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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Talking Socialism: Socialism and the Biden adminstration

 9AM, EST, Friday, Jan 22, Plague Year 2

LIVE on Enlighten Radio, and, 

the FB Socialist Economics public group page.

Bernie Sanders is Chair of the Budget committee. Public budgets are the picket line between private and public society, the essential arena where socialistic and capitalistic tendencies (present in every society) contend for supremacy. They strive for cooperation, toward honoring a social contract. But lately are in an 'uncivil war.'

The Talkin Socialism Panel Takes on Budgets, using WV as an Appalachian example.

Talkin Socialism is sponsored by the Online University of the Left, Enlighten Radio, and Mountain View Solar.

Panelists include: John Case, JB Christensen, Mike Diesel, Patience Wait, James Boyd,
Ted Boettner, Carl Davidson, Scott Marshall, Tina Shannon, Randy Shannon, John Aldis,
Garry Geffert, Larry Bish.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Talkin Socialism: The Fascist Putsch

 An Appalachian Socialist Round Table on the Attempted Trumper Insurrection.

9 AM Eastern Time
Friday, Jan 15, Plague  Year 2

LIVE on the Socialist Economics FB Site

1. What is to be Done?
2. What does it have to do with socialism?

The Talkin' Socialism Panel [John Case, James Boyd,  JB Christensen, Mike Diesel, Patience Wait, Randy Shannon, Tina Shannon, Larry Bish, Dr. John Aldis, Garry Geffert, Hannah Geffert,  Ted Boettner, Carl Davidson, Scott Marshall...and more...]

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Tallkin Socialism: Should Trump Be Criminalized?

LIVE on Enlighten Radio 
The Socialist Economics FB page.

The Lead off: Bill Fletcher Jr's YouTube Interview.

Bill Fletcher Jr has been an activist since his teen years. Upon graduating from college he went to work as a welder in a shipyard, thereby entering the labor movement. Over the years he has been active in workplace and community struggles as well as electoral campaigns. He has worked for several labor unions in addition to serving as a senior staffperson in the national AFL-CIO.

The TS Team Welcomes commentators.

John Case, JB Christensen, Mike Diesel, Carl Davidson, 
Scott Marshall, Patience Wait, Larry Bish, Tina Shannon,
James Boyd, Randy Shannon, Doctor John Aldis, Ted Boettner, and more.

some quotes on democracy:
" (1) the overthrow of the tsarist autocracy; (2) its replacement by the democratic republic; (3) the sovereignty of the people, safeguarded by a democratic constitution, i.e., the concentration of supreme   governmental authority entirely in the hands of a legislative assembly composed of representatives of the people and forming a single chamber."

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Talkin Socialism: 2021 reviews and predictions: Inequality and Its Remedies

 9 AM EST, January 1, 2021
LIVE on Enlighten Radio 
LIVE on the Socialist Economics FB group page.

Dean Baker's Review Is the Topic. 

Inequality and Its Remedies

Prediction: Political Economy in 2021 will be judged by its progress in advancing this challenge.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Talkin Socialism: Is the Division of Powers Working?


Constitutional Crisis? Is this the legacy of Trump?

Special Guest: Dr. Ray Smock

Former director of the Byrd Center, and former Historian

of the US House of Representatives.

This is the topic for the Friday, Dec 18 Show.

9 AM Eastern Time

LIVE on the Facebook Socialist Economics Group page.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Talkin Socialism: Revive the 1930's Popular Front Against Fascism?

  Yes?, or No?

Trumpism is a global phenomenon, and bears a strong resemblance to 
the Fascist movements of the 1930's that cost tens of millions of lives
to repress. 
against Fascism -- more not fewer mass actions. 
The election of Biden-Harris is a repudiation of Trumpism -- 
but is it enough, alone, to defeat it? Comment, Discussion?

THE Videocast

Broadcast LIVE, Friday, Dec 11, 2020, 9AM EST

LIVE  -- On Enlighten Radio

Special Guest: Joe Sims
co-chair, CPUSA

The Talkin Socialism team will ask questions, and comment.
The TS Team, in order of appearance:

John Case, James Boyd, Randy Shannon, Mike Diesel, Garry Geffert
Tina Shannon, Carl Davidson, Thomas Sigurdsson,
Larry Bish, Scott Marshall

Monday, November 30, 2020

Talkin Socialism: The R sweep in Appalachia -- How Did it Happen?

When Appalachia was Blue

The Video Cast:

How Did it Happen? What Is To be Done?

 Special Guest: 

WV Democratic Congressional candidate Cathy Kunkel

Check out her piece in Jacobin, here. Check out her Ballotpedia page, here.

9 AM, EST 

Friday, Dec 4, 2020

LIVE on and 

LIVE Video on the Socialist Economics FB group page

The Talkin Socialism Panel team includes, but is not limited to: John Case, JB Christensen, James Boyd, Mike Diesel, Carl Davidson, Patience Wait, Tina Shannon, Randy Shannon, Scott Marshall, Larry Bish, Ted Boettner, Garry Geffert, Doc Aldis, and more...