Interview with Doug Gilbert on Counter Information & Anarchist Strategy

Solecast 17 / Interview with Doug Gilbert

Recently, author Doug Gilbert was interviewed on Solecast. The nearly 2 hour long conversation offers valuable insights on anarchist strategy. As one might expect with such a long conversation, it is relatively far-reaching. However, it’s general orientation towards making things happen is refreshing. There are a lot of stories and reflections on what has and has not worked in Gilbert’s experience. Perhaps most helpful is that many of the ideas discussed can be done in both in small towns and in larger areas.

The discussion of counter information as a means of spreading anarchist analysis was also quite interesting and is a relatively simple project that anarchists can use regardless of their geographic location. In talking about the print and website project Modesto Anarcho, the conversation was an inspiring reminder of how anarchist projects can have a reach far greater than what we often anticipate or expect. If done well, they can also have a reach far outside of the “anarchist scene”.

The podcast description is as follows:

“An in-depth interview with Doug Gilbert, author of “I Saw Fire.” Sole and Doug have a long conversation about anarchist strategies and counter-information. Lots of practical stuff in here about how to get revolutionary projects started in smaller cities and how to meaningfully engage in larger cities. They talk about what it means to “live and fight,” discuss problems with the “left” and have a broader conversation about revolutionary projects.”

You can download it here.

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