Nina, Derek and Matt talk about the introduction of work committees as a response to Solidarity Collective's massive growth in membership. Derek and Jordy skin a fox, examine an electrical outlet with Jon, and unload a truckload of manure.
Trevor Roberts's Mystery Flesh Pit worldbuilding project is, among other things, a dystopian cosmic horror commentary on commodification and resource extraction. Sara and Damian talk with Trevor about what inspired it and how fans have taken it even further. See Mystery Flesh Pit National Park at https://mysteryfleshpit.tumblr.com/ and the other sites discussed on the episode!
Warning: explicit language. Gillette's News & Record published a letter to the editor claiming same-sex attraction is like alcoholism and is curable, and we have some goddamn questions for their editorial staff. Also, what would a fully automated luxury communist solution to Wyoming's winter driving look like? Support us at patreon.com/solidarityhouse
Laramie reporter Jeff Victor joins the House to talk mask mandates and anti-maskers in Albany County, and brings a recording of audience members shouting down comments from the public, and public officials, at a school board meeting. Support Jeff's reporting, and read his article about the meeting, at laramiereporter.substack.com
Alexis and Matt talk about types of art that are cooperative and collaborative in both form and ideology, including the NYC performative collective Improv Everywhere (famous for their No Pants Subway performances) to the 1954 independent socialist-feminist film Salt of the Earth. No Pants Subway photo credit is Weekly Dig, via Creative Commons. We looked at Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design by Francesco Spampinato (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014) in researching this episode.
New members Nina & Jon describe dystopian L.A. and pass along some advice. Derek talks with Jordy, Madison & baby Lilia about the bus-to-home project. The comrades discuss their viewing of the 1954 independent film classic Salt of the Earth.
From a year ago, Aunty Fa remembers raging forest fires and the prior president. The comrades discuss contrasting theories of violence and nonviolence, as well as trauma and revolution, with Marco. Matt leads a song circle in "We Have Fed You All A Thousand Years."
Members of the Collective are helping Jordy and Madison turn a bus into a home. We take you inside the gritty details of the project, from planning to deconstruction to parts and painstaking labor. Photos are available at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/53154782 Keep listening for more segments about the bus project!
Issues in Socialism: Sudip Bhattacharya on Liberal Disillusionment–also a Wage Abolition Forum (6/17/21)
Sudip Bhattacharya (@ResistRun on Twitter) and Matt Stannard talk about Sudip's article "The Limits of Descriptive Representation" and the need for a new way to think about political diversity. Read that article at: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/02/the-limits-of-descriptive-representation
Also, Solidarity Collective hosts a discussion on replacing "A Fair Day's Wage for a Fair Day's Work" with "Abolition of the Wage System."