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Zach, Don & Yana Win A Prize! Success & Failure in Intentional Communities (Solidarity Segments 10/20/20)

Zach, Don & Yana Win A Prize! Success & Failure in Intentional Communities (Solidarity Segments 10/20/20)

October 20, 2020

Yana Ludwig, Zach Rubin and Don Willis won the Communal Studies Association's Outstanding Article Award for 2020 for their research into success factors in communities. Zach and Yana discuss the history, successes, failures, and alternative ways of looking at community survival, longevity and ultimate "success" -- including a shout-out to the Paris Commune and Don. Our Solidarity House Halloween Special will drop on October 30--don't miss it! 

Solidarity House #21 — I Can Haz Dead Fascists? (10/9/2020)

Solidarity House #21 — I Can Haz Dead Fascists? (10/9/2020)

October 9, 2020

The comrades play Space Cats Fight Fascism and interview game designer Brian Van Slyke of the Tesa Collective. Also: a discussion of Solidarity Collective's many home and land improvement projects. 

Solidarity Segments: Black Communities, Settler- and Neo-Colonialism, and Election 2020 with Lawrence Grandpre

Solidarity Segments: Black Communities, Settler- and Neo-Colonialism, and Election 2020 with Lawrence Grandpre

October 4, 2020

We talk elections 2020 as "a choice between settler colonialism and neo-colonialism," progressive gatekeeping, the reform-revolution dynamic and so much more with Lawrence Grandpre of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a grassroots think-tank in Baltimore dedicated to transforming public policy to improve the conditions of Black people. 
LBS and its publications: http://lbsbaltimore.com/publications/
In Search of Black Power Podcast: https://newtimbuktu.com/podcasts/

Solidarity House #20 — Are You A Special Kind of Accelerationist?

Solidarity House #20 — Are You A Special Kind of Accelerationist?

September 28, 2020

Sarah leads a discussion on capitalism and body image based on Autumn Brown and adrienne marie brown's How to Survive the End of the World podcast. Yana applies to be Albany County interim Sheriff. Matt makes a presidential election prediction. And there's original music. Don't miss our special live Q & A on Thursday, October 1, at noon mountain time, on the Solidarity House Cooperative Facebook page. 

Solidarity House #19 — You Hate Capitalism Yet You Say You Need Money I Am Very Intelligent (9/8/2020)

Solidarity House #19 — You Hate Capitalism Yet You Say You Need Money I Am Very Intelligent (9/8/2020)

September 11, 2020

Solidarity Collective members discuss the budget, the coming winter expenses, employment complications and entrepreneurial ideas--also, the future of the podcast, and Matt goes off on a tangent about fascism. There's also music. 

Cowboys on the Commons #20 — What is Fascism? Featuring Chris Richards (9/7/2020)

Cowboys on the Commons #20 — What is Fascism? Featuring Chris Richards (9/7/2020)

September 7, 2020

A tribute to Kevin Zeese, who died unexpectedly this week. Then, Matt debates with Chris Richards of the Political Hack and Slash podcast about the distinctions between neoliberal capitalism and fascism, and whether the Trump administration is uniquely fascist (Matt thinks so). Visit Political Hack and Slash here.  and read Matt's long post on the dispute here. 

Solidarity House #17 — Curse: Chicken on Your Head (8/22/2020)

Solidarity House #17 — Curse: Chicken on Your Head (8/22/2020)

August 22, 2020

Yana and Matt discuss the past two challenging years at Solidarity Collective. Also: a pre-pandemic segment with comrades and guests playing Munchkin until we all regressed to hilarious mutual resentment. Plus original music including Matt's tribute to the late Olivia de Havilland.

Solidarity Segments–What the Police Defunding Movement Means for Victims of Gender-Based Violence (7/29/2020)

Solidarity Segments–What the Police Defunding Movement Means for Victims of Gender-Based Violence (7/29/2020)

July 29, 2020

Former sexual assault victim's advocate and attorney Emily Cordo talks with Sarah and Matt about defunding and redirection of police resources, restorative justice, racism in policing, and other issues at the intersection of gender-based violence and deep public safety reform.  The Seattle advocates' document on defunding and gender violence is linked here. If you can't access it on your device, please contact us. 

Solidarity Segments: The Horror of Fraudulent Normalcy: Swallow (2019) & Another Evil (2016)

Solidarity Segments: The Horror of Fraudulent Normalcy: Swallow (2019) & Another Evil (2016)

July 6, 2020

KC and Matt discuss two very different movies that both narrate the hidden lies of bourgeois life: Carlo Mirabella-Davis's body horror piece Swallow, and Carson Mell's horror comedy Another Evil.

Solidarity Wyoming #18 — There Are Too Many Cops in Laramie

Solidarity Wyoming #18 — There Are Too Many Cops in Laramie

June 26, 2020

More interviews and reports on efforts to reduce police presence and structures of violence in Laramie. We talk to Sam Miller, a Laramie-based March for our Lives activist working to reduce police presence and guns in schools; and a follow-up with Timberly Vogel of Laramie Human Rights Network on resuming marches and demonstrations to push the city and county for change. 

The video of LPD we mention in the episode can be found here

Laramie Human Rights Network is at https://www.facebook.com/laramiehumans/ and March for Our Lives is at https://marchforourlives.com/chapter/mfol-laramie-hs-wyoming/

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