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This week I’m going to start off with a quote which I forgot to mention during the radio show, but it’s really funny and topical for this time of year.
“Yes, in my opinion, Jesus Christ is a great model of an anti-authoritarian figure. In fact he was executed by two states simultaneously — the Roman occupiers and the Jewish civil authorities — which I think should at least get him an honorable mention in anarchist circles. The Resurrection has been called the greatest act of civil disobedience in history. Once you’ve been executed by the state, you’re supposed to stay dead”- Unknown Anarchist.
[SONG] Resident Antihero – Ancestry
But on with the show and after a bit of a break we continue on with the Autonomous Action Alphabet… This week looking a F.
But before that F can also stand for feral rich. And Uncle Peter came in to have a little bit of a talk with us about the feral rich. Are the feral rich really that bad? Don’t they bring some good to society? And what can we do to help them?
Peter refers to an article in the New Internationalist called The Feral Rich it’s part of a feature they did on the problem.
[SONG] The British Beat – Big Shot
[SONG] Chumbawamba – ABCs of Anarchism
F is for Feminism – in particular anarcho feminism. Anarcho or anarcha feminism is the joining together of anarchist and feminist principles… although it could be seen that since anarchism and feminism both aim to abolish oppression they are already linked.
Emma Goldman is considered to be the founder of anarcha feminism which challenges patriarchy as a hierarchy to be resisted in conjunction with state power and class divisions. In 1897 she wrote: “I demand the independence of woman, her right to support herself; to live for herself; to love whomever she pleases, or as many as she pleases. I demand freedom for both sexes, freedom of action, freedom in love and freedom in motherhood.”
F is for File Sharing and Free Culture
As anarchists believe in the common ownership of the means of production and the free sharing of ideas many anarchists use and produce file sharing networks.
File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digitally stored information, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents, or electronic books.
Ideas of file sharing and anticopyright are by no means exclusive to anarchists. Many people partake in file sharing and so called piracy.
QuestionCopyright.org is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization which aims to open up debate about copyright and reframe the way think about copyright.
By questioning copyright it is hoped that artists/content producers realise and embrace the opportunities which abound in collaborative cultural production.
Intellectual property and copyright are part of the capitalist system which is driven by profit and competition. Copyright is a system largely in place to protect the profits of distributors not artists.
Creative Commons is a non profit organisation which originated in California. Creative Commons has developed a system where instead of copyright meaning ‘all rights reserved’ content producers can specify ways in which their work can be reused, remixed and shared.
Each license helps creators retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work — at least non-commercially.
Find out more about the licenses here.
We hear a talk given by Creative Commons founder Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Lessig.
Pop Defect Radio NO SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) Mix
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