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German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist and journalist

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Beyond The Horizon
A Look Back: Judge Krista Marx

Beyond The Horizon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 31:05


In this look back episode...The justice system is broken. We see it on a daily basis and then in a case like this it becomes magnified.Judge Krista Marx, the judge overseeing the hearing to unseal grand jury records in the original arrest of Epstein happens to have ties to the major players in her case and those ties are significant.(Commercial at 22:44)To contact me:bobbycapucci@protonmail.comSource:https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article243320521.html

WDR 2 Das Thema
Missbrauch: Erschütterung und Ruf nach Konsequenzen

WDR 2 Das Thema

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 3:35


Erschütterung, Genugtuung, Zweifel an der Institution der Katholischen Kirche und Ruf nach Konsequenzen. Die Veröffentlichung des Gutachtens zu sexualisierter Gewalt an Kindern im Erzbistum München und Freising sorgt für heftige Reaktionen. Es belastet hochrangige Kirchenfunktionäre schwer - darunter auch den emeritierten Papst Benedikt XVI. und Kardinal Marx.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.20.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 59:57


Magnesium is essential for the immune system, including in the fight against cancer University of Basel (Switzerland), January 19, 2022 Previous studies have shown that cancerous growths spread faster in the bodies of mice when the animals received a low-magnesium diet – and that their defense against flu viruses was also impaired. However, there has so far been little research into how exactly this mineral affects the immune system. Now, researchers have discovered that T cells can eliminate abnormal or infected cells efficiently only in a magnesium-rich environment. Specifically, magnesium is important for the function of a T cell surface protein called LFA-1. (NEXT) More lycopene linked to longer lives for people with metabolic syndrome University of Nebraska Medical Center, January 16, 2022 Higher blood levels of lycopene may reduce the risk of mortality in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Lycopene is an antioxidant that is present in red- and pink-colored fruits and vegetables. As well as being used as a food coloring, it is also used in supplements and functional foods and beverages. New data published in Nutrition Research suggests that higher serum levels of lycopene were associated with greater survival times for people with metabolic syndrome, compared to low serum levels. (NEXT) Too much sugar during adolescence may alter brain's reward circuits European Journal of Neuroscience, January 19, 2022 A new study in rats may provide significant insights into the long-term impacts of over-consumption of sugary foods during adolescence. The study shows that the enjoyment of such foods later in adulthood is reduced in those who over-consumed early in life. Investigators found that this decrease in reward relates to reduced activity in one of the key hubs of the brain's reward circuitry, called the nucleus accumbens. Such long-lasting alterations could have important implications for reward-related disorders such as substance abuse or eating disorders. (NEXT) Unveiled the epigenetic mechanism by which vitamin D modulates the tolerance of the immune system Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (Germany), January 19, 2022 In autoimmunity, the mechanisms that guarantee that our defense system does not attack our own body - tolerance to oneself - does not work properly. Multiple sclerosis, which affects one in every 1,000 people in Spain, is a serious autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath of some types of neurons, causing progressive neurological disability. Dr. Esteban Ballestar, leader of the Epigenetics and immune diseases group at the Josep Carrreras Leukaemia Research Institute, and Dr. Eva Martínez-Cáceres, leader of the Immunopathology group at the IGTP-Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, have recently published in the prestigious journal Cell Reports the mechanism by which vitamin D activates the tolerance program of dendritic cells. (NEXT) Study links poor sleep in seniors to more severe arteriosclerosis University of Toronto, January 19, 2022 Poor sleep quality in older people is associated with more severe arteriosclerosis in the brain as well as a greater burden of oxygen-starved tissue (infarcts) in the brain, both of which can contribute to the risk of stroke and cognitive impairment, according to the newest findings reported in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke. The relationship between cardiovascular disease and so-called "fragmented" sleep has been studied in the past, but this is the first study to look specifically for an association between sleep fragmentation and detailed microscopic measures of blood vessel damage and infarcts in autopsied brain tissue from the same individuals. Fragmented sleep occurs when sleep is interrupted by repeated awakenings or arousals. In this study, sleep was disrupted on average almost seven times per hour. Researchers found that greater sleep fragmentation was associated with 27 percent higher odds of having severe arteriosclerosis. Moreover, for each additional two arousals during one hour of sleep, researchers reported a 30 percent increase in the odds that subjects had visible signs of oxygen deprivation in their brain. (OTHER NEWS) America's New Class War Chris Hedges, January 18, 2022 There is one last hope for the United States. It does not lie in the ballot box. It lies in the union organizing and strikes by workers at Amazon, Starbucks, Uber, Lyft, John Deere, Kellogg, the Special Metals plant in Huntington, West Virginia, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the Northwest Carpenters Union, Kroger, teachers in Chicago, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona, fast-food workers, hundreds of nurses in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Organized workers, often defying their timid union leadership, are on the march across the United States. Over four million workers, about 3% of the work force, mostly from accommodation and food services, healthcare and social assistance, transportation, housing, and utilities have walked away from jobs, rejecting poor pay along with punishing and risky working conditions. There is a growing consensus – 68% in a recent Gallup poll with that number climbing to 77% of those between the ages of 18 and 34 – that the only way left to alter the balance of power and force concessions from the ruling capitalist class is to mobilize and strike, although only 9% of the U.S. work force is unionized. Forget the woke Democrats. This is a class war. The Democratic Party will not push through the kind of radical New Deal reforms that in the 1930s staved off fascism and communism. Its empty political theater, which stretches back to the Clinton administration, was on full display in Atlanta when Biden called for revoking the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, knowing that his chances of success are zero. Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, along with several of the state's voting rights groups, boycotted the event in a very public rebuke. They were acutely aware of Biden's cynical ploy. When the Democrats were in the minority, they clung to the filibuster like a life raft. Then Sen. Barack Obama, along with other Democrats, campaigned for it to remain in place. And a few days ago, the Democratic leadership employed the filibuster to block legislation proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz. The Democrats have been full partners in the dismantling of our democracy, refusing to banish dark and corporate money from the electoral process and governing, as Obama did, through presidential executive actions, agency “guidance,” notices and other regulatory dark matter that bypass Congress. The Democrats, who helped launch and perpetuate our endless wars, were also co-architects of trade deals such as NAFTA, expanded surveillance of citizens, militarized police, the largest prison system in the world and a raft of anti-terrorism laws such as Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) that abolish nearly all rights, including due process and attorney-client privilege, to allow suspects to be convicted and imprisoned with secret evidence they and their lawyers are not permitted to see. The squandering of staggering resources to the military — $777.7 billion a year — passed in the Senate with an 89-10 vote and in the House of Representatives with a 363-70 vote, coupled with the $80 billion spent annually on the intelligence agencies has made the military and the intelligence services, many run by private contractors such as Booz Allen Hamilton, nearly omnipotent. The Democrats long ago walked out on workers and unions. The Democratic governor of Maine, Janet Mills, for example, killed a bill a few days ago that would have allowed farm workers in the state to unionize. On all the major structural issues there is no difference between the Republicans and the Democrats. The longer the Democratic Party does not deliver real reforms to ameliorate the economic hardship, exacerbated by soaring inflation rates, the more it feeds the frustration of many of its supporters, widespread apathy (there are 80 million eligible voters, a third of the electorate, who do not cast ballots) and the hatred of the “liberal” elites stoked by Donald Trump's cultish Republican Party. Its signature infrastructure package, Build Back Better, when you read the fine print, is yet another infusion of billions of government money into corporate bank accounts. This should not surprise anyone, given who funds and controls the Democratic Party. The rapacious pillage by the elites, many of whom bankroll the Democratic Party, has accelerated since the financial crash of 2008 and the pandemic. Wall Street banks recorded record profits for 2021. As the Financial Times noted, they milked the underwriting fees from Fed-based borrowing and profited from mergers and acquisitions. They have pumped their profits, fueled by roughly $5 trillion in Fed spending since the beginning of the pandemic, as Matt Taibbi points out, into massive pay bonuses and stock buybacks. “The bulk of this new wealth—most—is being converted into compensation for a handful of executives,” Taibbi writes. “Buybacks have also been rampant in defense, pharmaceuticals, and oil & gas, all of which also just finished their second straight year of record, skyrocketing profits. We're now up to about 745 billionaires in the U.S., who've collectively seen their net worth grow about $2.1 trillion to $5 trillion since March 2020, with almost all that wealth increase tied to the Fed's ballooning balance sheet.” Kroger is typical. The corporation, which operates some 2,800 stores under different brands, including Baker's, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry's, Gerbes, Jay C Food Store, King Soopers, Mariano's, Metro Market, Pay-Less Super Markets, Pick'n Save, QFC, Ralphs, Ruler and Smith's Food and Drug, earned $4.1 billion in profits in 2020. By the end of the third quarter of 2021, it had $2.28 billion in cash, an increase of $399 million in the first quarter of 2020. Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen made over $22 million, nearly doubling the $12 million he made in 2018. This is over 900 times the salary of the average Kroger worker. Kroger in the first three quarters of 2021 also spent an estimated $1.3 billion on stock buybacks. Class struggle defines most of human history. Marx got this right. It is not a new story. The rich, throughout history, have found ways to subjugate and re-subjugate the masses. And the masses, throughout history, have cyclically awoken to throw off their chains. (NEXT) Was Peter Daszak Working For The Central Intelligence Agency? Kanekoa, January 18, 2022 “We found other coronaviruses in bats, a whole host of them, some of them looked very similar to SARS. So we sequenced the spike protein: the protein that attaches to cells. Then we… Well, I didn't do this work, but my colleagues in China did the work. You create pseudo particles, you insert the spike proteins from those viruses, see if they bind to human cells. At each step of this, you move closer and closer to this virus could really become pathogenic in people. You end up with a small number of viruses that really do look like killers." This statement was said by EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak at a 2016 forum discussing “emerging infectious diseases and the next pandemic”. Daszak, who received more than $118 million in grants and contracts from federal agencies, including $53 million from USAID, $42 million from DOD, and $15 million from HHS, appeared to boast about the manipulation of “killer” SARS-like coronaviruses carried out by his “colleagues in China” at the now infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology. According to investigative research done by independent-journalist Sam Husseini and The Intercept, much of the money awarded to EcoHealth Alliance did not focus on health or ecology, but rather on biowarfare, bioterrorism, and other dangerous uses of deadly pathogens. EcoHealth Alliance received the majority of its funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a State Department subsidiary that serves as a frequent cover for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Their second largest source of funding was from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), which is a branch of the Department of Defense (DOD) which states it is tasked to “counter and deter weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks.” The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a long history of acting as a contract vehicle for various CIA covert activities. With an annual budget of over $27 billion and operations in over 100 countries, one former USAID director, John Gilligan, once admitted it was “infiltrated from top to bottom with CIA people.” Gilligan explained that “the idea was to plant operatives in every kind of activity we had overseas; government, volunteer, religious, every kind.” From 2009 to 2019, USAID partnered with EcoHealth Alliance on their PREDICT program which identified over 1,200 new viruses, including over 160 coronavirus strains; trained roughly 5,000 people around the world to identify new diseases; and improved or developed 60 research laboratories. What better way for the CIA to collect intelligence on the world's biological warfare capabilities? Dr. Andrew Huff received his Ph.D. in Environmental Health specializing in emerging diseases before becoming an Associate Vice President at EcoHealth Alliance, where he developed novel methods of bio-surveillance, data analytics, and visualization for disease detection. On January 12, 2022, Dr. Andrew Huff issued a public statement (on Twitter) in which he claimed, Peter Daszak, the President of EcoHealth Alliance, told him that he was working for the CIA. Dr. Huff continued, “…I wouldn't be surprised if the CIA / IC community orchestrated the COVID coverup acting as an intermediary between Fauci, Collins, Daszak, Baric, and many others. At best, it was the biggest criminal conspiracy in US history by bureaucrats or political appointees.” In February 2020, Daszak told University of North Carolina coronavirus researcher Dr. Ralph Baric that they should not sign the statement condemning the lab-leak theory so that it seems more independent and credible. “You, me and him should not sign this statement, so it has some distance from us and therefore doesn't work in a counterproductive way,” Daszak wrote. More unredacted emails have revealed that while these scientists held the private belief that the lab release was the most likely scenario, they still worked to seed the natural origin narrative for the public through the papers published in Nature Medicineand The Lancet. If Dr. Andrew Huff is telling the truth, Fauci, Collins, and Daszak might be covering up the lab origin not only for themselves, but also for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Government.

BreakerCulture Podcast
This PSA Group Sub owes $1,000,000!? -- The Great Hobby Reset Continues

BreakerCulture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 16:53


The last 7 days have been BRUTAL for negative hobby news. The PSA issue with MARX cards is going to be one to watch. I really hope you aren't one of the customers waiting on their card. Watch YouTube Version: https://youtu.be/9MiD22DkA9E @CardCollector2 handled superbly. Watch his video: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CY9c-LfqPra/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Bench Clear Media Production Check out Bench Clear at: http://www.benchclear.us

Inside The Vatican
Update: German abuse report faults Pope Benedict, Cardinal Marx

Inside The Vatican

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 3:25


A long-awaited report on how sexual abuse cases were handled in the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising between 1945 and 2019, was released today, and it accuses both Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Reinhard Marx, one of Pope Francis' top advisers, of mishandling abuse cases. The report looks back at abuse cases spanning more than 70 years, which includes Pope Emeritus Benedict's five-year tenure as archbishop of the diocese. The lawyers accuse Benedict of mishandling four abuse cases, saying that he allowed two priests who were criminally prosecuted for abuse to continue working as priests, and that no action was taken against them under church law. Pope Emeritus Benedict denies all allegations of wrongdoing. His personal secretary responded to questions from journalists today, saying Benedict would “examine the text with the necessary attention.” Cardinal Marx, the current archbishop of Munich and Freising, is also accused of mishandling two cases of sexual abuse. He was not present at  the presentation of the document, but said he watched the livestream. In a statement a few hours later, Cardinal Marx asked for forgiveness and said that while the report is important for coming to terms with the past, the priority should be on care for the victims. He said that the diocese would carefully study the report and discern a way forward. A Vatican spokesman told journalists today that the Vatican would study the almost 1,900-page report, which detailed the cases of 497 victims and 235 abusers. The spokesman said “The Holy See believes it has an obligation to give serious attention to the document” and reiterated the Vatican's sense of shame and remorse for the abuse of minors by clerics and its commitment to ensuring safe environments for young people. Read more: Vatican to study German abuse report that faults Pope Benedict Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

WDR 2 Das Thema
Missbrauch: Fast 500 Opfer im Erzbistum München

WDR 2 Das Thema

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 3:34


497 Opfer, 235 mutmaßliche Täter - darunter 173 Priester: Ein neues Gutachten zu sexualisierter Gewalt im Erzbistum München und Freising belastet hochrangige Kirchenfunktionäre schwer - darunter auch den emeritierten Papst Benedikt XVI. und Kardinal Marx. Das Gutachten untersuchte Missbrauchsfälle aus den Jahren 1945 bis 2019.

hr-iNFO Aktuell
Münchner Missbrauchsgutachten: Papst Benedikt und Erzbischof Marx in der Kritik

hr-iNFO Aktuell

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 4:00


497 Opfer, 235 Täter und ein mangelnder Aufklärungswillen: Das Gutachten zum Missbrauch im Erzbistum München belastet hochrangige Kirchenfunktionäre schwer - darunter auch den emeritierten Papst Benedikt und Kardinal Marx.

Upstream
A People's Guide to Capitalism with Hadas Thier (In Conversation)

Upstream

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 58:02


Why do so many of us often feel like shit when we leave work? Where does that ambient feeling of alienation come from? That nagging sense that we've somehow been taken advantage of? That subtle anger — or sometimes even outright hatred — many of us feel towards our supervisors, our managers, our bosses? And why — despite devoting the majority of our waking hours to "making a living" — does it still feel like we're always one emergency away from financial ruin? A lot of people these days are starting to seriously question the political-economic system we live under. And if you're someone who listens to this podcast, you're probably already well aware of the faults and, really, the horrors of this system that we're all imprisoned in: capitalism. Although it's relatively easy to critique capitalism through our lived experiences of it, it's not always as easy to frame those critiques and those nagging feelings into economic language or a political framing. Canonical texts like Marx's Capital can be fairly opaque and inaccessible, and oftentimes, even among those who study it, capitalism can be difficult to pin down. What is it, exactly? What is it not? And what precisely is that thing that we often think of as its opposition: socialism? In this Conversation, we've brought on someone who can explain all of that. Hadas Thier is the author of "A People's Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics," published by Haymarket Books. In this Conversation, Hadas Thier will help us break down capitalism into its most fundamental components — and not in an overly technical way, but in a manner that situates it within historical and modern day events and processes — and which hopefully provides you with a pretty comprehensive and compelling explanation as to why we're all feeling so exploited, alienated, and imprisoned in this oppressive and life-denying set of operating principles and beliefs we know as capitalism. Upstream theme music was composed by Robert Raymond. Support for this episode was provided by the Guerrilla Foundation and by listeners like you. Upstream is a labor of love — we couldn't keep this project going without the generosity of our listeners and fans. Please consider chipping in a one-time or recurring donation at www.upstreampodcast.org/support Also, if your organization wants to sponsor one of our upcoming episodes, we have a number of sponsorship packages available. Find out more at upstreampodcast.org/sponsorship For more from Upstream, visit www.upstreampodcast.org and follow us on social media: twitter.com/UpstreamPodcast Instagram.com/upstreampodcast You can also subscribe to us on Apple Podcast and Spotify: Apple Podcast: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/upst…am/id1082594532 Spotify: spoti.fi/2AryXHs

The Final Straw Radio
Exile, World Systems Analysis and Anarchism with Andrej Grubačić

The Final Straw Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 101:03


Andrej Grubačić is a former teacher at the University of Rojava, founding Chair of Anthropology and Social Change at the California Institute of Integral Studies, author of books such as Don't Mourn, Balkanize!, co-authored Wobblies and Zapatistas with Staughton Lynd and most recently the co-author of Living At The Edges of Capitalism: Adventures In Exile and Mutual Aid with Dennis O'Hearn. Andrej is also the editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research as well as the Kairos imprint at PM Press. For the hour we speak about anarchism, the Yugoslav experiment, exile, World-Systems Analysis, Rojava, his friend David Graeber and other topics. Transcript PDF (Unimposed) – pending Zine (Impopsed PDF) – pending A couple of Grubačić pieces found online referenced: Anarchism, Or The Revolutionary Movement of the Twenty-First Century (Graeber & Grubačić) Don't Mourn, Balkanize! is on The Anarchist Library as a PDF Some further reading suggestions include (more references in upcoming transcript): Daniel Guérin (French, Gay, Libertarian socialist): Balkan Federalism on wikipedia The Living Theatre anarchistic theater group out of NYC (Movement of the Free Spirit by Raoul Vaneigem, out of print but still on AK Press website) The Age of Globalization (pdf) by Benedict Anderson, the updated edition of Under Three Flags: Anarchism and the Anti-Colonial Imagination. Published by Verso, but seems out of print Sho Konishi, Anarchist Modernity: Cooperatism and Japanese-Russian Intellectual Relations in Modern Japan Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914 Marx's correspondence with Vera Zasulich shows his development towards Libertarianism near the end of his life: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1881/zasulich/index.htm Jason W. Moore (Capitalist World Ecology proposition): ECOLOGY, CAPITAL, AND THE NATURE OF OUR TIMES: ACCUMULATION & CRISIS IN THE CAPITALIST WORLD-ECOLOGY Announcement Anti-Repression in Asheville As a follow up to the episode we did about protests against the homeless sweeps by the city of Asheville, the Asheville Police appears to be serving arrest warrants to people for charges like felony dumping and aiding & abetting felony dumping in relation to the Aston Park protests on Christmas, when the Asheville police arrested multiple journalists from the Asheville Blade as well as others present in the park prior to cufew. If you think this is bullshit and want to help, consider a donation to the Blue Ridge ABC bail & legal defense fund via their venmo, @BlueRidgeABC. You can also send funds to any of The Final Straw's accounts, found at TFSR.WTF/Support, and mention ABC Bail in the comments.

Kultur heute Beiträge - Deutschlandfunk
Tragisch, komisch, gut: Theaterwissenschaftler Marx zum 400. Moliére-Geburtstag

Kultur heute Beiträge - Deutschlandfunk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 5:34


Drost, Maschawww.deutschlandfunk.de, Kultur heuteDirekter Link zur Audiodatei

Millennials Are Killing Capitalism
Martin Luther King Jr: Dialectics, Materialism, and the Black Radical Critique of Racial Capitalism with Andrew J. Douglas and Jared A. Loggins

Millennials Are Killing Capitalism

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 104:20


In this episode we interview Andrew J. Douglas and Jared A. Loggins to discuss their recently published book, Prophet of Discontent: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Critique of Racial Capitalism.  Andrew Douglas is a professor of political science and a faculty affiliate in Africana studies and international comparative labor studies at Morehouse College. Douglas is also the author of In the Spirit of Critique: Thinking Politically in the Dialectical Tradition and W.E.B. Du Bois and the Critique of Competitive Society.  Jared Loggins is a visiting assistant professor of Black Studies and political science at Amherst College We talk to Jared and Andrew about the mutually informing theoretical legacies of Martin Luther King Jr and Cedric Robinson. Loggins and Douglas share their insights on Robinson's theoretical work around racial capitalism, the Black Radical Tradition, and leadership and examine some of King's most potent radical critiques in dialogue with these concepts. We also ask about King's legacy as a dialectical thinker, and the authors share their insights on King's critiques around the materialistic nature of the capitalist system in dialogue with Marx's critique of commodity fetishism.  Douglas and Loggins also engage King's thinking around guaranteed basic income, the welfare state, and building and learning through communal struggle. They also explore King's thought around riots, the organized abandonment coinciding with deindustrialization, and the ways his thinking anticipates the neoliberal turn that comes after his assassination. Finally they share thoughts on King's anti-imperialism and their own thinking around rebuilding a Black radical counter public, and building the types of formations and institutions that can resist the patterns of capture and cooptation that continue to plague Black movements and Black thought in the 21st Century. You can read a free online copy of their book Prophet of Discontent: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Critique of Racial Capitalism or purchase a paperback copy. We'll include links to it in the show notes.  And it's a new year and we really need folks' continued support to sustain this podcast. So if you appreciate what we do, please chip into support our efforts here. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month at patreon.com/millennialsarekillingcapitalism. 

Diwan - Das Büchermagazin
Irene Dische und ihr Roman "Die militante Madonna"

Diwan - Das Büchermagazin

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 52:33


Die Schriftstellerin erzählt von Chevalier d'Eon - und damit von einer turbulenten Lebensgeschichte aus dem Zeitalter der Aufklärung. Außerdem: Yaa Gyasis Roman "Ein erhabenes Königreich" / Volker Leppins Geschichte der christlichen Mystik, Herfried Münklers Buch "Marx, Wagner, Nietzsche" / Albert Ostermaiers Gedichtband "Teer" / Hörbuch der Woche / Diwan-Rätsel

Das Interview von MDR AKTUELL
DIVI-Präsident Marx: Mehrzahl der Intensivpatienten ungeimpft

Das Interview von MDR AKTUELL

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 4:53


Seit Mitte Dezember wird der Impfstatus der Covid-Intensivpatienten erfasst. Die Daten zeigen: Fast zwei Drittel waren ungeimpft. Der Präsident der deutschen Intensivmediziner-Vereinigung DIVI, Marx, erklärt die Details.

Liberation Audio
What is alienation? The development and legacy of Marx's early theory

Liberation Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 17:20


Editorial Collective Note: This is a new introduction to alienation that replaces our earlier introduction written in 2006. It's part of our renovation and expansion of our “Fundamentals of Marxism” series and other articles on Marxist theory and the class struggle. Offering a brief introduction to Marx's theory of alienation is not a straightforward task. This is due, in part, to conflicting interpretations of key aspects of Marx's project directly related to alienation, the timing of the publication of Marx's early manuscripts where the theory is articulated, and the political contexts in which it was taken up. Central to any theory of alienation are questions of the nature of existence, which are often posed this way: Is there a natural or timeless essence from which the human could be alienated? While this question has preoccupied many academics, our most important task is to consider the impact of debates around alienation on our practical, day-to-day organizing. In this article, we introduce Marx's writing on alienation as they appear in the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, before discussing the historical context of their publication. We then chart the development of Marx's thought from the manuscripts to his later work that is grounded in dialectical and historical materialism. Marx's early works conceive “human nature” as an essential and ahistorical condition from which capital alienates workers, while, as we show, his later work focuses on capital's process of abstraction and conceives of the human as a process of production, and therefore as dynamic and contingent on the mode of production. Read the full article: https://www.liberationschool.org/13-what-is-alienation-html/

The Regrettable Century
No Royal Road- As Old Worlds End and New Ones Begin: Part III (With C. Derick Varn)

The Regrettable Century

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 61:10


Welcome to the third episode of a new collaborative series with Varn Vlog and the Regrettable Century, where we will be talking about history, historiography, social technologies, relations of production, modes of production, and most importantly, transitions.In this episode, we continue talking about the other transition, the transition to the feudal mode of production.Chris Wickham, THE OTHER TRANSITION: FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD TO FEUDALISM, Past & Present, Volume 103, Issue 1, May 1984, Pages 3–36https://www.patreon.com/varnvlogSupport the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)

New Left Radio
What Is To Be Done - Interview w/ Slavoj Žižek

New Left Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 54:45


Fan of the show? https://www.patreon.com/newleftradio (Support us on Patreon)! World renowned leftist philosopher Slavoj Žižek joins for a sweeping and wide ranging conversation on the urgency of this moment as we struggle through COVID-19 while trying to cling to failed paradigms. In a world where the status quo realizes that the old way must give way to the new, there is little action being taken to transition to what Žižek calls the “communism of necessity”. How can the left win in the face of a century of losses? How do we battle against the losses of the working class to the politics of the right? What is to be done? About his new book Heaven In Disorder As we emerge (though perhaps only temporarily) from the pandemic, other crises move center stage: outrageous inequality, climate disaster, desperate refugees, mounting tensions of a new cold war. The abiding motif of our time is relentless chaos. Acknowledging the possibilities for new beginnings at such moments, Mao Zedong famously proclaimed “There is great disorder under heaven; the situation is excellent.” The contemporary relevance of Mao's observation depends on whether today's catastrophes can be a catalyst for progress or have passed over into something terrible and irretrievable. Perhaps the disorder is no longer under, but in heaven itself. Characteristically rich in paradoxes and reversals that entertain as well as illuminate, Slavoj Žižek's new book treats with equal analytical depth the lessons of Rammstein and Corbyn, Morales and Orwell, Lenin and Christ. It excavates universal truths from local political sites across Palestine and Chile, France and Kurdistan, and beyond. Heaven In Disorder looks with fervid dispassion at the fracturing of the Left, the empty promises of liberal democracy, and the tepid compromises offered by the powerful. From the ashes of these failures, Žižek asserts the need for international solidarity, economic transformation, and—above all—an urgent, “wartime” communism. https://www.orbooks.com/catalog/heaven-in-disorder/ (Buy the book here) About Slavoj Žižek Slavoj Žižek (b. 1949) is a Slovenian-born philosopher and psychoanalyst. He is a professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School / EGS, a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, and founder and president of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana. Aside from these appointments, Žižek tirelessly gives lectures around the globe and is often described as “the Elvis of cultural theory”. Although, more seriously, as British critical theorist Terry Eagleton confers, Žižek is the “most formidably brilliant” theorist to have emerged from Europe in decades. Many, in fact, now consider Žižek to be “the most dangerous philosopher in the West.” He grew up in in Ljubljana, Slovenia, which at the time was part of the former Yugoslavia. The regime's more permissive, albeit “pernicious,” policies allowed for Žižek's exposure to Western theory and culture, in particular film, English detective novels, German Idealism, French structuralism, and Jacques Lacan. Studying at the University of Ljubljana, he completed his master's degree in philosophy in 1975 with a thesis on French structuralism and his Doctoral degree in philosophy in 1981 with a dissertation on German Idealism. He then went to Paris, along with Mladen Dolar, to study Lacan under Jacques Alain-Miller (Lacan's son-in-law and disciple). During this time in Paris, from 1981–85, Žižek completed another dissertation on the work of Hegel, Marx, and Kripke through a Lacanian lens. After his return to Slovenia, he became more politically active writing for , a weekly newspaper, co-founding the Slovenian Liberal Demorcratic Party, and running for one of four seats that comprised the collective Slovenian presidency... Support this podcast

CrossPolitic Studios
The Theology Pugcast: Shooting Rousseau Twice … and Clubbing Him with the Gun

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 62:17


Glenn has been the subject of memes about his attitude toward Rousseau. In this episode, he explains why, focused on three areas: Rousseau as the root of Carl Trueman's Psychological Man; his attitudes toward education and women; and his political theory, its influence on Marx, and the death toll that came from implementing it. Tom […]

Social Discipline
SD26 - con Mario Aguiriano y Kolitza - Comunismo y Crisis

Social Discipline

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 73:44


Arrancamos un nuevo año con Mario Aguiriano(del podcast Café Marx) y Kolitza. Hablamos sobre la crisis, el comunismo, la pandemia, Marx, las limitaciones de la sociodemocracia y una presentación breve del movimiento GKS (gazte koordinadora sozialista). Música de J.Martina, Harrga y Mattin

Yes Indie'd Pod
Thryn & Adam of Furtive Shambles

Yes Indie'd Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 50:52


Marx interviews Thryn & Adam of Furtive Shambles about small weird games, the actual play podcast These Flimsy Rituals, and about their forthcoming PbtA game Ryne.This week's sponsor is Tony Vasinda of Plus One Exp, whose game Through The Void is Itchfunding now!Yes Indie'd Pod on TwitterYes Indie'd Pod websiteYes Indie'd Pod PatreonDonate via Ko-Fi Furtive Shambles official websiteAdam on Twitter / Thairyn on TwitterThese Flimsy Rituals official websiteFurtive Shambles on ItchioFederico Sohns on TwitterAraukana Media on TwitterAraukana Media official websiteAll music derived from: be quiet from the album Sketches by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License • available from Free Music ArchiveSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/yesindiedpod)

The Theology Pugcast
Shooting Rousseau Twice … and Clubbing Him with the Gun

The Theology Pugcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 62:17


Glenn has been the subject of memes about his attitude toward Rousseau. In this episode, he explains why, focused on three areas: Rousseau as the root of Carl Trueman's Psychological Man; his attitudes toward education and women; and his political theory, its influence on Marx, and the death toll that came from implementing it. Tom and Chris add their own observations and analysis along the way. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-theology-pugcast/support

8.30 franceinfo:
Une nouvelle Saint-Sylvestre avec le Covid-19, le contrôle du pass sanitaire... Le 8h30 franceinfo de Thierry Marx

8.30 franceinfo:

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 27:04


durée : 00:27:04 - 8h30 franceinfo - Le chef exécutif et directeur du Mandarin Oriental à Paris était l'invité du 8h30 franceinfo vendredi.

SciFiPulse Radio
SFP-NOW & GenreTainment Take a Look at the Best TV and Films of 2021

SciFiPulse Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 110:41


2021 was a great year for television and movies and gave us much to discuss. So much so that SFP-NOW and Genretainment once again decided to cross the streams and discuss some of our favorite TV and Movies of 2021. Hosts Ian Cullen, Marx & Julie Seaton Pyle are joined by Jeff Burns of Supergeeked Up and celebrated fantasy writer Katharine Dow to discuss many of the best Television shows and movies that we were all watching.The year that brought us Free Guy and Shang Chi also brought us a remake of Dune, which seemed to do fairly well with critics, but we also got Daniel Craig's final outing as 007. In regards to television. 2021 brought us a ton of content from Marvel, which kicked off at the start of the year with WandaVision and dramatically closed out the year with Hawkeye. Outside of Marvel, we also got the brilliant new Star Wars animated series 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch', which may or may not have a few plot threads that tie into The Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett. All of these movies and TV shows get discussed. So tune in and feel free to drop us a comment with what your best picks of the year were. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Yes Indie'd Pod
Kamala Kara discusses Friendship Effort Victory

Yes Indie'd Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 30:24


Marx interviews Kamala Kara about Friendship Effort Victory, a game based on shounen battle manga and anime.This week's sponsor is Alan Tucker, whose multiverse 5e setting The Eye of Everywhere is on Kickstarter now!Yes Indie'd Pod on TwitterYes Indie'd Pod websiteYes Indie'd Pod PatreonDonate via Ko-Fi Kamala Kara on TwitterNewsletter signup for Friendship Effort VictoryFriendship Effort Victory playtest blogAdam on Twitter / Thairyn on TwitterThese Flimsy Rituals official websiteFurtive Shambles on ItchioIntro music by Jemma Hooper • Outro music and interstitials from filmmusic.io • "Bit Quest" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) • License: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/yesindiedpod)

The Regrettable Century
No Ethical Technological Innovation Under Capitalism

The Regrettable Century

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 55:13


This week we further explore our critique of technology under capitalism. Chris was absent from the recording due to grad school reasons, so Jess led the charge on this one. We ultimately determine that technology is bad and the Luddites were right.The Rise of the Machineshttps://jacobinmag.com/2013/04/the-rise-of-the-machines  The Ideology Behind Technologyhttps://www.versobooks.com/blogs/3333-the-ideology-behind-technologyThe Case Against Naive Technocapitalist Optimismhttps://consilienceproject.org/the-case-against-naive-technocapitalist-optimism/Marx on Technologyhttps://andymerrifield.org/2019/09/29/marx-on-technology/ HYPER-REALITYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJg02ivYzSs&t=291s Music: Bathsheba- At the End of EverythingSupport the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)

Entendez-vous l'éco ?
Portraits de femmes économistes 2/3 : Rosa Luxemburg, économiste révolutionnaire

Entendez-vous l'éco ?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 58:48


durée : 00:58:48 - Entendez-vous l'éco ? - par : Tiphaine de Rocquigny - Rosa Luxemburg est avant tout connue pour son militantisme socialiste et communiste, mais elle a toujours souhaité, pour faire advenir la révolution, comprendre le mal capitaliste à la racine. D'où son apport important à l'économie, notamment avec son ouvrage de 1913, « L'accumulation du capital ». - invités : Mylène Gaulard Maître de conférences en sciences économiques à l'Université de Grenoble.; Guillaume Fondu Agrégé de philosophie et participant à la GEME (Grande Edition de Marx et Engels) en traduisant la correspondance de Marx et Engels

Future Histories
S02E10 - Aaron Benanav on Associational Socialism and Democratic Planning

Future Histories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 112:45


A world without scarcity is possible for everybody! Aaron Benanav shares his idea of how we could achieve this associational utopia, today. Collaborative Podcast Transcription: If you would like to support Future Histories by contributing to the collaborative transcription of episodes, please contact us at: transkription@futurehistories.today (German) Kollaborative Podcast-Transkription FAQ: shorturl.at/eL578 Shownotes Aaron Benanav's Website: https://www.aaronbenanav.com/ Aaron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/abenanav Benanav, Aaron. 2020. Automation and the Future of Work. London: Verso 2020: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3717-automation-and-the-future-of-work Benanav, Aaron. 2021. Automatisierung und die Zukunft der Arbeit. Berlin: Suhrkamp: https://www.suhrkamp.de/buch/aaron-benanav-automatisierung-und-die-zukunft-der-arbeit-t-9783518127704 Benanav, Aaron. 2020. How to Make a Pencil. Logic Magazine, 12 (Open Access): https://logicmag.io/commons/how-to-make-a-pencil/ Benanav, Aaron (2021). Service Work in the Pandemic Economy. International Labor and Working Class History, 99, 66–74 (Open Access): https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346189424_Service_Work_in_the_Pandemic_Economy Benanav, Aaron. (2020). A World Without Work? Dissent (New York), 67(4), 45–52 (Open Access): https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/a-world-without-work Titles, names and concepts mentioned in this episode: Neurath, Otto. (2005). Economic Plan and Calculation in Kind. In: Otto Neurath Economic Writings Selections 1904–1945 (pp. 405-465), Vienna Circle Collection, Dordrecht: Springer: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/1-4020-2274-3_14 UBI (Wiki): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_basic_income New Keynesianism (Wiki): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Keynesian_economics Pat Devine (Wiki): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Devine Fikret Adaman at the Istanbul Policy Center: https://ipc.sabanciuniv.edu/en/fikret-adaman-2da26a Adaman, F. and  Devine, P. (1996). "The Economic Calculation Debate: Lessons for Socialists", In: Cambridge Journal of Economics, 20, 523-537 (Open Access): https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5208068_The_Economic_Calculation_Debate_Lessons_for_Socialists Mariana Mazzucato: https://marianamazzucato.com/ Mechanism design (Wiki): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanism_design Hayek, F. A. 2011. “The Use of Knowledge in Society”. Mises Daily Articles (Open Access): https://mises.org/library/use-knowledge-society Hayek, F. A. 2005. "Economics and Knowledge". Mises Daily Articles (Open Access): https://mises.org/library/economics-and-knowledge Hayek, F. A. 1963. Collectivist Economic Planning. London: Routledge (Open Access): https://cdn.mises.org/Collectivist%20Economic%20Planning_2.pdf Peter Kropotkin (Wiki): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Kropotkin Friedrich Engels (WIki): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Engels Karl Marx (Wiki): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Marx Podcasts episodes with Aaron other than Future Histories: NovaraFM Podcast, "After the Robots: Aaron Benanav on Work, Automation, and Utopia": https://novaramedia.com/2020/12/18/after-the-robots-aaron-benanav-on-work-automation-and-utopia/ Tech Won't Save Us Podcast, "Jobs Suck, But Not Because of Automation ft. Aaron Benanav": https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jobs-suck-but-not-because-of-automation-w-aaron-benanav/id1507621076?i=1000497390727 Aufhebungabunga Podcast, "It's Not Robots, It's Capitalism ft. Aaron Benanav / Liz Pancotti": https://aufhebungabunga.podbean.com/e/149-its-not-robots-its-capitalism-ft-liz-pancotti-aaron-benanav/   Further Future Histories Episodes on related topics: S01E31/32 | Daniel E. Saros on Digital Socialism and the Abolition of Capital (pt. 1 & 2): https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e31-daniel-e-saros-on-digital-socialism-and-the-abolition-of-capital-part-1/; https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e32-daniel-e-saros-on-digital-socialism-and-the-abolition-of-capital-part-2/ S01E58 | Jasper Bernes on Planning and Anarchy: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e58-jasper-bernes-on-planning-and-anarchy/ S01E44/45 | Benjamin Bratton on Synthetic Catallaxies, Platforms of Platforms & Red Futurism (pt. 1 & 2): https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e44-benjamin-bratton-on-synthetic-catallaxies-platforms-of-platforms-red-futurism-part-1-2/; https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e45-benjamin-bratton-on-synthetic-catallaxies-platforms-of-platforms-red-futurism-part-2-2/ S01E16 | Richard Barbrook on Imaginary Futures: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e16-richard-barbrook-on-imaginary-futures/ (German) S01E18 | Simon Schaupp zu Kybernetik und radikaler Demokratie: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e18-simon-schaupp-zu-kybernetik-und-radikaler-demokratie/ (German) S01E19 | Jan Philipp Dapprich zu sozialistischer Planwirtschaft: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e19-jan-philipp-dapprich-zu-sozialistischer-planwirtschaft/ (German) S01E38 | Ulrike Herrmann zu kapitalistischer Planwirtschaft: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e38-ulrike-herrmann-zu-kapitalistischer-planwirtschaft/ (German) S01E39 | Jens Schröter zur Gesellschaft nach dem Geld: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e39-jens-schroeter-zur-gesellschaft-nach-dem-geld/ (German) S01E51 | Timo Daum zur unsichtbaren Hand des Plans: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e51-timo-daum-zur-unsichtbaren-hand-des-plans/ (German) S01E14 | Harald Welzer zu Kapitalismus, Planwirtschaft & liberaler Demokratie: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e14-interview-mit-harald-welzer-zu-kapitalismus-planwirtschaft-amp-liberaler-demokratie/ (German) S01E47 | Stefan Meretz zu Commonismus: https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e47-stefan-meretz-zu-commonismus/   If you like Future Histories, you can help with your support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/FutureHistories? Write me at office@futurehistories.today and join the discussion on Twitter (#FutureHistories): https://twitter.com/FutureHpodcast or on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/FutureHistories/ or on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfRFz38oh9RH73-pWcME6yw www.futurehistories.today   Episode Keywords: #FutureHistories, #Podcast, #AaronBenanav, #JanGroos, #Interview, #Automation, #AutomationAndTheFutureOfWork, #FullEmployment, #AWorldWithoutWork, #ServiceWorkInThePandemicEconomy, #UBS, #UBI, #UniversalBasicIncome, #UniversalBasicServices, #BGE, #BedingungslosesGrundeinkommen, #Arbeitspolitik, #Planwirtschaft, #Society, #Democracy, #Communism, #Planarchy, #SocialistCalculationDebate, #Hayek, #Marx, #KarlMarx, #PlanningDebate, #DigitalSocialism, #Socialism, #PlannedEconomy, #AssociationalSocialism,#DemocraticPlanning

Le 5/7
Le Père Noël - Thierry Marx

Le 5/7

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 120:09


durée : 02:00:09 - Le 5/7 - Notre homme Déjà Debout va faire le tour du monde en 24h, c'est le Père Noël ! Et à 6h20, on parle du "bon" avec le cuisinier Thierry Marx.

Les interviews d'Inter
Thierry Marx : " Pour s'adresser aux mangeurs, il faut leur parler de l'univers de la gastronomie"

Les interviews d'Inter

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 8:33


durée : 00:08:33 - L'invité de 6h20 - par : Mathilde MUNOS - Le chef Thierry Marx sort le premier numéro de son magazine “Bon”, un trimestriel sur l'alimentation.

Millennials Are Killing Capitalism
"Capitalism Generates Death Worlds" - On Necrocapitalism with Alyson Escalante, J. Moufawad Paul, and Devin Zane Shaw

Millennials Are Killing Capitalism

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 75:52


In this episode we speak to three of the contributors to On Necrocapitalism: A Plague Journal, which is available from Kersplebedeb and you can find that at leftwingbooks.net.  On Necrocapitalism was collectively authored by a writing group known as M.I. Asma which included J. Moufawad-Paul, Devin Zane Shaw, Mateo Andante, Johannah May Black, Alyson Escalante, and D.W. Fairlane. In this conversation we speak with Alyson Escalante, J. Moufawad Paul and Devin Zane Shaw.  The authors introduce themselves in a little more detail in the episode, but Alyson Escalante you probably know as the co-host of Red Menace Podcast and J. Moufawad Paul and Devin Zane Shaw have both written multiple books.  First written in blog form, On Necrocapitalism was written through weekly entries throughout the first year of the pandemic.  The authors approached the pandemic as an occasion to think capitalism according to what it always has been, what the pandemic reveals about its current ideological deployment, and how we can think about a communist alternative in the face of exterminism. As we deal with the omicron surge and in the US as we deal with dimensions of capitalism that have only continued to become more necrotic after the pacification of the electoral process. This two part conversation and the book On Necrocapitalism are as timely as ever. Reminding us of the death worlds of the pandemic we're still in, the possibilities of rebellion and the ways in which our uprisings can ultimately be pacified.  By the end of the year, we will have put out 49 episodes of Millennials Are Killing Capitalism this year.  With all of the planning, outreach, reading, editing, and recording time we put into this it has become a full-time endeavor for us. A reminder that if you enjoy these conversations, and can afford to give even $1 a month towards our patreon, it all adds up and goes a long way towards sustaining the level of output we've been able to maintain this year. In this part we talk about the origin of the On Necrocapitalism project. Discussing the necrosis that is always within capitalism. The bad bourgeois and “left pundit” frames that were trotted out in the beginning of the pandemic. The way the pandemic most impacted groups of people on specific margins of bourgeois society. We touch on the authors' use of proletarian feminism and social reproduction theory. We talk about how the pandemic shifted amid rebellion, talk about the entry of abolitionist demands into the mainstream and begin to discuss the onset of pacification - an issue we will delve into more deeply in part 2. Links to some (not all) of the work of our guests, beyond On Necrocapitalism: Alyson Escalante - Red Menace Podcast Some of Alyson's writings at Cosmonaut and Regeneration Beyond Negativity: What Comes After Gender Nihilism? J. Mouwafad-Paul - MLM Mayhem Blog A Communist Necessity Continuity and Rupture Critique of Maoist Reason Demarcation and Demystification Methods Devour Themselves Austerity Apparatus Devin Zane Shaw Politics of the Blockade Philosophy of Antifascism Egalitarian Moments We also had a conversation with Devin Zane Shaw on Philosophy of Antifascism earlier this year.  

The Garrett Ashley Mullet Show
Inevitable Marxism and the Elon Musk Babylon Bee Interview

The Garrett Ashley Mullet Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 46:35


December 20, 2021 Sukhayl Niyazov published a piece for Public Discourse titled 'Is Marxism Self-Defeating or Self-Fulfilling?' In it, Niyazov explores the historicist tendency of presuming that currently observed conditions have always been so and always will be so. A kind of confirmation bias will have us finding proofs in our view of both the past and the future based on our limited, finite understanding of the mechanics of the present. Just so, Marx presumed a kind of inevitability to the socialist revolution and programme based on the conditions he was then observing. And insofar as the ideas Marx promulgated took hold in some places - Russia and China, for instance - the freer-thinking world took note, and the ruling class made concessions over the past century to institute welfare states which approximated a kind of communist evolution. Yet we would do well in our study of history to incorporate a biblical understanding of God and man, and humbly concede as Gandalf the Grey does in Lord of the Rings. "For even the very wise cannot see all ends." There is no new thing under the sun. And James tells us to be content with saying "God willing, we will live and do this or that." On that note, I would encourage you to watch and listen to Elon Musk's interview with The Babylon Bee podcast. Who but God could have seen that coming? And who knows what the end-result of it will be? The point is not to hitch our hope-wagon to the horse of South African billionaires, however much we may and do admire them, becoming friends of Jesus like the rich man Lazarus. But the point is to say that Musk clearly sees in Christians a bulwark against the threat to civilization posed by Wokism. Neither unbridled optimism nor fatalistic pessimism about the future should dominate our plans and purposes. The character of God's purpose remains not only unchanged but unchangeable. And in that, we can continue to labor and love and work and play and relate with humble, sober, faithful hope. And thank God for that. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/garrett-ashley-mullet/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/garrett-ashley-mullet/support

Rich Dad Radio Show: In-Your-Face Advice on Investing, Personal Finance, & Starting a Business

On September 29, 1959, Nikita Khrushchev said, “Your children's children will live under communism. You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright, but we will keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you will finally wake up and find you already have Communism. We will not have to fight you; We will so weaken your economy until you will fall like overripe fruit into our hands.” George Gammon takes over the host seat in this special episode of The Rich Dad Radio Show to interview Robert Kiyosaki about how he sees the United States slipping into Communism. Robert Kiyosaki, the best-selling author of the book Rich Dad Poor Dad, says, “Marx's complaint is that capitalism will turn the bottom half into poverty, how capitalism will screw employees and those in the S-quadrant via taxes.” George Gammon, the host of the Rebel Capitalist podcast says, “Our economy is completely dependent on the asset prices that are in the 401k, so if the 401k crashes as a result of assets, that means the entire economy crashes and that goes back to what Marx was saying.”  Listen as George Gammon and Robert Kiyosaki swap seats to discuss the release of Robert's latest book, Capitalist Manifesto, and how many of Marx's “predictions” in Communist Manifesto are coming true.  Pre-order your copy of Capitalist Manifesto: https://richdad.com/capitalist-manifesto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Rich Dad Radio Show: In-Your-Face Advice on Investing, Personal Finance, & Starting a Business

On September 29, 1959, Nikita Khrushchev said, “Your children's children will live under communism. You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright, but we will keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you will finally wake up and find you already have Communism. We will not have to fight you; We will so weaken your economy until you will fall like overripe fruit into our hands.” George Gammon takes over the host seat in this special episode of The Rich Dad Radio Show to interview Robert Kiyosaki about how he sees the United States slipping into Communism. Robert Kiyosaki, the best-selling author of the book Rich Dad Poor Dad, says, “Marx's complaint is that capitalism will turn the bottom half into poverty, how capitalism will screw employees and those in the S-quadrant via taxes.” George Gammon, the host of the Rebel Capitalist podcast says, “Our economy is completely dependent on the asset prices that are in the 401k, so if the 401k crashes as a result of assets, that means the entire economy crashes and that goes back to what Marx was saying.” Listen as George Gammon and Robert Kiyosaki swap seats to discuss the release of Robert's latest book, Capitalist Manifesto, and how many of Marx's “predictions” in Communist Manifesto are coming true. Pre-order your copy of Capitalist Manifesto: https://richdad.com/capitalist-manifesto

Give Them An Argument
Season 3 Episode 23: Emma Vigeland vs. the Right (ft. Paul Prescod and Emma Vigeland)

Give Them An Argument

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 110:05


Ben Burgis and the GTAA crew watch Tucker Carlson and a guest talk about how the military should be full of people who want to sit on a "throne of Chinese skulls." Repeat GTAA guest Paul Prescod talks about his campaign for PA State Senate. Emma Vigeland joins Ben Burgis to break down the antics of Jordan Peterson, Josh Hawley, and Ben Shapiro. Professor Jennifer Burgis comes on for a philosophy segment at the end of the main show and we learn that in addition to having terrible political views Shapiro is pretty clueless about Kant. Anders Lee comes on to hang out in the postgame.Follow Paul on Twitter: @paul_prescodFollow Emma on Twitter: @EmmaVigelandFollow Jennifer on Twitter: @profjennburgisFollow Anders on Twitter: @andersleeherePaul's State Senate campaign website:https://www.paulprescod.com/Preorder Ben's new book (officially out on New Years):https://redemmas.org/titles/36536-christopher-hitchens--what-he-got-right--how-he-went-wrong--and-why-he-still-mattersTake the class Ben and Thaddeus Russell are co-teaching on Marx at Renegade University:https://renegadeuniversity.com/product/marx/Independent creators rely on your support to create the content you want! Support Give Them An Argument on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/benburgis. Patrons get a bonus episode every Thursday, access to the Discord server, a “Sopranos” Recap Bonus Episode every month with Mike Recine, Nando Vila, and Wosny Lambre, a monthly Discord Movie Night, and "Discord Office Hours" (regularly scheduled group voice chats).Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenBurgisLike, subscribe, and get notifications on Ben's channel: https://www.youtube.com/BenBurgisGTAAVisit benburgis.com

Acid Horizon
Spinoza, Marx, and the Great Resignation: A Conversation with Jason Read and Acid Horizon

Acid Horizon

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 57:42


On this episode of Acid Horizon we are joined by Jason Read, a professor of philosophy at the University of Southern Maine, to discuss one of his essays on Spinoza and Marx. The title is 'The Order and Connection of Ideology Is the Same as the Order and Connection of Exploitation', and will appear in his forthcoming book Double Shift. In it, Read assesses two contemporary French theorists, Frédéric Lordon and Yves Citton, who in their own writings explore the ways in which Spinoza can enrich our understanding of Capitalism. Along the way, we discuss the history of French Spinozism, COVID and the Great Resignation, capitalist myth-building, desire and ideology, and the legacy of Louis Althusser.The Politics of Transindividuality by Jason Read: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1027-the-politics-of-transindividualitySubscribe to Acid Horizon on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastMerch: http://www.crit-drip.comSubscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/169wvvhi Zer0 Books YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Zer0BooksHappy Hour at Hippel's (Adam's blog): https://happyhourathippels.wordpress.comDestratified (Matt's Blog): https://destratified.com/​Revolting Bodies (Will's Blog): https://revoltingbodies.com​Split Infinities (Craig's Substack): https://splitinfinities.substack.com/​Music: https://sereptie.bandcamp.com/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

The Andrea Mitchell Center Podcast
Episode 3.7: Reports of Neoliberalism's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated – Martijn Konings

The Andrea Mitchell Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 52:09


 CAPITALISM / SOCIALISM / DEMOCRACY  Interviewer: RAFAEL KHACHATURIAN. Ever since Marx himself, Marxists have anticipated the day of capitalism's comeuppance, when its crisis-inducing shortcomings would be laid squarely at its door and people would reject it for a system with more humane tradeoffs. Political economist and social theorist MARTIJN KONINGS cautions that that day has not yet arrived. Even “neoliberalism” – a general rubrick for the ideas and practices that have expanded the scope of the market while loosening the regulations that mitigate its failures – will not be banished anytime soon. In is discussion with political theorist Rafael Khachaturian, he describes the institutional changes that have entrenched neoliberal policies, but also its inherent political appeal as an ideology, with its promise of freedom from corrupt government control and its savvy way of blaming capitalism's crises on the very measures taken to rescue it from collapse. This will allow it to survive the COVID pandemic largely intact, notwithstanding shifts in public opinion toward greater intervention in the economy.

Haymarket Books Live
Game Worker Solidarity: Organizing from the Screen to the Table

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 87:24


Join worker organizers from the Games industry to celebrate the launch of the Game Worker Solidarity website. The Game Worker Solidarity Project is mapping and documenting collective movements by game workers striving to improve their working conditions. They are collecting materials created by workers for these movements and aim to document the longer history of resistance in the industry which goes back to its formation. This event launches the project website, backed by a database of events that can be freely searched by location, type of action, and numbers involved for events like the creation of trade union branches, new contracts, strikes, protests, social media campaigns. The goal is to create a living resource that can help support and inspire more organizing in the games industry. To start that off, this event will feature organizers from the campaign at Activision Blizzard and the recent unionization of the games company Paizo. View the site here: https://gameworkersolidarity.com/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Jessica Gonzalez is an organizer of the campaign against sexual harassment at Activision Blizzard, where workers have launched an open letter and held walkouts in recent weeks. Jenny Jarzabski is a founding member of United Paizo Workers. She is also an organized play developer for Paizo Inc., as well as a freelance writer and game designer. Her credits include work for Paizo Inc., Kobold Press, Rogue Genius Games, and Playground Adventures. Austin Kelmore is a 14 year veteran of the games industry, founding member and former chair of the IWGB (Independent Workers Union of Great Britain) Game Workers Branch, and co-creator of Game Worker Solidarity. Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya is a doctoral student in sociology at University of California, Berkeley, fellow in Digital Ethics & Governance at the Jain Family Institute, and archivist at Collective Action in Tech. Aubrey Ryan is an LQGBTIA+/Differing Abilities Activist, artist, and game industry veteran. Alex Speidel (he/him) is the Organized Play Coordinator for Paizo, an organizer for the United Paizo Workers, and a former volunteer for the Organized Play Foundation. Nora Valletta is a software engineer at Blizzard Entertainment, and has been part of the campaign against sexual harassment at Activision Blizzard. Jamie Woodcock is a senior lecturer at the Open University and a researcher based in London. He is the author of The Fight Against Platform Capitalism, The Gig Economy, Marx at the Arcade, and Working the Phones. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This event is sponsored by Notes From Below and Haymarket Books. While all of our events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of our important publishing and programming work. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/VFU2HjAiGUM Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

Outsider Theory
Monetary Long Covid with Fabio Vighi

Outsider Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 87:10


"[The pandemic] is a monetary event aimed at prolonging the lifespan of our finance-driven and terminally ill mode of production." This is the provocative thesis of Fabio Vighi, who joins me to discuss the series of recent articles for The Philosophical Salon where he elaborates this argument in full. He explains how Covid has served as a useful crisis, justifying unprecedented and indefinite "monetary doping," keeping finance capital afloat, and why the flipside of this largesse is the increasing regimentation of all facets of human life through digitized biopolitical control. https://thephilosophicalsalon.com/the-central-bankers-long-covid-emergency-noise-and-conspiracys-best-kept-secret/ https://thephilosophicalsalon.com/a-self-fulfilling-prophecy-systemic-collapse-and-pandemic-simulation/ https://thephilosophicalsalon.com/slavoj-zizek-emergency-capitalism-and-the-capitulation-of-the-left/

Cosmopod
[Audiobook] Revolutionary Strategy - Chapter Nine

Cosmopod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 33:22


This is a narration of Chapter Nine of Mike Macnair's groundbreaking book Revolutionary Strategy. Narration and editing by Lydia Apolinar. The free market triumphalism of the 1990s is over. Early 21st century capitalism looks like Karl Marx's description: growing extremes of wealth and poverty, and irrepressible boom-bust cycles. But for the moment, rightwing religious and nationalist nostalgia politics is the main beneficiary of the opposition this has spawned. The political left remains in the shadow of its disastrous failures in the 20th century. The centre-left - where it has not joined forces with the neoliberal right - clings to nationalist and bureaucratic-statist nostalgia for the social-democratic Cold War era. The far left clings to the coat-tails of the centre-left. It cannot unite itself - let alone anyone else - because it is unwilling to reinterrogate the ideas of the early Communist International, especially on the ‘revolutionary party'. To move beyond this impasse we need to re-examine critically the strategic ideas of socialists since Marx and Engels' time. This book begins the task. You can purchase a physical copy of the book itself at Lulu. To support the project, sign up for our Patreon.

TALKING POLITICS
1848 and All That

TALKING POLITICS

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 52:32


David and Helen talk to historian Chris Clark about the 1848 revolutions and what they teach us about political change. What explains the contagiousness of the revolutionary moment? Is it possible to combine parliamentary reform with street politics? Where does counter-revolution get its power? The revolutions of 1848 started with a small civil war in Switzerland in 1847.In 1848, there was a cascade of simultaneous uprisings across the continent. There were the spring revolutions; then in the summer, the liberal and conservative wings began to fight each other.In the autumn, counter revolutions began in earnest. But the left revived itself, launching revolution 2.0. Finally, in the summer of 1849, the counter revolution largely prevailed.These were revolutions about political and social order, but also about national order.The Hungarians, for example, declared independence from Vienna and fought not just against the Austrians but against a range of other nationalities.What accounts for the simultaneity of these revolutions?A continent-wide socio-economic crisis began with an agrarian crisis in 1845. Food became much more expensive at a time when people spent most of their money on food.The agrarian crisis then triggered a downturn in trade and consumption. Why wasn't there a revolution in Britain? One reason is that the country was so efficiently policed.Another is that Britain was able to export potentially problematic people to the colonies. The imperial economy also allowed them to outsource price-shock problems.The forces of counterrevolution were primarily those of monarchism and money.Europe already had an order, the order of 1815; monarchs wanted to restore it.Revolutions are spontaneous, but counterrevolutionaries can bide their time strategically.The liberal great powers didn't support the revolutions, but the conservative ones supported the counter revolutions.You can also read this as the death throes of the counterrevolutionary order. They won't make common cause again. The revolutions of 1848 combined radical street politics with legislative politics. The institutional side of the revolution seemed to win.Constitutions proliferated after 1848. The tense relationship between the street and representative processes is at the core of what these revolutions were about.  Chris' lecture on the 1848 revolutions for the LRBAnd his LRB essayFrom our archives… Why Constitutions Matter with Linda ColleyIn Our Time on the Taiping RebellionOur History of Ideas series… Marx and Engels on RevolutionAnd Rosa Luxemburg on RevolutionThe TP guide to… European Union before the EU See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/talkingpolitics.

TALKING POLITICS
1848 and All That

TALKING POLITICS

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 52:32


Talking Points:The revolutions of 1848 started with a small civil war in Switzerland in 1847.In 1848, there was a cascade of simultaneous uprisings across the continent. There were the spring revolutions; then in the summer, the liberal and conservative wings began to fight each other.In the autumn, counter revolutions began in earnest. But the left revived itself, launching revolution 2.0. Finally, in the summer of 1849, the counter revolution largely prevailed.These were revolutions about political and social order, but also about national order.The Hungarians, for example, declared independence from Vienna and fought not just against the Austrians but against a range of other nationalities.What accounts for the simultaneity of these revolutions?A continent-wide socio-economic crisis began with an agrarian crisis in 1845. Food became much more expensive in a world in which people spent most of their money on food.The agrarian crisis then triggered a downturn in trade and consumption. Why wasn't there a revolution in Britain? One reason is that the country was so efficiently policed.Another is that Britain was able to export potentially problematic people to the colonies. The imperial economy also allowed them to outsource price-shock problems.The forces of counterrevolution were primarily those of monarchism and money.Europe already had an order, the order of 1815; monarchs wanted to restore it.Revolutions are spontaneous, but counterrevolutionaries can bide their time strategically.The liberal great powers didn't support the revolutions, but the conservative ones supported the counter revolutions.You can also read this as the death throes of the counterrevolutionary order. They won't make common cause again. The revolutions of 1848 combined radical street politics with legislative politics. The institutional side of the revolution seemed to win.Constitutions proliferated after 1848. The tense relationship between the street and representative processes is at the core of what these revolutions were about.  Mentioned in this episode: Chris' lecture on the 1848 revolutions for the LRBAnd his LRB essayFrom our archives… Why Constitutions Matter with Linda ColleyFurther Learning: In Our Time on the Taiping RebellionOur History of Ideas series… Marx and Engels on RevolutionAnd Rosa Luxemburg on RevolutionThe TP guide to… European Union before the EU See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/talkingpolitics.

Political Theory 101
G.A. Cohen and the September Group

Political Theory 101

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 89:01


In Edmund's farewell episode, we discuss the September Group, including G.A. Cohen, Jon Elster, and Philippe Van Parijs. We discuss theories of history, the influence of Darwinian evolution on Marx, the differences between analytic and continental political theory, and the possibility of bridging that divide. Edmund and Benjamin will do one last Patron Q&A episode, and then Political Theory 101 will continue with a new student co-host.

The Laura Flanders Show
F-Word: Work and Anti-Work From Karl Marx to Reddit

The Laura Flanders Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 3:31


"When Marx was writing,  just under 200 years ago, jobs were still a relatively new and contentious concept.  "Wage slavery "as the liberal economists of the day called it, forced people to rent their labor out to others - at a loss. It wasn't slavery, but it wasn't freedom, either. ...."Related episode to check out:  This New Cooperative Business Model Could Change Everything   LISTEN / WATCHFlex your media muscles, become a monthly sustaining member for $3, $5, $12 or make a one time donation

Painted Bride Quarterly’s Slush Pile
Episode 96: Larissa‘s Philly Hoagie Mouth

Painted Bride Quarterly’s Slush Pile

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 53:11


Slushies, do you know your shades and types of blue? Do you know how to say blue in Russian? When we talk of St. Petersburg, are we talking about Russia? Or Florida? When we discuss Max Lasky's poems we discuss what we call things and how we write things and what to call the things we write. (Discuss what ‘lyric' means amongst yourselves.) “Come Here” takes the table to a scene in Maryland, once home to Jason and his long “O,” and is heavy in Hikmet. After reading “Prothalamion Poured from a Copper Cezve,” a love poem or a poem about love, we continue to praise Lasky's juggling of images and figurative tight-rope walking. This episode is brought to you by one of our sponsors, Wilbur Records, who kindly introduced us to the artist A.M.Mills, whose song “Spaghetti with Loretta” now opens our show. At the table: Samantha Neugebauer, Alex J. Tunney, Kathleen Volk Miller, Jason Schneiderman, and Marion Wrenn Max Lasky is a poet from New Jersey, currently living in Maryland with his fiancé where they are raising two plant children: a hardy mum named Thomas, and a basil plant named Bunting. Max is finishing up his final year in the MFA program at the University of Maryland and earned his B.A. from Ramapo College. His poems have been published by Trillium and Frontier Poetry, and he is the co-founder and editor of the literary magazine Leavings. He lives in and for the slush. Come Here We read Hikmet during what she called a picnic, though we brought no wicker basket, no plaid blanket, we rolled our jeans up under our knees to wade across the river, wide and knee high, the entire riverbed bedded with sharp rocks covered in moss, slick enough beneath our bare feet to make us walk slow, half cautious, as a group of five men flyfishing spoke Spanish, reeling in fish too small to keep, taking swigs from warm beer cans at the shore when they turned bored, wanting us to leave. We stayed. As did the birds pitching in a nearby thicket, almost inaudible near the pop blaring from a portable speaker, and a quiet drone flew high above the water. Which is to say nature's no more, at least not there in Catonsville, Maryland, mid August, where the Patapsco flowing toward the Chesapeake could double as the sound of traffic passing on a highway. All the plastic, all the tin cans and wrappers littered across the rocks, the sand— and yet hopeless is not something to be, not for me or Hikmet or my love, who smirks when I say a new Turkish word correctly. My love, what are we to do? We lounged on that ripped towel, smoking, when we should've scoured the shoreline picking up trash. In masks because of a pandemic, not one person walking past on the trail looked us in the eye or said hi, how are you? I lose a little hope… I hope a little less and learn a new language, or try. I learn how the river was commandeered from Native American tribes by dead men, white men who wanted to fuel their new plants and mills, men who never imagined the future here, hundreds of years later, or else just didn't care, not for us or the two women who walked hand in hand, a leashed dog barking at their feet, not the men who spoke Spanish and looked at me confused when I asked what kind of fish is that? I already knew it was a trout. I already knew Hikmet was a communist who loved Marx and Lenin and each of his three wives. Some of us strive to better the world, some strive to better ourselves, and the striving sometimes transcends joy. Hikmet tried both not long ago when he wrote “My strength is that I'm not alone in this big world. The world and its people are no secret in my heart, no mystery in my science. Calmly and openly, I took my place in the great struggle.” I turned to face a warm wind that laced my face with sand, for the future's everchanging, before it even happens… Come here and change me, you whose tongue on my tongue tastes of Turkish tobacco, and sun, you who say the unsayable. Come here, aşkım, lend me your hope, teach me how to grin again after two decades of elegy and a broken language rife with misogyny, and god. We took Nazım to the water's edge and read the translations energetically, sweating, as the park closed and the sun lowered, and for a few moments, it seemed as if it was just us three and the river, carving through the earth like the blood through our veins, I learned a new word for landscape.   Prothalamion Poured from a Copper Cezve Zuleyha read my fortune in the dried coffee grinds and tossed the saucer toward the future, its arc across left a chem trail renting the sky, and I didn't ask why, I didn't point it out or make a scene about the vision I'd been led to believe, as if with a shovel in a lame novel, as if my ears were a septic chute that accepted every story, no matter how far from true. I didn't mention my nomad past or how my brain's forced from place to place in caravans, canal boats, tents reeking of frankincense, pine, or how that's just another story I'd been fed with a shovel. I realized somewhat early on in this early life that most people are eager to live their lives like stars beyond a projector, a drive in, seemingly unaware of the dark screen, and willing to wrong anyone if it means someone lifts the loose noose from their own bowed necks— they almost sprint down the steps. I crawl up the steps to every bad decision I've let happen, happy to say I've changed, took notes on each mistake and if I ever turned back I was sure to take a different path. When I go home to the house I grew up in, it's not to stay. As for the story, neither one of us could say if it was imagined. I wake some mornings to find signs that don't make sense, suspicious of my own breath and the sunlight through the slats, because the world's senseless and nonsensical and tense. A paranoiac and a high priestess make for one hell of a couple, our studio's more like a circus, we're trapeze swingers swooping from corner to corner, blowing clown horns as we paint our faces in a shattered mirror. Our strict schedule requires us to weep all day and dance at night, saying I'm so fucking lucky I met you. I'm so fucking lucky… I rejoice, I digress, I paint two red lines under each of our eyes and step in line, waiting stone like. I'm well aware it could be me paranoid and schizophrenic on the side of the street, paranoid past repair, not knowing where the self ends and society begins, it could easily be me if not for five or six good people. As for the lover, I'm damn sure. I put a poem around her finger because I couldn't afford a ring, which means I'm always already all in. I push the stack of chips to the center of the table. I grin.

Fully Automated
Episode 35: Race and Anti-Politics, with Christine Louis-Dit-Sully

Fully Automated

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 100:01


Hello friends! Its beginning to look a lot of like Christmas, and what better way to mark the occasion than with another episode of Fully Automated! Today, we are very excited to bring you this episode with Christine Louis Dit Sully, author of the recent book, Transcending Racial Divisions: Will You Stand By Me? (Zero Books, 2021). Christine Louis-Dit-Sully grew up in an immigrant family, in the 93rd arrondissement of Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis — an area of France known for its racial diversity, its poverty, and its complicated relationship with law enforcement. She spent nearly 20 years as an academic in the discipline of Biology. She then left the sciences, and turned to the study of politics, focusing specifically on issues of race, identity, social justice and the demand for ‘safe spaces' in British and American universities. Today, she lives in the Black Forest region of Germany. In the introduction to Transcending Racial Divisions, Louis-Dit-Sully writes that, for her, questions about race and racism are both a “political and a personal concern.” She goes on to discuss the common belief that the advance of social liberalism in the west has meant real progress for racial minorities. The problem with this myth, she notes, is that today we are much less likely to see members of racial groupings as distinct individuals, with their own unique identities. Instead, we have seen the rise of so-called identity politics, and a tendency to see individuals first and foremost as members of a race. Indeed, she notes, in her personal experience, she is seen once again today as a black woman, whose “opinions and beliefs are apparently determined by her race.” Historically, racial thinking has been a hallmark of the right. However, worryingly, today it is also an increasingly common phenomena on the left. Now, some will say the left has good faith motivations in this turn. After all, given the history of racism, it is not entirely unfair to assume that the victims of racism might have something to say on the matter. Yet, she states, here we run into the problem of anti-politics. Because if we are ever to create real equality, we require the kind of power that can come only from a universalistic form of solidarity. However, the contemporary left's embrace of standpoint epistemology — the belief that an idea can be understood only from the standpoint of a certain group identity — means that groups are seen as immutable, and immune to the passage of time. Whiteness, for example, is equated with original sin, and blackness equated with injury, and perpetual victimhood. If this is true, she says, then politics itself — that is, our very ability to imagine political change — is destroyed. Clearly then, if we are to discover a universalistic basis for solidarity, we must find new ways of understanding the world. And, for Louis-Dit-Sully, this means a return to Marx.

Haymarket Books Live
Is Neoliberalism Finished? w/ David McNally, Michael Roberts, & Prabhat Patnaik

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 89:17


Join Haymarket Books and Spectre Journal for a discussion of Neoliberalism and the future of the global economy. After the failures of Keynesianism in the 1970s, the capitalist classes of the world turned to neoliberalism to discipline workers and restore profitability. In the wake of the Great Recession of 2008-10, capitalism has been mired in a long-term global slump and neoliberal policies have been unable to trigger a new boom. Is neoliberalism finished? Are states returning to Keynesianism? Will that work? Why is the world economy locked in a slump? Join this webinar to hear answers to these and other questions from Prabhat Patnaik, Michael Roberts, and David McNally. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: David McNally teaches history at the University of Houston. He is an editor of Spectre journal, and the author of seven books, including Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance and Empire (Haymarket Books 2020). Michael Roberts is a British-based Marxist economist and author who worked as a professional economist in financial institutions for 40 years. He is author of several books: The Great Recession - a Marxist View (2009); The Long Depression (Haymarket 2016); World in Crisis joint ed (Haymarket 2018) and Marx 200 (2018). He blogs regularly at: thenextrecession.wordpress.com. Prabhat Patnaik is a well-known radical economist. He has written extensively on macroeconomics, development economics, and political economy. His books include Accumulation and Stability Under Capitalism and The Retreat to Unfreedom. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This event is sponsored by Spectre Journal and Haymarket Books. While all of our events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of our important publishing and programming work. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/bzCjTUNrQRk Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

The Overlook Hour Podcast
#297 - Jorge Torres-Torres and Dain Marx (Bride of Shadow Zombie)

The Overlook Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 101:19


Jorge Torres-Torres returns for the third time with his long time friend / co-star of his new film Bride of Shadow Zombie, Dain Marx. On this bonus interview episode, we discuss Dain hitchhiking across America, Jorge shooting Modest Mouse music videos, and how the stars aligned nine years after Shadow Zombie for the sequel to immerge.   Bride of Shadow Zombie's world premiere is Friday 10th at San Francisco's Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, and Jorge will be there in person! If you're in the bay area and want to come out, or are interested in streaming the movie, get tickets and details here: https://holehead2021.eventive.org/films/618ea46c98ccd5007767dcbc    Films: A Peculiar Noise (2016), Fat Tuesday (2018), Shadow Zombie (2013), Bride of Shadow Zombie (2021), The Wire (TV), How to with John Wilson (TV), You Were Never Really Here (2017), Felt (2014), Raw (2016), Kurt & Courtney (1998), Night of the Rumpus (2021), Muñecos Infernales (1961)    Hey, we're on YouTube!  Listening on an iPhone? Don't forget to rate us on iTunes!   Fill our fe-mailbag by emailing us at Podcast@TheOverlookTheatre.com    Intro Music by Engineer Randy Reach us on Instagram (@theoverlooktheatre) Facebook (@theoverlookhour) Twitter (@OverlookHour)

Give Them An Argument
Season 3 Episode 20: A Very Bad Wizard Gives An Argument (ft. David Pizarro)

Give Them An Argument

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 126:16


Ben Burgis and the GTAA crew watch Christopher Hitchens vs. Sean Hannity on the legacy of Jerry Falwell and then transition to a quick debunk of Prager U's "Healthcare is Not a Right" video. For the main event, Very Bad Wizards co-host David Pizarro and philosophy professor Ryan Lake join Ben to talk about some intersections between socialist political philosophy and the issue of free will and determinism, jumping off from G.A. Cohen's book "Why Not Socialism?" Finally, Professor Jennifer Burgis comes on to talk about Galen Strawson's argument against free will before Ben heads off to hang out with Djene Bajalan in the postgame for GTAA patrons.Link for the first episode of the new Callin show (you'll have to download the app on an iPhone, sadly):https://www.callin.com/room/episode-1-ama-QXpYTwbClFLink to the class on Marx with Thaddeus Russell at Renegade University:https://renegadeuniversity.com/product/marx/Watch the full version of Hannah Hoffman Music's Charlie Kirk Euthyphro song:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMWZKcV-APUFollow David Pizarro on Twitter: @peezFollow Ryan Lake on Twitter: @chaospetListen to David on Very Bad Wizards: verybadwizards.comPreorder Ben's new book, "Christopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, How He Went Wrong, and Why He still Matters":https://redemmas.org/titles/36536-christopher-hitchens--what-he-got-right--how-he-went-wrong--and-why-he-still-mattersIndependent creators rely on your support to create the content you want! Support Give Them An Argument on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/benburgis. Patrons get a bonus episode every Thursday, access to the Discord server, a “Sopranos” Recap Bonus Episode every month with Mike Recine, Nando Vila, and Wosny Lambre, a monthly Discord Movie Night, and "Discord Office Hours" (regularly scheduled group voice chats).Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenBurgisLike, subscribe, and get notifications on Ben's channel: https://www.youtube.com/BenBurgisGTAAVisit benburgis.com

Left Reckoning
Is Marx An Economic Determinist? ft. Lillian Cicerchia (Holiday LR)

Left Reckoning

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 55:33


Lillian Cicerchia (@LILCICERCH) post-doc at the Free University Of Berlin & co-host of What's Left Of Philosophy podcast on the problem with the book Hegemony & Socialist Strategy & post-marxism.Support us on patreon.com/LeftReckoning Twitter: @LeftReckoning - @mattlech - @davidgriscom Instagram: @LeftReckoningCheck out our Twitch streams at Twitch.tv/LeftReckoning

Give Them An Argument
GTAA Season 3 Episode 19: James Lindsay is a McCarthyite Lunatic

Give Them An Argument

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 128:13


James Lindsay is very very worried about communists. He sees "communists," "wokeists," "woke Marxists" and "CRT neo-Marxists" under every bed and stashed in every cupboard and he wants the government to pass laws to stamp out the threat although he also sort of thinks they control the government. (Confusing!) So Ben Burgis and the GTAA crew brought on an actual communist (Sean KB of Antifada) to tell us what's wrong with the dude. We're also joined by (ahem) "world-level James Lindsay expert" (we'll explain that one in the episode) Sam Hoadley-Brill. In the philosophy segment, Ben and his wife Professor Jennifer Burgis do a deep dive on how confused Ayn Rand was about utilitarianism. Nando Vila joins us to hang out in the postgame.Order Ben's new book on Hitchens:https://redemmas.org/titles/36536-christopher-hitchens--what-he-got-right--how-he-went-wrong--and-why-he-still-mattersTake the Speakeasy class on G.A. Cohen vs. Jason Brennan starting next Sunday:https://www.speakeasy.com/e/g-cohenTake the Renegade University class on Marx in January:https://renegadeuniversity.com/product/marx/Independent creators rely on your support to create the content you want! Support Give Them An Argument on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/benburgis. Patrons get a bonus episode every Thursday, access to the Discord server, a “Sopranos” Recap Bonus Episode every month with Mike Recine, Nando Vila, and Wosny Lambre, a monthly Discord Movie Night, and "Discord Office Hours" (regularly scheduled group voice chats).Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenBurgisLike, subscribe, and get notifications on Ben's channel: https://www.youtube.com/BenBurgisGTAAVisit benburgis.com

The Magnificast
Getting Right with Rights

The Magnificast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 57:26


When it comes to activism, people are always talking about human rights, but what are these things anyway? In this episode, we get into the political philosophy discourse around rights. In the episode, we talk about What's Wrong with Rights? Social Movements, Law and Liberal Imaginations by Radha D'Souza (https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745335414/whats-wrong-with-rights/), Marx's Critique of the Gotha Program, and some stuff about rights from Alasdair Macintyre Intro Music by Amaryah Armstrong Outro music by theillogicalspoon https://theillalogicalspoon.bandcamp.com/track/hoods-up-the-low-down-technified-blues *Support The Magnificast on Patreon* http://patreon.com/themagnificast *Get Magnificast Merch* https://www.redbubble.com