This week might just be the most polemic episode of Coffee with Comrades yet! After talking about social media under a capitalist mode of economics, Pearson and Mel diagnose some of the problems with new media on the left (and with podcasts, in particular.) Afterward, Pearson and Mel outline a number of practical, material solutions to these dilemmas that can begin to build revolutionary infrastructure right here, right now.
From Primal Anarchy
June 11, 2019
Podcast housecleaning. Talking about the upcoming revised and expanded second edition of For Wildness and Anarchy, reading the new introduction. A little more book talk and Daniel Immerwahr’s How to Hide an Empire. Ted Kaczynski and the Ship of Fools. Sorry everyone, Ted is an awful writer and worse thinker. The revolutionary reductionism and hope for a singular focus. It’s impossible and stupid, civilization is the entire picture and if we don’t account for the details, we miss the whole thing. Outro music: Burning Empires - Emerging Primal.
In this June 11th special, we’re releasing an interview with some anarchist prisoners in the so-called U.S. and some of the folks who support them. June 11th, for people who don’t know, is a day of solidarity with Marius Mason and other long term anarchist prisoners. You can find bits of the history of the importance of the date up at crimethinc.com and interviews with and about anarchist prisoners up at our website and at june11.org . The framing of this special is to focus on a publishing project currently being undertaken inside and outside of the prisons that many long-term anarchist prisoners in the so-called U.S. participate in called Fire Ant.
From Anews Podcast
Welcome to the anews podcast. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week on anarchistnews.org.
No editorial this week
TOTW-means and ends with Aragorn! and Basin
sound editing by Dim
what’s new was written by Jackie, chisel, and Dim, and narrated by Chisel and Dim
This episode of the Solecast is a re-air from Podcast panel at the 2019 Montreal Anarchist Bookfair. This panel was hosted by Mugs and its participants were From Embers, Rebel Beat / Changing On The Fly, Intersection’elle, and myself. We discussed anarchist podcasts in general, their role in the movement, Channel Zero, and the sort of feedback we have gotten from our projects. The conversation took some interesting philosophical turns as we talked about privacy, identity and alienation, among other subjects. We also got some great questions from people in the audience about prison abolition, starting a new podcast and how to handle the feedback and permission of interviewees. Much love to the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair for inviting us in for this awesome discussion and for its amazing work keeping this vital infrastructure going for 20 years!
LISTEN HERE: http://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio06042019
Mass shooting of the week, "America, A Nation of Trauma." The malignancy of mass society. Mass flooding, mass near-extinctions (e.g. gray whales, puffins, curlews), mass psychic immiseration, mass homelessness. Conversation with anti-tech partisan Laura Drake. Kids' bike riding declining big-time. Experience Industry's latest: Star Wars World, resistance briefs.
So for this episode, we tried something new. This show is in its 9th year of production, and we realized that we as hosts very rarely have interacted on the show. While this is a project that is one we do for reasons other than boosting our own personalities, we talked about it and felt it was time for us to interview each other and give some personal context for why we do what we do.