- Mar 10, 202100:00:0001:07:04
Author Bini Adamczak discusses her newly translated book Yesterday's Tomorrow, a haunting meditation on the history of counterrevolution through the suppression of the Kronstadt rebellion, the cult of Lenin, the Stalinist purges, and the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. The book begs to ask how our revolutionary thinking is hindered by these tragedies, suggesting that things could have and may proceed differently in the future.
Check out Bini's books:
On the Communism for Kids controversy: https://brooklynrail.org/2017/06/field-notes/Why-Conservatives-Are-Panicking-Over-a-Short-Story-About-Communism
And some of her writing:
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Song: Matrosen von Kronstadt!
(a GDR rendition of the Soviet song "Forward, Red Marines!" about the events of the naval theater of the Russian Civil War, rewritten by Helmut Schinkel, to glorify the Bolshevik suppression of the Kronstadt Rebellion)
- Mar 5, 202100:0000:57
After we ended the episode, Bradley Greene and Touissant Losier stayed on the line to talk more about some particularities of the film, including the shootout at 58th street and Calumet, Fred Hampton's time in Menard Prison, and the racist violence in Cairo, Illinois.
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- Mar 3, 202100:00:0001:20:49
Joining us to discuss the new movie “Judas and the Black Messiah" are Afro-American studies professor Dr. Toussaint Losier and Bradley Greene, a Chicago Black Panther. Greene tells us what life was like in the BPP, his relationship Fred Hampton, why the police were set on killing him, and several important aspects of the movie he thinks were really wrong. We also talk about the struggle today, and what our generation can learn from the Party and the attacks against it.
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Audio is taken from "The Murder of Fred Hampton" (1971) edited by Anatoli Ulyanov with music by Skarú
- Feb 26, 202100:0004:31
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Closing song: Cigarettes after Sex - Starry Eyes
- Feb 24, 202100:00:0001:17:45
Part 1 of a crossover episode with Woodbine's podcast about Adam Curtis' new BBC series, Can't Get You Out of My Head. We talk about Adam Curtis' methods, his political origins, his visions of the future, and what his conclusions might offer revolutionaries.
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Opening song: ＫＹＬＩＥ ＭＩＮＯＧＵＥ- ＣＡＮ＇Ｔ ＧＥＴ ＹＯＵ ＯＵＴ ＯＦ ＭＹ ＨＥＡＤ
Closing song: Electric Light Orchestra - Can't Get it Out of My Head
- Feb 17, 202100:00:0001:21:14
Jamie and Sean host Marcus and Lorax of leftist veteran co-op LeftFlankVets (@leftflankvets) to talk about their media project, their experiences in the military, and the potential for revolutionary organizing within the ranks of the US armed forces. They also give a prognosis for foreign policy under Biden and offer up answers as to why some vets fall prey to right-wing militia movements. The best military episode we've done since Ep 19 feat. Spenser Rapone!
Closing song: The Monks - Monk Time
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- Feb 10, 202100:00:0001:50:23
Kay Gabriel (@unit01barbie), of DSA Emerge and the #DefundNYPD campaign, stops by to give a counterpoint to some of our previous guests' takes on cutting police budgets as part of the road to abolition. Equal time doctrine, but only for different types of communists!
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Check out "We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics," edited by Kay Gabriel and Andrea Abi-Karam (some of the poems are about abolishing the police!): https://nightboat.org/book/we-want-it-all/
Intro/Outro: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (vaporwave remix)
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- Feb 5, 202100:0007:51
Jason sticks around to discuss retail traders, the end of the beginning of Trumpism, the legacy of Obama and what, if anything, can be taken from last week's Reddit vs Wall Street battle.
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Closing song: Roger Miller - Not in Nottingham
- Feb 3, 202100:00:0001:15:23
Political economist Jason Smith, (@profitratedown) author of 'Smart Machines and Service Work: Automation in and Age of Stagnation', joins Sean to give us all an update on how that dang line is doing.
What is the source of all of America's various morbid symptoms the last 12 to 40 years? How can it be that a handful of tech companies (the FAANGS) can seem to be so profitable when the 'real economy' is so depressed? What does all this mean for a return to social democratic, non-revolutionary politics in the capitalist core? And if you've ever wondered just why all the jobs, including perhaps your own, as so shitty these days, we ask: what is service work, really, and how does it fit into the schema of capitalist production. Finally, what is the future of work?
Bonus episode on the end of Trump and the GameStop debacle out on Friday!
Closing song: Daisy Chainsaw - Love your money
- Jan 29, 202100:0005:21
Jamie, Jarrod, and Zhana from Hard Crackers talk more about the realistic possibilities of defunding or abolishing the police, non-reformist reformers, and an anti-carceral popular front.
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