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A podcast about music, and politics as told by musicians who sing about politics

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 99: White Reconstruction w/ Professor Dylan Rodríquez

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 99: White Reconstruction w/ Professor Dylan Rodríquez

    In this episode we speak with professor in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside, Dylan Rodríquez.  I came across professor Rodríquez's work through a mutual friend and really appreciated a lot of what professor Dylan has to say to about state of things in this country.  The role of empire and capitalism, and of course we discussed his current book "White Reconstruction: Domestic WArfare and the Logics of Genocide" and his previous work, "Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide and the Filipino Condition".   About 'White Reconstruction': We are in the fray of another signature moment in the long history of the United States as a project of anti Black and racial–colonial violence. Long before November 2016, white nationalism, white terrorism, and white fascist statecraft proliferated. Thinking across a variety of archival, testimonial, visual, and activist texts—from Freedmen’s Bureau documents and the “Join LAPD” hiring campaign to Barry Goldwater’s hidden tattoo and the Pelican Bay prison strike—Dylan Rodríguez counter-narrates the long “post–civil rights” half-century as a period of White Reconstruction, in which the struggle to reassemble the ascendancy of White Being permeates the political and institutional logics of diversity, inclusion, formal equality, and “multiculturalist white supremacy.”Throughout White Reconstruction, Rodríguez considers how the creative, imaginative, speculative collective labor of abolitionist praxis can displace and potentially destroy the ascendancy of White Being and Civilization in order to create possibilities for insurgent thriving. You can find Professor Rodríquez's, 'White Reconstruction' here:http://www.fordhampress.com/9780823289387/white-reconstruction/ Professor Rodríquez's previous work, 'Suspended Apocalypse' here:https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/suspended-apocalypse Thank you guys again for taking the time to check this out.  We appreciate each and everyone of you.  If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!  Become a patron now :https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG9WtLyoP9QU8sxuIfxk3eg Twitch:https://www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitter:@TIRShowOakland Instagram:@thisisrevolutionoakland Medium:https://medium.com/@jasonmyles/they-dont-really-care-about-us-e2f1703ca39e 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 98: Can't Pay, Won't Pay The Power of Debtors Unions w/Hannah Appel of the Debt Collective

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 98: Can't Pay, Won't Pay The Power of Debtors Unions w/Hannah Appel of the Debt Collective

    "Between 1980 and 2007, household debt doubled as a percentage of GDP, with most of the growth in residential mortgages, although auto, credit card, student loan, medical and criminal legal debt also grew precipitously. In the first months of 2020, as the pandemic took hold, household debt rose to $14.3 trillion, $1.6 trillion higher than the record set in the middle of the financial crisis. Today, more than 40 %of indebted households use credit cards to cover basic living costs, including rent, food, and utilities. Some 62% of personal bankruptcies in the US are linked to illness and health care costs."-Taken from the book, "Can't Pay Won't Pay" In this episode, taken from our Tuesday livestream (1/5/21) we'll be speaking with Hannah Appel professor of economic anthropology at UCLA and part of the Debt Collective, and one of the co-authors of "Can't Pay Won't Pay".From here bio:"How can we expand the field of economic possibility in an interconnected, power-laden world? I am also fundamentally committed to ethnographic research as a vibrant method for asking new questions and formulating new answers about the world in which we live. " You can get the book, "Can't Pay, Won't Pay" Here:https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1520-can-t-pay-won-t-pay Thank you guys again for taking the time to check this out.  We appreciate each and everyone of you.  If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!  Become a patron now :https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG9WtLyoP9QU8sxuIfxk3eg Twitch:https://www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitter:@TIRShowOakland Instagram:@thisisrevolutionoakland Medium:https://medium.com/@jasonmyles/they-dont-really-care-about-us-e2f1703ca39e  

    • 1 hr 48 min
    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 97: The Power of Real Grass Roots Movements w/ Kelvin Martinez

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 97: The Power of Real Grass Roots Movements w/ Kelvin Martinez

    Discussing the power of movements with homeless rights advocate and therapist Kelvin Martinez

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    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 96: End of the Year Show w/ Touré Reed, Cedric Johnson, and Pascal Robert

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 96: End of the Year Show w/ Touré Reed, Cedric Johnson, and Pascal Robert

    Well, 2020 is almost over, and I feel comfortable saying that all of us, except for about 600+ billionaires can't wait to bring in the new year.2020 will be forever known as the year of tragedy. COVID-19 ripping through the world killing over a million world wide, and over 330,000 in this country alone. Infecting 1 in 1,000 Americans t could there be hope on the horizon with breakthroughs in vaccines?While we were locked down to attempt tot flatten the curve of the pandemic we saw the country stand up to what many feel is the scourge of state violence at the hands of law enforcement. With these urban uprisings a new conversation of defunding police arose. Were these protests and uprisings the birth of a real movement to change the way we look at policing or has it been co-opted by a class of foundation careerists? The Trump era for many is over with the election of Joe Biden, but will the architect of the 1994 Crime Bill be the answer to state sanctioned police violence with his (and his party's) austerity record?We'll intorgate these questions AND SO MUCH MORE. Cedric Johnson Clip:https://youtu.be/Sg7mSGJVM-g Touré Reed Clip:https://youtu.be/LGj4PgDCIQ4 Pascal Robert Clip:https://youtu.be/fjbz7htz6Dw  Thank you guys again for taking the time to check this out.  We appreciate each and everyone of you.  If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!  Become a patron now :https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG9WtLyoP9QU8sxuIfxk3eg Twitch:https://www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitter:@TIRShowOakland Instagram:@thisisrevolutionoakland Medium:https://medium.com/@jasonmyles/they-dont-really-care-about-us-e2f1703ca39e 

    • 2 hr 47 min
    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep.95: Does Marxism Have Value for Black People w/ Dr. Asatar Bair

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep.95: Does Marxism Have Value for Black People w/ Dr. Asatar Bair

    In the midst of a deadly pandemic that to date has infected a total of 17,314,834[1] people and taken the lives of 311,150 U.S. citizens, we have a governing body that is too busy protecting the interests of capital and not that of its people. Of the 311,000+ dead, Black, Hispanic and Native populations are not just dying at a higher rate, but they are dying YOUNGER[2]. With the contagious virus ripping through cities at an unparalleled rate, a shut down of the economy was in order to try to stop the intense spread and flatten the curve. Without a strong moratorium on rent and mortgages coupled with a one-time payment of $1,200, evictions have already started in many U.S cities. A study from the Aspen Institute this August said we’re looking at possibly 30-40 MILLION people evicted from their homes increasing an ever-growing homeless problem in the richest nation in the world. With a possibility of another round of one-time payments from the government and no universal healthcare on the horizon, the controlling duopoly is failing the majority of poor and working class Americans. The incoming Biden administration ran on “restoring the soul of America”. With a cabinet filled with firsts (first Native Woman, first openly Gay Man, etc.) trotting out people of various ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations means little when the politics of these incumbents is in line with protecting the empire and capital much like their predecessors.  After watching president elect Joe Biden scream at a panel of leading Civil Rights leaders about the merits of his administration and his record, a record that has done everything from ramp up incarceration in poor and Black and Brown communities, to preventing cash strapped citizens from adding student loan debt in their bankruptcies, Biden might be the most racially tone def president in modern history. He equated racial justice to “mixed race couples in commercials”. Is now the time that we as black people look towards a different economic system? Fred Hampton often spoke to the fact that you can’t fight the scourge of capitalism with “black capitalism”, yet many voices in the Black community are constantly trying to close a racial wealth gap by using the rhetoric of entrepreneurship and bootstrapping uplift. I feel that now is a good a time as any to ask the question, “Does Marxism have any value for Black People?” [1] These figures are from the WHO as of 12/20/2020[2] These data support the conclusion that US populations of color die of COVID-19 at younger ages as well as at higher rates than the non-Hispanic White population. Study done by Mary T. Bassett, Jarvis T. Chen, Nancy Krieger In this episode we're going to ask the question about the usefulness of Marxism for Black people. With the two party system failing we're going to take a deep dive into this question with Professor Asatar Bair. Here's a clip of Dr. Bair on the show: https://youtu.be/RDeJuEaEwHA  Documentaries/Clips with Black Marxists: Thomas Sankara, "Land of Upright Men" https://youtu.be/G7Vlt41HPUE Kwame Touré, Angela Davis, Fanny Lou Hammer on Black Journal w/ Tony Brown: https://youtu.be/MojDoeloUTc Here's a show from my hood, the SF Bay Area "People are Talking" from 1988. Huey Newton/ Ishmael Reed/ Jawanza Kunjufu: https://youtu.be/4IGCyN7esO4 Lorraine Hansberry Documentary: https://youtu.be/1iTJ09klm2w  Thank you guys again for taking the time to check this out.  We appreciate each and everyone of you.  If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!  Become a patron now :https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL YouTube:https://www.youtube.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 94: Jim Crow Joe Biden Screams on the Civil Rights Establishment

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 94: Jim Crow Joe Biden Screams on the Civil Rights Establishment

    Audio AND VIDEO leaked of Joe Biden talking to various Civil Rights leaders in a meeting is making many of us look at the man that has vowed to "Restore the Soul of a Nation" with a serious side eye. I will be speaking with good friend and journalist Pascal Robert about this,  and much more.Thank you guys again for taking the time to check this out.  We appreciate each and everyone of you.  If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!  Become a patron now :https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG9WtLyoP9QU8sxuIfxk3eg Twitch:https://www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitter:@TIRShowOakland Instagram:@thisisrevolutionoakland Medium:https://medium.com/@jasonmyles/they-dont-really-care-about-us-e2f1703ca39e 

    • 2 hr 4 min

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