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The Antifada is more than a podcast. It’s a specter haunting the globe. It is the synthesis of the two most frightening things for the cheerleaders of this reactionary hell world, one ravaged by the unbounded savagery of capital and its states: antifa super-soldiers and intifada; bash the fash and a global uprising. Be prepared to enter The Antifada Mindset. With Jamie Peck, Sean KB, and a rotating cast of guests. Support our show at patreon.com/theantifada twitter: @the_antifada email: antifadamindset at gmail.com

The Antifada is more than a podcast. It’s a specter haunting the globe. It is the synthesis of the two most frightening things for the cheerleaders of this reactionary hell world, one ravaged by the unbounded savagery of capital and its states: antifa super-soldiers and intifada; bash the fash and a global uprising. Be prepared to enter The Antifada Mindset. With Jamie Peck, Sean KB, and a rotating cast of guests. Support our show at patreon.com/theantifada twitter: @the_antifada email: antifadamindset at gmail.com
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The Antifada is more than a podcast. It’s a specter haunting the globe. It is the synthesis of the two most frightening things for the cheerleaders of this reactionary hell world, one ravaged by the unbounded savagery of capital and its states: antifa super-soldiers and intifada; bash the fash and a global uprising. Be prepared to enter The Antifada Mindset. With Jamie Peck, Sean KB, and a rotating cast of guests. Support our show at patreon.com/theantifada twitter: @the_antifada email: antifadamindset at gmail.com

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Episodes

BONUS PREVIEW - The Worst Room w/ Samuel Stein

5/17/2019
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In which Sam returns to discuss with us our worst apartment experiences. Includes attempted murder, our landlord-in-chief, Great Americans and Lindsay Lohan's cocaine. To access this and a tons more bonus content and our Discord, become a patron at www.patreon.com/theantifada

Duration:00:04:13

Ep 51: The Housing Monster w/ Samuel Stein

5/15/2019
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Samuel Stein, author of 'Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State' from Verso Books, comes on the pod to explain why neoliberalism will have us all living in pods if we don't do something about the global housing crisis. We discuss the rise of the FIRE sector. We demystify the concept of gentrification. We isolate the fundamental contradictions of housing as a commodity. We unpack the ways in which even the most well-meaning progressive politicians and planners are utterly...

Duration:01:06:45

BONUS PREVIEW - Handsy Joe w/ Katie Halper

5/10/2019
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In this bonus, we debut a new parody song by Katie Halper (@kthalps) with an assist from Jamie. We also discuss the garbage musical Rent (and how its composer stole queer radical valor), New York machine politics, why it's good to talk about Biden's boundary issues even though they're the least of his crimes, and the populist potential of #metoo. Everyone talks really fast and interrupts each other. Sean ends with a too-hot-to-handle take on Kurt Cobain. Come see Jamie, Katie, Leslie Lee...

Duration:00:03:14

UNLOCKED Antifada's Proletkult #1 w/ Stephanie Monohan

5/10/2019
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You got your History is Weapon with Sean KB... you got your upcoming new film series (!) with Jamie Peck... and now we are proud to present the first installment of AP Andy's new Proletkult! This irregularly published Antifada series will cover ufological happenings, the paranormal/parapolitical, left futurism and science fiction. After some fresh Space News on the Israeli moonlanding fail, Andy is joined by Stephanie Monohan (@shdwbxng) to discuss her recent presentation at the Theorizing...

Duration:00:43:36

Ep 50 - The Dream of the 90s w/ Katie Halper

5/8/2019
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Doyenne of the podcast left, @kthalps, joins Jamie and Sean to discuss 1990s nostalgia. Mostly we come up with reasons why the decade actually kinda sucked and brought us to the mess we're in today. We also make some indecent proposals to famous people, discuss Juanita Broaddrick and fill a heaping mug with Laura Loomer tears. With Andy in Cuba we recorded a lot of material so expect a big, fat bonus later this week. To become a patron, access paywalled content and our Discord server sign up...

Duration:01:51:17

Ep 49: Breadtube Allstars w/ The Serfs, Non-Compete & Means.tv

5/3/2019
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Every get the feeling that YouTube is a cesspool of corporate propaganda and right-wing nuttery? You're not wrong. Thankfully, the left is fighting back in myriad ways. We are joined by content-craftspersons The Serfs, Non-Compete and Nick from Means Media to discuss how online got so fashy, what we can do to compete with Prager U (and a million other jerks) on the Tube and how left media can break from our capitalist overlords with new cooperative platforms. The Serfs -...

Duration:01:00:40

BONUS preview: Tash2.0

4/26/2019
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More of our interview with Natasha Lennard about the antifas, social democracy, smooth bernies, and our political horizons Listen to the full episode by becoming a patron! https://www.patreon.com/theantifada Check out 'Being Numerous,' available May 1st: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2949-being-numerous

Duration:00:01:34

Ep 48: 12 Rules for Non-Fascist Life w/ Natasha Lennard

4/24/2019
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Good friend and all-around badass Tash rolls through once again to talk about her forthcoming essay collection from Verso Books, 'Being Numerous: Essays On Non-Fascist Life.' We discuss anti-fascism in theory and practice, the promise and pitfalls of radical love, and the role of capital and the state in ratifying and distorting our desires, and whatever the opposite of "enforced monogamy" is. We also try not to have a take on the Notre Dame fire, but ultimately cannot help ourselves. C'est...

Duration:01:24:09

Ep 47: The Party Question w/ Famous Leftists (+ virgil texas)

4/17/2019
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This weekend was the biennial blast that is the Historical Materialism (@histmat) Conference NYC. Naturally, we took the opportunity to attend some panels and interview old friends and new. Several we interviewed tipsy in an NYC public school and others we talked to rather drunk at the @commune_mag loft down by the railroad tracks. A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL FAMOUS LEFTISTS: George Ciccariello-Maher (@ciccmar) on the coup in Venezuela Jasper Bernes (@outsidadicator) on communization Michelle...

Duration:01:31:28

BONUS - All About Us w/ Leslie Lee III

4/12/2019
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Massive spoiler alert on this one, baby! @leslieleeiii of your favorite leftist culture podcast @strugglesesh joins the crew (in studio!) to talk about Jordan Peele's sophomore offering, the blockbuster social-critique/horror film 'Us'. Sean, Jamie and Andy offer their weird opinions on the deeper meaning of the film... then Leslie, as always, schools everyone with his vast cinematic knowledge. Fun and talking shit on Breitbart happens along the way! To access this and other bonuses, along...

Duration:00:01:57

Ep 46 - Ohio Operaismo w/ Street Fight Radio

4/6/2019
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When @brettpain and @murderbryan from @streetfightwcrs are in town for their epic live show what the hell were we gonna do? Not have them on Antifada to talk workers inquiry, kratom and small business tyrants? Fat chance, bosses... Early access for patrons! If, for some strange reason, you're not an avid listener to America's #1 anarcho-comedy radio show here's a link: http://www.streetfightradio.com/ Please support the local work of Columbus, Ohio comrades at...

Duration:01:31:05

PREVIEW - Commune Issue 2 (Shyam on Shyam)

4/5/2019
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@commune_mag editor Shyam @dollarpizza1 joins us for what was meant to be a friendly chat about Issue 2 of Antifada's favorite publication... then things went horribly wrong. Is Shyam cancelled? Tune in to find out. To listen to this and other bonus content, along with access to our Discord server, consider supporting our work at https://www.patreon.com/theantifada Subscribe to Commune Magazine today at https://communemag.com/subscribe/ to get great analysis and help make a communism or two.

Duration:00:06:23

Ep. 45 - Full Yellow Jacket w/ Rona Lorimer

4/3/2019
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After a quick lesson on Fugazinomics, we talk with Parisian Rona Lorimer, author of the Yellow Vest Diaries from the new issue Commune Magazine, about the origins of the Gilet Jaunes movement, its politics and potentials. [Note: in the intro Sean confuses the Provos (Irish Republicans) with the Ulster Volunteer Forces (anti-Catholic, loyalist murderers) like an idiot. Big apologies to all on the screw up!] Read Rona's article here: https://communemag.com/yellow-vest-diaries/ We mention/stole...

Duration:01:27:41

Ep 44 - No Deal-With-It Brexit w/ Niral Shah

3/27/2019
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Third-time (!) guest @niralshah jumps in to help us bang through some recent cancellations: Rachel Maddow, Barbara Streisand, the International Socialist Org... and Great Britain as a viable/sane bourgeois democratic state. Since we couldn't get any limeys to come on and talk UK politics, we had to do our best to Yank-splain what the hell is happening on the other side of the pond: Why is a Brexit? What's at stake in this slow-motion train wreck for Corbyn and the left? How come - as Jordan...

Duration:01:31:08

Ep 43 - Give 'Em Enough Trope w/ Eli Valley

3/20/2019
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We are joined by cartoonist, writer and all-around provocateur @elivalley to talk about his work, including recent online run-ins with fellow Jewish luminaries Ben Shapiro, Meghan McCain and Chelsea Clinton. Eli discusses the ways in which his art lampoons the fraught and contentious relationship between Israeli/Christian Zionists and the largely liberal/leftist Jewish diaspora. Lots of good talk in here about xenophobic right-wing forces abroad allying with Likudniks and Kahanists in...

Duration:01:27:52

Antifada: History is a Weapon #3 w/ Matt Christman

3/15/2019
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Once more into the breach! @cushbomb is here to make history all the more weapony. In this episode, we discuss the 'controversial' French 'novel' that is 'just asking questions' about the Migrant Invasion, the Great Replacement, and Yt Genocide. How did a 1970s book by some grenouille asshole named Jean Raspail become a prophetic lodestar for an ascendant white nationalist movement? How does a historical materialist analysis help us understand why dickheads like Steve Bannon and Marine Le...

Duration:01:57:26

Ep 42 - Antifada's Baja Blast w/ The Crew

3/13/2019
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Jamie had a birthday weekend. Andy came back from Mexico. After the gang caught up a little, we listened to some interviews Andy got from migrants and their supporters in Tijuana, MX. The stories are heartbreaking and the situation is dire, but we give some practical advice on how to show solidarity with working class brothers and sisters in desperate need of political and material support. Enclave Caracol - https://enclavecaracol.wordpress.com/ Al Otro Lado -...

Duration:01:35:51

Episode 41: There Is Power In A Union w/ Hamilton Nolan

3/7/2019
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Folks, it finally happened: we royally fucked up the sound. Which is a shame, because we had a great conversation with Splinter News' Hamilton Nolan (@hamiltonnolan) about union organizing in the media and beyond. Is millennial entitlement good for labor? Why do workers need their own institutions? Can we change organized labor from within, or do we need a new paradigm? All this, plus Jamie's failed union organizing drive, Hamilton's successful one, and Jamie and Hamilton squash an ancient...

Duration:01:50:12

Antifada ft. Will Menaker: Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism w/ Kim Stanley Robinson

2/28/2019
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Are you a nerd like us? Do you read stories about robots and space, while also pondering a socialist future? Well, do we have an interview for you... Fellow science fiction fanatic Will Menaker joins Sean and Jamie for an extended discussion with one of our favorite utopian futurists, Kim Stanley Robinson. Come for the revolutionary potentialities of the post-capitalist imaginary and stay for the psychedelic polyamory! Outro - Hawkwind: Space is Deep @willmenaker (still buy the book:...

Duration:01:39:20

High Theory: Communization and its Discontents w/ Swampside Chats and Breht O'Shea

2/22/2019
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Time to take a big ole bong rip! In a radical departure from our usual weekly content, Sean KB joined up with a bunch of commie pals to talk about C O M M U N I Z A T I O N. We use Ben Noys' critical compilation "Communization and Its Discontents" to dip our toes into the deep waters of current ultra-left thought on the crises of capitalism and its overcoming: Has the development of bourgeois society utterly changed the terrain of struggle? Must the proletariat struggle not just against...

Duration:02:57:40