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66 minutes | 23 days ago
Episode #148: 2020 Recap with Margaret Kimberley
Today we sit down with author and journalist Margaret Kimberley to discuss the events of 2020, from the Coronavirus and economics to social uprisings to foreign policy and military moves, ending with her hopes and goals for the new year, Shownotes Covid-19 Relief Bill Doubles Healthcare Budget- For Congress Black Agenda Report Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents
74 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode #147: Leftist Unity Roundtable
We have a wide ranging discussion roundtable on the idea of leftist unity with a variety of activists and academics such as activists Stacy Smith and Laura Saylor, Erin Kate, a mental health therapist and PhD candidate Kentucky, Ben Stahnke, co-founder of the Center for Communist Studies, Hampton contributor AJ Reed, and Hampton Labor Issues Chair Dr. Nick Partyka. Shownotes, more information on participants, and relevant websites can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/episode147shownotes
40 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode #146: UnKoching College Campuses with Jasmine Banks
We sit down with Jasmine Banks, the Executive Director of UnKoch Our Campus. In the interview we discuss the involvement of the Koch brothers on college campuses, the role of the police in colleges, and how people can support the UnKoch campaign. Shownotes UnKoch My Campus
44 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode #145: Architecture and Albany with Dan Plaat
Today we sit down with Dan Plaat, host of the radio show/podcast, The 3 Lefts Show. We talk about his interest in pursuing architecture, delve into his political history, and discuss the politics of Albany, NY and the Albany Green Party. Shownotes Demos Designs 3 Lefts Show
40 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode #144: Green Party 2020 with Angela Walker
Today we sit down with Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Angela Walker (@angelanwalker) to discuss the Green Party's recent troubles with ballot access in Wisconsin, the Democratic Party as it relates to Black people, and what the Green Party offers people in contrast to the Democrats. Shownotes Challenge Would Drop Green Party From Wisconsin Presidential Ballot See also: Judge removes Green Party candidates from ballot; accuses Montana GOP of ‘constructive fraud’ About Angela Walker Green Party Platform
51 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode #143: Biden, The 2020 Presidential Election, and US Politics with Margaret Kimberley
Today I chat with Margaret Kimberley (@freedomrideblog), writer over at Black Agenda Report and author of Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents, about the upcoming Biden-Trump presidential election. We get into why Kamala Harris was chosen as Biden's Vice Presidential pick, the problems with Biden as a candidate, the coming home foreclosure and eviction crisis, among a variety of political topics.
76 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode #142: The Arkansas Support Network with Syard Evans
Today, we're chatting with Hampton Advisor Syard Evans about her work at the Arkansas Support Network. We delve into the work that is done there, how those with disabilities have been affected by the coronavirus, and how disabled people aren't viewed as full human beings.
57 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode #141: The Larger Effects of Coronvirus, Challenging the Historical Narrative with Dan Welch
We chat with independent political analyst Dan Welch about the larger affects that Coronavirus is having on the country in terms of school openings and mental health. There is also discussion of the recent uprisings around the country regarding police violence and the destruction of statues as it relates to historical narrative.
31 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode #140: Guns, Protests, and Training with Tacticool Girlfriend
We chat with Tacticool Girlfriend (@tacticoolgf) to discuss how she became interested in guns, how the right has a monopoly on gun culture, and how people should go about firearms training on a budget. We also discuss the idea of violent protest being based on the ideology of the protesters in question and what physical exercises one can do to aid in firearms training. Shownotes Tacticool GF Facebook Twitter Instagram
37 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode #139: Dealing With The Police with Cyrah Hawkins
Today we talk to Cyrah Hawkins about his recent incident with some California police, the trauma he and his family endured, and the aftermath of the incident. The incident in question is linked to in the shownotes. Shownotes White Cop Tells Black Man To Eat A Dick
38 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode #138: Another Blow To Russiagate with Margaret Kimberley
Today we sit down with Margaret Kimberley (@freedomrideblog) of Black Agenda Report and author of the new book "Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents" to discuss the recent revelations regarding the FBI's dealings with former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the declassified documents of testimony from Crowdstrike President Shawn Henry. Shownotes Margaret Kimberley Black Agenda Report Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents
51 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode #137: The Virus, Economics, and The Aftermath with Mark Provost
We had a recent conversation with friend of the show, activist Mark Provost, about how the US is handling the Coronavirus crisis, how this is affecting white identity, the economic costs of the virus, and if this would open working people up to socialist and leftist ideas more broadly.
26 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode #136: Coronavirus and The Working Class with Kim
We continue our discussion with workers about how the Coronavirus is affecting them. We chat with Kim about her job as a home nurse, the ins and outs of the job as it relates to Coronavirus, and her thoughts on the matter as a health worker.
41 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode #135: Coronavirus and The Working Class with James
Today we begin our month discussing how Coronavirus is affecting average working people. Today we talk to a worker in New Jersey, James, about how his life is being affected, the response from the state and federal governments, and if there is any concern regarding long-term political or economic impact.
52 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode #134: Progressive Politics and the Green Party with Howie Hawkins
We sit down with Green Party Presidential candidate Howie Hawkins. In the interview, we discuss how he became involved in politics and with the Green Party, some of the Green Party's ideas and goals for the country, as well as Bernie Sanders and where progressives go from here. Shownotes Green Party US Homepage Green Party Twitter Howie Hawkins Twitter
37 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode #133: Abolishing Police with George Ciccariello-Maher
We chat with political theorist George Ciccariello-Maher to discuss his forthcoming book, "A World Without Police," coming out in 2021. We discuss the origins of the police, how they are actively used as a tool of social control, and the possibility of a world without police. Shownotes We must disband the police: Body cameras aren't enough -- only radical change will stop cops who kill (2015 article) Police departments are broken. Is it time to abolish them all together? | Pro/Con (2020 article)
67 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode #132: No Fascist USA with Hillary Moore and James Tracy
Today we are chatting with author and anti-racist activist Hillary Moore and author, activist, and Political Science Professor at San Francisco State, James Tracy, about a recent book they co-authored entitled "No Fascist USA: The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements," published by City Lights. In the interview we discuss the history of the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee, past and present fascist organizing, and why they themselves are so deeply involved in anti-racist organizing. Make sure to pick up the book! Shownotes Hillary Moore No Fascist USA! The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements No Fascist USA Facebook Page NFA Twitter NFA Instagram
29 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode #131: The Fear of the Ruling Class with Rainer Shea
We sit down with writer Rainer Shea (@rainer_shea) to discuss his recent article entitled "The Growing Ruling Class Fears of a Communist Resurgence," which can be found in the shownotes. In the interview we discuss how the failures of the capitalist system are opening up avenues for Communist thought to come back into political life. Shownotes The Growing Ruling Class Fears of a Communist Resurgence Rainer Shea Twitter Rainer Shea Patreon
85 minutes | a year ago
Episode #130: Socialism and Sanders Roundtable
Today we have a lengthy roundtable discussing the idea of socialism as it relates to the United States, electoral politics, and Bernie Sanders' impact on socialism and the American left. On the roundtable we have: Dr. Bryant William Sculos, who is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Worcester State University and media curator of Lefthooked Project with the Hampton Institute. Hampton's own Labor Issues Chair, Dr. Nick Partyka. Writer and activist Lark Lo. Activist Desirae.
76 minutes | a year ago
Episode #129: From Afghanistan to Ukraine to Coronavirus with Daniel Welch
Today we chat with independent political analyst and friend of the show Daniel Welch. We have a wide-ranging conversation discussing the recently announced peace deal in Afghanistan, Ukrainegate, the 2020 elections, our reaction to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's tearing up of the State of the Union speech, and the situation surrounding the Coronavirus. Mr. Welch recently wrote an article for Press TV entitled "Are American voters finally getting sick of being told what to think?" and a subsequent interview for Press TV, which will be linked in the show notes. Shownotes Are American voters finally getting sick of being told what to think? by Daniel Welch
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