- Sep 15, 202100:00:0001:01:11
We share our stories of 9/11 (some more harrowing than others) and commemorate some of the lesser known actions of the NYPD and FDNY with one of the anonymous members of Research and Destroy NYC
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Music: Bruce Springsteen - Into the Fire
- Sep 10, 202100:0004:14
Meme Militant Meg and Andy read the essay Memes Without End by Adrian Wohlleben, in which he argues that elements of recent uprisings like the Yellow Vests of France, turnstile hopping of Chile, the umbrella-wielding frontliners of Hong Kong were memes that help them spread in a way that traditional social movements cannot.
Can we meme revolution into reality? Or is it impossible to force a meme? We discuss Richard Dawkins, Susan Blackmore, Darwin, and more!
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- Sep 8, 202100:00:0001:03:42
The late Noel Ignatiev's comrades Zhana Kurti (from Hard Crackers) and Dave Ranney and Kingsley Clarke from the Sojourner Truth Organization discuss the release of Acceptable Men, a memoir of Noel's time in the '70s as militant worker in the larger US Steel Mill in Gary Indiana.
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Dave Ranney's Living and Dying on the Factory Floor review:
Hard Crackers Journal:
Eulogy of Noel Ignatiev by Jarrod Shanahan:
Truth and Revolution: A history of the Sojourner Truth Organization: https://www.akpress.org/truthandrevolution.html
Song: Dave Dudley - Steel Worker Blues
- Sep 1, 202100:0009:02
Matt and Sean have returned to talk about the disastrous defeat of the United States in Afghanistan:
How did this happen and how does it implicate the American Imperial project? Why was the War on Terror? How is Biden's withdrawal linked to broader strategic interests (Cold War with China)? Whither American capitalist hegemony in the 21st century? And how will the citizens of this cursed country reconcile themselves to imperial decline? (Not well.)
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- Aug 25, 202100:00:0001:08:10
Jamie is joined by Geo Maher to discuss his new book, "A World Without Police: How Strong Communities Make Cops Obsolete." They discuss the origins of mass incarceration, the debate around "non-reformist" reforms, and alternative models of community safety. Also, the million dollar question: how do abolitionist politics fit into the over-arching project of building communism?
W/ bonus questions on the communes of Venezuela and the Zbellion!
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Andy's essay criticizing the politics of safety:
Outro: Noname - Song 33
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- Aug 20, 202100:0006:10
In this very special bonus, Michael Heinrich addresses his detractors and fleshes out the political implications of his reading of Marx's mature work:
Is Michael's reading of Marx as having a monetary theory of value a concession to neoliberalism? What was Marx trying to get at with the Tendency of the Law of the Rate of Profit to Fall? What remains of Marx's crisis theory if we admit he gave up on TRoPF? Is the empirical work of 'Marxist Economics' worth a damn? And, of course, what does all this have to do with the production of communism?
Long-time listeners of the show are not going to want to miss this one, it's a banger!
Intro: LCD Soundstystem - Dance Yrself Clean
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- Aug 18, 202100:00:0001:09:52
Sean and Jamie are excited to be joined by Michael Heinrich, German scholar and author of a series of books popularizing and clarifying Marx's value theory and contextualizing the life and times of old Karl. We discuss the core of Marx's project, what distinguished him from the economists of his day, and what political orientations might follow from a precise understanding of his critique of political economy. Importantly, Michael has a powerful critique of vulgar Marxism and the orthodoxies of the 19th and 20th centuries. Nerds, you're not going to want to miss this one!
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Works by Michael Heinrich:
"An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Marx's Capital" https://monthlyreview.org/product/an_introduction_to_the_three_volumes_of_karl_marxs_capital/
"Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society" https://nyupress.org/9781583677353/karl-marx-and-the-birth-of-modern-society/
"How to Read Marx's Capital" (Out soon) https://nyupress.org/9781583678947/how-to-read-marxs-capital/
"The Science of Value" (Out next year)
Intro: Kenny Dorham - Maxology
Outro: Atari Teenage Riot - Destroy 2000 Years of Culture
- Aug 11, 202100:00:0001:02:09
Sean, Jamie and Andy are joined by Anton Jaeger (@antonjagermm), Marxist researcher of populism, to discuss the history, present and future of populism whether in the left or right mold.
Several years ago it seemed as though left populism - exemplified by practitioners such as Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders - had a decent shot at upending the Washington Consensus on austerity, markets and foreign policy. With the failure and retreat of these candidates and others, what is left of this project? Why does right populism seem everywhere ascendant? What do these movements say about the economy and the political order? How can we understand the populist mode of politics in relation to the fight to abolish capital?
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Works by Anton:
Intro: Cincinnati's University Singers -The Hand the Holds the Bread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqiAT6o7Kks
Outro: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - Populism Yea Yea
- Aug 6, 202100:0003:09
Julian Feeld sticks around to smoke a hash joint and discuss the work of the New School alumni graphic designer who began the Deep State Map Project, his contact with aliens for Ashtar, the Q-esque manifesto it inspired, and our opinions on the "lab leak" hypothesis
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Nicholas Baker in New York Magazine: Did COVID-19 Escape from a Lab?