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A podcast about music, and politics as told by musicians who sing about politics and his lawyer/journalist best friend

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 367: Mike Pompeo on the Dangers of Teachers Unions, Poland, Ukraine, and China, SoCal Slum Lords

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 367: Mike Pompeo on the Dangers of Teachers Unions, Poland, Ukraine, and China, SoCal Slum Lords

    The TIR Crüe tackles some of the important stories of the week.


     
    Poor Conditions in LA Housing


    https://enewspaper.latimes.com/infi.../article_share.aspx...


     
    Ukraine


    https://www.euronews.com/.../poland-saying-no-to-german...
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/.../the-red-line-biden-and.../


     
    Pompeo Slams Teachers Union


    https://nypost.com/.../mike-pompeo-slams-teachers-union.../


     
    Give Them a Revolution Live Show New York
    Sun, Jan 22, 2023: 6:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)


    Cutting Room: 44 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016


    Tickets
    https://www.ticketweb.com/event/give-them-a-revolution-cutting-room-tickets/12706315?/


     
    About TIR
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    • 2 hr 7 min
    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 366: Never Give Up the Streets w/ Mike Davis (rewind)

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 366: Never Give Up the Streets w/ Mike Davis (rewind)

    The passing of Mike David on October 25 2022 was a profound loss to many familiar with his work. His life was spent exposing injustice and his work covered a remarkably broad field, from the cost of European imperialism in the Global South to the urban crisis in the United States (especially his native California).


    In honor of Mike David, TIR is rerunning this episode broadcast as an audio-only podcast on January 17, 2021 (yes, there used to be an audio-only podcast). This was before many of you started following, so we hope you enjoy this.


    Here's to Mike! Rest in Power!


     
    From the book "City of Quartz":


    "Like the Tramp scares of the 19th century or the Red Scare in the 20th, the contemporary gang scare has become an imaginary class relationship, a terrain of pseudo-knowledge and fantasy projection. But as long as the actual violence was more or less confined to the ghetto, the gang wars were also a voyeuristic titillation to white suburbanites devouring lurid imagery in their newspapers or on the television. Then in December 1987 frisson became fear as Southside gang hitmen mistakenly gunned down a young woman outside a theater in the posh Westwood Village entertainment district near UCLA. Westwood's influential merchants, who had recently induced the LAPD to enforce curfew ordinances to repel non-white youth from the Village, clamored for extra police protection, while local Council Member Zev Yaroslavsky, then essaying a Koch-like challenge to Mayor Bradley, posted a huge reward for apprehension of the "urban terrorists".


     
    You can read Mike's latest piece in New Left Review here:


    newleftreview.org/sidecar/posts/ri…2FdJfrM4-udUdl_Y


     
    You can watch Mike earlier in the year on Democracy Now! here:


    www.democracynow.org/2020/5/22/mike…face_dangerous


     
    You Can Buy Mike's latest book, "Set the Night on Fire" here:


    www.versobooks.com/books/3164-set-…e-night-on-fire


     
    About TIR
    Thank you for supporting the show! Remember to like and subscribe on YouTube. Also, consider supporting us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 365: Don’t Get Mad UPS is Hiring w/ Richard Hooker, Jr and Paul Prescod

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 365: Don’t Get Mad UPS is Hiring w/ Richard Hooker, Jr and Paul Prescod

    The TIR gang speaks with Union activist and leader Richard Hooker from Teamsters Local 623.


    Richard Hooker is the Secretary-Treasurer & Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 623 for Building Shift at PHL Airport, UPS, and Greyhound. For over a hundred years Teamsters Local 623 has represented warehouse workers, UPS package-car drivers, and Greyhound ticket and baggage agents among others in the fight for a dignified life for all working people.


    https://www.teamsterslocal623.org/
    https://twitter.com/hookabrasi
    https://twitter.com/623Local


     
    About TIR
    Thank you for supporting the show! Remember to like and subscribe on YouTube. Also, consider supporting us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents
     
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    https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/
    Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland


    Follow the TIR Crüe on Twitter:
    @TIRShowOakland @djenebajalan @DrKuba2 @probert06 @StefanBertramL @MadamToussaint @MarcusHereMeow

    • 1 hr 9 min
    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 364: How Capitalism Ends w/ Steve Paxton

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 364: How Capitalism Ends w/ Steve Paxton

    TIR is joined by author Steve Paxton to discuss his new book, How Capitalism Ends.


    Steve Paxton, in addition to an academic career culminating in doctoral research with GA Cohen at Oxford, has worked on building sites and in betting shops, been a PHP programmer and a T-shirt designer, been employed, self-employed, and unemployed, blue-collar, white-collar, and no-collar. He combines the experience of this varied career with his academic background to bring unique insights to the printed page.


    https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/.../how-capitalism-ends


     
    About TIR
    Thank you for supporting the show! Remember to like and subscribe on YouTube. Also, consider supporting us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents
     
    Check out our official merch store at https://www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com/


     
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    https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/
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    • 2 hr 42 min
    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 363: What’s So Funny About Love Peace and Understanding w/ David Swanson

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 363: What’s So Funny About Love Peace and Understanding w/ David Swanson

    David Swanson is the executive director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson's books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and was awarded the 2018 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation.


    Longer bio and photos and videos at https://davidswanson.org


     
    About TIR
    Thank you for supporting the show! Remember to like and subscribe on YouTube. Also, consider supporting us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents
     
    Check out our official merch store at https://www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com/


     
    Also follow us on...
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    www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast
    www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast
    www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets
    https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/
    Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland


     
    Follow the TIR Crüe on Twitter:
    @TIRShowOakland @djenebajalan @DrKuba2 @probert06 @StefanBertramL @MarcusHereMeow

    • 1 hr 10 min
    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 362: Effective Altruism

    THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 362: Effective Altruism

    What is "effective altruism"? The TIR Crüe discuss.


     
    About TIR
    Thank you for supporting the show! Remember to like and subscribe on YouTube. Also, consider supporting us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents
     
    Check out our official merch store at https://www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com/


     
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    Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

esperanza h. ,

Funny, political, and sharp analyses

Sometimes leftists podcasts can be super boring and sad (bc of the content that is being covered). This podcast feels like a party, like a dinner table conversation with those uncles and aunties that talk about politics. This last one with Tanya Denise fields was AMAZING!

The only thing is… they intro song is bit much but hey we out here supporting y’all.

Slavatron25 ,

Smart, Fun, Insightful

This podcast is a brilliant combination of serious consideration of important topics with just the right amount of humor and levity. It feels like you’re talking to the “adults in the room” because they are realistic and grapple with inconvenient but important topics that similar podcasts tend to avoid. But they manage to engage with this serious content without coming across as “doom and gloom pessimists” nor as “one true vanguard cultists”.

RATZGobbler ,

The intro music is so hard to get through.

It’s one thing how much it goes on and I’m a solid fan of death metal but the compressed sound is almost torture and I really can’t enjoy it during a drive if the first few minutes are just going to be like concrete slabs scraping together. Otherwise the commentary is very insightful. Just please fix the intro.

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