Conflict Resolution For Folks Who Do Anti-State Organizing
For this episode, we’re presenting audio from a workshop led by the Callisto Collective, which is a local collective “addressing conflict, abuse, assault and everything in between” by utilizing autonomous models of resolution, especially in closer knit communities of affinity. This workshop is called Conflict Resolution for folks who do Anti State Organizing. It was originally aired by The Final Straw Radio.
In this workshop, they talk about many things, including anarchist critiques of Non-Violent Communication, which is a developed process in use mostly by leftist organizers, possible tools for dealing with conflict, and also some discussions on yogurt (stay tuned…). This workshop was originally presented at the 2018 Asheville Anarchist Bookfair.
This was an extremely interactive workshop, and to protect the anonymity of participants, some of the material had to be cut out. This sometimes makes the audio a bit disjointed to listen to, but we hope you’ll enjoy it all the same.
In a slight departure from the show’s usual format, William sits down with “Condey”, a leftist who was radicalized while enlisted in the military. Topics include reconciling leftist principles in the imperialist machine, subversive radicalization of other enlistees, and how life in the military can highlight the inherent contradictions of capitalism, among many more.
This episode’s Solo Praxis segment focuses on disability justice and the importance of advocating for accessibility in every aspect of our daily lives.
Our guest is still in the process of getting out of the military and asked that we keep his identity anonymous to avoid any problems, however he did provide his Twitter username. You can find him at https://twitter.com/CrustiniB.
Condey also voiced an important message towards the end of the conversation, imploring any active military, veterans, family member, or other loved one who is struggling with PTSD or any effects of psychological or emotional trauma from military life to please seek help. The help line in the US for veterans and active military in a mental health crisis is 1-800-273-8255, and in Canada is 1-800-268-7708.
In this episode, Eden talks with Faye, vice-president of the Socialist Rifle Association and host of the SRA podcast, about the importance of proper training in firearm safety and use, and how to organize a new SRA chapter or find a local chapter to join.
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In this episode, rather than featuring an interview, Eden and William sit down and talk to each other about some of the things they’ve learned while doing Frontline Praxis. We discuss community building, engaging in praxis without centering ourselves, disrupting the systems of oppression, and finding the fire within to keep pushing for a better world.
The Solo Praxis segment focuses on things we can do as individuals that aren’t necessarily financial in order to help support folks who need it.
This episode is an interim episode, where Eden and William announce a switch to the release schedule of Frontline Praxis. Due to schedule conflicts, episodes will now be released on the alternate weeks, starting next week. This shorter episode is to tide listeners over until then.
Eden reads from a Twitter thread which takes a look at some of the covert sabotage efforts of German resistance against the rising Nazi regime in the 1930s. Afterwards, William points out the relevance and necessity of such actions in our modern times.
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In this episode’s Solo Praxis segment, Eden talks about the importance of helping others financially when we’re able, without centering ourselves or our expectations.