60 episodes

A show dedicated to human and animal liberation! Interviews and critical discussions of politics, economics, environmentalism, feminism, animal liberation, and social/economic justice.

The Vegan Vanguard Marine & Mexie

    • Politics
    • 4.9 • 198 Ratings

A show dedicated to human and animal liberation! Interviews and critical discussions of politics, economics, environmentalism, feminism, animal liberation, and social/economic justice.

    60. Alternatives to Police: Responding to Mental Health Crises

    60. Alternatives to Police: Responding to Mental Health Crises

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    In this episode, Mexie sits down with Rachel Bromberg and Asante Haughton of the Reach Out Response Network in Toronto to talk about their work, which is revolutionizing crisis response in the city. Rachel and Asante are working to actualize a paradigm shift away from coercive, forceful, police-led intervention towards an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed model that will empower individuals in crisis and promote their dignity, autonomy, self-determination, and resilience.







    Sources and Links







    * Reach Out Response Network: https://reachouttoronto.ca/* Resources and Information: https://reachouttoronto.ca/resources* Reach Out Toronto on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reachout_to* Reach Out Toronto on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReachOutToronto* Reach Out email: hello@reachouttoronto.ca







    * Nooch Design Co. on IG: https://www.instagram.com/noochdesignco/* LaborKyle on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/laborkyle* LaborKyle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/laborkyle







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    59. Black Liberation & Animal Liberation with Christopher Sebastian

    59. Black Liberation & Animal Liberation with Christopher Sebastian

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    In this episode, Mexie talks with anti-oppressive, anti-speciesist activist and lecturer, Christopher Sebastian, about the intersections between race, class, and species. We discuss the links between speciesism and white supremacy, the ongoing bigotry and racism in vegan activism, and the connections between the Black Lives Matter uprisings and anti-speciesist activism. We end by touching on the importance of queering animal liberation, or moving away from a patriarchal and heteronormative approach to vegan activism.







    Sources and Links







    * Christopher Sebastian’s website: https://www.christophersebastian.info/* Christopher Sebastian on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ChristopherSebastian* Christopher Sebastian’s lecture, Race, Class and Species: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_ebX07H4wM * Christopher Sebastian’s lecture, Queering Animal Liberation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkRke88QKPs* Marjorie Spiegel, The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1046666.The_Dreaded_Comparison* David Nibert, Animal Oppression and Capitalism: https://books.google.ca/books/about/Animal_Oppression_and_Capitalism_2_volum.html?id=F6UxDwAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y* Patrice Jones, Queering Animal Liberation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36oPVbrU5uY







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    58. US Empire & Decolonization w. Dr. Nick Estes

    58. US Empire & Decolonization w. Dr. Nick Estes

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    Mexie sits down with anti-capitalist and decolonial scholar and activist, Dr. Nick Estes, to talk about the US election and what the Empire looks like under various administrations, about the legitimacy of the Supreme Court with respect to Indigenous law and sovereignty, and about how decolonial and anti-capitalist struggles are intimately linked. It was an enlightening discussion! Please follow Nick’s work at The Red Nation (links below).







    Source and Links







    * The Red Nation: http://therednation.org/ * The Red Nation podcast: https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/vi… * The Red Nation Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/therednation * The Red Nation on Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Red_Nation * Nick Estes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickwestes * Our History is The Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/bo…







    Books mentioned on the show:







    * Du Bois, Black Reconstruction * Mike Davis, Prisoners of the American Dream * J. Sakai, Settlers * Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism * Vander Wall and Churchill, Agents of Repression * Churchill, The COINTELPRO Papers







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    • 1 hr 11 min
    57. Neoliberalism Never Beats Fascism w. Nichole (Pynk Spots)

    57. Neoliberalism Never Beats Fascism w. Nichole (Pynk Spots)

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    In this episode, Mexie is joined by Nichole from Pynk Spots (formerly from Bitchy Shitshow and Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack!) to chat about the 2020 election results: our reactions to Biden winning, why the Supreme Court and the Electoral College need to go, what moves Trump is making to attempt a soft coup (possible but not likely), and how neoliberalism doesn’t beat fascism – in fact, it leads to it.







    Sources and Links







    * Pynk Spots on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFh3fDI2O4pYIurpRhnRzQA* Pynk Spots on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pynkspots/* Pynk Spots on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PynkSpots* Pynk Spots on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pynkspots* Pynk Spots on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pynkspots/posts







    * Voting History: The Real Reason the Electoral College Exists: https://time.com/4558510/electoral-college-history-slavery/* Could Trump Military Shake-up Set Stage for Coup? https://www.spreaker.com/user/radiosputnik/by-any-means-886-seg222-sean_144* How the Electoral College Works in 6 Minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gF5O6AB6d8&ab_channel=ThoughtMonkey * American Democracy is Hanging on By a Thread: https://eand.co/american-democracy-is-hanging-on-by-a-thread-d13f482b3aa* Trump Readies Thousands of Attorneys for Election Night: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/27/trump-legal-network-election-day-fight-422035* The Empire Files, Abby Martin: Abolish the Supreme Court!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkcI7_0wMyQ * The Empire Files, Will Supreme Court Overturn Election for Trump?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6EK8zx7kKo







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    Transcript







    [MUSIC] Oh, those rich people.  Always flying off somewhere.







    MEXIE:  Hey everyone, welcome to the Vegan Vanguard.  It’s Mexie and today we have an amazing friend, very good friend of the show, Nichole, on the show.  Welcome, Nichole.







    NICHOLE:  Thank you so much for having me.  Always a pleasure to be here.







    MEXIE:  At first I was like, how do I introduce you, because formally Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack, formally Bitchy Shitshow, and now Pynk Spots, so I just said fantastic friend of the show.







    NICHOLE:  I love it.







    MEXIE:  Yeah.  But do you want to, I guess, start off by shouting out your new work and where people can find you and what your new project’s all about?







    NICHOLE:  Yes, I would love to.  Yeah, I’m starting a new podcast called Pynk Spots and Pynk is spelled with a Y, so it’s P-Y-N-K to make it more clear but also because the domain name was available, so that’s how we content creators do.  Yeah, and this new project, I’m very excited about.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    56. Wolves Fighting Gentrification w. Ash (Horror Vanguard)

    56. Wolves Fighting Gentrification w. Ash (Horror Vanguard)

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    Happy Halloween (slash HBD, Mexie)! Mexie and Ash, from the podcast The Horror Vanguard, review the 1981 horror film, Wolfen. Comrade wolfen are eating rich imperialist real estate moguls, what fun!







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    * Follow the Horror Vanguard on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-317910500 * Horror Vanguard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorrorVanguard* Horror Vanguard on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/horrorvanguard* Ash on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Night____Moves







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    55. Security in the Streets w. Noodle

    55. Security in the Streets w. Noodle

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    In this episode, Mexie talks with community organizer Noodle about information and operational security for political dissidents, protestors, and organizers. We talk about what protestors and organizers can do to keep themselves and their comrades secure, both in the streets as well as at home and on digital networks. Please check out the links below, and remember – we keep us safe.







    Sources and Links







    * Blocing Up (why black bloc?): https://zines.headingnorther.com/pdfs/bloc/doubledwebbloczine.pdf * Printable Blocing Up: https://zines.headingnorther.com/pdfs/bloc/imposedbloczine.pdf* Digital Security: https://zines.headingnorther.com/pdfs/digsec/webdigseczine.pdf* Printable Digital Security: https://zines.headingnorther.com/pdfs/digsec/digsecimposed.pdf* Secured phone tips for Android: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFArk8YAw6f/?igshid=1ipacxhgi85wv* Another quick and easy guide for phones at actions (also suggest following the instagram feeds below): https://www.instagram.com/p/CFEP2l0gLgG/* Guide to helmets if you want to invest in head protection: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEVrAcxBF6Y/?igshid=udkyogcxnd7g* Pandemic protesting and riot agent guide: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA5b2Dkg9VI/* Security culture guide in digestible format: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEk48LTgRjU/ * Simple pepper spray guide: https://www.prevention.com/health/a32734569/pepper-spray-treatment/* viewEXIF, Apple link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/viewexif/id945320815* Download the Signal App for secure messaging!* Privacy Tools: https://www.privacytools.io/ * Get your free secure email address here: https://protonmail.com/* Get your free VPN here: https://protonvpn.com/







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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
198 Ratings

198 Ratings

JustAMom3421 ,

We Need More Educated Self Aware Humans Like Mexie

I discovered Mexie from Beau of The Fifth Column. If you are looking to educate yourself, about real current events and what our societal norms should have been evolved into by 2020, Mexie is a must listen to podcast. Open your mind, heart, ears, wallets (if you can), and subscribe to Mexie.

Gitsie2008 ,

Great show!

I saw a recommendation for this podcast on Reddit & checked it out. The first episode I listened was the most recently released (episode 58). I found it to be incredibly informative & well researched- the interview with Dr. Estes was interesting. I listened to it twice to fully absorb the information & analysis presented. I plan to listen to all of the episodes by the end of the year!

osmsinger ,

Fascinating podcast

Really interesting topics, pertaining to leftist issues in general and feminism and veganism as well. These women are also really enjoyable to listen to, despite the heavy topics covered they remain pretty positive. Thanks Vegan Vanguard!

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