I will keep updating this list as new milestones are created, so keep checking back to learn about our journey.
A Radical History
January 27, 2018
I launched A Radical Guide with a blog post about the beginning story of A Radical Guide. It was an idea I had for a long time but standing in front of Librairie Quilombo, a radical bookstore and community place in Paris motivated something in me to take it from an idea to action.
When we began, the site looked a little different from how it does now. To help find bugs and to see if this design worked for people, I invited people to become beta testers for ARG.
February 9, 2018
The Agência de Notícias Anarquistas (A.N.A.) (Anarchist News Agency), based in Brazil, featured a blurb about A Radical Guide.
February 14, 2018
I posted the first A Radical Guide interview, three of them. I reached out to the fine folks of PM Press and they invited me out to their warehouse to have a chat. I interviewed co-founder of PM Press, Ramsey Kanaan, Warehouse Manager, Dan Fedorenko, and Communication and Web Manager, Stephanie Pasvankias.
March 24, 2018
We reached 41 Radical locations on the site, from from Germany, Australia, Mexico, United States, Canada and Iceland. On this date, I announced the idea of opening A Radical Guide’s Shop.
A Radical Guide friend visited a location that was featured on the site and brought back a gift for me, a mug honoring CNI/CIG (The National Indigenous Congress (Congreso Nacional Indígena CNI, its initials in Spanish) / the Indigenous Government Council (CIG).
April 9, 2019
The Guardian, a news agency that ‘Covers American and international news for an online, global audience‘, linked to A Radical Guide in their article about illegal gold mining in South Africa.
April 21, 2018
A Radical Guide’s Shop is officially open on this date. The shop offered radical books, and ebooks at this point. A Radical Guide reached 63 locations from around the world April 26, 2018
April 26, 2018
A Radical Guide established its newsletter on this date. If you haven’t signed up for A Radical Guide’s newsletter, here is your chance.
April 29, 2018
June 1, 2018
A Radical Guide began featuring ‘Radical Women of the World‘ at this date, we featured their birth locations. A Radical Guide felt it was important to list the birth places of radical women. Not only does it raise awareness of radical women, but it connects us to their history, where they came from, and the political climate of their time.
June 23, 2018
A Radical Guide began feature radical music and art from around the world.
July 21, 2018
August 4, 2018
A Radical Guide launches its first live screening event with a ticketing system. The film, The Antifascists.
August 14, 2018
A Radical Guide creates a better ticketing system (no tickets needed) and host their second live screening. The film, No Gods, No Masters: A History of Anarchism Part One.
September 23, 2018
A Radical Guide officially launches A Radical Guide’s Radical Movie Collection.
June 3, 2019
A Radical Guide site gets a make over. New design, new features that made it easier to list locations, new user dashboard, and new features for users, like the search function, “locations near me” and “open now”.
July 13, 2019
A Radical Guide launches ‘Radical Women of the World’ series that includes clothing, books, and listings, featuring radical women.
August 23, 2019
A Radical Guide had the privilege of attending, filming, and interviewing artists and members of the Chiapas Support Committee at the CompArte: The Art & Culture of Resistance & Solidarity w/EZLN.
September 8, 2019
A Radical Guide reaches 200 radical locations worldwide.
September 20, 2019
In 12 days, A Radical Guide jumps from 200 locations to 300 locations worldwide.
October 1, 2019
11 days ago, A Radical Guide hit the 300 locations mark, on this day, we now have 400 radical locations worldwide!
October 10, 2019
A Radical Guide joined with CrimethInc., and It’s Going Down in a Call to Action: Solidarity with Rojava—Against the Turkish Invasion!
October 12, 2019
Began developing the idea to create an online radical school.
October 20, 2019
On this day we reached 500 radical locations worldwide!
October 27, 2019
Soft launch of A Radical Guide’s Radical School to newsletter subscribers
December 8, 2019
A Radical Guide teams up with PM Press to film and document the panels at the 6th Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair.
The Panels included;
- Parenting in the Resistance with Dan Arel and Jessica Mills
- Teaching Resistance: Radicals, Revolutionaries, and Cultural Subversives in the Classroom
- Silvia Federici on Witches, The Commons, Reclaiming the Body and Discovering Our Power
- Working Class Heroes: A History of Struggle in Song
December 9, 2019
March 16, 2020
On this day we reached 600 radical locations worldwide!
April 6, 2020
A Radical Guide supports PM Press by creating this video for their fundraising campaign. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic economic well-being of everyone becomes a critical issue and mutual aid becomes the connector for many across the globe.
A Radical Guide supports the creation of the upcoming book, Strike!by Jeremy Brecher by creating this tribute to May Day for PM Press.
May 5, 2020
On this day, we reached 700 radical locations worldwide!
May 6, 2020
A Radical Guide has teamed up with PM Press, Between the Lines, and Verso Books to bring you this #RADICALMAY live event. Contagion, Capitalism, and Resistance is a live conversation with L.A. Kauffman, Gary Kinsman, Peter Linebaugh, and OmiSoore Dryden. Moderated by Timothy Faust.
May 21, 2020
A Radical Guide has teamed up with PM Press, Haymarket Books, and Verso Books to bring you this #RADICALMAY live event, Mutual Aid: Building Communities of Care During Crisis and Beyond, with Mariame Kaba, Dean Spade, Klee Benally, Kali Akuno, and Moderated by Tim Holland.
May 30, 2020
A Radical Guide’s Film Collection gets a new look and is updated so that people can submit their own radical films to the site.
June 27, 2020
A Radical Guide’s Radical Education launched a new online course in partnership with Move to Amend. The program addresses the way corporatism, capitalism, white-supremacy, patriarchy and related oppressive structures impact our organizing, and it offers alternatives to consider as we work for justice.
July 9, 2020
Partnered with Rights of Mother Earth Sonoma County to host a screening of Tending the Wild and conversation about environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California. Watch the recording here.
July 12, 2020
The Chiapas Support Committee presents ¡Viva Zapata Film Series! rebellious films | películas rebeldes, in partnership with PM Press and A Radical Guide a screening of the film, Zapatista
August 9, 2020
The Chiapas Support Committee presents ¡Viva Zapata Film Series! rebellious films | películas rebeldes, in partnership with PM Press and A Radical Guide a screening of the film, The Fourth World War.
August 20, 2020
On Aug. 20, 2020, in partnership with Rights of Mother Earth Sonoma County and Redbud Resource Group we hosted a screening and talking circle on the topic of Restoring the Land Through Fire with Ron Goode.
September 11, 2020
Oct. 12, 2020
On Indigenous People’s Day, Ali Meders-Knight and Mel Figueroa of TEKChico, in collaboration with Redbud Resource Group, present the history of 1492 that we wish we were taught in school. A Radical Guide had the privilege to handle the tech for this presentation.
Oct. 14-18, 2020
A Radical Guide co-presents several films at CAAMFest: FORWARD
Oct. 24-25th, 2020
On Oct. 24 and 25th, A Radical Guide partnered with Move to Amend (MTA), Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), Liberty Tree, and Pachamama Alliance, to take Time to Reimagine the U.S. Constitution.
This was a two day online event to come together to imagine what a constitutional renewal could look like in the United States. Using the People’s Movement Assembly Process, we explored how to make decisions for collective action and power by asking ‘Where are we?, What is our vision?, and How do we move towards that?’
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