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"The best goddamn communist podcast, period." —Tom O'Brien, From Alpha to Omega This is Swampside Chats. The podcast where communists shoot the shit about current events, history, political economy, and theory. "You are free not only to invite us, but to go yourselves wherever you will, even into the Swamp. In fact, we think that the Swamp is your proper place, and we are prepared to render you every assistance to get there. Only let go of our hands, don’t clutch at us and don’t besmirch the ...
 
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Taste the bitter fruits of scarcity as we take on the season 3 finale of Star Trek Discovery, where the Federation weighs the possibility of embracing capitalism to overcome generalized want. We talk barracks communism in space, but with civil rights. edited by Conrad Zimmerman http://pinfultruth.com/ http://emancipation.network/…
 
Derick & Ezri reflect on how developments in the memory-holed Skeptic and New Atheist movements shaped us and the political landscape through pieces by Massimo Pigliucci ("Vindicating science by bringing it down": https://platofootnote.wordpress.com/2018/12/28/vindicating-science-by-bringing-it-down-part-i/).produced & edited by Paulhttp://emancipa…
 
We're joined by Tom O'Brien from 'From Alpha to Omega' to break down another Not One Step Back listener request: "Fundamental Principles of Communist Production and Distribution" by the Group of International Communists.https://www.marxists.org/subject/left-wing/gik/1930/index.htmBy Ezri xB & Jake Verso
 
Ezri & Derick explore the many ways to dismiss and abuse the notion of class interest, along with the invocations of its loyalty and betrayal, only to be left with an uncomfortable paradox. Avishai Margalit, On Betrayal, 2017 Adam Przeworski, ”Social Democracy as a Historical Phenomenon”, Capitalism and Social Democracy, 1985 Karl Kautsky, “The Int…
 
We’re back In the Enemy Camp w/ C Derick Varn, and we would like to speak to the (((managers))). On the forced march from a generous patron, we read a mid-90s reactionary pseudo-class analysis from Pat Buchanan’s main man Sam Francis entitled “Leviathan and Its Enemies”, published in 2016. Special thanks to Stevie for additional editing. http://pat…
 
Feast on an undisciplined and unedited romp vaguely centered on the 2020 US election, recorded on November 4th.featuring Derick & Ezri Jake (of Swampside Chats) Kyle (of General Intellect Unit) Sophia (of Jumpsuit Utopia) Tom (of From Alpha to Omega) w/ special guests Jason Myles (of This Is Revolution) http://thisisrevolutionpodcast.com & J.G. Mic…
 
new Patron tiers announced, starting 12 AM EST 1/1/2021 $1/mo: Discord access $5/mo: live-streamed recordings & early episodes $10/mo: monthly reading group $25/mo: custom episodes (we will read 10 pages per month subscribed) you have just under 2 months to take advantage of the old custom episode rate! http://patreon.com/swampsidechats…
 
On A Very Special Episode of Swampside Chats, Jake, Ezri & Grant jack back into The Simulation with Jean Baudrillard for one last trio adventure in "The Divine Left", and come back one member short. Remember: if you die in The Simulation, you die in real life. http://patreon.com/swampsidechats http://swampside.chat http://emancipation.network…
 
When bourgeois labor-time discipline is inflicted on the least important s hip in Starfleet, who goes nuts and who goes Stakhanov? Is bureaucratic stratamania a form of class society, or just a class society-in-waiting? How cybernetically viable is The Boimler Effect? Sophia & Ezri are joined by Julian, Kyle & Tom http://emancipation.network…
 
When a strike breaks out on DS9, who's a comrade and who's a kulak? How does US labor law compare to the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition? Is Rom the Manifesto-thumping working-class hero we need, or is he just canonically jerking off? Sophia & Ezri are joined by Kyle and Tomhttp://emancipation.networkBy Ezri xB & Sophia
 
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Kyle & Shane return to continue our discussion of the spicy First Edition of "The Human Use of Human Beings" by Norbert Wiener (1950).http://patreon.com/generalintellectunithttp://patreon.com/swampsidechatsPDF of the rare First Edition: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h589Ul_c7ZsTjUl5kRraMDEVPwmy5d7K/view?usp=drivesdk…
 
Derick & Ezri begin their attempt to define marxism by fortifying the motte-and-bailey fortress of contemporary social democracy."Marxism vs Communism" by Richard Wolffhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meAAIL6dswk"What It Means to Be a Marxist" by Ramsin Canonhttps://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/12/marxism-socialism-class-struggle-materialismhttp://patreo…
 
Emancipation Network comrades Shane & Kyle come chat with us about the second-ever book on cybernetics: "The Human Use of Human Beings" by Norbert Wiener. The subversive First Edition had the FBI *knock knock* at the author’s door to revise the socialism out of it, so naturally, that's the version we read.http://patreon.com/generalintellectunithttp…
 
Experience the JU crew's first step into 90's Trek! What happens when you cross Kurt Cobain, Garth Brooks, and a cryogenic chamber? How much will your stock portfolio be worth in 340 years? How many dicks can Worf and Riker swing at once? Sophia & Ezri are joined by Pouya, Shane & Tom http://emancipation.network…
 
Show Notes by C:Charleena Lyles, a pregnant black woman murdered in front of her children by Seattle Police in 2017; here's a recent article about her family's demands as they seek justice for Charleena:https://www.realchangenews.org/2020/06/24/seattle-police-killing-charleena-lyles-localizes-blacklives-protest-and-amasses-similarDecriminalize Seat…
 
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