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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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
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Closing song: Cigarettes after Sex - Starry Eyes
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
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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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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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
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
Jarrod Shanahan and Zhandarka Kurti of Hard Crackers Journal inaugurate our new era of unrest! We talk about the origins of the journal in the white abolitionist work of Noel Ignatiev, race treason in the George Floyd uprising, and finally the January 6th Capitol Siege and how the left can take insurrectionism back from the trumpist pretenders.
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Work by Jarrod and Zhana:
Opening music: Second South Carolina String Band - Hard Crackers Come Again No More
Closing music: Blood for Blood - White Trash Anthem
Jamie is joined by Aaron Thorpe (@posadist_trapgd) of Trillbilly Workers Party and A Time Of Monsters and Andray Domise (@andraydomise) of The Drop Squad on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to discuss the first volume of Barack O'bummer's serial killer memoir "A Promised Land." What is 44 trying to do here? Is he Lena Dunham, Walter White, or a perfect synthesis of both? And what's so bad about going to therapy that men will literally run for president to avoid it?
Apologies for the poor sound quality on Jamie's end, she forgot to check the input settings and feels very bad.
Closing song: Kendrick Lamar - Hood Politics
A Time Of Monsters: https://www.patreon.com/atompod
Aaron's substack: https://spacelight.substack.com/
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Our guests from episode 127 stick around to discus a topic that's floating around more and more these days: civil war.
What does the 1861-65 conflict and its aftermath tell us about the role that the proletariat must take in the coming months and years? And what are the stakes of the coming rupture?
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Outro: Pete Seeger - John Brown's Body
Our friends Arturo and Shemon stop by to discuss the George Floyd rebellion and how it might go from a series of isolated insurrections to a glorious proletarian revolution. Radical geography, looting caravans, white accomplices, organized labor, and the black counter-insurgency as viewed through a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air lens.
Stay tuned for Friday's bonus in which we discuss the chud riot at the capitol and what lessons we can take from the American Civil War.
Outro song: Dj Screw - Sittin on Top of the World (Big Floyd aka George Floyd verse)
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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
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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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
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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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
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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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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