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Welcome, to This Is America, January 18th, 2022. On this episode, we speak with a student involved in organizing ongoing strikes in the Oakland Unified School District. We talk about the spread of Omicron throughout schools, the impact of sickout actions by teachers, and how students began to self-organize to issue their own demands and push for schools to close as the variant has surged. We then switch to our discussion, were we address the importance of the latest round of strikes, as they...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with Lexis Figuereo of Saratoga Springs Black Lives Matter in New York. We talk about how the George Floyd movement exploded on the streets there, how an occupation outside of a local police station played out over a week , clashes with the Proud Boys and the role of far-Right media, and how police directly targeted local BLM leaders with repression and trumped up charges. More Info: Saratoga Springs Black Lives Matter linktree , Saratoga...
Topics: anarchist, anarchism, anarchists, Black Lives Matter, Black Liberation, George Floyd rebellion,...
Welcome, to This Is America, January 7th, 2021. On today's episode, we first bring you an audio report from a New Year's Eve noise demo in so-called Tucson, Arizona, where in the past year, at least 10 people have died in the local jail. People rallied outside of the facility, playing music, making noise, shooting fireworks - and standing in solidarity with those on the inside. We then speak with our legal correspondent, and break down news that the FBI was embedded within the George Floyd...
Topics: anarchist, anarchists, anarchism, autonomist, anti-authoritarian, anti-state communist, libertarian...
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Welcome to the second installment of Distroism Now! For those that thought it would never happen, our second episode features the Counter Flow Collective , a distro behind some amazing titles, who presents a discussion on how and why you should start a distro. They go over some nuts and bolts about how to get your hands on a copy machine, as well as why and how it fits into the wider anarchist project. They also present a broad discussion on the Grindr app from a radical trans perspective,...
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Welcome, to This Is America, December 30th, 2021. On today's episode, we are joined with members of Heater Bloc Spokane and Philly , as we discuss how they are responding to attacks on houseless and displaced people in their communities and working on a new mutual aid initiative that involves creating DIY "heaters" that are designed to be (more) fire safe in tents and encampments. For a guide on how to build your own heaters, go here . Check the links above for ways to donate. We then...
Topics: heater bloc, homeless, houseless, anarchist, anarchism, anarchists, autonomist, anti-state...
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In this latest episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we are joined with a participant of the CrimethInc. collective as we spend several hours broadly discussing contemporary anarchist history and organization, the impact of both material conditions and repression on those organizational forms, how we can build and maintain healthy group dynamics, and the impact of post-rebellion and pandemic burn-out. Some of the key topics touched on include: How historically forms of formal and informal...
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Welcome, to This Is America, December 15th, 2021. On this episode we cover resistance news: from clashes in the streets with police, strikes, and recent calls for mutual aid and disaster relief.  We then switch gears and discuss inflation and the ongoing push by the GOP into open fascist politics. All this and more, but first, let's get to the news.
Topics: IGD, It's Going Down, anarchist, anarchism, anarchists, autonomist, libertarian socialist,...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with southern California journalist Cerise Castle on how she wrote an extensive history of organized gangs within the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department that have existed for the past 50 years. From groups that embrace neo-Nazi symbolism to gangs where participants have to kill someone in order to join, here’s a crash course into the violent and bloody world of gangs within local law enforcement. From Castle's investigation : There are...
Topics: Google LASD Gangs, LASD gangs, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Sheriff's Department, police, police...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we spoke with members of the Sugarbush Crew , who are fighting to save Peehee Muh’ha , also known as Thacker Pass in so-called Nevada, from the construction of a massive lithium mine .
Topics: Thacker Pass, Peehee Muh'ha, Sugarbush Crew, indigenous resistance, Lithium mine, Lithium,...
Welcome, to This Is America, November 20th, 2021. On this episode, first we speak with the resident of a mobile home park in upstate New York , about how they are organizing to push back against a landlord who is trying to evict them. We then switch gears and are joined with special guest Marcela, from Feel the News , as we discuss the ongoing trials of white vigilantes and white nationalists in Charlottesville, Kenosha, and Georgia. We analyze and unpack these trials, talking about the role of...
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Welcome, to This Is America, November 15th, 2021. On this episode, we feature an interview with Sleydo', spokesperson for the Gidimt’en Checkpoint about ongoing Indigenous resistance on Wet'suwet'en territory. We then switch to our discussion, where we attack the recent neoliberal hot takes around the last round of elections. All this and more, but first, let's get to the news.
Topics: anarchist, anarchism, anarchists, anti-colonial, anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian, autonomist,...
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On this episode of It's Going Down, we again speak with two participants in the ongoing autonomous anti-capitalist food resiliency project, Lobelia Commons , based out of New Orleans. We discuss how the project has grown since the last time we spoke , the response to their publication, The Earthbound Farmer’s Almanac ,  compare experiences in Puerto Rico and New Orleans, and discuss autonomous disaster relief responses to Hurricane Ida and beyond. More Info: Lobelia Commons , Call...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we discuss the continuing anti-democratic turn of Trumpism into an authoritarian, paramilitary movement. We touch on two key stories: first, the embrace of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories by some sections of the police and other public employees , which has manifested in continued coalition building with the far-Right and ongoing street protests . We then turn towards a bombshell report from Rolling Stone which details the degree in which...
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Distroism Now! is a new monthly podcast on It's Going Down . Each episode is hosted by a different distro, and the style, length and content of each episode is whatever the hosts want it to be. At the end of each episode, the host nominates a new distro to do the next episode. In this episode, Filler Distro tells a ghost story that Pittsburgh’s tried to bury beneath its bullshit progressive image, talks distroism with the Portland Litter Bloc , and bumps some of our favorite punk, hardcore,...
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On today’s episode, we speak with several Water Protectors involved in the ongoing struggle against the Line 5 pipeline . We discuss the history of the fight against the Embridge project, how the company has worked with the police to attack grassroots organizing, a recent action which shut down oil production, and much more. We then switch gears and speak with Brenton Lengel , a playwright and comic book creator, who is currently working on a new series centered around the Spanish anarchist...
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photo: Indybay Long-time anarchist and antifascist organizer Paul O’Banion joins It’s Going Down to discuss how the struggle against the far-Right and fascism must evolve and grow into a broader political struggle beyond (just) street confrontations in order to push back against the growing reactionary and white supremacist forces we face today. During our conversation, we discuss the rise of the fascist current within the anti-vaxx movement, collusion between the Proud Boys and the police,...
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Welcome, to This Is America, October 20th, 2021. On today's episode, we speak with attorney Brad Thomson about the case of anarchist and antifascist, Dan Baker, who was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison in Florida, after posting calls to social media for counter-demonstrations against the far-Right, directly after the attempted January 6th pro-Trump storming of the DC capitol. We discuss how the state utilized fear of anarchists, antifascists, and Baker's background of volunteering with the...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with anarchist historian and YouTuber, Zoe Baker, about lessons from anarchist history, what past struggles can teach us about the social movements of today, just what the hell an 'anarcho-communist' is, and how anarchists in the past have dealt with the question of organization, tactics, and strategy. During our discussion, we talk about how anarchism spread throughout the world , how it broke with Marxists and socialists over the...
Topics: anarchist, anarchism, anarchists, autonomist, libertarian socialist, anarcho-communist,...
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Welcome, to This Is America, October 11th, 2021. On today's episode, we dive into headline and resistance news, before switching to our discussion, where we offer an anarchist critique and analysis of Biden's continuing attacks on migrants and push to expand industrial petrol-capitalism. There's a lot to cover, so let's get to the news!
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On this episode of It's Going Down, we speak with Lakota ‘Black Elk’ Maroon, an Indigenous organizer in so-called Minnesota and the author of a recent piece on resistance to the Line 3 pipeline . Recorded as the pipeline neared completion, we discuss the scope of the various resistance camps, the role of non-profits, the impact and legacy of Standing Rock, moving social movements beyond pressuring Democrats, and how anti-pipeline struggles could serve as the launch pad for greater...
Topics: Line 3, Stop Line 3, Standing Rock, anarchist, anarchism, anarchist, autonomist, anti-colonial,...
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In this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with Noel Ignatiev, long time organizer, author, and theorist. Ignatiev spent 20 years working in a steel factory while also being involved in the influential group, the Sojourner Truth Organization (STO). Building off the ideas of W.E.B. Du Bois and CRL James, STO built on a critique of white supremacy as a cross-class relationship that blindsided poor and working-class whites with "white skin privilege," hindering the...
Topics: Noel Ignatiev, Race Traitor, white supremacy, racism, anarchist, anarchism, anarchists, autonomist,...
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Welcome to This Is America, August 24th, 2021. On this episode, first we speak with someone from Symbiosis in Portland, Oregon , where we cover the Nabisco strike from the vantage point of a supporter who was on the picket lines. While the strike has now come to a close, with the workers beating back some concessions, we talk about how the pickets evolved into a large scale community struggle which expanded to other groups of workers. We discuss the importance of blockades and the pushing back...
Topics: anarchist, anarchism, anarchists, libertarian socialist, anti-state communist, situationist, green...
On this special edition of the It's Going Down podcast, we present an audio recording of a recent webinar presentation from the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) about cell-phones, encryption, and how you can protect yourself from police, corporate, and State surveillance. The talk features Lauren Reagan who has been a guest on the show multiple times as well as Glencora Borradaile, the author of Defend Dissent.
Topics: anarchist, anarchism, anarchist, autonomist, anti-state communist, libertarian socialist,...
Police in the bay area city of Berkeley, California were filmed by a neo-Nazi associated with the " Goyim Defense League (GDL)," standing by and watching while another member of the group placed up an anti-Semitic banner blaming Jewish people for the attacks on 9/11, over the heavily trafficked Highway 80 freeway.
Topics: Goyim Defense League, Berkeley Police, Neo-Nazis, Anti-Semitism
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What happens when insurrections die? What becomes of the participants? What happens when the police come back to settle scores and people are thrown in jail? On our latest podcast, we speak with someone involved in the new podcast series , After the Uprising: The Death of Danyé Dion Jones , and explore what happened in Ferguson after the revolt in the wake of the police murder of Mike Brown, Jr. had come to a close.
Topics: anarchist, anarchism, anarchists, Ferguson, Mike Brown, Black Lives Matter, Black liberation,...
Welcome, to This is America, September 1st, 2021. On today's episode, first we speak with Daryle Lamont Jenkins about his recent travels to New York for an antifascist film festival and Portland for a mass convergence against the Proud Boys. We talk about fighting the far-Right in a post-J6 world, the need to build alternatives to the State, and the growing threat of the anti-vaxx/mask movement. We then talk with someone from Philadelphia Anarchist Black Cross about the history of the group and...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with a former veteran and author of a recent piece on CrimethInc. entitled, Afghanistan: The Taliban Victory in a Global Context: An Anti-Imperial Perspective from a Veteran of the US Occupation . We discuss the current situation in Afghanistan with the Taliban's recent victory, the fall of Kabul, and the devastating impact of twenty years of imperialist occupation. Our guest, who was both a soldier in the army and a contractor, also...
Topics: Afghanistan, Afghanistan war, War on Terror, anarchist, anarchism, anarchists, anti-capitalist,...
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In rural Colorado, the Tenacious Unicorn Ranch is building a trans-anarchist homestead and autonomous infrastructure while experimenting in permaculture and raising alpacas. On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we discuss the project with three people from the ranch, talk about the release of the upcoming documentary film, Tenacious,  and how people living on the ranch mobilized over the past year against threats from the far-Right.
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with two members of Oakland Abolition and Solidarity about their work in the California bay area, abolitionist strategy in the current terrain, the wave of prisoner resistance that erupted during the coronavirus, and also the current call from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak for nation wide 'Shut'Em Down' demonstrations. More Info:  Oakland Abolition and Solidarity , Oakland Abolition and Solidarity on Twitter,  It's Going Down  interview with...
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Welcome, to This Is America, August 12th, 2021. On today's episode, we speak with journalist Raven Geary , as we look back on the 6 month anniversary of the storming of the DC capital on January 6th. Raven was on the ground that day and has completed a new 30 minutes documentary based on their reporting from January 5th and 6th. We look back on that day, their experiences, and the continuing threat of mass far-Right violence. We then switch to our discussion, where we address politicians...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with author, podcaster, and organizer, adrienne maree brown, known for such works as Pleasure Activism, Emergent Strategy , and We Will Not Cancel Us. During our conversation, we speak about Brown's past and current written work and it can be viewed looking back on both the recent rebellion in defense of Black lives, the catastrophic impacts of climate change, and the growth of mutual aid programs in the wake of the coronavirus. We spend...
Topics: adrienne maree brown, Pleasure Activism, AK Press, anarchist, anarchism, anarchists, autonomist,...
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Welcome, to This Is America, July 29th, 2021. On this episode, we speak with someone from the Puget Sound Tenants Union , which is also apart of the Autonomous Tenant Union Network , We discuss what we can potentially expect with the possible end to the eviction moratorium happening at the end of the month and how tenants can get organized to resist evictions now. We then switch to our discussion, where we talk about the doubling-down of the GOP around fascist and conspiracy laden politics and...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with an anarchist from Cuba and a Cuban-American anarchist living in Miami about the recent wave of protests which have swept the island over the last few weeks. While the demonstrations took everyone by surprise, our guests argue that they are historic in that they represent a ground swell of working-class anger that has manifested itself in demonstrations, clashes with the police, and looting; activity which has not taken place on the...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with long-time anarchist musician, author, activist, and podcaster Margaret Killjoy, host of How to Live Like the World is Dying , which embraces the concept of preparedness, or "prepping," from an anarchist perspective, while interviewing a whole host of guests about skills, infrastructure, and real world problem solving. We begin our conversation by talking about the tension of the Right having such a foothold in the prepping...
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We speak with someone from the Willamette Action Collective on building mutual aid responses to the current climate change fueled heat-wave in Portland and folks from Defend the Atlanta Forest campaign about opposing 'Cop City' in the ATL. Plus discussion.
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with Eric Laursen, author of The Operating System: An Anarchist Theory of the Modern State ,  who argues that everything we think we know about the creation and function of the political State is fundamentally wrong and that anarchists need to re-think their opposition to this fundamental institution. Laursen argues that states did not arise out of a collective need, nor were they created organically; they instead were imposed from above...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with abolitionist Alex Vitale, author of the new book, The End of Policing. In our discussion, we look at the abolitionist movement one year after the George Floyd uprising, with Vitale arguing that we have seen a massive shift, both in terms of gains made by the movement and a massive change in the consciousness of millions of people. We also discuss how the uprising has exposed and created clear cracks within policing itself: from...
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Welcome, to This Is America, July 3rd, 2021. On today's episode we launch straight into our discussion, where we tackle how the Right has  built an AfroTurf campaign around the demonetization of 'Critical Race Theory,' and how this relates to broader attacks on basic rights. We then dive into a blow by blow of the Biden administration's newly published report on "domestic terrorism" and what it all means. All this and more, but first, let's get to the news.
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Welcome, to This Is America, June 25th, 2021. On today's show, first we feature an interview with Black House News , about the ongoing resistance to curfews happening in New York and attempts by the State to hold onto control of the streets in a post-pandemic and post-rebellion world. We also discuss how the terrain in DC has changed following the attempted far-Right coup. We then play a recorded text from Perilous Chronicle , about surveillance of teenage activists in so-called Tucson by local...
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On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with Chuck Tanner of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR) about the People’s Rights Network , a collection of far-Right activists led by Ammon Bundy , (who has just announced a run for governor of Idaho ) famous for his role in a series of armed standoffs in various states alongside members of far-Right militia groups such as the Oath Keepers and the III%ers. During our conversation, we map out...
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On this episode of It ’s Going Down, we speak with SA Smythe , who is “a statewide coordinating committee member of the faculty wing of California Cops Off Campus and organizes with students and other comrades in the broader Cops Off Campus Coalition and other abolitionist/anti-carceral groups across Turtle Island and in Europe.” We discuss the rise of abolitionist organizing on college campuses, the recent “Abolitionist May” month of action, and where the movement is going in the...
Topics: abolition, anarchist, anarchism, anarchists, anti-colonial, anti-capitalist, anti-state communist,...
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Welcome to This Is America, June 10th, 2021. On this episode, first we bring you an interview with Lauren Swain, the partner of anarchist prisoner Sean Swain who currently has launched a campaign in order to help them hopefully transition out of prison later this summer. We discuss Swain's case and his amazing life, his journey to anarchist politics, and the repression he has faced as a politicized prisoner. For ways to support Sean, check out this Instagram account here . We then switch to our...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with Robert Ovetz and Gifford Hartman, two long time anti-capitalist and class struggle researchers, who discuss the pandemic and how it has fundamentally changed the lives of everyday waged workers. Specifically, we tackle the rhetoric surrounding "unfilled jobs ," largely in the service industry, where capitalists are scrambling in some cases to offer workers higher wages, better benefits, and even pay for them to come in and...
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Welcome, to This Is America, May 28th, 2021. On today's episode, first we speak with a resident of the North Fork mobile home park in Kentucky , about how residents there have been fighting the mass eviction of a trailer park to make way for a strip mall, a move that will displace dozens of families and individuals and enrich " one of the most successful businessmen in Kentucky," who will rake in a massive amount of corporate welfare, to complete development of the project. We then...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with journalist and author Shane Burley both about their new book, Why We Fight: Essays on Fascism, Resistance, and Surviving the Apocalypse , as well as on the current crisis playing itself within the Republican party and within ruling class circles in the US in general. During our discussion, we talk about the current struggle for power between neo-con and Trumpian forces within the Republicans and what this means both for the State...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we spoke with Andrea about the unfolding demonstrations and protests in Elizabeth City in North Carolina, following the police killing of Andrew Brown, Jr, on April 21st. For the past three weeks, people have continued to take to the streets to call for the release of police tapes of the incident, while family members who have had access to view the tape have stated that it shows Brown's execution by police and that he had his hands on the...
Topics: Elizabeth City, Andrew Brown, Jr, anti-colonial, anti-capitalist, anarchist, anarchism, anarchists,...
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Welcome, to This Is America, May 7th, 2021. On this episode we bring you an interview (recorded about two weeks ago) with two folks involved in the battle to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) . We talk about the recent end the tree-sit at the Hellbender autonomous zone, broad community support for the campaign and also ongoing State repression against those recently arrested during ongoing actions . We then switch to our discussion, where we look at Biden's first three months in office;...
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On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, IGD contributor Scott Campbell speaks with Clay Colmon, who teaches in the Cultural Studies Department at Claremont Graduate University and is the Associate Director of Instructional Design at UPenn’s School of Arts and Sciences. The two discuss the potential and meaning of change, the growing capaciousness of Afrofuturism, the power of Black speculative futures, the significance of vision and story in social struggle, the construction of the...
Topics: Afrofuturism, transhumanism, posthumanism, Blackness, anti-Blackness, whites supremacy
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with Shemon and Arturo , two authors who have contributed numerous pieces analyzing the George Floyd rebellion for both It's Going Down and Ill Will . We look back at the rebellion which began in late May of 2020 after the police killing of George Floyd and discuss what lessons the revolt leaves us with now, especially following the rebellion in Brooklyn Central after the police murder of Daunte Wright.
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Welcome, to This Is America, April 22st, 2021. On today's episode we speak with Kieran, President of CWA Local 7250 and long-time organizer in the Minneapolis area about how rank-n-file union members kicked the National Guard out of a union controlled Labor Center building. We talk about the National Guard on the streets of the city in the thousands, their long history of attacking strikers and putting down rebellions, and much more. We then switch to our discussion, were we discuss and offer...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we discuss the first three months of the Biden administration, looking at three specific topics: Migrant detention camps continue to grow , as the Biden administration continues to push for a "smart" wall and militarization across borders beyond the United States , a process that was started under Trump. In some areas, wall construction under old contracts is even continuing. A new wave of anti-police rebellions has started up again, as...
Topics: anarchist, anarchism, anarchists, anti-capitalist, anti-colonial, anti-fascist, antifa,...
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Long-time journalist and prison abolitionist author and organizer Victoria Law joins It’s Going Down to discuss their new book, Prisons Make Us Safer: And 20 Other Myths of Mass Incarceration . We discuss the myths used to justify mass incarceration brought up in Law’s new book, prisoner resistance in an age of COVID-19, how the struggles of women and trans prisoners are often overlooked and under-reported, and how the State has adapted and responded to the growing surge of abolitionist...
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In this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we continue our discussion with autonomous mutual aid and tenant organizations across Texas about the grassroots response to the "Deep Freeze" which hit Texas and other states in mid-February. The massive storms left several dead and millions without power, heat, and internet. After the storm passed, many homes and apartments were left with broken pipes, the result of dilapidated infrastructure already hit by hurricane Harvey and decades...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with the author of the text, Madness, Disability, and Abolition , a two part series that ran on It's Going Down which explored the history of the criminalization of madness and mapped out what an abolitionist approach might look like, along with examples of projects already being put into place. Connecting both a history of eugenics, genocide and mass imprisonment of Native people, and the weaponizing of p sychiatry against unruly femmes...
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Welcome, to This Is America, March 23th, 2021. On today's show, we start off with an action roundup, from ongoing resistance to the Line 3 pipeline, continued battles on the streets with the State, to the growing struggle for housing and much more. We then switch to our discussion, were we tackle the need for peer-to-peer support in both our movements and lives. There's a lot to cover, so let's get into it!
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with participants in autonomous groups across Texas, including Cooperation Denton, Stop the Sweeps in Austin, Mutual Aid Houston, Houston Tenants Union, and North Texas Rural Resilience.
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In this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with an anarchist living in the Exarcheia neighborhood of Greece, which has long been a center of autonomous organizing and resistance. For more background on the Greek anarchist movement, the Exarcheia neighborhood, and the coming to power of New Democracy, a right-wing Greek political party , which has vowed to cleanse Exarcheia of anarchists, squatters, and refugees, go here . During our discussion, we talk about how the new government...
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Welcome, to This Is America, February 6th, 2021. On today's episode, we launch into resistance news, from updates on the fight against the Line 3 pipeline in the midwest, to continuing rent strikes in major cities, and ongoing fierce abolitionist struggle from Portland to New York. We then switch to our discussion, where we offer an analysis of Trumpism and CPAC 2021, along with a critique of the elites existing obsession with the "culture war." All this and more, but first, let's get...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with Travis View, one of the hosts of the QAnon Anonymous Podcast, one of the leading shows that critically picks apart and examines the Qanon conspiracy from a variety of angles, using humor to talk about the far-Right movement and its growing influence. Throughout our discussion we touch on the threat posed by Qanon as a vehicle for the mass distribution of authoritarian and fascist politics, as View argues that the end goal of the...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we again speak with Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) , about the changing face of State repression as the new administration takes power and the push by various forces to paint protest as "domestic terrorism."
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with two people involved in the anarchist podcast Rebel Steps, based out of New York City. During our discussion, we look back at 2020 from the context of anarchist organizing in New York City and the lessons - and hard questions - that it leaves us with. Over the course of our interview, we touch on the rise of Trump, the pandemic, looking critically at the response to COVID-19 by the Democratic Party, the rise of mutual aid projects,...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with two participants in the Lobelia Commons, an autonomous and anti-capitalist project based out of so-called New Orleans. Our guests explain how they are working on several endeavors: from creating a hub for food production, building a de-centralized nursery, and also creating a new print version of the Farmer's Almanac . During our discussion, we talk about overcoming the false culture war narrative of 'rural vs urban,' what is would...
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Welcome, to This Is America, February 2nd, 2021. We we enter into the Biden presidency, things show no sign of slowing down - especially as struggles around housing and against the sweeping of encampments heats up. Across the so-called US, people are experimenting with new tactics, from occupying vacant buildings to demanding that local governments pay for empty hotel rooms to shelter the unhoused. Over the past few weeks we also saw riots pop off in the working-class Pacific Northwest city of...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with two members of Philadelphia Housing Action , about the ups and downs of 2020 that has been outlined in the recent piece, Occupy, Takeover: How Philadelphia Housing Action Turned Vacant Buildings Into Homes . It details how throughout 2020, members of the group moved unsheltered individuals and families into livable, unused homes owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Moreover, in the midst of the rebellion that kicked off...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with long-time anarchist writer and organizer Peter Gelderloos, author of such books at Anarchy Workers, Worshiping Power, and How Non-Violence Protects the State. On this episode, we look back on the last month of the Trump presidency and discuss what lies ahead now that the Democrats have won the White House and pushed for a return to normalcy on the streets. We discuss how Biden will respond to the far-Right, the COVID-19 pandemic, as...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with two members of the Socialist Rifle Association (SRA) , about the organization and more broadly, about what it means to create an anti-racist current both within (and against) the current mainstream gun culture which largely has been occupied by the far-Right. The SRA currently has about 10,000 members and is a pan-Left organization, made up of anarchists, Marxists, and socialists. For a history of the group and a look at where they...
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Welcome, to This Is America, January 7th, 2021. On today's episode we jump straight into a discussion about Wednesday's events at the US capitol, where thousands of far-Right Trump supporters overwhelmed and fought with police, broke windows, and stormed the capitol building; forcing Congress to flee and delayed the scheduled electoral college vote counting. The far-Right coup took place directly following Trump's speech at a 'Stop the Steal' rally and was a direct attempt to overturn the...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with Klee Benally of Indigenous Action out of Kinłani, or so-called Flagstaff and Ryan Fatica of Perilous Chronicle . We discuss the case of Loren Reed , a 26 year-old indigenous activist who is facing up to 10 years simply for making Facebook comments about damaging property in a private chat. As Fatica wrote: Loren is charged with one count of “Threats to Damage and Destroy a Building by Means of Fire,” which carries a maximum...
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Video of a phone recording where far-Right 'Back the Blue' organizer Ara Almosa admits to vandalizing the vehicle of Andrew Duncomb, aka "Black Rebel," along with Skylor Jernigan, in order to make it appear that 'ANTIFA' and 'BLM' carried out the vandalism.
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with two people involved in Three Way Fight , a revolutionary antifascist theory project that has grown out of antifascist research and organizing in decades past. We discuss the recent events in Salem, Oregon, where members of far-Right and neo-fascist groups attempted to storm the state capitol in opposition to lockdown measures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We then discuss Proud Boy violence in DC, Trump's recent comments that...
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Welcome, to This Is America, December 22nd, 2020. On this episode, first we bring you an interview with several antifascists based out of Salem, Oregon. While this interview was recorded before the recent events at the state capitol - where members of far-Right groups attempted to gain access to the building to protest lock-down restrictions , our conversation itself is much broader. We discuss how far-Right groups have descended on Salem over the past 7 months, from rallying against Black...
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Welcome, to This Is America, December 18th, 2020. On today's episode, we bring you a series of interviews. First, up, we speak with someone at the Red House in North Portland , which recently was at the center of a mass eviction blockade . While the interview took place before the barricades around the house came down, our interview discusses how the blockade can hopefully provide important lessons for future eviction defense campaigns . We then speak to two participants in the Certain Days...
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On this episode of It's Going Down, we speak with long-time anarchist and organizer Dean Spade , author of the new book, Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next) , published by Verso Press. We discuss the explosion of mutual aid projects which have formed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued wave of climate change fueled natural disasters and wildfires . We talk about the strengths and weaknesses of these projects, the drive of the State and...
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Welcome, to This Is America, November 28th, 2020. On today's episode, first we present an interview with Chad Loder , someone who has been on the ground documenting the ongoing eviction resistance of vacant homes owned by Caltrans in Southern California that people have been reclaiming over the past year. We then speak with someone from Tacoma Housing Now , about a recent housing occupation in the face of increasing cold temperatures and deaths of people living on the street. Finally, we speak...
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On this episode of This Is America, we jump straight into the discussion, as we look at how things went down at the Millions MAGA March and what this new coalition of Trump supporters, conspiracy theorists, militias, and fascist groups means for the future of Trumpism. As Trump's attempts to steal the election hits roadblock after roadblock and continued legal challenges, Trump continues to fall back on the use of conspiracy theories to hold his base together. We discuss how this dynamic is...
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In this episode of the It's Going Down podcast we speak with journalist and author Brandon Soderberg about the book they recently co-authored, I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Corrupt Police Squad , which details the notoriously corrupt Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF) in Baltimore, MD. The book discusses how the GTTF grew from a squad of police tasked with stopping gun violence into a highly organized criminal operation which stole massive amounts of money, drugs, and guns,...
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Welcome, to This Is America, November 13th, 2020. On this episode, first feature an interview with someone who works on the This Week In Fascism column here at IGD. They are launching a crowdfunding campaign to help continue and also expand their work , with the final goal of starting a podcast which would be featured right here on It's Going Down. We then switch to our discussion, were we tackle what's been happening since November 3rd, how Trump is attempted to hold onto power through a...
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It’s Going Down speaks with labor historian and professor Peter Cole about African-American labor leader Ben Fletcher, who played a key role in Local 8 of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), a radical syndicalist and anti-capitalist labor union. We talk about how the IWW rejected white supremacy and promoted anti-racist politics, went up against the KKK in some instances, and brought together both African-American workers and European immigrants into one fighting union. We also discuss...
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Welcome, to This Is America, October 31st, 2020. On this episode we feature an interview with Devin Burghart , the Executive Director for the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights. We discuss the uptick of far-Right, neo-Nazi, and militia activity in the lead-up to the 2020 election and what to expect from far-Right formations at the polls and on the streets over the next few days. Burghart argues that these groups will be out and armed in various locations - and its up to us...
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Welcome, to This Is America, October 27th, 2020. On today's episode, we speak with someone involved in the recent strike at the University of Michigan , where grad students demanded a safe return back to school in the face of COVID-19 pandemic and to demand a defunding of the police on campus. We then switch to our discussion, both about long-term organizing, and also about Trump and the upcoming 2020 election. All this and more, but first, let's get to the news.
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we spoke with William C Anderson, who alongside Zoé Samudzi, is the co-author of As Black As Resistance , published by AK Press. We discuss the major themes of the book, its reception, and its growing impact in a post-rebellion world. We then discuss the growth and roots of Black anarchism, with Anderson covering its history, from former members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense rejecting Leninism to a new generation of rebels today. We...
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In this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with two members of the autonomist Marxist group, Unity and Struggle , who's recent essay about the possibility of the upcoming election leading to a constitutional crisis we published here on IGD. Since that essay was first published, far-Right Boogaloo Boys and militia members in Michigan were arrested after plotting alongside an undercover FBI agent to kidnap and execute the Governor of Michigan in response to the State's COVID-19...
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En este episodio del podcast It's Going Down , nuestro colaborador Scott Campbell, entrevista a Yunuen Torres, una comunera del municipio autónomo p'urhépecha de Cherán, Michoacán. Donde hace más de nueve años, el 15 de abril de 2011, sus habitantes se levantaron y sacaron de su comunidad a los talamontes vinculados a los cárteles del narcotráfico, a las autoridades municipales y a la policía. Desde entonces, crearon un gobierno comunal autónomo donde el poder político está en las...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, IGD contributor Scott Campbell interviews Yunuen Torres, a community member from the autonomous P'urhépecha municipality of Cherán, Michoacán. More than nine years ago, on April 15, 2011, the residents of Cherán rose up and removed from their community illegal loggers linked to cartels, the municipal authorities, and the police. In the time since, they created an autonomous communal government where political power rests in the hands of the...
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The first debate between the ruling corporate parties has now come and gone, with even the mainstream media agreeing that the entire event was a raging dumpster fire. Trump, who has for months said that he will not except any other outcome in the upcoming election other than a victory, has been prepping his base with tales up impending mass voter fraud through mail-in voting. Trump's allies such as Roger Stone , have likewise pushed for Trump to declare martial law and make the election void,...
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Welcome, to This Is America, September 24th, 2020. On this episode, we have a special report from Perilous Chronicle , about how prisoners are directly impacted by the climate change fueled wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. This audio report is based on an article on the unfolding situation , which can be read here. Next up, we have an interview with the Portland chapter of Symbiosis , an autonomous anti-capitalist group organizing dual power programs and initiatives in the Pacific Northwest....
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On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we present a conversation with two participants in the Woodbine community center located in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens, New York. Woodbine is an autonomous anti-capitalist hub that when the coronavirus hit, began organizing relief efforts along with other local groups in the area.
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Welcome, to This Is America, September 16th, 2020. On today's episode, first we speak with two medics who report about the ongoing situation in Rochester, New York, as protests there against the police killing of Daniel Prude have continue to grow. We then speak with Russ Diabo , an Indigenous author and analyst , about the historical context of the ongoing Six Nations land reclamation of #1492LandBackLane . We then switch to our discussion about the Trump administration's growing embrace of...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with three representatives from the Autonomous Tenants Union Network (ATUN), which includes organizers from Tenant and Neighborhood Councils (TANC) in Oakland, California, the Los Angeles Tenants Union, and the Richmond Tenants Union in Richmond, Virginia.
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Welcome, to This Is America, September 3rd, 2020. On this episode, first we speak with Kim Kelly , an anarchist journalist covering contemporary labor and social struggles as well as extreme music. We speak on the current strike spreading across professional sports following the police killing of Jacob Blake. We then turn towards Kenosha, Wisconsin, where we speak to a community resident about the recent rebellion following the death of Jacob Blake, the role of conspiracy theories in spreading...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we discuss both the RNC, it's open drift into fascism, the Republican party's embrace of far-Right and reactionary white identity politics, and what this means for the 2020 election and beyond. Looking at the events in Kenosha as a turning point, we also touch on what is means that much of Trump world is now embracing Kyle Rittenhouse as a hero, as Trump doubles-down on conspiracy theories and promotion of far-Right groups. Increasingly, Trump is...
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"There’s a lot of talk about how to end racism, especially within corporate and academic circles. We saw how to end racism in the streets the first weeks after George Floyd was murdered." -Idris Robinson On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, in collaboration with Red May in Seattle , we present an audio edition of a recent talk by Idris Robinson, which offers up a theoretical analysis of the ongoing George Floyd rebellion. Presenting 10 theses on the revolt, Robinson...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with educator and author Marquis Bey, author of the new book, Anarcho-Blackness: Notes Towards a Black Anarchism, out this month from AK Press. From the book's description : In this bold and expansive treatise, Marquis Bey seeks to define the shape of a Black anarchism—not, he says, by listing “all the Black people who are anarchists and the anarchists who are Black people,” but though a fluid and generative encounter between...
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Welcome, to This Is America, August 12th, 2020. On this episode, first we speak with someone involved in the Los Angeles Tenants Union . We talk about how the organization has grown to include autonomous chapters across the LA area, what organizing the group is involved in currently, ongoing rent strikes, and thoughts on the current threat of mass evictions within the context of the growing COVID-19 pandemic. We then get into a discussion about the GOP's embrace of conspiracy theories and how...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with Adam F. Naughton , a libertarian socialist and the creator of the website, Not Your Inspiration. With Adam we discuss the current disability justice movement and how it has evolved since the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. Adam discusses the difference between neoliberal views on combating abelism and a social, anti-capitalist approach which sees disabled people's worth outside of the context of the...
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Welcome, to This Is America, July 25th, 2020. On this episode, we sat down with an anarchist of color out of Washington DC, who speaks about what happened in the streets in the initial weeks of the rebellion following the police murder of George Floyd. We discuss the nightly rounds of clashes outside the White House which grew into something much bigger; a situation which includes several similarities to the current situation in Portland. We then turn to our discussion, we we touch on the...
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Welcome, to This Is America, July 22nd, 2020. On this episode, we speak with two people about the ongoing upheaval in Portland, Oregon, where for over 54 days and nights, people have faced off against both the police and federal troops from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We speak with someone from the Youth Liberation Front (YLF) along with another person who has been on the streets since the start of the revolt. We then switch to a discussion, where we touch on the worsening...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast, we speak with Wilfred Chan , a contributing editor in The Nation and a participant in the anti-colonial and anti-capitalist project, Lausan, about the recent uprising in Hong Kong which kicked off in the summer of 2019. The revolt was centered around defeating the proposed (and now recently passed) extradition bill, which would allow the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to bring people to trial for so-called political crimes. As the police attempted...
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On this episode of the It's Going Down podcast we caught up with long-time anarchist organizer and author, Kristian Williams , who's works include Our Enemies in Blue, American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination, Fire the Cops!, Resist Everything Except Temptation: The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde , and Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency . We start by talking about what counter-insurgency theory is and how it has influenced American policing, its relationship to...
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Welcome, to This Is America, June 28th, 2020. On this episode we feature an interview with journalist Robert Evans , known for his work on the Behind the Bastards and It Could Happen Here podcasts. Evans speaks on the Boogaloo Boys, the rise of far-Right violence and attacks against Black Lives Matter demonstrations and also what has been happening in the streets of Portland. We then catch up with David Rovics , a long-time anarchist folk musician who talks about rent strike organizing in...
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