This is the inaugural episode of Transnational Solidarity Network’s podcast. In this episode, we introduce the Transnational Solidarity Network (TSN)–a group of anti-authoritarian anarchists, socialists, Marxists, and leftists of different backgrounds, coming together to fight all oppressive systems and uplift people’s movements for freedom and justice from around the world. Follow us on Twitter @globesolidarity
This episode covers community-based and healthcare worker responses to both capitalism and the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by an analysis of the U.S. uprising for racial justice. We interview JBF Hector, a freelance editor and translator in Mexico City, about the responses to the pandemic by the Mexican government and the Zapatistas. We then hear from Ashlie, a registered nurse in Boston, MA, about how the pandemic has exacerbated disparities and inequities in care across the US. We end with a meditation on the possibilities for struggle and liberation offered by Black Lives Matter and the abolitionist movement in the age of intersecting crises.