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Warsaw: The attack on the queer-feminist Syrena squat in the end of 2021

Warsaw: The attack on the queer-feminist Syrena squat in the end of 2021

At the 5th of December 2021, the queer-feminist squat Syrena in Warschau was brutally attacked and evicted by a crowd connected to the neighbour squat, as a revenge for anti-patriarchal actions that were taken before. We spoke with two comrades from Syrena collective about what happened: The recent history of queer militancy against uprising homophobia and transphobia in Poland, the background of the conflict and the attack of the 5th, the material and political consequencenes of the incident, and how to support feminist and anti-centralist struggle within polish and global anarchist movement.

Help out with the crowdfunding!

You can reach the collective here: syrenaemail @ riseup.net

 

Syria – the forgotten revolution

Syria – the forgotten revolution

A-Radio Berlin talked to Almut und Mohamad about the revolution that started ten years ago in Syria and the ongoing struggle of Syrian revolutionaries for their dignity and ideals. We touched on topics like the recent Syrian history, the first ideas and the founding of local revolutionary committees and Omar Aziz, failed solidarity and Western defintions of antiimperialism, money flows and the influence of NGOism on the beginnings of the revolution as well as the importance and development of anarchism in Syria and its history in the Arab world.

Rider’s Wildcat Strike in Berlin: „This is just the beginning…“

Rider’s Wildcat Strike in Berlin: „This is just the beginning…“

As Anarchist Radio Berlin we are glad to share the following recordings that were made on the 10th of June 2021, during the wildcat strike of the Gorillas Workers Collective in response to the firing of a rider called Santiago, visiting the solidarity rally and picket line of one of the warehouses of Gorillas in Berlin, which happened on that day between 11am and 4pm.

For up to date information on the ongoing actions from the Gorillas Workers Collective, check out their Twitter account.

[Extra] TFSR talking to Maxida Märak and Gabriel Kuhn about the book „Liberating Sápmi“

[Extra] TFSR talking to Maxida Märak and Gabriel Kuhn about the book „Liberating Sápmi“

We are now republishing an interview by The Final Straw Radio (TFSR) with Maxida Märak, a Sami activist and hip hop singer, and Gabriel Kuhn, an anarchist activist, translator and author, about Kuhn’s book „Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North„. The book contains a political history of the Sámi people, whose traditional lands extend along the north most regions of so-called Sweden, Norway, Finland, and parts of Russia, as well as interviews conduced with over a dozen Sámi artists and activists. This interview was published originally in June 2020.

Links for further solidarity and support from the guests:

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„.

Belarus: Update on the Uprising (November 2020)

Belarus: Update on the Uprising (November 2020)

As Anarchist Radio Berlin we had another chance to talk to Maria, an anarchist from Minsk, Belarus, about the situation in the country. We’re getting a comprehensive update on the evolution of the protest
tactics, both on the streets as well as digitally and on the state repression and other attempts of counter-insurgency.

Support comrades in Belarus at

Listen here to our long interview from August on the background of the uprising.

Greece: The murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas and the trial against Golden Dawn

Greece: The murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas and the trial against Golden Dawn

In the end of October 2020 we had the opportunity of talking to a comrade from Greece about the murder of antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas (Killah P) in 2013 and the recent trial against the neonazi party Golden Dawn. Furthermore, she talks to us about the local context, the reactions on different levels to the verdict and what follows for the antifascist struggle.

Belarus: Rebellion Against Dictatorship

Belarus: Rebellion Against Dictatorship

As the Anarchist Radio Berlin, we gladly present this interview with an anarchist in Belarus on the current situaton in the country. Since weeks people are in the streets in the aftermath of the last election.

In the interview, recorded on the 31st of august 2020, we learn about underlying reasons and the built up to the current protest movement, as well as the role of alternative media and the current state repression.

Links mentioned in the interview:

Slovenia: Tactics and challenges in the ongoing social uprising

Slovenia: Tactics and challenges in the ongoing social uprising

As A-Radio Berlin we had the opportunity of talking to a comrade from the Federation for Anarchist Organizing (FAO) in Slovenia and Croatia.

Amongst the topics were the ongoing social uprising in Slovenia, the dynamics and challenges of such a movement in the Covid-19 context, state repression and neonazi attacks as well as a comparison to the 2012/2013 uprising. Last but not least our comrade offers an analysis of the tactics used in the struggle and how to possibly go forward.

Syndikat-Mobi 7.8.2020: Long jingle EN

Syndikat-Mobi 7.8.2020: Long jingle EN

The collective bar Syndikat in Berlin-Neukölln has an eviction date scheduled for 7 August 2020, an eviction backed up by the governing left R2G coalition and pushed forward by Pears Global, a real estate group from London, that manages its roughly more than 6,000 apartments in Berlin through a complex mesh of subsidiaries – and who only came into the public light in the context of Syndikat’s resistance.

We want to show our support and solidarity with this social space by means of this and other jingles.

But there are amore projects in danger of eviction in Berlin. So, get involved – as we are all foing to stay!

Kolektiva.media – a new anarchist videohosting alternative

Kolektiva.media – a new anarchist videohosting alternative

We had the opportunity of talking with comrades from the anarchist video colletives SubMedia and Antimidia directly for the start of their new videohosting project Kolektiva. Hear more about this exciting new self-managed infrastructure as well as background infos on videomaking in Canada and Brazil and suggestions on creating new video collectives.

From their own presentation:
Welcome to Kolektiva, an open-source platform for hosting anarchist videos from around the world. Our goal with Kolektiva is to help increase communication and material solidarity across borders and linguistic divides. If you are interested in getting involved – whether through hosting your content with us, or helping out with translation – please contact us at kolektivamedia/@/riseup.net.

[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.

Chile: Dirti Lepra – Trap, Anarchism & Revolution

Chile: Dirti Lepra – Trap, Anarchism & Revolution

The struggle is not only in the streets but in how we represent and inspire each other. In January 2020, the Anarchist Radio Berlin was with Dirti Lepra, a trap artist with whom we talked about why make music for dancing with social critique and revolutionary lyrics, his life experience through music, anarchism and the popular uprising.

Social Media
* Instagram: @dirti_lepra
* Youtube: Dirti Lepra

You can listen to our Spanish original audio here.

[Extra] El Salvador: An anarchafeminist perspective

[Extra] El Salvador: An anarchafeminist perspective

We are now republishing an interview by The Final Straw Radio (TFSR) with Elisa, an anarchafeminist in San Salvador, El Salvador, talking about the neo-liberal government of Nayib Bukele’s GANA party (that won the presidency in 2019), repression, immigration, relation to the US and anarchist organizing there.

More information about the organizing efforts of the comrade here:

Notes on this audio:

The TFSR hosts recorded the whole interview in English with their own voices. As A-Radio Berlin we added the Spanish original in the background so you can hear the whole interview as Voice-over version.

You can find the Spanish original audio at the The Final Straw Radio or on our own website.

Feminist Congress in Poland

Feminist Congress in Poland

At the beginning of February 2020, the Anarchist Radio Berlin had the opportunity of participating at the first Feminist Congress in Poland. In Wroclaw we did a small interview with one of the organizers of the congress about the organizing effort and feminism in Poland.

Brazil 2020 (1): Em fevereiro tem carnaval – A conversation about Brazil and exile (Part 2)

Brazil 2020 (1): Em fevereiro tem carnaval – A conversation about Brazil and exile (Part 2)

In this Podcast we dive deep into the whole complex of the contemporary history and current situation in Brasil. We publish a long conversation with two Brazilian immigrants recorded in Lisbon in Dezember 2019.

N. is a 19 year old transsexual, who left Brazil as fast as possible because of violence and discrimination against trans people. After getting himself sorted in his new surrounding he connected fast to the queer and anarchist movement.

V. is a long time militant and organized anarchist. His dream is to work as a teacher, but this perspective is blocked for him in Brazil, because of his political past, activities and ideas. Furthermore he is facing possible high charges for his involvement in the 2013 uprisings.

The podcast is split into two parts.

Brazil 2020 (1): Em fevereiro tem carnaval – A conversation about Brazil and exile (Part 1)

Brazil 2020 (1): Em fevereiro tem carnaval – A conversation about Brazil and exile (Part 1)

In this Podcast we dive deep into the whole complex of the contemporary history and current situation in Brasil. We publish a long conversation with two Brazilian immigrants recorded in Lisbon in Dezember 2019.

N. is a 19 year old transsexual, who left Brazil as fast as possible because of violence and discrimination against trans people. After getting himself sorted in his new surrounding he connected fast to the queer and anarchist movement.

V. is a long time militant and organized anarchist. His dream is to work as a teacher, but this perspective is blocked for him in Brazil, because of his political past, activities and ideas. Furthermore he is facing possible high charges for his involvement in the 2013 uprisings.

The podcast is split into two parts.