Episodes

Reviews

Analytics

Clips

June 19, 2019
The Handmaid's Tale: Feminism, Fascism, & The Fractured Self
-THIS EPISODE DOES *NOT* CONTAIN SPOILERS- Speranza joins Breht to critically analyze "The Handmaid's Tale". Topics include: domestic abuse, patriarchy, Freud, theocratic fascism, white supremacy, class struggle, liberal idealism, and much more!  Find Speranza on Twitter @retroition Follow her collective @LCPCollective Here are some resources for people in abusive relationships, in need of reproductive healthcare, and more: - www.thehotline.org - www.plannedparenthood.org - www.womenagainstabuse.org  - www.thefriendshipcenter.org - www.mtlsa.org Outro Music: You Don't Own Me by Lesley Gore ----- LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: https://www.revolutionaryleftradio.com/ SUPPORT REV LEFT RADIO: www.patreon.com/revleftradio   Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical.  Intro music by Captain Planet. Find and support his music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/  
More info...
73 min
June 14, 2019
Nicaraguan Revolution: The Sandinistas, The Contras, & The CIA
Alex Aviña is a professor of Latin American history in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. His book, "Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside", was awarded the Maria Elena Martínez Book Prize in Mexican History for 2015 by the Conference on Latin American History.  Alex joins Breht to discuss the Nicaraguan Revolution of 1979, the Somoza Dictatorship, the Sandinistas, the CIA and the Reagan Administration, US imperialism in Central America, the 1954 Guatemalan coup, Marxism-Leninism, National Liberation, Indigenous resistance on both sides of the revolution, and much more!  Follow Alex on Twitter @Alexander_Avina Learn about, support, or contact Alex here: https://alexanderavina.com Check out the film "¡Las Sandinistas!" here: https://www.lassandinistas.com/ SUPPORT REV LEFT: https://www.revolutionaryleftradio.com/ Outro Music: "Reagan" by Killer Mike Check out his music here: http://killermike.com/ ----------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical.  Intro music by Captain Planet. Find and support his music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com --------------- This podcast is affiliated with: The Nebraska Left Coalition, Omaha Tenants United, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
121 min
May 25, 2019
Debating Scientific Socialism (Ft. Srsly Wrong & Alyson Escalante)
Shawn and Aaron from Srsly Wrong join Breht and Alyson Escalante for a comradely debate and dialogue concerning Scientific Socialism.  Check out Srsly Wrong here: @SrslyWrong https://srslywrong.com https://www.patreon.com/srslywrong More From Alyson here: @Alysonesque https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB2Cbir6ac8 https://failingthatinvent.home.blog   Outro Music: Private Lawns by Angus and Julia Stone ----------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical.  Intro music by Captain Planet. Find and support his music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com --------------- Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Red Menace (hosted by Breht and Alyson Escalante): Twitter: @Red_Menace_Pod Audio: http://redmenace.libsyn.com  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdxX5eqQyk&t=144s Black Banner Magic (Season 2) Twitter: @blackbannerpod http://blackbannermagic.libsyn.com Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert):  Twitter: @HammerCamera http://hammercamera.libsyn.com Other Members of the Rev Left Radio Federation include: Coffee With Comrades: https://www.patreon.com/coffeewithcomrades Left Page: https://www.patreon.com/leftpage Little Red School House: http://littleredschoolhouse.libsyn.com ---- Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. You can support the show financially by: Becoming a Patreon supporter (and receive access to bonus content including the Rev Left book club) here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio - OR - making a one-time donation to the Rev Left Radio team here: paypal.me/revleft Get Rev Left Radio Merch (and genuinely support the show by doing so) here: https://www.teezily.com/stores/revleftradio --------------- This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
116 min
May 13, 2019
Means TV: Anti-Capitalist and Worker-Owned
Naomi and Nick from Means TV join Breht to discuss their incredible project, which is attempting to create an anti-capitalist and worker-owned media streaming site made by and for the revolutionary left! Find Means TV on twitter here: https://twitter.com/means_tv?lang=en  Donate to their fundraiser here: https://means.media  Email them at: Contact@Means.Media  Outro Music: "Radicalized" by Desaparecidos (an Omaha band, btw). Find and support them here: https://desaparecidos.bandcamp.com  ----- You can support our show by: Becoming a Patreon supporter (and receive access to bonus content including the Rev Left book club) here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio - OR - making a one-time donation to the Rev Left Radio team here: www.paypal.me/revleft  ---- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical.  Intro music by Captain Planet. Find and support his music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com --------------- Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Red Menace (hosted by Breht and Alyson Escalante): Twitter: @Red_Menace_Pod Audio: http://redmenace.libsyn.com  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdxX5eqQyk&t=144s Black Banner Magic (Season 2 coming soon) Twitter: @blackbannerpod http://blackbannermagic.libsyn.com Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert):  Twitter: @HammerCamera http://hammercamera.libsyn.com   Other Members of the Rev Left Radio Federation include: Coffee With Comrades: https://www.patreon.com/coffeewithcomrades Left Page: https://www.patreon.com/leftpage Little Red School House: http://littleredschoolhouse.libsyn.com ---- Get Rev Left Radio Merch here (sizes run small, or order one or two sizes up from your normal size): https://www.teezily.com/stores/revleftradio --------------- This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
24 min
May 13, 2019
In Dialogue With Anarchism: Anarchopac
Zoe (AKA Anarchopac) join's Breht for the second installment of our sub-series "In Dialogue With Anarchism". Topics include: Anarchist social theory, organizationally-minded tendencies within anarchism, the Marxist and Anarchist conceptions of the State, our different organizing strategies, whether or not we can work together, and more! Check out Anarchopac's YouTube page here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3FD64RRsrCLpiZNkq7ZkSg  Follow Zoe on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/anarchopac?lang=en  Outro Music: "Jesus Does The Dishes" by Wingnut Dishwasher's Union.  Find and support their music here: https://diybandits.bandcamp.com -------- You can support the show by: Becoming a Patreon supporter (and receive access to bonus content including the Rev Left book club) here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio - OR - making a one-time donation to the Rev Left Radio team here: www.paypal.me/revleft  ---- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical.  Intro music by Captain Planet. Find and support his music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com --------------- Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Red Menace (hosted by Breht and Alyson Escalante): Twitter: @Red_Menace_Pod Audio: http://redmenace.libsyn.com  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdxX5eqQyk&t=144s Black Banner Magic (Season 2 coming soon) Twitter: @blackbannerpod http://blackbannermagic.libsyn.com Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert):  Twitter: @HammerCamera http://hammercamera.libsyn.com   Other Members of the Rev Left Radio Federation include: Coffee With Comrades: https://www.patreon.com/coffeewithcomrades Left Page: https://www.patreon.com/leftpage Little Red School House: http://littleredschoolhouse.libsyn.com ---- Get Rev Left Radio Merch here (sizes run small, or order one or two sizes up from your normal size): https://www.teezily.com/stores/revleftradio --------------- This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
68 min
May 10, 2019
Regeneration: The Real Movement - Against The Solidarity Economy
In this article from Regeneration Magazine, the official outlet for the Marxist Center, Alyson Escalante responds to an article defending the solidarity economy over Marxist revolutionary strategy. In it she clarifies the Marxist conception of revolution, defends Leninism against those who wish to reject it, and shows the inherent weaknesses of utopian schemes dreamed up in armchairs compared to Marxist theory which has been tested in the process of building and defending socialism in the real world.  Here is Alyson's piece (which I am reading in this episode): https://regenerationmag.org/the-real-movement-against-the-solidarity-economy/ Here is the piece she is responding to:https://regenerationmag.org/marxism-and-the-solidarity-economy/ You can find and support Regeneration Magazine here: https://regenerationmag.org You can follow Regeneration Magazine on twitter @RegenerationMag ---- Support Rev Left Radio via monthly subscription (and get access to bonus content) at Patreon here: Or make a one time donation to the Rev Left team here: paypal.me/revleft
More info...
35 min
April 25, 2019
Red Menace: "What Is To Be Done?" - Lenin
On this episode of Red Menace Alyson and Breht discuss  What Is To Be Done? by V.I. Lenin Full text here: https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1901/witbd/ The video episode can be found on youtube at: https://youtu.be/1lRM_fsjanE -------- A very special thank you goes out to our Patreon supporters like:  Zachary Stueland, Anton Pannekoek, Dillon Bussard, Dylan, HN, Das Chunk, Terrence Major, Walter Jay Gunn -------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  -------- Please Rate and Review Red Menace on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace  Follow us on Twitter @The_Red_Menace
More info...
91 min
April 25, 2019
In Dialogue with Anarchism: Working Class History
Jon from Working Class History joins Breht for our first installment of our ongoing sub series “In Dialogue With Anarchism”. Find and Support WCH here: https://workingclasshistory.com Outro Music: Guerra by Bambu Find and Support his music here: https://bambubeatrock.bandcamp.com ----------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical.  Intro music by Captain Planet. Find and support his music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com --------------- Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Red Menace (hosted by Breht and Alyson Escalante): Twitter: @Red_Menace_Pod Audio: http://redmenace.libsyn.com  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdxX5eqQyk&t=144s Black Banner Magic (Season 2 coming soon) Twitter: @blackbannerpod http://blackbannermagic.libsyn.com Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert):  Twitter: @HammerCamera http://hammercamera.libsyn.com   Other Members of the Rev Left Radio Federation include: Coffee With Comrades: https://www.patreon.com/coffeewithcomrades Left Page: https://www.patreon.com/leftpage Little Red School House: http://littleredschoolhouse.libsyn.com ---- Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. You can support the show financially by: Becoming a Patreon supporter (and receive access to bonus content including the Rev Left book club) here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio - OR - making a one-time donation to the Rev Left Radio team here: paypal.me/revleft Get Rev Left Radio Merch (and genuinely support the show by doing so) here: https://www.teezily.com/stores/revleftradio --------------- This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
83 min
April 16, 2019
Regeneration: Goodbye Revolution?
In this article in Regeneration magazine, the official outlet for the Marxist Center, Tim Horras analyzes and critiques, in a comradely and principled fashion, the reformism and some core premises of the Democratic Socialists of America. He argues for left wing gun clubs to be organized under the direction of civilian leadership in a revolutionary party structure. And he makes it very clear just what the overthrow of capitalism, and the implementation of socialism, will require, and what obstacles we will have to overcome in order to do it. You can find and support Regeneration Magazine here: https://regenerationmag.org You can follow Regeneration Magazine on twitter @RegenerationMag ---- Outro Music: "And Then You Die" by Adia Victoria. Support her amazing music here: http://adiavictoria.com ---- Support Rev Left Radio via monthly subscription (and get access to bonus content) at Patreon here: Or make a one time donation to the Rev Left team here: paypal.me/revleft
More info...
30 min
April 9, 2019
Western Tools of Imperial Plunder: The IMF & the World Bank
Greg from "In The Roots" podcast joins Breht to do a introductory examination of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.  In The Roots podcast can be found here: https://www.patreon.com/intheroots and here: https://m.soundcloud.com/intherootspod You can follow Greg on Twitter @_therealgreg_ Outro Music: The IMF by Black Wizard ----------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical.  Intro music by Captain Planet. Find and support his music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com --------------- Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Red Menace (hosted by Breht and Alyson Escalante): Twitter: @Red_Menace_Pod Audio: http://redmenace.libsyn.com  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdxX5eqQyk&t=144s Black Banner Magic (Season 2 coming soon) Twitter: @blackbannerpod http://blackbannermagic.libsyn.com Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert):  Twitter: @HammerCamera http://hammercamera.libsyn.com   Other Members of the Rev Left Radio Federation include: Coffee With Comrades: https://www.patreon.com/coffeewithcomrades Left Page: https://www.patreon.com/leftpage Little Red School House: http://littleredschoolhouse.libsyn.com ---- Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. You can support the show financially by: Becoming a Patreon supporter (and receive access to bonus content including the Rev Left book club) here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio - OR - making a one-time donation to the Rev Left Radio team here: paypal.me/revleft Get Rev Left Radio Merch (and genuinely support the show by doing so) here: https://www.teezily.com/stores/revleftradio --------------- This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
62 min
April 9, 2019
The MOVE Bombing and Mumia Abu-Jamal
 Jared from Millennials Are Killing Capitalism joins Breht to discuss the MOVE organization, the bombing of MOVE in Philly in 1985, Mumia Abu Jamal, the history of racism and police violence in Philadelphia, and much, much more.  Ramona Africa's GoFundMe for her cancer treatments and medical needs - https://www.gofundme.com/helpsaveramonaafrica    Mobilization4Mumia - these are the comrades I work to support in Philly - https://mobilization4mumia.com/donate-1   MOVE 9 Legal Fund (Abolitionist Law Center) - https://abolitionistlawcenter.org/2018/11/05/action-alert-support-the-move-9-legal-fund/ Find "Millennials Are Killing Capitalism" here: https://millennialsarekillingcapitalism.libsyn.com/ Follow them on Twitter @MAKCapitalism Outro Music: Radical Dilemma by Rebel Diaz Find and support their music here: https://rebeldiaz.bandcamp.com/album/radical-dilemma ----------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical.  Intro music by Captain Planet. Find and support his music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com --------------- Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Red Menace (hosted by Breht and Alyson Escalante): Twitter: @Red_Menace_Pod Audio: http://redmenace.libsyn.com  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdxX5eqQyk&t=144s Black Banner Magic (Season 2 coming soon) Twitter: @blackbannerpod http://blackbannermagic.libsyn.com   Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert):  Twitter: @HammerCamera http://hammercamera.libsyn.com   Other Members of the Rev Left Radio Federation include: Coffee With Comrades: https://www.patreon.com/coffeewithcomrades Left Page: https://www.patreon.com/leftpage Little red School House: http://littleredschoolhouse.libsyn.com ---- Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. You can support the show financially by: Becoming a Patreon supporter (and receive access to bonus content including the Rev Left book club) here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio - OR - making a one-time donation to the Rev Left Radio team here: paypal.me/revleft Get Rev Left Radio Merch (and genuinely support the show by doing so) here: https://www.teezily.com/stores/revleftradio --------------- This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/  
More info...
175 min
April 2, 2019
Red Hot Take: “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming”
This is the debut episode of a new Rev Left Radio sub-series called Red Hot Takes, where Breht breaks down and analyzes current events, new works, or breaking news in a monologue format. In this episode, Breht analyzes the popular new book on Climate Change by journalist David Wallace-Wells entitled "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming" from a Marxist perspective.  Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. As we work towards expanding to create and provide more content please consider: Becoming a Patreon supporter (and receive access to bonus content including the Rev Left book club) here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio - OR - making a one-time donation to the Rev Left Radio team here: paypal.me/revleft Thank you for your support!
More info...
41 min
March 31, 2019
Nikolai Bukharin: Bolshevism, The Right Opposition, & the NEP
Donald Parkinson from Cosmonaut Magazine joins Breht to discuss the life, theory, and legacy of Bolshevik Revolutionary, Nikolai Bukharin. Find and support Cosmonaut Magazine here: https://cosmonaut.blog Follow Donald on Twitter: @donaldp1917 Please donate to help get the Marxist Center’s new magazine, Regeneration, off the ground if ya can: https://chuffed.org/project/revleftradio Outro Music: "39 Thieves" by Aesop Rock Find and support his music here: https://rhymesayers.com/artists/aesoprock ----------- Get Rev Left Radio Merch (and genuinely support the show by doing so) here: https://www.teezily.com/stores/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com --------------- Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Red Menace (hosted by Breht and Alyson Escalante; explaining and analyzing essential works of revolutionary theory and applying their lessons to our current conditions): Twitter: @Red_Menace_Pod Audio: http://redmenace.libsyn.com  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdxX5eqQyk&t=144s Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert):  Twitter: @HammerCamera http://hammercamera.libsyn.com   Other Members of the Rev Left Radio Federation include: Coffee With Comrades: https://www.patreon.com/coffeewithcomrades Left Page: https://www.patreon.com/leftpage ---- Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
99 min
March 17, 2019
Rebellious Mourning: Grief, Death, and Communal Resistance
Cindy Milstein, Jewish anarchist, author, and organizer, joins Breht to discuss the collection of essays she compiled and edited titled "Rebellious Mourning".  Find Cindy's books from PM Press here: http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/CindyMilstein Find Cindy's books from AK Press here: https://www.akpress.org/rebellious-mourning.html Here is Cindy's interview on Solecast: http://www.soleone.org/solecast/2018/3/23/solecast-w-cindy-milstein-on-rebellious-mourning Here is Cindy's Interview on This is Hell: https://thisishell.com/guests/cindy-milstein Here is Cindy's interview on Final Straw: https://thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org/post/category/cindy-milstein/  Here is the GoFundMe for Comrade Leah who is trying to get help paying her medical bills after being diagnosed with Cancer: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-survive-cancer-and-prevent-homelessness Outro music by: AJJ - Coffin Dance Find and support their music here: https://www.ajjtheband.com/ Get Rev Left Radio Merch (and genuinely support the show by doing so) here: https://www.teezily.com/stores/revleftradio Here is an amazing podcast by two-time guest of the show Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee covering the works Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), a Marxist Feminist who had radical ideas about the intersections of socialism and women's emancipation: http://ak47.buzzsprout.com -------------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com --------------- Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Red Menace (hosted by Breht and Alyson Escalante; explaining and analyzing essential works of revolutionary theory and applying their lessons to our current conditions): Twitter: @Red_Menace_Pod Audio: http://redmenace.libsyn.com  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdxX5eqQyk&t=144s Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert):  Twitter: @HammerCamera http://hammercamera.libsyn.com   Other Members of the Rev Left Radio Federation include: Coffee With Comrades: https://www.patreon.com/coffeewithcomrades Left Page: https://www.patreon.com/leftpage ---- Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
101 min
March 8, 2019
Women Behind the Iron Curtain: Socialism, Feminism, & Soviet Power
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WORKING WOMEN'S DAY! Kristen R. Ghodsee, American ethnographer and Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, joins Breht once again to discuss her latest book, Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments For Economic Independence. Kristen's website is here: https://kristenghodsee.com/ Here is Kristen's latest article about International Women's Day: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/opinion/international-womens-day-socialism.html Here is Kristen's interview on Season of the Bitch: https://soundcloud.com/seasonofthebitch/episode-57-why-women-have-better-sex-under-socialism-ft-kristen-ghodsee Here is Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee's podcast "A.K. 47", covering the works Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), a Marxist Feminist who had radical ideas about the intersections of socialism and women's emancipation: http://ak47.buzzsprout.com Outro Song: "Dope Queen Blues" by Adia Victoria Find and support Adia's music here: www.adiavictoria.com --------- Get Rev Left Radio Merch here: https://www.teezily.com/stores/revleftradio Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical.  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com --------------- Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Red Menace (hosted by Breht and Alyson Escalante; explaining and analyzing essential works of revolutionary theory and applying their lessons to our current conditions): Twitter: @Red_Menace_Pod Audio: http://redmenace.libsyn.com  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdxX5eqQyk&t=144s Hammer and Camera:  Twitter: @HammerCamera http://hammercamera.libsyn.com   Other Members of the Rev Left Radio Federation include: Coffee With Comrades: https://www.patreon.com/coffeewithcomrades Left Page: https://www.patreon.com/leftpage ---- Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
75 min
February 24, 2019
The Life and Legacy of Fred Hampton
Chuka Ejeckam joins Breht to discuss and pay homage to the Black Panther Party leader and Marxist Revolutionary, Fred Hampton. Find and support Chuka and his work here: http://www.chukaejeckam.com/ Follow him on twitter @ChukaEjeckam Outro music by: Dead Prez - Food, Clothes, Shelter Get Rev Left Radio Merch (and genuinely support the show by doing so) here: https://www.teezily.com/stores/revleftradio Here is an amazing podcast by two-time guest of the show Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee covering the works Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), a Marxist Feminist who had radical ideas about the intersections of socialism and women's emancipation: http://ak47.buzzsprout.com -------------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com --------------- Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Red Menace (hosted by Breht and Alyson Escalante; explaining and analyzing essential works of revolutionary theory and applying their lessons to our current conditions): Twitter: @Red_Menace_Pod Audio: http://redmenace.libsyn.com  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdxX5eqQyk&t=144s Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert):  Twitter: @HammerCamera http://hammercamera.libsyn.com   Other Members of the Rev Left Radio Federation include: Coffee With Comrades: https://www.patreon.com/coffeewithcomrades Left Page: https://www.patreon.com/leftpage ---- Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
100 min
February 12, 2019
A Coup in Venezuela: Imperialism, Fascism, and Class War
Mike Prysner, from the Empire Files and the Eyes Left podcast, joins Breht to discuss the current coup attempt in Venezuela.  Find and support the Empire Files here: http://theempirefiles.tv/ Find and support Eyes Left podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/eyesleft Outro music by: No Thanks - Skull Clinic Find, support, and get rowdy to more of their music https://no-thanks.bandcamp.com Get Rev Left Radio Merch (and genuinely support the show by doing so) here: https://www.teezily.com/stores/revleftradio -------------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com --------------- Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Red Menace (hosted by Breht and Alyson Escalante; explaining and analyzing essential works of revolutionary theory and applying their lessons to our current conditions): Twitter: @Red_Menace_Pod Audio: http://redmenace.libsyn.com  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdxX5eqQyk&t=144s Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert):  Twitter: @HammerCamera http://hammercamera.libsyn.com ---- Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
68 min
February 11, 2019
RED MENACE DEBUT - Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels
On the debut episode of Red Menace, the brand new Rev Left Radio sister show, Alyson and Breht discuss Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels. The video episode can be found on youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdxX5eqQyk Outro Music by Adia Victoria - Invisible Hands Check out and support her beautiful music here: http://www.adiavictoria.com -------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  -------- Please Rate and Review Red Menace on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace  Follow us on Twitter @The_Red_Menace
More info...
121 min
February 10, 2019
Drugs & Addiction Pt. 2: Organizing Toward Harm Reduction
Nate from the Person-First Harm Reduction Coalition (PSHRC) joins Breht to discuss their organizing strategies and goals in addressing the issues that surround drug abuse, addiction, and overdoses. They discuss the drug war, the panic around fentanyl, advice for other organizations, how this organizing is a form of base-building, and much, much more!  You can purchase fentanyl test strips here: https://dancesafe.org/product/fentanyl-test-strips-pack-of-10/   Find and follow them on Instagram @PFHRCMuncie   You can message our guest's organization and ask them further questions on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pfharmreduction/   Outro music: Pauper Pit by QELD  Listen to, and support, their music here: https://qeld.bandcamp.com   Get Rev Left Radio Merch (and genuinely support the show by doing so) here: https://www.teezily.com/stores/revleftradio -------------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Red Menace (hosted by Breht and Alyson Escalante; explaining and analyzing essential works of revolutionary theory and applying their lessons to our current conditions): https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert): https://www.patreon.com/hammercamera ---- Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/  
More info...
45 min
February 3, 2019
This Ruthless Criticism of All That Exists: Marxism as Science
J. Moufawad-Paul is a Marxist philosopher, the author of "Continuity and Rupture", "The Communist Necessity", and "Austerity Apparatus", and co-author with Benjanun Sriduangkaew of "Methods Devour Themselves". He joins Breht to discuss his most recent essay "This Ruthless Criticism of All That Exists: Marxism as Science". You can find JMP's essay here: http://www.abstraktdergi.net/this-ruthless-criticism-of-all-that-exists-marxism-as-science/ You can find his essay on the Enlightenment here: http://www.abstraktdergi.net/radiating-disaster-triumphant-modernity-and-its-discontents/ You can find JMP on twitter @MLM_Mayhem and you can find his blog/website as well as more of his work and writings under the same name here: http://moufawad-paul.blogspot.com  You can find two of his books at Zero Books here: http://www.zero-books.net/authors/joshua-r-moufawad-paul Outro Music: Magician (Suture) by milo You can find and support his music here: https://miloraps.bandcamp.com Get Rev Left Radio Merch (and genuinely support the show by doing so) here: https://www.teezily.com/stores/revleftradio -------------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Red Menace (hosted by Breht and Alyson Escalante; explaining and analyzing essential works of revolutionary theory and applying their lessons to our current conditions): https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace Black Banner Magic (exploring the Weird Left and the Occult from an Anarchist perspective): https://www.patreon.com/blackbannermagic Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert): https://www.patreon.com/hammercamera ---- Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
79 min
January 20, 2019
Drugs, Addiction, and Social Conditions
Mel joins Breht in-studio to discuss drugs, addiction, trauma, and mental illness and their connections to the social conditions which capitalism manifests and imposes upon us.  Topics discussed include childhood trauma, pharmaceutical companies profiting off of addiction epidemics, the family unit under capitalism, the limitations and failures of AA, Left organizing around the issues of addiction, the necessary politicization of mental illness, alienation, the complicated emotional landscape of addiction in the family, the power of community, evolving as social/communal animals, and much more!  Contact our guest Mel on Twitter @ColdBrewedTool Outro Song: "Life is Ill" by sole, you can find and support his music here: https://sole.bandcamp.com/track/life-is-ill You can listen to sole's podcast, Solecast, here: https://www.soleone.org ---------------------------------------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Black Banner Magic (exploring the Weird Left and the Occult from an Anarchist perspective): https://www.patreon.com/blackbannermagic Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert): https://www.patreon.com/hammercamera ---- Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
88 min
January 1, 2019
Motherhood and Radical Parenting Under Late Capitalism
Anastasiya and Speranza, a Russian immigrant mother and a Montanan mother respectively, join Breht to discuss the trials and tribulations of being mothers and parents in a capitalist society. Topics include how to be a radical parent, paternity leave policies in the US, familial evolution over time, the anthropology of child-rearing, being a parent in the age of Climate Change, and much more!  You can reach out to Anastaysiya by email: anastasiya.pronina318 You can reach out to Speranza by email: tiltrevolutionradio@gmail.com Intro spoken word poetry written and performed by Faith Santilla (from the track "Bread" on the album "Party Worker" by Bambu. Stand up comedy interlude by Ali Wong. Follow and support her comedy here: https://www.aliwong.com/ Father talking to his son clip was from the song "Monsters" by Bambu. Find and support his music here: https://bambubeatrock.bandcamp.com/ Outro Song: "Rebel Girl" by Bakini Kill, find and support them here: https://bikinikill.com/ ---------------------------- Our logo was made by BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Rev Left Spin-Off Shows: Black Banner Magic (exploring the Weird Left and the Occult from an Anarchist perspective): https://www.patreon.com/blackbannermagic Hammer and Camera (The communist Siskel and Ebert): https://www.patreon.com/hammercamera ---- Please Rate and Review Revolutionary Left Radio on iTunes. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
103 min
December 23, 2018
Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
Jon "TheLitCritGuy" joins Breht (for the third time!), this time to talk about Fredric Jameson's seminal work "Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism". Jon has a brand new Gothic Marxist podcast called the Horror Vanguard. You can listen to and support that project here: https://www.patreon.com/horrorvanguard Follow the Horror Vanguard on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/horrorvanguard?lang=en Follow and support Jon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheLitCritGuy/posts   ----------------------------   NEW LOGO from BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
78 min
December 16, 2018
Thomas Sankara: "The Che of Africa" and Marxist Martyr
 Comrade Slasher from Nigeria joins Breht to talk about the life, politics, and legacy of Marxist revolutionary and Pan-African leader of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara.  Find our guest here: https://twitter.com/slasher_oag?lang=en Outro music: "I'm A African" by Dead Prez & "The 3rd World" by Immortal Technique ----------------------------------------- NEW LOGO from BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
102 min
December 8, 2018
Methods Devour Themselves: Science Fiction & Political Philosphy
Do you like political philosophy? Do you like science fiction and fantasy? Do you like breaking down the artificial cultural and intellectual barriers between the two? Then we have a treat for you!     This episode is a totally novel collaboration between our show, PoliTreks (a podcast which combines Trekky Fandom with cultural and political analysis), Benjanun Sriduangkaew and J-Moufawad Paul (co-authors of Methods Devour Themselves).     DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: "Methods Devour Themselves is a dialogue between fiction and non-fiction. Inspired by Quentin Meillassoux's Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction that was paired with an Isaac Asimov short story, this book examines the ways in which stories can provoke philosophical interventions and philosophical essays can provoke stories. Alternating between Benjanun Sriduangkaew's fiction and J. Moufawad-Paul's non-fiction, Methods Devour Themselves is an interstitial project that brings fiction and essay into a unique, avant-garde whole."     Check out the book here: http://www.zero-books.net/books/methods-devour-themselves  Check out PoliTreks here: http://www.thetricordertransmissions.com/politreks.php
More info...
117 min
December 8, 2018
Historical Materialism: A Marxist Theory of History
This episode is a unique collaboration between Rev Left Radio and Proles of the Roundtable. Both of us are publishing this episode through our own separate hosting sites at the same time, so you can listen to the episode on either feed! Breht sits down at the Roundtable *in person* to discuss historical materialism, the Marxist theory of truth, science and the humanities, the concept of Nature, anthropology, dialectics, and much more! Check out and support Proles of the Roundtable here: https://www.patreon.com/prolespod Outro Music: "Comrades" by Bambu. Check out and support his music here: https://bambubeatrock.bandcamp.com ----- NEW LOGO from BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Make a one time donation to our PayPal at: PayPal.me/RevLeft Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/ Our official spin-off podcasts are Black Banner Magic and Hammer & Camera. Find them on twitter, Patreon, Libsyn, and anywhere else where quality podcasts are hosted!  
More info...
88 min
December 6, 2018
Redneck Revolt and the John Brown Gun Club
Redneck Revolt was founded in 2016 as an anti-racist, anti-fascist community defense formation.  Mathias and Pooja from Redneck Revolt / John Brown Gun Club join Breht and Dr. Bones (from The Conjure House, Gods and Radicals, and The Guillotine) to discuss counter-recruitment, leftist gun culture, building feminism into the fabric of an organization, arming and training marginalized people, and much more!  Find, learn more about, and support Redneck Revolt here: https://www.redneckrevolt.org In-Show Music includes: "Us" by Ruby Ibarra featuring: Rocky Rivera, Klassy, and Faith Santilla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUfNeCozJBw "Save the Day" by Atmosphere Find and support them here: https://rhymesayers.com/artists/atmosphere Outro Song: "On Ballots and Barricades" by Ramshackle Glory. Find and support them here: https://ramshackleglory.bandcamp.com ------------- NEW LOGO from BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Make a one time donation to our PayPal at: PayPal.me/RevLeft Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/ Our official spin-off podcasts are Black Banner Magic and Hammer & Camera. Find them on twitter, Patreon, Libsyn, and anywhere else where quality podcasts are hosted!  
More info...
40 min
November 22, 2018
Settler Colonialism and Decolonization: An Anarchist Perspective
Members of the Indigenous Anarchist Federation (Federación Anarquista Indígena) join Breht to discuss Settler Colonialism and Decolonization. Follow and support the IAF on twitter @IAF__FAI   Music in the show, in order of appearance:  La Migra by War of Icaza: https://waroficaza.bandcamp.com Black Snakes by Prolific the Rapper: https://prolifictherapper.com An Act of Liberation by Klee Benally: http://kleebenally.com Punch a Nazi by War of Icaza: https://waroficaza.bandcamp.com Indigenous Lyricist by dio ganhdih: https://soundcloud.com/dio Dance by Ruby Ibarra ft. Bambu: https://www.rubyibarra.com Please check out and support all of these amazing artists!   For the show notes:  Books: Surviving Canada – Kiera Ladner & Myra Tait Seven Fallen Feathers – Tanya Talaga  1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus – Charles C Mann Indigenous Writes - Chelsea Vowel The Inconvenient Indian Thomas King An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States -  Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America - Andrés Reséndez  Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America - Andrew Woolford, Jeff Benvenuto, Alexander Laban Hinton, Theodore Fontaine Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories - Hilary Klein Our Word is Our Weapon: Selected Writings - Subcomandante Marcos   Indigenous Anarchist Federation on Twitter @IAF__FAI   Other Indigenous Anarchists:  @cricketcrocker @The_Green_City @BadSalishGirl @e_insurgent @eelk @zig_zag48 (warriorpublications.wordpress.com) @media_action (www.indigenousaction.org) ----------- NEW LOGO from BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
67 min
November 22, 2018
Settler Colonialism and Decolonization: A Communist Perspective
Andrea is Lakota, wíŋkte, a Marxist, and studies Hispanic Studies. Andrea joins Brett to discuss Settler Colonialism and Decolonization.  Find Andrea on Twitter @Andrea_Lakota Find Andrea's writings here: https://hinskehanska.wordpress.com Music for this episode, in order of appearance: R.E.D. by A Tribe Called Red Ft. Yasiin Bey and Black Bear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MD8IK19aec Warsongs by Savage FAMbam: https://soundcloud.com/savagefambam Resilient by Moch Man: https://soundcloud.com/moch-man Drums B4 The Battle by Cihuatl Ce: https://soundcloud.com/cihuatl-ce Which Side Are You On by Rebel Diaz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSZWslqjfPE Go check out and support all of these wonderful artists!   ------------- NEW LOGO from BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/  
More info...
72 min
November 16, 2018
Post-Structuralism, Postmodernism, and... Metamodernism?
Austin Hayden Smidt (Political philosopher, filmmaker, actor, writer, podcast host, and all around wonderful guy) joins Breht to discuss the philosophy and political relevance of post-structuralism, postmodernism, and post-postmodernism aka "metamodernism". They explore the connections between these philosophies and Leftism, exploring both the contradictions between postmodernism and Marxism as well as the connection between postmodernism and post-left anarchism! Topics include: Liberation Theology, Sartre, Irony, Sincerity, Neoliberalism, Post-Postmodernism, Meta-Narratives, how social media shapes our psychology, and more! Check out Owls at Dawn (one of Breht's favorite podcasts) here: http://www.owlsatdawn.com Check out Austin's Medium here: https://medium.com/@austinhaydensmidt Follow Austin on Twitter @austin_hayden Austin Hayden Smidt is Co-host @wisecrack (Show Me The Meaning), @owls_at_dawn & @idigthismovie and a producer @inventfuturedoc. NEW LOGO from BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  ---------------- Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Outro music by Aesop Rock - Flashflood https://rhymesayers.com/artists/aesoprock Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/  
More info...
113 min
November 12, 2018
Battleground Brazil: Jair Bolsonaro, the Military Dictatorship, & Fascism
Diogo and Luiza, two professors from Brazil and members of “Professores Contra o Escola Sem Partido” (PCESP) join Breht to talk about the current state of Brazilian politics, the election of Bolsonaro, Fascism, Brazilian memory, the parallels between Brazil and the US, the importance of international solidarity, and what leftists abroad can do to assist our Brazilian comrades. It gets pretty emotional towards the end, but I hope you appreciate the love and value the discussion! Follow and contact our guests at the following links: www.facebook.com/contraoescolasempartido/ professorescontraoescolasempartido.wordpress.com https://www.youtube.com/c/ProfessorescontraoEscolaSemPartido twitter.com/profscontraoesp Instagram: @profscontraoesp Other Resources mentioned in the episode:  'What's happening in Brazil' (Thesis Eleven) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Diap_PMN-p0 'Brazil's Ultra-Politics' https://jacobinmag.com/2018/10/brazil-election-fascism-bolsonaro-haddad-pt Big business is salivating over fascism triumph in Brazil https://www.truthdig.com/articles/big-business-is-salivating-over-fascisms-triumph-in-brazil/ Here's a picture of of the shop we mentioned with the statue of liberty http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-auFXW1yaWu8/VYDcl-pvKrI/AAAAAAACBRU/W0g4ZQaMRuc/s1600/havan.jpg ----------------- NEW LOGO from BARB, a communist graphic design collective! You can find them on twitter or insta @Barbaradical. Please reach out to them if you are in need of any graphic design work for your leftist projects!  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
84 min
November 6, 2018
The Vietnam War
Historian David Parsons joins Breht to talk about the Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh, American Imperial War Crimes, Historical Memory, and much more! David Parsons is an author, historian, and leftist podcast host of The Nostalgia Trap. Find The Nostalgia Trap here: https://nostalgiatrap.libsyn.com Support The Nostalgia Trap here: https://www.patreon.com/nostalgiatrap Find his book, Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era here: https://www.uncpress.org/book/9781469632018/dangerous-grounds/ Follow him on twitter @davidlparsons and follow his podcast @NostalgiaTrap The Documentary used for most of the clips in the show is "Hearts and Minds" (1974)   Outro Music: Backlash Blues by Nina Simone Her website is here: http://www.ninasimone.com ------------ Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
127 min
October 26, 2018
Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, & Existentialism (w/ Existential Comics)
Existential Comics (aka Corey Mohler) joins Brett to discuss the philosophy, politics, and historical context of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Together they investigate the contradictions between Marxism and Existentialism and discuss the public dispute that ended Camus and Sartre's friendship. Find and Support Existential Comics here: https://www.patreon.com/ExistentialComics Follow Existential Comics on Twitter @ExistentialComs here: https://twitter.com/existentialcoms ------- Outro Song: "Emptiness pt. 2" by Mount Eerie Listen to and support Mount Eerie here: https://pwelverumandsun.bandcamp.com/album/a-crow-looked-at-me As well as here: http://www.pwelverumandsun.com ------------------ Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
81 min
October 18, 2018
Stalin: A Marxist-Leninist Perspective
Justin and Jeremy from Proles of the Round Table join Breht to elucidate the Marxist-Leninist perspective on Joseph Stalin. Listen to Proles of the Round Table here:  http://prolespod.libsyn.com/  Support Proles of the Round Table here: https://www.patreon.com/prolespod Sources for this episode include, but are not limited to, the following: "Another View of Stalin" by Ludo Martins "Fraud, Famine and Fascism" by Douglas Tottle "Khrushchev Lied" by Grover Furr "Class Struggles in the Soviet Union" by Charles Bettelheim  "Stalin" by Ian Grey "Stalin" by Isaac Deutscher "Origins of the Great Purges" by J. Arch Getty, "Blackshirts and Reds" by Michael Parenti   Submit your logo design by emailing us here: therevolutionaryleft@gmail.com Outro: "The Red Flag" by Billy Bragg Find and support their work here: http://www.billybragg.co.uk/ ------------------ Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center. Join the SRA here: https://www.socialistra.org/
More info...
171 min
October 11, 2018
State and Revolution: Marx, Lenin, & the Dictatorship of the Proletariat
Alyson Escalante joins Breht to discuss Lenin's major work of political theory, State and Revolution.  Here is a previous show we here at Rev Left did specifically on the Paris Commune entitled "The Paris Commune: A Brief Blossoming of Proletarian Power", for anyone interested in taking a deeper dive: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/the-paris-commune-a-brief-blossoming-of-proletarian-power Find, Follow, and Support Alyson here:  Articles: https://medium.com/@alysonescalante Twitter: https://twitter.com/Alysonesque?lang=en Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alyesque?source=user_profile--------------------------- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv8-2h2iNjU Please send all new logo designs to TheRevolutionaryLeft@gmail.com!  ---------------- Outro: "Police State" by Dead Prez Find and support their work here: https://deadprezblog.wordpress.com Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
More info...
102 min
October 7, 2018
The Film Vanguard: Easy Rider (1969)
 The Film Vanguard comes together once again to discuss the 1969 film directed by Dennis Hopper "Easy Rider". Topics include: differing definitions of freedom, hippies, communes, reactionary violence, Boomers, why a death wish is required to ride motorcycles, and more. Get in on the ground floor of our brand new Film Vanguard spin off show, Hammer and Camera at patreon.com/hammercamera Follow Hammer and Camera on twitter @hammercamera Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, the Omaha GDC, Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
More info...
80 min
October 1, 2018
Socialist Rifle Association: Firearms Education, Mutual Aid, & Disaster Relief
Breht O'Shea and Dr. Bones (Breht's co-host on The Guillotine) interview Faye and Alex from the Socialist Rifle Association (SRA). Learn more about, support, *and JOIN*, the Socialist Rifle Association here: https://www.socialistra.org/ Learn about and support Mutual Aid Disaster Relief here: https://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org/ Intro Music by Captain Planet. Listen to, and support, his music here: https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com/ Outro Music by Ramshackle Glory, find and support their music here: https://ramshackleglory.bandcamp.com/ Get access to the video version of every episode as well as our new monthly bonus episode by supporting us and donating to our Patreon: Patreon.com/TheGuillotine Support the show (at whatever tier you prefer) at: Patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Make a one time donation to our PayPal at: PayPal.me/RevLeft  
More info...
46 min
September 27, 2018
Big Announcement! - Plus: A Response to Joe Rogan Regarding Socialism
Support the show (at whatever tier you prefer) at: Patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Make a one time donation to our PayPal at: PayPal.me/RevLeft -------- Follow and Support Black Banner Magic here: https://www.patreon.com/blackbannermagic Contact Black Banner Magic at: BlackBannerMagic@riseup.net Follow them on Twitter @BlackBannerPod -------- Follow and Support Hammer and Camera here: https://www.patreon.com/hammercamera/creators Email them at: HammerCamera@protonmail.com Follow them on Twitter @HammerCamera
More info...
46 min
September 25, 2018
The Marxist Center: Base-Building Toward Dual Power
Sophia Burns (from God’s and Radicals and Seattle Communists) and Tim Horras (from Philly Socialists) join Breht to discuss The Marxist Center Network, Base-Building, strategic unity over ideological unity, Party Building, the four tendencies on the left, and much more! Check out Philly Socialists here: https://www.phillysocialists.org Check out Sophia’s writings here: https://godsandradicals.org/author/marxismlesbianism/ Outro Music: Prey'er (featuring Killer Mike) by Bambu, you can find and support Comrade Bam’s music here: https://bambubeatrock.bandcamp.com Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, the Omaha GDC, Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
More info...
78 min
September 9, 2018
Polynesian Politics: Māori Indigenous History & Marxist Prison Abolition
Emmy Rakete, a Māori communist and organizer from New Zealand, joins Breht to discuss Māori indigenous history in Polynesia, Marxism-Leninism, Prison Abolition, Colonialism, Climate Change, culture, and much more!  Learn about and support her prison abolitionist organization PAPA here: https://papa.org.nz/publications/ Read the free PDF version of the book "Abolitionist Demands" that she contributed to and recommended in the interview here: https://papa.org.nz/assets/bca4acc165/Abolitionist-Demands.pdf Check out her podcast "Shit Hot People's Politburo" here: https://peoplespolitburo.com/blog/ Follow Emmy on twitter @cannibality Outro Music: They Come Marching by Ria Hall  Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, the Omaha GDC, Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.  
More info...
54 min
September 3, 2018
The History of Fascism (feat. Yale Historian Dr. John Merriman)
In this episode, esteemed Yale historian and scholar of European history, Dr. John Merriman, joins Brett to discuss the history of Fascism in the 20th century, and its insurgent RE-rise in the US and Europe today. If you want to hear Dr. Merriman's full history lecture on Fascism, you can find that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRSrSml1Hvw You can find out more about John, including all of his books, here: https://history.yale.edu/people/john-merriman Intro music by Captain Planet. You can find and support his wonderful music here:  https://djcaptainplanet.bandcamp.com ------------ Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, the Omaha GDC, Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
More info...
55 min
September 1, 2018
Demand Utopia & PopMob: Art, Imagination, & Coalition Building on the Left Coast
In part one, Breht sits down with two organizers from Demand Utopia to talk about social ecology, imagination and creativity in organizing, the importance of Art, Rojava, Green Anarchism, and more.  In part two, Effie from Popular Mobilization joins Breht to discuss Coalition Building, effective organizing, and the importance of mass movements and popular fronts.  Find and Support Demand Utopia (@DemandUtopia) here: https://demandutopia.net Find and Support Popular Mobilization here: https://www.facebook.com/POPMOB2018/ Reach Effie from PopMob by email (popmob18@gmail.com) or by telephone/voicemail at 971-361-6173 RECOMMENDATIONS from Ami and William of Demand Utopia: - Everyday Utopia - Cruising Utopia - The Institute for Social Ecology Intro Music by Church Fire, find and support them here: https://churchfire.bandcamp.com Outro Music is "Vampires" by Atmosphere. Find and support them here: https://rhymesayers.com/artists/atmosphere Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, the Omaha GDC, Feed The People - Omaha, and the Marxist Center.
More info...
76 min
August 21, 2018
Marxist Film Analysis: RoboCop (1987)
The Film Vanguard adds new member Abby to the squad and reunites to analyze the 1987 Sci-Fi film, RoboCop Please Rate and Review our show on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. This dramatically helps increase our reach. Support the Show and get access to bonus content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, the Omaha GDC, and the Marxist Center. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
92 min
August 11, 2018
Disability Justice and Liberation w/ Lateef McLeod
Lateef McLeod is building his career as a scholar and an author. He has earned a BA in English from UC Berkeley and a MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. He is now a student in the Anthropology and Social Change Doctoral program at California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco. He published his first poetry book entitled A Declaration Of A Body Of Love in 2010 chronicling his life as a black man with a disability and tackling various topics on family, dating, religion, spirituality, his national heritage and sexuality. He currently is writing a novel tentatively entitled The Third Eye Is Crying. He was in the 2007 annual theater performance of Sins Invalid and also their artist-in-residence performance in 2011 entitled Residence Alien. He currently completing another poetry book entitled Whispers of Krip Love, Shouts of Krip Revolution. Some of his recent community service work includes being the co-chair of the Persons with Disabilities Ministry at Allen Temple Baptist Church and being the chair of the Lead committee and executive board member of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. More of his writings, as well as contact info for Lateef, are available on his website: www.Lateefhmcleod.com Also, here is his Huffington Post blog: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lateef-mcleod/ Listen to and support Lateef's music here: https://soundcloud.com/lateef-mcleod Support Revolutionary Left Radio and get exclusive bonus content here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Rate and Review us on iTunes to increase our reach! This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, the Omaha GDC, and the Marxist Center. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
21 min
July 28, 2018
The Spanish Civil War
John from Working Class History joins Brett to discuss the Spanish Civil War! This is a long-anticipated episode on a deeply important and relevant historical event. We spent a LOT of time editing and producing this episode, so we hope you find it informative as well as genuinely moving.  Follow Working Class History on all the major social media sites! Here is the reading guide from WCH on the Spanish Civil War: https://libcom.org/library/spanish-civil-war-1936-39-reading-guide   Their Spanish Civil War merch store is here: https://working-class-history.myshopify.com/collections/spanish-civil-war   Their website is here: https://workingclasshistory.com   Their podcast is here: https://soundcloud.com/workingclasshistory   Outro Songs: Bitter Old Man and Your Heart is a Muscle the size of your Fist; both songs by Ramshackle Glory! Go support their music here: https://ramshackleglory.bandcamp.com Support Revolutionary Left Radio and get exclusive bonus content here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
116 min
July 15, 2018
Comedy in a Police State: ICE, SESTA-FOSTA, Stand-Up, & U.S. Culture
Jake Flores is a stand-up comedian and the host of Pod Damn America. Jake joins Brett to talk about his house visit from Department of Homeland Security agents because of a joke about ICE that he posted on twitter the day before. They also talk about comedy as a vehicle for radical politics, how SESTA-FOSTA hurts sex workers, Millennial culture, why reactionaries suck at comedy, and much more!    Visit Jake Flores’ Website here: http://www.feraljokes.com Follow him on Twitter @FeralJokes  Outro Song: Kill Your Masters by Run the Jewels Support Revolutionary Left Radio and get exclusive bonus content here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
74 min
July 8, 2018
Gender Abolition, Michel Foucault, and Marxism-Leninism
Alyson Escalante joins Brett to discuss gender nihilism, Marxist feminism, Judith Butler, Leninism, trans liberation, Foucault, social media discourse, and much more! Follow Alyson on Twitter @Alysonesque Read her work here: https://medium.com/@alysonescalante/how-we-talk-about-trans-inclusion-matters-75e1c6fce5dc Alyson's recommendations for further reading: Wittig - The Straight Mind and Other Essays   Federici - Caliban and the Witch   Jules Gleeson  - The Call For Abolition    Sylvia McCheyne - You Are More Oppressive Foucault - History of Sexuality   Foucault - Discipline and Punish   Butler - Undoing Gender   Butler - Precarious Life Althusser - Marxism and Humanism  Outro Song: Black Mambo by Glass Animals Support Revolutionary Left Radio and get exclusive bonus content here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
57 min
July 2, 2018
Capitalism vs. Freedom: Confronting Right Libertarianism
Rob Larson is a professor of economics and a libertarian socialist. He joins Brett to discuss his new book: Capitalism Vs. Freedom: The Toll Road to Serfdom.  Buy the book here: http://www.zero-books.net/books/capitalism-freedom Outro Music: Venture Capitalist by Feudalism. Listen to and support their music here: https://feudalism.bandcamp.com -------------------- Support Revolutionary Left Radio and get exclusive bonus content here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
81 min
June 28, 2018
The U.S. Left & the Future of Capitalism w/ The Antifada
Jamie, Sean, and Andy from The Antifada podcast joint Brett to discuss the current state of the US left and the future of global capitalism!  This is a really fun and unique collaboration with some genuinely hilarious and good human beings!  Listen to more of their episodes here: https://podtail.com/en/podcast/the-antifada/ Outro music: Slow Down Ghandi by Sage Francis Support Revolutionary Left Radio and get exclusive bonus content here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
99 min
June 18, 2018
Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War On America's Maoists (1968-1980)
Writer and historian Aaron Leonard, the author of Heavy Radicals, joins Brett to discuss the Revolutionary Union/Revolutionary Communist Party of the 60's and 70's, of which Aaron was a member for 30 years.  Topics include Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought, the FBI, Red China, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), The Weather Underground, Police Infiltration of Leftist organizations, the Black Panther Party, Bob Avakian, Mao Zedong, and much more! Find this book, and Aaron's other work here: http://heavyradicals.com Support Revolutionary Left Radio and get exclusive bonus content here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
81 min
June 4, 2018
Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution
Yueran Zhang is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Harvard University. Yueran joins Brett to discuss Mao and the Chinese Revolution. Yueran's academic profile is here:  https://sociology.fas.harvard.edu/people/yueran-zhang Here are the recommendations Yueran gave at the end of the episode: - Mao's China and After: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Maos-China-and-After/Maurice-Meisner/9780684856353 Rise of the Red Engineers: https://www.eastwestcenter.org/publications/rise-red-engineers-cultural-revolution-and-origins-chinas-new-class The Cultural Revolution at the Margins: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674728790 Support Revolutionary Left Radio and get exclusive bonus content here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Outro Song: "Chairman Mao" by Bambu Listen to and Support Bambu here: https://bambubeatrock.bandcamp.com Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
63 min
May 21, 2018
Chilean Coup of 1973: Salvador Allende, Augusto Pinochet, & the CIA
Professor of History at ASU, Alex Aviña, returns to RLR to discuss the Chilean coup of 1973. Find Alex here: https://shprs.clas.asu.edu/content/alexander-avina Intro Music: Isle of Man by Feudalism  Outro Music: Monsters by Bambu Please support our show and get access to bonus content here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
87 min
May 18, 2018
Political Comedy, Online Discourse, Utopianism, and Jeff Bezos
Shawn and Aaron from the "Srsly Wrong" podcast join Brett to discuss left-wing comedy, online discourse, ideology and tendencies on the left, the concept of Utopianism in politics, the crimes of Jeff Bezos, and more!  Find, listen to, and support the Srsly Wrong podcast here: https://srslywrong.com/ Outro Music: "Lets Start A Riot" by the Haymarket Squares Find their music here: http://www.haymarketsquares.com/ Support our Show: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
94 min
May 8, 2018
On Mass: Maoism, Hip Hop, & Black Panther
Breht welcomes on the host of On Mass podcast Mubarik. Also known for his music under the stage name Emay.  Music Featured in this episode (in order of appearance): Lilac (feat. Kamilah and L-SPEX) | Ilah | Emay (first verse) Lilac (feat. Kamilah and L-SPEX) | Ilah | Emay (final verse) Volunteer - unreleased | Emay Israfil "angels trumpet" | Ilah | Emay You can find his music here: https://emay.bandcamp.com https://soundcloud.com/emay Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/onmasspodcast (iTunes and Stitcher as well)     Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org  
More info...
82 min
May 4, 2018
Marxist Film Analysis: Mad Max
The Film Vanguard reunites to analyze the Mad Max anthology   Outro Song: Hostage Crisis w/ Chris Hannah of Propagandhi | Sole & DJ Pain1 Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
127 min
May 1, 2018
Communist Study and the DPRK w/ Derek Ford
Derek is an organizer, communist thinker, and educational theorist who teaches classes in philosophy and history of education. He received his PhD in cultural foundations of education from Syracuse University. His research examines the educational logics at work in political, economic, and social systems, what educational theory can offer contemporary political movements, and how education can help us re-imagine and re-enact our ways of being-together. He has written and edited six books and published in a variety of journals. He is associate editor of Issues in Teacher Education and chair of the education department at The Hampton Institute. His most recent book is Education and the production of space: Political pedagogy, geography, and urban revolution. Follow Derek on twitter @derekrford Outro Song: "The Guillotine" by The Coup Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
64 min
April 26, 2018
On Syria: Civil War and U.S. Imperialism
Rania Khalek is an independent journalist, writer, and political commentator. Khalek has written for a variety of publications, including The Nation, The Intercept, Al Jazeera, Salon, Vice, Mondoweiss, and Truthout. Khalek previously served as an associate editor for the pro-Palestinian news website The Electronic Intifada, an associate writer for AlterNet, and a regular contributor to the media watchdog "Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting". She also co-hosts the podcast "Unauthorized Disclosure". Rania joins Brett to discuss the Syrian Civil War.  Rania's website is here: https://raniakhalek.com/ Follow Rania on Twitter @raniakhalek Outro Music by MC Gaza, you can find his music here: https://www.youtube.com/user/mc1gaza/videos Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
60 min
April 23, 2018
Deconstructing Liberal Intellectuals: Peterson, Harris, and Pinker
Aimee Terese (@AimeeTerese on twitter) joins Brett, all the way from Australia, to critically analyze the work of Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Steven Pinker and shine a light on the broader socio-political interests they serve.  Resources for further study: Psychoanalyzing the Politics of the New Brain Sciences  Author: Samuels, Robert (2017)   After the Neutrality Ideal: Science, Politics, and "Strong Objectivity"  Author: Sandra Harding (1992)   THE MYTH OF SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVITY Author: William A. Wilson (2017) Available at: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2017/11/the-myth-of-scientific-objectivity   Have wars and violence declined?  Author: Michael Mann (2018) Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org Outro Music: "Drop Kick The Punks" by The Faint
More info...
95 min
April 15, 2018
Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?
Jon (AKA The Lit Crit Guy) joins Brett to discuss the 2009 book by Mark Fisher entitled "Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative" published by Zero Books. Here is Jon's website: https://thelitcritguy.com Find him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLitCritGuy Follow on Twitter:@TheLitCritGuy Learn about and support Critical Mediations here: https://www.critmediations.com Follow Critical Mediations on twitter @CritMediations Outro Music: "Bent Life" by Aesop Rock featuring C Rayz Walz Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
90 min
April 7, 2018
May 1968: An Uprising in France
Mitchell Abidor is the principal French translator for the Marxists Internet Archive. He is a writer and translator living in Brooklyn. His previous books are 'The Great Anger: Ultra-Revolutionary Writing in France from the Atheist Priest to the Bonnot Gang' and 'Communards: The Paris Commune of 1871 as Told by Those Who Fought It'. His newest book is "May Made Me: An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France".  Mitchell was on a previous Rev Left Radio episode about the Paris Commune. This time, he joins Brett to discuss the events in France in May of 1968. You can purchase "May Made Me" here: https://www.akpress.org/may-made-me.html Outro Song by French Rapper Keny Arkana  Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
71 min
April 2, 2018
Irish Insurrection: The Easter Rising of 1916
Guest Brendan Leahy and host Breht O'Shea discuss the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland. Outro Music: "Come Out Ye Black and Tans" by The Wolfe Tones Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
79 min
March 29, 2018
In Defense of China as a Socialist State: An Interview with Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh is a Marxist, anti-imperialist writer and political analyst. He received his Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Western Ontario in 2014. Ajit joins Brett to give a defense of China as a socialist state. Follow Ajit on Twitter @ajitbirsingh Outro Music: "Shadow Business" by Jedi Mind Tricks Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
75 min
March 26, 2018
Gloria La Riva: PSL, Anti-Imperialism, & the Future of the U.S. Left
Gloria La Riva joins Brett to discuss her experiences in Cuba and Venezuela, her personal relationship with Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, the importance of Anti-Imperialism, engaging in electoral politics as a communist, and much more!  Gloria's recommended Links: - https://www.liberationnews.org/ - http://pslweb.com/ Follow Gloria on twitter: @GloriaLaRiva Here is the book that Gloria recommended: http://store.pslweb.org/Palestine-Israel-and-the-US-Empire_p_10.html Outro Music: Who's Illegal? - Jasiri X Ft Rhymefest Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
62 min
March 20, 2018
Food Politics & Environmentalism: Climate Change, Hunger, & Veganism
Mexie joins Brett to discuss Veganism, Climate Change, artificial scarcity, hunger, and much much more! Mexie's YouTube channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCepkun0sH16b-mqxBN22ogA/featured Mexie's other platforms: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5385111 Twitter: https://twitter.com/mexieYT Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mexieYT Mexie's Podcast, Vegan Vanguard, can be found here: https://www.veganvanguardpodcast.com Outro Music: "Blood // Water" by Grandson Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
58 min
March 18, 2018
Continuity & Rupture: Maoism and the Science of Revolutionary Communism
J. Moufawad-Paul lives in Toronto and works as casualized contract faculty at York University where he received his PhD in philosophy. He blogs regularly at MLM Mayhem and is the author of The Communist Necessity, Continuity and Rupture, and Austerity Apparatus. Josh joins Brett to discuss Maoism, The Enlightenment, Post-Modernism, the science of Marxism, and much more! Find JMP on twitter @MLM_Mayhem But his books here: https://www.leftwingbooks.net/book/content/communist-necessity and here: http://www.zero-books.net/authors/joshua-r-moufawad-paul Outro Music: "Market Made Murder" by Sims ft. Toki Wright and Mike Mictlan , off the album "Lights Out Paris" Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
80 min
March 13, 2018
Rev Left Radio in Dialogue with Liberalism
Matthew Downhour, a liberal historian, joins Brett on Rev Left Radio to have a wide-ranging discussion/debate on the differences between liberalism and leftism.  Outro Music: 9-to-5ers Anthem, by Aesop Rock off the album Labor Days  Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
151 min
March 5, 2018
Cuba Today: The Question of Markets, Reform, and the Future of Cuba
Andres Pertierra graudated in History from the University of Havana and currently works as a Legal Assistant at an immigration law firm in Washington, D.C. He has written on topics related to Cuba in The Nation and Jacobin Magazine. Andres is on Twitter as @ASPertierra. Andres joins Brett to discuss present day Cuba, Raul Castro, the Embargo, Centralization, Markets, and much more! Here is the podcast (AskHistorians Podcast) that Andres hosts: https://askhistorians.libsyn.com Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
86 min
March 5, 2018
Community Organizing: Advice & Ideas w/ The Nebraska Left Coalition
Brett sits down with his fellow-organizer, friend, and comrade to discuss their experience organizing as the Nebraska Left Coalition. The point of this episode is to talk about our programs, our experiences, and some ideas about how to get started organizing in your community. We also take questions from listeners on Twitter. Follow and support The Nebraska Left Coalition on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/TheNebraskaLeftCoalition/ Donate to The Nebraska Left Coalition here: https://www.paypal.me/neleftcoalition   You can find No Thanks new album The Trial here: https://no-thanks.bandcamp.com Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
69 min
February 26, 2018
Black Rose Anarchist Federation: Revolutionary Organizing
Black Rose Anarchist Federation is an organization of active revolutionaries who share common visions of a new world – a world where people collectively control their own workplaces, communities and land and where all basic needs are met. We are Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra (BRRN) and believe in the need to build a specific political organization united around a common set of ideas, strategy, and practice that should speak to the needs of our time, and act as a catalyst in struggles to expand their revolutionary potential. Learn more about Black Rose Anarchist Federation here: http://blackrosefed.org Outro Music: "Which Side Are You On" by Rebel Diaz ft. Dead Prez and Rakaa Iriscience Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
71 min
February 19, 2018
Community Armed Self-Defense: Setting Sights on Liberation
Scott Crow is an American anarchist organizer, speaker and writer. A longtime activist, he is an advocate for the philosophies and politics of anarchism. In addition to a number of other groups, Crow is a co-founder of Common Ground Collective or Common Ground Relief, an anarchist organization formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. His book Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective details those efforts. Crow's newest work is an anthology which he put together and edited called "Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self Defense". scott joins Brett to discuss the new book, gun culture, mass shootings, the FBI, and much more.  Follow scott on Twitter: @scott_crow Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
67 min
February 19, 2018
Fascism in the USA: An Analysis & Strategies for Fighting Back
Shane Burley is a writer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It(AK Press). His work as appeared in places such as Jacobin, AlterNet, In These Times, Political Research Associates, Waging Nonviolence, Labor Notes, ThinkProgress, ROAR Magazine and Upping the Anti. Follow him on Twitter: @shane_burley1 Shane joins Brett to discuss fascism in the US; what it is, and how to fight it! Outro Music: You Fascists Bound to Lose by Woody Guthrie Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
61 min
February 14, 2018
Communist Party Building and Combatting Bourgeois Individualism
Jodi Dean is an American political philosopher and professor in the Political Science department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York state. She has also held the position of Erasmus Professor of the Humanities in the Faculty of Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Dean received her B.A. in History from Princeton University in 1984. She received her MA, MPhil, and PhD from Columbia University in 1992. Before joining the Department of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, she taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Drawing from Marxism, psychoanalysis, post-structuralism, and postmodernism, she has made contributions to contemporary political theory, media theory, and feminist theory, most notably with her theory of communicative capitalism; the online merging of democracy and capitalism into a single neoliberal formation that subverts the democratic impulses of the masses by valuing emotional expression over logical discourse. She has spoken and lectured in the United States, Canada, Ecuador, Peru, England, Wales, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Croatia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Turkey. She is the co-editor of the journal Theory & Event.   Jodi joins Brett to discuss the importance of building a revolutionary party and combatting bourgeois individualism.   Follow Jodi on Twitter @Jodi7768 Outro Music: “Minumum Wage” by Bambu. Listen to and support his music here: https://bambubeatrock.bandcamp.com Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
53 min
February 12, 2018
The Politics of Friedrich Nietzsche: German Idealism, Nazism, and Freud
Wes Alwan is one fourth of The Partially Examined Life, a podcast and blog dedicated to studying and teaching philosophy. Wes is a writer and researcher living in Boston who studied ancient philosophy, Kant and Nietzsche in graduate school.  Wes joins Brett to discuss the political relevance of the famous 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.  Follow, support and listen to The Partially Examined Life here: https://partiallyexaminedlife.com/ Follow Wes on Twitter @wesalwan Outro music by Father John Misty - Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution : Pure Comedy https://www.fatherjohnmisty.com Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
64 min
February 8, 2018
Black Liberation and Bolshevism: Communists in the Civil Rights Movement
In 1991, Clarence Taylor received his PhD in American history and began teaching at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. He reworked his dissertation into a book, The Black Churches of Brooklyn from the 19th Century to the Civil Rights Era, and it was published by Columbia University Press in 1994. In 1996, Clarence became a member of the history department and the African-New World Studies Program at Florida International University. In 1997, Clarence's second book, Knocking At Our Own Door: Milton A. Galamison and the Struggle to Integrate New York City Schools was published by Columbia University Press, and, in 2002, his book,Black Religious Intellectuals: The Fight for Equality from Jim Crow to the 21st Century, was published by Routledge. Prof. Taylor's research interests are the modern civil rights and black power movements, African-American religion, and the modern history of New York City. He is also co-editor of Civil Rights Since 1787: A Reader in the Black Struggle  which won the Gustavus Myers Prize in 2001 and editor of Civil Rights in New York City: From World War II to the Giuliani Era. Taylor's book, Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights and the New York City Teachers Union is also published by Columbia University Press (2011). Dr. Taylor Joins Brett and co-host Kristy to discuss Communist involvement in the Civil Rights Movements. Outro Music: Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
52 min
February 5, 2018
The Philosophy of Murray Bookchin: An Interview with Debbie Bookchin
Debbie Bookchin is a widely-published journalist and author whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Nation, and numerous other publications. She served as press secretary to Bernie Sanders when he served in the U.S. House and she recently co-edited a book of essays by her father, Murray Bookchin, called The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy (Verso Books 2015). Debbie joins Brett to discuss the life and work of her father, Murray Bookchin, as well as the Rojavan Revolution, the rise of fascism, Social Ecology, Marxism, Anarchism, her father's legacy, and much, much more!  Find Debbie, and much of her work, on twitter: @Debbiebookcin  Learn more about and support the legacy of Murray Bookchin here: MurrayBookchin.org Follow the Kurdish struggle here: http://theregion.org Outro Music: "Opening Salvo" by Blue Scholars, find and support them here: http://bluescholars.com Reach us at: Brett.RevLeftRadio@protonmail.com follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio  Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
79 min
January 26, 2018
Prison Abolitionism: Abolitionist Feminism and the Anarchist Black Cross
 Victoria Law, who is familiarly known as Vikki, is an anarchist activist, writer, freelance editor, photographer and mother. Law is of Chinese descent and was born and raised in Queens NY where she had her first brush with the law as an armed robber while still in high school. Her exposure to incarcerated people at Rikers Island prompted her to get involved with prison support. She has continued fighting for prison abolition, co-founding Books Through Bars NYC as a joint project between Blackout Books & Nightcrawlers Anarchist Black Cross in 1996 at the age of nineteen.    Nestor is a member of the Anarchist Black Cross and founder of the Omaha Freedom Fund. He organizes around many issues, but with a focus on prison abolition and antifascism.  Both guests join Brett in a two-part episode on different aspects of the prison abolitionist movment.    Find, Support, and contact Victoria Law through her website here: https://victorialaw.net follow her on twitter @LVikkiml Learn more about, and support, the Anarchist Black Cross Federation here: http://www.abcf.net Follow the Omaha Freedom Fund on Twitter @Omahabail Link to support and engage in prison abolitionist work with “Black and Pink” here:http://www.blackandpink.org   Transition Music by Church Fire - on my tongue Outro Music: Bob Dylan All Along the Watchtower   follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio  Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
72 min
January 22, 2018
The Black Panther Party
Authors of "When Theory Meets Practice: The Black Panther Party's Brief but Unignorable Four Years in Boston", Prasanna Rajaskearan and Joe Tache join Brett to discuss the history and philosophy of The Black Panther Party.  Topics include: Malcolm X, black nationalism, Marxism, the Rainbow Coalition, the Boston chapter of the BPP, the FBI, Maoism, Huey Newton, Fred Hampton, Angela Davis, feminism in the party, and much, much more. Our guests can be found on twitter: @pvrajasekaran and @thejoetache  Outro Music: "Police State" by Dead Prez off the album "Lets Get Free" Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  and follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio  Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org  
More info...
89 min
January 9, 2018
Rebel Music, Communal Dancing, and the Class Politics of Movement
Born in Beijing and based in Berlin, Leo Zhao (AKA Dj Zhao) is a writer, revolutionary, rhythm ambassador, and musicologist, bringing a poly-cultural understanding of sound to his deeply percussive cross-genre sets. Leo joins Brett to discuss music theory and history from a radical leftist and materialist perspective. Topics include: His families history living under Mao, Laws against social dancing throughout history, music and dance stratification in class societies, the roots of American music, Slavery, Africa's influence on music, the evolutionary and sociological underpinnings of social dance and beat-driven music, Hip Hop, New Orleans culture and history, Trap music, cultural appropriation vs. cultural exchange, the connections between oppression and music, the body and sexuality, and much more! Dj Zhao's soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/djzhao Dj Zhao's Website: https://ngomasound.com/ Follow DJ Zhao on FB: https://www.facebook.com/zhao.ngoma/ The DJ mix of lefist music we discussed in the episode can be found here: https://www.mixcloud.com/djzhao/dance-dance-revolution/ For people who might want to read more on these and related topics: https://medium.com/@leohezhao Music on the show in order of appearance: https://akwaabamusic.bandcamp.com/track/baro Guem & Zaka - Gia from the album Giants of Percussion DJ Dikota - Pitori Streets konono nº1 - Paridiso  http://www.konono.net Les Tambours de Brazza - Brazza https://www.facebook.com/JEBiayenda/     Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  and follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio  Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org  
More info...
84 min
January 8, 2018
Red Hangover: Legacies of 20th Century Communism w/ Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee
Kristen Ghodsee is an American ethnographer and Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; known primarily for her ethnographic work on post-communist Bulgaria as well as being a contributor to the field of postsocialist gender studies. She is the author of many books, including her latest "Red Hangover:Legacies of Twentieth-Century Communism. Kristen joins Brett to discuss the collapse of Soviet Communism and the human costs of the brutal transition to free market capitalism.  Topics Include: Women under communism, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the human costs of capitalism in Eastern Europe, current wealth inequality in the former Soviet Bloc, false equivalencies between the Nazis and the Soviets and the ideological role it serves, the rise of fascism in the wake of communisms collapse, socialist feminism, fallacies inherent in capitalist arguments, the ravages of neoliberalism, the future of socialism, and much, much more! You can buy Kristen's latest book here: https://www.dukeupress.edu/red-hangover Learn more about her here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristen_R._Ghodsee#Books Read her article we mention in the episode here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/opinion/why-women-had-better-sex-under-socialism.html Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo Outro Music: "Bent Life" by Aesop Rock featuring C Rayz Walz This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, the Nebraska IWW, and the Omaha GDC. Check out Nebraska IWW's new website here: https://www.nebraskaiww.org
More info...
82 min
December 27, 2017
Trotskyism: The Red Army, Permanent Revolution, and the Left Opposition
Gabriel Palcic is an organizer, student, boxer, and Trotskyist. He helped co-found the Colorado Springs Socialists organization. Gabe sits down with Brett to discuss Leon Trotsky's history and philosophy.  Topics Include: the Bolshevik Revolution, Permanent Revolution, Fascism, the Deformed Worker's State, Stalin and "Stalinism", Kronstadt, the Russian Civil War,  and much more.   Find Gabe on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/gabe.palcic Find Colorado Springs Socialists here: https://www.facebook.com/springsocialists/   Our Outro music by Sole. You can listen to, and support, his music here: https://sole.bandcamp.com/album/sole-dj-pain-1-nihilismo Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen and support their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition and Omaha GDC 
More info...
71 min
December 21, 2017
Caliban and the Witch: An Interview with Silvia Federici
Silvia Federici is one of the most important political theorists alive today. Her landmark book Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation demonstrated the inextricable link between anti-capitalism and radical feminist politics by digging deep into the actual history of capital’s centuries-long attack on women and the body. She is an Italian-American scholar, teacher, and activist from the radical autonomist feminist Marxist tradition. She is a professor emerita and Teaching Fellow at Hofstra University, where she was a social science professor. She worked as a teacher in Nigeria for many years and is also the co-founder of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa.  Silvia joins Brett to discuss the main ideas of her very important and well known book, Caliban and the Witch. Topics include: Marxism, Primitive Accumulation, Feminism, Witch Hunts, Patriarchy of the Wage, the transition from feudalism to capitalism, Wiccans, contemporary witch culture, and much more! Intro and Outro music by church fire, off the album "Pussy Blood". You can listen to, and support, their music here: https://churchfire.bandcamp.com Support Rev Left Radio on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio/posts This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition and the Omaha GDC.   
More info...
54 min
December 20, 2017
The Guillotine, Episode 2: GOP Tax Bill, Net Neutrality, Police Brutality, and the Informal Anarchist Federation
THIS IS THE LAST TIME AN EPISODE OF THE GUILLOTINE WILL BE AIRED ON REVOLUTIONARY LEFT RADIO. You can find The Guillotine podcast here: http://theguillotinepodcast.libsyn.com Subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher.  Follow us on twitter: @GuillotinePod Support The Guillotine here: https://www.patreon.com/TheGuillotine Follow us on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/TheGuillotinePodcast/   On episode two of The Guillotine, Dr. Bones from the Conjure House and Brett from Revolutionary Left Radio discuss the new GOP tax bill, the FCC decision to dismantle Net Neutrality, the murder of Daniel Shaver and the acquittal of Phillip Brailsford, and the Santiago Maldonado Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation. We also take live calls from listeners.  Our intro music is "Our Words" off the album "Nihilismo" by Sole and DJ Pain 1, you can find their music here: https://sole.bandcamp.com/album/sole-dj-pain-1-nihilismo Out outro music is "The Guillotine" by The String-Bo String Duo, you can find their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/releases 
More info...
100 min
December 10, 2017
Gothic Marxism: The Horror Genre and the Monsters of Neoliberalism
TheLitCritGuy is a precariously employed, struggling academic and the internet’s foremost literary critic, bringing literary theory and criticism to the widest possible audience. He writes for a variety of online platforms about things as diverse as theory, philosophy, gothic and horror literature and film, the internet, politics and pop-culture. In his academic research he writes about gothic literature, theology, continental philosophy of religion and monsters and will be submitting his PhD in Sept 2017. He lives somewhere in the north of England, with his beautiful wife and their many books. Jon sits down with Brett to discuss Gothic Marxism. Topics Include: Gothic literature, Karl Marx, Neoliberalism as a mode and style of vacuous politics, Nihilism, Nostalgia, Postmodernism, Centrism, Films as Cultural Dreams, Zombies, Vampires, and much, much more! Here is Jon's website: https://thelitcritguy.com Find him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLitCritGuy Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheLitCritGuy Outro Song is "Song of the Dead" by Sea Wolf. You can listen to and support his wonderful music here (it is perfect winter music): https://seawolf.bandcamp.com Intro Song by our comrades The String-Bo String Duo. You can listen to and support them here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/releases Support Rev Left Radio on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio/posts   This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition and the Omaha GDC. 
More info...
64 min
December 5, 2017
Marxism-Leninism: Anti-Imperialism, Scientific Socialism, and State Power
Amado Guzman and Matthew Carson join Brett to discuss the theory and praxis of Marxism-Leninism. Topics Include: Lenin's contributions to Marxism, Dialectical Materialism, what makes Marxism a science, The Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie, Maoism, the Bolsheviks, the concept of a Vanguard Party, Trotsky and Stalin, the Leninist view of the State, comradeship, the Philippines, and much more! Outro Music is "Comrades" by Bambu. Listen to, and support, Bambu and his music here:  https://bambubeatrock.bandcamp.com/ Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo. Listen to, and support, them here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/track/red-black Support Revolutionary Left Radio by donating to our Patreon. Patrons get access to episodes earlier than the general public. You can support us here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio   This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition and the Omaha GDC.
More info...
71 min
December 3, 2017
From Diplomat to Anarchist: The State, War, and the Fight for a Better World
Carne Ross is a former British diplomat, and Middle East and WMD expert, who resigned in 2004 after giving then-secret evidence to a British inquiry into the Iraq war.  After he quit, he founded the world’s first non-profit diplomatic advisory group, Independent Diplomat, which advises democratic countries and political movements around the world. In 2007, his critique of contemporary diplomacy was published: “Independent Diplomat: Dispatches from an Unaccountable Elite”.   Carne is now an outspoken anarchist, and in this episode he sits down with Brett to discuss The State and Anarchism. Topics Include: Thomas Hobbes, the Social Contract theorists, moral culpability as agents of the State, the Iraq War, spontaneous mutual aid, the Rojavan Revolution, Participatory Budgeting, Emma Goldman, and much, much more. You can find Carne Ross's work here: http://www.carneross.com You can see more about Independent Diplomat here: www.independentdiplomat.org Follow Carne on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/carneross?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.carneross.com%2F Outro Music by QELD, you can find their music, and support them here: https://qeld.bandcamp.com Follow Bob Savage from QELD on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/bobbynechayev?lang=en Follow Jenre from QELD on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/jenreqeld Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo, you can find their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/releases Donate to Revolutionary Left Radio's Patreon, and help us to continue putting out high quality content, here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio This Podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition and the Omaha GDC. 
More info...
60 min
November 27, 2017
Black Feminism and Queer Theory w/ Zoe Samudzi
Zoe Samudzi is a black feminist writer whose work has appeared in a number of spaces including The New Inquiry, Warscapes, Truthout, ROAR Magazine, Teen Vogue,BGD, Bitch Media, and Verso, among others. She is also a member of the 2017/18 Public Imagination cohort of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Fellows Program, and she is a member of the Black Aesthetic, an Oakland-based group and film series exploring the multitudes and diversities of black imagination and creativity. She is presently a Sociology PhD student at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences where academic interests include biomedicalization theory, productions of race and gender, and transgender health. She is a recipient of the 2016-17 Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship. Her dissertation "'I don’t believe I should be treated like a second citizen by anybody': Narratives of agency and exclusion amongst male and transgender female sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa" engages hegemonic gender constructs in South Africa as they affect identity construction and health of transgender women and cisgender men in sex work. Zoe sits down with Brett to discuss black feminism and queer theory. Topics Include: black feminism, marxism and anarchism, schools as institutions of white supremacy, rape culture, queer (and quare) theory, cis-normativity in medical science,  dominant constructions of womanhood, the Jezebel Myth, and much more! Here is Zoe's website: http://www.zoesamudzi.com/ Follow Zoe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ztsamudzi  Recommendations by Zoe for further research:   “Ok wanted to shoutout Black trans women doing dope work (in no order): - Raquel Willis (an amazing writer and a national organizer with the Transgender Law Center) - Lourdes Ashley Hunter (Executive Director of the Trans Women of Color Collective) - Reina Gossett (writer, director, and producer of Happy Birthday, Marsha) - CeCe McDonald (a fundraiser for her: https://www.youcaring.com/cecemcdonald-1003185) - Miss Major Griffin-Gracy (an iconic community activist and organizer, former Executive Director of the TGI Justice Project) - Venus Selenite (a writer, performance artist, and cultural critic) - Kat Blaque (a YouTuber making content and commentary around trans rights & social justice in general) - Monica Roberts (a blogger/writer and trans rights activist) - Janetta Johnson (activist/organizer and current Executive Director of the TGI Justice Project) - L'lerrét Jazelle Ailith (a blogger/writer and Communications Manager for the BYP100) - Ahya Simone (classically trained harpist and activist) - Elle Hearns (founder and Executive Director of the Marsha P. Johnson Institute) - Janet Mock - Laverne Cox Also wanted to give a non-exhaustive list of black queer and trans/non-binary thinkers that are doing great writing and scholarly work related to identity that I've really appreciated (again in no order): - Barbara Smith - Che Gossett - C. Riley Snorton - Hari Ziyad - Tyler Ford - Kortney Ziegler - Derrais Carter - Lynée Denise - Kai M. Green - Joshua Allen - Jamal Lewis - TJ Tallie - Shay Akil McClean - Kopano Ratele - Darnell Moore - Myles E. Johnson - Zanele Muholi - E. Patrick Harris - Lyle Ashton Harris - Cheryl Dunye - Ashleigh Shackleford - Devyn Springer ——- Outro Music: 'Badu' by Blackerface, off the album "Mississippi Goddam". You can find their WONDERFUL music here: https://blackerface.bandcamp.com Follow them on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/faceoppressors/ Intro music by The String-Bo String Duo, you can find their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/releases  Donate to our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with the Nebraska Left Coalition and the Omaha GDC.
More info...
66 min
November 19, 2017
BRAND NEW SPIN-OFF PODCAST: The Guillotine, episode 1
We are introducing the first episode of a brand new spin-off podcast called The Guillotine. Brett from Revolutionary Left Radio and Dr. Bones from The Conjure House host this brand new that show that covers current news from around the world from a revolutionary communist and anarchist perspective and that has live call-ins from listeners. This first episode is our debut, and therefore we had some kinks to work out and could not live stream it. However, in the future, all episodes will be live streamed as well as published through our podcast hosting site, so you can listen to the new show live and call in, and you can also listen to the polished version a few days later on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. Follow us on Twitter @GuillotinePod Follow us on Facebook by searching "The Guillotine" Our intro music is "Our Words" off the album "Nihilismo" by Sole and DJ Pain 1, you can find their music here: https://sole.bandcamp.com/album/sole-dj-pain-1-nihilismo Our transition music between segments was a created by our comrade Ethan S., you can find that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVEXA_RR1sA Out outro music is "The Guillotine" by The String-Bo String Duo, you can find their music here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/releases 
More info...
68 min
November 13, 2017
In Defense of Che Guevara: Analyzing his Life and Answering his Critics
Dr. Thoreau Redcrow is an American academic with a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis with a concentration in Global Conflict. Thoreau is a researcher who specializes in studying armed guerrilla movements, and who has over a decade of experience studying the life and legacy of Che Guevara. His prior investigations into Che's biography have taken him to Cuba to speak to those who knew and fought alongside Che, as well as to other arenas around the world which have been influenced by Che Guevara's armed struggle. Brett sits down with Dr. Redcrow to discuss the Argentine Marxist revolutionary; including an entire segment of the podcast dedicated to debunking many of the right-wing and anti-communist lies about him. Topics Include: Che's childhood, the political context out of which Che emerged, the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, debunking lies and slander about Che, The Bay of Pigs, Anti-Imperialism, "Guevarism", Marx, Lenin, and much, MUCH more! You can email Dr. Redcrow at: tredcrow@gmail.com You can follow him on FB at: Facebook.com/thoreau.redcrow Help keep this show up and running by donating to our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio Follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio Follow us on Facebook by searching "Revolutionary Left Radio" This podcast is officially affiliated with The Nebraska Left Coalition, a left-wing revolutionary organization with chapters in both Omaha and Lincoln. Follow us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/TheNebraskaLeftCoalition/ If you know anyone from Lincoln or Omaha who might be interested in joining our organization, please reach out to us on Rev Lefts FB or Twitter, or by messaging the Nebraska Left Coalition on FB. 
More info...
98 min
November 6, 2017
The Paris Commune: A Brief Blossoming of Proletarian Power
Mitchell Abidor is a leftist writer and translator. He is the principal French translator for the Marxist Internet Archive; Abidor has translated hundreds of texts, in multiple different languages, and published numerous collections from a myriad of radical political writers, from 17th Century France to Revolutionary Russia. His books include anthologies of the anarchist writings of Victor Serge, on the propagandists of the deed, the Paris Commune, the left of the French Revolution, and French anarchist individualists. He is also the author of, among other works, "Voices of the Paris Commune".  Find his profile on the Marxist Internet Archive here: https://www.marxists.org/admin/volunteers/biographies/mabidor.htm Topics Include: The Paris Commune, French Napoleonic Imperialism, Marx and Engels, Anarchism, The Communards, Factions within the Commune, the role of Women in the Commune, The French Revolution, and much more!  Our Intro Music is by The String-Bo String Duo, which you can find here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/releases Our Outro Song is "This is Class War" by The String-Bo String Duo, you can find that here: https://www.facebook.com/thestringbostringduo/?hc_ref=ARQA71ZejnRbSyy-vgEA-UpvPdZZyJtgYVEPAak6ZbfvcUJ0P9qLvLempRW0_u5DQPI Please follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio and donate to our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio   This podcast is officially affiliated with the Nebraska Left Coalition and the Omaha GDC. 
More info...
69 min
October 30, 2017
Marxist Film Analysis: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Halloween Special: The Revolutionary Left Radio's Film Vanguard applies Marxist film analysis to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  and follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio  Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio"
More info...
102 min
October 23, 2017
21st Century Marxism: Neo-Marxism and the Value of Engels
Brendan Leahy is a local organizer and revolutionary thinker. He was featured on our Ideology Episode a few months back.    He sits down with Brett to discuss Marxism and Neo-Marxism.   Topics include: Key neo-Marxist figures, Eco-Socialism, misunderstandings of Marxism, Friedrich Engels, Dual Power, Jenny Marx, Marx’s gothic influences, Primitive Accumulation, Marxist Feminism, Post-Modernism, and much more! ---- Outro music Insurrection! by B Complex Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  and follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio  Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Theme song by The String-Bo String Duo which you can find here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/album/smash-the-state-distribute-bread  
More info...
89 min
October 16, 2017
The Soviet Union: The Russian Revolution and Joseph Stalin
 Gregory Afinogenov received his PhD in History from Harvard University, and is now an assistant professor in Imperial Russian History at Georgetown University.  Greg sits down with Brett to discuss the October Revolution and the Soviet Union. Topics Include: Joseph Stalin, The Bolsheviks, The failures and fallacies of western liberal propaganda, the Cold War, the Space Race, George Orwell, Trotsky v. Stalin, Holodomor, The successes of the Soviet Union, what leftists of all stripes can learn from the Russian Rev, and much more!  Follow Greg on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/athenogenes Outro music: The Harvest by No Thanks off the album "The Trial". No Thanks is a local Omaha band and good friends of the show! David, the sound guy for Rev Left Radio, actually recorded the album in the same studio out of which we do the show! Check them out here: https://no-thanks.bandcamp.com Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  and follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio  Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Theme song by The String-Bo String Duo which you can find here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/album/smash-the-state-distribute-bread  
More info...
64 min
October 12, 2017
Critical Race Theory and Black Liberation w/ Zoé Samudzi
Zoe Samudzi is a black feminist writer whose work has appeared in a number of spaces including The New Inquiry, Warscapes, Truthout, ROAR Magazine, Teen Vogue, BGD, Bitch Media, and Verso, among others. She is also a member of the 2017/18 Public Imagination cohort of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Fellows Program, and she is a member of the Black Aesthetic, an Oakland-based group and film series exploring the multitudes and diversities of black imagination and creativity. She is presently a Sociology PhD student at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences where academic interests include biomedicalization theory, productions of race and gender, and transgender health. She is a recipient of the 2016-17 Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship. Her dissertation "'I don’t believe I should be treated like a second citizen by anybody': Narratives of agency and exclusion amongst male and transgender female sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa" engages hegemonic gender constructs in South Africa as they affect identity construction and health of transgender women and cisgender men in sex work. Zoe sits down with Brett to apply critical race theory to our current US society. Topics Include: The Anarchism of Blackness, Double Consciousness, Zoe's experiences growing up as a black girl in the Midwest, the failures of white liberalism and the democratic party, Trump, racist and sexist tropes in film, the White Gaze, and much more! Here is Zoe's website: http://www.zoesamudzi.com/ Follow Zoe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ztsamudzi Our Outro Music is "African Son" (featuring Chindo Man, Songa, Wise Man, Mic Crenshaw. Recorded at Watengwa Studios, Kijenge, Tanzania as part of the Afrikan Hiphop Caravan 2015): https://soundcloud.com/mic-crenshaw/african-sonprod-double Check out Mic Crenshaw, who was our guest for the Anti-Racist Action episode, and his music here: https://www.miccrenshaw.com/   Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  and follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio  Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Theme song by The String-Bo String Duo which you can find here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/album/smash-the-state-distribute-bread  
More info...
68 min
October 10, 2017
Omaha To Denver: RevLeft Radio in Dialogue w/ Solecast
Brett travels to Denver to meet Sole from the Solecast IRL and have a discussion in Sole's home together.   Topics include: their Podcasts and why they started, being a leftist parent, hip hop, the responsibilities of white rappers, the differences between organizing in Omaha vs. Denver, gentrification, what different tendencies can learn from one another, and much more.    Check out Sole's podcast and music here:  http://www.soleone.org/ And here: https://sole.bandcamp.com/music   Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  and follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio  Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio" Theme song by The String-Bo String Duo which you can find here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/album/smash-the-state-distribute-bread      
More info...
68 min
October 9, 2017
White Supremacy in the Confederacy: Monuments of Anti-Blackness
Tanesha Hudson is an activist in Charlottesville, Virginia. She joins Brett to talk about Charlottesville, Confederate statues, her personal experiences with racism, the symbolism of Thomas Jefferson, being a parent of black children, and much more. Tanesha on FB: https://www.facebook.com/tanesha.hudson.9 Outro music from Mic Crenshaw with his song Toyi Toyi Ft. Mama C. https://soundcloud.com/miccrenshawofficial   Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  and follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio  Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio"
More info...
71 min
October 2, 2017
Leftist Podcasts, New Atheism, and the October Revolution (w/ Dan Arel)
Dan Arel is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author of The Secular Activist; and Parenting Without God. He has also written for The Hill, The New Arab, CounterPunch, CommonDreams, AlterNet, Time Magazine, Salon, and many others. He hosts the Danthropology Podcast, a weekly show that covers politics, religion, and current events. Dan can be found around the country speaking on issues such as social justice, political activism, and secular issues. Topics Include: Atheism, Differences between the far left and far right, doxing, The October Revolution, different leftist tendencies, talking to regular working class people, leftist podcasters, hip hop, and more! Find Dan at: http://www.danarel.com/danthropology-podcast/ @DanArel Our Outro Music is "Banks Are Made of Marble" by Sole which you can find here: http://www.soleone.org Check out Sole's podcast "Solecast", which we discuss in this episode, as well as Channel Zero, a dope collection of anarchist podcasts which you can find here: https://channelzeronetwork.com Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  and follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio  Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio"
More info...
74 min
September 25, 2017
Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI): Insurrectionary Political Violence
Content Warning: Descriptions of violence and sexual assault. Please be advised. NSA Disclaimer: Revolutionary Left Radio does not advocate the use of political terrorism, the initiation of violence, or the breaking of any laws. This is a scholarly, journalistic approach to the theory and history of the FAI, not advocacy of them or their methodology. Dr. Bones is an Egoist-Communist, Conjurer, Occultist, and Gonzo Journalist who writes for The Conjure House and Gods and Radicals.  Brett sits down with Dr. Bones to discuss the FAI (the Informal Anarchist Federation).  Topics Include: Political terrorism, Propaganda of the Deed, Antifa, the history of insurrectionary anarchism, Red Brigades, Nihilism, Cell Structure, and much more.   Our Outro Music is "Red and Black" by The String-Bo String Duo which you can find here: https://tsbsd.bandcamp.com/album/smash-the-state-distribute-bread   Their FB: https://www.facebook.com/thestringbostringduo/  Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio  and follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio  Follow us on FB at "Revolutionary Left Radio"
More info...
75 min
September 22, 2017
Christian Socialism: The Fusion of Faith and Revolution
Matt Bernico is the assistant professor of Media Studies at Greenville College, where his teaching and research concerns cultural studies, media theory, and the history of science and technology. Dean Dettloff is a Catholic PhD candidate at the Institute for Christian Studies, where his research deals with the intersections of media theory, religion, and politics.  Together, they host the Christian Socialist podcast "The Magnificast". Brett sits down with Matt and Dean to discuss the philosophy of Christian Leftism. Topics include: Key figures on the Christian Left, Marxist Materialism, political violence and pacifism, Nietzsche, New Atheism, and much more.     Our Outro Music is "Looking For The Sun" by ParticleHead which you can find here: https://soundcloud.com/dirklind Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio and follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with the Nebraska Left Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/TheNebraskaLeftCoalition/ and the Omaha GDC: https://www.facebook.com/OmahaGDC/
More info...
68 min
September 18, 2017
The Mexican Revolution and The Zapatistas
Alexander Avina is an assistant professor of history at ASU. His research focuses on twentieth-century Mexico, primarily the post-1940 period.  His first book, titled Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside is a political history of rural guerrilla movements led by schoolteachers that emerged in the state of Guerrero during the 1960s and 70s.  His next book project explores the links between counterinsurgency, state terror, and the development of a transnational narcotics economy in the southwestern Mexican highlands in the 1960s.   He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on modern Latin American and Mexican history, including more specialized history courses on global capitalism, drugs and narcotics, Latin American revolutions, and the Cold War in Latin America.  He sits down with Brett to discuss the Mexican Revolution, Zapatismo, the EZLN, and much more.  Our Outro Music is "Brick by Brick" by Justified Aggression which you can find here: https://justifiedaggression.bandcamp.com/track/brick-by-brick Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio and follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with the Nebraska Left Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/TheNebraskaLeftCoalition/ and the Omaha GDC: https://www.facebook.com/OmahaGDC/
More info...
68 min
September 11, 2017
American Individualism and the Cultural Maintenance of Capitalism
David Bosworth is a professor in, and the former director of, the University of Washington’s Creative Writing Program. His fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural essays have been published in numerous journals. His collection of short fiction, The Death of Descartes, was selected by Robert Penn Warren for the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and won a special citation from PEN and the Ernest Hemingway Foundation. His novel, From My Father, Singing was a recipient of the Editors’ Book Award. Bosworth’s work has been reviewed or discussed in Newsweek, New York Times Book Review, U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post, The Nation, and elsewhere. He has given readings, lectures, held workshops, and conducted colloquia at various locales, including Harvard University, Pomona College, Boston College, University of Louisville, and the New America Foundation. Brett and David sit down to discuss American Individualism, its philosophical roots, and its cultural manifestations. Topics include: The Enlightenment, American culture, The philosophical and historical roots of Individualism, the connections between individualism and capitalism, Ronald Reagan, Thomas Paine, and how 40 years of capitalist decadence has given rise to Donald "The U.S. Id Monster" Trump. David Bosworth's website, where you can find his books and essays, is here: http://www.davidbosworthauthor.com Our Outro Music is "Precarious Work" by Mohammad Ali which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLB2Y7JAtPE Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio and follow us on Twitter @RevLeftRadio This podcast is officially affiliated with the Nebraska Left Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/TheNebraskaLeftCoalition/ and the Omaha GDC: https://www.facebook.com/OmahaGDC/
More info...
62 min
Feedback on the new Podbay?
    1x
    15
    15
    00:00:00
      00:00:00