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TIR Presents Masha and the Bears: The New Cold War With China

China--the world’s second largest economy--that is now reshaping the global order through projects like the Belt and Road Initiative--is a subject of major scrutiny and controversy in the West. In particular, the political narrative in the US, in Europe, and across liberal democracies tends to focus on China as a competitor and even an enemy. In today’s show, we take on the prevalent critiques of China and tackle the dangers of deepening anti-China sentiment for resolving critical issues like climate change. We get into and evaluate the key fears associated with China in America and in Europe, whether these fears are realistic and what they tell us about the state of democracy in the West.
 
Dr. Repnikova is a scholar of global communication, with a comparative focus on China and Russia. Her research examines the processes of political resistance and persuasion in illiberal political contexts, drawing on ethnographic research approaches and extensive time in the field. Maria holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She speaks fluent Mandarin, Russian and Spanish. The courses taught at GSU include International Communication, Chinese Media, Politics and Society, and Communication in Global Contexts. You can follow her @MariaRepnikova.
 
Xifan Yang, a China correspondent for Germany’s Die Ziet magazine, and Tobita Chow, director of Justice is Global and a frequent commentator on all things China.
 
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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 195: ChappelleGATE w/ Ben Burgis and Comedian Chris Riggins

In his recent Netflix special, "The Closer," Dave Chappelle opened a firestorm of controversy due to his attacks on cancel culture and the identity politics of modern America. Does Chappelle's comedy special cross the boundaries of acceptable discourse? Should such boundaries even exist? Has the political culture been poisoned with an intolerance that stifles creative freedom, or are various groups trying to protect themselves from the harms of an intolerant nation?
 
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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 194: The Fire Never Dies w/ Frederike Geerdink and the Saturday Crüe

The war between the Turkish security forces and the Kurdistan Workers Party has been raging since 1984 with no end in sight. Most recently, the conflict has spilled over into the mountainous regions of Iraqi Kurdistan where Kurdish guerrillas have maintained bases of operations for decades. Yet, while the administration in Ankara is seeking to obtain a final military victory over Kurdish insurgents, Turkey’s Kurdish question remains far from resolved. Who are the Kurdistan Workers’ Party? What do they want? And what is are the prospects for a peaceful resolution to this ongoing conflict?
 
Frederike Geerdink is a Dutch journalist and author who specializes in Kurdish affairs and the woman’s movement. Between 2012 and 2015, she was the only foreign journalist based in the predominantly Kurdish-inhabited city of Diyarbakir. In 2015, she was arrested by Turkish authorities and subsequently deported from the country. She has written extensively on the Kurdish movement and most recently published her second book The Fire Never Dies, based on her year-long experiences embedded with Kurdish guerillas in Iraqi Kurdistan.
 
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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 193: The Bossless World of Participatory Economics w/ Michael Albert

Perhaps one of the greatest paradoxes of the modern era is that, while capitalism is in perpetual crisis, there seems to be no alternative. Once upon a time, Soviet style central planning at least attempted to present an alternative paradigm. However, with the USSR gone and China embracing its own brand of state-led capitalist development, the prospects of a post-capitalist mode of economic organization appear more distant than ever. As discontent grows, both liberals and conservatives scramble for answers within the existing frameworks to questions of economic inequality, social alienation, and environmental crisis. But are there alternatives? Is it possible to organize the economy differently?
And is it possible to have a world without bosses?
 
Michael Albert:
Michael Albert (born April 8, 1947) is an American economist, speaker, writer, and political critic. Since the late 1970s, he has published books, articles, and other contributions on a wide array of subjects. He has also set up his own media outfits, magazines, and podcasts. He is known for helping to develop the socioeconomic theory of participatory economics.
 
Listen to Michael on his Revolution Z podcast here:
https://zcomm.org/revolutionz/
 
 
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TIR PRESENTS: Movie Night Extravaganza Talks Robert Altman‘s The Player

The Player is a 1992 genre-bending heavily improvised thriller/comedy/romance directed by Robert Altman and starring Tim Robbins as a studio executive who murders a screenwriter and starts romancing his girlfriend.
Movie Night Extravaganza is a leftist film podcast that livestreams every Tuesday at 8 PM EST.
 
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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 192: Crisis in Black Politics III Who Controls the Culture Industry w/ Touré Reed and Bertrand Cooper

Black popular culture has been viewed by some as the creative expression of Black American identity. What does it mean when those who create that popular culture don't belong to the class of Black folks they seem to portray while potentially fulfilling the worst trappings of underclass ideology regarding the Black poor?"
 
Touré F. Reed:
Dr. Reed earned his BA in American Studies from Hampshire College (Amherst, MA), and his PhD in History from Columbia University (New York, NY). He is a fourth generation African American educator and third generation professor. Having spent his formative years in South West Atlanta, GA and New Haven, CT, Dr. Reed's research interests center on race, class, and inequality. In addition to being a historian of African American and 20th Century US History, Dr. Reed is a shred guitar enthusiast.
 
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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 191: Education and Empire in Hawaii w/ Dr. Michelle Morgan

In 1893, an American backed coup d’état overthrew the royal government of Hawai'i, setting the stage for the archipelago’s annexation by the United States five years later. On 7th July 1898, President McKinley signed the Newlands Resolution annexing the islands and creating a new US territory in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  This example of naked imperial aggression set the stage for the economic and political transformation of Hawai’i. The American naval presence was greatly expanded as too was the plantation-based economy. However, Americanization was also felt in the cultural sphere, through the transformation of the education system. How did American rule change the Hawaiian education system? What were the objectives of this transformation? And how did this affect the people of the islands?

Dr. Michelle Morgan

Michelle Morgan is an associate professor and coordinator of the BSED-history program at Missouri State University.  She completed her PhD in American History with a minor in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her teaching and research focus on the history of American education, the American West, and American empire. Her work explores the roles schools have played in competing definitions of “American” in newly acquired territories, emphasizing the participation of teachers as cultural agents and the ways in which gender and identity shape teachers’ roles in classrooms and communities. 

 

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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 190: Black America as the Reserve Army of Labor: Marxist Solutions w/ Professor Richard Wolff

From the end of the plantation slave economy in America, large numbers of Black workers have existed in economic precarity. What does it mean to have Black workers disproportionately relegated to the reserve army of labor in a capitalist society? What are Marxist remedies to this problem?
 
About Richard Wolff:
Richard David Wolff is an American Marxian economist, known for his work on economic methodology and class analysis. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School in New York
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Richard David Wolff is an American Marxian economist, known for his work on economic methodology and class analysis. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School in New York
 
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TIR podcast Presents: The Mau Mau Hour w/ Pascal Robert: Black Civil Rights Leaders After the March on Washington

What were the motivations of Civil Rights leaders after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom?

 

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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 189: Examining the Green New Deal w/ Zack Exley

Over the last two decades, the concept of enacting a “Green New Deal” in the United States has increasingly gained popularity. In the political arena, the concept of a massive jobs program designed to drive the “Greening” of the American economy was first pushed for by the Green Party. More recently, however, it has become a central theme advocated for by progressives within the Democratic Party.
 
For many on the left, the Green New Deal is envisaged as a bold program designed not only to tackle the growing environment crisis but also to create millions of new well-paying manufacturing jobs. However, what exactly would a Green New Deal look like in practice? How would it be implemented? And is it even a realistic prospect given the prevailing economic and political order in the United States? We ask these questions and more. This is Revolution.
 
About Zack:
Zack Exley is a co-founder and senior advisor of New Consensus, where he focuses on strategy, recruiting, and fundraising. Zack has been a pioneer in the worlds of political campaigning, organizing, and fundraising for more than 20 years.
 
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