COVID-19 and Thanksgiving with Prof Sarah Koster!

In this short video, we talk about the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, avoiding large gatherings and alternative ways to enjoy Thanksgiving with community health worker Prof. Sarah Koster of Samual Merritt University.

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As Trump’s Attempts to Undo Election Fail, Fears of “Coup” Prove Unfounded

MEDIA ADVISORY

As Trump’s Attempts to Undo Election Fail, Fears of “Coup” Prove Unfounded

(Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

“Georgia and Michigan Deliver Blows to Trump’s Efforts to Undo the Election”

“Business and World Leaders Move On As Trump Fights to Reverse Election”

–New York Times online headline, 20 November 2020

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Donald Trump’s plans to overturn the 2020 election results hit a huge barrier today as legislators in Georgia and Michigan affirmed that they would designate Joe Biden’s electors as the official representatives to the Electoral College.

On Green and Red Podcast and elsewhere, Scott Parkin and Bob Buzzanco have been discussing this issue frequently over the past two months and, contrary to most media analyses, have made it clear that Trump was not going to stage a “coup” or otherwise remain in office. Continue reading “As Trump’s Attempts to Undo Election Fail, Fears of “Coup” Prove Unfounded”

Ruling Class 101 and the Coup That Wasn’t

We’re not ones to subscribe to popular world views, even those held on  the left. So, in our latest episode, Green and Red dive deep into the  history and politics of the American Ruling Class, coups at other points  in history,  and the great coup of 2020 (that wasn’t).

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

We start off with a conversation about what is a coup and not a coup. We  talk about coups in places like Indonesia in 1965, Chile in 1973, and  in other points of history; and how the end of the Trump regime has yet to constitute what is considered “coup.”     Continue reading “Ruling Class 101 and the Coup That Wasn’t”

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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The Lessons of Aaron Sorkin’s “Trial of the Chicago 7”

In this episode, we give a film review of Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” Loosely based on the trial of the Chicago 7 and chairman of the Black Panther Party Bobby Seale, the film is a lightly fictionalized courtroom drama based on the six-month trial of eight men accused of conspiring to cross state lines and incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Listen: https://bit.ly/chicagotrialgandr

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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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Saint or Subversive? Dorothy Day & the Politics of the Catholic Church with Prof. Jack Downey

In this episode, we talk with Professor Jack Downey of the University of Rochester about Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement. We get into Day’s life and influence, liberation theology, the politics of the modern Catholic Church, the tactic of self-immolation as a form of resistance and more.

Jack Downey is the John Henry Newman Chair in Roman Catholic Studies at the University of Rochester. He teaches courses on contemporary justice movements, liberation theologies, North American religious history, Christianity, Buddhism, and contemplative traditions. His current research projects examine self-immolation, forms of protest, violence, Roman Catholicism in Alaska and Québec, and asceticism. Continue reading “Saint or Subversive? Dorothy Day & the Politics of the Catholic Church with Prof. Jack Downey”

See You in the Streets! The History and Politics of Street Action with Coffee with Comrades

In this special cross-podcast episode, Bob and Scott talk with Pearson, the host of the anarchist podcast Coffee with Comrades, about street organizing– the history of it, the current politics around it and the mechanics of how to do it.

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

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Sports and Politics with Sports Writer Dave Zirin!

In this episode, we speak with sports writer Dave Zirin (@edgeofsports) about the wildcat strikes that shook the NBA in late August; the role of sports activists like Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James and Megan Rapinhoe; the increased resistance to the status quo in high school, college and professional sports; how sports are a medium to communicate with working class white and rural Americans; Lester “Red” Rodney (sports writer for the Daily Worker from the 30s-50s) and more. 
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Dave Zirin is The Nation’s sports editor and host of the Nation’s Edge of Sports podcast. He is the author of ten books on the politics of sports. He is also frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now!

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