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Episode 41: Kathy Ferguson and Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the Streets

This episode features a conversation between Kehaulani Kauanui and Kathy Ferguson about Ferguson’s new book “Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the Streets.”Action news, top-notch music (including the drive-time debut of Quantuum Queerness) and more!

About the book: “Emma Goldman has often been read for her colorful life story, her lively if troubled sex life, and her wide-ranging political activism. Few have taken her seriously as a political thinker, even though in her lifetime she was a vigorous public intellectual within a global network of progressive politics. Engaging Goldman as a political thinker allows us to rethink the common dualism between theory and practice, scrutinize stereotypes of anarchism by placing Goldman within a fuller historical context, recognize the remarkable contributions of anarchism in creating public life, and open up contemporary politics to the possibilities of transformative feminism.” Original air-date 5-8-12.

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Episode 37: Gustavo Esteva Part II: Beyond Development and Globalization: Anarchy and Buen Vivir

This week’s edition of the Horizontal Power Hour features excerpts from a presentation by the radical Mexican development critic Gustavo Esteva titled “Beyond Development and Globalization: Anarchy & Buen Vivir” originally given in Middletown, CT on February 13, 2012.  Esteva is a “deprofessionalized” intellectual and grassroots activist.  His writing of the past 25 years has figured centrally to what is now called “critical development studies.”  He works both independently and in conjunction with a variety of Mexican NGO’s and grassroots organizations and communities in Chiapas, Mexico, including the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (or EZLN).  In the talk, Esteva emphasizes the terminal inadequacy of prevailing political priorities and illuminates the radical potentiality of what he calls “the ongoing insurrection” which surrounds us every day.  In addition to the wise words of Esteva, we share some less-wise words from Supreme Court “Justice” Antonin Scalia, who explains his refusal to strike down Texas anti-sodomy laws in Lawrence v. Texas.  Abundant, exciting action news from every continent (except Antarctica) is shared.  Inspiration guaranteed!

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Episode 36: Anti Systemic Movements ~ a conversation with Gustavo Esteva and Anu Sharma

Mariama and Isabelle resent this week’s show, which features a conversation between Gustavo Esteva and Anu Sharma. Esteva is an independent intellectual and grassroots activist from Oaxaca Mexico who addresses post-development, social change from the bottom up, and the Zapatistas. He works both independently and in conjunction with a variety of NGOs, organizations and communities.  In Grassroots Postmodernism: Remaking the Soil of Cultures and Escaping Education, Gustavo argues that even the “alternative” development prescriptions lead inexorably to depriving the people of control over their own lives and shifting this control to bureaucrats, technocrats, and educators. Sharma, who was influenced by his work as a graduate student, is an associate professor of Anthropology and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. Her work focuses on the anthropological study of global projects of neoliberal governance and development. Her previous research focused on empowerment as a global strategy of development and democratic governance and examined its effects on citizen and state identities and relationships to contemporary India, culminating in the publication of  Logics of Empowerment: Development, Gender, and Governance in Neoliberal India. Her current work is on the empowerment mobilizations and citizen-activist-state interfaces in New Delhi in the context of the 2005 Indian Right to Information Act.

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Episode 35: Queer-Cripping Anarchism

Horizontal Power Hour turns this week to the possibilities of queer-cripping anarchism. Our guest is Liat Ben-Moshe, a radical sociologist whose work places her on the cutting-edge of queer studies, critical pedagogy, disability studies and anarchist studies. The subject of the discussion is drawn from a paper she co-wrote and presented at the 2011 North American Anarchist Studies Network conference. Embracing the intersectional relevance of the critical term “queering,” Ben-Moshe proposes a “queer-crip” in which the categories of disability and queerness are themselves employed as analytics useful in challenging prevailing understandings of the normal/ideal. Action news anti-headlines from around the world and exciting music from Readnex Poetry Squad, Blackfire and Reagan Youth will also be shared. Original air-date: 2-14-12.

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Episode 29: Peter Lamborn Wilson

The November 8 edition of Horizontal Power Hour transmits a “revolutionary greeting” from the prominent American anarchist writer and underground intellectual Peter Lamborn Wilson to the occupants of Liberty Plaza in Lower Manhattan. Wilson also discusses the role of technology in grassroots anti-authoritarian mobilizations, the need for spiritual anarchy and the lineage of his work in the thinking of the Occupiers as well as that of James Scott and David Graeber. The show also contains an essay from the Dream Committee’s Chris on rediscovering the neighbors in post-electrical Connecticut. Action news from around the world and music from The Pogues, Ska-P and Tansy and Tarweed are also featured. Original air-date: 11-8-11.

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Episode 27: Mitchell Verter, Anarchism and Feminism

Join Meggie and Dan for an interview with Mitchell Verter on feminist subversions of politics and alternative socialities based on caring. J. Kehaulani Kauanui will also speak with Libor Von Shanau, a veteran of international anti-authoritarian mobilizations who has been in Liberty Square/Zuccotti Park for the entire Occupy Wall Street festivities. Reports on prison strikes in the US, animal liberations in South America and police violence in the Middle East will be shared in addition to the rest of the global action news round-up. Mitchell Verter is the author of Dreams of Freedom: A Ricardo Flores Magón Reader and has presented on intersections between anarchist and feminist thought at the North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference and the New School’s Anarchist Turn symposium within the last year.Original air-date 10-11-11.

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Episode 16: Robin D.G. Kelley

On Tuesday, April 26, 2011, join your hosts, Abe and Meggie, for an episode featuring an interview with Robin D. G. Kelley, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Kelley discusses black transformational politics and the radical imagination with collective member Kehaulani Kauanui. He is the author of the prize-winning books including: Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original; Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression; Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class; and Yo’ Mama’s DisFunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America. The episode will conclude with a special segment in honor of May Day. Action news too! Original air-date: 4-26-11

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Episode 14: Harold Barclay and Lawrence Jarach

Join your hosts, Zak and Dan, for an episode of “Horizontal Power Hour” that will feature Dr. Harold Barclay and Lawrence  Jarach, in addition to anti-authoritarian action news updates from around the world and top-notch music from Dead Kennedys, VC, Ska-P and Polkacide throughout (and the same Gustav Landauer quote twice!). Harold Barclay lectured in anthropology at University of Alberta for nearly a quarter century and is well-known for several contributions to the anarchist discourse including People Without Government: An Anthropology of Anarchy and The State. He will discuss his work, the relationship between anarchy and anthropology, as well as offer reflections on recent events in Egypt, where he did extensive fieldwork. Lawrence Jarach is an American anarchist essayist whose work has been central to the internal critique of anarchism known as post-left anarchism. He has published widely and co-edits,  Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed. He will discuss post-left anarchism both broadly and specifically. Original air-date: 3-22-11

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Episode 12: Dylan Rodriguez

This week’s hosts Yael Chanoff, Paul, and Mica Taliaferro bring you Action News, songs from Bomb the Music Industry and Son of Nun. The show also includes a presentation by and interview with Dylan Rodriguez, by J.Kehaulani Kauanui and Paul, where he address radicalism, the racial politics of 21st century genocide, and the prison industrial complex. Rodriguez is the author of two books:  Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and The U.S. Prison Regime (University of Minnesota Press, 2006) and Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition (University of Minnesota Press, 2009). He is a founding member of Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex, a national movement building collective that seeks to fulfill the social and historical vision of abolition, and has worked closely with numerous organizations and scholarly collectives. Original air-date: 2-22-11.

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Episode 10: Collage

This edition of Horizontal Power Hour, hosted by Dan, features exciting action news, a “this date in anti-authoritarian history” segment, Meggie’s reading of Chrysto’s “They’re Always Telling Me I’m Too Angry” and calls in from Zaac Chaves and Deric Shannon.  Chrystos, a Menominee lesbian and Two-Spirit-identified poet, has received numerous awards for her writing.  Zaac Chaves, a prominent local forager, discusses winter ecology and his food justice collaborations with the Wassaic Community Farm. Deric Shannon is an anarchist sociologist, writer and co-founder of the North American Anarchist Studies Network. He recaps the Network’s recent conference and offers thoughts on the role of the academy in revolutionary initiatives. The episode also features music from Pierre Henry, Dead Prez, Oberkampf, Tansy and Tarweed and Tiny Masters of Today. Original air-date: 1-25-11.

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