Buzzanco:Reconstruction, Western expansion and the Emergence of Industrial Capitalism

Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing Green and Red Podcast co-host and University of Houston History Prof. Bob Buzzanco‘s lectures on American History.

This first lecture discusses the aftermath of the Civil War; Reconstruction; Freedmen’s Bureau; and Sharecropping. Western expansion, Indian genocide and the Dawes Act. The emergence of Industrial Capitalism; the South as economic colony and the government’s involvement in Capitalism.

Struggle in Israel, The Growing Anti-Netanyahu Protests w/ Atalya Ben-Abba and Amitai Ben-Abba

In this episode, we’re speak 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.

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Portland in Revolt!

In this episode, we talk with Jay and  Kay, two Portland street organizers, about the uprising that has shaken  the city and garnered so much media attention.  In the two months since  the murder of George Floyd, Portland has been out on the streets every  night demanding justice and racial justice.

Recently, 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.

We discuss with our guests the background  of what’s been happening, organizing and street action tactics, the  courage of movements in Portland resisting the state every night, local  journalists that have been getting the story out and how to support the  continuing struggle.

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A Murder in Austin, w/ Anti-Police Brutality organizer Debbie Russell

We’re Back!  Lots of has been happening while we’ve been in break, so we start August atxby talking with veteran Austin community organizer, anti-police brutality advocate and Austin Legal Guild volunteer Debbie Russell (@Debmocracy) about the murder of Garrett Foster this past week, killed by a right-wing agitator who was driving his car into the crowd of peaceful protestors.

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Racial Violence, the Camp Logan Mutiny, and Confederate Monuments w/ Professor Clayton Lust

Green & Red Podcast celebrates its 30th episode with our special guest, esteemed scholar and friend Professor Clayton Lust (@ClaytonLust) from Houston Community Collegconfederatee and Lone Star College, who has studied and written extensively about the Camp Logan Mutiny, a vital important yet unfortunately lesser-known historical episode where Houston Police and African American soldiers had a violent racial conflict in Houston in 1917. Given current political conditions and a rising awareness of Black history and Black interactions with police, the events at Camp Logan offer great insight into the history of policing among African Americans.

Radical Seattle w/ Historian Cal Winslow

In our latest episode, Bob and Scott talk with historian Cal Winslow about the Seattle general strike of 1919. Labor actions and protests rad seattleare happening across the country and we take this moment to look back on one of the most important strikes in the 20th century. We discuss economic and social factors that set the stage for the strike, how the strike committee ran the city during the shutdown, the global backdrop and backlash.

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