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A podcast about music, and politics as told by musicians who sing about politics
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To many in the West, the practice of Yoga is largely a secular act seen as part of maintaining a healthy life-style and good posture. Certainly, some are keenly aware of its origins as a spiritual practice from the Indian subcontinent. Indeed, elements on the Christian right have condemned Yoga as a form of worship of the Hindu pantheon. However, it is not only amongst conservative Christians that Yoga is seen as controversial. In Yoga’s homeland, India, the history and meaning of the practice is a topic of heated debate. In this episode, what is Yoga? What is its political meaning? And why has it become a lighting rod for controversy in Indian politics?   About Patricia: Patricia Sauthoff is an Indologist who specializes in medieval Śaiva Tantra from socio-historical perspective. Her PhD focused on protective rites in the Netra Tantra, and explored the nature of mantra, maṇḍala, and deity visualization in rites to alleviate disease and bestow immortality.   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast   Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/i-was-a-teenage-anarchist-e918b00bb13   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get TIR Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/album/coronavirus-sessions
For political strategies such as an "inside/outside" plan of action to be effective, the left needs strong movements, with organizational strength that has an ability to influence politicians to govern at the behest of the people rather than being courtiers for major corporations and special interest groups. How do we build this on a local level? How do we keep these institutions from being corrupted and becoming foundations that don't challenge power and simply protect partisan party interests? We'll ask these questions and more.   This is Revolution.   About Oakland Rising: Oakland Rising educates and mobilizes voters in the flatlands to speak up for and take charge of the issues impacting our lives. We are a multilingual, multiracial collaborative with deep roots in East and West Oakland’s neighborhoods, proving that everyday residents working together have the power to change the way our city is run. With longtime Oakland families and our newest neighbors working shoulder to shoulder, we are building on Oakland’s incredibly rich history to advance smart, community-first solutions for a thriving Town.   We develop key infrastructure necessary to build progressive power by: Flexing People Power: We build and exercise progressive political power through mass-based electoral organizing and integrated strategies, including base-building and policy advocacy.   Aligning Like-Minded Forces: We align and coordinate citywide and regional progressive forces through our collaborative model to build the power and profile of the social justice movement.   Leading With Values: We recruit, train, advance and support progressive leaders who lead in a collaborative, accountable and values-based way – that centers social justice.   Learn more about Oakland Rising Here: https://oaklandrising.org/about/   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast   Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/i-was-a-teenage-anarchist...   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/album/coronavirus-sessions
Maha Elkollali, Esq. Member of the Legal Team of Jamil Al-Amin, Formerly H. Rap Brown. Marcus. From the mid 1960s Imam Jamil Al-Amin, formerly H. Rap Brown held a leadership position in organizations rooted in challenging the racist oppression of Black Americans from SNCC to the Black Panther Party. Today’s Imam Jamil’s legal team is challenging his incarceration as a Black political prisoner demanding his release. We will discuss the merits of his case and the legacy of Imam Jamil Al Amin, formerly H.Rap Brown.   For information on how you can help in the freeing of Imam Jamil Al-Amin: https://www.imamjamilactionnetwork.org/   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast   Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/i-was-a-teenage-anarchist-e918b00bb13   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get TIR>p Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/album/coronavirus-sessions
Neoliberal capitalism is in crisis across much of the world as discontent directed towards the prevailing political and economic order grows. Mainstream political parties, both on the liberal left and conservative right, are facing new challenges to their political hegemony as ever growing numbers of people are being attracted to political programs and ideologies that were once ostracised from polite society. This trend is partly manifested in the form of a resurgent left, albeit one that remains extremely weak. However, a more significant challenge to the mainstream is coming from the far right. Given this new reality some individuals on the left are advocating a left-right alliance directed at overthrowing the establishment. Others warn about the dangers of Third and Four Positionism, Stasserism and Nazbols. In this episode we will ask, what is the historical background behind calls for cooperation between the radical left and right? What are Stasserites, Third Positionists, and Nazbols? And what is the reality of left-right cooperation and overlap?   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast   Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/i-was-a-teenage-anarchist...   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get TIR>p Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/.../coronavirus...
In the narrative of liberal America, the states of “flyover country” are often portrayed as bastions of reactionary politics in which any form of progressive struggle is ultimately futile. Such a narrative serves to reinforce a sense of smug cultural superiority on the part of some upper class liberals. Indeed, the notion that reform and change in the rural Midwest is impossible often provides the Democratic Party with a rationale for the abandonment of these territories to Republican control. However, the reality of politics in rural America is far more complex than many assume. This week we talk to Luke Mayville, the co-founder of Reclaim Idaho, about both the opportunities and pitfalls facing those seeking to engender progressive reform in the heart of “Trump country”.   On 2018 Medicaid Expansion campaign: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/do-something-big   Watch the trailer for the documentary on Reclaim Idaho's Medicaid Expansion campaign here: https://www.reclaimidahofilm.com/   Reclaim Idaho's victory in the Idaho Supreme Court: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr7FOaMAs-Q   Luke Mayville op-ed on the legislature's assault on the initiative process: https://www.idahopress.com/.../article_ca5c2c9d-024e-58a3...   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast   Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.mehttps://jasonmyles.medium.com/i-was-a-teenage-anarchist-e918b00bb13dium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/album/coronavirus-sessions
We'll be talking with Lillian Cicerchia about the limitations of post Marxism, and then we're going to be discussing the Black Music and the culture industry with Greg Tate   About Lillian Cicerchia: Lillian is a post-doc at the Institute of Philosophy at the Free University of Berlin. Her areas of specialization are political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and critical theory. Her research is about capitalism, structural injustice, and the intersection of the two, especially the ways in which capitalism influences experiences of social group oppression. Her work also asks how contexts of structural injustice frame the way that we think about our normative criteria for justice in terms of democratic rights and participation.   What's Left of Philosophy Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuwLXhuSvi3NRGbSmcRS3ig   About Greg Tate: Tate was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. When he was 13 years old, his family moved to Washington, D.C.[1][2] He credits Amiri Baraka's Black Music and Rolling Stone, which he first read when he was 14, with stimulating his interest in collecting and writing about music.[3] As a teenager, Tate taught himself how to play guitar. He attended Howard University, where he studied journalism and film.   In 1982, Tate moved to New York City, where he developed friendships with other musicians, including James "Blood" Ulmer and Vernon Reid. In 1985 he co-founded the Black Rock Coalition with some of the African-American musicians he knew who shared a common interest in playing rock music.   Tate became a staff writer for The Village Voice in 1987, a position he held until 2005. His 1986 essay "Cult-Nats Meet Freaky Deke" for the Voice Literary Supplement is widely regarded as a milestone in black cultural criticism; in the essay, he juxtaposes the "somewhat stultified stereotype of the black intellectual as one who operates from a narrow-minded, essentialized notion of black culture" (cultural nationalists, or Cult-Nats) with the freaky "many vibrant colors and dynamics of African American life and art", trying to find a middle ground in order to break down "that bastion of white supremacist thinking, the Western art [and literary world" His work has also been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Artforum, Down Beat, Essence, JazzTimes, Rolling Stone, and VIBE. The Source described Tate as one of "the Godfathers of hip-hop journalism".   In 1999, Tate established Burnt Sugar, an improvisational ensemble that varies in size between 13 and 35 musicians. Tate described the band in 2004 as "a band I wanted to hear but could not find".   Tate has been a visiting professor of Africana studies at Brown University and the Louis Armstrong Visiting Professor at Columbia University's Center for Jazz Studies. In 2010, he was awarded a United States Artists fellowship.   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/album/coronavirus-sessions
Home to 75% of the world's mining companies, Canada is the imperial power that is seldom discussed. While the election of Justin Trudeau was thought to bring progressive change, it's been more of the same capital driven environmental and labor abuse under the charade of enlightened imagery. Is Canada benefiting from an incorrect assumption of progressivism? Or is Canada another “Usual Suspect” in the global game of empire and conquest?   About Owen Schalk: Owen Schalk is a writer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He grew up in the countryside surrounded by rural emptiness, abandoned houses, and farm-loving German Canadians who tried and failed to instil their love of farming in him. He found his artistic curiosity while reading the usual canon, and found his voice while reading Pynchon, DeLillo, Bolaño, and other authors who write with a critical eye for dominant social and political doctrines.   Owen’s short stories have been distributed by a variety of print and online publishers, including The Paragon Press, The Anti-Languorous Project, and whimperbang. Additionally, his academic work has been rewarded with a number of scholarships and awards in Manitoba.   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/album/coronavirus-sessions
In recent months, there has emerged a narrative that has sought to frame Joe Biden’s presidency as a revival of FDR New Dealism. To what extent is this narrative realistic? Is Joe Biden really a deviation from the neoliberal economic order that has defined the “50 year counterrevolution”? Or is such talk merely a DC beltway branding exercise?   About Dr. Jack Rasmus: Rasmus can address the news issues revolving around the global recession and U.S. financial crisis, current economic and political policies of corporate America, and the causes and consequences of growing income inequality. He teaches courses on Contemporary Economic Policy Analysis, Economic Thought, U.S. Economic History and Labor Economics   A former journalist, Rasmus has served as an economist and analyst for several global companies and has roots in the labor movement; he was a local union president, business representative, contract negotiator, and organizer for several labor unions. Jackrasmus.com   Asatar Bair: Asatar Bair (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst) has taught economics since 2001, at RCC and City College of San Francisco. He has worked as Executive Director of a non-profit. His focus is political economy; he has written a book entitled “Prison Labor in the US: An Economic Analysis,” (Routledge, 2008) and has contributed some 200 articles on the US economy to Austria’s financial weekly The Boursen-Kourier.   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/album/coronavirus-sessions
One of the persistent features of the culture war both in the United States and beyond has been the question of masculinity. For those on the right, there is currently a war being waged against men and boys. Indeed, masculinity in and of itself is often – it is claimed – being portrayed in a negative light or, to use the current in vogue terminology, “toxic”. What is masculinity in the 21st century and is it toxic? Are we living through a crisis of masculinity? And if so, what are the courses of this crisis and how is it playing out in the field of politics?   About Heidi: Heidi Matthews is an assistant professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Canada. She researches and teaches in the areas of the law of war, international criminal law, criminal law, and law and sexuality. She splits her time between Toronto and rural Newfoundland and Labrador.   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/album/coronavirus-sessions
With the raging culture war and debates around Critical Race Theory we will discuss how Postmodern theory became a dominant force in academia that derailed materialist analysis of social and political phenomena. In this episode we will investigate the origins of postmodern thought and its consequences for today’s politics.   About Vivek: Vivek Chibber is a professor of sociology at New York University. He is the editor of Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy. Articles:   "Making Sense of Postcolonial theory: a response to Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak", Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 27:3, 617-624, DOI:10.1080/09557571.2014.943593 [Download/read: ResponsetoSpivak.pdf, 79.76 kB]   "Subaltern Studies Revisited - a Response to Partha Chatterjee [Longer version]," Economic and Political Weekly, March 1, 2014. [Download/read: SubalternStudiedRevisited.pdf, 224.12 kB]   "Capitalism, Class, and Universalism: Escaping the Cul-de-sac of Postcolonial Theory," The Socialist Register, 2014. [Download/read: Capitalism, Class.pdf, 76.88kB]   "Organized Interests, Development Strategies, and Social Policies", R. Nagaraj ed., Growth, Inequality, and Social Policy in India, London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012. [Download/read: Organized_interests.pdf, 1,802kb] Books:   Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital Verso, 2013.   Locked in Place: State-Building and Late Industrialization in India Princeton University Press, 2003.   Watch Kenzo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx4zh3sVbbbEuexW6LXCQXg   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/album/coronavirus-sessions
All institutions in America post COVID seem to draw nothing but disdain and distrust from the public. Has America come to a point where belief in these formerly trusted institutions are passe? In the wake of the pandemic and the recent Afghanistan debacle, has the American ruling class lost the capacity to secure the faith of the American people? What does this mean for the contemporary left.   About Doug Lain: Douglas Lain is the publisher of Zero Books. Based in Portland, Oregon he is also a writer whose books include the science fiction novel Bash Bash Revolution from Night Shade Books and the magical realist novel Billy Moon from Tor Books. He is currently writing a book for Zero Books on the need for a new understanding of Marx. Lain was the host of the philosophy podcast "Diet Soap" from 2009 through 2014 and is now the host of Zero Squared for Zero Books and the YouTuber behind the Zero Books Youtube channel.   You can follow Doug on his YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/ZeroBooksTheoryChannel/featured   You Can Hear Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Podcast Here: https://www.protonicreversal.com/   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/.../coronavirus..https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/album/coronavirus-sessions
Over the last two decades, there has been an intensification of instability in the Middle East as a result of military intervention as well as economic warfare launched not only by the United States but also powerful regional actors. This week we speak to Matthew Petti of the Quincy Institute about a variety of dynamics shaping the region. What does the withdrawal from Afghanistan mean for US influence? What is the future of the Iran nuclear deal? And how have interventions from the US and regional players exacerbated tensions and chaos in the Middle East and Islamic World? About Matthew Petti: Matthew Petti was a research assistant at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, reporter for Responsible Statecraft. He is a former national security reporter at the National interest and his work has appeared in several publications including the Armenian Weekly, Reason, and the American Magazine.   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH! Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from show here! https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/album/coronavirus-sessions  
What are the roots of the current political crisis in South Africa? Why has the ending of Apartheid not resolved the economic gulf that exists between racial and class groups. What is the path forward to resolve the economic challenge in this once racially segregated nation?   About Milton Allimadi: Milton Allimadi attended the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia for an M.S. degree; he won the prestigious James Wechsler Memorial Prize award in international journalism at Columbia. He has M.A. and Bachelors degrees in Economics from Syracuse University. He started his journalism career with internships at The Journal of Commerce and The Wall Street Journal. He was a freelance reporter for The New York Times, a reporter and deputy managing editor with The City Sun, before founding The Black Star News. He is also an Adjunct Professor of African History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). He can be heard every Tuesday morning at 7.10 AM on WBAI 99.5 FM or wbai.org Radio as a guest on "The Morning Show."   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from show here! https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/album/coronavirus-sessions
From the earliest period of Black American history the Black Church has had an integral role in shaping the social fabric of Black life. Throughout various periods of that long history the Black church has also been crucial in Black political action and institution building. In this current moment when Black electoral politics is rooted in the right wing corporate flank of the Democratic Party with many White progressives to the left, is there any potential for the Black church to be anything more than a vehicle of political and social control used by the Black political class? Is there potential for the Black church to be radicalized to embrace an agenda that fights the egregious nature of American capitalism and imperialism?   Do phenomena like prosperity ministries relegate the Black church to being a vehicle for promoting conspicuous consumption and Black capitalism, or is a more radical vision possible?   We will ask these questions and more on this episode of THIS IS REVOLUTION.   About Dr. Floyd: Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd is Associate Professor Political Science at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. A lawyer and political scientist, Dr. Alexander-Floyd has been actively engaged in a wide range of political and legal issues. Dr. Alexander-Floyd has been a featured speaker at fora and symposia at a number of colleges and universities, including Bryn Mawr College, CUNY Graduate Center, Northwestern University, Prairieview A&M University, Princeton University, and Syracuse University, among others. A strong advocate for minorities in general and women of color in particular, she co-founded the Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics (www.asbwp.org), an organization dedicated to promoting the development of Black women’s and gender studies and supporting the professionalization of Black women political scientists. As a legal theorist and activist, she has produced scholarship and provided commentary on some of the cutting edge legal cases of our time, including the important Hopwood case in Texas; her involvement and leadership around Hopwood led to guest appearances and interviews on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and National Public Radio.   An award-winning educator, she teaches a range of courses on Black feminist theory, Black women’s political activism, and race, gender, media, and the law. Dr. Alexander-Floyd is the author of Gender, Race, and Nationalism in Contemporary Black Politics (Palgrave Macmillan 2007), and her articles have appeared in leading journals such as Feminist Formations, The International Journal of Africana Studies, Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, The National Political Science Review, Politics & Gender, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Signs. She is a past Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Women's Studies Association, and past Chair of the American Political Science Association's Committee on the Status of Women and the Profession. Her latest book, Liminal Subjects: Black Women, Melodrama, and Post-Feminism in the New Millennium (forthcoming NYU Press, 2020), investigates the political implications of post-feminist, post-civil rights ideology.   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com
Kabul has fallen. The Taliban are back in power. And Afghans are fleeing. How did 20 years of military occupation and billions of dollars spent result in such a disastrous failure for American empire? And what is next for Afghanistan?   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the new Bitter Lake Here:   https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/
For over a decade and a half, Angela Merkel, the leader of the conservative CDU has dominated German politics. First elected in 2005, she has served continuously as Chancellor since that time. However, following her fourth election victory in 2018, Merkel announced that she would not seek reelection and with new elections slated for September 2021, Germany is now preparing for a new post-Merkel era. How has Merkel’s tenure in office shaped modern Germany?   What issues will her successor face?   And what explains the continued weakness of the German left?   You can hear Nadim and Daniel's podcast 99 Zu Eins here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTRjcYzSUGb0UwTP1gNf1uQ   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/ Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com
In the history of American politics, there has never been a movement rooted in improving the lives of working class and poor Americans that did not include Black people. What are the consequences of contemporary Black electoral Black politics being rooted in the corporate right wing of the Democratic party with a large number of White progressives to its left? How can working class Black politics be brought to life in order to challenge this reality. We will ask former Bernie Sanders communication director, Briahna Joy Gray that question and more.   About Briahna: After graduating from law school, Gray worked as a corporate litigator in New York City for Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky LLP and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. She was also the host of Someone’s Wrong on the Internet, a podcast that covers politics and pop culture. Gray was hired by The Intercept in 2018, and has also written columns for Rolling Stone, Current Affairs, The Guardian, and New York Magazine. She was a supporter of the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign and joined his 2020 campaign as his National Press Secretary. Gray has stated that she voted for Jill Stein in the 2016 presidential election.   After joining the Sanders campaign in March 2019, Gray became the host of Hear the Bern, a podcast sponsored by the campaign that features interviews with progressive celebrities, journalists, and political figures. Gray has also been featured on CBS News, MSNBC, Bloomberg News, The Majority Report with Sam Seder, The Michael Brooks Show, and Rising on The Hill TV.Gray appeared as a guest speaker at the Harvard Law Review Forum.In 2020, Gray was included in Fortune magazine's '40 Under 40' listing under the "Government and Politics" category. On April 13, 2020 after Bernie Sanders dropped out of the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary, Gray stated on Twitter that she did not endorse the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.In response, Bernie Sanders distanced himself from her saying that “She is my former press secretary — not on the payroll.”Sanders also stated that it would be "irresponsible" not to vote for Joe Biden.   Since the conclusion of Bernie Sanders' 2020 Democratic primary campaign, Gray has returned to her role as contributing editor at Current Affairs in addition to co-hosting the Bad Faith podcast with Chapo Trap House co-host Virgil Texas. One of the podcast's most discussed episodes was an October 2020 debate with Noam Chomsky, who implored listeners to vote for Joe Biden as a second Trump presidency would be more detrimental for the world; Chomsky has referred to the Republican Party as one of the most dangerous organizations on Earth, largely due to the party's actions regarding the global climate crisis.Conversely, Gray and Texas argued that progressives should only be willing to vote for one of the major parties if certain standards are met.   Watch Briahna's Bad Faith Pod here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLNw2JNuTUWFdilpzOXLa5A   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/ Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com
Ever since the United States ceased to be a colony of the British Empire, immigration has been used as a tool of the ruling class to relegate labor. While xenophobic fears may ignite passionate debate, capitalism is the driving factor in the bipartisan draconian immigration legislation we see to this day.   We’ll discuss capitalism’s role in the United States southern border policy and more.   About Daniel: Daniel is an attorney and social critic who grew up in diverse cultural and political settings. His experience includes immigration law where he became an ally to progressive movements and organizations seeking migrant liberation. He has several essays published in Areo Magazine and Medium and he currently labors in the public sector to ensure migrant access to justice. He is the son of an immigrant and spent his adolescence with his parents and three brothers in the Dominican Republic. He and his family live in the American southeast.   You Can find Daniel's Book here: https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/.../authors/daniel-melo Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/ Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/Pascal%20Robert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com
“Privilege” is a near ubiquitous term in activist circles. However, in the aftermath of the Trump era, terms such as “white privilege” and “male privilege” have increasingly gained currency amongst mainstream liberals. Indeed, “check your privilege” has become a popular refrain amongst many in the media as well as elements of the political and economic establishment. What is “privilege” discourse? What explains its increasing popularity? And why might such discourse be problematic?   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/ Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/Pascal Robert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com
In recent years, American Empire has increasingly faced criticism from across the political spectrum. Even as the Biden administration moves to terminate a generation-long war in Afghanistan, at least officially, the United States continues to maintain a vast overseas military presence. At the same time, it continues to intervene both directly and indirectly across a host of different theaters, from East Asia and Latin America to Africa and the Middle East. Although American political elites might disagree on specific aspects of imperial strategy, the notion that the United States has the moral right to exercise power overseas remains hegemonic. What explains this uniformity of opinion amongst political elites?   What is “imperialist realism”?   And what are the prospects for ending the empire?   About Daniel (from http://danielbessner.com/): Daniel Bessner currently holds the Joff Hanauer Honors Professorship in Western Civilization at the University of Washington. He is a member of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and was previously the Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Associate Professor in American Foreign Policy. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and a Contributing Editor at Jacobin. Daniel is an intellectual historian of U.S. foreign relations. He is the author of Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual (Cornell, 2018), which you may order here. http://danielbessner.com/book/   He is also co-editor, with Nicolas Guilhot, of The Decisionist Imagination: Sovereignty, Social Science, and Democracy in the Twentieth Century (Berghahn, 2019). Daniel has published scholarly articles in several journals and has also published pieces in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, n+1, and other venues.     Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!)   THANKS Y'ALL YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/ Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/Pascal Robert   Get TIR>podcast Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com
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Will Shogren

lolololol @ Marx and Engels calling each other slurs.

Aug 23rd
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Will Shogren

This guy is fucking brilliant, actually.

Aug 22nd
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Will Shogren

Glen Loury self-identifies as a neoliberal, pretty unusual.

Aug 22nd
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Will Shogren

I'm going to listen to this, front to back but in my experience, people who freak out about characters like David Harvey or Richard Wolfe or whatever are sort of deranged.

Aug 22nd
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Will Shogren

i remember her popping up on one of the Pod Save Johns adjacent podcasts way back in the day, she's always been a snake in the grass.

Aug 22nd
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Will Shogren

Jim Clyburn is a fucking wraith.

Aug 22nd
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Will Shogren

Pretty sure Marc Lamont Hill said the "from the river to the sea" thing as a commentator on CNN, not at the U.N., minor correction. If his, uh, career pivot brings new people into Palestine solidarity, great, but he's treading pretty well-worn ground at this point.

Aug 22nd
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Will Shogren

"that's violence" nah.

Aug 22nd
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Will Shogren

lol, Norman rules.

Aug 22nd
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Will Shogren

Peckerwood? I've never been more insulted in my life.

Aug 22nd
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