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.
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.
J. Kehaulani Kauanui hosts an episode focused on new developments in Anarchist Studies-research, scholarship, education, and theorization that about anarchism and/or informed by anarchism. The recently established North American Anarchist Studies Network (NAASN) (founded at the inaugural conference held in Hartford, Connecticut, USA on November 21-22, 2009) has been thriving and the 2nd annual conference will take place on January 15-16, 2011, at the Steel Workers’ Hall in Toronto, Canada. The show feature interviews with one of the organizers of the first NAASN conference, and two other people organizing the 2nd annual NAASN conference (January 15-16, 2011 at the Steel Workers’ Hall in Toronto, Canada) : Jesse Cohn, Associate Professor of English Purdue University North Central and author of a book titled, Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation; Tammy Kovich, an activist and Ph.D student in political science at York University whose research interests center on the theorization of dissent, anarchist theory, and the study of social movement practices; and Jasmin Mujanovic, also a Ph.D. student at York University, whose research focuses on anarchist and “anarchic” approaches to anti-colonialism and anti-nationalism, especially in the Balkans. The program also features the Indy Media Round-up segment and music by Crass and Au Pairs. Original air-date: 12-28-10.