- Jan 26, 202200:0059:49
Sean and David Parsons, host of the excellent history podcast Nostalgia Trap, take a dive into the politics and ideology of fossil fuels through the lens of the 2005 George Clooney and Matt Damon film 'Syriana'. They go back to the 1990s and 2000s, especially the wake of 9/11 and the runup to the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions, to look at the sometimes troubled and myopic, but always fraught, way that Americans understand their relationship to oil and geopolitics.
Out later this week will be follow-up crossover, 'Diving into the Wreckage 2' with C Derrick Varn, about the deep connection between capital accumulation and fossil fuel consumption, globalization and rising emissions, and the future we can expect with climate change. For access to this and more become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada
- Jan 21, 202200:0008:07
Continuing our discussion from the main episode, we go deeper into the denialism mess with Pavlos and ask ourselves what COVID and society's response might tell us about a possible revolutionary horizon. How do approach the real issues in the world without seeing like a state? We also discuss a second article written by an Italian collective, Wu Ming, that has a different take on the backlash against mandates: https://illwill.com/conspiracy-and-social-struggle
- Jan 19, 202200:00:0001:18:05
The gang is back with returning guest, Pavlos Roufos, for a spicy discussion about ever-contentious pandemic politics and how the left should relate to it:
Why has SARS-COVID 19 and the state response to it caused such an uproar in parts of Europe and the United States? What contradictory functions does the capitalist state perform in class society, and how has this led to disaster? What is the attraction of denialism among the populist right and, increasingly, parts of the left? Is there a rational kernel inside the mystical shell of COVID conspiracism? How have the unvaccinated been made a scapegoat for the failures of the bourgeois state? And is there anything recuperable within the waves of protest and direct action against mandates and vaccines?
Even spicier bonus episode will be available for subscribers at www.patreon.com/theantifada to sign up today. Special thanks from all of us to our friends at Cured Quail for publishing the collective article in question: https://curedquailjournal.wordpress.com/2021/12/09/the-reality-of-denial-and-the-denial-of-reality/
Outro: Juice WRLD - Denial
- Jan 14, 202200:0005:27
We continue our discussion on the J6 "insurrection" with a reading of a NYT piece about a shadowy rightwing group you may not have heard of... likely because it's all a grift.
For the full episode and all our other bonus content support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada
song: John Cale - Praetorian Underground
- Jan 12, 202200:00:0001:08:58
On the one-year anniversary of the media spectacle that was the Jan 6 Capitol Hill 'insurrection,' the Antifada crew look back on what happened on that fateful day, how it compared to the George Floyd uprising, what's going on with liberal democracy, and how the anti-capitalist left should relate to all of it.
Outro song: Sick of it all - Insurrection
Fundraiser for families affected by Bronx fire: https://www.gofundme.com/f/relief-for-families-at-333-e-183rd-st
- Jan 5, 202200:00:0001:09:05
After the election of self-described libertarian socialist Gabriel Boric, we talk to Isabel from the Valparaiso anarchist assembly and Rara Senal anarchafeminist podcast network about the election, constitutional referendum, and what, if anything, these things have to do with the massive uprising in Chile in 2019. We also discuss the relationship of indigenous groups to the new constitution, the status of political prisoners, and the many riot dogs (and other animals) of Chile.
Follow effort to support uprising prisoners: https://instagram.com/buscandolakalle
Perro Vaquito: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NkNbhXRXpQ
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Opening song: Los Prisioneros -Baile de los que Sobran
Closing song: Dirti Lepra - Anti 133