Fresh audio product: right-wing school politics and black Communist women

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): December 1, 2022 Jennifer Berkshire on the latest version of right-wing school politics (since the last versions haven’t been working for them) • Jodi Dean, co-editor (along with Charisse Burden-Stelly) of Organize, Fight, Win, a collection of black Communist women’s writings from the late 1920s into the early 1950s

Fresh audio product: COP27 climate conference, masculinity and militarism

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): November 24, 2022  Tina Gerhardt on the COP27 climate conference, and Lyle Jeremy Rubin, author of Pain Is Weakness Leaving the Body, on masculinity, the Marines, and imperial violence

Fresh audio product: Israel moves further right, Iran’s tripartite structure, Ontario labor upsurge

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): November 10, 2022 Joel Schalit on the return of Bibi Netanyahu in Israel, now in coalition with the religious right • Mohammad Salemy on the tripartite structure of the Islamic Republic of Iran • Megan Kinch, about a labor upsurge in Ontario

fresh audio product: Brazil and Iran

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): November 3, 2022 political economist Alfredo Saad-Filho on the Brazilian elections • Mina Khani and Mohammad Salemy on the women-led uprising in Iran

Fresh audio product: why are teens so troubled?, the state of the new young left

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): October 27, 2022 Jamieson Webster, author of this article, examines what severe psychological distress among adolescents is telling us about American society • Raina Lipsitz, author of The Rise of a New Left, looks at the history, personnel, and status of today’s radicalism

fresh audio product: Saudi Arabia and British meltdown

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): October 20, 2022 Annelle Sheline of the Quincy Institute explains why Saudi Arabia cut its oil production dramatically • James Meadway, former adviser to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party and now director of the Progressive Economy Forum, explains why Britain is in economic and political crisis

Fresh audio product: Half-Earth Socialism

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): October 13, 2022 Troy Vettese and Drew Pendergrass, authors of Half-Earth Socialism, on their scheme to save the world

Fresh audio product: Brazil elections and right-wing women leaders

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): October 6, 2022 Forrest Hylton on the Brazilian elections • Dorit Geva on why women leaders are prominent on the far right these days (papers here and here)

Fresh audio product: Ukraine and abortion

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): September 29, 2022 Anatol Lieven on the horror in Ukraine and diminishing chances for peace • Anne Rumberger, author of this article, on the history of the Christian right’s attitudes toward abortion (they weren’t always against it)

Fresh audio product: remembering Barbara Ehrenreich

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): September 22, 2022 a memorial to Barbara Ehrenreich, who died at 81 on September 1, featuring three BtN interviews with her from 2004, 2005, and 2009

fresh audio product: child poverty, more on Chile, and the politics of grievance

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): September 15, 2022 DH on child poverty: how much was it down? • another view of the Chilean constitutional referendum, this from Mario Pino • Arielle Angel, editor of Jewish Currents and author of this article, explores the problems with organizing your politics around grievance

Fresh audio product: Chilean constitution, student debt relief

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): September 8, 2022 Chilean political activist Antonia Atria explains why that country’s voters rejected a proposed new constitution • Juliana Fredman, a public interest lawyer in the Bay Area, analyzes Biden’s student debt relief plan

Fresh audio product: Mark Fisher and climate austerity

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): August 25, 2022 Matt Colquhoun talks about Mark Fisher on the reissue of his essay collection Ghosts of My Life, and Matt Huber, author of this review, criticizes the climate austerity camp

fresh audio product: Stanford and Thiel, Sri Lanka

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): August 18, 2022 David Palumbo-Liu on the politics of Stanford University and its infamous alum, Peter Thiel • the political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka, analyzed by the writer Indrajit Samarajiva

Fresh audio product: nuclear power and the Russian & Ukrainian ruling classes

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): August 11, 2022 Leigh Phillips on why nuclear power has to be part of any serious decarbonization program • Volodymyr Ishchenko on Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as part of a bid to consolidate power, and how the ruling classes of both countries are political capitalists of a sort unknown in the West