In anticipation of HIAW 6 (out this week for patrons!) we are releasing for the public the second half of this episode.
Matt and Sean finish this extended look into the 1970s by answering the questions: Why did Carterism (spoiler alert!) fall apart over its internal contradictions? Where have the politics of personal virtue taken us? Why was Reagan the man of the hour and why was Clintonism his enduring achievement? How did neoliberalism become the economic consensus and what the hell is happening now that its entire political and economic edifice is collapsing?
All will be revealed herein. The boys may have been tipsy off Tecate, but you'll need to pack that bong for a big old rip as 500 years of *systemic cycles of accumulation* are synthesized to make sense of this current pivotal decade that echoes so much of what happened in the '70s.
Leslie Lee III (@leslieleeiii) of Struggle Session (@strugglesesh) joins Jamie to discuss South Korean filmmaker (and comrade) Bong Joon-ho's beautifully subversive upstairs-downstairs-downstairs parable "Parasite." Warning: contains spoilers!!!
Outro music: Queers - Like a Parasite
Check out Struggle Session at patreon.com/strugglesession
We close out our three-part recap of the decade that was with 2015-now. Jake gives his grand unified theory of the black and blue dress (or is it white and gold?!). Rachel Dolezal. Trump's epic pwnage of Hillary Clinton and us, and the even more embarrassing rise of the #resistance. The libs go un poco loco. Mask off time. The gang gets sincere. And more.
Thanks for all your support this decade, fam!
Closing song: Drake - Headlines
Ebola, the Fappening, ISIS, The Ice Bucket Challenge, #Doom. Simpler times: 2014!
Listen to the full episode at http://patreon.com/theantifada
Obamacare! Occupy! The Tea Party! Taylor Swift! ISIS!!!!!! An epochal Antifada spectacular! The whole crew + Jake and Simone take on the decade year by year. In Part 1 we go from 2009-2013. Simone's 2014 will be released Friday, and we get caught up with the rest next Wednesday.
Closing song: Kanye West, Jay Z - No Church in the Wild
HⒶ HⒶ HⒶ! Ⓐnti-Saint Nick here with an XMas Xpost of Andy and Sean's recent appearance on Minion Death Cult! Alex and Tony lead us in a reading of what is sure to become a holiday classic, a 2017 piece from the Boston Police Union magazine titled, "The Antifan Who Stole Christmas."
"A reaction to the enormous anti-racist Boston protest held directly after Charlottesville, "The Antifan" chronicles a pesky critter who wishes to destroy the town of Bhlueville and their holiday celebration."
Then we read some reactions to a National Catholic Register article titled "Bernie Sanders Says Christians Need Not Apply For Public Office."
Catch up with Minion Death Cult at http://patreon.com/miniondeathcult
Closing Music: Low - Just Like Christmas
Writer, translator, and historian of the revolutionary left Mitch Abidor joins Andy and Sean to discuss the life, legacy, and relevance of "The Bolshevik's Pet Anarchist" Victor Serge!
An illegalist anarchist turned anarcho-syndicalist, turned Bolshevik, turned left-oppositionist before being completely blackpilled, Serge is a rare example of a revolutionary who jumped from tendency to tendency while still maintaining his principals. Abidor and Richard Greenman recently translated Serge's 1936-1947 notebooks, written mostly while in exile in Mexico watching the dream of proletarian revolution unravel.
In episode 2 of @spaceprole's side project on contemporary and historical political issues in Latin America. This month we have Camilo Gómez, a Peruvian writer with bylines at Counterpunch and the Center for a Stateless Society, and the host of the History and Politics podcast.
Listen to the full podcast at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada
We discuss how the lavajato spilled into Peru, making anti-corruption a focus of the upcoming legislative elections. Gomez goes into details on the 3-4 currents of the divided Peruvian left, before going into a history of the armed struggle movement that culminated in the Shining Path. We talk about a couple other idiosyncratic Peruvian tendencies, like the Trotskyist ecosocialism of ex-Posadist Hugo Blanco and the UFO leftism of Alfa y Omega.
Finally we talk about "market socialism" in the Peruvian context and have a little debate over whether markets are ever something worth defending.
You can find Camilo's writing and podcasts here:
Brooklyn College Sociology Professor, writer for the Appeal, the Nation, and Truthout, and author of “The End of Policing” Alex Vitale talks with us about the recent FTP protests in New York and various other struggles against the carceral state.
Description of FTP marches in New York: https://itsgoingdown.org/off-the-rails/
Stay tuned for details of the December 20th action by following Decolonize This Place
William Barr comments:
Commune Magazine release party Saturday! https://www.facebook.com/events/587496042022231/
Closing song: Doja Cat - No Police
Have you ever asked yourself what weird 1980s Hollywood live-action/cartoon crossover films have to say about the infamous General Motors Streetcar Scandal of the mid-20th century? Well do we have a film for you!
Sean sits down with fellow socialist railfan Justin Roczniak, AKA donoteat1, to get at the real and sordid history behind Robert Zemekis' 1988 blockbuster Who Framed Roger Rabbit? How the hell was this crazy film made? What does it tell us about the history of public transit in Los Angeles and elsewhere? Why is Elon Musk full of shit? How would rail fit into the Green New Deal and socialism broadly? Most importantly, how did our fans get us to watch hentai?
In our second Real Kollontai Hours, Rachel Rabbit White (@rabbitwhite) and Oyster (@oyster_nyt) take up Alexandra Kollontai's 1921 essay "Prostitution and Ways of Fighting It." Was Kollontai right about the evils of prostitution, or should we say "okay boomer" to this outdated comintern moralism as we move toward our glorious FALC future? Most importantly, whomst among us is going to incorporate "fucking for sacks of flour" into their sexy roleplaying from now on?
listen to the full episode and all other bonus content here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-real-hours-31932435
Closing song: Hole - Teenage Whore
Sex workers of the world, unite! Jamie and Andy are joined by poet/journo Rachel Rabbit White (@rabbitwhite), organizer Nina Luo (@theninaluo) and whore-of-all trades Oyster (@oyster_nyt) to talk organizing in the world of sex work and why any socialist worth their clever display name should care. What's Decrim NY and what are they after? How has sex trafficking discourse been used to enforce borders and police the marginalized? What can the average person do to facilitate the self-liberation of the twerking ass? And what's the deal with whippets? After dropping several metric tons of knowledge, the guests humor us as we play our favorite game "After the Rev" and imagine how the vocation formerly known as sex work might fit into our glorious fully automated gay luxury space communist future.
Check out Rachel's poetry book, "Porn Carnival":
And her recent article in Commune Mag, "Strippers On Strike":
Follow @DecrimNY to learn more and get involved:
Outro music: Carmen - Lana Del Rey
Trash Future leads us in a reading of James Kirkup's dystopian fanfic "How the Lib Dems could seize power." Excuse the laddery we were many cans deep.
Listen to the full episode at: https://www.patreon.com/theantifada
Andy and Sean go to UK to suck some cans with the lads and lass of England's only podcast, TRASH FUTURE. We discuss the upcoming elections, the deep insecurities at the center of posh life motivating Boris Johnson's political career, the LibDem and ChUK cucks, and Corbyn's cheeky plan to nationalize Nandos and put Mr. Bean on the dole or whatever.
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Closing song: Crass - Do They Owe us a Living?
In this edition of Vampire Castle, Jamie and Leslie tackle two very different (but both very '80s) vampire movies: Tony Scott's 'The Hunger' (1983) and Joel Schumacher's 'The Lost Boys' (1987). Sign up at patreon.com/theantifada to hear the whole episode!
In this long awaited Antifada x Trillbillies crossover, Jamie speaks with Tom Sexton (@tomsexton), Tarence Ray (@tarenceray) and Tanya Turner (@auntiebernice) of Trillbilly Workers Party (@thetrillbillies) about their media project, Kentucky's recent election, and how they became dyed-in-the-wool radicals and electoral skeptics. Also: jobs vs. environmentalism, the pitfalls of the "just transition" program, and an update on Penny the Pony!
Outro music: Erik Petersen - For an Old Kentucky Anarchist
In this special episode of The Antifada, Sean KB is joined by fellow building tradesmen Billy and John to do a little workers inquiry on themselves.
We discuss our own work histories and how we became radicalized through historical events and our experiences on the job. We poke holes in the JD Vance 'white working class' mythos that sees cultural regression as the wellspring of Trumpism. Lastly, we talk about the structures we've encountered in our particular unions and how the working class might overcome the provincialism and conservatism of business unionism.
Outro: Billy Bragg - Which Side Are You On?
Check out John's excellent article here: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/known-assailants-tormey
Matt Christman and Sean KB bring our story of suburbia up to the present moment, when the periphery is in crisis and urban areas are suffering late-stage gentrification: How was Los Angeles the archetypal American city? Who developed suburbia and why? Which class interests are upheld by the primacy of real estate in American political economy? And whither suburban life in the 21st century?
All this and more along with an analysis of that class fraction everyone's talking about these days: the PrOfEsSiOnAL MaNaGeRiAL CLaSs!
Listen to the full episode and Part I at: https://www.patreon.com/theantifada
Outro: CSNY - Our House
We celebrate MISCHIEF NIGHT with the scariest show on the internet: MINION DEATH CULT. Hosts Anthony Edwards and Tony Boswell find the scariest, most derange, and dumbest boomer posts online and read them slow enough to truly grasp their inanity. After sharing some dumb Halloween stories, we look at an evangelical plot to infiltrate costume shops, commemorate last years' Nov 4 Antifa supersoldier revolution, recall the Infowars hit piece on Jamie earlier this year, and close out with some Tim Pool Joker-posting.
Closing song: Marilyn Manson - This is Halloween
Matt and Sean dive into the historical materialist trenches once more!
On this HIAW, we address suburbia and its discontents: How has the unique social geography of the United States affected its political and economic development? How are class relations reflected in the built environment? Why did the suburbs arise as a unique solution to social crisis in the post-war era? And what sort of mentalities and ideologies arose out of these milieux?
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Part 2 on the decline of suburbia and the new housing crisis coming next week!
Outro: The Descendents - Suburban Home