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The Aesthetic Distance Podcast
73 minutes | Jul 10, 2019
Episode 25: Antifa
Antifa, or antifascism, has been around since fascism began. What started as a movement of resistance to Mussolini’s rise to power in the 1920s, and Hitler’s in the 1930s, has become a global political ideology to fight against all kinds of oppression -- homophobia, patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism. Antifa grew out of the recognition of the failure of police, government institutions, and the criminal justice system. It is a form of global resistance to white supremacy and imperialism through community self-defense. In this episode, Eliza and her friend Kuya Andre, a Filipino American political activist who has attended several anti-fascist actions, discuss how modern Antifa came to be in the US, the creeping rise of global fascism, why Antifa gets such a bad rap in the media, and why Andy Ngo's claims were inaccurate at best. Kuya Andre also shares his experience as a medic at the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally in 2017. The Aesthetic Distance Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and anywhere you listen to podcasts. Subscribe and listen!
48 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Episode 24: Extinction Agenda -- Concentration Camps, ICE Raids and Stephen Miller
“If you think those running our concentration camps in America will stop with immigrants, you don't know how fascism works.” My guest Jemarc Axinto and I are mad. We’re mad because of all the human rights violations happening at the border while everyone is turning their backs. We’re mad because of the ICE raids. We’re mad that people are more upset that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used the term, “concentration camps” than they are about the actual presence of concentration camps. We’re mad because Fox News reporters are shrugging them off and saying, “these are not our kids.” Why won’t Americans admit that the human detention camps are concentration camps? There is an ideological divide between people who believe in the narrative of American democratic nobility and virtue and people who don’t -- the ones who don’t aren’t interested in American exceptionalism. Who are all the migrants, where are they coming from and why are they coming here? And finally, there is no way to talk about the current immigration policies without talking about their architect, Stephen Miller. If Mitch McConnell is responsible for the trade war mess with China, then Stephen Miller is the responsible for the current extinction agenda going on right under our noses.
52 minutes | Jun 19, 2019
Episode 23 The Dick Measuring Contest in the South China Sea: Is War Inevitable?
The U.S. seems poised to enter war with China, and there’s a huge chance it will be fought in the Philippines. My three guests, Adrian Bonifacio, Jess Rhee, and Mont Jiang (Escape From Plan A Podcast) discuss what happens when a rising power, in this case China, and an established power, the U.S., collide. We explore how the most crucial theater of war is in the South China/West Philippine Sea, and take a look at the ways the Philippines is caught in the middle of two colonial aggressors. The U.S. Military is Preparing for a New War https://www.thenation.com/article/us-military-is-preparing-for-new-wars-china-russia/ Malaya Movement Calls for a National Day of Action on July 22, 2019 https://malayamovement.com/2019/06/12/malaya-movement-calls-for-a-united-peoples-sona-national-day-of-action-july-22-2019/ Anakbayan USA FB: https://www.facebook.com/AnakbayanUsa/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnakbayanUSA IG: https://www.instagram.com/anakbayanny/ Jess Rhee https://twitter.com/cogitatotomato Mont Jiang https://twitter.com/Mont_Jiang Escape from Plan A https://planamag.com/podcast/home
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