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Max Wilbert is back for an update on Thack­er Pass. Max is a writer and bio­cen­tric com­mu­ni­ty orga­niz­er. For near­ly two decades he has been work­ing to save our plan­et. This has tak­en him to the Siber­ian Arc­tic, to fos­sil fuel block­ades, to sol­i­dar­i­ty work with envi­ron­men­tal­ists in the third world, and beyond. Max is part of sev­er­al grass­roots polit­i­cal move­ments, includ­ing Fer­tile Ground Insti­tute for Social and Eco­log­i­cal Jus­tice and Deep Green Resis­tance. Max co-found­ed Pro­tect Thack­er Pass. He is also co-author of Bright Green Lies: How the Envi­ron­men­tal Move­ment Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It” (with Der­rick Jensen and Lierre Kei­th). Max’s Sub­stack newslet­ter is the best way to get updates on his work.

Ofe­lia Rivas is an elder and activist from the Tohono O’od­ham Nation and the Founder of O’od­ham Voice Against the Wall. Ofe­lia says this on her web­site (ood​ham​rights​.org): The Ood­ham way of life is based on the land that has held the remains of our ances­tors since the cre­ation of this world. The O’od­ham did not migrate from any­where accord­ing to our oral his­to­ry. Our cre­ation tellings record our his­to­ry and teach the O’od­ham the prin­ci­ples of life. The sur­vival of O’od­ham today is our him’dag. Ofe­lia can be reached at her email address: 4oodhamrights@​gmail.​com. Tiokasin and Ofe­lia dis­cuss a recent, trag­ic report in Cen­sored News by Bren­da Nor­rell. Ray­mond Mat­tia (Tohono Ood­ham), a life­long friend of Ofe­lia, was recent­ly shot 38 times by bor­der patrol agents on the front steps of his home on the bor­der when he had called them for help. https://​bsnor​rell​.blogspot​.com…