“Steal This Radio“, hosted by Mitchel Cohen, Anti-Copyright — click on the name of the guest below to listen or to download any of these shows. CLICK HERE (NY Talk Radio) or HERE (Tribeca Radio) to see full list in chronological order of 117 shows.
Interviews with Guests:
Derrick Jensen has authored 12 books on teaching, writing, the ecological crisis, and the pending collapse of civilization.
Mitchel Cohen, Sandy Griffin and Shaune Velazquez question Derrick about his great book, Walking on Water: Reading, Writing and Revolution, and about non-oppressive ways of teaching — in public schools and in prisons. Also, Mitchel reports on GroundHog Day in New York City — and the politically astute GroundHog that bit the Mayor!
On Steal This Radio #71, we expand the theme to address the ecological crisis and the responsibilities of enviro-activists. Along the way, many fine stories by both Derrick Jensen and Mitchel Cohen, some of them even relevant to the issues at hand. ;-)
Derrick Jensen’s website is http://www.DerrickJensen.org
Photo: Len Weinglass & Dave Dellinger, 1970.
Mitchel Cohen interviews Len Weinglass about the complexities of the Cuban Five legal case.
Dinner with Dennis Brutus in Brooklyn. Seen here clockwise: Robert Gold, Dennis Brutus, Shaune Velasquez, Murray Gordon, Alison Cichowski, Cathryn Swan, Frank Lefever, Mitchel Cohen.
Anthropologist and Social-Ecologist Chaia Heller, Paris, 1999. Here she talks with Mitchel Cohen about Social-Ecology, Murray Bookchin, Anarchism & Feminism, and her latest book on the current French agrarian movement organizing (Jose Bove, etc.).
Brian Tokar takes us on a tour de force of Climate Justice movements and the issues underlying Global Climate change, coal sequestration, mountain-top mining, the increasing corporate influence over UN policy, carbon-trading, nuclear power, and greenhouse gas emissions. A great and informative interview.
Also, the first broadcast of Long Island activist Brian O’Hare’s new song “Thanks to the Banks”.
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Brian & Marcy sing their songs LIVE in the studio, most from their new album Capitalism is War:
“Don’t sleep through the Revolution”
“Ode to the Power of Protest”
“Capitalism is War”
and they join Mitchel Cohen in his sarcastic “holiday” song, “Gimme that Ol’ Time Religion”
Gerassi was writing for the NY Times in 1962 and later Newsweek when he
was sent to cover Che Guevara shortly after the revolution in Cuba. He
and Che became friends, and here Gerassi gives riveting anecdotes of
those times, including the CIA’s attempt to poison Fidel Castro, and why
one ended up poisoning him and 5 other journalists but left Fidel
Gerassi, whose godfather was none other than famed French philosopher
Jean-Paul Sartre and whose parents were participants in the Spanish Civil
War (his father became a General conducting the defense of Barcelona
against the fascists), discusses all aspects of his life with Mitchel
Cohen, Robert Gold, Linda Zises, and college students Malika and Joe, who
also engage in a lively discussion near the end about the lives of
students in the U.S. today.
Ashanti Allston (pictured here with Mitchel Cohen in Mexico City, 2006) is a former Black Panther Party member and political prisoner for 14 years. He is the Co-Chair of the Jericho Movement, and a member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. In this August 2007 interview, Ashanti vividly describes a brazen attempt to free political prisoners from the Tombs in New York City. Ashanti, who describes himself as an anarchist and prison abolitionist, explains why revolutionaries need to be feminists, nationalists need to also be class conscious, and the psychological pressures on revolutionaries that cause them to sometimes reproduce capitalist conditions and conditioning even as we’re fighting to change them. LISTEN HERE (PART 1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B).