Ever since the anarchy bang episode on music, in which the word anarchist was thrown around like a frisbee for a caffeinated border collie, I've been pondering (and harassing my friends with the question of) how one determines whether something is anarchist or not. In the podcast episode, it was a. if the artist called themself an anarchist, b. if the content was about anarchist topics (?), c. if the content reflected anarchist values, d. if the listener felt anarchisty (?!?!?) when listening to it, e. if the musician felt anarchisty while making it, and f. all creativity is anarchist.
Saturday, November 23, 7-9:00 PM
Join us at Interference Archive (Brooklyn, NY) as we show two episodes of the subMedia documentary series, Trouble, with episodes #19 (Quiet Storm) and #5 (You Are Being Watched:Movement Defense Against State & Corporate Surveillance).
Both on the theme of challenging the technological Megamachine.
Trouble #19: Quiet Storm
From Anews Podcast
Welcome to the anews podcast. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week on anarchistnews.org.
TOTW- Anarchists take the stage, with Aragorn! and plast
sound editing by Greg
editorial by Chisel
what’s new was written by Jackie and Greg, and narrated by Chisel and Greg
1) Billie Holiday – When You’re Smiling
2) Nina Simone – End of the Line
3) Phantom of the Opera – Instrumental
Other projects will likely rise-up from the end of this one, but this project grew to be too difficult to manage (and you know how we feel about management). This project started very small and had no intention of reaching its present scale. In line with ultra-left thought, we know that organizations, projects, etc. come and go, and that such a cycle is necessary, but that class struggle itself does not end until all are free.
From Bad News Press by Joe Peacott
There are certainly frustrations associated with being an anarchist and working as a nurse. The entire health care system, like the rest of society, is riddled with authoritarian relationships, corporate penny-pinching and profit-taking, and intrusive government regulations. The state believes that individuals are not capable of taking care of themselves so it requires licensing of healthcare providers and institutions and prevents people from purchasing most drugs without a doctor’s note. Besides restricting the number of health care providers and limiting people’s choices in seeking treatment, licensing and prescribing laws institutionalize the hierarchical relationships between doctors and nurses, nurses and patient care techs, and, perhaps most importantly, between those providing care and those receiving it.
From It's Going Down
In this episode we were lucky enough to speak with two people on the growth of Black, New Afrikan, and anti-colonial anarchist formations. One of the people joining us in the discussion is a part of the Philadelphia chapter of the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement and the other person is from the Afrofuturist Abolitionists of the Americas.
From Ears and Eyes
When cops decide to spy on us using surveillance devices such as hidden microphones and cameras or GPS trackers, they need to get the devices from somewhere. It seems that they often buy these devices from private companies. The companies that manufacture and market those devices are part of what we call the surveillance industry.