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Relatos Zapatistas program, January 1, 2012

What is the current state of the occupy movement and where is it headed? Since November police and city governments have raided and destroyed encampments, arrested and prosecuted occupiers, and more often than not successfully prevented the reoccupation of public spaces. In this light it’s become commonplace to say that a fundamental shift has taken place in the movement. Adbusters, for example, published a statement saying that OWS should call it a victory and withdraw, at least for the time being in order to plan for the spring—“phase one” had ended, and “phase two” was beginning. There is something useful about the idea of phases, of identifying this hinge or turning point—for example, it lets us differentiate in broad, tactical terms between the occupation of public or semi-public space on one hand and the occupation of private or “ambiguous” space on the other. But in other ways the distinction is problematic. It relegates the struggles that inspired and created the conditions in which OWS was possible to a sort of pre-history, a “phase zero”—insurrections like the argentinazo that we heard about earlier in the show, not to mention Tunisia, Egypt, Spain, Greece, as well as, closer to home, the student movement and the struggle around justice for Oscar Grant. Also, it makes it hard to see the proliferation of diverse tactics that have already been used in occupies around the country, as well as the subtle and not so subtle differences with regard to the varying conditions in which each occupy constitutes itself as a force. By zooming in on the Bay Area and looking at some of the occupy experiences here we’re hoping to sketch out a more nuanced view of this transition point.

Complete program (2 hr):(Descarga aquí)  

Oscar Grant memorial march (6 min):(Descarga aquí)  

Interview with students from SFSU (23 min):(Descarga aquí)  

Interview with Laura and Ali from Occupy Oakland (35 min):(Descarga aquí)  


Paramedic Whistleblower Alleges Oscar Grant Cover Up; Evidence of System-Wide Racism

Paramedic Sean Gillis, an instructor and supervisor at the Oakland Fire Department, filed suit on Friday, June 17th, 2011 against OFD. In his complaint, Gillis alleges OFD mistreated Oscar Grant in its response to Grant 9-1-1 calls on January 1st, 2009, destroyed evidence related to the mistreatment, ordered Gillis to stop his investigation of the call response, and is currently retaliating against Gillis for exposing same.
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The Politics of Victimhood

THE POLITICS OF VICTIMHOOD: Special podcast featuring interviews with Zach Levenson, a UC Berkeley student involved in protests around police brutality and the murder of Oscar Grant, and the privatization of public education; and John Gibler, a reporter who’s extensively covered Mexican social movements and conflicts including the Zapatistas’ “Other Campaign,” the Oaxaca rebellion of 2006, and the Mexican government’s narco-wars.

Full introduction available at Indybay.

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Entrevista con George Ciccariello-Maher

Interview with George Ciccariello-Maher on the Oscar Grant verdict, the nonprofit industrial complex, and the Oakland Assembly.

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Relatos Zapatistas – programa

Fourth of July program: “THE TRIAL”: complete radio program including reports/discussions on: mexico/chiapas news, US social forum in detroit, liberation of political prisoners from san salvador atenco, oscar grant trial (pre-verdict).

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Relatos Zapatistas – Programa de junio

  • News from México/Chiapas
  • Oakland gang injunction
  • Oscar Grant case
  • University of Puerto Rico strike
  • Hunger strike at UC Berkeley
  • SB 1070 & Arizona protests
  • One year anniversary of the massacre at Bagua, Perú
Radio Zapatista

Program in English

  • Community response in Greece against the the murder of a youth.
  • Shooting of Oscar Grant in Oakland, California, and the emerging movement.
  • Update on attacks and displacement of the people of Lomas de Poleo, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.