Not Your Cup of Chai is a podcast by Kiran Opal, featuring commentary and rants, discussions, and interviews with various friends and guests. We usually cover topics in politics, culture, news stories, and activism, all from an international, progressive, socialist and no-nonsense lens.
Your support and love are greatly appreciated! ☕️❤️☕️
In Episode 14, I speak with Trevor Hill whose video from a CNN townhall where he questioned Nancy Pelosi's views on capitalism went viral recently. Trevor and I discuss the value of reading primary texts on Marxist thought, instead of relying only on mainstream sources that are often distinctly or discreetly anti-socialist, and the growing realization, especially among younger Americans, of the value of Marxist thought and critique of capitalism. We also chat about how in order to be successful, today's socialist and far left movements have to actively and explicitly ensure that everyone is part of the revolution, including leftist black and brown people, women, and LGBTQ people, and people of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.
~ Watch the clip of Trevor asking Nancy Pelosi about capitalism:
~ Listen to Episode 11 where Wendi Muse talked about the history of far left socialist movements and black civil rights movements.
~ Some primary texts available for free, by Marx, Engels and others:
Marx Engels Selected Works (marxists.org)
Marx and Engels' Writings (eserver.org)
Books by Karl Marx (Project Gutenberg)
Books by Friedrich Engels (Project Gutenberg)
Follow us on Twitter