Season 4: 2021

Ep 103: Islands of Anarchy 

Continuing anarchism leads to duel power stories. Rent Strikes, a delivery bike coop: Then Participatory Budgeting,  the radical local governance of yesterdays Portland and today’s Rojava.

Ep 104: Going Cashless the Leftist Way (1/9/21)

first reactions to the capital Hill riot: introduction to various types of Alt currencies both utopian and practical; TimeBanking, gift economy, local currencies and more.

Ep105: Blocks off the Chain  (1/16/21)

A socialist case for blockchain based Cypto-currencies: Takes on the Dollar and Class of Trump Base

Ep106:  Save Us Comrade Xi!

Talking China: Indian Left’s take on Ugigyr Abuse: Ways China stands up to US Hegemony: Ways CCP is OK, ways they aren’t: I cover their policies and outcomes.

Ep107: Pandemic Part 5: The Dystopia That Is (2/20/21)

How the Pandemic is effecting the future: readings from Zizek, coverage of India’s Communists,  1%ers doing VR, How capitalism is a death cult, comparing with leftwing dystopian fiction. An except from such a novel.

Ep 108: Solarpunk 2: Utopias in the Making

The 2nd Solarpunk Episode; Putting down cyberpunk; Reviews and coverage of the Genre, Black Afropunk; defending art; How culture goes toxic by taking things too literally. 

Ep109: Eco News to Possibly Use

Ecology stories here again. Various types, reforms in NYC, Apps that save forests, good gas pipeline news, grassroots mass gardening; a video produced by Namoi Klein about healing the world.

Ep 110: Left Wing Strategy Tour Part 3: The Co-op Question   (3/20/21)

Co-ops are cool; but how do they fit in leftist strategy? How far can they go?  Q&A with Prof Wolff; A New type of Real Estate co-op; A journalist talks up the movement in Europe in new book; History of radical Jewish co-op in NYC; IWW argues against co-op strategy.

Ep:111  Leftist Anguish on left-Tube  (3/27/21)

Clip show from Leftists on Youtube.  Featuring Matt Christman and the Chapo Boys, The Serfs, Zero Books, the Slav Yugopnik,  Peter Coffin, Marxist Prof Prashad and two others. Arranged to tell a story and discuss the dueling narratives within the Left.

Ep112: From Peak Oil to Capitalist Bottom

 The 2nd youtube clip show: topics of urbanism, planning, oil politics; into to anti-capitalism from marxist profs and a reading from Abolish  work. This clipshow represents my own political journey from my architectural interests in School to the anarcho-communist politics of Occupy.

Ep113:  A Real Leftist Mood

3rd Clipshow: topics include more philosophy and propaganda, Occupy and direct democracy, electoralism and 3rd Party clips, and wrapping up with utopian lefty project ideas.