Ryan Harvey y El Pinche Simón: El Enemigo Común in Santa Cruz

On February 16, 2006, about 40 people crowded into the Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV)* in Santa Cruz to hear Ryan Harvey perform anarchist folk music and see a premier screening of El Enemigo Común.

All of Ryan’s music (many original songs and many rewrites) are free (as in libertad) to download, distribute, perform and use in any way you see fit to disrupt and eventually destroy capitalism.

* At this time, the RCNV was located at 515 Broadway in Santa Cruz. It later moved to 612 Ocean Street.

Ryan Harvey performed:

COINTELPRO

Open Song to the U.S. Occupying Forces

Remember Me

Freedom (?)

New Orleans Got Iraqed

The Plan Puebla Panama

Give It Time

Ryan is part of the Riot-Folk Collective: “We are an anti-profit mutual-aid collective of radical artists and musicians. We make music to provoke, educate, heal and inspire, with the end-goal of doing away with capitalism and building a free and just society”

El Enemigo Común

Directed by Simón Sedillo, El Enemigo Común scratches beneath the surface of neoliberalism, and looks at some of the most hidden atrocities in recent North American history. The film documents instances of paramilitary activity against indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico from 2002 through 2005, and includes footage of protests in Cancun against the World Trade Organization, and in Miami against the Free Trade Area of the America’s. The three locations in isolation expose the disparities in North American resistance movements, but also bring us closer to understanding the nature of an emerging common struggle.

For more information on El Enemigo Común, see the following links:

El Enemigo Común premiers in Santa Cruz

Governor Ulises Ruiz; 6 months of harvesting terror in Oaxaca

San Isidro Vista Hermosa

El Enemigo Común soundtrack by Lotus Tribe.

Crossposted at Indybay.org.

Author: Bradley Allen

Bradley Allen is a reporter and photographer in the Monterey Bay Area, and a collective member of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay). Follow him on social media: @BradleySA.