Sex Under Socialism
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On this week's show, part 4 of the 4 part series on the intersection of sex, sexuality and capitalism, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano discuss author Kristen Ghodsee's book "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism" and examone at the differences between sex and relationships under state capitalisms versus socialism.   

Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)
107. 1971: how workers beat anti-union laws
What can we learn from the defeat of the Industrial Relations Act 1971? Capitalist commentators often refer to the 1970s as a kind of dark age, and accuse socialists of wanting to return to it. What they’re frightened of is the huge power of a working class that fought and often won during that decade. One major victory was the defeat of the Tories’ 1971 Industrial Relations Act, an attempt to smash the power of shopfloor union reps. Unofficial strikes and mass resistance made the act unenforceable. Why did workers have such power in the 1970s? Can that be replicated? What was behind the bosses’ attacks on their wages and conditions? And can the anti-union laws that shackle workers today be overcome? This episode of Socialism looks at the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Industrial Relations Act: how workers beat anti-union laws. Further reading How militant trade unionism defeated the 1971 Industrial Relations Act: On The Track: an account of trade union struggles at British Leyland: Workers' Control & Workers' Management: How to fight the anti-union laws (2015):
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Delete Your Account Podcast
Delete Your Account Podcast
Delete Your Account
Episode 196 - Love and Class War
Roqayah is off this week, so Kumars is joined from the top of the hour by independent labor journalist Sarah Jaffe, reporting fellow at Type Media Center, cohost of Dissent Magazine’s Belabored podcast, and the author of two books: Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, and a new book out now from Hurst and Bold Type Books, Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone. In her new book, Sarah examines the expectation in the neoliberal era that we should love our work, and documents the resistance of workers who fight back against the “labor of love” myth by organizing. Sarah and Kumars discuss the main themes and historical background of the book, highlighting the commonalities between workers in sectors as disparate as social work and professional sports, as well as the roots of their contemporary struggles in the development of capitalism. They round out their discussion by reflecting on the obstacles to and possibilities of working-class politics in the 21st century, including the idea of the “professional-managerial class” (PMC) and the relevance of Marxism today. Follow Sarah on Twitter at @sarahljaffe, keep up with her work on her personal website and, hear her on the Belabored podcast, and don’t forget to pick up a copy off Work Won’t Love You Back. If you want to support the show and receive access to tons of bonus content, subscribe on our Patreon for as little as $5 a month. Also, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show on Apple Podcasts. We can't do this show without your support!!!
1 hr 21 min
Working Class History
Working Class History
Working Class History
E50: Working Class History the book
Podcast episode in which we talk about our new book, Working Class History: Everyday Acts of Resistance & Rebellion, with our friends at the Coffee with Comrades podcast, which they edited and put out as their episode 114. They kindly shared the audio with us, which we have lightly edited for brevity and include here as our latest episode. In it, we discuss the book, the WCH project, the nature of people's history, our approach to class and its intersection with other forms of oppression. Our conversation also touches on lots of stories of rebellion, including the fight for the weekend, and tea breaks, opposing the Ku Klux Klan, resisting the police and more. Copies of the first printing of the book are still available in our online store: And for our lovely patrons, depending on your level you may be entitled to a free e-book version ($10/month and up), paperback ($20/month and up) or hardcover ($50/month and up). For patrons at other levels you can get 20% off it and every other book in our online store using an exclusive discount code. Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at Links Full show notes, links, acknowledgements and transcript here on our website: This original episode on Coffee with Comrades: More about Coffee with Comrades: Follow them on Twitter: Acknowledgements Thanks to you, our generous patrons for making this podcast possible. Special thanks to Conor Canatsey, Ariel Gioia, and Shae. Photo courtesy
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By Any Means Necessary
By Any Means Necessary
Radio Sputnik
DC & Federal Courts Look To Restart Evictions Amid Homeless Crisis
Biden launches deadly strike on Syria; Outraged Texans plan ERCOT protest after deadly mismanagement; Attacks on China grow as Olympics near Text: In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by international affairs and security analyst Mark Sleboda to discuss the deadly attack on Syria authorized by US President Joe Biden last night, why the US military's official justification for the strike doesn't appear to hold water, and the broadly-bipartisan imperialist consensus in Congress. In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Brianna Griffith, host and producer of People's Republic Radio in Austin, Texas, to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis plaguing Texans as the state struggles to provide basic services to hundreds of thousands, Joe Biden's visit to the storm-ravaged region, and the protest that outraged residents and organizers are planning to hold outside ERCOT headquarters on Sunday. In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports podcast, for another edition of our new weekly segment “The Red Spin Report." They discuss Duke University's removal of college basketball star Jalen Johnson from the team roster, the attempts by Canadian politicians to poach the 2022 Olympics from China due to "dubious" allegations of human rights violations in the Xinjiang province, and how Canada's horrific human rights legacy in terms of indigenous genocide exposes the "western chauvinism" behind the campaign. Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Maurice Cook, founder of Serve Your City, to discuss why there always seems to be money for war but never for social spending, why capitalism treats working people as disposable, how "development" in cities functions as a catch-all for neoliberal policies and projects that drive gentrification.
1 hr 50 min
Last Born In The Wilderness
Last Born In The Wilderness
Patrick Farnsworth
Akin Olla: The FBI's White Supremacy Problem
This is a segment of episode #288 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Fool Me Once: The FBI's White Supremacy Problem & Big Tech OpSec w/ Akin Olla.” Listen to the full episode: Read Akin’s op-eds published at The Guardian: / / Political strategist and organizer Akin Olla joins me to discuss the Federal Bureau of Investigation's long and violent history of surveilling, attacking, and undermining leftist organizing in the United States since the agency’s inception in the early 20th century. Since the Capitol siege on January 6th, the FBI has turned its attention and resources toward identifying and detaining the participants in the riot, which has led liberals, and unfortunately many that would claim themselves to be on the left, to celebrate the agency's decision to pursue seditious white extremists for a change. But, considering the history of this agency, for those organizing movements of resistance to systems of white supremacy in the US, it's a bit difficult to trust the agency with this task. “The FBI has a long history of fulfilling the function of white supremacy in the United States. While the Tulsa Massacre was ongoing, the FBI’s predecessor was busy investigating Marcus Garvey and his Universal Negro Improvement Association. The FBI’s first director, J Edgar Hoover, waged war on the civil rights movement from its onset. The war was ramped up in the age of Cointelpro, an FBI program designed to surveil, dismantle and destroy any movement working to end racism or capitalist exploitation in the United States. The FBI occasionally investigated white supremacists during this era (1956 to 1971),but spent the vast majority of its resources fighting those committed to Black and Indigenous liberation. And many of the bureau’s investigations of white supremacists were disingenuous; the FBI knew for a fact that the Birmingham police Department had been infiltrated by the KKK, for example, but continued to feed the department information about civil rights activists. During Hoover’s half century as director, the FBI sent a blackmail letter to Martin Luther King encouraging him to commit suicide and was probably involved in the assassination of 21-year-old NAACP and Chicago Black Panther party leader Fred Hampton.” ( Akin Olla is a Nigerian-American political strategist, organizer, and writer based in Philadelphia, and is the host of This Is The Revolution podcast. WEBSITE: PATREON: DONATE: / BOOK: ATTACK & DETHRONE: DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or EVERYTHING ELSE:
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