The Movements: A Podcast History of the Masses

The Movements: A Podcast History of the Masses

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The Movements is a podcast history of the working class, anti-fascists, revolutionaries, women, people of color, and liberation movements. My history shows are narrative driven and audiobook style, with a focus on serious historical and materialist ana…


Stallin’ For Time: American Genocidaires with Adam Patterson
Aug 14 • 77 min
Adam returns to discuss his latest piece on the mounting warning signs that the far-right is preparing for a wider atrocity, citing historical precedents.
Stallin’ For Time: Puerto Rican Protests
Jul 27 • 74 min
Manuel returns to the show to provide context and explain the protests that toppled Ricardo Rossello in Puerto Rico.
Stallin’ For Time: War with Venezuela and Iran with Adam Patterson
Jun 10 • 75 min
What would the US-Iran or Venezuelan Civil War look like?
Stallin’ For Time: Labor and Law with Judy Cotter
Apr 30 • 82 min
Stalling for time with a discussion on US labor and the Constitution.
The Russian Revolution #6 - Year One
Feb 2 • 75 min
The Russian Revolution enters a new phase as the Bolsheviks successfully take power, but face existential threat from all sides.
The Russian Revolution #5 - Red October
Oct 29, 2018 • 68 min
As the Provisional Government appears poised for collapse, Lenin returns to Petrograd and urges an immediate insurrection.
The Russian Revolution #4 - Peace, Bread, Land
Jul 15, 2018 • 59 min
The Tsar has fallen, but The Provisional Government and Petrograd Soviet struggle over the future of the revolution.
Stallin’ For Time: Ethnic Cleansing & Genocide
Jun 28, 2018 • 62 min
Adam returns to discuss trends that precede ethnic cleansing and genocide, as well as forms of denial during and after.
The Russian Revolution #3 - The Reds Return
May 11, 2018 • 64 min
Working class women restart the Russian Revolution, leading to the abdication of the Tsar and establishment of a new government.
Stallin’ For Time: Sex Workers Against FOSTA SESTA with Janis Luna
Apr 30, 2018 • 48 min
Janis Luna stops joins the show to talk about sex worker resistance against the new laws, FOSTA and SESTA.
Stallin’ For Time: Adam Patterson’s Syria Update
Apr 8, 2018 • 66 min
Adam returns to provide an update on the Syrian Civil War, focusing on the Turkish occupation of Afrin, the future of salafist jihadism, and Assad’s brutal progress taking rebel territory, with apologies to dentists.
The Russian Revolution #2 - Reform, Or…
Feb 11, 2018 • 57 min
The Tsar refuses to make concessions to the liberal Duma and the socialists brace themselves for a world war.
The Russian Revolution #1 - The Spark
Jan 1, 2018 • 61 min
Decades of political tensions and crises lead to first Russian Revolution of 1905, kicking off the most important revolutionary processes of the 20th century.
Stallin’ For Time: The Last Jedi
Dec 31, 2017 • 41 min
Special bonus Stallin’ For Time! Miranda joins the show to talk Star Wars and capitalism, plus silliness on New Year’s Eve.
Stallin’ For Time: Harriet Tubman and Liberation Struggle with Jonelle
Dec 23, 2017 • 37 min
Harriet Tubman was a guerilla warrior nicknamed The General by John Brown.
The Colonization of Palestine Part 4: Catastrophe
Sep 24, 2017 • 55 min
The Palestine national movement is left reeling after the rebellion is crushed by the British and Yishuv. The Zionist movements strategy of simultaneously collaborating with and subverting the British is paying off, as the British provide training and …
The Colonization of Palestine Part 3: The Arab Question
Aug 31, 2017 • 48 min
Palestine is erupting and the British struggle to maintain control. While the Jewish economy rapidly develops, the fellahin move to the cities as wage laborers in greater numbers. Working class Palestinians and Middle Eastern Jews co-habitate in mixed …
Puerto Rican Debt Crisis with Manuel Venero
Aug 2, 2017 • 61 min
Army veteran and comrade Manuel Venero explains the Puerto Rican Debt crisis and the colonial relationship between the Island and the Empire. Also, Puppets.
Salafist Threats to Hamas in Gaza with Adam Patterson
Jul 6, 2017 • 65 min
Adam joins the show to discuss the emergence of small salafist militant groups in Gaza and their ongoing conflict with Hamas. Adam explains the difference between Sunni Islamist politics and salafist jihadism in the context of the Israeli government’s …
The Colonization of Palestine Part 2: A New Jew
Jun 25, 2017 • 50 min
The Ottoman Empire is no more. The British have won the Great War, becoming “the Iron Wall” sought by the Zionist movement to strengthen their political position in Palestine. The Zionist Commission negotiates with Arab nationalist leaders outside of P…
The Colonization of Palestine Part 1: From the Pale to the Settlements
May 14, 2017 • 51 min
Zionism, the nationalist movement to establish a Jewish state, was born out of the broken promise of European Liberalism and enlightenment values. As pogroms and anti-semitic conspiracy theories spread throughout Europe, Jewish intellectuals inspired b…
Adam Patterson on Assad, Daesh and the YPG/YPJ
Apr 8, 2017 • 73 min
Adam returns to the show to discuss the upcoming offensive in Raqqa, Chemical Weapons in Syria and Bashar Al-Assad. Also, I chastise the left for developing a poor analysis of Syria based on our own projections, and proceed to do the very thing I criti…
The Spanish Civil War Part 4: Your Children Will Be Next
Mar 28, 2017 • 51 min
Franco smashes the already exhausted Republicans as the Nationalists drive towards the sea, splitting the Republic in half. Hitler continues to grab land and expand his borders while the Nazi holocaust begins to take shape. While Britain, France and th…
The Spanish Civil War Part 3: Comrades
Mar 9, 2017 • 45 min
The war is going badly for the Republic. As Franco consolidates power in the Nationalist zone, the divisions between the revolutionaries and the communists and right-socialists continue to deepen. Franco and his fascist allies seize control of the nort…
Mechi Anais Estevez Cruz on Dominican History and Resisting White Supremacy
Feb 20, 2017 • 56 min
Owner of Una Vaina Bien Spanish and anti-imperialist educator Mechi Anais Estevez Cruz joins the podcast to discuss the legacy of Rafael Trujillo and his cult of personality, as well as anti-fascist and liberation struggle, and Lil Wayne. Visit Mechi’s…
Adam Patterson on The Spanish Civil War and Anti-Fascism in the Age of Trump
Jan 3, 2017 • 76 min
Adam Patterson drops by the podcast to discuss terror bombings from the air, guerilla tactics, the history of fascism and the relevance of anti-fascist history in the age of Trump. Adam Patterson is an analyst of armed conflict who specializes in civil…
The Spanish Civil War Part 2: ¡No Pasarán!
Dec 12, 2016 • 52 min
Having defeated the coup, the militias of the Popular Front struggle to hold onto territory as the rebel generals control the bulk of the armed forces. The anarchists and the marxist POUM launch a social revolution, irking the anti-revolutionary social…
The Spanish Civil War Part 1: If You Tolerate This
Nov 9, 2016 • 47 min
In 1936, the first international fight against fascism began in Spain. Working and middle class leftists from the United States to Germany to China traveled to Spain to defend the Spanish Republic against a right-wing coalition of Spanish nationalists,…