The Best Political Movies of All Time (Part 2). Bob & Scott talk about their favorite Lefty films.

Green & Red Goes Hollywood!

At Green and Red, we’re big fans of popular culture and how it can  politicize and radicalize people.  We’ve already done shows on sports  and activism, progressive Country music, cancel culture, Socialism and  the Sopranos and other such themes. So…..in an upcoming series of episodes, we’re periodically going to talk about our favorite political/radical films, television and music.

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In part 2, we continue our journey into the best political films by starting with movies about working-class issues and activism.  Then we discuss some of our favorite foreign films with political themes, including the work of Gillo Pontecorvo and Costas-Gavras. Continue reading “The Best Political Movies of All Time (Part 2). Bob & Scott talk about their favorite Lefty films.”

80,000,000 Bombs in Laos: A Conversation with Sera Koulabdara of “Legacies of War”

In this episode, Bob had a conversation with Executive Director Sera Koulabdara (@SeraKoulabdara) of “Legacies of War” about the 50+ year crisis of unexploded ordnance (UXOs) in Laos.  Scott was away on assignment.

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At the same time as it was attacking Vietnam, the U.S. conducted a “secret war” against Laos through the air, dropping 2 million tons of bombs as part of its “sideshow” to the main war against the Vietnamese Revolution.   Included in that massive campaign were 270,000,000 cluster bombs, smaller bombs–about baseball-sized–or “bomblets” that often did not detonate.  So today, decades after the war ended, about 80,000,000 bombs remain in Laos. Continue reading “80,000,000 Bombs in Laos: A Conversation with Sera Koulabdara of “Legacies of War””

Col. Andrew Bacevich Talks about The Empire and The Apocalypse

Green and Red had a great conversation with the well-known scholar (and  Retired Colonel) Andrew Bacevich, whose new book is *After the  Apocalypse.*  We began by getting his views on the recent revelations regarding JCS Chair Mark Milley’s role in opposing Trump’s attempt to steal the election.

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“War is a Racket:” Measuring the true cost of war with Graham Clumpner

In this episode, Bob  and Scott  talk with anarchist, U.S. military veteran, environmentalist and direct action organizer Graham Clumpner.

We discuss movement politics and the military during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the rise of the far right since those wars and current politics and the military in the ages of Trump and COVID19. Continue reading ““War is a Racket:” Measuring the true cost of war with Graham Clumpner”