May 20, 2019
The first in a two part interview and discussion with historian and author Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy on the Occupy movement. The interview begins with taking a behind the scene look at the reaction and reception to Bray's book on anti-fascism from mainstream media and progressive media. Next we move to the Occupy movement discussing Bray's assessment as both a participant and writer on the Occupy movement as well the narratives that have begun to take hold within the larger left around Occupy's supposed failures.
Hosts Markie and Pedro reflect on Bray's interview giving their own reactions to Occupy and relate this to the challenges of being revolutionary organizers and building a left that relates to everyday working class people.
The second part of the interview with Mark Bray will focus on horizontalism, power and that state as well as defining anarchism.
Be sure to check out the "Grow Our Roots" fundraiser by Black Rose/Rosa Negra which will help send comrades to South America and support From Below Podcast. We are also selling original T-Shirt designs as part of the fundraiser.
Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, Melville 2017.
Translating Anarchy, The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street, Zero Books, 2013.
"Five liberal tendencies that plagued Occupy" ROAR Magazine, 2014.
Consider leaving us a rating and a review on iTunes to help us reach more listeners.
For more on From Below Podcast, or to share your thoughts, visit our website: www.frombelowpodcast.com
Sign-up for our email list for episode announcements.