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Greetings! Since age 15 at the turn of the Millennium I underwent an awakening of curiosity about the mysteries of the world. My grandfather Don Basham wrote many books about spiritual topics and my father Glenn Basham granted me a very artistic atmosphere of classical music in the home I was raised and homeschooled in. I spent about 15 years total traveling all throughout Asia and learning both Japanese and Chinese as well as a myriad of other topics. Now I'm excited to share these discover ...
 
Greetings from teacher Dee. I am welcoming everyone on board. I am teacher Dee and I am an ESL teacher, corporate trainer and I am based in Shanghai, China. I have been teaching English since 1998 and I have helped hundreds of students and adults learning English for different purposes. I have taught English as a second language to French speaking learners, Japanese speaking learners, Korean speaking learners, Chinese speaking learners and Russian speaking learners. It is my pleasure to help ...
 
"One Min Chinese" targets on beginning-level learners who want to learn survival Chinese for traveling purposes. It is produced in forms of mini videos and podcast lessons, and it is about 1-minute long. We understand it is hard to have that time commitment to learn Chinese when you have a busy life, and we want to make the learning of survival Chinese quicker and easier for you!
 
Want to have fun while learning Chinese?! Let your favorite English-speaking taxi driver help you navigate the streets of Taiwan. Take a ride with A-Fu and learn ZHONG WEN with ease! A-fu's Taxi is your number one resource for learning daily Chinese vocabulary and phrases. Updated every month, you'll be a fluent Chinese speaker in no time!
 
Do you want to learn some basics in Mandarin Chinese? The tracks presented here are designed to give you a taste of Mandarin Chinese language and culture. You’ll hear short conversations where people greet each other, introduce themselves and their families, describe where they come from and what they do for a living. You’ll hear them talk about sports, ask for directions, buy things, order food in a restaurant, invite someone to dinner – or simply share their experience of learning Chinese. ...
 
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Recently, Mandarin Companion participated in the 2021 National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC), and the topics discussed provided quite a bit of insight into what is in store for the future of Chinese learning, since methods applied in schools trickles down to affect all learners. Spoiler alert: the future is bright! Guest interview with Jonatha…
 
We are excited to announce ‘Reading Capital With Comrades’—a new 12-part podcast series teaching volume 1 of Karl Marx's Capital. Listen now on Spotify, Soundcloud & more!Marx published the first volume of Capital in 1867 after pouring over a decade of his life into writing it and another decade researching political economy. The book is more than …
 
One thing is unambiguously clear: Derek Chauvin being found guilty is the result of a historic popular uprising. Chauvin’s brutal murder of George Floyd ignited a massive resistance from Minneapolis’ Third Precinct into the smallest towns and biggest cities in the United States. The Party for Socialism and Liberation was proud to participate in thi…
 
Everyone loves Chinese food, but if only there were a way to tie your love for the cuisine into progress learning the language. Well, there is! ...sort of. Tune in to learn what to do and what not to do so that your stomach stays full as your Mandarin levels up. Guest interview with James Wong who, despite a severe hearing disability, worked hard t…
 
To General of the Army and First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Raúl Castro Ruz;To President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and to all delegates of the Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba:On behalf of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the United States, we send you revolutionary greetings and solidarity on the occasion of the VII…
 
History is always political – many of us here are familiar with this concept. However, the lessons taught in school leave out the important context, reducing history to just a mere list of dates, people, and isolated events.As Marx once said “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” Understanding the progress…
 
After the deaths of Marx and Engels, socialists began taking up the important task of summarizing their work for popularization. In 1919, for example, Georg Lukács, the Hungarian Marxist, argued that the essence of Marx’s project is not the correctness or incorrectness of his many theses, but rather, his dialectical method. Stressing the significan…
 
Dear Listeners, we are bringing you an interview with Mr Mario Nakić - founder & editor of the libertarian website liberal.hr The website comments daily Croatian politics from a libertarian viewpoint and further adds interesting articles about the Austrian School of Economics. Be warned the interview is long, and partly - due to a rather bad intern…
 
Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General and renowned international human rights attorney who stood against U.S. military aggression worldwide, died peacefully April 9 at his home in New York City, surrounded by close family. He was 93 years old.Read the full article: https://www.liberationnews.org/ramsey-clark/…
 
What if you are still struggling to get to the point where you can read the lowest level graded readers? What techniques can get you there? John and Jared will discuss steps you can take to bridge the gap to real reading and also begin to experience the snowball effect of reading in Chinese. Guest interview is with Abigail Washburn, a Grammy Award …
 
Gloria La Riva speaks on Radio Havana Cuba regarding the blockade against the Cuban people, and the caravans in 60 US cities that drove in solidarity with the caravans in Cuba demanding the lifting of the embargo that the US has inflicted upon Cuba for over half a century.By Liberation Audio
 
As anti-Asian violence and sentiment spikes nationwide, a string of violent assaults and robberies on elderly Asians in the Bay Area are fueling outrage. Video from two separate, unprovoked attacks in Oakland and San Francisco, which left one dead and three others injured, was shared widely. This prompted widespread condemnation and a range of resp…
 
On March 2, the Alabama State Senate passed a bill intended to prevent transgender youth from accessing any gender-affirming care. The bill, absurdly titled the “Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act,” bans puberty blockers and hormone therapies for transgender youth. This vital medical care alleviates the psychological and physical harm c…
 
Bolivian coup leader and former self-proclaimed president Jeanine Áñez was arrested on March 13 in the department of Beni. She was found hiding in a box to avoid detection from authorities. On March 15, Áñez made her first appearance in front of a judge via video. She was officially charged with sedition, terrorism and conspiracy due to her involve…
 
Will Chinese one day unseat English to become the dominant language around the world? Jared and John discuss a paper by professor Jeffery Gil who predicts that one day it will. Guest interview is with Amani Core who provides a philosophical perspective on how Chinese shapes our view of humanity. Links from the episode: “Chinese to Rise as a Global …
 
Powerful protests are sweeping through Haiti in response to U.S.-backed President Jovenel Moïse’s refusal to step down at the end of his constitutionally-bound presidential term. Hear how conditions are ripe for revolt in Haiti and what role the U.S. is playing in thwarting the Haitian people's desire for independence.…
 
The Party for Socialism and Liberation recently held a forum on International Women's Day, as well as the ongoing struggle in Haiti.International Women's Day, March 8, is a day of global celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women and a reminder of the ongoing struggle for women’s rights. In this clip you will hear a pr…
 
On Tuesday, March 16 at around 5:00 p.m., three spas staffed by Asian workers in the Atlanta area were the targets of a racist and sexist mass shooting. Eight people were killed, seven of whom were women, and six of the women were Asian. The shooter, a 21 year old white male, admitted to this heinous crime shortly after he was arrested later that n…
 
Editor’s note: 8 people were murdered in the Atlanta area the the night of March 16 when a white supremacist carried out a series of terrorist attacks targeting spas staffed by Asian workers. The Party for Socialism and Liberation expresses our deepest sympathy and solidarity to the loved ones of those who lost their lives in these horrific massacr…
 
Working-class and oppressed women are bearing the brunt of the combined COVID and economic crises in the United States. December’s jobs numbers produced shocking headlines throughout the mainstream media. CNN’s headline read: “The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. All of them were held by women.” A separate Bureau of Labor Statistics survey…
 
You probably know a bit about Chinese surnames, but in this episode you’ll learn how they relate to both Chinese culture and language acquisition plus how they can even help you forge new relationships in Chinese. Guest interview is with Chris Marquis (of the China Corner Office podcast), business professor from Cornell University specializing in C…
 
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