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34 - ICE’s Political Jihad

34 - ICE’s Political Jihad

February 25, 2020

3 for 3 Baby! Our boy won Nevada in a landslide! We want to know why Liz only just started yelling at billionaires. Bloomberg's Twitter bots got banned for being inauthentic and Drumpf's ICE director showed up in our backyard, so Trojans let him know how much we hate him. For our wildflower, there's an engineered bacterium that can help fight bee colony collapse!

Brit brings to life pt II of Chapter 5: Food from Peter Kropotkin's Conquest of Bread.

Bloombergs Inauthentic Twits:  (https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2020-02-21/twitter-suspends-bloomberg-accounts)

Bee GMOs for Good: (https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/engineered-bacteria-protect-honey-bee-health)

ICE gets Boo'd: (https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/ICE-director-visits-Troy-SHELL-15070408.php)

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33 - Bakers Rise Up!

33 - Bakers Rise Up!

February 18, 2020

What a week! The election is a mess but Bernie is still going strong! The Trump administration wants all federal buildings to look like a Roman temple. Apparently there are lots of nurses who are not cool with circumcision, and workers at the Tartine bakery in the Bay Area are joining a union! Bakers, make like some yeasted dough and rise up! 

Neoclassical Nonsense: (https://www.artforum.com/news/proposed-executive-order-to-mandate-neoclassical-style-for-federal-buildings-82096

Nurses against circumcision: (https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/nurses-intactivist-circumcision)

Bakers Rise Up! (https://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/22290/bay-area-tartine-bakery-workers-union-ilwu-dsa-labor)

32 - Antibiotic Resistance Fighters ft. Dr. Richard Mariita

32 - Antibiotic Resistance Fighters ft. Dr. Richard Mariita

February 11, 2020

We are joined in the podcasting compound by Dr. Richard Mariita to talk about government research and engineering of diseases, bio ethics, US imperialism and citizen science. We also get to hear a bit about Richard’s life in Kenya. Our wildflowers come all the way from Australia where Wombats are the chill dude that lets you crash when the earth is on fire.

Wombats are chill AF: (https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-15/australian-bushfires-wombat-heroes-have-gone-viral/11868808)

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31 - Garage Banned

31 - Garage Banned

February 4, 2020

It's wet February, and we finally talk about the peach mint, take a look at morning news explaining wealth inequality with pie, and discuss the dystopian ramifications from our totally democratic and effectual institution, The Supreme Court, ruling in favor of Trump’s Wealth Test for immigrants. For our wildflower, we bring some wonderful news though - the Capital District Transit Authority is using eminent domain to force the sale of a parking garage from a slumlord to be made into a bus station. Then, because we love you and all of humanity, we bring you Chapter 4 of Peter Kropotkin's Conquest of Bread: Expropriation.

Bus Links: (https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Funds-in-place-for-CDTA-s-new-bus-rapid-transit-15029404.php) & (https://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2020/01/30/cdta-troy-transit-center-eminent-domain-won.html)

Let them eat Pie: (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/02/watch-cbs-journalist-use-pie-illustrate-inequality.html)

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30 - For the Love of Posting

30 - For the Love of Posting

January 27, 2020

The gang complains about The Discourse and its consequences. Cops get a literal battle mech and it has a giant metal penis attachment, Our wildflower is about some anarchists named wildflower. And enjoy Chapter 3 of Conquest of Bread: Anarchist Communism. 

Cop Battle Mech: (https://youtu.be/SiR-T6eKGRg)

Christian Anarchists Say "Burn It Down!": (https://sojo.net/magazine/february-2020/burn-it-down-Christian-anarchists)

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29 - You Wouldn’t Download a Gun ft. Shuja Haider

29 - You Wouldn’t Download a Gun ft. Shuja Haider

January 20, 2020

CNN did Zaydee Bernie dirty and we won't stand for it. In this week's sedition, David sits down for an interview with Shuja Haider (@shujaxhaider) on new Twitter functionality that protects the powerful and the curation of the Obama Brand. Then we turn our attention to the Virginia gun control protests and the wild world of DIY guns. Then we end up where we started talking about Sanders endorsements, especially Albany's own @Thebarbarasmith!

*BONUS CONTENT INSIDE!!!* Our very own Britney Gil reads you, dear listener, the second fire chapter of Peter Kropotkin's Conquest of Bread! (Starts 1:17:38)

Ep art features the FCG9, or Fuck Gun Control 9, image source: @freegunzone on twitter. More info: (https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/08/14/fgc-9-3d-printed-gun/)

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28 - That’s a Spicy Tomato!

28 - That’s a Spicy Tomato!

January 15, 2020

This week we are #cursed with an absence - as David is on a diplomatic mission to China. Nevertheless, we persisted. Brit and Chris discuss how Troy PD just T-Boned a friend and then blamed it on bail reform, Republican gerrymandering exposed by a GOP operative's anarchist daughter, who is giving cash to the 2020 candidates, an officer-involved shit sandwich, a general strike in India, and how science is spicing up everyone favorite vegetable-fruit.

*BONUS CONTENT INSIDE!!!* - At the end of this episode, Britney puts her professional voice acting skills to task and reads to you, our dear listener, the first chapter of Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin. Enjoy!

We got links!

Contributions vibe check: (https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/11/08/2020-presidential-election-democratic-candidates-national-security-employees-contributions/), (https://www.waldrn.com/candidate-support-by-occupation-in-the-2020-democratic-primary/)

 
27 - Take My Pompeo, Please!

27 - Take My Pompeo, Please!

January 6, 2020

This week we talk about little things like the assassination of Qasem Soleimani and saber rattling with Iran, mass incarceration in WESTERN New York, and how gaming can disrupt the military industrial complex
Links:
(https://www.vera.org/in-our-backyards-stories/we-are-not-going-to-rest)
(https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/01/world/canada/pokemon-go-canada-military.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share)

26 - FLAT EARTH

26 - FLAT EARTH

January 1, 2020

A couple of friends do their own research. Relax and enjoy while we pull back the firmament and ring in a new one.

 

Real eyes realize real lies. 

 

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25 - Urine For A Christmas Treat!

25 - Urine For A Christmas Treat!

December 23, 2019

Happy Holidays Y'all! The gang is back and in festive cheer! We discuss the recent debates, impeachment, spurious notions of terrorism, the state of the bill of rights and militarization of police, all while David gets cat-fished live. We talk about how Pete Buttigieg has a Wikipedia super fan that definitely isn't him, and for our wildflower, the gang escalates The War On Christmas with a discussion some mythological roots of Santa that stem from psychedelic arctic shaman, the fungi Amanita Muscaria, tripping reindeer, and drinking pee. 

Buttigieg's Wiki Superfan: (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/12/pete-buttigieg-wikipedia-page-editor.html)

Santa is a Psychedelic Mushroom by Matthew Salton: (https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000005607627/santa-is-a-psychedelic-mushroom.html)

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