Groundings
Groundings
Oct 6, 2020
The Canadian Police State
1 hr 15 min

Writer, educator, and author of Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the present, Robyn Maynard joins me to discuss policing, state violence, and prisons in Canada, as well as the connections between Indigenous and Black struggles against state violence. We also talk about the 'post-racial' mythmaking which is synonymous to Canada, despite its centuries-long history of enacting structural and systemic violence on colonized communities globally. 

 

Black Agenda Radio
Black Agenda Radio
Progressive Radio Network
Black Agenda Radio - 11.30.20
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: New and updated terms have entered the vocabulary of Black liberation. We’ll speak with an academic and activist about critical race theory, racial realism and Afro-pessimism. And, we’ll take a look at the history and current struggles of quilombos, the autonomous Black and indigenous settlements of Brazil. But first -- A globally important webinar on U.S. militarization of Africa, through its military command, AFRICOM, will be held on December 4. One of the panelists is Marie Claire Far-EYE, a Congolese member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Far-Eye currently lives in Great Britain, a country where, like the United States, most people are not even aware that the greatest genocide since World War Two is still unfolding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Shameka Powell is co-director Educational Studies at Tufts School of Arts, and co-author of an essay titled, "Kissing Cousins: Critical Race Theory’s Racial Realism and Afropessimism’s Social Death.” These are subjects that are hotly debated in Black academic circles, and among some activists, but not the stuff of daily Black conversation. We talked with Prof. Powell about the relevance of Racial Realism and Afropessimism. Brazil is home to the biggest Black population in the world outside of Nigeria, yet Blacks wield very little institutional power. Carla Maria Guerrón Montero is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Delaware. She’s done extensive studies of Black populations in Latin America. Most recently, Professor Montero immersed herself in the Quilombos of Brazil, autonomous settlements established to escape slavery and ongoing oppression of Black and indigenous people.
57 min
Tech Won't Save Us
Tech Won't Save Us
Paris Marx
How Spotify is Built On Artist Exploitation w/ Liz Pelly
Paris Marx is joined by Liz Pelly to discuss how the Spotify model of streaming music continues a long trend of exploitation in the music industry and why musicians need to organize around a vision for a different world of music. Liz Pelly is a freelance writer and critic who has spent the past decade working with community arts spaces. She is also a contributing editor and columnist at The Baffler. Follow Liz on Twitter as @lizpelly. Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter. Read the plan for the future of the show and supporter benefits on Patreon. Find out more about Harbinger Media Network and follow it on Twitter as @harbingertweets. Also mentioned in this episode: * Liz’s work looks at many aspects of Spotify, including the model it’s pushing on musicians and increasingly on podcasters * Paris has written about how consolidation and the emergence of streaming is having similarly negative effects in film and television * Naomi Klein explains how New Deal arts programs funded 225,000 musical performances which reached 150 million Americans — and much more * Cherie Hu tweeted a diagram showing how different streaming and music companies have stakes in one another * The Verge obtained Sony Music’s contract with Spotify * How Galaxy 500 and Pavement had random songs take off on Spotify * Spotify CEO says artists need to record music more frequently * Henderson Cole’s proposal for an American Music Library * The Union of Musicians and Allied Workers launched the Justice at Spotify campaign Support the show (https://patreon.com/techwontsaveus)
44 min
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
Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast
Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast
iHartEricka
Our Election System is Based on 5 Black Ppl Being Worth 3 white but the US is definitely a Democracy
I know because my fascist government that sends its CIA to destabilize other countries it criticizes for not being democracies in bloody coups that kill millions of innocents all over the world while waging genocide against Black people for over 3 centuries while begging me to send $3 to a white cis man in order to save the country from another white cis man told me so...even though we don't have a direct election method and I actually vote for another random person in my state to vote for me--not the president. See you November 4th (InshAllah). Crystal Mason--A Black femme put in jail for a vote that didn't count:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/20/crystal-mason-texas-upholds-sentence-voter-suppression -The Electoral College's Racist Origins: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/electoral-college-racist-origins/601918/ -Nigeria and the movement to ENDSARS and ENDSWAT by Yinka Adegoke: https://www.google.com/amp/s/qz.com/africa/1925513/nigerias-endsars-protests-about-much-more-than-police-brutality/amp/ -No on Prop 22: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2020-11-02/prop-22-is-an-act-of-desperation-by-the-gig-economy-american-economic-liberties-project-video -No North Brooklyn Pipeline: https://www.saneenergy.org/nonbkpipeline -https://www.newsweek.com/just-36-percent-black-men-think-bidens-nominating-black-woman-vp-was-good-decision-1540670 https://www.vox.com/2020/8/18/21358913/19th-amendment-ratified-anniversary-women-suffrage-vote https://theconversation.com/whose-votes-count-the-least-in-the-electoral-college-74280 Russia: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/05/opinions/russian-democracy-is-a-farce-kasparov/index.html Chilean Revolution, the CIA and Chile, the Chicago Boys by Yvette Montoya: https://hiplatina.com/what-is-happening-in-chile-is-a-revolution-not-a-protest-or-a-riot/ Chile Scrapping Pinochet-Era Constitution: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/26/927859270/chile-celebrates-voters-decision-to-scrap-constitution-start-over?utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR2VoLUTrl5zTl7VN4PzNvhI9e5GjMgX6HsHe7Wc13V-C01eqUHIma_7kDs Ice Cube: https://thegrio.com/2020/10/28/ice-cube-explains-why-he-blew-off-call-with-kamala-harris/?fbclid=IwAR3RI2tU6ZJI6iWWfWkTuWdkaI__SevGbQVNXZdaHLcC-qE8DSsuboloMYE The Right to Vote and the Constitution: https://www.google.com/amp/s/theconversation.com/amp/the-right-to-vote-is-not-in-the-constitution-144531 NYPD Officers Blast “Trump 2020” over Loudspeaker in Brooklyn: https://www.newsweek.com/nypd-officers-blare-trump-2020-using-patrol-car-speakers-violation-code-1541965?fbclid=IwAR0mYk4YgF_BK0dO-xW3HqFhzanhBBwBsg7CsJrNMLXc_DW-4KXAtLhGD-U Voter Suppression:https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/kavanaugh-wisconsin-bush-gore/ US Ice Officers Torture Cameroonian Asylum Seekers: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/22/us-ice-officers-allegedly-used-torture-to-make-africans-sign-own-deportation-orders?fbclid=IwAR24s4e-uGD9LEWfeNEtPWIbs7jPtPtOLKBc_MMkusT8ahkMxwIox-ROkC4 -Joseph Buckley: Why the South Must Prevail: https://adamgomez.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/whythesouthmustprevail-1957.pdf -More on Electoral College: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/24/election-2020-what-electoral-college-who-picks-president/3734507001/ -https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/full-text From the Mouth of Abes (Lincoln): https://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/lincoln3/1:20.1?rgn=div2;view=fulltext https://www.npr.org/2020/10/29/927878184/the-13-races-that-will-determine-senate-majority?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR2CwahUNLlmPyKqE5DOrb0OlheJYHM7Dv-EtSMMEMHsoUftBYncpav3QLw Povalikhino: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54338785 Music: Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl Turner To monetarily support Hoodrat to Headwrap Venmo @Ericka-Hart or PayPal: ericka@ihartericka.com
2 hr 5 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
By Any Means Necessary
By Any Means Necessary
Radio Sputnik
Woke Neoliberalism Continues to Take Shape in Incoming Biden Administration
In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Professor of English Literature and Orientalism at the University of Tehran, to discuss the recent assassination of top Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, where the latest attack fits into the broader campaign of aggression against Iran by Israel and the US Government, and the international response to the apparent execution of the influential Iranian researcher. In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Vijay Prashad, Executive Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and co-author of the new book, "Viviremos: Venezuela vs. Hybrid War," to discuss the massive worker's strike in India, Dr. Prashad's recent interview with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, and the enduring importance of the theoretical contributions of Friedrich Engels 200 years after his birth. Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Jon Jeter, award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent, radio and television producer, Bluesologist and Decolonizer, and author of the book “Flat Broke in the Free Market: How Globalization Fleeced Working People,” to discuss the alarming promise by president-elect Joe Biden to appoint Neera Tanden as head of the Office of Management and Budget, how figures like Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and former President Barack Obama exploit the relative lack of class consciousness among workers in the US, and how enduring skepticism of the US healthcare system complicates the public health response to the coronavirus crisis.
1 hr 54 min
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