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Bill Ayers on the Coming Revolution

Friday, April 13, 2012 By Karen Rybold Chin, Truthout | Interview
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I'd interviewed Bill Ayers many times over several years, mostly about public education policy and school and classroom reform. As the Arab Spring uprisings were gaining momentum, I was drawn - with millions everywhere - to focus on the revolution in the East, and I began to wonder about the hope or possibility of revolution here, revolution in the West.

When Bill came to Madison in early fall 2011, Occupy was just beginning, and the seizure of the Wisconsin Capitol still lay ahead. We met in the album archive room of WORT Community Radio, and I asked Bill to reflect a bit about "revolution."

 

Karen Rybold Chin

Karen Rybold Chin is a video journalist, active in video documenting many of the major educational, environmental and political issues of our day.

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Bill Ayers on the Coming Revolution

Friday, April 13, 2012 By Karen Rybold Chin, Truthout | Interview
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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Media

I'd interviewed Bill Ayers many times over several years, mostly about public education policy and school and classroom reform. As the Arab Spring uprisings were gaining momentum, I was drawn - with millions everywhere - to focus on the revolution in the East, and I began to wonder about the hope or possibility of revolution here, revolution in the West.

When Bill came to Madison in early fall 2011, Occupy was just beginning, and the seizure of the Wisconsin Capitol still lay ahead. We met in the album archive room of WORT Community Radio, and I asked Bill to reflect a bit about "revolution."

 

Karen Rybold Chin

Karen Rybold Chin is a video journalist, active in video documenting many of the major educational, environmental and political issues of our day.