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The Antifada

Sean KB and AP Andy
410 episodes   Last Updated: Aug 16, 23
Communist podcast exploring political economy, history and the class struggle with AP Andy, Sean KB and guests. Become a patron to enjoy bonus content, access to our Discord community and more at: www.patreon.com/theantifada twitter: @the\_antifada @spaceprole @as\_a\_worker email: antifadamindset at gmail streaming: twitch.tv/theantifada


Sean and Varn are back to get to the basics and discuss first principles for communist organizing, What organizational form is adequate to working class power in the present moment? On what basis might class autonomy politics and at the point of production be achieved? How do we relate to our past: our successes and many failures?For the full episode support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaSHOW DETAILS with MINION DEATH CULT, POD DAMN AMERICA, and WELL THERE'S YOUR PROBLEM (philly only)!!!!NYC Sept 10: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minion-death-cult-live-tickets-691958234707Philly SEPT 12: w/WTYP https://www.bowerypresents.com/shows/detail/496996-well-theres-your-problem
We weigh in on the Banana Discourse by reading a vulgar insurrectionary journal from 2009: Politics Is Not a BananaFull episode at http://patreon.com/TheAntifadaRead along: https://azinelibrary.org/approved/politics-not-banana-what-are-you-doing-after-orgy-or-insurrection-or-whatever-1.pdf
We take listener Questions! covering a range of topics including the climate apocalypse and hopes for a better world, if we should take over the internet or destroy it, visions for postwar Ukraine, conspiracy theories turning reactionary, squatting and being aging punx, Bidenomics and much more!For the full episode subscribe at http://patreon.com/theantifadaShow notes:RIP Mario Tronti: https://cominsitu.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/mario-tronti-i-am-defeated/?fbclid=IwAR0TeJLflUGKjO8tN_CLlE9DvPZb5qq0sppNliaml9Lgmdk1Yh9wQ8nEwnY https://libcom.org/article/strategy-refusal-mario-New York Year Zero: https://gittlitz.substack.com/p/nyyz NYT: on conspiracy theories: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/04/opinion/conspiracy-theory-qanon.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShareThe ‘monumental consequences’ of Ukraine joining the EU https://on.ft.com/44Xvr3dDog Breath: https://dogbreathnyc.bandcamp.com/album/dog-breathIggy Pop '77:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZth4CNaEBASong: Blackhole Sun by Soundgarden
This week on This Amerikkkan Life: Chapters 2-3, Bacon's Rebellion, why slaves sided with the British in the US Revolution, the true reason some founding fathers and Northern states were against slavery, why the Confederate class analysis was right (from the Settler perspective), and why Sakai spells Amerika and Afrika with a KThe full episode is on Patreon.com/TheAntifadaChapter 1: https://www.patreon.com/posts/reading-settlers-86265803In two weeks: Chapter 4 and 5
Minion Death Cult cohost and union militant Alexander Edward delivers the news on the tentative agreement between UPS and the Teamsters... and why he's voting NO.Shook ex-Spart Jim Cramer:For the full episode support the show at Patreon.com/TheAntifadahttps://twitter.com/MorePerfectUS/status/1684234856556003328MDC on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_TnITSxjaAWorld Socialist Website article against the agreement: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/07/27/upsc-j27.htmlMore on the 2018 agreement: https://nwlaborpress.org/2018/10/ups/Union buster found: https://twitter.com/JosBrock/status/1684242017641979904Song: Allan Sherman - Beautiful Teamsters
Sean is joined by Aliyah and Isaac from the Democratic Socialists of America caucus the Marxist Unity Group to talk about their political line and practice:What is the historical relationship between Marxism, the workers movement and small-r republicanism? Why has Karl Kautsy become anathema on the far-left and is it time to bring this famous 'renegade' back? Who is Mike McNair of the Communist Party of Great Britain and what is his influence? How is it possible to uphold the revolutionary republican tradition of the United States as a socialist virtue when the US has become what it has become? And why, contra-Browderism, must the constitution be destroyed for freedom to ring?Song: Descendents - Coffee Mug
First episode of Andy and Sean reading the classic and mysterious reinterpretation of American history and class structure: J. Sakai's Settlers! For the full episode support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaWe read the intro and Chapter 1 about the settling of the Amerika pre-1776 Read along! Next reading Chapters 2 and 3.. maybe in two weeks. We also discuss this interview: https://kersplebedeb.com/posts/raceburn/
Mike Crumplar and Matthew Donovan chat with us about the contested political terrain of a certain downtown Manhattan Square through a 2014 Graeber vs Thiel debate and Gramsci's conception of organic intellectuals.For part 2 of the episode subscribe on our patreon at patreon.com/theantifadaReading: https://www.marxists.org/archive/gramsci/prison_notebooks/problems/intellectuals.htmhttps://www.marxists.org/history/erol/periodicals/theoretical-review/1982301.htmSong: Gunship - Hegemon
Playtpus co-founder Chris Cutrone chats with us about his new book The Death of the Millennial Left. We chat about the socialist implications of the American Revolution, the irresistible conservative trajectory of suburban millennials, and the left's trouble conception of freedom.Check out Part 2 of the Episode on our Patreon!Video about socialism with American characteristics: https://youtu.be/5-kXCBTvxrESong - RHCP - Black Summer
Marxism vs. MMT!For the full episode, support the show at http://patreon.com/theantifadaFollow Varn on Youtube and support his Patreon !