Dr. Ussama Makdisi on Sheikh Jarra, Gaza and the Israeli Colonization of Palestine

Beginning on May 9th, the Israeli Defense Force attacked Palestinian populations in Gaza for 11 days leaving 250 dead (including 66 children), more than 1700 injured and over 6000 homeless. This most recent attack by the Israelis was in relation to Israeli settler provocations against Palestinians in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

We talk with Dr. Ussama Makdisi (@UssamaMakdisi) about the history of Israeli colonization and displacement of the Palestinian people. How the U.S. supports Israel with $3.8 billion a year in military aid while trying to appear as a “mediator” in Israeli-Palestinian relations. The Israeli propaganda machine targeting of critics and journalists of Israel in the U.S.

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Is Your Outrage Pure?

cross-posted from Afflict the Comfortable

by Prof. Bob Buzzanco

Planned Election Protests Shouldn’t Have Been Postponed

First, there’s not going to be a “coup” or any other type of stolen election.  The hysterics surrounding this issue have frankly become embarrassing on the Left.  No reason to go into the particulars here (though I did in a lengthy piece a few weeks ago), but it’s not going to happen.  Trump won’t be president after January 20th, 2021.

But coup-or-no-coup is a pretty weak line on gauging political success. The standard for Pass/Fail shouldn’t be the worst possible outcome—the actual theft of government power.  The way some people are sizing this up, anything short of tanks rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue flying Confederate flags with the Proud Boys and Q him- or her-self leading the attack with Kid Rock providing the marching music would be a victory. Continue reading “Is Your Outrage Pure?”

The Big Five-Oh Pt 2. “Where Does the Left Go From Here?”

Our fiftieth episode was such a BFD, that we made it a two parter.

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In part two, we get into the aftermath of the election and discuss where do we go from here when 70 million Americans voted for the racist and right-wing policies of Donald Trump, the Democrats’ “Misleadership Class” that continues to fail masses of people, the Coup That Wasn’t and how grassroots organizers saved the day.

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The Big Five-Oh Pt 1. Plus “Where Does the Left Go From Here?”

Bob and Scott celebrate the 50th episode of the Green and Red Podcast. They discuss past episodes, themes of the show like liberal reformist politics, people-powered organizing and an autonomous left.

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Election 2020. Fighting Like Your Life Depends on It (Because It Does)

In our #ElectionDay2020 special episode, Bob  and Scott share their thoughts on next Tuesday’s election, liberal freakouts, Trump’s politics, and organizing no matter what.

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