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You favorite Ultra-Left-Post-Posadist-Nihilist-Anarcho-Communist-Bordiga-Adjacent comedy and politics podcast. #UnrestIsBest With Jamie Peck, Sean, AP Andy and a rotating cast of guests. Become a patron to enjoy bonus content, access to our Discord community and more at: www.patreon.com/theantifada twitter: @the underscore antifada @jamie underscore elizabeth @spaceprole
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E239 - Prisoner With the Antifa Face Tattoo w/ Eric King

An interview with Eric King, who was recently released after being incarcerated since 2014, five of those in segregation. He was charged with using an incendiary device to commit arson after throwing a molotov cocktail at an empty Federal Building in Kansas City, Missouri during the uprising in Ferguson. Today he is out on probation and talking with us about his history with the anarchist movement, his time inside and release, and how and why to support prisonersTo support the show, sign up on patreon!If you sign up at the at the discounted $10/month annual membership and DM your address on Patreon for a free postage paid copy of the PM Press <a href="https://pmpress.org/index.php?l=product
21/02/20241 hour 29 minutes 20 seconds
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E238 - The Renegade Century w/ Mike Macnair

Sean and Andy are joined by Mike Macnair, member of the Provisional Central Committee of the Communist Party of Great Britain, columnist at Weekly Worker and author of Revolutionary Strategy (2008) and many other works.We discuss the legacy of Marxist political movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, the role of the party, the importance of patience and republicanism to the working class struggle and what might be salvaged from the thought of great historical Marxists including... the renegade Kautsky.This is part I of an extended discussion on theory and history. To hear the paywalled fireworks, become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada&nbsp;Sign up or upgrade your membership at the discounted $1
14/02/202450 minutes 7 seconds
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E237 - Traitor Joe

NEWS EPISODE! We talk about the crisis of liberalism in the US and worldwide through the context of the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, the formation of BRICs as a challenge to US-based global order, the economic spiral of Germany and China, class war at the border, and betrayal of every millennial's favorite grocery store. For the full episode, sign up on patreon!If you sign up at the at the discounted $10/month annual membership and DM your address on Patreon for a free postage paid copy of the PM Press George Floyd Uprising book, with contributions by Andy and many past and future friends of the show!Show notes:
05/02/202449 minutes 53 seconds
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Diving Into the Wreckage: Nationalism, Liberation and the State Part 3 (Bourg Internationalism)

Sean and Varn return with part three of their series on nationalism and the nation state. This episode is about the only really existing internationalism left: the capitalist infrastructure of globalization. Special emphasis is made of the history of state formation in the Middle East as it pertains to the current conflict. In the second half, the discussion turns to the rise and decay of what is called the "Rules Based International Order". For access to this and all of our years of bonus content become a supporter of the podcast at www.patreon.com/theantifadaSong: Gary Numan - This Wreckage
31/01/20241 hour 5 minutes 36 seconds
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Reading Settlers 8 - This is the end, my Settler friend

Sean and Andy finish reading Settlers, Chapters 13 and 14For the full episode, support us on patreon: http://patreon.com/TheAntifada+ Sign up or upgrade your membership at the discounted $10/month annual membership and DM your mailing address on Patreon for a free postage paid copy of the PM Press George Floyd Uprising book, with contributions by Andy and many past and future friends of the show!BLA's Message to the Black Movement: https://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/AmRad/messageblackmovement.pdfClips from Finally Got the News:: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5jMrfoH
26/01/20246 minutes 58 seconds
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ARMED LOVE 9 - Be Gay, Do Crime w/ Lola Mieseroff

Ex-Militant of the Homosexual Front of Revolutionary Action (FHAR) Lola Mieseroff is our guest on this installment of the Antifada sideproject on the revolutionary culture of the sixties. We talk about growing up in gay South France in the sixties, her experience in May '68 and after, the resonance of Stonewall, what it meant to be a pro-situ and her run-in, with Debord, the revolutionary politics of homosexuality and queerness, her relationship with Guy Hocquenhghem and the rest of the revolutionary left, and her perspectives on the queer revolutionary movements today, right-wing reaction, the potential of revolution in these bleak times, and the phrase "Be Gay, Do Crime"For all back episodes of ARMED LOVE check our Collections Page and support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifadaBuy FAG HAG from PM Press: <a hre
24/01/20241 hour 6 minutes 6 seconds
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E236 (Part 2): Communist Santa's Kink Armory w/ Phil Neel, Nick Chavez (PREVIEW)

In part two of our discussion on the essay Forest and Factory, we foray into fourierism and the whimsical world of life under global communism. Topics include: the mushroom mafia, nomadic pleasure duels, gender orgies, capitalist fantasy camp, and communist santa!For the full episode, sign up on patreon!If you sign up at the at the discounted $10/month annual membership and DM your address on Patreon for a free postage paid copy of the PM Press George Floyd Uprising book, with contributions by Andy and many past and future friends of the show!
19/01/20248 minutes 28 seconds
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E236 - Forest and Factory w/ Phil Neel, Nick Chavez (Part 1)

What will production, consumption, supply chains, and climate policy on a global scale look like under communism? Phil Neel and Nick Chavez has published a compelling vision of the future in their Endnotes essay Forest and FactoryAlso check out Nick Chavez's piece Technical Expertise and Communist Production in Brooklyn RailFor part 2 of the episode, sign up on patreon!If you sign up at the at the discounted $10/month annual membership and DM your address on Patreon for a free postage paid copy of the PM Press <a href="https://pm
17/01/20241 hour 2 minutes 25 seconds
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E235 - DEI or DIE

News episode! We start 2024 by talking about Houthis and global shipping, the Uniparty, the Harvard presidency, and the backlash against Pro-Palestinian protesters as part of the broader backlash against progressive liberalism.*NEW YEARS PROMOTION!* Sign up or upgrade your membership at the discounted $10/month annual membership and DM your address on Patreon for a free postage paid copy of the PM Press George Floyd Uprising book, with contributions by Andy and many past and future friends of the show!Or sign up at any level at http://patreon.com/theantifadaNotes: Crisis on the seas: https://www.nytim
08/01/202455 minutes 13 seconds
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Boundless and Bottomless: Dugin's 4th Political Theory Part 1 w/ Varn and Jason EXTENDED PREVIEW

A sneak peak at this new VarnVlog series featuring guest spots from Sean KB and Jason from great post-Trot podcast The Regrettable Century. We read Alexander Dugin's most famous work, 'The Fourth Political Theory' to understand why all sorts of people, from the right to the left, are looking to this eclectic, irrationalist Russian post-fascist to understand this particular moment in world history.For the full episode and much more bonus content, become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifadaThis is actually the second episode, with the introductory program with Jason appearing on the VarnVlog YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGVSZcFZHlQ
03/01/202458 minutes 24 seconds
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E234 - Vincent and the Vortex w/ Vincent Bevins

Vincent Bevins chats about lessons of the uprisings of 2010s, as outlined in his book If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing RevolutionFor the full episode support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaSong: Kacey Musgraves - Slow Burn
27/12/202358 minutes 34 seconds
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Diving Into the Wreckage: Nationalism, Liberation and the Bourgeois State Part 2 (Lenin)

Sean KB and C Derick Varn return with part two of their series on nationalism and the nation state. In this episode, the discuss various Marxist conceptions of the state including Otto Bauer, Rosa Luxembourg but especially Vladimir Lenin. What is the relationship between people and nation? Class and nation? And what is to be done?This is an extended preview. For access to the entire two-hour audio episode become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifadaOr to view the video recording subscribe also to www.patreon.com/varnvlog
22/12/202353 minutes 28 seconds
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&&& w/ De-McKinseyfication w/ Garrison Lovely

Anders &amp; Andy interview the unmasked McKinsey whistleblower and journalist Garrison Lovely about consulting with Rikers and ICE. Other topics include bread fixing, opiates, McKinsey 4chan, and Mayor Pete. In the second Garrison takes our answers on being a leftist Effective Altruist.For the full episode, support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaGarrison's podcast: https://mostinterestingpeople.podbean.comOriginal whisteblower article: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/02/mckinsey-company-capitals-willing-executionersRecent Nation article: ww.thenation.com/article/society/m
18/12/20231 hour 19 minutes 24 seconds
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Ep 233: Post-Soviet Space w/ Volodymyr Ishchenko

Sean and Andy are joined by Volodymyr Ishchenko, Ukrainian Marxist and sociologist, to discuss his upcoming collection of essays "Toward the Abyss" from Verso Books. (You can and should preorder here.)How does a 'civilizational' or 'cultural' or 'decolonial' understanding of the Russia-Ukraine conflict obscure the underlying class conflict at its heart? What is the political economy of 'corruption' and anti-corruption? How has the delegitimization of the post-Soviet political capitalist ruling class led to stagnation and civil war? Why have their been a series of Occupys, EuroMaidans and Arab Springs that seem to change nothing?This is part one of an extended discussion. In the bonus we pose the question, "What does the left look like in Ukraine at the moment and how can internationalists help build a working class movement adequate to social revolution in a global capitalist soci
13/12/202350 minutes 53 seconds
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Ep 232: Cryin' Like Lion in Zion w/ Jason Myles

Andy and Sean are joined by returning champion Jason Myles of This is Revolution podcast and industrial metal maniacs Bitter Lake to discuss his recent Damage Magazine article about Ibram X Kendi and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion grift. How has identity politics been used to subsume class politics? What's left of a socialist left after the failure of Sandersism? Without the crutch of a social democracy more impossible by the day what might we build?We also discuss the war on Gaza and why sometimes you have to walk off tour or storm out of a show when things get too woke. (details within)Song: Special Interest - LA Blues
06/12/20231 hour 15 minutes 54 seconds
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Reading Settlers 7 - McCarthy Did Nothing Wrong

We read chapters X and XI of Settlers about the decline of the CPUSA and postwar settlers parasitism on a global scale.For the full episode, support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifadaAnd find previous chapters of Reading Settlers on our Reading Settlers Collections page: https://www.patreon.com/collection/241791?view=expandedRead Along:https://readsettlers.org/ch10.htmlhttps://readsettlers.org/ch11.htmlInfo about Yokinen Trial./ White Chauvinism purges:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokinen_Show_Trialhttps://www.marxi
01/12/20237 minutes 24 seconds
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Ep 231 - Demagogics is Destiny

For the full episode support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaNEWS EP: Musk's trip Israel and the elections of Milei, Wildes, and the Dublin riots. Israeli labor shortage. How worried we should be about Trump's Plan 2025? Why Bidenist social-democracy won't help. Civil Socety vs. Social Humanity. PSL and block the boat criticism. The rise of AMLOnomics and Avocado wars in MexicoLabor shortage in Israel: https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/26/middleeast/israel-farms-foreign-workers-crisis-intl-cmd/index.html The city where Mexico’s nearshoring hype is becoming reality https://on.ft.com/3RiM0T5Trump's plan to drain the swamp: <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/27/opinion/trump-deep-state-schedule-
29/11/202359 minutes 37 seconds
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Talkin' 'tina 8: Milei Massacre

We visit Argentina, where the extremely online anarcho-capitalist Bolsonarista and MAGA Chud Javier Milei has just been elected their new president. Will it be a return to the Anti-communist dictatorship of the 70s and 80s, the neoliberal dollarization era of the 90s, or will it turn Argentina into one big AnarchApulco?To find out, Andy interviews members of ananarchist-communist collective based in the Biblioteca y Archivo Alberto Ghiraldo from Rosario, Argentina. Recently they put out a new text on the Milei phenomenon called Contra el liberalismo y sus falsos criticos, or Against Liberalism and its False Critics.They are also involved with the journal Cuadernos de Negacion, and the newsletter <a href="https://bole
22/11/202329 minutes 43 seconds
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Ep 230 - Block the Beast w/ Jamie Peck

Shadowy Antifa spokesperson and podcaster Jamie Peck returns to tell us about the Block Cop City action this week in Atlanta, and what comes next for the movement against Cop Cities in Atlanta and everywhere.Support the show by becoming a patron at http://patreon.com/theantifadaCoverage on Block Cop City: Natasha Lennard: https://theintercept.com/2023/11/15/cop-city-protest-police-atlanta-tear-gas/?NDN Collective: https://twitter.com/ndncollectiveJoin a weelaunee defense society: <a href="https://www.stopcopcitysolidarity.or
16/11/20231 hour 6 minutes 40 seconds
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There Is No God But God: five people ambush a stage armed with words at once holding the crowd hostage.

This is audio of CRUSH reading series no.37, Benefit for Palestine featuring Kamelya Youssef, Jenna Hamed, Tenaya Nasser, Tilghman Goldsborough, and Aristilde Kirby, with musical accompaniment by Paco Cathcart.Recorded at Woodbine Nov 3, 2023.The reading was a benefit for Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA). Donate here- https://secure.everyaction.com/3aJf-w9toEewrIbfQf-XtA2See a short clip of the performance here: <a href="https://www.instagram.co
10/11/202344 minutes 53 seconds
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Diving Into the Wreckage - Nationalism, Liberation and the Bourgeois State (Part 1)

The arcane numbering system is gone, but Sean and Varn have (surprise!) a new miniseries. Inspired by current events - such as the Russo-Ukrainian War, Israel's ongoing atrocities in Gaza, and the turn towards post-neoliberal economic nationalism - we're going to explore all manner of Marxist and non-Marxist theories on the nation state to help get our heads around the current mess the world is in and hopefully chart a pathway out.How did the nation-state rise in the early modern world? what role has nationalism played in capitalist development? What are the historical legacies of Lenin and Stalin's nationalities policies? Rhetoric aside, what is the relationship (if any) between national liberation movements and the communist project?This is an extended preview. For access to the entire episode, become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada. To see the video recording of
08/11/202357 minutes 43 seconds
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Reading Settlers 6 - KKKillers of the Settler Moon

For the full episode support us on patreon at http://patreon.com/theantifadaJ. Sakai's Settlers Chapter 9 - Neocolonial Pacification in the US discusses how the Settler Nation integrated Native American and Black leaders into its ranks. Topics include: Native American self-governance, the rise of Marcus Garvey's UNIA, international solidarity with Ethiopia after Italy's 1935 invasion, the STFU (Southern Tenant Farmers Union), A. Phillip Randolph, the March on Washington, Black Power, and Settlers-pilled Scorsese. For the full episode support us on patreon at http://patreon.com/theantifadaSettlers Ch. 9: https://readsettlers.org/ch9.htmlPaul Prescod on A. Phillip Randolph: https://jacobin.com/
06/11/202348 minutes 33 seconds
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Ep 229 - The Gang Goes Intifada

Andy and Sean discuss the invasion in Gaza, Israel's move towards ethnic cleansing, the history of proletarian resistance in Palestine, and theorize class conflict between the Israeli and Palestinian national projects and its working classes. We also talk about what all this means for those communists in the US removed from the conflict. Some of our reading for the episode:https://decompositions.noblogs.org/files/2023/10/Explosion- Point.pdf https://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2023/10/18/israel-the-shattering-of-a-dream/https://brooklynrail.org/2015/03/field-notes/negation-of-the-diasporahttps
01/11/20231 hour 6 minutes 35 seconds
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Ep 228 - Anti-Anti-Engelsism w/ Daniel Tutt

Sean is joined by @DaneilTutt, host of the @torsion_groups and @emancipations_ podcast, to talk about the life of Friedrich Engels through the Tristam Hunt's 2009 biography Marx's General.Is there truth to the argument, developed in the 1920s, that Engels was responsible for a serious distortion of Marx's theory? What do we make of his 'double life' as both a carousing bourgeois and a disciplined revolutionary? How did the political views of Marx and Engels change over he course of the 19th century? What was The Dialectics of Nature and how has so-called 'dialectical materialism' helped to dogmatize scientific socialism? And what remains of Engels' thought and practice today?Join us for a fun and informative episode on one of the r
25/10/20231 hour 8 minutes 58 seconds
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ARMED LOVE 8 - The subversive 70s w/ Michael Hardt

Recording of a discussion last Saturday with Michael Hardt at Woodbine for a discussion of his new book The Subversive Seventies and our contemporary autonomist experiments in Queens, Atlanta, and elsewhere.Michael Hardt is a philosopher and political theorist whose work focuses on autonomist social movements since the 1960s. In his books co-authored with Antonio Negri - Empire, Multitude, and Commonwealth - Hardt theorized the changes in capitalism and struggle taking place at the turn of the 21st century. The frameworks Hardt and Negri developed together were among the most popular and influential political theories influencing the activism of the last 25 years, helping define the movement contexts that birthed spaces like Woodbine. In his new book, The Subv
18/10/20231 hour 41 minutes 59 seconds
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Reading Settlers 5 - CIO, New Deal, and WWII

We continue reading J. Sakai's Settlers - The Myth of the White Proletariat, chapters 7 and 8. We begin the episode with a discussion of the war in Israel and Palestine with Sakai's national-liberation framework in mind.For the full episode support the show at patreon.com/theantifadaLeftcom statements mentioned: https://en.internationalism.org/content/17406/neither-israel-nor-palestine-workers-have-no-fatherland http://www.leftcom.org/en/articles/2023-10-11/the-latest-butchery-in-the-middle-east-is-part-of-the-march-to-generalised-warRead along: https://readsettlers.org/ch7.html <a href="https://readsettlers.or
16/10/202330 minutes 51 seconds
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Ep 227 - Never Go Full Stancil w/ Jamie Merchant

With neo-Keynesian hacks like Will Stancil crowing about the alleged successes of Bidenomics, it seemed fitting to bring on Jamie Merchant, author of many incisive articles in Paul Mattick's Field Notes section of the Brooklyn Rail and elsewhere to discuss capital, finance and permanent crisis. Topics include the enduring legacy of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall, the limits of 'financialization' discourse, the politics of crisis theory, the limits of industrial policy, the Brenner-Riley debate, anti-anti-globalization, so-called Political Capitalism and more.In the bonus section we discuss the outlines of what a determinate negation of globalization might look like and how to turn global production into international proletarian power. Lastly, Sean, Andy and Jamie take a first pass at an internationalist perspective on fast-moving events in Palestine and what the outcome of resistance might be f
11/10/20231 hour 2 minutes 13 seconds
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Ep 226 - Critical Support for the WTO

Sean and Andy talk about their moves/life showers, and the next chapter of our lives. We go on to discuss the influx of asylum seekers to NYC, the crisis of the WTO and rules-based international order, and right-wing opposition to a Chinese EV battery plant in Michigan and a munitions plant in East Germany. In the bonus we talk about Trudeau's "Bonzo goes to Bitzburg" moment and if this is historical revisionism or something else. For the full episode and access to the Discord support the show at patreon.com/theantifadaWoodbine Reservoir journal release party: https://www.thetranspecos.com/cal/2023/10/4/woodbine-presents-the-reservoir-communion-issue-no-2-release-partyshow notes:<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/01/magazine/economy-illegal-immigration.html
04/10/20231 hour 4 minutes 33 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 9.2: The State of the Left and Strategies of Orientation

Sean and Varn continue the second part of their miniseries on left strategies and orientations. Central to the discussion is the definition and role of what is called 'Rank and File' organizing, something that means many things to many people, but whose bases are often conflated in literature and debate, for example in the DSA. This episode tackles, in turn, the tendencies associated with Joe Burns, Jane MacAlevey, Kim Moody, Marxist-Leninists and syndicalists.Taking a cue from current events, the conversation revolves around the ongoing United Autoworkers strike in the Midwest: what it might mean for the industry, how a victory might galvanize the broader working class, and how a defeat might play out.Become a patron of The Antifada for the extended, two-and-a-half hour audio episode, and/or a patron of VarnVlog to watch the video recording.
27/09/202358 minutes 26 seconds
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Ep 225 - UAW Strike EMERGENCY POD

UAW Strike updates! We hear Sean's analysis of the struggles of US autoworkers since 2018, various strategies the government has used to intervene, evaluated the takes of Brandon and Drumpf, ponder a Titoist Obama, and discuss the revolutionary position.For the full episode subscribe to the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaIn the fun half we summarize the positions of the Trotsyist SEP and WSWS, a critique from the Bolshevik Tendency, and argue why abolishing the value form would be a more popular demand than electing a socialist politician or taxing the rich. Some of the stuff we read for the episoe:https://labornotes.org/2023/09/no-justice-no-jeeps-scenes-auto-workers-strike <a href="https://labornotes.org/2023/09/auto-workers-strike-pl
19/09/202355 minutes 1 second
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Live in Brooklyn w/ Minion Death Cult

Audio from our live gig last week in Brooklyn! Find out if this the end of podcasting as we know it.Then we hang with Minion Death Cult a week later to sift through the wreckage of the Well There's Your Problem show in Philly, out trip to Citi Field to woo Mrs. Met, nasty notes to UPS drivers, NY in the post-Bloomberg era, and boys being cats.For full episode support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaSongs:Woodie Guthrie - Jarama Big Soda - Swearin'
18/09/202326 minutes 7 seconds
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Ep 77: People's Republic of Toontown w/ donoteat1

Since we're in Philly this week to perform with Well There's Your Problem, enjoy this classic episode from December 2019 with Roz! Have you ever asked yourself what weird 1980s Hollywood live-action/cartoon crossover films have to say about the infamous General Motors Streetcar Scandal of the mid-20th century? Well do we have a film for you!Sean sits down with fellow socialist railfan Justin Roczniak, AKA donoteat1, to get at the real and sordid history behind Robert Zemekis' 1988 blockbuster Who Framed Roger Rabbit? How the hell was this crazy film made? What does it tell us about the history of public transit in Los Angeles and elsewhere? Why is Elon Musk full of shit? How would rail fit into the Green New Deal and socialism broadly? Most importantly, how did our fans get us to watch hentai?
13/09/20231 hour 12 minutes 24 seconds
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Reading Settlers 4 - The Union Makes Us... Wrong?

In Chapters 5 and 6 of Settlers Sakai talks about the history of populist anti-imperialism, the emergence of the white proletariat (we do exist!), and explains how the IWW was a vehicle of white supremacy.For the full episode support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadareadsettlers.org/ch5.htmlhttps://readsettlers.org/ch6.html​​https://libcom.org/article/100-years-ago-philadelphia-dockers-strike-and-local-8-iww-mouvement-communiste-andSong: Pete Seeger - Casey JonesOh, and DONT FORGET TO SEE US THIS WEDNESDAY in Philly! Sept 12 w/WTYP at
11/09/202341 minutes 49 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 9.1: Where is the left now? w/ C. Derick Varn

Brand new Diving into the Wreckage mini-series scrapping at the wreckage that is the US Left, tracing the trajectory of socialist politics since the 1970s, and looking for ways out of the mess we're in.Within, Varn presents on the recent history of the Democratic Socialists of America, their precipitous rise and slow decline in membership since 2020. How does this bode for the future of the millennial left? As it turns out, there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic!For access to the full episode become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifadaTICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR 9/10 in NYC and 9/12 in PHILLY shows WITH MINION DEATH CULT, POD DAMN AMERICA, and WELL THERE'S YOUR PROBLEM (philly only)!!!!BROOKLYN! Sept 10 at LITTLEFIELD: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minion-death-cult-live-tickets-691958234707Philly! Sept 12 w/WTYP</strong
06/09/20231 hour 6 minutes 56 seconds
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Ep 224: The Short 21st Century w/ Brandon Jourdan

Global Uprisings documentarian and TheRealNews contributor Brandon Jourdan chats about his recent experiences in the pension strikes in France, comparisons to the June Uprising following the murder of Nahel, Belgian Balkanization, the anarchist origins of Twitter, and if the End Notes Decades is ending, or just getting started baby!&gt;&gt;&gt;for the full episode subscribe at patreon.com/theantifada&lt;&lt;&lt;-Anarcho origins of twitter: https://dl.acm.org/doi/fullHtml/10.1145/3485447.3512282 -The “End Notes” Decade: https://thedigradio.com/podcast/conjuncture-w-akbar-winant-riofrancos/Crim
30/08/20231 hour 10 minutes 35 seconds
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Reading Settlers 3: Settler Trade Unionism and Anti-Imperialism

full episode at http://patreon.com/theantifadahttps://readsettlers.org/ch4.htmlTICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR 9/10 in NYC and 9/12 in PHILLY shows WITH MINION DEATH CULT, POD DAMN AMERICA, and WELL THERE'S YOUR PROBLEM (philly only)!!!!BROOKLYN! Sept 10 at LITTLEFIELD: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minion-death-cult-live-tickets-691958234707Philly! Sept 12 w/WTYP at FRANKLIN BALLROOM https://www.bowerypresents.com/shows/detail/496996-well-theres-your-problemsong: Lupe Fiasco - El Mural, Jr.
25/08/202326 minutes 25 seconds
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ARMED LOVE 7 - Mohawk Warrior Society w/ Philippe Blouin, Matt Peterson, Malek Rasamny

Welcome to the seventh episode of Armed Loved, the Antifada sideproject about the revolutionary countercultures of the 60s and.. Let’s just say early 70s to make it easier on me. Today we’re talking about the subject of the new book from PM Press: The Mohawk Warrior Society: A Handbook on Sovereignty and SurvivalPromo film Spaces of Exception: https://www.e-flux.com/film/421474/spaces-of-exception/Mohawk Mothers vs. McGill and MKULTRA: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/mohawk-mothers-mcgill-reach-deal-to-search-for-graves-at-site-of-former-hospital-1.6365698Songs:Water Song by the Akwesasne Women Singers Robbie Robertson - Words of Fire, Deeds of Blood
23/08/20231 hour 14 minutes 55 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 7.3: Beginnings of a Positive Orientation

Sean and Varn are back to get to the basics and discuss first principles for communist organizing, What organizational form is adequate to working class power in the present moment? On what basis might class autonomy politics and at the point of production be achieved? How do we relate to our past: our successes and many failures?For the full episode support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaSHOW DETAILS with MINION DEATH CULT, POD DAMN AMERICA, and WELL THERE'S YOUR PROBLEM (philly only)!!!!NYC Sept 10: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minion-death-cult-live-tickets-691958234707Philly SEPT 12: w/WTYP https://www.bowerypresents.
16/08/202357 minutes 1 second
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BONUS: Real Inusurrecto-Banana Hours

We weigh in on the Banana Discourse by reading a vulgar insurrectionary journal from 2009: Politics Is Not a BananaFull episode at http://patreon.com/TheAntifadaRead along: https://azinelibrary.org/approved/politics-not-banana-what-are-you-doing-after-orgy-or-insurrection-or-whatever-1.pdf
11/08/20239 minutes 6 seconds
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Ep 223 - Calm Before the Solar Storm

We take listener Questions! covering a range of topics including the climate apocalypse and hopes for a better world, if we should take over the internet or destroy it, visions for postwar Ukraine, conspiracy theories turning reactionary, squatting and being aging punx, Bidenomics and much more!For the full episode subscribe at http://patreon.com/theantifadaShow notes:RIP Mario Tronti: https://cominsitu.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/mario-tronti-i-am-defeated/?fbclid=IwAR0TeJLflUGKjO8tN_CLlE9DvPZb5qq0sppNliaml9Lgmdk1Yh9wQ8nEwnY https://libcom.org/article/strategy-refusal-mario-New York Year Zero: https://gittlitz.substack.com/p/nyyz<
09/08/202353 minutes 32 seconds
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Reading Settlers part 2: Bakkkon's Rebellion

This week on This Amerikkkan Life: Chapters 2-3, Bacon's Rebellion, why slaves sided with the British in the US Revolution, the true reason some founding fathers and Northern states were against slavery, why the Confederate class analysis was right (from the Settler perspective), and why Sakai spells Amerika and Afrika with a KThe full episode is on Patreon.com/TheAntifadaChapter 1: https://www.patreon.com/posts/reading-settlers-86265803In two weeks: Chapter 4 and 5
04/08/202312 minutes 13 seconds
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Ep 222 - Teamster Runoff w/ Alexander Edward

Minion Death Cult cohost and union militant Alexander Edward delivers the news on the tentative agreement between UPS and the Teamsters... and why he's voting NO.Shook ex-Spart Jim Cramer:For the full episode support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifadahttps://twitter.com/MorePerfectUS/status/1684234856556003328MDC on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_TnITSxjaAWorld Socialist Website article against the agreement: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/07/27/upsc-j27.htmlMore on the 2018 agreement: https://nwlaborpress.org/2018/10/ups/<
31/07/202357 minutes 33 seconds
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Ep 221: Mugged by reality w/ The Marxist Unity Group

Sean is joined by Aliyah and Isaac from the Democratic Socialists of America caucus the Marxist Unity Group to talk about their political line and practice:What is the historical relationship between Marxism, the workers movement and small-r republicanism? Why has Karl Kautsy become anathema on the far-left and is it time to bring this famous 'renegade' back? Who is Mike McNair of the Communist Party of Great Britain and what is his influence? How is it possible to uphold the revolutionary republican tradition of the United States as a socialist virtue when the US has become what it has become? And why, contra-Browderism, must the constitution be destroyed for freedom to ring?Song: Descendents - Coffee Mug
26/07/20231 hour 8 minutes 10 seconds
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Reading Settlers: Part 1

First episode of Andy and Sean reading the classic and mysterious reinterpretation of American history and class structure: J. Sakai's Settlers! For the full episode support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaWe read the intro and Chapter 1 about the settling of the Amerika pre-1776 Read along! Next reading Chapters 2 and 3.. maybe in two weeks. We also discuss this interview: https://kersplebedeb.com/posts/raceburn/
24/07/202319 minutes 33 seconds
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Ep 220 - Gramsci Sleaze w/ Mike Crumps, Matthew Donovan

Mike Crumplar and Matthew Donovan chat with us about the contested political terrain of a certain downtown Manhattan Square through a 2014 Graeber vs Thiel debate and Gramsci's conception of organic intellectuals.For part 2 of the episode subscribe on our patreon at patreon.com/theantifadaReading: https://www.marxists.org/archive/gramsci/prison_notebooks/problems/intellectuals.htmhttps://www.marxists.org/history/erol/periodicals/theoretical-review/1982301.htmSong: Gunship - Hegemon
20/07/20231 hour 19 minutes 35 seconds
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Ep 219.1 - Millennials are Killing the Millennial Left w/ Chris Cutrone

Playtpus co-founder Chris Cutrone chats with us about his new book The Death of the Millennial Left. We chat about the socialist implications of the American Revolution, the irresistible conservative trajectory of suburban millennials, and the left's trouble conception of freedom.Check out Part 2 of the Episode on our Patreon!Video about socialism with American characteristics: https://youtu.be/5-kXCBTvxrESong - RHCP - Black Summer
12/07/20231 hour 5 minutes 49 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 6.7 - Less Money, More Problems

Marxism vs. MMT!For the full episode, support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaFollow Varn on Youtube and support his Patreon !
05/07/20231 hour 6 minutes 1 second
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Everyone must get Postone w/ QAnon Anonymous

Sean went on the QAnon Anonymous podcast to Postone-pill their listeners on the critique of structural antisemitism.For the full episode sign up to our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/theantifadaAnd support QAA on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/qanonanonymousRead Postone: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/moishe-postone-anti-semitism-and-national-socialism
30/06/20238 minutes 51 seconds
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Ep 218 - Trash Future Islands w/ Mattie Lubchansky

Cartoonist Mattie Lubchansky chats with us about their new graphic novel Boy's Weekend, a not-too-distant lathe of heaven about the present and future horrors facing queer people and everyone else.In the full episode we talk about Jesusism, sports riots of the Byzantine empire, and "Yolk Hussy"?? Subscribe on Patreon to hear it!Support Mattie on their Patreon! and subscribe to their newsletter! Song: Future Islands - Old Friend
28/06/20231 hour 1 minute 17 seconds
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Ep 217 - Imagine a Burgerville w/ Luis Brennan and Amelia Cates

We're joined by Portland, Oregon organizers to talk about the revolutionary politics there over the last 25 years and related writings by Don Hamerquist of the Sojourner Truth Organization and Three Way Fight. Among other things we cover the IWW-initiated Burgerville Union, the battle of Longview, Occupy, massive black blocs following the 2020 George Floyd Uprising, state repression, and the mysterious George Sakai.Hear the full episode by supporting the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaMeet Luis and Amelia TODAY (6/21/23) at Word is Change bookstore for a discussion on the book with John Garvey and Mike Mo
21/06/202355 minutes 34 seconds
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Ep 216 - Rotterdam America

A news roundup--we start by talking about Sean's psychedelic encounter with a woke Civil War statue, the recent Supreme Court decisions on the Voting Rights Act and Teamsters, the West Coast port shutdowns and dynamics of portworker labor in the US, and the upcoming UPS strike as a potential opening salvo of the final battle of organized labor. We then discuss the recent trans panic in light of the history of queer liberation, and our cis blindspot on the issue.For the full episode, in which we discuss the legacy of Ted K in US anarchism, and a related analysis of AI, support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaWest coast port slowdown links: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/06/05/tmau-j05.htmlhttps://lbbusinessjournal.com
14/06/20231 hour 6 minutes 35 seconds
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UNLOCKED: Real Lib Dem Hours w/ Trash Future

As we take the week off to celebrate the marriage of Sean and Rax, enjoy this classic bonus from our 2019 trip to the UK to visit the Trash lads and drink many horrible cans of lager and read James Kirkup's dystopian fanfic "How the Lib Dems could seize power."Read along: https://unherd.com/2019/07/how-the-lib-dems-could-seize-power/Listen to all our drunken bonus material and contribute to the KB honeymoon fund: https://www.patreon.com/theantifada
07/06/202352 minutes 51 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 8.1: Shadow of China 2 w/ C. Derick Varn

For the full episode support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifadaC. Derick Varn is back to discuss Sean's new article on China. What is the political economy of China? Was the 1949 revolution betrayed by capitalist roaders? What were the patterns of development that brought it into the world market? Should China be defended as a socialist project? Is it a model worth emulating? Lastly, does the working class of China, or anywhere for that matter, have a role to play still in history or will the future be market technocracy and slow growth forever?'Sean's substack article (free): https://seankb.substack.com/p/whither-chinaAudio recording of article available for patrons on patreon
31/05/20231 hour 2 minutes 52 seconds
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Ep 215 - Tool-Organ Time w/ Søren Mau

Communist philosopher Søren Mau chats with us about his new book Mute Compulsion, an introduction to Marx's thought on the nature of economic domination under capitalism.Support us on our Patreon: http://patreon.com/theantifadaWilliam Clare Roberts' review in Jacobin: https://jacobin.com/2023/03/mute-compulsion-soren-mau-book-reviewJasper Bernes essay on Revolutionary motives: https://endnotes.org.uk/articles/revolutionary-motives.pdfhhSong: Royksopp - Compulsion
24/05/202350 minutes 14 seconds
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Ep 214 - 100 Strikes

STRIKE UPDATE! SEIU, WGA, AFL-CIO, PNWSU, MLBPA! Degrowth vs. workers' movement, WGA strike and culture production, the Player's Revolt against the National League, immanent critique of culture war, extinction rebellion as the zombie New Left, and much more!For the full episode support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaAPOLOGIES for the echoey/murmury audio stuff. I messed up and i won't do it again :(AFL-CIO support Willow Project: -https://www.foxbusiness.com/energy/bidens-decision-massive-alaska-oil-project-determine-climate-future-labor-presWGA Updates: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/los-angeles-hospitality-union-
15/05/202353 minutes 23 seconds
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Ep 213 - Refusal of Turk w/ Djene Bajalan

At long last, Middle East historian Djene Bajalon of This Is Revolution talks with Sean and Andy about affairs international and internecine. Topics include: London vs Hull, Labor vs Tory, the deep fakes and stonings of the Turkish election, the way Turkish culture wars mask the class war, Erdogan and anti-imperialism, And in the second half for subscribers: Twitter files, Rojava update, autonomous regions and communism, Post-Bernie leftism, DEI for imperialism, and a sip of Sublation tea.Song: Mean Jeans - I Don't Care
10/05/20231 hour 2 minutes 21 seconds
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Ep 212 - Gross Authentic Product w/ David A. Banks

David A. Banks, author of The City Authentic and co-host of the upstate-urbanist podcast Iron Weeds describes the rural gentrification of upstate New York and how the commodification of authenticity works. We also talk about the anti-work assault on the New College of Florida;For the full episode where we talk about upstate cults like Nxium support the show at patreon.com/theantifadaCigarettes After Sex - Apocalypse.
03/05/20231 hour 3 minutes 50 seconds
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Ep 211 - The Union Makes us Sean w/ Alex Press

For full episode: http://patreon.com/theantifadaWe check in with labor reporter Alex Press about the Sean vanguard emerging in the UAW and Teamsters, if the the unions are moving left and if the left is moving closer to the working class, recent updates from Amazon, Starbucks, and Trader Joe's unionization drives, cross-border solidarity with Mexican and US autoworkers, reflections of striketober and the great resignation, something interesting Andy found in the trash, and much more!Articles by Alex Press:https://jacobin.com/2023/03/uaw-convention-bargaining-shawn-fain-reformhttps://jacobin.com/2023/03/amazon-third-party-sellers-small-businesseshttps://jacobin.com/2023/
26/04/20231 hour 1 minute 5 seconds
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Ep 210 - Hoover Damn America w/ Malcolm Harris

Author and fellow Occupy-vet Malcolm Harris joins us to talk about his cursed hometown of Palo Alto and the many evil spirits that haunts it--mainly, Herbert Hoover.Buy the book at https://www.paloaltobook.com/Support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifadaSong: Radiohead - Palo Alto
19/04/20231 hour 11 minutes 49 seconds
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Ep 209 - How to Smoke Up A Pipeline

A NEWS EP so timely we decided to release early. We talk about the strikes and riots in France, A DNA Mist that reveals forced labor in the supply chain, And Andy's review of How to Blow up A Pipeline, Subscribe to the show on Patreon and you'll hear the full episode, with: thoughts on raving, Taibbi Derangement Syndrome, ChatGPT's solutions for sublating the New Left, and the Israeli secrets revealed in the recent US Intelligence leaks.Articles mentioned about France:https://www.seattletimes.com/business/france-guardian-of-egalite-leads-the-list-of-ultrarich/https://newleftreview.org/sidecar/posts/drowning-in-deposits<a href="https://twitter.com/proufos/status/1643991308485414916?s=46&
10/04/20231 hour 1 minute 49 seconds
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PROLETKULT 12 - End of the UFO era w/ Wu Ming 1

Welcome to Proletkult! The Antifada sideproject about the paranormal and the parapolitical. Today we’ll be talking to Wu Ming 1, of the Italian writing collective Wu Ming about their origins in the Italian revolutionary milieu, the Satanic Panic pranks played by their associates the Luther Blisset Project in the 90s, their novel Q, and their theory that it inspired QAnon. We’ll also talk about their novel UFO78, and their political analysis of the recent UFO news.In the full episode available to patrons at Patreon.com/theantifada, you'll hear MY analysis of the recent UFO news, which, until we actually make contact with the space comrades, will be the LAST UFO news we should ever care about again.Check out Wu Ming's
05/04/202348 minutes 40 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 6.4 Inflation and Bank Crisis w/ C. Derick Varn

Sean and Varn return to their miniseries on the global debt crisis with a very topical bank failure episode.Since Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and Credit Suisse went belly up the last couple of week capital and the state have scrambled to contain the damage to the financial system and the 'real' economy. Why is an adequate explanation for inflation important? Does the Federal Reserve Bank itself even have one? If Fed policy is blowing up banks and barely even working is there some other reason (class based, perhaps?) to induce an economic slowdown?For patrons: what 'Marxism-Leninism in the Age of Multipolarity' gets very wrong; how the shadow banking sector might be the next shoe to drop; notes on the Brenner-Riley NLR article; on blue-collar toxicity and middle class racism; doomerism, socialism and hope.Sign up at www.patreon.com/theantifada for the full episode
29/03/202358 minutes 40 seconds
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Beating the Terrorism Charges w/ Natasha Lennard

Our guests today are Intercept writer and author Natasha Lennard, and Libby and Sam from the Richard Hunsinger Defense Committee provide an update on the arrestees in Atlanta around the Stop Cop City Movement, the history of terrorism charges mobilized against the left since the Green Scare, how Dick beat the terror charges, and security culture in general.https://freerichardhunsinger.com/SUPPORT JESSICA REZNICEK http://supportjessicareznicek.com/Crimethinc: What Is Security Culture? https://crimethinc.com/2004/11/01/what-is-security-cultureDonate to Atlanta Solidari
22/03/20231 hour 5 minutes 37 seconds
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Ep 207 - Taxicab Confessions w/ John Garvey

Race Traitor, Hard Crackers, and Insurgent Notes editor John Garvey stops by Antifada HQ to chat about the SVB collapse, the war in Ukraine and revolutionary defeatism,In the bonus we get the Race Traitor line on the hatred of Mr. Beast, Hasan Piker's John Brown-inspired streetwear, who really killed Rosa Luxemburg, and being a militant taxi driver in the '70s.For the full episode support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada!Read Hard Crackers Read Race Traitor Read Insurgent NotesJohn's essay on revolutionary defeatism and the war in Ukraine: <a href="http://insurgentnotes.com/2022/12/against
15/03/20231 hour 28 minutes 28 seconds
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Ep 206 - Culture War III

For the full episode support the show at patreon.com/theantifadaTopics we cover: Lab Leaks and Bioweapons, mall punk, Antifada company mask policy, why being an NPC is actually based, support SB1312, Trump’s Quantam Leap Fully Automated Luxury MAGA Communism cities, Sean's thoughts on American NEOMism, reportbacks from Mexico City and the Villages, and what credit cards YOU need in 2023 to join the revolutionary laptop class.Song: Drug Church - Million Miles of FunShow notes:https://theracket.news/p/there-is-no-lab-leak-theory https://floridapolitics.com/archives/591585-blaise-ingoglia-bill-would-cancel-democratic-party/<a href="https://www.politico.com/news/2023/03/03/trump-polic
08/03/202356 minutes 59 seconds
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ARMED LOVE 6 - FBI vs. Music w/ Aaron J. Leonard

Aaron J. Leonard, author of Whole World In An Uproar joins us to talk about the relationship between the revolutionary culture of the 60s as seen through the repressive apparatus of the FBI.Read more from Aaron on Truthout: https://truthout.org/authors/aaron-leonard/Including this great article about the FBI's tracking of Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo: https://truthout.org/articles/fbi-tracking-of-bob-dylan-and-suze-rotolo-foreshadowed-future-abuses/Also check out his book about the history of American Maoism Heavy RadicalsAnd his Spotify playlist
01/03/20231 hour 11 minutes 3 seconds
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Ep205: The Politics of Global Turbulence w/ Dylan Riley

Sean welcomes Dylan Riley, Marxian sociologist and scholar of interwar fascism, to discuss his book Microverses about life and society in the pandemic and his recent article in New Left Review about American class structure, why US party politics has a materialist core with no class struggle, and what the pandemic revealed about the fractures in society.Check out more full episodes and join our discord community by joining our PatreonSong: Cabaret - Tomorrow Belongs to Me
22/02/202355 minutes 59 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 7.2: Principles and Heuristics w/ C Derick Varn EXTENDED PREVIEW

Sean and Varn return with part two of their series on basic principles and methods of communist analysis and organizing. This episode deals with the importance of periodization of capitalist development in formulating praxis, the problem of complexity in global accumulation, and barriers to class knowledge within the social division of labor and more. The conclusion gets us closer to the goal of the series which is to sketch an outline of what a communist organization adequate to the moment would like and how we can all build it together.This is an extended preview. For the full 2-hour episode become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada to get access to tons of bonus content, our Discord server and morePublic link to the document we're working with: https://tinyurl.com/muwn3xmy
15/02/202359 minutes 10 seconds
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UNLOCKED: Where's our Theilbux? w/ Tarence Ray

To celebrate JD Vance's ascension to the Cathedral power, we present you a discussion between Sean and Tarence from May of 2021! They talk some smack about the National Conservative slash Post-Left crowd. Are they worth worrying about? What does their whole stupid movement mean? How do we all get some of that sweet Theil cash?Part 1 of the episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65977397Beck - Sleeping Bag
08/02/20231 hour 3 minutes 32 seconds
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Going Ewok Mode

DONATE TO ATL SOLIDARITY FUND: atlsolidarity.orgSean and Andy talk about their "jobs", an architectural controversy at Cooper Union, the war in Ukraine, the apparent resurgence of Stalinism, and Defend the Forest/Stop Cop City in Atlanta.For the full episode support the show at patreon.com/theantifadaGood articles about Tortugita the struggle in ATL: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/stop-cop-city-tortugita-oped https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/defend-atlanta-forest-copy-city-climate-change-defund-the-police-1397188/ <a href="https://bittersoutherner.com/feature/2023/little-turtles-war-cop-city-atla
31/01/202354 minutes 7 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon 15: On the Labor Question w/ Matt Christman EXTENDED PREVIEW

For the full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/antifadas-is-15-77698515 In light of the depressing denouement of last year's railroad conflict, Sean and Matt sit down, in person at last, to discuss the deep history behind how American organized labor got so disorganized and why the labor movement hasn't moved in decades. Why was it that, in the United States, workers institutions had trouble evolving past the infancy of narrow, sectoral, decentralized craft unionism towards broad-based, nationally-coordinated industrial unionism? How did capital, in the face of militant organizing, help choose the weaker of the two as their partner to bargain with? In what ways is worker self-organization in this country truly, as our enemies always say, anti-American? And importantly what is to be done now that private sector union density is so low, workers institutions so ca
25/01/202349 minutes 45 seconds
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Ep 203 - Literacy is Overrated w/ Ian Svenonius (preview)

For the full episode, support the show at patreon.com/theantifada! Ian Svenonius is a rock singer (Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Chain and the Gang) now turned Marxist polemicist with his new book Against the Written Word. We discuss his theory of literacy as a tool of the bourgeoisie and how rock n' roll reeducation camps might be the antidote, and why that might not go far enough for as to completely devolve to our neanderthal origins. Buy Against the Written Word from Akashic Books Interview with Ian about being the &quot;sassiest boy in America&quot; and <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/style/wp/2014/05/08/how-the-sassiest-boy-in-america-became-the
18/01/202353 minutes 2 seconds
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Classploitation cinema: The Menu w/ Twitch of the Death Nerve (PREVIEW)

Andy guests on a weird films podcast and forces them to talk about Marx and revolution for an hour. Movies discussed include: The Menu, Triangle of Sadness, Sorry to Bother You, Young Karl Marx, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, Don't Look Up, Snowpiercer, Tar, Spirited Away by Agnes Varda, and much much more For the full episode support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada and/or follow Twitch of the Death Nerve on Instagram and Patreon
13/01/20235 minutes 45 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 7.1: First Principles w/ C. Derick Varn EXTENDED PREVIEW

For the full episode and the rest of the Diving into the Wreckage series, support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Taking a break from the ongoing debt crisis analysis, Sean and Varn lay out a series of first principles. This miniseries is meant to lay out some basics for how to think about the world and act within/upon it, what differentiates our particular political bent from others on the left and ultimately what is to be done with the social knowledge and beliefs that all of us hold in common. By the end of this series we hope to have hammered out these principles into a basis for a recomposition of communist organizing. Song: Gary Numan - This Wreckage
11/01/202358 minutes 15 seconds
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Ep 202: 2023 and Me (First Half)

We ring in the New Year by answering all the questions posed to us on our Discord! Topics include: the terminal crisis of capitalism, pushing Biden to the left, Brenner's recent NLR article, John Brown, animal testing, ecosocialism, and of course, what is to be dun. For the full episode support the show at patreon.com/theantifada Brenner dust-up: https://newleftreview.org/issues/ii138/articles/dylan-riley-robert-brenner-seven-theses-on-american-politics Closing song: Flower - Filth of their Confines
04/01/20231 hour 9 minutes 19 seconds
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Ep 201 - New Years' Eve Dérive w/ Eric-John Russell (first half)

Old friend Eric-John Russell wanders with us through a variety of topics including critical theory of art and culture, the maturation and end of the Situationist International, and our traditional holiday discussion of antisemitism. After the paywall we talk about Triangle of Sadness and Walter Benjamin's Emergency Brake, and if George Costanza is Jewish. For the full episode support the show at patreon.com/theantifada Check out Cured Quail and the interview in Book Forum Read: Spectacular Logic in Hegel and Debord: Why Everything is as it Seems
28/12/20221 hour 6 minutes 8 seconds
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Talkin' Tina - The Cuban Uprising of J11

For the 7th episode of Talkin' Tina, the Antifada side project where we discuss the history and politics of America Latina, we chat with a comrade from Oakland about the uprising that occurred in Cuba on July 11th, 2021, via his interview with an anarchist from the island. The interview can be read in full here: https://www.sm28.org/articles/j11-the-return-of-the-cuban-proletariat/ Support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Check out Tamarack in Oakland Song: Afro Cuban Allstars - Distinto, Diferente
21/12/20221 hour 2 minutes 41 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 6.4: Sometimes the Light at the End of the Tunnel is a Train w/ C. Derick Varn EXTENDED PREVIEW

Sean and Varn take a brief intermission from their long-running debt crisis series to check in on the state of the American Left. (Tl;dr it's not looking good.) Where have the forces unleashed by the Bernie wave gone? Why has the social-democratic left become merely an adjunct to the Democratic Party? How come revolutionary organizations have either liquidated themselves into the DSA or remained marginal micro-sects? In what ways might these two coeval paths be overcome and what part might all of us play in this overcoming? This is an extended preview of [the three-hour long conversation]( the three-hour long conversation) which ends on a hopeful note and a call to action. If you're interested in this content, become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada Follow Varn (@skepoet) on: Youtube and podcasts</
14/12/20221 hour 4 minutes 47 seconds
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Ep 200 - Hans-Hermann Coppe

It's an unhappy 200th birthday for us, we do a postmortem of the little rail strike couldn't. Is the blame on the squad, Brandon, the unions, or the workers themselves? And what comes next for rail workers and class struggle in general? In the second half we propose a few theories of Musk's Twitter takeover: Thiel-pilled fascist Musk, Hannah Arendt high-liberalism Musk, Gordon Gecko-style corporate raider Musk, Henry Ford productivist-futurist Musk (and why ultimately we believe none of it really matters.) Support the show at patreon.com/theantifada to hear it! Song: Annie Lennox - Train in Vain
07/12/202250 minutes 15 seconds
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UNLOCKED Low Culture Boil: Caught in a Trap w/ Sean and Rax King

Sean and Rax King of Low Culture Boil talk about Baz Luhrmann's 2022 masterpiece Elvis and suggest that Baz Luhrmann should in fact be tasked with directing the biopics of every single notable person until he dies from exhaustion. We also read a 1956 NYT review of an Elvis performance, where the reviewer says &quot;teenagers&quot; a lot, and bits of Priscilla Presley's memoir Elvis and Me, where Priscilla talks about Elvis' kinks a lot. Check out more great cultural commentary and fun times at www.patreon.com/lowcultureboil
02/12/20221 hour 45 seconds
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Ep 199: Goddamn You! Rail Emperors w/ Justin Roczniak

RARE TUESDAY RELEASE DUE TO 'SCABBIN' JOE BIDEN'S ANNOUNCEMENT TO HAVE CONGRESS PUT THE RAIL WORKERS IN CHAINS National rail strike impending, Sean is joined by Justin Roczniak (@who_shot_jgr) of Well There's Your Problem, your favorite engineering disaster podcast - with slides. If the December 9th deadline for strike action is only the capstone of decades of mismanagement, decline and consolidation of private freight service in the United States, how did things get this way? What conditions are rail workers fighting against? How have so many profits been squeezed out of the industry only to see service degrade? What does it mean for US politics that much of these shifts have been happening through conflict within different sectors of the capitalist class? All this (and a big re
29/11/20221 hour 3 minutes 20 seconds
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MAGA/CCP regeneration w/ Rev Left Radio (preview)

A preview taste of the spicy half of our episode with Brett from Rev Left about the possibility of communist regeneration in China and MAGA Communism in the US with Brett by supporting the show at patreon.com/theantifada. All patrons receive discord access, bonus material, and, if you DM me your mailing address, a signed letterpress Antifada postcard and stickers from collectively-owned union printshop Radix Media! https://www.patreon.com/posts/ep-198-vs-w-rev-74931782
25/11/20224 minutes 54 seconds
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Ep 198 - Spontaneity vs. Bunkerization w/ Rev Left Radio (first half)

&quot;Bunker Brett&quot; of Rev Left Radio comes on the show for the first time in years to debate and discuss the contemporary moment for the left, electoralism, the war in Ukraine, China, an what we can learn from First Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania Enver Hoxha. For the second half of the episode support the show at Patreon.com/theantifada! Patrons get all bonus material, access to our Discord, and can DM your address for Antifada stickers and a letterpress postcard from Radix media! Songs: Days N Daze - Instra Mental Days N Daze - I Wanna See It Burn
23/11/202257 minutes 14 seconds
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ARMED LOVE 5 - Radical Feminism w/ Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown is an organizer with National Women’s Liberation, the author of Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now, and a former collaborator with the Redstockings. We talk about the how radical feminism/women's liberation went from a splinter of the New Left to shaping the course of women's struggles around the world, how their politics are misunderstood today, how their demands for repealing all laws on abortion was recuperated by a supreme court in need of legitimacy, and why the political class today strips those rights. Jenny Brown in Jacobin: <a href="https://jacobin.com/2022/08/capitalism-low-birth-rate-labor-abortion-contracept
16/11/20221 hour 33 minutes
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Ep 197 - Trainsurrection when?

Sean's STRIKE update returns! We talk about the UC academic workers strike, Starbucks, the rail strike, Toronto teachers, and much more. Sean is optimistic we are heading towards an independent working class movement. Andy thinks we'll lose again. In the full episode we tell some spooky Halloween stories about a Thing Under the Bridge, a death rock band destroyed by lesbian cop love, and a very &quot;shitty&quot; Halloween cover band. Support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada to listen! More: Downstate NY Starbucks worker solidarity fund: <a href
09/11/202259 minutes 36 seconds
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Ep 196 - Talkin' Baseball w/ Richard Staff (Part I)

Sports writer and Mets Sicko Richard Staff joins us to talk about the Philadelphia Phillies World Series triumph, the unionization of the minor leagues and other labor conditions of ballplayers, and how the Mets are are the sinew that ties the world of sports and proletarian politics together. For the [full episode]( full episode), including some illicit stories about Keith Hernandez too hot for public consumption, support the show at patreon.com/theantifada The Secret History of Richard Nixon, Mets Sicko by Richard Staff: https://defector.com/the-secret-history-of-richard-nixon-mets-sicko/ Inside the Drive: The Minor Leaguers Who Sprung a Union on MLB by Emma Baccellieri: <a href="https://www.si.
02/11/202253 minutes 45 seconds
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Hardcore History 2: Hybrid Moments

Jarrod Shanahan is back with an audio essay about his trip to Chicago's Riot Fest to see the Original Misfits--an experience filled not only with the horror of Glenn Danzig's dark lyrics, but also his political rants, the gentrification and recuperation inherent in these reunion festivals themselves, and the fear of getting old. Read the full essay at Hard Crackers Journal: https://hardcrackers.com/hybrid-moments/ Listen to the first episode of Hardcore History on our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/50262903
26/10/202255 minutes 17 seconds
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Ep 195: The Landlord Experience w/ Kevin Rogan (part 1)

Sean is joined by the notorious Kevin Rogan, urbanism blogger extraordinaire and Marxist scourge of landlord Twitter, to talk about how housing, development and rent under capitalism. How do housing markets work? (Hint: not at all) Why are landlords objectively both evil and stupid? (Hint: it's baked in) What do NIMBYs/YIMBYs represent? (Hint: two competing factions of capital) How do we fight the land owners and win? And how do tenant unions fit into the broader struggle against capital? This is part one of an extended discussion. For the second half - a whole hour of takes on Matt Yglesias, intra-petit bourg warfare over the soul of city, and Mr Skanska looking over the back of US building capital - become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada Kevin's Substack: https://kevinrogan.substack.com/
19/10/20221 hour 4 minutes 49 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 6.3 w/ C Derick Varn

Part three of our epic (and expanding) examination of the coming sovereign debt crisis with Sean and Derick. In this episode, we focus in on Europe, Italy and Great Britain in particular. What were the contradictions that were papered over in the 2008 financial crisis and the 2010 Eurozone debt crisis? How have various ruling classes tried to cope with secular stagnation of the economy? Will the post-fascist turn be able to overcome the crisis? Could the dying center left do any better? All this and many sidebars/parentheses within! For the full episode and a ton more bonus content, become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada Check out all of C Derick Varn's excellent analysis at www.patreon.com/varnvlog Song: Lou Reed - The Debt I Owe (Woody Guthrie cover)
12/10/202251 minutes 28 seconds
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Ep 194 - Gilt Trip

Sean and Andy talk about our various malaises: personal, political, and economic. Why does everything feel like shit in the present moment? Is it just us or... Listen to the full 2 hour episode by supporting the show at https://www.patreon.com/posts/ep-194-gilt-trip-72890666 Topics covered include the ideological seduction of 'the left wing of the possible', the near collapse of pension funds in the UK from zombie Thatcherism, what its like working inside a secure state facility behind unscalable fences, the economic outlook for workers in the United States, and the Amazon/Netflix-theory of the contemporary spectacle.
05/10/202258 minutes 55 seconds
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ARMED LOVE 4: Punks is Yippies w/ Crimethinc

We look back at the revolutionary dropout cultures of 1960s and 2000s, a time when middle class youth fled the suburbs to be free in urban bohemia. We look at the popular anarchist ideas and practices during these times alongside the relationship between counterculture, the left, and liberation movements. Armed Love is a series about the revolutionary subculture of the sixties. Episode one was an interview with Peter Coyote, and episode 2 was a discussion of Charles Manson and the Lyman Family, and episode 3 an interview with Black Mask and Up Against the Wall founder Ben Morea: Part 1, Part 2 More info on the Atlanta Forest: https://defendtheatlantaforest.org/ Follow on <a href="
28/09/20221 hour 16 minutes 46 seconds
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BONUS: CPI Scandal and Family Abolition w/ Ross Wolfe (BONUS PREVIEW)

Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-cpi-and-w-72265849 Ross Wolfe sticks around to talk about a couple things on his mind, namely the scandal that tore apart Caleb Maupin's CPI and reevaluating the meaning of the communist demand to abolish the family. Read: Caleb Maupin’s Former Comrades Speak Out, His Abuses Must Stop!
23/09/202210 minutes 11 seconds
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Ep 193 - Leftcoms in Kyiv w/ Ross Wolfe

The Wolfe is Back! Our armchair chairman Ross Wolfe of Insurgent Notes joins Sean and Andy to sum up a recent panel on ultraleft takes on the war in Ukraine and revolutionary defeatism. Hear our bonus episode with Ross about family abolition and the CPI implosion by supporting the show on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-cpi-and-w-72265849 Our episode On the Leftcom Question: https://fans.fm/p/1LaW96Q Episode on Nikolai Bukharin: https://www.patreon.com/posts/70983824 Internationalist Perspective: https://internationalistperspective.org/ Andrew - Untimely Thoughts: Notes on Revolution and Ukraine <a href="https://lefteast.org/untimely-though
21/09/202252 minutes 12 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 6.2: The Continuing Debt Crisis w/ C. Derick Varn EXTENDED PREVIEW

Part two of Sean and Varn's extended discussion on sovereign debt ! This time we dive into the pre-history of of the present moment, how the New York City fiscal crisis of 1974-75 and subsequent banker's coup presaged a new 'post-industrial' and financialized regime of accumulation often called neoliberalism. And if debt crises are a signal of the rise of a new political-economic order, what sort of world does the current crisis presage? For the full episode, a tons more bonus content and access to our Discord server, become a subscriber today at www.patreon.com/theantifada
14/09/202251 minutes 27 seconds
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Ep 192 - Quietly Quitting Brandon

Full episode here An episode for an audience of one: DB. We give him a roadmap to Bonapartism, then discuss the coming recession, US train strike, strike wave in the UK, and, in the full episode available for patrons at patreon.com/theantifada, the phenomenon of Quiet Quitting. Show notes: Productivity crashing https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/us-productivity-drops-second-quarter-annual-decline-largest-ever-2022-08-09/ Inventories skyrocketing https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-18/end-of-us-splurge-bedevils-retailers-left-with-bloated-inventory Investment dec
05/09/202250 minutes 38 seconds
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On the Irish Question w/ Foreign Agent

We continue our discussion with Nate Lavey and Michael McCanne of Novara Media's Foreign Agent podcast about the IRA's support in America, first about the stereotype of Irish cops, then about Friedrich Engels' derogatory treatment of Irish immigrants to the UK in his 1845 Condition of the Working class in England. Full episode for patrons at http://patreon.com/theantifada! please support the show :3
02/09/20228 minutes 13 seconds
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Ep 191 - How the Irish became Based w/ Foreign Agent

Foreign Agent is a 6-part series from Novara Media that investigates the funding and support for the IRA in United States, a story of gun smuggling, bank robberies, homemade missiles and submarines, and the how the politics of Irish Americans shifted through history. Host Nate Lavey and producer Michael McCanne join us. Listen free at: https://novaramedia.com/category/audio/foreign-agent/ Song: Black 47 - Livin' in America
31/08/202253 minutes 38 seconds
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Nikolai Bukharin w/ PDA's Anders Lee (Preview)

Here's a fun crossover Sean did with Anders Lee of Pod Damn America on revolutionary and communist theorist Nikolai Bukharin. full episode for Patrons here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/70983824
26/08/20229 minutes 24 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 6.1: Sovereign Debt Crisis w/ C. Derick Varn (EXTENDED PREVIEW)

Sean and Varn return in the sixth episode of our Antifada/VarnVlog crossover project, covering the growing global debt crisis. Between the geopolitics of the dollar as reserve currency, the impact of quantitative easing and the pandemic stimulus, the recent Fed interest rate hike and all the potential upheaval coming down the pipe... this is going to be at least a three-parter so stay tuned! Full Episode! This is an extended preview, for the full episode become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada
24/08/202254 minutes 1 second
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Jesus was an Anarchist w/ Minion Death Cult

Andy joins Minion Death Cult's series discussing HBO's series about the Acapulco anarcho-capitalists: The Anarchists! In episode 2, the anarchists fortunes seem to be on the rise as bitcoin booms. But a crusty group of ancap battle hippies start to wonder if there's more to anarchocapitalism than money, and plan to &quot;fork&quot; the system! For more MDC premium content and to listen to the rest of their ongoing series on the show, subscribe to MDC at https://www.patreon.com/miniondeathcult/
17/08/20221 hour 54 minutes 42 seconds
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Ep 190 - Doing a no growth w/ Aaron Vansintjan

Co-author of The Future Is Degrowth: A Guide to a World Beyond Capitalism, Aaron Vansintjan describes the degrowth worldview, its plans of actions, its reformist and revolutionary ambitions, and beating the Malthusian/Ecofascist/Climate Mao charges. Buy the book from Verso, now 30% off: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3989-the-future-is-degrowth Support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada https://defendtheatlantaforest.org/ Song: Snail Mail - Thinning
10/08/20221 hour 2 seconds
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Deterritorializing the News (Preview)

Oedipal Alex Jones, the music of David Koresh, the Assassination of Nancy Pelosi by the Coward President Xi, Sean explains Taiwan crisis As_a_joker, and more Settlers banter For the full episode, Discord access, and all other bonus content support the show at patreon.com/theantifada
08/08/202216 minutes 39 seconds
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Ep 189: Counterlogistics w/ Jasper Bernes

Sean is joined by Japser Bernes of End Notes and Cal Berkeley to catch up on the comings and goings of the communization current. They discuss the plight of big American cities, the legacy of Occupy/BLM, the ongoing crisis of inflation and supply shocks and how communists might create a counterpower to the logistical infrastructure of capital. Follow Jasper @outsidedadgitator if you like our work, support us at patreon.com/theantifada https://jasperbernes.net/ https://brooklynrail.org/2022/02/field-notes/Been-Down-So-Long-It-Looks-Like-Up-To-Me http://endnotes.org.uk/articles/21
03/08/20221 hour 59 seconds
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PREVIEW: No Logo (Daedelus)

In which Sean and Andy finally start getting mercenary and talk shit behind the paywall. This week we tackle the blinkered stupidity of last week's 'Starbucks baristas are bourgeois' discourse. Is there even a crumb of meaning that we can glean from this meltdown? Anyways, we had fun with it. To access this bonus content, our side projects History is a Weapon/Diving into the Wreckage/Proletkult and our amazing Discord server, become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada Here's the critique we mentioned by @criticofpolecon
29/07/20225 minutes 5 seconds
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Ep 188: Bin Pool Reich w/ Sean and Andy

What do inflation, the London heatwave, 'communisateur' Los Angeles Truckers and the 1990s hardline band Vegan Reich have in common? They are all part of this brand new news episode featuring Sean and Andy! Plenty of scorching takes within about agricultural production, based bin men, inflation as capital in decay and how much means of production must be destroyed before Andy can rest at night. Sweet bonus episodes, including us talking shit on the 'baristas are bourgeoisie' clowns, can be found at www.patreon.com/theantifada Song: Sex Pistols - Bodies
27/07/20221 hour 1 minute 52 seconds
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PREVIEW: New Org, Who Dis

Sean met with a whole bunch of listeners and patrons and friends on Discord and described his idea for a new organization. Another meeting coming up on Sunday, July 24th at 3pm EST so be sure to make it if you're interested! (You don't have to be a patron to come, but if you'd like to become one you can sign up at www.patreon.com/theantifada) LiF Discord: https://discord.gg/zQrFjMSz Music: The Internationale (Jamaican Reggae Version)
22/07/20229 minutes 17 seconds
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Ep 187 - Zuck My Left One w/ Neoliberalhell

Matthew and Ana from the Neoliberalhell podcast discuss their effort to unite influencers, shitposters, sex workers, abortion advocates, Hunter Biden-watchers in an instarecction against the Meta corporation, which begins this Saturday in NYC and LA! More info on the NYC Protest: https://www.instagram.com/antizuckprotest/ LiF Discord: https://discord.gg/zQrFjMSz For access to our discord and all bonus material, support the show at patreon.com/theantifada Free Kita Analena! https://www.instagram.com/free.kitaanalena/ song: Bikini Kill - Suck My Left One
20/07/202254 minutes 5 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 5: Food Crisis w/ C Derick Varn EXTENDED PREVIEW

In the latest of our ongoing collaboration between Varn and Sean, the guys sit down to look at the multiple complicating factors behind the ongoing food crisis which has seen it's most striking culmination with the overthrow of the Sri Lankan government last week. How has capital shifted production, distribution and consumption of food crops? What kind of frailties has this produced for global grain supplies? And what are the likely complications as the crisis ratchets up in coming months? This is an extended preview. The full episode is available for patrons, so sign up for this bonus content and much more at www.patreon.com/theantifada
13/07/202231 minutes 38 seconds
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Free Speech on the Beach (BONUS preview)

We chat about Sean's appearance at the Sublation Media release event last week in Brooklyn, the dead end of free speech/cancel culture obsession among leftists, and meeting Norman Finkelstein on the beach. Check out the full episode and join or Discord community at http://patreon.com/theantifada Chris Cutrone's essay from the event: https://www.sublationmag.com/post/dogmatization-and-thought-taboos-on-the-left Song: Neil Young - On the Beach
08/07/20226 minutes 59 seconds
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Ep 186 - Take power, Dark Brandon, when it's given to you!

We talk about the recent Supreme Court decisions, the coming rightwing dictatorship, the collapse of liberal democracy, and why only Dark Brandon can save us now. Melinda Cooper - Family Capitalism and the Small Business Insurrection Listen to our bonus episode about the Sublation Media panel and meeting Norman Finkelstein on the beach, and join our Discord community, by supporting the show at patreon.com/theantifada Song: 7 Seconds - New Wind
06/07/20221 hour 6 minutes 31 seconds
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What makes you think I'm white? w/ Zhana Kurti and Geert Dhondt (BONUS)

We discuss some of the methods Noel suggested in Race Traitor journal for white people to abolish themselves. Full episode at patreon.com/theantifada
01/07/20222 minutes 24 seconds
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Ep 185 - White Smite w/ Zhana Kurti, Geert Dhondt

Zhana is back with her co-editor of the new Noel Ignatiev reader from Verso: Treason to Whiteness is Loyalty to Humanity. We start by talking about Roe being overturned before moving on to Noel's revolutionary dual power strategy, and his intervention into the SDS debates about whether white workers would ever check their privilege. In the bonus we talk more about his nineties journal Race Traitor and what it actually looks like renounce whiteness. Buy the book from Verso (currently 40% off!) Read Hard Crackers journal Closing song: Haggathorn - Awakening wit
29/06/20221 hour 1 minute 49 seconds
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Crimes of the Future w/ Jake Flores (PREVIEW)

Jake &quot;Feral Jokes&quot; Flores and Andy continue our very specific collaboration of giving positive reviews to controversial works of sf! This time it's David Cronenberg's CRIMES OF THE FUTURE! A film in which &quot;surgery is the new sex,&quot; and probably an allegory for why art and politics suck. It's NICE! For the full episode subscribe today at patreon.com/theantifada :) Our previous episode about Severance: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65010363 Listen to Pod Damn America
24/06/20225 minutes 54 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon 14: The Dawn of (Occupy) Everything w/ Matt Christman EXTENDED PREVIEW

Matt and Sean are back with an critical review of David Graeber and David Wengrow's 'The Dawn of Everything' and their popular reimagining of humanity's historical evolution. What can their anthropology tell us about what freedom means and has meant to peole? How does their account change our conception of the science of historical materialism? What politics follow from their project and what are the limitations of their Occupy Wall Street-esque worldview? For the full episode become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada Intro: N i g h t f e v e r - V a p o r w a v e
22/06/202211 minutes 29 seconds
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BONUS PREVIEW: The Final Countdown w/ Ted Reese

A continuation of our discussion in the main episode with Ted Reese (@grossmanite). We discuss Dengism, the connection between crisis and communism and much more! To check out this bonus content, our History is a Weapon series with Matt Christman, Proletkult with Andy, access to our Discord server and more become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada Bonus song: Europe - The Final Countdown
17/06/20228 minutes 48 seconds
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Ep 184: That's (Henryk) Gross, Man w/ Ted Reese

Do you feel like the economy is out of control? That this simply cannot go on? Are you dreading/anticipating a total breakdown? A final crisis, if you will? Well do we have the episode for you. Andy and Sean are proud to be joined by Ted Reese (@Grossmanite) the author of The End of Capitalism: The Thought of Henryk Grossman to discuss his incredible new book. This episode could not have come at a more relevant time, so you'll want to have a listen. The continued bonus discussion for patrons can be found at www.patreon.com/theantifada so sign up to support our work today. Do yourself a favor and get Ted's work out now from Zero Books. Music: Trapped Under Ice - Reality Unfolds
15/06/202252 minutes 48 seconds
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PROLETKULT 11 - Goblin Mode in Dealy Plaza (PREVIEW)

Antifada's side project about the paranormal and parapolitical is back! with Andy and Jarrod Shanahan's #ReadtheGreenBook tour event at Chicago's Pilsen Community Books, and a short story about Andy's pilgrimage to Dallas. Link to the full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/67648274 BUY MY BOOK (from Red Emma's): I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs, and Apocalypse Communism
12/06/20224 minutes 25 seconds
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Ep 183 - Waiting for the Wreck

The 'Fada boys catch up after Andy's Amtrak trip across the country! We talk the impending Roe vs. Wade overturning, homelessness crisis, crime wave, police slowdowns, and the great resignation. Listen to the end for our new manifesto! Help us keep the show going by supporting the at patreon.com/theantifada! Patrons get bonus episodes and acess to our discord community. The Interregnum: https://haters.noblogs.org/post/2022/01/07/the-interregnum-the-george-floyd-uprising-the-coronavirus-pandemic-and-the-emerging-social-revolution/ More on Echo Park homeless struggles: https://newrepublic.com/article/166383/los-a
08/06/202257 minutes 49 seconds
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Ep 182 - Contra-Contrapoints w/ Muke Xexizy

None dare call him breadtuber! Sean is joined by Muke (@muke10101) of the Marxist youtube channel Xexizy to discuss his project and popularization of good communist takes on politics, the economy and whether profit is, in fact, theft. Along the way they discuss the problems with soc-dem streamers, the parlous state of UK politics ,why the critique of political economy is important and begin the critique of Leninism found the bonus. For this bonus and much more, become a patron today at patreon.com/theantifada Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDULjo1v2Hivuu4h4LZSTUQ Outro: Kali Uchis - telepatía (vaporwaveチ ル) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7PYIx8_yn4
06/06/20221 hour 1 minute 55 seconds
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BONUS PREVIEW: A Modest Proposal w/ Muke

Sean and Muke continue the discussion on Leninism and the joy of sects. Also, a very (im)modest proposal on how to maybe revive international unionism, wrest control over supply chains and strike some serious blows against capital. To access this bonus content and more become a patron today at patreon.com/theantifada
03/06/20228 minutes 6 seconds
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Ep 181 - Everybody Loves Jamie

We take a look back at 4 years of Antifada, and Jamie says goodbye. Continue to support her work at Everybody Love Communism! And, as always, you can support the Antifada for bonus episodes, Discord chat, and more at http://patreon.com/theantifada Closing songs: Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Dead Flag Blues Hogtown Jug Band - Future's in The Streets
25/05/20221 hour 11 minutes 10 seconds
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Just Visiting w/ Jarrod Shanahan (BONUS PREVIEW)

Andy and Sean trade prison stories with Jarrod, including a near uprising in the Tombs kicked-off by the revolutionary demand for pound cake. For the full episode and all other bonus material support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada. We really appreciate it! Don't forget to pick up your copy of Captives: How Rikers Island Took NYC Hostage Song: Ghostface Killah - We Made It
20/05/20227 minutes 55 seconds
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Ep 180 - The Rikers Disliker w/ Jarrod Shanahn

Jarrod Shanahan returns to talk about his new book Captives: How Rikers Island Took NYC Hostage, out TODAY from Verso. Captives it the history of Rikers Island as a progressive reform turned riotous penal colony in the neoliberal era. While today it's slated to be closed, the book shows how the plan to build new state-of-the-art humanitarian jails is repeating the mistake. Check out our bonus episode with Jarrod on Friday at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Song: Negative Approach - Borstal Breakout
18/05/202259 minutes 43 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 4: Shadow of China w/ C. Derick Varn EXTENDED PREVIEW

Sean and Derick are back with the 4th installment of our crossover series on history, political economy and current events. In this episode, the boys examine China: what was the mode of production in the revolutionary period? How has China changed since the reform period? What are common misconceptions about the CPC, good or bad? The full conversation is over two-and-a-half hours, so if you like what you hear become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada to hear this bonus content and a lot more. To see the full recorded video of this recording, and support one of the best content creators out there, head over to https://www.patreon.com/varnvlog to give Derick some love as well. NOTE: We screwed up a previous post of this file, should be fixed now!
11/05/202257 minutes 10 seconds
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PREVIEW: Bonus - Where's OUR Theilbux w/ Tarence Ray

In this bonus, Sean and Tarence talk some smack about the National Conservative slash Post-Left crowd. Are they worth worrying about? What does their whole stupid movement mean? How do we all get some of that sweet Theil cash? For the rest of the episode and a whole lot more bonus content, become a subscriber today at www.patreon.com/theantifada
07/05/202213 minutes 27 seconds
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Ep 179: The Short 21st Century? w/ Tarence Ray

Nearly two years after the epic Trillbillies Workers Party crossover episode, Sean and Tarence decided to check in on how Giovanni Arrighi's historical schema is holding up. Then they throw in some Ellen Meiksins Wood and Andreas Malm for good measure. Also, what to make of the NatCon/Post-Left losers from the Vanity Fair article. Check out more about JD Vance and Peter Theil and the rest of those dinguses by becoming a supporter at www.patreon.com/theantifada Intro: Jordan Davis, Luke Bryan - Buy Dirt
04/05/20221 hour 7 minutes 9 seconds
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Armed Love 3 - Black Mask w/ Ben Morea (part 2 preview)

In the second part of our interview ben tells us more about his affinity for indigenous struggle, why he moved back to NY, his views on COVID mandates and public health, his hatred of Jerry Rubin, and if he beat up the MC5. In the spirit of the Motherfuckers, the full episode is available FREE at patreon.com/theantifada... but while you're there, why not support the show for the rest of our bonus content and access to our discord commune! check out ben's art: https://www.instagram.com/ben_morea/?hl=en
29/04/20227 minutes 17 seconds
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Armed Love 3: Black Mask w/ Ben Morea (part 1)

Ben Morea is a founding member of Black Mask and Up Against the Wall Motherfucker, two 1960s revolutionary formations known as the most direct action-oriented wing of the youth revolutionary movement in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Comrades of the Black Panthers, Diggers, Yippies, and SDS, their black bloc tactics and uncompromising solidarity with black and indigenous struggles remains a blueprint of anarchist activity today. Part 2 of the discussion here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65563424 Armed Love is a series about the revolutionary subculture of the sixties. Episode one was an interview with Peter Coyote, and episode 2 was a discussion of Charles Manson and the Lyman Family
27/04/202259 minutes
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CROSSPOST: Castrating The Bitcoin Bull w/ Jamie, Aaron & Jorge

In their first ever CURRENT EVENTS episode, the Everybody Loves Communism crew of Jamie Peck, Aaron Thorpe (he's back, y'all!) and Jorge Rocha (@linegoesdown) take on various topics of the day, including Peter Thiel's Bitcoin meltdown and NYC mayor Eric Adams' love of crypto. Okay, so it's mostly about Bitcoin. What does it mean that various capitalists are having it out over this dumb new commodity? To the 1,000 or so of you who are already listening to ELC on the regs: sorry for the dearth of slop this week. Come to the Eve 6 afterparty and Jamie will buy you a drink. No seriously, she's throwing the afterparty for the 5/4 Eve 6 NYC tour date. DM for deets! Listen to ELC and give us money: Patreon.com/everybodylovescommunism or Fans.fm/everybodylovescommunism Follow ELC on Twitter: @ELCpod
20/04/20221 hour 27 minutes 18 seconds
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Lulu Lumon w/ Jake Flores (preview)

Jake &quot;Feral Jokes&quot; Flores and Andy discuss the new Apple TV show Severance. Full the full episode support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada
15/04/20224 minutes 6 seconds
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Ep 178 - Ask_a_worker

The crew talks about the Sunset Park shooting, Amazon unionization, global uprisings resulting from inflation and war, and getting various kinds of ill in Mexico. Support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada for our weekly bonus episode, Discord access, and more! Song - Macka B - Give the Workers
13/04/20221 hour 6 minutes 47 seconds
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Ep 177 - Milkshake the State w/ Devin Zane Shaw

We’re going back to our supersoldier roots with Devin Zane Shaw, a professor of philosophy and the author of the book the Philosophy of Antifascism. We talk about the antifascist theory Three Way Fight, political tensions within antifascism between its militant and liberal strains, the &quot;parapolitical&quot; aspects of the MAGA and Covid-denialist movements, Ben Burgis' comments on Joe Rogan about the milkshaking of Andy Ngo, and if Putin is antifa. Access our Discord community, bonus material, and discuss this episode with us by becoming a patron at http://Patreon.com/TheAntifada Show notes: Seven the
06/04/20221 hour 7 minutes 35 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon 13.1: Actually Existing Socialism w/ Matt Christman (EXTENDED PREVIEW)

Listen to the full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/antifadas-is-13-64451503 For almost four years we've been speculating about the end of a certain period of history and hoo boy is it here! In this part one of the thirteenth installment of HIAW, Matt and Sean return to talk about the roots of this current turbulence: What are the forces aligned for and against the 'rules-based international order'? How has the calculus of the various ruling classes changed in this zero-sum moment? Are there even good guys or bad guys to root for? And how has the seeming exit of the working class from history worked out for humanity? Not so good, it seems... In part two we delve into the muck and mire of the XXth century, the hopes and dreams of communism, and the bitter denouement of 1991. To hear the second half, and support our work, sign up as a pat
30/03/202251 minutes 22 seconds
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Vampire Castle: 'Fright Night' (1985) & 'Dracula: Dead and Loving It' (1995) (PREVIEW)

For the full episode and all other bonus content, support the show at http://Patreon.com/TheAntifada! Jamie and Leslie (@leslieleeiii) discuss two more great vampire movies: Tom Holland's teen popcorn flick 'Fright Night' (1985) and Mel Brooks' classic horror-comedy starring Leslie Nielsen, 'Dracula: Dead and Loving It' (1995).
25/03/20227 minutes 59 seconds
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Ep 176: No War but the Class War? w/ Matt Crossin

After the episode on Lenin's imperialism with Erin Hagood, we decided to get a different perspective on the Ukraine war and other current events with Australian anarchist-communist Matt Crossin (@MattCrossin). How does Australia fit into the global economy and capitalist hegemony? What are the uses and limits of theories of imperialism? How are anarchists in Ukraine and Russia confronting the upheaval of war? And how might working class power be forged in this chaotic and desperate time? For bonus episodes, access to our Discord server and more become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada Gilles Dauve article: https://www.troploin.fr/node/98 Angry Workers: https://www.angryworkers.org/ Music: Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Insufficient Funds
23/03/202256 minutes 53 seconds
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The Coming Post-Left Insurrection w/ Erin Hagood (BONUS Preview)

Andy and Sean talk more with Erin Hagood of Platypus about our political horizons. Do we still need a Leninist party? Do the global wave of uprisings point towards revolution or the Democratic Party? Is Antifada Post-Left? For the full episode support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada
18/03/20225 minutes 11 seconds
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Ep 175 - Imperialism: When Capitalism Gets too High w/ Erin Hagood

Andy, Sean, and Platypus Erin Hagood go over the details of a historic panel on the crisis in Ukraine, then segue into the question of Lenin's definitions of imperialism and revolutionary defeatism and what clarity they offer today, if any. Hear more of our discussion and all bonus material by supporting the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Show notes: Lenin - Socialism and War Crisis in Ukraine panel: https://youtu.be/Uyoe5ml05LQ Michael Roberts on Ukrainian economy: https://brooklynrail.org/2022/03/field-notes/Ukraine-The-Economic-Consequences-of-the-War Spencer Leonard on Bonapartism: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?
16/03/20221 hour 4 minutes 19 seconds
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Diving into the Wreckage 3: Ukraine and the Multipolar World w/ C. Derrick Varn EXTENDED PREVIEW

Events are moving rapidly and there are processes in motion that seem to be forging a new global order. The question is what kind? Following up on last week's episode with Alex Gendler, Sean and Derrick are back to continue the discussion of the Russo-Ukrainian War. What are the geopolitics that led to this violent and tragic episode? What are the regional and global forces that helped create it? What kind of changes to the capitalist economy can we expect to see especially out of the West's 'total financial war' on Russia? How should communists orient towards these events and what should we be building towards the future? This is an extended preview. To hear the entire two hour plus episode become a subscriber today at www.patreon.com/theantifada To see the video recording of this and access all of Derrick's excellent analysis and interviews check out www.patreon.com/varnvlog and www.youtube.com/c/CDerickVarnVlog
09/03/202250 minutes 56 seconds
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Ep 174 - War Is A Defeat For All Of Us w/ Alex Gendler

Friend of the show and Ukrainian immigrant Alex Gendler (@achilleselbow) discusses the Russian invasion of Ukraine, situating it in its proper historical context before discussing more recent events. He also takes some time to debunk galaxy brain takes from dumb dumb anti-imperialists who think a &quot;multipolar&quot; world — with neoliberal, authoritarian Russia as one of the poles — will somehow bring us closer to communism. Song: Blind Boy Grunt - John Brown Links: https://www.nplusonemag.com/issue-19/the-intellectual-situation/ukraine-putin-and-the-west/ https://crimethinc.com/2022/02/15/war-and-anarchists-anti-authoritarian-perspectives-in-ukraine <a href="https://www.nihilist.l
02/03/20221 hour 34 minutes 45 seconds
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BONUS: Eve 6, Reloaded w/ Max Collins (PREVIEW)

Max Collins of '90s (and present day) alt-rock band Eve 6 (@Eve6) returns for a wide-ranging BONUS convo touching on music, religion, shitposting, and Max's hi-jinx with the guy from Third Eye Blind. Become a supporter at patreon.com/theantifada to unlock this episode, tons of other bonus content, and our Discord community! Image: emily_eclectic
25/02/202212 minutes 48 seconds
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Ep 173 - DON'T keep on truckin'

Andy and Sean discuss Putin vs. Ukraine vs. Brandon and the war's origins in the EuroMaidan uprising. If the left's revolutionary strategy is take public space and push towards militant result, are we not replicating the errors of Ukraine and Syria? Are the Canadian truckers doing essentially the same thing? Support the show by becoming a Patron for just $5 a month at Patreon.com/TheAntifada! Big discounts for yearly membership Reading on the subject: Ukraine: https://crimethinc.com/2022/02/15/war-and-anarchists-anti-authoritarian-perspectives-in-ukraine Canada: https://www.midnightsunmag.ca/fascism-is-as-canadian-as-the-maple-leaf/ <a href=
23/02/20221 hour 13 minutes 39 seconds
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BONUS: Love Hurts w/ Aaron Thorpe (PREVIEW)

Jamie and Aaron Thorpe (@paradoomer) round out the Valentine's Day-adjacent content by attempting to answer a listener's relationship question. They also talk designer babies and bio-mechanical wombs. Become a supporter at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to unlock the full version of this episode, plus tons of other bonus content and our Discord community!
18/02/20227 minutes 57 seconds
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Ep 172 - Woke NFL & The Nostalgia Trap w/ Aaron Thorpe

Friend of the show Aaron Thorpe (@paradoomer) stops by for some capital-d Discourse about the Superbowl, nostalgia, and the NFL's promise to &quot;end systemic racism.&quot; Jamie and Aaron also discuss Larry David's crypto ad and REI's woke anti-union campaign. Check out Aaron's substack piece on nostalgia: https://spacelight.substack.com/p/what-may-have-been Outro song: Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
16/02/20221 hour 18 minutes 13 seconds
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Ep 171 - Royalties In A Blender w/ Max Collins of Eve 6

Eve 6 frontman and powerful poster Max Collins (@Eve6) stops by to discuss Neil Young, Joe Rogan, and &quot;cancel culture&quot;...but more importantly, how Spotify is fucking musicians out of rent money. What, if anything, can music fans do to help? Is Max the daddy that Joe Rogan's fans need? He also previews his band's upcoming tour with friend-of-the-show Jake Flores! Closing song: Eve 6 - The Heart in a Blender Song (downloaded from Soulseek) Check out Jamie's new history and theory podcast: fans.fm/everybodylovescommunism, patreon.com/everybodylovescommunism, or listen in your fav podcast app
09/02/20221 hour 3 minutes 39 seconds
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How to Make Money on the Fartchain w/ Clark Filio (BONUS PREVIEW)

Clark Filio, producer of How To: With John Wilson, stays on to talk NFTs, crypto, CIA Anitfa vs. Nazi Apes, metaverse nikes, how to make it rich with NFT farts, and Jingle Berry. The full episode is available to patrons at http://Patreon.com/TheAntifada Critique of crypto currency by Gegen Kapital und Nation: https://gegen-kapital-und-nation.org/en/bitcoin-finally-fair-money/?fbclid=IwAR24m892D8HjbHgJD7tWHM4GH5zHcUZ15hL6MWA4FI6E6-Qm9IAMVoRqb7M Signal creators weights in on Web3: https://moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-first-impressions.html Antifa Ryder Ripps: <a href="https://news.knowyourmeme.com/news/after-bored-ape-yacht-clubs-alleged-racist-ties-critic-ryder-ripps-elaborates-on-specifics-of
04/02/20227 minutes 10 seconds
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Ep 170 - How to Communize Art w/ Clark Filio

Painter, arts worker organizer, and How To: With John Wilson producer Clark Filio talks to us about the world of art! What is an arts worker, why are they organizing, and what are they organizing for? How do we wrest the art world away from the Sachlers and Axelrods of the world, and what would it look like after? Listen to our bonus episode How to get Rich with NFTs by becoming a Medici-level Patron at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Clark Filio's IG and painting Children of Gont: https://www.instagram.com/p/CHX6IbcFMdr/ The Financial Reason for Abolishing Museum Boards: https://hyperallergic.com/author/clark-filio/ Clark's article about the Tear Gas Biennial: https://communemag.c
02/02/202259 minutes 45 seconds
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EXTENDED PREVIEW: Diving into the Wreckage 2 "Fossil Capital" w/ C. Derrick Varn

The long-awaited second installment of Diving Into The Wreckage, the VarnVlog/Antifada crossover series is here! This time, Sean and Derrick put on their doomer caps to discuss capitalism and global warming: Is there a way out within this mode of production? Why have emissions ramped up so much in our lifetimes? What kind of political forces make climate change so intractable? And what does the future look like if we keep going down this path? This is an extended preview of a longer episode. To access the full ep and tons more bonus content become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada To watch the video recording of this conversation, do what you should be doing already and subscribe to C. Derrick Varn's excellent content as well: https://www.patreon.com/varnvlog Music: Gary Numan - This Wreckage
28/01/202242 minutes 8 seconds
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CROSSOVER: No Blood for Oil w/ Nostalgia Trap

Sean and David Parsons, host of the excellent history podcast Nostalgia Trap, take a dive into the politics and ideology of fossil fuels through the lens of the 2005 George Clooney and Matt Damon film 'Syriana'. They go back to the 1990s and 2000s, especially the wake of 9/11 and the runup to the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions, to look at the sometimes troubled and myopic, but always fraught, way that Americans understand their relationship to oil and geopolitics. Out later this week will be follow-up crossover, 'Diving into the Wreckage 2' with C Derrick Varn, about the deep connection between capital accumulation and fossil fuel consumption, globalization and rising emissions, and the future we can expect with climate change. For access to this and more become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada
26/01/202259 minutes 49 seconds
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PREVIEW: Denialism and Fascism w/ Pavlos Roufos

Continuing our discussion from the main episode, we go deeper into the denialism mess with Pavlos and ask ourselves what COVID and society's response might tell us about a possible revolutionary horizon. How do approach the real issues in the world without seeing like a state? We also discuss a second article written by an Italian collective, Wu Ming, that has a different take on the backlash against mandates: https://illwill.com/conspiracy-and-social-struggle To access this and a ton more bonus content, access our discord server and be first to call in to our live show at twitch.tv/theantifada become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada
21/01/20228 minutes 7 seconds
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Ep 169 - Living in Denial w/ Pavlos Roufos

The gang is back with returning guest, Pavlos Roufos, for a spicy discussion about ever-contentious pandemic politics and how the left should relate to it: Why has SARS-COVID 19 and the state response to it caused such an uproar in parts of Europe and the United States? What contradictory functions does the capitalist state perform in class society, and how has this led to disaster? What is the attraction of denialism among the populist right and, increasingly, parts of the left? Is there a rational kernel inside the mystical shell of COVID conspiracism? How have the unvaccinated been made a scapegoat for the failures of the bourgeois state? And is there anything recuperable within the waves of protest and direct action against mandates and vaccines? Even spicier bonus episode will be available for subscribers at www.patreon.com/theantifada to sign up today. Special thanks from all of us to our friends at <a href=
19/01/20221 hour 18 minutes 5 seconds
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Real Praetorian Hours (Preview)

We continue our discussion on the J6 &quot;insurrection&quot; with a reading of a NYT piece about a shadowy rightwing group you may not have heard of... likely because it's all a grift. For the full episode and all our other bonus content support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada song: John Cale - Praetorian Underground
14/01/20225 minutes 27 seconds
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Ep 168 - Happy Birthday, Bay Of Chuds

On the one-year anniversary of the media spectacle that was the Jan 6 Capitol Hill 'insurrection,' the Antifada crew look back on what happened on that fateful day, how it compared to the George Floyd uprising, what's going on with liberal democracy, and how the anti-capitalist left should relate to all of it. Outro song: Sick of it all - Insurrection Fundraiser for families affected by Bronx fire: https://www.gofundme.com/f/relief-for-families-at-333-e-183rd-st
12/01/20221 hour 8 minutes 58 seconds
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Talkin Tina 6 - The Boric Pickle

After the election of self-described libertarian socialist Gabriel Boric, we talk to Isabel from the Valparaiso anarchist assembly and Rara Senal anarchafeminist podcast network about the election, constitutional referendum, and what, if anything, these things have to do with the massive uprising in Chile in 2019. We also discuss the relationship of indigenous groups to the new constitution, the status of political prisoners, and the many riot dogs (and other animals) of Chile. Follow effort to support uprising prisoners: https://instagram.com/buscandolakalle Bees attack cops: https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/04/americas/beekeepers-chile-police-scli-intl/index.html Perro Vaquito: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NkNbhXR
05/01/20221 hour 9 minutes 5 seconds
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Armed Love 2 - Acid Fascism w/ JG Michael (Part 2 PREVIEW)

We continue our discussion of Mindfuckers: The Rise of Acid Fascism with the story of the Lyman Family--a folk music collective turned into a creepy cult of astrology-obsessed devotees to a toothless harmonica-playing manchild. Afterwards we discuss cults today--why they are so intriguing in popular culture yet seem to be on the decline. Finally we talk about acid. If it's a CIA psyop, does that mean we shouldn't take it? The full episode is available for patrons at Patreon.com/TheAntifada
25/12/20213 minutes 53 seconds
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Armed Love 2 - Acid Fascism w/ JG Michael (Part 1)

Were the Manson and Lyman families apocalyptic cults, misunderstood revolutionaries, or media distortions created to delegitimize the revolutionary communalism of the '60s? Parallax Views host JG Michael joins us to discuss Mindfuckers: The Rise of Acid Fascism, a collection of early-'70s Rolling Stone Magazine articles, to ponder cultism, psychedelic culture, hippy racism, The Beatles, and much more. Part two about the Lyman Family available for Patrons at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada The second episode of a series on the revolutionary counterculture of the '60s! Listen to the first with Peter Coyote here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/57554185 Support Parallax Views on patreon: <a href="https://www
22/12/20211 hour 1 minute 26 seconds
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Diving Into the Wreckage w/ C. Derrick Varn (pt 1)

A new special collaboration series for VarnVlog and Antifada patrons featuring Sean and C. Derrick Varn. In this first episode we tackle to outlines of the present moment: what is the state of geopolitics? How does China fit into the world system? What is the state of American decline? How is US politics reflecting this decadence? What do the Democrats and Republicans stand for at the present moment, if anything? And more! The full episode is available for patrons now at our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/diving-into-ep1-59884519 This will be an ongoing collaboration so there will be more episodes soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out Varn's work: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/varn-vlog/id1567634170 <a href="https:
15/12/20211 hour 11 minutes 20 seconds
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Take This Job and Reddit w/ Vladimir Lootin

A conversation about r/antiwork with @highriselowlife. Where did it come from? Why does it appeal to people? Is it the antidote to culture war? Will it organize a revolutionary general strike? For the full episode and all our other bonus material support the show at patreon.com/theantifada Song: Johnny Paycheck - Take This Job and Shove It
10/12/20215 minutes 59 seconds
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Ep 167 - Srsly Chuang

Along with Red May and History Against Misery we interview communist collective Chuang about their new book the Social Contagion (sort of). Expanding on the 2020 essay about the origins of the pandemic in China, the anonymous collective living in and outside of China uses on-the-ground interviews, reports and analysis to show the fragile reality between China's authoritarian Marxist facade. Buy Social Contagion from AK Press Support the Antifada on Patreon for bonus episodes, prize packs, and our Discord community Closing song - Sandee Chan - Uncanny Valley
08/12/20211 hour 6 minutes 34 seconds
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PREVIEW: TIR, Extra w/ Pascal Robert and Jason Myles

Jamie and Sean continue with Jason Myles (@lafinabsolute) and Pascal Robert (@probert06) of the podcast and YouTube show This is Revolution (@TIRShowOakland) to critique the American left, talk shit and analyze the intersection of music and politics. For this bonus content and access to our huge archive of good content, become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada.
03/12/20216 minutes 28 seconds
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The Black Misleadership Class w/ Jason Myles & Pascal Robert

Jamie and Sean are joined by Jason Myles (@lafinabsolute) and Pascal Robert (@probert06) of the podcast and YouTube show This is Revolution (@TIRShowOakland) for a wide-ranging discussion of black politics, media, and organizing in the modern age. Pascal's Newsweek article: https://www.newsweek.com/black-political-elite-serving-corporate-interests-misrepresenting-our-community-opinion-1652384 Jason's Medium article: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/i-was-a-teenage-anarchist-e918b00bb13 What The Negro Wants: https://undpress.nd.edu/97802680196
01/12/202154 minutes 38 seconds
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UNLOCKED: Proletkult 10 - Memes Without End w/ Meg Williams

Enjoy this unlocked bonus ep! Happy Thanks-taking, we'll be back next week. -jamie Meme Militant Meg and Andy read the essay Memes Without End by Adrian Wohlleben, in which he argues that elements of recent uprisings like the Yellow Vests of France, turnstile hopping of Chile, the umbrella-wielding frontliners of Hong Kong were memes that help them spread in a way that traditional social movements cannot. Can we meme revolution into reality? Or is it impossible to force a meme? We discuss Richard Dawkins, Susan Blackmore, Darwin, and more! Support Philly Elmo! Music: Giorgio Moroder - Racer
24/11/20211 hour 2 minutes 3 seconds
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PREVIEW History is a Weapon 12: Something's Gotta Give w/ Matt Christman

Notes from the great impasse.... the boys are back to take you for a wild ride from supply chains, to the Great Resignation, to culture wars, to cryptocurrency, to NFTs to terminal crisis. Why is nothing working and why does everything feel bad? It's the decadence of capitalism as a functioning social system and Sean and Matt explain why. Be sure to listen to the end as Matt, like a similarly bearded guy before him, reaches into the misty depths of theology to try to analogize the impersonal domination of the value form. Ask yourself: is capital in fact the DEVIL? The answer might surprise you. For access to this episode and a ton more bonus content become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada Intro: The Doors 'Light my fire' (Vaporwave)
19/11/202111 minutes 13 seconds
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Ep 165 - Born In Flames w/ Aaron Thorpe

Jamie is joined by pal-of-the-show Aaron Thorpe (@paradoomer) to discuss Lizzie Borden's 1983 feminist sci-fi film &quot;Born In Flames.&quot; Ten years after a &quot;war of liberation&quot; that established a social democratic government in the United States, things are still not great for women, especially queer, black, working class women! In a story that remains relevant to this day, the film follows the radical organizers of the Women's Army as they fight for true equality. Outro song - &quot;Born In Flames,&quot; Red Krayola
17/11/20211 hour 18 minutes 47 seconds
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Everybody Loves Communism: The Paris Commune (pt. 1)

Greetings, Antifada super soldiers! This week, we're cross-posting an episode of Jamie's new show Everybody Loves Communism, wherein she and co-host Jorge do the reading so you don't have to. In this edition, Jamie and Jorge begin their mini-series on the Paris Commune as a prelude to chapter 3 of Lenin's &quot;State and Revolution,&quot; because you need to know about it to understand that chapter. It's also just an important event in the history of class struggle; Marx called it &quot;the dawn of the great social revolution which will liberate mankind from the regime of classes forever&quot;(!) The content of the episode draws from Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune by John Merriman. New Yorker Review of the book: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/12/22/fires-paris Produced and Edited by Paul (@aufhebenkultur) Intro: Everybody Hates Chris theme song
10/11/202159 minutes 4 seconds
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Ep 164 - The Great Strike Wave Of 2021

As &quot;Striketober&quot; becomes &quot;Strikevember,&quot; Sean and Jamie discuss the ongoing wave of strikes and labor actions, and what they might mean for class struggle in the US. Outro song: Strike Anywhere - You're Fired
03/11/20211 hour 12 minutes 29 seconds
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Vampire Castle: Bram Stoker's Dracula & Nosferatu (PREVIEW)

Happy Halloweekend! Jamie and Leslie are back with a seasonally appropriate discussion of two takes on the same tale from two towering directors: &quot;Bram Stoker's Dracula&quot; (1992), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and &quot;Nosferatu the Vampyre&quot; (1979), written and directed by Werner Herzog. Which film contains the more convincing worldview? Which Dracula is incel, and which is volcel? Does Mina come off cooler than she should because she's played by Winona Ryder? All will be revealed. Subscribe to The Antifada's premium feed to access the rest of this frighteningly fun series, plus tons of other bonus content and our Discord community! Patreon.com/TheAntifada NYC listeners come to Jamie's Halloween cover bands show on 10/31!: https://bit.ly/3besiBW
29/10/202141 seconds
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Ep 163 - Tales from the Palmer Hotel w/ Rick Paulas, Jake Flores

After the GSA convention (Gothic Socialists of America) the Antifidada crew spends a night at a hotel made famous by the book The Palmer Hotel, a collection of spooky short stories set over a century at a downtown hotel. $20. Venmo: Rick-Paulas, PayPal: RickPaulas@gmail, CashApp: $RickPaulas. Include address. Please help pay for our ptsd therapy by becoming a patron NYC listeners come to Jamie's Halloween cover bands show 10/31!: https://bit.ly/3besiBW
27/10/202147 minutes 7 seconds
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Zen and the Art of Decolonization w/ Peter Coyote (Part 2)

In the second part of our first episode of Armed Love, Peter Coyote discusses his interest in Zen, how it came to be so influential to the beatniks and hippies, and his background with indigenous solidarity, particularly the campaign to free Leonard Peltier. Coyote recommends Peter Matthiessen's In the Spirit of Crazy Horse regarding Peltier, and The New Buddhism by David Brazier and How the Swans came to the Lake by Rick Fields about Zen Buddhism. The full episode is available free at Patreon.com/TheAntifada. If you like what we do, please support
24/10/20214 minutes 15 seconds
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Armed Love - The Diggers w/ Peter Coyote (Part 1)

We begin our new series on the revolutionary counterculture of the sixties by interviewing Peter Coyote, founding member of the Diggers -- an anarchist group from San Francisco whose free stores, tie-died shirts, free concerts, and activist street theater opened the gates of the Haight to tens of thousands of dropouts and helped define the sixties aesthetic. But by '67, the Diggers were already trying to escape the hippie movement by forming a network of revolutionary communes. Joining Andy for the interview is Sean Lovitt, researcher sixties revolutionary groups and author of Mimeo Insurrection: The Sixties Underground Press and Long Hot Summer of Riots Topics discussed include: The SF Mime Troop and their controversial minstrel show, the formation of the Diggers, the alleged insurrectionary activities, the Hells Angels, psychedel
20/10/20211 hour 15 minutes 14 seconds
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Ep 162 - TFW No Supply Chain w/ Paul Channelstrip

Jamie and Sean are joined by superproducer Paul Channelstrip (@aufhebenkultur) (Antifada twitch channel, Everybody Loves Communism, many more) for a laid back episode about the zoo, a high profile bird murder, and the tendency of the rate of treats to fall over time. Why is the supply chain having a normal one and what does it mean for the current phase of capitalism? You can watch this trio shoot the shit from 3pm-5pm ET every Wednesday and Friday at Twitch.tv/TheAntifada! Check out Paul's many projects: Everybody Loves Communism &lt;--Jamie's new history and theory pod Mortal Science Varn Vlog Reel Abstractions closing song: Be
13/10/20211 hour 17 minutes 16 seconds
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Ep 161: Whither the Limeys? w/ Riley Quinn and Nate Bethea

The madlads from TrashFuture are back! Sean is joined by Riley (@raaleh) and Nate (@inthesedeserts) to discuss the very public meltdown of, well, you know, the entire British civilization. As it turns out, things in the UK are even more bleak than they appear from across the pond: supply chains breaking down, petrol stations empty, services being cut, etc. But even more dire, and darkly funny, is the reaction of the British ruling class' which absolutely refuses to rule. Put on your schadenfreude caps before queuing up for this one. For excellent bonus content, access to our Discord and more become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada. We're currently running another promotion so help us get to the lucky number 1917 and get a free Antifada prize pack with stickers and postcards! Good writers on the UK mentioned by Nate: <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6372431
06/10/20211 hour 25 minutes 40 seconds
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Ep 160 - Occupy Turns Ten w/ Natasha Lennard

Jamie and Andy are joined by Natasha Lennard (@NatashaLennard), contributing writer at The Intercept and author of &quot;Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life,&quot; to commemorate Occupy Wall Street's ten-year anniversary. What are people erasing when they remember Occupy solely as something that &quot;changed the conversation&quot; around wealth inequality? How did the occupiers demonstrate anarchist politics in action? And what lessons can we carry into the future as we fight not merely to shore up the system, but to overthrow it? Natasha on OWS: https://theintercept.com/2016/10/01/occupy-wall-street-brooklyn-bridge-five-years/ https://www.thenation.com/article/a
29/09/20211 hour 19 minutes 20 seconds
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Ep 159 - Forever Wars and No Strike Clause w/ Adam H Johnson

Sean is joined by special guest Adam H Johnson (@adamjohnsonnyc), writer and host of the excellent Citations Needed podcast, to discuss the political economy of mass media, how consent is manufactured and the myriad ways in which the capitalist press is complicit even in a declining US empire. Then, with some extra time, Sean gives a briefing of several recent strikes and what they might mean for organized labor going forward. Links: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/09/13/the-other-afghan-women https://labornotes.org/2021/09/ten-thousand-uaw-members-gear-strike-vote-john-deere https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/09/13/pari-s13.html <a href="https://www.wweek.com/news/2021/09/06/
22/09/20211 hour 8 minutes 37 seconds
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BONUS: The Strokes Did 9-11 (PREVIEW)

The crew discuss some of the cultural changes that happened in New York City and the country following the attacks of September 11th through the lens of the biggest band of that era, The Strokes. Sign up as a member at Patreon.com/theAntifada to unlock this episode and all of our fine bonus content!
17/09/20214 minutes 15 seconds
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Ep 158 - 9/11's Worst Responders w/ Research & Destroy

We share our stories of 9/11 (some more harrowing than others) and commemorate some of the lesser known actions of the NYPD and FDNY with one of the anonymous members of Research and Destroy NYC Check out our bonus episode on the Strokes and NYC after 9/11 by becoming a patron at http://patreon.com/theantifada Download Research and Destroy's free zine New York's Worst Responders free: https://researchdestroy.com/new-yorks-worst-responders-nypd-and-9-11.pdf Music: Bruce Springsteen - Into the Fire
15/09/20211 hour 1 minute 11 seconds
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BONUS: Memes Without Ends w/ Meg Williams (preview)

Meme Militant Meg and Andy read the essay Memes Without End by Adrian Wohlleben, in which he argues that elements of recent uprisings like the Yellow Vests of France, turnstile hopping of Chile, the umbrella-wielding frontliners of Hong Kong were memes that help them spread in a way that traditional social movements cannot. Can we meme revolution into reality? Or is it impossible to force a meme? We discuss Richard Dawkins, Susan Blackmore, Darwin, and more! For the full episode, all our other bonus material, and access to our discord community, subscribe today at Patreon.com/TheAntifada And Support Philly Elmo!
10/09/20214 minutes 14 seconds
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Ep 157 - Steel this Book w/ Zhana Kurti, Dave Ranney, Kingsley Clarke

The late Noel Ignatiev's comrades Zhana Kurti (from Hard Crackers) and Dave Ranney and Kingsley Clarke from the Sojourner Truth Organization discuss the release of Acceptable Men, a memoir of Noel's time in the '70s as militant worker in the larger US Steel Mill in Gary Indiana. Buy Acceptable Men from Charles H. Kerr Books or AK Press And follow Kerr Books on Twitter Please SUPPORT THE SHOW at PATREON.COM/THEANTIFADA</stro
08/09/20211 hour 3 minutes 42 seconds
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PREVIEW - History is a Weapon 11: The Sorrows of Empire w/ Matt Christman

Matt and Sean have returned to talk about the disastrous defeat of the United States in Afghanistan: How did this happen and how does it implicate the American Imperial project? Why was the War on Terror? How is Biden's withdrawal linked to broader strategic interests (Cold War with China)? Whither American capitalist hegemony in the 21st century? And how will the citizens of this cursed country reconcile themselves to imperial decline? (Not well.) Become at patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada for access to this premium content, other bonus episodes and access to our Discord server.
01/09/20219 minutes 2 seconds
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Ep 156: The Pig Majority w/ Geo Maher

Jamie is joined by Geo Maher to discuss his new book, &quot;A World Without Police: How Strong Communities Make Cops Obsolete.&quot; They discuss the origins of mass incarceration, the debate around &quot;non-reformist&quot; reforms, and alternative models of community safety. Also, the million dollar question: how do abolitionist politics fit into the over-arching project of building communism? W/ bonus questions on the communes of Venezuela and the Zbellion! Buy the book: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3783-a-world-without-police Andy's essay criticizing the politics of safety: https://illwill.com/gimme-danger Outro: Noname - Song 33 Support the show at patreon.com/theantifada
25/08/20211 hour 8 minutes 10 seconds
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BONUS: No, Tanks w/ Michael Heinrich (PREVIEW)

In this very special bonus, Michael Heinrich addresses his detractors and fleshes out the political implications of his reading of Marx's mature work: Is Michael's reading of Marx as having a monetary theory of value a concession to neoliberalism? What was Marx trying to get at with the Tendency of the Law of the Rate of Profit to Fall? What remains of Marx's crisis theory if we admit he gave up on TRoPF? Is the empirical work of 'Marxist Economics' worth a damn? And, of course, what does all this have to do with the production of communism? Long-time listeners of the show are not going to want to miss this one, it's a banger! Intro: LCD Soundstystem - Dance Yrself Clean SUBSCRIBE NOW AT PATREON.COM/THEANTIFADA TO GET THE FULL VERSION &amp; TONS OF OTHER BONUS CONTENT &amp; OUR AWESOME DISCORD COMMUNITY!
20/08/20216 minutes 10 seconds
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Ep 155: Marx Against Marxism w/ Michael Heinrich

Sean and Jamie are excited to be joined by Michael Heinrich, German scholar and author of a series of books popularizing and clarifying Marx's value theory and contextualizing the life and times of old Karl. We discuss the core of Marx's project, what distinguished him from the economists of his day, and what political orientations might follow from a precise understanding of his critique of political economy. Importantly, Michael has a powerful critique of vulgar Marxism and the orthodoxies of the 19th and 20th centuries. Nerds, you're not going to want to miss this one! Stick around for an excellent bonus episode by becoming a patron at patreon.com/theantifada for this, access to our Discord server and more! Works by Michael Heinrich: &quot;An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Marx's Capital&quot; https://monthlyreview.org/product/an_introd
18/08/20211 hour 9 minutes 52 seconds
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Ep 154: Anti-Anti Populism w Anton Jaeger

Sean, Jamie and Andy are joined by Anton Jaeger (@antonjagermm), Marxist researcher of populism, to discuss the history, present and future of populism whether in the left or right mold. Several years ago it seemed as though left populism - exemplified by practitioners such as Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders - had a decent shot at upending the Washington Consensus on austerity, markets and foreign policy. With the failure and retreat of these candidates and others, what is left of this project? Why does right populism seem everywhere ascendant? What do these movements say about the economy and the political order? How can we understand the populist mode of politics in relation to the fight to abolish capital? For bonus content, access to our Discord and first dibs at calling in for out streams (twitch.tv/theantifada) become a patron today at Patreon.com/theantifada Works by Anton: <a href="https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/01/populism-douglas-hofstadte
11/08/20211 hour 2 minutes 9 seconds
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BONUS: Deep State Lab Leak w/ Julian Feeld

Julian Feeld sticks around to smoke a hash joint and discuss the work of the New School alumni graphic designer who began the Deep State Map Project, his contact with aliens for Ashtar, the Q-esque manifesto it inspired, and our opinions on the &quot;lab leak&quot; hypothesis For the full episode ppplleeeeaaasssseee support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada Show notes: Dylan Louis Monroe: Deep State Mapping Project Interview: https://boingboing.net/2020/08/04/a-fascinating-interview-with-a.html Nicholas Baker in New York Magazine: Did COVID-19 Escape from a Lab?
06/08/20213 minutes 9 seconds
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Ep 153 - Q Late w/ Julian Feeld

We're joined by QAnon Anonymous host Julian Feeld from Paris, giving us an update on all things QAnon, including Ron Watkins' pivot to UFOs, the right and left of the Yellow Vest movement's resistance to Macron's neoliberalism and vaccine passports, if there's any hope in a revolutionary left QAnon movement, and tips on staying sane in the eye of the storm. Check out QAnon Anyonymous on Patreon and Twitch Video of fascists getting wrecked at vaccine passport demo in Toulouse For a bonus episode with Julian, and all other bonus material and access to our discord community, support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada Music: <a href="https://www.youtube.c
04/08/20211 hour 2 minutes 12 seconds
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Ep 152 - Anti-Imperialist Birthright w/ Marvin Gonzalez

Jamie is joined by Marvin Gonzalez (@Sulliedsubjects), a member of DSA's International Committee Secretariat, to discuss his recent trip to Venezuela as part of DSA's delegation to the Congreso Bicentenario de los Pueblos del Mundo, as well as his experience touring las comunas, a Soviet-like organ of dual power. Outro song: Lloviznando Cantos - Arriba a la Izquierda For more, check out the DSA delegation's report back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL2RHFnzpG0 Check out The Partisan, a publication from three of DSA's communist caucuses: partisanmag.com Become a member at patreon.com/theantifada to unlock tons of bonus content and our Discord community!
28/07/20211 hour 17 minutes 9 seconds
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PREVIEW - Is China Imperialist? w/ Tony Norfield

As promised, here is a continuation of the discussion with Tony Norfield about capitalist imperialism and finance: is China's Belt and Road Initiative an imperialist endeavor? Despite having billionaires and huge corporations, is China even capitalist? What would a new Cold War between America and China look like? Become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada for access to this bonus content and more, plus our Discord server and first in line to call in on our twitch.tv/theantifada
23/07/20217 minutes 50 seconds
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Ep 151 - Invisible Empire w/ Tony Norfield

Sean speaks with Tony Norfield (@StubbornFacts) who worked for decades in international banking and has seen first hand the way capital exploits the world, about the intersection of finance and empire. His book, 2016's The City, is more than just an update Lenin and Hilferding's work on imperialism, it provides a crucial Marxist analysis and critique of the capitalist world system, interest-bearing capital, international institutions, and more. In this interview we discuss the long duree of Brexit, where the British ruling class fits in the hegemonic world order, the connection between market power and state violence, the rise of 'neoliberalism', and critique the idea that capitalism is being replaced by 'neofeudalism' or 'rentier capitalism'. Bonus episode on the spicy question, 'is China imperialist,' is also available, so become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada for access to this and more! Buy the book: <a href="https://www.versobooks.com/book
21/07/20211 hour 9 minutes 25 seconds
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BONUS - Folkintelpro w/ Aaron J. Leonard (PREVIEW)

Aaron J Leonard gives us a preview of his next book on folk music, revolutionary politics, and state repression in the '60s. We discuss Dylan going electric, his relationship with the old and new left, the black panthers' obsession with Highway 61 Revisited, and how much revolutionaries should worry about COINTELPRO today For the full episode please support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada
16/07/20215 minutes 30 seconds
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Ep 150 - Anti-Folk w/ Aaron J. Leonard

Historian of the radical left and state repression Aaron J. Leonard discusses his book Folk Singers and the Bureau, a chronicle of the relationship between American musicians, the Communist Party, and the FBI. We also talk about state repression today, human evolution, and Eric Adams' history of backing the blue. For the bonus episode on Dylan, the Panthers, and the '60s please support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Check out Aaron's twitter or his website Songs: Pete Seeger - Song for Bridges Woody Guthrie - 1913 Massacre The Weavers and Howard Fast - The Peekskill Story
14/07/20211 hour 9 minutes 50 seconds
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Ep 149 - Lavender Scare + Stonewall Riot Porn w/ John Leavitt [PREVIEW]

In this belated celebration of gay liberation Andy talks to writer and cartoonist for the New Yorker, Baffler, The Toast, the Nib, etc, and a real life gay communist, John Leavitt about the Lavender Scare--a moral panic and homophobic purge of the State Department after World War II that paralleled and informed the Red Scare. We also discuss purges of homosexuals from Leninist organizations, and whether it is better today that government buildings fly the rainbow flag. After that some audio riot porn in the form of an excerpt from Martin Duberman's Stonewall, including a background on the raid and vivid details of how the riot began and how it played out. For the full episode and all other bonus material, support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifa
09/07/202110 minutes 58 seconds
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Vampire Castle - Vampyres & The Vampire Lovers w/ Tanya Turner

Jamie (@jamie_elizabeth) and Leslie (@leslieleeiii) discuss two scary, sexy — and above all, seventies — lesbian vampire movies with the help of Tanya Turner (@auntiebernice) of the Trillbilly Workers Party: Vampyres (1974) and The Vampire Lovers (1970). Subscribe to The Antifada's (or Struggle Session's) premium feed to access the rest of this frighteningly fun series! Patreon.com/TheAntifada Outro music: Secret Shame - Calm
08/07/202155 minutes 57 seconds
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PREVIEW: Ep 148 - Everybody Loves Communism w/ Aaron Thorpe (Parts 2&3)

Jamie and Aaron (@punishedtrapgod) finish out their discussion of Marx and Engels' &quot;The Communist Manifesto.&quot; Become a patron today at patreon.com/theantifada to unlock parts 2 and 3 of this episode, plus tons of other bonus content and our Discord community!
07/07/20217 minutes 26 seconds
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Ep 148 - Everybody Loves Communism w/ Aaron Thorpe

In the first ever episode of their new project &quot;Everybody Loves Communism&quot; — which just happens to be a crossover episode with The Antifada — Jamie Peck and Aaron Thorpe (Trillbilly Workers Party, A Time Of Monsters) delve into Marx and Engels' classic broadside &quot;The Communist Manifesto&quot; with the help of Sean KB. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3, as well as for info on how to follow the show going forward! &quot;The Communist Manifesto&quot;: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm Outro song: Everybody Hates Chris theme song
30/06/20211 hour 3 minutes 17 seconds
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Ep 147: Abolish Action Burger Last w/ The Rax King

Sean and Andy are joined by writer and cohost of the Low Culture Boil podcast, Rax King, (@raxkingisdead) for a dive into the world of food and food service. Our intrepid crew reports back about a local weird, nerd, comic book restaurant called Action Burger, then uses the opportunity to talk about the miserable conditions of workers in the industry. To round it out they discuss the amazing pamphlet by prole.info called &quot;Abolish Restaurants&quot; and discuss why we must do just that. Become a patron and get access to bonus content and our Discord at patreon.com/theantifada Andy's former boss at the vegan place: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2017/05/11/the-vegan-fugitive-done-in-by-dominos-pizza-takes-a-plea/?sh=6b4338cd5cca Action Burger: http://actionburger.com
23/06/20211 hour 4 minutes 40 seconds
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UNLOCKED - C*mmunization Th**ry w/ Aaron Benanav

Now unlocked for non-patrons, Jamie and Sean with Aaron discuss the political implications of his research on automation and the future of work. If UBI and Keynesian stimulus is insufficient, what sort of movements and measures might be adequate to the present moment? Outro: Rolling Stones - Luxury You can get Aaron's excellent book at, where else, verso: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3717-automation-and-the-future-of-work
16/06/202147 minutes 18 seconds
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BONUS: The Sickle Drop w/ Anthony Fantano

Music reviewer Anthony Fantano (@The Needle Drop) comes on our Wednesday Twitch stream to talk about Grimes' AI communist future, Lana Del Rey's BLM track, Morrissey headlining Cruel World festival, vegan musicians ranked, Madball and Section H8 reopening shows, Connecticut hardcore, Fiona Apple Stans, 100 Gecs, ska-punk, new music recommendations, and much more! Watch Anthony on Twitch and Youtube For podcast version of the stream and all our bonus content support the show at http://patreon.com/TheAntifada OR watch the whole unedited stream at https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1051395799, and don't forget to follow and subscribe to our twitch channel! Music:
11/06/202111 minutes 59 seconds
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Ep 146 - AntiSKAda w/ Alex Kane

A discussion with journalist Alex Kane, who covers Israel/Palestine for Jewish Currents, the Intercept, Ha'aretz and others, about the recent conflict and cease-fire, the origins of the unrest in Jerusalem, the political shifts in Israeli society, and the effectiveness of pro-Palestinian activism in the United States, anti-war ska, and if we should change our podcast's name. Please support the show! at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Show notes: http://www.alexbkane.com/ https://jewishcurrents.org/former-aipac-senior-operative-launches-group-to-cultivate-democratic-support-for-israel/ https://
09/06/20211 hour 5 minutes 26 seconds
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BONUS PREVIEW: Hard Hat Riot and DSA Hair w/ Virgil Texas

Virgil and the Antifada crew continue their discussion of this dark and lascivious tale, placing it in historical context vis-a-vis the rise of right-wing populism, the Hard Hat Riot of 1970 and a disturbingly similar murder committed after the film was shot but before it was released. Plus: racial dynamics, modern day analogs and a bonus-to-the-bonus review of the New York City Press Corp's abortive attempt at satirizing the youth of today. For the full episode support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Music: Dean Michaels - Hey Joe
04/06/20215 minutes 53 seconds
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Ep 145 - Classploitation w/ Virgil Texas (Part I)

Our buddy Virgil Texas (@VirgilTexas) calls in to discuss the 1970 exploitation film &quot;Joe,&quot; starring Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick, and — in her first ever movie role!— Susan Sarandon. In a spiritual sequel to Episode 17, the crew examines the rise of neoliberalism and concurrent dissolution of the American working class through the lens of this low-budget sleeper hit, in which the titular character, fed up with the degeneracy of hippie youth culture, teams up with a well-to-do dad to get revenge. Part II of the episode is available now to Patrons at [Patreon.com/TheAntifada](Part II of the episode is available now to Patrons) Check out Bad Faith, Virgil's podcast with Briahna Joy Gray, at <a href="http://patre
02/06/20211 hour 17 minutes 41 seconds
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PREVIEW: Vampire Castle - Salem's Lot w/ Dan Boeckner

On this episode of Vampire Castle, Jamie and Leslie are joined by special guest Dan Boeckner (@DanBoeckner), of the bands Wolf Parade and Operators, to discuss &quot;Salem's Lot,&quot; the 1979 TV miniseries based on the horror novel by Stephen King. Note: contains spoilers for &quot;The Outsider,&quot; so don't listen to 6:00-7:00 if you don't want em! (I'm the fucking worst, my exes were right about me, etc.) Check out Dan's latest music stuff at patreon.com/operators ! Also check out his super Canadian podcast that Jamie has been on, The Bottlemen (@BottlemenPod). Become a Patron at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to unlock the full version of this episode, our Discord community, and tons of other bonus content! Check out our live streams (Wednesdays, Fridays, other days) at Twitch.tv/TheAntifada
28/05/202138 seconds
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Ep 144: Commoners All! w/ Peter Linebaugh

Sean and Andy are honored to sit down with Marxist historian of the Transatlantic World and Anglo-Irish labor history, Peter Linebaugh, to discuss his 2019 book, &quot;Red Round Globe Hot Burning: A Tale at the Crossroads of Commons and Closure, of Love and Terror, of Race and Class, and of Kate and Ned Despard&quot;. What is revolutionary love? How were the commons enclosed? What's the connection between capital and the anthropocene? How can the racialization of proletarians be overcome? How do we wrest back the commons for ourselves? This was a great conversation and we're really proud to present this episode. Outro: Robert Johnson - Crossroads Blues Check out Peter's excellent book: https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520383036/red-round-globe-hot-burning For access to bonus content, our discord service and to call in for our live twitch.tv/theantifada streams
26/05/20211 hour 31 seconds
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PREVIEW - Ep 143.2 Omnium-Gatherum w/ C. Derick Varn

Jamie and Sean are joined by C. Derick Varn, host of Varnblog, Pop the Left, and Mortal Science, in a wide-ranging discussion: the role of the Democratic Socialists of America and its orientation towards the Democratic Party, the ongoing slaughter in Palestine, communization theory and more. Part 2 of 2! For access to this premium content and more, become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada Check out our live streams at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow Derrick - https://symptomaticcommentary.wordpress.com/ @skepoet Texts discussed - Amedeo Bordiga: &quot;Onward, Barbarians!&quot; - https://libcom.org/library/onwards-barbarians Endnotes: &quot;Onward Barbarians&quot; - https://endnotes.org.uk/other_texts/en/endnotes-onward-barbarians <p
21/05/20218 minutes 50 seconds
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Ep 143 - Omnium-Gatherum w/ C. Derick Varn

Jamie and Sean are joined by C. Derick Varn, host of Varnblog, Pop the Left, and Mortal Science, in a wide-ranging discussion: the role of the Democratic Socialists of America and its orientation towards the Democratic Party, the ongoing slaughter in Palestine, communization theory and more. Part 2 for patreons out later this week! Become a patron at patreon.com/theantifada for bonus content, access to our Discord and more. Follow Derrick - https://symptomaticcommentary.wordpress.com/ @skepoet Texts discussed - Amedeo Bordiga: &quot;Onward, Barbarians!&quot; - https://libcom.org/library/onwards-barbarians Endnotes: &quot;Onward Barbarians&quot; - https://endnotes.org.uk/other_texts/en/endnotes-onward-barbari
19/05/202158 minutes 2 seconds
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Talkin' 'Tina - Colombia Fights the Plan w/ Santi

For this episode of our side project on Latin American history and politics, we talk to a Human Rights lawyer from the Colombian movement Congreso del Pueblos about the recent uprising against far-right President Ivan Duque's pandemic austerity measures, and the brutal repression that followed. Earlier this year Duque proposed a new tax on consumer goods, a regressive tax disproportionately effecting the poor population already struggling against booming unemployment. A series of nationwide strikes against the tax and austerity called for late April turned out to be far more massive than anyone had predicted, overcoming some of the deep divisions between the popular movements and Duque's base. But the dozens of deaths, disappearances, countless beatings and sexual assaults that followed have only galvanized the struggle further--and our guest has concluded that the State has &quot;already lost.&quot; Special thanks
10/05/202144 minutes
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Ep 142 - The Healthcare Monster w/ Gabriel Winant

Sean and Jamie are joined by Gabe Winant (@gabrielwinant), historian and author of &quot;The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America,&quot; to discuss the composition of the US working class yesterday and today. Gabe's excellent historical work has given us a picture of the remarkable changes seen in Pittsburgh, once an emblematic blue collar town and one now dominated by hospitals and pink collar work. But, as we see in the interview, Pittsburgh is merely a microcosm of an epochal shift from one regime of accumulation to another; from the post-war &quot;Golden Age,&quot; to the (decaying) neoliberal order of today. Together we pick apart the contradictions within both as we look at real examples of class struggle (alongside the grand dialectic of capital) and wonder what the future might look like for the American
05/05/20211 hour 21 minutes 40 seconds
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Ep 141 - The Long March Through The Applications w/ Edward Ongweso Jr.

Jamie and Sean are joined by Edward Ongweso Jr. (@bigblackjacobin), staff writer at Motherboard and co-host of This Machine Kills (@machinekillspod), for a discussion of all things tech. Rather than freeing us from drudgery, technology has been used by capitalists to make things worse for the vast majority of humanity. How did we get here? How can workers fight back? What does it mean to be a 21st century Luddite? How does this relate to police abolition? Plus: Edward's answer to Andy's Twitter poll about turning off the internet. Outro music: Chumbawumba - the Triumph of General Ludd Check out Edward's reporting at Motherboard: https://www.vice.com/en/contributor/edward-ongweso-jr Tune into the twitch.tv/theantifada on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursd
28/04/20211 hour 14 minutes 2 seconds
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Hardcore History w/ Jarrod Shanahan, Dave ToolUsingMammal (Bonus Preview)

A free-form discussion on the history of hardcore, from its origins in the '77 punk explosion in LA, NY, DC, Boston, and Canada. We talk about our experiences in the scene and the various class backgrounds and political sentiments at play. Discussions include: anti-racism, youth crew, straightedge, veganism, political hardcore, if anarchopunk really exists, the concept of &quot;unity&quot;, and why hardcore singers keep saying &quot;all lives matter&quot; at their reunions. For the full episode support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Including tracks from: John Joseph, Pg.99, Slapshot, SSD, Gorilla Biscuits, Catharsis, and Twisted Thing Follow Jarrod's writing at Hard Crackers And follow Dave on Twitter
23/04/202111 minutes 17 seconds
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Ep 140: 'Pushing" Biden to 'the Left' w/ Sean and Jamie

Ah, a good old fashion news ep with Sean and Jamie! First, we've reached pretty pass when the Wall Street Journal is penning diatribes about woke capitalism. Is it true, as they contend, that big business is.. anti-capitalist? What does this even fucking mean? Next, President Biden has passed $2 trillion in stimulus and proposed another $2 trillion in infrastructure spending. Did it work? Did 'we' push Biden 'to the left'? We break down the spending and talk about what it really means. (Spoiler: the left wing of capital is desparate) To support our work become a patron today at patreon.com/theantifada for bonus content and access to our really fun DIscord server. Access to the Discord server will also allow you to call in and chat with us during our many live streams at twitch.tv/theantifada. Follow our channel, we stream commentary, pop culture musings and paradox games 4 or 5 times a week! Outro: Novelist - Street Politician
21/04/20211 hour 32 minutes 24 seconds
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ep 139 - Autism Abolition Month w/ Anders Lee

Andy and Anders have an intimate discussion about the history autism, starting in the coffeehouses of Red Vienna and ending in the imageboards of collapsing modernity. With a history rooted in eugenics, fascism, and neoliberalism, Anders questions the origins and continued necessity of the category while advocating for increased understanding and compassion for neurodivergency. Follow Anders Lee and listen to Pod Damn America Read his article &quot;I Don't Believe in Autism&quot;: https://www.madinamerica.com/2019/02/i-dont-believe-in-autism/ Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): https://autisticadvocacy.org/ Check out Aspergers are Us on <a href="https://www.netflix.c
14/04/20211 hour 9 minutes 22 seconds
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Ep 138 - Spring Break Forever w/ Jake Flores

Jamie, Sean and special guest Jake Flores (@feraljokes) of Pod Damn America (@PodDamnAmerica) get together to discuss Harmony Korine's seminal 2012 film Spring Breakers. We trust you've already seen this masterpiece, but in case you haven't, major spoilers ahead! Outro: Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites Become a patron at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to unlock tons of bonus content and our Discord community!
07/04/20211 hour 15 minutes 17 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon 10.2: 'Farm Aid 1985' w/ Matt Christman EXTENDED PREVIEW

HIAW is back with our tenth episode! In this one we wonder: what are the roots of the poverty of rural life in America? The American Dream always included self-sufficiency and independence and nothing represented this more than the family farm. This form of petty commodity production used to be a backbone of 'middle class' life in America, but now less than 2% of the population engages in it. Alongside we have seen an opiate epidemic, material deprivation, deaths of despair and more. What can political economy tell us about the rural crisis? Part 2 of 2. Become a patron at patreon.com/theantifada for this premium content and more. Music: Eddy Huntington - USSR Disco Vaporwave Suggested Readings: Ellan Meiksins Wood - The Origins of Capitalism: a Longer View Jainus Banaji - Theory as History Gred Grandin - The End of the Myth Ed. - The Brenner Debate: Agrarian Class St
02/04/202117 minutes 4 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon 10: 'Farm Aid 1985' w/ Matt Christman EXTENDED PREVIEW

HIAW is back with our tenth episode! In this one we wonder: what are the roots of the poverty of rural life in America? The American Dream always included self-sufficiency and independence and nothing represented this more than the family farm. This form of petty commodity production used to be a backbone of 'middle class' life in America, but now less than 2% of the population engages in it. Alongside we have seen an opiate epidemic, material deprivation, deaths of despair and more. What can political economy tell us about the rural crisis? This is an extended preview: become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada for access to this premium content and more The second part will be out on Friday. Music: Eddy Huntington - USSR Disco Vaporwave
31/03/202121 minutes 8 seconds
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Ep 137 - Work Sucks (I Know) w/ Sarah Jaffe

Author and journalist Sarah Jaffe (@sarahljaffe) joins Sean and Jamie to discuss her new book, &quot;Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone.&quot; Antifada listeners know &quot;do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life&quot; is a dirty lie told by capitalists. But where did this idea come from? In this book, Jaffe traces the rise of &quot;labor of love&quot; ideology to the neoliberal turn of the 1970s, explains how it intersects with racism and sexism, shows how it damages workers, and lastly, gives some ideas for how to defeat it. Buy the book: https://www.boldtypebooks.com/titles/sarah-jaffe/work-wont-love-you-back/9781568589398/ Outro song: Kate Bus
24/03/20211 hour 22 minutes 3 seconds
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Ep 136 - Insurrection (ft. Rihanna) w/ Phil A. Neel

In this episode Andy and Sean sit down with Phil A. Neel, author of 'Hinterland: America's New Landscape of Class and Conflict' to talk about his work and travels and how they helped him reconceptualize working class life in the United States and abroad. We discuss the particular geography of accumulation and exploitation that has created glittering global cities of commerce and finance, alongside impoverished and a dystopian far hinterland. We bring it up to the present with the political ramifications of this new landscape, how it reconfigures class struggle as seen in the Ferguson protests, last summer's insurrection and the waves of riots across the planet. Outro: Eminem ft Rihanna - Love the Way you Lie Buy the book: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/H/bo28433484.html Phil's article on the pandemic : <a href="https://brooklynrail.org/2020/07/field-no
17/03/20211 hour 12 minutes 37 seconds
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PREVIEW - Vampire Castle - Only Lovers Left Alive & A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Jamie and Leslie are back with a hot, fresh VC to sink your teeth into! On this edition, they discuss Jim Jarmusch's stylish vampire slice-of-life movie &quot;Only Lovers Left Alive&quot; (2013), as well as Ana Lily Amirpour's Iranian vampire Western &quot;A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night&quot; (2014). Become a patron at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to unlock the full version of this episode, plus our Discord community and tons of bonus content!
12/03/202138 seconds
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Ep 135 - Don't Kronstadt me w/ Bini Adamczak

Author Bini Adamczak discusses her newly translated book Yesterday's Tomorrow, a haunting meditation on the history of counterrevolution through the suppression of the Kronstadt rebellion, the cult of Lenin, the Stalinist purges, and the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. The book begs to ask how our revolutionary thinking is hindered by these tragedies, suggesting that things could have and may proceed differently in the future. She also discusses her group Zero Covid, which criticizes the far-right and neoliberal approaches the pandemic. Follow them on twitter at https://twitter.com/zeroCovid_DACH Check out Bini's books: Communism for Kids <a href="https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/yest
10/03/20211 hour 7 minutes 4 seconds
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Some of those things can never be discussed w/ Bradley Greene, Toussaint Losier (Bonus Preview)

After we ended the episode, Bradley Greene and Touissant Losier stayed on the line to talk more about some particularities of the film, including the shootout at 58th street and Calumet, Fred Hampton's time in Menard Prison, and the racist violence in Cairo, Illinois. Listen to full clip at patreon.com/theantifada
05/03/202157 seconds
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Ep 134 - It's not Revolution, It's HBO w/ Toussaint Losier, Bradley Greene

Joining us to discuss the new movie “Judas and the Black Messiah&quot; are Afro-American studies professor Dr. Toussaint Losier and Bradley Greene, a Chicago Black Panther. Greene tells us what life was like in the BPP, his relationship Fred Hampton, why the police were set on killing him, and several important aspects of the movie he thinks were really wrong. We also talk about the struggle today, and what our generation can learn from the Party and the attacks against it. Support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada Audio is taken from &quot;The Murder of Fred Hampton&quot; (1971) edited by Anatoli Ulyanov with music by Skarú
03/03/20211 hour 20 minutes 49 seconds
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Tupac could have prevented this w/ Amogh Sahu, Matt Peterson (CGYOMH Part 2 preview)

Part 2 of our review of with Adam Curtis' new BBC series Can't Get You Out of My Head with the Woodbine's podcast. Topics include the Joan Baez, Patti Smith, the Tupac hologram, and Elon Musk. You can hear the full episode by supporting our show at patreon.com/theantifada Closing song: Cigarettes after Sex - Starry Eyes
26/02/20214 minutes 31 seconds
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Ep 133 - Crazy Bitch Theory of History w/ Amogh Sahu, Matt Peterson (Part 1)

Part 1 of a crossover episode with Woodbine's podcast about Adam Curtis' new BBC series, Can't Get You Out of My Head. We talk about Adam Curtis' methods, his political origins, his visions of the future, and what his conclusions might offer revolutionaries. For their other episode and part 2, support Woodbine, a radical community hub in Ridgewood Queens, at their Patreon You could also support us at our Patreon! Opening song: KYLIE MINOGUE- CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD Closing song: Electric Light Orchestra - Can't Get it Out of My Head
24/02/20211 hour 17 minutes 45 seconds
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Ep 132 - What No Anti-War Movement Does To An AUMF w/ LeftFlankVets

Jamie and Sean host Marcus and Lorax of leftist veteran co-op LeftFlankVets (@leftflankvets) to talk about their media project, their experiences in the military, and the potential for revolutionary organizing within the ranks of the US armed forces. They also give a prognosis for foreign policy under Biden and offer up answers as to why some vets fall prey to right-wing militia movements. The best military episode we've done since Ep 19 feat. Spenser Rapone! Closing song: The Monks - Monk Time Check out their channel at twitch.tv/LeftFlankVets Become a Patron at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to unlock tons of bonus content and our Discord community! Check us out every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET at Twitch.tv/The
17/02/20211 hour 21 minutes 14 seconds
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Ep 131 - On The Ultra Question w/ Kay Gabriel

Kay Gabriel (@unit01barbie), of DSA Emerge and the #DefundNYPD campaign, stops by to give a counterpoint to some of our previous guests' takes on cutting police budgets as part of the road to abolition. Equal time doctrine, but only for different types of communists! Sharp-eared observers will note this audio came from The Antifada twitch stream. Follow us at twitch.tv/theantifada to catch all our video content! We stream most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7pm ET. Visit defundnypd.com to stay updated and/or get involved. Check out &quot;We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics,&quot; edited by Kay Gabriel and Andrea Abi-Karam (some of the poems are about abolishing the police!): https://nightboat.org/book/we-want-it-all/ Intro/Outro: &quot;Total Eclipse of the Heart&quot; (v
10/02/20211 hour 50 minutes 23 seconds
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BONUS - GameStopulism w/ Jason Smith

Jason sticks around to discuss retail traders, the end of the beginning of Trumpism, the legacy of Obama and what, if anything, can be taken from last week's Reddit vs Wall Street battle. Become a patron to access this bonus episode and others, plus our Discord server: www.patreon.com/theantifada Closing song: Roger Miller - Not in Nottingham
05/02/20217 minutes 51 seconds
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Ep 130 Line Goes Mad w/ Jason Smith

Political economist Jason Smith, (@profitratedown) author of 'Smart Machines and Service Work: Automation in and Age of Stagnation', joins Sean to give us all an update on how that dang line is doing. What is the source of all of America's various morbid symptoms the last 12 to 40 years? How can it be that a handful of tech companies (the FAANGS) can seem to be so profitable when the 'real economy' is so depressed? What does all this mean for a return to social democratic, non-revolutionary politics in the capitalist core? And if you've ever wondered just why all the jobs, including perhaps your own, as so shitty these days, we ask: what is service work, really, and how does it fit into the schema of capitalist production. Finally, what is the future of work? Bonus episode on the end of Trump and the GameStop debacle out on Friday! Jason's book: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/bo
03/02/20211 hour 15 minutes 23 seconds
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Beyond the Defund/Abolish debate w/ Hard Crackers (BONUS)

Jamie, Jarrod, and Zhana from Hard Crackers talk more about the realistic possibilities of defunding or abolishing the police, non-reformist reformers, and an anti-carceral popular front. For the full episode and access to our Discord community, support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada
29/01/20215 minutes 21 seconds
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Ep 129: The Year Whiteness Broke w/ Hard Crackers

Jarrod Shanahan and Zhandarka Kurti of Hard Crackers Journal inaugurate our new era of unrest! We talk about the origins of the journal in the white abolitionist work of Noel Ignatiev, race treason in the George Floyd uprising, and finally the January 6th Capitol Siege and how the left can take insurrectionism back from the trumpist pretenders. Read, order, and/or donate to Hard Crackers at https://hardcrackers.com/ Subscribe for bonus content and Discord access at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Work by Jarrod and Zhana: https://brooklynrail.org/2020/07/field-notes/Prelude-to-a-Hot-American-Summer ht
27/01/20211 hour 18 minutes 43 seconds
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Ep 128 - Thanks Obama w/ Aaron Thorpe & Andray Domise

Jamie is joined by Aaron Thorpe (@posadist_trapgd) of Trillbilly Workers Party and A Time Of Monsters and Andray Domise (@andraydomise) of The Drop Squad on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to discuss the first volume of Barack O'bummer's serial killer memoir &quot;A Promised Land.&quot; What is 44 trying to do here? Is he Lena Dunham, Walter White, or a perfect synthesis of both? And what's so bad about going to therapy that men will literally run for president to avoid it? Apologies for the poor sound quality on Jamie's end, she forgot to check the input settings and feels very bad. The Drop Squad: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-drop-squad/id1523282652 A Time Of Monsters: https://www.patreon.com/atompod Trillbillies: <a href=
20/01/20211 hour 31 minutes 16 seconds
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BONUS - Electric Boogaloo w/ Shemon and Arturo

Our guests from episode 127 stick around to discus a topic that's floating around more and more these days: civil war. What does the 1861-65 conflict and its aftermath tell us about the role that the proletariat must take in the coming months and years? And what are the stakes of the coming rupture? Become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada today Outro: Pete Seeger - John Brown's Body
15/01/20214 minutes 45 seconds
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Ep 127 - Riot Cars Go Vrrrrroom w/ Arturo & Shemon

Our friends Arturo and Shemon stop by to discuss the George Floyd rebellion and how it might go from a series of isolated insurrections to a glorious proletarian revolution. Radical geography, looting caravans, white accomplices, organized labor, and the black counter-insurgency as viewed through a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air lens. Stay tuned for Friday's bonus in which we discuss the chud riot at the capitol and what lessons we can take from the American Civil War. Articles referenced: https://illwilleditions.com/theses-on-the-george-floyd-rebellion/ https://illwilleditions.com/the-rise-of-black-counter-insurgency/ https://illwilleditions.com/the-return-of-john-brown-white-race-traitors
13/01/20211 hour 25 minutes 2 seconds
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Gen-X Ghost Stories w/ Douglas Lain (PREVIEW)

Douglas Lain of Zer0 Books chats with us slightly youngsters about zines, indymedia, adbusters anti-globalization, anti-war, and the world this radicalism has left us with. Was it all radical liberalism or did 2008 break part of the counterculture towards a revolutionary path? For the full episode support us at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Closing song: Jimmy Buffet - Cheeserburger in Paradise
11/01/20216 minutes 40 seconds
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The 17th Nivôse of Donald J. Trump w/ Matt Christman (PREVIEW)

Cushbomb comes by our weekly Wednesday twitch show to talk about the chud invasion of the capital. Was it a grassroots uprising, an attempt coup, or a color revolution in the making? How should the left respond? For the full podcast and all our bonus material support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Also joining us was french-based comrade Henry J Wallis and Remi from Cosmonaut Magazine and the Marxist Center For more with Henry and Remi watch the full stream free: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/864250811 And follow/subscri
07/01/20213 minutes 5 seconds
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Ep 126 - Lasch Back w/ Douglas Lain

The editor of Zer0 Books and host of Zer0 Squared talks about his recent video that was too hot for Youtube. What is &quot;the Great Reset,&quot; what does Christopher Lasch's &quot;The Revolt of the Elites&quot; have to say about (via Paul Sweezy and the Johnson-Forest Tendency), and how did that critique not go far enough? We also discuss Doug's sectarian background and new media strategies for the left in general. Watch the banned video: https://www.patreon.com/posts/christopher-paul-44266732 Another good convo on Lasch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1zO1SAdCRE Support the show at http://Patreon.com/TheAntifada And check out our Twitch streams on Monday, Weds, and Fri
06/01/20211 hour 14 minutes 38 seconds
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Ep 125 - The Monster Enters w/ Mike Davis

Jamie and Andy sit down with the great Marxist historian, author, activist and urban theorist Mike Davis to review the year that was. Topics include the California wildfires, the Covid-19 pandemic, the George Floyd uprising, and that wet fart of an election. Why is everything so terrible and what should anti-capitalist organizers be focusing on going into 2021? All will be revealed. Articles referenced: https://newleftreview.org/issues/ii126/articles/mike-davis-trench-warfare https://lithub.com/how-a-pandemic-happens-we-knew-this-was-coming/ https://www.thenation.com/article/environment/california-fire-drought-climate/ <a href="https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-arellano-malibu
30/12/20201 hour 30 minutes 9 seconds
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Ep 124 - On the Xmas Question w/ Dave Silverberg

Santa visits us to deck the halls with boughs of... holly. We talk about the left &quot;negationists&quot; and their defenders like Noam Chomsky, the Faurrison affair and connection with current culture wars about free speech, and the Bordigist critique at their heart of their milieu. Scholar of religious discrimination Dave Silverberg then presents his thesis that Marx's On the Jewish Question is misread as an antisemitic text. Finally, we draw some conclusions about labor party expulsions and other contemporary controversies surrounding antisemitism. Merry Christmas! Original Bordigist essay: http://libcom.org/library/auschwitz-big-alibi Introduction to French Ultra-Left and Faurisson: https://libcom.org/librar
23/12/20201 hour 19 minutes 25 seconds
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Ep 123 - Trillbilly Elegy w/ Tarence Ray

In order to discuss the appalling ways that poor white people are portrayed in the United States, we had to have on Tarence (@tarenceray) from the Trillbilly Workers Party. We all watched JD Vance's execrable 'Hillbilly Elegy' so you don't have to. Out of this came a great discussion about deindustrialization, rural poverty, the opioid epidemic and media portrayals of that figure of derision and fear, 'the white working class'. What changes to US political economy caused widespread immiseration over the last 50 years in places like Appalachia? How have politics failed the workers in these communities? And what dark visions do the Charles Murrays and JD Vances of the world have for a solution to the rural poverty problem? Outro song: Total Eclipse and Re-Emergence of the Heart - Bonnie Dauvé Become a member at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to access bonus content and our Discord community!
16/12/20201 hour 23 minutes 56 seconds
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Ep 122 - Uber (Owned)

A Covid vaccine is coming (for the rich). Uber gets owned. Real estate tycoons make record profits. Amazon workers organize. And much, much more. Here's the article Jamie forgot to link last time: https://onezero.medium.com/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1 Donate to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund: atlsolidarity.org Donate to Dick's commissary fund: venmo kat-richards-1 / cashapp $katrichards (caption that it’s for Richard) Send Dick a letter at [email protected] Closing song: Lady Bits - C'Mon Baby Become a supporter at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to unlock bonus content and our Discord community!
09/12/20201 hour 12 minutes 6 seconds
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PREVIEW - C*mmunization Th**ry w/ Aaron Benanav

Aaron sticks around with Jamie and Sean to discuss the political implications of his work on automation and the future of work. If UBI and Keynesian stimulus is insufficient, what sort of movements and measures might be adequate to the present moment? Listen to the full episode by supporting the show at patreon.com/theantifada Outro: Rolling Stones - Luxury You can get Aaron's excellent book at, where else, verso: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3717-automation-and-the-future-of-work
04/12/20209 minutes 50 seconds
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Ep 121 - Automation & The Future Of Work w/ Aaron Benanav

Sean and Jamie speak with Aaron Benanav (@abenanav), currently a researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin, about his new book, &quot;Automation and the Future of Work.&quot; While automation theorists predict that we are headed for a smooth transition to fully automated luxury communism (or is it partially automated poverty capitalism?) with a little help from our friend Andrew Yang, Benanav says not so fast. To provide an alternate explanation for the dropping demand for labor, he takes us through the book's key arguments, savors some Keynesian tears, pokes holes in the idea of a UBI, and sets us up nicely for part 2 (out Friday!) where we talk about how to get from our current hellworld to a society built around human needs. Outro music: Limp Bizkit - I'm Broke
02/12/20201 hour 29 seconds
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Talkin' Tina 4 - Brazil's Nuts w/ Amauri Gonzo

Our series about Latin America returns with an episode on Brazil with Amauri Gonzo of Brasil Wire, Ponte.org, and the Afita podcast. We cover a wide range of topics including riots against the murder of a black man last weekend on Black Consciousness Day, the regional elections, COVID vaccine drama, expectations of a Biden policy in Latin America, fires and military maneuvers in the Amazon, prospects for a post-Workers' Party Brazilian left, Gl*nn Gr**nwald, and Bolsonaro's anime avatar. For the full episode an all bonus content, support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada
27/11/20205 minutes 14 seconds
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Spine Check 5 - Marx before Marxism: Value, Price and Profit

Andy and Sean are joined by Edwad @readcapital and Cordelia @cozyunoist, the confirmed superstars of #heinrichtwitter and co-hosts of the Reel Abstractions podcast to discuss Karl (Heinrich) Marx's 1865 address to the 1st International called 'Value, Price and Profit.' As anti-Marxist communists steeped in Marxology, they help us confront this seemingly simple text for what it is - a fraction of Marx's total critique from a snapshot of time, and a Marx at his most Ricardian - which opens a conversation on: the difference between political economy and critical theory, the usefulness of Marx for communist theory, and the ambiguities that exist even in the mature theory we've inherited today. This is a challenging episode (we stand in awe
25/11/20201 hour 7 minutes
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Ep 120 - Bob's Bürgerlichs

Jamie and Sean vibe on a number of topics, not limited to but including: feeling depressed, #DefundNYPD canvassing, and the latest bad discourse around &quot;connecting with the working class.&quot; What's going to happen to millennials' politics when some of them inherit property? And a preview of a critique of democratic socialism. Donate to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund at https://atlsolidarity.org Closing song: Nina Simone - Backlash Blues
18/11/20201 hour 24 minutes 57 seconds
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Spine Check 4 - Society of the Spectacle w/ Eric-John Russel (preview)

The second half of our conversation with Eric-John Russel of Cured Quail about Society of the Spectacle. We define the spectacle, cover the abolition of time, do some close readings of some of the aphorisms, and talk about practical applications of the text For the full episode and access to all our bonus content, including History is a Weapon, Vampire Castle, and Proletkult, support us on Patreon at Patreon.com/TheAntifada
13/11/20208 minutes 10 seconds
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Ep 119 - Merci bad coup w/ Eric-John Russel

Scholar and madman Eric-John Russel joins us to discuss his journal the Cured Quail, the political origins of the Situationist International, and Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle. After that Sean and Andy discuss Trump's low-energy coup attempt, especially why so many anticipated it and why it doesn't seem to be working. Support the Antifada by becoming a Patron for the full Spine Check episode on Society of the Spectacle, released Friday. Get Cured Quail 1 and preorder Cured Quail 2 at https://curedquail.com/ Society of the Spectacle pdf: https://libcom.org/files/The%20Society%20of%20the%20Spectacle%20Annotated%20Edition.pdf Eric-John Russ
11/11/20201 hour 29 minutes 24 seconds
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Angry Workers Part II: Essential Workers and Insurrection

In Part two of our discussion with the Angry Workers collective about their new book Class Power on Zero Hours, we talk about the new cycle of unrest spreading the world: riots against police brutality, racism, and renewed lockdowns in Europe. We close with a discussion of the tasks a workers' revolution will need to accomplish to succeed, and how we can get from here to there. For the full episode support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada Angry Workers' Insurrection and Production essay
06/11/20206 minutes 31 seconds
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Ep 118 - Angery Worker Reacts Only w/ Angry Workers

We interview two authors of the new book &quot;Class Power on Zero Hours&quot; describing the Angry Workers' collective efforts of organizing, agitating, and working in the industrial fringes of west London. “We are publishing this book at a time when many on the left are licking their wounds, despondent at their missed opportunity to implement a socialist program through the Labour Party,&quot; they write in the intro, calling instead for more focus on daily worker activity for autonomy, and theorizing how solidarity between essential workers can point the way to revolution. Part two of the episode, released Friday on Patreon, will discuss that program as well as anti-lockdown riots and BLM. Read the full introduction: https://classpower.net/intro/ Buy Class Power on Zero Hours from PM Press: <a href="https://www.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&amp;p=1164"
04/11/20201 hour 6 minutes 22 seconds
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Proletkult 9 - The People's Beetlejuice w/ the Lit Crit Guy (PREVIEW)

Happy Mischief Night! Andy is joined by Jon the Lit Crit Guy to discuss Tim Burton's 1988 horror comedy BEETLEJUICE, well known for its titular imp and goth heroine, but far less for its themes of afterlife bureaucracy, rapacious capitalism, rural gentrification, and class conflict. For the full episode and all other bonus material, support the show at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada And to support Jon and his podcast, Horror Vanguard: https://www.patreon.com/TheLitCritGuy https://www.patreon.com/horrorvanguard Read an accompanying essay about Beetlejuice, Rural Gentrification, and insurrection at: https://gittlitz.substack.com/
30/10/20202 minutes 57 seconds
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Ep 117 - Talking Horror: 'Host' & 'Society' w/ Hether Fortune & Leslie Lee III

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Jamie is joined by returning guests Leslie Lee III (@leslieleeiii), of Struggle Session and Vampire Castle, and Hether Fortune, formerly of Wax Idols and currently of Jamie's dreams, to talk about two very different horror movies: Zoom-based thriller (and first great film of the Covid era?) &quot;Host&quot; and 1992 cult classic &quot;Society.&quot; Spoiler alert: there are no safe spaces, Zoom is even worse than you thought, and the rich are a race of slimy incest-monsters who just wanna get their shunt on. Happy sp00ky szn (㇏(•̀ᵥᵥ•́)ノ) Outro music: Richard Band - Re-Animator Theme
28/10/20201 hour 7 minutes 39 seconds
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PREVIEW: Real Maoist Hours - Shrek vs. the Gender Bureaucracy

We read a review of Shrek 2 by the Maoist International Party - Amerika, paying close attention to their theory of &quot;gender aristocracy&quot;, and discuss the role of ogre love in anti-imperialist struggle and revolution. For the full episode, and all our bonus material, support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada
23/10/20202 minutes 33 seconds
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Ep 116 - Apres Moi, Le Troika w/ Pavlos Roufos

Jamie, Andy and Sean are joined by political economist and author Pavlos Roufos to catch up Greece in the wake of the recent imprisonment of the leadership of the Golden Dawn fascist group and a return to the 'normalcy' of centrist governance. We also discuss the aftermath of the viscous austerity imposed by the Troika, the nature of Syriza's capitulation, the migration crisis that still roils Greek society and some similarities between American and Greek far-right populism. For a refresher, here is the previous episode we did with Pavlos (one of our favorites!) https://fans.fm/p/50i Follow Pavlos - @PRoufos Buy 'A Happy Future is a Thing of the Past: The Greek Crisis and Other Disasters' from Reaktion Books: https://bit.ly/3dJKLGO Outro - Killah P - Α.ΛΗ.Τ.ΗΣ (Rest in power)
21/10/20201 hour 19 minutes 36 seconds
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PREVIEW - On the Leftcom Question

Jamie and Sean continue the discussion of historical and contemporary left communism by addressing listener questions from Discord, Twitter, and elsewhere. For this bonus content, access to the Discord and more become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada
16/10/20204 minutes 47 seconds
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Ep 115 - Bi Donnie and the Supreme Infants

First Sean and Jamie do a roundup of the news: Donnie is back and he appears to not be dead but bisexual; Dems get the Supreme Court they deserve and Sen Mike Lee outs himself as a Bordigist? Next Sean does a non-leftcom's guide to left communism: what is this thing? What's its relation to non-left communism? Wait how can communism be not left in the first place?? With help from some history and some help from leftcom friend of the show Noah Lennox he tries to explain. Outro: Le otto ore - Canto di lotta Follow Noah Lennox @commiePandaBear Leftcom listener questions bonus will be out later this week: become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada
14/10/20201 hour 16 minutes 51 seconds
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Swamp Trek: Past Tense (Part II)

Part two of collaborative commentary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Past Tense w/ Swampside Chats! As the Bell Riots kick off, can the DS9 crew protect the revolutionary demands of the sanctuary districts' homeless district from the nihilism of its most lumpen elements? And will @Jack censor news of the police raid from the people? Check out Swampside Chats at: patreon.com/swampsidechats
07/10/20201 hour 9 minutes 1 second
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Swamp Trek: Past Tense (Part I)

Our collaborative commentary of S3ep11 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine w/ Swampside Chats! In this two part episode, the crew goes back in time to a San Francisco homeless camp at the time of the a riot against neo-liberalism that spiraled into international revolution. Written in the '90s, the episode presciently predicts the economic crises of the current day, Trump's plan of rounding California's homeless population into camps, and the coming lumpen revolution. Check out Swampside Chats at: patreon.com/swampsidechats
07/10/20201 hour 5 minutes 32 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon 9.2: Q is You w/ Matt Christman PREVIEW

Part two of HIAW 9 continues with Sean and Matt discussion Q in light of the tradition of religion (and religious weirdness) in the USA, alongside the increasing estrangement of the American people from each other and from the American Dream. To listen to this bonus along with the rest of our premium content, become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada
02/10/202011 minutes 6 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon 9: Q is You w/ Matt Christman

In the latest two part HIAW, Matt and Sean examine the political economy and pre-history of everyone's favorite far-right conspiracy movement. How has alienation and economic crisis combined to create a heady, and perhaps dangerous, mix of religious fervor and crackpot ideology? How does Qanon overlap with conspiracy theories of the past? How is it represent something new and different? The boys do their best to get their heads around it! Part two will be released for patrons later in the week. Stereolab - Refractions in the Blue Pulse Vaporwave - We Didn't Start the Fire
30/09/20201 hour 3 minutes 24 seconds
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PREVIEW - Vampire Castle - Vampire's Kiss and Bloodsucking Bastards

On this edition of Vampire Castle, Leslie and Jamie discuss two vampire flicks set in the workplace: Late '80s bizarro dark comedy Vampire's Kiss and office comedy turned splatfest Bloodsucking Bastards. Tune: Lush - Mannequin Become a member at patreon.com/theantifada to unlock the full version of this episode and a ton of other bonus content!
25/09/202053 seconds
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Ep 114 - Posadist Trap House w/ Aaron Thorpe

Aaron Thorpe (@posadist_trapgd), former host of Vanguard Army and host of the upcoming podcast A Time Of Monsters, joins the Antifada crew to discuss topics including: The death of RBG and how much the left should care. Killer Mike, Atlanta as &quot;Wakanda,&quot; and the black misleadership class. White people pretending to be black for clout. And why haven't the space comrades brought us communism yet? NOTE: If you want to buy an Antifada t-shirt, email [email protected] with subject line &quot;shirt.&quot; We have a few left from the last batch and we will order more if we get enough requests! Closing song: Outkast - SpottieOttieDopaliscious
23/09/20201 hour 28 minutes 15 seconds
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PREVIEW - Killer Cops and Killer Investments

Sean and Jamie stick around to talk about Louisville finally forced to admit civil culpability in Breonna Taylor's murder and humongous private equity firm Blackrock making a bet on the bottom of the rental market with its recent mobile-home park investment. Outro: Spits - Police
18/09/20206 minutes 42 seconds
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Ep 113 - When Prairie Socialists Go MAGA & ICE's Eugenics Program

Jamie and Sean discuss what they've been reading and break down some news of the day: QAnon in Congress, the political transformation of a town in PA, and ICE's eugenics program. Just another fun, chill episode about rising fascism. Sorry this went up late, we aren't feeling very well. :( Bonus on killer cops (and killer investments) out Friday, 9/18 Outro music: Big Black - Jordan, Minnesota Rest in power, David Graeber (1961-2020)
17/09/20201 hour 9 minutes 33 seconds
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BONUS: Punk may actually be dead this time w/ Brace Belden (PREVIEW)

Brace sticks around to talk about our punk origin stories, the pros and cons of a tribal subculture like punk, the death of Maximum Rock N' Roll, if punk has a future, and late-era Black Flag For the full episode support the show at patreon.com/theantifada
11/09/20204 minutes 31 seconds
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Ep 112: The Belden Program w/ Brace Belden

Sean and Andy are joined with Brace from @trueanonpod to talk workers power, past and present: how unions are still central, how communist organizers like Harry Bridges, leader of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, exercised this power in the past, and how we can fight to bring it back today. We end with a call to Build The (not necessary electoral) Party. Become a patron for access to a bonus episode on life as young punx later on in the week! Outro music: Harry Bridges - Rancid
09/09/20201 hour 15 minutes 8 seconds
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Talkin' 'Tina 3 - The 18th Brumaire of Macho Camacho w/ José Lastra Zorrilla (Preview)

On this edition of the Antifada side project on the politics of Latin America, we discuss the political situation in Bolivia, where last year riots against a supposed voter fraud lead to a coup of far-right evangelicals. Since then, they have massacred protesters, clamped down on free speech, and cancelled election after election. Spanish historian José Lastra Zorrilla uses the method of analysis of Marx's 18 Brumaire describe the origins of the coup, the failures of Morales and MAS, and how the Bolivian campesinos and workers continue to struggle against the new regime, even as the pandemic rages. For the full episode, the previous episode of Talkin' 'Tina about Argentina and Peru, other Antifada side projects like History is A Weapon, Vampire Castle, and Proletkult, and access to our Discord, become a Patron today at http://patreon.com/theantifada For the original article and othe
04/09/20208 minutes 24 seconds
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Ep 111 - Pigs And Cows Have All The Luck

Sean and Jamie break down the tragic news out of Los Angeles, Kenosha and Portland, then broaden out the discussion to theories of political violence and revolutionary organization (and spontaneity). What is the least LARP-y line a communist might take in this day and age? Also: Down with eco-yogic slumlords! In the second half, Jamie speaks with three worker/organizers about the union-busting activities of No Evil Foods, a vegan food company with radical branding but extremely capitalist labor practices. What's up with faux-cialist scabs naming things after the Zapatistas?! Follow our soy-slinging comrades at MoEvilFoods.com, @BirdieGregson and @MoEvilFoods on Twitter, and @soevilfoods and @moevilfoods2 on Instagram. Outro music: Gorilla Biscuits - Cats and Dogs
02/09/20201 hour 30 minutes 52 seconds
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ep 110 - The Black Radical Tradition (Part 2) w/ Kazembe Balagun

We continue to discuss the black radical tradition with Kazembe Balagun. In this episode we cover marxist feminists Angela Davis and Claudia Jones. We finish with a few questions about the continuation of these struggles into BLM and the George Floyd uprising, including a certain infamously cancelled Zoom call. Many of the texts in question can be found in the Communist Research Cluster Black Radical Tradition reader: https://cominsitu.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/black-revolutionaries-in-the-united-states/ Angela Davis - Are Prisons Obsolete? https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/angela-y-davis-are-prisons-obsolete.pdf Support the show by becoming a Patron at http://patreon.com/the
28/08/20201 hour 10 minutes 46 seconds
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ep 110 - The Black Radical Tradition (Part 1) w/ Kazembe Balagun

This week we bring you a two part series on the American black radical tradition. Joined by educator and activist Kazembe Balagun we discuss some of the fundamental questions of black marxism and revolution leading to the current day. In this episode we talk about the Haitian revolution, Harriet Tubman, WEB Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, Harry Haywood, CLR James and the Johnson Forest Tendency, James and Grace Lee Boggs, DRUM, the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, and the Black Panther Party. Many of the texts in question can be found in the Communist Research Cluster Black Radical Tradition reader: https://cominsitu.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/black-revolutionaries-in-the-united-states/ Other referenced texts: CLR James and Grace Lee Boggs - Facing Reality <a href="https://libcom.org/files/James%20-%20Facing%2
26/08/20201 hour 27 minutes 58 seconds
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Ep 109 - The ICE Bae Cometh

OG Antifadas Jamie and Sean plunk down on the podcasting couch for a light chat about two topical topics: the USPS and fascism. How worker struggle created the modern USPS and how the Democrats shot themselves in the ass with decades of bipartisan attacks on it. Oh no, ICE Bae has an Onlyfans. Fascism: how does it work? Fascism and neoliberalism. Is Trump a fascist? Is Amerikkka? Various thinkers' attempts to define the big F. Maybe the real fascism was the enemies we made along the way. Article Jamie referenced on fascist economics: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-supermanagerial-reich/ Outro song: The Postal Service - Brand New Colony
19/08/20201 hour 17 minutes 38 seconds
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Antisocial Distancing w/ Virgil Texas (Preview)

More discussion of these strange times: partying in the age of Corona, the government's handling of the crisis vis a vis the working class', the international bourgeoisie's quest for stability, and Virgil's plan for abolishing the police and prisons. For the full episode along with all other bonus material, support the show at Patreon.com/theantifada Closing song: Tim Heidecker - Cain is Able
14/08/20207 minutes 50 seconds
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Ep 108 - Biden Time w/ Virgil Texas

The Beltway Garage's chief mechanic Virgil Texas takes us for a wonk on the wild side! We focus on the Democrats' electoral strategy of writing open letters demanding socialists vote for Biden, carefully weigh their arguments, and come up with our own endorsement by the end of the episode. The letters: Former leaders of SDS: https://www.thenation.com/article/activism/letter-new-left-biden/ DSA North Star: https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/defeat-trump-open-letter/ Mitch Abidor: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/13/opinion/socialists-support-biden-election.html Closing song
12/08/20201 hour 27 minutes 30 seconds
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Spine Check 3 - Abolishing Value and Time w/ Jake Flores (Preview)

We continue to check the decomposition of the spines of our favorite texts of Marx and Marxism with this short and practical discussion on value criticism and Moishe Postone's Time Labor and Social Domination For the full episode, and all other bonus material, access to our discord community, and a signed, union-made letterpress postcard, become a patron today at Patreon.com/theantifada Previous episodes posted on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/theantifada
07/08/20203 minutes 39 seconds
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Ep 107 - Philosopher Kings of Comedy w/ Jakie Flores and Tana Ganeva

Jake &quot;Silly Socrates&quot; Flores is back on the show to talk about his new podcast Why You Mad? and theories of comedy and class war. But before that, we talk about something that's no laughing matter: the NYPD's permissive culture towards rapists and other abusers on the force, unfortunately celebrated by humorous challenge coins and nicknames like the &quot;assman&quot;. Writer for the Appeal and the Intercept Tana Ganeva joins us to discuss the failures of Cuomo and di Bunglio's even tepid reforms, speculate why it's been such a shell game, and if &quot;defund&quot; or &quot;abolish&quot; police and prisons are the right approach. Shownotes: https://theintercept.com/2020/07/06/nypd-culture-of-impunity/ <a href="https://theintercept.
05/08/20201 hour 21 minutes 7 seconds
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Ep 106 - Be Water w/ Wilfred Chan

We talk about the pro-democracy struggle in Hong Kong with Nation and Lausan writer Wilfred Chan. From its history of struggling against British colonialism to its rejection of being China's neoliberal &quot;window to the world,&quot; the movement provides many contemporary lessons on the potentitals and contradictions of mass organizing. But while reactionary elements of the movement are central, it is no use for the left to simply turn its back. Chan's work stakes out its leftwing, translating its most revolutionary aspects for an international audience, and deepening correspondences with other struggles around the world. We move from the particularities of HK to the global economic roots of the struggle, and how its most innovative tactics (like umbrella-shield frontliners and laser-wielding &quot;light mages&quot;) have sprea
29/07/20201 hour 13 minutes 21 seconds
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PROLETKULT 8 - Meme Magic w/ Joshua Citarella (Preview)

Politigram ethnographer Joshua Citarella shares his observations about the online post-left, particularly its zoomer base radicalized in 2016 meme wars. We discuss how important were memes to Trumps' victory, their political journey since then, and how the left can de/re-radicalize those committed to the violent right. Finally, we discuss the phenomenon of memes becoming reality, especially in the context of Unite the Right in Charlottesville and the CHAZ/CHOP in Seattle. For the full episode, along with all our Patron-only bonuses like History is a Weapon and Vampire Castle, and access to our own meme stash, subscribe at http://patreon.com/theantifada Show notes: Joshua Citarella on Instagram Joshua Citarella on Patreon <a href="http://joshua
24/07/20206 minutes 43 seconds
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Ep 105 - Housing Is Canceled w/ Nate Postcyborg

Nate Postcyborg (@postcyborg), of #linegoesdown and TANC (Tenant and Neighborhood Councils), stops by to talk about the ongoing housing crisis and how it's being accelerated by Covid, and what tenants can do to fight back. Then the crew discuss the shadowy feds invading Portland, dropping fertility rates, the Mary Trump interview, and that fucking letter. Rest in power, Michael Brooks (1983-2020) Outro music: Cock Sparrer - Secret Army For bonus episodes like History is a Weapon, Proletkult, Vampire Castle, and access to our discord community, become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada
22/07/20201 hour 29 minutes 18 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon 8.2: The Deep State w/ Matt Christman and A.M. Gittlitz

Part 2/2 of the latest History is a Weapon concluding the discussion of parapolitics, paranoia and what lessons we should take from it (NOT EVERYTHING/EVERYONE IS AN OP.) For the full episode, become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada
17/07/202016 minutes 25 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon 8.1 w/ Matt Christman and A.M. Gittlitz

On this new installment of HIAW, Matt and Sean are joined by para-political expert Andy to talk about the political economy of intelligence and counterintelligence: How is this formation unique to capitalism and the bourgeois state? What is the connection between the deep state and anti-communism? What roles do the mafia and drug-running play? How powerful and pervasive is this apparatus? And what the hell do we do with all this paranoia-inducting info when we have it?? This first half is free for all. The second will be released later in the week for patrons only. Consider becoming at patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada Theme: Eddy Huntington - USSR [VAPORWAVE remix by Dank Red] Episode art curation: @insert_name27
15/07/20201 hour 13 minutes 12 seconds
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Ep 104 - Our Beautiful Dark Twisted Reality w/ Brandon Sutton

Brandon Sutton (@prettybadlefty), host of The Discourse podcast (@Th3Discourse), returns to discuss the important matters of the day, like Yeezy 2020 and Cats vs Hamilton. We also discuss the rebellion for black lives, radicalizing the libs, and why the DSA should have more game nights. Outro music: Kanye West - Black Skinhead
08/07/20201 hour 36 minutes 38 seconds
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Ep 103: Statue? I hardly know you! w/ Nick Estes

Our guest this week is Nick Estes, citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Assistant Professor of American Studies at University of New Mexico, host of the Red Nation Podcast, and author of Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance. We discuss the link between indigenous and black struggles in the context of the no-DAPL blockade at Standing Rock and Black Lives Matter, statue removals and vandalism in New Mexico and in New York at #OccupyCityHall, whether attacking statues of Lincoln and Grant are &quot;justified,&quot; and the final boss: Mt. Rushmore. Finally we chat about the tensions and intersections between decolonization and revolutionary communism. Please support some of the political prisoners we discussed in the episode: <
01/07/20201 hour 17 minutes 54 seconds
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PREVIEW - Vampire Castle: Byzantium and Let The Right One In

In this edition of Vampire Castle, Jamie and Leslie discuss two coming-of-ageless films: Tomas Alfredson's Let The Right One In (2008) and Neil Jordan's Byzantium (2012) aka Ladybird II. If you are turned as a teen, do you stay an asshole forever or do you eventually grow up? How is Sweden so lovely yet so terrifying? And why do vamps always say they can't be friends with you right before they fall in love with you for all eternity? Listen on for answers to these and other bloodsucking questions. Theme music: Intellectual Darkwave Become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada
27/06/20201 minute 23 seconds
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Ep. 102 - LASD SMD w/ Scott Frazier

While the most riotous moments of the George Floyd Uprising have past, in parts of the country renewed attention to police tyranny continues to lead to clashes. LA Podcast co-host Scott Frazier joins us to talk about the struggle in Los Angeles, specifically against its massive Sheriff's Dept (LASD) now in the spotlight for horrific acts of violence following the discovery of Robert Fuller, a black man dead from hanging, in Palmdale California. After immediately ruling the death a suicide with no evidence, LASD killed Fuller's half brother Terron Boone. And last week they inexplicably killed 18 year old Andres Guardado, a security guard working out of their jurisdiction. Then they removed the cameras. We talk about the history of LASD and the broader context o
24/06/20201 hour 4 minutes 43 seconds
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Ep 101 - Let's Go To The CHOP w/ Alex Edward & Matt Marciniec

Andy speaks with Alex Edward (@flieldy), co-host of the Minion Death Cult podcast and Seattle resident, about life in the CHAZ/CHOP/Antifastan/Soyviet Union, providing fodder for the cursed boomer media of which Alex is normally but a passive connoisseur. Jamie speaks with Matt Marciniec (@Mattceinicram) about Justice Frontline Aid (@aid_justice), a mutual aid project in Minneapolis that's helping liberated use values find their way to people who need them. Sean and Jamie wrap it up with some commentary, NPR style. Donate via PayPal to [email protected] CHOP demands: https://medium.com/@seattleblman
18/06/20201 hour 28 minutes 16 seconds
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BONUS - Ep 100 Q+A w/ The Antifada Crew

In this very special edition of the Antifada, Jamie, Sean and Andy take questions from listeners. How do we envision a world without police? What will our lives be like after the rev? And what exactly went on at the parties Jamie used to throw? Thanks x1000 to everyone for helping us keep this circus running. Sorry if we didn't get to your question, we will hop on Twitch and answer more questions soon!
12/06/202056 minutes 25 seconds
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Ep 100 - It's All Happening w/ The Antifada

Around the world and back again, episode 100 of the Antifada! And what better circumstances under which to record an release than the largest national uprising in several generations? Jamie, Sean and Andy analyze the revolt that has arisen since the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis: the connection between the carceral state and crisis; the racial caste system that divides us and benefits the rich; the reaction on the streets of Minneapolis; the meaning of abolition; and what to make of America in the age of riots. Tune in for our on the ground account of what's been happening on the streets of NYC. Intro - Assault on Precinct 13 Title Theme Outro - Afrika Bambaataa &amp; Family - Bambaataa's Theme Special bonus Q&amp;A episode for patrons later this week - ww.patreon.com/theantifada
10/06/20201 hour 8 minutes 52 seconds
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Ep 99 Chill, Non-Riot Content w/ Andy Battle & David A Banks

Recorded before things really popped off last week, Sean was joined by returning champion Andy Battle and co-host of Ironweeds podcast, David A Banks. We hope this wide ranging discussion of capitalist space, de/unionization, de/industrialization, supply chains, gentrification, uneven development and class struggle will be an oasis of calm as you righteously take the streets where you are and then [REDACTED]. Outro - Bruce Springsteen: Hungry Heart Check out - Ironweeds @ironweedspod / www.patreon.com/ironweeds Follow - Andy @bolobattle / David @DA_Banks
03/06/20201 hour 28 minutes 53 seconds
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Minneapolis Uprising Reacts Only w/ Cole James Cash, Leslie Lee III, Rob Rousseau (PREVIEW)

We Twitch-streamed Friday afternoon to discuss the events Thursday night in Minneapolis with Ghetto News Network's Cole Cash, Leslie Lee III of Struggle Session, and Rob Rousseau of 49th Parahell. We talked everything from the political economic origins of the protests, Cointelpro, white supremacy and interracial struggle, and if revolution is on the way. We cut this into a podcast to spare our Patrons the boomer-level audio/and video quality, available here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37701668 The full stream is also available on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/635634575
31/05/20205 minutes 40 seconds
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Ep 98 - You Winnie Some, You Lose Some w/ Winnie Wong

Winnie Wong (@WaywardWinifred), former Senior Advisor to the Bernie Sanders campaign, stops by to talk anarchism, electoralism, &amp; why Bernie didn't win. :( The gang also reminisces about New York nightlife (s/o Andrew WK) and Winnie tries to talk Jamie into running for office. Outro music: Gang Gang Dance - MindKilla
27/05/20201 hour 13 minutes 13 seconds
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Crosspost: Year Zero - Thousand Year Stare w/ Terance Ray & Sean KB

(Crosspost from an episode Sean and Tarence did for those who missed it.) Introducing Year Zero, a new miniseries on political economy hosted by Tarence. In this first episode we speak with Sean KB (@as_a_worker on twitter)from the Antifada podcast (@the_antifada) about what he terms The Thousand Year Stare: the specific feeling one unlocks by reading Giovanni Arrighi's &quot;The Long Twentieth Century.&quot; We'll be using the book to discuss the chaotic times in which we live, but don't worry: you don't have to have read it to follow along in the conversation. You just have to be willing to face the past, present, and future with a perfected thousand year stare...
25/05/20201 hour 49 minutes 44 seconds
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Proletkult 7 - BLOW UP THE MOON (bonus preview) w/ Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

For the full episode and all our bonuse content: History is a Weapon, Vampire Castle, and access to our Discord Community, become a Patron today at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada This edition of the Antifada sideproject on the paranormal, parapolitical, sci-fi conspiracy theories and space tackles the newest autonomous branch of the US Military: SPACE FORCE. Is it some Trumpian flight-of-fancy, a Bezos/Musk money grab, or a doomsday plan for astro-nuclear American hegemony? I talk to Bruce K Gagnon, a lifelong activist against the militarization of space, for a perspective on what Space Force is and how to fight back. Before that, my audio essay &quot;The Plot Against Space,&quot; also textually published on the Pluto Books blog. And listen to the end to hear <a href="https://revolutionaryle
22/05/202012 minutes 23 seconds
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Ep 97 - Fortune Favors The Bolt Cutters w/ Hether Fortune

Returning guest Hether Fortune (@hetherrfortune) joins Jamie for a super chill music and culture episode to get your mind off the ongoing apocalypse. After the prerequisite quar talk, the gals discuss kittens, Gary Busey, Lena Dunham, and the odious offspring of everyone's favorite thin-skinned billionaire and his biomechanical child bride. Last but certainly not least, the gals discuss Fiona Apple's tour de force fifth studio album &quot;Fetch the Bolt Cutters&quot; and why Fiona's fearless truth-telling is a balm for our souls in these uncertain times. Intro/interstitial: Fiona Apple - Shameika Closing: Fiona Apple - Ladies Check out Hether's various projects at https://linktr.ee/HetherFortune
20/05/20201 hour 37 minutes 33 seconds
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Ep 96 - Live @ Red May 2020 w/ Aaron Benanav, Magally Miranda, Annie McClanahan

Time for Ultra-Left-Post-Posadist-Nihilist-Anarcho-Communist-comedy and politics. Hosts Jamie Peck and AP Andy look at the future of work at a rare moment when almost nobody is working. Magally Miranda surveys domestic work in the gig economy. Annie McClanahan reflects on how the Covid-19 pandemic has made us all more aware of supply-chains and provision networks, not of their largeness but rather their intimacy, the human labor whereby goods move hand to hand to hand. (“Now,” says a friend, “I can’t stop thinking about all the hands that touched everything I buy.”) Aaron Benanav looks at the effects of automation. Will the rise of the robots free us? Will a guaranteed income allow us to work less and enjoy the fruits of leisure? Or will we be under-employed—pushed into doing tasks like dog-walking or assembling IK
13/05/20201 hour 58 minutes 2 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon 7: Live and Let Die w/ Matt Christman (PREVIEW)

Sean and Matt take a look around the American landscape - from the pandemic, to the economic collapse, to the failing political system - and discuss how the hell we got here and what the hell we might expect going forward. Whether it's the coming climate disaster or the incipient crack-up of US power, one thing is for sure: there's no way out now but through it! To listen to the remainder of this episode and the rest of our excellent bonus content, become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada
11/05/202013 minutes 14 seconds
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Ep 95 - Haiders to the Left w/ Asad Haider

Jamie and Sean speak with Asad Haider (@generalityiii), editor at Viewpoint Magazine and author of &quot;Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump&quot; about depoliticization, the left post-Bernie, and that eternal question, &quot;what is to be done?&quot; Contains spicy (read: nuanced and informed) takes on &quot;mass politics&quot; vs &quot;subcultural politics,&quot; the necessity of abolishing markets, the party question, and our favorite thing besides communism, punk rock. Further reading: https://www.viewpointmag.com/2019/12/16/on-depoliticization/ https://www.viewpointmag.com/2020/03/16/what-is-political-power/ https://dsaemerge.org/reflections-on-bernies-loss/
06/05/20201 hour 31 minutes 17 seconds
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PREVIEW: Vampire Castle - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

In this edition of Vampire Castle, Jamie and Leslie discuss the 1997-2003 TV series &quot;Buffy the Vampire Slayer.&quot; Become a patron at patreon.com/theantifada to unlock this and all other premium content!
24/04/202056 seconds
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UNLOCKED: Real Posadas Hours w/ Comrade Communicator

To celebrate the release this week of AP Andy's I WANT TO BELIEVE: J. Posadas, UFOs, and Apocalypse Communism, we've unlocked one of our favorite bonus episodes from 2018. Along with head propagandist of the Intergalactic Workers' League - Posadist, Comrade Communicator, we read one of Posadas's unpublished essays that Andy discovered in archives: &quot;On the Function of the Joke in History.&quot; Antifada fans can get a 20% discount on the book using code POSADAS20 from the Pluto Website. For more Real ___ Hours episodes, and all back episodes of History is a Weapon, Vampire Castle, and Proletkult, please <a href="https://www.patreon.c
22/04/202053 minutes 13 seconds
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BONUS: Real Sp!ked Hours (AntiKa Action) w/ Trash Future

We subject our brains to more Sp!king as we read through some recent hits. For the full episode become a patron at http://patreon.com/theantifada
17/04/20207 minutes 9 seconds
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Ep 93: How Trotsky got Sp!ked w/ Trash Future

Trashifada continues with a deep dive on the origin of the Koch-funded British anti-PC-hysteria-hysteria blog Sp!ked. We go through their origins in seventies Trotskyism to the bizarre posh ultraleftism in the eighties until they emerged as the magazine Living Marxism, famous for satirizing the nanny state and denying the genocide of Bosnian Muslims. From there they formed the Institute of Ideas, a collection of tiny front groups that have helped them along to mainstream media prominence. But to what ends? We offer a range of theories. Listen this Friday for a Bonus Real Sp!ked hours to hear some hot takes on goths, Karen-bashing, and Jimmy Saville. Support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifada Follow us on Twitch! Follow Alice and Riley
15/04/20201 hour 27 minutes 41 seconds
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Ep 92 - A Qaly For Your Thoughts w/ Trashfuture

It's a Trash-a-Fada crossover extravaganza! We had a delightful discussion with Alice, Riley and Milo of TrashFuture about labour organising at the end of the world, and then we venture back into the mind of Toby Young as he weighs the lives of the British public against a feather and decides if they live or die to appease the great and powerful Economy. Listen to TF: https://trashfuturepodcast.podbean.com/ Follow TF: @trashfuturepod
08/04/20201 hour 10 minutes 49 seconds
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Ep 91 - N95 Mask of the Red Death w/ Peter Frase

Jacobin columnist and Four Futures: Life after Capitalism author Peter Frase indulges us in some speculation about the world of tomorrow--which will be anything but a return to &quot;normal.&quot; Those changes will be dependent on type of class and ideological struggles that emerge in the next several months. With exterminationism looming around the ideology of &quot;scarcity and hierarchy,&quot; it is up to us to imagine what kind of better reality might come out of this dark moment. Frase's article from Jacobin, the Party of Death: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/03/coronavirus-economy-public-health-exterminism Please support us on Patreon! https://www.patreo
01/04/20201 hour 23 minutes 54 seconds
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Ep 90: My Corona w/ Amanda

Amanda from Twitter Dot Com (@catcontentonly) was kind enough to break quarantine to sit down with Sean and discuss the politics of pandemic. How has the COVID-19 virus affected life in NYC? How seriously are people taking it compared to how seriously they should? How come our president is calling it The Chinese Virus? How is anti-Chinese xenophobia attached to the larger dynamic of power politics in a globalized capitalist world? Follow Amanda: @catcontentonly Outro: Bob Dylan - Shelter From The Storm
25/03/20201 hour 23 minutes 22 seconds
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Ep 89 - Rockin' with Kropotkin w/ Lucy Diavolo

Teen Vogue politics editor Lucy Diavolo joins us to discuss what will hopefully be the story of this crisis: neighbors organizing themselves into mutual aid networks to support each other against the virus and the capitalist system's attempts to profit from the disorder. We talk about the concept of mutual aid historically, how it's emerged in the last 15 years in the front lines of disaster relief, and some of the new ways its emerging in these early days of the pandemic. There's a lot to cover, but we talk about grocery funds and distribution, food pantries, rent strikes, squatting, childcare, self-care, and much more. Then we talk a bit about the philosophy of mutual aid: does it provide an image of a better world, or just help us survive through the collapse of civilization? Find Lucy's work @SatansJacuzzi or on Teen Vogue: https://www.teenvogue.com/contributor/lu
20/03/20201 hour 23 minutes 14 seconds
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Ep 87 - If UC Pay Me w/ 3 FIRED UCSC strikers

A wave of wildcat strikes, blockades, and general militant organizing is spreading the University of California system based on the demand that academic workers be paid a living wage. We're joined by three union members of UC Santa Cruz who were fired for refusing to turn in grades until their demands are met. We discuss the history of UC strikes starting with the 2009 occupations that were a precursor to Occupy Wall Street, how this struggle began, the meaning of Bernie's support, its broader political vision, and what lessons the broader working class can draw. Support their strike fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-fund-for-striking-workers-at-ucsc The roots of the strike: https://thefilemag.org/the-roots-of-the-santa-cruz-wildcat-strike/ Letter to UC President Napolitano: <a href="https:/
11/03/20201 hour 9 minutes 6 seconds
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BONUS (PREVIEW) - Interssssssectionality w/ Shuja Haider

The gang delves into some of the discourse around Bernie, Warren and &quot;intersectionality&quot; to figure out just what liberal pundits mean when they say that word. Closing song: Kayla Nicole - Move Like A Snake Become a member at patreon.com/theantifada to unlock this and all other bonus content!
06/03/20204 minutes 47 seconds
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Ep 86 - Bernardism-Sanderism w/ Shuja Haider

The gang is back with special guest Shuja Haider, @shujaxhaider, writer-at-large for Outline Magazine and contributing editor of Viewpoint. We begin with an analysis of the political economy of coronavirus, then continue with a lengthy discussion of the Bernie Sanders campaign. (You know we had to talk electoral politics eventually!) What kind of social forces are being brought together? What potentials might the campaign bring? What are the limits of electoralism and how does a robust anti-capitalist movement relate to politics-at-large? Coronavirus article: http://chuangcn.org/2020/02/social-contagion/ Shuja's superdelegates article: https://theoutline.com/post/8721/democratic-debaste-superdelegates-dnc-convention Outro: Chumbawumba - The Wasteland To support our work and access bonus con
04/03/20201 hour 34 minutes 30 seconds
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Ep 85 - Berning Down The House w/ Hether Fortune

Jamie is joined by writer, musician, and leftist shitposter Hether Fortune (@hetherrfortune), formerly of the band Wax Idols, for a recap of their canvassing trip to New Hampshire, which involved seeing Bernie open for the Strokes and starting a riot! Also: the state of the music biz, a bit of girl talk, and Hether spills the tea on why she quit White Lung. Check out Hether's music at https://hetherfortune.bandcamp.com/ Closing song: Lydia Lunch - St. Marks Place
26/02/20201 hour 34 minutes 59 seconds
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Ep 84 - Bernie's Got A Gun w/ Faye Ecklar of the Socialist Rifle Association

Jamie speaks with Faye Ecklar (@FayeEcklar), co-founder and VP of the Socialist Rifle Association, about gun control, mutual aid, and why it's a good idea to have an armed left. Find your local SRA chapter at https://socialistra.org! Closing song: Nouvelle Vague - Guns of Brixton
19/02/20201 hour 9 minutes 47 seconds
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PREVIEW: Vampire Castle - Blade & Blade II

On this episode of Vampire Castle, Jamie and Leslie discuss 'Blade' (1998) and 'Blade II.' (2002). 'Blade: Trinity' can go ice skate uphill. Become a patron at patreon.com/theantifada to unlock the full version plus tons of other bonus content!
14/02/20201 minute 4 seconds
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PROLETKULT 6 - Cult vs. Commune w/ Joseph L Flatley + SPACE STRIKE

In this episode of the Antifada sideproject about space, sci-fi, the paranormal, and parapolitical, we talk to Joseph L Flatley -- the investigative journalist behind &quot;The So-Called Prophet from Pittsburgh&quot; podcast. Through interviews with ex-members, Flatley provides new details about Gabriel of Urantia and his small UFO apocalypse cult in the desert of Tuscon, inspired by psychedelic culture, intentional communities, and a cosmic self-help book of unknown authorship from the twenties. It is a thoroughly &quot;destructive cult,&quot; but is there any other kind? We ponder the possibilities through a wide-ranging discussion of Raelianism, Scientology, Posadism, Marxism-Leninism, and the militia movement. Stay tuned after the interview for an audio essay about a 1973 strike at Skylab, the Anti-Space movement, Ad Astra, and the Star Wars trilogy! Shownotes
12/02/20201 hour 21 minutes 10 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon 6: Utopia 2/2 w/ Matt Christman

Matt and Sean continue their discussion of utopian versus scientific socialism in the second half. As we move from the religious communalism of the medieval period to the secular socialism of the 19th century, the limitations of utopian socialism become more clear... and yet the desire to, say, go back to the land... or occupy wall street continue. How do we break from the cycle and build a concrete utopia that can last? To listen to this episode and the rest of our bonus content, become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada
31/01/20202 minutes 58 seconds
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Ep 82 - Denvir's Nuggets w/ Daniel Denvir

Jamie is joined by Daniel Denvir (@DanielDenvir), esteemed host of Jacobin's The Dig (aka socialist NPR) to talk about his book &quot;All-American Nativism: How The Bipartisan War On Immigrants Explains Politics As We Know It.&quot; In an effort to explain how we got orange man, Denvir traces the history of anti-immigrant politics in the US, paying close attention to the bipartisan consensus that emerged in the 1970s and intensified with NAFTA, only fracturing when the GOP went fully mask off. What have been the material factors driving this? How does decriminalization of migration benefit the working class as a whole? And how should left-populist politicians like you-know-who talk about things like &quot;open borders&quot;? We realize it's like the third episode we've done on this topic, but it's important! Outro music: Karen O w/ Trent Reznor and Atticus
29/01/20201 hour 36 minutes 57 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon 6: Utopia w/ Matt Christman

In part one of this extended episode on utopian socialism, Sean KB and Matt Christman examine the seeds of the anti-work/pro-leisure impulse from hobos to harlots to Hussites. Where does the drive for an autonomous, collective communal existence come from? How has religion been a catalyst for envisioning utopia in heaven and on earth? In what ways did Christianity and capitalism give rise to the fractious movements that challenged the entire social order? And how did these revolts prefigure the rise of a more, shall we say, scientific socialism? To access this great content and more, become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada Part two on labor phalanxes, back-to-the-land and Occupy Wall Street next week!
24/01/20203 minutes 19 seconds
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UNLOCKED: History is a Weapon #4 - Pivotal Decade (1970s) w/ Matt Christman part 2

In anticipation of HIAW 6 (out this week for patrons!) we are releasing for the public the second half of this episode. Matt and Sean finish this extended look into the 1970s by answering the questions: Why did Carterism (spoiler alert!) fall apart over its internal contradictions? Where have the politics of personal virtue taken us? Why was Reagan the man of the hour and why was Clintonism his enduring achievement? How did neoliberalism become the economic consensus and what the hell is happening now that its entire political and economic edifice is collapsing? All will be revealed herein. The boys may have been tipsy off Tecate, but you'll need to pack that bong for a big old rip as 500 years of *systemic cycles of accumulation* are synthesized to make sense of this current pivotal decade that echoes so much of what happened in the '70s.
22/01/20201 hour 21 minutes 27 seconds
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Ep 81 - Parasite w/ Leslie Lee III

Leslie Lee III (@leslieleeiii) of Struggle Session (@strugglesesh) joins Jamie to discuss South Korean filmmaker (and comrade) Bong Joon-ho's beautifully subversive upstairs-downstairs-downstairs parable &quot;Parasite.&quot; Warning: contains spoilers!!! Outro music: Queers - Like a Parasite Check out Struggle Session at patreon.com/strugglesession
15/01/20201 hour 6 minutes 15 seconds
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I love the Tens pt. 3 w/ Simone Norman, Jake Flores

We close out our three-part recap of the decade that was with 2015-now. Jake gives his grand unified theory of the black and blue dress (or is it white and gold?!). Rachel Dolezal. Trump's epic pwnage of Hillary Clinton and us, and the even more embarrassing rise of the #resistance. The libs go un poco loco. Mask off time. The gang gets sincere. And more. Thanks for all your support this decade, fam! Closing song: Drake - Headlines
08/01/20201 hour 45 minutes 38 seconds
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BONUS: I Love the Tens pt. 2: Simone's 2014

Ebola, the Fappening, ISIS, The Ice Bucket Challenge, #Doom. Simpler times: 2014! Listen to the full episode at http://patreon.com/theantifada
03/01/20202 minutes 56 seconds
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Ep. 80 - I Love the Tens! pt. 1 w/ Jake Flores, Simone Norman

Obamacare! Occupy! The Tea Party! Taylor Swift! ISIS!!!!!! An epochal Antifada spectacular! The whole crew + Jake and Simone take on the decade year by year. In Part 1 we go from 2009-2013. Simone's 2014 will be released Friday, and we get caught up with the rest next Wednesday. Closing song: Kanye West, Jay Z - No Church in the Wild
01/01/20201 hour 36 minutes 46 seconds
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The Antifan Who Stole Christmas w/ Minion Death Cult

HⒶ HⒶ HⒶ! Ⓐnti-Saint Nick here with an XMas Xpost of Andy and Sean's recent appearance on Minion Death Cult! Alex and Tony lead us in a reading of what is sure to become a holiday classic, a 2017 piece from the Boston Police Union magazine titled, &quot;The Antifan Who Stole Christmas.&quot; &quot;A reaction to the enormous anti-racist Boston protest held directly after Charlottesville, &quot;The Antifan&quot; chronicles a pesky critter who wishes to destroy the town of Bhlueville and their holiday celebration.&quot; Then we read some reactions to a National Catholic Register article titled &quot;Bernie Sanders Says Christians Need Not Apply For Public Office.&quot; Catch up with Minion Death Cult at http://patreon.com/miniondeathcult Closing Music: Low - Just Like Christmas
25/12/20191 hour 22 minutes 1 second
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Ep 79 - Uncontrollable Serge w/ Mitch Abidor

Writer, translator, and historian of the revolutionary left Mitch Abidor joins Andy and Sean to discuss the life, legacy, and relevance of &quot;The Bolshevik's Pet Anarchist&quot; Victor Serge! An illegalist anarchist turned anarcho-syndicalist, turned Bolshevik, turned left-oppositionist before being completely blackpilled, Serge is a rare example of a revolutionary who jumped from tendency to tendency while still maintaining his principals. Abidor and Richard Greenman recently translated Serge's 1936-1947 notebooks, written mostly while in exile in Mexico watching the dream of proletarian revolution unravel. Find more Abidor's work at Marxists.org and the New York Review of Books
18/12/20191 hour 6 minutes 47 seconds
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Talkin' Tina 2 - Peru Talkin' to me?

In episode 2 of @spaceprole's side project on contemporary and historical political issues in Latin America. This month we have Camilo Gómez, a Peruvian writer with bylines at Counterpunch and the Center for a Stateless Society, and the host of the History and Politics podcast. Listen to the full podcast at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada We discuss how the lavajato spilled into Peru, making anti-corruption a focus of the upcoming legislative elections. Gomez goes into details on the 3-4 currents of the divided Peruvian left, before going into a history of the armed struggle movement that culminated in the Shining Path. We talk about a couple other idiosyncratic Peruvian tendencies, like the Trotskyist ecosocialism of ex-Posadist Hugo Blanco and the UFO leftism of Alfa y Omega. Finally we talk about &quot;market socialism&quot; in the Peruvian context and have a
16/12/20198 minutes 44 seconds
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Ep 78 - A?CAB w/ Alex Vitale

Brooklyn College Sociology Professor, writer for the Appeal, the Nation, and Truthout, and author of “The End of Policing” Alex Vitale talks with us about the recent FTP protests in New York and various other struggles against the carceral state. Lots more from Alex Vitale at his website and The Appeal: https://theappeal.org/authors/alex-s-vitale/ Description of FTP marches in New York: https://itsgoingdown.org/off-the-rails/ Stay tuned for details of the December 20th action by following Decolonize This Place William Barr comments: <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/12/05/bill-barrs-remarks-about-police-protec
11/12/20191 hour 16 minutes 4 seconds
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Ep 77: People's Republic of Toontown w/ donoteat1

Have you ever asked yourself what weird 1980s Hollywood live-action/cartoon crossover films have to say about the infamous General Motors Streetcar Scandal of the mid-20th century? Well do we have a film for you! Sean sits down with fellow socialist railfan Justin Roczniak, AKA donoteat1, to get at the real and sordid history behind Robert Zemekis' 1988 blockbuster Who Framed Roger Rabbit? How the hell was this crazy film made? What does it tell us about the history of public transit in Los Angeles and elsewhere? Why is Elon Musk full of shit? How would rail fit into the Green New Deal and socialism broadly? Most importantly, how did our fans get us to watch hentai?
04/12/20191 hour 12 minutes 24 seconds
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BONUS- Real Kollontai Hours #2 w/ Rachel Rabbit White & Oyster (PREVIEW)

In our second Real Kollontai Hours, Rachel Rabbit White (@rabbitwhite) and Oyster (@oyster_nyt) take up Alexandra Kollontai's 1921 essay &quot;Prostitution and Ways of Fighting It.&quot; Was Kollontai right about the evils of prostitution, or should we say &quot;okay boomer&quot; to this outdated comintern moralism as we move toward our glorious FALC future? Most importantly, whomst among us is going to incorporate &quot;fucking for sacks of flour&quot; into their sexy roleplaying from now on? listen to the full episode and all other bonus content here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-real-hours-31932435 Closing song: Hole - Teenage Whore
29/11/20198 minutes 13 seconds
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Ep 76 - Let Them Sit Cake w/ Rachel Rabbit White, Nina Luo & Oyster

Sex workers of the world, unite! Jamie and Andy are joined by poet/journo Rachel Rabbit White (@rabbitwhite), organizer Nina Luo (@theninaluo) and whore-of-all trades Oyster (@oyster_nyt) to talk organizing in the world of sex work and why any socialist worth their clever display name should care. What's Decrim NY and what are they after? How has sex trafficking discourse been used to enforce borders and police the marginalized? What can the average person do to facilitate the self-liberation of the twerking ass? And what's the deal with whippets? After dropping several metric tons of knowledge, the guests humor us as we play our favorite game &quot;After the Rev&quot; and imagine how the vocation formerly known as sex work might fit into our glorious fully automated gay luxury space communist future. Check out Rachel's poetry book, &quot;Porn Carnival&quot;: https://www.spdbooks.org/Product
27/11/20191 hour 26 minutes 5 seconds
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Bonus preview: Real Lib Dem Hours w/ Trash Future

Trash Future leads us in a reading of James Kirkup's dystopian fanfic &quot;How the Lib Dems could seize power.&quot; Excuse the laddery we were many cans deep. Read along: https://unherd.com/2019/07/how-the-lib-dems-could-seize-power/ Listen to the full episode at: https://www.patreon.com/theantifada
22/11/20195 minutes 24 seconds
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Ep 75 - CANZUCK w/ Trash Future

Andy and Sean go to UK to suck some cans with the lads and lass of England's only podcast, TRASH FUTURE. We discuss the upcoming elections, the deep insecurities at the center of posh life motivating Boris Johnson's political career, the LibDem and ChUK cucks, and Corbyn's cheeky plan to nationalize Nandos and put Mr. Bean on the dole or whatever. Subscribe and support Trash Future: https://www.patreon.com/trashfuture And follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/trashfuturepod Riley: @raaleh Milo: @milo_edwards Hussein: @hkesvani Nate: @inthesedeserts Alice: @aliceavizandum For a
20/11/20191 hour 11 minutes 47 seconds
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PREVIEW - Vampire Castle - The Hunger / The Lost Boys

In this edition of Vampire Castle, Jamie and Leslie tackle two very different (but both very '80s) vampire movies: Tony Scott's 'The Hunger' (1983) and Joel Schumacher's 'The Lost Boys' (1987). Sign up at patreon.com/theantifada to hear the whole episode!
15/11/201948 seconds
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Ep 74 - The Protracted People's War of Appalachia w/ Trillbilly Workers Party

In this long awaited Antifada x Trillbillies crossover, Jamie speaks with Tom Sexton (@tomsexton), Tarence Ray (@tarenceray) and Tanya Turner (@auntiebernice) of Trillbilly Workers Party (@thetrillbillies) about their media project, Kentucky's recent election, and how they became dyed-in-the-wool radicals and electoral skeptics. Also: jobs vs. environmentalism, the pitfalls of the &quot;just transition&quot; program, and an update on Penny the Pony! https://thebaffler.com/salvos/hollowed-out-ray https://thebaffler.com/latest/nothing-to-learn-ray https://thebaffler.com/latest/get-real-ray<
13/11/20191 hour 30 minutes 47 seconds
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Ep 73 - Hard Hat Riot w/ Billy O'Connor & John Tormey

In this special episode of The Antifada, Sean KB is joined by fellow building tradesmen Billy and John to do a little workers inquiry on themselves. We discuss our own work histories and how we became radicalized through historical events and our experiences on the job. We poke holes in the JD Vance 'white working class' mythos that sees cultural regression as the wellspring of Trumpism. Lastly, we talk about the structures we've encountered in our particular unions and how the working class might overcome the provincialism and conservatism of business unionism. Outro: Billy Bragg - Which Side Are You On? Check out John's excellent article here: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/known-assailants-tormey
06/11/20191 hour 28 minutes 43 seconds
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PREVIEW: History is a Weapon 5 - The Rise and Fall of Suburbia (2/2)

Matt Christman and Sean KB bring our story of suburbia up to the present moment, when the periphery is in crisis and urban areas are suffering late-stage gentrification: How was Los Angeles the archetypal American city? Who developed suburbia and why? Which class interests are upheld by the primacy of real estate in American political economy? And whither suburban life in the 21st century? All this and more along with an analysis of that class fraction everyone's talking about these days: the PrOfEsSiOnAL MaNaGeRiAL CLaSs! Listen to the full episode and Part I at: https://www.patreon.com/theantifada Outro: CSNY - Our House
01/11/20194 minutes 16 seconds
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Ep 72 - Minions Night w/ Minion Death Cult

We celebrate MISCHIEF NIGHT with the scariest show on the internet: MINION DEATH CULT. Hosts Anthony Edwards and Tony Boswell find the scariest, most derange, and dumbest boomer posts online and read them slow enough to truly grasp their inanity. After sharing some dumb Halloween stories, we look at an evangelical plot to infiltrate costume shops, commemorate last years' Nov 4 Antifa supersoldier revolution, recall the Infowars hit piece on Jamie earlier this year, and close out with some Tim Pool Joker-posting. Follow Anthony, Tony, and MDC on Twitter and support them on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/miniondeathcult Closing song: Marilyn Manson - This is Halloween
30/10/20191 hour 17 minutes 39 seconds
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PREVIEW: History is a Weapon 5: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia w/ Matt Christman

Matt and Sean dive into the historical materialist trenches once more! On this HIAW, we address suburbia and its discontents: How has the unique social geography of the United States affected its political and economic development? How are class relations reflected in the built environment? Why did the suburbs arise as a unique solution to social crisis in the post-war era? And what sort of mentalities and ideologies arose out of these milieux? For the full upside, and all our bonus material, become a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada Part 2 on the decline of suburbia and the new housing crisis coming next week! Outro: The Descendents - Suburban Home
25/10/20196 minutes 1 second
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Ep 71 - A Very Antifada Halloween w/ Josh Strawn & Shyam Khanna

Shyam Khanna, editor of Commune mag, joins us for a sneak peek into issue #4 and a breakdown of Saturday's Bernie Sanders rally from an ultraleft wrecker POV. Josh Strawn, half of darkwave duo Azar Swan, also joins us for a discussion of his band's new record, what the kids are listening to these days, fascism and music, and why Billy Joel has better politics than Nick Cave. The first of at least two Halloween episodes! Catch Azar Swan live at Jamie's benefit show for El Comedor this coming Friday, October 25th at Trans Pecos in NYC! Tickets here. Subscribe to Commune Outro music: Big Brave - Sound
23/10/20191 hour 29 minutes 57 seconds
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PREVIEW: Che Guevara and the Argentine Elections w/ Bad Empanada

The first episode of Andy's newest side project focusing on Latin American politics and history, Talkin' 'Tina! BreadTuber BAD EMPANADA joins us to talk about the upcoming elections in Argentina that will return Kirchernismo to power after four years of Mauricio Macri's neoliberal buffoonery, but can left-populist Peronism walk the country back from the brink of economic collapse, or will there be a new insurrection like in 2000? And who do the Posadists support? After that we discuss the life and politics of Che Guevara and the claims that he was a blood-soaked homophobic murderer. We talk about the excesses of the Cuban government, the extent of Che's role in them, and some of our favorite stories of the revolution and after. Listen to the full episode and get access to all our bonus material and Discord Community by becoming a Patron at <a href="https://www.patreon.c
18/10/201915 minutes 35 seconds
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UNLOCKED: History is a Weapon #4 - Pivotal Decade (1970s) w/ Matt Christman part I

In this installment, Matt and Sean shoot a little shit about the radical geography of Europe before we plunge into the pool of disco and despair that was the 1970s: how the global crisis upended the 'Golden Age' of American capitalism, how Richard Nixon rode a wave of aggrievement to become the voice of a 'silent majority' in backlash, and how the uneasy alliance between organized labor and the Democratic Party began to fracture as stagflation undermined the post-war compromise. Part II (another goddamn hour-and-a-half of historical goodness: the complete the story of how this thing called neoliberalism came to dominance, how it, too, is now crumbling, and how we might dialectically overcome the limitations of working class self-organization evident in previous cycles of struggle) available here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/antifadas-is-4-w-27337372 Outro: The Mekons - 'Hello Cruel World'
16/10/20191 hour 10 minutes 43 seconds
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Ep 70 - The Communist Case For Open Borders w/ Ross Wolfe

Everyone loves Bernie Sanders and hates Angela Nagle, but when it comes to the enforcement of borders, their politics are basically the same. Using the power of HISTORICAL MATERIALISM, returning guest Ross Wolfe (@RossWolfe) traces the origins of the modern nation state, explains the limits of economic nationalism and social democracy in one country, and makes the case for why nothing short of GLOBAL COMMUNIST REVOLUTION is necessary to avoid a descent into fascism and horror. Read Ross's piece, 'Nationalism, Borders and the State' at The Brooklyn Rail or MR online. Outro music: Antischism - Lines on a Map
09/10/20191 hour 18 minutes 6 seconds
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Vampire Castle #3 - The Crow

On this edition of Vampire Castle, Jamie and Leslie (@leslieleeiii) discuss the iconic 1994 film The Crow starring the late Brandon Lee, as well as its somewhat less iconic 1996 sequel, The Crow: City of Angels. &quot;But wait, that's not a vampire movie!&quot; Are you sure about that? Listen and be convinced. BECOME A SUBSCRIBER AT PATREON.COM/THEANTIFADA TO HEAR THE FULL EPISODE! Intro: Intellectual Dark Wave - Vampire Castle Outro: Hole - Gold Dust Woman (Fleetwood Mac cover)
04/10/20191 minute
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Ep 69 - Abolish Justice Hubs w/ Nadja Guyot

Two years ago, prison abolitionists succeeded in convincing the government of the city of New York to agree to close the torturous jail on Rikers Island. The solution? A kinder, friendlier, &quot;neighborhood&quot; jail in each borough! With a decisive city council vote coming up, prison abolitionist Nadja Guyot from No New Jails joins us to talk about the fight against these absurd &quot;Justice Hubs,&quot; decarceration, and practical abolitionism. https://www.nonewjails.nyc/ https://twitter.com/nadjaguyot https://twitter.com/nonewjails_nyc Notes: Rebranding Mass Incarceration: The Lippman Commission and Carceral Devolution in New York City Zhandarka Kurti &amp; Jarrod Shanahan: https://se
02/10/20191 hour 20 minutes 40 seconds
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Preview: PROLETKULT 5 - Aliens Exist + Posadism talk w/ Corey Pein

Andy goes on Corey Pein's News From Nowhere podcast to discuss the new To The Stars Academy video, the Navy's admission that the videos of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon are real, and what Tom DeLonge and Robert Bigelow might be after (money). Afterwards he answers Corey's questions about Posadism. Listen to the end of the episode for an essay about the Blink 182 song &quot;Aliens Exist.&quot; If you like Corey Pein's work, subscribe to his podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere/posts For the full episode, along with all episodes Proletkult, Vampire Castle, History is a Weapon, Antifada bonuses, and access to our Discord community, become a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada
27/09/20194 minutes 56 seconds
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Ep 68 - FALC the System w/ Aaron Bastani

Novara Media's Aaron Bastani calls in to talk Brexit before we dive into Fully Automated Luxury Communism, the meme he created way back in the mid '10s, now a book available from Verso. What is luxury? Are we coming closer to FALC with each bite of the Impossible Whopper? Should it more appropriately be called FALKensyianism? Will the Green New Deal lead to FALC or continued late capitalist Dystopia? Bastani answers all these burning questions and more. Follow Aaron Bastani on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronBastani Buy the book from Verso (50% off until the end of the month!): https://www.versobooks.com/books/2757-fully-automated-luxury-
25/09/20191 hour 27 minutes 4 seconds
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Ep 67 - UAW Strike EMERGENCY POD

The United Auto Workers union is striking General Motors in the largest work stoppage since the same union struck in 2007. Andy and Sean jump on mic with an emergency pod to discuss the context of this job action, how the left might relate to the recent upsurge in labor militancy, and what labor history tells us about how to organize and win! Show notes: UAW workers on strike: https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2019/09/16/strike-uaw-workers/2338281001/ UAW Corruption cases complicate bargaining: https://www.labornotes.org/2019/09/corruption-cases-auto-workers-complicate-bargaining GM Workers have one chance: Vote No https://labornotes.org/2019/09/gm-
17/09/20191 hour 2 minutes 55 seconds
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Ep 66 - Make Way for Stoned Eros w/ Sophie Saint Thomas

Sophie Saint Thomas visits us to talk about Jamie's LA trip, hurricane sex, PUA magic, octopus weed, relationship bordigism, and Alexandra Kollontai's Make Way for Winged Eros Check out Sophie on Twitter: @TheBowieCat And read more of her work here: https://sophiesaintthomas.com/ Support our show by becoming a Patron at patreon.com/theantifada And come see our live show with Pod Damn America October 12th at Littlefield in Brooklyn! https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/e/the-goth-socialist-variety-hour-with-the-antifada-and-pod-damn-america-72206061273/ Closing Song: Vivian Girls - Something to Do
11/09/20191 hour 24 minutes 23 seconds
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BONUS PREVIEW: Dart of the Deal

We cut out some of our favorite conspiracy theories from the Gladio episode, including New Criticism, Operation Bloodstone, the mysterious deaths of Francis Parker Yockey and Allan Francovich. Listen to the full episode by becoming a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/theantifada Audio taken from: https://www.military.com/video/guns/pistols/cias-secret-heart-attack-gun/2555371072001
06/09/20191 minute 15 seconds
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Ep 65 - It's-a me, Gladio! w/ J. G. Michael

In this special crossover of Antifada, Proletkult, History is a Weapon, and Parallax Views we take a dive into the &quot;stay behind operations&quot; after World War II designed to protect Western Europe from leftist victory at any cost--including coups, assassinations, and false flag terror plots. Conspiracy theory? Nope! PARAPOLITICS. Bibliography: Phillip Welan - Puppetmasters Marcelo Laraquy - Lopez Rega Pasolini - What is this coup d’état? I know https://overland.org.au/2012/03/what-is-this-coup-detat-i-know/ The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government Dreamer of the Day: Francis Parker Yockey &amp; The Postwar Fascist International by Kevin Coogan The Phoenix Program by Douglas Valentine
04/09/20191 hour 35 minutes 39 seconds
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Ep 64 - Le Gay Jawns w/ Jasmine Gibson, Max Fox

Editors of PINKO, the new journal of GAY COMMUNISM, join us to talk about their kickstarter stretch goals, contents of the new issue, meta-pinkwashing, and space colonialism. In the second half of the episode we do a reading of their awesome editorial statement and Jasmine gives us a crash course in Philly slang. Follow Pinko on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pinkomagazine Help fund the magazine: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pinko/pinko-magazine Closing song: KOTA the Friend - Philly Jawn
28/08/20191 hour 20 minutes 42 seconds
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Ep 63 - Ricky Martin Renuncia w/ Molly Crabapple

Friend of the show Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) joins us to talk about getting arrested with a bunch of her fellow Jews at last week's Amazon/ICE protest, the Punisher logo, and the importance of antifascism. She then gives us an overview of the protests in Puerto Rico that exploded when now-former governor Ricardo Rosselló's ghoulish frat boy chat logs were leaked to the press. Asambleas! Flags! The nationalism of the colonial subject! Ricky Martin! Read Molly's illustrated report here: https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/08/09/a-peoples-cry-of-indignation-a-dispatch-from-puerto-rico/ Support our Puerto Rican comrades: Colectiva Feminista en Construction https://www.facebook.com/Colectiva.Feminista.PR/ Taller
21/08/20191 hour 18 minutes 13 seconds
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BONUS - TikTok Is Praxis w/ Simone Norman

Simone discusses her viral &quot;praxis&quot; video. More irony talk, anti-intellectualism on the left, and the pitfalls of &quot;normie socialism.&quot; We conduct a worker's inquiry into Simone's nanny job and her experience with Gen-Z, a group of kind and rational humans we are definitely not afraid of being turned into pelts by. Andy spills the beans about his online chess habit. BECOME A MEMBER AT PATREON.COM/THEANTIFADA TO GET THE FULL VERSION!
16/08/201959 seconds
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Ep 62 - Kill All Normans w/ Simone Norman

Actress, comedienne and commie organizer Simone Norman (a.k.a. #praxis girl) joins us for a chat. We recap the DSA convention in Atlanta including resolutions on open borders, sex work decrim, and &quot;Bernie or bust,&quot; and the manufactured drama that was clap-gate. Plus: Close The Camps NYC's non-violent direct action, white supremacist violence and its connections to capitalism, and the uses and abuses of irony. You know, girl stuff. Follow Simone at @whysimonewhy Visit CloseTheCamps.us to get involved with immigrant justice actions in your area! Outro music: Lifetime - Irony is for suckers Become a member at patreon.com/theantifada
14/08/20191 hour 18 minutes 16 seconds
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Bonus preview: Vampire Castle ep 2 - What We Do in the Shadows

On this month's episode of Vampire Castle, Leslie and Jamie talk about the TV series about the world's worst vampires, What We Do in the Shadows. Hear the full episode at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada Intro: Intellectual Dark Wave - Vampire Castle Outro: Norma Tanega - You're Dead
09/08/20191 minute 53 seconds
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Ep 61 - MKUltraleftism w/ Jake Flores

Jake Flores spills more tea than the Sons of Liberty and Sean and Andy tackle the Manson family, parapolitics, Googling MKULTRA, and Quentin Tartufo's new film, Hollywood Dreams Mostly based on Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the '60s by Tom O'Neil https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/tom-oneill/chaos/9780316477574/ FollowJake on twitter: @feralhogs For bonus content including History is a Weapon, Prolekult, and access to our discord community, subscribe on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theantifada
07/08/20191 hour 13 minutes 10 seconds
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Ep 60 - Sommartime Sadness w/ Leslie Lee III

Jamie is joined by Leslie Lee III (@leslieleeiii) from Struggle Session (@strugglesesh) to discuss Ari Aster's feel good hit of the summer. They also wax poetic on Tool guys, the golden ratio as applied to Kamala Harris, and the virtues of quitting your job. Midsommar spoilers, obvi, so don't come crying to us! Check out Leslie's podcast at patreon.com/strugglesession Support the show at patreon.com/theantifada Closing music: Gae Bolg - Gloria (https://antifascistneofolk.com/2019/04/05/gae-bolg-shows-how-you-can-stand-against-the-fascist-neofolk-scene/)
31/07/20191 hour 2 minutes 45 seconds
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PROLETKULT 4 - Let us see them aliens! w/ MJ Banias

Socialist Ufologist MJ Banias exposes the truth about what's really going on at Area 51 and who the zoomer kyles are that claim they want to raid it. Afterwards he gives us an insider's look at the racism scandal within MUFON, the reactionary and liberatory aspects of paranormal phenomenon, and a hauntological deconstruction via Derrida of how UFOs are like communism. Get the full episode by supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada More on MJ's work: https://www.terraobscura.net/about.html https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9QTDI70VDpjDirNRBCZlrQ https://twitter.com/mjbanias https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/597xv8/serious-ufologis
26/07/20198 minutes 10 seconds
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Ep 59 - The F-Word Manifesto w/ Cinzia Aruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya

A discussion on &quot;Feminism for the 99% a Manifesto&quot; with authors Cinzia Aruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya covering socia reproduction theory, the practical shortcomings of vulgar class reductionism, and Ozy Fest 2019 Buy the book: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2924-feminism-for-the-99 Closing music: Bush Tetras - Stand up and Fight
24/07/20191 hour 32 minutes 43 seconds
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Ep 58 - Boys Chat w/ Chris James

Andy and Sean do a brocialism with Prank Stallone aka Chris James (@theCJS) joining to talk about screwing with GORKA and other right wing blowhards on the phone for the hahas. Thereafter we meander around a variety of topics including bike protests, RNC 2004 memories, the continuing Jeff Epstein affair, the escalating insanity of the migrant crisis, and the struggle against it. Become a supporter of our work at www.patreon.com/theantifada Follow Chris James: @theCJS Twitch: https://t.co/2faNx6mLk7?amp=1 Youtube: https://t.co/5zrovQW6l7?amp=1 Patreon: https://t.co/9HxoMOWStH?amp=1 1,000 Cylist die-in in Washington Square Park https://gothamist.com/2019/07/10/cyclists_die_in_nyc.php Coverage of 2004 anti-RNC Critical Mass <a h
17/07/20191 hour 36 minutes 58 seconds
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Ep 57 - Old Commune Road w/ Joshua Clover, M.E. O'Brien, Chloe Watlington

Jamie and Andy interview three contributors to Commune Magazine's Summer issue. First we talk to Marxish Rock Critic Joshua Clover on Lil Nas X and its transgression of the color line. Then we chat with Michelle O'Brien about the Queer Liberation march for the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, family abolition, and what life will look like on the Queer Commune. Finally we talk to Commune editor Chloe Watlington on climate change, personal tragedy and mourning, and the existential need for communism. https://communemag.com/the-high-rise-and-the-hollow/ https://communemag.com/fifty-years-of-queer-insurgency/ https://communemag.com/who-owns-tomorrow/ Help build Commune by becoming a subscriber: https://communemag.com/subscribe/
11/07/20191 hour 10 minutes 44 seconds
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PROLETKULT 3: High Weirdness w/ Erik Davis + Black Mirror s5 review

Proletkult is a monthly semi-premium subseries of the Antifada that covers space, exobiology, the paranormal and parapolitical, futurism and sci-fi. In this episode we talk to Erik Davis on his new book that follows Phillip K. Dick, Terrence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilsons shamanic tightrope walking between science fiction and reality. At the end of the episode Andy reviews each episode of Black Mirror Season 5. For Erik Davis's book, podcast, and archive visit: https://techgnosis.com/ https://techgnosis.com/category/high-weirdness/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/erik_davis https://twitter.com/spaceprole To support Proletkult become a Patron of the Antifada at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada Intro music: Gio
03/07/20191 hour 5 minutes 38 seconds
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PREVIEW - The Reps Will Continue Until Vigor Improves w/ Chad Vigorous

@prettybadlefty returns to address past controversial statements regarding veganism, anime, cyclists, communism and 'class reductionism'. access this bonus episode and more at www.patreon.com/theantifada
28/06/20192 minutes 11 seconds
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Ep 56 - The Chadsplainer w/ Chad Vigorous

Who better to pummel neoliberal common wisdom than the tribune of the swoletariat, @prettybadlefty? We speak with Chad Vigorous about his ethnographic studies on white people music, the infuriating/depressing debate about what is or isn't a goddamn CONCENTRATION CAMP, and liberalism's tendency toward rhetorical chicanery rather than actually addressing the issues surrounding class and race in US society. CONTENT WARNING: electoral politics Check out Chad's excellent podcast The Discourse: https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse/ Not that he needs more followers, but @prettybadlefty Music: Chumbawumba - The Day the Nazi Died Become a supporter at Patreon.com/TheAntifada for bonus content, access to our discord community, and more!
26/06/20191 hour 37 minutes 36 seconds
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PREVIEW - Real Crimethinc Hours Pt. II w/ Sophie Weiner

In the aftermath of Sophie's brutal Twitter ratioing (The Night of the Dirty Legs), Andy decided we should revisit the classic essay &quot;Washing... or Brainwashing&quot; from Crimethinc's in/famous 2000 book Days of War, Nights of Love. We discover that nobles are savage, washing your landlords' blood off your shirt is bourgeois and that deodorant is capitalism negging you. Mostly we are just sober and dumb and talking about eating human shit. To access this bonus and more, become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada
21/06/20192 minutes 30 seconds
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Ep 55 - Power to the PLUR-letariat w/ Sophie Weiner

Sophie Weiner, night-editor of Splinter News and displaced poster, was back in NYC for a bit. We got her in studio to talk about politics in Australia and other oddities... for example, something good happened in Albany for once! We were also gifted with another lovely morsel of #content from media power couple Bari &amp; Bill Weiss-Maher. Mostly we had a fun discussion about electronic dance music (kids these days call it 'the raving') and how socialists can organize within the scene while inspiring our politics with the libratory potentials of it. All of this, of course, is anticipation of this week's publication of Sophie and Zoe Beery's new anti-capitalist dance music zine... PLURletariat. Enjoy! Check out Plurletariat: https://plurletariat.net/ Follow Sophie &amp; Zoe's zine @plurletariat If you live in the NYC-area you can attend the launch party:
19/06/20191 hour 21 minutes 24 seconds
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PREVIEW - Milkshake Molyneux w/ Ben Burgis

Ur fave left logician is back to unpack some recent twitter dustups, the posturing 'rationalism' of Ayn Rand, BreadTube's first menchie in the Paper of Record, and the potentials/perils of deplatforming. Become a patron to access this bonus episode and many others, our Discord community, along with Antifada side projects History is a Weapon, Proletkult and The Vampire Castle: www.patreon.com/theantifada
14/06/20191 minute 54 seconds
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Ep 54: Messy Bitch Marxism w/ Ben Burgis

Ben Burgis, author of 'Give Them an Argument' from Zero Books, stops by the studio to discuss the use and abuse of logic: why we can't cede this terrain to right-wing ghouls; how we can better argue for a better world; and how Karl Marx could be the messiest bitch of the 19th century while remaining logically sound. Plus, the return of This Week in Musk where we trace the travails of our century's most insufferable ruling class twit. Enjoy! Follow Ben @BenBurgis Buy the book! http://bit.ly/2IaedHR Outro: The Orphans - Buy Your Logic
12/06/20191 hour 21 minutes 16 seconds
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Proletkult 2: Bezos v. Musk, Jamie v. Skinwalkers, and Delonge v. Icke w/ Anna Merlan

In episode 2 of PROLETKULT Andy, Jamie, and Sean continue to talk with Anna Merlan about her new book: REPUBLIC OF LIES, specifically the chapter about UFO Politics. Jamie and Sean reveal their believer power levels, Andy and Anna propose a theory for the Navy UFO flap, and we talk about the culture of the Mutual UFO Network, strange southwest desert stories, and the Son of the Godhead himself, David Icke. Show notes: Bezos vs. Musk feud: https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-jeff-bezos-feud-rivals-spacex-blue-origin-2019-5 Bezos's O'Neill Colonies: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/05/oneill-colonies-a-decades-long-dream-for-settling-space <a href="https://www.citylab.com/perspective/2019/05/space-colony-design-jeff-bezos-blue-origin-oneill-colonie
07/06/20192 minutes 6 seconds
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HIGH THEORY 2 - Eclipse and Reemergence of the Communist Movement w/ Swampside Chats

HIGH THEORY is the joint effort of The Antifada &amp; Swampside Chats that tackles the riddle wrapped up in an enigma that is communization.Grant &amp; Lexi visit Jamie, Sean &amp; Andy in studio to interrogate the 2015 George Lucas Special Edition of the 1974 foundational communization text &quot;Eclipse and Re-Emergence of the Communist Movement&quot;, aka THE MOON BOOK, by Gilles Dauve and Francois Martin. The text: https://libcom.org/library/eclipse-re-emergence-communist-movement Swampside Chats on Twitter: https://twitter.com/swampsidechats?lang=en Help us destroy the economy: patreon.com/theantifada patreon.com/swampsidechats
05/06/20191 hour 34 minutes 57 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon 4: Pivotal Decade (1970s) w/ Matt Christman 2 of 2 PREVIEW

You wanted a denouement? Here's your goddamn denouement. Matt and Sean finish this extended look into the 1970s by answering the questions: Why did Carterism (spoiler alert!) fall apart over its internal contradictions? Where have the politics of personal virtue taken us? Why was Reagan the man of the hour and why was Clintonism his enduring achievement? How did neoliberalism become the economic consensus and what the hell is happening now that its entire political and economic edifice is collapsing? All will be revealed herein. The boys may have been tipsy off Tecate, but you'll need to pack that bong for a big old rip as 500 years of systemic cycles of accumulation are synthesized to make sense of this current pivotal decade that echoes so much of what happened in the '70s. Become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada to access this and plenty more bonus content
03/06/20194 minutes 28 seconds
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BONUS PREVIEW: Vampire Castle Ep. 1 - Near Dark/John Carpenter's Vampires w/ Leslie Lee III

On this episode of Vampire Castle Jamie and Leslie discuss two vampire westerns: Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark and John Carpenter's Vampires.
01/06/20193 minutes 29 seconds
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Ep 53 - Vaxx don't care about your feelings w/ Anna Merlan

The Illuminati are back, baby! This week, the crew is joined by Anna Merlan (@annamerlan), author of &quot;Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power,&quot; to discuss where all these conspiracy theories came from and how to defeat #fakenews once and for all. Jamie and Anna recap how they met at an RNC-adjacent punk show. The crew's favorite conspiracy theories. The history of conspiracy theories in America. What is it about the U S of A that makes it such fertile ground for conspiratorial thinking? The kinds of conspiracy theories believed by the black community and the all-too-real government actions driving them. Conspiracy theories on the far right and in the White House. How conspiracy theories track with &quot;populism.&quot; Why Anna is correct in thinking that &quot;we will not be a less paranoid country until we are a fairer one.&quot; Buy the book: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Republic-Lies-Conspiracy-Theorists-Su
29/05/201930 seconds
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History is a Weapon #4 - Pivotal Decade (1970s) w/ Matt Christman Pt 1 PREVIEW

The boys are back! This History Is A Weapon is so massive (and inebriated) that we had to break it into two parts. In this installment, Matt and Sean shoot a little shit about the radical geography of Europe before we plunge into the pool of disco and despair that was the 1970s: how global crisis upended the 'Golden Age' of American capitalism, how Richard Nixon rode a wave of aggrievement to become the voice of a 'silent majority' in backlash, and how the uneasy alliance between organized labor and the Democratic Party began to fracture as stagflation undermined the post-war compromise. Part II, another goddamn hour-and-a-half of historical goodness, will drop later this week to complete the story of how this thing called neoliberalism came to dominance, how it, too, is now crumbling, and how we might dialectically overcome the limitations of working class self-organization evident in previous cycles of struggle. To listen to this bonus content and more, bec
27/05/20194 minutes 36 seconds
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Ep 52 - MELTdown May w/ Cuban, VZ, and PNW anarchists/communists

Andy is back from presenting on Posadas at Cuba's first Trotsky conference and Red May in Seattle with four interviews: Isbel Diaz Torres from the anarchist biblioteca ABRA in Cuba, Simon Rodriguez from Partido Socialismo y Libertad of Venezuela, part of the left-opposition to Maduro, a producer of the Resonance AudioZine distro, and Phillip Wohlstetter of Red May--who wraps everything up with his story of backpacking to Chile in 1973 during the coup. After doing this interview, Isbel and some of his comrades were arrested for organizing a demonstration in Cuba against homophobia. Learn more and support them here: https://itsgoingdown.org/cuban-state-arrests-two-anarchists-as-counter-revolutionaries/ https://jovencuba.com/2019/05/14/las-calles-son-nuestras/ <a href="https://guardabosquescuba.o
22/05/20192 hours 40 seconds
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BONUS PREVIEW - The Worst Room w/ Samuel Stein

In which Sam returns to discuss with us our worst apartment experiences. Includes attempted murder, our landlord-in-chief, Great Americans and Lindsay Lohan's cocaine. To access this and a tons more bonus content and our Discord, become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada
17/05/20194 minutes 13 seconds
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Ep 51: The Housing Monster w/ Samuel Stein

Samuel Stein, author of 'Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State' from Verso Books, comes on the pod to explain why neoliberalism will have us all living in pods if we don't do something about the global housing crisis. We discuss the rise of the FIRE sector. We demystify the concept of gentrification. We isolate the fundamental contradictions of housing as a commodity. We unpack the ways in which even the most well-meaning progressive politicians and planners are utterly constrained by the system itself. And, as is our want, we take a profound plunge into how workers have organized for the right to housing in the past and how we might ultimately fight to slay the housing monster. Bonus on housing horror stories and other ephemera with Sam later this week! Become a at patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada Follow Samuel Stein: @SamuelBStein Read his great takedown of Hudson Yards: http://bit.ly/2JE
15/05/20191 hour 29 minutes 17 seconds
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BONUS PREVIEW - Handsy Joe w/ Katie Halper

In this bonus, we debut a new parody song by Katie Halper (@kthalps) with an assist from Jamie. We also discuss the garbage musical Rent (and how its composer stole queer radical valor), New York machine politics, why it's good to talk about Biden's boundary issues even though they're the least of his crimes, and the populist potential of #metoo. Everyone talks really fast and interrupts each other. Sean ends with a too-hot-to-handle take on Kurt Cobain. Come see Jamie, Katie, Leslie Lee iii, Jack Allison, Jake Flores and Matt Taibbi TONIGHT (5/10) at Littlefield in Brooklyn!
10/05/20193 minutes 15 seconds
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UNLOCKED Antifada's Proletkult #1 w/ Stephanie Monohan

You got your History is Weapon with Sean KB... you got your upcoming new film series (!) with Jamie Peck... and now we are proud to present the first installment of AP Andy's new Proletkult! This irregularly published Antifada series will cover ufological happenings, the paranormal/parapolitical, left futurism and science fiction. After some fresh Space News on the Israeli moonlanding fail, Andy is joined by Stephanie Monohan (@shdwbxng) to discuss her recent presentation at the Theorizing the Web conference, 'Lights in the Sky,' on paranormal investigation networks as precursors to social media, our collective obsession with UFOs (as memes or otherwise) and how ufology has been affected in this neoliberal 'post-truth' era. They round out the discussion with an update on the dialectical overcoming of the contradictions within the DSA Posadist Caucus through the formation of NYC's Emerge Caucus (@DSAEmerge) which both she and Jamie are involved in. For background on
10/05/201942 minutes 47 seconds
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Ep 50 - The Dream of the 90s w/ Katie Halper

Doyenne of the podcast left, @kthalps, joins Jamie and Sean to discuss 1990s nostalgia. Mostly we come up with reasons why the decade actually kinda sucked and brought us to the mess we're in today. We also make some indecent proposals to famous people, discuss Juanita Broaddrick and fill a heaping mug with Laura Loomer tears. With Andy in Cuba we recorded a lot of material so expect a big, fat bonus later this week. To become a patron, access paywalled content and our Discord server sign up at www.patreon.com/theantifada Friday, May 10th Jamie guests at the Katie Halper/Struggle Session live show at Littlefield in Brooklyn along with Jake Flores and Matt Taibbi. Get your tix here: https://www.littlefieldnyc.com/e/the-katie-halper-show-and-struggle-session-60276247880/
08/05/20191 hour 44 minutes 23 seconds
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Ep 49: Breadtube Allstars w/ The Serfs, Non-Compete & Means.tv

Every get the feeling that YouTube is a cesspool of corporate propaganda and right-wing nuttery? You're not wrong. Thankfully, the left is fighting back in myriad ways. We are joined by content-craftspersons The Serfs, Non-Compete and Nick from Means Media to discuss how online got so fashy, what we can do to compete with Prager U (and a million other jerks) on the Tube and how left media can break from our capitalist overlords with new cooperative platforms. The Serfs - http://bit.ly/2Y1YOP9 @serfspodcast Non-Compete - http://bit.ly/2UXSMwM @emericanjohnson Means.TV - https://www.youtube.com/user/saraj00n @means_tv Go to https://means.media/ to help seize the means
03/05/20191 hour 14 minutes 41 seconds
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BONUS preview: Tash2.0

More of our interview with Natasha Lennard about the antifas, social democracy, smooth bernies, and our political horizons Listen to the full episode by becoming a patron! https://www.patreon.com/theantifada Check out 'Being Numerous,' available May 1st: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2949-being-numerous
26/04/20191 minute 35 seconds
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Ep 48: 12 Rules for Non-Fascist Life w/ Natasha Lennard

Good friend and all-around badass Tash rolls through once again to talk about her forthcoming essay collection from Verso Books, 'Being Numerous: Essays On Non-Fascist Life.' We discuss anti-fascism in theory and practice, the promise and pitfalls of radical love, and the role of capital and the state in ratifying and distorting our desires, and whatever the opposite of &quot;enforced monogamy&quot; is. We also try not to have a take on the Notre Dame fire, but ultimately cannot help ourselves. C'est la vie! To access bonus episodes, our Discord server and more you can patronize us at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada Check out 'Being Numerous,' available May 1st: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2949-being-numerous The episode of Regrettable Century on post-fascism we mentioned: http://bit.ly/2KY1b3W
24/04/20191 hour 23 minutes 14 seconds
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Ep 47: The Party Question w/ Famous Leftists (+ virgil texas)

This weekend was the biennial blast that is the Historical Materialism (@histmat) Conference NYC. Naturally, we took the opportunity to attend some panels and interview old friends and new. Several we interviewed tipsy in an NYC public school and others we talked to rather drunk at the @commune_mag loft down by the railroad tracks. A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL FAMOUS LEFTISTS: George Ciccariello-Maher (@ciccmar) on the coup in Venezuela Jasper Bernes (@outsidadicator) on communization Michelle O'Brien (NYC Trans Oral History Project) on abolishing the bourgeois family Callum Cant (callumcant1) &amp; Jamie Woodcock (@jamie_woodcock) on workers inquiry, militant unionism in the UK and V I D E O G A M E S Malav Kanuga (@CommonNotions) on why Niral Shah is #canceled Shyam Khanna (@dollarpizza1) on the joys of sects Virgil Texas (@menswearhouse) finally coming clean about his political tendency For bonus content, access t
17/04/20191 hour 31 minutes 36 seconds
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BONUS - All About Us w/ Leslie Lee III

Massive spoiler alert on this one, baby! @leslieleeiii of your favorite leftist culture podcast @strugglesesh joins the crew (in studio!) to talk about Jordan Peele's sophomore offering, the blockbuster social-critique/horror film 'Us'. Sean, Jamie and Andy offer their weird opinions on the deeper meaning of the film... then Leslie, as always, schools everyone with his vast cinematic knowledge. Fun and talking shit on Breitbart happens along the way! To access this and other bonuses, along with our Discord server and other goodies, become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada If you're foolish enough to not be a patron of Struggle Session, atone for your sins at www.patreon.com/strugglesession
12/04/20191 minute 58 seconds
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Ep 46 - Ohio Operaismo w/ Street Fight Radio

When @brettpain and @murderbryan from @streetfightwcrs are in town for their epic live show what the hell were we gonna do? Not have them on Antifada to talk workers inquiry, kratom and small business tyrants? Fat chance, bosses... Early access for patrons! If, for some strange reason, you're not an avid listener to America's #1 anarcho-comedy radio show here's a link: http://www.streetfightradio.com/ Please support the local work of Columbus, Ohio comrades at https://actionnetwork.org/groups/peoples-justice-project Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada
06/04/20191 hour 31 minutes 13 seconds
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PREVIEW - Commune Issue 2 (Shyam on Shyam)

@commune_mag editor Shyam @dollarpizza1 joins us for what was meant to be a friendly chat about Issue 2 of Antifada's favorite publication... then things went horribly wrong. Is Shyam cancelled? Tune in to find out. To listen to this and other bonus content, along with access to our Discord server, consider supporting our work at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada Subscribe to Commune Magazine today at https://communemag.com/subscribe/ to get great analysis and help make a communism or two.
05/04/20196 minutes 24 seconds
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Ep. 45 - Full Yellow Jacket w/ Rona Lorimer

After a quick lesson on Fugazinomics, we talk with Parisian Rona Lorimer, author of the Yellow Vest Diaries from the new issue Commune Magazine, about the origins of the Gilet Jaunes movement, its politics and potentials. [Note: in the intro Sean confuses the Provos (Irish Republicans) with the Ulster Volunteer Forces (anti-Catholic, loyalist murderers) like an idiot. Big apologies to all on the screw up!] Read Rona's article here: https://communemag.com/yellow-vest-diaries/ We mention/stole a title from this: http://ill-will-editions.tumblr.com/post/182503015824/full-metal-yellow-jacket-al%C3%A8ssi-dellumbria There's so much talk about we unfortunately barely make it past December, so please check out these updates from our comrades in France: A lot of translated material here:
03/04/20191 hour 24 minutes 26 seconds
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Ep 44 - No Deal-With-It Brexit w/ Niral Shah

Third-time (!) guest @niralshah jumps in to help us bang through some recent cancellations: Rachel Maddow, Barbara Streisand, the International Socialist Org... and Great Britain as a viable/sane bourgeois democratic state. Since we couldn't get any limeys to come on and talk UK politics, we had to do our best to Yank-splain what the hell is happening on the other side of the pond: Why is a Brexit? What's at stake in this slow-motion train wreck for Corbyn and the left? How come - as Jordan Peterson would say - the whole thing is crazy? As usual, it's the political-economy, stupid. You can support our podcast at www.patreon.com/theantifada Novara Media has been our go-to leftist outlet for UK news/analysis, support them here: https://novaramedia.com/ This is the great Paul Mason 'Tysky Sour' ep we mention: https://bit.ly/2uuI0U7 Outro - Destructors - Fuck the
27/03/20191 hour 31 minutes 16 seconds
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Ep 43 - Give 'Em Enough Trope w/ Eli Valley

We are joined by cartoonist, writer and all-around provocateur @elivalley to talk about his work, including recent online run-ins with fellow Jewish luminaries Ben Shapiro, Meghan McCain and Chelsea Clinton. Eli discusses the ways in which his art lampoons the fraught and contentious relationship between Israeli/Christian Zionists and the largely liberal/leftist Jewish diaspora. Lots of good talk in here about xenophobic right-wing forces abroad allying with Likudniks and Kahanists in Israel, the war over Jewish identity, and the contradictions that lie at the heart of the Zionist project. We also address the Christchurch massacre and how the Shapiros of the world are going to deal with a certain presidential candidate from Vermont. Please listen until the end as we remember Raghav Mehta, a comrade and compatriot who tragically passed away last week. Transition Music: Shalom Hanoch - Moshiach Lo Ba Outro Music: Mystic Inane - Eggs Onna Plate
20/03/20191 hour 28 minutes
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Antifada: History is a Weapon #3 w/ Matt Christman

Once more into the breach! @cushbomb is here to make history all the more weapony. In this episode, we discuss the 'controversial' French 'novel' that is 'just asking questions' about the Migrant Invasion, the Great Replacement, and Yt Genocide. How did a 1970s book by some grenouille asshole named Jean Raspail become a prophetic lodestar for an ascendant white nationalist movement? How does a historical materialist analysis help us understand why dickheads like Steve Bannon and Marine Le Pen are lauding this novel 50 years later? Ultimately, we ask wtf is up with French politics/development that they could vomit up filth so enduring as to still be 'relevant' in 2019? We read it so you don't have to... Note: this was going to be released as a premium episode for patrons, but in light of the white nationalist terror attack in NZ on 3/15/19 we decided to release it early. Hopefully this ep might help provide context for this horrific massacre and the ones that
15/03/20192 hours 1 minute 8 seconds
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Ep 42 - Antifada's Baja Blast w/ The Crew

Jamie had a birthday weekend. Andy came back from Mexico. After the gang caught up a little, we listened to some interviews Andy got from migrants and their supporters in Tijuana, MX. The stories are heartbreaking and the situation is dire, but we give some practical advice on how to show solidarity with working class brothers and sisters in desperate need of political and material support. Enclave Caracol - https://enclavecaracol.wordpress.com/ Al Otro Lado - https://alotrolado.org/who-we-are/ Support the Comedor! http://gofundme.com/tijuana-kitchen More info on solidarity with the caravan: http://commotion.world Interlude - Distorted Head Outro - Death Grips &quot;Guillotine&quot;
13/03/20191 hour 35 minutes 55 seconds
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Episode 41: There Is Power In A Union w/ Hamilton Nolan

Folks, it finally happened: we royally fucked up the sound. Which is a shame, because we had a great conversation with Splinter News' Hamilton Nolan (@hamiltonnolan) about union organizing in the media and beyond. Is millennial entitlement good for labor? Why do workers need their own institutions? Can we change organized labor from within, or do we need a new paradigm? All this, plus Jamie's failed union organizing drive, Hamilton's successful one, and Jamie and Hamilton squash an ancient beef! Sorry again about the sound. Thankfully, Andy is coming back from Mexico to act as a check on our dumbness. Check out Hamilton's writing at Splinter: https://kinja.com/hamilton_nolan Become at patron at http://www.patreon.com/theantifada for bonus content, Discord access and more
07/03/20191 hour 50 minutes 22 seconds
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Antifada ft. Will Menaker: Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism w/ Kim Stanley Robinson

Are you a nerd like us? Do you read stories about robots and space, while also pondering a socialist future? Well, do we have an interview for you... Fellow science fiction fanatic Will Menaker joins Sean and Jamie for an extended discussion with one of our favorite utopian futurists, Kim Stanley Robinson. Come for the revolutionary potentialities of the post-capitalist imaginary and stay for the psychedelic polyamory! Outro - Hawkwind: Space is Deep @willmenaker (still buy the book: https://bit.ly/2BSI6cg) KSR's official website: http://www.kimstanleyrobinson.info/ Suggested reading: EVERYTHING but especially the Mars Trilogy KSR in Commune Mag: https://communemag.com/dystopias-now/ Support the show at patreon.com/theantifada to access bonus content and our discord community. Sign up at the
28/02/20191 hour 39 minutes 29 seconds
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High Theory: Communization and its Discontents w/ Swampside Chats and Breht O'Shea

Time to take a big ole bong rip! In a radical departure from our usual weekly content, Sean KB joined up with a bunch of commie pals to talk about C O M M U N I Z A T I O N. We use Ben Noys' critical compilation &quot;Communization and Its Discontents&quot; to dip our toes into the deep waters of current ultra-left thought on the crises of capitalism and its overcoming: Has the development of bourgeois society utterly changed the terrain of struggle? Must the proletariat struggle not just against exploitation, but against its very existence as a class? Is there a need for a transitional stage between capitalism and communism, or is the creation of a classless society possible in the present moment? Tl;dr - mixed reviews. If the content is too heavy or the jargon too jargon-y, feel free to ask for clarification by email, tweet or chat. Sean will be available on Saturday 5-8pm EST on the Antifada Discord to discuss. Special thanks to Swampside Chats an
23/02/20191 hour 20 minutes 16 seconds
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PREVIEW: The Pam Anderson Node w/ Corey Pein

@CoreyPein sticks around to discuss The Californian Ideology, Baywatch &amp; Julian Assange. Then we do a textual analysis of a LA Times puff piece about Instagram-ready, curated co-living complete with app-based solutions to modern living in (ugh...) The Node. Forget the chore-wheel, this is hellworld baby! Become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada
19/02/20192 minutes 10 seconds
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Ep 38: Off With Their Hogs! w/ Corey Pein

Author, journalist and cat dad @coreypein joins us to gives us some important updates on what he described in last year's excellent 'Live Work Work Work Die': the hyper-capitalist hellscape of Silicon Valley, the over-under on a big Bezos hog reveal, the dark powers that our new tech overlords hold over our of lives, and how we might fight back against them! Buy the book (maybe not from Amazon): https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781627794855 Outro: JJ Doom - BOOKHEAD Bonus with Corey forthcoming! Become a patron for more content, access to our Discord and more: www.patreon.com/theantifada
13/02/20192 hours 9 seconds
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BONUS: Beach, Bookchin, Blair, and Bears (Preview)

AP Andy comes across a fellow radical exile Blair Taylor washed ashore on a beach in Nayarit, Mexico. The two post-anarchists discuss the life and work of curmudgeonly communalist Murray Bookchin as they watch dolphins frolicking in the sunset. Topics include radical muncipalism, Bookchin's concepts of democracy and citizenship, Blair's Institute for Social Ecology and the formation of the Symbiosis network with DSA-LSC, Black Socialists, Cooperation Jackson, the PKK and Rojava, Bookchin's criticism of Bernie Sanders, and others, and what sort of kinky things the old man was getting up to in Vermont. Show Notes: ISE: http://social-ecology.org Symbiosis Network: https://www.symbiosis-revolution.org/ Demand Utopia: http://demandutopia.net Blair Taylor's three Bookchin starter texts: What is Communalism: <a href="https://the
11/02/20191 minute 7 seconds
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Ep 37: All in the Antifada Family w/ The Supersoldiers

A bunch of our die-hard listeners were in NYC, so we decided to have as many people as would possibly fit in the studio come on the show. Why the hell not? Collectively, we get at the heart the Putin problem and... SING SONGS! Become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada for bonus content, access to our discord server and more.
06/02/20191 hour 20 minutes
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Ep 36: The Handmaid's Fail w/ Leslie Lee III

Jamie and Sean are schooled by the master of critical analysis @leslieeiii from Struggle Session on what is good and what is not good about #resistance media in the age of Drumpf. Join us as we dissect the dystopian world of The Handmaid's Tale, the ur-text of liberal anxiety around the impending neo-theocratic counter-revolution. How does the Hulu series stand up to Margaret Atwood's 1985 masterpiece? What does the show tell us about donut Twitter and Hillary dead-enders? Can anything be redeemed? Next, Leslie turns us onto some much more effective resistance in the form of the ongoing Purge film series. Is this universe a better representation of actually existing material/social conditions that lead to dystopia...or already have? Are the lessons better? And can Staten Island ever be the center of a cross-racial working class alliance to overthrow the capitalist system? Tune in to find out. Check out Leslie's podcast at patreon.com/strugglesession Outro mu
30/01/20191 hour 42 minutes 3 seconds
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Antifada's History is a Weapon #2 w/ Matt Christman

AP Andy is in Mexico researching Posadism. Jamie is wherever goth socialists go to do goth-soc things. So Sean KB recorded an ep with fellow history nerd, Matt Christman of The Chapo Trap House, who is similarly tyrannized by the weight of dead generations. The question: Why, of all advanced capitalist countries, is the United States unique in its historical failure to form a bone-fide Labour/Socialist party organically tied to the union movement as an institutionalized political expression of working class interests? The answers may surprise you. The Antifada is an ultraleft-wrecker podcast of which History is a Weapon is an ongoing series. To support our subversion of American values and get a lot of cool stuff in return (bonus episodes, stickers, discords!) subscribe today at www.patreon.com/theantifada You can likewise support Matt Christman's excellent comedy/politics podcast at www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse and find him on twitter @cushbomb Clo
23/01/20191 hour 31 minutes 19 seconds
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PREVIEW: It's Beddie Bye Time, Trotsky

Alright, so Jamie left everyone hanging with that inside joke in the main episode... but behind the wall Alex Gendler and Antifada can tell stories about Hasidic craigslist subs who only want to show the hog, cult party Jim Jones cosplay and romantic sex-slave encounters. We should really only make this bonus available to the $100 paypig tier patrons, but those worms don't even deserve that shit. Oh yeah, we also do a Real Trotsky-Train Hours where the man himself describes his Cossack-destroying, Knight Rider-esque Chad train that won the Russian Civil War. Become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada Outro - Soft Cell: Sex Dwarf
18/01/20192 minutes 22 seconds
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Episode 35: Leon Thotsky w/ Alex Gendler

CONTENT WARNING: violence, war trains, choke sex, revisionism, does not pass Bechdel test To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Soviet Revolution, Russian state television created an 8-part miniseries on the life of Leon Trotsky in which he spends half the screen time violently fucking on a war train dressed like a revolutionary leather daddy. And that's the least revisionist aspect of this stunningly anti-Semitic and reactionary tour-de-force. Alex Gendler, who grew up in the waning years of the USSR, puts this objet d'art into the context of Putin's neoliberal, authoritarian Russia while the rest of us ponder how one man could lay so much pipe and still have time to plot an entire revolution. Outro - The O'Jays: Love Train Become a patron at patreon.com/theantifada to access bonus content, discord community, and more!
16/01/20191 hour 20 minutes 16 seconds
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PREVIEW: Real Poly Hours™

We leave it to our patrons to guess what picante takes we have on polyamory. Is it bourgeois decadence that serves only to aggrandize our tech bro overlords? Or is it a totally normal and fine life choice that haters should stfu about? Article: https://qz.com/1501725/polyamorous-sex-is-the-most-quietly-revolutionary-political-weapon-in-the-united-states/?utm_source=reddit.com Sign up to become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada to hear this and more fun bonus content.
14/01/20193 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 34: Antifa Down Under w/ Sophie Weiner

Friend, comrade, ex-pat and editor at Splinter News @sophcw emerges from the bush to join the crew. We talk about the hell of moving in NYC, the migrant crisis down under, woke-ness in the Southern Hemisphere, indigenous rights and Aussie Antifa. We break out every tired cliche, of course, because Americans can't help reference boomerangs, kangaroos and based racism. We end with a strong stan of Donald Trump's adoption of the Brezhenev Doctrine with regard to proletarian internationalism in the face of counter-revolution within 1970s-80s Afghanistan. Tankies for Trump? Donald Trump/Caleb Maupin 2020! Christmas in Tornillo occupation: https://www.democracynow.org/2019/1/4/meet_the_activists_lawmakers_fighting_to Direct action gets... the goods!? <a href="https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/yw78vw/inside-the-teardown-of-trumps-infamous-tent-city-for-migrant-kid
09/01/20191 hour 13 minutes 3 seconds
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*PREVIEW* BONUS: Real Crimethinc/Jamie Peck GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN Hours

The government: we all hate it. But what happens if it just decides to go away? Recently Jamie joked on the Majority Report that it would be cool. Others, like the anarchist collective Crimethinc, have argued this point in earnest. We read their article and point out some flaws in their reasoning. While we agree with their vision of a self-organized, stateless society, we have a long way to go. Access the full episode, our Discord commune, and get DR. ANTIFADA'S PROPAGANDA PACK by supporting our show at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada Read the full article here: https://crimethinc.com/2018/01/19/anarchists-government-shutdown-doesnt-go-far-enough-make-the-shutdown-comprehensive-and-permanent Closing music: Zegota - Laika <a href="https://crimethinc.bandcamp.com
07/01/20191 minute 10 seconds
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Episode 33: Insurgent Geographies w/ Nerve Macaspac

We're joined by geographer and filmmaker Dr. Nerve V. Macaspac to talk about the history of the Philippines, its Maoist insurgency, and the rise of Rodrigo Duterte. We also talk Amazon, red-lining, Marxist geography, and Presidential foot fetishism. The last part of the episode is a discussion of Nerve's work on autonomous territories in Colombia, Mexico, and the Philippines that have earned some form of autonomy after decades of brutal armed struggle. A long episode just too good to cut down! A 50th Anniversary of the foundation of the Filipino Communist Party spectacular! Read Nerve's essay on &quot;Insurgent Peace&quot; https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/KFRJSbvZkwAfB2sKpxGn/full Support the show! Help us get to 666 followers by May Day 2019 and get bonus content, discord access, and Dr. Antifada's propaganda pack at patreon.com/theantifada Closing music is Namatay Sa Ingay
26/12/20181 hour 52 minutes 24 seconds
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BONUS PREVIEW: SJW Youtube Fail w/ Alex Ptak

The AntiFaPDA (That's Antifada + Pod Damn America, not a new anti-masturbation campaign) continues with our guest Alex Ptak and a deep dive into the depths of SJW Youtuber Marla Mae Fish! We defend Tim Burton and his goth babe characters from her bad liberal takes. Is this the foundation of an Internationalist Dark Web? Enjoy Mary Mae Fish's YT account here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChBD4NpITiW2CzIz5GwppDA Then watch some Contrapoints instead
24/12/20181 minute 59 seconds
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Episode 32 - Two Minutes Chait w/ Alex Ptak

Comedian Alex Ptak (@ptakjokes) of Ballin' Out Super and fam-cast Pod Damn America popped into the studio for a free-wheeling exchange of ideas. We confronted the most pressing issues of the day: How many radicalized Wine Moms will it take to bring on the rev? Now that Teen Vogue is anarchist and Penthouse is fash, which basic-ass mag will be the next to pivot? Why did Amazon think they could bring their subsidized helipad HQ to NYC with no consequences when this is a GODDAMN union town? And is Jonathan Chait the scabbiest scab who ever scabbed? All this and an update on merch! Become an Antifada patron to access our upcoming bonus episode with Alex, our archived premium content and much more at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada Get your dose of Ptak: http://alexptak.com https://soundcloud.com/ballin-out-super <a
19/12/20181 hour 19 minutes 33 seconds
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Episode 31: There is No Left Case Against Open Borders w/ Justin Akers Chacón

Justin Akers Chacón, a person who actually knows what he's talking about, joins us to discuss the left case for actually knowing that the hell you're talking about. After some opening thoughts on the 'Yellow Vest' movement in France (which Sean mistakenly calls the 'Yellow Jackets' at least 4 times bc he clearly has some unresolved childhood bee issues) we dive into the migration maelstrom. Are borders good for unions? Has appealing to state repression been totally awesome for the labor movement? Does creating a criminalized minority of precarious workers help to bring the socialism? Can we trust Hillary Clinton, Emmanuel Macron and Tony Blair to triangulate us out of this mess we're in? Will the transnational working class ever be able to organize in an era of racial fear-mongering, militarized borders and the unfettered flow of capital? (That last one was a trick question. Justin gives us amazing examples of how transnational organizing can happen, has happ
12/12/20181 hour 32 minutes 22 seconds
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Episode 30: Mapache Guevara

Sean and Jamie are back from their magical Mexican vacation! We talk about why we love visiting Mexico, the legend of Trotsky's cookies, their Chiapas car calamity, La Chica Arana's summit with Corbyn and Amlo, a visit to Zapatista territory, Sean's run-in with a caravan of internally-displaced indigenous Mexicans, and, of course, doing acid on the beach. Show notes: Did someone bake Trotsky's ashes into cookies? https://anarchistnews.org/content/trotskys-ashes-stolen-and-baked-cookies The story of Chavajebal, a village abandoned by its residents in November after a paramilitary siege: https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/3-dead-1500-displaced/ Oventic language school: https://schoolsforchiapas.org/advances/schools/oventic-
05/12/20181 hour 10 minutes 18 seconds
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UNLOCKED! - Real (?) Moist Hours w/ AP Andy, Jamie Peck & Sean KB

We've been on vacation for the last week and a half, so we've decided to unlock some premium content from a couple of months ago for our subscribers-slash-not-yet-patrons. Enjoy! When the alleged 'Florida Communist Front' outlined a concrete proposal to begin, fight and win a Protracted People's War from the Everglades, Antifada just had to take a deep dive into this dialectical swamp. How can revolutionary forces utilize mangrove trees and reptilian fauna to overthrown imperialism in the capitalist core? How do we apply praxis from the Maoist insurgency in 1920s-40s to the great state of Florida today? How will FCF unite with the DPRK to get the NUKES that can defeat the running dogs of the imperialist bourgeoisie? All will be revealed within.. that is, if this entire document isn't some incredibly well-honed satire. Regardless, the crew had a lot of fun with it! To become a patron, go to www.patreon.com/theantifada for more primo/weird content!
28/11/201849 minutes 21 seconds
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Wob Damn America

Sean joins the DAMNED in an Antifada crossover episode with Pod Damn America for a special History is a Weapon about the Industrial Workers of the World, aka the wobblies. The anarchistic-Marxistic union organized hundreds of thousands of US workers with a goal of becoming &quot;one big union&quot; and abolishing class society. Jake Flores, Sean KB, and Alex Ptak recount some of their more dramatic adventures and how the economy of that era compares to the present moment. How can radicals of today learn lessons from the historical IWW without fetishizing them as simply badass soapbox militants with a snappy songbook? Subscribe to PDA wherever podcasts are sold and support them on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/poddamnamerica/posts
21/11/20181 hour 42 minutes 20 seconds
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*BONUS episode preview* Audio Riot Porn

Pavlos stays after-hours to indulge our wildest fantasies with his illicit tales of sultry Syntagma street action. The Hellenic hunk's voyeuristic remembrances of battles with the police, the parliament, and the KKE, gets us too hot to last the full 30 minutes, and the last part of the episode we shamefully walk back from our fetishistic follies. Get the full episode along with all other bonuses like Real Tanky/Maoist/Posadist Hours, History is a Weapon, plus access to our discord community by supporting the show at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada
19/11/20182 minutes 23 seconds
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Ep 29: A Happy Future is a Thing of the Past w/ Pavlos Roufos

Psychedelic Bordigist, Pavlos Roufos (@PRoufos), joins us to talk about the years leading up to, the proximate causes of, and the aftermath of the Greece sovereign debt crisis. How the post-war dictatorial regime cared more about repressing the left than economic development. How the social-democratic PASOK became more than just a party, but the agents behind both Keynesian and Neoliberal reforms. How entering the Eurozone ended up going in such a shitty direction for Greece and the rest of the PIIGS. Most importantly: we talk about the lessons from years of street actions, general strikes and mutual aid and why it was that Syriza, a parliamentary leftish formation, arose and ultimately failed to break with austerity and what that means for the future of the global working class movement. We have some hottt 'audio riot porn' bonus episode that will drop shortly. To become a patron go to www.Patreon.com/TheAntifada Pavlos' &quot;A Happy Future is a Thi
15/11/20181 hour 39 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 28: Among the Cucks w/ Jay Firestone

Antifascist activist Jay Firestone joins us to elaborate on his three month infiltration of New York’s Alt Right including Daily Stormer, TRS, and the New York Forum. He describes his motivations for the project (communism), his take on how to fight white nationalism, and tells us some nixed title ideas. We close the episode with a discussion of the limits of antifascism and voting and what we can do instead. For bonus content, access to our discord community, and special gifts (to be announced soon!) subscribe at http://patreon.com/theantifada Find Jay's work at: https://communemag.com/alt-right-new-york/ Closing song: Murphy’s Law – Secret Agent S.K.I.N.
07/11/20181 hour 29 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 27: Who's Afraid of Gothic Marxism? w/ The Lit Crit Guy

On this most terrifying Halloween episode, we are joined by the Lit Crit Guy (@TheLitCritGuy) for a discussion of Gothic Marxism, zombie neoliberalism, horror movies, and more! What is Gothic Marxism and how is it useful for understanding the horrors of capitalism? How do the stories a society scares itself with reflect its material concerns? Consumerist zombies and aristocratic vampires; Elizabeth Bathory has nothing on Peter Thiel. The dialectical tension between Goth and punk. Can this backward-looking aesthetic ever be harnessed in service of proletarian liberation, or is Jamie being a reactionary hypocrite when she dresses like a witch and listens to Joy Division? The crew finishes things out with takes on the movies Mandy, Hereditary, and First Reformed (warning: contains spoilers). Happy Hallowe'en, you dirty commies!!! Check out The Lit Crit Guy's writing at https://www.patreon.com/TheLitCritGuy<
31/10/20181 hour 15 minutes 41 seconds
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PREVIEW Real (?) Moist Hours w/ AP Andy, Jamie Peck and Sean KB

When the alleged 'Florida Communist Front' outlined a concrete proposal to begin, fight and win a Protracted People's War from the Everglades, Antifada just had to take a deep dive into this dialectical swamp. How can revolutionary forces utilize mangrove trees and reptilian fauna to overthrown imperialism in the capitalist core? How do we apply praxis from the Maoist insurgency in 1920s-40s to the great state of Florida today? How will FCF unite with the DPRK to get the NUKES that can defeat the running dogs of the imperialist bourgeoisie? All will be revealed within.. that is, if this entire document isn't some incredibly well-honed satire. Regardless, the crew had a lot of fun with it! To listen to the entire trainwreck, along with the rest of our premium content, become a supporter today at www.patreon.com/theantifada
29/10/20182 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 26: Battle of the Andys w/ Shyam Khanna & Andy Battle

This week, the crew is joined by Shyam Khanna, EIC of Commune (@commune_mag), and Andy Battle, doctoral student in US History at CUNY, for a discussion of leftist media and public transit. Shyam unpacks Commune Mag's project of chronicling the popular movements of our time while providing constructive visions for revolution. Hell yeah. Andy B discusses his article for Commune Mag, &quot;The Subway Belongs To Us.&quot; From its construction in the early 1900s, to the city's best attempt at social democracy (1930s-1970s), to the present day, the subway has been a constant site of tension between notions of public transit as civic good vs. instrument of capital accumulation. What have people around the world been doing to reclaim this space for themselves? Here's an idea: freak across Europe on a counterfeit Eurail pass. No offense, train-hoppin' crusties, but we think we've leveled up. Stay tuned for our bonus ep featuring more hott sexxxy champagne socialist p
25/10/20181 hour 22 minutes 43 seconds
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Episode 25: True Grit w/ Jamie Peck, Sean KB & AP Andy

In this very interactive episode, the skeleton crew gives thanks to Comrade Gritty, the first sports mascot who is actually mocking the fans. We then take questions from you, the listeners, on a broad range of topics including: witches &amp; the occult, mandatory voting, Jamie's political tendency, why Sean says &quot;deadass&quot; so much, how often we question our beliefs, and the ever spicy Angela Nagle controversy. Outro music: Vincas - Black Rose Donate to DSA Tallahassee's hurricane relief efforts here: https://www.gofundme.com/dsa-tlh-hurricane-relief-fund Become a supporter at patreon.com/theantifada Follow us on Twitter: @the_antifada, @spaceprole, @jamie_elizabeth
17/10/20181 hour 28 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 24 Bonus w/ Jacob Blumenfeld (PREVIEW)

In this patrons-only bonus, we chat with Jacob (@cominsitu) about how a book he translated, &quot;Communism for Kids&quot; and his guerilla reading of &quot;The Coming Insurrection&quot; triggered the unholy trifecta of Glenn Beck, Steven Crowder and Alex Jones, Germany's anti-Deutsch movement, and all the times he's been accused of shady wrongdoing abroad. Outro music: Ton Steine Scherben -- Macht kaputt was euch kaputt macht Become a member at Patreon.com/theantifada to unlock this and other bonus content!
12/10/20181 minute 16 seconds
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Episode 24: A SpOoOoKy Halloween Antifada with Drs. Bones and Blumenfeld

Since Halloween starts Oct 1, our episode begins with the spook-buster himself, Max Stirner. In a much anticipated meeting of the minds the two most prominent scholars today, Guillotine Podcast host, writer for Conjure House, and left-wing Alex Jones Dr. Bones, and the author of &quot;All Things are Nothing to Me&quot; Jacob Blumenfeld, discuss Stirner's egoism, his conflict with Marx and Engels, and its relevance to socialists today. In the second half we talk to Jacob about the political situation in Germany,abolishing the value-form, and skinhead fashion. Too-hot-to-air discussions of Jacob getting banned from multiple countries, the anti-Deutsch, and his feud with Steven Crowder will be available for Patreon subscribers this week! Links for Dr. Bones: https://theconjurehouse.com/ https://twitter.com/ole_bonsey https://
10/10/20181 hour 37 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 23: Creating Space To Dream In Puerto Rico w/ Molly Crabapple

This week journalist and artist Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) drops by to talk Puerto Rico, SESTA/FOSTA, and much more. Highlights: Jamie and Molly's shared past as members of anarcha-feminist workers' cooperative SuicideGirls.com - haha. Another in the ongoing series 'This Week In Musk'. Sex workers as a rising voice within the political sphere. (Big shout out to www.lysistratamccf.org, www.blacksexworkercollective.org, https://survivorsagainstsesta.org and sex workers everywhere fighting for safety and dignity!) Deep dive into the legacy of colonialism, debt, crisis and austerity in Puerto Rico. What lessons can the mainland/international left take from Hurricane Maria and its aftermath? Will the island's future be austerity and privatization... or mutual aid and resistance? Reports on PR by Molly: www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/04/26/the-fatal-conscience-julia-de-burgos-puerto-ricos-greatest-p
04/10/20181 hour 34 minutes
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UNLOCKED! History is a Weapon #1: Historical Materialism w/ Sean KB

In the first installment of our new history and theory series &quot;History is a Weapon,&quot; Sean breaks down historical materialism, a thing we talk about a lot but have never really explained. Why does the history that we all learned growing up suck so much? Why does it seem like we are at a historical dead end? How do we contextualize our present moment? And what tools do we have to analyze - and ultimately confront - the current state of things in this neoliberal hellworld? Dialectics, baby! Did you enjoy this fine work of edutainment? Become a supporter at patreon.com/theantifada to access the rest of our bonus content, our Discord community and more.
01/10/201828 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 22: Secrets of the Illuminati w/ Tanz

In this very conspiratorial episode, the crew is joined by Tanz, writer, researcher, and PhD candidate in the CUNY Grad Center's social psychology program, to talk about a pamphlet she co-authored, &quot;How to Overthrow the Illuminati,&quot; which can be found at https://overthrowingilluminati.wordpress.com Alex Jones, David Icke, 9/11 truthers, and the mainstreaming of conspiracy theories. The flat earth people make tankies of us all. Why do working class people believe in the Illuminati and other conspiracy theories? Gothic Marxism gets an extraterrestrial update. How to help people figure out the real problem is (spoiler alert!) capitalism without being an alienating weirdo about it. Read the pamphlet here: https://overthrowingilluminati.wordpress.com We were going to discuss a piece on structural anti-Semitism by Moishe Postone called &qu
27/09/20181 hour 40 minutes 58 seconds
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Episode 21: Russia Russia Russia w/ David Klion

The gang is joined by writer David Klion (@DavidKlion) to talk New York's Democratic primaries, the socialist read on Trump/Russia, and the need for a left internationalism. The various reactions to Julia Salazar's NY State Senate win and what it means when the libs think they have to be nice to us. We all drag the fuck out of hasbara hack Bari Weiss, of whose bad takes Sean cannot get enough. Jamie and Sean get divorced x 2. What, if anything, can the left take away from the Trump/Russia story? David breaks it down with help from comrades Bill Maher and Rachel Maddow. Jamie goes off on a cowardly Harrington-ite for his smarmy, disingenuous, red-baiting, left-punching op-ed. International super-friends Bernie and Yanis spit hot bars on foreign policy. All this, plus a new commie karaoke! Outro music: Pulp - Common People Support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifada to access bonus content, our Discord community and more!
20/09/20181 hour 42 minutes 51 seconds
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Episode 20 Bonus w/ Jake Flores (PREVIEW)

In this patrons-only bonus, Jake (@feraljokes) tells a touching tale about chasing Joe Rogan around LA trying to get on his show like Captain Ahab chasing a very stoned white whale. Plus: a close reading of Elon Musk smoking weed on Joe Rogan. We watched the whole thing so you don't have to! Check out Jake's podcast at patreon.com/poddamnamerica Become a member at patreon.com/theantifada to access this and other bonus content
17/09/20181 minute 16 seconds
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Episode 20: Pop Save America w/ Jake Flores

The Antifada crew is back from vacation and ready to pop off once more. This week, we are joined by fellow Goth socialist podcaster Jake Flores (@feraljokes) for a discussion of comedy, politics, and the joys of amyl nitrate. How has his now infamous visit from the DHS impacted Jake's comedy career? Is there such a thing as an objectively problematic joke? Which side of the rev will the Upright Citizens Brigade be fighting on? All this, plus Sean defends Comrade George Carlin from the attacks of snarky millennials. Outro music: Vanilla Poppers - Holes the Goal Check out Jake's podcast, Pod Damn America: https://www.patreon.com/poddamnamerica Follow us on Twitter: @the_antifada @jamie_elizabeth @spaceprole Become a supporter of The Antifada at patreon.com/theantifada to access bonus content, our Discord community, and more!
13/09/20181 hour 39 minutes 52 seconds
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History is a Weapon #1 (TEASER): Historical Materialism w/ Sean KB

In the first installment of our new history and theory series &quot;History is a Weapon,&quot; Sean breaks down historical materialism, a thing we talk about a lot but have never really explained. Why does the history that we all learned growing up suck so much? Why does it seem like we are at a historical dead end? How do we contextualize our present moment? And what tools do we have to analyze - and ultimately confront - the current state of things in this neoliberal hellworld? Dialectics, baby!
10/09/20181 minute 37 seconds
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Cats, Communism & Community: Andy Reports From Queens' Woodbine Space

In the second edition of The Antifada's new interview series, Andy interviews Matt and Vanessa from the Queens communist project Woodbine at one of their weekly Sunday dinners about building communism, populism, and the autonomism of street cats. Check out Woodbine at https://woodbine.website/ and the Liasons journal issue 1 at http://www.commonnotions.org/liaisons Closing music: Gorilla Biscuits - Cats and Dogs
06/09/201841 minutes 50 seconds
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Punk Rock, Breast Milk & Situationism: Jamie Interviews Nora Singh of Hit Bargain

While on vacation last week, the Antifada crew decided to mix it up a little by each doing a standalone segment. For her contribution, Jamie spoke with her old friend Anna Barie a.k.a. Nora Singh of Los Angeles punk band Hit Bargain about life on the road, Situationism, and what it means to be the Gallagher of noise rock. Also: the naughty aughties, makin' babies, and is Lana del Rey a sign of the end times? music: Hit Bargain - Capitulate Hit Bargain - Quiet Streets Hit Bargain's debut full length Potential Maximizer is out now via Buzz Records. Stream and/or buy it here: hitbargain.bandcamp.com/album/potential-maximizer
06/09/20181 hour 12 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 19: No War But The Class War w/ Spenser Rapone

This week on the Militant Minority Report, we get even more seditious than usual with the help of army resister Spenser Rapone (@punkproletarian). Mike Ness of Social Distortion brings a smile to our faces. Spenser's journey from 18-year-old recruit to dank communist meme. The relationship between capitalism and imperialism: Is it even possible to oppose war without attacking the wage system? The pitfalls of knee-jerk anti-imperialism. A comparative history of resistance and mutiny during the Vietnam War and Portugal's Carnation Revolution, the latter of which overthrew a fascist government with hardly any violence. Andy Stapp's heroic efforts to unionize the US Army in the Vietnam era. Will anyone pick up the mantel? The military as potential — even essential — site of class struggle, and the various factors working for and against that. Could a revolution ever happen here in the dark heart of the American empire, and if so, what would it look like? Lastly a
22/08/20182 hours 6 minutes 45 seconds
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Real Posadist Hours (TEASER) w/ Comrade Communicator

After recording episode 18 with Comrade Communicator of the Intergalactic Workers League, Andy compelled us to engage with a previously unpublished work by J. Posadas called 'On the Function of the Joke and Irony in History' from 1976. If you got the sense that Posadas was a little off from the ep, you ain't seen nothing yet! Enjoy as J-Rock confounds our minds, but stimulates our spirits, in a bizarrely translated analysis of the dialectical relationship between the class struggle and humor. You'll get a bunch more confusion and even some personal tidbits on the ever-mysterious Comrade Communicator. Become a patron today to enjoy this and other premium content, along with access to our Discord community: www.patreon.com/theantifada
18/08/20182 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode 18: Posadism for Regular-Ass People w/ Comrade Communicator (IWL-P)

After our intended guests fell through, we were surprised and pleased to be joined by Comrade Communicator of the Intergalactic Workers League, who was inspired to appear by the troubling news of Trump's weird Space Force proposal. Seems dumb, but how about the extraterrestrial militarization of Ronny Raygun? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMfmVzHZvkc Next, in a Marxist-Ufologist version of Crossfire, AP Andy faces off against our guest in ideological combat over the legacy and relevance of 20th-Century Argentine socialist thinker and head of the Latin American section of the 4th International, J Posadas. The situation gets tense between the two as the historical tradition of heterodox Trotskyism confronts the new synthesis of Comrade High Commander's Neo-Posadism. Was Posadas a total wackjob or was there continuity between his ideas and the catastrophism of Leon Trotsky? Is the popularity of Internet
15/08/20181 hour 48 minutes 49 seconds
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Episode 17 : Bonus Material (PREVIEW) w/ Matt Christman & Virgil Texas

We left a few choice gems from the full episode on the cutting room floor: Japanese culture is both really weird and possibly the best case scenario for the senescent end stage of capitalist development; those shitty ads by Fivver and other slave labor disruptors are atrocious; uber-lib McGovern getting shellacked by Tricky Dick might be the favorite cautionary tale of our idiot centrist punditry elite, but it tells us jack shit about politics today. Sign up to become a supporter at patreon.com/theantifada to get more premium content, access to our Discord community and more! Preorder the 'Chapo Trap House Guide to Revolution&quot; at chapotraphouse.com/book
11/08/20181 minute 29 seconds
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Episode 17: The Working Class Goes to Hell w/ Matt Christman & Virgil Texas

In this very special Antifada offering, Andy, Jamie and Sean are joined by your favorite sons: Matt Christman and Virgil Texas of Chapo Trap House. Gang begins by addressing the central questions of our hyper-digital age: what if God friended you on Facebook? Is QAnon just a benign hobby for bored Boomers? And, holy shit, what if GOD WAS QANON? Matt, Virgil and Jamie reveal - for the very first time - their respective political tendencies. Everyone marvels at how high-T Jeb(!) managed to lose the primary despite the PR coup of offering a poorly branded guaca bowle. Crew get knee-deep into Paul Schrader's 1978 classic &quot;Blue Collar&quot; starring Richard Pryor, Yaphet Kotto and Harvey Keitel's genitalia. How does this movie about struggling union autoworkers help us understand the 70s as more than just bad hair and bell bottoms? (C.f. Jefferson Cowie's &quot;Stayin' Alive&quot; and the upcoming &quot;Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Fa
07/08/20182 hours 8 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 16: (((Globalist))) Uprisings w/ Brandon Jourdan

Jamie, Sean, and Andy are joined by militant documentarian Brandon Jourdan of globaluprisings.org. Brando discusses life as an expat, the indymedia network, and his four seconds of fame in Boots Riley's smash hit &quot;Sorry to Bother You.&quot; The crew plays clips from Brando and his partner Marianne Maeckelbergh's films on uprisings in Spain, Turkey and the US. Does Brando see himself as part of these movements or just another slack jawed servant to the spectacle? The causes of, and potential solutions to, right-wing populism around the world. Fascists all have permanent clown wigs: why? Brando breaks down right-populism in the Netherlands and why Geert Wilders is a loser. Jamie and Sean's respective run-ins with Geert Wilders and Brexit-boy Boris Johnson. Sean goes on one of his trademark rants about why capitalism is in crisis and will stay that way for the rest of its (hopefully numbered) days. The limits of liberal multiculturalism. Jam
02/08/20181 hour 37 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 15: Welfare Rights & Nutcrackers (& the Feminazis Who Love Them)

Gang talks Notorious F.F.P. (Francis Fox Piven) and Glen Beck's hate-on for her. Wilson breaks down the true origins and political economy of frozen, alcoholic street drinks. We all lament, as usual, that NYC is way lamer than it used to be. Jamie spills more tea on the neoliberal nightmare of Ozy Fest. More here: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/a-neoliberal-nightmare-at-ozy-fest-2018-702600/ Gang gets down to the hidden history of the National Welfare Rights Organization of the 1960s-70s. How does capitalism shape the domestic sphere? How have people organized around reproductive labor? Should we demand wages for housework, or wages against housework?! Disruption of the status quo gets the goods off the shop floor, too! Valerie Solanas feminism vs. $hillary KKKlinton feminism. What's the deal with all this Universal Basic
27/07/20182 hours 16 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 14: Bowie/Musk 2020 w/ Niral Shah & Alex Gendler

This week we are joined by returning guest Niral Shah (@NiralShah) and Soviet agent Alex Gendler (@Achilleselbow) to talk music and Musk. (No Andy this week...he's away at commie camp polluting his mind with cultural Marxism.) Nazi numerology. Abolish ICE, but only after one last special deportation. Epic hangovers. A highbrow review of the David Bowie exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum with an emphasis on his coke spoon and dick. Bowie's cultural appropriation and whether the political economy of music can even produce rockstars anymore. This Week in Musk: our favorite extremely-online capitalist thinks every British expat in Thailand is a pedo. (Plausible, but problematic.) Free speech for the rich. Niral goes contrarian af and makes a rousing defense of Musk's merits. Alex recalls his time as a wealthy tech bro's garden hermit. Jamie reveals that Skrillex is a short, insecure nerd IRL. Our new Silicon Valley ruling class are all Skrillexes. Why is there an app to dis
19/07/20181 hour 25 minutes 27 seconds
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Episode 13: Janus & Juice w/ Aaron Petcoff

After a relaxing day drinking nutcrackers at the beach, Aaron of the ISO and the Antifada crew hit the studio to podcast and chill. Our hate was impure. Then things went horribly wrong. We start on a bright enough note with DSA's Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's stunning victory in the BX/QNS primary. The usual back and forth about leftists and electoralism yada yada yada. Next, the destruction of Weird NYC. The structurally reactionary nature of the judiciary. Jamie gets livid over the crisis pregnancy center decision, but not before she is possessed by the ghost of Alex Jones. Fucking scab-ass Mark Janus. (FUCK YOU!) Gems: David Axelrod's mustache is the perfect implement for toilet cleaning; Shane Smith's mansion as union propaganda; Adderall as cure for absolute surplus value; witch circles; Seymour Hersh collaborating with Brazzers. It was a wild ride and maybe our favorite ep yet! Follow Aaron: @ughitsaaron Follow Antifada: @the_antifa
04/07/20181 hour 47 minutes 1 second
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The U.S. Left & the Future of Capitalism w/ Revolutionary Left Radio

Brett from Revolutionary Left Radio and The Guillotine joins The Antifada in a special collaborative episode to discuss the current state of the US left and the future of global capitalism! We had a blast talking with our new friend and comrade. If you dig the unabashedly anti-capitalist Antifada, you'll be sure to enjoy Brett's open-minded (but critical and uncompromising) discussions on politics, economics and culture. We hope this is the first of two, three, many cooperative endeavors with RevLeft! You can support Brett's work at https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio and follow him on Twitter: @RevLeftRadio As always, you can sign up to become an Antifada Supersoldier at https://www.patreon.com/TheAntifada and follow us: @the_antifada Outro music: Slow Down Ghandi by Sage Francis
28/06/20181 hour 39 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 11, part 2: The Left's Identity Crisis w/Justin Charles (Teaser)

We finish out our discussion on race, identity politics, organizing, and DSA. Then the crew punches left by dragging on socialist thinker Elon Musk. Join today starting at just $2/month to access this episode and other premium content! www.patreon.com/theantifada
27/06/20182 minutes 9 seconds
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Episode 11, part 1: The Left's Identity Crisis w/Justin Charles

In part one of a monster episode, we sit down with Justin Charles of North Brooklyn DSA and the AfroSocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus. Sean is scarred by a perilous bus journey. Rachel Maddow and the libs freak out about potential peace (oh no!) on the Korean Peninsula. Democrats 'Russia Russia Russia' themselves into becoming the NatSec party. Who cares if 81% of South Koreans want an end to the war? (Not the lamestream media!) Super deep dive: where does 'identity politics' come from? Does the left foster conflict between racial groups as per weeping moron Jordan Peterson, or is 'race' a historically constructed category with no basis in biology? Jamie explains the Marxist concept of 'real abstraction'. Justin on how the term 'identity politics' was created by the black, lesbian Marxists of the Combahee River Collective in 1977. The gang then traces — with help from Adolph Reed and the Fields sisters — how this radical conception was watered down into neol
20/06/20181 hour 28 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 10: Patron Q&A #1 (Teaser)

On this special premium episode of the Antifada, we take a bunch of questions from our Patreon subscribers. Is it better to forward left politics through the lens of material self-interest or notions of collectivity? What's the best first wave goth band? Which was our favorite revolutionary movement? What's the political economy of the &quot;Handmaid's Tale&quot;? What reformist policy is the best &quot;tip of the spear&quot; towards growing the socialist base? Why the fuck do you call your show The Antifada? Does Maine suck or not? All is revealed within, so if you're not a subscriber sign up today and hear us blab on about how much of a hack Jim Morrison was and how Toussaint L'Ouverture was the best bourgeois revolutionary QED. Outro: “We Hunger” - Azar Swan
11/06/20181 minute 56 seconds
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Episode 9.5: Kill All Norms

The AF crew takes on Jonathan Chait's recent word turd: the things he's wrong about re: &quot;the radical left,&quot; as well as the things he's right about but which are actually fine. We discuss the latest labor uprisings in France and the ridiculous choice of Nazi lady vs. neoliberal POS...which leads to a spirited game of &quot;fuck, marry, kill&quot; complete with Justin Trudeau conspiracy theory. Finally we talk about the Dead Kennedys and Jello Biafra for some reason. Sorry for the poor sound quality and delayed release schedule. We were planning to add onto the episode but our new set-up sounds more DIY than we'd like it to, so...yeah. Read Jamie's piece on the French election at Paste Magazine: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/06/beating-the-populist-right-with-the-neoliberal-cen.html Intro: original theme by Jamie Ingalls
03/06/201848 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode Nine: Violence - Humans in Dark Times w/ Natasha Lennard

Our friend and comrade Natasha Lennard joins us for a discussion themed around her forthcoming book with Brad Evans, &quot;Violence: Humans in Dark Times.&quot; Tash's thoughts on the royal wedding. The US media's problematic framing of the most recent killings in Gaza. Angela Davis on the violence of the status quo. The uncounted millions who've met premature deaths due to the predations of capitalism. The connection between racist police murders, private property and the capitalist state. Why simply reforming the police and prison system is not enough. What kind of violence should the left be willing to entertain in service of social change? The depressing facts of social reproduction and the revolutionary possibilities of love. Are you a bad anarchist if you don't fuck everyone? The Antifada's first on-air marriage proposal! Pre-order Natasha's book here: https://www.amazon
23/05/20181 hour 47 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode Eight: The University & Its Malcontents w/ Anonymous New School Student

Jamie, Sean and Andy take a field trip to the occupied New School to interview &quot;K,&quot; an anonymous student, about New School students' latest direct action in solidarity with cafeteria workers (repped by UNITE HERE Local 100) and grad students (SENS-UAW). Later, back at the ranch, the gang contextualizes this occupation with some history of the modern university: its roots, its social function, and how it has developed as a site of struggle. What happened in the '70s and '80s that made college so expensive, yet also so necessary? The through-lines from the student occupations of the 1960s to Occupy Wall Street to the Bernie Sanders campaign. Sean and Andy reminisce about their own college years and reveal how they met. Sorry for the poor sound quality, it was our first time recording outside the studio! Info on the current New School Occupation: https://www.facebook.com/occupiedcafeteria/ @NewSchool
17/05/20181 hour 40 minutes 52 seconds
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Real Tankie Hours: The Immortal Science of Incel Thought (Teaser)

A brief taste of our premium content, which can be yours for as little as $2/month!
13/05/20181 minute 48 seconds
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Episode Seven: Virginity in Theory and Practice w/ Andrew Callaway

Our guest canceled so Jamie picked up a rando at the DSA convention to fill in. Thanks for being such a good sport, rando! Jamie and the rando — whose name, it turns out, is Andrew Callaway — recap a bit of what went down at the convention, including a &quot;turn-to-industry&quot; proposal and a spicy debate around Bernie 2020. The gang tackles the van attack in Toronto, the &quot;incel rebellion&quot; and why dudes who can't get laid and complain about it online are a kind of hate group. The political economy of angry young misogynists and what to do with them. How to keep those on the fence from turning into Pepes? Jamie's personal story of educating someone. The impact of technology on sex and dating (Sean shows his age). Why everyone will have better sex under socialism. Some social reproduction and historical materialism talk, because why not? Check out the podcast Andrew produces, 'Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything' at theoryofeverythingpodcast.com
10/05/20181 hour 42 minutes 10 seconds
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Episode Six: Brutalism, Infantilism and #Doom w/ Ross Wolfe

If you thought last episode was arcane, get a load of this shit! We sit down with Ross Wolfe of https://thecharnelhouse.org to venture into the farthest, darkest reaches of left theory... in order to resurrect the nightmares of dead generations within the minds of our listeners. Ross discusses how Sean nearly came to blows with famous fashy troll Kantbot at a Verso Books party. Jamie informs Sean that she thought he was a violent horror man when they first dated. We debate the monetary value of a human rib if it's broken within a police riot and subsequent lawsuit. Crew gets down to discussing the political economy of architecture, the merits of grandiosity in construction and the mercenary optimism of high modernist internationalism. Ross explains the evolution of the #doom meme and origins of Yacht Communism. Antifada then does another deep dive into 20th century theory and practice in a wide-ranging discussion of a
30/04/20181 hour 51 minutes 19 seconds
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Episode Five: Antisocial Democracy w/ Asher Dupuy-Spencer

In the most cerebral episode yet of The Antifada, Jamie and Sean welcome old friend Asher Dupuy-Spencer of Verso Books into the studio. The gang talks about Jamie's near death experience at a nazi swimming hole in New Hampshire. We celebrate the memory of all-around feminist icon and totally-not ruling class monster-person Barbara Bush... leading Jamie to use the strongest genital-related epithet in the English language. Asher presents two articles by Vivek Chibber and Charlie Post that debate the tactics, strategies and horizons of radical struggle. Oh yeah, and the Antifada reveals it's modest proposal for a kinder, gentler gulag. Remember: access to our Discord community is only $2/mo and the whole package - including voice chat and premium content - is a mere $5. We'd greatly appreciate any support you wanna throw our way. https://www.patreon.com/theantifada Articles: <a href="https://www.jacobinm
25/04/20181 hour 52 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode Four: Liberal Derangement Syndrome w/ Doug Henwood and Liza Featherstone

In The Antifada's HARD LAUNCH episode, Jamie and Sean speak with socialist power couple Doug Henwood and Liza Featherstone about aggression in Syria, the governor's race in New York, and liberal derangement syndrome. Liza does an on-air version of her socialist-feminist advice column in The Nation, &quot;Asking for a Friend.&quot; Jamie almost sells out, but mistakes ice cream for soap so w/e. Sean reminds us that leftists don't make heroes of i-banking cops like James Comey. Doug and Liza talk about how they met and their philosophy on makin' red diaper bbs. Jamie and Liza admit they're only in it for the Bernie bro boyfriends. If you like our shit, please consider becoming a patron at Patreon.com/TheAntifada. Membership starts at $2/month and includes access to our members-only Discord community! Check out Doug Henwood at lbo-news.com and on his weekly radio show and podcast, &quot;Behind the News&quot;: h
17/04/20181 hour 34 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode Three: Punk, Riotgrrl, & Other Opiates of the Masses w/ Aaron Petcoff

Up the punx! Jamie, Sean and guest Aaron Petcoff of the ISO discuss music, religion and sacred cows. We talk shit on Fiverr. Sean confuses Epitaph with Hellcat records like an old idiot. Jamie revisits one of her childhood favorites. We try nuance for the first time with regard to religion and socialism. We discuss our lame faves. Jamie cucks Sean thrice. Uber-producer Matt couldn't make it, so we screwed up the levels. Sorry!
14/04/20182 hours 5 minutes 39 seconds
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Episode 2.5: Real Tankie Hours w/ Niral Shah

Sean delves deep into tankiebook and brings back some scintillating slash fic about Comrade Stalin. Tankie Lena Dunham is introduced. The guys get excited and talk over Jamie. Whatever.
14/04/201819 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode Two: Bari Weiss, Campus SJWs, & The Free Exchange Of Ideas

Everybody knows that legendary soul singer Barry White and Zionist writer Bari Weiss are not the same person. What this episode presupposes is, maybe they are? Jamie, Sean and Matt sit down with Niral Shah, DSA member and managing editor of Blunderbuss Magazine, to talk hasbara hack Bari Weiss, no platforming, and the collapse of respectable centrist discourse.
14/04/20181 hour 21 minutes 3 seconds
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Antifada Episode One: International Women's Strike w/ Tatiana Cozzarelli

In our FIRST EVER episode, we talk to DSA member, grad student, and Leftvoice editor Tatiana Maria Cozzarelli about the International Women's Strike, building a feminism for the 99%, and women's contributions to labor struggles worldwide. ALSO: What we can learn from the West Virginia teachers' strike. Visit Leftvoice.org to read Tatiana's work! Intro music by Jamie Ingalls Art by Debbie Allen
14/04/201841 minutes 14 seconds