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Ep 73 - Hard Hat Riot w/ Billy O'Connor & John Tormey
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In this special episode of The Antifada, Sean KB is joined by fellow building tradesmen Billy and John to do a little workers inquiry on themselves.

We discuss our own work histories and how we became radicalized through historical events and our experiences on the job. We poke holes in the JD Vance 'white working class' mythos that sees cultural regression as the wellspring of Trumpism. Lastly, we talk about the structures we've encountered in our particular unions and how the working class might overcome the provincialism and conservatism of business unionism.

Outro: Billy Bragg - Which Side Are You On?

Check out John's excellent article here: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/known-assailants-tormey