The Invisible Labor On Which Capitalism Depends. And Guess Who Does It? - Pt 2
24 min

Part 2 of 2: this week's show is a continuation of the discussion of the labor we all need in order to function in our world: housework, ie. providing food, cooking food, let us avoid distracting hunger pains, that creates the order and cleanliness that allows us to be presentable in life, have clean clothes that don't smell, allow us to find the clothing we need to wear that day, and so on and so on. Fraad and Forlano try to answer why essential labor is devalued.

By Any Means Necessary
By Any Means Necessary
Radio Sputnik
How Billionaires Made Off Like Bandits Amid Global Pandemic, Recession
In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Omar Ocampo, a researcher with the Institute for Policy Studies, to discuss the new report on which he recently co-authored, "Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health," how a handful of massive corporations managed to accumulate so much wealth in a time of widespread impoverishment, and why establishment Democrats are offering so few solutions for working people. In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Tunde Osazua, Coordinator of the the Black Alliance for Peace's U.S. Out of Africa Network and a member of the End SARS Solidarity Network, to discuss the protest outside of the Nigerian embassy in Washington, DC, demanding the disbanding of the country's Special Anti-Robbery Squad, why the notorious unit has generated so much international attention, and how US imperialism offshores its most egregious violence. In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of the Red Spin Sports podcast, for another edition of the new weekly segment "The Red Spin Report," to discuss the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on sports in the US, why so many college football players are committed to playing despite the public health crisis, and the latest worrisome statements from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and newly-elected Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville. Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Kendrick Jackson, Civic and Social Innovation expert, to discuss last night's Verzuz livestream battle between Gucci Mane and Jeezy, how Barack Obama's latest memoir shows he changed himself to fit the political system (rather than vice versa), and why rap music is more likely a reflection of violence in oppressed communities than an instigator of it.
1 hr 54 min
Working People
Working People
Working People
Amir Atabeygi, M.D.
We're back with Season Four of Working People! In this urgent episode, we talk with Dr. Amir Atabeygi, a physician at MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care in Thurston County, Washington. On Monday, November 23, amid a terrifying surge in COVID-19 cases around the country, Dr. Atabeygi will join his fellow physicians, physician assistants, and advanced registered nurse practitioners on the picket line as they strike for the basic safety measures their employer refuses to provide. We talk to Dr. Atabeygi about what he and his coworkers face on the job, the rise of "retail health" companies like MultiCare Health Systems, and the growing labor consciousness of traditionally non-unionized healthcare workers. Additional links/info below... * PETITION: Doctors and Patients United for Safer Working Conditions * Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) national website, Facebook page, and Twitter page * UAPD Pacific Northwest Twitter page * Zack Pattin, LaborNotes, "Will Urgent Care Doctors Be Forced to Strike in a Pandemic for the Right to Go Home?" * Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), Chinook Observer, "Labor Negotiations Stall Between MultiCare and Indigo Urgent Care Doctors" * Eric Topol, The New Yorker, "Why Doctors Should Organize" * Jason Hanna & Daniel Wolfe, CNN, "These Charts Show How Serious This Fall's Covid-19 Surge Is in the US"" Featured Music (all songs sourced from the Free Music Archive: _freemusicarchive.org_) * Jules Taylor, "Working People theme song" * Fotos del Otoño, "Doctor McCoy"
1 hr 13 min
The Human Rights Industrial Complex with Dan Kovalik
Dan Kovalik, author of No More War joins us to talk about the Human Rights Industrial Complex Show Notes: 00:30 - Uribe and the violence against union members 3:55 - What are Humanitarian interventions? In Venezuela the largely created the humanitarian intervention used to justify the overthrow the government. Dan Kovalik 5:00 - IMF denied loans to Venezuela 6:25 - US Sanctions and their effects. CEPR Paper on Venezuelan Sanctions 9:34 - Amnesty International and how they opposed Mandela 10:00 - Structural problems with Human Rights Groups 12:54 - Human Rights Watch 14:00 - Ken Roth’s Tweet on Hezbollah 16:00 - Human Rights industry was “neutral” on Iraq. 17:49 - Human Rights Watch use Christian Extremist Adrian Zenz in their Report 22:00 - Human Rights Groups that peddled Iraq lies 23:00 - Revolving Door for Human Rights Group 24:00 - Human Rights by Non-State Actors 25:00 - Mining Companies in Congo 26:00 - Elon Musk’s confession 30:00 - International Law and How it is applied 32:00 - US Sanctions against the ICC 34:00 - The Right to Peace 36:00 - How to Smell Regime Change Propaganda from a Mile Away 38:00 - Selectivity about Genocide vs Word Genocide as a weapon 43:00 - Corporate Crimes Against Humanity 45:00 - Right to Organize as a Union as a Human Right 49:00 - How to organize in the US and Abroad Daniel Kovalik graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1993.  He then served as in-house counsel for the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW) until 2019. While with the USW, he worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum – cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia. The Christian Science Monitor, referring to his work defending Colombian unionists under threat of assassination, described Mr. Kovalik as “one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States.” Mr. Kovalik received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford University School of Law and was the recipient of the Project Censored Award for his article exposing the unprecedented killing of trade unionists in Colombia. He has written extensively on the issue of international human rights and U.S. foreign policy for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects. Get full access to at
51 min
Black Agenda Radio
Black Agenda Radio
Progressive Radio Network
Black Agenda Radio - 11.23.20
Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Margaret Kimberley, along with my co-host Glen Ford. Coming up: Community Control of police -- We’ll hear from two advocates of making cops accountable to the people. Colin Kaepernick demands freedom for Mumia Abu Jamal. And, a former political prisoner is briefly jailed for registering to vote. But first – Native Americans say the holiday “Thanksgiving” is a celebration of genocide at the hands of European invaders, and should be replaced by a National Day Mourning. We spoke with Nick Estes, an activist member of the Sioux nation who teaches American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Black Psychology students at Bowie State University, in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, last week held a panel discussion on Police Brutality and Community Control of the Police. One of those that spoke was Netfa Freeman, an organizer with Pan-African Community Action, which is pushing for community control of the police. Freeman says police are a militarized force of oppression. Former Black Panther Party member Dhoruba Bin Wahad spent 19 years as a political prisoner. He told the Bowie State University panel that we need to create a national front of organizations, all demanding Community Control of Police. Colin Kaepernick, the National Football League quarterback who has effectively been banned from playing because of his political beliefs, was part of a virtual press conference last week, demanding the release of the nation’s best known political prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal. Kaepernick says Abu Jamal’s continued imprisonment is a crime against humanity. Former Black Panther Jalil Muntaqim spent 49 years in prison until he was released on parole in October. When Muntaqim returned to his family home in Rochester, New York, he registered to vote—a mistake for which he was briefly jailed. We spoke with Muntaqim’s cousin, Blake Simons
55 min
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