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The Guillotine is a podcast covering global current events from a revolutionary communist and anarchist perspective.

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The Guillotine is a podcast covering global current events from a revolutionary communist and anarchist perspective.

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

    Transcription of the Announcement: 

    As many of you know, The Guillotine is done, canceled. There will never be another Guillotine episode again.  We cannot, and will not, keep the show around and merely plug in another co-host, that would be absurd. We had a great run, and we deeply appreciate all the love and support The Guillotine has garnered over its one-year existence. We tried to do something totally new and unapologetically militant, and because of that we gained dedicated listeners as well as a long list of enemies; many of whom we were happy to earn.

    The point of this announcement, however, is not to reflect on the show nor to reflect on the events that have brought the show to its end. If you are interested in that side of things, I have made public statements on my personal twitter page that you can check out. I’ve also had long private discussions with family members and close comrades about this issue, as I prefer to deal with these sorts of things privately rather than publicly. Either way, the point of this announcement is to convey as much practical information as I can in as effective and succinct a manner as possible, so here we go:
     
    Starting in February 2019, we are launching a brand-new multimedia project under the name “Red Spectre”. It will be hosted by me and Alyson Escalante, a comrade of mine who has appeared on two Rev Left episodes, our Gender Abolition & Michel Foucault episode as well as what I regard to be one of the best episodes of Rev Left to date, our State and Revolution episode. Along with a new name, a new aesthetic, and a new set of hosts, comes a brand new show structure as well. We will release one episode a month, both in audio podcast form as well as in a produced video form on Youtube. Each show will be in two parts: the first part will be Alyson and I working through a theoretical text (much like our State and Rev episode), and the second part will be us applying the lessons from that text to modern political events, global news headlines, popular culture, and contemporary leftist organizing in order to bring the theory to life and use real world examples to explicate the major themes and arguments of whichever work of theory we are tackling that month. Our goal here is twofold: to bring theory and practice together in an illuminating, engaging, and educational way, as well as to break onto the YouTube platform, a platform too often dominated by the right, and make radical leftist politics more accessible to even more people. We will also be offering bonus content on our patreon, but we will get to that in a minute.

    Now, before I move on, I want to address something that a fraction of you may be bummed about. The Guillotine was a show hosted by two people on the left with radically different tendencies; me on the Marxist, Leninist, and Maoist side, and my co-host on the Insurrectionary, Anarchist, and Egoist side. Many people loved that dynamic, as it de-emphasized sectarianism, promoted dialogue across tendencies, and was welcoming to comrades all across the radical left wing of the political spectrum.  However, my comrade and new co-host Alyson is a principled Marxist-Leninist, and our new show will focus on the Marxist tradition heavily as we are both of that tradition and operate within it. I personally feel that this is the right move for me and for what I want to do intellectually and creatively at this juncture in my political development. Now, to be clear, we will also de-emphasize hyper-sectarianism and offer a show that is, in some ways, even more welcoming to new listeners and comrades who are still learning and finding their place on the Left. But we will not have a consistent anarchist voice on this new show. In light of that, I want to offer some recommendations of anarchist podcasts and media outlets from comrades who prefer that tendency to go c

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    2018: A Year in Review

    2018: A Year in Review

    Go here to contribute to the legal fund of the two victims of State violence here: www.firefund.net/elmcityram

    ^^^ This platform is run by activists and organizers in Europe, to translate from Euros to dollars simply divide by 0.88.

    Follow our caller @ChloeAlayna on twitter and hit her up if you are interested in organizing.

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    Get access to the video version of every episode as well as our new monthly bonus episode by supporting us and donating to our Patreon: Patreon.com/TheGuillotine
    Transition Music: Lurch by No Thanks
    Outro Music: All Your Bases by Sole
    The Nashville tattoo artist who created our logo can be found here: https://www.brimsytattoos.com
    Channel Zero Network can be found here: https://channelzeronetwork.com 
    Join the Socialist Rifle Association here: https://www.socialistra.org/

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Yellow Vest Protests in France and Cyntoia Brown

    Yellow Vest Protests in France and Cyntoia Brown

    Since people are asking. Here's the most recent address for #CyntoiaBrown that I have.
     
    Cyntoia Brown
    #410593
    Tennessee Prison for Women
    2 North, B49
    3881 Stewarts Lane
    Nashville, TN 37218-3302
     
    WRITE A LETTER SUPPORTING CYNTOIA'S BID FOR CLEMENCY AND MAKE 2 COPIES. MAIL ONE COPY EACH TO:
     
    The Honorable Bill Haslam
    Governor of Tennessee
    State Capitol, 1st Floor
    600 Charlotte Ave
    Nashville, TN 37243
     
    Get access to the video version of every episode as well as our new monthly bonus episode by supporting us and donating to our Patreon: Patreon.com/TheGuillotine
    Transition Music: Lurch by No Thanks
    Outro Music: All Your Bases by Sole
    The Nashville tattoo artist who created our logo can be found here: https://www.brimsytattoos.com
    Channel Zero Network can be found here: https://channelzeronetwork.com 
    Join the Socialist Rifle Association here: https://www.socialistra.org/

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Redneck Revolt and the John Brown Gun Club

    Redneck Revolt and the John Brown Gun Club

    Redneck Revolt was founded in 2016 as an anti-racist, anti-fascist community defense formation. 

    Mathias and Pooja from Redneck Revolt / John Brown Gun Club join Breht and Dr. Bones (from The Conjure House, Gods and Radicals, and The Guillotine) to discuss counter-recruitment, leftist gun culture, building feminism into the fabric of an organization, arming and training marginalized people, and much more! 

    Find, learn more about, and support Redneck Revolt here: https://www.redneckrevolt.org


    In-Show Music includes:
    "Us" by Ruby Ibarra featuring: Rocky Rivera, Klassy, and Faith Santilla

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUfNeCozJBw

    "Save the Day" by Atmosphere
    Find and support them here: https://rhymesayers.com/artists/atmosphere

    Outro Song:

    "On Ballots and Barricades" by Ramshackle Glory.

    Find and support them here: https://ramshackleglory.bandcamp.com

    • 40 min
    Death to Settler Colonialism! Indigenous Resistance and Decolonization

    Death to Settler Colonialism! Indigenous Resistance and Decolonization

    Get access to the video version of every episode as well as our new monthly bonus episode by supporting us and donating to our Patreon: Patreon.com/TheGuillotine
    Transition Music: Black Snake by Prolific The Rapper
    Support their music here: https://prolifictherapper.com

    Outro Music: R.E.D. by A Tribe Called Red
    Support their music here: http://atribecalledred.com
    Check out, read, and support The Red Nation here: https://therednation.org
    Find the Indigenous Anarchist Federation here: https://twitter.com/IAF__FAI
    Channel Zero Network can be found here: https://channelzeronetwork.com 

    • 2 hrs 19 min
    Bolsonaro's Fascism in Brazil & Right Wing Terrorism in the United States

    Bolsonaro's Fascism in Brazil & Right Wing Terrorism in the United States

    Get access to the video version of every episode as well as our new monthly bonus episode by supporting us and donating to our Patreon: Patreon.com/TheGuillotine
    The Nashville tattoo artist who created our logo can be found here: https://www.brimsytattoos.com
    Channel Zero Network can be found here: https://channelzeronetwork.com 
    Join the Socialist Rifle Association here: https://www.socialistra.org/

    • 1 hr 38 min

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Dave Miles ,

Greetings from the edge of The Empire.

You guys are doing a hell of a job. Please keep it up.

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