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Peter Cole is a labor historian, professor, and author of "Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly" as well as "Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area". He joins Breht for the third time to discuss the life of the greatest black revolutionary you've probably never heard of: Ben Fletcher. Check out our previous episodes with Peter Dockworker Power: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/dockworker-power-racial-justice-class-struggle-and-proletarian-internationalism History of the IWW: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/iww Outro Music: "Drop the Bomb" by YOTA: Youth of the Apocalypse Feat. MF DOOM (rest in peace, Doom!)  ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
Alyson and Breht discuss recent events. Outro Music: "Sound of Violence" by Other Lives www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
Twitch streamer CommieCon interviews Breht on a wide range of topics, including common arguments against socialism and how to refute them, Marx's conception of Species-Being and its relationship to alienation and human nature, Marxism v. Anarchism and what both have to offer, the evolution of human civilization through history, how violence is and is not conceived by liberals, and Nature's increasingly stern demand that we evolve or perish. Check out and support CommieCon on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/commiecon Follow CommieCon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecommiecon Outro Music: "Bury Me With It" by Modest Mouse ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
Adnan Husain is both a Medieval European and Middle Eastern historian. His work has focused on religious phenomena and social imagination in Medieval Catholicism and Islam, particularly on Franciscan spiritual and Sufi mystical traditions. He is also a co-host of Guerrilla History and the host of The Majlis podcast.  Also check out "Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives" Outro Music: "Mustt Mustt" by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ----- Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
In this episode, Breht is joined by Tiffani to discuss the life, art, and politics of Billie Holiday! We discuss her childhood trauma, her victimization by the War on Drugs, what made her music so unique, and much more!  Follow Tiffani on Twitter Follow Tiffani on Insta Outro Music: 'Lady Sings The Blues' by Billie Holiday ----- Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
In this cross-over episode with our sister podcast Guerrilla History, Breht, Adnan, and Henry examine the life and legacy of radical abolitionist John Brown. They discuss the historical context in which Brown operated, his connections to other well-known historical figures, his ideology, motivations, and religious convictions, as well as the morality of his actions and the lessons we can learn from him today.  Documentary audio clips from "John Brown's Holy War" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWS_Jrjh11s&feature=emb_logo Outro Music: 'God's Gonna Cut You Down' by Johnny Cash ----- Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
Hear the full episode here: https://redmenace.libsyn.com/ep-22 or find Red Menace on your favorite podcast app!  Support Red Menace here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace
Find the full episode from which this teaser was extracted here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/episode-2   Subscribe to Guerrilla History on your favorite podcast app, and leave us a positive review to increase our reach! 
Breht introduces and explicates the core teachings of the Buddha, and then (after the outro music) walks the listener through a guided meditation centered on the conscious cultivation of loving kindness and compassion.  Outro Music: 'I Love (It) So Much' by Mount Eerie ----- Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
In this second installment of our ongoing mini-series on George Jackson's "Blood in my Eye", Breht walks us through Jackson's chapter "On Fascism" and elucidates his views on what it is, where it comes from, and its relationship to monopoly capitalism and the U.S. state. Outro Music: 'I Don't Give a Fucc' by Nipsey Hussle ----- Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
In this debut episode of Guerrilla History, we interview Vijay Prashad on his newest book "Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations" Subscribe to Guerrilla History on any podcast app!  Email GH: guerrillahistorypod@gmail.com Find GH on Twitter: @guerrilla_pod Support GH on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory
Breht shares his initial thoughts on the ongoing election and discusses some of its implications.  Outro Music: 'Hot Water Rising' by No Thanks https://no-thanks.bandcamp.com/album/submerger ------ Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
In this first installment of our mini-series on "Blood in my Eye" by George Jackson, Breht introduces and reads segments of the text. In these sections, George Jackson talks about the folly of running socialist candidates for president, the fact of US fascism and its already-existing presence, revolutionary strategy and its relation to mass work, the "new pig class" made up of white reactionaries inside the American proletariat, the Black Colony, and much, much more. Outro Music: 'Whitey On the Moon' by Gil Scott-Heron ------ Please Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
Frank Stricker is a professor emeritus of history, interdisciplinary studies, and labor studies at California State University. He is the author of "American Unemployment: Past, Present and Future" and is a member of the National Jobs for All Coalition/Network  Find more of Frank's work below: National Jobs For All Coalition OpEd News Links mentioned in the Intro: The Red Nation podcast Rev Left Radio Merch Guerrilla History ------ Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Son of Sam' by Elliott Smith LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
Aaron J. Leonard returns to the show to discuss his newest book "The Folk Singers and The Bureau: The FBI, The Folk Artists, and the Suppression of the Communist Party USA (1939-1956)".  We cover a lot of fascinating history and then we link that history up with the present!  Here is Aaron's playlist mentioned in the show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHCUjL6Jr73FNc_ak3MyOV_V-6Khic2u4 Music featured in order of appearance: Woody Guthrie - I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore Pete Seeger - Which Side Are You On Paul Robeson - No More Auction Block Woody Guthrie - All You Fascists Bound To Lose Woody Guthrie - Tear the Fascists Down Pete Seeger - Solidarity Forever -------- Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
In this episode Matt Bernico and Dean Dettloff from The Magnificast podcast join Breht to discuss the history and ideology of Liberation Theology.  Check out Dean's course that he is currently teaching on liberation theology HERE Follow The Magnificast on Twitter HERE Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'John My Beloved' by Sufjan Stevens LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
Lou, Kylie, and Nicole join Breht to discuss the state of incarcerated people during this pandemic, the horrific conditions within prisons, and the case of Just - who was unjustly targeted and imprisoned, and now faces repression inside prison for their journalism and truth-telling.  Check out Sunset Park Popular Assembly HERE Check out #PrisonsKill on Twitter HERE Check out the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee HERE and IWOC's Insta page HERE Check out our episode DON'T TALK TO COPS HERE Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Bootlickers (Burn Baby Burn)' by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
Robyn Maynard joins Breht to discuss her new book "Policing Black Live: State Violence in Canada From Slavery to the Present".  Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms and beyond. Robyn Maynard provides readers with the first comprehensive account of nearly four hundred years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization and punishment of Black lives in Canada. Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Celebrate' by Grxwn Fxlks LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
In this episode of our sister podcast "Red Menace", Alyson and Breht summarize and discuss the fundamental ideas, concepts, and arguments within Marxism. We want this episode to stand as a resource for *everyone* interested in Marxism - from those who are brand new to the Marxist left all the way to veterans of the Left who simply want a concise refresher. If you know someone who is moving leftward but still struggling with understanding Marxism, please point them toward this episode!  Outro music: 'Song 33' by Noname ------- Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here:https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace Learn more about the show here: www.RevolutionaryLeftRadio.com
Gabriel Gipe joins Breht to discuss the genre and history of dystopian fiction, its ideological role in American society, the impact of George Orwell and anti-communism on our culture, and what it even means to discuss dystopia while living in one.  Check out Gabriel's book reviews on Instagram @mr_gs_book_club Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Gallows' by CocoRosie LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
Venugopal Nellutla, the nephew of Indian poet and revolutionary VV Rao, joins Breht to discuss the life, poetry, and politics of his uncle, comrade, and friend.  Contact Venugopal for more information and resources at: venugopalraon@yahoo.com Learn more about VV Rao: https://www.facebook.com/nvenugopal.rao Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Omens and Totems' by R.A.P. Ferreira LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
Torkil Lauesen joins Breht to discuss his newest book "The Principal Contradiction". In this discussion, Torkil and Breht discuss dialectical materialism, how it is applied in real world situations, and the role that contradiction plays in it all.  In the 1970s and 80s, Torkil Lauesen was a member of a clandestine communist cell which carried out a series of robberies in Denmark, netting very large sums which were then sent on to various national liberation movements in the Third World. Following their capture in 1989, Torkil would spend six years in prison. While incarcerated, he was involved in prison activism and received a Masters degree in political science. He is currently a member of International Forum, an anti-imperialist organization based in Denmark. Find more of his writings HERE Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Dripping Sun' by Kikagaku Moyo LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
Johanna Fernandez, History Professor and host of "Its a New Day", joins Breht to discuss the history, ideology, and activity of The Young Lords, a Marxist-Leninist organization dedicated to the empowerment of, and self-determination for, Puerto Rico, Latinos, and colonized people. Check out Johanna's book "The Young Lords" HERE Check out the Groundings podcast episode with Johanna, hosted by Devyn Springer HERE Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'Ghetto Pueblo' by Rebel Diaz & Tef Poe LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
Henry Hakamaki joins Breht to discuss the latest science regarding SARS-Cov-2, how it impacts our immune system, how virus' work generally, the politics of it all, and much more.  Support Henry's work HERE Follow Henry on Twitter HERE Please Support Rev Left Radio HERE Outro Music: 'The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie' by Colter Wall LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com
This clip is from our sister podcast Red Menace, in which Breht and Alyson discuss how we are being conditioned into accepting mass death and how we can organize for an uncertain future.  Find the full episode - and all other Red Menace episodes - here: https://redmenace.libsyn.com Support Red Menace, and get bonus content, here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace  
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Podcast Details

Created by
Breht O'Shea
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Mar 2nd, 2017
Latest Episode
Jan 12th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
240
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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