Stephany Seay from the Buffalo Field Campaign. Stephany was born in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and raised in Virginia. She became aware of this culture’s capacity for mindless destruction as the beaches and forests she grew up in were destroyed by so-called development. Stephany has been an earth activist since the late 1980s, has apprenticed as a wildlife rehabilitator, and is a student of horses. She started following the work of the Buffalo Field Campaign in 1997. In January 2004, she moved to Montana and has been on the front lines with the Buffalo Field Campaign ever since. Stephany has been a member of Deep Green Resistance since 2015 and stands in solidarity with those—human and non-human—who want to bring an end to industrial civilization and the culture that is killing our planet. Stephany counts among her heroes, Derrick Jensen, John Trudell, and the co-founders of Buffalo Field Campaign Mike Mease and Rosalie Little Thunder.
In the second half-hour, there will be updates on the occupation of Thacker Pass in northern Nevada. In January, a group of activists, including our returning guests Max Wilbert and Will Falk, launched an occupation of a proposed mine at Thacker Pass. Lithium Americas corporation plans to rip open 5,000 acres of this land to extract lithium for consumer products. Max Wilbert is a writer, organizer and wilderness guide, and has been part of grassroots political work for nearly 20 years. He’s an author and his essays have been published many places, including CounterPunch and Dissident Voice. Max has been involved in fighting both Canadian and Utah tar sands, in resisting industrial-scale water extraction and deforestation in Nevada, in advocating for the last remaining wild buffalo in Yellowstone, in solidarity work with Indigenous communities in British Columbia, and in campaigns against sexual violence. Will Falk is a biophilic writer, lawyer and the author of “How Dams Fall: Stories the Colorado River Told Me,” published by Homebound Publications. The book describes his relationship with the Colorado River through his involvement in the first-ever American federal lawsuit seeking rights for a major ecosystem, the Colorado River. Will has published numerous articles and essays through Earth Island Journal, the Dark Mountain Project, CounterPunch, and many others. More about Will at willfalk.org. More about Thacker Pass: protectthackerpass.org.