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On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we spoke with William C Anderson, who alongside Zoé Samudzi, is the co-author of As Black As Resistance, published by AK Press. We discuss the major themes of the book, its reception, and its growing impact in a post-rebellion world.
I went on NPR's 1A to discuss some of the principles of anarchism with @GrimKim and Ruth Kinna. This is a much bigger conversation than what could fit in this show, but hopefully, it was generative for some people. https://t.co/0IxapMU8pZ
— William C. (@williamcson) October 12, 2020
We then discuss the growth and roots of Black anarchism, with Anderson covering its history, from former members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense rejecting Leninism to a new generation of rebels today. We also discuss the enormous impact of Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin, author of Anarchism and the Black Revolution, on Anderson and beyond.
Anarchists have been feeding people while the state abandoned those in need all over this country during the pandemic. But as soon as things escalate, anarchists are to blame. This is how things have played out for ages.
— William C. (@williamcson) May 30, 2020
We then switch gears and discuss everything from the current rebellion, to the importance on building mutual aid programs and survival economies, to Anderson recently being featured on NPR, a new book in the works, far-Right Trump bots posing as Black people, and more more.
We are excited to publish a new interview with veteran organizer and former Black Panther Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin. by @williamcson, co-author of Black As Resistance, on the current political crisis, fascism and rising relevance of Black anarchism. ❤️🖤✊ https://t.co/VD7hszxcEe
— 🔴 Black Rose/Rosa Negra ⚫️ (@BRRN_Fed) September 11, 2020