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9:20 - Writer Barnaby Raine examines the history and present of anti-Semitism, and anti-anti-Semitism.

Barnaby wrote the essay Jewphobia for Salvage and the op-ed Ilhan Omar should be more radical about Israel, not less for The Guardian.

 

10:05 - Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin explore the revolutionary possibilities of Black resistance.

Kenrya and Akiba wrote the book How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance from Bold Type.

 

11:05 - Attorney Flint Taylor reviews half a century's work fighting (and beating) police violence in Chicago.

Flint is author of The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago from Haymarket Books.

 

12:05 - Colleen Hackett and Ben Turk examine the space between radical and elitist strategies of decarceration.

Ben and Colleen wrote the chapter "Shifting Carceral Landscapes: Decarceration and the Reconfiguration of White Supremacy" in the book Abolishing Carceral Society from Common Notions

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen weaponizes Purim.


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9:20 - Live from Caracas, political analyst Lucas Koerner reports on the global left's blindspot in the dirty war for Venezuela.

Lucas wrote the article The Global Left and the Danger of a Dirty War in Venezuela for MintPressNews / Venezuelanalysis.

 

10:05 - Political economist Jerome Roos explains how sovereign debt swallowed global politics.

Jerome is author of Why Not Default? The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt from Princeton University Press.

 

11:05 - Journalist Candice Bernd reports on indigenous and environmental resistance to the border wall in South Texas.

Candice is author of the article A Tribal Camp in South Texas Is Vowing to Resist Trump’s Wall for Truthout.

 

11:35 - Student activists Anya Sastry and Isabella Johnson report on Friday's Youth Climate Strike, and the fight ahead.

Anya and Isabella are state leads of Climate Strike Illinios and marched in today's Youth Climate Strike.

 

12:10 - Live from Santiago, organizer Bree Busk explores the possibilities of Chile's transversal feminist wave.

Bree wrote the articles Chile’s feminist movement is here to stay and Chile’s feminists inspire a new era of social struggle for ROAR Magazine.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen punches the face of the god of Lies.


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9:20 - Writer adrienne maree brown explores the radical, liberatory potential of pleasure.

adrienne is author of the book Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good from AK Press.

 

10:05 - Writer Sujani K. Reddy examines deschooling, as a radical lesson in abolitionist politics.

Sujani wrote the chapter We Don’t Need No Education: Deschooling as an Abolitionist Practice in the book Abolishing Carceral Society from Common Notions

 

10:35 - Live from Caracas, Lucas Koerner reports on the global left's blindspot in the dirty war for Venezuela.

Lucas wrote the article The Global Left and the Danger of a Dirty War in Venezuela for MintPress / Venezuealanalysis.

 

11:05 - Historian Greg Grandin traces America's imperial journey from frontier to border wall.

Greg wrote the book The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America from Metropolitan Books.

 

12:05 - Jacobin writer Meagan Day explains what a US socialists would do with political power.

Meagan wrote the articles Democratic socialism, explained by a democratic socialist for Vox and Wielding the Imperial Presidency for Jacobin.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen breaks the Overton window.


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9:20 - Philosopher Brad Evans explores the dark spectacle of total violence in modern times.

Brad is author of the book Atrocity Exhibition: Life in the Age of Total Violence from Los Angeles Review of Books.

 

10:05 - Historian Kellie Carter Jackson traces a revolutionary history of violent resistance by Black abolitionists.

Kellie is author of the book Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence from University of Pennsylvana Press.

 

11:05 - Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski explain how to get from global corporations to worldwide socialism.

Michal and Leigh are authors of The People’s Republic of Walmart: How the World’s Biggest Corporations are Laying the Foundation for Socialism from Verso.

 

12:05 - Historian Christina Ward examines how (and what) corporations taught Americans to eat in the 20th century.

Christina is author of the book American Advertising Cookbooks: How Corporations Taught Us to Love Spam, Bananas, and Jell-O from Feral House.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen honors the snitches.

 Stay dry out there, snitches.


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9:20 - Journalist Amanda Sperber reports on the known unknowns of the US drone program in Somalia.

Amanda wrote the article Inside the Secretive US Air Campaign In Somalia for The Nation.

 

10:05 - Journalist Jesse Eisinger explains how a decaying, defunded IRS set its sights on poor people's money.

Jesse co-authored the report How the IRS Was Gutted with Paul Kiel for ProPublica.

 

11:05 - Filmmaker Astra Taylor explores what democracy has been, and what it might someday become.

Astra's new film is What Is Democracy?. The film is out now / soon depending on the city. Astra will be in Chicago Friday and Saturday screening and talking about the film.

 

12:05 - Historian Peter Cole examines the work of building labor solidarity and racial equality between dockworkers.

Peter is author of the book Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area from University of Illinois Press.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen whacks the big stick from the Bay of Pigs to Caracas.

 


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9:20 - Critical theorist Kanishka Goonewardena explores the roots of Sri Lanka's neoliberal / ethno-nationalist crisis.

Kanishka wrote the article The Crisis in Sri Lanka for Jacobin.

 

10:00 - Geographer Lavinia Steinfort examines the potential of creating new, public money in the people’s interest.

Lavinia wrote the essay The Power of Public Finance for the Future we Want for the Transnational Institute's State of Power 2019 report.

 

10:35 - Anthropologist Jason Hickel explains what Bill Gates and Steven Pinker don't understand about global poverty.

Jason wrote the post A letter to Steven Pinker (and Bill Gates, for that matter) about global poverty at his site. We talked with Jason in June 2018 about his book The Divide.

 

11:05 - Writer Richard Seymour surveys what remains of Labour under Brexit's combustible, nationalist unity project.

Richard is author of the essay Brexit and the "white working class" posted at his Patreon page. 

 

12:05 - Writer DaMaris Hill traces a history - and present - of Black women imprisoned in America.

DaMaris is author of the book A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland from Bloomsbury.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen handles the dinosaur problem.

Finally, thanks Jeffy.


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9:20 - Writer Jacob Hamburger traces New Atheism's shifting relationship with liberal ideology.

Jacob wrote the article What Was New Atheism for The Point.

 

10:05 - Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen reports on Hamilton coming to Puerto Rico, and the junta staying there.

Listen to Dave's reports from Puerto Rico here. Oh and his 2019 calendar is here and very good.

 

10:35 - Live from Paris, Cole Stangler explains how the Yellow Vests took their own 'national debate' to the streets.

Cole wrote the article Back on the Offensive for Jacobin.

 

11:05 - Writer Ben Ehrenreich explores the magical thinking behind the myths of progress and Western Civilization.

Ben wrote the article After the Storm for The Baffler.

 

12:05 - Computer scientist Kate Devlin explores the human questions raised by sex with robots.

Kate is author of the book Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots from Bloomsbury.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen shares his Ode to the Farmer.

 


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9:20 - Writer Nicole Aschoff examines the left's new (old) challenges in the Trump era.

Nicole wrote the paper America’s Tipping Point? Between Trumpism and a New Left for Socialist Register.

 

10:00 - Writer Jorge Martin exposes the imperialist hand in the Venezuelan coup attempt.

Jorge wrote the article Washington Moves Towards 'Regime Change' in Venezuela for Venezuelanalysis.

 

10:35 - Writer Olivia Heffernan reports on the work of building a farmworker labor movement.

Olivia wrote the article Are we prepared to pay the price for farmworker justice? for openDemocracy.

 

11:05 - Journalist Dahr Jamail explores grief, love and wilderness on a dying planet.

Dahr is author of the book The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption from The New Press.

 

12:05 - Author Peter Fleming makes the case for revolutionary pessimism as we face the future.

Peter is author of the book The Worst Is Yet To Come: A Post-Capitalist Survival Guide from Repeater Books.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen squints at the future of disaster capitalism.

Is that being near-sighted or far-sighted, I always get those two mixed up.


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9:20 - N+1 editor Marco Roth examines the political futures of a world on the edge of ecological collapse.

Marco is co-author of the N+1 essay The Best of a Bad Situation.

 

10:05 - Our Man in Budapest, Todd Williams explains how a new 'slave law' united Hungary's opposition. Maybe.

Todd will be talking about a protest wave against new laws on overtime pay, court centralization and university privatization.

 

10:35 - Journalist Aaron Miguel Cantú explains what a White press won't write about White supremacy.

Aaron wrote the article The Whitest News You Know for The Baffler.

 

11:05 - Writer Molly Smith explores the work - and politics and feminism and economy - of sex work.

Molly is co-author of the new book Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights from Verso.

 

12:05 - Extinction Rebellion's Clare Farrell previews the global fight for survival on a dying planet.

Clare is a co-founder of the movement Extinction Rebellion.