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News, politics, history, culture, and more from Jacobin. Featuring: The Dig, Long Reads, Behind the News, Jacobin Radio, Weekends, The Jacobin Show, Vast Majority, Michael and Us, A World to Win, and special series.
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    Michael and Us: Team Avengers, World Police

    Michael and Us: Team Avengers, World Police

    Before there was Elon Musk, there was Tony Stark. We travelled back to 2008 to look at IRON MAN, the first entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and were excited to find that it serves its ideology on a big platter and with minimal ornamentation.
    A video on the filming of Iron Man 2 at Edwards Air Force Base - vimeo.com/191818335
    Michael and Us is a podcast about political cinema and our crumbling world hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage. To hear weekly bonus episodes, subscribe to the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/michaelandus/

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    A World to Win: The Fight for Debt Justice w/ Heidi Chow

    A World to Win: The Fight for Debt Justice w/ Heidi Chow

    This week, Adele Walton, filling in for Grace Blakeley, speaks with Heidi Chow, executive director at Jubilee Debt Campaign, which works to end poverty, inequality, and exploitation caused by unjust debt. They discuss the legacy of Thomas Sankara, the neocolonial nature of debt, and how debt reproduces global inequality and poverty.
    A World to Win is a podcast from Tribune bringing you a weekly dose of socialist news, theory and action with guests from around the world.
    You can support our work on the show by becoming a Patron. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible.

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    Jacobin Show: How Capitalism Created the Drug Crisis w/ Meagan Day

    Jacobin Show: How Capitalism Created the Drug Crisis w/ Meagan Day

    Over the past year, more than 100,000 people have died from drug overdoses in the US. Jacobin editor Meagan Day joins us to discuss the roots of the opioid crisis, how the profit motive fuels widespread addiction, and what kinds of drug policies the left should be fighting for today.
    The Jacobin Show offers socialist perspectives on class and capitalism in the twenty-first century, the failures of liberalism, and the prospects of rebuilding a left labor movement in the US. This is the podcast version of the show from November 22, 2021 with Jen Pan and Ariella Thornhill hosting.
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    Primer: Black Friday

    Primer: Black Friday

    On Black Friday, people in some twenty countries will target Amazon under the banner of “Make Amazon Pay.” We speak with Casper Gelderblom, the Make Amazon Pay coordinator for the Progressive International, about what to expect.
    You can listen to Primer by searching for Jacobin Radio on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. If you’d like to support the show, subscribe at Patreon.com/primerpodcast. To keep up with us elsewhere, follow @primerpod on Twitter.

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    Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: Inside the New Wave of Labor Militancy

    Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: Inside the New Wave of Labor Militancy

    Crystal Hopkins just stepped down as President of IATSE Local 871 on the eve of the ratification vote citing personal obligations and frustration over the ratification process that has deeply divided the membership. The 3 year contract or Basic Agreement with studios and streaming services squeaked by thanks to a delegate voting system many compare to the electoral college: 50.4% of the popular vote rejected the deal, but the agreement was ratified with 256 delegates voting yes and 88 voting no. That has left a lot of hard feelings and there is mounting criticism of President Matthew Loeb’s leadership of the union. We get the story of the deal, what lay behind it, and Crystal’s reasons for stepping down.
    UCSB labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein has an article in the Washington Post and another in Dissent that address the current enormous churn in the workplace: some call it “The Big Quit,” others a strike wave. Record numbers of workers are quitting their jobs, but there is also rising labor militancy and strikes, increasing wages and accelerating inflation. The employer response is to pay more but remain vigorously anti-union—and, as Nelson Lichtenstein says, getting millions of new workers unionized is what is required.

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    Dig: Visions of Freedom w/ Piero Gleijeses Part 2

    Dig: Visions of Freedom w/ Piero Gleijeses Part 2

    The second of Dan’s two-part interview with Piero Gleijeses on his book Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976–1991. This is the story of Cuba’s military defense of the Angolan government against a US and South Africa-backed effort to overthrow the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). The future of the entire region was on the line—including the fate of apartheid in South Africa and of Namibia, then a South African colony.
    Learn Southern African geography by studying these maps: thedigradio.com/visions-of-freedom-maps
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