Treyf is an anarchist Jewish podcast recorded in occupied Tio'tia:ke (Montreal), Kanien’kehá:ka territory. The show features discussions about radical leftist politics and history, highlighting perspectives often excluded from mainstream Jewish spaces.
50 Irena Klepfisz
On this episode, we spoke with Irena Klepfisz. Irena is a writer, a poet, an activist, a lesbian feminist, a teacher, a researcher, and a movement elder. We talked with Irena about her experience being born in the Warsaw Ghetto to Bundist parents, her role in founding the Jewish Women’s Committee to End the Occupation, her years of work in the lesbian feminist movement in NYC, and her thoughts on the ways Jewish history is taught today.
Show notes & full transcript: https://www.treyfpodcast.com/2021/02/23/50-irena-klepfisz
49 The General Jewish Labour Bund Pt 3
The final episode in our series on the Jewish Labour Bund! We first spoke with David Slucki about the ways the organization was reimagined after the Holocaust, with Bund chapters scattered around the world. We then spoke with Molly Crabapple about the Bund’s different legacies & what the symbol of the Bund can mean for different people today. Special thanks to JB Brager for the art we’re using for the series!
Show notes & full transcript here: https://www.treyfpodcast.com/2020/12/13/49-the-general-jewish-labour-bund-pt-3
In the Streets: 1492 Land Back Lane
For this instalment of In the Streets, we spoke with Skyler Williams, spokesperson for 1492 Land Back Lane, an ongoing land reclamation effort on Six Nations territory. We talked about the repression that people there are facing, the recent solidarity day of action, and the relationship between this struggle and the 2006 reclamation of Kanonhstaton.
Show Notes & Full Transcript: https://www.treyfpodcast.com/2020/10/17/1492-land-back-lane
48 The General Jewish Labour Bund Pt 2
The second episode of our series on the Jewish Labour Bund, a secular Jewish socialist movement founded in the late 1890s.
On this episode, we spoke with Jack Jacobs about the Jewish Labour Bund during the interwar period in Poland. We talked about the Bund's widespread support during this period, its approach to Secularism, Zionism, Doykeit, and its many different auxiliary organizations.
Show notes & full transcript here: https://www.treyfpodcast.com/2020/09/08/48-the-general-jewish-labour-bund-pt-2
Special thanks to JB Brager for the art we're using for the series!
47 Ashanti Alston
Ashanti Alston is an anarchist, a prison abolitionist, and a former member of the Black Panther Party & Black Liberation Army. He was a political prisoner for over a decade and continues to work with the Jericho Movement for the freedom of all political prisoners. We talked with Ashanti about his life, his political work, state repression, prison abolition, and his thoughts on the current political moment.
Show Notes & Transcript: https://www.treyfpodcast.com/2020/07/28/47-ashanti-alston
46 The General Jewish Labour Bund Pt 1
The first episode of our series on the Jewish Labour Bund, a secular Jewish socialist movement founded in the late 1890s! We spoke to Elissa Bemporad and Josh Meyers about the founding of the Bund, its underground revolutionary activities, and it's complicated relationship with the Bolsheviks. Special thanks to JB Brager for the art we're using for the series and to Brivele for calling in a rendition of 'FTP in der Gasn.'
Show notes & full transcript here: https://www.treyfpodcast.com/2020/05/31/46-labour-bund-pt-1
[This episode was recorded prior to the inspiring Black-led resistance following the white supremacist police killings of George Floyd, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others.]
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This podcast rules if you’re interested in radical politics through a Jewish lens. I learn a lot. Thank you!
I work alone (graveyard shift at a bakery) and I just found your podcast via a general search for the name “Dean Spade” only to find interviews with some of my fave thinkers from across the board!!
Your recent episode with Ashanti Alston was riveting and a 10/10 must recommend.
I have listened to maybe 8 episodes since I found Treyf last night. I love you both so immensely. How can I repay you for coming to me at my time of need??
Opinions and topics from episodes recorded years ago are still so relevant. Sam, David: your dynamic is adorable, endearing and fierce!! I will now proceed to listen to your entire archive. There are too many words and also not enough. I’m verklempt. <3
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Thank you for this beautiful interview with Ashanti Alston!