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The Battle Against the Byhalia Pipeline

Hale and Cassie are joined by Justin Pearson, one of the co-founders of the grassroots movement Memphis Community Against The Pipeline (MCAP). They dig into the movement’s fight against the Byhalia Connection Pipeline and the ongoing environmental injustices happening right now in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Regrounding Ourselves in the Movement

Hale, Isabella, Owen, and Cassie join forces for a regrounding episode where we talk about what we are doing as a Movement here in Tennessee and what the larger fight looks like within the context of the Biden Administration. We also preview our next episode which will be on the fight against the Byhalia Pipeline in Memphis. (+ some ridiculous outtakes on the big dumb boat and the Kentucky Creation Museum)

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How the Left Can Change Tennessee

Matthew Park, Co-Executive Director of Change TN, joins Cassie and Owen to talk about how the Left should be engaging with the upcoming race for the Chair of the Democratic Party and all the local races across the state in 2021. As Matthew says, local municipalities are the true labs of democracy – that’s where we need to be building the bench so that we can truly change Tennessee for the better.

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As Georgia Goes, So Goes the South

Erica Darragh, Communications Lead for Sunrise Atlanta, joins Hale and Cassie to talk about the upcoming Senate runoff elections in Georgia and how crucial they are to us winning a Green New Deal. There’s so much we can learn from the incredible organizing that led to Georgia’s turnaround, and it gives us a lot of hope for Tennessee and the rest of the South. Be sure to do whatever you can to support Warnock and Ossoff in Georgia with your time, money, or both. Let’s bring this home.

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Why The Way You Talk About Climate Change Matters

Hosts Owen and Cassie talk about how to talk about climate change and why it matters. The media often frames human-caused climate change as a “belief” instead of asserting it as truth and attempts to provide balance to an issue in which only one side is based in fact. We cut through the bullshit and talk about how to frame climate change in ways that will actually bring solutions.

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We Are Wide Awake

Joining us on the pod today is Victoria Manning, the brains behind Sunrise Tennessee’s latest action against Senator Lamar Alexander where we got up at 4 in the morning to make noise outside of his house because of the injustice of him agreeing to participate in the Supreme Court nomination vote. We talk about the action and we also put it into the broader historical context of why direct actions are a crucial strategic tool for Sunrise and all mass movements to use to make meaningful change. We also dive into what the left should push for when it comes to the Supreme Court, and why electing people like Marquita Bradshaw to the Senate is so important to winning an equitable future.

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ROCKY TOP SUNRISE – “Why Abolition is an Environmental Justice Issue”

A new episode of  ROCKY TOP SUNRISE with Sunrise Tennessee on The Tennessee Holler Podcast Network is LIVE!

Hosts Isabella Killius and Hale Masaki explore the intersections of racial justice and environmentalism within the context of slavery and how slavery was never eradicated, it simply evolved. In the second half of the episode, lifelong organizer Taz Gaines joins as our special guest to dive deep into these issues and to establish why abolition and the fight for justice are crucial to winning a Green New Deal. 🌅
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INTRODUCING “Rocky Top Sunrise” with Sunrise Movement Tennessee

The first episode of ROCKY TOP SUNRISE with Sunrise Movement Tennessee is LIVE!

We are all anxious about climate change. But what can we do about it? That’s what we want to explore on this podcast – we want to go deep, and talk about the work we need to do and that’s already being done to realize an equitable, livable future for all of us (and create millions of good jobs in the process!). Sunrise Tennessee podcast hosts Sri Adabala, Isabella Killius, Hale Masaki, and Cassie Jackson talk about this and more on our first episode of Rocky Top Sunrise! We also chat with our friend and special guest, Rick Herron, about how we can win a Green New Deal (starting right here at home!) and build a world where we all can thrive.

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