In our seventh episode of the Ex-Worker, we turn south to focus on the massive rebellions that broke out across Brazil in June. We share excerpts from the in-depth report we published from Brazilian anarchist comrades that traces a timeline of the demonstrations and analyzes their politics, tactics, and influences. There's also a review of the nihilist journal Attentat, tips on writing to prisoners, feedback from listeners on Guy Fawkes masks and small-town anarchy, and more.
Notes and Links
An update that didn’t make it into the Hot Wire for this episode: Billy “Guero” Sell, a hunger-striking prisoner in Corcoran State Prison in California, has died. Stay connected to the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition for updates.
Interview with an editor from the Attentat journal by the anarchist radio show The Final Straw
As referenced in the review of Attentat, here’s some background reading on insurrectionary anarchism, Italian insurrectionist Alfredo Bonanno, and reflections on insurrection in the US anarchist context; the Situationists and Situationist International; and nihilism and its discontents.
To learn more about the Mapuche struggle for independence: Indigenous Mapuche People Struggle Against the Chilean State and Private Companies Solidarity Trip to Chile, Bolivia, and Wallmapu Mapuche Newenmapu (espanol)
Prisoner mailing addresses:
Dr. Mutulu Shakur #83205–012
Post Office Box 3900
Adelanto, California 92301
Barrett Brown #45047177
Mansfield Law Enforcement Center
1601 Heritage Parkway
Mansfield, Texas 76063
Hanif Shabazz Bey (Beaumont Gereau) #295933
RR 1 Box 9955
Kingshill, St Croix, Virgin Islands 00850
Address envelope to Beaumont Gereau, address card to Hanif
Also, here’s the August calendar of political prisoner birthdays: you can write to ppbirthday [at] riseup[dot]net to request copies, find out about local letter-writing events, and more.
Music for the Ex-Worker provided by Underground Reverie