Podcast: Black Anarchism, Abolition and the Radical Tradition w/ William C. Anderson

This is a conversation with William C. Anderson, author of the book The Nation on No Map (AK Press 2021) and co-author of As Black as Resistance (AK Press 2018). He’s also the co-founder of Offshoot Journal and provides creative direction as a producer of the Black Autonomy Podcast.

The Fire These Times is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Breaker, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Radio Public, Pocket Casts, Castro and RSS.

Topics Discussed:

  • Long conversation on Black anarchism
  • The influence of Zen Buddhism
  • Seeing the world as a janitor
  • Critiques of black nationalism, capitalism and liberalism
  • The legacy of slavery and Reconstruction on Black people in the US
  • Tensions between ‘reform’ and ‘revolution’
  • The legacy of the Black Panthers Party
  • Internationalism vs Intercomunalism
  • Afro-futurism and Solarpunk

Recommended Books:

  • A Map to the Door of No Return by Dionne Brand
  • The Terms of Order: Political Science and the Myth of Leadership by Cedric J. Robinson
  • Facing Reality by C.L.R. James and Grace C. Lee

The James Baldwin clip I mentioned.

Also: check out the Black Autonomy Podcast, Offshoot Journal and The Sorstre Institute.

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