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Renegade Paradise

29 EpisodesProduced by Charleston DSAWebsite

The official podcast of the Charleston South Carolina Democratic Socialists of America.

29 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Episode 29 - We Deserve Better: A Minisode About Why We Need a Federal Jobs Guarantee

May 17th, 2021


In this episode, Charleston DSA Ecosocialist Working Group Co-Chair Taylor Allred reads an adapted version of a speech he delivered at recent SC Sunrise Movement rallies in support of the congressional federal jobs …

Episode 28 - A People's Victory In Bolivia

December 15th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss the recent presidential election in Bolivia following the US-backed right wing coup that threw the country into chaos for …

Episode 27 - Charleston Rebellion 2020: Demanding a Better World with Charleston BLM

September 9th, 2020


In this episode, members of Charleston DSA and Marcus from the local BLM chapter discuss the protest that happened in Marion Square downtown in honor of Kenosha, Wisconsin citizen Jacob Blake. We cover some of the …

Episode 26 - South Carolina Teachers: #EssentialNotExpendable

August 14th, 2020


We talk to teachers from Berkeley and Dorchester counties find out what they think about reopening South Carolina schools. We’ll be discussing their …

Episode 25 - Charleston Rebellion 2020: Abolishing The Carceral State

July 31st, 2020


In this episode, we're featuring local activists Candace Livingston, Julie Chea and Empress talking about police/prison abolition and building a …

Episode 24 - Songs Of Liberation: Give Me That Textile Workers Union

July 18th, 2020


In the late 1920's and early 1930's Textile Workers across the country engaged in a series of industrial actions which changed the landscape and fortunes of organized labor in the US forever.  This episode tells the …

Episode 23 - Charleston Rebellion 2020: Unionizing Our Workplaces

July 4th, 2020


In this episode, we continue our discussion on the Charleston Rebellion and potential next steps within the context of building a unified, …

Episode 22 - Charleston Rebellion 2020: The Aftermath of May 30

June 16th, 2020


NOTE: In this episode, we talked about how Camden, NJ might be an example of what police abolition could look like. A comrade sent us an article …

Episode 21 - Charleston Rebellion 2020: All About Protest Marshaling

June 6th, 2020


In the wake of the recent protests across the Holy City this week, we talk about the historic link between modern police departments and slave …

Episode 20 - Abolish Landlords: Tenant Organizing In The COVID-19 Era

May 21st, 2020


Artist and activist Effy Francis and local DSA comrade Chris Tittle talk about organizing for tenants rights in South Carolina during the COVID-19 …

Episode 19 - Songs Of Liberation: Red Reggae

May 4th, 2020


We take a break from the COVID-19 madness to discuss something a little more uplifting. In this episode, Nick talks about socialist themes in reggae, ska and dancehall music of the 70s and 80s. If you're playing along …

Episode 18 - Mutual Aid In The Wake Of COVID 19

April 17th, 2020


As the COVID 19 global pandemic continues, we discuss the importance of building and participating in mutual aid organizations with a comrade from Mutual Aid Disaster relief. Conversation topics include participating in …

Episode 17 - The COVID 19 Stimulus Package

April 6th, 2020


In this episode, we talk further about the local response to COVID 19, then zoom out a bit and compare it to how other countries with stronger worker …

Episode 16 - A Socialist Perspective on the COVID 19 Pandemic

March 22nd, 2020


In this episode, we interview a couple of comrades (one locally and one from the Akron DSA chapter) who work in the healthcare industry to talk about what it's like being on the ground in the middle of the COVID 19 …

Episode 15 - 2020 Primary Fever Wrap Up

March 13th, 2020


We've got another engaging panel discussion for you as members of Charleston DSA, Food Not Bombs, and a local Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer chat …

Episode 14 - Primary Fever Comes to South Carolina

February 20th, 2020


In this episode, a few members of the local Charleston DSA and Food Not Bombs chapters have a discussion about the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign. Seen as the underdog by many talking heads, Sanders has earned victories …

Episode 13 - Solidaridad y Dignidad Para Chile

February 5th, 2020


WARNING: this episode contains descriptions of police violence.

Our comrade and YDSA liaison Ace stops by the studio to talk about her experiences in …

Episode 12 - Medicare For All: Critical For An Empowered Working Class

January 9th, 2020


In conjunction with our 2020 Medicare For All action week, we're talking about the nitty gritty details of Medicare For All. We go over most of the usual questions (who supports it, how it compares to a private, …

Episode 11 - Max Elbaum's Talk at the ILA Local 422 Hall

December 6th, 2019


Recently, writer and activist Max Elbaum was in Charleston to discuss his book, Revolution In The Air. The book chronicles the rise of the New …

Episode 10 - Interview With Writer & Activist Max Elbaum, Author of "Revolution In The Air"

November 15th, 2019


Recently, writer and activist Max Elbaum was in Charleston to discuss his book, Revolution In The Air. The book chronicles the rise of the New …

Episode 9 - ICE & Border Imperialism

October 18th, 2019


This episode provides additional analysis on ICE at the organizational level, discussing what role they play in US imperialism and white supremacy …

Episode 8 - Our First Mini-Episode AKA "A Little Slice Of Paradise"

September 30th, 2019


Not long ago, the Coastal Conservation League hosted a forum with several mayoral candidates here in Charleston. The candidates discussed the massive problem this city has with flooding, and proposed some technocratic, …

Episode 7 - Interview With Fernando Soto From Recursos Estatales

September 2nd, 2019


In this episode, we interview Fernando Soto, founder of Recursos Estatales, an online news portal for Spanish-speaking readers. Recursos Estatales' mission is to close the gap in local communities where Spanish …

Episode 6 - DSA National Convention 2019 Analysis

August 29th, 2019


Earlier this month, delegates from our chapter hit the road for the 2019 National DSA Convention. In this episode, we discuss some of the experiences we had at the convention, a broad view of how the voting process …

Episode 5 - Interview With Charleston Food Not Bombs

July 31st, 2019


In this episode, we interview local comrades Alex and Sam who are stalwart supporters of the local Food Not Bombs chapter. Food Not Bombs is a …

Episode 4 - The Green New Deal vs. Universal Basic Income

July 4th, 2019


Democrats have had their first primary debates of the election cycle, and it's definitely a crowded field at this point, but one candidate in …

Episode 3 - Abortion Rights Under Attack

June 15th, 2019


Recently, a series of so-called "fetal heartbeat" bills have been circulating in various state legislatures. These bills are a extreme form of …

Episode 2: #AllOutMay1 South Carolina Teacher Walkout & South Carolina Labor Struggles Throughout History

May 23rd, 2019


In the spirit of May Day, this episode discusses the recent #AllOutMay1 statewide teacher walkout from a socialist perspective. We also suggest some ways in which comrades might support our teachers and fellow workers, …

Episode 1: We Want The World

May 7th, 2019


The debut episode of Renegade Paradise, in which we discuss how capitalism and socialism are talked about in popular political discourse, and why …

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