It’s Going Down On today’s episode we speak with Kieran, President of CWA Local 7250 and long-time organizer in the Minneapolis area about how rank-n-file union members kicked the National Guard out of a union controlled Labor Center building. We talk about the National Guard on the streets […]
Another police killing in the Minneapolis area, Duante Wright, a cop who supposedly didn’t know the difference between a gun and a taser, bulk of police training is firearms training, the problems with hiring combat veterans as police officers, Joe Rogan’s interview with ex-cop Mike Wood, cops who […]
Krystal Ball reacts to the decline in department stores and breaks down the consequences of their extinction.
Saagar Enjeti and Ryan Grim break down the failures of network morning shows that have resulted in lower ratings.
Journalist, Matt Taibbi, discusses his latest piece on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
But what about Marx and Engels? Lots of political incorrectness there. All past cultures and many world cultures today would be considered racist, sexist, ableist, ageist, homophobic, overly religious, etc. etc. by contemporary standards of the kind now found in Western Europe, North America, and Oceania. To eliminate any […]
Noam vs. a bunch of dweebs from Yale. Chomsky’s opening statement in this is quite good.
I’ve been using the Shia/Sunni analogy for around 15 years. It’s interesting that it is now making its way into mainstream discourse. What I find most regrettable is that most anarchists and libertarians, who should be standing apart from this stuff, seem to not only buy into but […]
The Mindcrime liberty show is joined by Keith Preston to discuss whether Thomas Hobbes, the author of the leviathan, is right about the necessity of the state. Is it true that without the state/leviathan humans’ life would be short, brute, and nasty? What would an anarchist criticism of […]
Team Rising discusses the new group, “Asian and Pacific Islander New Yorkers Against Andrew Yang.”
Transform into what? Ryan Grim and Saagar Enjeti debate Dems plans for a comprehensive child care program
Class divisions keep widening. Saager Enjeti and Ryan Grim react to new poverty peaks in the pandemic.
Fragment, fragment, fragment…We really do have three parties now: neoliberal Dems, social-democratic Dems, and Trumpian populist-nationalist Republicans functioning as stooges for neoliberal/neocon Republicans. Huffington Post reporter, Daniel Marans, discusses moderate House Dems who are asking for help against progressive Dems in the upcoming midterms.
It’s interesting that a mainstream commentatory is using an analogy to Iraq. I’ve been using that analogy for 15 years. Saagar Enjeti discusses how politically divided the country truly is.
Saagar Enjeti and Ryan Grim react to reports that The Postal Service is running a covert operations program.
By Thomas Swann How many anarchists does it take to start a conversation about anarchism in a business school? Perhaps the most appropriate punchline is that such a conversation shouldn’t ever take place at all, never mind the number of participants. And yet just that conversation did take […]
Whatever, dude. –Former Republican President George W. Bush slams the current Republican Party as “isolationist, protectionist, and nativist”
By Paul Raekstad The meaning of political concepts is always tied to the practices that develop, sustain, and change them through time. Democracy is no different. One of the most interesting recent chapters in the history of democracy is the New Democracy Movement, which includes the wave of […]
By Peter R. Quinones Last year when I first heard that the NBA was ending their season due to a virus commonly known as COVID-19 (CV19), I knew the world was about to change. And boy did it. Governors mandated lockdowns of certain businesses with no rhyme or […]
By Lew Rockwell, Mises Institute The web loves nothing more than a good brawl, so people often write me to ask me to respond to a critic of LRC or the Mises Institute. There’s certainly no shortage of them, and they come from the Left, the Right, and […]
It’s interesting how many people died of strokes and heart attacks during the Capitol riot, and apparently on “both sides.”
Team Rising reacts to Fox News host, Greg Gutfeld’s, comments on the Derek Chauvin verdict.
Now that the Democrats, the cultural left, and the majority of the capitalist class are de jour or de facto allies, anti-corporate rhetoric is likely to become much more commonplace on the right. Emily Jashinsky discusses the GOP’s rift with corporate America and explains how Biden is taking […]
The more freakish the politicians become, the better. Nothing delegitimizes the state quicker.
“I bombed civilians in illegal wars with compassion, but people with divisive agendas stoked anger against me.”
Crimethinc On April 11, 2021, a police officer in the Twin Cities suburb Brooklyn Center pulled over Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, allegedly on account of expired tags. Taking place in the midst of the trial of the police officer who murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis last […]
Facebooking While Brown: Indigenous Man in Arizona Imprisoned for Social Media “Shock-Talk” about #BLM Protest
It’s Going Down Indigenous Action reports on the impending trial of 26-year-old Diné (Navajo) man, Loren Reed, set to begin on May 4th. For more background on Reed’s case, see this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, here. Page, Arizona – Loren Reed, a 26-year-old Diné (Navajo) […]
Between Biden and the Border: An Anarchist Analysis of the First Three Months of the New Administration
It’s Going Down https://ia801402.us.archive.org/33/items/igdbiden-100/IGDBiden100.mp3 On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we discuss the first three months of the Biden administration, looking at three specific topics: Migrant detention camps continue to grow, as the Biden administration continues to push for a “smart” wall and militarization across […]
By Tom Perkins, The Guardian The vast majority of citations and charges against George Floyd protesters were ultimately dropped, dismissed or otherwise not filed, according to a Guardian analysis of law enforcement records and media reports in a dozen jurisdictions around the nation. But some prosecutors and law […]
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By Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times The district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., moved to dismiss thousands of cases dating back decades, amid a growing movement to change the criminal justice system’s approach to prostitution. The Manhattan district attorney’s office announced Wednesday that it would no longer […]
Krystal Ball discusses the risks low wage workers are forced to take in order to maintain their job.
Democratic strategist and council member at-large of Montgomery County, Maryland, Will Jawando, discusses the types of systematic changes he’d like to see for policing.
It’s interesting that both the President of the USA and the Speaker of the House are dementia patients. Host of Bad Faith podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, reacts to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comments following the Derek Chauvin verdict.
This is just too damn good. Krystal Ball and Emily Jashinsky react to Former President George W. Bush’s comments on misinformation.
Krystal Ball and Emily Jashinsky break down the facts of the Derek Chauvin trial and three guilty verdicts.
Derek Chauvin put in handcuffs and taken away after a guilty verdict in the death of George Floyd.
A jury found Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for over 9 minutes last year, guilty of all charges including second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Executive editor at The American Prospect, David Dayen, joins us to discuss dynamics that threaten the promise of Biden’s infrastructure plan.
Krystal Ball and Emily Jashinsky discusses Raytheon’s positive PR amidst President Biden’s plans to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan.
Krystal Ball breaks down the downfalls of a heightened security state, referencing the government’s manufacturing of terror plots.
Krystal Ball and Emily Jashinsky debate how President Biden will go about passing more progressive aspects of the infrastructure package.
The FBI calls the Oath Keepers an anti-government militia with current and former law enforcement and military members among its members. 60 Minutes profiles the group, which has become a central focus in the ongoing investigation of the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
Is Texas going blue? Team Rising reacts to new polls showing actor, Matthew McConaughey, in the lead for Texas governor.
And warm weather is on the way.
This is probably at least plausible because civil rights organizations are more accustomed to dealing with these issues and more likely to pursue a case. Blacks tend to view police attacks on other blacks as a collective threat, while whites are more likely to dismiss such things as […]
Journalist, Alexander Zaitchik, discusses Bill Gate’s controversial role in the vaccine process.
Team Rising reacts to Donald Trump’s support for Biden’s plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss comments made by former OANN employees.