Philosopher Timothy Morton Says There's a Bug in Marxist Theory — Solidarity Should Include the Nonhuman

Timothy Morton is a leading philosopher in the object-oriented ontology movement and a professor of English at Rice University. He became well-known for challenging the ways in which we think of nature as separate from ourselves, and by introducing his work in nonacademic spaces (e.g. collaborating with artists like Björk and Pharrell Williams) he has redefined how society interacts with philosophy. We spoke with him about his latest book Humankind, wherein he argues anthropocentrism is a bug in Marxist theory.

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Divestment Activists in San Francisco are Fighting to Establish a Public Bank that will Invest in Their Community

We spoke with Jackie Fielder, the indigenous organizer for the San Francisco Public Bank Coalition who was moved to work on establishing a public bank after Wall Street banks funded the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through her community’s territory. She discussed how public banks can strengthen local economies and allow for communities to control their tax revenue and invest in projects that benefit them.

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Professor Richard D. Wolff on the Historical Significance of the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) Movement

We spoke with professor Richard D. Wolff on the historical significance of the Gilets Jaunes movement in France and how it parallels the growing civil unrest and labor strikes in the US. Wolff is the host of the weekly radio program Economic Update and the co-founder of Democracy at Work, a non-profit organization advocating for the democratization of workspaces.

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Political Philosopher Michael Hardt on the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) Movement

Michael Hardt shared some of his thoughts on the leaderless Gilets Jaunes movement, a workers’ movement which began in France in November of last year and has since spread to other countries. Hardt is a political philosopher, literary theorist, and the coauthor of Assembly, a book which discusses the rise of leaderless movements throughout the world and proposes strategies for successfully organizing them.

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The Making of a Green New Deal—A Discussion with the Sunrise Movement’s Jeremy Ornstein

We spoke with climate activist and organizer Jeremy Ornstein about his work with the Sunrise Movement and its push for a select committee on a Green New Deal, a proposed economic stimulus plan to combat climate change that has gained bipartisan support from registered voters and the endorsement of thirty-eight members of congress after weeks of public demonstrations.

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Kelly Wilkins
Michael Hardt on Leaderless Movements and Organizing The Multitude

We spoke with political philosopher and literary theorist Michael Hardt about his latest book Assembly, wherein he and Antonio Negri argue that three paths—exodus, antagonistic reformism, and hegemonic transformation—can work hand in hand to empower the working class, and that in a time of the decentralization of leadership new forms of collective organization and decision-making are needed to achieve democracy.

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Aaron Maté Discusses His Russiagate Skepticism & Calls For Opposing Trump in More Meaningful Ways

We spoke with one of the most well-known skeptics of the Russiagate narrative on the Left, Aaron Maté, about what he believes the Mueller indictments mean, and how the Russiagate controversy has shaped Americans’ resistance to Trump. Maté is a host and producer for The Real News Network, a contributor to The Nation magazine, and a former producer for Democracy Now! and Al Jazeera.

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Kelly Wilkins
Bernie-backed Candidate Jovanka Beckles Talks About Her Race Against “the Bernie Slayer”

We spoke with community leader, Democratic Socialist, and Bernie-endorsed candidate, Jovanka Beckles, about her long history of progressive victories in the Bay Area and the stark differences between her and her opponent’s platforms, funding sources, and connections to their community. Beckles is running in the Assembly District 15 election to represent Berkeley, North Oakland, and Richmond, California.

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