Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant talks to Matt Stannard about beating the right-wing recall effort, the importance of Marxism and the role of electoral politics. Support the independent media work of Solidarity House at patreon.com/solidarityhouse. Kshama Sawant photo courtesy of Seattle City Council
The commune holds its fourth annual retreat (lol sorry haters we've made it four years), discusses the knapweed problem on the land, delivers the annual State of the Commune Report, and plays a game of politically conscious (if occasionally dirty) D&D.
Activist blogger Emma Jane talks about missing and murdered indigenous women and the upcoming debut of the Law Ain't Order Podcast. Aunty Fa and Matt discuss both the overwhelm and the empowerment of the commune. The commies play Cthulhu: Death May Die.
Solidarity Wyoming #28–The Not-So-Special Session (or, Wyoming GOP Wins Participation Trophy) (11/12/21)
We discuss the failed "Special Legislative Session" pushed by the far right legislators in Wyoming's GOP, and what that failure means for the power of the party's rightmost wing. Support us at patreon.com/solidarityhouse
Warning: Explicit language and graphic descriptions! It's our second annual Halloween special! Nightmare Theater writer and actor Chip Chism visits our haunted mansion to give his list of the weirdest horror movies. The corpsical comrades share their favorite North American folklore-based spectres and monsters. Angel talks about queerness in the movie Hellraiser. The skunk-ape picture is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_ape#/media/File:Myakka_ape_photograph.jpg -- Chip Chism's Nightmare Theater is here: https://www.wsre.org/productions/nightmare-theatre/ -- The trailer for Frankenstein's Bloody Nightmare can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D71Vlmj_M4o
How is Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan like the movie Trading Places? Shawn, Alexis and Matt discuss the play, Bertolt Brecht's treatment of "crossdressing," and the impossibility of ethics under capitalism. Alexis also reads Brecht's short story "The Job." PLEASE support us at patreon.com/solidarityhouse.
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