- Jan 11, 202100:0006:40
Douglas Lain of Zer0 Books chats with us slightly youngsters about zines, indymedia, adbusters anti-globalization, anti-war, and the world this radicalism has left us with. Was it all radical liberalism or did 2008 break part of the counterculture towards a revolutionary path?
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Closing song: Jimmy Buffet - Cheeserburger in Paradise
- Jan 7, 202100:0003:05
Cushbomb comes by our weekly Wednesday twitch show to talk about the chud invasion of the capital. Was it a grassroots uprising, an attempt coup, or a color revolution in the making? How should the left respond?
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- Jan 6, 202100:00:0001:14:38
The editor of Zer0 Books and host of Zer0 Squared talks about his recent video that was too hot for Youtube. What is "the Great Reset," what does Christopher Lasch's "The Revolt of the Elites" have to say about (via Paul Sweezy and the Johnson-Forest Tendency), and how did that critique not go far enough? We also discuss Doug's sectarian background and new media strategies for the left in general.
Watch the banned video: https://www.patreon.com/posts/christopher-paul-44266732
Another good convo on Lasch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1zO1SAdCRE
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Closing song: Brockhampton - Weight
- Dec 30, 202000:00:0001:30:09
Jamie and Andy sit down with the great Marxist historian, author, activist and urban theorist Mike Davis to review the year that was. Topics include the California wildfires, the Covid-19 pandemic, the George Floyd uprising, and that wet fart of an election. Why is everything so terrible and what should anti-capitalist organizers be focusing on going into 2021? All will be revealed.
Outro song: Michael Martin Murphy - Wildfire
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- Dec 23, 202000:00:0001:19:25
Santa visits us to deck the halls with boughs of... holly. We talk about the left "negationists" and their defenders like Noam Chomsky, the Faurrison affair and connection with current culture wars about free speech, and the Bordigist critique at their heart of their milieu. Scholar of religious discrimination Dave Silverberg then presents his thesis that Marx's On the Jewish Question is misread as an antisemitic text. Finally, we draw some conclusions about labor party expulsions and other contemporary controversies surrounding antisemitism. Merry Christmas!
Original Bordigist essay: http://libcom.org/library/auschwitz-big-alibi
Introduction to French Ultra-Left and Faurisson: https://libcom.org/library/john-gray-introduction-question-state
Thread on Bordiga, Dauve, Guillaume and Auschwitz: https://libcom.org/forums/theory/bordigism-anti-fascism-01032012
Anti-semitism and National Socialism - Moishe Postone https://libcom.org/library/anti-semitism-national-socialism-moishe-postone
Closing song: Weird Al - The Night Santa Went Crazy
- Dec 16, 202000:00:0001:23:56
In order to discuss the appalling ways that poor white people are portrayed in the United States, we had to have on Tarence (@tarenceray) from the Trillbilly Workers Party. We all watched JD Vance's execrable 'Hillbilly Elegy' so you don't have to.
Out of this came a great discussion about deindustrialization, rural poverty, the opioid epidemic and media portrayals of that figure of derision and fear, 'the white working class'. What changes to US political economy caused widespread immiseration over the last 50 years in places like Appalachia? How have politics failed the workers in these communities? And what dark visions do the Charles Murrays and JD Vances of the world have for a solution to the rural poverty problem?
Outro song: Total Eclipse and Re-Emergence of the Heart - Bonnie Dauvé
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- Dec 9, 202000:00:0001:12:06
A Covid vaccine is coming (for the rich). Uber gets owned. Real estate tycoons make record profits. Amazon workers organize. And much, much more.
Here's the article Jamie forgot to link last time: https://onezero.medium.com/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1
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Closing song: Lady Bits - C'Mon Baby
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- Dec 4, 202000:0009:50
Aaron sticks around with Jamie and Sean to discuss the political implications of his work on automation and the future of work. If UBI and Keynesian stimulus is insufficient, what sort of movements and measures might be adequate to the present moment?
Outro: Rolling Stones - Luxury
You can get Aaron's excellent book at, where else, verso: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3717-automation-and-the-future-of-work
- Dec 2, 202000:00:0001:00:29
Sean and Jamie speak with Aaron Benanav (@abenanav), currently a researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin, about his new book, "Automation and the Future of Work." While automation theorists predict that we are headed for a smooth transition to fully automated luxury communism (or is it partially automated poverty capitalism?) with a little help from our friend Andrew Yang, Benanav says not so fast. To provide an alternate explanation for the dropping demand for labor, he takes us through the book's key arguments, savors some Keynesian tears, pokes holes in the idea of a UBI, and sets us up nicely for part 2 (out Friday!) where we talk about how to get from our current hellworld to a society built around human needs.
Outro music: Limp Bizkit - I'm Broke
- Nov 27, 202000:0005:14
Our series about Latin America returns with an episode on Brazil with Amauri Gonzo of Brasil Wire, Ponte.org, and the Afita podcast. We cover a wide range of topics including riots against the murder of a black man last weekend on Black Consciousness Day, the regional elections, COVID vaccine drama, expectations of a Biden policy in Latin America, fires and military maneuvers in the Amazon, prospects for a post-Workers' Party Brazilian left, Gl*nn Gr**nwald, and Bolsonaro's anime avatar.
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