Month: March 2019

Introducing Markie and Pedro

Hosts Markie and Pedro start the episode introducing the goals and themes of the podcast and then interview each other on their personal stories of how they became politically active. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss future content.

Pedro talks about growing up in a religious school in rural Brazil, reading figures like Bakunin and Malatesta in the public library of Rio de Janeiro, and finding himself working in a chocolate factory after he came to the US. Markie discusses watching 9/11 on television as a key political moment for her, attending anti-war marches with her uncle and becoming involved politically as a working class community student in East Los Angeles. 

Related links:

 International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 6  

Article discussing formation of the Círculo de Estudos Libertários Ideal Peres (CELIP) in Rio de Janeiro

Anti-Capitalist Feminist Coalition, Twitter / Instagram (Los Angeles)

Koreatown Popular Assembly, Facebook / Instagram (Los Angeles)

Watch for our upcoming episodes: Puerto Rico and the history of the anarchism, socialism and the left and with Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, on anarchism, power, occupy and the state.

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Feminism Against Capitalism

Group participants in 8m strike with green abortion rights banner in background.

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 by listening to our first episode looking at building a working class and anti-capitalist feminist movement. Hosts Markie and Pedro dive into two examples of anti-capitalist feminism starting with the work of the Anti-Capitalist Feminist Coalition (ACFC) in Los Angeles with Markie speaking on her involvement and then interviewing Romina Green of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Los Angles on the origins and roots of ACFC. Next is an interview with Alondra Carrillo of Santiago, Chile who a spokesperson (vocera) for the March 8 Feminist General Strike Coordination and member of Solidaridad, a libertarian communist organization.

Photo of Alondra wearing a green bandanna, symbol of the abortion rights movement in Latin America.

Guest Alondra Carrillo, spokesperson for the 8m Coordination, and member of Solidaridad.

Related links and readings:

Anti-Capitalist Feminist Coalition, Twitter / Instagram (Los Angeles)

Solidaridad (libertarian communist organization, Chile)

Coordinadora 8M, Twitter / Website (feminist strike coordinating body, Chile)

Feminism for the 99%, A Manifesto by Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser

To learn more on the some of the concepts discussed we recommend reading: “A Feminist Movement To End Capitalism, Part I” by Bree Busk

A condensed version of the same article was published with ROAR Magazine as “Chile’s feminists inspire a new era of social struggle

A follow up piece published for International Women’s Day: “Chile’s feminist movement is here to stay

Watch for our upcoming episodes: anarchism socialism and the left in Puerto Rico and Mark Bray, the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, on anarchism, power, occupy and the state.

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Organizing flyer for March 8 feminist strike.