Ep 81 Organizing: Dead or Dreaming?
This episode takes on some though questions I don’t hear asked by others on the Left. The reality of organizing is in some ways taken for granted. I cover the end of CHOP and the existence of other autonomous zones to discuss the trend away form having organizations. I discuss many points on this from my time in Occupy, to how the current police overhaul movement has taken shape. In the 2nd half I cover at length a Book review to launch into digressions about class war, system change strategies, and wondering where activism can go that it hasn’t already. Are we doomed to continue repeating the patterns of our age until it all falls apart?
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Interim Music: Washington War Theme; America the Beautiful; Civ 4 Soundtrack
Left-tuber interviews participate of CHOP
Businesses in CHOP sue city
Coverage of Chaz, and the success of rural communes
An ancap discusses the limits of Lefty communes in urban areas
New Zealander Reviews Steven Pittenys follow up book.