This episode is mostly a rebroadcast from a January 2012 episode:
“This week’s show features an interview with Kristian Williams, author of the books, “Our Enemies in Blue,” “American Methods” and numerous articles on policing, torture, anarchism, cartoons and much more. Kristian speaks about his in-progress book on the Anarchism of Oscar Wilde, Wilde’s experiences in prisons and his sexual politics.
Find articles by Williams on this and many other topics at www.kristianwilliams.com”
Bursts also reads from a letter by Amélie, one of the 5E Anarchist prisoners. Amélie, alongside “Chavo” and Fallon were arrested and accused of causing 70,000 pesos of damage against a Federal Transportation building and 100,000 pesos of damage against a Nissan dealership with molotov cocktails. In this letter from February 22nd from Santa Martha prison in Mexico, Amélie explains elloquently why she has not backed down from her Anarchism in order to appear contrite before the state and reformists. The letter can be found in French, English and Spanish here: http://www.sabotagemedia.anarkhia.org/2014/03/mexico-5e-letter-from-amelie/
Also out this week, the case of the Trayvon 2, two young, muslim men of color who were arrested during protests in Oakland in response to the Florida Courts acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin had their charges dropped from Felony to Misdemeaner. More specifics on the cases here. Their support page can be found here
March 28th in Durham, NC, there’ll be a benefit for Luke O’Donovan’s defense fund as he attempts to pay lawyers to fight charges that could lead to 100 years in prison for his self-defense as he was being queer-bashed in Atlanta. The attack occurred in the early hours of January 1st, 2013. You can find more info on his case at letlukego.wordpress.com
Coming up is the 1st Annual Ida B. Wells Anti-Racist Conference in Memphis, TN on the 29th & 30th of March. More info here. The theme of this year is An Anti-Authoritarian and Anti-Capitalist Struggle Against the Mass Imprisonment of People of Color.
Lastly, in Dickson Tennessee, the Tennessee Anti-Racist Network is calling for action against the American Rennaissance Conference which is slated to run from April 25-27, 2014 at the Montgomery Bell Park Inn. More info at One Peoples Project
Playlist can be found here