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Art and Anarchy - A Conversation with Lee Reed

  • Posted on: 22 August 2019
  • By: thecollective

From From Embers

Talking to Lee Reed, anarchist organizer and MC from Hamilton, ON and self-described mouthy jerk. We talk about how his political
music and focus have changed over time, artists and anarchists finding themselves in conflict over gentrification and figuring out what to do about it, Locke St repression and supporting Pride defenders, his recent Polaris nomination for the Steal City EP, and more. Plus I crammed this episode full of great tracks, old and new. Enjoy!

This Week in History, 1978: Punk rockers and Anarchists stage an Anti-Canada Day concert in Stanley Park

  • Posted on: 30 June 2019
  • By: thecollective

From The Vancouver Sun

There have been a lot of memorable rock concerts in Vancouver. But there’s never been anything quite like the Anti-Canada Day punk rock show in Stanley Park on July 1, 1978.

It was billed as an Anti-Canada Day concert because it was put on by anarchists, including Ken Lester, one of the organizers of the 1971 “Smoke-In” by hippies that turned into the Gastown Riot.

Being anarchists, they didn’t believe in getting a permit — a poster just said the show would be at Lumbermen’s Arch at 1 p.m.

Solecast w/ Drowning Dog & Malatesta on Anarchy, Radical Culture and Life In Europe

  • Posted on: 23 March 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Solecast

In this episode of the solecast i speak with anarchist rap innovators Drowning Dog And Malatesta.  As far as I know them and Test Their Logik are some of the first rappers to come out and really rep anarchy front and center.  They’ve been making music together for about 2 decades and have self released a number of ground breaking records, like Got No Time  , Black Cat  and their most recent “Sick Of This Shit

Radical Underground - Episode 29: New Tracks/Rap Insurrecto

  • Posted on: 15 January 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

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.