Green and Red. Week in Review. AOC at the Met Gala, General Mark Milley and “Justice for J6”

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“AOC’s gown. Mark Milley stands his ground. Right-wing crazies coming to town.”

It’s time for G&R (Griping and Ranting)’s Week in Review.

In this new episode, we talk about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Tax the Rich” emblazoned wardrobe at the Met Gala and how protest gets commodified and co-opted (but we’re not too harsh on AOC). And then we show a special behind the scenes video clip of Mitch McConnell and Republican Senators at their own Toga Gala. Continue reading “Green and Red. Week in Review. AOC at the Met Gala, General Mark Milley and “Justice for J6””

Doing Miami’s Dirty Work (Wittingly or Not): Responding to “New Politics”

cross-posted from Afflict the Comfortable

by Bob Buzzanco

A few days ago, the self-described socialist magazine New Politics put out an editorial, penned by Lois Weiner and Daniel Fischer, titled “NP on Cuba: Consistent Oppostion to US Imperialism and Support of Democratic Rights.”  The image attached to the editorial was a Green and Red Podcast Facebook post that I had put up featuring an article by Greg Shupak  titled “Solidarity With Cuba More Important Than Ever,” and I indelicately finished my post by writing “Viva Cuba and F**k You to New Politics and other jargon-laden ‘leftists’ who are on the wrong side of history.”

It wasn’t the first time either I or the Green and Red Podcast had specifically endorsed articles or essays in support of the Cuban people and the Cuban state amid a 60-year war of aggression coming from the United States and more specifically after a series of protests in Cuba on July 11th that many self-described leftists supported. Continue reading “Doing Miami’s Dirty Work (Wittingly or Not): Responding to “New Politics””

Minnesota Police Blocking Release of Info on Pipeline Protests w/ Will Parrish and Charlotte Grubb

Indigenous women led movements have continued to disrupt the  construction of Canadian oil giant Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 pipeline with over a thousand arrested. Police have escalated in a multitude of ways (felony charges, high bails, rubber bullets, tear gas, etc) against water protecting pipeline opponents.

Listen here: https://bit.ly/Line3CopsGandR

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Week in Review: Climate Crisis, Cali Recall, liberal cowardice re cop reform.

Scott’s and Bob’s 2nd The Week in Review (if you have an idea for a snappier name, please email us) show is up. We began by briefly mentioning a few notable events from these dates–the Attica uprising, the coup in Chile, and the 9/11/01 attacks.

Then Scott in particular griped and ranted about the climate crisis–with flooding in both New Orleans and New York–and wildfired, and about the failure of a lot of left environmental groups to take effective action. After that, we had some fun talking about the California (Scott’s home state) recall, where the corporatist Gavin Newsom needs to stay in office , as bad as he is, because his main opponent is an African-American who believes in reparations……..for slave owners, as well as being a Trump clone who might end up appointing a U.S. senator.

Finally, Bob got in a good rant about liberal fear and weakness led them to run away from Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police even though those issues were popular in the fall of 2020, and then blame advocates of Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police when they did badly in the elections of 2020. Lot going on here, so please subscribe to the Green and Red YouTube channel and follow us on all other social media. Have a great weekend too.

Climate Resistance and Resilience

pic via NY Times

It’s been a summer of wildfires from the Mediterranean to the Amazon to the American West. We’ve seen hurricanes travel thousands of miles to ravage the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. We’ve also seen ravenous fossil fuel companies and complicit state actors wage war against non-violent water protectors in Minnesota and Appalachia.

This fall, attention will be turning to the U.N. Climate Talks in Glasgow, Scotland. The story will be about Biden, policy, climate finance and more. But at Green and Red Podcast, we want to lift up the voices of those organizing fossil fuel resistance and climate resilience.

To kick off this “climate fall,” we’ve just done an arc on climate resistance and resilience. Continue reading “Climate Resistance and Resilience”

Hurricane Ida and Mutual Aid w/ Suncere Ali Shakur and scott crow

Last week, Hurricane Ida, a category four storm, made landfall on the Gulf Coast. Over a million people were without power and 16 were killed. The hurricane then moved up the east coast hitting New York and New Jersey with powerful winds and floods. At least 52 people are reported dead in the Northeast. Ida made landfall on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Katrina was a category 5 storm that caused over 1800 deaths and $125 billion in damage.

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Week in Review: Tribute to Ed Asner, Texas Anti-Abortion Bounty Hunters, Afghanistan and more!

Welcome to G&R’s (Griping and Ranting) new series–the Week in Review.

We’ll be airing our grievances about the week’s events and news, our thoughts and analysis, biting critiques, lots of snark, some humor and more. Continue reading “Week in Review: Tribute to Ed Asner, Texas Anti-Abortion Bounty Hunters, Afghanistan and more!”

Dakota Access Pipeline Saboteur Jessica Reznicek Sentenced to Prison w/ climate justice organizer Alex Cohen

Jessica Reznicek is a land and water defender who worked with the Catholic Worker Community in Des Moines, IA.

Listen to our podcast by Jessica: https://bit.ly/FreeJessRGandR

In 2016, she began to organize against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa.  When the regulatory, political and even civil disobedience channels didn’t work, she concluded the system was broken. Then, she, and a fellow Catholic Worker, began to disable construction machinery along the pipeline route. Continue reading “Dakota Access Pipeline Saboteur Jessica Reznicek Sentenced to Prison w/ climate justice organizer Alex Cohen”

Our Series on the End of the War in Afghanistan

Two weeks ago, we’ve seen the Taliban seize Kabul abruptly ending the 20 year war and occupation of Afghanistan. Afghan president Ashraf Ghani fled the country. The sudden and dramatic Taliban gains came as the U.S. withdrew its ground troops from Afghanistan.

Aid groups are warned of the humanitarian crisis that is now unfolding. Since January, nearly 400,000 have been displaced. Over 1,000 civilians have been killed or injured in fighting over the past month. The images of U.S. helicopters flying over the U.S. embassy brought back memories of the April 1975 evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Saigon. Continue reading “Our Series on the End of the War in Afghanistan”

The End of America’s Forever War in Afghanistan w/ Graham Clumpner

America’s forever war in Afghanistan ended with the withdrawal of U.S. troops after a twenty year war and occupation. A speedy summer offensive by the Taliban through quickly led to the fall of Kabul.

Listen in: https://bit.ly/foreverGandR

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