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Direct Action from Brazil to Wisconsin
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December 17, 2010

Produced by Jesse Freeston
People in the US are looking to South America for inspiration in occupying homes and factories. Featuring interviews with Monica Adams of Take Back the Land, and journalists Kari Lydersen and Ben Dangl.

Bio: Kari Lydersen is an author, journalists, and educator based out of Chicago, Illinois. As a journalist she has written for a variety of outlets including In These Times, People, The Washington Post, Bitch, and The Progressive. She is the author of three books, her latest is Revolt on Goose Island: The Chicago Factory Takeover and What it Says About the Economic Crisis. Her work has covered topics such as immigration, globalization and free trade, environmental racism, human trafficking, the sex industry, and civil liberties. To find out more about her, visit her website at

Benjamin Dangl has worked as a journalist throughout Latin America for the Guardian Unlimited, The Nation, and the NACLA Report on the Americas. He is the author of The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia and Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America. He is the editor of, a progressive perspective on world events and co-founder of, a website on activism and politics in Latin America. Dangl teaches South American history and globalization at Burlington College in Vermont and can be reached by email at bendangl(at)

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