Steal This Radio 103
Mitchel Cohen outlines the ideas in his work of many years, “Zen-Marxism”. Distributed over 17 pamphlets, this is the first time that he has explored Zen-Marxism on radio, and what does he mean by his main ideas: “UnAsk,” “Reframe,” and “Direct Action,” which he claims are needed in cohering communities of resistance and nurturance.
How do people come to (and change) their consciousness? If we are robots manufactured (emotionally, psychologically, morally) by the society we grow up in, how is it possible to even learn that about ourselves, let alone change it? What was the theory of the New Left, behind the political action and great music?
Mitchel takes a look at his own early life here, growing up in Brooklyn, the early years at the State University of New York at Stony Brook which gave rise to the Independent Caucus of SDS and the Red Balloon Collective, and the relationship of such theorists as Herbert Marcuse and Fredy Perlman, among others, to our movements.
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