It’s our hundredth episode.
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We’ve done a lot in the 17 months (to the day) since we launched Green and Red. The themes of our scrappy little show include lifting up movement organizing and direct action; critiques of corporate liberalism and reformist politics, the far right & the status quo; sharing people’s history; poking at the sacred cows of the “left” (NGO industrial complex, Brooklyn hipster socialism, Democratic hacks like Pelosi, Schumer, Obomber and Biden); and doing it with humor, wit and a few laughs at our own expense.
Green and Red Podcast had a great conversation with Professor Richard Wolff about economic theories, the vital role of the government in subsidizing and supporting corporations and banks, China’s economic strength, how the Federal Reserve creates money for people who already have great wealth, growing inequality, and the continued importance of Karl Marx.
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Our favorite music is that music that gets in your face, flips over tables and fights those in power.
Consolidated was a band that did that very thing. Since their formation in the late 80s, they’ve used music to speak out on corporate greed, fascism, homophobia, and animal rights. Now they are returning to the music scene with more of the anti-capitalist fascist-fighting same.
The fight against Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline continues to escalate. Since we last talked about it, Indigenous women-led movements on the ground have been disrupting construction along the pipeline route. Last week, the Giniw Collective, Earth First!, Rainforest Action Network and others took more action.
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In our third episode of our ongoing conversation about the New Left, we pay tribute to the memory of the great New Left historian Walter LaFeber of Cornell University.
We talked about the historical importance of the New Left, especially in the study of U.S. foreign relations, the so-called Wisconsin School, William Appleman Williams and others, and then discussed Professor LaFeber’s contribution as one of the most important historians of the modern era. We talked about
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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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.