On this episode of It’s Going Down, KPFA listeners are treated to a conversation with two participants in the Woodbine community center located in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens, New York. They discuss how the group formed out of Occupy Wall Street, autonomous mutual aid organizing in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and the Black … Continued

It’s Going Down speaks with three representatives of the Autonomous Tenants Union Network, which includes representatives of Tenant and Neighborhood Councils (TANC) in Oakland, California, the Los Angeles Tenants Union, and the Richmond Tenants Union in Richmond, Virginia. We speak on the growing autonomous tenants movement, organizing and resisting eviction during COVID-19, the failures and … Continued

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How Conspiracy Theories Mobilized the Militia in Kenosha

On this episode, IGD speaks first with journalist Kim Kelly about the growing strike across various professional sports in response to the police killing of Jacob Blake. Then, a resident of Kenosha speaks about the situation on the ground following Blake’s murder by police. They discuss how far-Right conspiracy theories about “rioters” attacking wealthy neighborhoods … Continued

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Finding the Intersections Between Anti-Capitalism and the Fight Against Ableism

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with Adam F. Naughton, a libertarian socialist and the creator of the website, Not Your Inspiration. With Adam we discuss the current disability justice movement and how it has evolved since the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. Adam discusses … Continued

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“Disruption Towards Freedom”: Marquis Bey on Anarcho-Blackness

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with educator and author Marquis Bey, author of the new book, Anarcho-Blackness: Notes Towards a Black Anarchism, out this month from AK Press. During our discussion we talk about what anarchism and Blackness bring to each other, autonomous and stateless forms of life that resist … Continued

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Lessons from the Uprising in Hong Kong in the Face of Rising Authoritarianism

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with Wilfred Chan, a contributing editor in The Nation and a participant in the anti-colonial and anti-capitalist project, Lausan, about the recent uprising in Hong Kong which kicked off in the summer of 2019. The revolt was centered around defeating the proposed (and now … Continued

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Broken Windows, Falling Empires: A Discussion with Kristian Williams

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast we caught up with long-time anarchist organizer and author, Kristian Williams, who’s works include Our Enemies in Blue, American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination, Fire the Cops!, Resist Everything Except Temptation: The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde, and Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency. We … Continued