Ep 38: Off With Their Hogs! w/ Corey PeinThe Antifada add
Author, journalist and cat dad @coreypein joins us to gives us some important updates on what he described in last year's excellent 'Live Work Work Work Die': the hyper-capitalist hellscape of Silicon Valley, the over-under on a big Bezos hog reveal, the dark powers that our new tech overlords hold over our of lives, and how we might fight back against them!
Buy the book (maybe not from Amazon): https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781627794855
Outro: JJ Doom - BOOKHEAD
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BONUS: Beach, Bookchin, Blair, and Bears (Preview)The Antifada add
AP Andy comes across a fellow radical exile Blair Taylor washed ashore on a beach in Nayarit, Mexico. The two post-anarchists discuss the life and work of curmudgeonly communalist Murray Bookchin as they watch dolphins frolicking in the sunset. Topics include radical muncipalism, Bookchin's concepts of democracy and citizenship, Blair's Institute for Social Ecology and the formation of the Symbiosis network with DSA-LSC, Black Socialists, Cooperation Jackson, the PKK and Rojava, Bookchin's criticism of Bernie Sanders, and others, and what sort of kinky things the old man was getting up to in Vermont.
Symbiosis Network: https://www.symbiosis-revolution.org/
Demand Utopia: http://demandutopia.net
Blair Taylor's three Bookchin starter texts:
What is Communalism: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/murray-bookchin-what-is-communalism
Post Scarcity Anarchism: https://libcom.org/files/Post-Scarcity%20Anarchism%20-%20Murray%20Bookchin.pdf
"The Next Revolution" by Blair Taylor and Debbie Bookchin: https://www.versobooks.com/books/1777-the-next-revolution
Closing music: BearForce1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twQlpFrm5iM
Ep 37: All in the Antifada Family w/ The SupersoldiersThe Antifada add
A bunch of our die-hard listeners were in NYC, so we decided to have as many people as would possibly fit in the studio come on the show. Why the hell not?
Collectively, we get at the heart the Putin problem and... SING SONGS!
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Ep 36: The Handmaid's Fail w/ Leslie Lee IIIThe Antifada add
Jamie and Sean are schooled by the master of critical analysis @leslieeiii from Struggle Session on what is good and what is not good about #resistance media in the age of Drumpf.
Join us as we dissect the dystopian world of The Handmaid's Tale, the ur-text of liberal anxiety around the impending neo-theocratic counter-revolution. How does the Hulu series stand up to Margaret Atwood's 1985 masterpiece? What does the show tell us about donut Twitter and Hillary dead-enders? Can anything be redeemed?
Next, Leslie turns us onto some much more effective resistance in the form of the ongoing Purge film series. Is this universe a better representation of actually existing material/social conditions that lead to dystopia...or already have? Are the lessons better? And can Staten Island ever be the center of a cross-racial working class alliance to overthrow the capitalist system? Tune in to find out.
Check out Leslie's podcast at patreon.com/strugglesession
Outro music: The Toasters - Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down
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Antifada's History is a Weapon #2 w/ Matt ChristmanThe Antifada add
AP Andy is in Mexico researching Posadism. Jamie is wherever goth socialists go to do goth-soc things. So Sean KB recorded an ep with fellow history nerd, Matt Christman of The Chapo Trap House, who is similarly tyrannized by the weight of dead generations.
The question: Why, of all advanced capitalist countries, is the United States unique in its historical failure to form a bone-fide Labour/Socialist party organically tied to the union movement as an institutionalized political expression of working class interests? The answers may surprise you.
The Antifada is an ultraleft-wrecker podcast of which History is a Weapon is an ongoing series. To support our subversion of American values and get a lot of cool stuff in return (bonus episodes, stickers, discords!) subscribe today at www.patreon.com/theantifada
You can likewise support Matt Christman's excellent comedy/politics podcast at www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse and find him on twitter @cushbomb
Closing music: Ｂｉｌｌｙ Ｊｏｅｌ － Ｗｅ Ｄｉｄｎ＇ｔ Ｓｔａｒｔ ｔｈｅ Ｆｉｒｅ （Ｖａｐｏｒｗａｖｅ）
PREVIEW: It's Beddie Bye Time, TrotskyThe Antifada add
Alright, so Jamie left everyone hanging with that inside joke in the main episode... but behind the wall Alex Gendler and Antifada can tell stories about Hasidic craigslist subs who only want to show the hog, cult party Jim Jones cosplay and romantic sex-slave encounters. We should really only make this bonus available to the $100 paypig tier patrons, but those worms don't even deserve that shit.
Oh yeah, we also do a Real Trotsky-Train Hours where the man himself describes his Cossack-destroying, Knight Rider-esque Chad train that won the Russian Civil War.
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Outro - Soft Cell: Sex Dwarf
Episode 35: Leon Thotsky w/ Alex GendlerThe Antifada add
CONTENT WARNING: violence, war trains, choke sex, revisionism, does not pass Bechdel test
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Soviet Revolution, Russian state television created an 8-part miniseries on the life of Leon Trotsky in which he spends half the screen time violently fucking on a war train dressed like a revolutionary leather daddy. And that's the least revisionist aspect of this stunningly anti-Semitic and reactionary tour-de-force.
Alex Gendler, who grew up in the waning years of the USSR, puts this objet d'art into the context of Putin's neoliberal, authoritarian Russia while the rest of us ponder how one man could lay so much pipe and still have time to plot an entire revolution.
Outro - The O'Jays: Love Train
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PREVIEW: Real Poly Hours™The Antifada add
We leave it to our patrons to guess what picante takes we have on polyamory. Is it bourgeois decadence that serves only to aggrandize our tech bro overlords? Or is it a totally normal and fine life choice that haters should stfu about?
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Episode 34: Tankies 4 Trump w/ Sophie WeinerThe Antifada add
Friend, comrade, ex-pat and editor at Splinter News @sophcw emerges from the bush to join the crew.
We talk about the hell of moving in NYC, the migrant crisis down under, woke-ness in the Southern Hemisphere, indigenous rights and Aussie Antifa. We break out every tired cliche, of course, because Americans can't help reference boomerangs, kangaroos and based racism.
We end with a strong stan of Donald Trump's adoption of the Brezhenev Doctrine with regard to proletarian internationalism in the face of counter-revolution within 1970s-80s Afghanistan. Tankies for Trump?
Donald Trump/Caleb Maupin 2020!
Christmas in Tornillo occupation: https://www.democracynow.org/2019/1/4/meet_the_activists_lawmakers_fighting_to
Direct action gets... the goods!? https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/yw78vw/inside-the-teardown-of-trumps-infamous-tent-city-for-migrant-kids
More spicy bonus content with Sophie (Real Poly Hours) forthcoming.
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Closing song: Scientists - Solid Gold Hell
*PREVIEW* BONUS: Real Crimethinc/Jamie Peck GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HoursThe Antifada add
The government: we all hate it. But what happens if it just decides to go away? Recently Jamie joked on the Majority Report that it would be cool. Others, like the anarchist collective Crimethinc, have argued this point in earnest. We read their article and point out some flaws in their reasoning. While we agree with their vision of a self-organized, stateless society, we have a long way to go.
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Read the full article here:
Closing music: Zegota - Laika
Episode 33: Duterte? More like NOPEterteThe Antifada add
We're joined by geographer and filmmaker Dr. Nerve V. Macaspac to talk about the history of the Philippines, its Maoist insurgency, and the rise of Rodrigo Duterte. We also talk Amazon, red-lining, Marxist geography, and Presidential foot fetishism. The last part of the episode is a discussion of Nerve's work on autonomous territories in Colombia, Mexico, and the Philippines that have earned some form of autonomy after decades of brutal armed struggle.
A long episode just too good to cut down! A 50th Anniversary of the foundation of the Filipino Communist Party spectacular!
Read Nerve's essay on "Insurgent Peace" https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/KFRJSbvZkwAfB2sKpxGn/full
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Closing music is Namatay Sa Ingay - Panimula and Berdugo
https://namataysaingay.bandcamp.com/ (all sales of this album go to victims of the drug war)
BONUS PREVIEW: SJW Youtube Fail w/ Alex PtakThe Antifada add
The AntiFaPDA (That's Antifada + Pod Damn America, not a new anti-masturbation campaign) continues with our guest Alex Ptak and a deep dive into the depths of SJW Youtuber Marla Mae Fish! We defend Tim Burton and his goth babe characters from her bad liberal takes. Is this the foundation of an Internationalist Dark Web?
Enjoy Mary Mae Fish's YT account here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChBD4NpITiW2CzIz5GwppDA
Then watch some Contrapoints instead
Episode 32 - Two Minutes Chait w/ Alex PtakThe Antifada add
Comedian Alex Ptak (@ptakjokes) of Ballin' Out Super and fam-cast Pod Damn America popped into the studio for a free-wheeling exchange of ideas.
We confronted the most pressing issues of the day: How many radicalized Wine Moms will it take to bring on the rev? Now that Teen Vogue is anarchist and Penthouse is fash, which basic-ass mag will be the next to pivot? Why did Amazon think they could bring their subsidized helipad HQ to NYC with no consequences when this is a GODDAMN union town? And is Jonathan Chait the scabbiest scab who ever scabbed?
All this and an update on merch!
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Get your dose of Ptak: http://alexptak.com https://soundcloud.com/ballin-out-super https://soundcloud.com/user-423070290
Outro: Redskins - Go Get Organized https://youtu.be/sBquv9EcVWk
Episode 31: Epic Chacón w/ Justin Akers ChacónThe Antifada add
Justin Akers Chacón, a person who actually knows what he's talking about, joins us to discuss the left case for actually knowing that the hell you're talking about.
After some opening thoughts on the 'Yellow Vest' movement in France (which Sean mistakenly calls the 'Yellow Jackets' at least 4 times bc he clearly has some unresolved childhood bee issues) we dive into the migration maelstrom.
Are borders good for unions? Has appealing to state repression been totally awesome for the labor movement? Does creating a criminalized minority of precarious workers help to bring the socialism? Can we trust Hillary Clinton, Emmanuel Macron and Tony Blair to triangulate us out of this mess we're in? Will the transnational working class ever be able to organize in an era of racial fear-mongering, militarized borders and the unfettered flow of capital?
(That last one was a trick question. Justin gives us amazing examples of how transnational organizing can happen, has happened and is an absolute fucking necessity. Enjoy!)
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Follow us @the_antifada @jamie_elizabeth @spaceprole
Good essay on Gilet Jaunes from Lundi Matin, translated by Ill Will Editions: http://ill-will-editions.tumblr.com/post/180774090884/next-stop-destitution-published-on-lundi-matin
Textual riot porn and analysis from Crimethinc: https://crimethinc.com/2018/12/06/the-movement-as-battleground-fighting-for-the-soul-of-the-yellow-vest-movement
Video of Paris Antifa running Action Francais out of Gilet Jaunes https://twitter.com/enough14/status/1071388684606418949
Check out Justin's work:
'No One is Illegal' with Mike Davis https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1086-no-one-is-illegal-updated-edition
'Radicals in the Barrio: Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American Working Class' https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/987-radicals-in-the-barrio
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Outro: Haircut - Gritona https://haircutva.bandcamp.com/
Episode 30: Mapache GuevaraThe Antifada add
Sean and Jamie are back from their magical Mexican vacation! We talk about why we love visiting Mexico, the legend of Trotsky's cookies, their Chiapas car calamity, La Chica Arana's summit with Corbyn and Amlo, a visit to Zapatista territory, Sean's run-in with a caravan of internally-displaced indigenous Mexicans, and, of course, doing acid on the beach.
Did someone bake Trotsky's ashes into cookies?
The story of Chavajebal, a village abandoned by its residents in November after a paramilitary siege:
Oventic language school:
Info about mutual aid for the caravan in Tijuana:
Episode image by Erika Santiago https://www.instagram.com/little.eyes.alien
Closing music, Cremalleras - En Todos Lados
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UNLOCKED! - Real (?) Moist Hours w/ AP Andy, Jamie Peck & Sean KBThe Antifada add
We've been on vacation for the last week and a half, so we've decided to unlock some premium content from a couple of months ago for our subscribers-slash-not-yet-patrons. Enjoy!
When the alleged 'Florida Communist Front' outlined a concrete proposal to begin, fight and win a Protracted People's War from the Everglades, Antifada just had to take a deep dive into this dialectical swamp.
How can revolutionary forces utilize mangrove trees and reptilian fauna to overthrown imperialism in the capitalist core? How do we apply praxis from the Maoist insurgency in 1920s-40s to the great state of Florida today? How will FCF unite with the DPRK to get the NUKES that can defeat the running dogs of the imperialist bourgeoisie?
All will be revealed within.. that is, if this entire document isn't some incredibly well-honed satire. Regardless, the crew had a lot of fun with it!
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Wob Damn AmericaThe Antifada add
Sean joins the DAMNED in an Antifada crossover episode with Pod Damn America for a special History is a Weapon about the Industrial Workers of the World, aka the wobblies. The anarchistic-Marxistic union organized hundreds of thousands of US workers with a goal of becoming "one big union" and abolishing class society. Jake Flores, Sean KB, and Alex Ptak recount some of their more dramatic adventures and how the economy of that era compares to the present moment. How can radicals of today learn lessons from the historical IWW without fetishizing them as simply badass soapbox militants with a snappy songbook?
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*BONUS episode preview* Audio Riot PornThe Antifada add
Pavlos stays after-hours to indulge our wildest fantasies with his illicit tales of sultry Syntagma street action. The Hellenic hunk's voyeuristic remembrances of battles with the police, the parliament, and the KKE, gets us too hot to last the full 30 minutes, and the last part of the episode we shamefully walk back from our fetishistic follies.
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Ep 29: A Happy Future is a Thing of the Past w/ Pavlos RoufosThe Antifada add
Psychedelic Bordigist, Pavlos Roufos (@PRoufos), joins us to talk about the years leading up to, the proximate causes of, and the aftermath of the Greece sovereign debt crisis.
How the post-war dictatorial regime cared more about repressing the left than economic development. How the social-democratic PASOK became more than just a party, but the agents behind both Keynesian and Neoliberal reforms. How entering the Eurozone ended up going in such a shitty direction for Greece and the rest of the PIIGS.
Most importantly: we talk about the lessons from years of street actions, general strikes and mutual aid and why it was that Syriza, a parliamentary leftish formation, arose and ultimately failed to break with austerity and what that means for the future of the global working class movement.
We have some hottt 'audio riot porn' bonus episode that will drop shortly. To become a patron go to www.Patreon.com/TheAntifada
Pavlos' "A Happy Future is a Thing of the Past: on the Greek Crisis and other Disasters" will be available shortly from Reaktion press in Europe and the Chicago University Press shortly.
Outro: Javaspa - Δύο Antifa Kουπλέ
Episode 28: Among the Cucks w/ Jay FirestoneThe Antifada add
Antifascist activist Jay Firestone joins us to elaborate on his three month infiltration of New York’s Alt Right including Daily Stormer, TRS, and the New York Forum. He describes his motivations for the project (communism), his take on how to fight white nationalism, and tells us some nixed title ideas. We close the episode with a discussion of the limits of antifascism and voting and what we can do instead.
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Find Jay's work at: https://communemag.com/alt-right-new-york/
Closing song: Murphy’s Law – Secret Agent S.K.I.N.