Justin Akers Chacón, a person who actually knows what he's talking about, joins us to discuss the left case for actually knowing that the hell you're talking about.

After some opening thoughts on the 'Yellow Vest' movement in France (which Sean mistakenly calls the 'Yellow Jackets' at least 4 times bc he clearly has some unresolved childhood bee issues) we dive into the migration maelstrom.

Are borders good for unions? Has appealing to state repression been totally awesome for the labor movement? Does creating a criminalized minority of precarious workers help to bring the socialism? Can we trust Hillary Clinton, Emmanuel Macron and Tony Blair to triangulate us out of this mess we're in? Will the transnational working class ever be able to organize in an era of racial fear-mongering, militarized borders and the unfettered flow of capital?

(That last one was a trick question. Justin gives us amazing examples of how transnational organizing can happen, has happened and is an absolute fucking necessity. Enjoy!)

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Good essay on Gilet Jaunes from Lundi Matin, translated by Ill Will Editions: http://ill-will-editions.tumblr.com/post/180774090884/next-stop-destitution-published-on-lundi-matin

Textual riot porn and analysis from Crimethinc: https://crimethinc.com/2018/12/06/the-movement-as-battleground-fighting-for-the-soul-of-the-yellow-vest-movement

Video of Paris Antifa running Action Francais out of Gilet Jaunes https://twitter.com/enough14/status/1071388684606418949

Check out Justin's work: Ownage https://socialistworker.org/2018/11/27/the-case-against-the-case-against-open-borders

'No One is Illegal' with Mike Davis https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1086-no-one-is-illegal-updated-edition

'Radicals in the Barrio: Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American Working Class' https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/987-radicals-in-the-barrio

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