Episode 85 – Seaweed

In early fall I went up to British Columbia and met with Seaweed. This is a partial record of that meeting. We discuss learning/reading, history (specifically Montreal and Vancouver in the 80s), John Zerzan and Green Anarchy magazine, and more. “It all has to go” – MW 1982 Politics as personal attack (ancom vs green), […]

Episode 83 – Nationalism and bolo’bolo part III

TL;DR This is an interview with Gregor of Tribes magazine. His story (and article in Tribes) is about the move from “left anarchism” to national anarchism. The discussion is about WTF is left anarchism, National anarchism, and a kindred. This third episode on the question of nationalism wraps up the conversation with a nice bow. […]

Episode 82 – Nationalism and bolo’bolo part II

I have been wanting to talk about the line between tribalism and nationalism for years but it is a challenge. All sides take the conversation very seriously ON THE INTERNET whereas my experience IRL isn’t quite the same. I’ve found people willing to joke and tease each other about the categories that do and don’t […]

Episode 81 – Nationalism and bolo’bolo part I

I have been wanting to talk about the line between tribalism and nationalism for years but it is a challenge. All sides take the conversation very seriously ON THE INTERNET whereas my experience IRL isn’t quite the same. I’ve found people willing to joke and tease each other about the categories that do and don’t […]

Episode 80 – An introduction to Aragorn! II

I spent a week at the Labadie Collection this summer. I highly recommend it for any anarchist who wants to have a different, fuller relationship to anarchist texts. The librarians are great and very understanding of the anarchy people. While I was there I ran into the anarchist-known-as-Nikita who was doing a variety of great […]

Episode 79 – An introduction to Aragorn! I

I spent a week at the Labadie Collection this summer. I highly recommend it for any anarchist who wants to have a different, fuller relationship to anarchist texts. The librarians are great and very understanding of the anarchy people. While I was there I ran into the anarchist-known-as-Nikita who was doing a variety of great […]

Episode 78 – How to Disagree II: Layla AbdelRahim

Layla is a pleasure to talk to and so the fact that she is in this series of podcasts is a bit of a misnomer. Which is not to say that we agree so much as to say that our disagreements aren’t the focus of our conversation here. I’m happy to, and ended up, set […]

Episode 77 – How to disagree I: Nathan Jun

Many of you will have heard of NAASN, the North American attempt at creating an academic anarchist event. It has has nine events around North America. I’ve attended about 4-5 of them and our guest this week is somehow involved in the event/project. Nathan Jun is not just an academic though, he is also a […]

Episode 76 – Round Table II: Aging

Rotn and I (along with Belligerence who doesn’t talk much) use the opportunity of me being in town to talk about aging, peers, and whatnot. Enjoy Email – thebrilliant@thebrilliant.org We appreciate correspondence (446)

Episode 75 – Heretics III: Cody

For anyone who has met Cody (ie if you’ve been around the west coast anarchist or communization space for the past 10 years) it is highly doubtful you’ve forgotten him. He has a huge personality and is an outspoken advocate of… that is what we discuss during this episode. If a heretic is someone whose […]