Corey Reidy

Corey Reidy

Corey Reidy has been an Indyreader collective member since the start of 2009. And.. she adores it with all her heart. When Reidy isn't editing, writing, interviewing, or other Indyreader-centric organizing, she works to do other forms of radical activism -- including, but not limited to, organizing/being a board member of Hollaback! Baltimore. If she's not organizing, Reidy is most likely reading, biking, or practicing/studying yoga (of which she adores and will 100% go to bat to defend and promote). 


Joshua Stephens

Joshua Stephens is a well-known and beloved anarchist and activist.

"The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South" By: Vijay Prashad

On August 1st, Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse welcomed reknowned historian and theorist Vijay Prashad to MICA's Graduate Studio Center. In this talk, Prashad presented his latest book, The Poorer Nations, which picks up where his incredible history of the Bandung/Non-Aligned Movement effort to forge a third world political project, 2007's The Darker Nations, left off.

Demonstrators for Justice for Trayvon Martin. July 14, 2013. Photo By: Bill Hughes

On July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman was acquitted on the murder of Trayvon Martin. The nation disrupted and thousands rose in protest. Baltimore demonstrated that very night with actions like Luminous Intervention's projection over Route 83 Southbound reading "Justice for Trayvon" (they also demonstrated, via their enormous light projections, the following evening at the Eastern District's Supreme Court building calling for "Justice for Trayvon").

FORCE takes action to give voice to rape survivors on V-DAY 2013. Photo By: Casey McKeel

Please check back later this week for full story. In the meantime, however, please enjoy this full audio interview with the two feminist organizers behind FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. And, while you're at it, check out their Kickstarter campaign that is working to build their Monument Project, and please consider giving if you're able.

Thank you!


"Hit and Stay": Film Poster Designed By: Post Typography

Please check back later this week for the full Hit and Stay story and film review. In the meantime, however, please enjoy the full audio interview with Joe Tropea, one of the directors of the film.

Also, don't sleep on purchasing your tickets for the two showings of this documentary at this upcoming weekend's Maryland Film Festival. There will be two screenings: Thursday, May 9, 7:30pm at the Charles Theater & Saturday, May 11, 1:30pm at MICA's Brown Center. 

John Holloway. Photo from:

As the 2013 Left Forum Conference draws near, we remember a speech given at last year's Left Forum (2012). Renowned professor, sociologist, and philosopher John Holloway inspired and transfixed us all. Attached is the audio from this incredible call-to-action speech, as well as a transcribed portion of his moving words.

Audio By: Corey Reidy

Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse in Mt. Vernon. Photo By: Red Emma's.

"Red Emma’s turned my theory into practice. It was an identity and more importantly a mandate on how to live. Activist is now the fabric and the structure of my being as much as my blood, my skin, my nerves, and my bones.My first love was not a person. It was a collection of people with who I struggled alongside. They were my mentors, fellow workers, collective members, activists , comrades, revolutionaries, and friends. They were my education. They were my first love. They were and are my Emma’s."

Red Emma's is moving! Poster By: Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse

Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse often describes itself as your local, friendly, radical infoshop. Named in honor of the famous anarchist, feminist, activist hero Emma Goldman, Red Emma’s (often affectionately referred to simply as “Emma’s”), as part of the infoshop movement, has always worked to keep her firebrand legacy alive and well via knowledge sharing, envisioning, and creating. A collective-motto of sorts is Emma Goldman’s quote: “The most violent element in society is ignorance.”

Mother fights for the legalization of midwives in MD.

On March 8th, 2013, (coincidentally on International Women's Day) Indyreader's Corey Reidy sat down with local midwife to hear about the fight to legalize midwifery in Maryland. You may hear and read her words, however she must stay nameless in order to protect herself since it is currently illegal for her to practice within the State of Maryland as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), a credential she earned through rigorous training standards and passing several National Board Exams.A broad coalition has been working steadfastedly in order to change this reality. Last year the coalition fought to gain full legality of midwives. This was met with seemingly unshakeable opposition. This year the coalition is has re-emerged in the session with a surge of energy to make the public aware of the realities behind homebirth and midwifery, as well as a new bill that aims to seek approval for a three-year pilot program for CPM's.


Educate not Incarcerate!
Population Health: An Introduction
A Yuletide Tale of A Caroling Action and a Lockdown
Exclusive audio interview with members of 'Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle'
That's So Gay! : An Event with New Lens Productions
Tree Hugger: The Fight for Mt. Vernon's Parks
Hollaback and Party On!
Candlelit Goodbye: The Vigil for Tyra Trent
Victories, Obstacles, and Contentions: The Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act
The Senate Stalls Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act
A Second Life: The Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act Unexpectedly Clears the Rules Committee
The Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act Fails in 2011
Gender Violence: The Attack on Chrissy Lee Polis
Advocates Rally on Political Prisoner's Birthday
United Workers Release Groundbreaking Report
The Wobblies are Coming! A Benefit Show for IWW Convention
Police Threaten at Peaceful Protest
The Co-op Movement - Accessible? : An Interview with Jessica Gordon Nembhard
Quilted and Just Walk - Conversations at the 2011 Eastern Conference on Workplace Democracy
Conversations at ECWD: Michael Johnson from Grassroots Economic Organizing
The Indyreader Talks to: Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
Live Updates at SlutWalk Bmore!
Mortville : The Queer Encampment at Occupy Baltimore
Accused Whistleblower Bradley Manning Begins Court Proceedings
Town Hall Meeting on Homelessness within the Transgender Population
Occupy Schools Not Jails: Mid-Week Check-In
Indyreader Interviews Lester Spence at Occupy Schools Not Jails
Occupy Baltimore Shuts Down BofA in an International Women's Day Demonstration - City Makes One Arrest
Left Forum 2012 Closing Plenary
Gender EDGE Quarterly Activist Events Come to Baltimore
Looking Backward, Walking Forward: A Brief Analysis of Occupy Baltimore
Feminism & Development Zones: A Preview to the Three-Part Indyreader Web-Essay
Audio: "Performing Sex: The Making and Unmaking of Women's Erotic Lives"
Fighting Street Harassment via One Anime Character at a Time: Hollaback! Baltimore Takes it to Otakon
Interviews: FemmeCon 2012 Glitters in Baltimore
Cooperative Lingo
Audio: An Interview with activist Lisa Fithian and artist Lize Mogel and Audio from Constitution Day 2012
Justice for Pussy Riot!: An Interview with Shawna Potter of Hollaback! Baltimore and War on Women
Rape is Rape: An Action to Upset Rape Culture
Persolitical: An Introduction
News Flash! : Victory Against Mountaintop Removal
Shining Light on Local Elections: Luminous Intervention Projects
To Remember and To Act: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2012
Review: Don't Leave Your Friends Behind
News Flash!: Eviction of The United Workers
Fighting for Human Rights Amid Development: An Interview with The United Workers
Terrifically Two: Hollaback! Baltimore Reflects on its War Against Street Harassment
Born in Struggle: An Interview and the Fight to Legalize Midwifery and Homebirth in Maryland
The United Workers Bring Over 400 to Rally for Fair Development
Red Emma's is Moving!: An Interview
Realizing Exquisite Corpses: To Red Emma's, A Love Letter of Sorts
A FORCE to be Reckoned With: Two Women Fight to Upset Rape Culture
Peace, War, Fire, and God: "Hit and Stay" a Film Review and Interview
We are the Crisis of Capital: John Holloway Speech
To Protest Injustice: Baltimore Demonstrates Against Zimmerman's Acquittal
Vijay Prashad presents "The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South"
Becoming the Media: An Interview with Joshua Stephens