Episode 104 – UFO IS NURSE FOR OUR SIN PLANET with Andy Gittlitz

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Episode 104 – UFO IS NURSE FOR OUR SIN PLANET with Andy Gittlitz
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We’re joined by journalist and eminent historian of Posadsim, Andy Glittliz aka @spaceprole of @the_antifada podcast! We discuss his excellent book from Pluto Press I Want to Believe Posadism, UFOs and Apocalypse Communism. How did a principled working class organizer become a cult leader? Are there parallels to conspiracy theories today? Even massively popular reforms are shot down by the ruling class, why not shoot for moon? Shouldn’t we at least get to see them aliens? If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real” Please write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

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Episode 13 – Bad Art World

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Episode 13 - Bad Art World







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We go through the demands of Bad Art World’s A contribution towards a programme for the arts on a brutally hot August evening in NYC. It’s a contemporary application of Trotsky’s manifesto on revolutionary art. “Eighty years ago the world was entering another great opening. Then, too, there was a gap between what was necessary to defeat capitalist catastrophe and workers’ general political understanding.”

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Check out Bad Art World: http://badartworld.net/index.php/2018/08/13/a-contribution-towards-a-programme-for-the-arts/

READING – Manifesto: Towards a Free Revolutionary Art

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READING - Manifesto: Towards a Free Revolutionary Art







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We’ve decided to start reading art manifestos in full and providing light commentary. First up, of course, is 1938’s Towards a Free Revolutionary Art ghostwritten by Leon Trotsky, signed by Diego Rivera and André Breton. Trotsky was one of the leaders of the Russian revolution, he was famously forced to flee to Mexico. Thanks to funding from the American communist party, he was able to stay near Rivera and Frida Kahlo, but was eventually assassinated there. The manifesto denounces both fascism and Stalinism, and is a seminal text to the history of Muralism and Surrealism/Dada.

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For more robust context check out Bad Art World’s intro to Revolutionary Art: http://badartworld.net/index.php/2018/02/01/an-introduction-to-the-manifesto-towards-a-free-revolutionary-art/

The theme song of this episode is “Media” from The Ann Steel Album

Episode 12 – Art as Agency (and The Dirtbag Left)

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Episode 12 - Art as Agency (and The Dirtbag Left)







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We yelled at the mayor! This episode is a response to a recent Chapo Trap House interview about music, identity politics, and activism (listen here: https://soundcloud.com/chapo-trap-house/unlocked-amber-interviews-aaron-j-leonard).  We want to challenge the podcast left to do better coalition building, and to think more critically about art’s potential in revolution. We encourage folks to consider Rivera’s Manifesto: Towards a Free Revolutionary Art, and will be posting another episode where we read the whole thing.

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Bad Art World’s intro to Revolutionary Art: http://badartworld.net/index.php/2018/02/01/an-introduction-to-the-manifesto-towards-a-free-revolutionary-art/

Yelled at the mayor: https://twitter.com/0KF0X/status/1032011814949801984