A class taught by Tim Morton at UC Davis, June 4, 2012.
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Maia Ramnath is an author and anarchist activist based in New York City. Her latest book is called "Decolonizing Anarchism: An anti-authoritarian history of India’s liberation struggle", published by AK Press. From the book’s website, "Decolonizing Anarchism examines the history of South Asian struggles against colonialism and neocolonialism, highlighting lesser-known dissidents as well as iconic figures. What emerges is an alternate narrative of decolonization, in which liberation is not defined by the achievement of a nation-state". In this interview, Ramnath discusses how her book fills a double purpose - relating a history of South Asian social movements, as well as reflecting on lessons for anarchists or anti-authoritarian activists in North America towards building active solidarities with these movements. In particular, she reflects on current struggles in India in Indigenous or Adivasi communities who are fighting against mining, land grabs, and Indian state power in general.
In the author’s own words, "Decolonization is bigger than the formation of a nation-state, so thinking about anti-colonialism can’t be thinking about nationalism".
Maia Ramnath is a teacher, writer, activist, and dancer/aerialist living in New York City. She is the author of The Haj to Utopia: How the Ghadar Movement Charted Global Radicalism and Attempted to Overthrow the British Empire—in many ways a companion volume to this one. She is currently a member of the Institute for Anarchist Studies board and Historians against War steering committee.
This interview was produced by Aaron Lakoff for CKUT community radio in Montreal.
The blogger, political philosopher, and commie Jodi Dean is the guest this week. She returns to discuss how the Occupy Movement fits into this Late Capitalist moment, and we look at both what is great about Occupy Wall Street and what the movement’s limitations might be. We spoke last Friday, right before Occupy Portland was scheduled to be evicted from two adjoining parks (Chapman and Lownsdale squares) in downtown Portland. The people of Portland made a terrific showing on the first night and thwarted police efforts to clear the park. Over 2000 people made the eviction impossible. However, the next day the city did manage clear the parks, but since then Occupy Portland has been popping up everywhere. A rolling protest is rolling through downtown and nobody knows quite where it will land.
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Talk by Noam Chomsky given at the Poetry Centre NY. 1970 on Governments in the Future.
Part two of a talk by Bob Avakian.
Part one of a talk by Bob Avakian