On this show Yodet Gherez interviews a long standing Activist who was involved with the Anti Globalization Movements of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. We talk about old and new groups he has been in or is a part of like The Wombles, Plan C, Anti-Fascist organising, varies campaigns and more!
Arthur is a working class Anarchist, anti fascist and one of the key organisers of the Fuck Parade, a demonstration against the increasing gentrification of London UK. We talk about their previous protests, identity politics, Hipsters, The Tories, Class War politics Anarchism and more.
On this show is Swedish journalist, writer and activist, Kajsa Ekis Ekman. She is the author of several works about the financial crisis, women’s rights and Marxism including ‘Being and Being Bought – Prostitution, Surrogacy and the Split Self’. She writes for the major newspaper in Sweden called “Today’s News” and is a columnist at the leftwing daily ETC and is a member of the editing collective of the anarchist magazine ‘Brand’ in English translates as ‘Fire’ (published since 1898).
She is public speaker and was one of the key note speakers at the 2014 ‘Festival of dangerous ideas’ and has delivered a Ted talk on capitalism. She has founded the networks, Feminists Against Surrogacy and the climate action group, Klimax.
Carrie Reichardt is a contemporary artist, who works from a mosaic-covered studio in London. A member of the Craftivism movement, she uses murals, ceramics, screen-printing and graphic design in her work. She is a dedicated advocate of the movement and curated one of the few exclusively Craftivist exhibitions in the UK. She talks about the ‘Disobedient Objects’ exhibition at the V&A, Angola 3 and much more!
Blek Le Rat is a French street Artist known as the father of stencil graffiti. He has earned this title through years of spray painting unforgettable figures on walls across the globe. In the early 80’s he became one of the first street Artists in Paris, known for his iconic rat stencils. His stencil technique has since been adopted by some of the biggest names in graffiti and street art today.
scott crow is an international speaker, author and story teller who is proudly from a working class background . He has engaged his varied life as a coop business co-owner, political organizer, educator and strategist, activist, filmmaker, dad and musician. For over two decades he has focused on diverse socio-political issues and the explorations of creating and exercising counter-power to capitalism, Power and unsustainable civilization.
Donnacha DeLong recently gave two talks – one on Rudolf Rocker at the launch of Freedom’s new edition of Anarchism and Anarcho-Syndicalism on 22 March. A week before that, he gave a talk on the history of the Irish in building mass trade unions in the UK at the launch of Irish History Month. This Circled A Show includes a recording of the full Rocker talk, and some of the Irish history talk.
You can hear the rest of the Irish history talk in the video.