interviews

The search for a useable past: an interview with Paul Buhle on Radical America

An interview of Paul Buhle, the founder of the radical journal, Radical America.

An Interview with Miguel Amorós – Cazarabet-El Sueño Igualitario

In this 2015 interview, Miguel Amorós discusses his book about Buenaventura Durruti, Durruti in the Labyrinth (2006), the controversies and enigmas surrounding the untimely and mysterious death of this charismatic figure of anarchism, and the impact of his death on the anarchosyndicalist movement in Spain during the civil war, which Amorós says was not dependent on the actions of any single individual, but that his demise demoralized the rank and file of the anarchist movement and reinforced the trend towards bureaucratization in the CNT-FAI by providing those institutions with a martyr for propaganda purposes to rally the masses behind the war and government collaboration.

Gender war and social stability in Xi’s China: Interview with a friend of the Women’s Day Five (1st half)

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Many friends and associates of the five feminists detained on March 7 are still in hiding, but one was willing to meet for an interview on March 16. The fact of their detainment has been widely reported in the international media, but so far little analysis has been offered, so this interview focuses on questions such as: what is unique about this case? Why were these individuals targeted? Why, in the Xi regime’s crackdown on civil society in general, does it seem especially afraid of feminism?

Interview about 2011 'Wisconsin uprising'

A 2011 interview with Juan Conatz about the protests in Wisconsin.

Sharing the pains, indignities and anger: the New Left's strategy of "industrialization"

An interview with a former member of the Revolutionary Socialist League, which put a priority on encouraging members to get factory jobs in the 1970s.

Lefebvre on the Situationists: an interview

An at times playful conversation with Henri Lefebvre conducted by Kristin Ross. Lefebvre, then in his eighties, discussed his memories of Guy Debord and the Situationist International as well as his attempts to provoke mischievous students around Nanterre University in 1968, where the May uprisings began. Originally published in October 79 (1997).

"The next battle will be much more violent": Interview with Philip Rizk

Interview with Philip Rizk, a filmaker and writer living in Cairo, on the 2011 revolt in Egypt, its limitations, its aftermath and prospects for the future.

Anarchism and feminism: voices from the seventies

Interview extracts with women activists in 1970's UK discussing anarchism, feminism and the relationship between the personal and the political. Carried out by Judy Greenway and Lynn Alderson in 1977.

Syriza and social movements: between big risks and some opportunities. An interview with AK Athens

An interview by infoaut with Spyros Tz, a comrade of AlfaKappa Athens, about the social and political context in Greece that will be affected by the electoral victory of SYRIZA.

Some reflections from the Red and Black Coordination meeting in Madrid

Some short interviews with participants of a Red and Black Coordination meeting in Spain during 2014.