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.
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”
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.
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In this episode, we get into the legacies of Columbus and America’s genocide of Indigenous people with Prof. Michael Oberg (@nativeamtext), the larger problems of the way Native American History is taught, and why a 1619 Project is needed for American Indians too.
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We start off with a clip from the Sopranos highlighting the conflict in the Italian-American community over Columbus Day. And then we deep dive into Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the cultural impact of America’s genocide, the Indian Wars and violence in the U.S. historical narrative. We also talk about whether cultural gains (things like tearing down Columbus statues, changing sports team names, etc.) will result in material gains (economics, health care, etc) for Native Americans, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the epidemic of police murder of Indigenous people. Continue reading “Columbus’ Bloody Legacies w/ History Prof. Michael Oberg of SUNY-Geneseo”
In our latest episode, we talk with author of Against the Fascist Creep Alexander Reid Ross (@areidross) about America’s history of political violence and the right wing creep in the United States.
From slave patrols to far right groups protesting COVID19 mask requirements and attacking Black Lives Matter protests today, America has a long history of political violence. Much of the deadliest has been carried out by forces of reaction and racism (i.e. right-wingers). We talk about the history of right wing violence, how it compares with movements on the left, current dynamics around militia groups, influences of Trump and the rise of eco-fascists.
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We get into the climate politics of the western states, the hypocrisy of Democratic politicians preaching climate rhetoric while allowing fossil fuel companies to continue business as usual, the class impacts of the wildfires, and how climate change is exacerbating the wildfires and volatile political situations in places like Portland. Continue reading “The Ravages of Western Wildfires with Journalist Joshua Frank”
September 11th changed our world.
Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco) had a spirited discussion on the impact of the events of September 11, 2001. We offered personal recollections, talked about the larger historical context in which it occurred, considered the consequences of the attacks–prolonged Mid-East wars and heightened repression at home, discussed the way the attacks and wars were manipulated for “patriotic” reasons, and talked about how it effects the U.S. today, in the era of Trump.
We talked with Pendle Marshall-Hallmark (@PendletheWitch) more about her human rights accompaniment work in Colombia.
And then some about the racial and social dynamics in her hometown of Rochester, NY in light of the recent police killing of Daniel Prude by Rochester PD. Continue reading “Human Rights in Colombia and Rochester, NY with Pendle Marshall-Hallmark”
In this episode, we talk with climate and finance campaigner Pendle Marshall-Hallmark (@PendleTheWitch) of Amazon Watch (@amazonwatch) about the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest.
Last year saw some of the worst fires in record for the region and this year’s fire season looks to be no better. The problem is made much worse by the Bolsanaro government’s deregulation of Brazilian environmental protections. increased industry efforts at deforestation and the financing of it all by U.S. asset managers and banks like Blackrock and JPMorgan Chase. We also share few words and thoughts remembering scholar, author and anarchist David Graeber who passed away suddenly on September 3rd. Continue reading “VIDEO: The Amazon is Burning with Pendle Marshall-Hallmark”