Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on August 3rd, 2015 through August 9th, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.
This week we spoke with John, an anti-racist insurrectional anarchist who grew up in the U.S. South. John discusses the anti-klan rally that happened on July 18th in Columbia, SC, what he saw, implications, who was there and why. Next week's episode we'll discuss media representations of the rally, such as positing it as a showdown between the KKK and the "Black Panther Party" (meaning in actuality the New Black Panther Party, an organization unconnected to the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense around during the 60's and 70's).
We're joined by Saralee Stafford and Neal Shirley, authors of "Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South." We talk insurrection in the American South, why radical histories matter, and the promise and failure of Fight for Fifteen.
For people in the area, a counterdemo is being organized to resist a KKK rally. Folks are getting together Saturday, July 18th in Columbia, SC to fight fascism.