Fighting Wall Street’s Funding of the Climate Crisis w/ Jackie Fielder

Since the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, the financial sector has put $3.8 TRILLION into the fossil fuel sector. That’s $3.8 trillion into oil, gas, coal and Indigenous and human rights abuses across the globe. These banks notoriously fund projects like the Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge’s Line 3 Pipeline. The banking sector keeps Big Oil flush with cash contributing trillions to the climate crisis. Wall Street, as well as banks in Canada, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world also talk a happy positive rap on sustainability and a healthy environment, but continue to make huge profits from it.

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Canceling Comedians While the World Burns w/ Ben Burgis

In the past few years, “canceling” someone from prominent platforms or careers has become an increasingly controversial topic in today’s cultural and political circles. A comedian or other public figures says, Tweets or does offensive things and a public backlash, often fueled by politically progressive social media, ensues. It’s destroyed careers. It’s targeted people by mistake. How does cancel culture effect movement building projects on the left? Is it a form of leftist self-sabotage, misplaced priorities or a legit means of speaking truth to power?

We talk about all of it with Ben Burgis, author of the new book “Canceling Comedians While the World Burns.” We dive deep into the “cancel culture” wars on the left. But, also get into how it’s practiced by the right with attempts to “cancel” everything from Critical Race Theory to opponents of Israel, and use it to further the left-right culture war.

Hundreds arrested stopping the Line 3 pipeline w/ Jake Conroy

Much thanks and appreciation to all the water protectors fighting Line 3!

This week, thousands of water protectors descended on northern Minnesota  to join the Indigenous-led struggle to stop the Line 3 tar sands  pipeline.

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Over 150 were arrested on Monday blocking construction on  Candian oil giant Enbridge’s construction site. Hundreds more occupied  an Enbridge drill pad on the Mississippi River as  the company prepared  to lay pipe under the river.   Our co-host Scott Parkin and our comrade Jake Conroy, of the Cranky Vegan YouTube channel, traveled to action camp to participate in and support the campaign.

They give Bob an on-the-ground report from Minnesota.

Canceled. The Keystone XL Pipeline is over and done.

This week, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) announced that they were finally terminating the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXL) project after over a decade resistance from the Alberta tar sands to Wall Street to the White House to the Gulf Coast.

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Scott Parkin, one of our favorite co-hosts of Green and Red Podcast, worked for ten years in the climate justice movements to stop KXL from being built. In this episode, Bob interviews Scott about his work in stopping the KXL pipeline, strategies to fight the oil industry and what’s next for the climate justice movement.

Noam Chomsky on the 1960s and the New Left

Noam Chomsky has been cited as “America’s greatest intellectual” who “makes the powerful, as well as their liberal apologists, deeply uncomfortable.” His participation in the New Left, in both intellectual and activist circles, is part of our history.

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Bob and Scott speak with Professor Chomsky about the history of the New Left, the anti-Vietnam movement, the Black Panthers, Feminism, the destruction of Vietnam, the Responsibility of Intellectuals and current issues including Black Lives Matter, Gaza, and woke politics on the Left.