This week we are pleased to present a paper given at the 2019 north american anarchist studies network that took place this year in Atlanta Georgia by e ornelas who presents a thoroughly de-colonial reading of Ursula K. LeGuin’s novel The Word for World is Forest. The paper is entitled “If You Wait, It Is We That Will be Burned: Exploring Violence and Resistance in Ursula LeGuins The Word for World is Forest”. You can find the full text of this book up at the anarchist library. This book of LeGuin’s was written in the early 1970s and was first published as part of the anthology “Again, Dangerous Visions” and subsequently published as a separate novella as part of LeGuin’s Hainish Cycle, to be read in a loose trilogy with her other novels “The Dispossessed” and “Left Hand of Darkness”. As e ornelas states in their paper, this novella is not among LeGuin’s most popular but carries very strong anti-colonial and anti-militaristic overtones which was in part a reaction to the invasion of Vietnam by US imperialist forces, also called the Resistance War Against America, which occurred from 1955-1975 and whose traumas and repercussions can be felt and seen to this day.
From Anews Podcast
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TOTW- family, with Aragorn! and Ariel
sound editing by Linn O’Mable
what’s new was written by Jackie, and narrated by Chisel and friend
From Anarchy Bang
Is it our responsibility to be(come) new people, without families, as we create and unleash anarchy upon the world? This episode is about family, holidays, and our role in both.
Holidays in general are most interesting as a) Times of disconnection between expectation (warm homes, comforting families, supportive and/or steady friends, etc) and reality (frequently no or toxic family and/or friends, no money, no time off, etc). and b) Coming together with the people who we do want to share things with, in spite of the cultural expectations rather than because of them (Jews going to Chinese restaurants on Christmas, to name a non anarchist example).
From A-Radio Network
In this episode you will hear contributions from:
Frequenz A: Repression in Russia, Network-case, situation of ilia
romanov, short summary about the uprising in Chile and parts of a talk
with a comrade of the anarcho communist group solidaridad based in Santiago
ROSE & 1431AM: Evicitons and Repression in Athens and Thessaloniki
Dissident Island: Extinction Rebellion, Workers Struggle in
Universities, Demonstration against turkish Invasion in Rojava, Protests
and direct action against deportation
A-Radio Berlin: Audio Collage on a feminist March in Valparaiso in Chile
A Text written by Radio Kurruf and Radio Agüita about the current
situation in Chile
From Anews Podcast
TOTW- criteria, with Aragorn! and mucho
sound editing by Gregno editorial
what’s new was written by Jackie and Greg, and narrated by Chisel and Greg
1) Ok Boomer – TikTok Song 2) L’Internationale Noire
From Anarchy Bang
Aging. In the nineties it seemed the average age of the anarchist horde was in the late teens/early twenties. By the WTO (happy anniversary) it was more like college aged or mid twenties. Today the bell curve is flattening out and an average seems well into the thirties. I remember a friend opined that as the economy stopped absorbing people the age range of an anarchist would continue to rise. Whether it is politics, the economy, or a change in counter-cultural norms the anarchist is aging. What does this mean? Does it mean that generation gaps are occurring in the anarchist space? Does it mean we have more money and conservatives in our midst? Are we experiencing the same OK Boomer moment the rest of the culture is? This is the second of the last four episodes of this show and we hope you can join us in conversation!
From From Embers
An interview with two anarchists from Vancouver about their efforts to intervene in the climate strike and extinction rebellion actions in that city. We talk about the context in Vancouver, their critique of Extinction Rebellion, black blocs, critical solidarity, and moving beyond hope and hopelessness. For the privacy of our guests, this interview was re-voiced by volunteers.