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Discussing political philosophy, current events, activism, and the inevitable historical downfall of capitalism from a revolutionary leftist perspective.

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Discussing political philosophy, current events, activism, and the inevitable historical downfall of capitalism from a revolutionary leftist perspective.

    Blood in my Eye: The Black Colony, Revolutionary Strategy, and Dual Power

    Blood in my Eye: The Black Colony, Revolutionary Strategy, and Dual Power

    In this first installment of our mini-series on "Blood in my Eye" by George Jackson, Breht introduces and reads segments of the text. In these sections, George Jackson talks about the folly of running socialist candidates for president, the fact of US fascism and its already-existing presence, revolutionary strategy and its relation to mass work, the "new pig class" made up of white reactionaries inside the American proletariat, the Black Colony, and much, much more.
    Outro Music: 'Whitey On the Moon' by Gil Scott-Heron
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Unemployment In America: Political Economy, Crisis, and Full Employment

    Unemployment In America: Political Economy, Crisis, and Full Employment

    Frank Stricker is a professor emeritus of history, interdisciplinary studies, and labor studies at California State University. He is the author of "American Unemployment: Past, Present and Future" and is a member of the National Jobs for All Coalition/Network 
    Find more of Frank's work below:
    National Jobs For All Coalition
    OpEd News
    Links mentioned in the Intro:
    The Red Nation podcast
    Rev Left Radio Merch
    Guerrilla History
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    Outro Music: 'Son of Sam' by Elliott Smith
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Folk Singers & The Bureau: The FBI, Folk Artists, & the Communist Party USA

    The Folk Singers & The Bureau: The FBI, Folk Artists, & the Communist Party USA

    Aaron J. Leonard returns to the show to discuss his newest book "The Folk Singers and The Bureau: The FBI, The Folk Artists, and the Suppression of the Communist Party USA (1939-1956)". 

    We cover a lot of fascinating history and then we link that history up with the present! 

    Here is Aaron's playlist mentioned in the show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHCUjL6Jr73FNc_ak3MyOV_V-6Khic2u4
    Music featured in order of appearance:
    Woody Guthrie - I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore
    Pete Seeger - Which Side Are You On
    Paul Robeson - No More Auction Block
    Woody Guthrie - All You Fascists Bound To Lose
    Woody Guthrie - Tear the Fascists Down
    Pete Seeger - Solidarity Forever
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Liberation Theology: Jesus Christ and the Fight for Human Emancipation

    Liberation Theology: Jesus Christ and the Fight for Human Emancipation

    In this episode Matt Bernico and Dean Dettloff from The Magnificast podcast join Breht to discuss the history and ideology of Liberation Theology. 

    Check out Dean's course that he is currently teaching on liberation theology HERE
    Follow The Magnificast on Twitter HERE
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    Outro Music: 'John My Beloved' by Sufjan Stevens
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Pandemic in Prisons: Covid-19, Repression, and the Carceral State

    The Pandemic in Prisons: Covid-19, Repression, and the Carceral State

    Lou, Kylie, and Nicole join Breht to discuss the state of incarcerated people during this pandemic, the horrific conditions within prisons, and the case of Just - who was unjustly targeted and imprisoned, and now faces repression inside prison for their journalism and truth-telling. 
    Check out Sunset Park Popular Assembly HERE
    Check out #PrisonsKill on Twitter HERE
    Check out the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee HERE
    and IWOC's Insta page HERE
    Check out our episode DON'T TALK TO COPS HERE
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    Outro Music: 'Bootlickers (Burn Baby Burn)' by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire
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    • 37 min
    Policing Black Lives: State Violence and Systemic Racism in Canada

    Policing Black Lives: State Violence and Systemic Racism in Canada

    Robyn Maynard joins Breht to discuss her new book "Policing Black Live: State Violence in Canada From Slavery to the Present". 
    Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms and beyond. Robyn Maynard provides readers with the first comprehensive account of nearly four hundred years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization and punishment of Black lives in Canada.
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    Outro Music: 'Celebrate' by Grxwn Fxlks
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    • 1 hr 9 min

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141 Ratings

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A great tool for aspiring Marxist youth

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