From The Brilliant
It turns out that as time goes by The Brilliant is finding its identity as a place for in depth conversations about the life and projects of different anarchists around the US. This episode continues a focus on the Southwest (LA & AZ). Episode 44 is a long conversation on the topic of intra-scene fighting. What are the rules? Are there rules? Episode 45 is more of a freewheeling conversation about bad @ podcasts, opinions, and some back-and-forth.
In this episodes, we discuss the recent article; On Folk Politics, or, Why the Left Can't Win, but first we go through the recent chemical attack in Syria and the election of a man named Lenin in Equador. We promise we're not tankies.
We have a guest this episode...the author of "On Folk Politics" Matt Thompson!
From It's Going Down
We’re several months into the Trump regime and we can now begin to make some relative critiques and analyses about our activity and how things have gone down. How have our predictions about Trump played out? Where has our analysis fallen flat? How have managers and bureaucrats from within the Left attempted to push revolt back into politics, and have we let them? But moreover, how have anarchist and anti-authoritarian rebels been successful in acting within the current situation? How have we not been? What do both our victories and our shortcomings tell us about what it would mean to go beyond the capacity and ability that we have now?
In this episode we discuss the recent protests in Belarus and the formation of a new anarchist group, the IRPGF, as associated with Rojava's International Freedom Battalion.
We also go into what the post-left is, and critique a recent article entitled "How Fascists court the Post-Left".
From Horizontal Hostility
Our second episode! The five hosts, now dispersed around the world, talk about how almost every ideological strand of anarchism became a self-parody in their responses to a couple folks filling potholes in Portland. We score easy laughs and praise the pothole-fillers for the greatest troll in a long time. Along the way we try to engage more seriously with the ethics of infrastructure and resistance, propaganda and spectacle, a world without work, whether anarchism is about goals, and the context of the Portland anarchist scene. The main takeaway however is that Will and Sean oppose poetry and Pax opposes their faces.
Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on March 20th through March 26th and podcasting at archive.org. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM, & 90.9 FM on KWRK-LP in Fairbanks, Alaska!
From Anews Podcast
This is the fourth episode of the podcast for Anarchist News dot org. This is a topical news project based on the posts of Anarchist News, about what is happening in the anarchist space.
It was recorded the 23rd of March and covers the last week.
The third episode of "The Anarchists"! We cover Portland's anarchist pothole repair crew, and analyse the decline of the political centre in the rise of the right and left wings. The recent Dutch election is covered, as well as recent union events in Finland and the dynamics in their election. We also cover how the UK Conservative Party stole UKIP's momentum, the rejection of austerity economics, and how much Jeremy Corbyn sucks.