Episode 31: Josh Harper
The December 13 edition of Horizontal Power Hour features a conversation with the veteran anarchist/animal rights activist Josh Harper (recorded in November). Perhaps best known for his conviction for violation of the Animal Enterprise Protection Act as part of Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty (SHAC) 7 trial in 2006, Harper reflects honestly on decades agitating for radical social change. Warning of the dangers of both self-marginalization and submission to mainstream activism, Harper shares the lessons he learned in hopes of enabling a stronger, more self-reflective movement, a commitment which also inspires his recent work creating a free online archive of radical earth/animal liberation zines and materials. Exciting action news from around the world is also presented, along with music from the radical Diné punk band Blackfire and Rage Against the Machine’s tribute to Mumia Abu-Jamal. Original air-date: 12-13-11.