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Episode 975

The Exterminating Angle

Oct 23 2017

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Bradley Simpson

Understanding the deadly usefulness of anti-Communist politics in Indonesia.

Historian Bradley Simpson examines Indonesia's long history of brutal anti-Communist politics - from an extermination campaign that killed up to 500,000 leftists in 1965-66, to a persistent (and resurgent) Red Scare being used by today's military and Islamic right to silence democracy and human rights campaigners. 

Bradley wrote the brief U.S. Embassy Tracked Indonesia Mass Murder 1965 for the National Security Archive.



Max Haiven

The logic of financialization is a poison in our hearts and our minds.

Writer Max Haiven finds financialization at the heart of capitalism's reactionary authoritarianism - as a force that has dominated the ways we view land, ourselves and each other, and as an existential challenge that can only be overcome by new modes of understanding care, and organizing for collective action.

Max's article Financialization, precarity and reactionary authoritarianism at ROAR Magazine is an excerpt from his book Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life from Palgrave Macmillan.