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Meditations and Molotovs – 04.25.16

Today’s program is the second part of a two-part series on the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections, Bernie Sanders, Socialism, Neoliberalism, the Green Party, Democrats, Race, Empire, the Left, and what’s not being talked about during the 2016 Quadrennial U.S. Election Extravaganza.

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Meditations and Molotovs – 04.18.16

Today, Vince reflects on the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections, Bernie Sanders, Socialism, Neoliberalism, the Green Party, Democrats, Race, Empire, the Left, and what’s not being talked about during the 2016 Quadrennial U.S. Election Extravaganza.

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William Kaufman – The Sanders Paradox: a Brief for Bernie

In this presidential summer of our discontent, the radical left has been fighting hard—not chiefly against capitalism and its galloping calamities, it seems, but against . . . Bernie Sanders. Scarcely a day passes without an ominous recitation of Sanders’s manifold political shortcomings—Sanders exposés seem to have become a thriving cottage industry for the far-left commentariat. It should come as …

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Nature Bats Last – 08.25.15

John Zerzan has been active in anarchist circles for some time and has done his weekly Anarchy Radio broadcasts for the past 15 years. Books are Elements of Refusal, Future Primitive, Running on Emptiness, Against Civilization, Twilight of the Machines, and Future Primitive Revisited. This fall his Why Hope? will appear. He’s spoken widely since 2001 from an anarcho-primitivist/green anarchy/civilization critique perspective.

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Economic Update – Capitalism’s Endless Costs – 07.26.15

Updates on Coke vs Pepsi war, price gouging on cancer drugs, Corwyn good for UK Labor Party, and new Pope’s strong anti-capitalist speeches. We respond to listeners’ questions on guaranteed basic income and on why public employees are not an economic negative. Major attention is given to supporting countries that refuse to pay certain govt debts and especially to Greece in a review of is dramatic recent struggles.

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Economic Update – Capitalism and its Others – 07.19.15

Today’s program focuses on two alternatives to capitalism. The first is an alternative to how capitalism organizes enterprises in terms of their internal workings and relationships. We examine workers self-directed enterprises: how they work and how they compare to capitalist enterprises. In the program’s second half we look at an alternative to how capitalism organizes the economy as a whole: the socialist tradition that has evolved multiple different forms in the world today. We examine how socialism has evolved, its complex relationship with government, and how socialism compares with capitalism.

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Economic Update – Class and Socialism – 07.05.15

We begin our 3-week experiment with a new format: two in-depth analyses, one in each half of the show. We begin by considering the different meanings of class, class analysis and class struggle across human history and why those differences matter so much now. Today’s second half explores how socialism evolved from a basic alternative to capitalism into a state capitalism not so different from private capitalism.