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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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56(P) - Bernie Sanders & the Left's Coherent Foreign Policy (Oct 21st, 2018)

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 Djene Rhys Bajalan (@djenebajalan), Assistant Professor of Middle East History at Missouri State joins us once again to discuss Bernie's recent foreign policy speech. Bernie touches on the threat of one-party GOP rule, the rise of fascism in Brazil, the murder of Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia, and the links between authoritarianism, capitalism, and the environment.

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61 - Democracy In Chains In Georgia ft. Anoa Changa (Oct 17th, 2018)

Michael explains the long term anti-democratic strategy of the radical-Right. 

Shoutout to the animal kingdom, gorillas in Rwanda have begun to tear down poacher’s traps. 

We are joined by crew Anoa Changa (@thewaywithanoa) Co-Managing Editor of the Progressive Army and host of The Way With Anoa, who calls in to talk about the upcoming election in Georgia and how the left can win in the South. 

During the GEM (Griscom Economic Minute) David breaks down the recent stock sell-off and reminds us...

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60 - Fascism On The March In Brazil & What If The Dems Wanted To Win ft. Alex Pareene (Oct 10th, 2018)

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We break down the recent election in Brazil and the dangers of structureless moralism. 

Shoutout to Bernie Sanders for showing what a leftist foreign policy looks like. 

Lech regulates Steven Crowder's awful reading of history. 

Griscom updates us on the negotiations between Italy’s far-right party and the EU.

Alex Pareene (@Pareene) joins us in studio to talk about ...

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59 - Breaking The Imperial Consensus ft. Daniel Bessner (Oct 3rd, 2018)

We talk about the ways the climate crisis will affect working people.  

Shoutout to Kyrie Irving for coming clean and the crew talks about conspiracy theories that pulled us in. 

Union organizer perfectly explains all the reasons Kavanaugh is a class enemy. 

Lech regulates conservatives who get upset about double standards. 

Griscom breaks down the student loan crisis.

Daniel Bessner (@dbssner) author of “Democracy of Exile” joins us in studio to talk about the rise of think-tanks and what a ...

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58 - Ten Years Of Not Jailing Bankers ft. Matt Taibbi (Sep 26th, 2018)

Michael stresses the importance of thinking about politics structurally and not getting carried away with idealist and moralistic criticisms.

Shoutout to Norway for banning deforestation. 

Brazilian political scientist Alberto Almeida (@AlbertoCalmeida) calls in to talk to about the upcoming Brazilian elections. 

Matt Lech regulates Trump consultant Rick Wilson. 

Griscom breaks down the ongoing trade war with China. 

Matt Taibbi (@MattTaibbi) joins us in studio to talk about his new book The ...

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UNLOCKED: 50(P) - Brazil Deep Dive: From Lula's Rise to Bolsanaro's Stabbing ft. Benjamin Fogel (Sep 21st, 2018)

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Benjamin Fogel (@BenjaminFogel) of the @AufhebungaBunga podcast joins us this week for a deep dive into the recent history of Brazilian politics. The stabbing and probable survival of fascist candidate Jair Bolsonaro. The state of Lula's imprisonment and prospects of Fernando Haddad. How dealing with corruption as a union leader brought Lula to the Left. The austerity and anti-corruption currents...

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57 - Against Spartan Socialism & Prep School Villainy ft. Alyona Minkovski (Sep 19th, 2018)

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Socialists can wear nice things and drink good wine, what matters is fighting against capitalist oppression. 
 
Shoutout to McDonald's workers for their strike protesting sexual assault in the workplace. 

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56 - Own Capitalists With These Simple Concepts ft. Doug Lain (Sep 12th, 2018)

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Michael talks about the shameful history of drone strikes in the US. 

Shoutout to indigenous groups and environmental activists in Canada for their work fighting pipeline expansion in Canada. 

Michael gives us an update on the situation in Brazil. 

Doug Lain (@Zer0books) publisher of Zero Books calls in to talk Marx and the poli...

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55 - Forgetting McCain ft. Ken Klippenstein (Sep 5th, 2018)

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Dying does not absolve you of spending your life advocating for empire and capital, and the Center needs to stop confusing style for substance. 

Shoutout to the DSA for reaching 50,000 members. 

Michael gives us an update on the situation on Brazil. 

Journalist Ken Klippenstein (@KenKlippenstein) joins us to talk about #ressista...

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49(P) - Turkey vs. America: Economic Conflict Edition w/ Djene Bajalan (Sep 2nd, 2018)

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Djene Rhys Bajalan (@djenebajalan), Assistant Professor of Middle East History at Missouri State joins us to discuss the ongoing crisis between the US and Turkey. Mike Pence's call for release of Pastor Andrew Brunson. Turkey refusal. US then raised Tariffs; Aluminum will now be 20% and Steel 50%.

Who is Andrew Brunson? 

  • North Carolina – Evangelical Presbyterian
  • Arrested afte...

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54 - Why South African Land Expropriation Is Good (Aug 25th, 2018)

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We investigate white nationalist attempts to undermine the destruction of the apartheid system in South Africa.
Shoutout to Lula for continuing to fight and rise in polls for the coming Brazilian Presidential election despite the ongoing coup attempt.
Steven Pinker's prayers and misleading arguments.
For the Griscom economic up...

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53 - GOP Resegregation & Down Goes Manafort ft. Sam Seder (Aug 22nd, 2018)

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We talk about the cynical way that the Right has been attacking candidates with debt. 

The legacy of Kofi Annan. 

Shoutout to Vic Mensa for helping out the community while highlighting the dystopian hell-word we live in. 

David Griscom breaks down Elon Musk's meltdown and explains why the market-oriented politics of the US creat...

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TMBS - 52 - The West Is A Fiction & Ben Shapiro Wants AOC? ft. Trevor Beaulieu (Aug 15th, 2018)

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Michael breaks down why the idea of the West is a myth and not a very good one. 

Then, we explain why we support Lula Livre and why you should too.

Our Shoutout goes to Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic Congressional Candidate looking to replace John Conyers in his Michigan district. From the start of her campaign she has promoted...

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51 - Strikes Go Viral & The Strange Drone Attack In Venezuela ft. Derek Davison (Aug 8th, 2018)

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We break down the viral wildcat strike video and what we will need to do build union power in the US.

Shoutout to ATU 689 for refusing to participate in WMATA's bizarre proposal to give special cars to white nationalists.

Michael has a message for the alt-right crybabies.

Derek Davison (@dwdavision9318) calls in to talk about Tr...

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