Whats_Left

Whats_Left

Eduardo and Andy discuss what's behind the recent attack on immigrants by the Trump administration, the role of the Democratic Party and the possibility of open borders.

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Links:

Statistic on immigration under Clinton, Bush and Obama
https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/obama-record-deportations-deporter-chief-or-not

The Deportation Machine Built for President Trump
https://www.thenation.com/article/the-deportation-machine-obama-built-for-president-trump/

As Detention Centres Hit Capacity, Trump Eyes Tent Cities on Military Bases to Jail Migrant Children
https://www.democracynow.org/2018/6/14/as_detention_centers_hit_capacity_trump

Exclusive: Trump looking to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied children
https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article213026379.html

“Hidden Horrors”: Reporter Debbie Nathan on Mass Trials & Kids Separated from Parents at the Border
https://www.democracynow.org/2018/6/5/hidden_horrors_reporter_debbie_nathan_on

Hidden Horrors of “Zero Tolerance” — Mass Trials and Children Taken From Their Parents
https://theintercept.com/2018/05/29/zero-tolerance-border-policy-immigration-mass-trials-children/

Border Patrol Continues to Exaggerate Danger to Agents to Justify Violence Against Immigrants
https://theintercept.com/2018/06/01/border-patrol-agent-assault-statistics-fbi/

Lobbyists given draft document outlining House leaders' contentious immigration proposal
https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article213116679.html

Hearings on DOJ bias in “Russia probe”
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/19/fbi-watchdog-republicans-respond-653544

Stats on E-Verify
https://www.cato.org/blog/e-verify-has-held-or-cost-jobs-half-million-legal-workers?utm_content=bufferb2426&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Do undocumented workers pay taxes?
https://www.vox.com/2018/4/13/17229018/undocumented-immigrants-pay-taxes

Do undocumented workers ‘steal’ benefits?
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/no-undocumented-immigrants-arent-stealing-your-benefits_us_5a144263e4b010527d6780b0

Eduardo interviews Andy on what he means by "Socialism" and poses his own questions/doubts about it.

We know its long, but we think its worth a listen even if you have to break it up in parts.

Also, sorry for the sound quality. Still sorting out technical aspects of the channel.

Website: https://what-s-left.webnode.com/

Podcasts:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-left-now-who-we-are-and-why-we-are-doing-this/id1409349552 

LOTS of links on terms referred to in the video:

Where does profit come from?
https://systemicdisorder.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/where-does-profit-come-from/

Lenin on “Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie”
http://www.icl-fi.org/english/wv/864/qotw.html

Dictatorship of the Proletariat
https://www.marxists.org/subject/marxmyths/hal-draper/article2.htm

https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/3228-lenin-s-three-theoretical-arguments-about-the-dictatorship-of-the-proletariat

Profit of Capitol
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1844/manuscripts/capital.htm

State and Revolution
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/

The Paris Commune of 1871
https://www.marxist.com/paris-commune-of-1871.htm

Role of workers councils
http://www.leftcom.org/en/forum/2014-02-16/role-of-workers-councils-in-socialist-revolution

Introduction to State Capitalism
https://www.marxists.org/archive/cliff/works/1955/statecap/intro.htm

Democracy and the soviets
http://newpol.org/content/russian-revolution-soviets-and-socialist-democracy

Workers Councils in Germany
https://libcom.org/history/working-class-activity-councils-germany-1918%E2%80%911923-peter-rachleff

The Russian Revolution and Russian Colonies
https://thewire.in/history/revolution-russian-imperialism

The Seattle General Strike of 1919
https://isreview.org/issue/84/seattle-1919-general-strike

Separation of mental and manual labor
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1845/german-ideology/ch01c.htm

Role of the Vyborg Workers in Russian Rev
https://isreview.org/issue/106/workers-democracy-revolutionary-petrograd

Rosa Luxembourg (Reform or Revolution)
https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/ch01.htm

Marx and definitions of Class
http://uregina.ca/~gingrich/s28f99.htm

Enclosure Acts and the Industrial Revolution
https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/enclosure-acts-industrial-revolution/

Solidarity in Disaster
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/09/hurricane-katrinas-lesson-in-civics/402961/

Fredrick Douglas (reply of the colored delegation to the President)
https://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/4391

Value of Women’s unpaid labor
https://qz.com/686075/we-still-have-literally-no-way-to-quantify-exactly-how-much-work-women-do/

Why we still want to strike!
https://www.counterpunch.org/2014/08/11/why-we-still-want-to-strike/

Communist Manifesto
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.marxists.org%2Farchive%2Fmarx%2Fworks%2Fdownload%2Fpdf%2FManifesto.pdf

Eduardo and Andy discuss the recent ban by Facebook, YouTube, Apple and Spotify on InfoWars (and others). Should these actions be supported or opposed?

Website: https://what-s-left.webnode.com/

Podcasts:
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Additional Links:

What’s Left?: On Independent Media
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d6Rdsle2ho&t=1s

Obama’s use of Espionage Act
https://www.longislandpress.com/2017/01/14/obamas-legacy-historic-war-on-whistleblowers/

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
https://www.marxists.org/archive/cliff/works/1978/lenin3/ch04.html

Another point of view on Brest-Litovsk
https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/blogs/srdja-trifkovic/a-forgotten-centennial-the-treaty-of-brest-litovsk/

The Smith Act (1940)
https://mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1048/smith-act-of-1940

What’s Left? Socialism 101
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7JVaF9HIPI&t=3s

Alexandra Kollantai
http://womenineuropeanhistory.org/index.php?title=Alexandra_Kollontai

Her writings
https://www.marxists.org/archive/kollonta/

Robert Mueller released his indictment alleging that 13 Russian nationals colluded to disrupt the 2016 elections. Who are these Russian nationals sowing discord? And who are these Americans that were manipulated??

•The Curious Case of the Russian Flash Mob at the West Palm Beach Cheesecake Factory
https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/curious-case-russian-flash-mob-west-palm-beach-cheesecake-factory/

•Karl Popper: ”Less well known is the paradox of tolerance: Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. — In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always suppress the utterance of intolerant philosophies; as long as we can counter them by rational argument and keep them in check by public opinion, suppression would certainly be unwise. But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument; they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.”

Popper, Karl, The Open Society and Its Enemies, volume 1, The Spell of Plato, 1945 (Routledge, United Kingdom)

•Correction: I stated Radio Lab had reported on the Alaskan immigration town debate. It was actually This American Life that had reported on it.

Episode 621/21 July 2017

Fear and Loathing in Homer and Rockville

Two towns where people got really upset about undocumented immigrants, even though in both places, that did not seem to be the most important thing happening at all. One of the towns, a small town in Alaska, has no undocumented immigrants at all, but the possibility of them arriving put the whole town at each other’s throats.
https://www.thisamericanlife.org/621/fear-and-loathing-in-homer-and-rockville

Eduardo and Andy's start of a new channel to discus politics and promote a more open environment for discussion on the Left.

Website: https://what-s-left.webnode.com/

Podcasts:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-left-now-who-we-are-and-why-we-are-doing-this/id1409349552

Website: https://what-s-left.webnode.com/

Podcasts:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-left-now-who-we-are-and-why-we-are-doing-this/id1409349552 

Andy wrote an article about the gun control debate several years ago.
http://lavozlit.com/the-history-and-hypocrisy-of-gun-control-in-the-united-states/

Eduardo provides some links for many of the things he said in the discussion below.

Rate of Mass Shootings Has Tripled Since 2011, Harvard Research Shows:
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/10/mass-shootings-increasing-harvard-research/

Everytown for Gun Safety report of domestic/family violence link to mass shootings (2009-2016):
https://everytownresearch.org/reports/mass-shootings-analysis/
https://everytownresearch.org/reports/guns-and-violence-against-women/

Democracy Now!'s domestic violence and mass shooting connection and related discussions:
https://www.democracynow.org/2017/11/7/how_domestic_violence_and_militarism_open
https://www.democracynow.org/2017/11/9/mass_shootings_and_domestic_violence
https://www.democracynow.org/2017/11/6/suspect_in_texas_church_massacre_was
https://www.democracynow.org/2017/11/6/after_texas_massacre_drexel_prof_asks
https://www.democracynow.org/2017/11/6/why_did_media_overlook_sept_shooting

San Bernardino elementary teacher and students shot by estranged husband:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-shooting/california-gunman-kills-wife-self-as-she-teaches-class-student-also-dead-idUSKBN17C24T
https://www.democracynow.org/2017/4/11/headlines/california_husband_murders_his_wife_an_8_year_old_boy_at_elementary_school

In April of 1996, a gunman opened fire on tourists in Port Arthur, Tasmania, killing 35 and wounding 23 others. Within 12 days of the attack, Australia’s conservative government announced a bipartisan deal to enact gun control measures:
https://www.democracynow.org/2017/10/4/after_las_vegas_massacre_advocates_look

Armed violence and gun laws, country by country
In a sea of web sites offering unverified, polarised opinions on gun violence, GunPolicy.org provides evidence-based, country-by-country intelligence from a broad range of official and academic sources. This university site is for researchers, officials, journalists and advocates who need accurate citations and rapid access to credible sources.

Eduardo and Andy discuss the implications of the recent NY primary victory of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. Is her candidacy a challenge to Democratic Party or a trap laid for workers and the Left?

Apologies for the Eduardo's audio breaking up. He is Skyping from Mexico.

Website: https://what-s-left.webnode.com/

Podcasts:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-left-now-who-we-are-and-why-we-are-doing-this/id1409349552 

Obama’s Attack on the Media
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/05/20/shredding-the-constitution-obamas-attack-on-the-associated-press/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2b02ef1c16a7

https://www.usnews.com/opinion/thomas-jefferson-street/articles/2017-06-06/obamas-attacks-on-media-leakers-paved-the-way-for-reality-winners-arrest

Sane Progressive “Hillary Clinton Nomination a Coup”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seezeYXdWO8

Eduardo and Andy discuss the furor over President Trump's meeting with Russian President, Vladimir Putin. We also ask what's really behind the Mueller investigation and claims of Russian meddling in the US elections?

Website: https://what-s-left.webnode.com/

Podcasts:
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Links to information in video:

2013 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Russia
https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2013/08/07/statement-press-secretary-president-s-travel-russia

Evidence that DNC e-mails were a leak not a hack
https://www.thenation.com/article/a-new-report-raises-big-questions-about-last-years-dnc-hack/

Corbett Report on Russia Hacking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ecxu7EStgs

Blog covering fraud during 2016 election
https://electionfraud2016.wordpress.com/

Homeland Security takes over US election
https://www.businessinsider.com/homeland-security-designates-election-infrastructure-as-critical-2017-1

ON US role in Ukraine Coup
https://www.globalresearch.ca/washington-was-behind-ukraine-coup-obama-admits-that-us-brokered-a-deal-in-support-of-regime-change/5429142

Evidence that Bernie WON the Dem. Party primary in 2016
https://electionfraud2016.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/election-fraud-lawsuit-california-theft-update-sane-progressive-interview-with-bob-fitrakis/

What’s Left? On independent Media
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d6Rdsle2ho&t=11s

2013 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Russia
https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2013/08/07/statement-press-secretary-president-s-travel-russia

Lawmakers Push Anti-Protest Laws as Mass Resistance to Trump Sweeps U.S.
https://www.democracynow.org/2017/2/1/headlines/lawmakers_push_anti_protest_laws_as_mass_resistance_to_trump_sweeps_us

Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Remaining #J20 Defendants
https://www.democracynow.org/2018/7/9/headlines/prosecutors_drop_all_charges_against_remaining_j20_defendants

Dems refuse to “Abolish ICE”
https://www.vox.com/2018/7/13/17568170/house-democrats-abolish-ice-bill-jayapal-pocan-immigration-congress

Dems refuse to “Impeach Trump”
https://www.vox.com/2018/4/30/17291016/democrats-impeachment-midterms

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