24 August 2011

VIDEO / Jeff Zavala and Thorne Dreyer : Anarchist Organizer and Author Scott Crow on Rag Radio

Anarchist, community organizer,
and author Scott Crow on Rag Radio

Video by Jeff Zavala / Interview by Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog / August 24, 2011

Scott Crow, an Austin-based anarchist, community organizer, political activist, and writer, was Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio on August 5, 2011, and Austin documentary videographer Jeff Zavala produced a lively video of the show.

Crow, who has been labeled a "domestic terrorist" by the FBI, was the subject of a May 29 New York Times front page article about FBI surveillance of political activists in this country.

Scott's organizing projects include the post-Katrina Common Ground Collective in New Orleans, which has been called the largest anarchist-influenced organization in modern U.S. history, and his book about that experience, Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective, will be published by PM Press in September, 2011.

Scott has worked with groups like Greenpeace, ACORN, and the Rainforest Action Network, and currently works at an anarchist recycling center cooperative in Austin

The Rag Blog has posted videos by Jeff Zavala of two earlier Rag Radio interviews -- with journalism professor and widely-published author Robert Jensen on July 8, 2011, and with Texas shrimper, environmental activist, and "Eco-Outlaw" Diane Wilson on June 24, 2011. Zavala is the creator of ZGraphix Productions and posts videos at zgraphix.blip.tv and at Austin Indymedia. Zavala is also the founder of the Austin Activist Archive, a virtual collective dedicated to broadcasting citizen journalism.

Rag Radio -- hosted and produced by Rag Blog editor Thorne Dreyer -- is broadcast every Friday from 2-3 p.m. (CDT) on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin, and streamed live on the web. The show, which has been aired since September 2009, features hour-long in-depth interviews and discussion about issues of progressive politics, culture, and history. After broadcast, all episodes are posted as podcasts and can be downloaded at the Internet Archive. Rag Radio is also rebroadcast on Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern) on WFTE, 90.3-FM in Mt. Cobb, PA, and 105.7-FM in Scranton, PA.

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