Socialist politics is built on mass rallies, strikes, and door-knocking. But since we’re all practicing physical distancing, we decided to release a ton of live videos this week, to keep your informed and entertained.
Today, we have Yesterday’s Man author Branko Marcetic breaking down Joe Biden’s political trajectory, which is even more sordid (and interesting) than you think.
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We’re also happy to announce a new podcast. In Casualties of History, we’ll be working our way through EP Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class. For the first episode, hosts Alex Press and Gabe Winant cover the book’s preface, as well as outline the context in which it was written.
Here’s What’s on Our YouTube Schedule This Week
Mon, April 13: John Clegg on the role slavery played creating American capitalism.
Tues, April 14: Joe Biden’s political history is even more disgusting than you thought, with Branko Marcetic.
Weds, April 15: Jenny Brown on how abortion rights are under attack – and why we can’t rely on liberal NGOs for the fight back.
Thurs, April 16: Chris Maisano on the Marxism of Antonio Gramsci and what “hegemony” really means.
Fri, April 17: David Calnitsky on the fully socialist economic model that can work in the 21st century.
Sat, April 18: “Weekends with Ana Kasparian and Michael Brooks,” our new weekly YouTube show [1pm EDT]
Sat, April 18: Meagan Day on why every socialist needs to be active in a political organization [6pm EDT]