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#110 Marx's Critique of Politics Part 3 - TEASER
January 19, 2020 12:10 PM PST
This week we have the third and final part of our discussion with fellow Emancipation Network comrade Grant from swampside, and his friend David Rylance on Gary Teeples excellent book: “Marx’s Critique of Politics’.#109 Marx's Critique of Politics Part 2
January 18, 2020 01:00 AM PST
This week we have part two of the discussion with fellow Emancipation Network comrade Grant from Swampside Chats, and his friend David Rylance on Gary Teeples excellent book: “Marx’s Critique of Politics’.
We leave the grey, post-industrial wasteland of Brexit behind, and dive deep into Marx's critique.#108 Marx's Critique of Politics Part 1
January 11, 2020 01:00 PM PST
This week Grant from Swampside Chats and his friend David Rylance to the show to discuss Gary Teeples really brilliant book: “Marx’s Critique of Politics’. This is the first of a three parter, the last installment of which will be a patreon episode. Teeple’s book is really a Marxist tour de force in my opinion, and all good Marxists looking at the tawdry state of left politics today would do well to read it. We go off on a Brexit/UK Election tangent in this episode, but don’t worry, we return with great unfettered force to the main seam in the following parts.#107 Corbyn Crumbles
January 03, 2020 01:00 AM PST
This week my friend James returns to the show to talk about his experience of being a Labour member, Momentum canvasser, and radical marxist during the election. We also discuss our opinions on the fallout from the election, what were the strategic and tactical failings, and a return to Marx’s critique of politics.
The articles mentioned are:
The Datapraxis Data:
Loughborough University Centre for Research in Communication & Culture Reports:
These two journal articles, both published before the election, are helpful in terms of analysing the longer term sociological and class factors at play and contextualising what happened in the so-called ‘Red Wall’ seats:
Brexit and the working class on Teesside: Moving beyond reductionism - Luke Telford, Jonathan Wistow:
The class politics of prejudice: Brexit and the land of no‐hope and glory - Mckenzie:
Edmund Griffiths in three parts - very good stuff:
Boffy in three parts - as ever - some keen insights:
The Lewis Baston piece that nuances the narrativised ‘Red Wall’:
Interesting analysis from Callum Cant:
Adam Ramsey in Open Democracy with a good overview:
Useful Graund piece from Aditya Chakrabortty:
Chakrabortty also discussed many of the issues he highlights in his Graund piece at length just prior to the election with the comrades at Desolation Radio:
Useful reflections from the Doorsteps of Bridgend, a seat that fell:
Tietze on his anti-pol beat, as usual - some very perceptive stuff:
One of the clearest, most concise, and persuasive pieces articulating this position from Paul O’Connell:
Phil BC on the working class politics of Brexit:
Andy Beckett trying to positive spin it in the long view:
December 27, 2019 01:00 AM PST
This week we continue our reading of boss level Chapter 9: ’Republican Democracy’ and get into the party form and how it applies to the Labour Party and first past the post electoral systems.
C Derick Varn - Pop The Left / Symptomatic Redness
December 15, 2019 11:06 AM PST
Join us as the Emancipation network crew join me to analyse the UK election post-fight shit-show. The MacNair stuff never seemed so relevant....
Lexi Dog Robot - Swampside Chats
December 21, 2019 01:00 PM PST
This week more of boss level Chapter 9: ’Republican Democracy’. We argue about the concept of communist universal military training, self government of the localities, and the world of cybernetics.
December 11, 2019 01:00 AM PST
Today we continue with Chapter 9: ’Republican Democracy’, and talk about the ills of bureaucratic centralism.
Kyle - General Intellect Unit
Lexi Dog Robot - Swampside Chats
Pouya - Machine Noise Expert
Sophie - Trans Trans Revolution#106 Marx & Engels Concept of the Party w/ Lawrence Parker TEASER
December 03, 2019 01:40 AM PST
This week we welcome Lawrence Parker to the show to discuss the Monty Johnstone 1967 pamphlet ‘Marx and Engels and the Concept of the Party’. We delve deep into the history of the Communist League, the 1st and 2nd Internationals, and Engels thoughts on a british labour party and the US scene.
You can find the pamphlet here:
December 03, 2019 09:00 AM PST
Today we finally start the boss level final chapter that is Chapter 9: ’Republican Democracy’, and descend into a long discussion on the merits of bourgeois liberties.
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