Ironweeds

16 - Rebellion: Anti-Rent War Pt. 1

October 17, 2019

On this episode we start off with Chris reporting back from an XR event in New York City. We talk about the challenges of choosing the right tactics for effective political change in the face of tough odds. Brit begins the first of a two-part series on Upstate New York's Anti-Rent Wars against the Van Rensselaer family. Come for the history, stay for the inventive ways our forbears screwed with the sheriff.

We refer a lot to this book: (https://www.worldcat.org/title/anti-rent-era-in-new-york-law-and-politics-1839-1865/oclc/1120601618&referer=brief_results)  

Finally, for wildflowers, we take a look at Never Again Atlanta's plan to give ICE agents a way out of the ruthless gang they are in: (https://www.thedailybeast.com/activist-group-never-again-action-entices-ice-agents-to-quit-by-finding-new-jobs)