Comrade In The Machine

Frontline Praxis Episode 11

Life as a Leftist in the Military

In a slight departure from the show’s usual format, William sits down with “Condey”, a leftist who was radicalized while enlisted in the military. Topics include reconciling leftist principles in the imperialist machine, subversive radicalization of other enlistees, and how life in the military can highlight the inherent contradictions of capitalism, among many more.

This episode’s Solo Praxis segment focuses on disability justice and the importance of advocating for accessibility in every aspect of our daily lives.

Our guest is still in the process of getting out of the military and asked that we keep his identity anonymous to avoid any problems, however he did provide his Twitter username. You can find him at

Condey also voiced an important message towards the end of the conversation, imploring any active military, veterans, family member, or other loved one who is struggling with PTSD or any effects of psychological or emotional trauma from military life to please seek help. The help line in the US for veterans and active military in a mental health crisis is 1-800-273-8255, and in Canada is 1-800-268-7708.

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Socialist Rifle Association

Frontline Praxis Episode 10

Community Defense and Solidarity

In this episode, Eden talks with Faye, vice-president of the Socialist Rifle Association and host of the SRA podcast, about the importance of proper training in firearm safety and use, and how to organize a new SRA chapter or find a local chapter to join.

This episode’s Solo Praxis segment focuses on how to be a better ally and to better understand the systems of oppression that affect marginalized groups.

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TANC (Tenant And Neighborhood Councils)

Frontline Praxis Episode 9

Make Landlords Scared Again

In this episode, Eden and William sit down with Rane and Nick from TANC (Tenant And Neighborhood Councils) to talk about organizing with neighbors and communities against the exploitation and otherwise shady practices of landlords.

This episode’s Solo Praxis segment talks about different ways that an isolated leftist can potentially unearth some comrades close by safely.

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Lessons Learned

Frontline Praxis Episode 8

Finding The Revolutionary Spirit

In this episode, rather than featuring an interview, Eden and William sit down and talk to each other about some of the things they’ve learned while doing Frontline Praxis. We discuss community building, engaging in praxis without centering ourselves, disrupting the systems of oppression, and finding the fire within to keep pushing for a better world.

The Solo Praxis segment focuses on things we can do as individuals that aren’t necessarily financial in order to help support folks who need it.

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Sabotage in 1930s Germany

Frontline Praxis – Episode 7

History Repeats Itself

This episode is an interim episode, where Eden and William announce a switch to the release schedule of Frontline Praxis. Due to schedule conflicts, episodes will now be released on the alternate weeks, starting next week. This shorter episode is to tide listeners over until then.

Eden reads from a Twitter thread which takes a look at some of the covert sabotage efforts of German resistance against the rising Nazi regime in the 1930s. Afterwards, William points out the relevance and necessity of such actions in our modern times.

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Burgerville Workers Union with Emmett and Nate

Strength Through Community

Frontline Praxis Episode 6

Eden and William talk with Emmett and Nate from the Burgerville Workers Union, a fast food workers union in the Pacific Northwest which was the first nationally recognized fast food union in decades. We discuss the values and principles of the organization, mutual aid among the workers, battling burnout, and addressing accountability.

In this episode’s Solo Praxis segment, Eden talks about the importance of helping others financially when we’re able, without centering ourselves or our expectations.

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Food Not Bombs with co-founder Keith McHenry – Part II

Compassion Needs No Permit

Frontline Praxis Episode 5 – Food Not Bombs Part II

This is Part 2 of our interview with Keith McHenry, the co-founder of Food Not Bombs. In this episode, Eden and William discuss in-depth the “7 Steps to Starting a Food Not Bombs Chapter” as outlined by Keith on We also discuss what to do when faced with certain obstacles, including state repression. Since this entire episode is focused on how to start a FNB Chapter, rather than featuring a Solo Praxis segment, William dives into some of the hard numbers and statistics regarding global hunger and the manufactured scarcity of food.

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