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Episode 1066


Jul 27 2019

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Dave Buchen

I'm not at a protest anymore, I'm at a rebellion: Greetings from Puerto Rico.

Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen sketches a view from the streets as Puerto Rico's protest movement fought through cops and tear gas to topple their governor, and looks ahead to the bigger, harder tasks of confronting the island's fiscal junta, and delivering a new society for all Puerto Rican people.



Desiree Fields

Housing, tech and the new politics of urban-digital exclusion.

Geographer Desiree Fields explores the mechanisms of exclusion and heirarchy in the digital housing market - as financialization and technology transform the way housing is bought and sold in cities across the globe, the working class's relationship to the built environment is rendered more precarious and subject to the whims of predatory actors in an unstable market.

Desiree wrote the article Uploading Housing Inequality, Digitizing Housing Justice? for Public Books.



Kathy Kelly

Facing war abroad, and the warlords at home.

Peace activist Kathy Kelly faces the omnicidal war machine swallowing the globe - from the perpetual destruction of Afghanistan for American profit, to arming of bloodthirsty regimes in Saudi Arabia, Israel and beyond - and calls for a global, grassroots resistance movement against the engines of war, while there's still time.

Kathy wrote the recent articles The Ongoing Dread in Gaza: So Many Names, So Many Lives and Remnants of War for Voices for Creative Nonviolence.



William I. Robinson

Facing the tempest of global class war.

Sociologist William I. Robinson points toward a new understanding of global capitalism in the 21st century - as the transnational capitalist class accumulates wealth and power through chaos and predation of the working class worldwide, only a borderless and democratic socialist movement can win a new world for all people on this planet.

William wrote the book Into the Tempest: Essays on the New Global Capitalism for Haymarket Books.



Jeff Dorchen

The twittering and the dread.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen wakes up to the familiar mix of birdsong and existential terror, and thinks about his friends in Puerto Rico ditching their governor, and his friends protecting their community from ICE, and his leg that stopped working suddenly, and why else it's so hard to get going these days.

Read the transcript here