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News, politics, history, culture, and more from Jacobin. Featuring The Dig, Long Reads, Behind the News, Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman, Michael and Us, and occasional specials.
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    Michael and Us: Cinematic Civics Lesson

    Michael and Us: Cinematic Civics Lesson

    When our politicians fail us, can journalism save us? We revisit George Clooney's GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK (2005), about Edward R. Murrow's battle with Joseph McCarthy, and get a lesson in how the liberal imagination remembers the Red Scare. PLUS: the rise of A.I. in the arts and the state of the center-left in Europe.
    "Liberals, I Do Despise" by Adolph Reed Jr. - https://www.commondreams.org/views/2009/12/09/liberals-i-do-despise
    "On Smarm" by Tom Scocca - https://www.gawkerarchives.com/on-smarm-1476594977
    "Europe Is Warning Us" by Grace Blakeley - https://tribunemag.co.uk/2024/06/europe-is-warning-us
    Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Long Reads: Europe's New Right-Wing Bloc w/ David Broder

    Long Reads: Europe's New Right-Wing Bloc w/ David Broder

    Elections for the European Union happened two weeks ago. Although turnout was just over 50 percent, the elections have already resulted in some dramatic consequences for European politics. The largest single group in the new parliament will be the European People’s Party, the main bloc of the center right. Ursula von der Leyen, the German president of the European Commission, is a prominent figure in the EPP. She and the EPP leader Manfred Weber have both indicated that they would be open to forming an alliance with sections of the far right.
    In France and Italy, far-right parties have already supplanted the traditional conservatives as the dominant right-wing force. The French party of Marine Le Pen came first in the election, prompting Emmanuel Macron to call a snap election for early next month.
    Jacobin’s European editor David Broder joins Long Reads for a conversation about European politics after the election. David has written two books about the rise of right-wing nationalism in Italy, First They Took Rome and Mussolini’s Grandchildren. He’s also written many articles about European politics for publications like the New Statesman and the New York Times, as well as Jacobin, of course.
    Find David's coverage on the Jacobin site, including his latest, "Europe’s Center Is Holding — by Integrating the Far Right": https://jacobin.com/2024/06/eu-parliament-elections-far-right-center
    Also see the William Bouchardon article mentioned by David, "Marine Le Pen Is Seducing France’s Business Elite": https://jacobin.com/2024/06/marine-le-pen-france-business-elite
    Long Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine’s longform writers. Hosted by features editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge.

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    • 56 min
    Dig: Thawra Ep. 13 - Revolutionary Arabia

    Dig: Thawra Ep. 13 - Revolutionary Arabia

    Featuring Abdel Razzaq Takriti, this is the THIRTEENTH episode of Thawra (Revolution), our mini-series on Arab radicalism in the 20th century. Today’s installment covers the armed left-wing revolutionary movements that challenged British imperial power across Southern Arabia, with the National Liberation Front taking over South Yemen and Dhufari rebels in Oman waging a liberation war against the Sultan. Today’s alliance of reactionary Gulf monarchies was not inevitable; they were made by colonial power, and Arab revolutionaries in the 1960s and 70s mounted a major effort to overthrow them.
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    • 2 hrs 49 min
    Behind the News: Radicals on the Run w/ Joel Whitney

    Behind the News: Radicals on the Run w/ Joel Whitney

    Edwin Ackerman, who wrote a recent piece for NLR Sidecar, reviews the Mexican elections and the reasons for AMLO’s immense popularity. Joel Whitney, author of the book Flights, talks about radical and revolutionaries’ battles with the CIA.
    Behind the News, hosted by Doug Henwood, covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Find the archive online: https://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/radio.html

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    • 53 min
    Jacobin Radio: Notes on Labor Notes w/ Al Bradbury and Jane Slaughter

    Jacobin Radio: Notes on Labor Notes w/ Al Bradbury and Jane Slaughter

    In this episode of Jacobin Radio, guest host Barry Eidlin assesses the most recent Labor Notes conference held near Chicago from April 19-21. The Labor Notes conference is the premier gathering of rank-and-file labor activists and organizers from across the U.S. and around the world. This year’s conference was the biggest yet, with over 4,700 people gathered to hear the latest on organizing strategy and contract victories. In a bit of serendipity, Labor Notes conference goers got to watch live the vote tallies coming in from a union election at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The United Auto Workers won an historic 3-to-1 victory, organizing the first foreign-owned auto transplant in the South.
    What does this year’s Labor Notes conference tell us about the state of the U.S. labor movement, and what lies ahead? Barry discusses these questions and more with two long-time Labor Notes conference organizers, Alexandra Bradbury and Jane Slaughter.
    Jacobin Radio with Suzi Weissman features conversations with leading thinkers and activists, with a focus on labor, the economy, and protest movements.

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    • 59 min
    Michael and Us: An Oedipal Day in the Neighborhood

    Michael and Us: An Oedipal Day in the Neighborhood

    During the Trump presidency, #TheResistance had a powerful figurehead, and his name was (the late) Mr. Rogers. We discuss the Tom Hanks-led #nicecore landmark A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD (2019), the strengths and limitations of Fred Rogers as a Trump-era political symbol, and what this movie fails to understand about him. PLUS: What's eating David Frum about the recent Mexican election?
    "Can You Say... 'Hero'?" by Tom Junod - https://www.neighborhoodarchive.com/publications/press/esquire/index.html
    "How Liberalism Betrayed the Enlightenment and Lost Its Soul" by Michael Brenes - https://jacobin.com/2024/05/cold-war-liberalism-moyn-review
    Mr. Rogers at the Emmys - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upm9LnuCBUM&ab_channel=TheEmmyAwards
    Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage.

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    • 1 hr 6 min

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4.8 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

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Informed and informative

This is a wonderful podcast set, offering a great variety of engaging and informed discussions on so many aspects of politics, history and culture. It’s also heartening to hear, from this side of the Atlantic, that there are such vibrant and committed voices of sanity and hope shining out against a tide of right-wing extremism. (Most Brits seem to think all Americans are Trumpublicans, and this view eggs on our own would-be authoritarians to push further against democracy.) Keep telling the truth Jacobin!

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If you like 40k you are for a treat. This is not your average podcast! Each podcast takes a totally leftfield angle on the hobby and goes in deep. Is Charlemagne the model for the Imperium? Is Nurgle a disability rights activist?

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