Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay April 2013 SHOW
AUDIOS are from the April 7, 2013 broadcast of Radio Autonomía: RadioZapatismo in the Bay on Berkeley Liberation Radio, 104.1FM, livestream at Berkeley Liberation Radio
We want to frame April’s show by referencing John Hollaway’s recent book “crack capitalism”. In this book he states in order to break the current system of capitalism we have to “break it in as many ways as we can and try to expand and multiply the cracks and promote their confluence ( or merging)”. He then goes further to describe cracks as “the perfectly ordinary creation of a space or moment in which we assert a different type of doing.” We hope to archive and share the resonances of people, movements and spaces that are imagining a different type of doing, a doing that rejects the behaviors and systems that capitalism produces.
In order to understand a bit more of what cracks are and what revolution and autonomous struggles look like today we will start off with an Interview with John Hollaway. We were able to meet up with him During his recent visit to San Francisco, where he presented a three part lecture series titled “After Capitalism.”
In documenting and sharing current “cracks” we look to the Zapatistas and read a brief synopsis of the new parts to their communique entitled “ellos y nosotros” or “them and us.” We will then hear audio from Gloria Munoz and Laura Carlson’s current speaking tour “Chaos and Grassroots Mobilizations in Mexico.”
For the 2nd part of our show we focus on how communities and individuals are producing and converging cracks within the United States. We will start with a live phone interview with the Coalition of Immokalee workers and the Student Farmworker Alliance about their recent 200 mile march for Rights, Respect and Fair Food. We then will hear from a critical poet, hip hop and spoken word artist; Boca Floja. We were able to attend a spoken word event at the Hold-Out in which Boca Floja shares some of his recent poems and reflects on their anti-colonial and anti-capitalist implications.
Finally, we have audio of John Holloway’s “After Capitalism” lecture series hosted by the Anthropology and Social Change Department at the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco March 26-28. Below please find the audio for the three lectures.
To listen to the audio from the show, click on the links below.
1. Full Show
6. Boca Floja
For information about the featured stories, check out these links:
“After Capitalism” Lecture Series:
1. Who We Are