This week, we hear from a friend and supporter of Jessica Reznicek, who was recently sentenced to federal prison after she admitted to sabotaging the widely opposed Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in 2017.

In this episode, Monty tells Jessica’s story from her childhood influences to her experiences in the NoDAPL Movement, in solidarity with the struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux.  He analyzes how the harsh sentencing was politically motivated to deter future climate activists. As Monty notes, Jessica is not a terrorist, but someone acting from a place of love, courage, and sincerity in order to defend the conditions for life on this planet.

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