RESISTANCE Companion Podcast

In January of 2017 we went to Washington D.C. to film the protests that were planned for the inauguration of the 45th President and used the moment as an opportunity to interview various leaders, activists ...more

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November 12, 2020 01:56:58
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Resist 06: Kevin Zeese and Dr. Margaret Flowers

Following two days of protests and mass demonstrations in Washington DC for the inauguration of the 45th President, I attended a  summit called "Inaugurate the Resistance" which was hosted by the Progressive Independent Party.  The summit brought together leaders and representatives from a wide range of organisations on the left for panel discussions and working groups, all aimed at how they could bring the various movements that were uniting on the streets into a coalition that could start making some demands in national politics. There was one speaker on the direct action panel that caught my attention right away. He was talking about the historical record of radical movements and revolutions in the last 100 years and that it only takes 3.5% of the population, who are  dedicated and organized around  policies with popular support, to overturn the status quo. I had never heard this before and immediately introduced myself to Kevin Zeese and his partner Dr. Margaret Flowers.    To be honest, I didn’t know of Kevin and Margaret or their organization Popular Resistance, before I attended these summits that week in January. So they weren’t on my radar as far as potential interviews to schedule, but after talking with them that day I knew that I had to get them on camera. They are two very inspirational figures because they don’t just talk revolution, they live it. They have a collective experience that links our current resistance to the movements of Occupy, Anti-Globalization and even to civil rights and the anti-war movement of the 1960s and have worked on campaigns for Ralph Nader and Jill Stein, while organising sit ins and mass civil disobedience actions to ...

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October 30, 2020 01:13:04
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Resist 01: Kshama Sawant

On January 21st, 2017, we met up with Kshama Sawant at Alma's Temple on Franklin Square in Washington D.C. Where just the day before had been the site of a massive riot as the protests against the inaugruation of the current president was met with brute force. We discussed modern socialism, the role of young people in building a diverse mass movement and her strategies and goals as we were moving into the Trump era. Resistance is a 4-part web series from Stewis Media: https://vimeo.com/channels/resistanceseries ...

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October 30, 2020 00:01:24
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Introducing the Resistance Companion Podcast

In January of 2017 we went to Washington D.C. to film the protests that were planned for the inauguration of the 45th President and used the moment as an opportunity to interview various leaders, activists and protesters in the movement to revolutionize American politics. Resistance is a 4-part webseries from Stewis Media: https://vimeo.com/channels/resistanceseries As with all documentaries, the interviews have to be cut up and rearranged in order to tell the story, but sometimes the context and conversation that happens in an interview can be equally as impactful and so we wanted to give you the audience the chance to hear the interviews to help broaden your knowledge of the issues, positions, organizations and people featured in the web series. ...

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October 30, 2020 01:37:06
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Resist 02: Maria Svart

On the afternoon of January 19th, 2017, I went to the Washington D.C. offices of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) where I met with their National Director Maria Svart. This was just a day before the mass demonstrations and riots that would characterize the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. DSA is one of the oldest and one of the few nationally organized socialists organizations so I had to get Maria's opinion on Bernie, the 2016 election and how the revolution continues. As usual there was lots of talk about millenialls and young voters, but more about the need to get out there and proudly serve to community as a socialist. Resistance is a 4-part web series from Stewis Media: https://vimeo.com/channels/resistanceseries ...

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October 30, 2020 00:55:53
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Resist 03: Brian Jones

On January 22nd, 2017 I attended a summit called "Inaugurate the Resistance" which was hosted by the Progressive Independent Party. It was held at a night club called the Kabin Lounge in Washington D.C. by Dupont Circle. It was a surreal event following a crazy couple of days in D.C. I met Brian Jones at the summit where he was representing the Justice Party. I found his insights to be really interesting and he could arrticulate the frustration of the moment so well so I asked him to do an interview for the project.  Resistance is a 4-part webseries from Stewis Media: https://vimeo.com/channels/resistanceseries   ...

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October 30, 2020 01:21:36
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Resist 04: Moumita Ahmed

On January 18th, 2017 I met up with a young activist and organizer named Moumita Ahmed. Moumita is from Queens, but was in DC for the week to attend trainings on de-escalation and of course participate in the demonstrations against Trump. We met at a workspace her group, "Millenials for Revolution" were using for the week in the Change To Win offices. Where we discussed her experineces being a young Bernie delegate at the state and national conventions and also being a child of immigrants, navigating the new racist waters that the Trump era had ushered in. Moumita's interview provides a look at the millenial experince in national politics and how the struggle for progressive policies and values is now inherently tied to the aspirations of a whole generation struggling to find a future in declining empire. Resistance is a 4-part webseries from Stewis Media: https://vimeo.com/channels/resistanceseries ...

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