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An ongoing call to action for movement work and mutual aid efforts around the country. Kelly Hayes connects with activists, journalists and others on the front lines to break down what’s happening in various struggles and what listeners can do to help.

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An ongoing call to action for movement work and mutual aid efforts around the country. Kelly Hayes connects with activists, journalists and others on the front lines to break down what’s happening in various struggles and what listeners can do to help.

    Abolition Is About Escaping the Death Trap of “Normalcy”

    Abolition Is About Escaping the Death Trap of “Normalcy”

    “There's no doubt that we have to abolish the carceral state. And there's no doubt that policing and racial capitalism go hand in hand so that we can't be pursuing abolition in a capitalist context,” says author and organizer Andrea Ritchie. In this episode, Andrea and Kelly talk about why the Democrats will not save us, the relationship between abolition and the state, and why it’s so hard for most people to imagine political transformations.
    You can find a transcript and show notes (including links to resources) here: bit.ly/movementmemos
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    Music: Son Monarcas and Imprismed

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Copaganda Arrests Our Imaginations

    Copaganda Arrests Our Imaginations

    "There's so much deference to police around everything to do with public safety. What they say is taken as gospel without question, without requiring proof of concept, without requiring any kind of accountability for when what they're saying actually doesn't line up with the facts or people's experiences," says author and organizer Andrea Ritchie. In this episode of Movement Memos, Andrea and Kelly discuss Ritchie's new book, No More Police, co-authored with Mariame Kaba, and talk about how copaganda "shapes our imagination about what policing is, what it's doing, what it's not doing, and the necessity of it."
    You can find a transcript and show notes (including links to resources) here: bit.ly/movementmemos
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    Music credit: Son Monarcas and Imprismed

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Prepping for the Apocalypse Means Building Community

    Prepping for the Apocalypse Means Building Community

    “Our mutual investment in one another’s survival is our greatest resource, and our greatest hope,” says Kelly Hayes. In this episode of “Movement Memos,” Hayes talks with anthropologist and survivalist instructor Chris Begley about the lessons of his book The Next Apocalypse: The Art and Science of Survival, and why many of us might be preparing for the wrong apocalypse.
    You can find a transcript and show notes (including links to resources) here: bit.ly/movementmemos
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    Music credit: Son Monarcas and David Celeste

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Confronting the “Elite Capture” of Identity Politics in Our Movement Spaces

    Confronting the “Elite Capture” of Identity Politics in Our Movement Spaces

    “We have to be politically serious about how much agreement and how much alignment we're going to require in a world of a resurging far-right fascist movement across the globe,” says philosopher and author Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò. In this episode of Movement Memos, Táíwò and Kelly Hayes discuss the lessons of Táíwò’s book, Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else).
    You can find a transcript and show notes (including links to resources) here: bit.ly/movementmemos
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    Music credit: Son Monarcas and Ever So Blue

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Philly Families Faced With Eviction Are Rising Up, Refusing to Leave Their Homes

    Philly Families Faced With Eviction Are Rising Up, Refusing to Leave Their Homes

    “I want you to fight, I want you to organize, I want you to talk to your neighbors, I want you to have a meeting, I want you to get a spreadsheet and just the same way that we can organize a barbecue, we can all figure out what it means to actually take control of some of these housing units,” says organizer Sterling Johnson. In this episode, host Kelly Hayes talks with Johnson and UC Townhome resident Rasheda Alexander about gentrification, organized abandonment and an ongoing struggle in West Philadelphia, where dozens of families are resisting the demolition of a 70-unit housing development.
    You can find a transcript and show notes (including links to resources) here: bit.ly/movementmemos
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    Music credit: Son Monarcas and Pulsed

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Fascism Has Gone Mainstream

    Fascism Has Gone Mainstream

    “Forces that have been awakened are not ones that can be tucked away. And it will be a struggle, perhaps, for the rest of our lives,” says Tal Lavin, author of Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy. In this episode, Lavin and host Kelly Hayes talk about how right-wingers get radicalized, liberal and left-wing complicity, and the avoidance of despair.
    You can find a transcript and show notes (including links to resources) here: bit.ly/movementmemos
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    Music credit: Son Monarcas and Pulsed

    • 1 hr 6 min

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