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What is happening to our economy and our politics? Are we stuck forever in this corporate dystopia? What can we learn from the failures of radical politics over the last 100 years? Commandante Alpha talks in depth to experts from the fields of Political Economy, Politics, Science, Philosophy, Complexity, Mathematics, Music, and the Environment.

What is happening to our economy and our politics? Are we stuck forever in this corporate dystopia? What can we learn from the failures of radical politics over the last 100 years? Commandante Alpha talks in depth to experts from the fields of Political Economy, Politics, Science, Philosophy, Complexity, Mathematics, Music, and the Environment.

Location:

United Kingdom

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What is happening to our economy and our politics? Are we stuck forever in this corporate dystopia? What can we learn from the failures of radical politics over the last 100 years? Commandante Alpha talks in depth to experts from the fields of Political Economy, Politics, Science, Philosophy, Complexity, Mathematics, Music, and the Environment.

Language:

English


Episodes

#004 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

5/23/2020
This week we start Chapter 2 - ‘The Downfall of the Republicans’. Panelists: C Derick Varn - Symptomatic Redness Emmanuel - En Foloroad Sak Ezri - Swampside Chats Kyle - General Intellect Unit The artwork for the show was created by the Korean artist, and author of the 2019 Marx/Engels Illustration book. https://www.deviantart.com/rono1848 https://twitter.com/RN_fortuna https://www.patreon.com/rono1848

Duration:00:50:51

#003 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

5/17/2020
We conclude our reading of Chapter 1 - ‘Feb. 1848 to Dec. 1851’. The artwork for the show was created by the Korean artist, and author of the 2019 Marx/Engels Illustration book. https://www.deviantart.com/rono1848 https://twitter.com/RN_fortuna https://www.patreon.com/rono1848 Panelists: C Derick Varn - Symptomatic Redness Kyle - General Intellect Unit Ezri - Swampside Chats

Duration:01:06:40

#002 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

5/9/2020
We continue our reading of Chapter 1 - Feb. 1848 to Dec. 1851. The artwork for the show was created by the Korean artist, and author of the 2019 Marx/Engels Illustration book. https://www.deviantart.com/rono1848 https://twitter.com/RN_fortuna https://www.patreon.com/rono1848 Panelists: C Derick Varn - Symptomatic Redness Kyle - General Intellect Unit Ezri - Swampside Chats James - Wax Cylinder Expert

Duration:00:49:24

#120 Marx and Credit Money w/ Simon Mouatt - TEASER

5/3/2020
Our guest is Simon Mouatt, Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Chichester Business School. We discuss his paper: ‘Can Sequential and Non-Dualistic Interpretation of Marx’s Monetary Thought be Synthesised with the Endogenous Money Paradigm?’ from ‘Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory’. Our discussion runs the gamut from Oil Shocks to the neurality of money to planned capitalist economies.

Duration:00:03:06

#119 Socialist Labour Time Planning w/ GIU Part 2

5/2/2020
This week we have part two of our Socialist Labour Time Planning crossover special with our comrades Shane and Kyle from the General Intellect Unit podcast. This discussion is based around a reading of a recent paper by Seongjin Jeong, Professor of Economics at Gyeongsang National University, called: ‘Soviet planning and the labor-time calculation model: implications for 21st-century socialism‘.

Duration:00:46:25

#118 Socialist Labour Time Planning w/ GIU Part 1

4/25/2020
This week we have a crossover episode with our Emancipation Network friends and comrades Shane and Kyle from General Intellect unit. This is part one of a two parter where we delve deep in the history, the theory, and future possibilities for Marx’s Labour Time Calculation. We use a recent paper by Seongjin Jeong, a Professor of Economics at Gyeongsang National University, called: ‘Soviet planning and the labor-time calculation model: implications for 21st-century socialism‘. We going on a...

Duration:00:58:00

#001 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

4/18/2020
What better time to kick back and read some Marx than the middle of a pandemic. Grab your books ladies and gentlemen.... Panelists: C Derick Varn - Mortal Science, Pop The Left Ezri - Swampside Chats, Mortal Science James - Wax Cylinder Enthusiast Kyle - General Intellect Unit Artwork: https://www.deviantart.com/rono1848 https://twitter.com/RN_fortuna https://www.patreon.com/rono1848

Duration:00:44:30

#117 The Problems With Equilibrium /w Nick Potts Pt 2 - TEASER

4/13/2020
We continue our discussion with Prof Nick Potts of Solent University and parse the problems the caused by the equilibrium approach of Post-Keynesian and Kalecki, and what Marxists can learn from MMT about money.

Duration:00:01:18

#116 The Problems With Equilibrium /w Nick Potts Pt 1

4/11/2020
This week I am delighted to welcome Prof Nick Potts of Solent University to talk about the problems of equilibrium theories and a possible synthesis between Post-Keynesian and MMT approaches with the TSSI of Marx

Duration:00:40:01

#041 Revolutionary Strategy Series

4/4/2020
We finish our reading of Paul Cockshotts critique of the book and gather out thoughts. Don't join a cult

Duration:00:50:49

#115 Aye Corona w/ GIU BONUS Episdoe

3/16/2020
An emergency corona virus special with boys from General Intellect Unit on the human, political, and financial catastrophe that is upon us.....

Duration:00:53:06

#114 Radical Gaming w/ Colestia TEASER

3/10/2020
Today we talk with Colestia, a radical left games designer about his work and the world of independent anti-capitalist gaming. You can check out his work at: https://colestia.itch.io. Credit to Matt who helped edit this episode.

Duration:00:02:24

#040 Revolutionary Strategy Series

3/10/2020
We continue our reading of Paul Cockshotts critique of Mike MacNair's 'Revolutionary Strategy' book, and give sortition the once over. Panelists: C Derick Varn - Symptomatic Redness Kyle - General Intellect Unit Lexi Dog Robot - Swampside Chats Pouya - Machine Noise Expert

Duration:00:43:23

#113 Super Tuesday Election Special

3/5/2020
A very special Emancipation Network all-star panel with Ben Burgis of Zero Books discuss the recent poor showing by Bernie Sanders in the US primaries. What does it mean for politics? What does is mean for socialist/communist politics? Is Jake actually a meme? Listen to find out...

Duration:02:12:36

#039 Revolutionary Strategy Series

2/28/2020
Since we finished the book in the previous episode, we now move on to Paul Cockshotts critique of the book, some of it very very good, some of it very very bad. http://paulcockshott.co.uk/reality/polemic/notesonmcnair.pdf Panelists: C Derick Varn - Symptomatic Redness Ezri - Swampside Chats Kyle - General Intellect Unit Pouya - Machine Noise Expert

Duration:00:53:12

#112 A Political History of the IRA Part 2 - TEASER

2/19/2020
This week we continue our interview with Daniel Finn about his new book ‘One Man’s Terrorist: A Political History of the IRA’. We discuss how the IRAs strategy evolved from a purely military to a political strategy, and the tactics and decision making along the way.

Duration:00:02:16

#111 A Political History of the IRA Part 1

2/17/2020
This week we welcome Daniel Finn to the show, to talk about his really excellent new book: ‘One Man’s Terrorist: A Political History of the IRA’. Daniel is currently a writer for Jacobin and has also previously worked for the New Left Review. The massive surge of Sinn Fein in the recent Irish General Election to become the most popular political party is the culmination of a long term strategy, which led the party from a point of political irrelevance in the south, to the brink of...

Duration:00:45:53

#038 Revolutionary Strategy Series

2/10/2020
This week we continue our reading of boss level Chapter 9: ’Republican Democracy’ and I lose the plot when it comes to Proportional Representation. This was, of course, recorded before the UK election, where Corbynism got hung drawn and quartered. Panelists: Lexi Dog Robot - Swampside Chats Sophie - Trans Trans Revolution

Duration:01:08:26

#037 Revolutionary Strategy Series

2/3/2020
This week we continue our reading of boss level Chapter 9: ’Republican Democracy’ and talk all about the need to ditch bureaucratic centralism. Panelists: C Derick Varn - Pop The Left / Symptomatic Redness Kyle - General Intellect Unit Lexi Dog Robot - Swampside Chats Pouya - Machine Noise Expert Sophie - Trans Trans Revolution

Duration:01:05:40

#036 Revolutionary Strategy Series

1/25/2020
This week we return to our reading of boss level Chapter 9: ’Republican Democracy’ and talk all about the importance of the international and the hurdles we face in building one. And umbilical cords... Panelists: C Derick Varn - Pop The Left / Symptomatic Redness Kyle - General Intellect Unit Lexi Dog Robot - Swampside Chats Pouya - Machine Noise Expert Sophie - Trans Trans Revolution

Duration:00:49:10