The show where we, carla bergman & Eleanor Goldfield, trace our present path through the people and stories of the past - as we ourselves - long-term radicals learn about each other, from each other and continue to walk, continue to wake.
Silver Threads, still walking still waking.
Lifelines: carla & Eleanor
Happy winter solstice! In these darker days, it feels an apt time to shine a light on our past so that we may better illuminate a future - manifested by imagination, holding joy, hope, fear and despair as we still walk, still wake.
carla and Eleanor share some of their own stories as we reflect on previous episodes and consider the road ahead - both in terms of personal projects, and systemic shifts.
Transcripts for this episode available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12rB3f6WKYuVhz3438rMF50cqXo-leqfR8VtD3hTEYAY/edit#
The Undercurrents: Katie Petitt
"Radicalism to me is aligning my passion with what my community needs."
Katie Pettit is a radical organizer who re-envisions community-driven initiatives through art, film, and technology. She joins the show to discuss creative works as visions for the future, the undercurrents as the source of our collective power, and more!
Mutual Aid goes to Katie's org, Current Movements: Current Movements: currentmovements.com
Transcripts for the show available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QqCoUY9JIZJqvoEbkt1f7faRVOrDkYZ4qo5337osY4A/edit?usp=sharing
Imagined Pasts: Sina Reisch
"Climate is a powerful gateway to the world of anti-capitalism."
Sina Reisch is a climate justice and civil disobedience advocate from Germany. She joins the show to talk about her work at the intersections of issues, growing up in the shadow of fascism, the power of direct action, imagining the past and more!
Mutual aid goes to Ende Gelaende and their fight for climate justice: https://www.ende-gelaende.org/en/
Read the transcript for this show here: https://bit.ly/30DUqwf
Collectivize Everything: Juliette Rousseau
"Don’t aim for what’s realistic - aim for what actually kicks you in the guts. Aim for what is so beautiful that you’re gonna give it everything you’ve got collectively to make it happen."
Juliette is an author and independent journalist who joins us from France to talk about the power of imagining the impossible, territories in struggle, collective solidarity and more!
Mutual Aid goes to: collectif justice et vérité pour Babacar Gueye; a collective founded by Awa Gueye, whose brother was shot by police in the French city of Rennes. The collective aims to support Awa in her struggle to demand truth and justice for her brother's death.
Transcript available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wdbDTYmMaEOLQQ8T9wPFwBprGXnVfv58HjRnaGVHn8g/edit?usp=sharing
Episode 26 - Inside Change: Dani Burlison
"It took me a long time to get to the point where I could be honest about my background - to get rid of that shame around growing up in poverty and say, ‘hey, these are my people.’"
Dani Burlison is a mom, writer, teacher, activist and witch who joins the show to discuss recent watershed moments, reconciling with her past, raw fear and hope for the future, and more!
Solidarity Funds go to UndocuFund.org
Read the transcript here
Seeding Liberated Futures: Antonio Buehler
"We’re not trying to hack the system in our unschooling - we’re trying to burn it down."
Antonio founded Abrome to support the liberation of children and fundamentally change the way people think about education. He joins ST to discuss his military past that gave way to a militant present, the difference between emancipation and liberation, daring to respect kids and more!
Mutual Aid this week goes to Street Form ATX: https://opencollective.com/street-forum