Find out what motivated Trenton Oldfield to use civil disobedience to stop the 2012 Oxford and Cambridge boat race and much more!
Mr G interviews Mrtin Lux for this show. On 13 August 1977, the far-right National Front attempted to march from New Cross to Lewisham in South East London. Local people and anti-racists from all over London and beyond mobilised to oppose them, and the NF were humiliated as their march was disrupted and banners seized. That’s what we like to see.
October was the annual world mental health day and on this show we have 3 people from Core Arts which is a charity that exists to promote the artistic and creative abilities of people who experience severe and enduring mental health issues. Kerry Hudson – artist, commentator on Bi – Polar issues, blogger for Huffington Post and her own blog Sea-saw Seating Plan and writer for N16 magazine and currently Mental Healthy magazine, Gary Molloy artist, writer and spokesperson on Bi -Polar Issues and Mark Roberts artist, spokesperson and organiser for Mad Pride.
The Olympics are over, but get ready for the ATOS Games. Timed to coincide with (but not disrupt) the Paralympic Games, the activist group Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) have planned “five days of action against a company that’s sponsoring the Paralympics but wrecking disabled people’s lives.”
In advance of the action, Donnacha DeLong spoke to Andy from DPAC and Joe from UK Uncut, who are supporting the ATOS Games, to find out what the plans are and where the groups hope to go from there.
140 years ago, anarchists were kicked out of the First International by Marx and his allies and started their own International. Donnacha DeLong talks to Nick Heath from the Anarchist Federation about what happened 140 years ago and how anarchists have created a number of internationals in the years since. Nick also talks about the anniversary commemorations in St-Imier, Switzerland, planned for August this year.
More details about the commemorations
More details about the Anarchist Federation
Stuart Christie a Scottish Anarchist writer and publisher. Christie is best known for being arrested as an 18-year old while attempting to assassinate the Spanish dictator General Franco. He was later alleged to be a member of the Angry Brigade, but was acquitted of related charges. We delve in to the past and also we talk about what Anarchists/libertarians face today and what he’s up to these days. To find out more have a listen.
Listen Now: 10th April 2012 Stuart Christie