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Audio Interference: Silvia Federici & Wages for Housework

On February 9, 2018, Interference Archive presented a talk by Silvia Federici, co-founder of the Wages for Housework movement, on the publication of her new book, The New York Wages for Housework Committee, 1972-1977. Hear a recording of the full talk.

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Audio Interference 45: Teaching Self Defense

"When I first took karate, I was already an activist. And I could see right away what this could do for women in the 70s." -- Annie Ellman

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Audio Interference 46: Bread and Puppet Theater

"Puppetry, especially giant puppets, gives people glimpses of this bigger reality that is beyond what our minds normally inhabit." -Joe Therrien, Bread and Puppet Theater

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Audio Interference 44: Update from Close Rikers

"People have made this false equivalency between punishment and safety, and so I think in the work that we’re doing, always, we’re trying to put the emphasis on health. We’re trying to put the emphasis on freedom." - Imani Brown

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Audio Interference 43: About Face & Frontline Paper

In this episode of Audio Interference, we’re chatting with two veteran-led projects: Frontline Paper (a project of Frontline Arts) and About Face: Veterans Against the War. While their techniques are vastly different, both are building communities that challenge and subvert the stereotypes of what veterans can and should be.

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Audio Interference 42: Social Justice Tours

"My favorite thing is just the dialogue that gets created, and having people understand a little bit more about their communities and the potential for them to slow down or halt directions that they may not want it to go in."

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Audio Interference 41: Anti-Fascists in the Pacific Northwest

"Anybody can join. There's so many different access points for you to join the movement to say no to white nationalism, and there's so many ways to say no."

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Audio Interference 40: The Monument Quilt

"I think we are, as immigrants, left out. Our voices are erased from the narrative. It's not that we don't want to tell our stories. It's that there are no spaces for us to tell our stories." - Lorena Kourousias

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Audio Interference 39: Harriet’s Apothecary

"To be healthy, or even to be seen as someone who deserves care, you have to look a very specific way, and those are ways that are often privileged in our society, so white, able-bodied, thin, rich...we believe that every person gets to have bodily autonomy and define for themselves: what does healing look like for me right now? what does health mean for me?"

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Audio Interference 38: Sascha Altman DuBrul

Mad Pride and Radical Mental Health: Sascha Altman DuBrul and The Icarus Project This week we're talking to Sascha Altman DuBrul, the co-founder of the Icarus Project, a radical peer-to-peer mental health support group, about mad pride and radical mental health.

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Audio Interference 37: Just Food & Fair Food Nation

"Even if it seems like it doesn't directly relate to food, it does. Food relates to housing, to life, to water, to land." - Qiana Mickie

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Audio Interference 36: $pread Magazine

In this week’s episode, we’ll hear from two of $pread Magazine's editors, Eliyanna Kaiser and Rachel Aimee, as they discuss the history of the magazine, the evolving depiction of sex workers in mass media, and what the future may hold for the sex workers’ rights movement.

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Audio Interference 35: Take Back the Fight

In this episode of Audio Interference, we talk to the organizers of Interference Archive's summer exhibition.

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Audio Interference 34: Propaganda Party Highlights

This episode features excerpts from Mike Clemow's interviews with members of our community, which were broadcast live on Radio Free Gowanus throughout our "Building Resistance" propaganda party on March 5.

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Audio Interference 33: Language Activism in NYC

"What we're doing with Kichwa Hatari is we're activating people first, because the language won't rescue itself. We have to rely on people to rescue a language." -Charlie Uruchima

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Audio Interference 32: Dan La Botz & Jamie Woodcock

"We did not go in there with the notion that we have all the answers to lead the working class, that we are the revolutionary leadership...the people who already understood the workplace, who understood the industry, who understood the union and its history were very often the rank and file workers who had been there for a long time." - Dan La Botz

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Audio Interference 31: Squatting on the Lower East Side

"There were people in the buildings who modeled themselves after homesteaders and very much wanted to become homeowners, wanted the approval of the city, wanted to act respectable--and there were other people who were doing this as a critique of private property. There were people who were fixing up their space as if it was going to be their family home for generations, and there were people who just needed a temporary place to stay and were making the best of it." - Amy Starecheski

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Audio Interference 30: Rob Robinson

"People have knowledge, and they can put together stations that'll blow the doors off a government station...you get set up in the Amazon in Brazil, and you set up twenty dollars worth of equipment, you can blow a thousand miles out because there's nothing to interfere with that signal." - Rob Robinson

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Audio Interference 29: Paper Tiger TV

"We wanted it to have a kind of handmade look...it seemed like it would be better than a curtain and a potted plant, which had been the usual for a public access program." -- Deedee Halleck

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Audio Interference 28: Brooklyn Bail Fund and Close Rikers

"Bail is often described as incarceration's front door, because if you can't afford it, you're going to jail." - Peter Goldberg

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