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Aug23

The 2013 Philly Naked Bike Ride

The Philly Naked Bike Ride has grown to be the 2nd largest ride of its kind in the country (beaten by Portland, go figure). Karenina Wolff, one of the organizers of this amazing event, dishes all the info you’ll need to have a safe and fun ride. Our topics of discussion include the reasons why people ride, the history of the ride, and helpful tips for those thinking of joining in for the first time this year.

Check out the Philly Naked Bike Ride website to find out the location and route of this year’s ride

 

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Aug03

More Thoughts From Black Mesa

The official history of the United States is inextricably linked to notions of progress, Manifest Destiny, and the triumph of technology over natural boundaries. The forward push of modernity has been packaged and sold as a foregone conclusion, an inevitable force; but modernity, like technology, is in no way neutral. Those of us with a critique of “modernity” who live in technologically advanced societies have to of course grapple with a good deal of cognitive dissonance as we approach this subject. Like all people who have internalized European “Enlightenment” based notions of progress, we’re in the position of captive vis-à-vis captor, dependent on our abusers for our very survival, mentally and physically dependent on those who exploit us. Yet some pockets of resistance to the seemingly unstoppable juggernaut of modernity remain.

People who live on Black Mesa and the surrounding areas on the Diné (aka Navajo) reservation are still working to maintain and preserve their traditional ways of being. If you would like to fight against cultural genocide and support families struggling against imperialism, relocation and resource extraction, check out the Black Mesa Indigenous Support website to learn how you can get involved.

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Jul26

Klee Benally on Decolonization

While in Flagstaff I caught up with the very busy Klee Benally who was gracious enough to sit down and discuss, among other interesting things, the subtle and not so subtle differences between decolonization and anti-colonialism.

Klee Benally is a long time activist and is engaged in the ongoing struggle for indigenous liberation. He is also the former lead singer of the punk rock band, Blackfire, which he co-founded with his siblings in 1989.

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May17

Confronting Transphobia

Portland radicals and anarchists involved in a recent confrontation with Deep Green Resistance at the 4th annual Law and Disorder conference speak out.

 

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Click here to learn how Deep Green Resistance promotes transphobic attitudes

Click here to read Earth First’s statement regarding this situation

Click here to read what Derrick Jensen thinks about trans* people and anarchists

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Apr30

Philadelphia’s Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is an international protest and direct action against rape culture, patriarchy and domestic violence. This podcast features audio of Philly’s TBTN, including street performances, a poetry reading, and an interview with one of the event’s organizers.

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Dec21

The Green Roots of MOVE

During this interview Ramona Africa talks about a lesser known aspect of MOVE’s history and reveals why this empire’s days are numbered.

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Oct27

For Life and Land

Good Mind Seeds is based in what is now known as western Pennsylvania. Guided by his history and native culture, Phil Seneca is attempting to protect and revive what is left of the precious crop diversity that once existed here in the northeast in the days before colonization, industrial agriculture and genetically modified crops. In addition to talking about Good Mind Seeds and the benefits of organic agriculture, we also spoke at length about many interesting things including how a native world view can result in a specific relationship to the land.

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