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WAIT, Why Am I Talking?

WAIT, Why Am I Talking?

By WAIT
W.A.I.T. WHY AM I TALKING?
Broadcasting from occupied Tongva Land. As contemporary podcasters, we often use elements of Leftist theory, to look at how media and politics affect social relations and lifestyles through their ability to communicate media narratives throughout history. We are centrally focused on The Great Long Beach Area.

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27 - Labor Notes ft. Victor “The Mixer” Bouzi
Vick talks about the militant worker energy of the recent Labor Notes conference in Chicago he spoke at. From Amazon, Starbucks, to pushing his local IATSE chapter further in their politics. https://labornotes.org/ https://workerorganizing.org/ *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
40:32
July 18, 2022
26 - Who is FORTHE?
FORTHE is an unique Long Beach grassroots art + media collective whose revealing reporting we have discussed in the past. We sit down with Kevin & Shreya of FORTHE to discuss why community art is important, decommodifying journalism, & how to actually say "FORTHE". Help keep Sithy home: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-governor-gavin-newsom-to-pardon-sithy-bin Support local, grassroots journalism: https://www.patreon.com/forthelbc *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
01:00:51
June 27, 2022
25 - Gassed Up On Data
Can’t afford $6/gal gas? Can’t afford your increased rent? Not to worry: Our neoliberal overlords are here with a rescue plan. Just be sure to fill out the paperwork to see if you qualify! We talk about the proposed gas cards & new Data™ about the housing situation in LB. For more in depth info check out: https://forthe.org/perspectives/garcia-libertarian-housing-policies/ *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
50:17
April 22, 2022
24 - Failing Up 2022
Are you terrible at your job? Don’t let that stop you from shooting for a big promotion. We look at the various freaks running to climb the neolibreal ladder in LB. We also examine the weird case of the Cindy Allen knife incident. To find out more info about George Moyer’s run for LB City Prosecutor check him out here: https://moyerforlongbeach.com/ *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
52:45
January 30, 2022
23 - IATSE Strike Update
Our favorite IATSE sound mixer Vick updates us on the potential strike & what brought it on. With increased labor militancy across the country one of the biggest hubs is right here in LA! Hear Vick & others talk about this moment in labor history on The Dig podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/striketober/id1043245989?i=1000540767704 *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
44:26
November 26, 2021
22 - No More Cops in Schools
What does abolition really mean? We talk about LBUSD’s murder of Mona Rodriguez, LBPD Chief Luna’s “retirement”, & the rich-wine-mom energy of Long Beach anti-vaxxers. Help for the Rodriguez family: https://www.gofundme.com/f/mh5ttv-help-the-rodriguez-family *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
01:12:59
October 24, 2021
LB Action Alert: George W. Bush is Coming to Town
The Arrest Bush Now! protest is happening this Monday, 7PM, at the Terrace Theater at 300 E Ocean Blvd. Bring a sign & get ready to shame some liberals!
19:29
September 20, 2021
21 - Gubernatorial Recall is for Goobers
Confused about the CA Recall? So were we. We investigate the shady AF history of the Newsoms, compare the 2003 recall that got The Governator into office, & go through the top candidates.
01:05:40
September 05, 2021
20 - NOlympics: The Belmont Shore Pool Will Be Underwater
We interview Long Beach Area Peace Network activist Anna Christensen about LB’s slice of the NOlympics campaign, the Belmont Shore pool. Not only is this thing a money pit in a City with crumbling infrastructure, but it also will have to be torn down in less than 10 years if built. *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
01:17:15
August 30, 2021
19 - We Put a Damper on Landlord Cocktail Hour
It’s a big club & you ain’t in it! We talk about crashing Councilwoman Zendejas’ swanky fundraiser literally sponsored by a landlord company getting $144,000,000 of LB City money. Spoiler alert: She hid from the tenants. We also talk about the critical issue of fireworks in LB & how it’s the only important problem the city has. Today’s call to action: 🌊LB Tenants Union: https://linktr.ee/LBTU https://lbpost.com/news/downtown-luxury-apartments-will-become-moderate-income-housing-under-new-pilot-program. https://www.waterfordco.com/leadership *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
01:03:04
July 03, 2021
18 - Putting the “People” Back Into “People’s Assembly”
*******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** How to be popular? This week we talk about what’s coming up with the new Long Beach People’s Assembly. Also the successes of the LB Tenant Union’s car caravan & the Nakba 73 Palestinian solidarity protest. Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Find out more info, get involved and donate: 🌊LB Tenants Union: https://linktr.ee/LBTU
53:02
June 10, 2021
17 - LB Convention/Detention Center
*******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Remember Vote Blue no matter who? How is the Trump and Biden border “crisis” different or the same. Either way there's a concentration camp coming to Long Beach, soooo the boys discuss and get into the nitty gritty on why the US Government + Long Beach City Council are ok with detaining children in Long Beach. Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Find out more info, get involved and donate: DefundLBPD.com
57:43
May 06, 2021
16 - Safer at Home and/or Get Back to Work ?!?!
*******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Lockdown, open up, no mask, listen to the science, simple. In this throwback episode the boys talk Governor Neusom’s “Safer at Home” while he dines mask-less at a Michelen Star restaurant. Yeah the contradictions are highlighted and contrasted once again. Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Find out more info, get involved and donate: DefundLBPD.com 15 - We Should Annex Signal Hill
54:45
March 28, 2021
15 - We Should Annex Signal Hill
*******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** A city within a city? In this episode the boys examine LA County’s mini petro-state of Signal Hill & why it was created in the first place. This episode was made possible by Royal Dutch Shell. Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Find out more info, get involved and donate: DefundLBPD.com
56:33
February 27, 2021
HAPPENING HISTORY ep2 - Capital Callomaniacs (Who Let the CHUDS In?)
****RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** When History Happens we do the only possible thing, record a podcast. So yeah the soft coup had some jagged insurrectionist elements. Plus some Suicides, ball tazing and a cop getting beat to death by the Blue Lives Matter Crowd. We unpack the new details and take a look ahead to inauguration day. Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com
01:10:36
January 19, 2021
HAPPENING HISTORY ep1 - Going Coup Coup for Coup Coup Bluffs
*******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** When History unfolds live streamed and Democracy is threatened, we do the only possible thing, record a podcast. WTF Fudge happened at the Capitol on Jan 6th 20121? History?  Parade? LARP session gone bad? Attack on our Democracy? Antifa infiltration? (that was the plan discussed in our weekly commy-pinko Soros zoom meeting) We discuss, debate and dissected the best we could. Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com
01:10:23
January 11, 2021
14 - Dying to Work, Laboring to Die: What is our value?
*******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Workers are asked to risk their lives every day in the pursuit of profit and under the coercive threat of the cost of living. The WAIT crew examines theories of value and the hypocrisies of the California political class of liberals in this episode. Remember, to ask yourself listeners. WAIT, which capitalist am I dying for again? Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com
53:00
December 08, 2020
13 - Mad Brunch Props (post election recap)
*******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** So whatever happened with all those Props anyway? We catch you up on what happened in LB & CA that affects your everyday life. Join us as the boys get some brunch & black-pilled on liberal democracy. This episode was brought to you by our Benevolent Overlords™ at Uber. & Lyft. Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com
41:28
November 23, 2020
12 - Audrena of BLMLBC Interview
*******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** #BlackLivesMatter LBC is a local organizing effort in Long Beach, CA that moves in solidarity with the national United States-based #BlackLivesMatter organization This chapter was founded in 2014. I In 2013, three radical Black organizers — Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi — created a Black-centered political will and movement building project called #BlackLivesMatter. It was in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman. Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com
56:30
November 02, 2020
11 - Book Report: Afropessimism by Frank B. Wilderson III
*******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** This week we read Afropessimism & face some uncomfortable ideas. Afropessimism views anti-Blackness as not just baked into society; but central to our concept of humanity. Humanity is defined by having a Black “other” to define itself against. What does that mean for the left & our relationships to each other? Be sure to read Afropessimism by Frank B. Wilderson III for yourself. Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com DSA Long Beach
59:52
October 08, 2020
10 - Surveillance Capitalism: Commoditizing Humanity (that mean us) in the 21st Century
10 - Surveillance Capitalism: Commoditizing Humanity (that mean us) in the 21st Century *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Surveillance Capitalism is a term coined by Shoshanah Zuboff to describe the emergent markets that trade in people’s private life experiences. In this episode, we explore the information age wet-dreams of capitalist scum who have sacrificed working class privacy at the altar of capital. This episode also features an interview with Hamid Khan, Campaign Coordinator of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition. Hamid provides insight into the paradigms of surveillance that capital holders, starting with slave owners, have always leveraged against the young, working class, brown and black bodies. Check out the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition at: https://stoplapdspying.org/about-slsc/ Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com DSA Long Beach
01:00:55
September 22, 2020
09 - The “Gig” Economy (aka exploited labor thru apps) ft AM of Yes A Stripper
*******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** The “Gig” Economy has entrenched a massive class of workers who don’t receive even the basic protections won by unions after the Gilded Age. We look at how the tech industry has “disrupted” labor laws & found new, modern ways to further exploit workers. We also talk to AM of Yes A Stripper podcast & Soldiers of Pole as well as law student Jordan P of UCLA. Check out Yes A Stripper podcast at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO8rq640d12usOLkjcbysGQ Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com DSA Long Beach
01:05:09
August 11, 2020
08 - Austerity and Disaster Capitalism
*******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** There is no such thing as a natural disaster. We look at the capitalist looting of the working class during the Great Recession, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria, & the entire US today during COVID. Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com DSA Long Beach
33:05
August 11, 2020
07 - We Talking Stonewall Y’all w/ Lily Lucas
Rethinking Queer Intersectionality in Long Beach: Anti-Black Racism, Youth Struggles, and the Need for Change w/ Lily Lucas *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** We chat with the author of: Rethinking Queer Intersectionality in Long Beach: Anti-Black Racism, Youth Struggles, and the Need for Change Written by: Lily Lucas in FORTHE We also discuss the recent 51st Anniversary “In Honor of Stonewall: March For Black Lives” held at Bixby Park right here in Long Beach California on Sunday 6.28.20 Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com DSA Long Beach Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
56:41
July 25, 2020
06 - Fascism in Policing, in the USA & Abroad w/ Aliyah
Are you Antifa? What is Antifa? Some say this pod is Antifa. US government, through twitter.com, has recently declared Antifa a terrorist organization. Today we discuss what that means for the Left in the US. Also International studies expert, Ayalih’s (@all_o_ya on twitter) explains how the US does this internationally with the War on Terror. Then we lose a bit of our sanity breaking down the FortheLBC article about LBPD’s past connections with the KKK. And take a close look at the recent lynchings of black men in LA County & the LA Sheriff's quite sus response. *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com DSA Long Beach Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com Aliyah’s (@all_o_ya on twitter) sources: The Modern Middle East: A History by James L. Gelvin The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein Terror in the Mind of God by Mark Jeurgensmeyer How to Win a Cosmic War by Reza Aslan Hizbullah’s Women: Internal Transformation in a Social Movement and Militia by Anne Marie Baylouny
01:04:33
July 10, 2020
05- Collective Marginalization Leads to Universal Empathy 06/07/20
*******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com DSA Long Beach Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
36:17
June 28, 2020
03-Rent? Strike? 05/24/20
Entering a second full month of stay-at-home orders aimed at stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus, renters and landlords across California are increasingly worried about paying their bills. These are their stories…  Some tenants, in Long Beach and around the country, have gone on a RENT STRIKE refusing to pay it and adding a political statement to their economic hardship. The now monthly protest, which one group of activists says has attracted more than 12,000 California tenants, is to push government officials at all levels to cancel rent and mortgage payments, ensuring renters can stay in their homes now and when the pandemic ends.  *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC  DefundLBPD.com DSA Long Beach Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
01:02:23
June 28, 2020
04-Long Beach Uprising DEBREIF 06/01/20
The protest decrying the death of Floyd, a black man who died after a  white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into  his neck last  week, was initially peaceful in the city. Hundreds of participants, many  chanting and holding signs reading, “No justice, no peace” and “Black  lives matter,” walked from the city’s downtown area through Alamitos  Beach, along Broadway, before circling back to downtown along Ocean  Boulevard on Sunday afternoon. *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com DSA Long Beach Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
01:14:38
June 28, 2020
02 "Would You Be My Hero" 05/17/20
Now "Essential Worker" has entered our collective conciousness and the list includes grocery stores, laundromats, restaurants (serving takeout and delivery), factories that produce foodstuffs and other products, gas stations, pharmacies, and hospitals. What do all of these businesses have in common? They rely on the labor of low-wage workers who, in many cases, toil without benefits, unions, and workplace protections. Public workers are still on the clock, too, cleaning our streets, delivering our mail, and making sure we have access to utilities and other social services.  We'll be discussing this and more. *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com DSA Long Beach Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
15:59
May 23, 2020
01-May Day w/ James from DSA-Long Beach 05/10/20
LIKE AND REVIEW!!!! On May 1, 1886, more than 300,000 workers in 13,000 businesses across the United States walked off their jobs in the first May Day celebration in history. In Chicago, the epicenter for the 8-hour day agitators, 40,000 went out on strike with the anarchists in the forefront of the public's eye. What happens next? Listen up to find out! https://twitter.com/DSALongBeach/status/1255286308085391360?s=20 *******RATE, REVIEW and SHARE******** Find out more info, get involved and donate: Black Lives Matter LBC DefundLBPD.com DSA Long Beach Hit us Up: wait podcast homepage w.a.i.t.whyamitalking@gmail.com
38:00
May 16, 2020