I talk with anti-authoritarian lawyer Moira Meltzer-Cohen about why you should shut up, how you should shut up, and if she has any other advice for encounters with law enforcement, like shutting up. We also talk about the stages of encounter with law enforcement, what encounters with the feds often look like, and how to get involved in supporting radical legal work.
On this episode, host Margaret Killjoy ruminates on the philosophical ideas of how and why to get involved in prepping from a non-individualistic point of view. She also answers questions!
You can follow Margaret on twitter @magpiekilljoy and instagram @margaretkilljoy or support her on patreon at https://www.patreon.com/margaretkilljoy
In this mini-episode, Margaret answers some feedback about the previous episode.
You can donate to our guest’s training of QTBIPOC via cashapp $armqtbipoc or venmo @armqtbipoc
The Indigenous Anarchist Federation can be found on twitter @IAF__FAI
Their website is one of the best preparedness resources available for protestors and other rebels: https://iaf-fai.org/
Camp Red Sleeves can be found on twitter @redsleevesaca
They run a monthly fundraiser to maintain their anticolonial mutual aid efforts and if you enjoyed this episode please donate to them
The host Margaret Killjoy can be found on twitter @magpiekilljoy, instagram @margaretkilljoy, or patreon at https://www.patreon.com/margaretkilljoy
The guests provided us with some resources:
Herbal first aid aftercare for those who have experienced police violence:
Seed, Soil and Spirit: an herb school for QTBIPOC and allies with social justice framing:
Rootwork Herbals: an online and in-person school:
Excellent free foundational herbal medicine resources from Jim Macdonald:
Introduction to herbal medicine book from Rosemary Gladstar:
Herbal first aid wound care from 7song:
Free online herb school with the late great Michael Moore:
This is an herbal respiratory infection protocol. Good for the upcoming flu season:
Youtube channel with educational herb and gardening videos from Joe Hollis at Mountain Gardens:
Ideas for an herbal first aid kit. Make your own!
Learn about Bidens, a weedy and abundant herb that works wonders on serious infections:
Indigenous perspective on relations with plants: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer:
How is our individual health tied to that of our communities, our society and all of life on Earth? Read about Radical Vitalism:
Herbs for grounding in turbulent times:
Herbs for when you are freaking out:
Ease Your Mind: Herbs for Mental Health
Under Pressure: Herbs for Resilience
On the radical potential of herbalism: Using the elements as a map through the ever-changing and increasingly challenging territory, for individuals and movements: You are Nature: Working with the Elements for Change:
The host Margaret Killjoy can be found on twitter at https://www.twitter.com/magpiekilljoy and instagram at https://www.instagram.com/margaretkilljoy. You can support her on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/margaretkilljoy
Robert Evans can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/iwriteok
Some of his podcasts (which can be found wherever you listen to podcasts) include Behind the Bastards, It Could Happen Here, The Women’s War, and Worst Year Ever.
Her five-day preparation article: https://thebolditalic.com/be-prepared-a-5-day-ish-guide-to-basic-emergency-prepping-86960f03279
In this episode I talk with Mixæl Laufer of the Four Thieves Vinegar about their work offering access to medications that are sometimes unavailable. We discuss their work on the epi-pencil, the open source apothecary microlab, aboritificants, naloxone, and other wet chemistry drugs as well as offering some introductory information about how people extract hormones, insulin, and thyroid. We also talk a good deal about what it would mean to live in a world in which access to life-saving and life-improving medicine is actually accessible.
Mixæl Laufer can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/MichaelSLaufer
The Four Thieves Vinegar Collective can be found online at https://fourthievesvinegar.org/
The open insulin project, referenced in this show, can be found online at https://openinsulin.org/
This episode covers what demonstrators might want to know about wearing body armor. We cover the types of armor, how to source them, how to fit armor to different body types, what you can and can’t skip for cost savings, and more.
If you choose to wear body armor, we recommend IIIA level vests for soft armor (bulletproof vests) or level III+ for hard armor (plate carriers). Soft armor is substantially lighter and more convenient, but only protects against handguns.
We are not advocating for escalation, only for individual and community defense and for our ability to continue to demonstrate as safely as we can.