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The Battle Over Rent Control in the Heart of Silicon Valley

In this episode we take a deep dive into the challenges of tenant organizing in the heart of capitalist Silicon Valley. In the first in-depth coverage of the campaign we interview former local journalist Daniel DeBolt who played a key role with the Mountain View Tenants Coalition. Skyrocketing rents and mass displacement led to a...

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Interview with Mark Bray, Part 2, Horizontalism and Anarchism

The second part of our interview and discussion with historian and author Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy on the Occupy movement. The episode begins with an update on our “Grow Our Roots” fundraiser followed by hosts Markie and Pedro discussing listener feedback. This show introduces our new segment “Forgotten Histories,” which introduces the...

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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,...

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Mark Bray, Part I, Antifa and Occupy

The first in a two part interview and discussion with historian and author Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy on the Occupy movement. The interview begins with taking a behind the scene look at the reaction and reception to Bray’s book on anti-fascism from mainstream media and progressive media. Next we move to the...

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Anarchism and Socialism in Puerto Rico

Interview and discussion with historian Jorell Meléndez-Badillo on the history of anarchism and socialism in Puerto Rico covering the early 20th century, the rise of urban and rural workers movement, feminism and figures such as Luisa Capetillo, the rise of the nationalist movement and discussion of contemporary activism since the impact of Hurricane Maria. Hosts...

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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...

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Feminism Against Capitalism

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...

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