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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. In between history shows, please enjoy our regular discussion show, “Stallin’ For Time”. Support the show by donating at https://www.patreon.com/movementspod

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. In between history shows, please enjoy our regular discussion show, “Stallin’ For Time”. Support the show by donating at https://www.patreon.com/movementspod
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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. In between history shows, please enjoy our regular discussion show, “Stallin’ For Time”. Support the show by donating at https://www.patreon.com/movementspod

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Episodes

The Russian Revolution #5 - Red October

10/29/2018
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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 masses are armed in response to a right-wing threat. Kerensky’s popularity plummets and the Bolsheviks begin to win majorities in Soviets and...

Duration:01:08:47

The Russian Revolution #4 - Peace, Bread, Land

7/15/2018
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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 collaboration between the Soviet leaders and bourgeois government, the latter of which intends to launch another offensive. Meanwhile, Lenin returns to...

Duration:00:59:04

Stallin' For Time: Ethnic Cleansing & Genocide

6/28/2018
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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 gunna need a laugh. Read Adam's latest piece on what a genocide in the near future US might look like:...

Duration:01:02:52

The Russian Revolution #3 - The Reds Return

5/11/2018
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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 soldiers of Petrograd turn their guns towards the regime and engage in pitched battles against police in the streets. The working class begin...

Duration:01:04:16

Stallin' For Time: Sex Workers Against FOSTA SESTA with Janis Luna

4/30/2018
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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 social work student. Follow Janis on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/janisxluna Learn more about FOSTA-SESTA at...

Duration:00:48:46

Stallin' For Time: Adam Patterson's Syria Update

4/8/2018
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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 Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. Find us on facebook and twitter @movementspod and support the show by donating at...

Duration:01:06:33

The Russian Revolution #2 - Reform, Or...

2/11/2018
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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 support and example, particularly the Social Democratic Party of Germany. Meanwhile, the prospect of world war looms in the background, threatening...

Duration:00:57:58

The Russian Revolution #1 - The Spark

1/1/2018
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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 organizing under the "Prison of Nations". Decades of political tensions and crises lead to first Russian Revolution of 1905, kicking off the most...

Duration:01:01:31

Stallin' For Time: The Last Jedi

12/31/2017
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Special bonus NYE Stallin' For Time just for fun! Miranda joins the show to talk Star Wars and capitalism, plus silliness on New Year's Eve.

Duration:00:41:03

Stallin' For Time: Harriet Tubman and Liberation Struggle with Jonelle

12/23/2017
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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.patreon.com/movementspod

Duration:00:37:19

The Colonization of Palestine Part 4: Catastrophe

9/24/2017
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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, Middle Eastern Jews are failing in their decades long effort to mediate peace between the settlers and the indigenous population. Palestinian attacks...

Duration:00:55:44

The Colonization of Palestine Part 3: The Arab Question

8/31/2017
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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 becoming increasingly vicious. The efforts to mediate between European Jews and the non-Jewish Palestinians are failing, as Palestinian capital looks...

Duration:00:48:11

Puerto Rican Debt Crisis with Manuel Venero

8/2/2017
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Army veteran and comrade Manuel Venero explains the Puerto Rican Debt crisis and the colonial relationship between the Island and the Empire. Also, Puppets.

Duration:01:01:19

Salafist Threats to Hamas in Gaza with Adam Patterson

7/6/2017
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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 leftist history and politics podcast. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play. Transcripts may be requested for accessibility reasons by e-mailing...

Duration:01:05:10

The Colonization of Palestine Part 2: A New Jew

6/25/2017
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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 theoretical "Arab Question" is becoming less theoretical, as Palestinians are not interested in leaving their homes unless forced. Unprecedented acts of...

Duration:00:50:52

The Colonization of Palestine Part 1: From the Pale to the Settlements

5/14/2017
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Zionism, the nationalist movement to establish a Jewish state, was born out of the broken promise of European Liberalism and enlightenment values. As pogroms and anti-semitic conspiracy theories spread throughout Europe, Jewish intellectuals inspired by Nationalism set out to create a “New Jew” in Palestine. But Palestine is already inhabited by Arabs, including Arab Jews and Sephardim, who ask that their European brothers and sisters learn rather than destroy the local culture. The Arab...

Duration:00:51:28

Adam Patterson on Assad, Daesh and the YPG/YPJ

4/8/2017
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Adam returns to the show to discuss the upcoming offensive in Raqqa, Chemical Weapons in Syria and Bashar Al-Assad. Also, I chastise the left for developing a poor analysis of Syria based on our own projections, and proceed to do the very thing I criticize. Also, dick jokes. Find Adam Patterson at Napalm in the Morning (http://www.napalminthemorning.com/) and Current Affairs (https://www.currentaffairs.org/author/adampatterson). You can reach him on Twitter @AdamPattersonDC or contact him...

Duration:01:13:52

The Spanish Civil War Part 4: Your Children Will Be Next

3/28/2017
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Franco smashes the already exhausted Republicans as the Nationalists drive towards the sea, splitting the Republic in half. Hitler continues to grab land and expand his borders while the Nazi holocaust begins to take shape. While Britain, France and the US continue to appease fascism, the Republic makes a final, desperate attack in hope of spurring the great powers to action. The Movements is a leftist history and politics podcast. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play. Transcripts...

Duration:00:51:57

The Spanish Civil War Part 3: Comrades

3/9/2017
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The war is going badly for the Republic. As Franco consolidates power in the Nationalist zone, the divisions between the revolutionaries and the communists and right-socialists continue to deepen. Franco and his fascist allies seize control of the north and turn the tide in their favor. Desperate for a quick victory, the Republican popular army launches an attack on the mountain town of Teruel at the start of a record freezing winter. Meanwhile, Adolf Hitler expands Germany's borders while...

Duration:00:45:10

Mechi Anais Estevez Cruz on Dominican History and Resisting White Supremacy

2/20/2017
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Owner of Una Vaina Bien Spanish and anti-imperialist educator Mechi Anais Estevez Cruz joins the podcast to discuss the legacy of Rafael Trujillo and his cult of personality, as well as anti-fascist and liberation struggle, and Lil Wayne. Visit Mechi's website at www.unavainabienspanish.com The Movements is a leftist history and politics podcast. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play. Transcripts may be requested for accessibility reasons by e-mailing movementspod@gmail.com. Find us...

Duration:00:56:34