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A show from Rust Belt Appalachia that discusses theory, history, and organizing from an array of radical left perspectives.
Affiliated with the West Virginia IWW.
westvirginiaiww.org

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A show from Rust Belt Appalachia that discusses theory, history, and organizing from an array of radical left perspectives.
Affiliated with the West Virginia IWW.
westvirginiaiww.org

    (059) Oddly Appropriate Horror Ep ft. Coop (Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour)

    (059) Oddly Appropriate Horror Ep ft. Coop (Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour)

    What’s up Fellow Workers!

    Chris n Dave from the WV IWW get REAL bleak with their bud Cooper Cherry (@anarchomuaddab) from the show Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour (@unconscioushh). We're tackling some heavy philosophical material in "On Necrocapitalism", which can be found here: https://necrocapitalism.wordpress.com/

    Get you some uppers because this one is pretty heavy. We start with a discussion of "gore capitalism" and how historically capitalism is inseparable from human suffering and violent death. The Victims of Communism and "millions dead" are outright falsehoods perpetuated by a machine that projects so perfectly its own internal machinizations onto the non-capitalist, the anti-capitalist other.

    We talk about wearing a gd mask and why it's important. What is dystopia? You know, all of that real bummer stuff. This is a good show with the synthesis of practice and theory and an all around great discussion that serves as a wonderful ancillary to this crucial and evolving text.

    Thanks a mil Coop for hopping on this sode with us. Check out Cooper's projects here:
    https://soundcloud.com/podcast-co-coopercherry

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    *OFFICIAL POD OF THE WEST VIRGINIA IWW*
    www.westvirginiaiww.org
    wviww@protonmail.com

    • 1 hr 59 min
    (058) Dr. Greenthumb ft. Kevin (Turnip Greens Radio, Open Source Farm)

    (058) Dr. Greenthumb ft. Kevin (Turnip Greens Radio, Open Source Farm)

    What’s up Fellow Workers!

    The West Virginia IWW’s resident jabber-jaws sit down with Kevin from Florida’s Open Source Farm and the host of Turnip Greens Radio to talk community gardening and food autonomy.

    We start right out of the gate with a real tater: what are community gardens? We then talk about if our perception of community gardening a bit too rose-colored. The Black Panther Party’s foundation was in survival programs like Free Breakfast. The people can only become revolutionary if they have food on their table. How is ALL of this morphing as we experience COVID, climate catastrophe and all of its fallout? Lastly we talk about Indigeneity and agriculture, the Red Deal, and a conversation Kevin had with an Indigenous comrade you can find here: https://turnipgreensradio.libsyn.com/episode-23-decolonizing-agriculture-with-mae

    Thanks so much, Kevin for finally getting the chance to sit down and have this talk with us! Check out Open Source Farm and Turnip Greens Radio below:
    https://www.opensourcefarm.net/
    https://turnipgreensradio.libsyn.com/

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    *OFFICIAL POD OF THE WEST VIRGINIA IWW*
    www.westvirginiaiww.org
    wviww@protonmail.com

    • 1 hr 31 min
    (057) Proles: The Musical ft. Ethan (Invent the Future, The Uncanny)

    (057) Proles: The Musical ft. Ethan (Invent the Future, The Uncanny)

    What’s up Fellow Workers!

    Your favs from the West Virginia IWW sit down for a really interesting conversation with Ethan (@Utopologist) from the Marxist-Leninist history podcast Invent the Future (@ProletarianInfo) and a cool horror podcast called The Uncanny. This is a super off-the-wall show many of you may not expect.

    We start with a real quick history of theater in America, and much to everyone’s surprise, Wall Street gets involved. Antonio Gramsci makes some guest appearances and we talk about Marxist playwright Bertolt Brecht and the form of “Epic Theater”. It’s all kinda Socialist WWE for the People. Lastly, we discuss “Theater of the Oppressed”, which actually has a lot in common with many organizer trainings.

    Oh yeah… Broke: Smuggling Cuban cigars. Woke: Smuggling Cuban COVID vaccines.

    Thanks so much, Ethan. This show was absolutely incredible and super informative.

    Check out Invent the Future here: https://inventthefuture.libsyn.com/
    Check out The Uncanny here: https://anchor.fm/theuncanny

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    *OFFICIAL POD OF THE WEST VIRGINIA IWW*
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    wviww@protonmail.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    (056) Wild Whites of West Virginia ft. Nelson & Tommy (Dixieland of the Proletariat)

    (056) Wild Whites of West Virginia ft. Nelson & Tommy (Dixieland of the Proletariat)

    What’s up Fellow Workers!

    Your favs from the West Virginia IWW sit down and talk with a couple of southerners, some kindred spirits, Nelson and Tommy from the Dixieland of the Proletariat podcast (@DixieProle), a show that focuses on southern history and current events from a Left perspective.

    This one is a whole lot of fun, we talk about what it’s like in WV and Alabama. Seems like there’s a lot of common ground. We ask “What’s Chapo doing since Bernie left a turd sandwich in the sheets again?” Tommy talks about Immortal Technique and the new “New Englander” racism of Alabama. Nelson and the folks hammer on the blanket of Whiteness and how assimilation and White immigrants’ surrender of culture for the “American ideal” is white supremacy incarnate.

    This is one hell of an episode yall! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

    Check out Dixieland of the Proletariat at Patreon where a nice chunk of their money goes to POC operated Left organizations and directly to the folks that need it most:
    http://patreon.com/dixieprole

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    *OFFICIAL POD OF THE WEST VIRGINIA IWW*
    www.westvirginiaiww.org
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    (055) The Folx R Back In Town

    (055) The Folx R Back In Town

    Ba! Ba Duh-duh-duh Duh-duhduh! Duh! Ba! Duh! Guess who just got back toooooodayyyy!

    What's up fellow workers!

    Chris n Dave are back in the saddle again with this goo... simply existing episode.

    It's been a good while since we last recorded and it was weird to be doing the show again. We sorta stumble around talking about music for a lot of this one. Chris tries his hand at being a musicologist. Dave vents a bit about the state of the world and their personal life.

    It's been pretty wild. We know stuff is still absolutely bonkers — pandemic, uprisings and all.

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    *OFFICIAL POD OF THE WEST VIRGINIA IWW*
    www.westvirginiaiww.org
    wviww@protonmail.com

    • 49 min
    (054) Get Off My Land ft. Amber & Cameron (WHOA)

    (054) Get Off My Land ft. Amber & Cameron (WHOA)

    What’s up Fellow Workers!

    Chris n Dave from the WV IWW sit down with some HELLA awesome comrades from NORTH Carolina, Amber (@babyxcommie) and Cameron (@birthmarxist) from the Working Class / Houseless Organizing Alliance, or easier, WHOA (@GsoWhoa) out of Greensboro!

    First, we hit one of the great underlying principles of WHOA’s work – the idea of Revolutionary Intercommunalism, as set forth by Huey P. Newton of the Black Panther Party. They are ON THE MONEY when they say this is the most underrated and empirically correct Marxist analysis of the modern moment, especially here in the belly of the beast. Next, we tackle the idea of decolonization. What does praxis centering decolonization look like? We discuss how Land Back and Marxism truly coexist hand-in-hand. We also talk about The Red Nation’s Red Deal and what land relations look like when removed from the territorial nature of a white, settler system.

    We answer the question, “what is homeless vs. houseless?” We also discuss ReLOVElution 2012, as we’re wont to do and enjoy some laughs about “Crony Socialism”. This is one hell of an episode yall!

    DONATE TO ALL OF WHOA’S PROJECTS HERE: https://linktr.ee/whoagso

    CHECK OUT THE RED DEAL HERE: https://therednation.org/10-point-program/

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    Send us your worker stories! Awful boss? Have you done a solidarity? Tell us all about your workplaces! You are not alone!
    Site: www.westvirginiaiww.org
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    Read about Newton’s Intercommunalism here: https://www.viewpointmag.com/2018/06/11/intercommunalism-1974/

    • 1 hr 31 min

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