The Michael Brooks Show

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Public feed for The Michael Brooks Show, a weekly politics and culture analysis show.

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  • 131 - Neoliberalism Chernobyl ft. Emma Vigeland  Joshua Kahn Russell

    131 - Neoliberalism Chernobyl ft. Emma Vigeland & Joshua Kahn Russell

    18/03/2020 Duração: 02h11min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs We are in a crisis of capitalist production and we need to find a way through it.  Shoutout to those on the frontlines of this crisis, please support service workers. Emma Vigeland (@emmavigelland) the DNC doesn’t care about voters’ safety or democracy.  During the GEM, David breaks down how the pandemic is exposing the irrationality of our economic system.  Joshua Khan Russell joins us to talk about how we can take care of ourselves & each other during the crisis, and also how we can expand our movements in times of isolation. 

  • Teaser - 132(P) - Beyond Intersectionality ft. Joanna Wuest

    Teaser - 132(P) - Beyond Intersectionality ft. Joanna Wuest

    15/03/2020 Duração: 02min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs Joanna Wuest (@joveest), postdoc at Princeton University, joins us this week to discuss her piece "The Sanders Campaign Goes Beyond Intersectionality" in The Nation, and more. The New Left and identity as a framing device. The abandonment of efforts to organize the working class. What is "essentialism" and how does it manifest in different discourses? Science and essentialism. The vindication of Stephen Jay Gould. The proper sequence of the material and the ideological.

  • 130 - Against Essentialism  For Liberation ft. Adolph Reed

    130 - Against Essentialism & For Liberation ft. Adolph Reed

    12/03/2020 Duração: 01h51min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs We need to learn our lessons & keep fighting.  Adolph Reed, professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, joins us to talk about the problems of modern liberalism & human rights discourse. And how to win the working class. During the GEM, David breaks down the stock market collapse and why we need the FED to answer to the working class. 

  • Teaser - 131(P) - Think Tank: Wrecker Warren

    Teaser - 131(P) - Think Tank: Wrecker Warren

    08/03/2020 Duração: 02min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs Discussing Elizabeth Warren's failure as a progressive candidate and success as a progressive wrecker. The inablity to differentiate Warren from Sanders. "Warren owes you nothing," and the ironic privilege of the final weeks of the campaign. The WFP bullshit over vote totals. Marxism and postmodernism. Adolph Reed, correct in the comment section of The Nation.

  • 129 - How To Beat Sleepy Joe Biden ft. Ahmed Kaballo  Isiah James

    129 - How To Beat Sleepy Joe Biden ft. Ahmed Kaballo & Isiah James

    08/03/2020 Duração: 01h58min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs We have a lot of fight ahead of us. Ahmed Kaballo (@AhmedKaballo) joins us to talk about the ongoing attempt to destroy Venezuela and the trial of Julian Assange During the GEM David breaks down the devastation of NAFTA in Michigan and across the US. How to beat Sleepy Joe. Isiah James (@isiah4congress) joins us to talk about his campaign for NY-9, his life, what inspires him & his campaign. 

  • Teaser - 130(P) - Foreign Policy Omnibus: Afghanistan, Syria,  Russia ft. Derek Davison

    Teaser - 130(P) - Foreign Policy Omnibus: Afghanistan, Syria, & Russia ft. Derek Davison

    01/03/2020 Duração: 02min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs Derek Davison (@Dwdavison) joins us once again for an overview of several pressing global affairs issues. Completing the US exit in Afghanistan. Why have we been there so long? What is the Taliban now? Lessons from Syria. What's happening now? Russiagate comes for Bernie before Nevada. Check out Derek's newsletter here: https://fx.substack.com/

  • 128 - Mini-Mike Bloomberg vs. Socialism ft. Richard Wolff  Benjamin Dixon

    128 - Mini-Mike Bloomberg vs. Socialism ft. Richard Wolff & Benjamin Dixon

    25/02/2020 Duração: 02h08min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs We are beating back the politics of delusion.    Shoutout to the historic win in Nevada. Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) host of The Benjamin Dixon Show joins us to talk about how we stop Bloomberg.   During the GEM with (@davidgriscom) on the slowdown in the tech industry and Richard Wolff (@ProfWolff) breaks down what this proves about capitalism. Richard Wolff (@profwolff) explains why the mainstream media doesn't understand socialism and the labor theory of value. 

  • Teaser - 128(P) - Bernies Unprecedented Position  Bloomberg vs Democracy ft. Matt Karp

    Teaser - 128(P) - Bernie's Unprecedented Position & Bloomberg vs Democracy ft. Matt Karp

    16/02/2020 Duração: 02min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs Matt Karp (@karpmj) joins us to discuss the ongoing effort to make Bernie Sanders president. How well the critique of the PMS has aged. Creating a safe space for Bernie and why we should be confident at our unprecedented situation heading into Nevada. Warren's melting campaign. The formal end of democracy, starring Mike Bloomberg.

  • 127 - Establishment Freakout ft. Krystal Ball  Malaika Jabali

    127 - Establishment Freakout ft. Krystal Ball & Malaika Jabali

    13/02/2020 Duração: 01h30min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs Follow The Michael Brooks Show and crew on twitter: @TMBSfm @_michaelbrooks @mattlech @davidgriscom @davidslavick We won't beat the GOP with half-measures & we cannot compromise on M4A. Shoutout to Abby Martin (@AbbyMartin) for standing up against for her right to free speech and the rights of Palestinians. Krystal Ball (@KrystalBall) joins us to break down NH and the lack of vetting of moderate candidates. During the GEM, David (@davidgriscom) warns about the danger of water privatization. Malaika Jabali (@MalaikaJabali) joins us to talk about her new documentary "Left Out." #notmeus #BernieSanders

  • Teaser - 127(P) - Lets Finally Learn Brexits Lessons ft. Paul OConnell

    Teaser - 127(P) - Let's Finally Learn Brexit's Lessons ft. Paul O'Connell

    09/02/2020 Duração: 01min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs Paul O'Connell (@pmpoc), reader in law at SOAS Law joins us to discuss the post-Corbyn leadership labour party. Should people have been shocked by Corbyn's loss and the extent to which his loss was determined by Brexit. How Boris Johnson's exploited the schism and why he and Trump show how the threatening the populist right can be. Rebecca Long-Bailey vs Keir Starmer. Electability. The current weakness of the UK Left and what Labour didn't do under Corbyn. The urgent need for working class empowerment. 

  • 126 - Bernie Wins Iowa, Iowa Blows Democracy ft. Corey Pein

    126 - Bernie Wins Iowa, Iowa Blows Democracy ft. Corey Pein

    06/02/2020 Duração: 01h56min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs Bernie won Iowa don’t let the Democratic establishment slow us down.  Shoutout to No More Deaths for standing up for humanity.  Corey Pein (@CoreyPein) calls in to talk about the problem with technology  During the GEM, David breaks down the Wet'suwet'en fight against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline.  Larry King had to take an important call. 

  • Teaser - 126(P) - Think Tank: Tomorrow, The Iowa Caucus...

    Teaser - 126(P) - Think Tank: Tomorrow, The Iowa Caucus...

    02/02/2020 Duração: 01min

    This is a short preview of this week's TMBS patron-only content. For the rest of it and more like it and to support the show at patreon.com/tmbs  The crew discusses the movement led by Bernie Sanders ahead of the Iowa Caucus. and the sustainability of the movement. The media's thus-far fangless attacks on Bernie. When people compare Bernie to Trump.  Bernie the Socialist polls better than Bernie the Democrat.

  • 125 - The Edge Of Democracy ft. Briahna Joy Gray  Petra Cost

    125 - The Edge Of Democracy ft. Briahna Joy Gray & Petra Cost

    01/02/2020 Duração: 01h43min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs Fact-checking Warren.  Briahna Joy Gray (@BrieBrieJoy) National Press Secretary for Bernie Sanders joins us to talk about the campaign as they head into the Iowa Caucus. Shoutout to Bernie Sanders for getting the most donations from the troops.  During the GEM, David (@davidgriscom) makes the case if we want democratic socialism we must use capital controls.  Petra Costa (@petracostal) the director of The Edge of Democracy joins us to talk about her film on the erosion of Brazillian democracy and the rise of fascism.

  • Teaser - 125(P) - Three Future Scenarios for US Politics ft. Daniel Bessner

    Teaser - 125(P) - Three Future Scenarios for US Politics ft. Daniel Bessner

    26/01/2020 Duração: 02min

    This is a short preview of this week's TMBS patron-only content. For the rest of it and more like it and to support the show at patreon.com/tmbs  Daniel Bessner (@dbessner) joins us once again to discuss three distinct outcomes to the Bernie Sanders candidacy for president. What happens if Trump wins re-election? How apocalyptic could we rationally feel? What if a status-quo democrat wins and goes on to suck? The need to be a serious political force bent on gaining power. And what happens if Bernie wins?

  • 124 - MLK  The Delusional NYT ft. Justin Jackson, Brandon Sutton,  David Feldman

    124 - MLK & The Delusional NYT ft. Justin Jackson, Brandon Sutton, & David Feldman

    22/01/2020 Duração: 02h14min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs MLK showed us the way forward. Shoutout to Moms4Housing for securing a deal for the Wedgewood property they were occupying.  Justin Jackson (@J_ManPrime21) running back for the LA Chargers joins us to talk about how it got into politics and why he supports Bernie Sanders. During the GEM, David breaks down the dangerous continuity between corporate Democrats and Donald Trump's trade deals. We are joined by Brandon Sutton (@PrettyBadLefty) to talk about the real legacy of MLK. David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) host of The David Feldman Show, has some concerns about Bernie.

  • Teaser - 124(P) - Think Tank: Michael Reflects on Interviewing Lula

    Teaser - 124(P) - Think Tank: Michael Reflects on Interviewing Lula

    19/01/2020 Duração: 01min

    This is a short preview of this week's TMBS patron-only content. For the rest of it and more like it and to support the show at patreon.com/tmbs On this Think Tank, Michael returns from interviewing Lula in São Paulo. What's the status of the footage?! What the translation process was like. Lula's openness. What it's like in wealthy/Bolsonaro-leaning areas of Brazil.

  • 123 - Warrens War On Bernie ft. Krystal Ball

    123 - Warren's War On Bernie ft. Krystal Ball

    19/01/2020 Duração: 01h07min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs We must build an international left. Shoutout to Mom4Housing for standing up. Why Did Warren Come At Bernie? Was Bernies's answer to the NYT wrong? 

  • Teaser- 123(P) - Think Tank: Dialectics Machiavelli Was Good, btw and Can Bernie Reset Global Diplomacy?

    Teaser- 123(P) - Think Tank: Dialectics; Machiavelli Was Good, btw; and Can Bernie Reset Global Diplomacy?

    12/01/2020 Duração: 02min

    This is a short preview of this week's TMBS patron-only content. For the rest of it and more like it and to support the show at patreon.com/tmbs Michael, David, and Matt get together for another think tank episode. Dialectics vs dialectical materialism. The inside/outside approach to foreign policy. Would a Bernie administration be able to reset global diplomacy?

  • 122 - Missiles Fly In Iran  A Postcolonial GND ft. Drew Mikhael  Matt Christman

    122 - Missiles Fly In Iran & A Postcolonial GND ft. Drew Mikhael & Matt Christman

    08/01/2020 Duração: 02h06min

    This is the free weekly edition of TMBS. To support the Michael Brooks Show on Patreon and receive hours of weekly members-only content, subscribe at Patreon.com/tmbs The crisis in Australia & moving toward a GND.  Shoutout to the Center-Left in Portugual, for showing an alternative to right-wing populism.   Dr. Drew Mikhael (@DrDrewMikhael) joins us to talk about the crisis with Iran and provides a deeper understanding of the social movement in the country.  During the GEM, How Banks prey on the poor and how to end it?  Matt Christman (@CushBomb) joins us to talk about Iran, Warren, and The View. 

  • Teaser - 121(P) - The Assassination of Qasem Soleimani ft. Derek Davison

    Teaser - 121(P) - The Assassination of Qasem Soleimani ft. Derek Davison

    05/01/2020 Duração: 02min

    This is a short preview of this week's TMBS patron-only content. For the rest of it and more like it and to support the show at patreon.com/tmbs Policy analyst Derek Davison (@dwdavison) rejoins us to discuss the Trump administrations assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. Who is the primary aggressor between the US and Iran, historically? A retrospective on post-911 diplomacy and the Iran Deal. The effect of the sanctions we've placed on Iran. Who was Qasem Soleimani? How this will change protest and struggle across the middle east. Subscribe to Derek's newsletter here: https://fx.substack.com/

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