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Crashing the System is recorded in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, home to one of the most diverse working class immigrant communities in the U.S. Produced by ANSWER Chicago and the Chicago branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, we here at Crashing the System bring you progressive movement news, views, and analysis from a fighting independent political perspective. Hosted by Vex Humana, Samantha Jacobs and John Beacham.

Crashing the System is recorded in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, home to one of the most diverse working class immigrant communities in the U.S. Produced by ANSWER Chicago and the Chicago branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, we here at Crashing the System bring you progressive movement news, views, and analysis from a fighting independent political perspective. Hosted by Vex Humana, Samantha Jacobs and John Beacham.
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Crashing the System is recorded in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, home to one of the most diverse working class immigrant communities in the U.S. Produced by ANSWER Chicago and the Chicago branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, we here at Crashing the System bring you progressive movement news, views, and analysis from a fighting independent political perspective. Hosted by Vex Humana, Samantha Jacobs and John Beacham.

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Episodes

Venezuela; LA Teachers; India Strike; Bee Sauce

1/16/2019
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On Episode 39, we talk with former Venezuelan diplomat and activist Rixio Barrios and United Teachers Los Angeles member David Feldman. News & Views: India strike largest in history; Chicago City College teacher's strike; Mike Pompeo speech in Cairo; 2 years of Trump. And .... Bee Sauce! Donate to and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem www.facebook.com/CrashingtheSystem/

Duration:01:03:27

"Free Detroit"; Nancy Pelosi; Working Class Unity

1/9/2019
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On Episode 38, we begin a new recurring CTS segment, "Free Detroit," with Tharron Combs. Free Detroit will cover Detroit, Michigan and Midwest news from a working class and Black liberation perspective. News and views: Nancy Pelosi; Mike Pompeo's trip to Latin America; Marxism & Working Class Unity. Listen, support and share! Donate to and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem www.facebook.com/CrashingtheSystem/

Duration:00:41:09

2018 Year in Review Show; 2019: Year of the Working Class!

12/20/2018
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On Episode 37, our last show of 2018, we discuss our favorite shows of 2018 and look back at the year that was. We cover topics like the climate report, Syria, Russiagate, the fake liberal resistance, Jason Van Dyke's conviction and much more. We are joined by the Prairie Communist and Beth Massey. Beth remembers 1968 and 2018. Listen, share & support! Donate to and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem...

Duration:00:59:23

Fred Hampton; Wisconsin Coup; HW Bush

12/13/2018
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Episode 36: We talk with Eugene Puryear of By Any Means Necessary about the legacy of Fred Hampton. The editorial covers serious anti-democratic stuff going on in Wisconsin and beyond. New and Views: HW Bush; Arrest of Huawei exec; and Chicago charter teachers strike. Plus: Will there be another economic recession soon? Donate to and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem www.facebook.com/CrashingtheSystem/

Duration:01:16:37

Eyewitness Caravan; GM Plant Closings

12/5/2018
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On episode 35 we interview Adán Plascencia, a Liberation News reporter who traveled with and reported from the refugee caravan. He gives us some really important insight into the immigrant workers and families of the caravan and what it is exactly they are fighting for. We also have some great analysis of the GM plant closings and labor movement. Please listen and share! Donate to and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast...

Duration:00:54:58

Justice for Jemel; Bezos to Jail; Gaza; California Wildfires

11/20/2018
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Episode 34: We speak with the Prairie Communist about the police murder of Jemel Roberson. News & Views: Gaza, California Wildfires & Fascist March in Poland. Editorial on Amazon takeover of New York and DC and the need to fight to stop racist gentrification. Donate and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem www.facebook.com/CrashingtheSystem/ LEAD OUT NOW! Chicago info:...

Duration:00:43:48

Nationalize Social Media; Southern Illinois Organizing; LEAD OUT Campaign Intensifies

11/9/2018
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On episode 33, we talk about Facebook censorship, Southern Illinois organizing and get important updates from the campaign to get the lead out Chicago's drinking water. We speak with Chris Garaffa, web developer and technologist; Carbondale, IL activist Molly Howard-Crow; and Don Gross, the Prairie Communist. Donate and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem www.facebook.com/CrashingtheSystem/ LEAD OUT NOW!...

Duration:01:04:13

Power to Trans People; #LetThemIn; Trump's Afraid of Socialism

11/2/2018
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On this amazing 32nd episode we have an editorial -- Trans People Cannot Be Erased -- by co-host Vex Humana. We speak with: 1. Financial policy analyst Daniel Sankey about the White House economic paper that attacks Socialism; 2. Javi Cienfuegos of the ANSWER Coalition in Los Angeles about the refugee caravan from Central America; and 3. Patrick Williams reporting from the anti-Trump protest in Southern Illinois. In news and views we cover the Midterm Elections and the Opioid Crisis. Listen,...

Duration:01:14:21

Resist Amazon; Contra Bolsonaro

10/25/2018
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On Episode 31, we are joined by none other than Don Gross, the Prairie Communist, to discuss Amazon's growing power and collusion with the state. Editorial by Patrick McWilliams on Brazilian Elections. Listen & share! Donate and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem www.facebook.com/CrashingtheSystem/ No Amazon HQ FB: https://www.facebook.com/NoAmazonHQ/ Petition:https://www.change.org/p/no-amazon-hq-in-chicago

Duration:00:41:46

Climate Crash 2030?; Nikki Haley & the "Resistance"

10/17/2018
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Episode 30: We are joined by Patrick McWilliams to talk about the UN Climate Report. Editorial on Nikki Haley's resignation as UN ambassador. News & Views: Brazil, Military Aid to Saudi Arabia, Russian Revolution anniversary and the Clinton's speaking tour. Listen, enjoy and share! Donate and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem www.facebook.com/CrashingtheSystem/ LEAD OUT NOW! Chicago info:...

Duration:00:49:40

Afghanistan, 17 yrs; Van Dyke's in Jail; China's Rise

10/10/2018
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Episode 29: We talk with Mike Prsyner of Eye's Left podcast about Afghanistan and U.S. imperialism on the 17th anniversary of the war. Editorial on U.S. aggression against China. News & Views: Van Dyke trial; Democrats allow Kavanaugh's ascension to Supreme Court; U.S., Brazil, Venezuela & Latin America; LEAD OUT NOW! Chicago. Special: Voices from the street celebration of guilty verdict in Van Dyke trial. Listen and share! Donate and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem...

Duration:00:53:12

Women Rise Up to #CancelKavanaugh; Resistance to Trump at UN

10/5/2018
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Episode 28: We talk with Jane Cutter, editor of Liberation News online, about the fight to stop Brett Kavanaugh and to stop sexual violence against women. Editorial on the resistance to Trump at the United Nations. News & Views: Van Dyke Trial, Peace in Korea & Amazon. Donate and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem www.facebook.com/CrashingtheSystem/ LEAD OUT NOW! Chicago info:...

Duration:00:39:42

Syria Truth & Idlib; Boycott the NFL

9/18/2018
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Episode 27: We speak with Stephen Gowans, author of Washington's Long War on Syria and Sean Blackmon, co-host of By Any Means Necessary on Radio Sputnik. On News & Views: John Bolton & the ICC; The unnatural disasters that follow hurricanes in the United States. Donate and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem www.facebook.com/CrashingtheSystem/ LEAD OUT NOW! Chicago info:...

Duration:00:52:20

NY Times & the “Resistance” w/ Brian Becker; #ByeRahm; Kaepernick; Kavanaugh

9/14/2018
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Episode 26: We talk with Brian Becker of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and host of Loud and Clear on Sputnik Radio about the anonymous OpEd published by the NY Times from someone in the Trump administration claiming that the resistance is now being lead from within the White House! On News & Views we discuss Rahm Emanuel's decision not to run for another term; Colin Kaepernick's Nike ad; Nurses and Hotel Workers on Strike; and Brett Kavanaugh. Syria editorial! Donate and Follow CTS!...

Duration:00:56:14

John McCain is Dead; Justice for Laquan

9/4/2018
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Episode 25: We discuss John McCain's death and his real legacy with Richard Becker, West Coast Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition. Listen to a call to protest at Jason Van Dyke's trial. News & Views: Netanyahu's Fascist Speech; Marco Rubio's Tweet; Washington Teachers Strike; Prison Strike. Sept. 22 LEAD OUT NOW! Chicago People's Public Hearing. Donate and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem LEAD OUT NOW!...

Duration:00:42:52

Shutting Down White Supremacy w/ Eugene Puryear

8/23/2018
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We are joined by Eugene Puryear of By Any Means Necessary on Radio Sputnik to discuss white supremacy. Special guest calls in after a protest in Seattle, WA. "News and Views" Elon Musk, Aretha Franklin, Prison Strike, TeleSUR. LEAD OUT NOW! Chicago info: http://leadoutnowchi.org/sign-the-petition-lead-out-now-chicago/ https://www.gofundme.com/lead-out-now-chicago Donate and Follow CTS! www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem...

Duration:00:55:42

Teachers are Back to School & Back to the Struggle!

8/15/2018
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Special episode on the Teachers Struggle for better working conditions and better schools with two public school Teachers. Frank Lara is a public school teacher in San Francisco and an Executive Board Member of the United Educators of San Francisco. David Feldman is a public school teacher in Los Angeles and an union activist with United Teachers of Los Angeles. "News & Views:" Political People & Social Media. www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast...

Duration:00:34:28

Mike Prysner from Eyes Left Podcast; Facebook Attacks Anti-racists

8/7/2018
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On Episode 22, we are joined by Mike Prysner of Eyes Left Podcast and the Party for Socialism and Liberation to discuss socialist and revolutionary organizing in the military. We have a John Beacham editorial on Facebook shutting down an anti-fascist event. In "News and Views" we cover ICE raids in DC, Jeff Session's reactionary religious liberty task force, and Ahed Tamimi's release. www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem...

Duration:00:47:49

Eyewitness Nicaragua w/ Max Blumenthal; Dangerous New Phase in Russiagate

7/31/2018
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Episode 21: On this incredible episode, we are joined by Max Blumenthal of the Grayzone Project and Walter Smolarek of the Party for Socialism and Liberation for two very important discussions. We also unveil a special new segment, "News & Views," with none other than the Prairie Communist! Twitter:https://twitter.com/CrashingDSystem Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CrashingtheSystem/ Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem...

Duration:00:56:03

Gloria La Riva on Cuba, ... ; Justice for Harith Augustus

7/19/2018
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Episode 20: We speak with Gloria La Riva, Coordinator of the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee and Dr. Lashawn Littrice of Black Lives Matter Women of Faith. The topics: Cuba; Latin America; Justice for Harith Augustus and the Struggle Against Racist Police Terror. www.patreon.com/CrashingtheSystem www.gofundme.com/crashing-the-system-podcast twitter.com/CrashingDSystem www.facebook.com/CrashingtheSystem/

Duration:00:52:12