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Nayib Bukele: World's Coolest Dictator

What's Left discuss the recent re-election of Nayib Bukele as President of El Salvador. He gets things done but is also increased state powers dramatically. Nevertheless, if he is a dictator, he is a popular one who received over 85% of the popular vote. What do you do when the public demands the State crack down on a portion of the population with an iron fist? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? 

The State, the Left and the State of the Left

Jeff Strahl joins us on "What's Left?" to talk about the origins of the terms "Right" and "Left" and asks the question "Should we even build the Left?". And if you do choose to build the Left, what exactly are you building? This gets us to a discussion on the role of the State and issues about the nature of Left politics.

Duped by the Texas Border Boondoggle!

Today we bring up the Texas-Biden Border dispute as it relates to our fight against more surveillance and data collection and what it means for the possibility of actually building a freedom movement.

What Happened to the Left that We Left?

Gema, Eduardo and Andy return to 2018 and try and figure out what happened to the Left we felt we were a part of and try and figure out how it became the toxic mess it is today.

Who Controls the World?

In what amounts to a part II of our discussion last week about Whitney Webb's ideas on what's behind the push for Central Bank Digital Currency push, Andy and Kenny discuss another Whitney Webb interview (this time with Kim Iversen) where they discuss "Who's behind all this?" And try to get to the root of the problems that accumulate around the globe.

Whitney Webb, Fabio Vighi and Central Bank Digital Currency

Kenny and Andy discuss a recent interview of Whitney Webb by Jimmy Dore as they discuss the likelihood of a generate crisis event to implement central bank digital currency. We talk about it in the context of two articles written by Marxist Fabio Vighi(here and here) who talks about the role of crisis as a mechanism of ruling class control. Check us out!

Who are the Houthis?

Today, we discuss the War in Gaza slowly become a regional war as more players are drawn into the battle. Many expected to hear about groups like Hezbollah or countries like Lebanon, Turkey or Iran, but surprisingly a new group has emerged on the world stage, the Houthis from Yemen. They are known as Ansar Allah (which means 'Partisan of God". Who are these people and what does their fight mean for the prospects of US defeat and the inexorable push towards global war?

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 Check-Ins, Mantras & Resolutions

Today we, literally, just check in with one another on this final 2023 episode. Happy New Year everyone!

Season's Greetings from "What's Left?"

No new content today, just a friendly "Hello! and Happy Holiday's" to each other and to followers of the show.

 "Close the Border!": Responding to the Jimmy Dore Show

Kenny, Andy and Eduardo respond to a recent episode of the Jimmy Dore Show which decries the flooding of the US southern border with illegal immigrants and calls for shutting the border down. The Dore Show expresses opposition to the 'open border' policies of the Biden Administration. What's Left? has a different take. We revisit the idea that it is critical for all who fight for freedom to also fight for open borders.

Is Marxism a Religion?

Kenny and Andy (both Marxists) discuss the question often posed to socialists: "Is Marxism a Religion". This is kind of part 2 to a discussion we had on Religion and Spirituality last week.

Religion & Spirituality

Gema, Andy and Eduardo discuss their shifting beliefs on religion and spirituality.

Gema & Andy

Today, Gema joins Andy to discuss their long history together and why its such a big deal for Andy that Gema has joined the show! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

APEC: Asian Pacific Economic Competition

Today, Kenny and Andy discuss the results of the recent meeting between Joe Biden and Xi Jin Ping at the APEC (Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation) meetings in the Bay Area. Where did APEC come from? Why does if exist and is it capable of producing any result that are good for working people? I think you know the answer..but check out what we make of the recent proceedings and results.

Gaza Occupied

Today we revisit our discussion on Palestine and Israel. What was thought of as another uprising squashed by Israel happens to actually draw our attention away from Ukraine and possible long term outcomes. Today we share our analysis since we last spoke on the topic. Check us out!

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Jessica's Free Folk Apothecary

Jessica returns to give an update on her latest journey into alternative medicine as she fills us in on her new creation, "Free Folk Apothecary". 

Science Under Capitalism: "They Blinded Us with Science!"

We are joined by University Penn Alum, George Borg and Vincent Kelley to discuss our evolving thoughts on modern science.

When Sh*t Hits the Fan

Today we reflect on the question posed by our co-host Gema Sotomayor. What do we do when "shit hits the fan"? We explore and share our thoughts on this open-ended question. Check us out.

Standing with Israel Means Falling for Technocracy

Saturday 7 October, 2023 - Hamas launched, what's been reported as, a surprise attack on Israel as the latest in the seven decades of the Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation. The Israeli military pulverized the Gaza Strip with airstrikes, prepared for an invasion and complete siege of Gaza as well as restricted resources on the Palestinian people - such as food, fuel, medicine, water and electricity. Both Republicans and Democrats are united in their support of Israel and have sent shipments of U.S. weapons giving the greenlight for more atrocities against the Palestinian people. Today we continue covering this independence movement but refreshen the perspective in light of other current international conflicts and the state's expansion of surveillance.

Are Schools More Violent?

Jessica takes a break from "What's Left?" and we are joined by a new guest host, Gema Aburto Sotomayor. We take up the question are schools more violent and unsafe since the start of lockdowns and discuss an article that (sort of) addresses that question. Check us out!

Love Across Borders: An Interview with Anna Lekas Miller

What's Left? Interviews Anna Lekas Miller, author of "Love Across Borders: Passports, Papers and Romance in a Divided World". We discuss passports, relationships, passports and open borders. Check us out!

Russell Brand, #MeToo, & Global Digital Currency

The sexual assault allegations surrounding Russell Brand have dominated the social media space for the last week and "What's Left?" decided to add our 2 cents to thoughts on all that is going on around this. Check us out!

Remembering 9-11 (Just not Building 7)

Today we take a look at 9/11 and the uncovered areas people often look at during this time of remembrance. We can still feel the effects of that event that we find resemblance in other major crises (especially the Covid "pandemic"). Check us out.

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Poems?

Today our co-host, Writer & Teacher, Jessica shares with us an experience she had in one of her poetry courses where some students decided to use ChatGPT to produce 'original' work. We decided to further explore what this means for us and the future regarding our creativity and humanity. Check us out.

Personal Potluck

Kenny's back! And the four of us decide to take a personal turn onto our lives as we each update ourselves in potluck topics. Check us out. Sorry we're late. We recorded later and had trouble getting through the edits.  

Lahaina: The Official Story is a Lie

Jessica and Andy discuss the recent events in Lahaina, Maui and sort through the wave of innuendo and suspicions surrounding the catastrophic fires.

How the Teachers Union Broke Public Education (with Alex Gutentag)

Former Oakland public school teacher and union activist, Alex Gutentag, joins Andy and Jessica to discuss her experience in public education over the last few years. We also get a chance to talk about the betrayal of the working class by teacher's unions that embraced all the covid madness and took the side of the State over fellow workers.

The Universe is NOT Expanding (But the BS on Earth is)

Eric Lerner, Cosmologist and chief scientist for LPP Fusion, joins us again for a discussion on the recent observations made by the James Webb Space Telescope and how they contradict all the theories of current cosmology (the Big Bang, expanding universe, dark matter, dark energy and more). Join us for a discussion of some of the implications of JWST latest observations.

Andy's YouTube Censorship Obsession

Andy forces Jessica to take a journey with him to explore the in's and outs of YouTubes censorship algorithm. It's a short episode so join us on this journey as well!

Responding to Your RFK Jr. (YouTube) Comments

Last weeks, episode, where we debated and discussed voting for RFK Jr. with Michael Kane was a doozy! 11,000 views and almost 900 comments. We can't respond to them all but we decided to use this episode to respond to the comments that made us laugh and made us think. Thanks everyone!!! Check it out!

So, Are You Voting For RFK Jr.?

Michael Kane rejoins "What's Left?" to discuss why we should get behind the candidacy of RFK Jr. Andy and Jessica say why they're not planning on supporting RFK Jr. and Eduardo? Well, who knows. Check it out!

Exclusive Inclusivity in Academia

Today our co-host, Jessica, shares with us her experience and thoughts on a recent academic conference she attended. Jessica is a Ph.D professor of English and has long been in academia circles. After being banned from conferences due to the entry restrictions she shares with us what it has been like for her going back with other evolved positions.

Rebellion in France: The House Always Wins

There have been consecutive nights of unrest in the banlieues of France as 17 year old Nahel Merzouk, the teenager from a Paris suburb who was fatally shot by a police officer while driving away during a traffic stop, is being mourned and igniting a counterforce against the State. France has experienced a high in massive protests recently from the yellow vest movement, union strikes, COVID lockdowns, and pensions reforms. What do make of these protests and of the signs of disunity even within the uprisings?

Lost in the Fog of War

Today we cover our ongoing coverage of the war in Ukraine in light of the recent "coup" attempt by Yevgeny Prigozhin, chief of the paramilitary the Wagner Group. Our What's Left? co-host, Andy Libson, has been unfolding the many layers there is to this conflict and what he deems is the answer to end all nuclear catastrophe. Stay tuned for this in-depth analysis.

Eduardo's Jehovah's Witness Story

Eduardo goes solo today and shares his past (and his families past) with regards to their experiences with Jehovah's Witness. Check us out!

Our Top Red pills of All Time!!!

Eduardo and Jessica Share their biggest 'red pill' moments with each other and our "What's Left?" audience. Check us out!

"Affirmation Generation" Discussion (Transgenderism)

Eduardo and Jessica discuss their thoughts about "Affirmation Generation" a documentary about issues revolved around transgenderism and the implications of children choosing to make medical choices to change their sex. Check us out!

A Free Life Begins with a Primal Birth

Today we have Jaydee and Jay revisit us. From our last episode with Jaydee and Jay we were left inspired by their wonderful work at their Appalachian Academy of Therapeutic Arts (AATA) and what they've achieved with children. We now turn to a conversation about freebirth, midwifery and everything in between. Check us out!

A Closer Look at ZOOM's Privacy Agreement

Today we take a look at the "fine print" of Zoom's privacy rules for its the platform we use. We also challenge ourselves with a question of "is it worth it" regarding the advances of tech and science as we weigh its benefits. This is the kind of exploration we must pose ourselves. Check us out!

"Shift Your Allegiance to the Land," a Conversation with Max Wilbert

"What's Left?" Interviews Max Wilbert, co-author of "Bright Green Lies" about his background in environmentalism, his work to protect Thacker Pass from Lithium Mining Companies and his ideas about what kind of change is necessary to avoid the coming environmental calamity. Check us out!

Thacker Pass: The People (and Planet) vs The Green New Deal

Today we cover the occupation at Thacker Pass, a lithium clay mine in Humboldt County, Nevada. It is one of the largest lithium deposits in the world. Writer and organiser, Max Wilbert has been one of the leading protectors of the wild desert land and, alongside fellow occupiers, has been camping out at the site. Wilbert co-founded Protect Thacker Pass with Will Falk, occupier and lawyer of this environmental effort. In this episode we cover the basics of what's happening on the ground, why this is important, and set up our discussion for our interview with Max Wilbert in our next episode. Check us out!

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AI: Shut It Down!

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Today we discuss the growing attention on Artificial Intelligence (AI). We have mentioned its development as it relates to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. But today we dedicate, one of many to come, an episode solely on it and its threat. ChatGPT, self-Driving cars, lethal robots, artistic robots, DeepMind, Bard, etc... the world as we know it is in jeopardy. Our very human existence is at stake. Check us out.

Eduardo & Andy: 5 Years Later

It's just the two of us taking a moment to look back at our very first episode of What's Left? when it was just Andy and Eduardo. This, as we approach our 5 year anniversary of What's Left?. Check us out!

Swallowing Lies

Today, we look at another side of the Big Pharma industry. So far, we've discussed it in the context of COVID but today we examine this industry from the perspective of meds as the solution for all mental health issues. Check us out.

The Trump/Tik Tok Distraction

Today we grab two prominent headliners and share out take on them: Trump's indictment and the "Tik ToK Ban". What do we make of the increasing power that will be given to the government if we allow this to pass? Check us out.

Together at Last!

Today we take the personal lane and talk about our experience with Jessica's visit to the Bay Area. Sit back and enjoy the stories.

SVB: From Boom to Bust

Robert Doyle joins Eduardo and Andy (since Jessica couldn't make the episode due to a power outage) in a discussion of the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank. Robert has worked at several banks at the C-Suite level and joins us to discuss why this happened and what does this mean for our future. BTW - Sorry for the lateness of the episode. Jessica is visiting us in the Bay Area so all of us are tied up having fun together and that delayed its release.

New Life in a Dystopian World

After a long hiatus our co-host Kenny joins us to give us an update about his life and share his journey along with his partner Crystal. We take a look at the displacement of beloved longtime San Franciscan residents' pressure to exit The City, Crystal's experience in the non-profit sector, their pregnancy, their navigation in the medical system, Kenny's factory job, and what they hope the future holds for them. Here goes our episode—especially for our listeners/viewers asking, "Where's Kenny?"—check us out.

The Lab Leak Conspiracy

Today we discuss Twitter Files and Lab Leak after the FBI Director came out and declared the "lab leak was most likely." We share our personal take on this and unresolved differences. Check us out.

Is Anarchism the Answer? Labels, Liberation & Realizing a Revolution

Today we hear Jessica and Eduardo's personal political journeys on Anarchism. What Anarchism means for them, what are their ideals, and how they see their political actions reflecting those ideals. Check it out.

Something Stinks in East Palestine, OH

A 150-car freight train operated by Norfolk Southern derailed and a so-called controlled burn released toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio the first week of february and fell almost unnoticed until recently. Today we discuss the environmental effects and its impact on its residents which only shows how across the nation our working class communities are exploited. We also delve into how we can take up action on a local level sharing personal experiences to be in solidarity with others. Check us out.

Medical Malpractice: Virology as Ideology (Part 2)

We continue our discussion with writer & Marxist Tom from Germany on his second installment of his four part piece "Virology as Ideology". In Part II: The Military-Academic-Industrial-Medico-Scientific Complex (MAIMS) Tom asks us to reexamine the assumption that the commodities produced by the MAIMS complex as always carrying a genuine use-value for consumers. That what is sold to us by providers, insurers, and governments is actually imposed onto us. Check us out!

Science Fiction: Virology as Ideology (Part 1)

Today, we interview writer & Marxist, Tom from Germany discussing Part 1 of his four part critique of science under Capitalism entitled "Virology as Ideology. A critique of Ruling Class Pseudoscience". Tom shares his critique with us of science not just driven by the pursuit of profits but by the need of our rulers to control and the ideological role science plays under Capitalism. Tom belongs part of a Leftist working group Freie Linke Zukunft (Free Left Future) that was formed out of the struggle of COVID and its lockdown impositions in Germany. . Check us out.

Ukraine, Russia & the United States: This Doesn't End Well

Today we continue our coverage of the "Ukrainian War" as we near its one year anniversary. As with past wars, the narrative of each war shapes the way we think about them through the media. Much of what is left out has others scrambling to find those missing pieces. Our co-host Andy has taken a deep dive into the weeds of this conflict and shares with us his perspective of what he predicts is to come. Check us out.

Transhumanism: Digital End Times

From genetic engineering to artificial intelligence, transhumanism - the way of the future is upon us. What does this mean for us? Today we discuss the issues of this "posthuman" life and it's possible endgame.

Transgenderism (part 2): Men and Women

Today we take on PART II of our topic on transgenderism. We tackle questions of fluidity, the spectrum of differences and how we see that fit in our movement. Does it matter that there are these differences? Check out our episode as we take on these challenging questions.

Transgenderism: Psyop or Liberation Movement? 

Jessica, Eduardo and Andy carry on our discussion from a year ago about our thoughts on transgenderism and what role it might play in moving the fight for liberation forward or backward. Check us out!

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Home for the Holidays

Jessica, Eduardo and Andy share their experiences discussing politics over the holidays. You may or may not relate to these stories as you share your time with loved ones over the winter break.

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