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Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy: Is this 1888 vision of a year 2000 Utopia still relevant?

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Forty years after the Communist Manifesto eviscerated capitalism and predicted its demise, a relatively unknown American writer shot to fame with a fascinating blueprint for its replacement. Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward 2000 – 1887 was a literary, cultural, and political sensation. First published in 1888, it was an international...

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Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy: Is this 1888 vision of a year 2000 Utopia still relevant?

The Chappelle Crisis and the Disastrous Self-Censorship of Comedy

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If the Chappelle Crisis has shown us anything it is that trans activists wield the power of the oppressor as they do everything in their quest to be the exceptional community in a sea of marginalized...

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The Chappelle Crisis and the Disastrous Self-Censorship of Comedy

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The Underground Episode 8: Why Do Mainstream Journalists Hate Free Speech

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The Underground Episode 8: Why Do Mainstream Journalists Hate Free SpeechIn this episode Sasha, Nesim and Rozali look at a Tech Crunch article about Substack's recent acquisition of the platform Letter, and the critiques of Substack for...

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The Underground Episode 8: Why Do Mainstream Journalists Hate Free Speech

Lessons from the 2nd Wave with Women’s Liberation Leader Harriet Fraad

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In this episode, Sasha is joined by Harriet Fraad, feminist activist, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, for a discussion on feminism and class. They talk about how class needs to be at the basis for all social justice activism,...

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Lessons from the 2nd Wave with Women’s Liberation Leader Harriet Fraad

Surveillance has been Normalized but so has Self-Censorship

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Presidio modela - panopticon prison in CubaRevelations like those from Snowden and the Pegasus Project have this same unexpected and counterintuitive effect. Instead of rejecting the control, we increasingly learn to adapt and self censor. The panopticon...

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Surveillance has been Normalized but so has Self-Censorship

The Underground Episode 7: Media Watch — the Pegasus Leak

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In this episode, Sasha and Nesim are joined by Plebity writer Rozali Telbis to discuss the recent revelations about the spyware Pegasus—produced by Israeli company NSO Group—which is used by client governments to spy on journalists, activists,...

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The Underground Episode 7: Media Watch — the Pegasus Leak

Pegasus, Pandemics, and the Normalization of Surveillance

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Pegasus All around the world, digital tools are being used in various ways to monitor data and control access. Privacy experts have long warned that these digital tools are not easily reversible; they are often repackaged, and repurposed...

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Pegasus, Pandemics, and the Normalization of Surveillance

Breaking up the Tech Giants is not Enough

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MonopolyMonopoly used to be understood in a kind of one dimensional space, how a company may have gained dominance in its industry. However, today’s tech monopolies exist in multidimensions; they monopolize and control our data, they decide...

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Breaking up the Tech Giants is not Enough

Lisa Marchiano: A Return to Embodied Wisdom

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Lisa MarchianoIn this episode, Lisa Marchiano joins me to talk about her new book Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself. Lisa Marchiano is a Jungian analyst, author, and podcaster. She is the cohost and creator of the podcast...

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Lisa Marchiano: A Return to Embodied Wisdom

The Underground Episode 6: Big Tech, Censorship, and Capitalism

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The Underground Episode 6In this episode, we discuss the power a few big tech companies have amassed when it comes to who can say what. To have the power to silence even a president indicates a serious...

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The Underground Episode 6: Big Tech, Censorship, and Capitalism

Sean McCarthy on How the Left Can Find its Relevance Again

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The Underground Episode 4 liberalismIn this clip from Sasha and Nesim's interview with Sean McCarthy, Sean explains what he thinks the left needs to focus on in order to regain its relevance and make real change.

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Sean McCarthy on How the Left Can Find its Relevance Again

The Wi Spa Incident

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The Underground Ep 5In this clip, Nesim and Sasha speak to their guests Charles Love and Wilfred Reilly about the recent Wi Spa incident, where antifa protestors violently harassed several individuals who oppose policies that allow transwomen...

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The Wi Spa Incident

Stella O’Malley: the Plight of Parents with Gender Dysphoric Children

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Stella O'Malley Sasha is joined by psychotherapist and writer Stella O'Malley to discuss her new organization for parents of gender-questioning kids, Genspect. They talk about the gender medicine industry, the nightmare situation many parents find themselves in when...

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Stella O’Malley: the Plight of Parents with Gender Dysphoric Children

McCarthyism, Political Courage and High Noon

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Anti-reds posterWitch hunts in various forms are one of those recurring themes of human history. One variation, known as McCarthyism, has returned recently, at least in the lexicon. The word McCarthyism has been thrown around a lot...

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McCarthyism, Political Courage and High Noon