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    Attack & Dethrone GodCast #1 | Livin' On A Prayer

    Attack & Dethrone GodCast #1 | Livin' On A Prayer

    Friends of the podcast Jeff, Michael, and I have started a new podcast project, titled Attack & Dethrone GodCast. We just released our first episode, and we'd love if you listened and sent us some feedback! You can subscribe and listen on Anchor.fm, Spotify, and several other streaming platforms:

    Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/adgodcast
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/16kle6OA5754hZsOLdE9aN
    RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/attack-dethrone-godcast-6LZxPn


    Podcast description:

    This podcast is an ongoing discussion between co-hosts Mike, Jeff, and Patrick about rising fascism, late-stage capitalism, anthropogenic climate disruption and ecological collapse, and building mutual aid networks and resilient autonomous communities in the face of these intersecting crises. But, don't take us too seriously, as we're just a bunch of white dudes reacting to and thinking in real time about the absurdity of the times we are in. What the hell else can we do as the Empire collapses in on itself? We laugh, share our thoughts, and call out b******t when we see it.

    Episode description:

    Co-hosts Mike, Jeff, and Patrick begin this first episode of the Attack & Dethrone GodCast by discussing the realities of living in the United States six months into the Covid-19 pandemic. In the second segment, Patrick reads an excerpt of Chris Hedges' new article American Bloodlands published at ScheerPost, and the three of them then provide their thoughts and critiques of the piece.

    00:00 - 02:18: Intro
    02:18 - 14:34: Covid
    16:02 - 1:02:37: American Bloodlands

    - Intro features audio from Brent Terhune's video "My boat sank in Lake Travis": https://youtu.be/rigghE2YGvg
    - Read Chris Hedges' article American Bloodlands: https://scheerpost.com/2020/09/08/chris-hedges-american-bloodlands
    - The song featured is "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    John Washington: Trump's Child Separation Policy & The Century Of The Refugee

    John Washington: Trump's Child Separation Policy & The Century Of The Refugee

    This is a segment of episode #269 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Foreigner At The Doorstep: A Story of Asylum At The US-Mexican Border w/ John Washington.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWwashington

    Read segments of ‘The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum at the US-Mexican Border and Beyond’ at Bookforum and purchase a copy at Verso Books: https://bit.ly/3hy4wBC / https://bit.ly/2GYUOvp

    At the center of ‘The Dispossessed’ is the story of Arnovis, a Salvadorian man seeking asylum in the United States. As John weaves together the harrowing story of this man as he attempts  to cross numerous borders and countless obstacles on his journey northward, John expands his narrative to include the deeper history and purpose of asylum, the modern bureaucratic framework potential asylees must contend with, and the details and consequences of the uniquely cruel immigration policies enacted by numerous presidential administrations (and most recently, the Trump Administration and their family separation policy). As much as “asylum seekers are expected to unveil themselves, to recount their histories, and to exhibit their wounds," the same cannot be said of those that are in a position to provide asylum.

    “What we ultimately fear, what we ultimately hate, is, so often, an outward manifestation of our own action or inaction. As Kristeva puts it, “The foreigner lives within us: he is the hidden face of our identity . . . By recognizing him within ourselves, we are spared detesting him in himself.” Dispossessing and denying the stranger or refugee does not keep us safe or in possession. It exposes us.” (https://bit.ly/3hy4wBC)

    By looking at how the United States treats those escaping the most horrifying conditions imaginable, what does that expose in us?

    John Washington is a writer, translator, and activist. A regular contributor to The Nation magazine and The Intercept, he writes about immigration and border politics, as well as criminal justice, photography, and literature. Washington is an award winning translator, having translated Óscar Martinez, Anabel Hernández, and Sandra Rodriguez Nieto, among others. A long term volunteer with No More Deaths, he has been working with activist organizations in Mexico, California, Arizona, and New York for more than a decade. He is currently based in Brooklyn.

    WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com

    BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr

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    • 17 min
    #269 | Foreigner At The Doorstep: A Story of Asylum At The US-Mexican Border w/ John Washington

    #269 | Foreigner At The Doorstep: A Story of Asylum At The US-Mexican Border w/ John Washington

    [Intro: 10:35 | Outro: 1:27:30]

    In this episode, I speak with writer, translator, and activist John Washington. We discuss his book ‘The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum at the US-Mexican Border and Beyond,’ published by Verso Books.

    At the center of ‘The Dispossessed’ is the story of Arnovis, a Salvadorian man seeking asylum in the United States. As John weaves together the harrowing story of this man as he attempts  to cross numerous borders and countless obstacles on his journey northward, John expands his narrative to include the deeper history and purpose of asylum, the modern bureaucratic framework potential asylees must contend with, and the details and consequences of the uniquely cruel immigration policies enacted by numerous presidential administrations (and most recently, the Trump Administration and their family separation policy). As much as “asylum seekers are expected to unveil themselves, to recount their histories, and to exhibit their wounds," the same cannot be said of those that are in a position to provide asylum.

    “What we ultimately fear, what we ultimately hate, is, so often, an outward manifestation of our own action or inaction. As Kristeva puts it, “The foreigner lives within us: he is the hidden face of our identity . . . By recognizing him within ourselves, we are spared detesting him in himself.” Dispossessing and denying the stranger or refugee does not keep us safe or in possession. It exposes us.” (https://bit.ly/3hy4wBC)

    By looking at how the United States treats those escaping the most horrifying conditions imaginable, what does that expose in us?

    John Washington is a writer, translator, and activist. A regular contributor to The Nation magazine and The Intercept, he writes about immigration and border politics, as well as criminal justice, photography, and literature. Washington is an award winning translator, having translated Óscar Martinez, Anabel Hernández, and Sandra Rodriguez Nieto, among others. A long term volunteer with No More Deaths, he has been working with activist organizations in Mexico, California, Arizona, and New York for more than a decade. He is currently based in Brooklyn.


    Episode Notes:

    - Read segments of ‘The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum at the US-Mexican Border and Beyond’ at Bookforum and purchase a copy at Verso Books: https://bit.ly/3hy4wBC / https://bit.ly/2GYUOvp

    - Learn more about John’s work at his website and follow him on Twitter: https://www.jblackburnwashington.com / https://twitter.com/jbwashing

    - Read John’s recent articles at The Intercept and The Nation: https://bit.ly/35KGeSv / https://bit.ly/2ZK61q6

    - The songs featured in this episode are “Villa” and “A Swift Nap” by El Michels Affair from the album Adult Themes: https://youtu.be/3Zdal_axukg / https://youtu.be/d1bnVJNl6Pc

    WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com

    BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr

    PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness

    DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast

    DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Dr. Riane Eisler: The Biocultural Partnership-Domination Lens

    Dr. Riane Eisler: The Biocultural Partnership-Domination Lens

    This is a segment of episode #268 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Nurturing Our Humanity: The Biocultural Partnership-Domination Lens w/ Dr. Riane Eisler.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWeisler

    Learn more about the Center for Partnership Studies and Partnerism: https://centerforpartnership.org / https://www.partnerism.org

    Subscribe to Kollibri terre Sonnenblume’s podcast Voices For Nature & Peace: https://radiofreesunroot.com

    Partnership and domination — paradigms that stand at either end of what humanity has been capable of producing in societies and cultures throughout human history. Dr. Riane Eisler's decades of groundbreaking research into the roots of each of these paradigms has lifted the veil of what human beings are truly capable of — expanding our view of what "human nature" really is — by drawing on numerous sources of research from anthropology, archeology, psychology, and more. As she elaborates in this interview, dominator societies are "trauma factories" that reproduce trauma intergenerationally, and that these dynamics play out within the bounds of the "left vs. right" sociopolitical paradigm we operate within. To truly allow a partnership paradigm to gain prominence again, we must address the root causes that allow dominator systems to maintain their hold, which includes examining the relationship between genders as well as the earliest stages of childhood development.

    Dr. Riane Eisler is a social systems scientist, cultural historian, and attorney whose research, writing, and speaking has transformed the lives of people worldwide. Her newest work, ‘Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future,’ co-authored with anthropologist Douglas Fry, shows how to construct a more equitable, sustainable, and less violent world based on partnership rather than domination. She is internationally known for her bestseller ‘The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future,’ now in 27 foreign editions and 57 U.S. printings. Her book on economics, ‘The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics,’ was hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking” and by Jane Goodall as “a call to action.” Other books drawing from Eisler’s research include her award-winning ‘Tomorrow’s Children,’ ‘Sacred Pleasure,’ and ‘Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life,’ statistically documenting the key role of women’s status in a nation’s quality of life. Through the Center for Partnership Studies’ Caring Economy Campaign she developed new metrics demonstrating the economic value of caring for people, starting in early childhood, and of caring for nature.

    WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com

    BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr

    PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness

    DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast

    DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop

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    • 11 min
    #268 | Nurturing Our Humanity: The Biocultural Partnership-Domination Lens w/ Dr. Riane Eisler

    #268 | Nurturing Our Humanity: The Biocultural Partnership-Domination Lens w/ Dr. Riane Eisler

    [Intro: 7:30]

    In this episode, Kollibri terre Sonnenblume and I speak with Dr. Riane Eisler — social systems scientist, cultural historian, and attorney. She is the author of numerous books, including most famously ‘The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future,’ and most recently ‘Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future,’ co-authored with anthropologist Douglas Fry. Kollibri is the host of the Voices For Nature & Peace podcast, and this interview will be released on both of our respective programs.

    Partnership and domination — paradigms that stand at either end of what humanity has been capable of producing in societies and cultures throughout human history. Dr. Eisler's decades of groundbreaking research into the roots of each of these paradigms has lifted the veil of what human beings are truly capable of — expanding our view of what "human nature" really is — by drawing on numerous sources of research from anthropology, archeology, psychology, and more. As she elaborates in this interview, dominator societies are "trauma factories" that reproduce trauma intergenerationally, and that these dynamics play out within the bounds of the "left vs. right" sociopolitical paradigm we operate within. To truly allow a partnership paradigm to gain prominence again, we must address the root causes that allow dominator systems to maintain their hold, which includes examining the relationship between genders as well as the earliest stages of childhood development.

    Dr. Riane Eisler is a social systems scientist, cultural historian, and attorney whose research, writing, and speaking has transformed the lives of people worldwide. Her newest work, ‘Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future,’ co-authored with anthropologist Douglas Fry, shows how to construct a more equitable, sustainable, and less violent world based on partnership rather than domination. She is internationally known for her bestseller ‘The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future,’ now in 27 foreign editions and 57 U.S. printings. Her book on economics, ‘The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics,’ was hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking” and by Jane Goodall as “a call to action.” Other books drawing from Eisler’s research include her award-winning ‘Tomorrow’s Children,’ ‘Sacred Pleasure,’ and ‘Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life,’ statistically documenting the key role of women’s status in a nation’s quality of life. Through the Center for Partnership Studies’ Caring Economy Campaign she developed new metrics demonstrating the economic value of caring for people, starting in early childhood, and of caring for nature.


    Episode Notes:

    - Learn more about Dr. Eisler’s work at her website: https://rianeeisler.com

    - Learn more about the Center for Partnership Studies and Partnerism: https://centerforpartnership.org / https://www.partnerism.org

    - Subscribe to Kollibri’s podcast, learn more about his work, and support him on Patreon: https://radiofreesunroot.com / https://macskamoksha.com / https://www.patreon.com/kollibri

    - The song featured in this episode is “Das Model - OVO Rework (REMASTERED 2019)” by Scala & Kolacny Brothers: https://bit.ly/2Ff7v4t

    WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com

    BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr

    PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness

    DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Vicky Osterweil: Dispensing With The Arguments Against Rioting

    Vicky Osterweil: Dispensing With The Arguments Against Rioting

    This is a segment of episode #267 of Last Born In The Wilderness “In Defense Of Looting: Dispensing With The Arguments Against Rioting w/ Vicky Osterweil.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWosterweil

    Learn more about and purchase a copy of Vicky’s new book ‘In Defense of Looting’ from Bold Type Books: https://bit.ly/31zvqEn

    In her book ‘In Defense of Looting,’ Vicky discusses the history of looting — the mass act of publicly and directly seizing goods — and the vital role this act of wealth distribution has played (and continues to play) in movements toward addressing injustices of and abolishing the state, white supremacy, and capitalism. "From slave revolts to labor strikes to the modern-day movements for climate change, Black lives, and police abolition, Osterweil makes a convincing case for rioting and looting as weapons that bludgeon the status quo while uplifting the poor and marginalized."

    In our discussion, I ask her to dispense with, point by point, the various arguments that are made against looting and rioting. These arguments include that looters:

    - “are outside agitators"
    - “are destroying their own neighborhoods" 
    - "are not protestors, and have nothing to do with the struggle"
    - "are bad for media representation (bad optics)"
    - "justify police repression"
    - "are consumeristic, and are acting on false consciousness"

    Vicky highlights the historical, economic, and social contexts that give rise to these arguments, and why they ultimately fail to address the legitimate reasons why looting and rioting is an integral and necessary act of direct action, and cannot (and should not) be separated from broader movements toward social justice and revolution.

    Vicky Osterweil is a writer, editor, and agitator and a regular contributor to The New Inquiry. Her writing has also appeared in The Baffler, The Nation, The Rumpus, Real Life, and Al Jazeera America. She lives in Philadelphia.

    WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com

    BOOK: http://bit.ly/ORBITgr

    PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness

    DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast

    DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop

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    • 9 min

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