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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, her thoughts on the failures and successes of the 2nd wave, debates within feminism like trans activism, Gloria Steinem and the corporate and government sabotage of feminism and the racial equality movement, and the destructive mindset feminists should avoid if they want to be successful in the movement.

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

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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 effect lies exactly in this acceptance of the new normal. Afraid to say the wrong thing, we self censure our discourse and the allowable range of ideas becomes more and more narrow. Those who fail to ‘check their words’ are cancelled and provide an example for the rest.

Surveillance has been Normalized but so has Self-Censorship

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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, political leaders, and others.

The Underground Episode 7: Media Watch — the Pegasus Leak

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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 for other means. As always, their calls have been ignored.

Pegasus, Pandemics, and the Normalization of Surveillance

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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 when and if to censor our speech, and they purchase government officials, the same ones charged with reigning them in. But our old conception of monopolies is totally inadequate to describe or understand the significance of today’s big tech companies.

Breaking up the Tech Giants is not Enough

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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 issue when it comes to a private company, especially when you start to look at the connections between the government and the tech companies. We discuss the way some of these companies appear to be state actors in some regards, and the need for genuine freedom of speech for everyone, a value which is being corrupted by the tech overlords’ desire for profit and power.

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

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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.

Sean McCarthy on How the Left Can Find its Relevance Again

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The Underground Episode 5: Is Capitalism Amoral? with Charles Love and Wilfred Reilly

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The Underground Ep 5In this episode, Sasha and Nesim are joined by Charles Love and Wilfred Reilly to continue a discussion on capitalism that started on the Cut the Bull Podcast co-hosted by Charles, Wilfred, and Shemeka Michelle.

The Underground Episode 5: Is Capitalism Amoral? with Charles Love and Wilfred Reilly

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Anti-Oppression Politics is a Red Herring to Divert Our Attention from Empire, Inequality, and Class Solidarity

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Why are the rich so much better at uniting around class issues than the plebes? Outrage is a sentiment that feels so pure and so right. When it is pointed at injustice and burns bright inside of us we are reaffirmed as the moral beings that we believe ourselves to be. That our strongly held sense of righteousness could be a useful tool for others and even redirected to serve their purposes may seem impossible and even unbearable.

Anti-Oppression Politics is a Red Herring to Divert Our Attention from Empire, Inequality, and Class Solidarity

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The Underground Episode 4: Sean McCarthy on the Deep State and the Liberalism of the Left

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The Underground Episode 4 liberalismThis episode Sasha and Nesim are joined by Sean McCarthy for a discussion about the liberalization of the left, the failure of the Squad, various assassination conspiracies, the careerism of the leftist icons, and more.

The Underground Episode 4: Sean McCarthy on the Deep State and the Liberalism of the Left

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