Seven long years of civil war in Syria have displaced millions of people and empowered terrorists groups such as the Islamic State. But amid the chaos, a Kurdish-led coalition in the northern part of the country has established a self-governing democracy known as the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, or Rojava, dedicated to a socialist feminist vision of society built around grassroots civic participation. In this episode, Chicago DSA’s Charles Austin speaks about the movement for democracy and equality in Syria with activists in Chicago and a member of the YPG combat forces in Rojava.
Frank Diekman, Eleanor Russell and Erik Wenzel came to the studio to discuss the emotional and psychological effects of capitalism on the people inside it.
Whose house? Talkin’ Socialism’s house! A brand new episode with a whole bunch of people talking about housing in Chicago.
This week we sat down with some of CDSA’s most vocal feminists about their experiences as single leftists in the dating world. We got deep into the politics of dating apps, the importance of communication, non-traditional relationship set-ups and our hopes for a more socialist feminist future. But mostly we just cracked each other up.
Featuring Sarah Hurd, Lucie Macias, Rachel Zibrat and Laura Colaneri
**Things get pretty steamy so listener discretion is advised
Today we’re joined by three activists from the #NoCopAcademy campaign: Makeda Austin of Assata’s Daughters/BYP 100, and Maria Hernandez and Adrienne Davis of Black Lives Matter Chicago.
We spoke to UIUC GEO organizer Patrick Kimutis about the graduate employee strike that started this morning. We also spoke to UChicago GSU organizer Grant MacDonald and YDSA Loyola Co-Chair Jess Collins.
Eleanor Russell, of the Noisy Ghost podcast, visits Talkin’ Socialism to discuss pyramid schemes, tupperware parties and the commodification of community.