Donate to Green & Red Podcast, Get Books!

We’ve gotten a lot more donors this year and we really appreciate it and we’d like to have a few more. We run on a shoestring budget but we do have to pay for some tech help and promotions.

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I’ve edited books on various topics in U.S. history for my classes, and so now we’re offering those to our donors. The first 3 pictures include 7 books on U.S. history . . . if you donate $35, we’ll send you one. Donate $60 and you get 3. Donate $125 and you get all 7.

The last picture includes 3 books I’ve written or edited–Masters of War; Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life; Blackwell Companion to the Vietnam War. Since they’re in short supply, we’ll send you one for a $100 donation.

Where’s the Resistance? Elections Won’t Save Us

Cross-posted from Afflict the Comfortable

by Bob Buzzanco

With the Supreme Court on a holy war to protect guns, fetuses, and big polluting corporations, among others, there’s a real and growing sense of panic among progressives, women, environmentalists and liberal and left-leaning Americans about the future. The Court has also agreed to put on the docket for next term a case about election law that would give the states virtually total power to conduct elections any way they want–meaning that GOP-led legislatures could give electoral votes to their candidate even if he/she lost the election in that state. It’s a scary time.

And what’s the response been? Nancy Pelosi was campaigning for anti-abortion and pro-gun Democrat Henry Cuellar in south Texas on the day the Dobbs decision came down. With her help and lots of DCCC money Cuellar squeaked past his pro-choice opponent. Joe Biden responded to the Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by making an empty speech and then cutting a deal with Mitch McConnell to appoint, wait for it, an anti-abortion judge to a federal seat. Liberal groups, many of whom promised to be in the streets and shut down the country if abortions were outlawed, mostly complained on social media and used the decision to raise money.

It was nothing like the summer of 2020.

Animal Liberation and Direct Action ft. Jake Conroy and Tylor Starr w/ Radicals and Revolutionaries

In our latest, we’re joined by our friend and comrade Jake Conroy and his co-host Tylor Starr. We talk about their new podcast, Radicals and Revolutionaries, which documents the history of direct action in the animal rights movements. We get into history, strategy and direct action.

Listen in: https://apple.co/3nI3skg

All of our favorite things to talk about! Radicals and Revolutionaries is an oral history podcast documenting the radical animal liberation movement and the revolutionaries who started it.

The End of Roe v. Wade: Shutdown SCOTUS ft. Hope Neyer w/ Shutdown DC

Flying solo, Scott talks with return guest, public health worker and organizer Hope Neyer (@heyneyer) with Shutdown DC (@ShutDown_DC) about the end of Roe v. Wade. They discuss above ground and underground actions at the end of Roe v. Wade, de-legitimatizing SCOTUS, right-wing backlash, the impacts of the overturning of Roe on blue states, red states and marginalized communities.

Listen in: https://apple.co/3Oj28zw

Watergate turns 50. Inside the White House Plumbers w/ author Matt Krogh

June 17th is the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break in. In 1972, five men were arrested breaking into the Democratic National Committee HQ at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. They were part of a group that operated out of the Nixon White House called the “Plumbers.” Their job was to investigate leaks in the White House and conduct other surveillance and sabotage against Nixon’s political enemies.

Listen in: https://apple.co/3zF7fWI

One of the heads of the White House Plumbers was Egil “Bud” Krogh. Krogh passed away in 2020, but before his death, he co-wrote a memoir of his experience in the Nixon Administration’s secret espionage unit with his son Matt Krogh.

You Tube Censors the Green and Red Podcast!

Clearly, the Green and Red Podcast is a fly in someone’s ointment. YouTube has taken down our episode about America’s culture wars calling it “misinformation” and “inappropriate.”
What did we say? We talked about guns, abortion rights, Texas, and the bleak state of American society and politics–in other words, what you see every day. Social media enables right-wing violence, the big lie, and COVID denial, but they canceled Green & Red’s discussion of those realities.
They let right wingers and anti-vaxxers go crazy on those platforms, but not us. Free speech isn’t really that free.