Adding to the anarchist media list

  • Posted on: 11 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

via Freedom News

The Anarchist Federation in London launched a new podcast yesterday, adding a welcome new voice to what is currently a very short list of anarchist audio outlets (which we’re collating below).

The podcast is structured in a topical magazine format, with book reviews, comment and news being covered across a 15-minute programme. The capital has largely been down to just one regular show since the closure of Circled A, as Fuck the Bins joins Dissident Island Radio to hopefully offer a regular audio take on matters of interest to anarchists.

The English-speaking anarchist movement, particularly in Britain (the US has the excellent Channel Zero for daily content), has been slow on the uptake for audio-visual output over the last few years, despite producing copious content for individual campaign groups such as Reclaim the Power. And the situation is just as bad for video, with just four groups, mostly infrequently, running sustained channels alongside the (non-anarchist, but friendly) Reel News:

More general Youtube fare

That’s not to say there is no anarchist video content at all. Freedom has looked into a master list of leftist channels which has been going round reddit, and whittled it down to something a bit more manageable. Notable however is that of the below, beyond the excellent Stimulator, none are offering regular news takes, and almost none have an entirely regular production schedule. We have divided them into news/hot takes/comment, explainers, and archive. Some of the archive channels are essentially inactive at present (ie. haven’t produced anything new for at least three months), those are listed separately. Please note, this is only accurate as of July 11th 2018, and Freedom is not endorsing the contents. The vast majority belong to individual vloggers, though some have small collectives


News and comment

Anarcho-Syndicalist Action [Weekly(ish) | Comment]

American Anarchist [Intermittent | discussion]

Anactualjoke [monthly(ish) | Comment]

Anarchist Spectacle [Weekly(ish) | Comment]

Badmouse Productions [Intermittent | discussion, responses, essays]

Bat’ka the Manarchist [daily | Comment, hot takes]

Flea Market Socialist [weekly(ish) | tips, comment, memes]

Libertarian Socialist Rants [monthly(ish) | Comment, explainers]

Socialism Or Barbarism! [weekly-plus | messing about, explainers, responses, hot-takes]

Socialist Revolution [weekly(ish) | Comment, explainers]

Stimulator [several weekly | News]


Political explainers and essays

Anarchopac [monthly | Comment, explainers]

Love and Rage [weekly(ish) | Explainers, memes]

Noncompete [weekly-plus | Explainers, comment, comedy]

Thought Slime [weekly | video essays]


Archives (audio books etc)

Audible Anarchist [weekly | Comment, audiobooks]

Chomsky’s Philosophy [collective | weekly | political philosophy, analysis]

Resonance Audio [intermittent | audiobooks]


Inactive

The Comfy Milk Shop [interviews, audio texts]

Anarchist Collective [ explainers]

The Communist Dragon [comment, shitposting]

Left Sphere [explainers]

What is Anarchism? [explainers]


Have we missed you out? Get in touch and we’ll gladly add you! editor at freedompress.org.uk

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Comments

One more podcast and civilization will unravel!

It's going down does a news roundup now and also has other podcasts. channelzeronetwork.com has a lot of them rounded up and constantly streaming.

There's some quality anarchist content around . . . but none of it is listed in the above article.

As an anarchist progresses more towards a "post-left" position Freedom correspondingly loses its trees and transitions towards the desert. Their abundance is a predictable sort which is seemingly dismissive of diversity beyond its use as agitprop. They have their agenda.

That being said, and however unlikely it is, I'd still look after their bookshop if I was asked.

and unicornriot.ninja ....

apostrophes: how do they work? (hint: they do not indicate a plural)

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