In this episode, we speak to members of Afrofuturist Abolitionists of the Americas, Kavon, Shannon, and Mike, on abolition, coloniality, and the struggle for Black liberation.
Afrofuturist Abolitionists of the Americas: https://www.facebook.com/afrofuturistabolitionists/
CW: genocide, cultural erasure, settler-colonialism, racism, sexism, and sexual assault
This episode’s topic is working class struggles and self-determination, and we have another set of amazing guests. We speak to Ena͞emaehkiw Kesīqnaeh, an Indigenous Marxist scholar and educator at the University of Waterloo, Ontario about various Indigenous struggles for self-determination, how they relate to socialist or other liberation struggles, and how we can improve these relationships… We also speak with Zia Khan, of Charlotte Revolutionary Collective about her analysis of the sex industry and experiences as a stripper, the exploitation Black, Indigenous, and other women of color face and various approaches to struggle within the sex industry…
Ena͞emaehkiw Kesīqnaeh: https://onkwehonwerising.wordpress.com/
Charlotte Revolutionary Collective: https://www.facebook.com/cltRevolutionaryCollective/
“Decolonization Is Not A Metaphor” by E. Tuck & K. Yang: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_QYOyQFPgxLVkU5R1p1Qy0xLXIxX0ZDVGZ6LU0tSDhISTA0/view
“Settler Colonialism and the Elimination of the Native” by Patrick Wolfe: http://www.kooriweb.org/foley/resources/pdfs/89.pdf
“The Prison Slave As Hegemony’s (Silent) Scandal” by Frank B. Wilderson III: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_QYOyQFPgxLY0kwMUJrT1hmWUdxb3NEVFdYWTZsRU1pbnJB/view
“You Can't Vote Harder: Between American Indian Citizenship and Decolonization” by Nick Estes: https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/4227-you-can-t-vote-harder-between-american-indian-citizenship-and-decolonization
“The Wretched of the Earth” by Frantz Fanon: http://home.ku.edu.tr/~mbaker/CSHS503/FrantzFanon.pdf
“Prostitution and Trafficking in Nine Countries: An Update on Violence and PTSD” by Farley, Cotton, Lynne, Zumbeck, et al.: http://www.prostitutionresearch.com/pdf/Prostitutionin9Countries.pdf
“Trafficking, Prostitution, and Inequality” by Catharine MacKinnon: http://www.prostitutionresearch.com/pdfs/MacKinnon%20(2011)%20Trafficking%20Prostitution%20and%20Inequality.pdf
“The German Model Is Producing Hell on Earth”: https://www.trauma-and-prostitution.eu/en/2016/11/02/the-german-model-is-producing-hell-on-earth/
Music in this episode:
“Penny the Snitch” by Ikebe Shakedown
“Social Kapital Reprise” by Glad Rags
We interview Noémie of Hot Commie and Marxism 101 correspondent for The Forge News, and comrade Scott, an environmental scientist working in the northeastern U.S. about colonialism, socialism, and ecology.
Hot Commie: https://www.facebook.com/HotCommie/
The Forge News: https://theforgenews.org/
"Language and Literature from a Pueblo Indian Perspective" by Leslie Marmon Silko: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qs8HeJK4qtGcYX1MaJFGha6SKLNfk6K6/view?usp=sharing
"The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair: https://wwnorton.com/college/history/america-essential-learning/docs/USinclair-%20The_Jungle-1906.pdf
The music in this episode:
“Penny the Snitch” by Ikebe Shakedown
"Homebound" by Audiobinger
“Indigeneity, Migration, and Decolonization” features an interview with Kiksuya Khola, creator and admin of “Show Me How: Visions of Indigenous and Black Decolonial Praxis” and contributor to The Fifth Column News. Also in this episode: "My Decolonial Journey", the polar vortex, the housing crisis, and announcements from CROW. Content warning: we will be discussing extreme trauma including genocide, sexual assault, racist violence, slavery, ableism, and cultural erasure. Listener discretion is advised.
Show Me How: Visions of Indigenous and Black Decolonial Praxis: https://www.facebook.com/BlackandIndigenousSolidarity/
Kiksuya Khola @ The Fifth Column News: https://thefifthcolumnnews.com/author/kiksuya-khola/
Kiksuya Khola Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrobgEPRjzydhQ4BLQtqYGQ/featured
** Recommended resources:
Settlers by J. Sakai
“The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend”
Militancy Transcends Race: A Comparative Analysis of the American Indian Movement, the Black Panther Party, and the Young Lords By Judson L. Jeffries, Omari L. Dyson, and Charles E. Jones / Black Diaspora Review Spring 2010
An Introduction to the 4th World by Kiksuya Khola / The Fifth Column News
The Souls of White Folk by W.E.B. DuBois
The Wretched of the Earth (1961) by Frantz Fanon
The Fourth World War Has Begun by Subcomandante Marcos
**This episode was produced in February 2019.
The music in this episode: “Penny the Snitch” by Ikebe Shakedown, “Speedy Delta” by Lobo Loco, “Cooling” by Audiobinger, “Ilusions” by pretochines, “Relinquish” by pretochines, “Rise and Shine” by Audiobinger, “My Downfall” by Audiobinger, “Ode to Dandelion” by Glad Rags, “Stress” by Audiobinger, “Soulbox” by dustmotes
CROW WEB: https://www.crowlouder.org/ , CROW PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/crow_cc
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to our guest, Kiksuya Khola! Join us next month for a discussion centered on decolonizing ecology featuring Noémie of Hot Commie, Marxism 101 correspondent for The Forge News, and co-founder of Publicing; and Scott, an environmental scientist working in the Northeastern U.S.