Elephant in the room – Past and the future of the protests in Columbia #29

In this episode we are talking about situation with economical and social protests in Columbia in last months. What lead to this massive social movement? Who are participating in it and how you can support the struggle? We figure out this and many other questions with activists from the country.

Music:
Himno de la Guardia Indígena Guardia Fuerza ft Andrea Echeverry Ali Aka Mind Chane Meza

Links:

colectivoproterra

M-latts Dresden

Elephant in the room – Nine month after uprising in Belarus #28

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.

Music:

  • 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

Elephant in the room – Italy after first wave of coronavirus #23

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.

Download from archive.org – https://archive.org/download/italy_full_summer_2020/italy_full.mp3

Music:

Elephant in the room – conversation with anarchists from Russia on „Freedom to Navalny“ protests #22

We got in touch with several anarchist comrades to talk about the recent protests on the streets of different cities in Russia: looked into political events of 2020 and how they brought people to the situation with protests. With comrades we managed to clarify if Navalny is a nazi and the whole protest should be ignored by the anarchists or leftists. And of course we talked about anarchists and their participation in protest movement.

Music:

Группа Аркадий Коц – Тот, кто стреляет в рабочих
ЭлектропартиZаны – Наш выбор, свобода

Elephant in The Room – Interview with Yossi Bartal on being a leftist from Israel in Berlin #14

In this episode of Elephant in The Room we talk with Yossi Bartal about politics in Israel and Germany and how those are interconnected. We dive into details about how german left exclude anarchists and leftists from Israel who live in Berlin. We also talk about obsession of german left with BDS topic and how attacks on the small pro-palenstinian groups comes both from mainstream politics and anti-authoritarian groups.

Yossi Bartal is an activist and journalist who is living in Berlin since 2004. He contributed to many leftists magazines. One of his essays was included in collection „Anarchist against the wall“. He is also a member of „Jewish Voices for the Pece in the Middle East“.

Music:
Daniel Kahn
Poliana Frank / פוליאנה פרנק