This week Gil O'Teen spoke with Peter Gelderloos, who is an anarchist
and an author. His books include "The Failure of Nonviolence",
"Consensus", "Anarchy Works", and most recently "Worshiping Power: An
Anarchist View of Early State Formation", which is being released two
days from now (January 10th 2017) from AK Press. Gil and Peter discuss
the ideas in Worshiping Power, how states usually take root, the
insidiousness of democracy, the concept of how salvation religions
intertwine with the state, and much more. We had to cut a good portion
of the audio for time restrictions, so if you would like to hear the
full interview you can visit http://thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org, or you can podcast us on iTunes or any similar podcasting system by searhing "the final straw radio".
Don't forget about the presentation at Firestorm Books and Coffee
entitled "Preparing for the Trump Era: An Anarchist Viewpoint" starting
at 7pm on Tuesday January 10th. The presenters will explore various
approaches to self-organization and self-defense, drawing on the
principles of mutual aid and direct action. If you feel lost or
uncertain about how to organize in these increasingly crazy times, come
to this and get some ideas!
And here in Asheville on January 20th (INAUGURATION DAY) there is a
day of activities being planned starting with a meetup and march at
Pritchard Park at 10am on the 20th. After that in West Asheville, there
will be free food, healing space, workshops, and a dance party/benefit
in the evening. To plug in and see the most recent info, you can visit http://j20asheville.noblogs.org or you can plug in on fedbook by searching "J20 Day of Resistance & General Strike"