Anews Podcast – episode 53

  • Posted on: 5 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 53 for March 2, 2018. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.
Editorial: Cargo Cult Anarchism
TOTW: Where Did We Go Wrong?

This podcast is the effort of many people. This episode was
* sound edited by Linn O'Mable
* written by jackie
* narrated by chisel and a friend
* the music is 1) Jun Chikuma - Bomberman World (Title) 2) Bandit - Nothing Left But Death 3) Saul Williams - List Of Demands (Donny Pump Jouissance Edit)
* the editorial is by @muse
* Thanks to Aragorn! and Ariel for their help with the topic of the week
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great episode! really appreciate the improvements to the news section of the show. it's always great when the pieces are presented with opinions (agree or disagree, with or without spooky voice). solid editorial and totw conversation too. this that good shit

thank you for the comment about pigs & cops, chisel. the posturing against 'the pigs' over the last few years feels silly and contrived. it's possible to be 'hard' without being opportunistic or fronting.

radicals have been referring to cops as pigs at least since the Black Panthers popularized it in the '60s, but the equation has been in use for a little longer than the last few years. from thestraightdope:

If you thought the term pig arose in the 1960s, you’re in for a surprise. The OED cites an 1811 reference to a "pig" as a Bow Street Runner–the early police force, named after the location of their headquarters, before Sir Robert Peel and the Metropolitan Police Force (see above.) Before that, the term "pig" had been used as early as the mid-1500s to refer to a person who is heartily disliked.

You're a chicken to mean you are a COW ard/or a scaredy CAT. You're a dog meaning you're ugly and/or promiscuous. You pig. You rat. You snake. Stupid as in the 'sheeple/sheople. So many humans like to be derogatory to the 'vulnerable.' I get bored with Zerzan referring to the cops as the pigs. Just because the origin of the word dates to way back when doesn't mean we have to continue using it. If language is important as to the way we understand our world, then surely we could try changing the words we use? If you can't or won't change such terminology, I wonder why?

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