We created this podcast in recognition that there are a number of podcasts for the American “left,” but many of them focus heavily on the organizing of social democrats, progressives, and liberal democrats. Aside from that, on the left we are always fighting a war of ideas and if we do not continue to build platforms to share those ideas and the stories of their implementation from a leftist perspective, they will continue to be ignored, misrepresented, and dismissed by the capitalist media and as a result by the general public.
Our goal is to provide a platform for communists, anti-imperialists, Black Liberation movements, ancoms, left libertarians, LBGTQ activists, feminists, immigration activists, and abolitionists to discuss radical politics, radical organizing and share their visions for a better world. Our goal is to center organizers who represent and work with marginalized communities building survival programs, defense programs, political education, and counterpower.
We also plan to bring in perspectives on and from the global south to highlight anti-capitalist struggles outside the imperial core. We view solidarity with decolonization, indigenous, anti-imperialist, environmentalist, socialist, and anarchist movements across the world as necessary steps toward meaningful liberation for all people.
Too often within the imperial core we focus on our own struggles without taking the time to understand those fighting for freedom from beneath the empire’s thumb. It is important to highlight these struggles, learn what we can from them, offer solidarity, and support with action when we can. It is not enough to Fight For $15 an hour and Single-Payer within the core, while the US actively fights against the self-determination of the people of the global economically and militarily.
We recognize that except for the extremely wealthy and privileged, our fates and struggles are intrinsically connected. We hope that our podcast becomes a meaningful platform for organizers and activists fighting for social change to connect their local movements to broader movements centered around the fight to end imperialism, capitalism, racism, discrimination based on gender identity or sexuality, sexism, and ableism.
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Ben Fletcher: The Life And Times Of A Black Wobbly With Peter Cole
In this episode we talk to Peter Cole, historian and author of Ben Fletcher, The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly.
Fletcher was among the most successful union organizers in the early 20th century, and a Black leader of the Local 8 union - a component of the Industrial Workers of the World - which organized on the docks in South Philadelphia beginning in 1913. Local 8 of the IWW's Marine Transport Workers Industrial Union, was the most powerful interracial union of its era.
Rinaldo Walcott On Black Freedom And The Abolition Of Property
In this episode we talk to Dr. Rinaldo Walcott. Walcott is a Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. Walcott is also the author of many books.
In this episode we primarily focus our conversation around Walcott’s two most recent books, On Property: Policing, Prisons, and the Call for Abolition and The Long Emancipation: Moving Toward Black Freedom.
"We Charge Genocide, Again" - Jalil Muntaqim on The Spirit of Mandela Tribunal, Political Prisoners, and a Life in Struggle
In this episode we interview Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army veteran Jalil Muntaqim. Muntaqim was political prisoner for nearly half a century due to his involvement in the liberation struggle.
Muntaqim talks about the Black Panthers, and many political prisoners still held in US prisons that people need to fight for. In terms of that struggle, he highlights the importance of The Spirit of Mandela Tribunal which is upcoming in October of 2021.
Max Ajl On A People's Green New Deal
In this episode we interview Max Ajl, author of the new book A People’s Green New Deal.
In this discussion we talk to Ajl about his critiques of various forms of climate policy emanating from the capitalist and imperialist ruling class, and he situates the AOC/Markey Green New Deal as sharing a great deal ideologically and in terms of program with other capitalist so-called solutions to the climate crisis. He also discusses a different left horizon for climate change policy and struggle.
Decolonize Palestine and #SaveSheikhJarrah with Rawan Eid and Fathi Nemer
In this episode we interview Rawan Eid and Fathi Nemer, co-founders of decolonizepalestine.com.
In this episode we talk about their recently launched website decolonizepalestine.com. We also talk about a recent events in occupied Palestine, the fight to #SaveSheikhJarrah, and a number of the myths that get deployed by zionists in support of the state of Israel’s policies of apartheid and ethnic cleansing.
Remaking Radicalism with Dan Berger, Emily Hobson and Barbara Smith
In this episode are joined by author/editors Dan Berger and Emily K. Hobson and Barbara Smith of the Combahee River Collective to discuss the recently published book Remaking Radicalism edited by Berger and Hobson.
The book offers an incredible look into the vibrancy and diversity of movements on the left in the period. It features 164 written documents, 20 images, & 32 short essays that reflect a wide mix of organizations, campaigns, tactics, and visions from the period of 1973 to 2001.
Gloria Richardson’s Episode
I recently began listening to this podcast, and it is a different experience because of the focus on the guest speakers. Amplifying the voices and maintaining focus on their stories is enthralling and motivating. I appreciate the podcasters for encouraging the ample space for speakers to talk at length. It is a good format for absorbing this content. (Compared to more dialogue/discussion based podcast content, maybe I just haven’t listened to enough of their episodes to hear that style)
Solidarity with you and any readers of this review
I never listened to podcasts. But this is one I will listen to consistently. I even am having students listen to some of these interviews as sources. Amazing podcast. Immeasurably important content.
This podcast shows ultimate ignorance LOL
Every time I hear this podcast I listen to a bunch of claims that are really, really crazy with no evidence to back it up. It’s like when Ibram X was asked to define racism and he said racist policies, racial oppression, and the systems of systemic racism. Ultimately they don’t elaborate on any of their thoughts and clearly have gone down a rabbit hole that’s turning into an Egyptian gold mine but instead of the product being gold it’s more like a farmers cow manure pile. They have a very ignorant view of the world, clearly don’t understand how anything works, and are filled with resentment. It’s sad to see people so radicalized wasting their time trying to influence others.