In this episode, we talk with Angela Castillo and Lorena Rodriquez with Colombia Conexion- SF Bay (@colconxnsf) about the mass uprisings happening in cities across Colombia.
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The U.S.-backed right-wing government of Ivan Duque Marquez has pushed a neo-liberal tax reform bill that has sparked mass protest across the country. The Duque government has responded with horrific police brutality resulting in at least 42 deaths as well as many more injured and disappeared by state forces. We dive deep into the history and politics of Colombia, its government’s and U.S. backed death squads war on left social movements and current crises around COVID-19 and austerity. We also discuss the city of Cali and its role as one of the epicenters of street resistance.
In part one of this two-part episode, we talk with writer Harbeer Sandhu about the social, political and epidemiological crises happening in India. Recently returned from a trip to India, Harbeer talks with us about the impact of COVID in India, the lockdowns in Punjab, the general strike in January and the politics and policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP party,
Listen to part one: https://bit.ly/IndiaGandR
Listen to part two: https://bit.ly/IndiaPt2GandR
In this episode we discuss Jimmy Carter’s policies as President (1977-1981) both domestic and foreign. In Part 1, we look into his rise to prominence via the Trilateral Commission, his race-baiting during the 1976 Campaign, his embrace of Neo-Liberal policies, and his deregulation of key industries–all of which led to the rise of Ronald Reagan and Reagan’s Policies.
Listen in to Part One: https://apple.co/3exioOb
Listen in to Part Two: bit.ly/JimmyCarter2GandR
Throughout the world (but not in the U.S.) May 1st is International Workers’ Day, so Scott and Bob had a discussion on the radical origins of “Labor Day” as a Socialist celebration of the working class.
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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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To put the story in full context, we discuss with Diane her 30 years of
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.
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In 2011, Wild Idaho Rising Tide launched with a direct action campaign to stop the “Tar Sands Megaloads,” huge pieces of oil drilling
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.
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.