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I am Indi is an innovative force in the Music Industry, that derives the vibes and insight to rise, from the experienced, artistic creators of the Music world, by informing, advising, mentoring, and just plain networking with any new talent R&B, Jazz, Country, Hip Hop,Rock or Spoken Word. Our Radio show, 14 years running, captivates audiences all over the world. Please tune in on Wednesdays, 2:00 pst, because at I Am Indi, You Are Indi, which means We are Indi. So lets talk about talking today.
 
Looking for hard-hitting analysis on the growing crisis? Searching for a revolutionary anarchist, anti-fascist, and autonomous anti-capitalist alternative to the far-Right and the neo-liberal center? Looking to learn more about grassroots revolt and social movements across North America? Every week It’s Going Down produces three audio programs: IGDshow: Features interviews and discussions produced for the Pacifica Radio Network. These 58min radio ready shows are broadcast Fridays, 12pm-1pm P ...
 
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The post Between Biden and the Border: An Anarchist Analysis of the First Three Months of the New Administration appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we discuss the first three months of the Biden administration, looking at three specific topics: Migrant detention camps continue to grow, as the Biden ad…
 
The post “Prisons Make us Safer” And Other Myths: Talking Abolition with Victoria Law appeared first on It's Going Down. Long-time journalist and prison abolitionist author and organizer Victoria Law joins It’s Going Down to discuss their new book, Prisons Make Us Safer: And 20 Other Myths of Mass Incarceration. We discuss the myths used to justify…
 
The post Saving Ourselves: Mutual Aid & Collective Action Following the Deep Freeze, Pt. #2 appeared first on It's Going Down. In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we continue our discussion with autonomous mutual aid and tenant organizations across Texas about the grassroots response to the “Deep Freeze” which hit Texas and other states…
 
The post Madness, Disability, and Abolition: A Conversation appeared first on It's Going Down. Listen and Download HERE On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with the author of the text, Madness, Disability, and Abolition, a two part series that ran on It’s Going Down which explored the history of the criminalization of madness a…
 
The post This Is America #137: Social Struggles Heat Up; Importance of Peer-to-Peer Support appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, March 23th, 2021. On today’s show, we start off with an action roundup, from ongoing resistance to the Line 3 pipeline, continued battles on the streets with the State, to the growing struggle f…
 
Errol Bonnick started his musical journey in Kingston at the age of 17, inspired by his brother Trevor Bonnick, former lead vocalist for the group Blood Fire Posse. Jamaican born, Errol is also the Former Lead Vocalist for the Reggae Band "Live Wyya" which toured the World with Gregory Isaacs! Errol, a smooth Reggae rebel, is pursuing his career an…
 
The post Saving Ourselves: Autonomous Disaster Relief in Texas & the Failure of the State, Pt. #1 appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with participants in autonomous groups across Texas, including Cooperation Denton, Stop the Sweeps in Austin, Mutual Aid Houston, Houston Tenants Union, and Nor…
 
The post Society on Lockdown: How the Greek State is Weaponizing COVID-19 Measures appeared first on It's Going Down. In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with an anarchist living in the Exarcheia neighborhood of Greece, which has long been a center of autonomous organizing and resistance. For more background on the Greek anarch…
 
The post This Is America #136: Struggle Against Line 3 Grows; Rent Strikes Spread; Elites Obsess Over ‘Culture War’ appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, February 6th, 2021. On today’s episode, we launch into resistance news, from updates on the fight against the Line 3 pipeline in the midwest, to continuing rent strikes i…
 
Musician, producer, songwriter, originally from Philadelphia Pa. — Formerly Director of Show Development with the internationally renowned Up With People organization, Pat has written songs that have been performed around the world, for television (Rara Avis for National Arts) and even a Super Bowl Halftime performance! More recently, Pat has becom…
 
The post “Viral Fascism”: Travis View on Qanon As a Vehicle for Authoritarian Politics on a Mass Scale appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with Travis View, one of the hosts of the QAnon Anonymous Podcast, one of the leading shows that critically picks apart and examines the Qanon conspiracy f…
 
The post State Repression in Changing Terrain: An Interview with Lauren Regan from the Civil Liberties Defense Center appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we again speak with Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC), about the changing face of State repression as the new administration …
 
The post Rebel Steps on Autonomous Organizing and Action Across NYC in 2020 appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with two people involved in the anarchist podcast Rebel Steps, based out of New York City. During our discussion, we look back at 2020 from the context of anarchist organizing in New…
 
Cilla Raie is a UK British R&B Singer/Songwriter from London. Taking inspirations from the likes of R&B Legends Aaliyah, Brandy and Destiny’s Child. Cilla Raie began recording music at just 14-years-old, with credible grime producer DaVinche (Stormzy, Skepta, Wiley) and Jackie Davidson MBE (Wayne Hector) being her mentors during the early stages of…
 
The post Building ‘Autonomous Food Production and Neighborhood Survival’: An Interview with Lobelia Commons appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with two participants in the Lobelia Commons, an autonomous and anti-capitalist project based out of so-called New Orleans. Our guests explain how the…
 
Fia NyXX has toured the United States and Asia, as part of the girl group ‘SHE,' performing to groups of up to 10,000+ and released her first solo record in March 2018. The EP entitled 'Everything Girl' was recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala. under the musical direction of Will McFarlane (Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Bobby "Blue" Bland), L…
 
The post This Is America #135: Housing Struggle Spreads, Pressure Builds Against Schools Re-Opening appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, February 2nd, 2021. We we enter into the Biden presidency, things show no sign of slowing down – especially as struggles around housing and against the sweeping of encampments heats up. …
 
The post Squatting, Rebellion, Movement: An Interview with Philadelphia Housing Action appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with two members of Philadelphia Housing Action, about the ups and downs of 2020 that has been outlined in the recent piece, Occupy, Takeover: How Philadelphia Housing Act…
 
The post The Center Takes the Empire: Peter Gelderloos on the Path Ahead appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with long-time anarchist writer and organizer Peter Gelderloos, author of such books at Anarchy Workers, Worshiping Power, and How Non-Violence Protects the State. On this episode, we l…
 
Originally hailing from Bay City Michigan SJS Dabbles in a wide variety of styles and genres. He pours out his soul and passion thru his music, using it as platform to tell his story and connect with his listeners. From rhythmic roots, to rockin bluesy soul with a splash of hip-hop and RnB thrown in the mix, a melting pot that is sure to find a pla…
 
The post Talking Infrastructure, Gun Culture, and Anti-Racist Community Building with the Socialist Rifle Association appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with two members of the Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), about the organization and more broadly, about what it means to create an anti-ra…
 
Born in New York City and currently residing in South Florida, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter Emmanuelle Sasson asked her father if she could take guitar lessons when she was just 6. When he said yes, Emmanuelle practiced for hours upon hours until “I had to dip my fingers in ice water because they burned so much.” Emmanuelle was seven w…
 
The post This Is America #134: Memes Come Home to Roost appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, January 7th, 2021. On today’s episode we jump straight into a discussion about Wednesday’s events at the US capitol, where thousands of far-Right Trump supporters overwhelmed and fought with police, broke windows, and stormed the …
 
The post Indigenous Activist Faces 10 Years for Facebook Comments: The Case of Loren Reed appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with Klee Benally of Indigenous Action out of Kinłani, or so-called Flagstaff and Ryan Fatica of Perilous Chronicle. We discuss the case of Loren Reed, a 26 year-old in…
 
The post Lockdowns, the Insurgent Far-Right & the Future of Antifascism: A Conversation with Three Way Fight appeared first on It's Going Down. photo via: @R3volutionDaddy On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with two people involved in Three Way Fight, a revolutionary antifascist theory project that has grown out of antifascist…
 
The post This Is America #133: Salem Antifascists Speak-out; Discussion on COVID Deaths, Social Media & Civil War appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, December 22nd, 2020. On this episode, first we bring you an interview with several antifascists based out of Salem, Oregon. While this interview was recorded before the rec…
 
The post This Is America #132: Eviction Defense in Portland, Certain Days Collective, Eleanor Goldfield on ‘Hard Road of Hope’ appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, December 18th, 2020. On today’s episode, we bring you a series of interviews. First, up, we speak with someone at the Red House in North Portland, which recent…
 
The post Building Power, Resisting Recuperation: Dean Spade on Mutual Aid, COVID-19, and Beyond appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of It’s Going Down, we speak with long-time anarchist and organizer Dean Spade, author of the new book, Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next), published by Verso Press. It’s t…
 
The post This Is America #131: As Temperatures Drop, Housing War Heats Up; Report from DC appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, November 28th, 2020. On today’s episode, first we present an interview with Chad Loder, someone who has been on the ground documenting the ongoing eviction resistance of vacant homes owned by Calt…
 
The post This Is America #130: Cracks on the Right & the Shape of Trumpism to Come appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of This Is America, we jump straight into the discussion, as we look at how things went down at the Millions MAGA March and what this new coalition of Trump supporters, conspiracy theorists, militias, and fascist gro…
 
The post “Like a Bludgeon”: Corruption, Counter-Insurgency & the Limits of Reform within the Baltimore Police appeared first on It's Going Down. In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast we speak with journalist and author Brandon Soderberg about the book they recently co-authored, I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Corrupt P…
 
The post This Is America #129 : Post-Election Analysis as the Trumpian State Calls on the far-Right for Support appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, November 13th, 2020. On this episode, first feature an interview with someone who works on the This Week In Fascism column here at IGD. They are launching a crowdfunding camp…
 
The post Ben Fletcher and Building the IWW’s Anti-Racist, Class War Politics appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we again speak with labor historian and professor Peter Cole, author of Wobblies on the Waterfront: Interracial Unionism in Progressive-Era Philadelphia, Dockworker Power: Race and Activism …
 
The post This Is America #128: Devin Burghart on Far-Right Threats During Election; Trump’s Push for Coup appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, October 31st, 2020. On this episode, we feature an interview with Devin Burghart, the Executive Director for the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights. We discuss the …
 
The post This Is America #127: Up in Flames appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, October 27th, 2020. On today’s episode, we speak with someone involved in the recent strike at the University of Michigan, where grad students demanded a safe return back to school in the face of COVID-19 pandemic and to demand a defunding of…
 
The post “Expose the Contradiction”: William C Anderson on Anarchism, Mutual Aid, and What Comes Next appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we spoke with William C Anderson, who alongside Zoé Samudzi, is the co-author of As Black As Resistance, published by AK Press. We discuss the major themes of the bo…
 
The post Organizing in the Face of Crisis and Far-Right Terror: A Conversation with Unity & Struggle appeared first on It's Going Down. In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with two members of the autonomist Marxist group, Unity and Struggle, who’s recent essay about the possibility of the upcoming election leading to a constitu…
 
The post Rebelión, Autonomía y Gobierno Comunal en el Municipio Indígena de Cherán, Michoacán appeared first on It's Going Down. An English version of this podcast and transcript can be found here. En este episodio del podcast It’s Going Down, nuestro colaborador Scott Campbell, entrevista a Yunuen Torres, una comunera del municipio autónomo p’urhé…
 
The post Rebellion, Autonomy, and Communal Self-Government in the Indigenous Municipality of Cherán, Michoacán appeared first on It's Going Down. La versión en español de este podcast y la transcripción se puede encontrar aquí. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, IGD contributor Scott Campbell interviews Yunuen Torres, a community membe…
 
The post Against Trump’s Coup & Fascist Boogaloo: Towards a General Strike appeared first on It's Going Down. Correction: On the opening to this podcast, it states that Trump said “stand down and stand by,” which in reality Trump stated “stand back and stand by.” The first debate between the ruling corporate parties has now come and gone, with even…
 
Singer-Bassist Billy Ray Rock: the 1st African American rock artist since Lenny Kravitz-maybe, even Jimi Hendrix, is described by some as a dance-rock artist. Some call him a modern day “Prince". Billy Ray plays more than ten instruments and produces and performs every instrument you hear in his music. He delivers tracks in the genres on rock and R…
 
The post This Is America #126: PNW Prisoners in the Crosshairs, Symbiosis on Mutual Aid Fire Relief appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, September 24th, 2020. On this episode, we have a special report from Perilous Chronicle, about how prisoners are directly impacted by the climate change fueled wildfires in the Pacific N…
 
The self-proclaimed musical child of early-Aerosmith and Johnny Winter, the roots of ‘Izzie’s Caravan’ trace back to the early 2000’s when Izzie (guitars) and Sim (vocals) formed ‘The Deep Impacters’. The band soon disbanded after a couple of records, and becoming disillusioned by the music industry, Izzie took a decades long respite from guitar, e…
 
The post Building Community Autonomy and Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we present a conversation with two participants in the Woodbine community center located in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens, New York. Woodbine is an autonomous anti-capitalist hub that …
 
The post This Is America #125: Report from Rochester, Anti-Colonial Analysis of #1492LandBackLane & Against the Fascist Push Toward Civil War appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, September 16th, 2020. On today’s episode, first we speak with two medics who report about the ongoing situation in Rochester, New York, as prote…
 
Reesy Wright is a talented vocalist and thespian. Born in Miami, Florida, she is a gifted multi-talented individual poised to make her mark in entertainment. With her statuesque voice and charismatic presence, Reesy is becoming a household name. Placed in dance and choir at church at a young age, she developed her natural abilities in live musician…
 
The post Building Renter Power with the Autonomous Tenants Union Network appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with three representatives from the Autonomous Tenants Union Network (ATUN), which includes organizers from Tenant and Neighborhood Councils (TANC) in Oakland, California, the Los Angel…
 
YERACHMIEL is a prolific songwriter, and blends many musical styles and influences. Above all, his songs are enveloped in spirituality and with panorama of intense emotions, ranging from forlorn and depressed to ecstatic exuberance and yearning. His newest album of 21 songs is called OFF THE DERECH and expresses great changes in his personal life a…
 
The post This Is America #124: Report from Kenosha & Kim Kelly on Sports Strike appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, September 3rd, 2020. On this episode, first we speak with Kim Kelly, an anarchist journalist covering contemporary labor and social struggles as well as extreme music. We speak on the current strike spreadi…
 
The post The RNC, the Push Towards Open Fascism, and the Path Ahead appeared first on It's Going Down. On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we discuss both the RNC, it’s open drift into fascism, the Republican party’s embrace of far-Right and reactionary white identity politics, and what this means for the 2020 election and beyond. Looki…
 
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