THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 150: Sports, Race and Class w/ Adolph Reed, Jr.
Like all forms of entertainment in the United States, sports has a particular way in which racial identity is showcased often to maintain the hierarchies that plague American society. In this episode we will examine racism in sports and ask, "Does the utility of race in American sports serve the needs of the ruling class?"
Jacobin Show: The Promise of Radical Universalism w/ Nivedita Majumdar
Nivedita Majumdar, associate professor of English at John Jay College at CUNY, joins us to discuss the resurgence of cultural essentialism, the limitations of postcolonial theory, and what it would mean to forge a politics of radical universalism.
‘I Read Towards My Biases.’ Grieve Chelwa’s First Draft
Author and economist, Grieve Chelwa, believes popular economics is often wrong about Africa: ‘When you read leading texts about why Africa is poor, they always blame us. They forget about history: slavery, colonialism, neocolonialism, interference.’
The Access Point : Personal Brand Matters
This is the podcast adaptation of the third episode of The Access Point! Part of the Living Corporate network, The Access Point is a weekly webinar preparing Black and brown college students for the workforce. If you're looking to jump-start your career, this is content you want to follow. Today's episode features special guest Mark Reyna - check the show notes to learn more about him.
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When It Comes to China, Africa and Central Asia Have Quite a Bit in Common
It's not obvious, but when it comes to managing ties with China, countries in Central Asia and Africa have a lot more in common with one another than many would first assume. Both are among China's smallest trading partners that rely primarily on oil and other commodity exports. Countries in both regions have taken on quite a bit of Chinese debt to build infrastructure and both areas have complex civil society ties with China.
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Do Our Films Need a Censor Board?
As filmmakers challenge highly controversial amendments to the Cinematograph Act, The Swaddle team discusses the history of the censor board in India, and whether we really need it.
The EFF will not bring the change South Africans need
Approaching local elections, beyond its spectacles of defiance and never-ending episodes of controversy, what do the politics of the Economic Freedom Fighters have to offer?
Zoetic (Short Film)
"Wong Fu Presents" is a series where we highlight great work from our friends and peers. There are a lot of amazing films out there that don't really get seen, so we want to share our audience with these talented individuals to show them there's so much talent out there beyond Wong Fu!
Black Super Dads!
From the Akron Community Podcast Lab in Ohio, Latino Rebels Radio is proud to present an episode of Black Super Dads!, a podcast hosted by Dominic Moore-Dunson and RaJohn Butler which explores topics in life through the lens of Black fatherhood and comic books.
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Primer: Organizers Across Borders
We’re going abroad. Part I of a two-episode look at Amazon in Europe.We speak to Gianpaolo Meloni, an Amazon warehouse worker and president of his local union in Piacenza, Italy, and Christy Hoffman, general secretary of UNI Global Union.
Hope in the Face of Hopelessness
I’d rather we be accepted for who we are than to live something we’re not; but to do that, we have to accept ourselves. That is the only way to not only survive, but to thrive. The loss of the Muslim family in London, Ontario left three generations of people no longer with us anymore, and an entire community disturbed.
Breaking the shackles
Ghana is slowly developing its mental health care to protect human rights. Yet sensationalist journalism, including in the progressive media, continues to portray the treatment of mental health in the country as backward and abusive.
How Nigeria can solve its tech talent gap
Nigeria is becoming a fintech powerhouse, but a lack of employees is holding startups back.
TAP In with Tristan : "Tell Me About Yourself"
Tristan talks about the dreaded interview question, "Tell me about yourself," on this episode of the TAP In with Tristan. This question, like most of the hiring process, is about building trust with the potential employer. Whether you're qualified or not, if you cannot adequately communicate your experience and track record, you can't build that trust with the employer, and they may likely move on to the next person.
Clubbing in Cairo
In our first season of Africa Is a Country Radio on Worldwide FM, we took at look at the musical histories of six port cities in order to understand various local permutations of the Black Atlantic cultural sphere. Now, we’re back with a new season where we’ll take a deep dive into club culture on the African continent, inspired by the recent release of the Ten Cities book project.
THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 149: Examining the Torture Machine w/ Flint Taylor and the Saturday Crüe
Much emphasis has been made in recent history on the unjustified homicide of Black citizens by police malfeasance. Another major source of police abuse has been the use of torture by police to elicit confessions and general cooperation by citizens. In this episode we will talk to former Black Panther Fred Hampton's Lawyer, Flint Taylor about his 50-year battle against police abuse and torture and inquire if police reform is truly possible.
3 minutes with Kaisei Hamamoto
From its Shibuya headquarters in Tokyo, Kaisei Hamamoto has been part of SmartNews’ rise to a $1.2 billion valuation from the beginning. The news aggregator app launched in Japan back in 2012, but now has its sights set on rivals Apple News and Flipboard.
Seeking Light in the Empire of Memory: War Commemorations on Iran’s Rahiyan-e Nur
Iranians officially use the term Defa-e Moqadas (sacred defense) to refer to the war, and the government officially recognizes those killed as “martyrs”. This infuses religious sentiments into the war.
Books from everywhere: Rest of World’s 2021 reading guide
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An oblique public voice
Three years after publishing African Cinema: Politics and Culture, his first book and perhaps the most cited scholarly text in African cinema criticism, Malian-born author and filmmaker Manthia Diawara released a documentary titled Rouch in Reverse (1995). This halting homage and evaluation of the impact of Jean Rouch, the famous French cine-ethnographer, is a perplexing achievement in using privileged access as an opportunity for critique, a work limited by the process that makes it possible.
See It to Be It : Virtual Assistant (w/ Tonya Thomas)
Amy C. Waninger welcomes virtual executive assistant Tonya Thomas, the founder and CEO of Team Delegate, LLC, to the show this week. Having spent over 17 years in the virtual assistant space, her extensive knowledge and experience makes her a pioneer in the industry. Listen to learn about what inspired her to take the career path she did, the advantages to hiring a virtual assistant, and more.
The Diplomat's Shannon Tiezzi on China and the Global South
While China's ties with Europe, the U.S., Japan, and other wealthy northern countries steadily worsen, Beijing is leaning harder on its relations with states in the Global South. The importance of those ties was on full display over the past week on a range of issues, everything from Xinjiang to online governance to infrastructure.
Dig: The Ruling Class with Doug Henwood
Who governs? Upon closer inspection, the composition of the ruling class has undergone huge changes that are driving this political moment. Dan interviews Doug Henwood, the author of "Take Me to Your Leader," an extensive analysis of the changing composition of the ruling class published in Jacobin.
Dig: Ruling Class with Doug Henwood
Who governs? Upon closer inspection, the composition of the ruling class has undergone huge changes that are driving this political moment. Dan interviews Doug Henwood, the author of "Take Me to Your Leader," an extensive analysis of the changing composition of the ruling class.
A Short Biography of Imam Bukhari
A man asked Imam Bukhari, "When I recite the Quran, is my recitation created or not?" Imam Bukhari replied, "When you recite the Quran, your voice is created."
The Israeli researchers unearthing their country's dark past
It was in the early days of the Akevot Institute for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Research that one of the researchers stumbled upon a document that had disappeared since first being published in the mid-1980s. Dubbed the Immigration Document, the 18-page memo authored by an Israeli intelligence officer in 1948 lists the Palestinian villages and towns that had been depopulated by Israeli forces, as well as the ways they had been depopulated.
Hi, I’m Disaster Bot
An Indonesian mapping platform is turning social media chatter into life-saving information during natural disasters.
Christianity, Hip Hop, & Terraforming (w/ Propaganda)
Zach sits down with rapper, activist, poet, public speaker, and author Propaganda to discuss his career, white evangelicalism, hip hop, and of course his latest book Terraform: Building a Better World.
Time for an agriculture Green New Deal in South Africa
Land reform should focus on justice and social transformation, not on creating a new class of black commercial farm owners. As poverty levels rise in the COVID-19 era, and tensions grow in rural communities, it is time for an Agriculture Green New Deal (AGND) in South Africa. It is time for a great transformation, one that factors the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of the land question and not just market considerations.
My fellow Africans
A few weeks ago on AIAC Talk, we spoke to Anakwa Dwamena and Bhakti Shingrapure about the world of writing and publishing on the African continent. A recurring theme throughout the conversation was how to revive the lively intellectual culture which thrived on the continent during its wave of decolonization.
Ep. 272: Renters vs. Homeowners
With law-and-order candidate Eric Adams's apparent victory in the NYC mayor race, Chris and Teen look at the political divide between renters and homeowners, and how that sometimes overlooked fight explains a lot of not only politics but also culture. Plus, they speculate on how the musical Rent's mentality still persists today in social liberalism.
Weekends: Teamsters, Amazon, and Biden's Bad Infrastructure Deal w/ Branko Marcetic
Branko Marcetic joins us to explain why Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal is a massive disappointment for working people desperately in need of relief. We also discuss the speculation that the Teamsters are planning to unionize Amazon and cover the contentious Teamsters election.
Seeds back, land back! w/ Kayleigh Warren and Chasity Salvador
Kayleigh Warren and Chasity Salvador join host Jen Marley to discuss the reclamation of Pueblo farming practices, climate change, and the importance of food and seed sovereignty.
The Black Messiah: Makandal, First Imam of the New World
Makandal not only paved a way for the most universal and transcendent practice of Islam in the Americas but also foretold that Blacks in the Western hemisphere would one day be masters in the very lands in which they were formerly enslaved. The fulfillment of this prophecy began with Haitian independence on January 1, 1803, and the deep river of the Black freedom struggle in the Americas represents its unstoppable unfolding.
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But the Empire Made Us
Andrew Lee explores how the frontiers between countries, their borders which are literal and figurative, also create adoptees in the material and in the ethereal.
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The music industry and vaccine apartheid
Cabo Verde has one of the highest per capita coronavirus infection rates in Africa. A combination of vaccines from Covax, China, and Hungary— “to avoid new waves of migration”—has supplied roughly 250,000 doses, enough to immunize about one-fifth of the total population. A better situation than many African countries, but still nowhere near enough for an economy reliant on the outside world.
Two artists from the islands, both acts at our record label, have revealed their frustration at the vaccine divide.
Why the Chinese government turned on Jack Ma’s ‘Harvard for China’
Ma created Hupan University to cultivate Chinese entrepreneurs. Then the government suspended future enrollment.
The Best Workplace Antiracism Initiative Is a Union
On The Jacobin Show, Paul Prescod discusses a new study that shows how unions reduce racial prejudice among white workers.
5 Verses from the Holy Quran on Forgiveness
"It is by Allah’s mercy that you are gentle to them; and had you been harsh and hardhearted, surely they would have scattered from around you. So excuse them, and plead for forgiveness for them, and consult them in the affairs, and once you are resolved, put your trust in Allah. Indeed Allah loves those who trust in Him." (Quran 3:159)
THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 148: Colombia's Battle for Economic Humanity w/ Ajamu Baraka and Charo Mina Rojas
Currently in Colombia protesters are facing brutal reprisals by the U.S. backed regime. Like in many countries in the global south the austerity imposed state policies to protect the ravages of capitalism post 2008 crash are causing citizens from broad sectors of society to form coalitions to challenge government agendas to bleed the poor even further to cover for the abuses of capital that have brought forth the push towards austerity. On this episode, we will investigate Colombia's battle for economic humanity.
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