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St. Louis DSA presents Voices of the People
56 minutes | May 2, 2018
Socialist in a Capitalist World w/ Stuart Keating
Today’s episode features Earthbound Brewery co-owner and lawyer Stuart Keating. Stuart is an active member of DSA and provides pro-bono legal representation to activist. We discuss his ideology as a socialist business owner, the ethical constraints of capitalism, and much more! Beliefs: Dodge v. Ford (a case that shaped institutional thought on corporate responsibilities). This is a link to a scholarly paper about the case because the case is boring as hell: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1013744 Animal Spirits: A book by George Akerlof (a Nobel prize winner!) about the irrationality of economics: http://media.economist.com/media/pdf/animal-spirits-akerloff-e.pdf Systems Theory/Systems dynamics: Thinking about things as “systems” rather than problems to be solved. I am only acquainted with the basics of the field but as a conceptual framework it’s useful: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_theory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_dynamics People: Murray Bookchin (his forms of grassroots organization can be directly applied to business organization) https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/07/murray-bookchin-ecology-kurdistan-pkk-rojava-technology-environmentalism-anarchy Lincoln Electric: A publicly held company with unique labor practices like guaranteed employment and a very flat organizational hierarchy: https://www.nytimes.com/1984/01/15/business/the-way-that-works-at-lincoln.html https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/23eb/556b0636c87e9c3429444c8c90e484232228.pdf Oneida. An intentional community with all sorts of interesting beliefs that eventually became a global flatware company. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneida_Community
46 minutes | Mar 30, 2018
Main Street Politics w/ Curtis Wylde
Today’s guest is Curtis Wylde. Curtis is a candidate for State Representative in district 107. A professional wrestler turned politician, Curtis is part of a new generation of progressive DNC members inspired by Bernie Sanders. Curtis has been endorsed by the People for Bernie Sanders, Run for Something, and Our Revolution Mid-Mo. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/Wylde4Rep/
30 minutes | Feb 19, 2018
Immigration Under Trump w/ Nicole Cortez
The Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA Project) is a community organization committed to working with low-income immigrants to overcome barriers to justice. The MICA Project utilizes legal services, organizing, advocacy, and education to promote the voice and human dignity of immigrant communities. Books Mentioned in this episodes: “Tomatoland” Barry Estabrook “Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza” by Gloria E. Anzaldúa
68 minutes | Jan 2, 2018
Fair Housing Policy and Audit STL w/ Glenn Burleigh
Glenn Burleigh has been EHOC’s Community Engagement Specialist, since 2015. Glenn was born in Pine Bluff, AR, and he came to live in St. Louis in 1997, while attending Saint Louis University. Since 2004, Glenn has been an active part of the Missouri progressive movement. Glenn spent many years working for progressive organizations, such as The Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, SEIU, CWA, and ACORN. Glenn’s focus at EHOC is raising awareness of Fair Housing laws and the services EHOC offers to our clients. Glenn also staffs the St. Louis Equal Housing and Reinvestment Coalition (SLEHCRA), St. Louis’ Community Reinvestment Act coalition of which EHOC was a founding member organization. He is also engaged in the Audit STL organization which aims to force an audit of St. Louis’s finances. Links: Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council Audit STL
36 minutes | Dec 4, 2017
Marijuana, Policing, and the DNC w/ Alderwoman Megan Green
Caroline’s guest is Alderwoman Megan Green of St. Louis’s 15th ward. Since taking office in 2014, Alderwoman Green has been a progressive champion of St Louis and an outspoken supporter of Black Lives Matter and police reform.During the 2016 Presidential race, she served as a surrogate for the Bernie Sanders campaign. In this interview, she discusses marijuana legalization efforts, the aftermath of the Stockley verdict, and the future of the Democratic Party.
49 minutes | Nov 6, 2017
Proposition P w/ Cydney Johnson
Cydney Johnson, DSA co-chair and candidate for State Representative gives us his take on Prop P and the St. Louis City Police Department’s response to the Stockly protest.
77 minutes | Oct 31, 2017
Universal Healthcare w/ Tim Faust and Dr. Ed Weisbart
This episode is a live recording of an STL DSA speaking event at Missouri Jobs with Justice. Dr. Ed Weisbart from Physicians for a National Heath Program and national DSA healthcare organizer Tim Faust speak about some of the obstacles and opportunities of single payer in the current political climate.
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