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73 - AOC Is Good, Tulsi...?, & Brexit Breaks May ft. Ana Kasparian (Jan 16th, 2019)

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We break down the government shutdown affects the working-class and how government welfare programs regulate the poor.

Shoutout to Patrice Lumumba, who was assassinated 58-years ago this Thursday. Lumumba continues to serve as a symbol of resistance to colonialism.

We look into the most recent events in the disaster that is Brexit.

Ana Kasparian (@A...

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72 - LA Teachers Striking For All Of Us & The Advocate NYC Needs ft. Nomiki Konst (Jan 9th, 2019)

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We break down the LA teacher's strike and why the Right is so bent on destroying public education.

Shoutout to Rashida Tlaib for calling it what it is.

NYC Public Advocate and Democratic Socialist Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) joins us to talk about her run and the future of NYC.

During the GEM David looks into Greece's recovery, Europe's slump, and Brazil's ...

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71 - The Difference Between Bernie and Warren (And Everyone Else) ft. Bhaskar Sunkara (Jan 4th, 2019)

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We break down the difference between Sanders and Warren

Shoutout to Haiti celebrating their revolution.

In the global update we talk about the uprising in Sudan and always #LulaLivre.

In the GEM, Griscom breaks down the economic outlook for 2019

Bhaskar Sunkara (@sunraysunray) joins us in the studio to talk the Knicks, the Cuban Revolution, and the difference between Sanders and Wa...

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*Unlocked* 9(P) - Thomas Sankara: Africa's Che Guevara ft. Milton Allimadi (Jan 2nd, 2019)

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On this week's Illicit History, Milton Allimadi (@Allimadi), Editor/Publisher of Black Star News, joins us to introduce the life of Burkina Faso's Thomas Sankara, sometimes referred to as Africa's Che Guevara. Burkina Faso's history with coups. The material and political conditions that led to Sunkara's rise. Cold War era implications for ...

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*UNLOCKED* 64(P) - 2020 Candidate Guide: Beto O'Rourke ft. Elizabeth Bruenig (Dec 27th, 2018)

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Washington Post columnist Elizabeth Bruenig (@EBruenig) joins us to discuss why progressives and the left should be skeptical of the signals Beto O'Rourke is sending early in his possible 2020 presidential run. What are Beto's positives? Beto's play on charisma over policy boldness. How to judge candidates who are coming from the center but adopting progressive positions? Why do Beto's supporters ins...

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70 - Final Show Of Another Dumb Year ft. Wosny Lambre (Dec 21st, 2018)

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Michael breaks down the situation in Rojava.

Wosny Lambre (@BigWos) host of Count The Dings joins us in studio to break down this stupid year.

Is Derrick Fisher a scumbag?

We try to figure out what the hell Candace Owens is saying.

We talk about the year of Kanye.

The crew watches some vintage Chomsky on power and language.

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69 - Interview With Lula's Attorney: #LulaLivre ft. Vanessa A Bee & Valeska Martins (Dec 19th, 2018)

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We talk about the migrant caravan and how it shows what human solidarity, hope, and a possibility for emancipatory politics.  

Shoutout to the Climate Extinction Project, a group fighting for our future. 

Current Affairs Editor Vanessa A Bee (@dolladollabillie) joins us to talk about the ongoing Yellow Vest movement and French politics. 

During the GEM, Da...

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*UNLOCKED* 30(P) - Ronnie Kasrils on the African National Congress & Neoliberal Compromise (Dec 16th, 2018)

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Former ANC revolutionary, founding member of Umkhonto we Sizwe, former intelligence minister in the Thabo Mbeki government and deputy defense minister for Nelson Mandela, Ronnie Kasrils joins us to talk about t...

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68 - S#!t Sticks To Macron & Will It Stick On Facebook ft. Matt Taibbi (Dec 12th, 2018)

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We talk about the Yellow Vest movement and what it means for the left going forward. 

Shoutout to Lula for refusing to trade his dignity for freedom. 

During the global update, we cover the assassination of Brazilian leaders of the Landless Movement of the boldness of the far-right and in India, the BJP saw major losses in the recent election. 

During the GEM, David bre...

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*UNLOCKED* 66 - Postgame ft. Richard Wolff (Dec 9th, 2018)

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During this postgame with Richard Wolff we talk Louis Althusser, the Marxist tradition, and Jordan Peterson. We also watch footage of an altercation between Wolff and Griscom.  

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67 - More Like George H.W. BAD ft. Mike Recine (Dec 5th, 2018)

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We discuss George HW Bush's legacy of decimation and murder.
Shoutout to Fred Hampton, we look at his vision and remind everyone of how they can help defend his home - https://www.gofundme.com/officialsavethehamptonhouse
During the global update we talk about AMLO's inauguration and we give an update on the situation in Brazil.  
For the GEM, Grisco...

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66 - You Need Marx To Understand Brexit ft. Richard Wolff (Nov 28th, 2018)

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We talk about the importance of the Irish struggle and the threat that Brexit poses to peace. 

Shoutout to Amazon workers for going on strike reminding the company, “we are not robots.” 

During the GEM, David breaks down what corporations are spending their money on intellectual property. 

We are joined by Professor Wolff (@ProffWolff) in studio to ta...

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*UNLOCKED* 11(P) - How US Foreign Policy Fueled the Crack Epidemic ft. Anthony Lappé (Nov 25th, 2018)

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Filmmaker Anthony Lappé (@AnthonyLappe), producer of the recent series 'America's War On Drugs,' joins us this week for a wide-ranging discussion on Cold War foreign policy and latin American drug lords.  The '...

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*Unlocked* 57(P) - What Indigenous Peoples Teach Us About Private Property, Environmentalism, & Race ft. Julian Brave NoiseCat (Nov 22nd, 2018)

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Julian Brave NoiseCat (@JNoiseCat), a freelance writer and policy analyst for 350.org joins us for a wide-ranging discussion on property rights (and what an indigenous perspective offers that even a Marxist one doesn't), the partnership and tension...

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65 - Cancel the #H2QScam & Ben Shapiro ft. Contrapoints & Corey Pein (Nov 17th, 2018)

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Facebook, Amazon, Walmart, benefit from our government while attacking working Americans, we need to stop it. 

Shoutout to Stacey Abrams for refusing to accept a stolen election. 

During the GEM segment, David warns us that capitalism is coming for our beer. 

Natalie Wynn (@Contrapoints) calls in to talk about the attack on fighting Trump’s attacks on the trans* commun...

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64 - The Color Of Economic Anxiety & Amazon's #H2QSCAM ft. Malaika Jabali (Nov 14th, 2018)

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The Left must fight voter suppression and make clear the deficiencies of our system. 

Shoutout to Baltimore for taking a stand against water privatization. 

We premier the first Global Brief, this week the crew breaks down recent events in Brazil and explains the damage caused by the sanctions on Iran. 

During the Griscom Economic Minute, David breaks down the disastrous Amazon d...

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59(P) - The 2018 Midterms: Progress for the Left, Hardening Nationalism on the RIght ft. Bill Fletcher Jr. (Nov 11th, 2018)

Bill Fletcher Jr. (@BillFletcherJr) joins us once again to discuss the midterm victories for the left as well as what the midterms tell us about the durability of the GOP's nationalistic base. Why Bill talks about "emancipatory politics" and not "identity politics." Trump's core support is ultimately interested in annihilation. Why some, even on the left, need to get a better understanding of the democratic party as a diverse collection of coalition blocs.

Check out Bill's new book, "The Man ...

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*UNLOCKED* 63 - Postgame ft. Harvey Kaye (Nov 7th, 2018)

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63 - A 21st Century International & the Prodigal Kanye Returns? ft. Wosny Lambre & Harvey Kaye (Oct 31st, 2018)

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After the results in Brazil we talk about the importance of building an international movement to combat global fascism. 

We announce our upcoming live show. 

Shoutout to students in Brazil for their work immediately confronting the fascist power of Bolsonaro 

Wosny Lambre (@BigWos) joins us to talk Beto’s barber shop visit and is Kanye back? 

Harvey J. Kaye (@harveyjkaye...

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62 - How To Own Your Economy & Fash News ft. Brian Mier (Oct 24th, 2018)

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Michael talks about the importance of worker cooperatives

Shoutout to Uruguay for protecting the rights of transfolk. 

We get an update on Brazil, Bolsonaro, and the WhatsApp scandal from Brian Mier editor (@BrasilWire)

Lech Regulates praise for Oliver Stone for his Untold History of The United States.

During the GEM segment David talks about the wage increase for the ric...

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