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9:15 - Anthropologist James C. Scott explores the politics of accumulation in the earliest agrarian states.

James is author of Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States from Yale University Press.

 

10:05 - Journalist Sarah Kinosian reports on state violence and US silence after Honduras's disputed election.

Sarah wrote the articles Families fear no justice for victims as 31 die in Honduras post-election violence and US recognizes re-election of Honduras president despite fraud allegations for The Guardian.

 

10:35 - Correspondent Ed Sutton watches the left run out the clock fighting itself while the world runs out of time.

Ex-expat Ed has been back in the US for a year now, running the highly recommended site Antidote Zine.

 

11:05 - Law scholar Anne Fleming examines the shifting intersection of lenders, debtors and the welfare state.

Anne is author of City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance from Harvard University Press.

 

12:05 - Investigative reporter Rebecca Burns surveys the toxic legacy of lead pollution in East Chicago.

Rebecca wrote the article On Poisoned Ground: East Chicago’s legacy of lead pollution for The Baffler.

 


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9:15 - Philosopher Tim Crane explains what atheists miss when they view religion from the outside.

Tim is author of The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist’s Point of View from Harvard University Press.

 

10:05 - Historian Keri Leigh Merritt examines the labor of poor whites living outside slavery in the Antebellum South.

Keri Leigh is author of Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South from Cambridge University Press.

 

11:05 - Historian Judith Flanders explores the populist, adaptive, multi-purpose, meaning of Christmas.

Judith is author of Christmas: A Biography from MacMillan.

 

12:05 - The Hopleaf's Michael Roper reviews the year in craft beer capitalism, and the year to come.

Michael is owner of Chicago's The Hopleaf Bar, in its 25th year. Try the Bitterballen.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen discusses The Socialist Leisure Work Ethic and the Spirit of Falafel.

He's talked about Socialist Leisure before, but this falafel thing is definitely a new development in his ideology.


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9:15 - Journalist Jess Bruder explores the low-wage labor of senior nomads working at the end of retirement.

Jess is author of Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century from W.W. Norton.

 

10:05 - Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier profiles the resistance movements working and fighting in post-coup Brazil.

Brian's book of interviews, Voices From the Brazilian Left, is available to order now from Brasil Wire.

 

10:35 - Anthropologist Aaron Neiman connects worker pain to the pre-existing conditions of labor under capitalism.

Aaron wrote the essay A Pain in the Back for The New Inquiry.

 

11:05 - Writer Sara Wachter-Boettcher finds social inequality coded deep within the devices of Silicon Valley.

Sara is author of Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech fom W.W. Norton.

 

12:05 - Historian Robin D.G. Kelley finds the future of Black radicalism laid out in the paths of ancestors. 

Robin wrote the essay "Winston Whiteside and the Politics of the Possible" for the Verso collection Futures of Black Radicalism.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen's imagination is sparked by a Nick Cave song.

Jeff keeping it light for the holidays.


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9:15 - Writer Malcolm Harris examines the short history and dark future of Millennials under capitalism.

Malcolm is author of Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials from Little, Brown and Company.

 

10:05 - Writer Brianna Rennix outlines a left approach to building a humane immigration policy.

Brianna wrote the article What Would Humane Immigration Policy Look Like? for Current Affairs.

 

10:35 - Attorney Flint Taylor surveys the state's threat to Black radicals, 48 years after Fred Hampton's murder.

Flint wrote the op-ed On 48th Anniversary of Fred Hampton's Murder, Rampant Surveillance of Black Liberation Movements Continues for Truthout.

 

11:05 - Journalist Jake Johnston reports on a drug running scheme in the Honduran coup-government.

Jake wrote the article Top U.S.-Backed Honduran Security Minister Is Running Drugs, According to Court Testimony for The Intercept.

 

11:35 - Writer Amanda Baker examines the gap between scientific terminology and popular understanding.

Amanda wrote the article Hiding Clear Ideas behind Unclear Words for Scientific American.

 

12:05 - Writer David Roth explores the imperial rot deep in the heart of the NFL's ownership class.

David wrote the article Downward Spiral: A fan’s notes on the decline of the NFL for The Baffler.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen reveals the truth behind food labels and the Vietnam War.

Not sure if it's the same truth there, or like different truths for each discrete entity. I'll find out the same time you do.


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9:15 - Law professor Peter Edelman explains how poverty became a crime in America.

Peter is author of Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America from The New Press.

 

10:05 - Journalist Niko Georgiades profiles the water protectors on the front lines of the #NoDAPL fight.

Unicorn Riot released a documentary on the Stand Rock / Dakota Access Pilpeline protoests, Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story

 

10:35 - Economist Dean Baker previews life in our new, broker country under the Republican tax plan.

Dean wrote the op-ed #RichPeopleNeedTaxCuts: The Republican Tax Plan for Truthout.

 

11:05 - Writer Anna Feigenbaum explores a century of tear gas, in wars foreign and domestic.

Anna is author of Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today from Verso Books.

 

12:05 - Historian Paul Ortiz connects the politics of anti-imperialism to the tradition of Black radicalism. 

Paul wrote the essay "Anti-Imperialism as a Way of Life: Emancipatory Internationalism and the Black Radical Tradition in the Americas" in the collection Futures of Black Radicalism from Verso.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen logs on and dissects the daily Twitter atrocity.

If you have to @ someone about this, please @jdorchen.


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9:15 - Writer Andrea Flynn explores the persistence of racialized barriers to economic equality.

Andrea is author of the book The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy from Cambridge University Press.

 

10:05 - Journalist Silvio Carrillo reports on new evidence around the assassination of Berta Cáceres.

Silvio is Berta's nephew, and the director of bertacaceres.org.

 

10:35 - Journalist Jennifer C. Berkshire explains how Democrats bought into school privatization.

Jennifer wrote the Baffler article How Education Reform Ate the Democratic Party.

 

11:05 - Journalist Suzy Hansen examines America's era of decline, from outside its borders.

Suzy is author of Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

 

12:05 - Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin explore the possibilities of Black radical thought.

Gaye and Alex edited and contributed to the essay collection Futures of Black Radicalism from Verso.


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9:15 - Yanis Varoufakis explains how the Western establishment's crushing of the Greek debt rebellion led to a rise of the far right.

Yanis is author of Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment from MacMillan.

 

9:50 - Live fom São Paulo, Brian Mier does something The New York Times won't - talk to the Brazilian left.

Brian recently wrote the article The State of the Brazilian Left: Analysis from an American in Brazil for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.


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9:15 - Writer Cindy Milstein finds rebellion and solidarity in the face of death.

Cindy is the editor of Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief from AK Press.

 

10:00 - Philosopher Kate Manne examines the brutal logic of misogyny.

Kate is author of Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny from Oxford University Press.

 

11:05 - Activist Carl Anthony charts a new path towards environmental and racial justice.

Carl is author of The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race from New Village Press.

 

12:00 - Journalist Lucas Koerner explains why Chavismo won, again, in Venezuela's elections.

Lucas wrote the piece Why Chavismo Won for Venezuelanalysis.

 

12:35 - Jacobin's Alyssa Battistoni looks at climate change's impact on working class movements.

Alyssa wrote the article Living, Not Just Surviving for Jacobin.

 

1:00 - Journalist Greg Palast remembers high school shop class with Vegas shooter Steven Paddock.

Greg wrote the piece I went to school with the Vegas shooter at his website.

 

1:25 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen regards the violent Other.

Jeffy's always othering that guy.


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9:15 - Writer George Monbiot explores the possible new worlds to emerge from the wreckage of this one.

George is author of Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis from Verso.

 

10:00 - Kali Akuno and Ajamu Nangwaya discuss building alternative economic and social models at Cooperation Jackson.

Kali and Ajamu are edited and contributed to to the new collection Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi from Daraja Press.

 

11:05 - Sociologist Alex Vitale looks to the end of policing, and the start of democratic solutions to social problems.

Alex is author of The End of Policing from Verso.

 

12:00 - Journalist Martha Pskowski reports on bureaucratic disasters before and after Mexico City's earthquake.

Martha wrote the Guardian article 6,000 complaints ... then the quake: the scandal behind Mexico City's 225 dead.

 

12:35 - The Oakland Institute's Anuradha Mittal documents the struggle for land and livelihood in occupied Palestine.

The Oakland Institute released a series of nine reports on everyday life for Palestinians, titled Palestine: For Land and Life.

 

1:05 - Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen checks in from tomorrow's dystopia, today - post-Irma Puerto Rico.

Dave is in town to work on Theatre Oobleck's Apocalypse Cabaret: A Benefit for Puerto Rican Artists in November.

 

1:25 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen's appearance discrimination gets ugly.

Not a good look for Jeffy.