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    Shemon & Arturo: Class Solidarity & The Return Of John Brown In The 2020 Uprisings

    Shemon & Arturo: Class Solidarity & The Return Of John Brown In The 2020 Uprisings

    This is a segment of episode #272 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Race Traitors: The Return Of John Brown In The Uprisings Of 2020 w/ Shemon & Arturo.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWshemonarturo

    Read ‘The Return of John Brown: White Race-Traitors in the 2020 Uprising’ published at Ill Will Editions: https://bit.ly/36TdPKK

    Since late May of this year, cities across the United States have been rocked by numerous riots and demonstrations in response to the highly publicized police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. What makes this national movement unique, particularly in comparison to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, is not only the scope of these uprisings, but also the mass participation of the white proletariat. While still remaining a BIPOC-led movement, countless white people have engaged in militant anti-racism direct action in the streets, openly breaking with the social and institutional construct of whiteness that “continues to be the glue that holds bourgeois society together in the U.S.”

    To quote from ‘The Return of John Brown: White Race-Traitors in the 2020 Uprising.’:

    “The question that has haunted the Black liberation movement is that of the white proletariat. Will it join the revolutionary struggle? Or will it defend class society? In Portland, white militants are fighting the state, on a local and federal level. Black militants are taking notice, watching, seeing if these whites are serious. The historic question for revolution in the US has always been: will white proletarians fight alongside Black proletarians? Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Kenosha are answering that question in the affirmative. 

    Majority white cities have witnessed the most militant rebellions of this cycle so far. How do we explain this? The answer is that these cities have the weakest Black middle classes, weakest Black NGOs, and the weakest Black Democratic Party institutions relative to other cities like NYC, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, or Baltimore. In Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, and Kenosha, the Black counter-insurgency has been sufficiently weak enough that these cities have produced the highpoints of the movement.”

    Shemon and Arturo are political activists and commentators and the authors of several articles published at Ill Will Editions, including ‘Theses on the George Floyd Rebellion,’ ‘The Rise of Black Counter-Insurgency,’ and ‘The Return of John Brown: White Race-Traitors in the 2020 Uprising.’

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    • 8 min
    #272 | Race Traitors: The Return Of John Brown In The Uprisings Of 2020 w/ Shemon & Arturo

    #272 | Race Traitors: The Return Of John Brown In The Uprisings Of 2020 w/ Shemon & Arturo

    [Intro: 7:20]

    In this episode, I speak with political activists and commentators Shemon and Arturo, authors of several articles published at Ill Will Editions, including ‘Theses on the George Floyd Rebellion,’ ‘The Rise of Black Counter-Insurgency,’ and ‘The Return of John Brown: White Race-Traitors in the 2020 Uprising.’

    Since late May of this year, cities across the United States have been rocked by numerous riots and demonstrations in response to the highly publicized police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. What makes this national movement unique, particularly in comparison to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, is not only the scope of these uprisings, but also the mass participation of the white proletariat. While still remaining a BIPOC-led movement, countless white people have engaged in militant anti-racism direct action in the streets, openly breaking with the social and institutional construct of whiteness that “continues to be the glue that holds bourgeois society together in the U.S.” Shemon and Arturo examine the conditions that have led to this historic moment of unrest in this country, and draw on several historical comparisons of class solidarity that have extended across racial lines. We also address the “Black counter-insurgency” that has emerged in the weeks and months since the initial uprisings in May, as addressed in Shemon’s article ‘The Rise of Black Counter-Insurgency.’

    To quote from ‘The Return of John Brown: White Race-Traitors in the 2020 Uprising.’:

    “The question that has haunted the Black liberation movement is that of the white proletariat. Will it join the revolutionary struggle? Or will it defend class society? In Portland, white militants are fighting the state, on a local and federal level. Black militants are taking notice, watching, seeing if these whites are serious. The historic question for revolution in the US has always been: will white proletarians fight alongside Black proletarians? Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Kenosha are answering that question in the affirmative. 

    Majority white cities have witnessed the most militant rebellions of this cycle so far. How do we explain this? The answer is that these cities have the weakest Black middle classes, weakest Black NGOs, and the weakest Black Democratic Party institutions relative to other cities like NYC, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, or Baltimore. In Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, and Kenosha, the Black counter-insurgency has been sufficiently weak enough that these cities have produced the highpoints of the movement.” (https://bit.ly/36TdPKK)


    Episode Notes:

    - Read Shemon and Arturo’s articles ‘Theses on the George Floyd Rebellion,’ ‘The Rise of Black Counter-Insurgency,’ and ‘The Return of John Brown: White Race-Traitors in the 2020 Uprising’: at Ill Will Editions: https://bit.ly/30TPz7l / https://bit.ly/34H49QM / https://bit.ly/36TdPKK

    - The songs featured in this episode are “Theykome&Go” and “Do You” by Knxwledge from the album 1988: https://youtu.be/rRGPJhlN3Fc / https://youtu.be/T6V_bLUE2Vw

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Max Paschall: Reclaiming Ancestral Food Cultivation Of Indigenous Europe

    Max Paschall: Reclaiming Ancestral Food Cultivation Of Indigenous Europe

    This is a segment of episode #271 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Lost Forest Gardens Of Europe: Reclaiming Ancestral Food Cultivation w/ Max Paschall.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWpaschall

    Read ‘The Lost Forest Gardens of Europe’ published at the Shelterwood Forest Farm website: https://bit.ly/2HRkScu

    In addressing the ever-increasing, ongoing impacts anthropogenic climate change is having on food production and land management, for those of us that descend from European colonizers in North America, what can we learn from the past? What relationship did our ancestors have with the lands they were indigenous to, and how did they adapt to rapid climatological and ecological shifts throughout the millennia? In Max Paschall’s fascinating and illuminating essay ‘The Lost Forest Gardens of Europe,’ the answers to these questions come more into focus.
     
    “Whereas modern industrial agriculture is descended from a distinctly imperialist Roman plantation system based on slave labor, systems like coltura promiscua [mixed cultivation] are the direct descendants of the indigenous forest gardens of pre-agricultural Europe. Since the Neolithic Revolution, an assortment of farming systems in Europe that relied heavily on monocultures and a handful of finicky staple crops often ended abruptly and violently. The diverse forest gardens of peasants, however, have quietly shrugged off ten thousand years of turbulent changes. This article is a look at the little-known history of these systems and their innovative strategies for survival.

    As we search for ways to remake the way we garden, farm, and live in a time of climate change, extreme inequality, and political disarray, looking back at the innovations of Europe’s hidden agroecological past can provide invaluable lessons on how we might collectively move forward.”

    Max Paschall is an ISA certified arborist and professional horticulturist coming from four generations of nurserymen and women. He is the founder of Shelterwood Forest Farm, a small wooded farm located in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Pennsylvania. 

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    • 7 min
    #271 | The Lost Forest Gardens Of Europe: Reclaiming Ancestral Food Cultivation w/ Max Paschall

    #271 | The Lost Forest Gardens Of Europe: Reclaiming Ancestral Food Cultivation w/ Max Paschall

    [Intro: 8:02]

    In this episode, I speak with writer, arborist, and professional horticulturist Max Paschall. We discuss his essay ‘The Lost Forest Gardens of Europe,’ published at the Shelterwood Forest Farm website.

    In addressing the ever-increasing, ongoing impacts anthropogenic climate change is having on food production and land management, for those of us that descend from European colonizers in North America, what can we learn from the past? What relationship did our ancestors have with the lands they were indigenous to, and how did they adapt to rapid climatological and ecological shifts throughout the millennia? In Max's fascinating and illuminating essay ‘The Lost Forest Gardens of Europe,’ the answers to these questions come more into focus.
     
    “Whereas modern industrial agriculture is descended from a distinctly imperialist Roman plantation system based on slave labor, systems like coltura promiscua [mixed cultivation] are the direct descendants of the indigenous forest gardens of pre-agricultural Europe. Since the Neolithic Revolution, an assortment of farming systems in Europe that relied heavily on monocultures and a handful of finicky staple crops often ended abruptly and violently. The diverse forest gardens of peasants, however, have quietly shrugged off ten thousand years of turbulent changes. This article is a look at the little-known history of these systems and their innovative strategies for survival.

    As we search for ways to remake the way we garden, farm, and live in a time of climate change, extreme inequality, and political disarray, looking back at the innovations of Europe’s hidden agroecological past can provide invaluable lessons on how we might collectively move forward.” (https://bit.ly/2HRkScu)

    Max Paschall is an ISA certified arborist and professional horticulturist coming from four generations of nurserymen and women. He is the founder of Shelterwood Forest Farm, a small wooded farm located in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Pennsylvania. 


    Episode Notes:

    - Read ‘The Lost Forest Gardens of Europe’: https://bit.ly/2HRkScu

    - Learn more about the Shelterwood Forest Farm: https://www.shelterwoodforestfarm.com

    - Max provides some resources at the end of the interview, including: ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ by Robin Wall Kimmerer: https://bit.ly/3jCzNoE / Sylvanaqua Farms: https://www.sylvanaqua.com / Connie Barlow, founder of Torreya Guardians: http://torreyaguardians.org / ‘The Invention of the White Race’ by Theodore W. Allen: https://bit.ly/33oUbUM

    - The song featured in this episode is “Brutal Moderna” by Qasim Naqvi from the Erased Tapes 1+1=X album: https://youtu.be/F3R63U7BCKI

    - The title card features artwork by Philipp Hackert: https://bit.ly/2HRmkLY

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Alexander Reid Ross & Shane Burley: Flash Points On The Road To Authoritarianism

    Alexander Reid Ross & Shane Burley: Flash Points On The Road To Authoritarianism

    This is a segment of episode #270 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Testing Ground: Flash Points On The Road To Autocracy w/ Alexander Reid Ross & Shane Burley.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWrossburley2

    Read Alexander Reid Ross and Shane Burley’s article ‘Portland Is Trump's Testing Ground for Authoritarian Rule’: https://bit.ly/3hXXoia

    With protests persisting over 100 days at this point, Portland has been a beacon of resistance to police brutality and repression, with anti-racist protestors contending with intermittent violent intimidation from far-right groups, as well the recent intrusions from federal officers from various divisions of the Department of Homeland Security, loyal to President Trump. I ask Shane to explain the conditions journalists covering the protests are working under, highlighting numerous examples of press being actively targeted, arrested, and brutalized by police since protests began. And finally, we address Alexander and Shane’s article published for Haarez in July, ‘Portland Is Trump's Testing Ground for Authoritarian Rule.’ What does this escalation of police violence directed towards protestors and journalists, the dramatic uptick of far-right vigilante violence across the United States, and Trump’s active encouragement of these trends portend for the upcoming presidential election and its inevitable fallout?

    “If both the federal incursion and their questionable tactics become a precedent, it’s not a long way from Trump disrupting democratic functioning and dissent come November. If Trump wins in November, this militarized federal intervention could escalate; and if he loses, he has prepared the ground for federal officers to intervene if he discounts the results.

    For now, Portland is the laboratory for a new politics of anti-constitutional state-sponsored violence and the suppression of civil rights. The question is what will happen when Portland ceases to be an extreme outlier and becomes a prelude to wider roll-out of authoritarian rule.”

    Shane Burley is a journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of ‘Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It’ and the upcoming book ‘Why We Fight.’ His work has been featured in NBC News, Jacobin, Al Jazeera, The Baffler, and Truthout.

    Alexander Reid Ross teaches geography at Portland State University, and is the author of ‘Against the Fascist Creep‘ and the editor of ‘Grabbing Back: Essays Against the Global Land Grab.’ His work has appeared in Truthout, ThinkProgress, The Ecologist, Haaretz, and the Cambridge University Strategic Initiative in Global Food Security.

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    • 9 min
    #270 | Testing Ground: Flash Points On The Road To Autocracy w/ Alexander Reid Ross & Shane Burley

    #270 | Testing Ground: Flash Points On The Road To Autocracy w/ Alexander Reid Ross & Shane Burley

    [Intro: 8:06]

    In this episode, I speak with Alexander Reid Ross, author of 'Against the Fascist Creep', and Shane Burley, author of 'Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It.' We discuss several important topics, including the historic ongoing wave of protests and uprisings across the United States since May this year, as well as the disturbing uptick of incidences of far-right vigilantism since then. We also examine one of the flash points in these struggles — Portland, Oregon — where Shane and Alexander are based.

    With protests persisting over 100 days at this point, Portland has been a beacon of resistance to police brutality and repression, with anti-racist protestors contending with intermittent violent intimidation from far-right groups, as well the recent intrusions from federal officers from various divisions of the Department of Homeland Security, loyal to President Trump. I ask Shane to explain the conditions journalists covering the protests are working under, highlighting numerous examples of press being actively targeted, arrested, and brutalized by police since protests began. And finally, we address Alexander and Shane’s article published for Haarez in July, ‘Portland Is Trump's Testing Ground for Authoritarian Rule.’ What does this escalation of police violence directed towards protestors and journalists, the dramatic uptick of far-right vigilante violence across the United States, and Trump’s active encouragement of these trends portend for the upcoming presidential election and its inevitable fallout?

    “If both the federal incursion and their questionable tactics become a precedent, it’s not a long way from Trump disrupting democratic functioning and dissent come November. If Trump wins in November, this militarized federal intervention could escalate; and if he loses, he has prepared the ground for federal officers to intervene if he discounts the results.

    For now, Portland is the laboratory for a new politics of anti-constitutional state-sponsored violence and the suppression of civil rights. The question is what will happen when Portland ceases to be an extreme outlier and becomes a prelude to wider roll-out of authoritarian rule.” (https://bit.ly/3hXXoia)

    Shane Burley is a journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of ‘Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It’ and the upcoming book ‘Why We Fight.’ His work has been featured in NBC News, Jacobin, Al Jazeera, The Baffler, and Truthout.

    Alexander Reid Ross teaches geography at Portland State University, and is the author of ‘Against the Fascist Creep‘ and the editor of ‘Grabbing Back: Essays Against the Global Land Grab.’ His work has appeared in Truthout, ThinkProgress, The Ecologist, Haaretz, and the Cambridge University Strategic Initiative in Global Food Security.


    Episode Notes:

    - Read the articles referenced, including ‘America's Armed, Antisemitic Far Right Is Prepping to Defend Trump in November,’ ‘How to Survive Anti-Police Protests,’ and ‘Portland Is Trump's Testing Ground for Authoritarian Rule’: https://bit.ly/2ZYn1cx / https://bit.ly/36fcmhJ / https://bit.ly/3hXXoia

    - Read Alexander and Shane’s new article ‘Conspiracy Theories by Cops Fuel Far Right Attacks Against Antiracist Protesters’: https://bit.ly/32XoUbu

    - Learn more about Alexander and follow him on Twitter: https://alexanderreidross.net / https://twitter.com/areidross

    - Support Shane’s work and follow him on Twitter: https://www.patreon.com/shaneburley / https://twitter.com/shane_burley1

    - The songs featured in this episode are “Arid” and “Ash” by Lorn from the album Rarities: https://youtu.be/VZtHceWq2gs / https://youtu.be/o7gg3s3smvQ

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    • 1 hr 34 min

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