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Enemies Within USA explores one of the best-kept secrets of modern politics. Almost no one is aware of the fact that fewer than 20,000 U.S. communists, socialists, Reporters, Social Media, News Papers, Universities, Communication Companies, and extreme progressives are able to influence the politicians and even write the laws that control the lives of over 300 million Americans. Now, these groups are working hand in hand with Islam to destroy our Constitutional Republic throughout our societ ...
 
Including Animals is a podcast about ethical veganism in a fucked up world. Featuring interviews with radical activists, thinkers, writers and others who include non-human animals in their anti-oppression framework, our conversations refuse to leave animals behind in of our collective work towards radical liberation and justice. Including Animals demands that listeners recognize that the exploitation and domination of non-human animals must be brought to an end, while understanding how white ...
 
The Final Straw Radio is a weekly, anarchist show eminating from occupied Cherokee lands in so-called North Carolina and featuring the voices of folks engaged in struggles for liberation and the creation of rad culture since 2009. We're also syndicated on a few community radio stations around the U.S. We frequently also feature radio commentaries from anarchist prisoner Sean Swain and are a proud member of CZN (The Channel Zero Network) and ARN (The A-Radio Network). Check out our past archi ...
 
The Future Is a Mixtape is a podcast about designing utopia. We seek out real, practical strategies to dismantle the insidious systems of hierarchy and oppression choking our present world. We demand that the core necessities of life – food, shelter, healthcare and education – must be enshrined as essential human rights and granted to all. We aim to map out a fully automated, just, sustainable future that transcends core needs and realizes artfully sublime designs for human flourishing.
 
Tha Gospel Ov Fire: some "good news" from Heraclitus: an analytic embrace ov all aeternal flux just as it becomes- sans any authorial pressumptions, opening into an immoralist ethics (virtue defined as liberty and strength) and pluralist epistemology (truth-value derived from breadth and coherence, so acclaiming maximal diversity as desirable in itself); acknowledging combustion's consequences; anticapitalist-antifascist- antipop; create ur space! Dei ex Dio! ave Satanas! Sharing my research ...
 
My name is Amina and I graduated from Princeton, yes the Princeton of Michelle Obama and Jeff Bezos, as a minority (cough: global majority). So, my relationship with power is complex to say the least. Join me as I interview global minorities and majorities to learn about their power and how they actively work to empower the disempowered. The root word of one of the two making up Skiveo is school. And the Greek word for school actually means leisure. But what is leisure, especially today, wit ...
 
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"I think when we are thinking that having a lot of money is bad, we are keeping ourselves in a place of I am only going to make as much as I need. That keeps you in a state of constant survival mode" ~ Courtney Adams Many people share the belief that the system of capitalism and making lots of money is at odds with doing good in the world and gener…
 
Investing in ourselves and in our businesses can be extremely scary, especially when money is tight, which, let’s be honest, is the reality for most of you if you’re just starting out. You understandably want to get the most value out of anything you pay for, but having outlandish goals that don’t align with your progress so far could be slowing yo…
 
Today's episode is a reflection on the role of foundations and non-profit organizations in the political economy of Minneapolis. We take a close look at the McKnight Foundation's interjection of a $250,000 grant at a critical moment in the struggle over the Upper Harbor Terminal, assessing the implications and impacts of that grant. We also use Blu…
 
This week on The Final Straw Radio, we spoke with Dylan and Enzo of Unity & Struggle. Unity & Struggle, or U&S, is an anti-state communist collective spread across the so-called US. Their members publish essays and engage in local organizing activities. Enzo recently authored a short essay entitled “How Do We Stop A Coup” which had editorial contri…
 
For this special episode, Matt & Jesse are joined by Shawn Vulliez from the SRSLY WRONG Podcast for a very important discussion about how the concept of Library Socialism might dovetail with the idea-shape of The Golden Square. As Shawn laments, the inexorable crisis of capitalism is that it turns us into “Tool-Handed Monsters who can’t hug our own…
 
Do you ever have times where you feel like your human brain is sabotaging your ability to show up as a coach? Maybe it’s a recurring feeling of anxiety or anger, and you think that as a coach, this shouldn’t be happening. Today, I’m diving into the concept of the coach brain versus the human brain to show you why you can have both and still let you…
 
We were honored to sit down with Northside artist and youth worker Koo Keem to reflect on the dynamics of real estate, gentrification, the music industry, housing policy and police power at play in the Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment. We also talk through some of our experiences with the Minneapolis uprisings in the wake of the MPD lynching of …
 
This week, you'll hear Ruchell Magee speak about his struggle over 57 years to be heard in the California court system and appeals to US Federal courts. Ruchell is the lone, surviving prisoner-participant of the August 7th, 1970 Marin County Courthouse Rebellion, lead by Jonathan Jackson and including prisoner rebels William Christmas and James McC…
 
In terms of audience reception, art can be a source of ridicule and scandal in mainstream society: as seen in Marcel Duchamp’s notorious Fountain – a readymade sculpture that’s a porcelain urinal flipped upside down and signed “R. Mutt”; but just as well, art can also create terrifying horror with a political charge (Edward Kienholz’s Five Car Stud…
 
As I’ve helped my masterminders grow their businesses and become fully booked, I’ve noticed three distinct stages of growth that each one of them has had to navigate. Join me this week as I show you what the three stages of growth are and where many people go wrong with their understanding of what their growth entails. There is one crucial step tha…
 
The potential for building housing onsite has been one of the most hotly contested elements of the proposed Upper Harbor Terminal re-development. On today's episode we take an overview of the capitalist housing policies that have facilitated gentrification and housing insecurity and then sketch out a vision for socialist housing policies that we co…
 
This week on the podcast, we’re sharing an interview that I did with Hannah Dobbz, author of “Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States”, published by AK Press. This interview originally aired on March 31st, 2013. From the original post: “Hannah was also the creator of the documentary “Shelter: A Squatumentary”. We talk a…
 
Thank you for helping us hit the milestone of 150 subscribers on Patreon! In celebration we are unlocking our recent Patreon exclusive episode breaking down the late September New York Times podcast and front page coverage of Minneapolis and the city council "pledge" to dismantle MPD. We really appreciate you tuning in, help us hit our goal of 200 …
 
This week, we’re airing a presentation by Mark Cook from Burning Books bookstore in Buffalo, NY. This was recorded on February 18th, 2016. From the announcement on Kersplebedeb.com for the event: “Mark Cook is a former Black Panther, member of the George Jackson Brigade, and political prisoner. Twenty four years in prison could not break his spirit…
 
We are taking a short detour from Season 2's coverage of the Upper Harbor Terminal today to sprinkle in a bonus episode. We were honored to talk with two tenants and organizers with the Alliance of Hornig Tenants, a tenants union fighting for each other and housing justice. We talked about the issues that kick started their organizing, learn about …
 
As The New World burns into Old World ruins, climate chaos warps the safely contoured psychic borders between the dystopian films we watch inside versus the reality of scorched skies and deadly plagues outside. To build a world worth living for, we must find a way to transform our economies, build resilient communities of zero-carbon housing for al…
 
"Hashtags can be a helpful tool for you, but again, if your content is not connecting with people, if you’re not taking the time to really put in the effort and move the needle for people in your community, hashtags aren’t going to do it for you." ~ Erica Reitman Instagram is a platform that many of us are dying to know how to best take advantage o…
 
Today we talk with Samuel Stein author of Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State. Sam's book is a great analysis of the forces behind the global phenomenon of Gentrification and the relationship between the capitalist real estate market, urban planning and municipal governments. In our interview we talk through some of the key conce…
 
In this episode Dave (@withsobersenses) and Jon (@JonPiccini) discuss Humphrey McQueen's A New Britannia. This is the first of three books we are reading as part of a series on race and capitalism in Australia, We try to come to grips with his argument and its explanation for racism arising from the specifics of class formation in Australia, how it…
 
This week on The Final Straw, we present a conversation that I had with Lorax B. Horne, a non-binary writer and journalist from Canada, Ecuador and the United Kingdom who is currently the Editor-In-Chief of the data transparency collective, Distributed Denial of Secrets, or DDOSecrets. In June of this year, the collective released roughly 269 gigab…
 
Special guest Sidejob Spence joins us for a conversation on the exciting unionizing burst in Minneapolis this summer and how it can relate to the fight against gentrification. We attended the inspiring picket at the NE Minneapolis Spyhouse last saturday, which was a part of an unfair labor practice strike called by the Spyhouse union. Walking up th…
 
Every time I hit a new revenue goal or milestone in my business, I like to document it by sharing it all with you here on the podcast, almost as a time capsule of where my head is at while it’s happening. Listen in this week to discover a few fun facts about what the past 12 months have looked like for me, and the mindset I’ve developed around mone…
 
On today's episode we step back to analyze our strategies for creating the structural changes we need in our political economy. The Upper Harbor Terminal project inspired strong resistance that has so far been unable to defeat the Billionaire agenda moving the development. Years of strong mobilization aimed at defunding the MPD have not yet been ab…
 
This week we had the opportunity to connect with Delee Nikal, who is a Wet’su’weten community member, about updates from the Gidimt’en Camp that was created to block the TransCanada Coastal GasLink pipeline (or CGL) that Canada is trying to push through their un-ceded territory. In this interview Bursts and Delee speak about ways folks can get invo…
 
During most summers in the U.S., one can expect soundtracked montages of pure Americana: music festivals, camping trips, BBQs, an onslaught of smash’em’up Marvel movies, beach parties, and 4th of July fireworks. But this summer, the world over, regardless of nation-state hallucinations and the petty borders carved by ancient violence, Mother Earth …
 
"When you start mining your future for details on how to perform, when you start playing the role you want to play, instead of the one you’ve always been playing, you start thinking differently." ~ Jacqueline Gates Trying to take that next level up can feel fake like we’re pretending to be someone we’re not. But 6 Months to Fully Booked Masterminde…
 
We were honored to interview Dakota professor, author and activist Waziyatawin. Land and power are the core of capitalist development projects like the Upper Harbor Terminal and there is no way to understand the dynamics of land ownership and power in Minnesota without understanding the genocide of the Dakota people and the dispossession of their h…
 
This week we are pleased to present a guest interview with author Kristian Williams about his new book Resist Everything Except Temptation: The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde which was released in June 2020 from AK Press. I found this interview extremely illuminating, perhaps like many other people who might not have strong ties to either acad…
 
We are going to be sprinkling in some Patreon exclusives throughout season 2. Become a subscriber on Patreon to hear our whole conversation with writer & filmmaker Amber Delgado Patreon.com/moneypowerlandsolidarity Also subscribe to Amber's Curated Tolerance Patreon for really insightful reflections on Gentrification…
 
"You don’t get that just placed in your hand. You have to earn it because it’s worth a lot. And so what that earning involves is continuing to fall down and get up. Fall down and get up, and fall down and get up." - Karen Hawkwood The path of mastery is all about feeling our way a bit at a time into what makes us uniquely us. Especially within the …
 
Today we launch Season 2 with a reflection on the core issues of land, labor, wealth and power at play in the Upper Harbor Terminal development. We also re-orient ourselves to the UHT after the George Floyd uprising and set the context for the UHT city council vote coming this fall. Please subscribe, rate and leave a review of the show to help us r…
 
Prison By Any Other Name: Vikki Law on Toxic Reforms This week we speak with author and activist, Vikki Law about the book Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms, just out from The New Press and co-authored by Maya Schenwar. We speak about how reform and so-called 'more humane' 'alternatives' to incarceration such as …
 
I’ve made multiple six figures off of three launches I did this year alone, and today, I want to share some of my launch secrets with you. I investigated the one key thread in everything I did over all my launches and figured out my number one six-figure launch secret, and I’m breaking it down into three core steps so you can apply it wherever you …
 
This week we are airing a conversation that Bursts had a few weeks ago with Aric McBay, who is an organizer, farmer, and author about his most recent book called Full Spectrum Resistance published by Seven Stories Press in May 2019.. This book is divided into 2 volumes, and from the books website [fullspectrumresistance.org]: “Volume 1: Building mo…
 
What would Socialism look like? All too often, when the Left tries to define “socialism,” they stumble into the weeds with seven pairs of trousers tied to their ankles as they hop helplessly with socks stuffed in their mouths, attempting to hit a golf ball with their neighbor’s dildo—all done in order to get that hole-in-one, even though they had a…
 
“We’re making money decisions for comfort, and we SHOULD be be making them for discomfort.” - Vikki Louise If you want to make more money, all you have to do is to change the way you think about money. There are specific ways of thinking that help you make important investments for your growth... and common pitfalls to avoid. Listen to this convers…
 
Its not uncommon to hear pundits and regular folks making comparisons between the crises we are now facing and other historical moments, such as the 1920s in Germany or the global rebellions of the 1960s. But is this an effective approach for gauging the potential of now? For the hour, anarchist author and activist Peter Gelderloos shares some of h…
 
In the most famous scene from the legendary film, Network (1976), populist news anchor, Howard Beale, creates a viral sensation before the internet became a thing: he tells his viewers, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not gonna take this anymore!” And thousands of people across the country yell from their windows and rooftops repeating the mantra, “I’m…
 
“This is me. I’m not going to apologize. The enlightenment comes from owning yourself.” - Claire Byrne Can you be coaching people to feel more joy... while you're feeling miserable? Can you be coaching people on their heartbreak... while going through your own heartbreak? Yes, you can. And it doesn't mean you have to put up a fake façade. My collea…
 
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