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The Movements is a podcast history of the working class, anti-fascists, revolutionaries, women, people of color, and liberation movements. My history shows are narrative driven and audiobook style, with a focus on serious historical and materialist analysis.History Eps = Scripted Drama, Scholarly Analysis.Stallin' For Time = Opinion, Cuss WordsSupport the show by donating at https://www.patreon.com/movementspod
 
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Che Guevara links up with Cuban revolutionaries in Guatemala, but is forced to leave the country after the US sponsored coup against moderate President Jacobo Arbenz. Communists and the left are being persecuted throughout Latin America, sending them into exile in Mexico, where Che joins Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement, which aims to overthrow…
 
An experimental episode! An audiobook adaptation of "The Weapon of Theory", by Amilcar Cabral. Brief intro and foreword by Comrade KG, host of The Movements. *** The Weapon of Theory by Amilcar Cabral Published on the Marxists Internet Archive (www.marxists.org) https://www.marxists.org/subject/africa/cabral/1966/weapon-theory.htm Foreword, The War…
 
In 1944, a wave of Democratization hits Latin America. After generations of semi-feudal labor conditions under successive liberal dictatorships, Guatemalan school teachers rise up and overthrow the regime. Inspired by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, these reformers join with indigenous activists and the nascent Labor Party to launch the "Ten Years of Sp…
 
Marxist historian, researcher and biographer of Auguste Blanqui and Michael Harrington joins the show to discuss the life and career of Democratic Socialists of America's founder, the Sanders campaign and what lies ahead in this new period of American politics. Read Doug's work! Michael Harrington and His Afterlives Communist Order of the Samurai: …
 
Adam returns to the show to discuss the unprecedented, still-growing uprising sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Simultaneously terrified and excited, we discuss the possibilities, good and bad, and the remarkable tactics that demonstrators have used to consistently defeat the police four nights in a row. Support the show (https://www.patreon.c…
 
Peasant uprisings break out throughout revolutionary Russia, forcing the Communist Party to acknowledge their excesses during civil war. The Kronstadt revolt forces communists to weigh the legitimate grievances of the sailors against the real threat of SR-White Russian resurgence. Emergency measures are taken to ensure the survival of the regime, d…
 
The Great War is winding down, but new wars break out throughout Europe and beyond. A year of siege from the right-wing, foriegn armies and leftist rivals fails to dislodge the Bolsheviks from power, but famine and civil war have taken their toll. The revolutionaries struggle to fight a vicious civil war as corruption and bureaucracy creep into the…
 
It's going to be a heavy one. Adam returns to discuss his latest piece on the mounting warning signs that the far-right is preparing for a wider atrocity, citing pre-genocide historical conditions in Rwanda, Nazi Germany, British South Africa, and other examples. Featuring a very brief special guest appearance from my cat. Read Adam's work at napal…
 
Adam returns to discuss what a war with Iran would look like, with a focus on the resourcefulness and strength of the revolutionary guards. Followed by a discussion on Venezuela and the possibility of civil war with US backing. Support the show at Patreon. Featuring "Break The State" by Time. Find Time on Soundcloud or Spotify Support the show (htt…
 
Stallin' For Time is back! Judy Cotter (Twitter @UnionSaltBae) joins the show to discuss labor struggle and how to improve the US Constitution. I'd rather replace it entirely, but this is a big tent podcast. Also, and update on the Russian Revolution and some thoughts about mental health. Support the show at Patreon. Featuring "Break The State" by …
 
The Russian Revolution enters a new phase as the Bolsheviks successfully take power and form a coalition with the Left SRs. A new Constituent Assembly is elected, but out of date candidate lists leave the results in question. The Reds seek to make peace with the Germans without leverage, while facing off coup plots and military threats from the Rig…
 
Dual power is falling apart. After the uprising of the July Days and the disastrous Kerensky offensive, the Provisional Government looks to the military for help against the Soviet. The new Prime Minister Kerensky appoints a right-wing general as Commander-in-Chief and enters negotiations for an alliance against the left. Talks break down, and the …
 
The Tsar has fallen, but The Provisional Government and Petrograd Soviet struggle over the future of the revolution. Crisis after crisis reveal the instability of Dual Power, as the masses grow increasingly distrustful of of both. The masses refuse to lay down their arms and submit to a bourgeois government, while growing frustrated with the collab…
 
A heavy episode on the common trends that lead to ethnic cleansing and genocide, as well as forms of denial during and after. Ask yourself if any of these sound familiar. Adam returns to the show where we examine the Armenian Genocide, the Nakba, and other similar events. We end with a silly bit, completely unrelated to anything, because we're all …
 
Reform has failed and the Social Democratic Parties of Europe have failed to stop the war. As the European war grinds the working class and peasantry like meat, a demonstration by proletarian women revives the Russian Revolution. The Tsar orders a brutal suppression of the uprisings just as he did during the 1905 Revolution. This time, however, the…
 
Janis Luna stops joins the show to talk about sex worker resistance against the new laws, Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). We also discuss the history of sex workers within the larger feminist and queer movements. Janis Luna is a stripper, writer, sex educator, and s…
 
Adam returns to provide an update on the Syrian Civil War, focusing on the Turkish occupation of Afrin, the future of salafist jihadism, and Assad's brutal progress taking rebel territory, with apologies to dentists. Plus, some raw thoughts on Israel's murder of Palestinians during the Great Return March demonstrations. Recorded April 1, 2018 Subsc…
 
The first Russian Revolution has failed. The Tsar dissolves the Duma at will and refuses to make concessions to the liberal parties of the Duma. The socialists are driven underground, imprisoned or exiled in large numbers. As the Social Democratic Parties of Europe grow in power and influence. Mensheviks and Bolsheviks look to their comrades for su…
 
The Russian Empire is a century behind the rest of Europe. Serfdom is abolished, but the free peasantry is forced to pay exorbitant prices to their former lords for inferior land. New classes of the industrial working class and middle class liberals pose a threat to the absolute monarchy of the Tsar. Jews and other ethnicities are suffering and org…
 
Jonelle tells us about her favorite liberators and resistance movements. We discuss the guerilla tactics used by Harriet Tubman. It gets real. The Movements is a leftist history and politics podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. Find us on facebook and twitter @movementspod and support the show by donating at https://www.p…
 
The Palestine national movement is left reeling after the rebellion is crushed by the British and Yishuv. The Zionist movements strategy of simultaneously collaborating with and subverting the British is paying off, as the British provide training and combat experience to the same militias that will soon wage war to drive them out. Meanwhile, Middl…
 
Palestine is erupting and the British struggle to maintain control. While the Jewish economy rapidly develops, the fellahin move to the cities as wage laborers in greater numbers. Working class Palestinians and Middle Eastern Jews co-habitate in mixed cities, but the political struggle between the Zionist settlers and the Palestinian masses is beco…
 
Adam joins the show to discuss the emergence of small salafist militant groups in Gaza and their ongoing conflict with Hamas. Adam explains the difference between Sunni Islamist politics and salafist jihadism in the context of the Israeli government's policy of targeting Hamas for any actions taken by other Gazan factions. The Movements is a leftis…
 
The Ottoman Empire is no more. The British have won the Great War, becoming "the Iron Wall" sought by the Zionist movement to strengthen their political position in Palestine. The Zionist Commission negotiates with Arab nationalist leaders outside of Palestine, bypassing Palestinians who have little politcal control of their own land. The theoretic…
 
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