Fmr. The Michael Brooks Show crew Matt Lech & David Griscom work to cover & build a strong, popular, working-class rooted, no BS Socialist Left. With a special focus on the international struggle and Texas, the South, & the West. The weekly show is live on Youtube @ 7 Central with Griscom streams on Tuesday afternoon.
158 - #FreeAssange & Can The UAW Win The South? w/ The Valley Labor Report
1:06:14We are joined by our good friends at the Valley Labor Report, Jacob (@JacobM_AL), and Adam, who join us to talk about the UAW expansion into the South. Plus Matt & David on why the attack on free speech and Julian Assange.
157 - Tucker Carlson Putin Reaction With Russian Socialist Egor Kotkin
1:36:21Last week Tucker Carlson released a long-form interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. To give further perspective on the interview, the war in Ukraine, Russia, we are joined by Russian socialist Egor Kotkin (@EgorKotkin) to talk about it.
155 - Biden's Border Bungle, Nikki Haley's Pathetic Past, & CIO History
1:42:13First up David Griscom & Matt Lech talk about the border, Biden's waffling, and Greg Abbott's advantage. Then we are joined by Branko Marcetic (@BMarchetich) of Jacobin magazine to talk about his piece on Nikki Haley: https://jacobin.com/2024/01/nikki-haley-south-carolina-scandal-mismanagement Last up we are joined by Benjamin Fong, associate director of the Center for Work & Democracy at Arizona State University, and of Damage Magazine to talk about his new podcast Organize The Unorganized, a radical investigation into the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Check out the podcast here on Jacobin Radio: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jacobin-radio/id791564318 Benjamin Fong's book on drugs in 21st-century America Quick Fixes is available here: https://www.versobooks.com/products/2981-quick-fixes Subscribe to Damage Magazine: https://damagemag.com/issues/issue-1-building-big-things/
BONUS - Griscom Stream - Greg Abbott, Texas Vs Biden
44:14Hey friends this is raw audio from this week's Griscom Stream, figured there might be interest in what is going on in Texas. Please consider supporting the show at patreon.com/leftreckoning Also we are doing a sale on merch, get free shipping with code RIDEON - leftreckoning.com/store
154 - Houthi Rebels & General Strike? w/ Séamus Malekafzali
1:12:14Get the postgame and Sunday member shows at patreon.com/leftreckoning Matt & David look at Shawn Fain's call for a general strike, and how contrary to many calls from the online left, this one is for real. Then we are joined by journalist and writer Séamus Malekafzali (@Seamus_Malek) to talk about Yemen, the Houthis, and the assault on Gaza by Israel. https://www.seamus-malekafzali.com/
153 - Marianne Williamson On Democracy + South Africa's Claim Against Israel
1:12:27Hey friends, David & Matt are back at it. This week we had an interview with Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson who talked to us about a just transition, Gaza, and the Democratic Party Primary. https://marianne2024.com/
152 - Trump's Illegal Voting Fantasy, German Farmer Protest + The US Left & Asian Americans ft. Sudip Bhattacharya
1:37:35Become patrons and get the bonus shows at patreon.com/leftreckoning ! We are joined by writer and PHD candidate Sudip Bhattacharya (@resistrun) to talk about Asian Americans and the US left. Plus an update on the German farmer protests. Check out Sudip's work here: https://hardcrackers.com/socialism-or-suburbia/ https://progressive.org/latest/saving-chinatown-bhattacharya-300523/