Groundings
The Revolution Can't Be Quarantined
Apr 19, 2020 · 1 hr
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Philadelphia based community organizer and writer Steven Powers helps run a community based, free, socialist gym, the People Power Gym, and is involved in a number of other community survival projects. In this episode we discuss how his organization was able to turn these survival programs into a Covid-19 mutual aid grocery program, delivering free groceries throughout their neighborhood. We also discuss how capitalism has exacerbated this pandemic into a crisis with blood on its hands, the need for community organizing, a cautious understanding of 'mutual aid', and Sock'em Boppers

Support their fundraiser here. You can read Safiyah Bukhari's The War Before here, and George Jackson's Soledad Brother here

Audio samples used:

  1. Assata Shakur, Eyes of the Rainbow
  2. Mumia Abu-Jamal, Safiyah Bukhari: Lioness for Liberation
  3. Fred Hampton, On the Importance of Education
  4. Ericka Huggins, On Meditation
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