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Discussing political philosophy, current events, activism, and the inevitable historical downfall of capitalism from a revolutionary leftist perspective.
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Defending Socialism: A Logical Critique of Capitalism

Philosopher Scott Sehon joins Breht to discuss his new book "Socialism: A Logical Introduction". Together they analyze arguments in favor of capitalism, argue against them, and defend socialism as a superior form of socio-economic organization in the process. They discuss different definitions of socialism, social democracy vs. democratic socialism, have a friendly back and forth about the Soviet Union, the role of morality and values in political debate, wealth inequality and its deleterious impact on society, the contradiction within capitalism between free markets and monopoly formation, democracy v. markets, and much more.    Get 15% off any book in the Left Wing Books Library HERE ------------------------------------------------------------ Support Rev Left and get access to over 300 bonus episodes in our back catalogue, as well as new bonus episodes each month. 
5/28/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 11 seconds
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Modern China Pt. 3: The Great Leap Forward & Cultural Revolution w/ Ken Hammond

In this episode of Guerrilla History, we get into part 3 of our 4 part miniseries on modern Chinese history featuring Ken Hammond (and guest host Breht O'Shea of Revolutionary Left Radio) with an amazing discussion of The Great Leap Forward and The Cultural Revolution!  If you haven't already listened to part 1 of the series, on the Taiping and Boxer Rebellions, or part 2 on The Chinese Revolution & Civil War, be sure to go back and check those out because we pick up right where we left off last time.  With these final two episodes in the series, we enter the period where various ideological traditions diverge in their analysis of the events, but regardless of what ideological background you come from, we encourage you to listen to these and engage with the information, as we believe the information will help you deepen your own analysis regardless of your ideological position.   Ken Hammond is Professor of East Asian and Global History at New Mexico State University. He has been engaged in radical politics since his involvement in the anti-war movement at Kent State in 1968-70.  Ken is also the author of the book China’s Revolution & the Quest for a Socialist Future. ----------------------------------------------------------- Support Rev Left Radio
5/23/20242 hours, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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Dialectics Deep Dive: The Final Installment

In this final iteration of our long-standing series "Dialectics Deep Dive", Matthew Furlong joins Breht to discuss Althusser's essay "Contradiction and Overdetermination" and in the process they discuss many aspects of dialectical materialism and Marxist philosophy.   Check out Part 1 of this episode here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/dialectics-deep-dive-iix-contradiction-and-overdetermination-pt-1 Check out all our Dialectics Deep Dive episodes here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/size/5/?search=dialectics+deep+dive Video at 21:47: "Alan Watts on Life and Death"   (Tricontinental Institute for Social Research - Hyperimperialism: A Dangerous, Decadent New Stage https://thetricontinental.org/studies-on-contemporary-dilemmas-4-hyper-imperialism Tricontinental Institute - The Churning of the Global Order (Condensed version of Hyperimperialism): https://thetricontinental.org/dossier-72-the-churning-of-the-global-order/ BreakThrough News - Hyperimperialism: US-NATO's Dangerous and Decadent New Stage (Rania Khalek w/ Vijay Prashad): https://youtu.be/CJDxxkVhlJM BreakThrough News - Israel's Descent Into Madness & The Holocaust Comparison (Rania Khalek w/ Tarik Cyril Amar): https://youtu.be/UbppCU7uiJw Electronic Intifada - How Zionism pushes liberalism into decay (Nora Barrows-Friedman w/Matteo Capasso): https://https://youtu.be/bK6-10H80Bs Zhun Xu - "Industrial Agriculture: Lessons from North Korea" https://monthlyreview.org/2024/03/01/industrial-agriculture-lessons-from-north-korea/ Red Clarion - "The Cult-building Tendency" https://clarion.unity-struggle-unity.org/2024-04-02-the-cult-building-tendency/ Red Clarion - "Undead Unionism" https://clarion.unity-struggle-unity.org/2023-08-13-undead-unionism/ The Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam - Curriculum of the Basic Principles of Marxism-Leninism Part 1: The Worldview and Philosophical Methodology of Marxism-Leninism (translated and annotated by Luna Nguyen) https://www.lunaoi.com/product/ebook-the-worldview-and-philosophical-methodology-of-marxism-leninism/
5/21/20242 hours, 33 minutes, 18 seconds
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Laundering Black Rage: Capitalism, Empire, and The Mechanics of Co-optation

Rasul Mowatt and Too Black join Breht to discuss their new book Laundering Black Rage: The Washing of Black Death, People, Property, and Profits. The book is a spatial and historical critique of the capitalist State that examines how Black Rage—conceived as a constructive and logical response to the conquest of resources, land, and human beings racialized as Black—is cleaned for the unyielding means of White capital. Interlacing political theory with international histories of Black rebellion, it presents a thoughtful challenge to the counterinsurgent tactics of the State that consistently convert Black Rage into a commodity to be bought, sold, and repressed. Laundering Black Rage investigates how the Rage directed at the police murder of George Floyd could be marshalled to funnel the Black Lives Matter movement into corporate advertising and questionable leadership, while increasing the police budgets inside the laundry cities of capital - largely with our consent. Essayist/Performer Too Black and Geographer Rasul A. Mowatt assert Black Rage as a threat to the flow of capital and the established order of things, which must therefore be managed by the process of laundering. Intertwining stories of Black resistance throughout the African diaspora, State building under capitalism, cities as sites of laundering, and the world making of empire, Laundering Black Rage also lays the groundwork for upending the laundering process through an anti-colonial struggle of reverse-laundering conquest. Relevant to studies of race and culture, history, politics, and the built environment, this pathbreaking work is essential reading for scholars and organizers enraged at capitalism and White supremacy laundering their work for nefarious means. Check out The Black Myths Podcast You can find the book HERE (25% Discount code at checkout: EFLY01) Find the (more affordable) e-book version HERE   Essays:   Pt. 1 https://www.blackagendareport.com/laundering-black-rage   Pt. 2 https://www.blackagendareport.com/laundering-black-rage-part-2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Support Rev Left Radio Follow Rev Left on IG   
5/10/20242 hours, 17 minutes, 17 seconds
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"Stalker" by Andrei Tarkovsky: Modernity and The Sickness Unto Death

Breht is interviewed as a guest on Left of the Projector (along with Amanda Joy Moon). Together, with the host Evan, the three discuss Soviet Filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's film "Stalker" from 1979. In case you missed our first collab on Tarkovsky's film "Solaris" you can find that discussion HERE Left of the Projector: Subscribe: https://leftoftheprojector.com ⁠⁠Letterboxd⁠⁠: https://boxd.it/5T9O1 ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠: https://www.patreon.com/LeftoftheProjectorPod ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠: https://www.instagram.com/leftoftheprojectorpod/   Amanda Joy Moon: ⁠⁠Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandajoymoon/ ⁠ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get 15% off any book in the Left Wing Books Library HERE Support Rev Left Radio Follow Rev Left on IG 
5/2/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 49 seconds
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Students Revolt: Campus Uprisings for Palestine

Alyson and Breht discuss the student-led protests for Palestine sweeping across American universities, the reaction to them by the ruling class elite and their attack dogs (the cops), lessons learned from previous movements over the past decade or so, parallels to 1968 and the anti-Vietnam War protests, the current negotiations between the Palestinian resistance and Israel, and what it all means for the broader crisis (geopolitical and internal) racking the U.S. --------------------------------------------- Support Rev Left Radio Follow Rev Left on IG 
5/1/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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Virtue Ethics, Passover Seder, Meditation, and Being in the 4th Dimension (Teaser)

This is a teaser for our other show, Shoeless in South Dakota... a podcast about mental health, addiction, recovery, comedy, friendship, philosophy, self-help (and a million other things). To listen to the rest of THIS episode, and all of our other Shoeless episodes, check us out at: https://www.shoelessinsouthdakota.com/  
4/30/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 35 seconds
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Modern China Pt. 2: The Chinese Revolution & Civil War w/ Ken Hammond

In this episode of Guerrilla History, we get into part 2 of our 4 part miniseries on modern Chinese history featuring Ken Hammond (and guest host Breht O'Shea of Revolutionary Left Radio) with this absolutely terrific discussion on the Chinese Revolution & Civil War!  If you haven't already listened to part 1 of the series, on the Taiping and Boxer Rebellions, be sure to do so because we pick up right where we left off last time.  The next two installments will cover the Great Leap Forward and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, and then the Reform period up to the present day, so be sure to not miss any of those upcoming episodes! Ken Hammond is Professor of East Asian and Global History at New Mexico State University. He has been engaged in radical politics since his involvement in the anti-war movement at Kent State in 1968-70.  Ken is also the author of the book China’s Revolution & the Quest for a Socialist Future.
4/22/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 36 seconds
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All too Human: Niko's Struggle with Alcoholism

Shoeless in South Dakota: In this third edition of our All Too Human interview series, Breht and Dave welcome Niko into the Shoeless Shed to have an honest conversation about his struggles with alcoholism.  With these All Too Human interviews, we aim to highlight and destigmatize the mental health and addiction struggles of regular working class people in hopes that we can provide insight into this type of human suffering, help others who struggle with similar things feel less alone, and deepen our understanding of the modern human condition. Outro music: 'Hundreds of Ways' by Conor Oberst  ---------------------- Contact us, support us, follow us, or learn more about the show here: https://www.shoelessinsouthdakota.com
4/16/20242 hours, 6 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ghosts in the Machines: Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, & Capitalism

In this episode, Alyson and Breht wrestle with the possible rise of artificial general intelligence and its implications. Together they discuss the Silicon Valley Techno-Cult and their dark religious search for immortality, their hubristic attempts to "build god" and escape death, their neoliberal subjectivities and how that manifests in their work, how AI might manifest under the capitalist mode of production, the horrors and contradictions of "capitalism without workers", deflationary critiques of AI, humans as transitional creatures, consciousness and its complexities, intelligence without consciousness (philosophical zombies), Nietzchean nihilism, real religion and what it offers, embracing the inevitability of your own death, and much more! --------- Support Rev Left
4/10/20241 hour, 57 minutes, 3 seconds
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All Too Human: Katie's Struggle w/ Alcohol and Gambling

Shoeless in South Dakota: In this first edition of our All Too Human interview series, Breht and Dave welcome "Katie", Breht's sister, into the studio to have an honest conversation about her struggles with alcohol and gambling.  With these All Too Human interviews, we aim to highlight and destigmatize the mental health and addiction struggles of normal working people in hopes that we can provide insight into this type of human suffering, help others who struggle with similar things feel less alone, and deepen our understanding of the modern human condition.   Learn more about Shoeless in South Dakota: ShoelessInSouthDakota.com   Check out the Inaugural Episode of Shoeless HERE Subscribe to Shoeless in South Dakota on your preferred podcast app.  
4/8/20241 hour, 52 minutes, 43 seconds
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On Cuba and Haiti: The Fight for Liberation & Self-Determination in the Caribbean

Musa Springer, Erica Caines, & Onyesonwu Chatoyer from Hood Communist join Breht O'Shea to discuss their participation in The Second International Meeting of Theoretical Publications of Left Parties and Movements in Havana, Cuba before discussing the history and current events playing out in Haiti. Together they converse about their time in Cuba, the various speeches they gave at the event, the ongoing embargo and its impacts, recent protests in Cuba, internationalism, the Zone of Peace campaign by the Black Alliance for Peace, US imperialism, the history of colonialism in Haiti, current events in Haiti, how Haiti is portrayed by Western corporate media, and much more! Links: Hood Communist Blog Venceremos Brigade All-African People's Revolutionary Party (Florida) Liberation Through Reading Black Alliance for Peace (ATL) Join BAP Groundings Podcast  
4/4/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 41 seconds
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Modern China Pt. 1: The Taiping & Boxer Rebellions w/ Ken Hammond

In this episode of Guerrilla History, we launch our 4 part miniseries on modern Chinese history featuring Ken Hammond (and guest host Breht O'Shea of Revolutionary Left Radio) with this terrific discussion on the Taiping and Boxer Rebellions!  Be sure to go back and listen to the previous episode we did with Ken in the fall, which serves as a bit of an introductory work for this miniseries. The other three installments will drop every other week (with other episodes in between), and will cover the Chinese Revolution/Civil War, the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution, and the Reform period, so be sure to subscribe to not miss any of those coming episodes! Ken Hammond is Professor of East Asian and Global History at New Mexico State University. He has been engaged in radical politics since his involvement in the anti-war movement at Kent State in 1968-70.  Ken is also the author of the book China’s Revolution & the Quest for a Socialist Future.
4/1/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 45 seconds
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Take Back Your Life & Attention: Why You Should Quit Social Media

This is a small extract from a much larger patreon exclusive episode. To get access to the full episode, and over 300 other patreon exclusive episodes, join our patreon at: patreon.com/revleftradio  
3/30/202424 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

Listen to the first installment of this four-episode series HERE Kenneth J. Hammond is Professor of History at New Mexico State University. Hammond was a student and Students for a Democratic Society leader at Kent State University from 1967 to 1970. He later (1985) completed his degree in Political Science, then studied Modern Chinese language at the Beijing Foreign Languages Normal School in Beijing. Hammond received an M.A. in Regional Studies - East Asia (1989), and a Ph.D in History and East Asian Languages (1994) from Harvard University. In 2007, Hammond was appointed director of the Confucius Institute, a cultural initiative funded in part by Hanban on the NMSU campus that is dedicated to studying and publicizing China and Chinese culture. He is the editor of the journal Ming Studies.    Follow Guerrilla History on X Follow Guerrilla History on IG Subscribe to Guerrilla History on your preferred podcast app Support Rev Left Radio    
3/27/202420 minutes, 36 seconds
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BRG Round 2: Fighting to Win...

Black Red Guard returns to the show for a no-holds-barred, wide-ranging discussion on a multitude of topics, including Palestine, Aaron Bushnell, the DSA, line struggle, party building, Taiwan, revolution, the future, and much more! Check out BRG's YT Channel HERE Follow BRG on Twitter HERE Check out his Twitch  HERE Outro Music: To Cause Your Own Death by Mon Rovia ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get 15% off any book in the Left Wing Books Library HERE Support Rev Left Radio Follow Rev Left on IG 
3/25/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 26 seconds
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"The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte" by Karl Marx

Alyson and Breht explain and explore this famous text from Karl Marx, in the process they discuss French history, class conflict, the peasantry and lumpenproletariat, Bonapartism and Fascism, history, the role of the State under capitalism, and how all of this helps us to make sense of our contemporary moment of crisis in the US and around the world.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Support Rev Left and get immediate access to over 300 bonus episodes, with new ones coming every month!
3/19/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 55 seconds
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[UNLOCKED] Buddhist Perspectives: Self-Immolation and Political Struggle

This unlocked patreon episode was originally released Feb. 27th 2024 To get access to more bonus episodes like this every month, and support the show, join our patreon at patreon.com/revleftradio --------------------------------------------- In this patreon exclusive, Breht reads and reflects on Buddhist writings including Thich Nhat Hanh's letter to MLK Jr. regarding Buddhist monks in Vietnam engaging in self-immolation and how it differs from suicide,  and a response by John Peacock to criticism by Slavoj Zizek of so-called Western Buddhism wherein he argues that mindfulness meditation is merely a way to cope with the depravities of capitalism; a new Opium of the Masses.  Along the way, Breht takes many detours, and touches on the self-immolation and martyrdom of Aaron Bushnell, the ongoing multi-faceted evolution of the human species, and much more.   Check out other Rev Left episodes on Buddhism and related topics, including the ones mentioned in this episode HERE 
3/18/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 27 seconds
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Imperialism Abroad, Fascism at Home: GILEE, Cop City, & 1033 Program

Musa and Tunde from the ATL chapter of the Black Alliance for Peace join Breht to discuss the GILEE Program (Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange) and its implications, the construction of Cop City (and the plans for more), the militarization of police in an era of capitalist and liberal crisis, Israel and its connections to GILEE, the Palestinian Liberation movement, "Black Mecca" and its class contradictions, and what all this means for our near-future... Check out BAP-Atlanta HERE Check out the Groundings Podcast HERE Check out Demilitarize US to Palestine HERE Follow BAP on Twitter or on Insta Outro Song by Liberation Beats ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get 15% off any book in the Left Wing Books Library HERE   Support Rev Left Radio Follow Rev Left on IG 
3/13/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Hands That Crafted the Bomb: The Making of a Lifelong Antifascist

Josh Fernandez joins the show to discuss his new biography "The Hands That Crafted the Bomb: The Making of a Lifelong Antifascist". Together Josh and Breht have a wide ranging conversation on antifascism, teaching, prison, organizing, parenting, drug and alcohol abuse, and much more.  Check out the book HERE Check out an article about Josh from The Real News HERE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow Rev Left on Insta Support Rev Left Radio and get access to multiple bonus episodes a month
3/12/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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Parting Ways (for now): Guerrilla History Bids Farewell to Breht & Dave

After a wonderful 3 and half years, Breht and Producer Dave are bidding farewell to Guerrilla History. Henry and Adnan will continue the program. In this episode, they all reflect on their time together and promise to keep collaborating when and where possible going forward! Please Subscribe to Guerrilla History on your preferred podcast app.  Support Guerrilla History HERE and follow them HERE   Check out Shoeless in South Dakota HERE Follow Shoeless in South Dakota HERE  
3/8/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 15 seconds
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Man on Fire: Aaron Bushnell's Sacrifice for Palestine

Rest in Peace, Aaron. Free Palestine!  "To burn oneself by fire is to prove that what one is saying is of the utmost importance. There is nothing more painful than burning oneself. To say something while experiencing this kind of pain is to say it with utmost courage, frankness, determination, and sincerity." - Thich Nhat Hanh in a letter to MLK Jr. regarding the self-immolation of Vietnamese Buddhist monks
2/29/20241 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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The Ongoing Evolution of the Human Species (teaser)

This is a snippet from a much longer patreon exclusive episode. To listen to the full episode and support the show at the same time, CLICK HERE
2/28/20248 minutes, 8 seconds
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On Mysticism: Ego, Suffering, & Love

On this episode of Red Menace, Alyson and Breht had some things come up such that they couldn't record their planned episode on Marx's 18th Brumaire (coming soon!), so instead they have a deep, organic and wide-ranging conversation on mysticism; together they explore humanities religious and spiritual traditions and the mystical strain within them, discuss atheism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Sufism, mystical experiences, the role of suffering, holy union and oneness, the dissolution of subject/object duality, the role of psychedelics historically and experientially, dialectics, and whether or not any of this has any relevance for political struggle.   Support Rev Left HERE   Check out all Red Menace Eps HERE   Follow us on IG HERE   All Music by Mount Eerie
2/20/20242 hours, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Friends of the Congo: The Congolese Struggle for Self-Determination

Passy and Maurice from Friends of the Congo join Breht to discuss the history and the present of the Congo. Together, they discuss their organization, Passy's on-the-ground organizing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the history of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba and his legacy, European and Belgian colonialism, King Leopold II, the brutal ongoing violence and displacement occuring in the Eastern DRC, US imperialism and the Kagame Regime in Rwanda, M23, Neo-Colonialism, Colbalt and rare-earth mineral mining, modern day slavery and the industries it serves, the so-called "green capitalist transition" and its rotting underbelly, and much more. Friends of the Congo (FOTC) is a Pan African solidarity organization raising global consciousness about the challenges and potential of the Congo. Become A Friend of the Congo: http://www.congoweek.org http://friendsofthecongo.org/https://twitter.com/congofriends https://www.facebook.com/congofriends   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow Rev Left on Insta Support Rev Left Radio and get access to multiple bonus episodes a month
2/15/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dialectics Deep Dive IIX: Contradiction and Overdetermination (Pt. 1)

Matthew Furlong returns for another installment of our Dialectics Deep Dive Series. Together, they discuss Althusser, Hegel, Dialectical Materialism, Marxism, Palestine, process philosophy, and much more! Get 15% off any book in the Left Wing Books Library HERE Interview referenced in the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZDGvT04sNA&ab_channel=BreakThroughNews --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Support Rev Left Radio Follow Rev Left on IG 
2/8/20242 hours, 17 minutes, 2 seconds
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W.E.B. Du Bois Movement School for Abolition and Reconstruction

In this fouth installment of our ongoing W.E.B. Du Bois series, Breht and PM sit down with Saudia Durrant and Geo Maher from the W.E.B. Du Bois Movement School for Abolition and Reconstruction. Together, they discuss Du Bois, their organization, abolition, the struggle for socialism and communism, the failure of reconstruction, the Palestinian liberation struggle, Cop City in Atlanta, and much more. Follow PM on Twitter or Insta Follow Rev Left on Insta ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Support Rev Left Radio and get access to multiple bonus episodes a month
2/5/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds
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"Solaris" by Andrei Tarkovsky: A Cosmic Exploration of the Human Psyche

Breht got invited onto Left of the Projector to discuss Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's famous sci-fi film from 1972 "Solaris" with Evan and Amanda. Together, they discuss and analyze the film, exploring the human condition, the subconscious, modernist subjectivity, alienation, our fear of death, the Cold War, spiritual experience, the central importance of Love, Stanley Kubrick, and much more in the process.   
1/31/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 16 seconds
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[TEASER] Seeing Red: American Hypocrisy and Unfreedom

This is extracted from a larger patreon bonus episode; to listen to the full episode, hundreds of other bonus episodes, AND support the show, go to: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Check out our Instagram HERE  
1/26/202415 minutes, 13 seconds
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"Israel" and Its Role in Latin America w/ Alexander Aviña

In this episode of Guerrilla History, we bring back the official unofficial fourth member of the hosting panel, Alexander Aviña!  Here we discuss Alex's freshly released article at Foreign Exchanges titled A Future of Walls or Liberation, which examines some of the role and relationships between "Israel" and the countries and governments in Latin America.  This is a really interesting piece of the Zioimperialist story, and one which is frankly very under-discussed.  Tune in, learn something, and share with others who you think would also benefit from hearing this history! Alexander Aviña is associate professor of Latin American history at Arizona State University and author of Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside. Alex's website is available at alexanderavina.com, and he can be followed on twitter @Alexander_Avina Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory 
1/17/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 25 seconds
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Joy James on Du Bois, Liberation Struggles, & Revolutionary Love

Dr. Joy James joins Breht and PM for the third installment of Rev Left's ongoing Du Bois series, but this conversation goes well beyond the life and work of Du Bois to cover James' newest book, her long history of organizing, the history of black liberation struggles in the US, and much more. Together, they discuss George Jackson, James' concept of the Captive Maternal, Erica Garner, "New Bones Abolition", Marxism, black history, Ida B. Wells, and much more. Overall its a wide-ranging conversation with an incredibly wise and experienced revolutionary intellectual.  Dr. James is Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Humanities at Williams College. Her book is New Bones Abolition: Captive Maternal Agency and the (After)life of Erica Garner.  Proceeds from New Bones Abolition: Captive Maternal Agency and the (After)Life of Erica Garner go to Prison Radio. Follow PM on IG Check out Dr. Joy James on Millennials are Killing Capitalism HERE & HERE Get 15% off any book from Leftwingbooks.net  Outro Music: "Sorrow Tears and Blood" by Fela Kuti ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Support Rev Left Radio 
1/8/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 42 seconds
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UNLOCKED: Revolution and Resolutions

If you enjoy these monologue-style episodes and want to support the show and get access to multiple bonus episodes like this every single month, you can do so HERE UNLOCKED: Breht opens this Patreon episode with a discussion of American politics, talks about Lenin's anaysis of what makes for a revolutionary situation, and then he reads, reflects upon, and comments on an article by Ahjamu Umi from Hood Communist titled "The Unknown Relationship between Malcolm X and Kwame Nkrumah"
1/6/20241 hour, 48 minutes, 12 seconds
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Kwame Nkrumah: The Great Pan-African Revolutionary Leader of Ghana

Nicholas Richard-Thompson and Tunde Osazua from the Black Alliance for Peace join Breht to discuss the life and legacy of Kwame Nkrumah. Together, they discuss the Ghanaian Marxist and Pan-Africanist politician, political theorist, and revolutionary, his upbringing, his entrance into Ghanaian and African politics, his political ideology, the many assassination attempts on his life, the coup that overthrew him and who backed it (just take a guess...), his life in exile, his continuing legacy on the continent and beyond, and much more!    Learn more and support Black Alliance for Peace    Follow Nicholas on Twitter    Follow Tunde on Twitter   BAP Chicago's Twitter     IMPORTANT: As the PAIGC/A-APRP is an active member of BAP's U.S Out of Africa Network (USOAN), and As the PAIGC is facing dire political repression within Guinea Bissau due to its substantial revolutionary gains against neo-colonialism in that country,   We therefore call on BAP and the USOAN to mobilize immediate support for the PAIGC/A-APRP.   Please read the following for background information: The A-APRP Condemns the Attack on the PAIGC and the PAI Terra Ranka Coalition, 4 December 2023 By A-APRP African Party for The Independence Of Guinea and Cape Verde,  PRESS RELEASE: December 10, 2023   By National Secretariat     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Support Rev Left Radio 
12/27/20232 hours, 47 seconds
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Napoleon: The Film, The Man, The History

Everett from The Age of Napoleon and Arjun from Deep into History join Breht to discuss Napoleon Bonaparte. Together they explore and reflect on the new film by Ridley Scott, the actual history involved and what the film got wrong, Napoleon's real personality, the importance of the French Revolution in Napoleon's rise, the reaction to the French Revolution and Napoleon from the rest of Europe, Napoleon's treatment of Haiti, Napoleon's exile and death, and then they grapple with the question of how the socialist left today should view and understand Napoleon.  Outro Song: Napoleon's Hat by Bright Eyes ------------------------------------------------------- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
12/18/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 3 seconds
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Understanding Apartheid: South Africa, Settler Colonialism, and Lessons for Palestine

In this Rev Left Family Annual Collab (Rev Left+Red Menace+Guerrilla History), Alyson, Henry, Adnan, and Breht sit down for a deep dive on South African Apartheid. Together they discuss its euro-colonialist origins, explain the significance of the Boer Wars, define and explicate the origins of apartheid, explore the political economy of apartheid and how brutal racism shaped it, examine the multi-faceted indigenous resistance to apartheid, analyze the end of formal apartheid as well as its ongoing legacy in post-apartheid South Africa, and try to extract important lessons from this history to apply to the ongoing struggle in Palestine. ------------------------------------------------------- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/revleft  
12/13/20232 hours, 41 minutes, 42 seconds
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Black Scare/Red Scare: Theorizing Capitalist Racism in the United States

This episode is from our sister podcast Guerrilla History, subscribe to it on your preferred podcast app!   In this absolutely fabulous episode of Guerrilla History, we bring back on the one and only Dr. CBS, Charisse Burden-Stelly!  Here, we discuss her outstanding new book Black Scare/Red Scare: Theorizing Capitalist Racism in the United States.  This work focuses on how anti-radical repression (especially anti-communist repression) is infused and inseparable with anti-Black racial oppression, and vice versa.  This is a critical work by one of the most critical voices in our times, and we think that this conversation is a truly important one for everyone to hear!   Charisse Burden-Stelly is associate professor of African American studies at Wayne State University. She is the coauthor (alongside Gerald Horne) of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History and the coeditor (alongside Jodi Dean) of Organize, Fight, Win: Black Communist Women’s Political Writing.  Join the Black Alliance for Peace or BAP Solidarity Network, keep up with Dr. CBS's work by checking out her website www.charisseburdenstelly.com, and follow her on twitter @blackleftaf.   Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory
11/29/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 5 seconds
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Les Misérables: Victor Hugo, Revolution, and French History

Corey Mohler from Existential Comics returns to the show to discuss the famous novel (and its many adaptations) by Victor Hugo "Les Misérables". Together they discuss the novel, its various adaptations, its political and social themes, 19th Century France, the "Giants of '93", read some passages from the book, and discuss its ongoing legacy and relevance for us today!   Check out Existential Comics HERE  Check our all our previous episodes with Corey on a wide range of topics HERE   ------------------------------------------------------- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/revleft  
11/21/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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South African Apartheid: An Introduction

In this crossover episode that we have done in collaboration with our sister podcast Guerrilla History, we bring on Ashley Fataar to provide a primer into Apartheid in the South African context, and where we also begin to explore some of the parallels to the apartheid that the settler-colonial state of Israel is enforcing in occupied Palestine today.  This is a good introduction to the topic, and we plan on getting everyone in the RevLeft family (Breht, Henry, Adnan, & Alyson) together in the coming weeks to do a deep dive into apartheid in South Africa and where we can further explore these connections to what we are seeing today!  Be sure to listen to this conversation to prepare for that coming conversation, and be sure to subscribe to Guerrilla History, RevLeft, and Red Menace wherever you get your pods. Ashley Fataar is a long time socialist activist and writer based in South Africa.  If you would like to get in touch with Ashley, you can reach him via email at [email protected].   Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory
11/20/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Political Right and Equality: Turning Back the Tide of Egalitarian Modernity

Professor Matthew McManus returns to the show to discuss his newest book "The Political Right and Equality: Turning Back the Tide of Egalitarian Modernity" Together they explore over 2,000 years of conservative, anti-egalitarian, and reactionary political thought to get a better understanding of what the political right believes, and where those beliefs come from. They discuss aristotle, the Englightenment, the French Revolution and the reaction it generated, Hegel, Dostoevsky, liberalism and socialism, Heigegger, and how conservative thought evolved throughout the 20th Century.    Check out more of Matt's work HERE Check out our previous episode on the politics of Nietzsche HERE Check out our episode with Corey from Existential Comics on the life and work of Dostoevsky HERE   Outro Song: Rebel Music by Bob Marley and Krayzie Bone ------------------------------------------------------- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/revleft  
11/8/20232 hours, 11 minutes, 59 seconds
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Decolonizing Palestine: Toward National Liberation in the Levant

Alyson and Breht discuss the ongoing national liberation struggle in Palestine. Together, they discuss the incredible shift in public opinion on Israel and Palestine, the internal and external contradictions culminating in unison for Israel, the discussion about whether or not what Israel is doing is technically a genocide (it absolutely is), international law, Frantz Fanon on the psychology of national liberation, the prospects of a broader regional war, the possibilities of Turkish or Iranian engagement, the history and core elements of Zionism, the analytical importance of the settler colonial and decolonization frameworks, the disgusting role that Biden and the Democratic Party are playing in manufacturing consent for Israel's civilian mass murder campaign, the "lesser of two genocider" arguments being trotted out by liberals, how Hamas is basically an orphan army of men who have had their families killed by Israel in previous assaults, why we should reject the "terrorist" framing of the western ruling elites, what the palestinian resistance has managed to accomplish, and what might emerge from the Ruins of Gaza when all is said and done...   (recorded Oct. 30th 2023)   Support Rev Left Radio : https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
11/2/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 44 seconds
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Uprisings in the Sahel: AFRICOM, Neo-Colonial Imperialism, and Pan-African Liberation

Nicholas Richard-Thompson and Tunde Osazua from the Black Alliance for Peace join Breht to discuss AFRICOM, or The United States Africa Command - responsible for U.S. military operations and imperialism on the continent. Together they discuss the ongoing conflict in Palestine, the connections between black liberation movements and palestinian liberation, BAP's Month of Action against AFRICOM, recent coups in West Africa, developments in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, the recent history of Libya, the role of French neo-colonialism on the continent, the revolutionary contributions of Patrice Lumumba and Kwame Nkrumah, and much more!      Learn more and support Black Alliance for Peace    Follow Nicholas on Twitter    Follow Tunde on Twitter   BAP Chicago's Twitter Check out Rev Left's episode on Thomas Sankara Revolution in Sahel?   Get 15% off any book from Leftwingbooks.net    outro music 'Terrorist?'  by Lowkey Support Rev Left Radio  or make a one time donation: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/revleft
10/30/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 32 seconds
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Confronting Zionism: Exposing the Moral Bankruptcy of Liberal Intellectuals

Breht listens and responds to a conversation between liberal Zionist Sam Harris and pseudo-intellectual charlatan Eric Weinstein on Israel, Palestine, Islam, and more. In the process he deconstructs common Zionist talking points, highlights the colonialist framework that liberals and Zionists take for granted, shows how regular working people can intellectually confront ivy league PhDs, and offers up lines of argumentation that you, dear listener, can bring to conversations on these topics in your own life. Listen to the full episode here
10/25/202358 minutes, 6 seconds
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What Is To Be Done? Understanding Communist Strategy

UPSTREAM INTERVIEW W/ BREHT AND ALYSON:  What Is To Be Done? This is the question so profoundly posed by the Russian Revolutionary and Bolshevik leader, Vladimir Lenin, in his landmark text of the same name. Although it was written well over a century ago, this text, the questions it asked, and the paths forward that it provided, are just as relevant today as they were a hundred years ago. And just as urgent. What roles do spontaneity and disciplined organization have in leftist movements? Can we focus simply on economic reform, or do our actions need a larger political framework to structure, guide, and propel them?  Why does it feel like even though so many of us are motivated to work towards structural change, that things continue to get worse? Why does it seem like potential revolutionary struggles in the West always seem to stall and fail to move from a singular moment to a protracted movement?  These are old and familiar questions — a lot of ink has been spilled and speeches made exploring them — and in this Conversation, we’ve brought on two guests who've not only thought about these questions in depth, but who have some pretty compelling answers that draw from revolutionary theory and practice in both their personal lives and from the deep well of wisdom bequeathed by theorists Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Mao.  Breht O’Shea is the host of the podcast Revolutionary Left Radio and a co-host of Guerrilla History. He’s been on the show multiple times so you may already be familiar with his voice. Alyson Escalate, who has also been on the show, is the co-host, along with Breht, of Red Menace, a podcast that explains and analyzes revolutionary theory and then applies its lessons to our contemporary conditions.  Further Resources: Red Menace – What Is To Be Done? - V.I. Lenin  Revolutionary Left Radio – Politics in Command: Analyzing the Error of Economism  Red Menace – The Wretched of the Earth - Frantz Fanon: On Violence and Spontaneity Red Menace – Understanding Settler Colonialism in Israel and the United States Revolutionary Left Radio on Instagram Upstream – Buddhism and Marxism with Breht O'Shea (In Conversation) Upstream – Trans Liberation and Solidarity with Alyson Escalante (In Conversation) Upstream – Revolutionary Leftism with Breht O'Shea (In Conversation) This episode of Upstream was made possible with support from listeners like you. Upstream is a labor of love — we couldn't keep this project going without the generosity of our listeners and fans. Please consider chipping in a one-time or recurring donation at www.upstreampodcast.org/support If your organization wants to sponsor one of our upcoming documentaries, we have a number of sponsorship packages available. Find out more at upstreampodcast.org/sponsorship For more from Upstream, visit www.upstreampodcast.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Bluesky.
10/23/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 41 seconds
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Free Palestine: The National Liberation Struggle against Zionism, Colonialism, and Apartheid

In this critical episode of Guerrilla History, we bring on Max Ajl and Patrick Higgins to discuss some recent history and the ongoing situation regarding Palestinian resistance to the Zionist project and the ongoing bombardment on Gaza.  Max and Patrick provide some absolutely crucial information here, so be sure to tune in, and forward the episode along to anyone you think would benefit from it. Our guests recommend you to donate to the Middle East Children's Alliance, read the work of Electronic Intifada and Mondoweiss, as well as follow their respective social media pages @intifada and @Mondoweiss, and keep up to date with the Palestinian Youth Movement and Within Our Lifetime. Max Ajl is a postdoctoral researcher at the Ghent University, and is author of the fantastic A People's Green New Deal.  Read Max's other written work on his Researchgate page.  Max also has a twitter page, but you must find it yourself! Patrick Higgins is a researcher at the University of Houston's Center for Arab Studies.  You can find Patrick's writings on the internet by searching for his name and his affiliation, or with the keyword Palestine. Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory 
10/21/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 48 seconds
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[UNLOCKED] Palestine on Fire II

Breht returns with another monologue episode on the ever-evolving war in Palestine, this time with a focus on the history of the Nakba, the weakness of a two state solution, the widening global implications of the conflict, and where things might be headed...
10/18/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 11 seconds
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Toward Liberation: Palestine on Fire

Breht discusses the current situation in Palestine, helps listeners navigate and dismantle common Zionist talking points, and (hopefully) brings some much needed moral clarity and intellectual honesty to a topic that, especially in the West, often lacks both...
10/11/202351 minutes, 14 seconds
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[BEST OF] Colonial War, Mental Illness, and Psychoanalysis: The Wretched of the Earth - Frantz Fanon

Originally Aired on Dec 22, 2019 In our third and final installment of "The Wretched of the Earth" Alyson and Breht summarize, examine, and apply the lessons of the final chapter and conclusion of Frantz Fanon's masterpiece work, then they reflect on the text as a whole.
10/9/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 33 seconds
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[BEST OF] On National Consciousness and National Culture: The Wretched of the Earth - Frantz Fanon

Originally aired on Nov 23, 2019 In our second installment of "The Wretched of the Earth" Alyson and Breht summarize, examine, and apply the lessons of the third and fourth chapters of Frantz Fanon's masterpiece work. 
10/9/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 12 seconds
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[BEST OF] The Wretched of the Earth - Frantz Fanon: On Violence and Spontaneity

 Originally Aired on Oct 22, 2019 In our first installment of "The Wretched of the Earth" Alyson and Breht summarize, examine, and apply the lessons of the first two chapters of Frantz Fanon's masterpiece work.
10/9/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 51 seconds
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[BEST OF] A Brief History of Jewish Anti-Zionism

Originally aired on Jun 3, 2021 In this classic mini-episode, Alyson Escalante summarizes and analyzes the history of Jewish Anti-Zionism. 
10/8/202329 minutes, 37 seconds
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[BEST OF] Understanding Settler Colonialism in Israel and the United States

Originally aired on May 30, 2021 In this classic episode, Alyson and Breht use texts from Fanon, Cesaire, Mao, and Lenin to help make sense of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the history of zionism, the role of the United States in the conflict, and more. They define settler colonialism and imperialism, show how they are operative in the conflict, and then have a wide ranging conversation on the recent attack on Gaza, ongoing Isreali settlements, the principle contradiction of the conflict, why we should advocate for a one state solution instead of a two state solution, the importance of BDS, and more!  --------------------------   Support Rev Left Radio on Patreon or make a one time donation
10/8/20232 hours, 5 minutes, 50 seconds
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Labor Militants: The Trade Union Educational League (TUEL)

Chase from Mass Struggle joins Breht to discuss American labor history and communist political theory in relation to the trade union struggle through the lens of TUEL, or the Trade Union Educational League (1920 -1929). Together they discuss trade union consciousness, the necessity of a vanguard party, William Z. Foster, the limitations of spontaneity, specific actions taken by TUEL in their struggle against bosses and labor beurocrats, the importance of revolutionary theory, and then they even have a comradely back and forth over the differences between MLs and MLMs on the question of China. Chase on instagram: @massstrugglepod     Emails for contact: [email protected][email protected]; [email protected]     Link to the Vote No episode      Recommended Reading: From Bryan to Stalin     Outro Music: "Vote No (Which Side Are You On)" by Space Baby ft. Red Teamsters and Math Rock Matt Follow Space Baby on Insta HERE   --------------------------   Support Rev Left Radio on Patreon or make a one time donation
10/5/20232 hours, 56 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Principles of Communism: Friedrich Engels and Communist Political Theory

EARLY RELEASE: Jared from Millennials are Killing Capitalism podcast invited Breht on to talk about Friedrich Engels' draft to the Communist Manifesto entitled Principles of Communism!  Together, they discuss the document, highlight and explain its theoretical substance, and have a wide-ranging discussion about Communist political theory, connecting the past to the present in the process.  Get 15% off any book from Leftwingbooks.net HERE   Outro Music: "Back In Blood" by Pooh Shiesty (feat. Lil Durk)   --------------------------   Support Rev Left Radio on Patreon or make a one time donation
9/27/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 9 seconds
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Fighting Times: Organizing on the Front Lines of the Class War

In this outstanding episode of Guerrilla History, we bring on Jon Melrod to discuss his new book Fighting Times: Organizing on the Front Lines of the Class War (use code FIGHTING to get 40% off)!  In this episode, we discuss the life and times of Jon, who in many ways is a real working class hero.  We talk about his early embrace of radical political ideology, his radical campus organizing, his 13 years fighting in and organizing within industrial factories in Wisconsin, his rise within the UAW, and his post-factory work as a lawyer representing political refugees and victims of police violence.  This conversation is really inspiring, and we cannot recommend enough that you pick up the book, read it with fellow workers, and share this episode with those you think would benefit! Jon Melrod is a journalist, activist, and lawyer that left the campus for the factory in 1973. For thirteen years, he immersed himself in the day-to-day struggles of Milwaukee’s working class, both on the factory floor and in the political arena. Despite FBI surveillance and interference, Jon organized a militant rank-and-file caucus and rose through union ranks to a top leadership position in UAW Local 72. After this part of his career, he opened a law firm in San Francisco, successfully representing hundreds of political refugees.  You can follow Jon on twitter @JonathanMelrod, and keep up with his latest work and read more about his story on his website jonathanmelrod.com. Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory 
9/25/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 29 seconds
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Workers Fighting Back: The UAW Goes on Strike!

Teddy Ostrow and Maximillian Alvarez from The Real News Network join Breht to discuss the recent "stand up" strike launched by the United Auto Workers labor union. Teddy and Max discuss the strike, explain the causes of the strike and the demands of the workers, the UAW union president Shawn Fain and the democratic election that put him in leadership, what this strike - and others like it - mean for the American working class, the importance of solidarity in the labor movement and beyond, why the working class should own what it produces, and much more!   Teddy's Interview with UAW President Shawn Fain Labor Notes  In These Times  The Upsurge Podcast    Outro Music: "Rich Men Earning North of a Million" by Billy Bragg   --------------------------   Support Rev Left Radio on Patreon or make a one time donation
9/19/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 13 seconds
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Confronting Neoclassical Economics

William Chaney returns to the show, this time to discuss macro economics, criticize neoclassical economics from a marxist perspective, The Center for Popular Economics, how economics attempts to naturalize capitalism, neoliberalism as applied libertarianism, and much more!  Check out the Center for Popular Economics: https://www.populareconomics.org   economics for emancipation (course in radical economics 101 for activists) — https://economics4emancipation.net rethinking economics 101 (course in heterodox economics 101 for students) — https://www.rethinkeconomics.org/econ101/   shoutouts/partners in the rethinking economics 101 course: — ecological economics for all  — institute for new economic thinking  — united states society for ecological economics Outro Music: "strange arithmetic" by the coup    --------------------------   Support Rev Left Radio on Patreon or make a one time donation
9/18/20232 hours, 33 seconds
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Stalin: History and Critique of a Black Legend

Henry Hakamaki and Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro join Breht to discuss the new translation (by Henry and Salvatore) of Domenico Losurdo's Stalin: History and Critique of a Black Legend from Iskra Books.  Henry Hakamaki is the co-creator and co-host of Guerrilla History. Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro is Professor at the Geography Department of SUNY New Paltz and is chief editor for the journal Capitalism Nature Socialism.  His book Socialist States and the Environment is available from Pluto Press. You can also find the journal Capitalism Nature Socialism for more invaluable anti-capitalist environmental perspectives. music 'Damn the Working Man'  by Croy and the Boys   Support Rev Left Radio on Patreon or make a one time donation
9/11/20232 hours, 11 minutes, 42 seconds
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UNLOCKED: Deep Into History...

(This was originally a patreon exclusive episode. To get access to hundreds of bonus episodes like this one, join and support the show here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio) Arjun - from Deep into History - joins Breht to discuss their love of history, and a deep and wide-ranging conversation ensues... - Support Deep into History HERE - Deep into History on Apple - OR find Deep into History on your preffered podcast app!
8/31/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 15 seconds
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W.E.B. Du Bois: Radical Black Peace Activism

Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly joins Breht and PM for a second installment of our Du Bois series, this one focusing on Du Bois' human rights and peace activism and how he tied that in with his revolutionary Marxism. Together they discuss Du Bois' political evolution, the influence of his friend, comrade and wife Shirley Graham Du Bois, his book "In Battle for Peace", DR. CBS' articles on Du Bois, the targeting and trial of Du Bois by the US State, what he meant by "real pacifism", the Black Alliance for Peace, and much more!   Check out Dr. CBS' article “In Battle for Peace During Scoundrel Time” Check out her upcoming book  "Black Scare / Red Scare: Theorizing Capitalist Racism in the United States You can find PM on IG @worldmaking_   Or find out more about him and his work HERE Check out the Black Alliance for Peace and their Solidarity Network music 'Balloons'  by Noname (feat. Jay Electronica & Eryn Allen Kane)   Support Rev Left Radio or make a one time donation
8/28/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 24 seconds
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A People's History of the New Deal w/ The Intervention

Nick and Levi from The Intervention podcast are joined by Breht O'Shea of Rev Left Radio to discuss the history of the making of the New Deal "from below."  We talk about the movements and dynamics that forced concessions from the ruling class, the importance of understanding the New Deal in our current moment, and much, much more. Check out The Intervention HERE or on your preffered podcast app Follow them on insta HERE
8/24/20232 hours, 13 minutes, 48 seconds
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In Solidarity: People Helping People...

This is so important: If even a fraction of our audience pitches in as little as $5, we can make a HUGE positive impact on a family... a family you and I do not know, a family we will never meet, a family whose fate will never make it into our headlines -- but a family nonetheless. Human beings who, for whatever complex chain of causal reasons, are in a position where the Rev Left audience is their last and only hope: their last and only hope of staying in their home, and their last and only hope of keeping Abdou (their son and brother and father figure... and our comrade) a free man so that he can continue to provide for his family and be in their lives. THREE DAYS LEFT!     -- $PMIrvin   -- paypal: paulirvin56   -- venmo: @garfisms   -- Abdou’s IG: communist_joof
8/22/20234 minutes, 36 seconds
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Vote No: UPS Struggle and Marxist Labor Organizing

Former Revolutionary Marxist Students, Audrey and Lenni, discuss their recent article on the Teamsters Mobilize Vote No campaign, the ways in which the Tentative Agreement and the Teamsters for a Democratic Union leadership betrays UPS workers and the entire working class, how opportunists misguide the workers in their struggle against their oppressors, and what the tasks of Marxist in the labor movement are today.   Find the article here: https://cosmonautmag.com/2023/08/the-ups-struggle-and-the-tasks-of-marxists-in-the-labor-movement/   Contact Audrey and Lenni by emailing them at: [email protected]; [email protected]   Check out Revolutionary Marxist Student's journal: https://marxiststudents.wordpress.com/red-horizon/   Read William Z. Foster's From Bryan to Stalin: https://www.bannedthought.net/USA/CPUSA/WZFoster/WZFoster-FromBryanToStalin-1937-OCR-sm1.pdf   Listen to Space Baby's "Vote No": https://open.spotify.com/album/1FNUwy7li7s6uiIEVyJmFC?si=JRSFH4FFQNmsKV8hvfYQWA
8/22/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 40 seconds
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The U.S. Military Empire: Earth's Greatest Enemy

Donate to help finish this important film here: https://earthsgreatestenemy.com/ In this episode of Guerrilla History, we are joined by Mike Prysner to discuss the devastating impact of the US military, and the forthcoming documentary that Mike and Abby Martin are putting together on this topic titled Earth's Greatest Enemy (watch the trailer here)! This is a critical and deeply underappreciated topic that we really appreciate Mike and Abby taking the effort to tell the story of.  Do us a favor, share this episode, and contribute to the finishing of Earth's Greatest Enemy if you are able to! Mike Prysner is a co-founder of March Forward, a long time organizer with the ANSWER Coalition, and is on the National Board of Directors of Veterans for Peace.  He also is a producer and cowriter for The Empire Files.  You can find out more about the documentary and the information for how to contribute to it at earthsgreatestenemy.com.  Mike can be followed on twitter @MikePrysner, Empire Files is @EmpireFiles, and Eyes Left is @EyesLeftPod. Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory
8/21/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 30 seconds
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Black Rose: Organizing Toward Revolution

Roxana and Enrique from the Black Rose Anarchist Federation join Breht to discuss their new political program, the analysis and strategy contained therein, the importance of organization for revolutionaries, their orientation toward Marxists in their organizing, platformism and Especifismo, the importance of internationalism, and more! Then Breht and Enrique discuss modern american history and current politics together. Check out their political program and get a free pdf version of it, fully illustrated, here: https://blackrosefed.org/program-may-day-2023/   --- Rev Left Radio is 100% listener-funded! Please support the show and get access to our entire patreon backlog as well as hours and hours of bonus patreon exclusive content every single month: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
8/16/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 21 seconds
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Reflecting on Engels' "The Origin of the Family, Private Property, & The State" (pt. 3)

Alyson and Breht finish their series on Friedrich Engels' text "The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and The State", and reflect on the text as a whole. Together, they wrestle with questions, like: What is family abolition? How do rich people buy extended, communal family? What happens to the family and romantic relationships under communism? Should people ever be treated like commodities? How does the title of the text reflect historical and dialectical materialism? and much more!    Get access to multiple bonus episodes a month here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
8/7/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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The American Nightmare: 20th Century U.S. History, Red Scares, & Fred Hampton

Breht and Arjun from Deep into History join forces to have a wide-ranging discussion on 20th century American history, with a focus on the underlying racial and class dynamics of early to mid-century America that led to the rise of the Civil Rights Movement and then the Black Panther Party - specifically their preemminent organizer and leading revolutionary from Chicago Illinois, Chairman Fred Hampton. The conversation naturally takes many interesting and worthwhile detours along the way!    Check out Deep into History's episode on Fred Hampton: Fred Said... Check out Rev Left's episode on The Life and Legacy of Fred Hampton ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rev Left Radio is 100% listener-funded! Please support the show and get access to our entire patreon backlog as well as hours and hours of bonus patreon exclusive content every single month: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
8/2/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 31 seconds
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Buddhism and Marxism w/ Della from Upstream

Breht joins Della from the wonderful podcast Upstream to discuss Buddhism and Marxism! From Upstream: "When you think about the philosophies and practices of Buddhism and Marxism, you might not immediately think that they have much in common. However, you might be surprised at how much overlap and complementary resonance there actually is between these two rich and beautiful traditions. In this conversation, we’ve brought on Breht O’Shea, a Buddhist practitioner and Marxist political educator based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Breht is the host of the podcast Revolutionary Left Radio and co-host of the podcasts Red Menace, Guerrilla History, and, most recently, Shoeless in South Dakota. You might remember Breht from when he was on the show about a year ago to talk about revolutionary leftist theory. In this conversation, we explore how both Buddhism & Marxism offer helpful pathways to liberation and provide a spot-on analysis of the root causes of suffering. We also explore some of the potential tensions between Buddhism and Marxism, as well as what each tradition can learn from the other. And we end with a powerful invitation to embark on the path of the Bodhisattva Revolutionary to both end the internal and structural causes and conditions of suffering and to bring forth the systemic changes necessary for the transition to a socialist and eventually communist economy based on liberation, equity, and justice for all. This interview was inspired by an episode of Revolutionary Left Radio titled Dialectics & Liberation: Insights from Buddhism and Marxism where Breht read a speech he gave at Arizona State University on the topic of dialectical materialism, Buddhism, and Marxism. Definitely check that episode out when you’re done listening to this — it’s a great complement to this conversation. Thank you to Carolyn Raider for this episode’s cover art and to Mount Eerie for the intermission music. Upstream theme music was composed by Robert Raymond/Lanterns. Further Resources: Upstream: Revolutionary Leftism with Breht O'Shea (In Conversation) Dialectics & Liberation: Insights from Buddhism and Marxism, by Breht O’Shea on Revolutionary Left Radio  This episode of Upstream was made possible with support from listeners like you and by Resist Foundation. Upstream is a labor of love — we couldn't keep this project going without the generosity of our listeners and fans. Please consider chipping in a one-time or recurring donation at www.upstreampodcast.org/support If your organization wants to sponsor one of our upcoming documentaries, we have a number of sponsorship packages available. Find out more at upstreampodcast.org/sponsorship For more from Upstream, visit www.upstreampodcast.org 
8/1/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 42 seconds
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W.E.B. Du Bois: Black Reconstruction in America

Dr. Gerald Horne joins Breht and guest-co-host PM Irvin to launch our new series on the life and work of W.E.B. Du Bois, the famous American sociologist, Marxist socialist, esteemed historian, and Pan-Africanist civil rights activist, starting with his major work Black Reconstruction in America.   Check out our other interviews with Professor Horne over at Guerrilla History:   Texas and the Roots of US Fascism and The Counter-Revolution of 1776   Also check out Dr. Horne's writings in The Nation   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
7/24/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 56 seconds
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America Hates Its Working Class: Neoliberalism's Wreckage and Faux-Populism in Both Parties

These are random teaser snippets from an almost 2 hour long patreon episode! For the full episode - and more exclusive content like this - join our patreon and help support the show:  https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio --------------------------------------- Here is the Hampton Institute article referenced in the episode: https://www.hamptonthink.org/read/cornel-west-the-pitfalls-of-bourgeois-politics-and-forging-a-new-future-among-the-rubble  
7/18/202313 minutes, 32 seconds
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Stalin: History & Critique of a Black Legend w/ Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro & David Peat

Special, early access to an extended conversation about the imminent release of the new translation (by Henry and Salvatore) of Domenico Losurdo's Stalin: History and Critique of a Black Legend from Iskra Books.  The release of the book is imminent, and is available from the Iskra Books website, where it is currently linked at https://www.iskrabooks.org/copy-of-the-dark. Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro is Professor at the Geography Department of SUNY New Paltz and is chief editor for the journal Capitalism Nature Socialism.  His book Socialist States and the Environment is available from Pluto Press:  https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745340418/socialist-states-and-the-environment/.  You can also find the journal Capitalism Nature Socialism for more invaluable anti-capitalist environmental perspectives: http://www.cnsjournal.org/. David Peat is one of the editorial board members at the Center for Communist Studies and their imprint Iskra Books.  You can follow him on twitter @dajveism. Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory 
7/10/20232 hours, 38 minutes, 28 seconds
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[UNLOCKED] Hypnotized by the Rot: America's Electoral Spectacle

UNLOCKED PATREON EPISODE: Originally aired on June 2nd, 2023  For more exclusive episodes like this, join our patreon and help support the show:  https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
7/7/202356 minutes
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An Amerikan Family: Assata, Tupac, and the Black Liberation Struggle

Santi Elijah Holley joins Breht to discuss his book "An Amerikan Family: The Shakurs and the Nation They Created". For over fifty years, the Shakurs have inspired generations of activists, scholars, and music fans. Many people are only familiar with Assata Shakur, the popular author and thinker, living for three decades in Cuban exile; or the late rapper Tupac. But the branches of the Shakur family tree extend widely, and the roots reach into the most furtive and hidden depths of the underground. Whether founding one of the most notorious Black Panther chapters in the country, spearheading community-based healthcare, or engaging in armed struggle with systemic oppression, the Shakurs were at the forefront.   Drawing from hundreds of hours of personal interviews, historical archives, court records, transcripts, and other rare documents, An Amerikan Family tells the complete and often devastating story of Black America’s long struggle for racial justice and the nation’s covert and repressive tactics to defeat that struggle. It is the story of a small but determined community, taking extreme, unconventional, and often perilous measures in the quest for freedom.     Outro music: "LIFE" by Saba   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
7/5/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 23 seconds
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Minoritarian Rule: SCOTUS' Assault on the American People

Alyson and Breht discuss the recent rulings by the Supreme Court, a wildly anti-democratic, thoroughly corrupt, and staunchly reactionary institution that the American right has spent years and billions of dollars capturing in order to impose its minoritarian rule on an American majority that firmly rejects what they stand for. And they do it all without having to worry for even a second about pesky things getting in their way: like democracy, human rights, or basic accountability to the American people. 
7/3/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 13 seconds
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[BEST OF] The Life and Legacy of Alexandra Kollontai

ORIGINALLY RELEASED Jun 18, 2021 Kristen R. Ghodsee returns to the show, this time to discuss the life, work, and legacy of the famous Marxist Feminist Alexandra Kollontai. We discuss her life, her radicalization, her relationship with other famous revolutionaries, her role in the October Revolution, her enduring contributions to feminism, Marxism, and proletarian history, and much, much more.  Check out Kristen's work here: https://kristenghodsee.com/ Check out AK-47, Kristen's podcast dedicated to Kollontai here: https://kristenghodsee.com/podcast Here are all the previous episodes of RLR that Kristen has been a guest on: Red Hangover: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/red-hangover-legacies-of-20th-century-communism-w-dr-kristen-r-ghodsee International Women's Day: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/womens-day Women Behind the Iron Curtain: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/women-under-socialism Outro Music: "Blame Game" by Beach Bunny   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
6/29/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 32 seconds
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[BEST OF] Nina Simone: The Revolutionary High Priestess of Soul

ORIGINALLY RELEASED Dec 29, 2019 On this episode of Rev Left Radio, Zoe Samudzi returns to the show to reflect on the life, art, politics, and legacy of the one and only Nina Simone. Check out Zoe and her work here: http://www.zoesamudzi.com/ Follow Zoe on Twitter @ztsamudzi Listen to Zoe's other appearances on Rev Left here: - https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/critical-race-theory-and-black-liberation-w-zo-samudzi - https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/black-feminism-and-queer-theory-w-zoe-samudzi   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
6/27/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 25 seconds
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[BEST OF] What Is To Be Done? - V.I. Lenin

ORIGINALLY RELEASED Apr 20, 2019 On this episode of Red Menace Alyson and Breht discuss  What Is To Be Done? by V.I. Lenin Full text here: https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1901/witbd/ The video episode can be found on youtube at: https://youtu.be/1lRM_fsjanE -------- A very special thank you goes out to our Patreon supporters like:  Zachary Stueland, Anton Pannekoek, Dillon Bussard, Dylan, HN, Das Chunk, Terrence Major, Walter Jay Gunn Please Rate and Review Red Menace on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace  Follow us on Twitter @The_Red_Menace
6/25/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 55 seconds
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[BEST OF] Posadism: Trotskyism, Latin American Communism, and... Aliens

ORIGINALLY RELEASED May 16, 2020 A.M. Glittlitz joins Breht to talk about the Trotskyist sub-tendency of Posadism and discuss his new - and genuinely fascinating - book "I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs, and Apocalypse Communism" Check out more of Glittlitz's work  Follow him on Twitter And check out his podcast  Outro music 'UFOF' by Big Thief   LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
6/23/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 17 seconds
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[BEST OF] Chilean Coup of 1973: Salvador Allende, Augusto Pinochet, & the CIA

ORIGINALLY RELEASED May 21, 2018 Professor of History at ASU, Alex Aviña, returns to RLR to discuss the Chilean coup of 1973. Find Alex here: https://shprs.clas.asu.edu/content/alexander-avina Intro Music: Isle of Man by Feudalism  Outro Music: Monsters by Bambu Please support our show and get access to bonus content here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
6/21/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 53 seconds
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INTRODUCING: Shoeless in South Dakota

Introducting a brand new podcast, Shoeless in South Dakota!   Part comedy, part exploration of the human condition. Easy Listening for Dark Nights (of the soul).   Find the show HERE, or subscribe to Shoeless on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.  
6/19/20237 minutes, 8 seconds
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[BEST OF] Capitalist Chaos and Crimes: The Great Recession of 2008

ORIGINALLY RELEASED Jul 13, 2019 Matt Soener, an economic sociologist, joins Breht to discuss the Great Recession of 2008. Here is the GoFundMe account for Kreetay Briggs Jr., a 12 year old boy hit by a stray bullet while he was playing on a beach: https://www.gofundme.com/f/35gjf-shooting-victim?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgnstaticsmall_r   Outro Music: White Male Carnivore by Yak Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
6/19/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 55 seconds
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[BEST OF] Socialism: Utopian and Scientific -- Friedrich Engels

ORIGINALLY RELEASED Feb 11, 2019 For the debut episode of Red Menace Alyson and Breht discuss Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels. The video episode can be found on youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdxX5eqQyk Outro Music by Adia Victoria - Invisible Hands Check out and support her beautiful music here: http://www.adiavictoria.com
6/17/20231 hour, 59 minutes, 1 second
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[BEST OF] Capitalism and Desire: In Dialogue with Psychoanalysis

ORIGINALLY RELEASED Jan 14, 2020 Prof. Todd McGowan, author of "Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Costs of Free Markets" and co-host of "Why Theory", returns to the show to talk with Breht about Marxism and Psychoanalysis, Freud, Lacan, Death Drive, Desire, the fundamental sense of Lack at the core of our psyches, and much more!  Check out Todd's book here: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/capitalism-and-desire/9780231178723 Check out Todd's podcast Why Theory here: https://player.fm/series/why-theory Outro music: 'Bowl of Oranges' by Bright Eyes Find more of this music here: https://saddle-creek.com/collections/bright-eyes ------------------- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio    
6/15/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 20 seconds
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[BEST OF] The Life and Legacy of Fred Hampton

ORIGINALLY RELEASED Feb 24, 2019 Chuka Ejeckam joins Breht to discuss and pay homage to the Black Panther Party leader and Marxist Revolutionary, Fred Hampton. Find and support Chuka and his work here: http://www.chukaejeckam.com/ Follow him on twitter @ChukaEjeckam Outro music by: Dead Prez - Food, Clothes, Shelter Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
6/13/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 5 seconds
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[BEST OF] On Contradiction - Mao

ORIGINALLY RELEASED Jul 25, 2019 On this episode of Red Menace Alyson and Breht discuss On Contradiction by Mao Full text here: https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-1/mswv1_17.htm Video version of this episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNnqmbRhcBQ   Check out Bad Mouse’s complementary video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k46uaDvnoYE   Outro Music by K. Flay - The President Has A Sex Tape ------- Support Red Menace, and get up to three bonus episodes a month, here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace  
6/11/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 2 seconds
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[BEST OF] The Spanish Civil War

ORIGINALLY RELEASED Jul 28, 2018 John from Working Class History joins Brett to discuss the Spanish Civil War! This is a long-anticipated episode on a deeply important and relevant historical event. We spent a LOT of time editing and producing this episode, so we hope you find it informative as well as genuinely moving.  Follow Working Class History on all the major social media sites! Here is the reading guide from WCH on the Spanish Civil War: https://libcom.org/library/spanish-civil-war-1936-39-reading-guide   Their Spanish Civil War merch store is here: https://working-class-history.myshopify.com/collections/spanish-civil-war   Their website is here: https://workingclasshistory.com   Their podcast is here: https://soundcloud.com/workingclasshistory   Outro Songs: Bitter Old Man and Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of Your Fist; both songs by Ramshackle Glory! Go support their music here: https://ramshackleglory.bandcamp.com Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
6/9/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 1 second
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[BEST OF] The Haitian Revolution

ORIGINALLY RELEASED Jun 21, 2020 Alex Aviña returns to RLR to discuss the Haitian Revolution! Alexander Aviña is an associate professor of Latin American history in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. His book, "Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside" , was awarded the Maria Elena Martínez Book Prize in Mexican History for 2015 by the Conference on Latin American History. Outro music 'Africa Hot!'  by Dead Prez and DJ Green Lantern Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
6/7/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 24 seconds
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[BEST OF] German Philosophy: Schopenhauer and Nietzsche

  ORIGINALLY RELEASED Feb 3, 2022 In this episode, Alyson and Breht introduce, teach, and discuss the philosphy of two giants in western philosophy: Arthur Schopenhaur and Friedrich Nietzsche.  They discuss their respective philosophies, how they relate, how they differ, the subsequent thinkers and movements they inspired or influened, their relation to politics right, left and center, their connection to eastern philosophies and religions, and much more!  Support Red Menace: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace
6/5/20232 hours, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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[BEST OF] Estranged Labor: Karl Marx on Alienation

ORIGINALLY RELEASED Apr 4, 2020 Listen to the full Red Menace episode (from which this segment was extracted) here:  https://redmenace.libsyn.com/economic-and-philosophic-manuscripts-of-1844-karl-marx Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace Outro music '9-5ers Anthem' by Aesop Rock   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
6/3/202326 minutes, 21 seconds
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[BEST OF] American Exceptionalism and Innocence: Liberal Ideology and American Creation Myths

ORIGINALLY RELEASED Dec 9, 2019  Danny Haiphong, co-author of American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News--From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror,joins Breht for a long, in-depth conversation about the stories that America tells itself about itself, and why those stories are false. We cover so many topics and ideas that its impossible to summarize them all here, so check it out yourself! Check out Danny's work at the Black Agenda Report here: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/Danny%20Haiphong Follow Danny on Twitter @SpiritOfHo  Outro music: 'Craazy' by Rebel Diaz (feat. C-Rayz Walz) Check out and Support Rebel Diaz here: https://rebeldiaz.com/ Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
6/1/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 12 seconds
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Karmic Law and Mutual Aid: Insights from Buddhism and Anarchism

David from Anarchospirituality joins Breht to discuss Buddhism, Anarchism, Marxism, and more! After an introduction section, David gives a talk on Buddhism and Anarchism, and then he and Breht discuss the talk before launching into a wide-ranging discussion on anarchism v. marxism, Kropotkin, the Buddhist conception of Karma, individual and collective improvement and struggle, Darwinian evolution, differences between western and eastern approaches to spirituality, the question of revolutionary violence within Buddhism, and much more!     Learn more about Anarchospirituality and his work HERE   Check out Turn Leftist's interview HERE   Check out Breht's talk on Buddhism and Marxism HERE   Check out Red Menace's episode on Conquest of Bread HERE   Outro music: "LIFE" by Saba   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
5/30/20232 hours, 33 minutes, 35 seconds
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"The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and The State" by Friedrich Engels (Pt. 2)

In this second installment of our three-part series on Friedrich Engels' famous work "The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State", Alyson and Breht discuss chapters 4, 5, and 6 titled "The Greek Gens", "The Rise of the Athenian State", and "the Gens and the State in Rome" respectively. Together they summarize the chapters, and then launch into a discussion on the main themes and lessons from this section of the text! 00:15 Intro 1:08 Summary 33:50 Discussion   Check out Red Menace's first installment on this text here: https://redmenace.libsyn.com/the-origin-of-the-family   Support Rev Left, and get up to three bonus episodes a month, here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
5/26/202357 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jesus Christ: Historical Materialism, Class Conflict, and the Jesus Movement

Professors James Crossley and Robert J. Myles join Breht to discuss their fascinating work "Jesus: A Life in Class Conflict" put out by Zero Book.  Together, they discuss their application of historical materalism to the life of Jesus, the difficulty of studying and sourcing the ancient past, the gospels and what they offer (as well as how they differ from one another), the mode of production and major classes of Jesus' era, John the Baptist and his ideological influence on the Jesus Movement, Jewish Millenarianism, Jesus' crucifiction, the Jesus Movement after Jesus' execution (and purported resurrection), and much more!      Robert's website: https://www.robertjmyles.com/   James' website: https://censamm.org/about/people/crossley   Robert's Twitter: @robertjmyles   Robert's Substack: https://robertjmyles.substack.com/   James' work on John Ball and the English uprising of 1381: https://johnball1381.org/     Outro music: "All My Tears" by Ane Brun   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
5/22/20232 hours, 27 seconds
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Everyday Utopia: Egalitarianism, Human Nature, & The Good Life

Professor and author Kristen R. Ghodsee returns to Rev Left to discuss her newest book "Everyday Utopia: What 2,000 Years of Wild Experiments Can Teach Us About the Good Life". Together, her and Breht discuss intentional communities, social experiments, what utopia even means in this context, scientific v. utopian socialism, criticisms of the nuclear family and the socialist alternative, the function of student debt in modern america, the relationship between religious and spiritual orientations and radial social experimentation, public education, evolutionary biology, and more!   Check out the book here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Everyday-Utopia/Kristen-R-Ghodsee/9781982190217   Check out previous Rev Left episodes with Kristen here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/size/5/?search=ghodsee   Kristen's website: https://kristenghodsee.com/   The AK47 podcast created and hosted by Kristen: https://kristenghodsee.com/podcast   Outro music: "Kill in a Heartbeat" by Danger, Moth   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
5/17/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 46 seconds
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Islam and Anarchism with Mohamed Abdou

Professor and scholar Mohamed Abdou joins Breht to discuss his book "Islam and Anarchism: Relationships and Resonances". Together, they discuss core concepts within Islam, the importance of decolonization, anarchist political theory, the question of violence in revolutionary struggle, Mohamed's construction of Anarcha-Islam, contradictions between capitalism and Islamic teachings, and much more! Check out Mohamed's book here: https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745341927/islam-and-anarchism/   Find Mohamed's other work, learn more about him, and contact him here: https://www.mabdou.net/     Outro music: "Gather Round" by Brother Ali feat. Amir Sulaiman   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio    
5/12/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 23 seconds
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Islam and Marxism: A Brief Introduction

Professor of Medieval history, practicing Sufi Muslim, and Chair of the Religious Studies department at Queens college, Adnan Husain, joins Breht to discuss the interesting intersections of Islam and Marxism!   Outro music: "Ramadan" by Brother Ali   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
5/8/202358 minutes, 1 second
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Teaser: The Electoral Doom Loop

This is part of a patreon exclusive episode. To listen to the full episode, and many more like it, join here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
5/3/202319 minutes, 18 seconds
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Right Wing Moral Panic: "The Crisis of Masculinity"

UNLOCKED: Adnan Husain and Breht O'Shea from Guerrilla History discuss the current moral panic on the political right around issues of masculinity, dropping testosterone levels, and family formation. Together they discuss how the Right obscures the role of under-regulated corporations in poisoning us and the role capitalism plays in destabilizing human life in general, and instead blame scapegoats like life-saving vaccines, innocuous food stuffs like soy, feminism, LGBTQ people, and liberal elites (but never reactionary ones ofc). In addition, they try to think through what masculinity actually is, how it might express itself in healthy ways, what the left can offer young people in general, how reactionary notions of masculinity are rooted in profound fear and insecurity, and how misogynistic figures in the manosphere actually hamstring and poison the minds of young men trying to find a good partner and build a meaningful life. 
5/1/202356 minutes, 5 seconds
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On The Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People

Matthew Furlong from our Dialectics Deep Dive series returns to the show to discuss Chairman Mao's text "On The Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People".       Further Resources:    Mao Zedong - Five Essays on Philosophy (1957): https://foreignlanguages.press/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/S15-Five-Essays-on-Philosophy-6th-Printing.pdf     Ai Siqi - "Antagonistic and Non-Antagonistic Contradictions" (1957): https://massline.org/Philosophy/Dialectics/Antagonism-AiSiqi-1957.pdf     Jones Manoel - "Western Marxism Loves Purity and Martyrdom, But Not Real Revolution" (2020): https://www.blackagendareport.com/western-marxism-loves-purity-and-martyrdom-not-real-revolution     Radhika Desai & Michael Hudson: Geopolitical Economy Hour (2023 -) - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDAi0NdlN8hMl9DkPLikDDGccibhYHnDP     World Association for Political Economy: https://wapeweb.org/   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Mi'kmaw learning resources for Atlantic Region dwellers Atlantic First Nations Tech Services - Mi'kmaw Learning: https://www.afnts.ca/mikmaw/dashboard Trudy Sable and Bernie Francis - The Language of this Land, Mi'kma'ki (2012): http://cbup.ca/books/sable-francis-language-mikmaki/ Pacifique Buisson - The Mi'kmaw Grammar of Father Pacifique, edited by Bernie Francis and John Hewson (1939/1990; 2016)   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Outro music: "Inner Conflict" by Pep Love   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/26/20232 hours, 56 seconds
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Proletarian Feminism and its Discontents

Tai Lee joins Breht to discuss the recent split from AF3IRM, radical feminism, critique as a form of solidarity, the necessity of struggle within organizations, sexual harrassment and abuse in the labor movement, liberal opportunism, the targeting and intimidation of women who speak up, how to prevent abuse and harrassment within orgs, and more! Here is the letter that they discuss in the episode with a full breakdown of events: https://proletarianfeminist.medium.com/our-split-from-af3irm-shedding-light-on-our-issues-to-encourage-our-growth-towards-a-real-76cd1bcae395 Check out more of Tai's work: https://linktr.ee/chairmantailee Check out more of Esperanza's work here: https://proletarianfeminist.medium.com/ Contact the Interim Revolutionary Feminist Committee: [email protected]
4/20/20231 hour, 12 seconds
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Whole World in an Uproar: Music, Rebellion and Repression (1955-1972)

Aaron J. Leonard returns to the show to discuss his newest book, "Whole World in an Uproar: Music, Rebellion and Repression". Throughout the interview, we play many of the artists and songs mentioned in the book and conversation (time stamps below). Together, Aaron and Breht discuss the history, social upheavals, cultural shifts, and the political context in which the music from this era emerged and the reaction it created from the mainstream culture. Topics include: the beatniks, the cultural context of the 50's in America, the civil rights movement, the 1960's, the Kent State Massacre, the introduction of psychedlic drugs, the Vietnam War, the Cuban Revolution, the shift from the old left to the new left, and much more!       Music included:   10:30 - People Are Strange by The Doors   28:05 - Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young   48:40 - Mississippi Goddamn by Nina Simone   59:00 - Santo Domingo by Phil Ochs   74:50 - White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane   87:00 - Luang Prabang by Dave Von Ronk     Outro music: "For What it's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/17/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 34 seconds
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Religion and Marxism: Thinking Through the Human Condition

In this unlocked patreon episode, Breht, Adnan, and Henry from Guerrilla History discuss their thoughts on the relationship between religion and Marxism, how Marxists today might think differently about religion compared to Marxists 100 years ago, religion and spirituality as a terrain of struggle for the Left, how to think about science vs. religion, the material basis of religion and what form the religious impulse might take under communism, demystification and meditation, and more. Get access to more bonus episodes like this one here: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory  
4/13/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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Crossing the Threshold: The Post-Kantian Process Philosophy of Schelling and Whitehead

Professor of philosophy Matthew D. Segall returns to Rev Left to discuss his newest book, which is based on his disseratation, titled "Crossing the Threshold: Etheric Imagination in the Post-Kantian Process Philosophy of Schelling and Whitehead". Together, they discuss the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schelling, and Alfred North Whitehead, and work through the vision of the cosmos - and of our place in it - that emerges from their work.   Check out Matt and his work here: https://footnotes2plato.com/   Check out our previous interviews with Matt here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/size/5/?search=segall   Outro music: "Death Machine" by AJJ   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/10/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 17 seconds
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Aristocratic Radicalism: Nietzsche and the Politics of Reaction

Professor Matt McManus returns to Rev Left to talk about his newest book, a collection of essays from various authors that he put together and edited titled "Nietzsche and the Politics of Reaction: Essays on Liberalism, Socialism, and Aristocratic Radicalism".   Together they discuss the book, the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, his actual political beliefs, ways in which he has been sanitized or misinterpreted, what he thought of socialism and Christianity, how the political left and right get Nietzsche wrong, what the left can actually learn from him, the Death of God and the various forms of Nihilism it has generated, and much more!   Check out more of McManus' work HERE   Pre-order Matt's upcoming book HERE   Outro music: "Alone and Forsaken" by Hank Williams   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/3/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Red Battalion: Embedded with the New People's Army

Filmmaker Steven De Castro joins Breht to discuss his on-the-ground documenary film on the New People's Army of the Phillipines for Means TV called Revolution Selfie; The Red Battalion. Together they discuss his film, his unique documentary style, his time embedded with the NPA, the Marcos Regime, Comrade Joma, the poverty and inequality in Manilla and throughout the Philippines that the NPA are fighting against, the role christianity plays in the guerrilla movement, LGBTQ fighters in the New People's Army, and much more!      Watch the Trailer for Revolution Selfie; The Red Battalion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m__3prDPwH0&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=StevenDeCastro     Check out the film here: https://means.tv/programs/revselfie     Learn more about Steven and his work here: http://credibilitymedia.com/     Check out our interview with Jose Marie Sison (aka Comrade Joma) here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/joma     Outro music: "Chairman Mao" by Bambu   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
3/27/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Origin of the Family, Private Property, & The State by Friedrich Engels (Pt. 1)

In this episode of Red Menace, Alyson and Breht summarize and discuss the first three chapters of Friedrich Engel's important work of historical materialism, "The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State". Together they discuss the core arguments of the text, the anthropological science behind it, why this text is considered a foundational text of Marxist Feminism, and much more!   00:15 Intro 4:28 Summary 51:58 Discussion   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Support Rev Left: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
3/23/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 19 seconds
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Peter Zeihan's Anti-China Fairy Tales & Lullabies

PATREON TEASER: Breht responds to geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan's Anti-China rantings and predictions. Note also that the major disagreements articulated in this episode will be decided objectively in time. Is Peter right that China is an incompetent, flailing, and doomed country bound for total collapse and probable balkanization, or is Breht correct that Peter's knowledge of China is severely limited, his predictions are wildly over-confident, and no such collapse of China is imminent or likely at all: one of them will be proven correct in the coming years... To get more content like this, and to listen to the full episode, join the Rev Left Radio Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
3/23/202339 minutes, 29 seconds
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On Physical Education: Advice and Inspiration

Esperanza Fonseca joins Breht to discuss the scientifically proven benefits of regular physical activity, the relationship of mental health to physical health, basic and intermediate advice regarding the most effective ways to exercise for overall health and fitness, holistic approaches to a genuinely healthy life above and beyond physical exercise, criticisms of the many failings and grotesqueries of popular "fitness culture" on and offline, things to beware of when trying to build a healthy exercise habit into your life, solid recommendations for further investigation, and more! In-Show Recommendations: - Jeff Nippard: https://linktr.ee/jeffnippard - Zao Strength: https://www.youtube.com/@ZaoStrength - FullMetalLifter: https://www.instagram.com/fullmetallifter/ - Dr. Idz: https://www.instagram.com/dr_idz/ - Andy Galpin: https://www.andygalpin.com/   Outro music: "Way of Life" by Dead Prez Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
3/20/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 20 seconds
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All Too Human: Storytelling, Filmmaking, and Class Consciousness

Michael Workman is a talented filmmaker from Montana, and is also the Director of Features Programming at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, as well as a board member of Means TV. Michael joins Breht to discuss his films, Means TV, Soviet and American Cinema, Stanely Kubrick, how film can be used to raise class consciousness, storytelling, the lives of our fathers, and much more.  Michael's latest film, Meantime, will be streaming on Means TV and has won a bunch of awards like the Best Short Film Award at Telluride Mountainfilm, Best Short Documentary Award at BendFilm Festival and the Vimeo Staff Pick Award at Palm Springs ShortFest. Michael's website: https://michaeltworkman.com/ Join and Support Means TV here: https://means.tv/ Check out Michaels film Meantime here: https://means.tv/programs/meantime Outro music: "Fashion" by Nicholas Merz Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
3/13/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 11 seconds
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Organize, Fight, Win: Black Communist Women's Political Writing

We are sharing a recent Guerilla History episode on the Rev Left feed for those that missed it! Make sure to subscribe to Guerrilla History on your preferred podcast app! In this episode of Guerrilla History, we bring on two fantastic guests, Prof. Charisse Burden-Stelly and Prof. Jodi Dean. We discuss their co-edited collection, Organize, Fight, Win: Black Communist Women’s Political Writing, which is an absolutely indispensable resource for those of us serious about achieving liberation!  This collection includes writings focused on the period from 1919-1956, which argue that racial and economic equality can only be achieved by overthrowing capitalism.  Pick up the book! Dr. CBS is an Associate Professor of African American Studies at Wayne State University.  She is an organizer with Black Alliance for Peace and a Co-Author of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History alongside our mutual friend Gerald Horne.  She can be followed on twitter @blackleftaf or on her website https://www.charisseburdenstelly.com/. Dr. Jodi Dean is a Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.  She is the author of numerous books including Comrade: An Essay on Political Belonging, Crowds and Party, and The Communist Horizon.  She can be followed on twitter @jodi7768. Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory
3/10/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 50 seconds
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A Spectre, Haunting: On The Communist Manifesto

Bestselling author and literary critic China Miéville joins Breht to discuss his newest book A Spectre, Haunting: On The Communist Manifesto  Together, they discuss the literary merits of the famous text, the historical context in which Marx and Engels wrote it, the increasing contemporary relevance of the Manifesto, and much more!    Outro music: "9-5ers Anthem" by Aesop Rock Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
3/6/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
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Approaching Organizing and Spirituality w/ Rev Left Radio

Breht was a guest on The Heatwave podcast, the podcast of MECHA, a Marxist organization based in Phoenix. They were essential in making Breht's speech at ASU happen, and Breht sat down with them before the speech for a two hour conversation about spirituality and meditation, socialist organizing, and much more. Learn more about MECHA here: https://linktr.ee/MECHAdeASU Check out The Heatwave on your fav podcast app, or here: https://thwpod.podbean.com/ Follow MECHA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mechadeasu Follow MECHA on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/mechadeasu/
2/27/20232 hours, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
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Corporate Crime & Class War: The Ohio Train Derailment

Labor journalist Mel Buer joins Breht to discuss the recent train derailment in Ohio and the subsequent ecological disaster that ensued, the recent labor union struggles waged by rail workers, the warnings regarding safety that those workers advanced, the role of the Biden administration in all of this, the corporate dictatorship we live under, and much more.   Follow Mel here: https://twitter.com/mel_buer Contact Mel: [email protected] The Real News Network: https://therealnews.com/      Outro music: "I Saw" by Young Fathers Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
2/20/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dialectics & Liberation: Insights from Buddhism and Marxism

Breht reads a speech he recently gave at Arizona State University on the topic of dialectial materialism, Buddhism, and Marxism.  Huge shout out to the ASU Zen Devils and MECHA for inviting Breht out to Arizona to give this speech, meet listeners, and visit the Sonoran Desert for the first time!   Learn more about MECHA here: https://linktr.ee/MECHAdeASU   If you are interested in having Breht give a speech at your university, contact us at [email protected] with the header "Speaking at our University", so that we can siff out the invites from the other messages!   Outro music: "Be Brave" by Modest Mouse Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
2/16/202358 minutes, 50 seconds
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Texas and the Roots of U.S. Fascism w/ Gerald Horne

In this episode of Guerrilla History, we bring back returning fan favorite Professor Gerald Horne to discuss his latest book The Counter-Revolution of 1836: Texas Slavery & Jim Crow and the Roots of U. S. Fascism.  As always, the conversation with Prof Horne is incredibly enlightening and very entertaining.  Support Guerrilla History and access bonus episodes here:  https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory
2/4/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 31 seconds
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Big Announcement: Tripling Our Patreon Output + More

Join the Rev Left Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Changes Starting Mid-Feb: - Tripling our monthly patreon output  - Covering the headlines more consistently - Being more selective about the topics we cover on the public feed - The integration of Red Menace and Rev Left   
2/1/202319 minutes, 31 seconds
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Soviet Georgia: Socialism, Stalin, and the Collapse of the USSR

Sopiko Japaridze and Bryan Gigantino from the podcast Reimagining Soviet Georgia join Breht to discuss the history of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic. Together they discuss Georgian-born communist Joseph Stalin, what socialist construction in Georgia was like, daily life for working class people in Soviet Georgia, the collapse of the USSR and the hard times of the 1990's, the politics of Georgia today, the Russia-Ukraine war, and more!    Check out the Reimagining Soviet Georgia podcast here: https://anchor.fm/sovietgeorgia Support them on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/reimaginingsovietgeorgia Follow them on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/reimaginingg     Outro music: "Gaprindi Shavo Mertskhalo" by Hamlet Gonashvili (word has it that this was Stalin's favorite song) Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
1/23/20232 hours, 25 minutes, 57 seconds
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Teaching the Actuality of Revolution: Unlearning, Aesthetics, and the Sensations of Struggle

Re-Upload: The book is out now! You can get it here: https://www.iskrabooks.org/teaching-the-actuality The People's Forum Book Launch Here: https://peoplesforum.org/events/book-launch-panel-teaching-the-actuality-of-revolution-aesthetics-unlearning-and-the-sensations-of-struggle/ Derek Ford returns to the show to discuss his upcoming book "Teaching the Actuality of Revolution". Topics discussed include: Marxist pedagogy, sensory perception, education, Althusser, Marx and Engels, ideological struggle, aesthetics, and much more! Learn more here: https://www.liberationschool.org/ Check out our previous episodes with Derek: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/capital https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/communist-study   Outro music: "Believe These Blues" by Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio    
1/21/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 8 seconds
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Approaching Marxism: Reductionism & Breakdown Theory

James from Prolekult joins Breht to discuss the nuances and complexities of various forms of reductionism and capitalist-breakdown theory within the Marxist tradition. Their discussion leads them to touch on many other topics and issues that are important for the Marxist left today, including advice for those who are relatively new to Marxism.  Check out and support Prolekult here:  YouTube: http://youtube.com/prolekult Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/prolekult Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/prolekult Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProlekultFilms Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prolekultfilms/   Coalition of Disabled People (as mentioned in the episode): https://gmcdp.com/new-paul-hunt-ebooks Outro music "Your Dog" by Soccer Mommy Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
1/17/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 29 seconds
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Louis Althusser: Marxist Theory and Philosophy

William Chaney joins Breht to dive deep on the work and ideas of Louis Althusser, the famous French marxist philosopher. Check out our previous episode on Althusser's work on ideology and ideological state apparatuses here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/althusser Feel free to reach out to William for a full list of recommended reading on Althusser -- Contact William here: [email protected] Check out the Center for Popular Economics: https://www.populareconomics.org   Outro music "Attica Blues" by Archie Shepp Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
1/10/20232 hours, 23 minutes, 19 seconds
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Transcending Capitalism: Insights from Buddhism and Marxism

Professor of Philosophy and author, Graham Priest, joins Breht to discuss his latest book Capitalism - it's Nature and Replacement: Buddhist and Marxist Insights. Together, they discuss the problems of capitalism, the utter necessity of its transcendence, what Marxism can offer Buddhism, what Buddhism can offer Marxism, and how insights from both traditions can compliment and strengthen one another in the fight against instutionalized greed, hate, and delusion (aka capitalism, imperialism, and ideology)! Learn more about Graham Priest here: https://grahampriest.net/ Check out Kevin's interview with Graham over at Sensible Socialist: https://sensiblesocialist.com/2022/10/18/the-synthesis-of-marxism-and-buddhism/ Outro music "Banquet" by Bloc Party Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
1/3/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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Revolutionary-Guerrilla-Menace New Years Livestream!

We close out 2022 with a livestream!  All the members of the Revolutionary Left Radio family of podcasts came together for a two hour live Q&A that we had a ton of fun doing.  We hope you enjoy as we look ahead to 2023!   P.S. If you're on twitter, let us know what your favorite episode of the show was during 2022 - tag us @guerrilla_pod with your pick and we'll hopefully encourage some new people to check that episode out! Link to the video version of this conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2KrBF5xW6c  
12/30/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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Red Menace Teaser: Is Marxism just Religion by Another Name?

Breht responds to the criticism that Marxism is just Christianity mixed with the Enlightenment concept of Progress; that it is basically just a religious faith... Listen to the full episode here: https://redmenace.libsyn.com/desert
12/15/202218 minutes, 19 seconds
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Heavy Radicals REVISITED: US Maoists and the FBI (RU-RCP)

Breht welcomes Aaron J. Leonard and Conor A. Gallagher back on the show to discuss the recent release of the revised and updated version of "Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists: The Revolutionary Union / Revolutionary Communist Party 1968-1980". We discuss the importance of the original book, what changes were made in the updated and revised version (just released Oct. 2022), who the Revolutionary Union (and later the Revolutionary Communist Party) were, the difficulty of writing about Maoist movements in the US, how the FBI and CIA work to destroy left wing movements and organizations, their tactics and strategies, and much more.  Listen to our original interview with Aaron on "Heavy Radicals" here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/heavy-radicals-the-fbis-secret-war-on-americas-maoists-1968-1980 Get the book here: https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/heavy-radicals Check out more of Aaron's work, including his upcoming book here: http://www.aaronleonard.net/ Outro Song: Read Mao, Drink Water by Bambu Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
12/12/20221 hour, 10 minutes
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Politics in Command: Analyzing the Error of Economism

J. Moufawad Paul returns to the show to discuss his newest book "Politics in Command: A Taxonomy of Economism". Together, Breht and JMP discuss what economism is, what Lenin's critique of it was, how it acts as a keystone of revisionism, its dialectical opposite "voluntarism", how they are tied to movementism, the necessity of a communist vanguard party, how economism distorts our understanding of class, the labor aristocracy, MLM analysis of modern China, Refoundationalism and Regroupment, and much more!  Check out JMP's previous appearences on Rev Left here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/size/5/?search=Moufawad Follow JMP on twitter: https://twitter.com/mlm_mayhem Check out MLM Mayhem here: https://moufawad-paul.blogspot.com/ Check out the Politics in Command podcast mentioned in this episode: https://www.politicsincommand.info/podcast/ Outro music "Slight Rebellion off Madison" by Vinnie Paz Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
12/8/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 23 seconds
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Against AFRICOM: US Imperialism in Africa

Nicholas Richard-Thompson and Tunde Osazua from the Black Alliance for Peace join Breht to discuss AFRICOM, or The United States Africa Command - responsible for U.S. military operations on the continent. Together they discuss BAP's month of action against AFRICOM, the strategic role that AFRICOM plays in the maintenance of US empire, the importance of proletarian internationalism in the fight against capitalism-imperialism, neocolonialism and comprador regimes, the consequences of 14 years of AFRICOM, and much more.   Learn more and support Black Alliance for Peace here: https://linktr.ee/blackallianceforpeace   Follow Nicholas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nicholasseanrt   Follow Tunde on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TundeOsazua   BAP Chicago's Twitter: https://twitter.com/bap_chicago Outro music "I'm a African" by Dead Prez Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
12/1/202259 minutes, 47 seconds
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An Open-Ended Discussion about Mental Health

David Icenogle (from No Chaser) returns to the show and joins Breht once again to have a frank, open-ended, wide-ranging discussion about their experiences and struggles with mental health. This is not meant as medical advice, nor scientific analysis; it is meant to simply be two human beings and close friends sitting down and discussing their direct experiences in the hope that it might resonate with, or otherwise provide comfort to, people out there who struggle with this stuff too. Check out Dave's YT channel about his struggles with addiction and his road to recovery here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrmDFdoZQU0CgAZm67Do4BQ Check out our previous episode with Dave titled "On Alcoholism, Relapse, and Recovery" here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/dave
11/25/20222 hours, 35 minutes, 18 seconds
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Marxist Theory: Engels, Lenin, and Dialectical Materialism

Thomas Riggins is a New York university lecturer in philosophy and ancient studies. He is a retired city housing manager and a veteran of the peace and civil rights movements of the 1960s. He holds degrees from Florida State University and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is currently a member of the UAW and a former Teamster.  Professor Riggins joins Breht to discuss a collection of his essays on classic texts by Lenin and Engels put out by the comrades over at Midwestern Marx called "Reading the Classical Texts of Marxism".  Together they discuss Anti-Durhing by Engels, Materialism and Empirio-Criticism, State and Revolution, and Left-Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder by Lenin.  Check out Midwestern Marx here: https://www.midwesternmarx.com/ Find Riggins books, including the one discussed in the episode, here: https://www.midwesternmarx.com/books.html   Outro music "Which Side Are You On" by Pete Seeger Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
11/22/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 36 seconds
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Virtue Ethics and The Quest for Character

Massimo Pigliucci, philosophy professor and author, joins Breht once again, this time to discuss his newest book "The Quest for Character: What the Story of Socrates and Alcibiades Teaches Us about Our Search for Good Leaders". Topics include: Ethical theories in philosophy, stoicism, theory and practice, cross-cultural virtues, Socrates, the role of role models, how all of this connects up with politics, and much more.  Learn more about Massimo and his work here: https://massimopigliucci.org/ Previous Rev Left episode with Massimo on Stoicism: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/stoicism Outro music "Boats & Birds" by Gregory and The Hawk Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
11/17/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 33 seconds
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Millennial Marxists

Matthew John from This American Left joins Breht to discuss his book "Millennial Marxist" and a slate of contemporary political topics  Find Millennial Marxist here: https://linktr.ee/millennialmarxist Check out Breht's guest interview on This American Left: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-3-a-conversation-with-breht-oshea/id1529673234?i=1000498698013 Outro music "Riot Rhythm" by Sleigh Bells Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
11/8/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 15 seconds
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Red Hot Take: Combatting Liberalism on Russia, The US, and Cuba

In this episode, Breht plays clips of, and responds to, a recent podcast put out by Sam Harris and Yale Historian Timothy Snyder on the Russia-Ukraine war in which they advance several liberal, pro-american criticisms against dissident thinkers on the topic. Then Breht plays a clip from a NYT podcast about Cuba and launches into a classic Red Hot Take style rant on the topic.  Outro music by Kodak Black  Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio    
10/27/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 9 seconds
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Guerrilla History: Brazil on Fire - Lula, Bolsonaro, and the Future of Brazil

Listen to the FULL CONVERSATION over at Guerrilla History, which you can find and subscribe to on your favorite podcast app, OR here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/the-rise-of-fascism-bolsonaro-the-brazilian-elections-w-michael-fox-dispatch In this outstanding conversation, we talk with journalist Michael Fox about the rise of Fascism in Brazil, Bolsonaro, the impending runoff elections, the rise of Evangelicalism, the role of the US in these processes, and much more!  We make sure to give plenty of historical background on these current events, so whether you're listening for the history or for analysis of the present, we know you'll enjoy this conversation.  We are also lucky to be joined by our friend and comrade Professor Stuart Davis, a researcher of and specialist in comparative media systems in Brazil, as a guest host.  You can hear more from Stuart on our Sanctions As War introduction episode, where he was our guest alongside Immanuel Ness. Michael Fox is a Brazil-based journalist, contributor to The World, former Editor of NACLA, and the host of the podcast series Brazil on Fire, a collaboration between NACLA and The Real News Network. Michael can be followed on Twitter @mfox_us Stuart Davis is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Baruch College, the City University of New York he focuses on digital media advocacy, protest politics, and digital media and public health, particularly in the Latin American context Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory 
10/25/202215 minutes, 30 seconds
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V.N. Voloshinov: Philosophy of Language, Linguistics, and Ideology

Matthew Furlong from our Dialectics Deep Dive series returns to the show to discuss Valentin Nikolaevich Voloshinov, a Russian Soviet linguist, whose work has been influential in the field of literary theory and Marxist theory of ideology. Other links:   Vijay Prashad - "Looking Over the Horizon at Non-Alignment and Peace" (2022) https://thetricontinental.org/studies-on-contemporary-dilemmas-2-non-alignment-and-peace/   Vijay Prashad - "Why the United States Opposed the Historical Integration of Eurasia" (2022)  https://youtu.be/i1ukha-IphA   Vijay Prashad - "What Gives Imperialists the Right to Use the Word 'Democracy'?" (2022) https://youtu.be/efEdxJrBcIg   Breakthrough News - https://www.youtube.com/c/BreakThroughNews   Multipolarista - https://www.youtube.com/c/Multipolarista   Michael Brooks & Felix Biederman - "Alex Jones' Advice for Man Unwilling to Leave Parents' House" (2018) https://youtu.be/-65HmxjIzPI   Color Theory podcast w/ Ed Charbonneau - https://www.buzzsprout.com/1859353 Outro music:  "Human Language" by Aceyalone  Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
10/24/20222 hours, 16 minutes, 1 second
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Approaching Marxism: Base and Superstructure (Prolekult)

Check out, Subscribe to, and Support Prolekult:   YouTube: http://youtube.com/prolekult Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/prolekult Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/prolekult Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProlekultFilms Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prolekultfilms/
10/17/202214 minutes, 49 seconds
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Red Valkyries: Feminist Lessons From Five Revolutionary Women

Kristen R. Ghodsee is an award-winning Professor of Russian and East European Studies. She returns to Rev Left to discuss her newest book "Red Valkyries: Feminist Lessons From Five Revolutionary Women". Check out more Rev Left episodes with Kristen: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/size/5/?search=ghodsee  Check out Kristen's work here: https://kristenghodsee.com/ Check out AK-47, Kristen's podcast dedicated to Alexandra Kollontai here: https://kristenghodsee.com/podcast Outro Song: "Highwomen" by The Highwomen Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
10/10/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 8 seconds
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Lyndon LaRouche: A Warning & Lesson For The Communist Left

Donald Parkinson from Cosmonaut Magazine joins Breht to talk about the life, political theory, and legacy of Lyndon LaRouche. In our own time we see LaRouche-type deviations manifesting on the so-called socialist left, and by studying LaRouche and his movement, we can better comprehend - and thus combat - its modern day iterations, while avoiding similar errors. Check out Donald's article in Cosmonaut on LaRouche here: https://cosmonautmag.com/2019/03/larouche-a-warning-for-us-all/ Outro Song: Where is my Mind? by the Pixies Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
10/3/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 28 seconds
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Red Hot Shot: Equality of Opportunity Vs. Equality of Outcome

Liberals of all stripes will argue that they support equality of opportunity, NOT equality of outcome... unlike those damn commies. What are we to make of this argument? Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
10/2/20223 minutes, 1 second
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Red Hot Shot: From Each According to Their Ability, To Each According to Their Needs

"From Each According to Their Ability, To Each According to Their Needs" is still the best standard for the possiblity of a just, equitable, civilized society.  Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
10/1/20222 minutes, 25 seconds
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MAGA Communism: Opportunism, Social Chauvinism, and Terminally Online Tailism

Alyson and Breht reflect on the recent online stir caused by "MAGA Communism" and analyze the ideas of some of its main represenatives and proponents.   Together they discuss and clarify core marxist concepts, criticize and explain the specific errors being made, shine light on its intellectual influences, explore its connection to previous iterations in american history (like the movement that formed around Lyndon LaRouche), laugh at the extremely predictable response they recieved from Trump supporters, and then they reflect on what it all means and what we can learn from it.  Support Red Menace on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
9/30/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 40 seconds
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Papa & Boy: Children, Parents, and the Cruelties of Class Society

Shawn and Aaron from Srsly Wrong join Breht to discuss their brand new animated series exclusively on MEANS TV, "Papa & Boy". Topics discussed included 90s cartoons, themes of class and hierarchy in Papa & Boy, childhood from the child's perspective, the complexities of parenting under capitalism, the limitations of the nuclear family, cycles of abuse and trauma passed down from parents to children, our own relationships with our fathers, non-violent parenting, and much, much more! Check out Papa and Boy at MEANS TV: https://means.tv/pages/papaandboy Check out Srsly Wrong podcast: https://srslywrong.com/ Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
9/28/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Worker's Front of Ukraine (ML) on the Russian-Ukraine War

Breht is joined by members of the Workers' Front of Ukraine - a Marxist-Leninist organization based in Ukraine. We discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine, the impact of the war on Ukrainians, the Maidan Coup of 2014, the size and role of fascist and neo-nazi groups in Ukraine, Zelenskyy and Putin, the economic incentives behind the war, and much more! Learn more about the Worker's Front here: https://www.nowarleft.com/wfu Here is their telegram channel: https://t.me/RFU_media Card for donations (in euros): IBAN: UA783052990262046400937966096 Account number: 4731 1856 3288 7771 TRUFEN OLEH, Ukraine Outro music: "Catastrophe and the Cure" by Explosions in the Sky Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
9/27/202242 minutes, 51 seconds
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Teachers Under Attack by the Far Right: The Gabriel Gipe Interview

Former high school teacher, Gabriel Gipe, joins the show to tell his story of being set up and targeted by the right-wing organization Project Veritas, the subsequent relentless harrassment of him and his family by conservative news outlets, fascist organizations, and other right wing extremists, including the Proud Boys, which culminated in him losing his career. He tells his story as both a warning to other educators and to reveal the strategies deployed by various forces within the right-wing ecosystem in this country to bully, intimidate, harrass, silence, and even asssault their political opponents. Outro music: "Wicked Grin" by No Thanks Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
9/23/20222 hours, 9 minutes, 33 seconds
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Che Guevara: Revolutionary Hero (Life, Legacy, and Theory)

This is the audio from a full video put out by Paul Connolly over at the YouTube channel "Marxist Paul" on the life, legacy, and theory of Che Guevara. Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3yVJghCn9Q&ab_channel=MarxistPaul Check out Paul's channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MarxistPaul Learn more about POLICOMM: politicsincommand.info Follow Politics in Demand on twitter: https://twitter.com/policomm    
9/20/202230 minutes, 27 seconds
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GH Teaser: Booker Omole (Communist Party of Kenya) on China and Africa

Breht askes Booker Omole from the Communist Party of Kenya about China and its role in Africa; particularly as compared to the United States and Europe. Listen to the Full Episode by subscribing to Guerrilla History on your preferred podcat app, OR you can find the episode directly here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/booker-omole-of-the-communist-party-of-kenya-history-and-class-analysis-of-kenyan-elections
8/31/20227 minutes, 46 seconds
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The French Revolution

Stella joins Breht to discuss (and put a unique communist spin) on the great French Revolution! Together, they discuss the conditions that led to the revolution, the major events and figures of the Revolution, the importance of mass mobilization for any authentic revolution, the so-called Reign of Terror, Maximilien Robespierre, Jean-Paul Marat, the Guillotine, the role of women, Babeuf and the Conspiracy of Equals, the Thermidorian Reaction and the end of the Revolution, the response to the Rev by the rest of monarchical Europe, and why communists today should value this bourgeois revolution and even see it as a part of our egalitarian and revolutionary tradition!     Rev Left's "Haitian Revolution" episode: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/the-haitian-revolution   Rev Left's "Paris Commune" episode: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/the-paris-commune-a-brief-blossoming-of-proletarian-power   Clips included in this episode are from TDC - The World History Documentaries 'The French Revolution': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9RJz8LLhZQ   Outro music "The Guillotine" by The Coup Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
8/29/20222 hours, 26 minutes, 27 seconds
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When the Balkans were Red: Reflections on Yugoslavia w/ Yugopnik

Yugopnik joins Breht to talk about political development, philosophy, Yugoslavia, Tito, the Balkans today, the Russia-Ukraine War, perceptions of the US, and much more!  Sub to Yugopnik's YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8mbJ-M142ZskR5VR0gBig Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/Yugopnik Subscribe to The Deprogram on your preferred podcast app, and support them here: https://www.patreon.com/TheDeprogram  Outro music "Video Sex" by Detektivska Prica Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
8/22/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Noam Chomsky Interview w/ Vijay Prashad (Guerrilla History)

The Guerrilla History hosts talk with Professor Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad about the topics in their brand new book The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power.  Listen to the entire interview by subscribing to Guerrilla History on your preferred podcast app -- or find it here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/ Support Guerrilla History (and get exclusive access to bonus episodes and our back catalogue) here: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory ------------------------------------------ Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
8/19/20221 hour, 57 minutes, 22 seconds
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Taiwan: Pelosi's Visit, Xi's Response, and US Brinkmanship

Danny Haiphong returns to Rev Left, this time to discuss Taiwan, China, Pelosi' recent visit, US imperial goals in the region, and much more!  Support Danny's work here: https://www.patreon.com/dannyhaiphong Check out the Rev Left episode Danny was on that we mentioned in the episode: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/american-exceptionalism-and-innocence-deconstructing-ideology-and-myths Check out Danny's work at the Black Agenda Report here: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/Danny%20Haiphong Follow Danny on Twitter @SpiritOfHo  Outro music: "16 Shots" by Vic Mensa Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
8/18/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 48 seconds
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Feminist Analysis: The Sexual and Gender Politics of Fascism

Tai Lee joins Breht to lay out a feminist analysis of modern fascism and to assert the importance of keeping a robust proletarian feminism at the center of our socialist politics. Topics discussed include: the overturning of Roe, theocratic fascism on the American Right, the intensification of LGBTQ hate on the American Right, chauvanists and bigots pretending to be on the Left, the Manosphere and Andrew Tate, the profound insecurity behind the performance of hyper-masculinity, violent misogyny and its relationship to mass shootings, and much, much more! Follow Tai on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yungz0rn Check out Tai's podcast "Private Life" by The Red Femmes on your favorite podcast app. Check out more stuff from Tai: https://linktr.ee/chairmantailee Outro Music: Alrighty Aphrodite by Peach Pit ----------- upport Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio ...or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft
8/17/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 7 seconds
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Psychodrama: J.L. Moreno, Psychosociology, and Marxism

Walter Logeman joins Breht to discuss the work of psychosociologist, psychiatrist and founder of psychodrama J.L. Moreno.  We discuss his unique approach to psychotherapy, what he had to say about Marx and Marxism, communal v. individual approaches to psychoanalysis, Walter's life and fascinating background, and much more!  Walter Logeman's blog: https://psyberspace.walterlogeman.com/ Recommendations: - "Who Shall Survive?" by Jacob Moreno - The Essential Moreno: Writings on Psychodrama, Group Method, and Spontaneity - The Philosophy, Theory and Methods of J. L. Moreno: The Man Who Tried to Become God  by John Nolte ------------------- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
8/12/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 32 seconds
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Intro to German Idealism: Kant, Fichte, Schelling, & Hegel

Matthew Segall is Assistant Professor in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He joins Breht to discuss the philosophical movement known as German Idealism, its major figures, its historical context, its legacy, and its continued relevance.   Learn more about Matthew and his work: https://footnotes2plato.com/   Listen to Matt's previous appearance on Rev Left here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/whitehead   Outro Song: Dead of Night by Orville Peck ---------------------- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio     Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
7/31/20221 hour, 57 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Richard Wolff Interview: Imperialism, Inflation, and the Mechanics of Capital (GH Teaser)

Listen to the entire interview with Prof. Richard Wolff by subscribing to Guerrilla History on your preferred podcast app -- or find it here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/ Support Guerrilla History (and get exclusive access to bonus episodes and our back catalogue) here: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory ------------------------------------------ Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
7/29/202226 minutes, 44 seconds
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RIBPP Update: Rashid's Cancer Diagnosis, Mass Work, and Carceral Cruelty

Comrade Garlic joins the Show to discuss Kevin Rashid Johnson's cancer diagnosis and struggle for adequate care within the brutal carceral system, a lack of medical care as a weapon against political prisoners, updates on the RIBPP and its mass org, serving the people, compassionate release, and more. Red Voice: The Voices of the People: https://redvoice.news/ RIBPP Linktree: https://linktr.ee/ribpp Free Shawn "Flip" Joyner: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/free-shawn-flip-joyner Contact: [email protected] [email protected] Instagram @'s: - @intercommunalbpp - @pathersolidarityorganization - @garlicjunior Outro music: "This Time We Get it Right" by Comrade Garlic  Listen to more here: www.soundcloud.com/comradegarlic Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
7/28/202222 minutes, 13 seconds
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Songs of Slavery and Emancipation

Mat Callahan joins the show to discuss his recent project "Songs of Slavery and Emancipation" - a book, an album, and a documentary - wherein he and his team searched for, found, and recreated both old slave resistance songs as well as old abolitionist songs. In this interview, Mat discusses this project and the songs and history behind it as we sprinkle in songs from the album throughout. Watch the Documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmytdAYr-s0&ab_channel=ArtinHistoryandPolitics Check out the Book: https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/S/Songs-of-Slavery-and-Emancipation Songs featured (in order of appearance): Song of the "Aliened American" performed by Sacred Harp singers from Western Massachusets The Negro's Complaint performed by Berea Songs of Slavery and Emancipation Ensemble Recognition March of the Independance of Hayti performed by Dr. Kathy Bullock piano, Chereokee Griffiths flute, Dr. James Dreiling trumpet Nat Turner The African Hymn A Song for Freedom performed by Berea Songs of Slavery and Emanciation Ensemble Hymn of Freedom Agonizing, Cruel Slavery Days performed by Alden "Max" Smith Children, We All Shall Be Free Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
7/27/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 28 seconds
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Waking Up Through Meditation: Embarking on the Pathless Path

Lauritz Marquardt (aka Conscious Development on YT) returns to the show to discuss meditation, Buddhist practice, offer tips and advice, and much more. Find Lauritz's YT channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/ConsciousDevelopment Find his website here: http://www.lauritzm.com Our previous episode w/ Lauritz: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/awakening Mahasi's Progress of Insight: - https://www.bps.lk/olib/bp/bp504s_Mahasi_Progress-of-Insight.pdf - https://www.bps.lk/olib/bp/bp503s_Mahasi_Practical-Insight-Meditation.pdf   Outro music: "Pure Love" by Mother Mother   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
7/17/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mass Struggle: Misconceptions and Distortions of the Mass Line

Mass Struggle Linktree: https://linktr.ee/massstruggle   Here's the chapter: https://massline.info/mlms/mlch04.htm Here's the book: https://massline.info/mlms/mlms.htm   Check out Faith and Capital as well: https://linktr.ee/Faithandcapital
7/16/202227 minutes, 25 seconds
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Learning About Lacan w/ Todd McGowan

Todd McGowan returns to the show, this time to discuss the French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan. Breht and Todd explore many of his core concepts, his relation to Freud and Freud’s theory, his politics, his contributions to psychology, how his insights can useful for us today, and so much more.  Check out Todd's podcast “Why Theory?” on your preferred podcast app! Previous episdoes with Todd: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/capitalism-and-desire-in-dialogue-with-psychoanalysis https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/hegel Outro music: "Cold Blood" by Josiah and the Bonnevilles Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
7/11/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 57 seconds
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Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet

Matt Huber is a professor of geography at Syracuse University. His new book, Climate Change as Class War: Building Socialism on a Warming Planet, is out from Verso Books in 2022. Professor Huber joins Breht to discuss the politics of climate change and how to build an effective socialist movement, rooted in the working class and militant labor unions, to confront the challenges of the climate crisis.   Get Climate Change as Class War here: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3973-climate-change-as-class-war   Follow Prof. Huber on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Matthuber78   Outro music: 'Highwomen' by The Highwomen Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
7/1/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 28 seconds
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[RE-RELEASE] SCOTUS, The Anti-Choice Onslaught and American Institutional Decay

The Supreme Court is an anti-democratic, hyper-reactionary institution, totally free from any semblence of accountability. It is nothing more than another arm of the far-right movement in this godforsaken, shithole country. In this month old episode, Alyson and Breht discuss the Supreme Court and the implications of Roe's dismantling.
6/24/202232 minutes, 58 seconds
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[GUERRILLA HISTORY] Time with the Red Army Faction w/ Margrit Schiller

In this episode of Guerrilla History, we bring on a very special guest, Margrit Schiller!  Margrit was associated early on with the Red Army Faction, before being imprisoned and tortured by the West German state, being forced into exile in Cuba and Uruguay, and then having to move back to Germany more or less against her will.  A fascinating life story from someone just as committed to the struggle as ever! Margrit Schiller is author of Remembering the Armed Struggle: My Time with the Red Army Faction.  We highly recommend picking yourself up a copy from PM Press (https://pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1195).  Margrit's struggles within and against this system continue, and grabbing a copy of her book is a good way to help while we are still forced to operate within capitalism. Guerrilla History is the podcast that acts as a reconnaissance report of global proletarian history, and aims to use the lessons of history to analyze the present.  If you have any questions or guest/topic suggestions, email them to us at [email protected]. Your hosts are immunobiologist Henry Hakamaki, Professor Adnan Husain, historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University, and Revolutionary Left Radio's Breht O'Shea.   Follow us on social media!  Our podcast can be found on twitter @guerrilla_pod, and can be supported on patreon at https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory.  Your contributions will make the show possible to continue and succeed! To follow the hosts, Henry can be found on twitter @huck1995, and also has a new Youtube show/podcast he cohosts with our friend Safie called What The Huck?!, which can be found on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA7YUQWncZIB2nIeEunE31Q/ or major podcast apps at https://anchor.fm/what-the-huck.  Adnan can be followed on twitter @adnanahusain, and also runs The Majlis Podcast, which can be found at https://anchor.fm/the-majlis, and the Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives group at Queens University, https://www.facebook.com/MSGPQU/.   Breht is the host of Revolutionary Left Radio, which can be followed on twitter @RevLeftRadio and cohost of The Red Menace Podcast, which can be followed on twitter @Red_Menace_Pod.  Follow and support these shows on patreon, and find them at https://www.revolutionaryleftradio.com/.     Thanks to Ryan Hakamaki, who designed and created the podcast's artwork, and Kevin MacLeod, who creates royalty-free music.
6/21/20222 hours, 23 minutes, 11 seconds
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Yugoslavia: Socialist Construction in the Balkans

In this episode, Aleksandra Kolaković joins Breht to discuss the history of socialist construction in the former Yugoslavia. We discuss the formation of Yugoslavia, the communist partisans and their fight against fascism during WW2, the rise, rule, and legacy of Josep Broz Tito, "Market Socialism", daily life for workers in Yugoslavia, the Tito-Stalin split and beef, and much more! This is a controversial chapter of socialist history, but also a fascinating and essential one! Enjoy!  Outro music: 'Maljčiki' by Idoli Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
6/17/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 19 seconds
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Power Struggle: Hip Hop For the People!

Nomi (aka Power Struggle) from the Beatrock Music label, joins Breht to discuss his latest album "Aspirations", the role of hip hop in both of their lives, its influence on their politics, their favorite albums and artists, revolutionary politics, working shitty jobs for shitty pay, embracing the working class over personal ambitions, and much more! Check out Aspirations here: https://powerstrugglemusic.bandcamp.com/album/aspirations Check out Beatrock Music here: https://beatrockmusic.com/ Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
6/8/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 9 seconds
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Deep Dive 5: Hegel and Deleuze on the Concept of Negation

In this fifth installment of the Dialects Deep Dive subseries, Matthew Furlong joins Breht once again - this time to discuss, at length, the concept of negation and its role in philosophy and dialectics.  Check out our first installment of "Dialectics Deep Dive" here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/dialectics Check out our second installment here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/spinoza Check out our third installments here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/deep-dive-3a https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/deep-dive-3b Here's a link also to the `974 Deleuze seminar from which I read: https://deleuze.cla.purdue.edu/seminars/anti-oedipus-iii/lecture-02   Ai Siqi, "Antagonistic and Non-Antagonistic Contradictions" (1957): http://marxistphilosophy.org/AntagonisticASQ.pdf   Mao Zedong, "Talk on Problems of Philosophy" (1964): http://marxistphilosophy.org/mao64.pdf   Outro music: 'Workers Song' by Michael Hanrahan from the album "Freeing Lonesome Tune". Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio    
6/3/20223 hours, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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[UNLOCKED] American Carnage: Mass Shootings, Gun Policy, & Root Causes

Breht and Alyson discuss the recent barrage of mass shootings, how Marxists should think about these issues, what the root causes of american mass shootings are, policies/reforms that the socialist left might be able to support, and much more.  Outro music: 'Pray for Newtown' by Sun Kil Moon Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
6/2/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 36 seconds
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Waste Colonialism, Recycling, & Microplastics

Jesi Taylor joins Breht to discuss waste management, how the racialized, colonial and imperialist world order dictates where certain kinds of trash ends up, the impact of landfills on communities, the hyper-localism of recyclying and its effectiveness, the fear of microplastics, and more! Find Jesi on twitter: https://twitter.com/moontwerk Check out Discard Studies: https://discardstudies.com/ Wired Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUBHyTM3VEg&ab_channel=WIRED  Outro music: 'American Garbage' by AJJ Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
5/23/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 58 seconds
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US-Mexico Borderlands: War, Colonialism, and Imperial Formation

Professor Alex Avina returns to the show, this time to discuss the US-Mexico borderlands, its fascinating history, its deep relationship to colonialism and imperialist formation, the current Mexican president AMLO, the spectre of the border in american's minds, and much more.  Find more of Alex's work here: https://alexanderavina.com/ The American Maginot Line parts 1 and 2: https://fx.substack.com/p/the-american-maginot-line?r=12vpd&s=r https://fx.substack.com/p/the-american-maginot-line-part-2?s=r Outro music: Ramon Casiano by Drive-By Truckers Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
5/20/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 44 seconds
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Red Hot Take: The American Ruling Class and Its Depravities

[ Edit: this was recorded hours BEFORE Biden invoked the Defense Production Act ] Breht discusses the infant formula crisis and its relationship to capitalist profiteering, how Tucker Carlson displaces blame from the actual ruling class and onto the most vulnerable and defenseless people in our society, how the Democratic Party elite look down their nose at regular people, Sweden and Finland applying for NATO membership and its implications for Russia, the Biden administration making it rain on Ukraine while working class Americans, Ukrainians, and Russians alike suffer needlessly, and much more. Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
5/19/202242 minutes, 14 seconds
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Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else) by Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò joins Breht to discuss his book "Elite Capture". Together, they discuss what elite capture is, how the language of social justice has been co-opted by liberal elites, the difference between deference politics and constructive politics, and much more!  Find the book here: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1867-elite-capture Outro music: Organizing Steadily (ft. Amihan and RAHSELLA) by Power Struggle Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
5/14/202251 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Anti-Choice Onslaught and American Institutional Decay

Red Menace Teaser: Alyson and Breht discuss the recent Supreme Court leak and the implications of Roe's dismantling... Listen to the full episode here: https://redmenace.libsyn.com/roe-scotus-friedmann https://www.revolutionaryleftradio.com/
5/12/202232 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Wobblies: Breht Goes on NPR to talk about the IWW

Breht was invited onto the local NPR station in Omaha to discuss the classic documentary from 1979 "The Wobblies" to help promote its remastering and re-release in theaters across the country this May Day! Find a showing near you here: https://kinomarquee.com/film/venue/624202eb7b0e1200011ce8c3 Find the original version of The Wobblies for free on YT here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr7U9wQ7La4&ab_channel=TretanoTrampo Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
5/1/202258 minutes
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[BEST OF] The Fundamentals of Marxism: Intro to Political Economy

[Originally released Feb 2021] In this episode of Red Menace, Alyson and Breht introduce the core concepts of Marxist political economy by an analysis of the history of political economy, core economic concepts within Marxism, and much more! Make sure to subscribe to Red Menace on your favorite podcast app, and leave us a positive review!    Outline for this episode with timestamps   Political Economy:   [5:00] Definition: Political economy as the study of economics as played out in reality. Economics in relation to society, production, culture, politics, etc. [12:28] History: Adam Smith’s development of economics in the wealth of nations, alongside Mill’s principles of political economy. [20:05] So what does Marxism have to do with political economy? [33:31] Critique of capitalist economics today The Details and Concepts   1) [35:30] the Means of Production and Productive Forces 2) [43:20] Class as a relation to Production 3) [47:00] Value, Use, and Exchange 4) [58:05] Surplus Value and Wages 5) [61:09] Money, Capital, and the M-C-M Cycle 6) [68:35] Commodity Fetishism Closing Questions   Questions: [74:43] Why does this matter? If Marxism is about revolution, what's the deal with all this abstract economic analysis?  [78:13] Marxian economics vs Marxism: what's the difference, is there an issue with the former? Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/30/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 59 seconds
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[BEST OF] The Fundamentals of Marxism: Historical Materialism, Dialectics, & Political Economy

[Originally released Oct 2020] In this episode of our sister podcast "Red Menace", Alyson and Breht summarize and discuss the fundamental ideas, concepts, and arguments within Marxism. We want this episode to stand as a resource for *everyone* interested in Marxism - from those who are brand new to the Marxist left all the way to veterans of the Left who simply want a concise refresher. If you know someone who is moving leftward but still struggling with understanding Marxism, please point them toward this episode!  Outro music: 'Song 33' by Noname Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/30/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 37 seconds
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[BEST OF] From the River to the Sea: The Palestinian Liberation Struggle

[Originally released Jun 2020] Nu'man joins Breht to discuss the Palestinian Struggle, the Intifadas, the historical solidarity between black revolutionaries in the US and Palestinian revolutionaries, settler colonialism, Frantz Fanon, and SO much more. This was a really engaging interview, and we are positive that our listeners will love it! Follow Nu'man on Twitter Check out Students For Justice in Palestine (website made by Nu'man!) Films mentioned in the Episode:  The Wanted 18 1948: Creation and Catastrophe   Book Recommendations: The Hundred Years War on Palestine by Rashid Khalidi The Palestine Communist Party by Musa Budeiri Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis The Right to Maim by Jasbir Puar   Articles to Check Out: Discursive and Political Deployments by/of the 2002 Palestinian Women Suicide Bombers/Martyrs by Frances S. Hasso (PDF HERE) Jerusalem Quarterly and the Institute for Palestine Studies both have over 70 years of journals all pertaining to Palestine . How does the push to "modernize" Palestine by bringing it further into the global capitalist market impact the anti-occupation struggle?: A case study of Rawabi by Nu'man   Organizations: Al Quas, BDS, JVP, SJP (all have varied information about the struggle and are doing good work in Palestine and the united states/canada) Outro Music: 'Al Kufiyee 3arabeyyeh' Shadia Mansour ft. M1 (Dead Prez) Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/28/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 48 seconds
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[BEST OF] All Power to the People: The Kevin Rashid Johnson Interview

[Originally released Apr 2021] Breht is joined by Kevin Rashid Johnson, the incarcerated Minister of Defense for the Revolutionary Intercommunalist Black Panther Party, and Comrade Garlic, the Minister of Justice of the RIBPP. They discuss Rashid's childhood and imprisonment, his and other inmates systematic torture and brutalization within the American prison system, the split from the New Afrikan Black Panther Party, Maoism and Revolutionary Intercommunalism, the revolutionary potential of the lumpenproletariat, the psychology of solitary confinement, racial prison gangs, and much more.  Support on Cashapp: $Solidarity2ribpp Rashid's website: http://rashidmod.com Contact Comrade Garlic: [email protected] Contact the Chairperson: [email protected] Contact the General Secretary: [email protected] Sub to their YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2HNf9WwzzcOpQxS8Opg-0A/featured Outro Music: "Rainforest" by Noname Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/26/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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[BEST OF] Malcolm X

[Originally released Aug 2019] Chuka Ejeckam, a graduate student in Political Science at the University of British Columbia, joins Breht to discuss the life and legacy of Malcolm X.  Find Chuka and his work here: http://www.chukaejeckam.com/ If you liked this episode, check out our other episode on Fred Hampton featuring Chuka here:  http://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/fred-hampton   Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/24/20222 hours, 34 minutes, 7 seconds
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[BEST OF] Red Rosa: The Life and Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

[Originally released Oct 2019] Kate Evans, the author and illustrator of "Red Rosa", a graphic novel about the life of Rosa Luxemburg, joins Breht to discuss Rosa's life and legacy! Find her book, and all her other work, here: https://www.cartoonkate.co.uk/ Outro Music: "Europe is Lost" by Kate Tempest Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/23/20221 hour, 1 minute, 33 seconds
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[BEST OF] Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

[Originally released Jun 2018] Yueran Zhang is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Harvard University. Yueran joins Brett to discuss Mao and the Chinese Revolution. Yueran's academic profile is here:  https://sociology.fas.harvard.edu/people/yueran-zhang Here are the recommendations Yueran gave at the end of the episode: - Mao's China and After: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Maos-China-and-After/Maurice-Meisner/9780684856353 Rise of the Red Engineers: https://www.eastwestcenter.org/publications/rise-red-engineers-cultural-revolution-and-origins-chinas-new-class The Cultural Revolution at the Margins: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674728790 Support Revolutionary Left Radio and get exclusive bonus content here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Outro Song: "Chairman Mao" by Bambu Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/20/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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[BEST OF] Defending Socialism: Human Nature and the Nightmare of History

[Originally released Jan 2021] Twitch streamer CommieCon interviews Breht on a wide range of topics, including common arguments against socialism and how to refute them, Marx's conception of Species-Being and its relationship to alienation and human nature, Marxism v. Anarchism and what both have to offer, the evolution of human civilization through history, how violence is and is not conceived by liberals, and Nature's increasingly stern demand that we evolve or perish. Check out and support CommieCon on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/commiecon Follow CommieCon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecommiecon Outro Music: "Bury Me With It" by Modest Mouse Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/18/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 13 seconds
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[BEST OF] Defending Socialism: Debunking Anti-Communist Myths (w/ Radical Reflections)

[Originally released Sept 2019] David Swanson of Radical Reflections invites Breht on his show to tackle myths, lies, slanders, and popular criticisms wielded against communism by its (often times lazy and unimpressive) opponents.  Check out Radical Reflections here: http://www.radicalreflections.co.uk/ Follow them on Twitter @RadReflections Outro music by Jarren Benton ft. EARTHGANG - Anarchy Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/18/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 51 seconds
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[BEST OF] Defending Socialism: Deconstructing the "Communism Killed 100 Million" Lie

[Originally released Oct 2019] Alekx and Ethan from Proles of the Round Table podcast join Breht on this All Hallows Eve to deconstruct the myth and logic of the oft-stated claim that Communism is responsible for the deaths of 100 million human beings.  On this Halloween, we urge our listeners to reject the anti-communist propaganda of our enemies, while also realizing that the real blood-drenched monsters, ghouls, goblins, and vampires of this world are not to be found within the pages of fairy tales, but rather at the highest echelons of capitalist class society: the very people who want nothing more than for you to fall, hook, line, and sinker, for their anti-communist lies in order to maintain their murderous grip on the ill-gotten seats atop our world's bloody and unjust hierarchies of wealth and power.  Here are just some of the sources used for this episode: https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67 https://mronline.org/2011/06/26/revisiting-alleged-30-million-famine-deaths-during-chinas-great-leap/ https://monthlyreview.org/commentary/did-mao-really-kill-millions-in-the-great-leap-forward/ https://mronline.org/2017/10/18/mao-reconsidered/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4331212/ https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/03/the-holodomor-and-the-film-bitter-harvest-are-fascist-lies/ https://www.newcoldwar.org/archive-of-writings-of-professor-mark-tauger-on-the-famine-scourges-of-the-early-years-of-the-soviet-union/ https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/furr_yezhov_jls17.pdf  Outro Music: 'Bury a Friend' by Billie Eilish Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/18/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 38 seconds
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[BEST OF] The Philosophy of Murray Bookchin: An Interview with Debbie Bookchin

[Originally released Feb 2018] Debbie Bookchin is a widely-published journalist and author whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Nation, and numerous other publications. She served as press secretary to Bernie Sanders when he served in the U.S. House and she recently co-edited a book of essays by her father, Murray Bookchin, called The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy (Verso Books 2015). Debbie joins Brett to discuss the life and work of her father, Murray Bookchin, as well as the Rojavan Revolution, the rise of fascism, Social Ecology, Marxism, Anarchism, her father's legacy, and much, much more!  Find Debbie, and much of her work, on twitter: @Debbiebookcin  Learn more about and support the legacy of Murray Bookchin here: MurrayBookchin.org Outro Music: "Opening Salvo" by Blue Scholars, find and support them here: http://bluescholars.com Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/16/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 55 seconds
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[BEST OF] Continuity & Rupture: Maoism and the Science of Revolutionary Communism

[Originally released Mar 2018] J. Moufawad-Paul lives in Toronto and works as casualized contract faculty at York University where he received his PhD in philosophy. He blogs regularly at MLM Mayhem and is the author of The Communist Necessity, Continuity and Rupture, and Austerity Apparatus. Josh joins Brett to discuss Maoism, The Enlightenment, Post-Modernism, the science of Marxism, and much more! Find JMP on twitter @MLM_Mayhem But his books here: https://www.leftwingbooks.net/book/content/communist-necessity and here: http://www.zero-books.net/authors/joshua-r-moufawad-paul Outro Music: "Market Made Murder" by Sims ft. Toki Wright and Mike Mictlan , off the album "Lights Out Paris" Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/14/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 12 seconds
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[BEST OF] Critical Race Theory and Black Liberation w/ Zoé Samudzi

[Originally released Oct 2017] Zoe Samudzi is a black feminist writer whose work has appeared in a number of spaces including The New Inquiry, Warscapes, Truthout, ROAR Magazine, Teen Vogue,BGD, Bitch Media, and Verso, among others. She is also a member of the 2017/18 Public Imagination cohort of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Fellows Program, and she is a member of the Black Aesthetic, an Oakland-based group and film series exploring the multitudes and diversities of black imagination and creativity. She is presently a Sociology PhD student at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences where academic interests include biomedicalization theory, productions of race and gender, and transgender health. She is a recipient of the 2016-17 Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship. Her dissertation "'I don’t believe I should be treated like a second citizen by anybody': Narratives of agency and exclusion amongst male and transgender female sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa" engages hegemonic gender constructs in South Africa as they affect identity construction and health of transgender women and cisgender men in sex work. Zoe sits down with Brett to apply critical race theory to our current US society. Topics Include: The Anarchism of Blackness, Double Consciousness, Zoe's experiences growing up as a black girl in the Midwest, the failures of white liberalism and the democratic party, Trump, racist and sexist tropes in film, the White Gaze, and much more! Here is Zoe's website: http://www.zoesamudzi.com/ Outro: "African Son" (featuring Chindo Man, Songa, Wise Man, Mic Crenshaw. Recorded at Watengwa Studios, Kijenge, Tanzania as part of the Afrikan Hiphop Caravan 2015) Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/12/20221 hour, 9 minutes
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[BEST OF] The American Indian Movement (AIM)

[Orignally released Aug 2020] In this fascinating episode Nick Estes, Historian, author of "Our History is the Future" and co-founder of The Red Nation, joins Breht to discuss the history and legacy of the American Indian Movement, including the history of indigenous resistance in America, the origins and ideology of AIM, the Siege of Wounded Knee in 1973, the FBI's COINTELPRO, the Reign of Terror, and SO much more.  This is a collaborative project between Rev Left Radio and The Red Nation Podcast Outro Music: 'The Resistance' by Snotty Nose Rez Kids (ft. Drezus) Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/10/20222 hours, 48 minutes, 16 seconds
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[BEST OF] Red Hangover: Legacies of 20th Century Communism w/ Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee

[Originally released Jan 2018] Kristen Ghodsee is an American ethnographer and Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; known primarily for her ethnographic work on post-communist Bulgaria as well as being a contributor to the field of postsocialist gender studies. She is the author of many books, including her latest "Red Hangover:Legacies of Twentieth-Century Communism. Kristen joins Brett to discuss the collapse of Soviet Communism and the human costs of the brutal transition to free market capitalism.  Topics Include: Women under communism, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the human costs of capitalism in Eastern Europe, current wealth inequality in the former Soviet Bloc, false equivalencies between the Nazis and the Soviets and the ideological role it serves, the rise of fascism in the wake of communisms collapse, socialist feminism, fallacies inherent in capitalist arguments, the ravages of neoliberalism, the future of socialism, and much, much more! Outro Music: "Bent Life" by Aesop Rock (feat. C Rayz Walz) Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/8/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 12 seconds
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[BEST OF] In Defense of Che Guevara: Analyzing his Life and Answering his Critics

[Originally released Nov 2017] Dr. Thoreau Redcrow is an American academic with a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis with a concentration in Global Conflict. Thoreau is a researcher who specializes in studying armed guerrilla movements, and who has over a decade of experience studying the life and legacy of Che Guevara. His prior investigations into Che's biography have taken him to Cuba to speak to those who knew and fought alongside Che, as well as to other arenas around the world which have been influenced by Che Guevara's armed struggle. Brett sits down with Dr. Redcrow to discuss the Argentine Marxist revolutionary; including an entire segment of the podcast dedicated to debunking many of the right-wing and anti-communist lies about him. Topics Include: Che's childhood, the political context out of which Che emerged, the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, debunking lies and slander about Che, The Bay of Pigs, Anti-Imperialism, "Guevarism", Marx, Lenin, and much, MUCH more! Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/6/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 19 seconds
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[BEST OF] The Vietnam War

[Orginally released Nov 2018] Historian David Parsons joins Breht to talk about the Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh, American Imperial War Crimes, Historical Memory, and much more! David Parsons is an author, historian, and leftist podcast host of The Nostalgia Trap. Find The Nostalgia Trap here: https://nostalgiatrap.libsyn.com Support The Nostalgia Trap here: https://www.patreon.com/nostalgiatrap Find his book, Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era here: https://www.uncpress.org/book/9781469632018/dangerous-grounds/ Follow him on twitter @davidlparsons and follow his podcast @NostalgiaTrap The Documentary used for most of the clips in the show is "Hearts and Minds" (1974) Outro Music: Backlash Blues by Nina Simone Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/4/20222 hours, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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[BEST OF] State and Revolution: Marx, Lenin, & the Dictatorship of the Proletariat

[Orignally released Oct 2018] Alyson Escalante joins Breht to discuss Lenin's major work of political theory, State and Revolution.  Here is a previous show we here at Rev Left did specifically on the Paris Commune entitled "The Paris Commune: A Brief Blossoming of Proletarian Power", for anyone interested in taking a deeper dive: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/the-paris-commune-a-brief-blossoming-of-proletarian-power Outro: "Police State" by Dead Prez Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
4/2/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 27 seconds
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Best Of Rev Left Series: Intro Announcement

The month of April will be dedicated to a "Best of Rev Left" series! Every other day for the entire month, a classic Rev Left episode will be uploaded for your enjoyment, starting April 2nd.  In May, we will return to our normal programming, with brand new interviews! Support Rev Left, and get access to monthly bonus episodes, the Rev Left discord, and more here: https://www.patreon.com/join/RevLeftRadio
4/1/20224 minutes, 53 seconds
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Aleksandr Dugin: Traditionalism, Eurasianism, and Russian Nationalism

In this very special episode, Jules (@realjulestaylor) sits down with Brett (@RevLeftRadio) to have a long conversation about the Russian Nationalist philosopher Aleksandr Dugin. They examine his philosophy, core concepts, and influence in Russia. They also discuss the current war in Ukraine at lenght. Check out No Easy Answers: https://smarturl.it/noeasyanswers Outro Music: https://bit.ly/julestaylorbio Music for this episode: Lewis And Dekalb by Kevin MacLeod:    https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4989-lewis-and-dekalb Severe Tire Damage by Kevin MacLeod:    https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5004-severe-tire-damage ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
3/25/20222 hours, 13 minutes, 23 seconds
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On Alcoholism: Addiction, Relapse, & Recovery

David Icenogle joins Breht to discuss his long struggle with alcoholism as well as his long and rocky road to sobriety and recovery. Together, they touch on many different aspects of addiction, the specific struggle with alcoholism, the difficulties of getting and staying sober, the psychology of addiction, the nuances of AA, how relapses happen and how to avoid them, the brutal impact of addiction on family and friends, and so, so much more. David is an incredibly - and darkly - funny, down to earth, and insightful human being, and his experiences will no doubt resonate deeply with anyone who has struggled with addictions of any type. Check out and subscribe to "NO CHASER" with David Icenogle here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrmDFdoZQU0CgAZm67Do4BQ Outro Music: "Pour Me Another" by Atmosphere ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
3/24/20223 hours, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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We Are Cuba! How a Revolutionary People Have Survived in a Post-Soviet World

Professor Helen Yaffe joins Breht to discuss her book " We are Cuba: How a Revolutionary People Have Survived in a Post-Soviet World". In this book, and conversation, Helen Yaffe explores modern Cuba, illustrates the immense difficulties faced by a blocaded Cuba after the fall of the Soviet Union and during their Special Period, highlights Cuba's democracy and its amazing achievements against all odds, and argues that recent reforms in Cuba are about surivivng while maintaining a commitment to socialism and internationalism, not about the restoration of capitalism.  Follow Helen Yaffe: https://twitter.com/HelenYaffe Find her book: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300230031/we-are-cuba Helen's Virtual US tour: http://www.us-cubanormalization.org/viva-cuba/helen-yaffe-on-tour/ Outro Music: "Represent Cuba" by Orishas (feat. Heather Headly) ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
3/15/20221 hour, 39 minutes
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Process & Reality: Alfred North Whitehead, Process Philosophy, and Organic Realism

Matthew Segall is Assistant Professor in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and is an expert of German Idealism and the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. Matthew joins Breht for a wide-ranging conversation on the philosophy of Aflred Whitehead, pan-experientialism, dialectics, organic realism, Marxism, Buddhism, materialism v. idealism, criticism of scientific materialism, nature mysticism, philosophy of mind, and much, much more! Learn more about Matthew and his work: https://footnotes2plato.com/ Gaian Reality After the Virus: https://matthewsegall.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/updated-segall-imagining-a-gaian-reality-after-the-virus.pdf Outro Music: "The Passenger" by Iggy Pop ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
3/10/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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Religious Mysticism and Political Criticism

Chase from Faith and Capital and Breht from Rev Left Radio discuss religious mysticism and the maoist method of criticism and self-criticism. In the end, they connect their religious and spiritual traditions to this method forged through revolutionary struggle. Timeline:00:01 -- mysticism 01:02:40 -- criticism and self-criticism 01:32:45 -- Buddhism and Christianity mirroring criticism and self-criticism Follow Faith and Capital on instagram, twitter,  facebook and subscribe to our channel on Youtube. Email: [email protected]
3/8/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Primrose Path: Why Ukraine is the West's Fault (2015)

John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor in Political Science and Co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, assesses the causes of the present Ukraine crisis, the best way to end it, and its consequences for all of the main actors. A key assumption is that in order to come up with the optimum plan for ending the crisis, it is essential to know what caused the crisis. Regarding the all-important question of causes, the key issue is whether Russia or the West bears primary responsibility. video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrMiSQAGOS4
3/5/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 1 second
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Brooklyn Eviction Defense: Tenant Organizing for the People

Members of Brooklyn Eviction Defense (BED) join Breht to discuss their organizing, housing justice, slumlords, the pandemic and moritoriums, what housing could look like under socialism, their confrontations with the paid muscle of landlords, the Eric Adams administration, stoop watches, and much, much more. Learn more about, contact, and support BED: https://brooklynevictiondefense.org/en/ Outro Music: "K*ll My Landlord" by The Coup ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
3/4/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 39 seconds
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Toward a Revolutionary Feminism: a Continuum of Women’s Work

Tai Lee joins the show to discuss feminist theory, marxist v. liberal feminism, patriarchal realism, gender abolition, historical and dialectical materialism, why the "gender critical" movement is fundamentally anti-Marxist, key feminist thinkers, and much more! Follow Tai on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yungz0rn Check out Tai's writing: https://taiencounter.substack.com/p/toward-a-revolutionary-feminism-a?s=r Outro Music: "Perfect" by Mannequin Pussy ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
3/2/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 47 seconds
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Red Hot Take: Russia, Ukraine, and NATO

In this episode, Breht (while acknowledging this is a fluid situation that can change on a dime) gives his thoughts on the recent invasion of Ukraine, the role that US-led NATO has played in bringing us to this point, what China is (probably) thinking, what Putin's goals might be, the role Nazis play in all of this, the response from the Ukrainian and Russian masses, and how we should think and talk about Russia during this crisis. Our deep history of Ukraine and Russia on Guerrilla History here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/history-of-russiaukraine-relations-w-alexey-sakhnin-dispatch RealLifeLore video on Russia, Ukraine, and NATO here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If61baWF4GE&ab_channel=RealLifeLore Support Rev Left: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  
3/1/202232 minutes, 35 seconds
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Our Transgender Comrades: Dialectical Materialism, Marxist Feminism, and Trans Liberation

On this episode of Red Menace, Alyson is joined by Rey and Esperanza to analyze transgender identity, struggle, and liberation through a principled Marxist feminist and dialectical materialist lens. Rey also talks at length about how these issues and struggles manifest within the Philippines, historically and presently.  Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace
2/19/202258 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Deprogram: Marxism and Independent Left Media

Breht was given the honor of being the *first ever guest* on The Deprogram podcast, a new(er) show hosted by Hakim, JT from Second Thought, and Yugopnik, all of whom came to public recognition through their separate YouTube channels. In this episode, they interview Breht on his life and background, the harassments he's faced by the Right and the State, the role of independent left media, what independent left media should NOT do, and much, much more. Subscribe to The Deprogram on your preferred podcast app, and support them here: https://www.patreon.com/TheDeprogram Sub to Yugopnik:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8mbJ-M142ZskR5VR0gBig Sub to Hakim:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q Sub to Second Thought: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJm2TgUqtK1_NLBrjNQ1P-w/featured ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
2/18/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 6 seconds
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Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future

Bron R. Taylor is an American scholar, conservationist, and professor of religion and nature at the University of Florida. Taylor works principally in the areas of religion and ecology, environmental ethics, and environmental philosophy. He is also a prominent historian and ethnographer of environmentalism, especially radical environmentalist movements. Taylor is also editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature and founded the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, serving as its president from 2006 to 2009. He also founded the society's affiliated Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, serving as its editor since 2007.   Professor Taylor joins Breht to discuss his book Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future. Outro Music: "Forest Green" by Wolf Parade  ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
2/18/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 38 seconds
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Poor Proles Almanac: Collapse Narratives, Left Prepping, and Agroecology

 Andy from Poor Proles Almanac joins Breht to discuss left v. right forms of prepping, collapse narratives, eco-crisis, anarchism and marxism, rethinking food systems, silvopasture, american decay, the limits of permaculture, land managment, farming, gardening, and more!  Subscribe to Poor Proles Alamanac on your preferring podcasting app, and learn more here: https://linktr.ee/PoorProles Outro Music: "Desert" by Sole & DJ Pain 1 ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
2/10/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 59 seconds
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German Philosophy: Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, & Beyond

Listen to the full episode over at Red Menace: https://redmenace.libsyn.com/german-philosophy Subscribe to Red Menace on your favorite podcast app! Support Red Menace: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace  
2/4/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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In Defense of Marxism w/ The Sensible Socialist

Breht recently went on The Sensible Socialist podcast to confront, analyze, and dismantle the laughable misrepresentations of Marxism and the shallow anti-communism of James Lindsay.  In the process, we clarify core concepts within Marxism, respond to various arguments against socialism, and reveal the fallacious logic and conspiracy thinking that underpins anti-communism in America today!  Check out the Sensible Socialist here: https://sensiblesocialist.com/ Rev Left Merch: https://goodsforthepeople.com/all-goods/p/revleftradio-t-shirt
2/3/20221 hour, 53 minutes, 5 seconds
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Walter Benjamin: Marxist Philosophy and Art Criticism

Jon Greenaway returns to the show, this time to discuss the life and intellectual legacy of the German Jewish Marxist, philosopher, and cultural critic Walter Benjamin. We discuss his biography, his major works, his use of marxism and historical materialist, his art criticism, the role that jewish mysticism played in his work, the frankfurt school, his tragic suicide, and his overall legacy. Check out the Horror Vanguard here: https://soundcloud.com/user-317910500 Outro Music: "Stumblingblock" by Blvck Svm ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
1/31/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 25 seconds
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Reflections on Afghanistan: The Soviet Intervention (1979-1989)

Shamayel Shalizi returns to the show to discuss the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in the 70's and 80's, and the complex internal politics of Afghanistan at the time. Shamayel was also a guest on our "Reflections on Afghanistan" episode: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/reflections-on-afghanistan-culture-history-the-struggle-for-self-determination Links provided by guest: Decolonial therapy:  https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3OTAxNjc1NzM2ODk4Njc5?story_media_id=2560750183107113600&utm_medium=copy_link  Some of Miss Mina and I’s best Diaspora Passing lives : https://www.instagram.com/tv/CU-Yjl5jX4m/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/tv/CUxh7yZjnny/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/tv/CUN1I7HDeYd/?utm_medium=copy_link Our 2 current fundraisers:  https://chuffed.org/project/durkhanum https://aseel.xyz/us/fundraiser-afghans-kunar-ghazni.html ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
1/20/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 31 seconds
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Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Great Russian Novelist and Proto-Existentialist

In this episode, Corey Mohler (from Existential Comics) returns to the show, this time to discuss the life, religion, politics, art, and psychology of the 19th century Russian literary giant Fyodor Dostoevsky - one of the greatest novelists of all time and the author of Crime and Punishment, The Brother Karamazov, The Idiot, Notes from the Underground, and many more!  Check out Kung Fu Chess here: https://kungfuchess.org/ Outro Music: "Lotus Flower" by Radiohead ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
1/15/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 41 seconds
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bell hooks: In Her Own Words

For this episode, Breht put together a collection of clips of bell hooks speaking about her life, her influences, her ideas, and her spirituality as a way of paying tribute to her and her contributions to the black radical tradition, to our emotional and spiritual lives, and to our society more broadly. The clips are interspersed with songs from Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Tracy Chapman, Lauryn Hill, and Gil Scott-Heron. Rest in Power bell hooks.  ---- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
1/9/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 47 seconds
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Guerrilla History Teaser: 2021 Year in Review

Listen to the full episode here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/2021-year-in-review Subscribe to Guerrilla History on your favorite podcast app! Support Guerrilla History here: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory
12/31/202117 minutes, 1 second
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Red Hot Take: Live a Life of Beauty, Service, & Compassion

Full episode here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/st-francis Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
12/28/20211 minute, 53 seconds
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St. Francis of Assisi: Patron Saint of Ecology & Brother to All Creation

Professor Adnan Husain, Medieval European and Middle Eastern Historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University, joins Breht to discuss the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Together they discuss St. Francis of Assisi's legacy within Christianity, nature mysticism, Imitatio Christi, Francis's meeting with the Sultan of Egypt, medieval Europe, Islam and Christianity, Franciscan Virtues, Ecology and Creation, The Canticle of the Sun, Pope Francis, the rise of mercantilism in feudal Europe, stigmata, liberation theology, and more! Outro Music: "All My Tears" by Ane Brun ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
12/21/20212 hours, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Necrocapitalism Revisited: Marxism, Fascism, & Capitalist Crisis

Johanna May Black and Devin Zane Shaw join Breht to discuss the collective project they contributed to: On Necrocapitalism. Check out our first episode on Necrocapitalism: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/necrocapitalism Buy On Necrocapitalism here: https://www.leftwingbooks.net/book/content/necrocapitalism-plague-journal Check out Devin's great book Philosophy of Antifascism here: https://www.leftwingbooks.net/book/content/philosophy-antifascism-punching-nazis-and-fighting-white-supremacy The episode Devin and I did on his book here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/antifascism Follow Johanna here: https://twitter.com/comrade_jo_may Outro Music: "Mama! There's a Spider in My Room" by The Black Tones ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
12/6/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 31 seconds
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Guerrilla History: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu

In this episode of Guerrilla History, we talk with Comrade Luna of the YouTube channel LunaOi!  We discuss the Battle of Dien Bien Phu and its impacts both within Vietnam as well as in liberation struggles globally.  Luna is a Vietnamese communist living in Hanoi.  She runs the YouTube channel LunaOi (https://t.co/ibUYXNtQlg?amp=1), which covers Vietnamese foods, culture, and travel, as well as communist theory and political discussion.  Support her on patreon by going to https://www.patreon.com/lunaoi.  Full episode, with intro and outro, here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/luna ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
11/26/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ayahuasca w/ Joshua Kahn Russell

Joshua Kahn Russell returns to the show, this time to discuss - for the first time publicly -  his Ayahuasca practice that he began nearly a decade ago.  We try to give this topic the respect, integrity, cultural sensitivity, and spiritual depth that it deserves. We discuss so much, including: science, spirit, healing, cultural appropriation, trauma, capitalism, colonization, visions & hallucinations, depression, addiction, self-development, solidarity & sovereignty, forest defense, and reciprocity. Check out the first two installments of the Psychedelics and Dialectics series with Joshua here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/joshua-kahn https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/joshua   Please donate to The Wildfire Project at https://www.wildfireproject.org/donate   www.WidlfireProject.org    Instagram: @JoshuaKahnRussell  Twitter: @JoshKahnRussell Outro Music: "The Jungle" by Beautiful Chorus ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
11/24/20213 hours, 56 minutes, 45 seconds
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Contemplative Practice and Political Struggle

Jay Michaelson is a journalist, meditation teacher, author of many books, and worked as an LGBTQ activist for ten years. Jay holds a Ph.D. in religion from Hebrew University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, a nondenominational rabbinic ordination, and is authorized to teach in the Theravadan Buddhist lineage.  Jay joins Breht to discuss spirituality, grief and suffering, Judaism and Buddhism, the importance of collective political struggle, what meditation can offer organizers/activists, and much more!  Find out more about Jay here: https://www.jaymichaelson.net/ Outro Music: "Lost in the Country" by Trace Mountains ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
11/19/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 56 seconds
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Reflections on Afghanistan: History, Culture, & the Struggle for Self Determination

Mina Sharif and Shamayel Shalizi join Breht to discuss and reflect on Afghan culture, history, political struggles, the diaspora, common misconceptions, the Afghanistan War and withdraw, and much more!  Decolonial therapy parts 1- 4:  https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3OTAxNjc1NzM2ODk4Njc5?story_media_id=2560750183107113600&utm_medium=copy_link  https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3OTAxNjc1NzM2ODk4Njc5?story_media_id=2560750183107113600&utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3ODU2ODM1Mjk1NTMyODM5?story_media_id=2571540248469085864&utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3OTA0Mzc4OTI5MDg5OTA5?story_media_id=2636629777432125413&utm_medium=copy_link   Diaspora Passing links: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CU-Yjl5jX4m/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/tv/CUxh7yZjnny/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/tv/CUN1I7HDeYd/?utm_medium=copy_link Their 2 current fundraisers:  https://chuffed.org/project/durkhanum https://aseel.xyz/us/fundraiser-afghans-kunar-ghazni.html Outro Music: "I Am" by AK13 ft. Saher ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
11/10/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 14 seconds
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Convincing Conservatives: Red States, Climate Change & Class Struggle

J.T. Chapman from Second Thought joins Breht to discuss their experiences living in deep red states, how to talk to and persuade conservatives and other non-socialists of our politics, major global trends that will shape this century, and much more! Follow JT on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_secondthought Subscribe to Second Thought: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJm2TgUqtK1_NLBrjNQ1P-w Outro Music: "Man in Black" by Johnny Cash ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
11/7/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dialectics Deep Dive 4: Finishing Spinoza, Beginning Deleuze & Guattari

This is the fourth installment of the Dialects Deep Dive subseries. Matthew Furlong joins Breht to finish up their discussion of Spinoza's Ethics and to begin their discussion of Deleuze and Guattari.  Check out our first installment of "Dialectics Deep Dive" here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/dialectics Check out our second installment here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/spinoza Check out our third installments here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/deep-dive-3a https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/deep-dive-3b   Outro Music: "My Philosophy" by Boogie Down Productions ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
11/6/20213 hours, 38 minutes, 9 seconds
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There is Power in a Union: The US Labor Strike Wave

Mel Buer - host of the Morning Riot podcast, journalist, and IWW member - joins Breht to discuss the recent wave of strikes throughout the country, what its political implications are, and how regular people can help out!  Find more of Mel's work here: https://linktr.ee/coldbrewedtool Outro Music: "Working Reward" by The Haymarket Squares ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
10/28/20211 hour, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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Morning Riot: Left Media, Labor Unions, and Political Parties

On this inaugural episode of Morning Riot, Mel sits down with Breht O’Shea from Revolutionary Left Radio to talk about Rev Left Radio and its origins, Mel and Breht's doxing experiences, the reconciliation bill and why the Democrats are absolute dog shit, anarchism and marxism, the pace of technological advancement and its impact on institutions, the dialectics of struggle, the relationship between labor unions and the revolutionary left, how to relate to regular people and not be a hyper-siloed online weirdo, the importance of personal ethics, humanizing the radical left, and much, much more!  Subscribe to Morning Riot: https://morningriot.libsyn.com/ Support Morning Riot Podcast on Twitter and Patreon. Intro/Outro: Karl Casey @White Bat Audio
10/28/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 35 seconds
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Free Will: Determinism, Compatibilism, and Philosophy of Mind

Corey Mohler (Existential Comics) and Zach Weinersmith (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) join Breht to discuss free will, determinism, the role of consciousness, the role of the self, and the implications of the debate for society. Corey also articulates his compatibillist position as Zach and Breht raise questions and offer possible critiques.  Check out Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal here: https://www.smbc-comics.com/ Follow Zach on twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachWeiner Check out Existential Comics here: http://existentialcomics.com/ Follow Corey on Twitter @ExistentialComs Outro Music: "Freewill" by Rush ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
10/21/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 8 seconds
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Showing Solidarity: In Support of a Comrade in Need

Venmo: @grttbnb (name on the account is "Roger Bane") CashApp: $Fight4JusticeNow   Thank you so much!
10/17/20219 minutes, 49 seconds
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Riding the Wave: Sweden's Integration into the Imperialist World System

Torkil Lauesen returns to the show, this time to discuss his newest book "Riding the Wave: Sweden's Integration into the Imperialist World Order". Pushing back against the narrative that Nordic countries like Sweden are socialist paradises who don't engage in colonialism and imperialism like other western countries, Torkil dives deep into history to deconstruct this rather naive perspective and offer a historical materialist account of Sweden's actual place in the history of colonialism, capitalism, and imperialism.  Henry Hakamaki from Guerrilla History joins Breht for the interview as well!  Check out the book here: https://www.leftwingbooks.net/book/content/riding-wave-sweden Read more of Torkil's work here: https://anti-imperialist.net/author/lauesen/ Outro Music: "I'm the Echo" by DARKSIDE ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
10/15/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 45 seconds
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Dismantling the Infrastructure of Ecocide: Toward a More Militant Climate Movement

Andreas Malm is a Swedish Marxist, professor of ecology at Lund University, and is the author of "How to Bl*w up a P*peline". He joins Breht to talk about the need for the climate movement to abandon its middle class nonviolence fetish and engage in more militant acts of direct action against fossil fuel infrastructure.  Outro Music: "Knife Talk" by Drake ft. 21 Savage, Project Pat
10/8/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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Hammer and Camera: CHE (2008) Directed by Steven Soderbergh

From Hammer and Camera: "In an extra-special podcasting event, we are celebrating our 50th episodiversary by inviting one of the Original Film Warriors, Breht of Rev Left Radio, back onto the pod for a discussion of Steven Soderbergh's CHE (2008). This unconventional biopic, featuring a legendary performance by Benicio del Toro in the title role, is a perfect way to sum up our first quinquagesimal. MAY THERE BE 50 MORE!" Support Hammer and Camera here: https://www.patreon.com/hammercamera
10/1/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 28 seconds
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Cruel Optimism: Affect Theory and the Structure of Feeling

Maggie Doherty teaches writing at Harvard, where she earned her PhD in English. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, and the Nation, among other publications. She is also the author of The Equivalents: The Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960's. She joins Breht to discuss the work of Lauren Berlant, Affect Theory, our emotional landscapes in late capitalism, and much more! Follow her on Twitter @magsrdoherty Check out her interview on Open Source: https://radioopensource.org/into-the-feel-tank/   Outro Music: "Some Rotten Man" by The Taxpayers ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
9/29/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Spectre Still Haunts: Breaking the Imperialist Chain w/ Hakim

The one and only Hakim joins Breht to discuss the Iraq war from the perspective of Iraqis, the western left, Lenin, Reform AND Revolution, the importance of anti-imperialist struggle, contradictions and crises, the global south, etc. At the end, Hakim fields a bunch of common anti-socialist talking points and dismantles them one by one.  This is a wide ranging and genuinely fun conversation with a great comrade and political educator!  Subscribe to Hakim's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q Follow Hakim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yaboihakim Outro Music: "Armed & Dangerous" by King Von ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
9/21/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 29 seconds
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Guerrilla History: Joma Maria Sison & Communism in the Philippines

Listen to the full episode of Guerrilla History here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/joma ----- In this episode of Guerrilla History, we bring on Professor Jose Maria Sison, better known as Comrade Joma, to talk about his life, how it impacted his ideology, the history of the Communist Party of the Philippines, and more!  Comrade Joma is an absolute legendary figure, and it was a pleasure and an honor to be able to talk with him.  A must listen conversation for anyone interested in proletarian struggles and People's War in the Global South, especially the Philippines! Jose Maria Sison is the Founding Chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines, Chair Emeritus of the International League of People's Struggle, and the Chief Political Consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.  He's written extensively, a great place to find some of his works is via our friends at Foreign Languages Press.  They have several of his works available for free as pdfs or for affordable print copies on their website https://foreignlanguages.press/. 
9/17/202115 minutes, 37 seconds
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Restorative Agriculture: Gardening, Homesteading, & Permaculture

Tim Holland (aka Sole) is a hip hop artist and host of Propaganda by the Seed and The Solecast. He joins Breht to discuss gardening, food forests, permaculture, restorative agriculture, perennials, trees, climate change, being a father, and much more!  Check out Tim's work: https://www.soleone.org/ https://propagandabytheseed.com/ Follow him here: https://twitter.com/mcsole Outro Music: "Plague Days" by Sole & DJ Pain 1 ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
9/14/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 20 seconds
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After Geoengineering: Carbon Removal and Social Transformation

Dr. Holly Jean Buck joins Breht to discuss her book "After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration". Follow her here: https://twitter.com/hollyjeanbuck Outro Music: "Wooden Soldiers" by Modest Mouse ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
9/13/20211 hour, 18 seconds
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On Patriotism...

Alyson Escalante joins Breht to respond to arguments that the US left should embrace American patriotism. Together they discuss revolutionary v. reactionary nationalism, US history, settler colonialism, proletarian internationalism, Browderism, anti-imperialism, the CPUSA, tailism, accusations of ultra-leftism, and much more.  Outro Music: "U.S.A." by The Exploited ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
9/11/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 28 seconds
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U.S. Labor History: Militant Unions, Red Scares, and Class Struggle

Professor Peter Cole returns to the show, this time to do an overview of labor history in the United States. We discuss the earliest worker movements, the Great Uprising of 1877, the Pullman and Homestead strikes, various coal miner strikes, the Seattle General Strike, the IWW, the intersections of race and class, the impact of the Russian Revolution on American class politics, the first and second Red Scare, the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, the rise of neoliberalism and its impact on workers, and much more!  Learn more about the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project: https://chicagoraceriot.org/ Follow Peter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/profpetercole Dont forget to check out our previous episodes with Peter on Ben Fletcher, the history of the IWW, and Dockworker Power!    Outro Music: "Revolt Resist Rebel" by The Haymarket Squares ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
9/9/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 41 seconds
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"Code Red" for Humanity: The IPCC Report 2021

In this unlocked Red Menace patreon episode, Alyson and Breht discuss the latest IPCC report on climate change and discuss its implications. Listen to more Red Menace: https://redmenace.libsyn.com/ ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
9/8/202150 minutes, 5 seconds
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Understanding the South w/ Dixieland of the Proletariat

Breht talks with the wonderful comrades from Dixieland of the Proletariat about life in the American South. We discuss the history of the south, labor struggles, the current covid-19 outbreak in the south, how climate change impacts that region specifically, race and indigeneity, and much more!  Learn more about, contact, and support Dixieland of the Proletariat: https://linktr.ee/dotprole Outro Music: "Three Great Alabama Icons" by Drive-By Truckers ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
9/8/20212 hours, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Turn Leftist Collab: On Democratic Socialism

Turn Leftist Podcast Episode 47: We're joined by none other than Breht of RevLeft Radio! In this episode we discuss, analyze, and critique democratic socialism.  ------------------------------- JUST RESTOCKED ALL SIZES of our "Reagan is Satan" official Turn Leftist Podcast shirts! Available at: turn-leftist-podcast.myshopify.com patreon.com/turnleftist Listen now and follow us on social media! Linktree (with links to shirts & Discord): linktree.com/turnleftist Twitter: @turnleftistpod Instagram: @turnleftist / Backup: @turnleftist1312 Facebook: @turnleftistpod (facebook.com/turnleftistpodcast)
9/2/20212 hours, 20 minutes, 54 seconds
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A People's Green New Deal: Colonialism, Cochabamba, and Climate Change

Max Ajl, sociologist and author, joins Breht to discuss his book "A People's Green New Deal".  Topics Discussed: the liberal Green New Deal, the history of colonialism, eco-modernism, climate reparations, the Cochabamba's Peoples Agreement, degrowth, ecosocialism, agroecology, the national question, Green Capitalism, and much more.  Max's work: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Max-Ajl Max's Twitter: https://twitter.com/maxajl Max's Book: https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745341750/a-peoples-green-new-deal/ Check out my co-host on Guerrilla History Henry Hakamaki's interview with Max here (time stamp: 6:23:52): https://davidfeldmanshow.com/kamala-harris-do-not-come-home-episode-1246/ Outro Music: "Dead Buffalos" by C-Rayz Walz ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
8/31/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 19 seconds
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Dialectics Deep Dive (pt. 3a): Spinoza On the Origin and Nature of Minds and Bodies

This is the first half of our third installment of the Dialects Deep Dive subseries. Matthew Furlong joins Breht to discuss part II of Spinoza's famous work "Ethics", and together, they contemplate it through the lens of dialectical materialism. Find the second half of this episode here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/deep-dive-3b Check out our first installment of "Dialectics Deep Dive" here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/dialectics Check out our second installment here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/spinoza Outro Music: "When Under Ether" by PJ Harvey ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
8/26/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 4 seconds
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Dialectics Deep Dive (pt. 3b): Marshall McLuhan & the Medium-as-Message

This is the second half of our third installment of the Dialectics Deep Dive subseries. In this episode, Matthew Furlong joins Breht to discuss the work of Marshall McLuhan and media analysis more broadly; all through the lens of dialectical materialism. As always, there are tons of (hopefully interesting) detours that our conversations tend to take, so enjoy! Check out the first half of this episode here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/deep-dive-3a ------ Check out our first installment of "Dialectics Deep Dive" here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/dialectics Check out our second installment here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/spinoza Outro Music: "Resonant Body" by Maggie Rogers ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
8/26/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 4 seconds
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John Berger and Marxist Art Criticism

Jon Greenaway (aka The LitCritGuy) returns to the show to discuss the life and work of John Berger and the world of Marxist art criticism. Follow Jon here: https://twitter.com/TheLitCritGuy Check out his podcast Horror Vanguard here: https://www.patreon.com/horrorvanguard Support Jon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheLitCritGuy Music throughout the episode from the album "I Send you Cadium Red" by John Berger and Gavin Bryars ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
8/20/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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Awakening from the Dream of Separateness

Lauritz Marquardt (aka Conscious Development on YT) joins Breht to discuss the spiritual path toward awakening and his experiences on the path.  Topics include: Buddhist philosophy, Lauritz's awakening experiences, the illusion of a separate self, what enlightenment really is, how spiritual practice informs political struggle, and much more.  Find Lauritz's YT channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/ConsciousDevelopment Find his website here: http://www.lauritzm.com Find the video discussed in the episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXHtG93d06I&ab_channel=ConsciousDevelopment Outro Music: "Love Life" by Atmosphere ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
8/15/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Philosophy of Stoicism w/ Massimo Pigliucci

In this episode, Breht is joined by philosopher Massimo Pigliucci to discuss the philosophy of stoicism. In the second half we open up the conversation and discuss politics, the European right, Massimo's application of stoicism to the climate crisis, and more.  Discover more of Massimo's work here: https://figsinwinter.blog Outro Music: "La Vie En Rose" by Aviva Le Fey ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
8/7/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 59 seconds
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White Noise: Postmodern Lit, Consumer Culture, & Thanatophobia

In this collaboration between The Left Page and Rev Left, Frank joins Breht to discuss the 1985 novel by Don DeLillo "White Noise". We discuss postmodern literature, the limitations of irony, American consumer culture, Brazilian politics, the fear of dying, fascism, the burning of the Amazon rainforest, the impact of technology on modern life, and so much more!   Check out, subscribe to, and support The Left Page: - https://leftpage.libsyn.com/ - https://www.patreon.com/leftpage/posts - https://twitter.com/leftpagepod Outro Music: "We Are Between" by Modest Mouse ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
8/6/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 37 seconds
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Understanding Marx's Capital w/ Liberation School

Breht talks with Derek Ford about the Liberation School's new podcast/online class "Reading Capital with Comrades". All 12 episodes of "Reading Capital with Comrades" can be found here: https://liberationschool.org/reading-capital-with-comrades-podcast/ Outro Music: "Conversations at the End of the World" by Kishi Bashi ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
7/31/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mental Health, Eco-Despair, & Revolutionary Optimism

In this second installment of our ongoing series "Dialectics and Psychedelics", Joshua Kahn Russell joins Breht to discuss anxiety and depression, how trauma shapes left movements and organizations, what constitutes a truly healthy left organization, the impact of climate change on our mental health, eco-anxiety, eco-grief, and eco-depression, as well as some reasons to be cautiously optimistic (and maybe even downright hopeful) about the coming decades.   Check out the First Installment of this series with Joshua here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/joshua-kahn 80 Year Trajectory mentioned in Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eVdksZHqpo&ab_channel=CoolWorlds Please donate to The Wildfire Project at https://www.wildfireproject.org/donate   www.WidlfireProject.org    Instagram: @JoshuaKahnRussell  Twitter: @JoshKahnRussell Outro Music: "That Funny Feeling" by Bo Burnham ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
7/22/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 47 seconds
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Maoism, Black Nationalism, The US Left, and Our Scorching Future

Black Red Guard joins Breht to discuss a wide range of topics from the synthesis of maoism and black nationalism to the state of the US left to our projections for the coming decades. Support STL Rising Care Fund here: https://www.facebook.com/STLRising314/ Check out BRG's new podcast here: https://anymeansnecessary.libsyn.com/ Outro Music: "Punch A N*zi" by The Muslims (check them out here: https://themuslims.com/) ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
7/16/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 3 seconds
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Red Hot Take: Our Simmering Present and Our Boiling Future

Breht was awoken early this morning by a sickening feeling of anxious dread and existential despair brought on by his ever-deepening realization of the full implications of climate chaos... Instead of curling up in the fetal position and vomiting out his anxiety on his tiny bathroom floor, he went over to Producer Dave's house to record this episode. So... enjoy, I guess? Idk. Outro Music: "How the World Works" by Bo Burnham ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
7/11/202148 minutes, 3 seconds
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Patriots, Traitors, and Empires: The Korean War and Korea's Struggle for Freedom

Stephen Gowans joins Breht to talk about his book "Patriots, Traitors, and Empires: The Story of Korea's Struggle for Freedom". They discuss the history of Korea, Japanese colonial occupation of Korea, WW2 and the Cold War, The Korean War, Kim Il-Sung and guerrilla warfare, South Korea as an American puppet state, the Soviet Union and Mao's China, American propaganda against the DPRK, the prospects for a unified Korea, and much more!  Check out Stephen's blog here: https://gowans.blog/ Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GowansStephen   Outro Music: "SNOW" by Zion T (feat. Lee Moon Sae) ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
7/4/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 38 seconds
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UFO's, The Pentagon, Space-Time, and Extraterrestrial Intelligence

In this unlocked episode of Guerrilla History, Breht, Adnan, and Henry discuss the recent release by the Pentagon of UAP (Unknown Aerial Phenomenon aka UFO) footage, the theories surrounding its release and the interests at play, the vastness of our cosmos and the challenge of space travel therein, and speculations on what these things could be and, if they are aliens, what their intentions might be.  Subscribe to Guerrilla History anywhere you get your podcasts. Support Guerrilla History here: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory Support Rev Left Radio here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio 
7/3/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Life and Legacy of Alexandra Kollontai

Kristen R. Ghodsee returns to the show, this time to discuss the life, work, and legacy of the famous Marxist Feminist Alexandra Kollontai. We discuss her life, her radicalization, her relationship with other famous revolutionaries, her role in the October Revolution, her enduring contributions to feminism, Marxism, and proletarian history, and much, much more.  Check out Kristen's work here: https://kristenghodsee.com/ Check out AK-47, Kristen's podcast dedicated to Kollontai here: https://kristenghodsee.com/podcast Here are all the previous episodes of RLR that Kristen has been a guest on: Red Hangover: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/red-hangover-legacies-of-20th-century-communism-w-dr-kristen-r-ghodsee International Women's Day: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/womens-day Women Behind the Iron Curtain: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/women-under-socialism Outro Music: "Blame Game" by Beach Bunny ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
6/18/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Imperialist Chain, Decolonization, and The Mass Line

In this collaboration with Faith and Capital, Breht is interviewed on a wide range of subjects, including whether or not there is a contradiction between spirituality and Marxist materialism, the importance of decolonization in the fight for communism, marxism-leninism-maoism, the wages and pathology of whiteness, the material benefits of imperialism for the labor aristocracy, the importance of love on the revolutionary left, and much, much more! Follow Faith and Capital on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FaithAndCapital Support Faith and Capital here: https://www.patreon.com/faithandcapital Outro Music: "Off You" by Big Thief (The Breeders) ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
6/16/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 45 seconds
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Look for the Helpers: A Collaboration with Srsly Wrong and Mexie

In this collaboration with Shawn and Aaron from Srsly Wrong and Mexie from the Vegan Vanguard, we have a wide ranging and experimental conversation about helping each other, solidarity, loving compassion, self and other, what it means to be human, and much more.  ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
6/13/20212 hours, 7 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dialectics Deep Dive II: The Philosophy of Spinoza & God-as-Nature

Matthew Furlong returns to the show to discuss the life and philosophy of Baruch Spinoza, the great 17th century Dutch philosopher, as a lens (no pun intended) through which to deepen our understanding of dialectics and our appreciation for the cosmos in which we exist. Check out our first installment of "Dialectics Deep Dive" here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/dialectics Previous Episodes on Dialectics: - Hegelian Dialectics: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/hegel - The Principal Contradiction: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/contradiction - Red Menace "On Contradiction": https://redmenace.libsyn.com/on-contradiction-mao Outro Music: "You're So Cool" by Hans Zimmer ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
6/12/20212 hours, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

Dr. Judith Grisel, former addict and current behavioral neuroscientist, joins Breht to discuss her life experiences and her fascinating book "Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction". We discuss how addiction works at the level of the brain and how it feels at the level of experience. We also discuss multiple substances specifically, including marijuana, alcohol, caffeine, MDMA, and more. At the end, we talk about policy approaches to addiction, how America gets it wrong, how we should approach it societally, and then Judy offers some tips for how to prevent addiction and some hope for those who are struggling with it. Learn more about Judy here: https://www.bucknell.edu/meet-bucknell/bucknell-stories/faculty-stories/judith-grisel-psychology Find her book here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Never-Enough-Audiobook/1984841076 The Men's Health article mentioned in the episode: https://www.menshealth.com/health/a26146242/marijuana-weed-addiction-recovery-brain-science/ Outro Music: "Junkie Church" by AJJ ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
5/28/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 14 seconds
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Our History Is the Future: The Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance

Listen to the full episode of Guerrilla History here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/nick-estes In this episode of Guerrilla History, we bring on professor, activist, and author Nick Estes to talk to us about the long history of American indigenous resistance.  The conversation is structured around Nick's brilliant book "Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance". Support Guerrilla History in Exchange for Bonus Content here: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory    
5/20/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 29 seconds
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Epidemic Empire: Colonialism, Contagion, and Terror

Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb, professor of English at Toronto University, joins Breht to discuss her book "Epidemic Empire: Colonialism, Contagion, and Terror". They have a wide ranging conversation on British colonialism in India, the concept of terrorism, how metaphors of plague and infection are marshalled by empire, Covid-19, the Israeli occupation of Palestine, Albert Camus' "The Plague", Islamophobia, and much more!  Find Anjuli's book and her other work here: https://www.anjulirazakolb.com/ Check out The East is a Podcast interview with Anjuli here: https://eastisapodcast.libsyn.com/epidemic-empire-w-anjuli-raza-kolb Check out our previous episode on Albert Camus and Sartre here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/jean-paul-sartre-albert-camus-existentialism-w-existential-comics Outro Music: "Talkin' Bout a Revolution" by Tracy Chapman ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
5/18/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 52 seconds
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Guerrilla History Teaser: The One State Solution

Listen to the full episode here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/intelligence-briefing-the-one-kingdom-solution
5/17/202120 minutes
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Proletarian Feminism, Women's Liberation, and the Sex Trade

Brigid Ó Coileáin and Esperanza Fonseca join Breht to discuss proletarian and Marxist feminism, the history and power dynamics of the sex trade, the rhetoric and ideology of liberal feminism, the role pornography plays in society, the importance of anti-imperialism for women's emancipation, and much, much more! Check out the Probably Cancelled Podcast here: https://probablycancelledpod.libsyn.com/website Check out Esperanza's writings here: https://proletarianfeminist.medium.com/ Learn more here: https://linktr.ee/estrellaroja   Outro Music: "The Men Who Rule the World" by Garbage ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
5/12/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 24 seconds
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Zen Buddhism and Social Transformation

Zen Buddhist and Philosophy Professor David R. Loy, author of "EcoDharma" and "Money, Sex, War, and Karma", joins Breht to discuss Zen Buddhism, Western and Eastern Philosophy, Awakening, Socially Engaged Buddhism, the Relevance of Marxism, the psychology of consumerism, and more! Find more of David Loy's work here: https://www.davidloy.org/ Learn more about the Rocky Mountain EcoDharma Retreat Center: https://rmerc.org/ Outro Music: "Revolution" by Heartless Bastards ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
5/5/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 19 seconds
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China, U.S. Imperialism, and the New Cold War

Danny Haiphong joins the show to discuss China, the increase of anti-asian hate crimes, the history of American imperialism in Asia, how the media manufactures consent against China, and who's interests the new anti-China aggression really serves.  Support Danny's work here: https://www.patreon.com/dannyhaiphong Check out the last Rev Left episode Danny was on: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/american-exceptionalism-and-innocence-deconstructing-ideology-and-myths Check out Danny's work at the Black Agenda Report here: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/Danny%20Haiphong Follow Danny on Twitter @SpiritOfHo  Outro Music: "E Minor" by Other Lives ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
5/5/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 24 seconds
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UNLOCKED: Afghanistan, The Chauvin Trial, and the Indian Covid Crisis

*recorded on April 28th* In this unlocked Red Menace patreon episode, Alyson and Breht discuss the Biden administrations ostensible withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Chauvin Trial and what it represents, and the ongoing Covid crisis ravaging India and how its connected to vaccine imperialism and capitalism's prioritizing of profits over the health and life of human beings.  Support Red Menace: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace
5/1/202139 minutes, 55 seconds
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Understanding the Mechanics of Liberal Co-Option and Rhetoric

Breht went on CommieCon's Twitch stream as a guest to talk about liberal co-option of revolutionary energies and movements, how it happens, the role ideology plays, the essential and central importance of black and indigenous struggles for socialist revolution, and much much more! This is part one of a two part series. Part two will stream live this Saturday 6pm CST, 7pm EST (May 1st) here: https://www.twitch.tv/CommieCon  ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
4/27/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dialectics Deep Dive: History & Philosophy of Dialectical Materialism

Matthew Furlong joins the show to discuss the history and philosophy of dialectics and dialectical materialism. Working through keystone dialectical thinkers like Mao, Marx, Engels, Heraclitus and many more, Matthew and Breht explore the development of this fundamental element of Marxist Philosophy.  Read the supplement to this episode, written by Matthew after recording, for more: https://write.as/roarwithblood/the-beothuk-the-irish-the-island   Previous Episodes on Dialectics: - Hegelian Dialectics: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/hegel - The Principal Contradiction: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/contradiction - Red Menace "On Contradiction": https://redmenace.libsyn.com/on-contradiction-mao - Anarcho-Primitivism: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/anarcho-primitivism-civilization-symbolic-culture-and-revolutionary-rewilding Outro Music: "Education" by Modest Mouse ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
4/27/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 57 seconds
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All Power to the People: The Kevin Rashid Johnson Interview

Breht is joined by Kevin Rashid Johnson, the incarcerated Minister of Defense for the Revolutionary Intercommunalist Black Panther Party, and Comrade Garlic, the Minister of Justice of the RIBPP. They discuss Rashid's childhood and imprisonment, his and other inmates systematic torture and brutalization within the American prison system, the split from the New Afrikan Black Panther Party, Maoism and Revolutionary Intercommunalism, the revolutionary potential of the lumpenproletariat, the psychology of solitary confinement, racial prison gangs, and much more.  Support on Cashapp: $Solidarity2ribpp Rashid's website: http://rashidmod.com Contact Comrade Garlic: [email protected] Contact the Chairperson: [email protected] Contact the General Secretary: [email protected] Sub to their YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2HNf9WwzzcOpQxS8Opg-0A/featured Outro Music: "Rainforest" by Noname ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
4/18/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dialectics & Psychedelics: Transformation and Social Struggles

In this first installment of our ongoing series "Dialectics and Psychedelics", Joshua Kahn Russell joins Breht to discuss his personal journey through organizing and movement building, his physical and mental burn-out, and his transformative healing process. This episode provides essential context for the rest of this series! Learn more about Joshua here: https://eviltwinbooking.org/speakers/joshua-kahn-russell/ Follow him on Insta: @JoshuaKahnRussell Check out and support The Wildfire Project: https://wildfireproject.org/ Joshua on The Michael Brooks Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0SzW7-sIVQ&ab_channel=TheMichaelBrooksShow Outro Music: "Masters of War" by Bob Dylan ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
4/16/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 55 seconds
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Challenging Capitalism: Reading Michael Parenti on Marxism

In this episode, Breht reads through, and comments upon, a chapter from Michael Parenti's "Blackshirts and Reds" Purchase "Blackshirts and Reds" here: http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100403620    LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
3/27/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Greensboro Massacre of 1979

In this episode, Breht is joined by Nilija, Ember, and Cam - three organizers living in and around Greensboro - to discuss the Greensboro Massacre (1979) and its legacy. Check out the People's Freedom Assembly here:  https://linktr.ee/peoplesfreedomassembly Remember and Honor our fallen Greensboro comrades: - Sandra Neely Smith - Dr. Michael Nathan - Dr. James Waller - William Evan Sampson - Cesar Cauce   Outro Music: "Dittybop" by Bambu (feat. Rocky G, Kiwi, & Ruby Ibarra) ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
3/23/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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Early Christianity: Psychedelics, Ancient Greece, and the Emerging Church

In this episode, Brian C. Muraresku, who holds a degree from Brown University in Latin, Greek and Sanskrit,  joins Breht to discuss his fascinating book "The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name", a groundbreaking dive into the use of hallucinogens in ancient Greece, the Pagan Continuity Hypothesis, the role of the Eucharist in early Christianity, the relationship between mysticism and religion, the important role women played in this history, understanding Jesus as a mystic, and much more!  Learn more about Brian and find his book here: https://www.brianmuraresku.com/ Outro Music: "Holy War" by Rainbow Kitten Surprise ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
3/13/202156 minutes, 58 seconds
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White Reconstruction: Domestic Warfare and the Logics of Genocide

Professor and Author Dylan Rodriguez joins Breht to discuss his book "White Reconstruction: Domestic Warfare and the Logics of Genocide".   Find the book here: https://www.fordhampress.com/9780823289394/white-reconstruction/ Dylan's other works mentioned in the show: https://level.medium.com/abolition-for-the-people-397ef29e3ca5 https://harvardlawreview.org/2019/04/abolition-as-praxis-of-human-being-a-foreword/ http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2021/01/campus-safety-task-forces-as-police.html CR Problem with “Community Control of Police” and Police Review Boards   https://drive.google.com/file/d/12q4eWZQzwIj-EFrLUU2XbnLipKnXIuxG/view UC and national Cops Off Campus campaign    https://linktr.ee/uc_ftp twitter: @dylanrodriguez IG: dylanrodriguez73 Outro Music: "Samoan Cricket Bat" by Bambu ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
3/12/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 38 seconds
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Socialist Feminism, Class Struggle, and the Cold War

Kristen R. Ghodsee returns to Rev Left on International Women's Day to discuss the real history of the holiday, socialist feminism, liberal co-option of radical history and movements, the Cold War alliances between socialist states and women in the global south, and so much more!  Kristen's website: https://kristenghodsee.com/ The AK47 podcast created and hosted by Kristen: https://kristenghodsee.com/podcast Outro Song: "Rät" by Penelope Scott SRA gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/sra-community-range-and-defense-education-project   Southern New England SRA twitter: https://twitter.com/sne_sra   Coffee With Comrades episode with the SNE SRA: https://coffeewithcomrades.com/episode-122-under-no-pretext-ft-the-sne-sra Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
3/7/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Art of Loving: Existential Alienation and the Nature of Love

Megan Devine joins Breht to discuss philosopher Erich Fromm's famous 1956 text "The Art of Loving", in which Fromm employs Marxist, Psychoanalytic, and Eastern Philosophical analysis to explore a core problem at the heart of the human condition: the existential anxiety wrought by our fundamental separation and how Love, in its broadest universal sense, points toward its overcoming.  Philosophize This! on "The Art of Loving" Outro Music: "Paul" by Big Thief ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
3/3/20212 hours, 11 seconds
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The Counterrevolution of 1776 w/ Gerald Horne

Listen to the full Guerrilla History episode here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/gerald-horne
3/2/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 19 seconds
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On Being: Dismantling the Patriarchy, Inside and Out

In this episode, Breht is joined by musician, therapist, and teacher Suzin Green to discuss her upcoming book "The Being Project". In this episode, we discuss the rise of the Women's Liberation Movement and Second Wave Feminism, the promises and pitfalls of the 60's counter-culture, Hindu mysticism and mythology, Jungian Psychology, Suzin's unique conception of Patriarchy, the difference between Being and Doing, Suzin's relationship with the late Michael Brooks, and much more! This episode is the latest installment of our ongoing sub-series exploring psychology and spirituality.  Learn more about Suzin here: https://www.suzingreen.com/ Outro Music: "Nice and Quiet" by Bedouine ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
3/1/20211 hour, 36 minutes
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Buddhist Enlightenment: Impermanence, No Self, and the Dark Night of the Soul

Breht is joined by Dr. Daniel M. Ingram, author of "Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha", to discuss what Enlightenment is in the Buddhist tradition, what it feels like from the inside, what it can and cannot offer the individual and society, spirituality and mysticism on the fascist right, perennialism, the adaptability of capitalism, tips and advice for starting a spiritual journey, and so much more! Check out Daniel's website: https://www.integrateddaniel.info/ His book "MTCB" (free): https://www.mctb.org/ Dharma Overground: https://www.dharmaoverground.org/ The EPRC: https://theeprc.org/   Outro Music: "Fixed and Dilated" by Aesop Rock ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
2/28/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 21 seconds
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Carl Jung: Psychoanalysis, Analytical Psychology, and Philosophy of Mind

In this episode, Breht is joined by Spencer from Thoughts on Thinking to discuss the main ideas of the famous psychologist Carl Jung.  Subscribe to Thoughts on Thinking: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmsFftOL2yNub8Z3CB0QKgA?view_as=subscriber Check out the ToT video on the media mentioned in the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlwW_jKPGNw&ab_channel=ThoughtsonThinking Outro Music: "I've Got It All (Most)" by Modest Mouse ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
2/24/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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UPDATE on "Help if You Can..."

Thank you to everyone who donated, we met and exceeded our goal in a *breathtakingly* short amount of time. You all are amazing and materially changed someone's life radically for the better!!
2/21/20214 minutes, 12 seconds
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Revisiting the Assassination of Fred Hampton: New FOIA Docs, COINTELPRO, and the "Black Messiah"

In this episode, Breht welcomes Aaron J. Leonard back on the show, this time with his co-author Conor Gallagher, to discuss new FOIA documents they recently received regarding the FBI agent assigned to Fred Hampton, the informant who helped in the efforts to assassinate Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, what the left gets wrong in their understanding of COINTELPRO, and reactions to the new film on Fred Hampton "Judas and the Black Messiah". Check out Aaron and Conor's books: A Threat of the First Magnitude: FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration from the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists   Previous Rev Left episode on Fred Hampton here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/fred-hampton   Outro Music: "Fight For You" by H.E.R. ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
2/19/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 12 seconds
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Understanding The Reactionary Mind: Right-Wing Conspiracy Thinking

In this episode of Guerrilla History, the guys discuss the psychological, historical, and material underpinnings of right wing conspiracies (with a focus on QAnon) and then explore the reasons why conspiratorial thinking is - and always has been - an essential feature of reactionary politics.  Support Guerrilla History, and get access to episodes like this one, here: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory
2/19/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Ministry for the Future: Climate Change, Sci Fi, and our Near Future

We are joined by Kim Stanley Robinson, the renowned science fiction author, to discuss his NYT bestselling book "The Ministry for the Future". We discuss climate change, geoengineering, Frederic Jameson, anti-dystopian fiction, political terrorism, Capitalist Realism, democratic socialism, the boomer/millennial divide, and so much more!  Outro Music: "505" by Arctic Monkeys ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
2/11/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Fundamentals of Marxism: Intro to Political Economy

In this episode of Red Menace, Alyson and Breht introduce the core concepts of Marxist political economy by an analysis of the history of political economy, core economic concepts within Marxism, and much more! Make sure to subscribe to Red Menace on your favorite podcast app, and leave us a positive review!    Outline for this episode with timestamps   Political Economy:   [5:00] Definition: Political economy as the study of economics as played out in reality. Economics in relation to society, production, culture, politics, etc. [12:28] History: Adam Smith’s development of economics in the wealth of nations, alongside Mill’s principles of political economy. [20:05] So what does Marxism have to do with political economy? [33:31] Critique of capitalist economics today The Details and Concepts   1) [35:30] the Means of Production and Productive Forces 2) [43:20] Class as a relation to Production 3) [47:00] Value, Use, and Exchange 4) [58:05] Surplus Value and Wages 5) [61:09] Money, Capital, and the M-C-M Cycle 6) [68:35] Commodity Fetishism Closing Questions   Questions: [74:43] Why does this matter? If Marxism is about revolution, what's the deal with all this abstract economic analysis?  [78:13] Marxian economics vs Marxism: what's the difference, is there an issue with the former?   ------- Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace Learn more about the show here: www.RevolutionaryLeftRadio.com
2/3/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 59 seconds
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Depression, Anxiety, and Turning Suffering into Compassion

In this episode Breht talks about his struggles with anxiety and depression, and offers words of compassion and comfort to those struggling with mental health issues. Outro Music: "Emptiness pt. 2" by Mount Eerie ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
1/28/202139 minutes, 49 seconds
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Confronting Antisemitism and the Fascist Far Right

Our good friend Brendan returns to the show to discuss definitions of fascism, the history of antisemitism, Gramscian political tactics, the fascist riot on capitol hill, the class make up of fascism, and much more!  Episode featuring Brendan and Jon 'The Lit Crit Guy' on Antonio Gramsci here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/gramsci Outro Music: "Hot Water Rising" by No Thanks Support and check out their new album here: https://no-thanks.bandcamp.com/album/submerger ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
1/20/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly

Peter Cole is a labor historian, professor, and author of "Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly" as well as "Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area". He joins Breht for the third time to discuss the life of the greatest black revolutionary you've probably never heard of: Ben Fletcher. Check out our previous episodes with Peter Dockworker Power: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/dockworker-power-racial-justice-class-struggle-and-proletarian-internationalism History of the IWW: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/iww Outro Music: "Drop the Bomb" by YOTA: Youth of the Apocalypse Feat. MF DOOM (rest in peace, Doom!)  ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
1/12/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 36 seconds
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Red Hot Take: The Fascist Riot on Capitol Hill

Alyson and Breht discuss recent events. Outro Music: "Sound of Violence" by Other Lives www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
1/8/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 16 seconds
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Defending Socialism: Human Nature and the Nightmare of History

Twitch streamer CommieCon interviews Breht on a wide range of topics, including common arguments against socialism and how to refute them, Marx's conception of Species-Being and its relationship to alienation and human nature, Marxism v. Anarchism and what both have to offer, the evolution of human civilization through history, how violence is and is not conceived by liberals, and Nature's increasingly stern demand that we evolve or perish. Check out and support CommieCon on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/commiecon Follow CommieCon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecommiecon Outro Music: "Bury Me With It" by Modest Mouse ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
1/4/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 13 seconds
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Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and the Annihilation of Self in God

Adnan Husain is both a Medieval European and Middle Eastern historian. His work has focused on religious phenomena and social imagination in Medieval Catholicism and Islam, particularly on Franciscan spiritual and Sufi mystical traditions. He is also a co-host of Guerrilla History and the host of The Majlis podcast.  Also check out "Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives" Outro Music: "Mustt Mustt" by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ----- Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
12/23/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 41 seconds
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Lady Sings the Blues: The Life and Art of Billie Holiday

In this episode, Breht is joined by Tiffani to discuss the life, art, and politics of Billie Holiday! We discuss her childhood trauma, her victimization by the War on Drugs, what made her music so unique, and much more!  Follow Tiffani on Twitter Follow Tiffani on Insta Outro Music: 'Lady Sings The Blues' by Billie Holiday ----- Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
12/16/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 55 seconds
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John Brown: Man on Fire

In this cross-over episode with our sister podcast Guerrilla History, Breht, Adnan, and Henry examine the life and legacy of radical abolitionist John Brown. They discuss the historical context in which Brown operated, his connections to other well-known historical figures, his ideology, motivations, and religious convictions, as well as the morality of his actions and the lessons we can learn from him today.  Documentary audio clips from "John Brown's Holy War" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWS_Jrjh11s&feature=emb_logo Outro Music: 'God's Gonna Cut You Down' by Johnny Cash ----- Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
12/7/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 28 seconds
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Red Menace Teaser: QAnon and the Shattered American Mind

Hear the full episode here: https://redmenace.libsyn.com/ep-22 or find Red Menace on your favorite podcast app!  Support Red Menace here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace
11/29/202012 minutes, 53 seconds
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Guerrilla History Teaser: Why Turkey Is Authoritarian w/ Halil Karaveli

Find the full episode from which this teaser was extracted here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/episode-2   Subscribe to Guerrilla History on your favorite podcast app, and leave us a positive review to increase our reach! 
11/24/202024 minutes, 18 seconds
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Buddhist Philosophy: The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path

Breht introduces and explicates the core teachings of the Buddha, and then (after the outro music) walks the listener through a guided meditation centered on the conscious cultivation of loving kindness and compassion.  Outro Music: 'I Love (It) So Much' by Mount Eerie ----- Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
11/13/202053 minutes, 1 second
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Blood in my Eye: On Fascism and Class Warfare

In this second installment of our ongoing mini-series on George Jackson's "Blood in my Eye", Breht walks us through Jackson's chapter "On Fascism" and elucidates his views on what it is, where it comes from, and its relationship to monopoly capitalism and the U.S. state. Outro Music: 'I Don't Give a Fucc' by Nipsey Hussle ----- Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
11/11/20201 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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Guerrilla History: Washington Bullets w/ Vijay Prashad

In this debut episode of Guerrilla History, we interview Vijay Prashad on his newest book "Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations" Subscribe to Guerrilla History on any podcast app!  Email GH: [email protected] Find GH on Twitter: @guerrilla_pod Support GH on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory
11/10/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 27 seconds
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Red Hot Take: Election Week in America

Breht shares his initial thoughts on the ongoing election and discusses some of its implications.  Outro Music: 'Hot Water Rising' by No Thanks https://no-thanks.bandcamp.com/album/submerger ------ Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
11/6/202036 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blood in my Eye: The Black Colony, Revolutionary Strategy, and Dual Power

In this first installment of our mini-series on "Blood in my Eye" by George Jackson, Breht introduces and reads segments of the text. In these sections, George Jackson talks about the folly of running socialist candidates for president, the fact of US fascism and its already-existing presence, revolutionary strategy and its relation to mass work, the "new pig class" made up of white reactionaries inside the American proletariat, the Black Colony, and much, much more. Outro Music: 'Whitey On the Moon' by Gil Scott-Heron ------ Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
10/28/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 17 seconds
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Unemployment In America: Political Economy, Crisis, and Full Employment

Frank Stricker is a professor emeritus of history, interdisciplinary studies, and labor studies at California State University. He is the author of "American Unemployment: Past, Present and Future" and is a member of the National Jobs for All Coalition/Network  Find more of Frank's work below: National Jobs For All Coalition OpEd News Links mentioned in the Intro: The Red Nation podcast Rev Left Radio Merch Guerrilla History ------ Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Son of Sam' by Elliott Smith LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
10/27/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Folk Singers & The Bureau: The FBI, Folk Artists, & the Communist Party USA

Aaron J. Leonard returns to the show to discuss his newest book "The Folk Singers and The Bureau: The FBI, The Folk Artists, and the Suppression of the Communist Party USA (1939-1956)".  We cover a lot of fascinating history and then we link that history up with the present!  Here is Aaron's playlist mentioned in the show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHCUjL6Jr73FNc_ak3MyOV_V-6Khic2u4 Music featured in order of appearance: Woody Guthrie - I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore Pete Seeger - Which Side Are You On Paul Robeson - No More Auction Block Woody Guthrie - All You Fascists Bound To Lose Woody Guthrie - Tear the Fascists Down Pete Seeger - Solidarity Forever -------- Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
10/19/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 31 seconds
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Liberation Theology: Jesus Christ and the Fight for Human Emancipation

In this episode Matt Bernico and Dean Dettloff from The Magnificast podcast join Breht to discuss the history and ideology of Liberation Theology.  Check out Dean's course that he is currently teaching on liberation theology HERE Follow The Magnificast on Twitter HERE Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'John My Beloved' by Sufjan Stevens LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
10/11/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Pandemic in Prisons: Covid-19, Repression, and the Carceral State

Lou, Kylie, and Nicole join Breht to discuss the state of incarcerated people during this pandemic, the horrific conditions within prisons, and the case of Just - who was unjustly targeted and imprisoned, and now faces repression inside prison for their journalism and truth-telling.  Check out Sunset Park Popular Assembly HERE Check out #PrisonsKill on Twitter HERE Check out the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee HERE and IWOC's Insta page HERE Check out our episode DON'T TALK TO COPS HERE Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Bootlickers (Burn Baby Burn)' by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
10/5/202037 minutes, 10 seconds
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Policing Black Lives: State Violence and Systemic Racism in Canada

Robyn Maynard joins Breht to discuss her new book "Policing Black Live: State Violence in Canada From Slavery to the Present".  Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms and beyond. Robyn Maynard provides readers with the first comprehensive account of nearly four hundred years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization and punishment of Black lives in Canada. Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Celebrate' by Grxwn Fxlks LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
10/5/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Fundamentals of Marxism: Historical Materialism, Dialectics, & Political Economy

In this episode of our sister podcast "Red Menace", Alyson and Breht summarize and discuss the fundamental ideas, concepts, and arguments within Marxism. We want this episode to stand as a resource for *everyone* interested in Marxism - from those who are brand new to the Marxist left all the way to veterans of the Left who simply want a concise refresher. If you know someone who is moving leftward but still struggling with understanding Marxism, please point them toward this episode!  Outro music: 'Song 33' by Noname ------- Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here:https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace Learn more about the show here: www.RevolutionaryLeftRadio.com
10/1/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 37 seconds
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Analyzing Dystopian Fiction: Ideology, Orwell, and our Haunted Futures

Gabriel Gipe joins Breht to discuss the genre and history of dystopian fiction, its ideological role in American society, the impact of George Orwell and anti-communism on our culture, and what it even means to discuss dystopia while living in one.  Check out Gabriel's book reviews on Instagram @mr_gs_book_club Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Gallows' by CocoRosie LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
9/27/20201 hour, 49 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Life of Varavara Rao: Indian Poet, Revolutionary, and Political Prisoner

Venugopal Nellutla, the nephew of Indian poet and revolutionary VV Rao, joins Breht to discuss the life, poetry, and politics of his uncle, comrade, and friend.  Contact Venugopal for more information and resources at: [email protected] Learn more about VV Rao: https://www.facebook.com/nvenugopal.rao Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Omens and Totems' by R.A.P. Ferreira LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
9/25/202059 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Principal Contradiction: Applying Dialectical Materialism

Torkil Lauesen joins Breht to discuss his newest book "The Principal Contradiction". In this discussion, Torkil and Breht discuss dialectical materialism, how it is applied in real world situations, and the role that contradiction plays in it all.  In the 1970s and 80s, Torkil Lauesen was a member of a clandestine communist cell which carried out a series of robberies in Denmark, netting very large sums which were then sent on to various national liberation movements in the Third World. Following their capture in 1989, Torkil would spend six years in prison. While incarcerated, he was involved in prison activism and received a Masters degree in political science. He is currently a member of International Forum, an anti-imperialist organization based in Denmark. Find more of his writings HERE Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Dripping Sun' by Kikagaku Moyo LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
9/18/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Young Lords: A Radical History

Johanna Fernandez, History Professor and host of "Its a New Day", joins Breht to discuss the history, ideology, and activity of The Young Lords, a Marxist-Leninist organization dedicated to the empowerment of, and self-determination for, Puerto Rico, Latinos, and colonized people. Check out Johanna's book "The Young Lords" HERE Check out the Groundings podcast episode with Johanna, hosted by Devyn Springer HERE Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Ghetto Pueblo' by Rebel Diaz & Tef Poe LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
9/10/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Science of Covid-19: Immunobiology, Virology, and Pandemic Politics

Henry Hakamaki joins Breht to discuss the latest science regarding SARS-Cov-2, how it impacts our immune system, how virus' work generally, the politics of it all, and much more.  Support Henry's work HERE Follow Henry on Twitter HERE Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie' by Colter Wall LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
9/7/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 7 seconds
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Red Menace Teaser: The American Death Cult

This clip is from our sister podcast Red Menace, in which Breht and Alyson discuss how we are being conditioned into accepting mass death and how we can organize for an uncertain future.  Find the full episode - and all other Red Menace episodes - here: https://redmenace.libsyn.com Support Red Menace, and get bonus content, here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace  
8/28/20208 minutes, 13 seconds
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Uprising in Omaha: James Scurlock, OPD Violence, and Abolition Research

In this episode, Breht conducts three separate interviews with organizers in Omaha: Bear from ProBLAC, David Harvey from Omaha Abolition Research, and Brenden from the Nebraska Left Coalition. We talk about the mass arrest and human rights violations that took place in Omaha on July 25th, the murder of James Scurlock by White Supremacist Jacob Gardner, the lies and cruelties of the Omaha Police Department, NLC's bail fund, and how organizers around the country might learn from the experiences of us here in Omaha.  Support Rev Left Radio HERE Music included: 'Cloak' by Blvck Svm 'Mariana Trench' by Bright Eyes 'Lemonade' by CocoRosie LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
8/24/20201 hour, 57 minutes, 23 seconds
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The American Indian Movement (AIM)

In this fascinating episode Nick Estes, Historian, author of "Our History is the Future" and co-founder of The Red Nation, joins Breht to discuss the history and legacy of the American Indian Movement, including the history of indigenous resistance in America, the origins and ideology of AIM, the Siege of Wounded Knee in 1973, the FBI's COINTELPRO, the Reign of Terror, and SO much more.  This is a collaborative project between Rev Left Radio and The Red Nation Podcast Learn about, join, and/or support the Red Nation HERE Find Nick on Twitter HERE Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'The Resistance' by Snotty Nose Rez Kids (ft. Drezus) LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
8/23/20202 hours, 48 minutes, 16 seconds
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A Philosophy of Antifascism: Existentialism, Decolonization, & The Three-Way Fight

Devin Zane Shaw, philosophy professor and author of "Egalitarian Moments", joins Breht to discuss his newest book "Philosophy of Antifascism: Punching Nazis and Fighting White Supremacy". Find Devin on Twitter HERE New RLR Shirts Here:  https://goodsforthepeople.com/all-goods/revolutionary-left-radio  Outro Music: 'Cloak' by Blvck Svm  LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
8/16/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 12 seconds
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Dockworker Power: Racial Justice, Class Struggle, and Proletarian Internationalism

History Professor Dr. Peter Cole (previous guest from our IWW episode) joins Breht again, this time to discuss his fascinating new book Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area. We discuss the labor history of dockworker unionism, the racial justice campaigns that workers in Apartheid South Africa and the United States partook in, the impact of these labor struggles on local cultures, proletarian internationalism, and so much more.  Check out Peter's book here:  https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/48ydk2be9780252042072.html  Learn more about Peter here:  http://www.wiu.edu/cas/history/cole.php  New RLR Shirts Here:  https://goodsforthepeople.com/all-goods/revolutionary-left-radio  Outro Music: 'Hot October' by Wood Spider LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
8/9/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jean-Paul Sartre and the Critique of Dialectical Reason

Austin Hayden Smidt returns to Rev Left, this time to discuss his new book "Sartre, Imagination, and Dialectical Reason: Creating Society as a Work of Art".  Follow Austin on Twitter Check out Austin's podcast "Owls at Dawn" Check out Austin's other Rev Left appearance here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/post-structuralism-postmodernism-and-metamodernism Outro Music: 'Days of the Years' by Felice Brothers LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
8/3/20202 hours, 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Battle of Blair Mountain

Chris and Dave from the Mandatory OT and IWW join Breht to cover the fascinating and crucially important history of the Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest labor uprising in American history and the largest armed uprising in America since the Civil War.  Check out Mandatory OT  Check out Dixieland of the Proletariat  NEW REV LEFT RADIO SHIRTS HERE A List of Sources:   1. “Thunder In the Mountains” by Lon Savage 2. “Life, Work, and Rebellion in the Coal Fields” and “Gun Thugs, Rednecks, and Radicals” by David Alan Corbin 3. PBS’s “American Experience: The Mine Wars” 4. “Smokestacks in the Hills: Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia” by Lou Martin 5. “Company-Owned Americans” by Arthur Gleason 6. “Black Avalanche” by Winthrop D. Lane 7. West Virginia State Archives 8. WVCulture   Outro Music: 'Blair Mountain' by Great American Taxi LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
7/28/20203 hours, 3 minutes, 3 seconds
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Unity and Struggle (pt. 5): Wage Labor and White Supremacy

Eve and Dianne join Breht to discuss the relationship between white supremacy and wage labor. This is the fifth installment in our ongoing collaboration with Unity and Struggle. This Rev Left mini-series will trace and engage with the development of Unity and Struggle's systematic study of race through the lens of historical and dialectical materialism. Check out, and contribute to, Unity and Struggle's study here: http://www.unityandstruggle.org/2019/11/racestudypart1/ Check out more from Unity and Struggle here: http://www.unityandstruggle.org/ Follow them on twitter @unityandstrug Outro Music: 'Come in Alone' by My Bloody Valentine ------ Rev Left Shirts: https://goodsforthepeople.com/all-goods/revolutionary-left-radio LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
7/26/202029 minutes, 18 seconds
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Michael Brooks: Meditation, Materialism, and Marxism

This is a re-upload of an episode we did with Michael Brooks, who tragically passed away recently at the age of 36.  Michael's impact lives on and we humbly carry on his radical spirit of loving kindness, compassion, proletarian internationalism, and genuine existential decency. More than anything, we honor and carry on his spirit of Revolutionary Love. Rest in Power, Michael. Check out "Honoring Michael Brooks" Outro Song: Drugs with Friends by Car Seat Headrest
7/21/20202 hours, 7 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mind & Nature: Dialectics, Evolution, and Eco-Marxism

In this collaboration with Revolutionary Lumpen Radio, Breht, Shibby, and Ryan have a wide-ranging discussion on a myriad of topics including Buddhist philosophy, Marxist dialectics, space travel, engaging with nature, hunting & veganism, the illusion of separateness, and much, much more.  Support Revolutionary Lumpen Radio Revolutionary Lumpen Radio on Twitter: @Lumpen_Radio Ryan on Twitter: @TheZenMarxist Shibby on Instagram: @ShibbysIG The Motown Mix for the first 34 mins: https://soundcloud.com/kaci-lea-lynch/motownmix LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
7/17/20202 hours, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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Maoism in India: The Naxalites

V and Rea join Breht to discuss the Naxalite movement in India, the context in which the Naxalites arose, the reaction to them by the Indian state and Indian fascists, the role imperialism plays in the conflict, and much more!  For sources, links, or further recommendations, please feel free to reach out to Rea on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/a_busy_woman Outro Music: 'Curtain Call' by Ruby Ibarra LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
7/14/20201 hour, 49 minutes, 31 seconds
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Necrocapitalism: Plague, Ideology, & the Murderous Logic of Capital

In this episode, Breht is joined by a representative of an anonymous collective of thinkers and organizers to discuss their ongoing project "On Necrocapitalism". Topics include: capital's response to the pandemic, the Victims of Communism and their fascist lies, Zizek's newest book, Judith Butler's radical liberalism, dystopian fiction and its role in maintaining the capitalist imaginary, "outside agitators" and its ideological role, Althusser's Ideological State Apparatus, and much, much more. Find On Necrocapitalism HERE Donate to the Black Hills Legal Defense Fund: https://bhlegalfund.org Related Rev Left Radio episodes for further study:  - Gothic Marxism - Capitalist Realism - Defending Socialism: Deconstructing the "Communism Killed 100 Million" Lie Outro Music: 'Die for the Government' by Anti-Flag LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
7/6/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 52 seconds
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Challenging Capitalism: Envisioning a Socialist Workplace

This episode is a collaboration between Radical Reflections and Rev Left Radio. David from RR and Breht from RLR join forces once again; this time to discuss how the workplace operates under capitalism, and what it could be under socialism.  Check out more from Radical Reflections HERE Join the Radical Reflections Patreon HERE Outro Music: 'Get Up' by The Coup (feat. Dead Prez) LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
7/3/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 54 seconds
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Understanding Maoism: Critique of Maoist Reason

J. Moufawad-Paul lives in Toronto and works as casualized contract faculty at York University where he received his PhD in philosophy. He is the author of Austerity Apparatus, Continuity and Rupture, and Demarcation and Demystification. In this episode, Breht and JMP discuss intra-Maoist lines of thought, examine their differences, and argue for a specific strain of Maoist thought as most in line with a scientific approach to socialism; one that avoids the traps of dogmatism, eclecticism, and opportunism.  Get the 2nd Edition of The Communist Necessity HERE Get Critique of Maoist Reason HERE Check out JMP's website HERE Outro Music: 'JU$T' by Run The Jewels (feat. Pharrell Williams and Zach de la Rocha) LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
7/1/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 47 seconds
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From the River to the Sea: The Palestinian Liberation Struggle

Nu'man joins Breht to discuss the Palestinian Struggle, the Intifadas, the historical solidarity between black revolutionaries in the US and Palestinian revolutionaries, settler colonialism, Frantz Fanon, and SO much more. This was a really engaging interview, and we are positive that our listeners will love it! Follow Nu'man on Twitter Check out Students For Justice in Palestine (website made by Nu'man!) Films mentioned in the Episode:  The Wanted 18 1948: Creation and Catastrophe   Book Recommendations: The Hundred Years War on Palestine by Rashid Khalidi The Palestine Communist Party by Musa Budeiri Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis The Right to Maim by Jasbir Puar   Articles to Check Out: Discursive and Political Deployments by/of the 2002 Palestinian Women Suicide Bombers/Martyrs by Frances S. Hasso (PDF HERE) Jerusalem Quarterly and the Institute for Palestine Studies both have over 70 years of journals all pertaining to Palestine . How does the push to "modernize" Palestine by bringing it further into the global capitalist market impact the anti-occupation struggle?: A case study of Rawabi by Nu'man   Organizations: Al Quas, BDS, JVP, SJP (all have varied information about the struggle and are doing good work in Palestine and the united states/canada) Outro Music: 'Al Kufiyee 3arabeyyeh' Shadia Mansour ft. M1 (Dead Prez) LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
6/25/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Haitian Revolution

Alex Aviña returns to RLR to discuss the Haitian Revolution! Alexander Aviña is an associate professor of Latin American history in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. His book, "Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside" , was awarded the Maria Elena Martínez Book Prize in Mexican History for 2015 by the Conference on Latin American History. Outro music 'Africa Hot!'  by Dead Prez and DJ Green Lantern LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
6/21/20201 hour, 58 minutes, 24 seconds
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Toward Abolition: Building a World Without Police or Prisons

Josh Briond -- from "Millennials Are Killing Capitalism" and "Black Alliance for Peace" -- joins Breht to discuss prison and police abolitionism. Follow Josh on Twitter Follow Radical Theory Check out Josh's writings at the Hampton Institute Outro music 'End of Daze' (feat. Jurdan Bryant, Mereba, and Hollywood JB) by Spillage Village, EARTHGANG, and JID LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
6/19/202054 minutes, 58 seconds
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Red Menace Teaser: Rebellion in a Police State

Find the full episode, and all other Red Menace episodes, here: https://redmenace.libsyn.com/   Learn more here: https://www.revolutionaryleftradio.com/
6/14/20209 minutes, 43 seconds
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Paying Tribute to Radical Voices of Black Liberation

Time Stamps for Every Clip in this Episode: Kimberly Jones: 0:00 "The Breonna Taylor Song" by AJJ: 1:18 Angela Davis on Violence: 2:53 Breht read MLK Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail": 5:19 Dr. Cornel West - "Black Prophetic Fire":  43:00 Fannie Lou Hamer: 44:52 Nina Simone: 47:04 James Baldwin: 49:47 Breht reads "The Condition of Black Life is one of Mourning" by Claudia Rankine: 53:30 Malcolm X: 1:14:18 Assata Shakur (Democracy Now!): 1:16:37 Tupac Shakur: 1:24:20 Breht reads "On Violence" by Frantz Fanon from "The Wretched of the Earth": 1:28:20 Outro music 'For Colored Boys' by Kota the Friend LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
6/10/20201 hour, 9 minutes
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Student Organizing, Modi's Government, and Indian Communism

Rea joins the show to discuss student organizing, her experiences in America as an Indian immigrant, the Modi government in India, the different manifestations of Indian communist movements, and much more!  History of Land Grant Universities  https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/11/08/dark-history-land-grant-universities/ Case of Rohith Vemula  https://thewire.in/caste/rohith-vemula-letter-a-powerful-indictment-of-social-prejudices "The Doctor and the Saint" by Arundhathi Roy  RSS and Nationalism in India https://www.npr.org/2019/05/03/706808616/the-powerful-group-shaping-the-rise-of-hindu-nationalism-in-india  Israel and India / Zionism and Hindutva https://wearyourvoicemag.com/hindutva-zionism-ethnonationalist-states-two-sides-same-coin/ India’s Response to Corona Virus https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/03/india-coronavirus-covid19-narendra-modi/608896/   Outro music 'Yankee and the Brave (ep. 4)' by Run The Jewels LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
6/7/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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Disability Justice, Covid-19, and Black Lives Matter

Lateef Mcleod joins Breht to discuss the role that disability justice plays in fighting white supremacy, capitalism, and the systemic crises that they inevitably give rise to.  Find more of Lateef's work HERE Check out his podcast "Black Disabled Men Talk"  HERE Find his books HERE Outro music 'Thought Process' by Goodie Mob LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
6/5/202030 minutes, 1 second
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America on Fire

Donate to James Scurlock's family here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/for-james-scurlocks-family  Bail funds: MPLS minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate ATL atlsolidarity.org NYC brooklynbailfund.org Louisville actionnetwork.org/fundraising/lo… Richmond rvabailfund.org Oakland / San Jose siliconvalleydsa.org/donations/ Omaha https://www.paypal.me/neleftcoalition Outro Music: "Anarchy" by Jerren Benton ft. EarthGang (We recorded this episode on May 31st for temporal reference)
5/31/202038 minutes, 8 seconds
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Socialism & The System: Interview w/ NY State Senator Julia Salazar

New York State Senator and Democratic Socialist Julia Salazar joins Breht to discuss her path to socialism, her position within the electoral apparatus, the Democratic Party, Lenin, Anti-Imperialism, and much more!  Follow Julia on Twitter HERE and HERE Donate to Julia's campaign HERE Outro music 'Can I Sit Next to You' by Spoon LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
5/24/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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Unity & Struggle (pt. 4): Race, Alienation, & Double Consciousness

This is the fourth installment in our ongoing collaboration with Unity and Struggle. This Rev Left mini-series will trace and engage with the development of Unity and Struggle's deep study of race through the lens of Marxist historical and dialectical materialism. In this fourth edition, Breht is joined by Eve and Wren to cover colonized racial dynamics and its relationship to alienation.  Here is our Red Menace episode on Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 in which he lays out his complete argument regarding alienation: https://redmenace.libsyn.com/economic-and-philosophic-manuscripts-of-1844-karl-marx Check out, and contribute to, Unity and Struggle's study here: http://www.unityandstruggle.org/2019/11/racestudypart1/ Check out more from Unity and Struggle here: http://www.unityandstruggle.org/ Follow them on twitter @unityandstrug Outro Music: 'Gloomy Sunday' by Billie Holiday ------ LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
5/18/202027 minutes, 13 seconds
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Posadism: Trotskyism, Latin American Communism, and... Aliens

A.M. Glittlitz joins Breht to talk about the Trotskyist sub-tendency of Posadism and discuss his new - and genuinely fascinating - book "I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs, and Apocalypse Communism" Check out more of Glittlitz's work  Follow him on Twitter And check out his podcast  Outro music 'UFOF' by Big Thief   LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
5/16/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 17 seconds
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WHOA: Serving the People and Applying the Mass Line

Cam, Billy, and Luis from WHOA-GSO join Breht to discuss their organizing efforts and the current crisis.  Find, learn about, and support GSO WHOA here: https://linktr.ee/whoagso   Follow Cameron Crowder @birthmarxist Follow Billy @billcbolshevik Follow Luis Medina @mal_praxis   Outro music 'Reading Mao' by Sendai Era ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
5/11/202052 minutes, 33 seconds
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China, Covid-19, and the New Cold War

Ian Goodrum joins Breht to discuss and dismantle the recent wave of anti-China propaganda emanating out of the US in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. They also discuss China's response to the outbreak, the failures and indifference of the US ruling class, and much more!  Find Ian's writings HERE and HERE Outro music 'Paranoiattack' by The Faint ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
5/8/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 1 second
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Psychedelics and the Self: Exploring Human Consciousness

Mexie returns to Rev Left, this time to have a wide-ranging discussion on Psychedelics, their history, the science behind them, and their interactions with human consciousness! Mexie's podcast, Vegan Vanguard, HERE Find Mexie's YT channel HERE   Check out Michael Pollan's book HERE Outro music 'Forgotten Eyes' by Big Thief  ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
5/3/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 16 seconds
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Progress of the Storm: A Collaboration with Cosmonaut Magazine

Remi, Donald, and Parker from Cosmonaut Magazine and its associated podcast Cosmopod join Breht to have a wide-ranging discussion on numerous topics including eco-socialism, the Covid Crisis, building a communist party, Climate Change, the importance of labor organizing, and much, much more!  Check out Cosmonaut Magazine here: https://cosmonaut.blog/ Check out Cosmopod here: http://cosmopod.libsyn.com/ Outro music 'Keep Time' by Gauntlet Hair ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
4/29/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 58 seconds
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Maoism in the Philippines: The CPP and Protracted People's War

Nap and Aspen join Breht to discuss the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People's Army and its Protracted People's War, Duterte and US imperialism, Maoist critiques of China, the history of the Philippines, and much, much more!  CPP website is cpp.ph & ndfp.org    Kadamay fundraiser:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/urgent-fundraising-appeal-in-response-to-covid-19   Brandon Lee fundraiser:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-brandon-lee   Red Fish 2 part documentary on the NPA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mtusYyzvmo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR6mjpZrJrE Outro music 'Chairman Mao' by Bambu ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
4/28/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 17 seconds
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Organizing in a Pandemic: NYC Housing Justice and Fighting Cuomo

Lena Melendez, Charlie Dulik, and Nicolás Vargas - all organizers in and around New York City - join Breht to discuss Housing Justice 4 All, tenant organizing, the broader fight against Andrew Cuomo and the NY State government, and how you can help!  Learn more about, and support, Housing Justice 4 All here: https://linktr.ee/housingjustice4all Check out Freedom Arts Movement (@freedomartsmvmt) here: https://www.freedomartsmovement.com/ Donate to their fundraiser here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/freedom-arts-movement-fundraiser Outro music 'Crown On the Ground' by Sleigh Bells ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
4/23/202042 minutes, 7 seconds
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Organizing in a Pandemic: Rebel Steps and Rent Strikes!

Liz and Amy from Rebel Steps joins Breht to discuss tenant organizing, rent strikes, the Covid crisis, anarchism, and much more!  Check out Rebel Steps here: https://rebelsteps.com/ Follow them on Twitter @RebelSteps Here is a list of Mutual Aid orgs to donate to: https://itsgoingdown.org/c19-mutual-aid/ Check out Channel Zero Network here: https://channelzeronetwork.com/ Outro music 'Breathe America' by Mosin Nagant find more of their music here: https://mosinnagant.bandcamp.com ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
4/18/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 20 seconds
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Organizing in a Pandemic: Omaha Tenants United & Nebraska Left Coalition

In this two-part episode, Breht interviews Talia and Seth from Omaha Tenants United and Brendan from Nebraska Left Coalition. In the first interview, we discuss tenant organizing during the Covid Crisis, the role landlords play in our society, and how to start your own tenant organization. And in the second interview, we discuss NLC's food program and mutual aid projects, where this crisis ranks in modern history, and much more.  Here is OTU's website: https://omahatenantsunited.org/ Here is NLC's website: https://www.neleftcoalition.com/ Donate to NLC's spring fundraiser here: https://chuffed.org/project/spring-fundraiser Intermission music: 'Merlin' by Hail Mary Malon Outro music: Ancient Ways' by Interpol Learn more about, and support, Rev Left Radio here: www.RevolutionaryLeftRadio.com  
4/13/202057 minutes, 22 seconds
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Marx in Soho: What if Marx Came Back?

Breht performs Howard Zinn's one-man play "Marx in Soho". Outro music 'Weary Blues' by Madeleine Peyroux  ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
4/7/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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Postmodern Conservatism: Reactionary Politics in Late Capitalism

Professor Matthew McManus joins Breht to discuss his work on postmodern conservatism.  Find Matt on twitter @MattPolProf Learn more about Matt and his work here Find the book here Here are two other Rev Left episodes we've done on this topic: Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism Post-Structuralism, Postmodernism, and... Metamodernism? Outro music 'A Song for Our Fathers' by Explosions in the Sky ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
4/4/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 24 seconds
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Estranged Labor: Karl Marx on Alienation

Listen to the full Red Menace episode (from which this segment was extracted) here: https://redmenace.libsyn.com/economic-and-philosophic-manuscripts-of-1844-karl-marx Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace Outro music '9-5ers Anthem' by Aesop Rock
4/4/202026 minutes, 21 seconds
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Bit Tyrants: The Political Economy of Silicon Valley

Professor of Economics, Rob Larson, returns to Rev Left Radio; this time to discuss his new book "Bit Tyrants: The Political Economy of Silicon Valley". Find Bit Tyrants here: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1381-bit-tyrants Find Rob on Twitter @IronicProfessor Outro music 'Bellyache' by Yak ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
3/25/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 19 seconds
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Thinking Through The Crisis: Coronavirus, Capitalism, and The Future

On this emergency crossover episode of Red Menace and Rev Left Radio, Alyson and Breht discuss COVID-19, what the best models are predicting, what the response of the US State and capitalist class is, what the Left can do, what the future looks like, and much, much more.  Learn More and Support Red Menace here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace 
3/20/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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History of the IWW: Militant Unionism, Wobblie Internationalism, & Class War

Prof. Peter Cole joins Breht to talk about the history and internationalism of the IWW: Industrial Workers of the World (aka the Wobblies), as well as to draw out lessons from that history for our current moment. Become a member of the IWW: https://www.iww.org/ Find Peter on Twitter: @ProfPeterCole   Wobblies on the Waterfront: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/34fnp6ps9780252031861.html   Wobblies of the World: https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745399591/wobblies-of-the-world/   Dockworker Power: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/48ydk2be9780252042072.html   NLC Mutual Aid Fundraiser: https://chuffed.org/project/spring-fundraiser   Outro music 'Joe Hill' by Paul Robeson ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
3/19/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 32 seconds
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UNLOCKED: COVID-19, Contradictions, and the Dictatorship of Capital

NLC Mutual Aid Fundraiser: https://chuffed.org/project/spring-fundraiser ------ Support Operation Birmingham's COVID-19 mutual aid (UK): Here's the website for the project: cooperationbirmingham.org.uk Here's the gofundme: gofundme.com/f/cooperation-birmingham-mutual-aid-kitchen ------ HERE ARE DOZENS OF OTHER ON-THE-GROUND ORGS ENGAGING IN COVID-19 MUTUAL AID WORK: Find them all here: https://itsgoingdown.org/c19-mutual-aid/
3/17/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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Walter Rodney: Marxist Radical, Guerrilla Intellectual, & Pan-African Martyr

Devyn Springer joins Breht to discuss the life and legacy of Walter Rodney: the renowned Guyanese historian, Caribbean revolutionary, Pan-Africanist thinker, and Marxist martyr. Find Devyn and his work: https://devynspringer.journoportfolio.com/ Support his work: https://www.patreon.com/Halfatlanta Check out his podcast: https://groundings.simplecast.com/ Find and Support the Walter Rodney Foundation: http://www.walterrodneyfoundation.org/ Here are the Essays Devyn mentioned in the episode: https://www.marxists.org/subject/africa/rodney-walter/index.htm   Outro music 'Hussle & Motivate' by Nipsey Hussle ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
3/9/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 2 seconds
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Unity and Struggle (Pt. 3) : Slavery, Capitalism, and Wage Labor

This is the third installment in our new and ongoing collaboration with Unity and Struggle. This Rev Left mini-series will trace and engage with the development of Unity and Struggle's deep study of race through the lens of Marxist historical and dialectical materialism. In this third edition, Breht is joined by Eve and Enzo to cover free and unfree labor, slavery, its relation to capitalism, and more.  Check out, and contribute to, Unity and Struggle's study here: http://www.unityandstruggle.org/2019/11/racestudypart1/ Check out more from Unity and Struggle here: http://www.unityandstruggle.org/ Follow them on twitter @unityandstrug Intro Clip by Means TV featuring Mond Jones. You can find that video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP3-dQHJjFo  Outro Music: 'Stuck in the South' by Adia Victoria. ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: https://www.revolutionaryleftradio.com/ SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
3/5/202025 minutes, 17 seconds
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Thinking Through Electoralism: Bernie Sanders and Class Struggle

Michael Carter from the NY DSA joins Breht to discuss how Marxists should think about the electoral strategy, the Bernie 2020 Campaign, and what happens if Bernie wins, loses, or is robbed.  Follow Michael on Twitter @_Michaeltcarter  Rosarium is a volunteer-run production company made up of filmmakers and activists who stand for people over profits: https://www.rosariumproductions.com/#Work   Here is the link to Jon "TheLitCritGuy" Greenaway's Guides on Marx, Jameson, and Gramsci as mentioned in the intro: https://twitter.com/TheLitCritGuy/status/1234098100521840641 Or find him on Insta @TheLitCritGuy Outro music 'Stigmata' by Grandson ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
3/2/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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Simone Weil: French Philosopher, Christian Mystic, & Anti-Fascist Radical

Corey Mohler, aka Existential Comics, joins Breht to discuss the amazing and fascinating life of Simone Weil. Check out Existential Comics here: http://existentialcomics.com/ Follow Corey on Twitter @ExistentialComs Outro music 'Undone' by DeVotchKa ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
2/28/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 50 seconds
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Mind & Nature: Meditation, Psychedelics, and Eco-Grief

Mexie (@mexieYT) from Vegan Vanguard joins Breht to have a wide-ranging and deep discussion on Nature, Meditation, Psychedelics, Dialectics, and much, much more! Find Mexie's YT channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/Mexie Find the Vegan Vanguard podcast here: https://veganvanguardpodcast.com/ Outro music 'Crow' by Mount Eerie Find his music here: https://pwelverumandsun.bandcamp.com/album/a-crow-looked-at-me ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
2/18/20202 hours, 21 minutes, 16 seconds
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Antonio Gramsci: Hegemony, Organic Intellectuals, & Italian Fascism

Jon (from Horror Vanguard) and Brenden (from Marxism and Moshpits) return to the show; this time to discuss the life and political theory of the famous Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci. Find Jon's show (@HorrorVanguard) here: https://www.patreon.com/horrorvanguard Check out Brenden's punk band No Thanks here: https://no-thanks.bandcamp.com/ Outro music 'To the Fellow Travellers' by Brzowski Bandcamp: https://brzowskimusic.bandcamp.com Latest album: https://ffm.to/blooddrivevol4 Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J-cduFlGBY&feature=emb_title Social media: @BRZOWSKImusic ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, FORGE, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
2/12/20201 hour, 56 minutes, 53 seconds
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UNLOCKED: Bernie, Impeachment, & Breht's Winter Camping Trip

This episode was originally put out as a Patreon episode for our supporters, but after receiving multiple messages from patrons asking us to make it public, we did. In this episode, Breht explores, analyzes, and rants about the major headlines of the past week or so.  Topics include: Breht's winter camping trip and interests in the outdoors, the Bernie campaign and how socialists should think about it, voting v. electoralism, Medicare for All, Trump's impeachment spectacle, Iraqi protests, Greenwald v. Bolsonaro, the Joe Rogan endorsement, and much more.  If you like this episode and want to support the show *in exchange for* getting monthly bonus content like this, join our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio
1/29/20201 hour, 8 minutes
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Demarcation and Demystification: Marxist Philosophy and its Limits

Breht O'Shea and Alyson Escalante interview J. Moufawad-Paul on his newest book Demarcation and Demystification: Philosophy and its Limits for this Rev Left / Red Menace crossover episode. In this episode we discuss the Marxist conception of philosophy, what separates philosophy from theory, the role philosophy plays in class struggle, an historical materialist analysis of the western philosophical canon, and much more!  Purchase Demarcation and Demystification here: https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/demarcation-demystification Check out JMP's blog here: http://moufawad-paul.blogspot.com Follow JMP on twitter @MLM_Mayhem Video version of this interview on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/dUUq8Kwkw3I Outro music: 'W-4' by Dead Prez Find more of Dead Prez's music here: https://deadprezblog.wordpress.com/ ------- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective: @Barbaradical Intro music by DJ Captain Planet. --------------- This podcast is affiliated