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ruth Caplan talks to Ann Coiro about "David and Goliath" organizing

How do local organizations take on deep-pocket corporations and win? Ruth Caplan shared her perspectives on organizing Thursday on "The Green Show," on San Francisco's KKGN AM 960. She talked with host Angie Coiro about the need to go beyond the single issue or the single regulation to demand that the rights of communities and nature are protected first. She said she was inspired by the fact that the people who are stepping forward in these fights aren't "your normal progressive activists." They're often from "rural, conservative Republican communities who simply say 'wait a minute, we do not want corporations to come in and tell us what we can and can't do.'"

Ruth appears about halfway through Thursday's podcast, along with tenant organizer Dean Preston and environmentalist Christina Wong.

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