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43 minutes | a day ago
Talkin' 'tina - Colombia Fights the Plan w/ Santi
For this episode of our side project on Latin American history and politics, we talk to a Human Rights lawyer from the Colombian movement Congreso del Pueblos about the recent uprising against far-right President Ivan Duque's pandemic austerity measures, and the brutal repression that followed. Earlier this year Duque proposed a new tax on consumer goods, a regressive tax disproportionately effecting the poor population already struggling against booming unemployment. A series of nationwide strikes against the tax and austerity called for late April turned out to be far more massive than anyone had predicted, overcoming some of the deep divisions between the popular movements and Duque's base. But the dozens of deaths, disappearances, countless beatings and sexual assaults that followed have only galvanized the struggle further--and our guest has concluded that the State has "already lost." Special thanks to Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie Relevant reading: https://crimethinc.com/2020/09/11/uprising-in-colombia-an-example-of-what-is-to-come-a-report-and-interview-on-the-background-of-the-revolt Song: Dead Hero - Dime quevas hacer? Previous episode of Talkin' 'Tina on Peru, Brazil, and Argentina are available for our Patreon subscribers
82 minutes | 6 days ago
Ep 142 - The Healthcare Monster w/ Gabriel Winant
Sean and Jamie are joined by Gabe Winant (@gabrielwinant), historian and author of "The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America," to discuss the composition of the US working class yesterday and today. Gabe's excellent historical work has given us a picture of the remarkable changes seen in Pittsburgh, once an emblematic blue collar town and one now dominated by hospitals and pink collar work. But, as we see in the interview, Pittsburgh is merely a microcosm of an epochal shift from one regime of accumulation to another; from the post-war "Golden Age," to the (decaying) neoliberal order of today. Together we pick apart the contradictions within both as we look at real examples of class struggle (alongside the grand dialectic of capital) and wonder what the future might look like for the American working class as a whole. Buy "The Next Shift" https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674238091 Outro - Wiz Khalifa: Black and Yellow (Vaporwave) Become a supporter at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to unlock tons of bonus episodes and access to our Discord community! Patrons can also call into our Twitch channel; follow us at Twitch.tv/theAntifada for live streaming content.
74 minutes | 13 days ago
Ep 141 - The Long March Through The Applications w/ Edward Ongweso Jr.
Jamie and Sean are joined by Edward Ongweso Jr. (@bigblackjacobin), staff writer at Motherboard and co-host of This Machine Kills (@machinekillspod), for a discussion of all things tech. Rather than freeing us from drudgery, technology has been used by capitalists to make things worse for the vast majority of humanity. How did we get here? How can workers fight back? What does it mean to be a 21st century Luddite? How does this relate to police abolition? Plus: Edward's answer to Andy's Twitter poll about turning off the internet. Outro music: Chumbawumba - the Triumph of General Ludd Check out Edward's reporting at Motherboard: https://www.vice.com/en/contributor/edward-ongweso-jr Tune into the twitch.tv/theantifada on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for live video content! Become a patron at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to unlock tons of bonus content and access to our Discord community, which now enables you to call into our livestreams!
11 minutes | 18 days ago
Hardcore History w/ Jarrod Shanahan, Dave ToolUsingMammal (Bonus Preview)
A free-form discussion on the history of hardcore, from its origins in the '77 punk explosion in LA, NY, DC, Boston, and Canada. We talk about our experiences in the scene and the various class backgrounds and political sentiments at play. Discussions include: anti-racism, youth crew, straightedge, veganism, political hardcore, if anarchopunk really exists, the concept of "unity", and why hardcore singers keep saying "all lives matter" at their reunions. For the full episode support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Including tracks from: John Joseph, Pg.99, Slapshot, SSD, Gorilla Biscuits, Catharsis, and Twisted Thing Follow Jarrod's writing at Hard Crackers And follow Dave on Twitter
92 minutes | 20 days ago
Ep 140: 'Pushing" Biden to 'the Left' w/ Sean and Jamie
Ah, a good old fashion news ep with Sean and Jamie! First, we've reached pretty pass when the Wall Street Journal is penning diatribes about woke capitalism. Is it true, as they contend, that big business is.. anti-capitalist? What does this even fucking mean? Next, President Biden has passed $2 trillion in stimulus and proposed another $2 trillion in infrastructure spending. Did it work? Did 'we' push Biden 'to the left'? We break down the spending and talk about what it really means. (Spoiler: the left wing of capital is desparate) To support our work become a patron today at patreon.com/theantifada for bonus content and access to our really fun DIscord server. Access to the Discord server will also allow you to call in and chat with us during our many live streams at twitch.tv/theantifada. Follow our channel, we stream commentary, pop culture musings and paradox games 4 or 5 times a week! Outro: Novelist - Street Politician
69 minutes | a month ago
ep 139 - Autism Abolition Month w/ Anders Lee
Andy and Anders have an intimate discussion about the history autism, starting in the coffeehouses of Red Vienna and ending in the imageboards of collapsing modernity. With a history rooted in eugenics, fascism, and neoliberalism, Anders questions the origins and continued necessity of the category while advocating for increased understanding and compassion for neurodivergency. Follow Anders Lee and listen to Pod Damn America Read his article "I Don't Believe in Autism": https://www.madinamerica.com/2019/02/i-dont-believe-in-autism/ Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): https://autisticadvocacy.org/ Check out Aspergers are Us on Netflix and HBO Opening song: Autistic Youth - Stones Closing: Autistic Youth - Not for Me
75 minutes | a month ago
Ep 138 - Spring Break Forever w/ Jake Flores
Jamie, Sean and special guest Jake Flores (@feraljokes) of Pod Damn America (@PodDamnAmerica) get together to discuss Harmony Korine's seminal 2012 film Spring Breakers. We trust you've already seen this masterpiece, but in case you haven't, major spoilers ahead! Outro: Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites Become a patron at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to unlock tons of bonus content and our Discord community!
17 minutes | a month ago
Antifada's History is a Weapon 10.2: 'Farm Aid 1985' w/ Matt Christman EXTENDED PREVIEW
HIAW is back with our tenth episode! In this one we wonder: what are the roots of the poverty of rural life in America? The American Dream always included self-sufficiency and independence and nothing represented this more than the family farm. This form of petty commodity production used to be a backbone of 'middle class' life in America, but now less than 2% of the population engages in it. Alongside we have seen an opiate epidemic, material deprivation, deaths of despair and more. What can political economy tell us about the rural crisis? Part 2 of 2. Become a patron at patreon.com/theantifada for this premium content and more. Music: Eddy Huntington - USSR Disco Vaporwave Suggested Readings: Ellan Meiksins Wood - The Origins of Capitalism: a Longer View Jainus Banaji - Theory as History Gred Grandin - The End of the Myth Ed. - The Brenner Debate: Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-Industrial Europe Charles Post - The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class Structure G.M. Tamas - Telling the Truth About Class
21 minutes | a month ago
Antifada's History is a Weapon 10: 'Farm Aid 1985' w/ Matt Christman EXTENDED PREVIEW
HIAW is back with our tenth episode! In this one we wonder: what are the roots of the poverty of rural life in America? The American Dream always included self-sufficiency and independence and nothing represented this more than the family farm. This form of petty commodity production used to be a backbone of 'middle class' life in America, but now less than 2% of the population engages in it. Alongside we have seen an opiate epidemic, material deprivation, deaths of despair and more. What can political economy tell us about the rural crisis? This is an extended preview: become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada for access to this premium content and more The second part will be out on Friday. Music: Eddy Huntington - USSR Disco Vaporwave
82 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 137 - Work Sucks (I Know) w/ Sarah Jaffe
Author and journalist Sarah Jaffe (@sarahljaffe) joins Sean and Jamie to discuss her new book, "Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone." Antifada listeners know "do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life" is a dirty lie told by capitalists. But where did this idea come from? In this book, Jaffe traces the rise of "labor of love" ideology to the neoliberal turn of the 1970s, explains how it intersects with racism and sexism, shows how it damages workers, and lastly, gives some ideas for how to defeat it. Buy the book: https://www.boldtypebooks.com/titles/sarah-jaffe/work-wont-love-you-back/9781568589398/ Outro song: Kate Bush - "This Woman's Work" Become a patron at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to unlock tons of bonus content and access to our Discord community!
73 minutes | 2 months ago
Insurrection (ft. Rihanna) w/ Phil A. Neel
In this episode Andy and Sean sit down with Phil A. Neel, author of 'Hinterland: America's New Landscape of Class and Conflict' to talk about his work and travels and how they helped him reconceptualize working class life in the United States and abroad. We discuss the particular geography of accumulation and exploitation that has created glittering global cities of commerce and finance, alongside impoverished and a dystopian far hinterland. We bring it up to the present with the political ramifications of this new landscape, how it reconfigures class struggle as seen in the Ferguson protests, last summer's insurrection and the waves of riots across the planet. Outro: Eminem ft Rihanna - Love the Way you Lie Buy the book: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/H/bo28433484.html Phil's article on the pandemic : https://brooklynrail.org/2020/07/field-notes/Crowned-Plague Nihilist Communism by Monsieur Dupont: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/monsieur-dupont-nihilist-communism.pdf
1 minutes | 2 months ago
PREVIEW - Vampire Castle - Only Lovers Left Alive & A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Jamie and Leslie are back with a hot, fresh VC to sink your teeth into! On this edition, they discuss Jim Jarmusch's stylish vampire slice-of-life movie "Only Lovers Left Alive" (2013), as well as Ana Lily Amirpour's Iranian vampire Western "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night" (2014). Become a patron at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to unlock the full version of this episode, plus our Discord community and tons of bonus content!
67 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 135 - Don't Kronstadt me, bro w/ Bini Adamczak
Author Bini Adamczak discusses her newly translated book Yesterday's Tomorrow, a haunting meditation on the history of counterrevolution through the suppression of the Kronstadt rebellion, the cult of Lenin, the Stalinist purges, and the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. The book begs to ask how our revolutionary thinking is hindered by these tragedies, suggesting that things could have and may proceed differently in the future. She also discusses her group Zero Covid, which criticizes the far-right and neoliberal approaches the pandemic. Follow them on twitter at https://twitter.com/zeroCovid_DACH and https://twitter.com/ZeroCovAlliance Check out Bini's books: Communism for Kids Yesterday's Tomorrow On the Communism for Kids controversy: https://brooklynrail.org/2017/06/field-notes/Why-Conservatives-Are-Panicking-Over-a-Short-Story-About-Communism And some of her writing: https://brooklynrail.org/2020/09/field-notes/Corona-Crisis-Governmentality https://brooklynrail.org/2017/12/field-notes/The-Future-of-the-Past Support us by subscribing to the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada Song: Matrosen von Kronstadt! (a GDR rendition of the Soviet song "Forward, Red Marines!" about the events of the naval theater of the Russian Civil War, rewritten by Helmut Schinkel, to glorify the Bolshevik suppression of the Kronstadt Rebellion)
1 minutes | 2 months ago
Some of those things can never be discussed w/ Bradley Greene, Toussaint Losier (Bonus Preview)
After we ended the episode, Bradley Greene and Touissant Losier stayed on the line to talk more about some particularities of the film, including the shootout at 58th street and Calumet, Fred Hampton's time in Menard Prison, and the racist violence in Cairo, Illinois. Listen to full clip at patreon.com/theantifada
81 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 134 - It's not Revolution, It's HBO w/ Toussaint Losier, Bradley Greene
Joining us to discuss the new movie “Judas and the Black Messiah" are Afro-American studies professor Dr. Toussaint Losier and Bradley Greene, a Chicago Black Panther. Greene tells us what life was like in the BPP, his relationship Fred Hampton, why the police were set on killing him, and several important aspects of the movie he thinks were really wrong. We also talk about the struggle today, and what our generation can learn from the Party and the attacks against it. Support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada Audio is taken from "The Murder of Fred Hampton" (1971) edited by Anatoli Ulyanov with music by Skarú
5 minutes | 2 months ago
Tupac could have prevented this w/ Amogh Sahu, Matt Peterson (CGYOMH Part 2 preview)
Part 2 of our review of with Adam Curtis' new BBC series Can't Get You Out of My Head with the Woodbine's podcast. Topics include the Joan Baez, Patti Smith, the Tupac hologram, and Elon Musk. You can hear the full episode by supporting our show at patreon.com/theantifada Closing song: Cigarettes after Sex - Starry Eyes
78 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 133 - Crazy Bitch Theory of History w/ Amogh Sahu, Matt Peterson (Part 1)
Part 1 of a crossover episode with Woodbine's podcast about Adam Curtis' new BBC series, Can't Get You Out of My Head. We talk about Adam Curtis' methods, his political origins, his visions of the future, and what his conclusions might offer revolutionaries. For their other episode and part 2, support Woodbine, a radical community hub in Ridgewood Queens, at their Patreon You could also support us at our Patreon! Opening song: ＫＹＬＩＥ ＭＩＮＯＧＵＥ- ＣＡＮ＇Ｔ ＧＥＴ ＹＯＵ ＯＵＴ ＯＦ ＭＹ ＨＥＡＤ Closing song: Electric Light Orchestra - Can't Get it Out of My Head
81 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 132 - What No Anti-War Movement Does To An AUMF w/ LeftFlankVets
Jamie and Sean host Marcus and Lorax of leftist veteran co-op LeftFlankVets (@leftflankvets) to talk about their media project, their experiences in the military, and the potential for revolutionary organizing within the ranks of the US armed forces. They also give a prognosis for foreign policy under Biden and offer up answers as to why some vets fall prey to right-wing militia movements. The best military episode we've done since Ep 19 feat. Spenser Rapone! Closing song: The Monks - Monk Time Check out their channel at twitch.tv/LeftFlankVets Become a Patron at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to unlock tons of bonus content and our Discord community! Check us out every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET at Twitch.tv/TheAntifada
110 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 131 - On The Ultra Question w/ Kay Gabriel
Kay Gabriel (@unit01barbie), of DSA Emerge and the #DefundNYPD campaign, stops by to give a counterpoint to some of our previous guests' takes on cutting police budgets as part of the road to abolition. Equal time doctrine, but only for different types of communists! Sharp-eared observers will note this audio came from The Antifada twitch stream. Follow us at twitch.tv/theantifada to catch all our video content! We stream most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7pm ET. Visit defundnypd.com to stay updated and/or get involved. Check out "We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics," edited by Kay Gabriel and Andrea Abi-Karam (some of the poems are about abolishing the police!): https://nightboat.org/book/we-want-it-all/ Intro/Outro: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (vaporwave remix) Become a member at Patreon.com/theantifada to unlock all bonus content and our Discord community!
8 minutes | 3 months ago
BONUS - GameStopulism w/ Jason Smith
Jason sticks around to discuss retail traders, the end of the beginning of Trumpism, the legacy of Obama and what, if anything, can be taken from last week's Reddit vs Wall Street battle. Become a patron to access this bonus episode and others, plus our Discord server: www.patreon.com/theantifada Closing song: Roger Miller - Not in Nottingham
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