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Nature and Society 002

by: Sadie Shelton

Nature and Society 002 NR 002 - A

Sadie Shelton

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Sorry I missed monday's class
Nature & Culture
Adrian Ivakhiv
Class Notes
NR, 2, 002, nature, Society, natural, resources
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sadie Shelton on Thursday March 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to NR 002 - A at University of Vermont taught by Adrian Ivakhiv in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Nature & Culture in Environmental Science at University of Vermont.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Lecture 15 — Greenpeace NR 002 - Green Peace • Theory of non-violent protest: Gandhi’s Satyagraha • Quakers anti-nuclear movements of the 1950s and 60s • Anit-vietnam war protestors - Green Peace • Traditional conservation groups (Sierra Club) Counter culture: • - Eastern religions: buddhism - Holistic ecology - Native Americans - Changing people’s consciousness - Canadian Crucible • Vancouver: center of Canadian counterculture. Destination of many American draft evaders • High degree of cultural experimentation and social activism - US Nuclear Testing • Series of underground tests in Alaska • Broad coalition forms in Vancouver to oppose blasts - “Don’t Make A Wave” • Formed in 69 by US expatriates and Canadians. Planned protests against 1971 blast • Chartered ship to sail to Amchitka to protest US testing - McLuhan • Canadian communication theorist 1 Wednesday, March 23, 2016 • “Global Village”: New mass communications technology made it possible for people to think — and act— in unison • Greenpeace founders influences by McLuhan • “Mind Bombs” could be used to change human consciousness - Greenpeace vs The Atomic Energy Commission • Oct 1971: six weeks at sea in freezing and rough waters of North Pacific • Never made it to Amchitka, but garnered a lot of publicity - First envirviolental group to employ non direct action - Protesting on the high seas: predisposed them to organize future campaigns at sea - International orientation: environmental issues transcended national borders and require - Greenpeace vs The Forse de Frappe • New Zealand based campaigns against French nuclear testing • Big headache for French government • Establishment of Greenpeace branch in New Zealand - Anti-Whaling Campaigns • 1970s: Whale populations under threat • Whales portrayed as exemplars of ecological virtue and holistic consciousness • It was simply wrong to kill them • Moved the debate beyond scientific conservation and maximum sustained yield • Became a moral issus • Hired the same small boat and tracked down a huge whaling vessel 2


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