This Is Hell!
This Is Hell!
Nov 25, 2020
1267: Statehood and pandemic in Puerto Rico / Dave Buchen
Play • 1 hr 19 min
Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen reports on a statehood vote in Puerto Rico, mid-pandemic and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen and his anesthesiologist give a stern warning.
The Regrettable Century
The Regrettable Century
Chris, Kevin, and Jason
Expanding the Austerity Panopticon: The Capitol Riot as Political Theater (with C. Derick Varn, PH Higgins from Radical Thoughts, and Steven from Supreme Leap Forward)
This week we are joined by C. Derick Varn, PH from Radical Thoughts Podcast, and Steven from Supreme Leap Forward to discuss how the Capitol Riot wasn't a coup, or a terrorist attack, and admonish the "left" for supporting the expansion of the security state. T*he Washington Riot Was a Defeat for the Far Right, Not a Triumph* *https://jacobinmag.com/2021/01/capitol-building-riot-business-trump?fbclid=IwAR0G-TkRfpMVUZdLE86-Qky0SWUyBxtGuv7Up_J0lYZkMHBCrtxOVWq2f_A** * *We Should Be Very Worried About Joe Biden’s “Domestic Terrorism” Bill * *https://jacobinmag.com/2021/01/joe-biden-domestic-terrorism-bill-capitol-building?fbclid=IwAR0tDTAFXEstET0cdDGAS4Di-p49jVbUBsaGRa-H1dADcGBjkIWPHu2JQAs** * *The US Capitol riot risks supercharging a new age of political repression* *https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/14/biden-protest-surveillance-repression?fbclid=IwAR3XSFD5SZJlzZxZKOSiN_p--xko9nLGA1T4D4WtJlkFk5D47GVobcLF588** * *US police three times as likely to use force against leftwing protesters, data finds* *https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/13/us-police-use-of-force-protests-black-lives-matter-far-right?fbclid=IwAR2XgiT5WX36LYdW6moSApGcevbhz5ddHpNmiZx8ffC38-eVLUmYzPzwAF8** * */**  * Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
1 hr 29 min
Tech Won't Save Us
Tech Won't Save Us
Paris Marx
How YouTube Normalizes Right-Wing Extremism w/ Becca Lewis
Paris Marx is joined by Becca Lewis to discuss YouTube’s history of incentivizing extreme content, how the storming of the US Capitol shows the power of media spectacle, and why we should see social media platforms as media companies. Becca Lewis is a PhD candidate in Communication at Stanford University. She’s also written for a number of publications, including NBC News, Vice News, and New York Magazine. Follow Becca on Twitter as @beccalew. 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, and support the show on Patreon. Find out more about Harbinger Media Network at harbingermedianetwork.com. Also mentioned in this episode: * Read Becca’s report for Data & Society, “Alternative Influence: Broadcasting the Reactionary Right on YouTube.” You can also read her articles on YouTube radicalization, the final report on the Christchurch shooting, and why Trump’s Twitter ban was an editorial decision. * Jacob Hamburger explains why the “intellectual dark web” and its claims about political correctness are nothing new. * Alex Nichols explains how New Atheism was a precursor to the IDW and alt-right influencers. * The video of Ben Affleck pushing back against Sam Harris’ Islamophobia on Bill Maher’s show, which was supposedly Dave Rubin’s “classical liberal” awakening. * Zeynep Tufekci describes how YouTube’s recommendation algorithm recommends increasingly more extreme videos. * Twitter workers demanded Trump be banned before Jack Dorsey announced the decision. * People who inspire how Becca thinks about platforms: Robyn Caplan at Data & Society and Tarleton Gillespie at Microsoft Research. Support the show (https://patreon.com/techwontsaveus)
51 min
historicly
historicly
Esha
The Gescopo in LA County
In the past few years, we have been given a small glimpse to police brutality and unaccountability. However, today’s episode can shock the consciousness of even the most cynical amongst US. Police officers from LA County have created gangs where other police officers are initiated. Their right of passage is to kill using under the cover of badges. Today, we have Christian Contreras from Justice X join us to talk about this unbelievable events. Shownotes: 1:00 - Introduction 1:30 - What is Justice X? 3:29 - Case of Andres Guardado 4:30 - What are Deputy Gangs? 6:40 - The Executioners (a gang of police members) 7:40 - Chasing Ink 8:45 - 3000 Boys (Another Police Gang) 9:15 - How police misconduct is “investigated” 12:00 - Two tiered justice system 14:21 - What is qualified immunity? History of the 1871 Civil Rights Acts 17:11 - How it works? 18:50 - State causes of actions 19:50 - The Police Officer’s use of force and how it is legal 20:40 - Dijon Kizzee case 22:10 - Deputy Gangs Existed Since 1971! 23:00 - The knowledge is kept from the public 24:28 - Deputy Gang in LA with White Nationalist Ties: The Vikings 27:00 - Secret Societies 28:51 - Do they have a duty to “serve and protect” in Calfornia Yes. 30:57 - Los Angeles Civil Payouts 31:50 - Why don’t thinks change? 32:00 - The Police Union Lobbying Industry Part 2: Another Way the Police State Targets ethnicities 35:00 - How People unfairly get classified as gang members 37:00 - Gang Enhancements 39:00 - What reasonable doubt means in “gang-enhancements” 40:00 - 60,000 MISCLASSIFIED as Gang database. Gang associates get kicked out 42:47 - LAX workers who got their medical benefits deprived during pandemic PLEASE SHARE THIS EPISODE WITH FRIENDS. IT IS TOO OUTRAGEOUS FOR US NOT TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. To learn more about Christian Contreras, you can find him on instagram. To learn more about Justice X, please follow them on Instagram and visit their website Get full access to Historic.ly at historicly.substack.com/subscribe
53 min
Acid Horizon
Acid Horizon
Acid Horizon
Imposter Syndrome and Philosophy: Thinking with Gilles Deleuze and Mark Fisher
CONTENT WARNING: MENTAL HEALTH DISCUSSION In this episode, Craig, Will, Matt, and Adam invite friend of the show Rose( @8leggedloser) to discuss the notion of 'impostor syndrome'. Using texts such as Mark Fisher's "Good for Nothing" and Deleuze's "Plato and the Simulacrum" from his Logic of Sense, we consider what it means to feel a failure of identification in relation to how one is recognised in the order of things, what it means to internalise social forces that attempt to confine you within identity categories, and what forces and mechanisms there are that constantly call the self into question and demand it account for its authenticity (and often, do so for the sake of asserting power, and of enforcing essentialisms of race, gender, and class). Thinkers in this discussion include Mark Fisher, Deleuze, Wittgenstein, Plato, Freud, Stirner, Nietzsche, Marx, Hegel, and more! Contribute to Acid Horizon: www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/acid…on/id1512615438 Happy Hour at Hippel's (Adam’s blog): https://happyhourathippels.wordpress.com Hyperstition Arrays (Matt’s Blog): https://hyperstitionarrays.com Revolting Bodies (Will's Blog): https://revoltingbodies.com Split Infinities (Craig’s Substack): https://splitinfinities.substack.com/ Music: https://sereptie.bandcamp.com/ Merch Store: http://www.crit-drip.com
1 hr 5 min
Socialism
Socialism
Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)
102. US: the storming of the Capitol
How should socialists respond to the dramatic crisis in the US? On Wednesday 6 January 2021, Trump supporters - some armed - invaded Congress. It was the culmination of the loose-cannon president’s desperate attempts to overturn the election result. But the US capitalist class is used to inflicting humiliations like this on the rest of the world – not losing control at home. Was this action just a protest-turned-riot, or did it represent some kind of attempted coup? Are Trump and his movement ‘fascists’, or is the real picture more varied and chaotic? The opposite attitudes of Capitol Hill police officers and US military chiefs show the splits in the US state machine. The big divide between Trump’s supporters and other Republicans shows splits are developing there too. So can incoming Democrat Joe Biden fundamentally change the fortunes of US capitalism, or the conditions of the mass of the population? Is it right to support social media bans, new anti-terror laws, and the Democratic Party? Or could that actually help Trump and hinder working-class struggles? Clearly the events of 6 January were a watershed. What do workers and young people in the US need in order to put their own stamp on events? This episode of Socialism looks at the United States in crisis: the storming of the capital. Further reading and listening CWI analysis of the US post-election crisis: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/31867/20-01-2021/usa-in-crisis-the-need-for-a-socialist-alternative US socialists respond to 6 January attacks: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/31834/13-01-2021/how-should-socialists-respond-to-the-6-january-attacks-on-capitol-hill CWI statement immediately following 6 January events: https://www.socialistworld.net/2021/01/07/us-in-crisis-need-for-a-mass-workers-party-and-socialist-programme/ Trump Twitter ban: only independent workers' voice can defeat right: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/31884/20-01-2021/trump-twitter-ban-only-independent-workers-voice-can-defeat-right US imperialism in decline: https://soundcloud.com/socialismpodcast/99-2020-highlights-us-imperialism-in-decline
40 min
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