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Episode 33: Current Events – Democrat Hate Session

Episode 33: Current Events – Democrat Hate Session
The Gang (Malloy @mmaloyboy and Celery @comradecelery) sit down with @buttpraxis, @garbagekate and @dariabutgay to talk about the failings of the Democratic party in this most recent general election and in the more recent past, and what’s to be done for people feeling like they don’t have truly progressive representation in the world today.
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Episode 31: Current Events – All About Millennials w/ Shaun Scott

Episode 31: Current Events – All About Millennials w/ Shaun Scott
The Gang (Malloy @mmalloyboy, and Sid @geckofantasies), talk to author and columnist Shaun Scott about his upcoming book “Millennials And The Moments That Made Us: A Cultural History Of The US From 1982-Present”, which examines how society views the “millennial” generation, framing an entire age group of people that will save the world from the excessive destruction of late capitalism.
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Episode 29: Current Events – The New American Dream w/Matt Bruenig

Episode 29: Current Events – The New American Dream w/Matt Bruenig
The Gang (Malloy @mmalloyboy, Celery @comradecelery, and Markus @RIPMarkusJ) discuss the state of progressive politics in America, the resurgence of socialist ideals like UBI, singlepayer healthcare, et al, with special guest Matt Bruenig.

Throughout, Matt also discusses his Patreon project to develop a policy writing and analysis outfit for the American left movement.

Check out Matt’s Patreon here:
https://www.patreon.com/mattbruenig
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Episode 27: Special Episode – POLITICS KILLS Feat. Greg Dwyer

Episode 27: Special Episode – POLITICS KILLS Feat. Greg Dwyer
This week, the gang (@Jung_Hegelian, @mmalloyboy, and @RIPmarkusJ) is joined by @grgdwyr of Arsenal for Democracy to discuss the AHCA, a “health care reform” that will destroy coverage provisions for millions of Americans and decimate the feeble steps toward universal coverage that the PPACA provided. If this piece of legislation passes and is signed into law by Trump it will result in a quality of life decline and literal death for thousands of Americans. Politics KILLS.

Check out Greg’s work here: http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/author/greg/

Links:

House Passes AHCA: How It Happened, What It Would Do, And Its Uncertain Senate Future

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/healthcare/news/2017/05/02/431698/house-health-care-plan-not-enough-keep-high-risk-pools-afloat/

http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/how-to-cover-pre-existing-conditions
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Episode 23: Special – The Texasode

Episode 23: Special – The Texasode
In this special episode of Discourse Collective, Sergey (@NovemberBrav0) hosts a round table discussion with some of our MENA leftist friends who live in Texas. Hejab (@prettiestthings), Dema (@superior_olive), and Yussef (@dadballoons) dive into the issues they face being of middle-eastern decent in the American south and offer a view of the cultural landscape through their perspectives.
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Episode 20: Current Events – American Wasteland

Episode 20: Current Events – American Wasteland
Hosts Sid Hatfield (@geckofantasies), Malloy (@mmalloyboy) and Markus (@RIPMarkusJ), discuss the various issues oppressing and exploiting the poor and vulnerable in America, institutional poverty, unsafe working conditions, and drug epidemics.

While doing research for this pod, the gang uncovered an interesting link; a doctor and chairperson of a landmark panel from 1992 that roundly called for an increase in the use of opiates in care for trauma victims and post-surgery patients was made President of an interdisciplinary society called “The American Academy Of Pain Medicine” that seeks to guarantee patient access to opiate based pain relief while now acknowledging the dangerously addictive nature of this practice.

The AAPM’s positions are largely couched in a “hands off doctors” posture, however, they present an authoritative appeal to keep the prescribing of opiates ‘business as usual’ despite institutional attempts to recognize the nature of the opioid addiction problem and attempt measures to remedy it.

1. Acute Pain Management: Operative or Medical Procedures and Trauma, Panel Co-chairs: Daniel B. Carr, M.D. (https://archive.ahrq.gov/clinic/medtep/acute.htm)
“Fears of postsurgical addiction to opioids are generally groundless.”

2. AAPM website, board (http://www.painmed.org/membercenter/board-of-directors/)
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Episode 19: Special Episode – Hands Off Syria

Episode 19: Special Episode – Hands Off Syria
In light of insane recent events, we decided to do an impromptu show with special guest Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton on twitter, http://bennorton.com/). We discuss/scream about American Imperialism, who supports what and why in Syria, break down some myths and explain the situation with Assad, the “moderate” rebels, and the Kurds, and what this means for American leftists. This episode features @mmalloyboy, @RIPmarkusJ and @geckofantasies.

Related links:
The Wikileaks Files – https://www.versobooks.com/books/2260-the-wikileaks-files
Ben’s writing – http://www.alternet.org/authors/ben-norton
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Episode 17: Current Events – Putting Out Fire with Gasoline Feat. Chris Wright

Episode 17: Current Events – Putting Out Fire with Gasoline Feat. Chris Wright
In A Very Special Episode, The Gang talks to Dr. Christopher Wright, a Professor of Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney who co-authored the book “Climate Change, Capitalism, & Corporations”, an unflinching, academic, exhaustively cited, no nonsense look at the interrelational nature of the progress of global capitalism, and the looming climate crisis.

The Discourse Collective highly recommends this book, and more information about it is available here:
<em>Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction<em />

More information about Dr. Wright can be found on this website that he is a contributor to:
Home

Intro Music:
David Bowie – Cat People

Outro:
Vera Lynn – We’ll Meet Again

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Episode 14: Current Events – Ecuador, Italian Referendum, Left Coalitions. Guest: Larry Website!

Episode 14: Current Events – Ecuador, Italian Referendum, Left Coalitions. Guest: Larry Website!
The Gang discusses the run-off election in Ecuador, the “Pink Tide” movement in South America, the Italian referendum, Italian socialism, and leftist coalition building. We have a very special guest DSA organizer and Mr. Socialism Larry Website (@larrywebsite)! Join Malloy (@mmalloyboy), Markus (@ripmarkusj), and Sam (@cuckymcfucky) for this whirlwind info packed show!
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