Defectors Episode 8: Endor Warriors are O.K.!
We ask a lot of questions about Ewoks in ROTJ! Were they meant to spread an anti-tech message or just to sell toys? Is their inspiration from the Viet Cong and the indigenous Miwok tribes an example of cultural appropriation? Do they eat humans, and do we care? We also take a look at Earth Warriors are O.K.! (EWOK!), an eco-prisoner support group active in the Twin Cities in the late '90s and early 2000s, and shout out the Earth First! Journal, a radical environmental magazine written for and by grassroots activists. But first we catch up and discuss The Clone Wars, Resistance, Funko Pops, our guest appearance on the leftist podcast Coffee with Comrades, and, well, the weather.
SHOUTOUT: Earth First! Journal
Earth Warriors are O.K.! (EWOK!)
Check out Coffee with Comrades Episode 34: “Destroy the Death Star, Featuring Defectors Podcast”!
Ira made the art for this episode! Thanks Ira! Follow them to see more of their art:
Here's our main reference for the Ewoks-eating-Stormtroopers dicussion, “Did Ewoks Eat The Stormtroopers” from Star Wars Explained: https://youtu.be/yH_AU1eFzrs
Thank you Eamon for making our logo!
Check out the Radical People Podcast—it's full of awesome interviews with on-the-ground activists:
Intro music: “May the Chords Be with You” by Computer Music All-Stars
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Beeps and boops from “Cruising with R2D2” by Flying Creature
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