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Working Class Spark
13 minutes | Jan 4, 2019
Eps# 10 Editorial, Term of the Week, and News Piece(s) of the week
Ep. #10 1/5/2019: includes an editorial on how past tragedies in Communist countries were a result of dictators and not socialism; Socialization as the term of the week; News piece on workers not given severance pay from Sears while top CEO's get millions in bonuses.
19 minutes | Dec 28, 2018
Eps. #9: Transition to socialism; Dissatisfaction with democracy; Women entering new working roles
A quick editorial on how we have to smash the current so-called democratic system to move to a socialist society. Next, an article from The Guardian on how democracy is failing us. And lastly, an article from the NYT on women entering male-dominated occupations and the pros and cons of this trend.
24 minutes | Dec 22, 2018
Ep8 Collective Bargaining; Amazon Boycott; Civility
Episode 8 features term of the week “Collective Bargaining”, an Article from the Guardian about boycotting Amazon, and an In These Times piece about the need for non-civility in our political actions.
25 minutes | Dec 15, 2018
Ep 7: socialist POV and Yellow Vests in France
Explaining socialism as the angle to this podcast and the why. Also piece on French protests and rioting.
17 minutes | Dec 8, 2018
Covering French protests; Sears layoffs; Amazon accident coverage.
16 minutes | Dec 1, 2018
Ep5: GM Job cuts; Amazon series; Collective Action & Street Politics
Covering definitions of Collective Action & Street Politics, covering GM Job Cuts, covering first article in Amazon Diaries series in The Guardian.
22 minutes | Nov 24, 2018
Episode #4: French protest oil prices; Black Friday; Socioeconomic Status
Covering news about the French protests over fuel prices. Followed by Black Friday story. Then we cover the concept Socioeconomic Status.
23 minutes | Nov 16, 2018
Ep. 2: gentrification, #me too movement for working class women, and being working class at college.
Ep. 2: gentrification, #me too movement for working class women, and being working class at college. Covers concept of gentrification, and 2 articles about working class issues and struggles from The Guardian.
5 minutes | Nov 12, 2018
Introduction and call to action.
This episode is an introduction to the podcast’s purpose as a catalyst for working-class movements from a radical-Leftist approach. Also, it explains how we need to have the listeners involved in future content to make the podcast a success.
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