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Virginia Gun Control: Condemning Liberal and Conservative Responses

This post was originally published on this siteThis January, Democrats took both chambers of the Virginia state legislature for the first time in decades. They won, in part, because of how they campaigned on the issue of gun control following the mass shooting at Virginia Beach that killed twelve people. Since early January, and in… Read more »

SOLECAST: w/ Sara Falconer & Daniel McGowan of Certain Days Collective

This post was originally published on this siteIn this episode of the solecast we’re talking with Sara Falconer and Daniel McGowan of the “Certain Days Collective.”  Certain Days puts out a calendar every year that donates its funds to RAPP (Release Aging People in Prison), Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association and more.  It’s a… Read more »

Include Every Voice Part 1 (Consensus)

This post was originally published on this siteOne of the toughest things about organizing together is making decisions as a group. There are a lot of things to weigh: Who gets a say in which decisions? What’s the balance between efficiency and inclusion? Listen to this episode to hear about consensus decision making.  RebelSteps is… Read more »

“Thinking Outside the Boss” with Matt Hern

This post was originally published on this siteMatt Hern is a long-time writer and community organizer in Vancouver. We discuss the projects and ideas he’s engaged with over the past several decades, including his upbringing and politicization, having kids and establishing alternative schools, a critical perspective on social ecology, community organizing and gentrification, and shifting… Read more »

EP 20 Virginia’s Gun Control Show Down

This post was originally published on this site https://redstringsandmaroons.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/ep20-virginas-gun-control-show-down.mp3 In today’s episode we discuss the second amendment sanctuary movement that has gained momentum in Virginia following sweeping gun control measures introduced after Democrats won Virginia’s House and Senate for the first time in decades. We interview a member of the Steal City John Brown Gun… Read more »

Episode 68: “Alchemy & Atom Bombs”

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we share the first half of a two-part series on the secret history of chemistry with Taylor Perry. We chat about education, history, and the progenitor of chemistry: alchemy.  Check out Pearson and Taylor’s actual-play podcast, Playing Out of Character, wherever you get your podcasts.  Support… Read more »

Perspectives of Iranian Anarchists

This post was originally published on this sitePerspectives from Iranian Anarchists This week on The Final Straw we feature a chat with a translator of the Anarchist Union of Afghanistan and Iran to share perspectives from membership in Iran and abroad about resistance to the regime from within, solidarity from abroad, the impact of US… Read more »

Plant of the Month : “Stinging Nettle” w/ Aaron Parker of Edgewood Nursery

This post was originally published on this siteIn this episode of the Solecast “plant of the month” series we will be talking about Stinging Nettle. While hated by many, Nettles are highly valuable to those that can appreciate their many positive attributes. Stinging Nettle is an herbaceous perennial that is found all over the world…. Read more »

Nothing’s Ever Perfect/How We Live Together

This post was originally published on this siteA conversation with Stu, a founding member of Dragonfly Farm. Dragonfly is a rural communal land project near Bancroft, Ontario that was founded in 1978. We talk about how he and his friends got the land, how they’ve endured and navigated conflict over the years, and advice he… Read more »

Episode 67: “A Future Worth Fighting For”

This post was originally published on this siteOn this week’s edition of Coffee with Comrades, we chat about the state of public education in Florida with Leah Delaney and Candi Churchill. We also discuss the upcoming Take on Tallahassee/Fund our Future Rally happening January 13, 2020.  Check out the Florida Education Association and the Graduate… Read more »