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June 6

Introducing Rebel Steps: A Podcast About Taking Action

New project and podcast Rebel Steps takes on the hard work of bringing people into autonomous social movements.

Rebel Steps is an upcoming podcast about taking political action guided by the concepts of direct action, solidarity, autonomy and mutual aid. It’s made especially for those who are newer to anti-authoritarian or anti-fascist organizing and looking to get more involved.

Rebel Steps was created by Amy and Liz, two sisters living in Brooklyn, NY. After Trump’s election, they began a new chapter of their own activism. They noticed that it was tricky for new people to get involved. They created this podcast to try to make it easier for those new to movements to start organizing and to share their thoughts and experiences from the past year. The episodes feature the voices and stories of the their own community in New York City, spotlighting folks from The Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council (MACC), NYC Books Through Bars, NYC Anarchist Black Cross, Lower Manhattan Food Not Bombs, Brandworkers and more.

Each episode focuses on a concrete action listeners can take to get involved. Rebel Steps ties these actions to current events and historical context, from J20 and the International Women’s March to the Black Panthers’ free breakfast program and the legacy of the Spanish Civil War.

If you’ve already been around political organizing for awhile, this podcast might not be for you, but it might be for your friends! If you know folks who aren’t sure how to plug-in, consider sharing this with them.

This season includes seven episodes covering these actions and organizing concepts:

  1. Be an organizer (affinity)
  2. Decorate your neighborhood (propaganda)
  3. Write a letter (solidarity)
  4. Join a team (cooperation)
  5. Support your community (mutual aid)
  6. Jail and court support (repression)
  7. Be an organizer 102 (what’s next)

This whole first season of Rebel Steps will be released the last week of June. If you’re in New York City, join the creators and some interviewees for the launch party on June 30th, 8pm at June Bar! (259 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237) (Facebook event)

In the meantime, listen to the introduction episode below, share with your friends and subscribe at https://rebelsteps.com.

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Rebel Steps is a podcast about taking political action guided by the concepts of direct action, solidarity, autonomy and mutual aid. It’s made especially for those who are newer to anti-authoritarian or anti-fascist organizing and looking to get more involved.

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