In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we caught up with one of the people involved in the Occupied Southwest Distro, which is an insurrectionary and anti-colonial anarchist literature distribution project in the so-called Phoenix, Arizona area (Akimel O’odham Territory). While our previous audio report brought us voices of two teachers who were involved in the strikes, … Continued
Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was one of the most important writers to come out of World War II. After forging a career as a novelist, he turned to narrative non-fiction with such classics as “Armies of the Night” and “Of a Fire on the Moon.” This podcast is taken from two interviews, the first on November 6, 1995, with Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff during Mailer’s tour for his biography of Pablo Picasso, and the second, a solo interview by Richard A. Lupoff, on May 19, 1998, came during Mailer’s tour for his collection “Time of our Time.”
Since May Day, students, workers, and community members have taken over a section of a private university, the New School, and run it as a communal kitchen; feeding students, strikers, workers, and the surrounding community all for free. The occupation was started to demand the end of a set of layoffs of cafeteria workers, and … Continued
Isaac Butler and Dan Kois, authors of “The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. The book is an oral history of the play by Tony Kushner, looking at not only its history, but how Angels in America fits into the fabric of the American saga and theatrical history. SPOILER ALERT: This interview contains spoilers for the play and film.
In late April, an oil refinery in Wisconsin owned by Husky Energy close to Lake Superior caught fire, pumping oil into the earth and the nearby water supply, while smoke flooded into the air. In response, the government declared a state of emergency, issued evacuation orders, and even threatened those living in the immediate area with arrest if … Continued
In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we talked again with a member of the CNT (National Confederation of Labor), a combative anarcho-syndicalist union in Spain, about the recent feminist general strike on March 8th, which took place on Internationalist Women’s Day and was “intended to highlight sexual discrimination, domestic violence and the wage gap.” As one text … Continued