Interviews

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    Remembering May ’68

    An Interview with George Katsiaficas

    George Katsiaficas has been active in social movements since 1969. A target of the FBI’s COINTELPRO program, he was classified “Priority 1 ADEX” – meaning that, in the event of a national emergency, he was to be immediately arrested. For 11 years, he worked in Ocean Beach, California as part…

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    The Opposite of Truth is Forgetting

    An Interview with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a lifelong social justice activist and a leading historian of indigenous struggles in the Americas. She is professor emeritus of Ethnic Studies at California State University and works in a variety of political capacities. The daughter of a landless farmer and a half-Indian m…

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    It’s Bigger than Hip Hop

    An Interview with Mutulu Olugbala (M1) of Dead Prez

    The duo of stic.man (Clayton Gavin) and M-1 (Mutulu Olugbala) produce music grounded in a revolutionary analysis and focused on movement building. As historians, educators, and organizers, Dead Prez’s music, performances, and commitment to the struggle demonstrate their ongoing political relevance…

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    Trans Politics and Anti-Capitalism

    An Interview with Dan Irving

    Dan Irving is a trans activist and teacher. In 2005, he completed his PhD thesis in Political Science at York University on Trans Activism and Alliances with Labour, Feminist and Gay and Lesbian Organizations. In his work, Irving combines a fierce dedication to trans struggles with a commitment to a…

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    Against and Beyond the State

    An Interview with John Holloway

    In February of 2007, John Holloway and Marina Sitrin discussed the new social movements in Latin America, power, the state, and prefigurative politics. This is a continuation of a discussion that began in 2004, also on the topics of power, prefigurative politics and Latin America (http://auto_sol.ao…

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    Living My Life: A Tale of Blood, Sweat, and Anarchy

    Interview with Robin Isaacs

    Robin Isaacs is a long-time queer anarchist who has lived in Toronto for the past 30 years. Over the course of a lifetime of political activity, Isaacs has been involved in a variety of activist projects including the anarchist publication Kick It Over, the 1988 “Survival Gathering” in Toronto,...

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    Latin America, State Power, and the Challenge to Global Capital

    An Interview with William Robinson

    William I. Robinson is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches and writes on global capitalism, Latin America, social change, and democracy. His recent publications include Promoting Polyarchy (1996), Transnational Conflicts: Centra…

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    The Anti-Imperialism of Our Times

    An Interview with Aijaz Ahmad

    Aijaz Ahmad is one of the Indian sub-continent’s leading Marxist intellectuals. He has written extensively on questions of imperialism, culture, and colonialism. Ahmad currently teaches at the Centre of Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, in New Delhi and is the author of a ha…

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    The Strike of the General Assembly

    An Interview with Nicolas Phebus

    In this interview Nicolas Phebus reflects on the Québec student movement and its most recent mobilization in the Spring of 2005 against cuts to education funding by the ruling Liberal Party under Jean Charest. The Liberals’ attempt to convert more than 100 million dollars in grants and bursaries…

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    Revolution as a New Beginning

    An Interview With Grace Lee Boggs

    Part 2 of 2 For over 60 years Grace Lee Boggs has been thinking about and working towards making social change. Along with her late husband, the African-American writer and activist Jimmy Boggs (1919-1993), she has been centrally involved in numerous grassroots organizations including the Johnston-F…