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 the 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 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 on 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 birthplaces 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 to 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 hosts 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 a 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?’
Dec. 10, 2020
Following up on the People’s Movement Assembly, the site to begin the dialogue and process of the renewal of the U.S. Constitution was launched.
Dec. 27, 2020
March 28, 2021
A Radical Guide launched a new online course, Hen Rescue Manual.
Compassionate Action for Animals has created this manual so other groups need not reinvent the wheel, thereby allowing groups to prepare in a much shorter time than it took us. This manual should provide you and your group with the information necessary to embark on a successful rescue campaign designed to save hens while educating the public about the horrors of battery cages.
May 1, 2021
A Radical Guide presents a brand new podcast, agitated.
May 13- 23rd, 2021
A Radical Guide co-presents several films at CAAMFest 2021
July 30, 2021
A Radical Guide sits down (virtually) with environmental activist, Jerry Palmer. Jerry Palmer recently wrote Buttons, Bolt Cutters & Barricades about the Texas Anti-Nuke actions that happened in the late 1970s through the early 80s. This book shares the first-hand stories of those who took a wide range of actions to stop parts of the nuclear industry.
Aug 24, 2021
A Radical Guide launched a new online course, in partnership with Redbud Resource Group, Seeing Our Native Students.
The Seeing Our Native Students course is a tool that bridges the knowledge gaps between Native and non-Native peoples. The guide addresses the issue of cultural erasure of Native peoples and provides basic background information for non-Natives who want to better understand Native identity.
Sept 10, 2021
A Radical Guide creates its first journal.
A Radical Journal is perfect for notes, travel, or just plotting your next event or project. A Radical Journal features radical facts, history, and information from around the world. It also offers a directory of radical locations from 68 countries.
Sept 21, 2021
A Radical Guide launched its first crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to expand its reach and to help raise funds for Feral Crust, an eco-anarchist collective based in Davao, Philippines.
Press Release: A Radical Guide Launches IndieGogo Campaign to Raise Awareness and Create Mutual Aid and Community
Oct. 19, 2021
Cris of Etniko Bandido Infoshop, Manila, Philippines, talks about their work and partnership with A Radical Guide.
Oct 21, 2021
Jessica from agitated. podcast talks about their partnership with A Radical Guide.
Dec 6, 2021
A Radical Guide, PM Press, Anthropology and Social Change, and Working Class History hosted a conversation between James Kelman and Noam Chomsky, as a virtual book launch for Between Thought and Expression Lies a Lifetime: Why Ideas Matter.
Dec 11, 2021
Our friends at Pirate Studio are hosting the event, Watch & Resist: A Film Showing and Discussion about Ecological Destruction.
Pirate Studio is an autonomous and safe space to discuss any Eco-Socio-Political topics and issues.
You can read about the event on the Pirate Studio site.
Jan 24, 2022
Both channels offer LIVE and On-Demand videos. We created these channels to do what we have done for radical locations, but with video content. There is so much great radical content out there we want to help elevate it.
Jan. 31, 2022
Announced a partnership with Working Class History (WCH) WCH is now featured on A Radical Guide’s channel, Their first video focuses on “What Is Working-Class Environmentalism?“
Feb 2, 2022
Announced a partnership with CIIS Anthropology and Social Change. CIIS is now featured on A Radical Guide’s channel, Their first video that features Prof Andrej Grubačić speaking about the Balkan Federation, Anarchism, Zapatista, Rojava, Fernand Braudel, and more.
Happy to announce a partnership with @anthciis— A Radical Guide (@ARadicalGuide) February 3, 2022
CIIS is now featured on A Radical Guide's channel – found on #roku and #FireTV. Their first video features Prof Andrej Grubačić speaking about the Balkan Federation, Anarchism, Zapatista, Rojava, Fernand Braudel, and more. pic.twitter.com/QoU928OA93
Feb 12, 2022
Announced a partnership with the Center for Farmworker Families. The purpose of the Center for Farmworker Families is to promote awareness about the difficult life circumstances of binational families while proactively inspiring improvement in binational family life both in the United States and in Mexico.
Happy to announce a partnership with the Center for Farmworker Families (CFF). https://t.co/RPyZ4iechL— A Radical Guide (@ARadicalGuide) February 12, 2022
CFF is now featured on A Radical Guide's channel – found on #roku and #FireTV. pic.twitter.com/B08F8ACSaH
Feb 12, 2022
April 3, 2022
We created a new intro video. What do you think?
April 11, 2022
Announced a partnership with the Soundz of the South. The Soundz of the South (SOS) is an anti-capitalist cultural resistance movement working with activists who use hip-hop and poetry to spread revolutionary messages, raise consciousness, and critique neo-liberalism.
May 23, 2022
Epic Tomorrows (ET) invited A Radical Guide to a conversation and we accepted. Here is part one, the topic; Animal Liberation
May 30, 2022
Epic Tomorrows (ET) invited A Radical Guide to a conversation and we accepted. Here is part two, the topic; Farmworkers
June 1, 2022
A Radical Guide is proud to present Hukbong Lumpen’s self-titled LP and we launched their digital album on A Radical Guide’s shop.
June 4, 2022
Epic Tomorrows (ET) invited A Radical Guide to a conversation and we accepted. Here is part three, the topic; Ending Corporate Personhood
June 6, 2022
Announced a partnership with Ten Demands for Justice. Ten Demands for Justice offers a roadmap for the defunding and then full abolition of police and prisons, beginning with immediate actions to end police violence as well as racism and classism in policing, prosecution and sentencing.
June 17, 2022
Epic Tomorrows (ET) invited A Radical Guide to a conversation and we accepted. Here is part four, the topic; EZLN, Chiapas Support Committee, and Institute for Critical Animal Studies.
June 24-26, 2022
A Radical Guide partnered with Move to Amend and Alliance for Just Money to bring you A Radical Gathering: Cultivating The World We All Deserve. This is a three-day, online conference full of activists, speakers, workshops, and panels.
July 28, 2022
A Radical Guide is now on Spotify (video)
August 20, 2022
November 5, 2022
Began the #WhereWereYouRadicalized? Video series
November 11, 2022
November 27, 2022
December 6, 2022
At A Radical Guide, we are into games of resistance. So we started featuring games. In each episode we bring a game that has a radical focus and we spotlight that focus and connect it to real world history, people, and places.
December 12, 2022
Updated A Radical Guide Journal to feature a new cover.
April 17, 2023
A Radical Guide launches ‘A Radical Podcast‘
Episode Zero: Anarchism in Japan: A 60-Second Crash Course
A Radical Guide dives into Japanese anarchism in just 60 seconds! Discover this fascinating political movement’s key players, historical context, and evolution.
Episode One: Anarchism in Japan
Explore the history of Japanese anarchism, learn about A Radical Guide’s updates, and discover recent news from the world of radical activism in this engaging podcast episode.
June 27, 2023
The launch of A Radical Audiobook Series
July 3, 2023
Our inaugural title in this series is “A Radical Audiobook: Mutual Aid – A Factor of Evolution by Peter Kropotkin.” Initially published in 1902, this profound work invites us to explore the concept of ‘mutual aid.’ Kropotkin challenges the competition-focused theories of social Darwinism and romantic depictions of universal love found in the work of thinkers like Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Instead, he emphasizes the practical advantages of mutual aid for the survival and prosperity of both animal and human communities.
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