Red Star Radio
Red Star Radio
Red Star Radio
News and analysis podcast from a Marxist perspective hosted by Alexander Mckay and Leila Mechoui
Election Fever! German Edition
Following the recent Federal elections in Germany Michael Burkhardt returned to Red Star Radio to discuss the results.  We talk about the legacy of Merkel, the Greens, the fall of Die Linke, the German version of Tony Blair and the covid regime.  
Oct 21
1 hr 19 min
October AMA *Preview*
This is a preview of Part 1 of our October AMA.  For the full episode subscribe at our patreon page
Oct 19
2 min
Australia's Crazy COVID-19 Response w/ Nicolas Hausdorf
Nicolas Hausdorf, writer and resident of Melbourne, joins us to give us the inside scoop on Australia's COVID-19 response. Are things as bad as they seem? Listen to find out. Mentioned in the show: Nicolas' review of Benjamin Bratton's book, Revenge of the Unreal
Oct 14
1 hr 21 min
*Preview* "Postmodern" Nationalisms
Full episode available to Patrons: https://www.patreon.com/posts/postmodern-57364680 We use the sub-nationalisms of Quebec and Scotland to understand nationalism theory and nation-building in the postmodern era. We contend that nationalisms in our current postmodern period are predominantly led by the petite bourgeoisie, in contrast to the ones of the past led by the bourgeoisie. We ask: Can a nation-building projects led by the petite bourgeoisie be successful? What value do they have to an internationalist socialist project? Mentioned in the show: Imagined Communities, book by Benedict Anderson Show on Aufhebunga Bunga podcast on Scottish independence: https://aufhebungabunga.podbean.com/e/181-juche-in-north-britain-ft-cat-boyd-david-jamieson/ 
Oct 13
8 min
Party Conference Spectacular!
We attempt to analyse the unholy circus that is the party conference  season in Britain!  We ask if Boris has run out of slogans? Has Keir  Starmer run out of time? Does anyone in the cabint have a brain? What is  the mythical beast known as the "Socialist Campaign Group"? And what do  you call a reformist without reforms? All this and more!    The article referenced regarding the governments NHS "reforms" can be found here
Oct 8
1 hr 19 min
*Preview* The Slow Death of the American Labor Movement
Full episode available for patrons: https://www.patreon.com/posts/slow-death-of-57099684 We investigate the reasons why the American labour movement is so disorganized, with a particular focus on the McCarthyist attacks on working class militants during the post-WWII period.
Oct 6
5 min
The Great Gramscian Moments of Brexit and COVID w/ George Hoare
We sat down with George Hoare, co-host of the Aufhebunga bunga podcast, to look at Brexit and COVID-19 using Gramsci's concepts of historic bloc and hegemony as guides.  Check out George's first book: An Introduction to Antonio Gramsci: His Life, Thought and Legacy And his latest book: The End of the End of History: Politics in the Twenty-First Century Mentioned in the show: The Full Brexit Blog
Sep 30
1 hr 17 min
The 2021 Canadian Federal Elections
Leila and Alex review the 2021 re-election of a Canadian minority Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau and take a look at the broader political economy of Canada.
Sep 24
1 hr 11 min
*Preview* The Great Miners' Strike of 1984/5 (Part 3)
Access this episode and the previous two available to Patrons: https://www.patreon.com/posts/great-miners-of-56438229 Part 1 Part 2 In this final instalment, we speak about the strike itself, the events that surrounded it and the final fall of the Great Strike in 1985.
Sep 21
5 min
*Unlocked* The Real Face of the FDA
We are unlocking this episode recently released to patrons as it contains a lot of useful information on the role regulatory bodies actually play under state monopoly capitalism.   What role does a regulator like the Food & Drug Administration (FDA)  actually play?  In this episode we examine the FDA, it's capture and  control by the pharmaceutical industry and how this fits into US  state-monopoly capitalism. Be sure to read the full article we are discussing Episode image is taken from the Lindsay Anderson film "Britannia Hospital" (1982)
Sep 17
1 hr 17 min
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