When We Fight, We Win!: The Podcast reveals the stories behind the fight. And the wins! We’re here for everyone who’s ready to get a switch flipped in their brain. For everyone who’s ready to go from being an organizer in theory, to a transformative one in practice. Because every organizer started somewhere.
Sounds of Resistance IV
In this episode of Sounds of Resistance, we feature Emil Martínez-Roldán “El Hijo de Borikén”, rapper, sonero, singer, and composer with musician, producer, and rapper Anibal "El S." Vidal Quintero, synergizing their talents into El Hijo de Borikén. Feel energized by this vibrant and authentic conversation, where two worlds collide creating powerful music with a message.The episode was recorded LIVE on April 5th at Casa Taller Cangrejera, San Juan, PR.
In The Spirit of Crazy Horse - #FreeLeonardPeltier
“The U.S. Penitentiary is the largest Indian Reservation in the United States of America.” - Leonard Peltier (Anishinabe & Dakota) Indigenous activists and allies have been on the frontlines to #FreeLeonardPeltier – for over 47 years. Leonard Peltier is a writer, activist, fine artist, humanitarian, and political prisoner, wrongfully convicted of a crime that he did not commit. We speak with the co-director of the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, Carol Gokee - who movingly uplifts the truth behind Leonard Peltier’s case and encourages folks to actively engage in the fight for his freedom. Indigenous communities throughout the course of US history have been targets of government-sanctioned violence. In this heartfelt episode, we weave together what Leonard Peltier’s freedom means to Indigenous communities: – Indigenous liberation, prison abolition, #LandBack, the history of the genocidal initiates known as the Residential Boarding schools, and understanding the long-standing detrimental impact of colonization that Indigenous communities still face today. We hear Leonard’s own voice and music from his nephew. Together, we must continue in the fight to demand Leonard Peltier’s freedom and to push President Joe Biden to grant clemency to FREE LEONARD PELTIER!
Please contact The White House at https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ and demand that Joe Biden grant clemency to Leonard Peltier. Tweet at @POTUS @whitehouse
@OfficialFBOP (Bureau of Prisons) and @PeltierHQ (International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee) to #FreeLeonardPeltier every day because #WhenWeFightWeWin #CuandoLuchamosGanamos
Sounds in the episode by DJ Free Leonard.
Prison Radio & #LoveNotPhear: The Struggle to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
"Inside these prison walls, love is really the closest thing that you have to freedom." - Comrade Pitt Panther, Prison Radio Correspondent.
This episode focuses on the work of Prison Radio and the #LoveNotPhear campaign to free journalist, author and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal. We hear from organizers and family members of incarcerated people, and incarcerated folks themselves, mobilizing movements for freedom. Founder and Legal Director Noelle Hanrahan shares the origins of Prison Radio and gives an update on Mumia's case; Jamal Hart Jr. speaks on his experience growing up seeing his grandfather, Mumia in prison, and Mike Africa Jr. articulates the philosophy and motivation behind the #LoveNotPhear campaign.
#MumiaAbuJamal #PrisonRadio #LoveNotPhear #MikeAfricaJr #JamalHartJr #NoelleHanrahan #PittPanther #prisonabolition #PICAbolition #abolition #massincarceration #OntheEveofAbolition #AgitArte #whenwefightwewinpodcast #whenwefightwewin #podcast
Sounds of Resistance III
In this episode of Sounds of Resistance, we feature Lizbeth Román, an independent queer artist from Puerto Rico whose bohemian, spiritual, and poetic energy distinguishes her music. In this lively and honest conversation, we will hear more about her art, transfeminist politics, colonialism in Puerto Rico, and the role of music in the fight for social change. The episode was recorded LIVE on January 20th at Casa Taller Cangrejera, San Juan, PR.
People Over Profit$; The Future of Housing Justice
What does the future of housing organizing look like? There's an ongoing global housing crisis, exacerbated by the pandemic, disproportionately affecting the working class and communities of color. This episode features City Life | Vida Urbana (CLVU), a 49 year old organization fighting for housing justice and building peoples' power in Boston, statewide, and nationally.
We first hear from the co-director Mike Leyba. Mike is a writer who co-builds counter-hegemonic narratives for the working class. And then we hear from a young organizer, Kim Landaverde. Kim is a CLVU intern who helped her immigrant parents stay in their home during the pandemic, when the landlord was going to "evict" them for lack of payment.
It is from this organization, City Life | Vida Urbana, that we first heard the chant, “When We Fight, We Win!”
When We Fight, We Win! Season 3 Trailer
When We Fight, We Win! is a biweekly podcast. Every other week we reveal some stories behind the fight and the wins! We're here for everyone ready to get a switch flipped in their brain, for everyone is prepared to go from being an organizer in theory to a transformative one in practice. Every organizer started somewhere! Greg Jobin-Leeds and Dey Hernández of AgitArte co-authored When We Fight, We Win! in 2016. Now they are co-hosting and releasing this podcast series that brings the book's ideas, art, and words to life.
Love and hope
It is rare to have progressive media be anything but “look how bad the world is!”. I have only listened to four episodes, but every one has a positive hopeful message. And it seems like you find a way to weave love into every episode. I also appreciate how you explain less common vocabulary words, making it accessible to more people.Keep on keeping on! Deeply appreciate your work
Brings together progressive art, grassroots activism, and positive actions people can take. Great groups, great info, an antidote to capitalist mainstream media.
Very interesting. Very pleased to heard it.