America’s Prized Legal System Only Works for the Rich
54 min

Attorney Ronald Goldfarb offers a scathing indictment of American law and lawyers in his new book, The Price of Justice

Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
BestOfTheLeft.com
#1269 Following the thread of the global Great Transition (Repost)
Air Date 5/3/2019 Today we take a look at several topics that, at first glance, may seem to be unrelated but that I think are all tied together with a thread that runs through all of them and points the way toward The Great Transition we are currently in the middle of. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content: Support our show on Patreon! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Henry Giroux: Trump is the endpoint on cruelty and isolation in American politics - @thisishellradio - Air Date 4-15-17 Cultural critic Henry Giroux examines the slow, steady rise of cruelty in American culture - as the logic of neoliberalism strips our politics of anything besides self-regard, and the right capitalizes on the anger caused by its own policies Ch. 2: Johann Hari To Treat Depression, Provide Meaningful Work, Housing & a Basic Income, Not Just Drugs - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 02-02-18 An extended conversation with Johann Hari, author of a controversial new book, “Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected Solutions.” Ch. 3: Roots of Extremism with Deeyah Khan - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 3-11-19 Deeyah Khan is a British documentary filmmaker and human rights activist. She’s the creator of two extraordinary films airing on Netflix right now, White Right: Meeting the Enemy and Jihad: A Story of the Others. Ch. 4: The Cure To Loneliness - Sustainable Human - Air Date 2-3-18 Loneliness is almost baked into the cake as far as a modern society with the kind of social setup and infrastructure and economic system that we have today. Ch. 5: Gar Alperovitz: Building a Pluralist economy that supports human needs - @theLFshow w @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 7-26-17 Laura talks with author/activist Gar Alperovitz. From the gloom of today, he sees the principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth emerging. Ch. 6: Gar Alperovitz on the economic movement already underway - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 6-24-17 It’s time to build new economic institutions that are democratic but also–critically–give us a new power base as well in the communities around the country. Ch. 7: Utopias in history and the need to rekindle utopian thinking - History Extra - Air Date 3-16-17 Rutger Bregman discusses some of his ideas that recently caused a global sensation and the role of a historian in the modern world VOICEMAILS Ch. 8: Progressives have always had to drag liberals along - V from Central New York FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 9: Final comments on the need to spread the word about our failing institutions to bolster support for fundamental reform MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): * Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr * Astrisx - Bodytonic * Quaver - Codebreaker * Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle * One Little Triumph - Piano Mover * Donder - Darby * Take a Tiny Train - Ray Catcher * Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent * Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Support the show via Patreon Listen on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Alexa Devices | +more Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!
1 hr 24 min
The Chauncey DeVega Show
The Chauncey DeVega Show
Chauncey DeVega
Ep. 311: Ace Atkins on Race, Writing Bestselling Crime Novels, and the "New South"
Ace Atkins is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include the Quinn Colson series and Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series. Atkins is a former newspaper reporter and SEC football player. His essays and other writing have appeared in national publications such as Time magazine and elsewhere. Ace reflects on the ghosts and demons of the color line in America and what the “New South” means to him. Ace also shares what he learned about life and the craft of writing through his journey from being a newspaper reporter to the author of bestselling crime novels. And he shares some hidden history about the true origins of Donald Trump’s “red hat” MAGA cult hate movement. Chauncey DeVega ponders the emotional valence of a Thanksgiving holiday in an age of death, economic calamity, Trumpism’s continuing assaults on democracy and human decency, and the hopeful possibilities of Joe Biden’s presidency. Chauncey also takes a culinary journey to the world of TV dinners in order to better understand why he hates the turkey that is commonly served on Thanksgiving. And of course, Chauncey DeVega shares an animal friends story about mountain gorillas, who like many humans on Thanksgiving day, enjoy singing and farting during and after they eat a tasty meal. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW * In 1918, Thanksgiving celebrations upped the Spanish flu death count * We're celebrating Thanksgiving amid a pandemic. Here's how we did it in 1918 – and what happened next * What Are We To Do With All This Grief? * Michael J. Fox Reveals Painful Setback That Led to His 'Darkest Moment' Since Parkinson's Diagnosis * 31 vintage TV dinners: Fried chicken, turkey, pot roast & other fab frozen food, retro-style * Robot 'spy' gorilla records wild gorillas singing and farting, because nature is beautiful WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.
52 min
Socialism
Socialism
Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)
94. Engels on The Housing Question
What did Engels have to say about the housing crisis? Cramped homes. Extortionate costs. Rip-off landlords. Rising homelessness. Projects to upgrade areas just used to force workers and poor people out. Meanwhile, posh new houses lie empty. It could be any major town or city in the 21st century. But it was all described by Friedrich Engels back in the 19th century. Why does capitalism endlessly recreate this social crisis? Why didn’t increasing home ownership solve the problem? What can we learn from Engels’ arguments against anarchists and liberals about housing? And how can socialists start to fix it today? This episode of Socialism, part of a short series on Engels, looks at the fight for the right to a home: The Housing Question. Further reading and listening The Housing Question (Engels): https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1872/housing-question/ Housing crisis: what now and after the pandemic? https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/31110/22-07-2020/housing-crisis-what-now-and-after-the-pandemic The end of social housing? How can we solve the housing crisis? (2015): https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/21777/18-11-2015/the-end-of-social-housing-how-can-we-solve-the-housing-crisis Socialism episode 45. How renters can beat gentrifiers: https://soundcloud.com/socialismpodcast/45-how-renters-can-beat-gentrifiers Socialism episode 31. Grenfell and Barking: safe homes for all now: https://soundcloud.com/socialismpodcast/31-grenfell-and-barking-safe-homes-for-all-now
36 min
By Any Means Necessary
By Any Means Necessary
Radio Sputnik
World Mourns Maradona Death As China Says Extreme Poverty Eliminated
In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, to discuss the recent exposé of mercenary security firm Tigerswan, the alarming tactics they used to infiltrate the Standing Rock anti-pipeline protests and sabotage the movement behind it, and the similarities between such tactics and the US government's COINTELPRO program. In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Ken Hammond, Professor of East Asian and Global History at New Mexico State University, to discuss the announcement by the Chinese government that the country has officially eliminated extreme poverty in the nation of 1.4 billion inhabitants, why the Chinese War on Poverty is being portrayed as a 'war on the poor' by mainstream corporate media, and how anti-war activists can best push back against attempts to gin up a 'New Cold War on China.' In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Amanuel Biedemariam, author of the book, “Eritrea and the USA: From Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama, and How Donald Trump Changed History,” to discuss military escalations between the Tigray People's Liberation Front and the government of Ethiopia, the latest on the ultimatum given by the central government to abandon the capital of the Tigray region, and the role of the US government in the conflict. Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, and author of the new book “The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering, and the Political Economy of Boxing,” to discuss the death of world soccer and anti-imperialist icon Diego Maradona, worrying new joblessness numbers, and Joe Biden's apparent lack of interest in nominating Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren to his cabinet.
1 hr 55 min
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