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Discussing political philosophy, current events, activism, and the inevitable historical downfall of capitalism from a revolutionary leftist perspective.

    [RE-RELEASE] SCOTUS, The Anti-Choice Onslaught and American Institutional Decay

    [RE-RELEASE] SCOTUS, The Anti-Choice Onslaught and American Institutional Decay

    The Supreme Court is an anti-democratic, hyper-reactionary institution, totally free from any semblence of accountability. It is nothing more than another arm of the far-right movement in this godforsaken, s******e country.
    In this month old episode, Alyson and Breht discuss the Supreme Court and the implications of Roe's dismantling.

    • 32 min
    [GUERRILLA HISTORY] Time with the Red Army Faction w/ Margrit Schiller

    [GUERRILLA HISTORY] Time with the Red Army Faction w/ Margrit Schiller

    In this episode of Guerrilla History, we bring on a very special guest, Margrit Schiller!  Margrit was associated early on with the Red Army Faction, before being imprisoned and tortured by the West German state, being forced into exile in Cuba and Uruguay, and then having to move back to Germany more or less against her will.  A fascinating life story from someone just as committed to the struggle as ever!
    Margrit Schiller is author of Remembering the Armed Struggle: My Time with the Red Army Faction.  We highly recommend picking yourself up a copy from PM Press (https://pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1195).  Margrit's struggles within and against this system continue, and grabbing a copy of her book is a good way to help while we are still forced to operate within capitalism.
    Guerrilla History is the podcast that acts as a reconnaissance report of global proletarian history, and aims to use the lessons of history to analyze the present.  If you have any questions or guest/topic suggestions, email them to us at guerrillahistorypod@gmail.com.
    Your hosts are immunobiologist Henry Hakamaki, Professor Adnan Husain, historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University, and Revolutionary Left Radio's Breht O'Shea.
     
    Follow us on social media!  Our podcast can be found on twitter @guerrilla_pod, and can be supported on patreon at https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory.  Your contributions will make the show possible to continue and succeed!
    To follow the hosts, Henry can be found on twitter @huck1995, and also has a new Youtube show/podcast he cohosts with our friend Safie called What The Huck?!, which can be found on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA7YUQWncZIB2nIeEunE31Q/ or major podcast apps at https://anchor.fm/what-the-huck.  Adnan can be followed on twitter @adnanahusain, and also runs The Majlis Podcast, which can be found at https://anchor.fm/the-majlis, and the Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives group at Queens University, https://www.facebook.com/MSGPQU/.   Breht is the host of Revolutionary Left Radio, which can be followed on twitter @RevLeftRadio and cohost of The Red Menace Podcast, which can be followed on twitter @Red_Menace_Pod.  Follow and support these shows on patreon, and find them at https://www.revolutionaryleftradio.com/.  
     
    Thanks to Ryan Hakamaki, who designed and created the podcast's artwork, and Kevin MacLeod, who creates royalty-free music.

    • 2 hrs 23 min
    Yugoslavia: Socialist Construction in the Balkans

    Yugoslavia: Socialist Construction in the Balkans

    In this episode, Aleksandra Kolaković joins Breht to discuss the history of socialist construction in the former Yugoslavia. We discuss the formation of Yugoslavia, the communist partisans and their fight against fascism during WW2, the rise, rule, and legacy of Josep Broz Tito, "Market Socialism", daily life for workers in Yugoslavia, the Tito-Stalin split and beef, and much more!

    This is a controversial chapter of socialist history, but also a fascinating and essential one! Enjoy! 
    Outro music: 'Maljčiki' by Idoli
    Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
     

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Power Struggle: Hip Hop For the People!

    Power Struggle: Hip Hop For the People!

    Nomi (aka Power Struggle) from the Beatrock Music label, joins Breht to discuss his latest album "Aspirations", the role of hip hop in both of their lives, its influence on their politics, their favorite albums and artists, revolutionary politics, working shitty jobs for shitty pay, embracing the working class over personal ambitions, and much more!
    Check out Aspirations here: https://powerstrugglemusic.bandcamp.com/album/aspirations
    Check out Beatrock Music here: https://beatrockmusic.com/
    Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Deep Dive 5: Hegel and Deleuze on the Concept of Negation

    Deep Dive 5: Hegel and Deleuze on the Concept of Negation

    In this fifth installment of the Dialects Deep Dive subseries, Matthew Furlong joins Breht once again - this time to discuss, at length, the concept of negation and its role in philosophy and dialectics.  Check out our first installment of "Dialectics Deep Dive" here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/dialectics
    Check out our second installment here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/spinoza
    Check out our third installments here:
    https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/deep-dive-3a
    https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/deep-dive-3b

    Here's a link also to the `974 Deleuze seminar from which I read: https://deleuze.cla.purdue.edu/seminars/anti-oedipus-iii/lecture-02
     
    Ai Siqi, "Antagonistic and Non-Antagonistic Contradictions" (1957): http://marxistphilosophy.org/AntagonisticASQ.pdf
     
    Mao Zedong, "Talk on Problems of Philosophy" (1964): http://marxistphilosophy.org/mao64.pdf
     
    Outro music: 'Workers Song' by Michael Hanrahan from the album "Freeing Lonesome Tune".
    Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
     
     

    • 3 hrs 11 min
    [UNLOCKED] American Carnage: Mass Shootings, Gun Policy, & Root Causes

    [UNLOCKED] American Carnage: Mass Shootings, Gun Policy, & Root Causes

    Breht and Alyson discuss the recent barrage of mass shootings, how Marxists should think about these issues, what the root causes of american mass shootings are, policies/reforms that the socialist left might be able to support, and much more. 
    Outro music: 'Pray for Newtown' by Sun Kil Moon
    Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

ToeCutters Left Nut. ,

Essential listening

Rev Left Radio is essential listening for all Marxists and aspiring Marxists. Even those that know this world is being run into the ground and want to learn about an alternative way to run the world, will benefit from listening to this podcast.

Nerdy Keith ,

Socialism at its finest!

Was hungry for a good socialist leftist podcast and I certainly found one. I’m still teaching myself the ins and outs of socialism. Rev Left is certainly helping. Brett is so insightful and intelligent, love his perspective.

Couldn’t recommend this more!

CommonConnolly ,

Top notch stuff

Brilliant podcast - wonderful guests and great discussions. Very reasoned, informative and interesting approach. Keep spreading the good word!

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