There are big decisions coming up at Solidarity Collective--we need to re-finance, sell, or otherwise modify arrangements about the commune property this year. Angel, Damian, Aunty Fa and Matt have a discussion about the big and small questions involved in keeping the commune going. The opening music includes words written by Laura Marx about French harassment of leftists in the immediate wake of the Paris Commune. You can find her entire account at https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/bio/family/jenny/1871-fr.htm
Before he left Solidarity Collective, Derek did some animal imitations. Also, Damian and Sara have a lot to say about our ongoing rabbit project. Join us on social media: facebook.com/solidarityhousecooperative, @solidarityWY on Twitter, @solidarityhousecooperative and animalsofsolidarityhouse on Instagram, and now @solidaritycollectivewyo on TikTok
Mara, AuntyFa and Matt discuss current and past science fiction movies including remakes of Dune and the Stand, Space Sweepers and the Arrival; Netflix series the 3 Percent and Altered Carbon, and sci fi musicals Future Folk and 1000 Airplanes on the Roof. Support us at patreon.com/solidarityhouse
Angel & AuntyFa discuss the ongoing fight for Medicaid Expansion in Wyoming.
Derek is heading back home to help out his family. Here he reflects on what made him want to join Solidarity Collective, his political values, how the commune is working and not working, and what he'll miss (spoiler alert: it's tending the chickens). A poignant and bittersweet discussion with an extremely tall comrade.
We discuss the ethos, safety considerations, and etiquette of dumpster diving, and what it was like for some members to be quarantined at the commune with a case of Covid-19.
We talk to Chesie Lee of the Riverton Peace Mission, an anti-colonialist community action center in central Wyoming, about efforts in 2021 and 2022 to demand accountability in the still unresolved 2019 police killing of Andy Antelope. Then a bunch of us get together to talk 2021 Wyoming politics--failing fascism, corrupt cops, attacks on librarians and more. PLEASE support the Riverton Peace Mission at this link. Lots of good Wyofile reporting discussed on this episode, check them out here. You can hear Matt and Jason discuss the "special" legislative session in November right here.