William C. Anderson on Anarchism

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“Expose the Contradiction”: William C Anderson on Anarchism, Mutual Aid, and What Comes Next

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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 also discuss the enormous impact of Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin, author of Anarchism and the Black Revolution, on Anderson and beyond.

We then switch gears and discuss everything from the current rebellion, to the importance on building mutual aid programs and survival economies, to Anderson recently being featured on NPR, a new book in the works, far-Right Trump bots posing as Black people, and more more.

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I sure hope the book is better for actual anarchism than his performance on NPR a couple of weeks back

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