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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Special Report: Jon Ben-Menachem on Copaganda and "Police Pullback" & "Ferguson Effect" Mythology
For this special report we talk to Jon Ben-Menachem. Jon is a researcher and journalist, currently working on his PhD in Sociology at Columbia University, where he researches political economy and punishment. As a journalist he’s published on policing, incarceration and austerity for The Appeal, Slate, Shadowproof, Current Affairs, Truthout and New York Daily News.
Today we invite Jon on to discuss his latest piece “What Media Gets Wrong About Last Year’s Uptick In Murders” which was published at
"Capacity for Capacious & Expansive Imagination” Ashon Crawley on Queerness, Blackpentecostalism and Otherwise Worlds
In this episode we interview Ashon Crawley. Ashon is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and African American Studies at the University of Virginia and author of Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility and The Lonely Letters.
In this discussion we ask Ashon questions from both books. Ashon delves into the context in which both works were created.
4 Years of Millennials Are Killing Capitalism - A Reflection
Josh and Jay reflect upon 4 years of doing Millennials Are Killing Capitalism and engage in some criticism and self-criticism around culture and the importance of organization, analysis and strategy.
"The Swedish Model," Social Democracy and the Imperialist World System with Torkil Lauesen
Today we talk to him about his latest book Riding The Wave: Sweden’s Integration into the Imperialist World System. Which is a thorough investigation into the development of the so-called “Swedish Model” considered by many to be the pinnacle of social democracy. Many US based social democrats, have even gone so far as to describe it this model as a form of “socialism.” Author Torkil Lauesen explains the relationship of this economic model to colonialism & imperialism.
"Building Infrastructure: Identifying Tactics for Sustainable Formations" A Panel Discussion Supporting Jailhouse Lawyers Speak's #SHUTEMDOWN2021 Demos
For this episode we offered our platform to some organizers inside and out, who put together a series of discussions on the state and needs of prisoner movements today.
This is the third segment of a series of political discussions focused on building support for Jailhouse Lawyers Speak’s 2021 National Call To Action “Shut ‘Em Down” and looking forward to next summer’s 2022 National Prisoner Strike and Boycott. The first two panels were hosted by George Jackson University and Final Straw Radio.
"I Took Those Deaths Personally" - Ray Luc Levasseur On Vietnam, Prison, and Anti-Imperialist Resistance
In this episode we interview Ray Luc Levasseur. During his time underground Levasseur was a purported member of the United Freedom Front, and the Sam Melville Jonathan Jackson Unit. Prior to that Levasseur organized in several above ground formations, including the Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC), Vietnam Veterans Against The War, and SCAR.
We talk to Ray about his life, and the influence of his experience in Vietnam & prison on his development of anti-imperialist politics and commitments.
excellent political education
this podcast has incredible breadth in the topics they cover. I came for the Joy James interview, and was overjoyed to find an archive with four years worth of quality interviews. They cover topics that the other leftist interview podcasts I like (like the Dig or Know Your Enemy) rarely ever cover. You won’t always agree with the guests, but I’ve learned something valuable from every interview. Also, the special episode about MF DOOM is just awesome!
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.