Diane Wilson on Her Hunger Strike Against Oil Exports

In this episode, we talk with the legendary Diane Wilson, Texas shrimper, environmentalist and author, about her hunger strike demanding that the Biden Administration stop the proposed dredging of Matagorda ship channel and ban crude oil exports.

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Fighting Fossil Fuels in Idaho with Organizer Helen Yost

Happy Greenwashing Day (i.e. Earth Day)!

In our Earth Day episode, flying solo, Scott talks with Wild Idaho Rising Tide co-founder and organizer, and host of Radio Free Moscow’s “Climate Justice Forum,” Helen Yost.

Listen in: https://bit.ly/WildIdahoGandR

In 2011, Wild Idaho Rising Tide launched with a direct action campaign to stop the “Tar Sands Megaloads,” huge pieces of oil drilling Continue reading “Fighting Fossil Fuels in Idaho with Organizer Helen Yost”

Mike Elk of Payday Report talks about Amazon and Alabam‪a‬

In our second interview with Mike Elk in the past couple weeks, after he returned from a week in Alabama, we followed up on the Amazon union vote in Bessemer, of which the results are still out, possible outcomes and the future of union organizing at Amazon, and a recent Coal Mine strike outside Tuscaloosa at Warrior Met Coal, which has just been settled.  We also discussed a new Steel strike in Pittsburg.

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Mike Elk, longtime labor reporter who’s written for The Guardian, The Nation, and Politico, is the founder and editor of Payday Report, which chronicles labor actions and strikes every week and provides information and news about labor and unions that you won’t get elsewhere.

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Baseball and Bosses vs. the Georgia GOP (Ruling Class Resistance Redux‪)‬

Scott and Bob have another discussion about the ruling class, this time emphasizing its role in opposing the “new” Jim Crow voting laws just passed in Georgia.

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Corporations based in Georgia–especially Delta and Coca Cola, and the Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank–have been vigorously critical of these overt attempts to suppress Black votes, in a campaign organized by African American business leaders. Continue reading “Baseball and Bosses vs. the Georgia GOP (Ruling Class Resistance Redux‪)‬”

The Cold War in Central America w/ Prof. Phillip Berryma‪n‬

In this episode, on the 41st anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador, we talk with Prof. Phillip Berryman about the tumultuous history of Central America during the 1970s and 80s. We discussed liberation theology, his work in Central America during Carter and Reagan’s wars against the people of countries like El Salvador and Guatemala, the solidarity movements of the 80s and compared the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Donald Trump. Continue reading “The Cold War in Central America w/ Prof. Phillip Berryma‪n‬”

BAmazon Pt 2! The Amazon Union Drive in Alabama w/ Alexander Richey of Payday Repor‪t‬

Part two of our series on the Amazon union drive in Alabama. We talk with Alexander Richey , the first-ever Bill Greider Grant recipient with Payday Report, about the situation on the ground as Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse prepares to vote on whether they will become the first unionized “Amazon Fulfillment Center.” Continue reading “BAmazon Pt 2! The Amazon Union Drive in Alabama w/ Alexander Richey of Payday Repor‪t‬”

BAmazon! The Amazon Union Drive in Alabama, w/ Mike Elk of “Payday Report‪”‬

One of the most important union organizing drives in recent history is playing out in the Birmingham-Bessemer, Alabama area as Amazon workers are holding a union vote due to end next Monday.  We spoke with Mike Elk, the creator and editor of “Payday Report,” about the situation in Alabama, the impact of Joe Biden’s endorsement, the intersection of Black Lives Matter and the union efforts, and Amazon’s attempts to intimidate and defeat the organizing drive. Continue reading “BAmazon! The Amazon Union Drive in Alabama, w/ Mike Elk of “Payday Report‪”‬”

Iran! Biden, Nukes, and Sanctions, with Professor Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerd‪i‬

In this episode we talked with Dr. Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi about the politics and history of U.S.-Iranian relations.

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Dr. Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, who is an assistant professor in Comparative Political Theory at Goldsmith’s University of London.   He was previously a  British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford  (2016-2019), where he also obtained his doctorate Continue reading “Iran! Biden, Nukes, and Sanctions, with Professor Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerd‪i‬”

Scott and Bob on The Way Podcast (FM 91.7 CT)

cross-posted from the Way

We recently did an interview with Bill Troveski from the Way Podcast (FM 91.7 at the University of Connecticut).

We talked the Texas power crisis, politicians, BLM, the struggle among classes, anarchism and much more.

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Texas Freezes Over, Pt. 3! Environmental Justice in Houston w/ Organizer Bryan Parra‪s‬

Our series on the climate and political crises in Texas continues!

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In this episode, we talk with Houston-based environmental justice advocate and organizer Bryan Parras (@hightechaztec) about the impact of the Texas polar vortex and the subsequent political crisis. Continue reading “Texas Freezes Over, Pt. 3! Environmental Justice in Houston w/ Organizer Bryan Parra‪s‬”