This week, we feature two conversations. Cora Borradaile and Michele Gretes, folks involved in the Digital Security Project of the Civil Liberties Defense Center, speak about contact tracing apps and surveillance. Then, Se speaks about Tucson Food Share’s grocery distribution program.
Barry Pateman was born in the early 1950’s, grew up in a working class coal mining town of Doncaster in the UK and became an anarchist in the 1960’s in London. He is a longstanding member of the Kate Sharpley Library which covers histories of little-known anarchists and events in history. We talk about anarchist history, community, repression, defeat, insularity, popular front with authoritarian Marxists, class analysis and how to beat back capitalism. Find Kate Sharpley Library at KateSharpleyLibrary.Net
This week we feature two segments, first up we got to chat with Hill Brown about Asheville’s response to the pandemic in terms of public health, drug use and the houseless communities. Then, Jason Renard Walker talks about his journalism, activism and troubles in the Texas prison system.
First we hear from Deja, the fiance of incarcerated copwatcher Ramsey Orta (who has been persecuted for recording the police killing of Eric Garner in 2014) who is currently being denied personal cleaning items by staff at Midstate CI in New York state. Deja is seeking support to pressure NY to releases Ramsey who is less than 90 days from the end of his sentence for a nonviolent conviction. Then, two members of Unemployed Humans Organizing Help who are organizing rent resistance and lobbying for housing relief for houseless members of the community.
This week, we feature a conversation with Matt of Rural Organizing and Resilience about mutual aid during pandemic. Then David Forbes talks about journalism, Asheville and anarchism.
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