Populism

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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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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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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A Leftist Scholar on Populism Abandons Foundational Principles of Free Speech and Class

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Plebeian synonymsIf 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.

A Leftist Scholar on Populism Abandons Foundational Principles of Free Speech and Class

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Plebity Interviewed by The Sidebar

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The SidebarThis 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.

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Populism: The New Red Scare

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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.
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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.

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When Populism Meant Collective Strength Against a Rigged System

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Southern farmers 1880sThe word populism gets thrown around these days to mean many different things. But the populist farmers revolt of the 1880s has so much to teach us today.

When Populism Meant Collective Strength Against a Rigged System

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Working Class Organizing with Vincent Emanuele

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Vincent EmanueleVincent Emanuele is a community organizer, US Marine Corps veteran, and host of the YouTube channel PARC Media. He is the co-founder of the PARC (Politics Art Roots Culture) Community-Cultural Center, located in Michigan City, Indiana.

Vincent joins me for a discussion about grassroots organizing, class based issues in today’s political climate, and his thoughts on moving the conversation past wokeism or anti-wokeism.

Working Class Organizing with Vincent Emanuele

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Dialogue on Reclaiming Populism

Populism can be defined as “a political approach that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups.” Populism is an extremely contentious word that has in recent years been unfortunately associated with xenophobia, authoritarianism, and racism. But it can also mean a multi-racial working and middle class movement that seeks to unite people based on their common needs. We want to open a discussion on populism, which we understand as an overarching political movement that is meant to elevate those without power and to challenge established interests that marginalize all of us in the 99%, across all boundaries of race and identity.

Dialogue on Reclaiming Populism

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