Groundings
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The #GroundingsPodcast is a place where organizing, theory, and history come in contact with dialogue, experience, and storytelling. The title "Groundings" is in honor of the revolutionary educator Walter Rodney, whose concept of "groundings" as a form of radical, political, dialogic, and communal education continues to inspire today. Groundings: we sit, we listen, we talk, we share, and we learn. The podcast is hosted by Devyn Springer and produced by Christopher Hollis.

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    The Praxis of Abolition & Prison Strikes

    Jared Ware joins Devyn Springer to discuss the material practice of prison abolition, prison strikes, and the context of the #August21 prison strike.

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    The Critique of TLGBQ "Inclusion"

    A conversation with writer, activist, and academic Yasmin Nair, on the limits and critique of liberal narratives of "diversity" and TLGBQ+ "inclusion" inside of violent and imperialist institutions like the US military.

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    The Experiences of Detained Immigrants, In Their Own Words

    A special interview with two Black Immigrants detained at the Atlanta City Detention Center. Mohammed, who is from Ghana, and Richard from Jamaica discuss the various struggles they've experienced while incarcerated, the ills of the US immigration system, and how it specifically impacts African and Caribbean immigrants. Then we end with a word from Atlanta organizer Kevin Caron.

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    The Way Capitalism Underdevelops Hip-Hop

    Rapper, poet, and multi-disciplinary visual artist Bocafloja discusses global politics and capitalism where they intersect with hip-hop. He also discusses anti-Blackness in Latin America, navigating the capitalist music industry, cultural hegemony, and the social construct of the "conscious rapper."

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    The White Comrades and Anti-Racism

    Anti-racist activist Tommy DiMassimo, known for rushing Trump's stage during the 2016 elections, discusses why he decided to charge at Trump and the repression against him which followed, the role of a white comrade in the anti-racism struggle, and moving beyond white guilt and liberalism.

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    The Assassination of Walter Rodney

    An Interview with Asha Rodney, scholar-activist, lawyer, and youngest child of Walter Rodney. Asha discusses the assassination of her father by the hands of an immensely repressive Guyanese government in 1980, describes what a "groundings" session is, and gives us suggestions for how to implement her father's work and legacy in our organizing today.

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    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea Beyond Propaganda

    Organizer and educator Derek Ford gives a historical context for the current imperialist aggression surrounding the DPRK, explains the 'Juche' ideology, and recounts some firsthand propaganda-shattering experiences from his travels inside the country.

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    The Black Arts Movement

    Revolutionary Pan-Africanist writer, artist, and organizer Sobukwe Shakur gives a first-hand account of the history, politics, and legacy of the Black Arts Movement which was prominent in the 1960s and early 1970s.

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