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A revolutionary Maoist perspective from a black communist. Supporter of the PCR-RCP.

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A revolutionary Maoist perspective from a black communist. Supporter of the PCR-RCP.

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Informative but not consistent with releasing new episodes

By Lair-E the cable dude - Sep 24 2019
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Even short episodes to touch base would be nice

Loved episode 4!

By Whidbey - Dec 28 2018
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Thanks for the simple breakdown of socialism and communism and the process. Good stuff. Keep it up.

iTunes Ratings

86 Ratings
Average Ratings
81
1
1
3
0

Informative but not consistent with releasing new episodes

By Lair-E the cable dude - Sep 24 2019
Read more
Even short episodes to touch base would be nice

Loved episode 4!

By Whidbey - Dec 28 2018
Read more
Thanks for the simple breakdown of socialism and communism and the process. Good stuff. Keep it up.

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A revolutionary Maoist perspective from a black communist. Supporter of the PCR-RCP.

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the most popular episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Rank #1: Episode 6: Social Democracy, Opportunism and Richard D. Wolff

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In this episode of On Mass, comrade Peter Clark and I discuss social democracy (or democratic "socialism") as a political tendency in relation to the reality of capitalist-imperialist exploitation. 

We also discuss the ideas of Professor Richard D. Wolff who is the host of the leftist show Economic Update and how his ideas factor into the general topics of social democracy, opportunism and reformism.

Jun 08 2019

1hr 56mins

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Rank #2: Episode 5: Venezuela and the Imperialist Hypocrites

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In this episode of On Mass, I briefly explain why I haven't released any episodes in the past little bit, as well as provide my take on Venezuela and America's recent attempt to oust the Maduro government in the classic capitalist-imperialist way. I also explain why I think the Leftist government of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) has been struggling with its internal class contradictions since they assumed power in 1999. The first half of the episode gives a brief overview of some of the internal class contradictions at play, and the latter looks at the false and hypocritical imperialist rhetoric that is being spouted in order to overthrow the Leftist government of Venezuela. This episode is a brief explanation of some of the dynamics at play in the conflict and is by no means a completely comprehensive analysis of the situation.

Some Sources:
The bourgeois critique of the Venezuelan government mentioned in the second half of the episode:
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/post-chavez-venezuela-enters-downward-spiral/
Norway Reinvesting in BAE Systems:
https://www.regjeringen.no/globalassets/upload/fin/etikk/2013/bae_finmec_eng.pdf

BAE Systems Products/Services: https://www.baesystems.com/en/what-we-do/products-and-services

Feb 03 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #3: Episode 4: The China Question

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In this episode of On Mass I expand my argument in regards to whether China is a socialist country or a capitalist-imperialist country in the present day. I begin by conceptualizing how we should think about socialism, and then move towards giving a brief account of how China developed after it's revolution in 1949 with an emphasis on the Cultural Revolution's attempt to correct problems that developed in most socialist countries as they pertained to the transition to socialism on the level of economics, culture, ideology, and politics. For this argument I focused on the question of whether China is capitalist and briefly discussed its imperialistic elements, but didn't go into detail in regards to imperialism as a concept. A concept we'll revisit in the near future. References

Charles Bettelheim - Cultural Revolution and Industrial Organization in China: Changes in Management and the Division of Labor (http://www.marx2mao.com/Other/CRIOC74.html)

Charles Bettelheim - Class Struggles in the USSR

Deng Yuan Hsu & Pao Yu Ching - Rethinking Socialism (http://www.marx2mao.com/Other/WIST.html)

Xi Jingping - Governance of China (p. 114 of PDF version)

Lenin - State and Revolution (For understanding of socialism as transitional phase and the role of the state)

Lenin - The New Economic Policy And The Tasks Of The Political Education Departments (https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1921/oct/17.htm)

Mao - Communes Are Better (https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-8/mswv8_13.htm)

Mao - On State Capitalism (http://www.marx2mao.com/Mao/OSC53.html)

China in Africa Podcast - https://www.chinaafricaproject.com/podcast-africa-ethiopia-hawassa-inustrial-park-william-levison/ and https://www.chinaafricaproject.com/china-africa-belt-road-aging-population-lauren-johnston/

Rev Left Radio - https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/in-defense-of-china-as-a-socialist-state-w-ajit-singh and https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/on-mass-maoism-hip-hop-black-panther

Jun 12 2018

1hr 51mins

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Rank #4: Episode 3: The Black Panther Movie and Questions of Black Liberation

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In this episode of On Mass I discuss the dynamics and implications of the movie "Black Panther" and the contours of Black liberation. I also talk about some of the historical debates around this topic and discuss the opinions of Marcus Garvey, A. Phillip Randolph, Cyril Briggs, and Harry Haywood and relate them to an ongoing debate I've been having with members of the African People's Socialist Party and Black liberalism in general.

References: Joshua Bloom - Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
Harry Haywood - Black Bolshevik: Autobiography of an Afro-American Communist
Mark Solomon - The Cry Was Unity: Communists and African Americans
Ryan Miniot - The Black Left's War On Marcus Garvey and Garveyism
Louis J. Parascandola - Cyril Briggs and the African Blood Brotherhood
Cyril Briggs - The Negro Convention

Mar 16 2018

54mins

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Rank #5: Episode 2: Settler-Colonialism, Indigeneity, and Canada

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A discussion with two indigenous communist organizers about Canadian settler-colonialism and revolutionary communism.

Some references:

Unist'ot'en Camp: http://unistoten.camp/no-pipelines/

Environmental Disaster: http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/…rrows-first-nation/

Mental Health: http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/visions/aborig…stical-reality

Feb 07 2018

1hr 48mins

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