The Rebel Beat podcast 014 – Ant Loc of Savage Fam

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Welcome back to the weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! In this edition of the podcast, we bring you our monthly collaboration with The Stimulator of Submedia.TV. As always, he brings an amazing selection of riot and insurrection inciting tunes!

We also have an interview with Ant Loc of Savage Fam, an amazing hip-hop crew from the west coast of the occupied U$$$A. The timing is perfect, because Ant Loc just wrapped up a west coast tour with Submedia and Alas, another amazing hip-hop artist who we hear from in this podcast. So we hear a report-back from that tour, a report-back from Mayday, and TONS of anti-colonial hip-hop. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat podcast 012 – Mayday jams w/ Submedia

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Oooohhh shit! It’s that time of year again! The trees are budding, birds are chirping, the people are rising, and Mayday is upon us. Every year, May 1st is celebrated in most parts of the world as International Workers’ Day. It’s a day to celebrate not only labour struggles, but all fights against oppression and ecocide. In many cities, there are Mayday protests and celebrations of all kinds, so wherever you are, find your nearest one, get out there in the streets, and STRIKE!

This week on the podcast, we welcome back our regular collaborator, co-conspirator, and friend, Frank of Submedia! As usual, Frank comes loaded with a wicked “fuck work” themed playlist of Mayday tunes, plus we hear an interview he did recently with Fannie and Brice from the Printemps 2015 committee in Montreal. This committee has been behind many of the amazing student strikes and actions in Quebec over the last few weeks, and they’re also gearing up for some pretty major Mayday stuff. Check ’em out! Continue reading

The Rebel Beat podcast 011 – Blackbird Raum

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Boom! Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat. As riots flare again against racist police in Baltimore, we continue to draw inspiration from peoples’ movements on this show, and provide a soundtrack to the smash-back.

Our very special guest on the show this week was Caspian from the amazing anarchist folk-punk band Blackbird Raum. Hailing from Santa Cruz, CA, Blackbird Raum’s music exhibits hints of UK peace punk, traditional Irish rounds, and American bluegrass. Their lyrics are at times dark, focusing on ecological devastation and the gloom of capitalism, and at times uplifting, celebrating resistance to the death machine. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast #002 – Anarchist Panther Ashanti Alston, Submedia.TV on the Decks

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Boom! Here we go! Podcast #002 of The Rebel Beat. On this week’s podcast, we continue our Black History Month series, looking at the recent inspiring uprisings in Black communities against police brutality and impunity.

This podcast also marks the beginning of a regular collaboration we’ll be doing with the long-running badass anarchist video collective Submedia.TV. Unfortunately their adorable disembodied head, The Stimulator, aka Frank, couldn’t be with us in studio for this show, but we caught up with him by phone during a high-speed police car chase. Despite being indisposed by the fuzz, he still managed to provide some dope tracks here, as well as an interview with former political prisoner of the Black Liberation Army, the anarchist panther, Ashanti Alston. Check out the full video of the interview at the bottom of the show notes! Continue reading

Submedia on the Decks this Week: Anarchist video collective taking over the airwaves!

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As always, we’re brewing up big things on The Rebel Beat. In case you missed our first podcast from last week, check it out here!

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We’re getting ready for episode #002 of The Rebel Beat, which goest to air live on CKUT this Wednesday, February 11th from 10pm-12am EST. This week, we’re especially excited to launch our monthly collaboration with Submedia.TV! For those of you who don’t know Submedia, they’re an anarchist video collective who just celebrated their 10-year anniversary! They put out a regular web TV show called “It’s the End of the World as we Know It”, and it’s always chalk-full of amazing riot-inspiring tunes. So if you’re a fan of the show, you’re gonna love this episode of The Rebel Beat. And if you’re not already a fan, then you’re in for a radical musical treat! Check out the latest episode of Submedia’s show here.

As part of our Black History Month series, we’re still gonna be looking at the Ferguson uprising and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We’re gonna be airing an interview with the one and only Anarchist Panther, Ashanti Alston. Ashanti is an amazing speaker, former member of the Black Panther Party, and former political prisoner of the Black Liberation Army. Here’s a little taste of Ashanti Alston in his own words.

So be sure to tune in this Wednesday, or download the podcast. Stay rebel!