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Millennials Are Killing Capitalism

Jan 20, 2024

This is the conclusion of our 2-part conversation with Michael Hardt on his recently published book The Subversive Seventies. Part 1 is here.

In this conversation we talk about the turn among management and the ruling class in the 1970’s away from a politics of mediation and discuss the various ways that movements in the 1970’s sought to deal with this shift in the political terrain. We talk about the false problem of the so-called debate between non-violence and violence. We discuss various movements including East Asian Anti-Japan Armed Front, Weather Underground, The Black Panther Party, and the Fatsa Commune. 

A reminder that this conversation - like part 1 - was recorded in September and this is why we con’t reference some more recent events like the Palestinian resistance and Israel’s western backed genocidal war on Palestinians. 

We also have a little bit of a discussion of Hardt’s use of the notion of strategic multiplicity and the idea of non-priority between different forms of oppression within movements. 

Lastly I know I acknowledged it last time, but I do mention Sekou Odinga in this episode, who as you all know passed away just recently. Again may he rest in power.

For the month of January we’ve released three livestreams on our YouTube page. One with Josh Davidson and Eric King on Rattling the Cages: Oral Histories of North American Political Prisoners. Another is a wide-ranging discussion with Abdaljawad Omar on The Making of Palestinian Resistance and a conversation with Louis Allday on the debut issue of Ebb Magazine he edited, entitled “For Palestine.” Also on Sunday the 21st we have a livestream with Shireen Al-Adeimi on Yemen. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow our work there.

We are just winding down our Sylvia Wynter study group and a new study group will be launching in February so keep an eye out for that. 

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