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Power and Gender in Game of Thrones: A Radical Review

In this special episode of From Below Podcast we review and analyze the Game of Thrones series with a focus on themes of power and gender. The episode features commentary from three Black Rose/Rosa Negra members: show host Markie, from the first episode on feminism in Latin America, Romina, and one of the show editors, Silvia.

Consider donating to our Grow Our Roots online fundraiser to help send two comrades to South America which will also support this podcast. We are also selling severaloriginal shirt designs as part of the fundraiser.

Here’s several recommended GOT related media referenced in the show:

History of Westeros Podcast

Girls Gone Canon Podcast

Alt Shift YouTube Channel

For The Throne – Album inspired by GOT

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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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From Below is a podcast focused on social movements and international politics from a libertarian socialist perspective brought to you by members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation.