- Nov 29, 202200:00:0001:03:20
RARE TUESDAY RELEASE DUE TO 'SCABBIN' JOE BIDEN'S ANNOUNCEMENT TO HAVE CONGRESS PUT THE RAIL WORKERS IN CHAINS
National rail strike impending, Sean is joined by Justin Roczniak (@who_shot_jgr) of Well There's Your Problem, your favorite engineering disaster podcast - with slides.
If the December 9th deadline for strike action is only the capstone of decades of mismanagement, decline and consolidation of private freight service in the United States, how did things get this way? What conditions are rail workers fighting against? How have so many profits been squeezed out of the industry only to see service degrade? What does it mean for US politics that much of these shifts have been happening through conflict within different sectors of the capitalist class?
All this (and a big reveal on Justin's corrupt relationship with Big Hawaiian Roll) in part one of this two part episode. To get access to the second half - including a special Antifada edition of 'Safety Third' and a deposition on Norfolk Nazi Southern's 1990s shit bag scandal - become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada
Intro music: Godspeed You Black Emperor - Government Came, edited with testimony from rail emperor E Hunter Harrison at Surface Transportation Board Public Hearing, October 2017
- Nov 25, 202200:0004:54
A preview taste of the spicy half of our episode with Brett from Rev Left about the possibility of communist regeneration in China and MAGA Communism in the US with Brett by supporting the show at patreon.com/theantifada. All patrons receive discord access, bonus material, and, if you DM me your mailing address, a signed letterpress Antifada postcard and stickers from collectively-owned union printshop Radix Media!
- Nov 23, 202200:0057:14
"Bunker Brett" of Rev Left Radio comes on the show for the first time in years to debate and discuss the contemporary moment for the left, electoralism, the war in Ukraine, China, an what we can learn from First Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania Enver Hoxha.
For the second half of the episode support the show at Patreon.com/theantifada! Patrons get all bonus material, access to our Discord, and can DM your address for Antifada stickers and a letterpress postcard from Radix media!
Days N Daze - Instra Mental
Days N Daze - I Wanna See It Burn
- Nov 16, 202200:00:0001:33:00
Jenny Brown is an organizer with National Women’s Liberation, the author of Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now, and a former collaborator with the Redstockings. We talk about the how radical feminism/women's liberation went from a splinter of the New Left to shaping the course of women's struggles around the world, how their politics are misunderstood today, how their demands for repealing all laws on abortion was recuperated by a supreme court in need of legitimacy, and why the political class today strips those rights.
Jenny Brown in Jacobin: https://jacobin.com/2022/08/capitalism-low-birth-rate-labor-abortion-contraceptives-childcare
Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America by Alice Echols: https://archive.org/details/daringtobebadrad0000echo
Pledge to Aid and Abet abortion
Song: Janis Ian - Too Old to Go Away Little Girl
- Nov 9, 202200:0059:36
Sean's STRIKE update returns! We talk about the UC academic workers strike, Starbucks, the rail strike, Toronto teachers, and much more. Sean is optimistic we are heading towards an independent working class movement. Andy thinks we'll lose again.
In the full episode we tell some spooky Halloween stories about a Thing Under the Bridge, a death rock band destroyed by lesbian cop love, and a very "shitty" Halloween cover band. Support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada to listen!
Downstate NY Starbucks worker solidarity fund: https://opencollective.com/sbsolidarity
Terror in Trumbull: https://twitter.com/EclecticHams/status/1589281938530967552
Halloween GG Allin cover band mystery: https://hellgatenyc.com/spooky-season-postscript
Lesbian cop relationship breaks up ACAB Death Rock band: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/05/us/politics/politics-impacts-relationships.html
Rodecaster generic podcast theme song
DUMP - New York City Tonight
Episode image: https://twitter.com/UnionDrip/status/1589756790539161600
- Nov 2, 202200:0053:45
Sports writer and Mets Sicko Richard Staff joins us to talk about the Philadelphia Phillies World Series triumph, the unionization of the minor leagues and other labor conditions of ballplayers, and how the Mets are are the sinew that ties the world of sports and proletarian politics together.
For the [full episode]( full episode), including some illicit stories about Keith Hernandez too hot for public consumption, support the show at patreon.com/theantifada
The Secret History of Richard Nixon, Mets Sicko by Richard Staff: https://defector.com/the-secret-history-of-richard-nixon-mets-sicko/
Inside the Drive: The Minor Leaguers Who Sprung a Union on MLB by Emma Baccellieri: https://www.si.com/mlb/2022/09/22/minor-league-baseball-union-daily-cover
Robert Moses' epic Shea Stadium groundbreaking speech: https://www.wnyc.org/story/flushing-meadow-stadium-groundbreaking-ceremonies-october-28-1961-address-by-robert-moses
Mets and Marlins walk-off field in protest after Kenosha shooting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LJfSQAO2cg
Other audio clips throughout the episode come from "The New Breed: The Story of the Fans of the '62 Mets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjqcVwCx_9U
Opening song: Blasterjaxx and Timmy Trumpet - Narco
- Oct 26, 202200:0055:17
Jarrod Shanahan is back with an audio essay about his trip to Chicago's Riot Fest to see the Original Misfits--an experience filled not only with the horror of Glenn Danzig's dark lyrics, but also his political rants, the gentrification and recuperation inherent in these reunion festivals themselves, and the fear of getting old.
Read the full essay at Hard Crackers Journal: https://hardcrackers.com/hybrid-moments/
Listen to the first episode of Hardcore History on our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/50262903
- Oct 19, 202200:00:0001:04:49
Sean is joined by the notorious Kevin Rogan, urbanism blogger extraordinaire and Marxist scourge of landlord Twitter, to talk about how housing, development and rent under capitalism.
How do housing markets work? (Hint: not at all) Why are landlords objectively both evil and stupid? (Hint: it's baked in) What do NIMBYs/YIMBYs represent? (Hint: two competing factions of capital) How do we fight the land owners and win? And how do tenant unions fit into the broader struggle against capital?
This is part one of an extended discussion. For the second half - a whole hour of takes on Matt Yglesias, intra-petit bourg warfare over the soul of city, and Mr Skanska looking over the back of US building capital - become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada
Kevin's Substack: https://kevinrogan.substack.com/
Song: Mirah - Dear Landlord
- Oct 12, 202200:0051:28
Part three of our epic (and expanding) examination of the coming sovereign debt crisis with Sean and Derick. In this episode, we focus in on Europe, Italy and Great Britain in particular. What were the contradictions that were papered over in the 2008 financial crisis and the 2010 Eurozone debt crisis? How have various ruling classes tried to cope with secular stagnation of the economy? Will the post-fascist turn be able to overcome the crisis? Could the dying center left do any better? All this and many sidebars/parentheses within!
For the full episode and a ton more bonus content, become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada
Check out all of C Derick Varn's excellent analysis at www.patreon.com/varnvlog
Song: Lou Reed - The Debt I Owe (Woody Guthrie cover)
- Oct 5, 202200:0058:55
Sean and Andy talk about our various malaises: personal, political, and economic. Why does everything feel like shit in the present moment? Is it just us or...
Listen to the full 2 hour episode by supporting the show at https://www.patreon.com/posts/ep-194-gilt-trip-72890666
Topics covered include the ideological seduction of 'the left wing of the possible', the near collapse of pension funds in the UK from zombie Thatcherism, what its like working inside a secure state facility behind unscalable fences, the economic outlook for workers in the United States, and the Amazon/Netflix-theory of the contemporary spectacle.