Episode 40: Bash Back – Queer Ultraviolence
On this very special 40th episode of the Horizontal Power Hour, your hosts Xaq and Meggi present the usual bi-weekly dose of action news from around the world, with a focus on the student manifestations happening in Montreal. We feature a recording of a talk given on the Wesleyan campus by Tegan Eanelli, co-author of the new anthology about the militant queer anarchist tendency Bash Back, entitled Queer Ultraviolence. Tegan introduces us to the controversial idea that animated the existence of Bash Back: that queer and trans folks have a right and an obligation to use any means necessary to resist and avenge the violence of the heteropatriarchal white supremacist social order. In addition to sharing stories and communiques from the book that illustrate Bash Back’s short-lived but powerful existence, Tegan reflects on what Bash Back can show us about organization, identity, and politics. We also feature some of the best tunes of the homohop genre. Original air-date: 4-24-12.