53 episodes

A show about all things from the perspective of two revolutionary vegan women! Critical discussions of politics, economics, animal liberation, environmentalism, feminism, and social/economic justice.

The Vegan Vanguard Marine & Mexie

    • Politics
    • 5.0, 41 Ratings

A show about all things from the perspective of two revolutionary vegan women! Critical discussions of politics, economics, animal liberation, environmentalism, feminism, and social/economic justice.

    53. Confessions of an Economic Hitman with John Perkins

    53. Confessions of an Economic Hitman with John Perkins

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    In this episode, Mexie talks with John Perkins, former Chief Economist for MAIN, about his time as an economic hitman, furthering U.S. empire through economic imperialism. We talk about the links between the World Bank, IMF, private firms like Haliburton and Bechtel, and intelligence agencies like the CIA and NSA. John also discusses some insights from his new book about the shift in consciousness required to revolutionize our economy.







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    * John Perkins Website: https://johnperkins.org/* New Confessions of an Economic Hitman: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/576012/the-new-confessions-of-an-economic-hit-man-by-john-perkins/* David Harvey, 17 Contradictions and the End of Capitalism: http://davidharvey.org/2014/03/new-book-seventeen-contradictions-end-capitalism/* David Harvey, A Brief History of Neoliberalism: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/183033.A_Brief_History_of_Neoliberalism* Richard Wolff, Democracy at Work: https://www.democracyatwork.info/* Anwar Shaikh, Capitalism: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/capitalism-9780199390632?cc=ca&lang=en&







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    52. The Challenges of Political Organizing Within ‘Neutral’ Vegan Spaces w. Meneka Repka and Ehsan Otoufi

    52. The Challenges of Political Organizing Within ‘Neutral’ Vegan Spaces w. Meneka Repka and Ehsan Otoufi

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    In this episode, Mexie talks with plural justice activists Meneka Repka and Ehsan Otoufi about the challenges of political organizing within mainstream, ‘apolitical’ vegan spaces. We talk about why anti-speciesist activism needs to be anti-capitalist and pro-intersectional, take a look at some of the mainstream organizations that purport to be ‘apolitical’, and discuss Meneka and Ehsan’s experiences trying to fight for plural justice in a more neutral vegan space.







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    * Nooch Design Co. on IG: https://www.instagram.com/noochdesignco/* Food Empowerment Project: https://foodispower.org/ * Aph and Syl Ko, Aphro-ism: https://aphro-ism.com/* Christopher Sebastian’s work: https://www.christophersebastian.info/ * Sunaura Taylor, Beats of Burden: https://thenewpress.com/books/beasts-of-burden* Dr. Breeze Harper, Sistah Vegan: http://sistahvegan.com/ * Carol J. Adams, The Sexual Politics of Meat: https://caroljadams.com/spom-the-book







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    51. WE ARE AT WAR: CoronaWar

    51. WE ARE AT WAR: CoronaWar

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    This episode begins with a short rundown of what’s going on with the BLM rebellions right now, and includes two PSAs from the Channel Zero Network about safety and security during street actions and how to provide jail support to your comrades. In the episode itself, Mexie and Marine talk about the problematic war rhetoric that leaders and media pundits are using to describe our response to the coronavirus. We talk about what this rhetoric primes us to accept, how this rhetoric obscures the crimes of capital, and the inconsistencies in the logic of a war response.







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    * Bail Funds/Legal Help by City: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1X4-YS3vFn5CLL9QtJSU0xqmTh_h8XilXgOqGAjZISBI/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR2xRNTx7eQaZLkwkAJO_gV5Vr3gzGOtKDmGnpR-VFzygNF0lXU60k7QYv0* Reclaim the Block/Minnesota Freedom Fund list of orgs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yLWGTQIe3967hdc9RSxBq5s6KKZHe-3_mWp5oemd7OA/preview?fbclid=IwAR3yoIMfyiKdBnLnTcMe8O9tbjHFi4iLMeN87Z1OlBkil4nS-gobpjWnltw&pru=AAABcpnsAUg*cE6Ba7dNK2JGZFIm0v6seQ* We Keep Us Safe Fund: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8nnnkYT19f?fbclid=IwAR0izVFrvAWjGq2l3LZ6A4gtNQQhjopFinIk7W34uoB-Os7XmBKyz54oHSo* The Bail Project: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project* Official George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd* George Floyd (BigFloyd): https://www.gofundme.com/f/george-floyd-bigfloyd?fbclid=IwAR1NwsKmFWO_BKC15d1JzZrPRSzF3avS0LwGkppkHDD67_vb0TWaqI8SC08* Incarcerated Workers...

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    50. Psychedelics and the Self: Exploring Consciousness (w. RevLeftRadio)

    50. Psychedelics and the Self: Exploring Consciousness (w. RevLeftRadio)

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    In this bonus episode, Mexie appears on RevLeftRadio to discuss psychedelics, ego, consciousness, spirituality and leftism with Brett. This discussion dovetails well with our recent discussion on Mind and Nature, exploring themes of meditation and communing with nature in relation to leftist thought and activism. By popular request, we’ve gone in deeper on the psychedelic portion of our convo. Hope you enjoy! (Responsibly ;))







    Sources and Links







    * Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/529343/how-to-change-your-mind-by-michael-pollan/* RevLeftRadio: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/* RevLeftRadio on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RevLeftRadio







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    49. Final Fantasy 7: Towards an Eco-Anarchist Future (w. Green, Ash, and Jacob)

    49. Final Fantasy 7: Towards an Eco-Anarchist Future (w. Green, Ash, and Jacob)

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    In this episode, Mexie talks with Green, a comrade from the Indigenous Anarchist Federation, Ash from the Horror Vanguard podcast, and her partner, Jacob, about all things FF7 and how relevant the game’s narrative is for our current historical moment. We discuss the way the game handles themes of anti-capitalism, colonialism, environmentalism, racism, patriarchy, and last but not least, trauma. Eco-activist resurgence when?!







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    * Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ANeonGreenCity* Green on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_cure_for_sleep/* Green on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/abrightgreencity/videos* Indigenous Anarchist Federation: https://iaf-fai.org/* Indigenous Anarchist Federation on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAF__FAI* Ash on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GothUncharted* Horror Vanguard podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-317910500* Horror Vanguard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorrorVanguard







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    48. COVID-19 and Seizing the Means (Part 2) with Bitchy Shitshow

    48. COVID-19 and Seizing the Means (Part 2) with Bitchy Shitshow

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    In this episode, Mexie talks with Nichole and Callie from the Bitchy Shitshow podcast about the potential and the dangers that COVID-19 poses for leftists. Part 1 of our discussion is up on the Bitchy Shitshow podcast, where we discuss this mask off moment for our toxic work culture and push back on calls to be ‘productive’ right now. In Part 2 of the convo we talk about the ways in which the right could seize on this moment to push us further towards a fascistic surveillance state, but also the incredible potential of this moment to make serious gains for workers and radicalize folks who were never political before. This is a time when we need to put in the work.







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    * PART 1 of this 2 part episode! https://bitchyshitshow.com/2020/03/31/008-covid-19-and-seizing-the-means-part-1-a-collaboration-with-mexie-of-the-vegan-vanguard/* Bitchy Shitshow podcast: http://bitchyshitshow.com/ * Bitchy Shitshow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitchy_shitshow* Bitchy Shitshow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/bitchy_shitshow/ * Bitchy Shitshow on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bitchyshitshow/







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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Tspot85 ,

Yasssss!

So on point! Love this podcast.

GeometricMean ,

Good Lefty Podcast

This is a solid long-form left wing political podcast. I appreciate some of the themes that run through the episodes such as imagining what a better future would be.

tara.sue ,

Addicted!

LOVE Mexie and Marine. This podcast is so refreshing especially hearing women discuss these issues. They always have my brain epiphanies for days! Truly addicted!

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