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Meditations and Molotovs – 12.06.17

Show Description – Monday, December 4th, 2017: Exactly one year ago, Sergio Alexander Kochergin, Tony B, Vincent Lenartand I traveled to Standing Rock with thousands of veterans from throughout the U.S. to help indigenous peoples stop the construction of an oil pipeline. Unfortunately, we failed. Today, I’ll reflect on those experiences and the past year of organizing in the age of Trump. Download …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 11.13.17

 Today, Meditations and Molotovs airs live from PARC – Politics Art Roots Culture. Yes, you heard that right: we’re back to live programming! Vince will be discussing the ongoing organizing work that’s taking place in Northwest Indiana and the importance of organizational vision and structure. Organizing is much more an art than a science, nevertheless some techniques and principles work better than others. …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 09.25.17

 On today’s program, Vince speaks with Paul Street about Capitalism, Eco-Socialism, Structural Racism, Political Organizing, the NFL and Vietnam. Paul is an independent radical-democratic policy researcher, journalist, historian, author and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of seven books to date: Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2004); Segregated …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 09.11.17

 On today’s program, Vince speaks with Charles Derber, who is a professor of sociology at Boston College. Derber is a prolific writer. Derber’s work falls into three major categories. One is a critique of individualism and American culture. In 2000, Oxford University Press printed a 20th year commemorative edition of ‘The Pursuit of Attention’, marking its status as a classic …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 08.28.17

Show Description – Monday, August 28th: On today’s program, Vince finishes the series “Racism: A History -A Savage Legacy” In the name of civilising ‘the African,’ 90% of Africa was divided among the European powers. Leopold II of Belgium set out to become personally wealthy through his seizure of the Congo, where extreme violence, mutilation and other coercive methods forced the …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 08.21.17

 On today’s program, Vince plays Part Two of “Racism: A History” – ‘Fatal Impacts. Part Two examines the controversial theories of Social Darwinism and Scientific Racism, concepts invented during the 19th century. Both ideologies that drew on now discredited practices such as phrenology and provided an ideological justification for racism, slavery and the violence of colonization. These theories ultimately led …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 07.31.17

 On today’s program, Vince airs Wendy Brown’s lecture, “In the Account of Neoliberalism.” Wendy Brown is Professor of Political Science at the University of California Berkeley. Her research interests include the history of political and social theory, Continental philosophy, and critical theory, together with the examination of contemporary capitalism. In her research into the problems that plague contemporary capitalism and …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 07.24.17

On today’s program, Vince quickly runs through some current events, shares his reflections on what turned out to be a really useful gathering of progressive activists and organizers over the weekend, and mentions about some of the upcoming events taking place at PARC – Politics Art Roots Culture during the month of August. He also shares some of his first impressions of …