In this episode, I am joined by Nehanda, an artist and feminist who decided to speak out against gender identity ideology after witnessing the policing of women's language online by gender activists. We chat about Nehanda's music journey, what got her into rap originally, and how standing up for women is her main driving force.
If anyone is wondering just how deep is the left’s abandonment of its most long-standing and foundational values, namely free speech and class analysis, one need look no further than this book about populism: Systemic Corruption: Constitutional Ideas for an Anti-Oligarchic Republic by Columbia Law School postdoc scholar Camila Vergara.
In this episode, we attempt to chronicle what we consider the decline of the ACLU. We begin with a game where we take a drink every time Chase Strangio tells a lie in this interview on Democracy Now. Then we discuss this recent New York Times article: "Once a Bastion of Free Speech, the A.C.L.U. Faces an Identity Crisis".
In this episode Sasha and Nesim have a conversation about the conflict in Israel and Palestine. Nesim begins the episode by providing some history of Israel and the Middle East, and then they discuss the events of May 2021 and share their thoughts on elements of the conflict such as antisemitism, the question of whether Israel is an apartheid state, and the role of U.S. imperial policy in the region.
This week, Mark White of Plebity had the chance to meet with Scott Costen, Nova Scotia based journalist at The Sidebar to discuss our Free Speech Fund and the political vision behind Plebity. The Sidebar is a progressive, independent media platform that is part of a growing ecosystem of genuinely progressive, independent platforms which reject the conformity of much of what passes for current leftist discourse. We hope everyone will read the article and check out The Sidebar.
Populism does indeed have a set of prevailing principles that characterizes it. These principles cut across all political cloths, often garnering support from left- and right-wing proponents. Some of the basic principles include: circumventing power from Wall Street, ending corporate welfare and crony capitalism, ending mass surveillance programs, ending military interventionism and occupation, and opposing corporate trade agreements.
These principles don’t describe just one political identity, and that is why they tend to attract a broad following of people from all political persuasions.