Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco) had a spirited discussion on the impact of the events of September 11, 2001. We offered personal recollections, talked about the larger historical context in which it occurred, considered the consequences of the attacks–prolonged Mid-East wars and heightened repression at home, discussed the way the attacks and wars were manipulated for “patriotic” reasons, and talked about how it effects the U.S. today, in the era of Trump.
In this episode, we talk with climate and finance campaigner Pendle Marshall-Hallmark (@PendleTheWitch) of Amazon Watch (@amazonwatch) about the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest.
Last year saw some of the worst fires in record for the region and this year’s fire season looks to be no better. The problem is made much worse by the Bolsanaro government’s deregulation of Brazilian environmental protections. increased industry efforts at deforestation and the financing of it all by U.S. asset managers and banks like Blackrock and JPMorgan Chase. We also share few words and thoughts remembering scholar, author and anarchist David Graeber who passed away suddenly on September 3rd. Continue reading “VIDEO: The Amazon is Burning with Pendle Marshall-Hallmark”
In this episode, we talk with muckraker journalist and Kenosha kid Steve Horn (@steveahorn) from the Real News Network (@TheRealNews) about Kenosha, WI and California climate politics.
We start with Kenoha’s history of deindustrialization and surburbanization since the auto giant Chrysler left the city in the late 1980s, and then get into the current politics around the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the eruption of protests in Kenosha and the subsequent shooting of unarmed protestors by teenage racist militia member Kyle Rittenhouse.We also discuss the trope of “outside agitators” Continue reading “VIDEO: The Road to Kenosha and California’s Wildfires with Muckraker Steve Horn”
This lecture talks about Corporate Liberalism, reform from the top down, the Federal Reserve Act, the Pure Food and Drug and Meat Inspection. And then the American entry into the Great War and the race for empire. He talks about the arms race and alliances, the Balkans crisis, political neutrality but economic relationships; International Law and Sub warfare. Continue reading “Buzzanco: Corporate Liberalism, the Great War and the Race for Empire”
Here’s the fourth lecture of the semester. It talks about Imperialism, Cuba, the Philippines & “The Open Door.” The Progressive Era, Reform & Muckraking; Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle,” Child Labor & Sweatshops; The “other” progressives, and Corporate Liberalism.
Green and Red Podcast recently talked with two Israeli activists and refuseniks Amitai Ben- Abba (@amitaibenabba) and Atalya Ben-Abba about the current uprising happening against the Netanyahu government and the movement refusing service in the Israeli army in protest of the occupation.
The anti-Netanyahu movement, or the “Balfour struggle,” as it’s known in Israel, has been out in the streets across the country and in front of “Crime Minister” Benjamin Netanyahu’s homes for months. The Israeli left has not only begun to see large numbers of people joining them and increased police violence against protestors, but also a convergence of anti-austerity movements, the anti-occupation movement and people fed up with the government’s corruption and bungling of the COVID-19 crisis. Continue reading “VIDEO: Struggle in Israel, The Growing Anti-Netanyahu Protests”
For over 90 days, since the murder of George Floyd, anti-police brutality and Black Lives Matter movements in Portland, OR have faced down the Portland Police Bureau, the Dept. of Homeland Security and various right wing racist militias.
The Trump administration attempted to crack down on protests in an unprecedented show of aggression by putting federal agents on the street, kidnapping protestors off the street and responding with mass violence. The entire city rose up against the federal government’s intervention, prompting a pull back by the feds. But since then the Portland Police have continued the violence against protests. Continue reading “Resisting the Police State in Portland”