In the latest of our ongoing collaboration between Varn and Sean, the guys sit down to look at the multiple complicating factors behind the ongoing food crisis which has seen it's most striking culmination with the overthrow of the Sri Lankan government last week. How has capital shifted production, distribution and consumption of food crops? What kind of frailties has this produced for global grain supplies? And what are the likely complications as the crisis ratchets up in coming months?
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Ep 194 - Gilt Trip
2 giorni fa
58:55Sean and Andy talk about our various malaises: personal, political, and economic. Why does everything feel like shit in the present moment? Is it just us or... Listen to the full 2 hour episode by supporting the show at https://www.patreon.com/posts/ep-194-gilt-trip-72890666 Topics covered include the ideological seduction of 'the left wing of the possible', the near collapse of pension funds in the UK from zombie Thatcherism, what its like working inside a secure state facility behind unscalable fences, the economic outlook for workers in the United States, and the Amazon/Netflix-theory of the contemporary spectacle.
ARMED LOVE 4: Punks is Yippies w/ Crimethinc
1:16:46We look back at the revolutionary dropout cultures of 1960s and 2000s, a time when middle class youth fled the suburbs to be free in urban bohemia. We look at the popular anarchist ideas and practices during these times alongside the relationship between counterculture, the left, and liberation movements. Armed Love is a series about the revolutionary subculture of the sixties. Episode one was an interview with Peter Coyote, and episode 2 was a discussion of Charles Manson and the Lyman Family, and episode 3 an interview with Black Mask and Up Against the Wall founder Ben Morea: Part 1, Part 2 More info on the Atlanta Forest: https://defendtheatlantaforest.org/ Follow on Twitter and read their latests essays at Crimethic.com PDF: Jerry Rubin: Do It! Video: Ed Sanders on Firing Line Song: The Spectacle - I, Fail
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BONUS: CPI Scandal and Family Abolition w/ Ross Wolfe (BONUS PREVIEW)
10:11Full episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-cpi-and-w-72265849 Ross Wolfe sticks around to talk about a couple things on his mind, namely the scandal that tore apart Caleb Maupin's CPI and reevaluating the meaning of the communist demand to abolish the family. Read: Caleb Maupin’s Former Comrades Speak Out, His Abuses Must Stop!
Ep 193 - Leftcoms in Kyiv w/ Ross Wolfe
52:12The Wolfe is Back! Our armchair chairman Ross Wolfe of Insurgent Notes joins Sean and Andy to sum up a recent panel on ultraleft takes on the war in Ukraine and revolutionary defeatism. Hear our bonus episode with Ross about family abolition and the CPI implosion by supporting the show on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-cpi-and-w-72265849 Our episode On the Leftcom Question: https://fans.fm/p/1LaW96Q Episode on Nikolai Bukharin: https://www.patreon.com/posts/70983824 Internationalist Perspective: https://internationalistperspective.org/ Andrew - Untimely Thoughts: Notes on Revolution and Ukraine https://lefteast.org/untimely-thoughts-notes-on-revolution-and-ukraine/ An Invitation to Contribute to a Discussion on the War in Ukraine http://insurgentnotes.com/2022/08/an-invitation-to-contribute-to-a-discussion-on-the-war-in-ukraine/ Song: Mother Anarchy Loves Her Sons
Diving into the Wreckage 6.2: The Continuing Debt Crisis w/ C. Derick Varn EXTENDED PREVIEW
51:27Part two of Sean and Varn's extended discussion on sovereign debt ! This time we dive into the pre-history of of the present moment, how the New York City fiscal crisis of 1974-75 and subsequent banker's coup presaged a new 'post-industrial' and financialized regime of accumulation often called neoliberalism. And if debt crises are a signal of the rise of a new political-economic order, what sort of world does the current crisis presage? For the full episode, a tons more bonus content and access to our Discord server, become a subscriber today at www.patreon.com/theantifada
Ep 192 - Quietly Quitting Brandon
50:38Full episode here An episode for an audience of one: DB. We give him a roadmap to Bonapartism, then discuss the coming recession, US train strike, strike wave in the UK, and, in the full episode available for patrons at patreon.com/theantifada, the phenomenon of Quiet Quitting. Show notes: Productivity crashing https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/us-productivity-drops-second-quarter-annual-decline-largest-ever-2022-08-09/ Inventories skyrocketing https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-18/end-of-us-splurge-bedevils-retailers-left-with-bloated-inventory Investment decline https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-02/amazon-closes-abandons-plans-for-dozens-of-us-warehouses Rail strike coming: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/09/02/rail-s02.html Starmer refuses to join pickets https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-31/uk-train-workers-to-strike-again-next-month-as-dispute-drags-on Quiet quitting: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/09/01/quiet-quitting-and-firing/ https://jacobin.com/2022/09/quiet-quitting-exploitation-work-bosses-austerity-falling-wages Song: Rodecaster Pro's Preloaded Generic Podcast Theme Song
On the Irish Question w/ Foreign Agent
8:13We continue our discussion with Nate Lavey and Michael McCanne of Novara Media's Foreign Agent podcast about the IRA's support in America, first about the stereotype of Irish cops, then about Friedrich Engels' derogatory treatment of Irish immigrants to the UK in his 1845 Condition of the Working class in England. Full episode for patrons at http://patreon.com/theantifada! please support the show :3
Ep 191 - How the Irish became Based w/ Foreign Agent
53:38Foreign Agent is a 6-part series from Novara Media that investigates the funding and support for the IRA in United States, a story of gun smuggling, bank robberies, homemade missiles and submarines, and the how the politics of Irish Americans shifted through history. Host Nate Lavey and producer Michael McCanne join us. Listen free at: https://novaramedia.com/category/audio/foreign-agent/ Song: Black 47 - Livin' in America
Diving into the Wreckage 6.1: Sovereign Debt Crisis w/ C. Derick Varn (EXTENDED PREVIEW)
54:01Sean and Varn return in the sixth episode of our Antifada/VarnVlog crossover project, covering the growing global debt crisis. Between the geopolitics of the dollar as reserve currency, the impact of quantitative easing and the pandemic stimulus, the recent Fed interest rate hike and all the potential upheaval coming down the pipe... this is going to be at least a three-parter so stay tuned! Full Episode! This is an extended preview, for the full episode become a patron today at www.patreon.com/theantifada