Episode 89 - Collapse Chat: Banality, Good, and Evil

Another week, another collapse chat! This week we explore bullshit jobs through a listener email, dive into the upcoming Earth Strike event through interviews with activists and organizers, and take a look at the playbook of the forces who want to stop activism at all stages. There's a lot to learn as we jump through all these different topics so settle in and enjoy the ride!

Our most sincere apologies for the sound quality in some of these interviews, sometimes you just have to roll with what you're given.

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  • 00:34 Lawrence's BS Job
  • 15:38 Earth Strike
  • 21:41 Earth Strike NYC
  • 39:03 Earth Strike UK
  • 47:25 Corporate Wars and Activists

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