The Specter podcast: Queer Against Capital

BY:The Specter| August 10, 2023
The Specter podcast: Queer Against Capital


“A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism.” – Karl Marx, Manifesto of the Communist Party

In this episode, YCL members Jack and Emma speak with Bennett Shoop, a queer organizer for the Claudia Jones School for Political Education and member of the D.C. YCL, about radical LGBTQ+ history and theory. Shoop uses a Marxist analysis to draw the connections between homophobia, transphobia, the oppression of women, and racism; and the need for working class leadership in the struggle for equality. Shoop’s pamphlet Queer Against Capital can be read here.



Image: 2019 Queer Liberation March in NYC by Reclaim Pride Coalition / Leandro Justen (Facebook)


    Young organizers and activists of the Communist Party USA and Young Communist League collectives around the country explore politics, social justice, and culture through the Marxist lens using scientific research, observation, and participation in working class movements. More episodes available here. The Specter is also on Stitcher and Spotify.

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