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Bad News: Episode #41

Bad News: Episode #41

BAD News #41: Angry Voices From Around The World

Welcome to the 41st edition of Bad News. This is our Angry Voices From Around The World for December, 2020. A report from the international network of anarchist and anti-authoritarian radios.

Check out all the shows. Look for the a-radio-network collection on archive.org or at our website, a-radio-network.org.

Contents:

1) FQZA – A short round up about the struggle at “Dannenröder Forst” in the district called Hessen. (Germany)

2) Asamblea Anarquista Valparaiso – Commemorating 10th anniversary of rebellion and slaughter of 81 prisoners in San Miguel prison in Santiago de Chile.

3) Črna Luknja – is reporting on situation considering homeless situation in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana and involvement of Self-organized antiauthoritarian initiative.

4) Radiozones of Subversive Expressions – is sharing a report from streets and squares of Athens (Greece) and approaches of political establishment towards anti-authoritarian movement and society on general.

5) Radiofragmata – reporting on the events of 6th of December in so-called Greece.

6) Free social radio 1431AM – Is contributing an update about the situation in Greek prisons during the CoViD-19 pandemic.

7) Dissident Island from London – in the soon not to be so United Kingdom brings another round-up of happenings from across the land covering animal rights, workers’ struggles, eco-activism and anti-militarism.

8) The Final Straw Radio (from southern Appalachia in the so-called US) – shares a part of a conversation with anarchist and antifascist journalist and organizes, Daryle Lamont Jenkins about the far right street demos around the 2020 US elections, the violence in Washington DC by Proud Boys on November 14th and others against Black Lives Matter Plaza, the stabbings of three anti-racists and the call to participate in a counter to another Proud Boys demo in DC on December 12th, 2020 and prospects for autonomous anti-racist organizing in coming years.

9) Anarchist Radio Berlin – An update on the ongoing struggle in Belarus. For this month we are sharing part of an interview with an anarchist from Belarus, that happened in the end of November 2020.

10) Radio Show Elephant in the Room – Interview from 9th of November on recent protest for abortion rights, following repressions and anti-repression work in Poland.

Length: 1:28 h

Rebel Steps on the current political situation in the USA

Rebel Steps on the current political situation in the USA

As Anarchist Radio Berlin we had a conversation with a comrade from the New York based anarchist podcast Rebel Steps, which is also a member of the Channel Zero Podcast Network. Liz talked to us about how she was affected by the recent presidential elections and how her neighbourhood in NYC welcomed the end of Trumps presidency. Furthermore, we touched of course the topic of the corona pandemic as well as ways to respond to right wing violence on the street and the attempts by the media to blame „white anarchists“ for riots during the recent uprising. Last but not least, Liz also shared with us some nice examples for how people still organize and what might be some of the upcoming struggles in NYC.

More info:

AK Press: As Black As Resistance

Website of the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council (MACC)

We recommend to listen to our first interview on the same topic: “The Final Straw Radio on the current political situation in the USA“.

The Final Straw Radio on the current political situation in the USA

The Final Straw Radio on the current political situation in the USA

As Anarchist Radio Berlin we had the opportunity to talk to Bursts and William from The Final Straw Radio, co-members of the Channel Zero Podcast Network.

During the 90 minutes of talk, we are taking some deeper dives into the 2020 US elections and other US political topics like Trumpism and conspiracy myths like QAnon. But also current everyday as well as political life under the ongoing pandemic. And the increase in grassroots mutual aid organizing across the so-called United States of America. Paired with a general look back on 4 years of Trump and all the forms of resistance against it as well as an outlook on what is to come.

Unfortunately, towards the end some of the audio got lost, so at some point only Bursts is giving answers. Despite that, this interview might be right for anyone who feels like their understanding of what’s been going in the US has declined over the last years.

Check out the Final Straw Radio on their blog.
Also consider supporting Bursts and William on Patreon or via other means.

We recommend to listen to our second interview on the same topic: “Rebel Steps on the current political situation in the USA“.

Bad News: Episode #35

Bad News: Episode #35

BAD News #35: Angry Voices From Around The World

Welcome to the 35th edition of Bad News. This is our Angry Voices From Around The World for June, 2020. A report from the international network of anarchist and anti-authoritarian radios.

If you’d like to get involved in the network or want to hear more – send an email to a-radio-network@riseup.net.
Check out all the shows look for the a-radio-network collection on archive.org or at our website, a-radio-network.org.

Contents:

1. The Final Straw Radio:
• Interview about the liberation of a former Sheraton Hotel in Minneapolis.

2.  A-Radio Berlin:

• Interview about a new feminist campaign in Germany to raise awareness to the abortion topic.

3. Radio Fragmata:

• Updates on the general situation, the movement and the struggles in greek territory.

4. Invisible Radio:

• Voices of people from Moria camp

5. R.O.S.E. (Athens):

• News from Greece.

[Extra] TFSR: Perspectives from Iranian Anarchists

[Extra] TFSR: Perspectives from Iranian Anarchists

We are now republishing an interview by The Final Straw Radio (TFSR) with a translator of the Anarchist Union of Afghanistan and Iran to share perspectives from membership in Iran and abroad about resistance to the regime from within, solidarity from abroad, the impact of US sabre-rattling. This interview is from January 2020.

More information from the Union can be found here (posts are mostly in Persian), they can be followed on twitter at @asranarshism, @asranarshism on instagram, on Telegram (also mostly in Persian) and Facebook.

 

[Extra] Channel Zero Network: Staying safe at street actions (PSA)

[Extra] Channel Zero Network: Staying safe at street actions (PSA)

As A-Radio Berlin we are part of the anarchist Channel Zero Network (CZN), an alliance of podcasts and radio shows in English language from around the world.

In the context of the recent BlackLivesMatter uprising against police brutality and racism in the US, CZN published a short audio containing advice on how to more safely navigate street actions. Most things would also apply outside of the BLM or Covid-19 situation.

Bad News: Episode #33

Bad News: Episode #33

BAD News #33: Angry Voices From Around The World

Welcome to the 33rd edition of Bad News. This is our Angry Voices From Around The World for April, 2020. A report from the international network of anarchist and anti-authoritarian radios.

If you’d like to get involved in the network or want to hear more – send an email to a-radio-network@riseup.net.
Check out all the shows look for the a-radio-network collection on archive.org or at our website, a-radio-network.org.

Contents:

    1. Črna Luknja sharing a thought on how does corona virus influence our society and thoughts on how to intervene politically in state of emergency – from Federation for Anarchist Organizing from Slovenia and part of Croatia.
    2. 105fm (Mytilene, Lesvos) for the general situation in Lesvos, situation in Moria camp and hunger strike in Moria’s prison.
    3. The Final Straw Radio sharing a short description of recent covid-19 subjects in the US and some commentary by anarchist prisoner Sean Swain on how to make it through isolation more safely.
    4. R.O.S.E. (Athens) with updates and news from Athens.
    5. A-Radio Berlin on a commentary about the global situation these days.
    6. Free Social Radio 1431AM (Thessaloniki) about
      • the cut of power supply in BIO.ME. (an occupied and self-organized factory in Thessaloniki)
      • movements and struggles in prisons during the quarantine and corona-virus.
      • repression in so-called Greece during the quarantine and corona-virus.
      • arrests of Kurdish and Turkish comrades in Athens.
      • evictions of migrant’s “home” squats.
    7. Dissident Island (London) focuses on issues around housing in the UK, discussing moves the state has made to protect landlords, the lip service paid to renters and homeless folk, and the self-organised solutions that are emerging through rent strike and mutual aid groups.
    8. Frequenz A with an interview with somebody of the anarchist network Dresden (germoney) about their initiative in their neighborhood during the convid-19 crisis.
    9. Radio Fragmata (Athens) with an introduction on the socio-political situation and struggles in greek territory.

(Total Length:  1hour & 18min. & 26sec.)