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!
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/