The Marc Steiner Show
The Marc Steiner Show meets you at the intersection of politics and culture. We produce dynamic conversations and visual productions with activists, actors, artists and authors to creatively get to the root of the social, political and cultural issues that we and our world face.
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The IHRA definition of antisemitism is designed to muzzle criticism of Israel. It should be rejected in favor of a more historically informed discussion on Zionism’s origins in European antisemitism.
Once upon a time, an interracial movement of 19th century Texas cowboys took up arms against big ranchers trying to enclose the land and restrict their access to water.
A mass peace movement rose to resist the Vietnam War. Since then, America’s wars have only proliferated, but the anti-war movement has not. How did we get here?
Dave Zirin discusses identity and political evolution on his journey to solidarity with Palestinian liberation.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech just scratches the surface of the March on Washington and the working class, multiracial movement that made it possible.
Hindu nationalist collaboration with Israel extends to massive arms deals and cooperation in influencing US politics. How can progressives from these communities fight back?
As attitudes towards Israel and its apartheid regime continue to change, and as more constituents demand accountability and action from their elected officials, when will that translate to substantive changes in US foreign policy?
Max Elbaum on blocking the fascist threat and building real grassroots power.
Bhaskar Sunkara and D.D. Guttenplan make the case for why Cornel West should bring his candidacy into the Democratic Party.
Organizations like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys are exploiting FEMA’s failure to keep up with the climate crisis to gain trust.
Israeli forces killed 12 Palestinians in the most recent military raid on Jenin in the West Bank. While the Israeli government vows this is just the beginning, its bravado belies an underlying weakness.
Economic justice was a principle of American thinkers from Thomas Paine to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—how have we strayed so far from these ideals?
The LGBTQ movement’s history provides important references and parallels to understand the reactionary forces trying to push queer and trans people out of public life today.
The quiet California county’s Board of Supervisors has been seized by an extremist majority who rode to power using popular discontent with COVID-19 health measures. But their agenda goes way beyond anti-masking.
From Kyle Rittenhouse to Daniel Penny, the celebration of racist vigilantes reflects an agenda to establish political supremacy at home through violence.
In a special episode of the show, Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez turns the tables on host Marc Steiner, who is now in the interview seat.
“‘Do you think there’ll be a civil war?’” Jeff Sharlet asked “true believers” of the far right in his new book, The Undertow. “They all said ‘Yes.’ Most thought it was coming, soon, and some said it was already here.”
‘For us, extractivism is lethal’: The ongoing colonial violence of resource extraction in Latin America
Even leftist governments in Latin America have failed to rein in the environmentally destructive excesses of the resource extraction economy. Indigenous and environmental activists from Ecuador to Bolivia say it’s only going to get worse.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s Limit, Save, Grow Act would raise interest rates on credit cards and consumer loans, and create more loopholes for the rich to avoid paying taxes.
From Gov. Abbott’s planned intervention in the case of Daniel Perry, who killed a BLM protestor, to attacks on abortion and voting rights, the Lone Star State is a signal of times to come.
Contrary to popular perception, Florida can be a progressive state—that’s precisely why DeSantis is so intent on stoking the forces of reaction.
Rabbi Arik Ascherman talks about the current protest movement in Israel and why democracy there cannot be attained without Palestinian liberation in a special Passover installment of the “Not in Our Name” series on The Marc Steiner Show.
A resurgence of mass movements in the region has returned the left to power from Mexico to Brazil—but the struggle for political hegemony is far from over.
Former SNCC organizers Jennifer Lawson and Courtland Cox look back on their time in Lowndes County, Alabama—the birthplace of the Black Power movement.
Marc Steiner interviews Dan Berger, author of ‘Stayed on Freedom: the Long History of Black Power Through One Family’s Journey’, along with Dr. Zoharah Simmons and Michael Simmons, whose stories are featured in the book.
Before the Russian Revolution of 1917, a peasant revolution in Mexico showed the world how the downtrodden could seize their place in history.
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