The Radical Education Department, in their response to Nothing to Syndicate, asserts that Occupy, anti-ICE struggles, and anti-racist struggles were “almost always expressing precisely working class concerns”. This is blatantly untrue. ICE detainees generally identify first as migrants. Occupiers rallied in public parks, not workplaces. The unemployment rates in Ferguson were three times higher than the national rates. “Worker” is not an identity these people in revolt took for themselves, it is one that class-reductionist leftists foisted unto them.
From It's Going Down
In December of 2018, It’s Going Down along with CrimethInc., Mutual Aid Disaster Relief, and the Final Straw all made a call for a week of action and experimentation around mutual aid, community resilience and self-defense, and the creation of survival programs.
Firstly we’re presenting a conversation that William had with an organizer with F.L.O.W.E.R., which stands for Front Line Organization Working to End Racism, about opposition to a neo confederate rally scheduled to take place on February 2nd at Stone Mountain Park about half an hour’s drive outside of Atlanta, Georgia. We talk about the longstanding history of this rally, which originally was a KKK event, its resurgence alongside the rise of far right activity, and some of what’s been done to oppose it in recent years. We also talk about what to keep in mind when standing against this event and how to learn more and plug in, plus much more.
From Open Democracy
In December 2018, Ukraine’s Security Services (SBU) conducted searches at the homes of seven anarchists. According to the activists, SBU officers forced two anarchists to sign a cooperation agreement, and one of the activists had her passport confiscated.
From Anarchy Bang
This episode was thematically about place. Where is Home? What is Home? This talk was at least half the episode concerned ideas around home and indigeneity. Also discussed were prefiguration, “what is anarchy?”, and more.
From Radical Underground (Sound Cloud)
On this episode, it's all music, except for a clip from an interview with Kuwasi Balagoon, an anarchist and member of the Black Liberation Army. Most of the tracks here are from the past year, including a few anarchist rap tracks from the US and some new underground tracks from Indonesia. We've also got a couple songs by Palabras En Conflicto, the rap group that Sebastían 'Angry' Oversluij was a member of. Angry was a nihilist-anarchist who was killed by a security guard during an attempted bank robbery in Dec 2013. His death was recently commemorated by high school students in Santiago, Chile (see the photo that goes with the episode). We also feature a track by Nepalese anarcho-punk band Rai Ko Ris.
From The Brilliant
Getting specific is part of what Season 4 of The Brilliant podcast is about. Specifics about what a green perspective is (this conversation with BF is about the book Corrosive Consciousness). Specific about what different projects of dialogic anarchist practice looks like (namely an announcement for our new project Anarchy Bang https://anarchybang.com/ and, of course, this podcast). For my first The Brilliant conversation in 2019 I sit with Bellamy and talk about what he intended to do with his book Corrosive Consciousness, talk about what was done well (the argumentation) and what wasn’t (the tone) and the disingenous politicking that resulted once John Zerzan got ahold of the book and presented it on his bully pulpit.