Our 145th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news, this time around with guest co-hosts Kevin and Gavin from AI For Humans podcast Check out the AI For Humans episode on which Andrey and Jeremie guest co-host here. Also check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there's a video version on YouTube. Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org Timestamps + links: Tools & Apps (06:00) OpenAI rival Anthropic makes its Claude chatbot even more useful (12:33) Stability AI debuts Stable Video Diffusion models in research preview (16:33) Generative Video Startup Pika Labs Launches Version 1.0, Raises $55 Million in Funding (25:25) Screenshots show xAI's chatbot Grok on X's web app (30:37) Amazon Introduces Q, an A.I. Chatbot for Companies Applications & Business (34:28) Unpacking the hype around OpenAI's rumored new Q* model (47:37) NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2024 (52:40) Nvidia Delays Rollout Of China-Focused AI Chip: Report (56:31) Share sale set to test financial impact of OpenAI's leadership turmoil (58:55) Amazon and Salesforce Expand Partnership to Add New AI Capabilities (59:55) AI21 takes Series C to $208 million with additional $53 million in funding Projects & Open Source (01:03:15) Starling-7B: Increasing LLM Helpfulness & Harmlessness with RLAIF (01:12:10) Defending your voice against deepfakes Research & Advancements (01:16:07) Orca 2: Teaching Small Language Models How to Reason (01:22:16) New technique can accelerate language models by 300x (01:23:35) DeepMind Says New Multi-Game AI Is a Step Toward More General Intelligence (01:27:00) GAIA: A Benchmark for General AI Assistants (01:30:45) Language Models are Super Mario: Absorbing Abilities from Homologous Models as a Free Lunch Policy & Safety (01:33:42) US, Britain, other countries ink agreement to make AI 'secure by design' (01:36:07) Chinese GPU recycling factories have a workaround for the US government's newly imposed export rules — modified NVIDIA RTX 4090 cards serve as great AI accelerators (01:39:00) The EU AI Act needs Foundation Model Regulation Putin to boost AI work in Russia to fight a Western monopoly he says is ‘unacceptable and dangerous' Inside U.S. Efforts to Untangle an A.I. Giant's Ties to China (01:41:55) More than half of Americans are worried about AI than excited (01:46:10) State Dept prioritizes ‘AI-ready workforce' in its first AI strategy US chip export ban is hurting China's AI startups, not so much the giants yet Synthetic Media & Art (01:48:18) Sarah Silverman Hits Stumbling Block In AI Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Meta (01:52:23) Outro
Terrorrechtfertigung von der RAF bis Hamas: International empfindet eine größere Gruppe von Studierenden, Intellektuellen und Künstler*innen den brutalen Angriff der Hamas, wenn nicht als legitimen, so doch als verständlichen Akt eines antikolonialen Kampfes. Damit stehen sie in einer Argumentationslinie mit Protagonisten der Studentenrevolte in den 1968er Jahren, die damals im militanten Kampf der Roten Armee Fraktion mündete. Der bekannte Kulturtheoretiker Klaus Theweleit (u.a. „Männerphantasien“ „Das Lachen der Täter“) zeichnet - im Rahmen einer Gegenüberstellung von Ausschnitten aus Bekennerschreiben und Theoriepamphleten der Roten Armee Fraktion (RAF) und einem ausführlichen Interview mit dem von der RAF später getöteten damaligen Deutsche Bank-Chef Alfred Herrhausen - für uns noch einmal den Weg dieser militanten Radikalisierung nach. // Mit Katharina Bach, Kilian Land und Matthias Leja im O-Ton Friedrich Christian Delius und Klaus Theweleit unter Verwendung des Gesprächs Gero von Böhms mit Alfred Herrhausen zwei Wochen vor dessen Ermordung im Rahmen der Südwestfunk-Fernsehsendung „Wortwechsel“ und Ausschnitten aus Bekennerschreiben und öffentlichen Theorietexten der Roten Armee Fraktion // Produktion: hr 2019 // (Audio verfügbar bis 25.11.2024) // Noch mehr Hörspiele und Hörbücher finden Sie im Podcast-Pool des Hessischen Rundfunks: https://www.hr2.de/podcasts/hoerspiel/index.html
Izrael in Hamas dosegla dogovor o začasnem premirju za izpustitev 50 talcev in dostavo človekoljubne pomoči.Po besedah papeža Frančiška konflikt v Gazi ni vojna, ampak je terorizem.SDS znova zahteva izredno sejo o nezakonitih migracijah, nekdanji minister Hojs o neučinkovitosti vlade na tem področju.Poplave so postale priročen izgovor za slabo stanje javnih financ v tej državi, meni ekonomist Matej Lahovnik.Ministrica za zdravje razkrila, kako bi se lotila čakalnih dob.Kako potrebne so pokrajine, so pokazale tudi poplave, opominja predsednik državnega sveta Marko Lotrič.Vreme: Sončno in vetrovno bo. Jutro bo megleno.
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Our 143rd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news, now back with the usual hosts! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at email@example.com Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there's a video version on YouTube. Timestamps + links: Applications & Business(02:53) Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI (12:00) Everything announced at OpenAI's first developer event (16:05) GM's Cruise suspends supervised and manual car trips, expands probes (18:30) Under Fire Over Robotaxi Safety, GM Halts Production Of Cruise Driverless Van (20:55) Microsoft unveils first AI chip, Maia 100, and Cobalt CPU (21:35) AV Startup May Mobility Locks Up Another $105M From NTT, Toyota (22:38) Aleph Alpha raises $500m Series B in Europe's third-largest AI round ever (23:22) AI startup Twelve Labs attracts US$10 mln from Nvidia, Intel, others (24:16) Defense Tech Startup Shield AI Raises $200M At $2.7B Valuation Tools & Apps(25:00) Elon Musk debuts 'Grok' AI bot to rival ChatGPT, others (27:38) Brave responds to Bing and ChatGPT with a new ‘anonymous and secure' AI chatbot (30:03) ChatGPT is combining its different abilities into a single ‘Voltron-style' chat (31:01) LinkedIn's new AI chatbot wants to help you get a job (32:07) Meet Samsung's Answer to ChatGPT: A New AI Model Called Gauss (33:33) Humane's AI Pin: all the news about the new AI-powered wearable Projects & Open Source(36:06) Valued at $1B, Kai-Fu Lee's LLM startup unveils open source model Research & Advancements(40:03) Google DeepMind wants to define what counts as artificial general intelligence (42:35) Google DeepMind breaks new ground with ‘Mirasol3B' for advanced video analysis (45:15) MetNet-3: A state-of-the-art neural weather model available in Google products (46:06) Instant3D: Instant Text-to-3D Generation (47:54) Title:One-2-3-45++: Fast Single Image to 3D Objects with Consistent Multi-View Generation and 3D Diffusion (49:12) Holistic Evaluation of Text-To-Image Models Policy & Safety(51:37) Biden Issues Executive Order to Create A.I. Safeguards (56:10) Amy Klobuchar and John Thune introduce legislation for creating generative AI framework (57:55) Midjourney, Stability AI and DeviantArt win a victory in copyright case by artists — but the fight continues (01:00:19) At UK's AI Summit developers and govts agree on testing to help manage risks (01:02:15) White faces generated by AI are more convincing than photos, finds survey Synthetic Media & Art(01:04:12) Striking Actors and Hollywood Studios Agree to a Deal (01:07:46) Google is embedding inaudible watermarks right into its AI generated music (01:10:10) YouTube previews AI tool that clones famous singers — with their permission (01:11:08) Microsoft is bringing AI characters to Xbox (01:11:49) CBS News Launches New Venture To Identify AI Deepfakes And Misinformation
Okrog novosti, ki jih prinaša novela Zakona o evidencah na področju dela in socialne varnosti, se že ves teden vrtijo polemike. V gospodarstvu opozarjajo, da so spremembe neživljenjske, minister Matjaž Han se je javno zavzel, da bi izvajanje novele zamrznili, dokler ne bi zakonodaje ustrezno popravili. A minister za delo Luka Mesec je poudaril, da to ni mogoče, bodo pa sprejemali pripombe, komentarje, predloge. Poslanska skupina SDS je vložila predlog novele zakona, ki črta vse člene oziroma novosti, ki jih predlaga vlada. Sprejete novosti želijo ustaviti tudi poslanci NSi.Celoten komentar si lahko preberete na spletnem portalu Domovina.
V koaliciji so v odzivih na preiskavo premierja Roberta Goloba, ki jo je začela protikorupcijska komisija na podlagi prijave nekdanje notranje ministrice Tatjane Bobnar o nedovoljenem pritisku na policijo, zadržani. V opozicijski SDS medtem preiskavo razumejo kot odstavljanje premierja. Več o odzivih, tudi iz premierjevega kabineta, v oddaji, v kateri ne preslišite še: Druge teme: - V izraelskem bombardiranju Gaze umrlo že več kot 5 tisoč 600 otrok - Avstrija z odškodninami istospolno usmerjenim, ki so bili na podlagi diskriminatornih zakonov sodno preganjani - V 84-em letu umrl filmski režiser Filip Robar Dorin; avtor številnih celovečernih filmskih in video portretov
Janša o uvedbi preiskave KPK zoper premiera Goloba: Smo na pragu resne politične krize.SDS bo zahtevala spremembo zakona o živalih.Škofje jesensko plenarno sejo v Ljubljani začeli z ogledom razstave o zlorabah.Dr. Renato Podbersič o porastu sovraštva do Judov.Vreme: Zvečer bo na jugozahodu rahlo deževalo, ponoči se bo dež okrepil. Jutri dopoldne bodo padavine ponehale.
The guys are discussing their recent travels, starting from BravoCon all the way to tonight in Houston. They reminisce about Austen's time in the Bahamas, where only he would find himself in the company of an ex. Then, the conversation shifts to Cincinnati, where Craig recently attended an SDS meeting, sparking an unexpected discussion on dinosaurs. Closing out their chat, the guys engage in a lively debate about their beliefs regarding a new drinking cure that claims to halve your blood alcohol levels.
Inšpektorat za žičniške naprave, ki deluje v sklopu Ministrstva za infrastrukturo, je na podlagi strokovno-tehničnega pregleda oktobra zaustavil obratovanje krožno kabinske žičnice Kanin. Ker je obratovanje smučišča brez dostopne žičnice logistično nemogoče, je edino slovensko visokogorsko smučišče zdaj zaprto in nič ne kaže, da bi bilo lahko drugače. To zimo krožno kabinska žičnica zagotovo ne bo prevažala smučark in smučarjev, decembra ji tako ali tako poteče obratovalno dovoljenje. Ampak ves zaplet sploh ni presenetljiv, če upoštevamo, da bo omenjena naprava kmalu praznovala abrahama. Kdo je torej kriv, da se je Kanin znašel v položaju, ki bo najbolj prizadel domačine v Bovcu in okolici, ugotavljamo v tokratnem Vročem mikrofonu.Sogovorniki: direktorica družbe Sončni Kanin d.o.o. v odstopu Manuela Božič Badalič župan občine Bovec Valter Mlekuž (nekdanji) predsednik Nadzornega sveta družbe Sončni Kanin Marko Gorjanc dolgoletni župan občine Bovec, od leta 2004 poslanec SDS, član bovškega občinskega sveta, vodja posebne skupine župana Bovca za obnovo Kanina Danijel Krivec pravnik, nekdanji direktor Smučarske zveze, član bovškega občinskega sveta z Listo za Posočje - Bovec dr. Jurij Žurej ministrica za infrastrukturo Alenka Bratušek
Luke joins Gil Shaeffer, a former member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and author of "You Can't Use Weatherman to Show Which Way the Wind Blew” to talk about the SDS, the New Left, and the centrality of democratic republicanism to Marxism. Gil discusses his path to joining SDS in the late 1960s, the impact of figures like C Wright Mills, the little-remembered March on Fort Dix, and the meaning of “participatory democracy.” He explains how SDS and the New Left are presented in popular histories (including the work of Kirkpatrick Sale), and the motivation behind writing his history of the period. Gil ends by discussing the present moment and the ongoing struggle for a democratic revolution.
The excellent John Potash joins Ed Opperman to discuss his film and book, 'Drugs as weapons against us'.Drugs as Weapons Against Us meticulously details how a group of opium-trafficking families came to form an American oligarchy and eventually achieved global dominance. This oligarchy helped fund the Nazi regime and then saved thousands of Nazis to work with the Central Intelligence Agency. CIA operations such as MK-Ultra pushed LSD and other drugs on leftist leaders and left-leaning populations at home and abroad. Evidence supports that this oligarchy further led the United States into its longest-running wars in the ideal areas for opium crops, while also massively funding wars in areas of coca plant abundance for cocaine production under the guise of a "war on drugs" that is actually the use of drugs as a war on us. Drugs as Weapons Against Us tells how scores of undercover U.S. Intelligence agents used drugs in the targeting of leftist leaders from SDS to the Black Panthers, Young Lords, Latin Kings, and the Occupy Movement. It also tells how they particularly targeted leftist musicians, including John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Tupac Shakur to promote drugs while later murdering them when they started sobering up and taking on more leftist activism. The book further uncovers the evidence that Intelligence agents dosed Paul Robeson with LSD, gave Mick Jagger his first hit of acid, hooked Janis Joplin on amphetamines, as well as manipulating Elvis Presley, Eminem, the Wu Tang Clan, and others.Amazon Link : Drugs and Weapons Against UsThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/1198501/advertisement
Our 141st episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news, now back with the usual hosts! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there's a video version on YouTube. Timestamps + Links: (00:00) Intro / Banter (01:00) SuperDataScience podcast ad Tools & Apps(02:55) Adobe is upgrading Photoshop's generative AI model — and releasing more for Illustrator and Express (07:52) Character.AI introduces group chats where people and multiple AIs can talk to each other (14:15) Kendall Jenner becomes "Billie": Meta's AI celebrities face more resistance than enthusiasm (18:22) Dropbox redesigns its web interface and releases AI-powered Dash in open beta Applications & Business(20:22) Google Cloud pledges a ‘shared fate,' offering legal indemnification for customers (25:00) Chinese search engine company Baidu unveils Ernie 4.0 AI model, claims that it rivals GPT-4 (31:05) Key Arm China Staff Quit to Create Government-Backed Startup (33:30) AMD to acquire AI software startup in effort to catch Nvidia (34:47) Microsoft Will Pay You $15,000 If You Get Bing AI to Go Off the Rails (37:20) ChatGPT's mobile app hit record $4.58M in revenue last month, but growth is slowing (38:46) TSMC: ecosystem for 2nm chip development is nearing completion (41:50) OpenAI has quietly changed its core values, and being 'thoughtful' and 'audacious' no longer makes the cut Research & Advancements(46:35) LLark: A Multimodal Foundation Model for Music (50:20) TimeGPT-1 (55:25) How FaR Are Large Language Models From Agents with Theory-of-Mind? (01:00:17) HyperAttention: Long-context Attention in Near-Linear Time (01:04:33) PaLI-3 Vision Language Models: Smaller, Faster, Stronger (01:05:42) A Long Way to Go: Investigating Length Correlations in RLHF (01:08:20) Understanding the Effects of RLHF on LLM Generalisation and Diversity Policy & Safety(01:12:05) No Fakes Act wants to protect actors and singers from unauthorized AI replicas (01:15:03) Ukrainian AI attack drones may be killing without human oversight (01:19:59) How a billionaire-backed network of AI advisers took over Washington (01:28:38) China targets 50% boost in computing power as AI race with U.S. ramps up (01:31:03) China proposes blacklist of sources used to train generative AI models (01:34:44) Biden to cut China off from more Nvidia chips, expand curbs to more countries (01:37:51) TSMC expects permanent U.S. approval to supply chip tools to its China factory (01:40:34) Southeast Asia eyes hands-off AI rules, defying EU ambitions Synthetic Media & Art(01:44:05) AI Images Detectors Are Being Used to Discredit the Real Horrors of War (01:47:03) Outro
Nu var det riktigt länge sedan vi betade av ett kuriosa avsnitt för alla våra lyssnare, så nu är det verkligen på tiden! Vi pratar i detta avsnitt om exorcism. Kajjan går igenom vad excorism är, Hanna berättar om ett svenkt fall där excorsim varit försvaret vid ett mord och Paula diskuterar ett av världens mest kända exorcismfall.I veckans snackis pratar vi SDs reaktioner på terrordådet i Bryssel.Jingel: Henrik Skarstedt Klippning: Magnus Silfvenius Öhman Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
I put Marla's bio below this description but let me tell ya'll, I came in with three talking points: 1. What is the Sex Down South Conference? 2. Speaking to the intersection of pleasure and safety when it comes to sex 3. Talking about kink as a treatment for trauma I NEVER make outlines for episodes because typically the content deviates from the topic and I find myself trying too hard to stay on topic but we managed to get an hour of conversation going between us. Marla offers some examples of this with choking and I share some of my own experiences navigating not only the conference but how kink has been helpful to me navigating not just my ideas of sex, but with INTIMACY. If you've been listening to the last few episodes or following me on social media then you know I've been looking at my own relationship to sex and intimacy and invite you to do the same. Don't forget the herpes survey: www.spfpp.org/survey Don't forget weekly support group meetings but you gotta be a Patreon subscriber: www.patreon.com/spfpp Marla (she/her) is a certified sexologist, author, and sexual strategist who runs her own sexuality education company, Velvet Lips. She is also a Co-Founder of the top- rated Sex Down South Conference. She has studied human sexuality for more than 22 years and has given over 600 workshops all over the world. She has been featured on a variety of media outlets, including Netflix's Trigger Warning with Killer Mike and Love & HipHop Atlanta. She co-wrote her first book, The Ultimate Guide to Seduction & Foreplay with Dr. Jessica O'Reilly, which debuted in April 2020. You can learn more about Sex Down South by visiting www.sexdownsouth..com and following SDS on social media at SDSCON.
Associated Links: Support unbanked/underbanked regions of the world by joining the "at home in my head" Kiva team at https://www.kiva.org/team/at_home_in_my_head Blog Link: https://harrisees.wordpress.com Podcast: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/XIhI8RpZ4yb Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoS6H2R1Or4MtabrkofdOMw Mastodon: https://universeodon.com/@athomeinmyhead Paypal: http://paypal.me/athomeinmyhead Further Reading: >Israel/Hamas coverage & interviews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZKxtQO_wCY >US terrorism of the 1970s https://time.com/4501670/bombings-of-america-burrough/ >Modern US domestic terrorism https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/far-right-violence-a-growing-threat-and-law-enforcements-top-domestic-terrorism-concern >Weather Underground Information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Reuther https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Students_for_a_Democratic_Society https://www.britannica.com/topic/Students-for-a-Democratic-Society https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Huron_Statement https://michiganintheworld.history.lsa.umich.edu/antivietnamwar/exhibits/show/exhibit/origins-of-students-for-a-demo/port_huron_statement http://www.progressivefox.com/misc_documents/PortHuronStatement.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_Underground https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Weatherman_actions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFVORAsspf8&t=1315s https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Seven >Weathermen Position Paper - from the SDS convention https://www.sds-1960s.org/sds_wuo/weather/weatherman_document.txt >Haymarket history and vandalism https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_s_publicartthehaymarketmemorial.html https://chicagomonuments.org/monuments/haymarket-riot-monument-police-memorial https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_s_publicartthehaymarketmemorial.html >Prairie Fire Statement https://www.amazon.com/Prairie-Fire-Revolutionary-Anti-Imperialism-Underground/dp/1957452013 >US Congressional Judiciary Committee Report on Weather Underground https://li.proquest.com/elhpdf/histcontext/CMP-1975-SJS-0006.pdf >Poem: “18 West 11th Street” https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1972/06/29/18-west-11th-street/ >COINTELPRO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO https://sites.google.com/site/cointelprodocs/warrantless-fbi-electronic-surveillance https://web.archive.org/web/20040627225403/http://www.icdc.com/~paulwolf/cointelpro/churchfinalreportIIIe.htm Music Credits: “Wishful Thinking” – Dan Lebowitz: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOg3zLw7St5V4N7O8HSoQRA "Pedal to the Metal" – Chris Haugen (no link available) --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tracie-harris/support
Our 139th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news, now back with the usual hosts! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at email@example.com Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there's a video version on YouTube. Timestamps + Links: (00:00) Intro / Banter (01:30) SuperDataScience podcast ad (03:07) Response to listener comments / corrections Tools & Apps(05:59) ChatGPT goes multimodal: now supports voice, image uploads (10:44) ChatGPT can now search the web in real time (13:30) Meet the A.I. Jane Austen: Meta Weaves A.I. Throughout Its Apps (18:26) Meta's new AI chatbot trained on public Facebook and Instagram posts (19:32) Windows 11's next big update is now available with Copilot, AI-powered Paint, and more (20:21) Adobe launches Photoshop's web version with Firefly-powered AI tools (21:32) YouTube Unveils Suite of AI-Powered Tools For Video Creators (23:20) Google is opening up its generative AI search experience to teenagers Applications & Business(25:00) AI startup Lamini bets future on AMD's Instinct GPUs (29:28) Amazon to Invest Up to $4 Billion in AI Startup Anthropic (36:24) China to Challenge ASML with a better technology than EUV (40:00) Intel says newest laptop chips, software will handle generative AI (43:03) Getty made an AI generator that only trained on its licensed images (46:02) AI Startup Writer Pens $100M Round (46:40) AI chip startup Kneron secures $49M investment (48:45) AI startup AlphaSense valued at $2.5 billion after latest funding round (51:01) A Silicon Valley Supergroup Is Coming Together to Create an A.I. Device (52:42) Microsoft Cloud hiring to "implement global small modular reactor and microreactor" strategy to power data centers (55:24) Google adds a switch for publishers to opt out of becoming AI training data Projects & Open Source(56:11) Mistral AI makes its first large language model free for everyone (01:01:12) Adept AI Labs Open-Sources Persimmon-8B: A Powerful Fully Permissively-Licensed Language Model with
Vlada je pred manjšo rekonstrukcijo ministrov iz vrst največje koalicijske stranke. Ministrica za javno upravo Sanja Ajanovič Hovnik, proti kateri je SDS napovedala interpelacijo, se sicer za zdaj še drži na položaju, medtem ko se bosta morala z njega posloviti vodji resorjev za kmetijstvo in naravne vire Irena Šinko in Uroš Brežan. Smo pa danes dobili kandidatko za zdravstveno ministrico, dozdajšnjo državno sekretarko Valentino Prevolnik Rupel. Nekaj drugih poudarkov oddaje: - Razmere v medijih pri nas vnovič odmevale v evropskem parlamentu - V hudi prometni nesreči pred Benetkami številne žrtve - Košarkarji Olimpije novo sezono evropskega pokala začeli s porazom
John Potash is the author of The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders: U.S. Intelligence's Murderous Targeting of Tupac, MLK, Malcolm, Panthers, Hendrix, Marley, Rappers and Linked Ethnic Leftists. He did graduate studies at Columbia University. He discussed his book on dozens of radio stations nationwide and was featured on CSPAN3's American History TV earlier this year.His upcoming book, available for preview and preorder on Amazon, is Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA's Murderous Targeting of SDS, Panthers, Hendrix, Lennon, Cobain, Tupac and other Leftists. This book will be released in early November on Trine Day Press.John Potash :FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders: U.S. Intelligence's Murderous Targeting of Tupac, MLK, Malcolm, Panthers, Hendrix, Marley, Rappers and Linked Ethnic LeftistsThe FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders contains a wealth of names, dates and events detailing the use of COINTELPRO style tactics by the FBI against a generation of leftist political leaders and leftist musicians. Based on 12 years of research and includes over 1,000 endnotes. Sources include over 100 interviews, FOIA-released CIA and FBI documents, court transcripts, and many mainstream media outlets. Book is 192 pages of main text, 100 pages of endnotes, 8 pages of photos (incl. government/court documents) and some more pages of preface, foreword, afterword, and bios.http://www.amazon.com/Tupac-Shakur-Black-Leaders-Intelligences/dp/0979146909/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=theopprep-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=Q4PNGLCRU4IIGGLC&creativeASIN=09791469099 years ago #black, #cointelpro, #ed, #fbi, #intelligence's, #john potash, #leaders:, #mlk, #murderous, #on, #oppermanreport, #report, #shakur, #targeting, #tupac, #tupac shakur, #u.s., #warThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/1198501/advertisement
Kandidatka za zdravstveno ministrico, dozdajšnja državna sekretarka Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, je v prvi izjavi sporočila, da odločitev sprejema z veliko odgovornosti. Med svojimi prednostnimi nalogami je izpostavila dostopnost do kakovostnega zdravstvenega varstva, vzdržnost financiranja in opredelitev košarice pravic. Ob tem se neuradno napoveduje manjša rekonstrukcija vlade. Odšla naj bi minister za naravne vire in prostor Uroš Brežan ter ministrica za kmetijstvo, gozdarstvo in prehrano Irena Šinko, SDS pa je napovedal interpelacijo ministrice za javno upravo Sanje Ajanović Hovnik. Drugi poudarki oddaje: - Ob 33-ti obletnici združitve Nemčij predsednik Steinmeier podprl omejitev sprejema migrantov. - Ukrajina bo lahko že od jutri izvažala svoje žito iz litovskih pristanišč. - Roglič in Pogačar na dirki treh dolin Vareseja tik pod stopničkami. Mariborske nogometaše bo znova vodil Šimundža.
Premier Robert Golob je v državni zbor poslal predlog za imenovanje državne sekretarke Valentine Prevolnik Rupel za ministrico za zdravje. V okviru rekonstrukcije vlade naj bi se po neuradnih podatkih poslovila ministrica za kmetijstvo Irena Šinko in minister za naravne vire in prostor Uroš Brežan. SDS je medtem napovedala vložitev interpelacije zoper ministrico za javno upravo Sanjo Ajanović Hovnik. Nekateri drugi poudarki oddaje: - Januarska uskladitev pokojnin bo po napovedih ministra za delo Luke Mesca dosegla 8,2 odstotka, a le pod pogojem, da se bodo uresničile gospodarske napovedi. Državni sekretar Igor Feketija svari pred prevelikimi pričakovanji. - Analiza poplavljenih območij na Koroškem je pokazala, da približno 25 tisoč kubičnih metrov mulja sodi med nevarne odpadke. Po besedah Tanje Bolte z okoljskega ministrstva je za nevaren mulj edino primerno odlagališče na tem območju Tab Mežica. - Letošnja Nobelova nagrada za fiziko gre v roke raziskovalcev dinamike elektronov v atomih in molekulah.
**Anzeige** Hybrides Arbeiten verändert die Anforderungen an den modernen Arbeitsplatz und verlangt nach einem neuen Führungsstil. Im „Presse“-Talk beleuchteten die Experten die größten Herausforderungen.
Get the full 2 hour interviews with THC+ Sign-Up Options: Subscribe via our website for a full-featured experience, or Subscribe via Patreon, including the full Plus archive, a dedicated RSS feed, Spotify, & payment through Paypal. Subscribe via check, cash, money order, or crypto with the information at the bottom of the page. About Today's Guest:John Potash has worked counseling people with mental health problems and addictions for over 25 years. He published his first book, The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders, in 2007. In May 2015, he released his book: Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA's Murderous Targeting of SDS, Panthers, Hendrix, Lennon, Cobain, Tupac and other Activists. Potash completed graduate studies at Columbia University. Learn more, read about the books, and check out clips as well as full length documentaries based of the material in his amazing books at: johnpotash.com THC Links: Website Proper Twitter MeetUps Calendar THC T-shirts & Merch Store Leave us an iTunes review THC Communities: Telegram Subreddit To get a year of THC+ by cash, check, or money order please mail the payment in the amount of $96 to: Greg Carlwood PO Box 2738 Zephyrhills, FL 33539 Cryptocurrency If you'd like to pay the $96 for a year of THC+ via popular Cryptocurrencies, transfer funds and then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with transaction info and your desired username/password. Please give up to 48 hours to complete. Bitcoin: 1AdauF2Mb7rzkkoXUExq142xfwKC6pS7N1 Ethereum: 0xd6E9232b3FceBe165F39ACfA4843F49e7D3c31d5 Litecoin: LQy7GvD5Euc1efnsfQaAX2RJHgBeoDZJ95 Ripple: rnWLvhCmBWpeFv9HMbZEjsRqpasN8928w3 Solana: FvsBazMY9GAWuWqh5RH7musm9MPUw7a5uF6NVxxhNTqi Doge: D7ueXbfcKfhdAWrDqESrFjFV6UxydjsuCC Monero: 4ApmFHTgU72QybW194iJTZHZb6VmKDzqh5MDTfn9sw4xa9SYXnX5PVDREbnqLNLwJwc7ZqMrYPfaVXgpZnHNAeZmSexCDxM
Our 137th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! With guest host Jessica Dai. Check out her Reboot publication! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at email@example.com Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there's a video version on YouTube. Timestamps + Links: (00:00) Intro (01:37) SuperDataScience podcast ad Tools & Apps (02:32) Salesforce launches AI assistant across its apps including Slack and Tableau (06:06) Roblox's new AI chatbot will help you build virtual worlds (09:22) Bybit debuts AI-powered ‘TradeGPT' for market analysis and data driven Q&A (11:14) China's Ant Group unveils finance AI model as race heats up Applications & Business (13:24) TSMC warns AI chip crunch will last another 18 months (16:50) Even AI Hasn't Helped Microsoft's Bing Chip Away at Google's Search Dominance (20:05) OpenAI will host its first developer conference on November 6 (22:54) AI reading coach startup Ello raises $15M to bolster child literacy (25:71) Nasdaq gets SEC nod for first exchange AI-driven order type (27:17) NVIDIA Adds New Software That Can Double H100 Inference Performance Projects & Open Source (30:10) Meta Platforms reportedly building open-source generative AI system to rival OpenAI's ChatGPT (34:13) Indian Developers Top Hugging Face Leaderboard with GenZ 70B (38:31) Supporting the Open Source AI Community Research & Advancements (40:31) Artificial intelligence allows paralysis patient to speak for first time in 18 years (45:42) Efficient Benchmarking (of Language Models) (49:31) Online AI-based test for Parkinson's disease severity shows promising results (52:52) Scientists used machine learning to perform quantum error correction Policy & Safety (56:18) Tech leaders including Musk, Zuckerberg call for government action on AI (01:01:32) US court rules that artificial intelligence generated artwork cannot be copyrighted (01:04:00) 2 Senators Propose Bipartisan Framework for A.I. Laws (01:05:47) Transcript: US Senate Judiciary Hearing on Oversight of A.I. (01:06:02) U.S. Copyright Office Invites Public To Comment On AI Synthetic Media & Art (01:09:10) Venice Film Festival 2023 Is Cinematic AI's Coming Out Party (01:13:52) Revolution Software is using their own AI technology to remake Broken Sword (01:16:24) As his Kickstarter passes $1.3M, publisher defends Terraforming Mars' generative AI art: ‘It's too powerful a technology' (01:17:23) Outro
What can we expect for Corn and Soybean harvest 2023? Join us as we talk to Cornelius Seed Lead Agronomist about the key things to look out for when getting ready for harvest. We'll discuss the impact of the dry season on stalk quality, test weight, and nitrate concerns. We'll also talk about SDS in soybeans, checking standability for harvest timing using our PAUSE. PUSH. PINCH. method, and other potential problems that producers should be aware of. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/corneliusseed/message
A new priority research paper was published on the cover of Aging (listed by MEDLINE/PubMed as "Aging (Albany NY)" and "Aging-US" by Web of Science) Volume 15, Issue 17, entitled, “Fail-tests of DNA methylation clocks, and development of a noise barometer for measuring epigenetic pressure of aging and disease.” In this new study, researchers Xiaoyue Mei, Joshua Blanchard, Connor Luellen, Michael J. Conboy, and Irina M. Conboy from the University of California, Berkeley, show that Elastic Net (EN) DNA methylation (DNAme) clocks have low accuracy of predictions for individuals of the same age and a low resolution between healthy and disease cohorts; caveats inherent in applying linear model to non-linear processes. “We found that change in methylation of cytosines with age is, interestingly, not the determinant for their selection into the clocks.” Moreover, an EN clock's selected cytosines change when non-clock cytosines are removed from the training data; as expected from optimization in a machine learning (ML) context, but inconsistently with the identification of health markers in a biological context. To address these limitations, the researchers moved from predictions to measurement of biological age, focusing on the cytosines that on average remain invariable in their methylation through lifespan, postulated to be homeostatically vital. They established that dysregulation of such cytosines, measured as the sums of standard deviations of their methylation values, quantifies biological noise, which in their hypothesis is a biomarker of aging and disease. “We term this approach a ‘noise barometer' - the pressure of aging and disease on an organism.” These noise-detecting cytosines are particularly important as sums of SD on the entire 450K DNAme array data yield a random pattern through chronology. Testing how many cytosines of the 450K arrays become noisier with age, the team found that the paradigm of DNAme noise as a biomarker of aging and disease remarkably manifests in ~1/4 of the total. In that large set even the cytosines that have on average constant methylation through age show increased SDs and can be used as noise detectors of the barometer. DOI - https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.205046 Corresponding author - Irina M. Conboy - firstname.lastname@example.org Sign up for free Altmetric alerts about this article - https://aging.altmetric.com/details/email_updates?id=10.18632%2Faging.205046 Subscribe for free publication alerts from Aging - https://www.aging-us.com/subscribe-to-toc-alerts Keywords - aging, DNA methylation, epigenetics, clocks' fail-test, biological noise About Aging-US Launched in 2009, Aging-US publishes papers of general interest and biological significance in all fields of aging research and age-related diseases, including cancer—and now, with a special focus on COVID-19 vulnerability as an age-dependent syndrome. Topics in Aging-US go beyond traditional gerontology, including, but not limited to, cellular and molecular biology, human age-related diseases, pathology in model organisms, signal transduction pathways (e.g., p53, sirtuins, and PI-3K/AKT/mTOR, among others), and approaches to modulating these signaling pathways. Please visit our website at https://www.Aging-US.com and connect with us: SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/Aging-Us Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AgingUS/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/AgingJrnl Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/agingjrnl/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@AgingJournal LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/aging/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/AgingUS/ Media Contact 18009220957 MEDIA@IMPACTJOURNALS.COM
Our 136th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! With guest host Daniel Bashir. Check out his AI interview podcast! Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at email@example.com Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there's a video version on YouTube. Timestamps + links: (00:00) Intro (01:15) SuperDataScience Ad (01:51) Response to listeners Tools & Apps(02:47) Anthropic's Claude AI chatbot gets a paid plan for heavy users (04:36) Watch out, Midjourney! Ideogram launches AI image generator with impressive typography (06:37) Intuit launches generative AI–powered digital assistant for small businesses and consumers (07:17) Zoom Is Jumping on the AI Chatbot Bandwagon Applications & Business(08:47) China lets Baidu, others launch ChatGPT-like bots to public, tech shares jump (11:23) Tencent releases AI model for businesses as competition in China heats up (12:00) Microsoft says it will take the heat if Copilot AI users get sued (14:52) How We Chose the TIME100 Most Influential People in AI (17:30) ChatGPT creator OpenAI is reportedly earning $80M a month (19:16) AI chip startup d-Matrix raises $110 mln with backing from Microsoft (21:00) ThetaRay nabs $57M for AI tools to ID and fight money laundering (22:18) Sapeon raises $46m for AI chips (23:20) Imbue raises $200M to build AI models that can ‘robustly reason' Projects & Open Source(25:48) Announcing the commercial relicensing and expansion of DINOv2, plus the introduction of FACET (27:02) UAE launches Arabic large language model in Gulf push into generative AI (29:23) New Open-Source ‘Falcon' AI Language Model Overtakes Meta and Google Research & Advancements(31:01) Qwen-VL: A Frontier Large Vision-Language Model with Versatile Abilities (33:57) RLAIF: Scaling Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback with AI Feedback (36:22) Perception, performance, and detectability of conversational artificial intelligence across 32 university courses (39:28) SyncDreamer: Generating Multiview-consistent Images from a Single-view Image Policy & Safety(41:00) US curbs AI chip exports from Nvidia and AMD to some Middle East countries (42:55) China suspected of using AI on social media to sway US voters, Microsoft says (46:37) Trusting A.I.-written mushroom hunting guides sold on Amazon could get you killed. But like deadly fungi, identifying them is tricky (48:25) Ads for AI sex workers are flooding Instagram and TikTok (50:30) The UK releases key ambitions for global AI summit Synthetic Media & Art(51:55) AI Took the Stage at the World's Largest Arts Festival. Here's What Happened (54:12) Ghostwriter Returns With an A.I. Travis Scott Song, and Industry Allies (56:17) Artists sign open letter saying generative AI is good, actually (58:57) The latest canvas for Refik Anadol's AI-generated art? The new Sphere in Las Vegas (01:01:20) Outro
En el episodio 68 de Dominicans en Tech, conocemos a Frederick Ventura, desarrollador del primer video juego basado en República Dominicana. Este emprendedor, graduado de Ingeniería Civil de INTEC, descubrió su habilidad para la creación de videojuegos durante la pandemia del COVID-19, aprendiendo a través de cursos online las competencias necesarias para crear su propio producto. Dominican Power comenzó como un proyecto en el que probaba los conocimientos que aprendía y, luego de compartir un clip en redes sociales, se convirtió en un producto trabajado desde la pasión y el orgullo nacional. Frederick es también el creador de The Blunderbuss (El Trabucazo), un videojuego de mundo abierto que ha podido desarrollar gracias al apoyo de la comunidad online. Apoya el talento local descargando The Blunderbuss (El Trabucazo): https://store.steampowered.com/app/1875160/The_Blunderbuss/ Descarga Dominican Power en el Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=prueba1.SDS&hl=es_DO&gl=US
Our 135th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Apologies for pod being late again... -Andrey Read out our text newsletter and comment on the podcast at https://lastweekin.ai/ Email us your questions and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org Check out our sponsor, the SuperDataScience podcast. You can listen to SDS across all major podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) plus there's a video version on YouTube. Timestamps + links: (00:00) Intro / Banter (02:07) SuperDataScience podcast ad (04:00) Shout out to listener comments & reviews (05:43) News Preview Tools & Apps(06:32) Google's Duet AI is now available in Gmail, Docs, and more for $30 a month (10:51) Poe's new desktop app lets you use all the AI chatbots in one place (13:47) Developers are now using AI for text-to-music apps (15:50) Yahoo Mail Debuts AI Enhancements for a Smarter Inbox (18:05) South Korea's Naver launches generative AI services Applications & Business(21:19) Introducing ChatGPT Enterprise (25:25) We Analyzed Millions of ChatGPT User Sessions: Visits are Down 29% since May, Programming Assistance is 30% of Use (29:50) Survey finds relatively few Americans actually use (or fear) ChatGPT (31:32) Nvidia's Q2 earnings prove it's the big winner in the generative AI boom (33:30) How Nvidia Built a Competitive Moat Around A.I. Chips (37:03) Nvidia's $25 billion buyback 'a head-scratcher' for some shareholders (40:25) Chinese AI Company Claims Huawei AI GPUs Are On Par With NVIDIA A100, Will Compete With GPT-4 LLM In 2024 (44:08) AI's Share Of US Startup Funding Doubled In 2023 (45:42) Hugging Face raises $235M from investors including Salesforce and Nvidia (48:13) AI21 Labs Raises $155M in Series C Funding; Valued at $1.4 Billion (50:32) DP Technology Raises 100 million US dollars, Achieves AI Milestones in Science Projects & Open Source(52:15) Meta releases an AI model that can transcribe and translate close to 100 languages (56:01) Line Open-Sources ‘japanese-large-lm': A Japanese Language Model With 3.6 Billion Parameters Research & Advancements(58:55) Consciousness in Artificial Intelligence: Insights from the Science of Consciousness (01:05:18) Reinforced Self-Training (ReST) for Language Modeling (01:08:27) Hoodwinked: Deception and Cooperation in a Text-Based Game for Language Models (01:11:47) Head-to-Tail: How Knowledgeable are Large Language Models (LLM)? A.K.A. Will LLMs Replace Knowledge Graphs? (01:14:14) Nvidia AI Image Generator Fits on a Floppy Disk and Takes 4 Minutes to Train (01:16:18) MagicEdit: High-Fidelity and Temporally Coherent Video Editing (01:17:44) A Survey on Large Language Model based Autonomous Agents Policy & Safety(01:19:00) UK to spend £100m in global race to produce AI chips (01:22:03) Meta confirms AI ‘off-switch' incoming to Facebook, Instagram in Europe (01:25:44) Beijing to restrict use of generative AI in online healthcare activities (01:28:04) Schumer to host AI forum with CEOs including Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg (01:32:52) Bletchley Park to host AI safety talks in November (01:34:47) Spain launches AI regulation agency in bid to become industry leader Synthetic Media & Art(01:36:11) Google made a watermark for AI images that you can't edit out (01:39:20) Outro
Ob koordinatorjih varstva pri delu, koordinatorjih šolske prehrane in ostalih predstavnikih spoštovanega ceha postavljanja pravih stvari na za njim namenjeno mesto smo dobili tudi novega koordinatorja Levice. Stranka, ki je vzvišena nad najmanjšim vonjem po kultu osebnosti, je na koordinaciji sveta stranke odkoordinirala Luko Mesca in prikoordinirala Asto Vrečko.Poteza, ki jo koordinator današnje oddaje smatra za vredno objave. Politični spektrum Slovencev je natančno razdelan tudi iz vodstvenega gledišča. Stare, tradicionalne stranke, ali na levici, ali na desnici, hlepijo za močnim vodjem, karizmatično osebo, ki Slovence, prelene, da bi brali politične programe, prepriča k oddaji glasu v njihovo korist. Sodobna, postmoderna in skoraj v celoti digitalizirana stranka, kot je Levica, v te predmoderne mehanizme seveda ne verjame. Za postklasično politiko je dovolj vera v idejo kot tako, v program in v kolektiv, ki praviloma presega intelektualne in operacijske zmožnosti posameznika. Zato se je Luka Mesec, eden izmed očetov stranke, poimenoval za koordinatorja, ob čemer je Beethoven strgal tretjo simfonijo. Ampak "koordinator enako dišal bi z imenom drugim" in Luka Mesec si je izboril svoj delež karizme v slovenskem političnem bazenu. Oziroma ribniku. Ampak ko je levica na prejšnjih volitvah pogorela so – kako kontradiktorno in nepremišljeno – za poraz obtožili Mesca, čeprav ni nikoli nikogar vodil, temveč je samo koordiniral. Se pravi; namesto, da bi za volilni poraz obtožili program, idejo, ideologijo in akcijo, ki stojijo za slabim rezultatom, so obtožili padajočo karizmo koordinatorja, v katero pa kot stranka tako ali tako ne verjamejo. Zdi se zapleteno, ampak če bi bilo enostavno, ne bi bili Levica. A ostaja dejstvo, da je imel Luka Mesec – imeli ga radi, ali pa ga sovražili – karizmo; prepoznavnost, nastop, artikuliranost in politično konsistentnost. Vse našteto je mladi koordinator – vsaj za Slovenske razmere – gojil bolj uspešno, kot to počne ostala lahka konjenica predsednikov političnih strank. Zato so ga na marčeve ide zabodli in ustoličili ministrico za kulturo. Ki pa ima prav toliko karizme, kot je od slovenske ministrice za kulturo pričakujete. Se pravi nič. Ampak kot vemo, karizma ni pomembna, in v Levici verjamejo, da jih bo Asta Vrečko koordinirala uspešneje, kot jih je Luka Mesec. In v imenu vodilne funkcije se skriva glavni problem in hkrati glavni vzrok za zaton te, na njenem začetku tako obetajoče politične stranke. Koordinator levice lahko koordinira samo Levico, oz. njene člane. V naslovu funkcije ni nobene težnje, da bi koordiniral kogarkoli drugega, če bi kdorkoli kaj takega že dopustil. Torej; ministrica Asta Vrečko ne koordinira slovenske kulture, kot minister Luka Mesec ne koordinira enakih možnosti. Obe področji oba levičarja vodita, upravljata in podobno; stranko, iz katere izhajata, pa koordinirata. Če bi vodila tudi stranko, kot to počnejo ostali predsedniki, bi bilo bolj naravno in verodostojno, da vodita tudi zaupana jima resorja … Ampak narediti moramo logičen preizkus, ki bo dal temu nakladanju vsaj malo kredibilnosti. Težko je verjeti, da so naše politične stranke osredinjene okoli bolj ali manj prezentnih osebnosti, dokler ne opravimo preizkusa in posameznih predsednikov ne posedemo na vrh konkurenčnih strank! Šele tedaj ugotovimo, da so slovenske stranke močne prav toliko, kot so močni njihovi predsedniki. Poglejmo teoretični preizkus: Janez Janša vodi socialne demokrate! Vemo, primerjava na prvo žogo, a socialni demokrati bi se končno rešili polovičarske retorike, Janez Janša pa bi končno postal socialni demokrat. Tanja Fajon vodi SDS. Velika želja mnogih Slovencev bi se uresničila in stranka, ki menda najbolj razdvaja, bi propadla. Matej Tonin vodi Levico; Miha Kordiš da za mašo in sede na njegovo desnico. Robert Golob vodi Gibanje Svoboda … Bi bil že skrajni čas! Zgodba o koordiniranju stranke Levica dokazuje, da je slovensko politično vesolje sicer izjemno omejeno, ampak se je v njem z ogromno napačnih ocen, samozaverovanosti in napuha mogoče tudi povsem izgubiti.
Interventni zakon za pomoč prizadetim v poplavah danes zaposluje poslanke in poslance. Največ so govorili o solidarnostni delovni soboti, ki po pojasnilih predsednika vlade Roberta Goloba ne bo obvezna. Zakon bodo podprli vsi poslanci z izjemo SDS-ovih, ki se bodo glasovanja vzdržali. Ostali poudarki oddaje: Pred začetkom šolskega leta na Koroškem za večino našli rešitve za dostop do šol Inflacija ta mesec 6,2-odstotna in nižja kot avgusta lani, ko je bila 11-odstotna Avstrija namerava rast najemnin omejiti na največ 5 odstotkov na leto
Državni zbor bo na današnji izredni seji potrjeval nujne ukrepe za odpravo posledic in pomoč prizadetim v nedavnih vremenskih ujmah ter zagotovil sredstva za njihovo financiranje. Na dnevnem redu imajo predlog rebalansa proračuna ter interventni zakon za odpravo posledic avgustovske vremenske ujme. Sinoči je zakon dobil podporo matičnega parlamentarnega odbora z več kot 90-imi dopolnili. Ker med njimi ni bilo ključnih SDS-ovih, je ta stranka zadnji hip umaknila podporo zakonu. V oddaji tudi: - Velik del slovenske obale zaradi močnega deževja sinoči spet popljavljen, največ težav v piranski občini. - Predsednica republike Nataša Pirc Musar na evropskem forumu Alpbach po nedavnih poplavah poudarila pomen medsosedske solidarnosti. - Slovenski odbojkarji evropsko prvenstvo začeli z zmago nad Ukrajino.
Eric Mann and Channing Martinez discuss the moral collapse of U.S. imperialism • Emmett Till—July 25, 1941—August 28, 1955—a young Black man who held his head high and sparked the civil rights movement and touched the lives of millions. • Jeffery St. Clair—Counterpunch, Roaming Charges---the Ecological catastrophe of Spokane Washington and the Katrina like racism of the system's decimation of Lahaina. • Kirkpatrick Sale, author of the great book, SDS about Students for a Democratic Society, 50 year edition on “It's not climate change, it's the burning to death of the planet”. • Eric and Channing on Eric's Book: on the 18th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Katrina's Legacy: The Black Nation and the People of the World Confront the U.S White Settler State And its genocidal Climate Crimes. • The white racist, Ryan Christopher Palmeter and the murder of 3 Black innocents—Angela Michelle Carr, 52; Jerrald Gallion, 29; and Anolt Joseph “AJ” Laguerre Jr., 19. • Eric Mann's commentary—if you are an anti-imperialist socialist you can't call for socialism in the United States. You can't socialize U.S. imperialism, can't socialize the white settler state, can't socialize 800 U.S. Military bases or 1 million Black people in prison—a true socialist would support socialism in China, Cuba, Venezuela, and build an anti-racist, anti-fascist, anti-imperialist Resistance against U.S. imperialism—Trump and Biden—to help protect the Third World inside and outside the U.S., the people and the planet.
Chase Thomas is the Sports Renaissance Man, Atlanta Sports Guy & VFL. On today's program, Chase is joined by Rocky Top Insider's Ryan Schumpert, SDS' Ethan Stone and Always College Football's Jack Foster to talk about 5-star EDGE Jordan Ross committing to the Vols, why Tennessee still needs Chris Cole, the Vols' WR depth, Danny White clapping at UVA's Tony Elliott, how the Vols beat Georgia, if Aidoo should still start for Tennessee hoops and much more.Host: Chase ThomasGuests: Ryan Schumpert, Jack Foster & Ethan StoneTo learn more about CT and the pod please go visit: https://chasethomaspodcast.comBy the way, this is a free, independent national sports podcast. To keep it that way, I'm going to need some help from you guys. If you're a fan of the pod and you haven't already, take a second right now and leave the show a 5-star rating and a review on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. It really does help, and it's so quick and easy to do. Thanks, y'all!Keep up with Chase on social media:Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodChaseThomasFollow me on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3kFHPDnFollow me on TikTok: https://bit.ly/3JdZ3RF'Like' me on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3ZmURo4 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ken covers what he saw in his travels through IN, OH, NY, and IA in this week's Boots In The Field Report. The Eastern region, traveled on way to New York, showed plenty of rain but being further behind in maturity than GDUs and planting date would normally be. Have had several cases of tar spot and SDS and he suspects that number to increase with this week's heat. Ken mentions that the early planted corn that struggled causing it to be short and fail to close the rows is going to be hit harder by this week's temperatures. In Iowa driving through the parts in the D2 region of the drought map, seeing fields with ears hanging down and plants burning up above the ear. In all areas of travel, Ken reports massive weed pressure in both beans and corn.
Episode Summary This week on Live Like the World is Dying, Inmn is joined by author and activist, Michael Novick. They talk about just how horrible fascism really is. Thankfully, there's a simple solution, antifascism. Michael talks about their work with Anti-Racist Action Network, the Turning The Tide newspaper, and his newest book with Oso Blanco, The Blue Agave Revolution. Host Info Inmn can be found on Instagram @shadowtail.artificery. Guest Info Michael (he/they) and The Blue Agave Revolution can be found at www.antiracist.org If you want to take over the Turning The Tide newspaper, find Michael at antiracistaction_ email@example.com Publisher Info This show is published by Strangers in A Tangled Wilderness. We can be found at www.tangledwilderness.org, or on Twitter @TangledWild and Instagram @Tangled_Wilderness. You can support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/strangersinatangledwilderness. Transcript Live Like the World is Dying: Michael Novick on Antifascism Inmn 00:15 Hello, and welcome to Live Like the World is Dying, your podcast for what feels like the end times. I'm your host Inmn Neruin and I use they/them pronouns. This week we are talking about something that is very scary and, in terms of things we think about being prepared for, something that is far more likely to impact our lives than say, a zombie apocalypse. Or I mean, we're already being impacted by this. It is actively killing us. But, if I had to choose between preparing for this and preparing for living in a bunker for 10 years, I would choose this. Oh, golly, I really hope preparing for this doesn't involve living in a bunker for 10 years, though. But the monster of this week is fascism. However, there's a really great solution to fascism...antifascism. And we have a guest today who has spent a lot of their life thinking about and participating in antifascism. But first, we are a proud member of the Channel Zero Network of anarchist podcasts. And so here's a jingle from another show on that network. Doo doo doo doo doo. [Singing the words like a cheesy melody] Inmn 02:00 And we're back. And I have with me today writer and organizer Michael Novick, co founder of the John Brown Anti Klan Committee, People Against Racist Terror, Anti-racist Action Network, the TORCH Antifa network and White People For Black Lives. Michael, would you like to introduce yourself with your name, pronouns and kind of...I guess like your history in anti-racist, antifascist struggles and a little bit about what you want to tell us about today? Michael 02:34 Sure. Thanks, Inmn. So yeah, Michael Novick. Pronouns he or they. I've been doing anti-racist and antifascist organizing and educating and work for many many decades at this point. I'm in my 70s. I got involved in political activism in kind of anti-war, civil rights, student rights work in the 60s. I was an SDS at Brooklyn College. And I've been doing that work from an anti white supremacist, anticapitalist, anti-imperialist perspective. And I think that particularly trying to understand fascism in the US context, you have to look at questions of settler colonialism. And, you know, people sometimes use the term racial capitalism. I think that land theft, genocide, enslavement of people of African descent, especially is central to understanding the social formation of this country. I was struck by the name of the podcast in terms of "live like the world is ending," because for a long time, I had an analysis that said that the fear of the end of the world had to do with the projection of the bourgeoisie. The bourgeoisie feels that its rule is coming to an end and therefore thinks the world is coming to an end, but the world will get on fire without the bourgeoisie and the rulers and the imperialists. Except that because of the lease on life that this empire has gotten repeatedly by the setbacks caused by white and male supremacy and the way it undermines people's movements, the bourgeoisie is actually in a position to bring the world to an end. I think that's what we're facing is a global crisis of the Earth's system based on imperialism, based on settler colonialism, and exploitation of the Earth itself. And so I think it's not just preparing for individual survival in those circumstances. We have to think about really how we can put an end to a system that's destroying the basis for life on the planet. And so I think that those are critical understandings. And the turn towards fascism that we're seeing across the...you know, Anti-Racist Action's analysis has always been that fascism is built from above and below and that there are forces within society. I think particularly because settler colonialism is a mass base for fascism in this country, as well as an elite preference for it under the kind of circumstances that we're looking at, in which, you know, as I said the basis for life itself has been damaged by imperialism, capitalism, and its manifestations. And so the need for extreme repressive measures, and for genocidal approaches, and exterminationist approaches are at hand. So, I think that, again, I think that the question of preparation is preparation for those kinds of circumstances. I think we're living in a kind of low intensity civil war situation already, in which you see the use of violence by the State, obviously, but also by non state forces that people have to deal with. So I think that that's the overall approach that I think we need to think about. And that comes out of, as I said, decades of doing work. I think that there are a few key things that we have to understand about this system, which is that it's not just issues that we face, but there is an enemy, there is a system that is trying to propagate and sustain itself that is inimical to life and inimical to freedom. And that if we want to protect our lives and the lives of other species and if we want to protect people's freedom going forward, we have to recognize that there's an irreconcilable contradiction between those things and between the system that we live in. So that's kind of a sobering perspective. But, I think it's an important one. Inmn 06:20 Yeah, yeah, no, it is. And it's funny, something that you said, kind of made a gear turn in my head. So, you know, normally, yeah, we do talk about in preparing to live like the world is dying, we do usually come at it from this context of that being a bad thing that we need to prepare for bad things to happen. But, the way you were talking about like fascism and empire and stuff, I suddenly thought, "Wait, maybe we should live like that world is dying and like there is something better ahead." Because, you know, we do like to approach the show from...I feel like we like to talk about the bad things that are happening and could happen but also the hopefulness and like the brighter futures that we can imagine. Michael 07:15 I think that's right. And I think it's really important to have both of those understandings. I think that, you know, people do not actually get well organized out of despair. I think they do, you know, you want to have...You know, there used to be a group called Love and Rage. And you have to have both those aspects. You have to have the rage against the machine and the rage against the system that's destroying people, but you have to have the love, you have to have that sense of solidarity and the idea of a culture of not just resistance but a culture of liberation and a culture of solidarity. And I think that, you know, there's a dialectic between the power of the State and the power of these oppressive forces and the power of the people and to the extent that the people can exert their power and to the extent that we can free ourselves from the, you know, the chains of mental slavery is...[Sings a sort of tune] you hear in reggae, you know, that actually weakens the power of the State and the power of the corporations. And they [the State] understand that sometimes better than we do. So there is, you know, there's some lessons I feel like I've learned and one of them is that every time there is a liberatory movement based out of people's experiences and the contradictions that are experienced in their lives, whether it's the gay liberation movement, women's liberation movement, or Black liberation and freedom struggle, there's always an attempt by the rulers to take that over and to reintegrate it into, you know, bourgeois ways of thinking. And, you know, people talk about hegemony and the idea that ruling ideas are the ideas of the ruling class, and I think that, you know, I've seen it happen over and over again with different movements. And so, you know, I was involved with the Bay Area gay liberation in the 80s and, you know, one of the things that happened there is that you saw very quickly a different language coming up and different issues coming up. And so suddenly the question of gays in the military was put forward, or we have to be concerned about the fact that gay people have to hide when they're in the military, and the question of normalizing gay relationships in the contract form of marriage came forward. And those were basically efforts to circumscribe and contain the struggle for gay liberation and to break down gender binaries and stuff within the confines of bourgeois conceptions of rights and bourgeois integration into militarism and contractual economic relationships. And you saw that over and over again in terms of the Women's Liberation Movement, and then all of a sudden you've got bourgeois feminism and white white feminism. And I think that that's really important to understand because it means that there's a struggle inside every movement to grasp the contradiction that...and to maintain a kind of self determined analysis and strategy for how that movement is going to carry itself forward in opposition to what the rulers of this society--who rely heavily on, as I say, white supremacy, male supremacy, settler colonialism, and its manifestations--to try to contain and suppress insurrectionary...And you see the same thing within the preparedness movement. There's the dominant politics of the preparedness movement I think that I've seen over many years are actually white supremacist. They're maintaining the homestead of settler colonial land theft. So you have to understand that that's a contradiction in that movement that has to be faced and overcome and struggled with. I think having an understanding is critical to really trying to chart a path forward that will kind of break...create wedge issues on our side of the of the ledger, so to speak, and begin to break people away from identification with the Empire, identification with whiteness, identification with privilege. And, you know, one of the issues I've had over a long time, for example, what I struggle for is people's understanding about the question of privilege. You know, I come out of the...as I said, there were struggles in the 60s and early 70s about what we called white skin privilege. And I think that it's critical to understand that privilege functions throughout the system all the time. It's not a burden of guilt, it's a mechanism of social control. And anything you have as privilege can be taken away. Privilege is a mechanism of actually obtaining consent and adherence to...You know, parents use privileges with their kids to try to get their kids to do what they want. Teachers use privilege with students to get the students to do what they want, Prison guards use privileges with prisoners to get the prisoners to follow the rules and stay incarcerated. And so, you know, that's a mechanism of Imperial domination, of settler colonialism, and certainly within that context. So, it's not an illness or a...It's not something to be guilty about. It's something to contend with and deal with and understand that if there are things you have as privileges that you think are used by right or by merit, you're deluding yourself and you can't actually function facing reality. So when you understand that they are privileges, you understand that they're there to obtain your consent and your adherence, and your compliance, your complicity, your complacency, and then you have to actually resist those privileges or turn those privileges into weapons that you can use to actually weaken the powers that be. And I think that that approach is important to understand that, you know...I used to do a lot of work with people in the Philippines struggle, and they talked about the fact that, you know, on some of the...outside the US Army bases that were imposed in the Philippines, there was a rank order of privilege, like where people could dig in the garbage dumps of the US military to get better quality stuff that was being thrown out by the military. And so that kind of hierarchy and sense of organizing people by by hierarchy, by privilege, is how the system functions at every level. In the workplace they find different privileges that people have to try to divide workers from each other and get people to struggle for privilege as opposed to actually struggle for solidarity and resistance and a different world. And I think that having that understanding begins to free people. Steven Biko was the leader of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa that really helped propel it moving forward. One of the things he said is that, "The greatest weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the minds of the oppressed." And, you know, I think to the extent that we can start to free our minds of these structures, we can actually begin to weaken the oppressor and strengthen the struggling and creative powers and energies of people to really build a different world. Inmn 14:00 Yeah, yeah. Sorry, this is gonna seem like a silly question because it feels very basic. But, I love to kind of break things down into their base levels. But, what is fascism? Michael 14:11 Yeah, good question. I think that an important analysis of fascism that I came across is from Cesare Amè. And what he said is that, "Fascism is the application in the metropole (of the colonizing power) of the methods of rule that have been used in the colonies." I think that that has a critical understanding because, as I said, the US is a separate colonial system, so elements of fascism have always been present within the political, economic, and social structure of the United States because they're internally colonized people and stolen land. So, if you're looking at elements of fascism, there's hyper masculinity, there's hyper nationalism, there's obviously slave labor, there's incorporation of a mass base into kind of a visceral identification with a leader. And all of those things really have manifest themselves in US history before we used the term, "fascism." And so, the US is based on land theft, on genocide, on exterminationist policies towards the indigenous people, the enslavement of African people, and also on the incorporation of a mass base based on settler colonialism and the offering of privileges to a sector of the population to say, "Okay, you know, we're going to participate along with the rulers in this system." And so I think that it's important to get that understanding because people often think that fascism is an aberration or it's a particularly extreme form of dictatorial rule or something like that. But I think that it's really a way of trying to reorganize people's personalities around their role within an empire and within, you know, it's trying to control the way people think, and control the way people see themselves in relation to other people. And so, you know, that's why I think that idea that fascism is built from above and below is important because we do see fascist elements that have some contradictions with the state. And we've seen, for example, in January 6th. You know, the government has gone after certain of these elements because they have moved too quickly. Or, the same way that there were premature antifascists during the World War II period and they went after the people in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Sometimes there are sort of premature proto-fascist in this society that have contradictions with the State, and they're operating somewhat independently. So, you know, I think that it's important to understand that and that there are elements in the State and within the different sections of the State that have their own operative plan. So, you know, when you look at the question of police abuse and police brutality, there's one approach to it that certain elements in the State take, which is about command and control. They want to make sure that they control the police forces and that individual officers are not acting independently but are carrying out cohesive state strategies. At the same time, there are elements within law enforcement that are trying to organize individual cops for organized white supremacy. And, it's the same thing in the military. And so there are contradictions there that we have to be aware of, but at the same time, they're operating within a framework of settler colonialism, of organized white supremacy, So, one of the things that's come up recently, for example, is this idea that there...how can there be non-white white supremacists? And, you know, I think it has to do with the fact that it's not just your identity, or your racial identity that's there but who do you...What's your identification? Are you identifying with the Empire? Are you identifying with the bourgeois? Are you identifying with the settler colonial project that has shaped, really, the whole globe over the course of half a millennium? Or, are you identifying with the indigenous? Are you identifying with the struggling people? And it's less a...It's not a question of your particular skin color but which side of the line are you on? Inmn 18:12 How does attempts by the State or by society to kind of like assimilate various oppressed people into the Empire? Like, how does that kind of factor factor into this? Michael 18:24 Well, if you look at the history of, let's say, Central America is one case in point, that there were fascist forces in Central America and their base was not really within their own society. Their base was within the Empire. And so, you had death squads operating, you had mercenaries operating, you had contras [counter revolutionaries] operating in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, carrying out genocidal policies, in many cases, against indigenous people and people of African descent within their own societies. And so, you know, that's not exactly fascism in the same way, but it certainly is aspects of police state and death squad activity that has to be resisted. So I think that, you know, when you see Enrique Tarrio and some of these people that are, quote unquote, "Hispanic," operating as proto-fascists with the Proud Boys or these other formations in the United States that's a manifestation of the same thing, that there are people who have identified themselves with a system of white supremacy and a system of domination, a system of exploitation, and they're trying to make their own individual piece with it and they have collective mechanisms that reinforce that. And they see...So, you know, I think that the fascism has presented itself at times as a decolonizing element in Latin America and Asia and other places where...For example, when the Japanese Empire was trying to strengthen itself and formed an alliance with Italian fascism and German Nazism, they also presented themselves in Asia as liberators of Asia from European colonialism. And, you know, then they carried out atrocities of their own in China, Indochina, and Korea. So, I think that nobody is exempt from this. It's not a genetic factor. It is what ideology...What's the organizing principle that people are operating under to form their society and generate their power? If that's militaristic, if it's hierarchical, if it's exploitative, then regardless of what the skin tone of somebody carrying that out is, it can be fascistic in its nature. Inmn 20:44 Yeah, I like something that you said earlier, which I think is an interesting frame. So, I feel like people in the United States, you might hear people like, talk about the rise of fascism, or the like, emergence of fascism, as if it's this new thing, you know? And I like how you read it, in the formation of the United States as a nationalistic identity with this idea that fascism has always been here, fascism has always been a part of the settler colonial project of the United States. Michael 21:27 Well, I was gonna follow up that is if you look at the countries in which fascism came to power in Europe, they were mainly countries where they felt they were not adequate empires in their own right. In other words, Spain, even Portugal, France, England, you know, had empires. Germany came late to imperialism. And even to the formation of a German state, the German bourgeoisie was not able to really unify all the Germans into a single nation. Same thing with Italy. Italy was, you know, a bunch of kind of mini states and city states and came late to the formation of a national sense of Italy. And so I think that fascism presented itself as a overarching ideology that could galvanize a nation and launch it into an imperial mode where it could compete with other empires. So the US context is a little different because, as I say, from the very beginning it had that element of settler colonialism and cross-class alliance in which not only the bourgeoisie but even working people could be induced to participate in that project of land theft and genocide. There's a famous book called "How the Irish Became White" by Noel Ignatiev who talked about, you know, how white supremacy affected Irish workers. And what he didn't really look at was that there was some Irish involved right from the very beginning and trying to overturn the land relationships between settlers. They wanted, you know, there was a land theft and a land hunger that they had, and so, for example, even before the question of relation between Irish workers and Black workers came up, there were Irish in the United States that wanted to overturn the agreements that had been reached in Pennsylvania between the Quakers and the indigenous people in Pennsylvania. The Irish wanted land and they wanted to participate in taking that land from the native people. And then that had repercussions back in Ireland itself because that the US Empire and those land thefts then affected the consciousness of the Irish within Ireland itself and weaken the Irish struggle for independence from British colonialism because there was a safety valve of the US Empire. And so I think that it's critical to look at these things because it gives us a sense of what is at stake at different times and what's at issue. And I think that looking at the question of decolonization, looking at the question of solidarity and unity, is the flip sides to this. If we only look at the power of the bourgeois, if we look at the power of the fascists, it can be intimidating or overwhelming or depressing. And I think that that's the...You know, when you talk about preparedness and some of these things, you're talking about what are the generative powers of the people themselves because Imperialism and Capitalism are based on a kind of parasitical relationship. They're extracting wealth from the Earth itself and from the labor of people and turning it into a power over the Earth and over the people. And I think that understanding that actually all that wealth that the system has, all the power that the system has is actually coming out of the people who are oppressed and exploited in the land gives us a sense of what our own powers are and what our own capacity to be creative and generative are. To the extent we exercise those, it weakens them. And I think that that's a critical understanding. Inmn 25:16 Yeah. Are there ways that fascism is currently manifesting that feel different from say, I don't know, like 40 years ago? Michael 25:29 Well, I think the whole phenomenon of social media and the way in which they very effectively organized these Neofascist forces through the gaming...hypermasculine gaming stuff and, you know, I think...We talked a little bit about the..I think the reason that people approached me to do this podcast had to do with my essay in "¡No Pasarán!: Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis." And so that's a piece where I talked about, you know, some of this history of different struggles and how they...what lessons to extract from them. But the other book I've been working on and put out recently, is called "The Blue Agave Revolution: Poetry of the Blind Rebel." This was a book...I was approached by Oso Blanco, an indigenous political prisoner here in the United States who was involved with actually robbing banks to support the Zapatistas in Mexico, and he was getting "Turning the Tide," the newspaper I've been working on for many years that we send free to prisoners, and he approached me. He wanted to work on a book and he said he wanted me to work on the book with him. And he had..."The Poetry of the Blind Rebel" is a story arc and poetry arc of his work that is a story about the Mexican Revolution of the early 20th century, the 1910s-1920. It's kind of magical realism. But, he asked me to write some fiction. And so I wrote kind of a short story cycle of a three way fight between vampires, zombies, and humans. And the vampires are basically--I mean, it's Dracula--but, you know, there's one point where there's a woman who has been trying to grapple with this and she forms a cross with two wooden tent stakes and he kind of laughs and says, "Oh, you bought that old wive's tale. We totally integrated into the church and into the State," you know. Basically, the vampires represent the bourgeoisie because they [the bourgeoisie] are vampiric and parasitic and they have powers. The zombies in this story are a group of incels that have captured a vampire and they think that they can create a potion from vampire blood that will give them power over women and make them...you know...And instead, they turn themselves into zombies. And so then there's a sort of three way fight between the bourgeoisie on the one hand, these vampires, the fascists from below, these sort of incel zombies that have to eat brains, and then the humans who are trying to deal with both of them. And I think that that's an important understanding that, you know, there are contradictions between the vampires and zombies but they're both our enemy. And so, I think that that's an approach that we have to understand that they're....You know, it's not a simple linear equation that's going on. There's a lot of things happening. I think that the fascists from below have contradictions with the fascists above, and we can take advantage of that. And then...but, we have to understand that their, you know, it's not...I think there are weaknesses...[Trails off] Let me go back to this. You know, historically, people have talked about antifascism and anti-imperialism, and there's been an element in both of those of class collaboration. A lot of people in the anti-imperialist movement think, "Oh, well, there's a sort of a national bourgeoisie that also doesn't like the Empire and wants to exert itself. And we have to ally with them. And a lot of people in antifascist movements have thought, "Oh, well, there's, you know, bourgeois Democrats who also hate fascism," and I think that those have been weaknesses historically. And also the contradiction between people who concentrate mostly antifascism, the people who concentrate mostly on anti-imperialism has weakened people's movements. I think having a kind of overarching understanding that fascism is rooted in Empire, particularly in settler colonialism, and that there isn't a contradiction. We have to find the forces of popular resistance that will overturn both fascism and imperialism...and capitalism. And, that we have to, you know, have a self determined struggle for decolonization and recognize people's self determination in their own struggles and their own capacity to live in a different way and to begin to create, you know, the solidarity forever, we say, you know, "Build a new world from the ashes of the old." And, I think that in terms of my own work, I've tried to--although, you might think I'm aging out at this point, but I've been involved at every point that there's an upsurge in struggle. I've tried to participate in that as part of Occupy LA. And more recently, I've been involved with some of the dual power organizing that's going on. And I don't know how much your people are familiar with that, but it is a conception related to, let's say, Cooperation Jackson, in Mississippi, where they're trying to figure out ways of organizing themselves economically and also resisting the power of the State. And so I was at the Dual Power Gathering that took place in Indiana last summer and there's one on the West Coast that's coming up in the Portland area. Inmn 31:06 Yeah, could you explain what--for our listeners--what is dual power? Michael 31:11 Yeah, so dual power is the concept that we have a power and we can exercise that power, and within the framework of this contemporary society, which is so destructive, we can begin to generate and exercise that power, and that there's, as I said, a kind of dialectic between the power of the people and the power of the State, and the corporations, and the power of the fascist, and that the different prefigurative elements of the kind of society we want to live in in the future can be created now. And, that as we exercise that power, it weakens the power of the State. It weakens the power of the bourgeoisie and the power of the imperialists. I went to that Dual Power Gathering in Indiana--I mean, it's not my bio region, but I did used to live in Chicago--and I felt some affinities with it. You know, they were...To talk about the idea of, you know, what's the relationship between dual power and our three-way fight, with a different conception with what the three-way fight is, that we are having to contend with two different enemies, you know, these fascists from below and the fascist from above, the State, and corporate power, and then also right-wing elements. And I think that in terms of both of those, we have to understand what are the powers that we have to organize ourselves to, as they say, to apply the generative and regenerative powers to...So that people have a sense of what they're fighting for. It's not just anti-this and anti-that. So for example, the newspaper I've worked in for many years, "Turning the Tide," originally, we called it the "Journal of Anti-Racist Action," or "Anti-Racist Action Edcuation & Research," and then we changed the subtitle a few years ago to, "The Journal of Intercommunal Solidarity," in the sense that you have to say what you're fighting for? What are we trying to build? What are we trying to create? What are we creating? And how does that give us the capacity to continue to resist and continue to shape the future, not just react always to what they're doing but actually have a proactive, generative stance. And so, you know, people's creative cultural expressions, people's capacity to do permaculture in urban environments or many other things like that, that say, that we want to restore the biological diversity, you know. We want to restore the capacity of the soil. We want to restore the clarity of the water and the air in the process of struggling for our own liberation. And that, you know, those are things that can happen and must happen now. We can't wait for some revolution that will happen in the future in which you know, we'll create a better world. We have to start in the context and the interstices of the system in the place that people are being pulverized. And so, you know, in Los Angeles, people are involved in various kinds of mutual aid work and working with the homeless, working with people being evicted to take over homes and restore them. And I think all those manifestations, that's the question of dual power there. We're looking at the incapacity of the people ruling this society to actually meet basic human needs and we're trying to figure out how to meet them. So, I think that's where it coincides with this question of preparedness is that I think that is a sense that people have to rely on their own resources, their own energies, and understanding that there's a contradiction between the system, the way it functions, and its implications and impact on us. And it's incapacity, its powerlessness, to really protect people from the kinds of calamities it's creating, whether it's flooding, or firestorms, or, you know, all the other manifestations of this global crisis of the Earth's system that is growing out of Capitalism. We have to deal with that now. We can't wait, you know, till sometime in the future when we have, you know, "power," quote unquote, you know? We have the power to start to deal with it. Inmn 35:17 Yeah, and, I feel like there have been different ways that people have tried to do exactly that in the past. And I don't know, like, I'm thinking of a lot of the stuff that the Black Panthers were doing, like creating communities that they...like, declaring that they had power and that they had the power to build the communities that they wanted and to preserve those communities. And then they faced an incredible amount of repression, like, as much for arming themselves as for giving kids lunch and breakfast. And I'm wondering, in what ways does the State try to like...or in what ways has the State tried to destabilize dual power movements in the past? And what can we kind of expect them to do now? Or what are they doing now? Does that make sense? Michael 36:35 Yeah, I think there's always a two-pronged approach by the state. And, sometimes it's referred to as, "The carrot and the stick." You know, it's co-optation ad coercion. And so they always attempt both to control as they modify people's thinking and try to create bourgeois alternatives to liberatory thinking and liberatory organizing. And then simultaneously, they have the repressive aspects, the criminalization of those efforts. And so in relation to the Black Panther Party, for example, they were simultaneously pushing what they called Black Capitalism, and saying, "Oh, yes, you know, we'll give you, you know, we'll find the sector of Black community that can integrate into the system." And then, along with that, they were carrying out COINTELPRO, which was a war strategy of creating contradictions inside Black Liberation organizations, setting one against the other, trying to execute and/or incarcerate people who were not willing to compromise their principles. So I think we have to be aware that you're seeing the same thing go on around policing issues. You know, they constantly want to put forward different reforms and accountability measures and ways that people can participate in civilian oversight mechanisms that really don't do anything. And at the same time, they're, you know, attacking people who are doing Copwatch or groups like the Stop LAPD Spying Network, which has exposed a lot of stuff about this constantly being targeted. So, I think that those, that the two-pronged approach by the State is something we have to be very aware of. It's not only coercion and criminalization and repression, but it's also co-optation and, you know, giving people individual solutions and mechanisms that are...they call it the nonprofit industrial complex, you know, this whole mechanism of structures that are set up to get people involved in grant writing and looking to philanthropists to somehow support them in their work. And I think that trying..You know, one of the things the Black Panther Party did was it had its own self generated funding by going to the base community they were trying to organize in, talking to small shopkeepers, and talking to churches, and trying to integrate that into these Liberatory efforts. So, I think that, you know, looking at that model, when I started doing, for example, People Against Racist Terror, there were a lot of small anti-racist groups around the country and a lot of them ended up going the route of looking for grants and looking for nonprofit organizations that they could fold themselves into, and I think that that kind of denatured them. They became, you know...As opposed to being grassroots, they became board and staff organizations, and individuals would create careers out of it. And I think that that mechanism of transforming popular movements into nonprofit organizations or nongovernmental organizations that accommodate themselves to existing power structures, existing economic realities, is one of the things that we need to try to avoid happening in this current period. Inmn 40:18 That makes that makes a lot of sense. Yeah, it's, it's funny, because I feel like I'm seeing a lot of groups involved in mutual aid, who are, I think, taking that lesson of the nonprofit industrial complex but are also trying to access larger swaths of money than the communities that they're part of can provide, like this model of, it's important to involve your community base in those things and to generate those things ourselves, but there is this problem sometimes of like, you're passing the hat and the same 20 people are kicking into the bail fund. And I don't know, I think maybe this is just me being hopeful, but I'm seeing a lot of mutual aid groups kind of dip into grant writing or dip into utilizing nonprofit statuses more so than structures in order to access funding and things like that. But what I'm seeing is people coming at it from like, hopefully, what is a different perspective of taking these lessons of the past and being like, "Well, we don't want to become some horrifying, large nonprofit, but we do want the State to give us 10 grand so that we can build infrastructure. Like I guess my question is, are there ways to responsibly interact with that? Or is this a trap? Michael 41:57 I guess I'd have hear more details. I think it's imperative that it has to come from below and from the grassroots. I think that, you know, I've been involved with the opposite, for example, Pacifica Radio, and Pacifica is listener sponsored radio and is a constant struggle about how much can we accept cooperation of broadcasting funding. They cut us off some years ago and we're trying to get it back Or, there's struggles about trying to get some underwriting. It depends who you're accountable to for the money that you're getting. Are you accountable primarily to the funder? Are you accountable primarily to the people who are using that money and the people who are self organizing for community power and community sustainability, and, you know, some of the things we're talking about of self determined strategies. And, you know, I do think that what happened to a lot of the 60s movements is that there was an ebb in the mass movement. And then people made their separate peace. People were like flotsam and jetsam as the tide of people's power movements were negatively impacted because of white supremacy, male supremacy, COINTELPRO, and an inadequate response to deal with it. Then, you know, people ended up in labor unions where they were doing some good work, but basically they became part of a labor bureaucracy where they ended up in government social services/ They were doing some good work, but they became part of that mechanism. So, I think the critical thing is trying to keep control of what's going on in the hands of the people who are actually organizing themselves and their communities. Inmn 43:55 Yeah. No, that makes sense. What are strategies that we should be embracing for countering this current current escalation in fascist tendencies? Michael 44:10 Well, you know, I've done a lot of work over the years, and as I say, "Turning the Tide" is a newspaper, we send a couple of thousand copies almost every issue into the prisons and we're in touch with a lot of stuff that's going on in the prisons. And I think that that's a critical place to look for some understanding about how to deal with this because we do see under what are essentially very naked fascist conditions of domination inside the prisons, which are very hierarchical. There's a lot of negative activity within the prisons themselves. There's the power of the guards and the wardens in the system and yet you find struggles going on against racism, against sexism, for solidarity against the solitary confinement of people who have been victims of torture are organizing themselves. And I think that understanding of that capacity and looking at that, those are some of the leading struggles in the United States. There have been hunger strikes, there have been labor strikes, the Alabama Prisoners Movement [Free Alabama Movement] here in California and elsewhere. And I think that sense that people under the most severe repression are actually capable of making human connections among themselves and beginning to actually, in a self critical way, look at how they incorporated toxic masculinity and racism into their own approach to reality, and by beginning to purge themselves of those things, they can begin to create multiracial solidarity among all prisoners to actually resist the conditions of incarceration and resist enslavement. So I think that that's very important to look at. I think that here in Los Angeles, there are, as they say, organizations like LACAN, that are working among homeless people and with homeless people to organize themselves to have street watches. They have a community garden on the roof of a building. They have cultural expression. They have theatrical groups...coral...You know, it's like all those things connect people's love and rage, as I say, people's ability to generate creative cultural expression and to use that to strengthen their solidarity and their unity and their ability to resist the coercive power of the State or the police sweeps or to expose what's going on and begin to put out a challenge to the way that society is organized. So I think that those are some critical things. I think that having the capacity to defend ourselves, both physically and also legally is very very important. I think that if you look at stuff like the Stop Cop City struggle that the escalation of repression and the use of charges of terrorism on people that are obviously not terrorists is indicates that the State sees this as a very, very serious threat and is trying to eradicate it and is trying to intimidate people. And I think to the extent that we can turn that around and use it to say to people, you know, "Is this the kind of State you want to live in? Is this the kind of society you want to have?" is a way to begin to change minds and hearts of people who have been going along with the system. I lived through a whole period where we freed many many political prisoners. We freed Bobby. We freed Huey. We freed Angela. And, you know, even the Panther 21 in New York, you know, it's like the jury met for about 30 minutes and acquitted them all because the power of those organized forces affected the consciousness of the jurors. And I think that understanding that we actually have the power to begin to shape not just own consciousness, to ways that struggle with people, to, "Which side are you on?" and to give people a sense that there is a side that they can identify with and become part of, and transform their own lives, and transform society in the process of doing that. So, I think, you know, for example, the stuff around preparedness is vital that, you know, we're living in a world in which there are incredibly destructive wildfires, floods, tornadoes, and it's very clear that the state is incapable of even dealing with it after the fact, let alone preventing it. And so I think that gives us an opening to talk to very wide sectors of the population in cities and in rural areas as well. I think that, you know, for example, Anti-Racist Action Network in its heyday had hundreds of chapters around the country in small towns because young people were, in their own high schools and music scenes, were suddenly faced with this threat of fascism and said, "Hey, we have to get organized." And so I think that, you know, we need to see these things as opportunities to really very massively begin to engage with people and begin to offer an alternative way of thinking about the world that gives some hope and some prospect of dealing not just with the crises and the repression but a way forward for people. Inmn 49:48 Yeah, yeah. And that kind of ties into--I love that you use this phrase. We've had this phrase come up lot with Cindy Milstein, who we've interviewed on the podcast before and who we've published their newest book last year, "Try Anarchism For Life," and they talk a lot about prefigurative organizing and prefigurative spaces. And I think this kind of ties into what you're talking about, but I was wondering if you could kind of give us your take on the importance of building prefigurative spaces? Michael 50:31 Yeah, I think that we have to find ways to bring people together and to give people a sense, as I say, of our own power and our own creative and generative capacity. So I think that that says that whether it's free schools, or it's breakfast for children, or any of the things that the Black Panther Party did and that many other people of color movements did in a certain period are here at our disposal. I know that, for example, there's a crisis in childcare and child rearing that's going on and so organizing people into childcare collectives and people jointly taking responsibility for each other's children and creating trust relationships that make people feel comfortable with that would be one example of that. In food deserts, organizing people to break up some sidewalks and grow some food and I think they're...One of the things that I've come to understand from doing this work for a long time is we live in a kind of fractal or holographic world in which the same contradictions are shot all the way through the system. It's at any level of magnification in fractals. If you look at the coast of Norway, something in the fjords, you know, it's the same pattern is reproduced at every level. And, you know, in a holographic image, any piece of the hologram has the whole hologram in it. So, I think that any area that people want to choose to struggle in, I think as long as they understand that they're struggling against the entirety of the system in that area and that there's an enmity built into that relationship between the system and we see what they're trying to do, I think that's the critical understanding. So if people are engaged in, you know, community gardens, as long as they understand that that's a piece of a larger struggle to create a world in which nature has, has space to reassert itself, and that people can eat different food and better food. And any area that you know, whether it's the struggle over transgender, nonbinary, or anything else, once people see that it's the same system throughout that they're struggling with, it lays a basis for solidarity, for unity, and for a struggle on many fronts simultaneously that says, you know, sort of the "War of the Flea," [A book on guerrilla warfare] the system is vulnerable in a million places because the system is in all those places simultaneously and, you know, they have a lot of money, a lot of power to deal with that, and they're organized in these systems of command and control and artificial intelligence and all the rest of it to keep track of everything, but we're in all those places simultaneously as well because we're everywhere. And trying to coordinate those things, I think, is very important. Inmn 53:51 This is a little bit of a backup that I remembered that I wanted to ask you about it. So, like, we're currently seeing like a pretty horrific and intense wave of legislation against against trans people and against queer people, and nonbinary people. And, yeah, I'm wondering what your take on that is as a kind of indicator, if we have to imagine like fascism as a spectrum of where we could be going, like what is that kind of legislation and repression an indicator of? Michael 54:38 Yeah, you know, I think that obviously fascism always tries to target the people they think are the most vulnerable. And also, as I say, I think they want to create what they see as wedge issues that they can use to divide people and segment people off. And so I think, to the extent that we can reverse that and we can try to unite people around a different conception. You know, one of the things that struck me is that you saw that they sort of had this victory with controlling the courts and overturning Roe v. Wade, for example. And, what that revealed was actually how narrow that really was, the forces that were pushing for that. Because then, you know, Nebraska and Kansas and these various states suddenly had electoral reinforcement of abortion rights happening. And I think the same thing can happen here. I think that there's so many families that they're concerned about their own kids or...and the parental rights. It reveals that these fault lines go through the whole system. That's what I'm trying to say is all of their power is based on repression and exploitation, and to the extent that people begin to see that and how it impacts on them, it opens up the vistas of possibility to say, you know, if you're concerned about your child's right to get the medical assistance they need, why is the State coming in to prevent you from doing that? And what are the interests that are trying to pick this as a threat to the stability of society? Inmn 56:46 And, yeah. Michael 56:48 So, you know, I think that since every crisis is an opportunity, I think the other thing I did want to talk about a little bit was the whole Covid pandemic, you know, going back to the prepper thing. I think you saw, again, you know, a lot of right-wing exploitation of that issue. And I think that the extent that we can get out ahead of that and look at...Okay, for example, in a society like Cuba, which had a completely different relationship to this because they're organized in a different way and, you know, they actually have a public health system and they actually created their own vaccines, not the ones from big pharma here in this country, and begin to get people to think about that and why Cuba is stigmatized by this society? Why are they embargoing Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, all these countries? You know, the connection to a global sense of what are the possibilities in the world? What are the prefigurative formations that are happening inside imperialism by countries that are actually resisting it? And so, if you look at, you know, the medical care system in Cuba, for example, you know, they have...Every neighborhood has a doctor that lives in the neighborhood--and nursing staff and other people--and [the doctor] works door to door with the people in that neighborhood to be concerned about their health and their well being not just, you know, responding to a particular medical crisis, and they have that systematized and they...So in that context, they were able to vaccinate people, not through coercive measures but through trusted people that were part of their community that could reassure them about the fact that they developed the vaccines themselves and that the Cuban pharmaceutical industry came out of their effort to deal with chemical and biological warfare by the United States. The US was like putting in swine fever as a way to destroy pigs that every family in Cuba had their own little pig to raise and, you know, supplement their food. And so they developed animal vaccines first to protect those animals and then they work their way up from there. So I think that that sense of, you know...I had a good friend recently who passed away from complications of diabetes and the Cubans have developed treatments for diabetes and to prevent amputation of limbs and other stuff. And all of that is unavailable to us because of the US imperialist embargo on Cuba and blockade. And giving people a sense that, you know, there actually are people living in the world in much better conditions. The United States is number one in incarceration, number one in many social ills, number one in overdose deaths, and, you know, on and on and on...number one in evictions. And we can begin to, you know, really give a sense to people that this system has nothing to offer them but destruction and that we have the capacity to create something different. Inmn 1:00:13 Yeah. Thanks. I have only to say that...yes. Yes to all of that. We are nearing the end...of the recording, not of the world. [Said as a dry joke] And, yeah, is there any any kind of last things that you want to say before--I'll ask you to plug anything that you want to plug at the end--I mean, that was such a beautiful wrap up, I feel like. But, if there's anything else you want to talk about, that we haven't talked about? Michael 1:00:45 Well, you know, years ago, I was part of a group in Berkeley that took over the California College of Arts and Crafts to create an anti-war poster making facility during the Vietnam War. And out of that group, there was a singing group called the Red Star Singers, and they had a song called "The Power of the People's the Force of Life." And I think we really have to have that sense. It's, you know, it is a dialectic. That's what I think the main thing I want to try to convey is that, you know, to the extent that we can build the people's power, it actually weakens that system. And, you know, just that sense that all the power that they have is actually derived from their exploitation and oppression of people. And that's our power, you know, manifest that against us. And if we take our power back, it actually does weaken them and increases our possibilities of struggling to for a different world. So, I will do the plugs. I, for 35 years, I've been working and I actually wanted to sort of break the story here. I'm looking for a collective that will take over "Turning the Tide." I've been putting it out for a long, long time. Volume 35 # 2 is just about to come out. It's up on antiracist.org. You can reach me at antiracistaction_ firstname.lastname@example.org. But, you know, like I say, I'm 76. I'm currently the interim general manager of KPFK radio in Los Angeles and it's a huge time commitment. And I want I want to see the paper, you know, become, in some way or shape, institutionalized, to continue to meet, you know, send out the 1700-1800 copies to prisoners. And so, if anybody's interested in taking over that project and fulfilling that commitment, I'd love to hear from them. And then, as I say, I have a chapter in "¡No Pasarán!: Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis" edited by Shane Burley from AK Press. And I contributed a lot of material archival stuff and was interviewed extensively for "We Go Where They Go: The Story of Anti-Racist Action" from PM press. Two really, really important books and well worth reading. And then I did, self published and co-authored "The Blue Agave Revolution: The Poetry of the Blind Rebel" with Oso Blanco, Byron Shane Chubbuck. And you can get that again from Anti-Racist Action. So it's PO Box 1055, Culver City, California 90232. And online, just Antiracist.org. Inmn 1:03:27 Wonderful, in "The Blue Agave Revolution," is that Is that where we can find your short story about the three-way fight between vampires, zombies and humans? Michael 1:03:37 It's a kind of a novella. There's about seven chapters of a longer thing. And there's also a shorter one about a group of teenage mutants called Black Bloc, that they have these kind of minor powers. One of them can, you know, it's Jackpot and Crackpot. Crackpot can kind of break out of anything and Jackpot can just affect the odds slightly in their favor and a bunch of other young people, nonbinary and so on. But they're also some different essays of mine in there and a lot of poetry and, yeah...Just the mathematics of the enormity of social economic inequality. People don't understand exactly what it is, but essentially, about 45% of the US population has the equivalent of 50 cents in assets. You know, people don't understand exactly what the class divide and the contradictions inside the society are, you know. We're we're duped into thinking that this is the richest country on the face of the Earth and the most powerful, you know. There's an enormous, hidden social cost and pain behind that and we have to figure out how to galvanize that into the power that actually those people possess and the creativity that they have. Inmn 1:05:03 Yeah. Great. Well, thank you so much for coming on the podcast. Yeah, of course. And I'll we'll drop links to all the things that you mentioned in the show notes for people to find. And yeah, thank you. Michael 1:05:23 Okay. Take care. Have a great day. Inmn 1:05:25 You too. Inmn 1:05:26 Thank you so much for listening. If you enjoyed this podcast, then go out and live like the Empire is dying. And then tell us about it. And if you'd like to support this podcast, you can do so by telling people about it. 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