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Philosophy, politics, and the left.

Left Anchor Ryan Cooper & Alexi the Greek

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Philosophy, politics, and the left.

    Episode 117 UNLOCKED - The Socialist Anti-Imperialism of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Episode 117 UNLOCKED - The Socialist Anti-Imperialism of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Today we are hoisting up an episode from the archives in celebration of MLK Day. We discuss King's advocacy of democratic socialism and his argument that civil rights were inadequate without an equal share of economic production. Then we turn to his foreign policy views, including his speech attacking the Vietnam War, and how his argument for a brotherhood of nations is more vital than ever in the age of climate change. 
    The MLK Nation article "Let Justice Roll Down" can be found here.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 173 - The Organizer Ben Fletcher, with Peter Cole

    Episode 173 - The Organizer Ben Fletcher, with Peter Cole

    Today we're bringing back Peter Cole to talk about the second edition of his book Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly. Fletcher was one of the most impressive labor organizers of the early 20th century -- a guy who successfully organized the very diverse workforce of the Philadelphia docks into one of the keystone unions of the IWW. If you've heard of Fred Hampton, you should know about him. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 172 PREVIEW: The Trump Putsch

    Episode 172 PREVIEW: The Trump Putsch

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    • 13 min
    Episode 171 - Socialist Freedom

    Episode 171 - Socialist Freedom

    Alexi is out, so Ryan briefly discusses how the coronavirus pandemic blows apart the conservative/libertarian conception of freedom, and illustrates the value of a socialist version of same. Hope you all had a good holiday, and enjoy!

    • 33 min
    Episode 170 PREVIEW - America Is Pottersville

    Episode 170 PREVIEW - America Is Pottersville

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    • 14 min
    Episode 168 UNLOCKED - The Worst Excerpts from the Obama Memoir

    Episode 168 UNLOCKED - The Worst Excerpts from the Obama Memoir

    Thanks to popular demand, we are unlocking this one for everyone. We couldn't decide how we wanted to tackle such a gigantic book, so we decided we'd each pick out 10 quotes that drove us furthest up the wall, and talk about them. Enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 33 min

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