„Elephant in the room“ is an anarchist radio show from Dresden. When we started in 2015 as a radio-project of the former Remembering-Khaled-Initiative (https://www.black-rose.xyz/remembering-khaled/) our focus was migration.
Over the last three years several people left our show for different reasons. Some moved away, others weren’t into radio anymore, new people came. As our collective changed, so did our show. Now we talk about political and social problems existing in Dresden and all around the world. We are transmitting live on the free radio coloradio in Dresden every second and fourth monday in a month at eight o´clock.
In August 2020 the uprising against dictator Lukashenko started in Belarus, already before the re-election. After the falsified elections thousands of people went to the streets and were protesting for month. The regime hit back with massive violence. While at the beginning people were building barricades and fought the cops back, the liberals were calling for peaceful protest. This seem one of the key points why the uprising was eventually crashed by the regime. We talk in our show about the reasons why the uprising failed, about the resent situation in Belarus and ongoing repressions.
zdrada pałki – iz chernoy reziny sdelana vlast – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aolEC3SSpB8
DEADFALL – Цветы и пули – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6umwU_dxVU
In this episode of Elephant in the Room we got together with a comrade Jan B. who is active in struggle against police violence in France. We spoke about the recent increase of police powers in the country since introduction of state of emergency and how escalating police tactics are influencing the modern society.
You will also figure out why french cops bought over 80 000 balaclavas in last years and how police forces are resisting any transparency in their work. And finally you will figure out why the french police is becoming more and more openly fascists in last years.
With coronavirus shutting down different parts of the society and the state facing another crisis one of the institutions of power is on the rise. And we are talking about the police. When the attention of public is focused on survival, police institutions all around the world are making steps to make sure that we are coming out of this epidemic to the world of control and surveillance.
In this episode of Elephant in the Room we got together with friends from Spain and France to talk about the rise of authoritarian tendencies in their countries, political repression and where we are moving with this crisis.
Kronstadt – https://kronstadt-hip-hop.bandcamp.com/ Manu Haller – https://manuhaller.bandcamp.com/
We got together with different hosts of anarchist and anti-authoritarian radios and podcasts from anarchist radio network to talk about activism in their region in times of coronavirus, new state regulations to control the population and challenges anarchist organizers are facing in times of total lockdown around the world. Solidarity is still our weapon even if we got less possibilities to support each other.
In august 2020 we escaped Germany to visit some comrades in Northern Italy. On one of the super hot nights we recorded an interview with couple of them in their flat talking about coronavirus, self-organization and possible anarchist response to epidemic in the world without a state.