Did you know that modern-day democratic socialism finds its theoretical roots in the thoughts of the French-Greek Marxist political theorist Nicos Poulantzas?
In this episode, we talk about one of Poulantzas' later essays "Towards a Democratic Socialism" and give our two cents on whether we can truly win communism through purely democratic means.
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The Great Reset - Book Review
1:52:25*We're releasing this episode recorded for our monthly reading group due to the large amount of interest in the subject.* Klaus Schwab and Thierry Malleret have been accused of being globalists and supervillians . We investigate the charge by carefully reviewing their book "COVID-19: The Great Reset" (i.e. Exhibit A) The truth will shock you...
Post Pandemic Leninism?
1:31:56In this, the final episode of the year, we take at this article from the Morning Star and ask whether it represents a reflection of Lenin's thought? Thanks to all listeners for supporting the show over the last year! We'll back week beginning January 10th!
COVID in Paris w/ Dr. Laurent Mucchielli
1:15:20We speak with sociologist and research director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the largest basic research institute in Europe. Dr. Mucchielli has been critical of France's COVID authoritarianism since the start of the pandemic, and has written and co-signed numerous open letters denouncing the unnecessary and repressive nature of the COVID protocols in France and beyond. He also has co-authored an analysis of deaths as reported by various countries' drug surveillance organizations. This analysis, entitled "An Unprecedented Mortality" led him and his co-authors to call for a moratorium of the vaccination campaign. This article was censored, but you can find an archived version here (in French): https://archive.ph/qDAvp We speak to him about his view of the pandemic, the French protest movement, his political analysis of the situation, and more.
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End of Year Q&A Part 1
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Major Workers' Struggle in Spain w/ Jorge Martin
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Questions of Data - Interview with Norman Fenton
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*Preview* The Trade Unions and Critical Race Theory
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