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Welcome to A New Conversation, the podcast dedicated to advancing the struggle for socialism through political education, a crucial element that has been so lacking on the left now for some time. We hope to deliver a podcast every fortnight that will cover topics from history and philosophy to politics, economics and current events. The concept behind having a new conversation is to add our educative efforts to the ongoing articulation of a socialism for today, as well as aiming to develop t ...
 
Funky Fool started dj’ing at the young age of 13. He first started as a bedroom dj exploring all the possibilities of his dj desk. He quickly wanted to reach more people with his music and mixes. At the age of 15 his first show was already with some big Belgian names like Vosky (DJ of the Party Harders – Pope of Dope),.. A dream came true and more bookings followed. First private parties and college bals, to bigger outdoor events. Then Funky Fool had his first gig in a club in January 2013, ...
 
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Jamie and Jorge recap the events leading up to the French Revolution of 1848 that informed Marx's analysis in works like "The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte" (1852). Lenin drew heavily from these works in Chapter Two of "The State and Revolution," which the crew will be delving into next week. Please welcome Paul Channelstrip as the show's …
 
As featured on Aetherius Radio Live. In this month’s episode of Aetherius Radio Live hosts Richard Lawrence and Chrissie Blaze continue their exploration of the greatest event we have ever heard of in this Solar System! On December 28th, 1969, the Master Aetherius reported, through the yogic mediumship of Master of Yoga Dr. George King, that unimag…
 
Jamie and Aaron begin their discussion of Vladimir Lenin’s 1917 book The State and Revolution with “Chapter I: Class Society and the State.” What is the Marxist conception of the state? How does the bourgeois state oppress the working class, and how can the proletariat seize power? And what does it mean for the state to “wither away”? After histori…
 
Jamie and Aaron are joined by teacher, writer, and researcher Jasper Bernes (@outsidadgitator) for further discussion of Marx's "Critique of the Gotha Program." What does Marx mean by "lower-stage communism" and how does it track with state socialism? The pitfalls of "equality." Troubleshooting labor vouchers. What kinds of domination pass the test…
 
Jamie and Aaron go over Marx's 1875 essay "Critique of the Gotha Program," in which he gives some spicy takes on the platform proposed by the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany (SDAP) and the General German Workers' Association (ADAV) as they prepared to unite into one party at a conference held in the city of Gotha. In it, he warns agains…
 
Jamie and Aaron finish out their discussion of "The Communist Manifesto," covering 'Chapter 3: Socialist and Communist Literature,' and 'Chapter 4: Position of the Communists in Relation to the Various Existing Opposition Parties.' They also discuss the pamphlet's relevance to modern day organizing. "The Communist Manifesto": https://www.marxists.o…
 
Jamie and Aaron continue their discussion of Marx and Engels' "The Communist Manifesto," spotlighting the brilliant debate lording of 'Chapter 2: Proletarians and Communists.' In this chapter, our boys position the communist movement in relation to the working class as a whole and dispatch some common critiques of communism floated by bourgeois ide…
 
In the pilot episode of Everybody Loves Communism, Jamie and Aaron discuss the first portion of Marx and Engels' seminal pamphlet "The Communist Manifesto" with the help of The Antifada's Sean KB (@as_a_worker). After situating the piece in its proper historical context, the crew discusses 'Chapter 1: Bourgeois and Proletarians,' which goes over th…
 
As featured on Aetherius Radio Live. When you start to practice The Twelve Blessings with an open heart and mind, you will discover an amazing power which will change your life. In this month’s episode of Aetherius Radio Live, guest host Mark Bennett and his guest Paul Nugent share their very different first experiences with The Twelve Blessings an…
 
This discussion covers materialism and spiritualism. The aim is not to place these two topics on a pole of opposition, as is often the case, but to explore an intersecting pole of agreement on what’s ‘good’ and ‘bad’ for the world. Initially the discussion zones in on the materialist principles embodied by Engels at Marx’s grace when he said, ‘mank…
 
As featured on Aetherius Radio Live. NASA touched down on Mars in February. China touched down earlier this month. Will they ever find signs of the advanced civilizations that exist there? In this month’s episode of Aetherius Radio Live hosts Richard Lawrence and Chrissie Blaze explore the greatest event we have ever heard of in this Solar System! …
 
As featured on Aetherius Radio Live. This month’s episode of Aetherius Radio Live opens with a fascinating new theory about the encounter between Prince Philip’s personal aide, Sir Peter Horsley, and an individual Sir Peter believed to be an alien, in 1954. This contact completely changed Sir Peter’s perspective on science and religion forever, giv…
 
As featured on Aetherius Radio Live. In the words of Master of Yoga Dr. George King, today we celebrate the start “of the Mighty, of the Mighty, of the Mighty Operation Power Light.” Operation Power Light was a mission given to Dr. King by the Cosmic Master known as Sector S2. In view of our Master’s declining health, his role in Operation Power Li…
 
In terms of the human emancipation sought by socialism, some might draw similarities between John Stuart Mill's Harm Principle and Marx's vision of Communism. However, Mill's liberalism ignores the context that conditions the ability of the individual to practice their liberty, a context squarely focused on by Marx, a distinction that generates an …
 
As featured on Aetherius Radio Live. This past week we celebrated Gotha Day, in honor of three great interplanetary beings, now living on Earth, who play a vital role in our spiritual evolution. Thousands of light-years from Earth, closer to the center of the Galaxy, is a planetary system known as “Gotha”. This system is inhabited by a race of adva…
 
This is the second chat between myself and 1Dime. It covers structural Marxism and the debate between Nicos Poulantzas and Ralph Miliband, but goes its own way, as is right. The podcast featured on 1Dime patreon back in December, following the 1Dime documentary 'Democrats, Billionaires, and the Long Term Interests of Capital'. Go check it out: http…
 
Political education on the left is a crucial component to our struggle for socialism. At this channel we have done a number of reading groups, some have been published, others not. We are half way through Marx's Capital, have undertaken Laclau and Mouffe's Hegemony and Socialist Strategy, neither of which will be made public, but also More of Lacla…
 
This is the second guestcast and it features 1Dime. We set about chatting online about Marx, Marxism and postmodernity and decided to formalise it here. The discussion is a rambling exploration of the topic, a loose chat that we allowed take on a form of its own as it developed. The framing notions surrounded how Marxism has developed today; how, w…
 
Guestcast with Stephen as he had just drafted a press release on the Covid-19 lockdowns. I wanted to hear his take on the way 'science' was being interpreted and politicised to suit the interests of the ruling class, how it was framed through the capitalist media, and how in all the policies that would ensue would be less concerned with the actual …
 
This is the second half of the sixth part of our linked discussion on hegemony and populism. Part five looked at the co-evolutionary transition from feudalism to capitalism. The first half of this discussion looked at capitalism today as a platform for this current half which looks at the possible co-evolutionary transition from capitalism to barba…
 
This is the first half of the sixth and final part of the linked discussion on hegemony and populism. Before finishing with a hypothetical review of some possible outcomes for our society in Socialism or Barbarism, and picking up from the last part loosely mapping the transition from feudalism to capitalism, this discussion focuses on where capital…
 
This is the fifth part in a six part discussion on hegemony and populism. It takes its title from David Harvey co-revolutionary theory from his book 'The Enigma of Capital'. The theory is that in Capital, Marx argues that for fundamental social change to be established, first piecmeal but continuous change must occur through a series of social mome…
 
This is the second half of 'Laclau's On Populist Reason', and covers the argument between Laclau and Zizek in 'Contingency, Hegemony, Universality'. It begins by outlining Laclau's positions, in which he claims that the notion of class in Marxism is not nuanced enough for the complexity of capitalism today, and that it is an imprecise fetish; that …
 
This is the fourth part in the six linked podcasts on hegemony and populism, focusing solely on Ernesto Laclau's 'On Populist Reason'. The discussion takes the book chapter by chapter, starting with his critique of early crowd psychology, moving on to the impact of Freud's group psychology, with which Laclau uses to begin outlining his technical fr…
 
This is the third part linked to a six part series discussing hegemony and populism. The discussion focuses solely on Chantal Mouffe's work since her seminal collaboration with Ernesto Laclau, 'Hegemony and Socialist Strategy'. It begins with a brief overview of the three books that followed, before taking a deeper look at her last two books, 'Agon…
 
This is part two of the six linked podcasts on the topic of left-wing hegemony and populism. This part continues its focus on Lacla and Mouffe's 2001 preface to 'Hegemony and Socialist Strategy' but this time examining its relationship with the ideas raise in Zero Books' Doug Lain's video 'Is Postmodernism Conservative?' (linked below). The discuss…
 
This is the first part of six linked podcasts on the topic of left-wing hegemony and populism. This part focuses on examining the relationship between the views outlined in Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe's preface to the 2001 edition of their book 'Hegemony and Socialist Strategy', and Mark Fisher's 'Capitalist Realism'. It outlines a short hist…
 
As featured on Aetherius Radio Live. On January 23rd we celebrate the 102nd anniversary of the birth of Master of Yoga Dr. George King! In this month’s episode of Aetherius Radio Live, Richard Lawrence and Brian Keneipp, both long-time disciples of Dr. King, and co-authors of his biography, talk about one of the many facets of Dr. King: his role as…
 
As featured on Aetherius Radio Live. In this month’s show, Aetherius Radio Live is back with the fourth and final instalment in a series based on ‘The Five Temples of God’ – a communication giving The Aetherius Society world-changing directives for the coming 1000 years. This communication was given through the yogic mediumship of Master of Yoga Dr…
 
As featured on Aetherius Radio Live. In this month’s show, host Richard Lawrence invites fellow Saturn Mission Field Commander Brian Keneipp onto the show for a Saturn Mission special. The Saturn Mission is one of the five Cosmic Missions entrusted to The Aetherius Society. What distinguishes a Cosmic Mission from other spiritual work is that it in…
 
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