The Words of a Radical

"My childhood was first shattered when I was 12 and saw a documentary on the Canadian harp seal slaughter. Never could I have imagined there existed such barbarity in the world."

"I know my power isn't gonna come from a system controlled by rich, privileged, white men. My power comes from the very things I fight for."

"One hundred years ago, the US and Mexican governments referred to my people as 'bloodthirsty savages' or 'indios diablos.' Now, they call us 'ecoterrorists.' If Jesus Christ were alive today doing what he did, they'd call him a terrorist too."

"[My son] wants me around to go to the museum. He remembers when I was going to the mountains to protect the kitties. But he wants me to find another way."

"Don't ask me how to burn down a building. Ask me how to grow watermelons or how to explain nature to a child."

Rod Coronado and his step-daughter, Maya.