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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.

    Showing Solidarity: In Support of a Comrade in Need

    Showing Solidarity: In Support of a Comrade in Need

    Venmo: @grttbnb (name on the account is "Roger Bane")
    CashApp: $Fight4JusticeNow
     
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    • 9 min
    Riding the Wave: Sweden's Integration into the Imperialist World System

    Riding the Wave: Sweden's Integration into the Imperialist World System

    Torkil Lauesen returns to the show, this time to discuss his newest book "Riding the Wave: Sweden's Integration into the Imperialist World Order". Pushing back against the narrative that Nordic countries like Sweden are socialist paradises who don't engage in colonialism and imperialism like other western countries, Torkil dives deep into history to deconstruct this rather naive perspective and offer a historical materialist account of Sweden's actual place in the history of colonialism, capitalism, and imperialism. 
    Henry Hakamaki from Guerrilla History joins Breht for the interview as well! 
    Check out the book here: https://www.leftwingbooks.net/book/content/riding-wave-sweden
    Read more of Torkil's work here: https://anti-imperialist.net/author/lauesen/
    Outro Music: "I'm the Echo" by DARKSIDE
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Dismantling the Infrastructure of Ecocide: Toward a More Militant Climate Movement

    Dismantling the Infrastructure of Ecocide: Toward a More Militant Climate Movement

    Andreas Malm is a Swedish Marxist, professor of ecology at Lund University, and is the author of "How to Bl*w up a P*peline".

    He joins Breht to talk about the need for the climate movement to abandon its middle class nonviolence fetish and engage in more militant acts of direct action against fossil fuel infrastructure. 
    Outro Music: "Knife Talk" by Drake ft. 21 Savage, Project Pat

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Hammer and Camera: CHE (2008) Directed by Steven Soderbergh

    Hammer and Camera: CHE (2008) Directed by Steven Soderbergh

    From Hammer and Camera: "In an extra-special podcasting event, we are celebrating our 50th episodiversary by inviting one of the Original Film Warriors, Breht of Rev Left Radio, back onto the pod for a discussion of Steven Soderbergh's CHE (2008). This unconventional biopic, featuring a legendary performance by Benicio del Toro in the title role, is a perfect way to sum up our first quinquagesimal. MAY THERE BE 50 MORE!"
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Cruel Optimism: Affect Theory and the Structure of Feeling

    Cruel Optimism: Affect Theory and the Structure of Feeling

    Maggie Doherty teaches writing at Harvard, where she earned her PhD in English. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, and the Nation, among other publications. She is also the author of The Equivalents: The Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960's.
    She joins Breht to discuss the work of Lauren Berlant, Affect Theory, our emotional landscapes in late capitalism, and much more!
    Follow her on Twitter @magsrdoherty
    Check out her interview on Open Source: https://radioopensource.org/into-the-feel-tank/
     
    Outro Music: "Some Rotten Man" by The Taxpayers
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Spectre Still Haunts: Breaking the Imperialist Chain w/ Hakim

    The Spectre Still Haunts: Breaking the Imperialist Chain w/ Hakim

    The one and only Hakim joins Breht to discuss the Iraq war from the perspective of Iraqis, the western left, Lenin, Reform AND Revolution, the importance of anti-imperialist struggle, contradictions and crises, the global south, etc. At the end, Hakim fields a bunch of common anti-socialist talking points and dismantles them one by one. 
    This is a wide ranging and genuinely fun conversation with a great comrade and political educator! 
    Subscribe to Hakim's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
    Follow Hakim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yaboihakim
    Outro Music: "Armed & Dangerous" by King Von
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    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

Jasooart ,

Beautiful Podcast!

A lot of heart in this podcast, very enjoyable listen, great topics, great interviews.

Just listened to the Michael Brooks episode, Breht did a really good job, broke my heart, but it did Michael justice.

Antonio Chamsci ,

I learn so much from this podcast!

Very valuable podcast. Always interesting guests who have specialized knowledge on a specific topic. I recommend this to all my friends who want to learn about leftist politics

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Indispensable!

This podcast explores the key topics for left history, thought, and culture. Brilliant and clear discussions that are accessible while rigorous. I find it an indispensable resource.

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