The Torch - 04.09.17
Apr 9th, 2017 by progressiveradionetwork
Mike Roselle is an environmental activist and one of the co-founders
of the radical environmental organization Earth First!, as well as of
Rainforest Action Network, the Ruckus Society, and Climate Ground
He has spent over thirty years fighting back against big business,
negligent management and the lawless actions of the government itself
for the safety and preservation the earth. He’s been arrested about 50
times; adding that "it's hard to remember them all anymore."
Mike has succeeded in stopping a lumber project by spiking trees,
struggled with death threats and the car bombing of fellow activist
Judi Bari, endured countless days in jail, infiltrated the Nevada Test
Site to delay nuclear bomb detonation, helped put a gas mask on Mount
Rushmore’s George Washington, and aided actor Woody Harellson in
draping a banner up on the Golden Gate Bridge.
He is the co-author of an autobiography, Tree Spiker: From Earth
First! to Lowbagging: My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action.
He is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, professor at
Princeton University, author of several New York Times best-sellers,
and Presbyterian minister.
Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central
America, West Asia, Africa, and the Balkans. He has reported from more
than fifty countries.
He joins us from his home in Princeton, NJ