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Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay April 2013 SHOW

Posted in INTERVIEWS, SHOWS, SPECIAL REPORTS with tags , , , , , , on April 14, 2013 by radioautonomia

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.

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 To listen to the audio from the show, click on the links below.

1. Full Show

2. Interview with John Holloway

3. Chiapas Update

4. Gloria Munoz Talk

5. Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Student Farm Worker Alliance Interview

6. Boca Floja

For information about the featured stories, check out these links:

Quilombo Arte
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Student Farmworker Alliance



“After Capitalism” Lecture Series:

1. Who We Are

2. Capital: The Social Cohesion that Strangles Us

3. We are the Crisis of Capitalism

SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE: Our Lips Are Sealed- Grand Jury Defense

Posted in SPECIAL REPORTS with tags , , , , , , , on November 14, 2012 by radioautonomia

Recordings from panels at the event “Our Lips Are Sealed- Grand Jury Defense” which took place Sunday November 11, 2012 at The Holdout Social Center in Oakland, California.

From the Event Page: “Considering that recently, over half a dozen people in the Pacific Northwest have received Grand Jury subpoenas in the last few months, houses connected to OWS organizers have been raided, and many of our comrades down here are facing very serious charges, folks have put together a Grand Jury panel/discussion that is going to be very focused on how we (the collective Left in the Bay Area) can protect ourselves and each other in the case of heightened repression.

This full day event features short presentations from folks with Grand Jury experience — Kristian Williams (author of Our Enemies in Blue), Richard Brown from the SF8, and others.”

* Only the panel presentations were recorded. The discussions and Q&A are not included here.

(Click on the Panel Title to hear the audio)

Panel 1: Legal Rights with Megan, Dan, Sami

Panel 2: Grand Juries Past & Present with Dennison, Kristian, and Richard

Panel 3: Media Strategies with Claude and Kristian

Panel 4: Family Matters, Self Care & PTSD with Mona and Mickey

Report from the Victor Martínez Popular Library in Oakland

Posted in SPECIAL REPORTS with tags , , , , , , , on August 14, 2012 by radioautonomia

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN: Report from the Victor Martínez Popular Library in Oakland

For Radio Autonomía, this is a special report from the Biblioteca Popular Victor Martínez in Oakland.

Today, August 13, 2012, the Victor Martinez People’s Library was opened at 1449 Miller Avenue in the Fruitvale District of Oakland.

Donated books have begun to fill the shelves, while neighborhood kids are building a community garden outside.

Decades after it was left abandoned, this historic building—which was once the home of the Emiliano Zapata Street Academy—was liberated this morning by community members who are transforming the space into an autonomous community center and library.

For more information about the project and how you can participate, please visit the People’s Library at 1449 Miller Avenue in Oakland. You can also check the library out on Facebook and Twitter: Biblioteca Popular Victor Martínez.

And tune in for the September 2nd live Radio Autonomía show for more about this exciting community effort!


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