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Here's what Chuck is reading for Saturday's show:


An African American and Latinx History of the United States - Paul Ortiz | Beacon Press

Why are women joining far-right movements, and why are we so surprised? - Lara Whyte and Claire Provost

Intersectionality is a Hole. Afro-Pessimism is a Shovel. We Need to Stop Digging. / Looking Down That Deep Hole: Parasitic Intersectionality and Toxic Afro-Pessimism - Bruce Dixon | Black Agenda Report

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment - Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz | City Lights Books

It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America - David Cay Johnston | Simon & Schuster


And here's what we read this week just for fun:


Robert Parry’s Legacy and the Future of Consortiumnews - Nat Parry | Consortium News

The High-Tech Poorhouse: An Interview with Virginia Eubanks - Sam Adler-Bell | Jacobin

Climate Crisis and the State of Disarray - William C. Anderson | ROAR Magazine

11 Theses on Possible Communism - C17 | Viewpoint Magazine

‘One thinge that ouerthroweth all that were graunted before’: On Being Presidential - China Mieville | Salvage

Bombs in Our Backyard - | ProPublica

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Could Destroy Our Nation’s Water Systems - Michelle Chen | The Nation

Lipstick on a Gig: Why We Should Be Very Skeptical of Uber’s New “Portable Benefits” Scheme - Julianne Tveten | In These Times


Posted by Alexander Jerri

Here's what Chuck is reading to prepare for Saturday's show:

Brexit, Pursued by Despair - Laurie Penny [The Baffler]

“There is no negotiation whatsoever”: Union leader Douglas Izzo talks about labor rights in post-coup Brazil - Brian Mier [Brasil Wire]

#31M: Brasil Prepares For General Strike - Brasil Wire

Toxic Inequality: How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future - Thomas Shapiro [Basic Books]

Listen Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? - Thomas Frank [Metropolitan Books]

And further recommended reading:

A Planet of Trumps
 - Alfred W. McCoy [In These Times]

Putin Derangement Syndrome Arrives - Matt Taibbi [Rolling Stone]

Agroecology Case Studies - Oakland Institute

The Anarchism of Blackness - William C. Anderson & Zoé Samudzi

Lipstick Fascism: On Lana Lokteff, the women of the alt-right, and the feminization of fascism. - Sam Miller [Jacobin]

The Zuma Dilemma: Hell No, he just won’t go! - Ranjeni Munusamy [Dailiy Maverick]


Posted by Alexander Jerri

Here's what Chuck is reading to prepare for Saturday's show:

Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the new Social Conservatism - Melinda Cooper [Zone Books]

What is at Stake in the Romanian Protests? - Florin Poenaru [LeftEast]

Creating Freedom: The Lottery of Birth, the Illusion of Consent, and the Fight for Our Future - Raoul Martinez [Pantheon]

Hezbollah: The Political Economy of Lebanon's Party of God - Joseph Daher [Pluto Press]

And further recommended reading:

How a Russian Steel Oligarch and Putin Ally Is Profiting from the Keystone XL Pipeline - Steve Horn [DeSmog Blog]

The Paranoid Style in American Politics - Richard Hofstadter [Harper's]

With Executive Order on Policing, Trump Declares Racialized War on Dissent  - Flint Taylor [Truthout]

Making COIN The modern history of an unstoppable bad idea - Tim Shorrock [The Baffler]

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Here's what Chuck is reading to prepare for Saturday's show:

In the Long Run We're All Dead: Keynesianism, Political Economy, and Revolution - Geoff Mann [Verso Books]

Assessing Obama: Labor and Trade - Michelle Chen [Jacobin]

Trump's Choice of Gorsuch Endangers Civil, Human and Environmental Rights - Marjorie Cohn [Truthout]

The Private Deportation Machine - Karina Moreno [Jacobin]

The (dis)information mercenaries now controlling Trump’s databases - Paul-Olivier Dehaye [Medium]

And further recommended reading:

If Your Party Doesn’t Appeal To Young People, It Will Wither And Die - Nathan J. Robinson [Current Affairs]

On the Travel Ban: An Interview with Darryl Li - Atreyee Majumder [Cultural Anthropology]

On Borders / Race / Fascism / Labour / Precarity / Feminism / etc. - Angela Mitropoulos [Base]

Refugees are already vigorously vetted. I know because I vetted them - Natasha Hall [Washington Post]

With Muslim Ban, Trump and Bannon Wanted Chaos, but Not Resistance - Laleh Khalili [Truthout]

Beyond Resistance – Defeating Trump’s Burgeoning Dictatorship - Elliot Sperber [Counterpunch]

Police in Chicago Public Schools operate with no special training and little oversight - Yana Kunichoff [Chicago Reader]

Interviews for Resistance series - Sarah Jaffe [In These Times]

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Here's what Chuck is reading to prepare for Saturday's show:


The Patient War: What awaits Trump in Afghanistan - May Jeong [Harper's]

Chicago's Brutal Example - Flint Taylor [Jacobin]

I Have A Scream - Brian Foley [Counterpunch]

Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer Got Punched—You Can Thank the Black Bloc - Natasha Lennard [The Nation]

Advertising Shit In Your Head: Strategies for Resistance - Anonymous [Dog Section Press]


And further recommended reading:


Key Trump Donor Stands to Profit from Order to Approve Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines - Steve Horn [DeSmog Blog]

Think the Women's March wasn't radical enough? Do something about it -  Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor [The Guardian]

The decimation of the Democratic Party, visualized - Phillip Bump [Washington Post]

Assessing Obama - Jacobin

Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself - Das Magazin [Antidote Zine]

Inaugurating a New Movement - Michell Chen [Dissent]

Ordoliberalism and the Death of Liberal Democracy - Salvage Zone

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Here's what Chuck is reading to prepare for Saturday's show:

Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein
 - John Nixon [Blue Rider Press]

Senator-Elect and Former Paramilitary Leader Guy Philippe Arrested on Drug Charges - Jake Johnston [CEPR]

Rex Tillerson Could Be America's Most Dangerous Secretary of State - Antonia Juhasz [In These Times]

The Concept of the Wall - Elliot Sperber [ROAR Magazine]

Posted by Alexander Jerri

Here's what Chuck is reading to prepare for Saturday's show:

The New Red Scare - Andrew Cockburn [Harpers]

How Centrists Failed Immigrants - Dan Denvir [Jacobin]

Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War - Viet Thanh Nguyen [Harvard University Press]

Posted by Alexander Jerri

Here's what Chuck is reading to prepare for Saturday's show:

No More Work: Why Full Employment Is a Bad Idea - James Livingston [UNC Press ] / Fuck Work - James Livingston [Aeon]

We Demand That The Washington Post Retract Its Propaganda Story Defaming Naked Capitalism and Other Sites and Issue an Apology - Yves Smith [Naked Capitalism]

Why Anti-Trump Protests Matter - Sarah Jaffe [Rolling Stone] / Fractures in Trumplandia - Sarah Jaffe [email list]

Clash in German forest as red line is crossed - Deutsche Welle

Trump Eats the Planet - Ashley Dawson [Verso Blog]

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And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe’s Crisis and America's Economic Future

Yanis Varoufakis


The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America's Soldiers

Joseph Hickman


Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War

Leila Al-Shami and Robin Yassin-Kassab


Coming to Our Senses: Affect and an Order of Things for Global Culture

Dierdra Reber



The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution

Micah White



Evicted: Power and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond



Feeding the Future: School Lunch Programs as Global Social Policy

Jennifer Geist Rutledge



From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor



The Limousine Liberal: How an Incendiary Image United the Right and Fractured America

Steve Fraser



Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

Thomas Frank



The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions

Andrew Hacker



The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

Andrés Reséndez



The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker

Katherine J. Cramer



Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X. Kendi



Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Arlie Russell Hochschild



White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Carol Anderson