On Saturday Aug 17th, come out from 2-5 p.m. at Internationalist Bookstore at 405 W. Franklin St. in
Chapel Hill for the “Earth Nightly News” program and Independent Media
Workshop with editors from the Earth First!
Journal Collective out of Lake Worth, Florida and the Appalachian
office in Western NC. Find out how you can get involved in EF! Media projects
and more. Participants will discuss where they get their news, which forms are
most used, and how under-reported events and organizing can get more attentions
through alternative press.
The Earth First! Journal has been a circulating
printed newspaper and magazine for over 32 years. As the voice of the international
direct action movement, the EF! Journal Collective maintains a number of media
projects to help communicate the actions and ecological news to the world. Join
us for a presentation, live news program and discussion about reading, writing
and producing independent media.
Presenters from the journal include:
Leah Rothschild, editor and project manager of the Earth First! Journal
for the past 5 years. Leah was a committee member of the Forest Cafe in
Edinburgh from 2002-2005, an organizing member of the anti-G8 campaign
in Scotland in 2005, lived at the Bilston Glen Anti-Bypass Protest Site
in a threatened ancient woodland, an organizing member of Reclaim the
Commons in Chicago in 2006, and is a founding member of Parasol
Project—a community arts organization in Tucson, Arizona. Leah toured
and lived on a veggie-powered school bus during two national tours, has
had writing published by a number of university and independent presses
and has a Bachelor of Art (BFA) degree, with honors, from the Edinburgh
College of Art in Scotland.
New father and current
editor on the *EF! Journal*collective and EF! activist organizer since
1997. From 2000-2004 he was a trainer for the Ruckus Society. In 2004 he
ran for the Mayor of Lake Worth, Florida. Since 2005, Tsolkas has been
co-chair of the grassroots Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition, a
group which files litigation regarding development issues in the
Everglades. He has been on the planning committee for three Earth First!
Organizers Conferences (2000, 2006 and 2008), and in 2009 spent 5
months traveling with the Earth First! Roadshow. In 2010 Panagioti
co-founded Uncivil Landscapes, a work collective which creates part-time
income opportunities through native landscaping for local activists in
South Florida. Tsolkas was named ‘Troublemaker of the Year’ in 2009 by
New Times magazine (Broward/Palm Beach edition). He has no formal
education past 10th grade; he is diploma-free and proud.