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Bill McKibben reads Radio Free Vermont


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Jan 10 2018 - 7:00am - 8:00am

 

RADIO FREE VERMONT - Bill McKibben speaks at 7pm on Wednesday, January 10th, at The Stone Church, 210 Main St, Brattleboro.

To say that the current news cycle is brutal would be a gross understatement. Seemingly every day - or depending on how often you check your social media feeds - every hour, there is a new crisis in America. With the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s election victory approaching, turn off your cell phone, put the cable news on mute, and read this fable.

Written by environmentalist and activist Bill McKibben, Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance imagines what happens when a group of activists from the Green Mountain State manages the unthinkable: seceding from the Union. It’s timely, thought provoking, and funny. Radio Free Vermont is much more than a novel - it’s the beginning of a movement!

“I hope no one secedes, but I also hope that Americans figure out creative ways to resist injustice and create communities where everybody counts. We’ve got a long history of resistance in Vermont and this book is testimony to that fact.” ~ U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

“Only Bill McKibben could set out to write his first novel and produce an addictive caper loaded with craft beer, contract spies, and chase scenes on cross-country skis! This is James-Bond-meets-A-Prairie-Home-Companion and no one but McKibben could pull it off. He does it with such heart, grace, wisdom and un that I just couldn’t put it down. A story as outrageous as our times.” ~ Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine.

“In a time when smart comedy is essential to survival, McKibben’s shrewdly uproarious and provocative fable of resistance is exhilarating.” ~ Booklist

“Is it a surprise that the debut novel from one of our best-known environmental activists focuses on grassroots resistance? In backwoods Vermont, two radicals use an underground radio show to recruit people interested in seceding from the United States. What follows is a zany, witty, and altogether timely imagination of modern resistors.” ~ The Millions

Bill McKibben’s The End of Nature us regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write dozen more books, including Eaarth and Oil & Honey. He is a founder of 350.Org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes frequently for publications around the world, including the New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone. @BillMcKibben, www.billmckibben.com

 

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