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Red Menace is a podcast that explains and analyzes revolutionary theory and then applies its lessons to our contemporary conditions.

Hosted by Alyson Escalante and Breht O'Shea.

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Red Menace is a podcast that explains and analyzes revolutionary theory and then applies its lessons to our contemporary conditions.

Hosted by Alyson Escalante and Breht O'Shea.

    On Patriotism...

    On Patriotism...

    Alyson Escalante joins Breht to respond to arguments that the US left should embrace American patriotism.

    Together they discuss revolutionary v. reactionary nationalism, US history, settler colonialism, proletarian internationalism, Browderism, anti-imperialism, the CPUSA, tailism, accusations of ultra-leftism, and much more. 

    Outro Music: "U.S.A." by The Exploited
    Support Red Menace and get bonus episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace

    • 1 hr 21 min
    UNLOCKED - Code Red for Humanity: the IPCC Report 2021

    UNLOCKED - Code Red for Humanity: the IPCC Report 2021

    In this unlocked Red Menace patreon episode, Alyson and Breht discuss the latest IPCC report on climate change and discuss its implications.
    Support Red Menace and get bonus episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace

    • 50 min
    Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Paulo Freire

    Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Paulo Freire

    On this episode of Red Menace Alyson and Breht teach, discuss, and apply the lessons of 'Pedagogy of the Oppressed' by the Brazilian educator and Marxist humanist Paulo Freire.
    This is essential reading for all teachers, organizers, and political educators! 
    Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace
     

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    AMA: Socialism, Climate Chaos, Pedagogy, & Contradictions

    AMA: Socialism, Climate Chaos, Pedagogy, & Contradictions

    Alyson and Breht answer questions from listeners!

    Topics discussed: Maoism and AES, contradictions present and future, the climate crisis, cryptocurrency, Marxist pedagogy and the role of teachers, reasons to maintain revolutionary optimism, how to build relevant skillsets and engage with theory, 
    Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace

    • 1 hr 25 min
    A Decolonial Feminism w/ Françoise Vergès

    A Decolonial Feminism w/ Françoise Vergès

    In this special crossover episode between Guerrilla History and Red Menace, Alyson and Henry come together to interview Dr. Françoise Vergès about her new book A Decolonial Feminism. 
    Françoise Vergès is an activist, public educator, and is the author of many books including Resolutely Black: Conversations with Aime Cesaire (Polity, 2019), The Wombs of Women: Race, Capital, Feminism & Monsters and Revolutionaries: Colonial Family Romance and Metissage.
    A Decolonial Feminism, is available from Pluto Press https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745341125/a-decolonial-feminism/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Alexandra Kollontai: Marxist Feminism and Love After Capitalism

    Alexandra Kollontai: Marxist Feminism and Love After Capitalism

    In this episode, Alyson and Breht teach and discuss two works by Alexandra Kollontai: her 1909 essay "The Social Basis of the Woman Question" and her 1923 essay "Make Way for Winged Eros". They contextualize each essay, walk the listener through them both, and then discuss their meanings and implications. 

    Rev Left episode on Kollontai with Kristen Ghodsee here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/the-life-and-legacy-of-alexandra-kollontai

    Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace

    • 2 hrs 3 min

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