Red Menace podcast

Red Menace

Red Menace

Red Menace is a podcast that explains and analyzes revolutionary theory and then applies its lessons to our contemporary conditions. Hosted by Alyson Escalante and Breht O'Shea.

42 Episoder

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    Revisiting On Practice

    47:31

    On this episode of Red Menace Alyson revisits 'On Practice' by Mao. Text can be found for free here: https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-1/mswv1_16.htm Additional material suggested by Alyson https://www.google.com/amp/s/kites-journal.org/2021/04/18/a-call-for-communist-social-investigation-a-year-after-the-summer-of-rebellion/amp/   Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace  
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    Decolonization is Not a Metaphor - Tuck & Yang

    1:29:35

    On this episode of Red Menace Alyson and Breht teach, discuss, and apply the lessons of 'Decolonization is Not a Metaphor' by Tuck and Yang Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace  
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    On Patriotism...

    1:21:28

    Alyson Escalante joins Breht to respond to arguments that the US left should embrace American patriotism. Together they discuss revolutionary v. reactionary nationalism, US history, settler colonialism, proletarian internationalism, Browderism, anti-imperialism, the CPUSA, tailism, accusations of ultra-leftism, and much more.  Outro Music: "U.S.A." by The Exploited Support Red Menace and get bonus episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace
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    UNLOCKED - Code Red for Humanity: the IPCC Report 2021

    50:05

    In this unlocked Red Menace patreon episode, Alyson and Breht discuss the latest IPCC report on climate change and discuss its implications. Support Red Menace and get bonus episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace
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    Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Paulo Freire

    2:12:34

    On this episode of Red Menace Alyson and Breht teach, discuss, and apply the lessons of 'Pedagogy of the Oppressed' by the Brazilian educator and Marxist humanist Paulo Freire. This is essential reading for all teachers, organizers, and political educators!  Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace  
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    AMA: Socialism, Climate Chaos, Pedagogy, & Contradictions

    1:25:47

    Alyson and Breht answer questions from listeners! Topics discussed: Maoism and AES, contradictions present and future, the climate crisis, cryptocurrency, Marxist pedagogy and the role of teachers, reasons to maintain revolutionary optimism, how to build relevant skillsets and engage with theory,  Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace
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    A Decolonial Feminism w/ Françoise Vergès

    1:14:33

    In this special crossover episode between Guerrilla History and Red Menace, Alyson and Henry come together to interview Dr. Françoise Vergès about her new book A Decolonial Feminism.  Françoise Vergès is an activist, public educator, and is the author of many books including Resolutely Black: Conversations with Aime Cesaire (Polity, 2019), The Wombs of Women: Race, Capital, Feminism & Monsters and Revolutionaries: Colonial Family Romance and Metissage. A Decolonial Feminism, is available from Pluto Press https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745341125/a-decolonial-feminism/
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    Alexandra Kollontai: Marxist Feminism and Love After Capitalism

    2:03:38

    In this episode, Alyson and Breht teach and discuss two works by Alexandra Kollontai: her 1909 essay "The Social Basis of the Woman Question" and her 1923 essay "Make Way for Winged Eros". They contextualize each essay, walk the listener through them both, and then discuss their meanings and implications.  Rev Left episode on Kollontai with Kristen Ghodsee here: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/the-life-and-legacy-of-alexandra-kollontai Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace
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    [UNLOCKED] A Brief History of Jewish Anti-Zionism

    29:37

    For this month's bonus episode, Alyson gives a basic historical overview of the history of Jewish Anti-Zionism.  Support Red Menace here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace
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    Understanding Settler Colonialism in Israel and the United States

    2:05:50

    In this episode, Alyson and Breht use texts from Fanon, Cesaire, Mao, and Lenin to help make sense of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the history of zionism, the role of the United States in the conflict, and more. They define settler colonialism and imperialism, show how they are operative in the conflict, and then have a wide ranging conversation on the recent attack on Gaza, ongoing Isreali settlements, the principle contradiction of the conflict, why we should advocate for a one state solution instead of a two state solution, the importance of BDS, and more!  Support Red Menace here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace

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