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Aug 18, 22

This Is America #172: Fight Against ‘Cop City’ Continues; Countering ‘Straight Pride’ in Modesto; Analysis of FBI Raid on Trump

Welcome, to This Is America, August 18th, 2022.

On this episode we continue our discussion with a forest defender on the growing movement and fight to defend the Atlanta forest against the construction of Cop City. We discuss the recent week of action, repression, how the struggle is pulling in a wide range of people, movement infrastructure, and much more.

We then speak with someone about the call to counter the so-called “Straight Pride” rally in Modesto, California, which brings together far-Right street gangs like the Proud Boys and Christian nationalist groups under a white nationalist, anti-LGBTQ, anti-reproductive freedom banner. For more information on how to get involved in the mobilization on August 27th, go here.

Finally, we switch to our discussion, where we both switch up our format and talk about a variety of news headlines, some funny stories, and then give into an analysis of the recent FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago.

Upcoming Events

  • August 13th–21st: This August will mark the fourth Institute for Advanced Troublemaking’s (IAT) Anarchist Summer School — eight days of popular education, blending theory and practice, for adults of all ages. Apply by April 22:
  • August 20th: Rock Against Racism Mutual Aid Benefit Show, Reno, NV. More info here.
  • August 27th: Counter-protest against “Straight Pride,” Modesto, CA. More info here.
  • August 27th – 28th: Philly Anarchy Fair, Philadelphia, PA. More info here.
  • September 3rd (4th Rain Date): Halifax Anarchist Bookfair. More info here.
  • September 10th and 11th: New York City Anarchist Bookfair. La Plaza Community Garden (10th) and virtually (11th). More info here.
  • September 10th: Running Down the Walls, Cook County Jail, Chicago, IL. More info here.
  • September 11th: Austin Anarchist Bookfair! More info here.
  • September 11th: Running Down the Walls, Philadelphia, PA. More info here.
  • September 17th: Running Down the Walls, Austin, TX. More info here.
  • September 17th: Running Down the Walls, Richmond, VA. More info here.
  • September 18th: Running Down the Walls, Brooklyn, NY. More info here.
  • September 18th: Running Down the Walls, St. Lowell, MA. More info here.
  • September 18th: Pushing Down the Walls, Southern California. Benefit for political prisoners. More info here.
  • September 24th-25th: Victoria Anarchist Bookfair. More info here.
  • October 15th: Radical Atlanta Bookfair. More info here.

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