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As capital decays, we seek liberation for us all and our non-human relations!

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As capital decays, we seek liberation for us all and our non-human relations!

    98. The Final Episode

    98. The Final Episode

    Thank you all for the support along the way! Mexie will be back soon with a new project – stay tuned.

    Sources and Links

    * Vegan-washing Genocide: Animal Advocacy on Stolen Land and Re-imagining Animal Liberation as Anti-Colonial Praxis: https://www.scribd.com/document/481003002/Vegan-Washing-Genocide-Animal-advocacy-o-pdf#

    * The Myth of the Noble Savage: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1pprf8

    * Racists Created the Noble Savage: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/apr/15/socialsciences.highereducation

    * SRSLY Wrong, The Dawn of Everything w. David Wengrow: https://srslywrong.com/podcast/242-the-dawn-of-the-dawn-of-everything-w-david-wengrow/


    If you’d like to continue supporting Mexie, please visit Patreon.com/Mexie.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    97. Building Utopia w. Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee

    97. Building Utopia w. Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee


    Mexie speaks with returning guest, Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee, about her new book, Everyday Utopia. Everyday Utopia explores two millennia of human experiments in living differently to inspire radical hope in building a post-capitalist, post-patriarchal world. Kristen is the critically acclaimed author of Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism, and Red Valkyries: Feminist Lessons from Five Revolutionary Women. Kristen joined Mexie on the show once before to speak about Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism and decommodifying our relationships, an important talk which is linked below.

    Sources and Links

    * Kristen Ghodsee’s website: https://kristenghodsee.com/

    * Everyday Utopia: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Everyday-Utopia/Kristen-R-Ghodsee/9781982190217

    * Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: https://www.amazon.ca/Women-Have-Better-Under-Socialism/dp/1568588909#:~:text=Book%20details&text=A%20spirited%2C%20deeply%20researched%20exploration,%2C%20yes%2C%20even%20better%20sex.

    * Red Valkyries: Feminist Lessons from Five Revolutionary Women: https://www.versobooks.com/en-ca/products/2880-red-valkyries

    * Everyday Utopia on IG: https://www.instagram.com/everyday_utopia/

    * Kristen Ghodsee on IG: https://www.instagram.com/alexandra.kollontai.fangirl/

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    96. ‘Post-Veganism’: Beyond the Diet w. Ash

    96. ‘Post-Veganism’: Beyond the Diet w. Ash


    In this episode, Mexie and Ash from the Horror Vanguard podcast analyze the vegan consumer boycott as a tactic towards total human and animal liberation. As two long-time vegans who have had a rocky journey, Mexie and Ash grapple with how to build a liberated world while honouring differences in ability and tradition. It’s a vulnerable, raw and, we think, important conversation.

    Sources and Links

    * Ash on Twitter: https://twitter.com/darrowvania

    * Ash’s website: https://darrow.media/

    * The Horror Vanguard Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-317910500

    * Episode 71: Speciesism Isn’t What You Think It Is: https://totalliberationpodcast.com/71-speciesism-isnt-what-you-think-it-is-w-marine-nix/

    * Episode 80: Taking Plant Sentience Seriously: https://totalliberationpodcast.com/80-taking-plant-sentience-seriously-w-nic-kathrin/

    * Episode 76: Do You Know Where Your Taxes are Going? Big Ag v. Supply and Demand w. Connie Spence: https://totalliberationpodcast.com/76-do-you-know-where-your-taxes-are-going-big-ag-vs-supply-and-demand-w-connie-spence-agriculture-fairness-alliance/

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    95. Trophy Hunting, the Wildlife Trade, and “Sustainable” Use w. Jared Kukura

    95. Trophy Hunting, the Wildlife Trade, and “Sustainable” Use w. Jared Kukura


    Mexie speaks with conservation writer, Jared Kukura, about the history and political economy of trophy hunting, the wildlife trade, and the concept of sustainable use. We discuss the colonial-capitalist history of ‘fortress’ and neoliberal conservation around the world, and how trophy hunting furthers neo-colonialism. We talk about the philanthrocapitalists involved in promoting these industries, and end with a discussion of what alternative approaches to conservation might be, including Indigenous-led conservation and convivial conservation.

    Sources and Links

    * Jared Kukura, A multimillion disinformation campaign is trying to convince you that trophy hunting is ‘sustainable’: https://grist.org/fix/opinion/disinformation-campaign-sustainable-use-wildlife-conservation/

    * Wild Things Initiative: https://wildthingsinitiative.substack.com/

    * Wild Things Initiative on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@wildthingsinitiative

    * Jared Kukura, Safari Club International’s plan to colonize Africa’s hunting grounds: https://wildthingsinitiative.substack.com/p/safari-club-internationals-plan-to

    * Jared Kukura, Sustainable use founding father at denier’s conference: Science is bad, business is good, animal rights are dangerous: https://wildthingsinitiative.substack.com/p/sustainable-use-founding-father-at

    * Jared Kukura, Who’s pulling the strings behind Africa’s conservation narrative?: https://wildthingsinitiative.substack.com/p/whos-pulling-the-strings-behind-africas

    * Mexie, Conserving Half the Earth Won’t Save Us – Neoliberal Nature and the Half Earth Movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v2ZHllKvNs

    * Buscher and Fletcher, The Conservation Revolution: https://www.versobooks.com/en-ca/products/856-the-conservation-revolution

    * We Rise Together, the Indigenous Circle of Experts Report: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57e007452e69cf9a7af0a033/t/5ab94aca6d2a7338ecb1d05e/1522092766605/PA234-ICE_Report_2018_Mar_22_web.pdf

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    94. Becoming a Momrade! Motherhood Revolution w. Susie Fishleder

    94. Becoming a Momrade! Motherhood Revolution w. Susie Fishleder


    In this episode, Mexie speaks with Susie Fishleder, who has a Masters in Women, Gender, and Social Justice with a focus on Motherhood Studies. Susie works with birthing people postpartum who are dealing with identity loss, anger and rage, and birth trauma. We discuss how capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy shape the institution of motherhood and harm people who take on the work of mothering. We end with discussing what a motherhood revolution could look like and how it would dovetail with a broader societal revolution.

    Sources and Links

    * Susie Fishleder’s website: https://www.susiefishleder.com/

    * Susie Fishleder on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susie.fishleder/

    * Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch: https://www.akpress.org/calibanandthewitch.html

    * Kimberly Sears Allers, The Big Let Down: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250026965/thebigletdown

    * Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the mending of Our Bodies and Hearts: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/34146782

    * D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Kim Anderson, Mother of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and Recovering: https://demeterpress.org/books/mothers-of-the-nations-indigenous-mothering-as-global-resistance-reclaiming-and-recovery/

    * Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams (editors), Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines: https://www.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=746

    * Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor: http://laylafsaad.com/meandwhitesupremacy

    * Ibram X. Kendi, How to Raise an Antiracist: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/671925/how-to-raise-an-antiracist-by-ibram-x-kendi/

    * Dorothy Roberts, Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/155575/killing-the-black-body-by-dorothy-roberts/

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    • 1 hr
    93. The Dark History and Politics of Birth Control w. Nic & Kathrin

    93. The Dark History and Politics of Birth Control w. Nic & Kathrin


    This episode shares a stream that Mexie, Nic (of Pynk Spots) and Kathrin (of the Kathrin YouTube channel) did on A Little to the Left all about birth control. It’s basically everything we wish we knew before we each opted to take the pill at a very young age.

    We’ll talk about the necessity of birth control options, of course, and how liberatory its access has been for many people. However we’ll also be digging into the disturbing history and politics around the birth control pill, and looking at the health impacts it has had for people with wombs. We’ll discuss the racist and eugenicist history of the pill and other forms of birth control, and dig into the politics around condom use and ‘stealthing’. We’ll end with exploring other options for birth control, and the importance of informed choice. As always, we’ll be bringing in our own experiences along with historical facts and political analysis.

    Sources and Links

    * The Business of Birth Control: https://www.thebusinessof.life/

    * Pynk Spots: https://www.youtube.com/@PynkSpotsYT

    * Kathrin: https://www.youtube.com/@KathrinYTchannel

    * A Little to the Left: https://www.youtube.com/@alittletotheleft

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    • 2 hrs 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Bri Incognito ,

Great podcast

Can’t recommend Vegan Vanguard enough!

Mary.code ,

Fantastic Content & Sharp Analysis

This podcast is phenomenal. The content is always interesting, informative, and the anti-capitalist/anti-oppressive analysis is just - *chefs kiss* - perfect! This podcast is a staple in my podcast rotation, and should be a staple in yours too! 🌟

KateMoonStar ,

Full of divisive garbage

I do not appreciate a podcast that interviews a couple of whining slanderous people, that that spend their interview time bashing and spreading disinformation of a local organization that they helped build.

Why would The Vegan Vanguard entertain and encourage this behaviour from their guests? The entire interview was whining!

The information is also very poor. These are just kids who see the world through their black coloured glasses spreading mis- and disinformation about politics, vegans, people, and life in general.

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