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Meditations and Molotovs – 07.11.16

On today’s program, Vince reflects on the difficulties of radio and listener expectations. More importantly, Vince talks about policing, violence, BLM, militarization, robotics technologies, resistance and why events such as those that took place in Dallas, Texas are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Meditations and Molotovs – 06.06.16

Today, Vince speaks to everyone’s favorite professor, sociologist and labor activist, Kim Scipes. They discuss Kim’s latest book, “Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization” (Haymarket).

Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization is a call for international solidarity to resist the assaults on labor’s power. This collection of essays by international labor activists and academics examines models of worker solidarity, different forms of labor organizations, and those models’ and organizations’ relationships to social movements and civil society.

Kim Scipes is associate professor of sociology at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, Indiana. He has previously authored two books: KMU: Building Genuine Trade Unionism in the Philippines, 1980–1994 (New Day Books, 1996) and AFL-CIO’s Secret War Against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage? (Lexington Books, 2010).

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Meditations and Molotovs – 05.23.16

On today’s program, Vince addresses a question he’s been asked thousands of times as an activist and writer: “What do you want?” And, more importantly, “How are we going to get it?” The Left knows what it doesn’t want – exploitation, inequality, dis-empowerment, racism – but what replaces the structures, institutions and cultures that produce these phenomena? People can resist all they wish, but without a vision for the future, resistance is futile. Let’s talk about the future.

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Meditations and Molotovs – 05.16.16

Today, Vince speaks with author, activist and alternative media pioneer, Michael Albert. Michael is the founder of ZNet and ZMagazine and the co-founder of South End Press. He is the author of over 21 books, ranging from economics and philosophy to politics and visions for the future. They discuss his early years as an activist, current social movements, the alternative media landscape, the 2016 elections and much more.

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Meditations and Molotovs – 05.09.16

On today’s program, Vince goes solo for the hour and talks about Bernie Sanders’ Indiana victory, his experience with the campaign – both good and bad, and what Hoosier activists should be thinking about and doing as we move beyond the Quadrennial Electoral Extravaganza. Also, Vince informs people of how they can plug into the “Break Free From Fossil Fuels” event that’s taking place in Whiting, Indiana on May 15th.

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Meditations and Molotovs – 05.02.16

Vince interviews activist and artist Thomas Frank. Thomas lives in Northwest Indiana and has worked with various progressive and environmental organizations throughout Chicagoland and the broader Midwestern Region. They discuss many topics, but their primary focus is on the “Break Free From Fossil Fuels” event that is taking place in Whiting, Indiana on Sunday, May 15th. Break Free is a series of international events that are taking place from May 6th – May 15th.

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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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Meditations and Molotovs – 04.11.16

The Private Prison Industry, Immigrant Detention Facilities, Racism, De-industrialization and the End of Capitalism. Dispatches from the Rust Belt with Samuel Love. On today’s program, Vince interviews Gary, Indiana native, activist and artist, Sam Love, who is currently organizing to stop GEO Group from building yet another prison – this time, in Gary. Vince and Samuel talk about growing up in the Rust Belt, progressive activism, Chicago politics and building broad coalitions across racial and ethnic boundaries.

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Resistance Radio – Vince Emanuele – 05.17.15

Vince Emanuele is a writer, activist and radio journalist who lives and works in the Rust Belt. Currently he writes a weekly article for TeleSUR English and also conducts interviews with activists, authors, artists and intellectuals from around the world.