ACFM: Trip 5: Consciousness Raising

Nadia Idle, Keir Milburn and Jeremy Gilbert discuss consciousness raising.

Edited and produced by Olivia Humphreys, Matt Huxley and Matt Phull.


Tracks featured:

Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised / Johnny Osbourne – Truth and Rights / Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – This Land is Your Land / Arrested Development – Give a Man a Fish / Childish Gambino – This is America / Gregory Porter – 1960 What? / Bernie Sanders – This Land is Your Land

Texts referred to:

Mark Fisher — Acid Communism (unfinished introduction) / Mark Fisher – Capitalist Realism / Mark Fisher and Jeremy Gilbert – Capitalist Realism and Neoliberal Hegemony: A Dialogue / William H. Hinton – Fanshen: A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village / Keir Milburn – Generation Left

Other Links:

Nadia Idle and Keir Milburn – Building Acid Communism
A description of the Acid Communism Consciousness Raising groups we have been running.

Kathie Sarachild – Consciousness-Raising: A Radical Weapon.
The classic early text on Consciousness Raising from the Women’s Liberation Movement.

Institute for Precarious Consciousness – We Are All Very Anxious
An influential text that proposes anti-precarity consciousness raising groups as the precondition for political action under contemporary conditions.

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