„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.
Network case in Penza, Russia shocked a lot of people by sentences that
can compete with those given to political opponents during Gulag times.
We are talking to Tanya one of the people behind solidarity campaign
with prosecuted anarchists and antifascists in Russia about the
sentencing and the role repressions and tortures played in anarchist
movement in the country.
In the second part of the show we talk with an anarchist from
Thuringen, Germany on recent support of liberal party by extreme right
AfD which helped liberals to get their candidate elected as minister
president of the federal state. What are the anarchist perspective on
this development in Germany and what anarchists should or should not do
in this situation.
The resistance is global… a trans-pacific collaboration has brought this web site into existence. Thats how The first entry on an Indymedia website began on November 24, 1999. Indymedia went online a few days before the protests against the WTO (world-trade-organisation) meeting in Seattle, and it was to be the alternative platform for reports on these protests. A group of activist-journalists set up a newsroom in a donated storefront. They called it the Seattle Independent Media Center (IMC). The Seattle IMC was stocked with donated computers for uploading and editing video and for writing articles. This content would then be posted to a website, indymedia.org. The Indymedia website clocked in 1.5 million unique visitors in its first week of operation, surpassing traffic to CNN’s website during the Seattle protests.
In this edition of Elephant in the room we spoke to translator of Anarchist Union of Afghanistan and Iran about the recent protests that were happening in Iran, repressions against population and possible development in upcoming months.
On top of that we read a mail from one of the labor activists from Iran who was sentenced to 5,5 years in jail for participation in protests in Mai this year.
Music: Godspeed you black emperor A silver mountain zion
In this edition of Elephant in the Room we are talking to activist and author Leila Al-Shami on current economical, social and political situation in Syria with details of horrors perpetrated by regime today.
In second part of interview we look into history of revolution and examples of anti-authoritarian struggle during the first years of uprising.