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The Dig is a podcast from Jacobin magazine that discusses politics, criminal justice, immigration and class conflict with smart people. Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4839800

    Mike Davis on Prisoners of the American Dream

    Mike Davis on Prisoners of the American Dream

    Mike Davis on his classic book about why the US has long lacked strong socialist and labor politics. One recurrent answer: racism.



    Read Dan's essay on the moment: jacobinmag.com/2020/06/donald-trump-war-american-democracy-riots-coronavirus



    Not in the mood for a long, complex Dig interview? Check out Antibody, which is like commie This American Life: thedigradio.com/antibody



    Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TheDig

    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Defund Police Organizers Forum

    Defund Police Organizers Forum

    A Dig special. Zoom forum Dan hosted with leading defund police organizers from around the country. For more info:



    blackvisionsmn.org

    byp100.org

    daretowin.org

    reclaimRI.org

    blmla.org



    If you live in RI, support the fight for a people's budget: actionnetwork.org/petitions/say-no-to-a-brutal-austerity-budget-in-rhode-island



    Dan's essay on Trump's origins in ordinary bipartisan security politics: jacobinmag.com/2020/06/donald-trump-war-american-democracy-riots-coronavirus

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Antibody, Ep 3: Combat

    Antibody, Ep 3: Combat

    Antibody is a narrative series about how Covid-19 has changed everything and nothing at all.



    In this episode:



    All Cops Are Idiots (featuring Kafui Attoh, you can buy his book here: ugapress.org/book/9780820354217/rights-in-transit)



    A Few Basic Demands (produced by Chenjerai Kumanyika (twitter.com/catchatweetdown)



    After the Peak (by Karim Sariahmed (twitter.com/sariahmed), along with Alex Azan, Belicia Ding, Nijmie Zakkiyyah Dzurinko , Vanessa K. Ferrel, Michelle Gonzalez, Musaub Khan, and Marc Shi)



    What We Talk About When We Talk About Mutual Aid (produced by Jackson Roach and Caroline Kanner (twitter.com/_idontCaroline)



    Get in touch with DCH1 Amazonians United (facebook.com/DCH1United)



    Support Put People First! Pennsylvania (putpeoplefirstpa.org)



    The mutual aid groups featured in this episode include: Ground Game LA (groundgamela.org) K Town For All (ktownforall.org) The Red Nation (therednation.org) Brave Space Alliance (bravespacealliance.org) and the Indigenous Kinship Collective (indigenouskinshipcollective.com).



    Further reading on mutual aid:



    Regan De Loggans' mutual aid zine (mutualaiddisasterrelief.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/LOGGANS-mutual-aid-zine.pdf)



    The complete text of Kropotkin's book Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution (theanarchistlibrary.org/library/petr-kropotkin-mutual-aid-a-factor-of-evolution)



    Mutual Aid Hub (mutualaidhub.org)

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Empire Unhinged with Aslı Bâli & Aziz Rana

    Empire Unhinged with Aslı Bâli & Aziz Rana

    Dan interviews returning guests Aslı Bâli and Aziz Rana on the long history behind the crisis of American imperial legitimation that has become so manifest amid the pandemic.



    Some works by Bâli and Rana cited in this interview:

    bostonreview.net/war-security-politics-global-justice/asl%C4%B1-u-b%C3%A2li-aziz-rana-sanctions-are-inhumane%E2%80%94now-and-always

    lawreview.uchicago.edu/publication/constitutionalism-and-american-imperial-imagination



    Please support this podcast at Patreon.com/TheDig

    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Antibody, Ep 2: Making Contact

    Antibody, Ep 2: Making Contact

    Antibody is a new narrative series about how Covid-19 has changed everything and nothing at all.



    In this episode:



    The Corner (featuring Pablo Alvarado and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network)



    Stranger Pleasure (featuring Samuel Delany; produced by David Gutherz)



    One House in Oakland (produced by Sophie Kasakove)



    Role Call (produced by Andrea Long Chu)



    Support day laborer economic survival with a contribution at ndlon.org

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Uprising with Cathy Cohen, Jasson Perez, Malaika Jabali

    Uprising with Cathy Cohen, Jasson Perez, Malaika Jabali

    Dan interviews Cathy Cohen, Jasson Perez, and Malaika Jabali on this uprising, the conditions that made it possible, and where it might be headed.



    Support Black Visions Collective at blackvisionsmn.org



    Check out Malaika's short film Left Out.

    • 1 hr 28 min

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