Episode 32: Lisa Fithian
On December 27th, the 32nd episode of Horizontal Power Hour aired from the studios of WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM. This installment featured a conversation between long-time direct action campaigner and social justice organizer Lisa Fithian and Dream Committee member Paul. Lisa’s work over the last 30 years, which has brought her all across the globe, focuses on confronting systems of oppression and violence through a strategic analysis of power and privilege, with an end-goal of liberatory social change. In our45-minute interview with Lisa, she discusses her perspective on social change, anarchism, non-violent direct action, student organizing and the challenges of coalition building. We also touch on the Occupy Movement, its history and importance, and the future of social change work in the U.S. and around the world. Collective member and executive ex-producer Abe Bobman gives us a satisfying roundup of un(der)reported news from around the world in our action news section, focusing on Occupy Christmas. Featuring music from Flogging Molly and Immortal Technique. Original air date: 12-27-12.