Revolution and Beer Memorial Day Show with Patrick Putze of the National Veterans Art Museum

On this show we’re talking about Art, War, and Memorial Day. We’re joined by Patrick Putze, a veteran and an artist, from the National Veterans Art Museum(NVAM). He’s coming on to tell us about what we can expect to find at the upcoming exhibition “Surrealism and War.” The Memorial Day opening of the exhibit marks the NVAM’s second Memorial Day at their home in the Six Corners neighborhood.

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May Day May Day – Cooptation Confrontation – Revolution & Beer Weekend – May 3rd 2014

We had a full studio for this show. Poet and new Que 4 radio host Larry Sawyer sat down with us. We also had our old friend Earnest James, blogger, working dad, and radio personality at WCPT joined us for his take on recent issues.

We talked a lot about the ICIRR/SEIU situation at May Day Chicago this year, and what the dynamics on the street level were for those advocating clashing positions on Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Brian had just witnessed the arrests of past guest Ze Garcia and his friend Anne Wooten during the May Day Chicago march.

Our friends Sarah Finkel, Rising Tide Chicago, and Ergoat, Occupy CA, enlightened our discussion on street-level citizen rights and the patterns of tactics by NGO protest marshals and police. We covered a lot of ground, and the conversation was very beneficial for everyone involved. One thing that came from it was a very inspired and reflective piece from WC Turck, entitled “Attack of the Suburban Middle-aged White Guy.” This is also well worth a read.

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On Tomorrow’s Show: Chilean Anarchists come to Chicago

Tomorrow at 1pm CST, on, we’ll be talking with three visiting Chilean’s who will paint a picture of what it has been like for left-wing, working-class people’s movements in Chile to successfully organize against the tidal wave of neoliberalism that crashed down on their country during the rain of the Pinochet dictatorship.

Chile has a long history of working class struggle in shanty towns, factories, mines, community organizations, and schools.  In the 20 years after the US supported coup which overthrew Salvador Allende’s government, much of the organizing was done underground.  However after the fall of the dictatorship in 1990, there was a new rise of mass popular organization in the country.  Anarchists have been a major force in the social movements, strategically organizing to build power.  This has manifested in solidarity for the Mapuches, anarchists winning the student union elections at the University of Chile, militant pro-abortion actions, and libertarian labor organizations.This national tour brings three individuals involved in these struggles to talk about the lessons learned and to create solidarity across hemispheres.  This winter, the speakers will be traveling throughout the country, coming to Chicago during the first week of February, and we hope that you can spread the word and hear about the important work that is happening in Chile.

Below is the information for their speaking tour, happening in multiple locations around Chicago.

Struggling to Win in South America



Donation- $5-15 suggested donation per event, no one turned away.

Wednesday, February 5th
Struggling to Win Gender Equality

Fighting Against Gender Violence and Discrimination in Chile –
Patriarchy and structural violence through capitalism, state and religion.
Melissa Nefeli – La Alzada Anarchist Feminist Collective
6:00 pm
North Central College
Naperville, IL

Thursday, February 6th

Struggling to Win A Free Education 

A student movement against corporate education in post-dictatorship Chile

Pablo, Gabriel, and Melissa

6 – 8:30 pm
Stuart Hall, Room 101, University of Chicago
5835 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

Saturday, February 8th
Struggling to Win A Free Society

Student and labor organizing, social centers and the arts in Chile
Pablo, Gabriel, and Melissa

6 – 8:30 pm
Quilombo Cultural Center
1757 N Kimball, Chicago, IL 60647

~Childcare provided.~

Labor donated

27 de enero 2014

Anarquistas chilenos vienen a Chicago
Luchando para ganar en América del Sur

Contacto de prensa local: (773) 217-9062,

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Chile tiene una larga historia de lucha de la clases en los barrios marginales, las fábricas, las minas, las organizaciones comunitarias y escuelas. En los 20 años después del golpe de Estado apoyado por los EE.UU. que derrocó al gobierno de Salvador Allende, gran parte de la movilización se hizo subterráneo. Sin embargo después de la caída de la dictadura en 1990, se produjo un nuevo aumento de la organización popular de masas en el país. Los anarquistas han sido una fuerza importante en los movimientos sociales, la organización estratégica de construir poder. Esto se ha manifestado en solidaridad con los mapuches, la victoria de los anarquistas en las elecciones de la asociación de estudiantes de la Universidad de Chile, en las acciones a favor del aborto militantes y organizaciones laborales libertarios.

Esta gira nacional lleva a tres individuos implicados en estas luchas para hablar sobre las lecciones aprendidas y crear solidaridad entre los hemisferios . Este invierno, los presentadores estarán viajando por todo el país, llegando a Chicago durante la primera semana de febrero, y esperamos que puedan correr la voz y escuchar acerca de la importante obra que está pasando en Chile.

Donación sugerida: $5-15 por evento, no se niega la entrada a nadie.

Miércoles, 5 de febrero
Luchando para ganar la igualdad de género
Lucha contra la Violencia de Género y Discriminación en Chile –
El patriarcado y violencia estructural a través del capitalismo , el estado y la religión.
Melissa Nefeli – La Alzada Anarquista Feminista Colectiva

6:00 de la tarde
North Central College
Naperville, ILJueves, 6 de febrero
Luchando para ganar una educación libre
Un movimiento estudiantil contra la educación empresarial en Chile posdictadura
Pablo, Gabriel y Melissa
6 – 8:30 pm
Stuart Hall, Room 101, Universidad de Chicago
5835 S. Greenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60637Sábado, 8 de febrero
Luchando para ganar una sociedad libre
Uniones de estudiantes y trabajadores, los centros sociales
y las artes en Chile

Pablo, Gabriel y Melissa
6 – 8:30 pm
Quilombo Centro Cultural
1757 N Kimball , Chicago, IL 60647
~ Cuidado de niños disponible ~Patrocinadores
Rosa Negra Federación Anarquista
Primero de Mayo Alianza Anarquista
Chicago IWW; Chicago IWW Blog
Asociación Libre de Anarquistas
Alianza Solidaridad ObreraTrabajo donado

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Rants and Radio

I'll believe that corporations are people when Texas executes one.

I love this slogan.

Que Radio AM1710 Create Beauty & Defend It

Here are some notes on what was discussed on the Revolution and Beer morning show, on Que4 Radio,, this morning. You can catch the show there every morning, Monday through Friday, from 9-11 a.m. You can catch our two-hour weekend show on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. as well.

Corporate Welfare and Corporate Personhood:

WC provide a rant of radical irreverence a la carte, smothered in an edgy helping of 1788 French radical sauce. Of course, we all hope that much has been learned as to how we structure and maintain a transformation. What got his goose this morning?

DOJ settlement with JP Morgan Chase for $13 billion, $7 billion of which is tax deductible, evidently as a cost of doing business. Talk about corporate welfare!

Hobby Lobby is yet another example of a corporation using the law to gain even more discretion than is allotted to the majority of citizens. A bit extreme for corporate citizenship? How about a class action lawsuit against the Federal Government and the corporations who thrive off of war profiteering? They’ve denied many of us the choice not to waste enormous amounts of money on wars and poorly managed contracts.

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