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WF Podcast Twenty – Tom Ewell on Persistent Activism

Authored by: Tom Ewell, Jonathan Stoll, colin cole

Episode 20 of the Western Friend Podcast features an interview with Tom Ewell and other residents of Whidbey Island in Washington State, who have worked to end flights of the Navy's Growler jets there. Click here to read Tom's article in Western Friend, "Persistence."

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The “chapters” in this podcast:

0:00     Introduction

1:36     History of the Sound Defense Alliance

8:00     On "arrogance"

11:20   Federal Court Findings

14:35   The impact of the noise

19:20   On persistence and the long fight

26:44   "It feels like a betrayal"

29:12   Audience Q and A

29.55   On inviting decision makers to the island

32.51   Audience members share

35:48   Why people join Sound Defense Alliance

36:58   National groups against military noise

38:26   Is this a nonpartisan issue?

40:25   Including Native American voices

43:19   What Tom has learned in the movement

45:30   Tom's influence on the Sound Defense Alliance

46:55   Naming the Sound Defense Alliance

47:30   Terra's work

49:22   Tom's approach to connect with others

54:13   Outro

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Civic Engagement & Nonviolent Action , Anti-War, War, & Weapons