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Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals

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Welcome to our scrappy podcast. Bob Buzzanco and Scott Parkin co-host a regular podcast to discuss radical environmental and anti-capitalist politics with organizers, academics, artists and more.

Bob Buzzanco is a professor of history at the University of Houston. He specializes in, writes about and talks on the Vietnam War era, foreign policy, Vietnam, radical social movements, economics, and other stuff.

Scott Parkin is climate organizer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has organized campaigns against Wall Street banks, mountaintop removal coal mining and the Keystone XL pipeline.
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G&R Episode 94: Canceling Comedians While the World Burns w/ Ben Burgis
In the past few years, "canceling" someone from prominent platforms or careers has become an increasingly controversial topic in today's cultural and political circles. A comedian or other public figures says, Tweets or does offensive things and a public backlash, often fueled by politically progressive social media, ensues. It's destroyed careers. It's targeted people by mistake. How does cancel culture effect movement building projects on the left? Is it a form of leftist self-sabotage, misplaced priorities or a legit means of speaking truth to power? We talk about all of it with Ben Burgis, author of the new book "Canceling Comedians While the World Burns." We dive deep into the "cancel culture" wars on the left. But, also get into how it's practiced by the right with attempts to "cancel" everything from Critical Race Theory to opponents of Israel, and use it to further the left-right culture war.  Plus, we discuss the biggest cancellation EVER- Trump canceled from Twitter! Ben Burgis is a philosophy professor and the author of Give Them An Argument: Logic for the Left and “Canceling Comedians While the World Burns.” He is host of the podcast Give Them An Argument. Read more// Ben Burgis: We Can’t Cancel Ourselves Into a Better World (https://bit.ly/3gxzCfk) NY Times: Teen Vogue Editor Resigns After Fury Over Racist Tweets (https://nyti.ms/3cNNyzA) Canceling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique of the Contemporary Left (https://bit.ly/2TLrVJq)  Give Them An Argument: https://www.youtube.com/user/benburgis1 Noam Chomsky on Identity Politics and "Wokeness" (https://bit.ly/3wSowXS) Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast   production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).   “Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac.
01:24:49
June 18, 2021
G&R Episode 93: Hundreds arrested stopping the Line 3 pipeline w/ Jake Conroy
This week, thousands of water protectors descended on northern Minnesota  to join the Indigenous-led struggle to stop the Line 3 tar sands  pipeline.  Over 150 were arrested on Monday blocking construction on  Candian oil giant Enbridge's construction site. Hundreds more occupied  an Enbridge drill pad on the Mississippi River as the company prepared  to lay pipe under the river.   Our co-host Scott Parkin (@sparki1969) and our comrade Jake Conroy  (@_jakeconroy), of the Cranky Vegan YouTube channel, traveled to action camp to participate in and support the campaign.      They give Bob an on-the-ground report from Minnesota.      Jake Conroy is a long-time activist, designer, and writer currently residing in Seattle, WA USA.  He has helped organize and participated in successful local, regional, national and international pressure campaigns. He also helped build the foundation of the grassroots campaign SHAC USA, and subsequently arrested by the US government for his role.  Dubbed the SHAC7, Jake and his co-defendants were found guilty and he was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison.   Currently, Jake works at the Rainforest Action Network, an international organization using pressure campaigns to stop rainforest deforestation, fossil fuel extraction, and support human rights. He can be found pontificating online as the Cranky Vegan, where he irritates everyone with his thoughts on the tactics, strategies and optics of the grassroots animal rights movement.  Much thanks and appreciation to all the water protectors fighting Line 3!  Read more//   Treaty People Gathering (https://treatypeoplegathering.com/)   Giniw Collective (https://www.facebook.com/giniwcollective/)   The Cranky Vegan (https://bit.ly/2TT18Lr)     Follow us on any of these social media channels//   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast   Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast   YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media).    Donate to Green and Red Podcast//    Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR    This is a Green and Red Podcast   production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).   “Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. 
33:16
June 14, 2021
G&R Episode 92: Canceled. The Keystone XL Pipeline is over and done.
This week, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) announced that they were finally terminating the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXL) project after over a decade resistance from the Alberta tar sands to Wall Street to the White House to the Gulf Coast. Scott Parkin (@sparki1969), one of our favorite co-hosts of Green and Red Podcast, worked for ten years in the climate justice movements to stop KXL from being built. In this episode, Bob interviews Scott about his work in stopping the KXL pipeline, strategies to fight the oil industry and what's next for the climate justice movement.  Scott is a pipeline fighter, climate organizer, Organizing Director at Rainforest Action Network and co-host of the Green and Red Podcast. Read more// When We Fight, We Fuck Shit Up: Keystone XL and Delegitimizing Fossil Fuels (https://bit.ly/3gg3hJP) NY Times: The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Dead. Next Target: Line 3. (https://nyti.ms/2TnQagC) AP: Keystone XL pipeline nixed after Biden stands firm on permit (https://bit.ly/3gdStvO) Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media) Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast   production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).  “Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Scott.
48:45
June 11, 2021
G&R Episode 91: Noam Chomsky on the 1960s and the New Left
Noam Chomsky has been cited as "America's greatest intellectual" who “makes the powerful, as well as their liberal apologists, deeply uncomfortable.” His participation in the New Left, in both intellectual and activist circles, is part of our history.  Bob and Scott speak with Professor Chomsky about the history of the New Left, the anti-Vietnam movement, the Black Panthers, Feminism, the destruction of Vietnam, the Responsibility of Intellectuals and current issues including Black Lives Matter, Gaza, identity politics and wokeness.  Professor Chomsky is an American linguist, political philosopher, social critic and political activist. He is Institute Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona.  At 92, he is still active; writing and giving interviews to media all over the world. He is the author of scores of books, including American Power and the New Mandarins, Towards a New Cold War, Necessary Illusions, Hegemony or Survival, Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy and Requiem for the American Dream.  Read more//  The New Radicalism. Noam Chomsky interviewed by an anonymous interviewer. (https://bit.ly/2SENTO2)  Noam Chomsky: The Responsibility of Intellectuals. (https://bit.ly/3p6c97y)  Robert Buzzanco:What Happened to the New Left? Toward a Radical Reading of American Foreign Relations (https://bit.ly/3yOQ3er)  Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube  Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media)  Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast   production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).   “Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac.
01:07:32
June 1, 2021
G&R Episode 90: 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.   We also talk about the unprecedented global protest of the Israeli attack on Gaza from the streets of New York, Houston and London to the "Squad" in the House of Representatives.  Dr. Ussama Makdisi is Professor of History and the first holder of the Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies at Rice University. Professor Makdisi’s most recent book Age of Coexistence: The Ecumenical Frame and the Making of the Modern Arab World was published in 2019 by the University of California Press. See also Human Rights Watch Report on Palestine, https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/04/27/threshold-crossed/israeli-authorities-and-crimes-apartheid-and-persecution#, and Btselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories,  https://www.btselem.org/ Read more// Saree Makdisi: The Nakba Is Now (https://bit.ly/3vpoPZz) Patrick Cockburn: Biden’s Timid Gaza Intervention Won’t Count for Much But US Reaction Against Israel has Changed Significantly (https://bit.ly/3oQGcjN) WaPo: ‘From Ferguson to Palestine’: How Black Lives Matter changed the U.S. debate on the Mideast (https://wapo.st/3wuvqCe) Ussama Makdisi: Age of Coexistence. The Ecumenical Frame and the Making of the Modern Arab World (https://bit.ly/3fow1Qo) Dr. Makdisi's bio page (https://bit.ly/3vtqyNQ Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media) Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast   production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).   “Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac.  Special thanks to our special advisor Jeff Ordower.
44:25
May 26, 2021
G&R Episode 89: The Movement to Save the Rainforest w/ Randy Hayes, founder of Rainforest Action Network
The 1980s saw a new consciousness of environmental awareness, particularly around the Earth’s rainforests. Scientists had discovered that, aside from their enormous biodiversity, rainforests also helped to keep carbon from being released into the atmosphere.     Corporations in the U.S. and Europe saw tropical rainforests as a means  for profit. For a long time, Indigenous communities had stood against  industrial development and deforestation. And by the 1980s, environmental groups in Europe and Australia had been actively fighting  deforestation on a grassroots level. But in the U.S. environmental  movements had failed to evoke widespread activism on the subject.     This episode is about the emergence of rainforest movements in the U.S. during the 1980s with one of the founders of Rainforest Action Network  (RAN)-- Randy Hayes.     We interview Randy about the history of the movement to save tropical rainforests, the founding of RAN, corporate campaigning in the early days of RAN and being in solidarity with Indigenous communities around the globe. Randy also talks about biodiversity loss and the ever smaller window of opportunity we have to halt and reverse the very worst of the damage.     Described by the Wall Street Journal as “an environmental pit bull,”  Randy Hayes is the co-founder of Rainforest Action Network, and is an author, filmmaker and environmentalist. Hayes is a veteran of many  high-visibility corporate accountability campaigns and has advocated for the rights of Indigenous peoples throughout the world. He is currently the executive director of Foundation Earth and a consultant to the World  Future Council, based in Washington, DC.   Read more//  Rainforest Action Network on anti-corporate campaigns (https://bit.ly/2TeaXU3)  U.S. activists stop Burger King from importing rainforest beef, 1984-1987(**https://bit.ly/3bLrZ2k)  Rainforest Action Network: www.ran.org    The New Green Deal: A Seven-Point Plan For A Deep Planetary Emergency (https://bit.ly/3fmW62l) Randy's talk on Earth Day 2021. Randy’s introduction starts about 2:36:15 into the video. (https://bit.ly/3yLF85p) Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media)   Donate to Green and Red Podcast//   Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR   This is a Green and Red Podcast   production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).   “Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Scott.
53:59
May 25, 2021
G&R Episode 88: Mass Uprisings in Colombia w/ Angela Castillo and Lorena Rodriguez of Colombia Conexion-SF Bay
In this episode, we talk with Angela Castillo and Lorena Rodriquez with Colombia Conexion- SF Bay (@colconxnsf) about the mass uprisings happening in cities across Colombia. The U.S.-backed right-wing government of Ivan Duque Marquez has pushed a neo-liberal tax reform bill that has sparked mass protest across the country. The Duque government has responded with horrific police brutality resulting in at least 42 deaths as well as many more injured and disappeared by state forces. We dive deep into the general strike and mass protests led by the Colombian working class, the government's and U.S. backed death squads war on left social movements and current crises around COVID-19 and austerity.  We also discuss the city of Cali and its role as one of the epicenters of street resistance. Lorena Rodriguez is a Researcher and activist. Co-founder of La Realidad, estación experimental   a group of people from civil society carrying out a process of  transition towards a human way of life that is beneficial to the natural  system. We promote the conservation of Amazonian ecosystems. Angela Castillo is a PhD student and works with La Voz de los Trabajadores. Angela and Lorena are both activists with Colombia Conexion- SF Bay.  Read more// Colombia Conexion - SF Bay (https://www.facebook.com/ColombiaConexion) Colombia Conexion on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/colombiaconexionsf/) SIGN and SHARE: Stop Human Rights Violations in Colombia and Demand the Application of the Leahy Law (https://bit.ly/33RBjgJ) Sign a letter to demand a stop to U.S funding of Riot Police in Colombia (https://bit.ly/3hcqduC) Provide Mutual Aid to Colombians in the front lines: (https://bit.ly/2S7g0Vy) NY Times: Why are Colombians Protesting? (https://nyti.ms/3hButE8) Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media) Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).  “Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Most excellent editing by Isaac.
01:00:46
May 18, 2021
G&R Episode 87 (2): India in Crisis! Covid-19 and Civil Society Uprisings w/ writer Harbeer Sandhu
In part two of this two parter, we continue our discussion with writer Harbeer Sandhu (@SuperbHerb) about the social, political and epidemiological crises happening in India.  Recently returned from a trip to India, Harbeer talks with us about the impact of COVID in India, the lockdowns in Punjab, the general strike in January and the politics and policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP party, In this segment, we go in-depth about the protest encampments surrounding New Dehli and the farmers' and worker's movements which have led the strikes and protests. Read more// Farm laws: Are India's new reforms a 'death warrant' for farmers? (https://bbc.in/3bp0b3C) Point-by-point, why farmers still oppose the Centre’s proposals on farm laws (https://bit.ly/33KsYLK)  Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media) Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).  “Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac.
39:47
May 15, 2021
G&R Episode 87 (1): India in Crisis! Covid-19 and Civil Society Uprisings w/ writer Harbeer Sandhu
In part one of this two-part episode, we talk with writer Harbeer Sandhu (@SuperbHerb) about the social, political and epidemiological crises happening in India.  Recently returned from a trip to India, Harbeer talks with us about the impact of COVID in India, the lockdowns in Punjab, the general strike in January and the politics and policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP party, In part two, we'll go in-depth about the protest encampments surrounding New Dehli and the farmers' and worker's movements which have led the strikes and protests. Harbeer Sandhu is a writer, critic, educator, and organizer. He lives in Houston, TX with his dog, Rocket Singh. Read more//  Dollars and Sense: India's Farmers' Protests (https://bit.ly/3fl6DKb)  ‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe (https://bit.ly/3vN8SfE)  The Caravan Reporting on the Indian Farmers' protests. (https://bit.ly/2QeLk4k)  "Landless" A documentary on caste and class dynamics in Punjab by Randeep Maddoke (https://bit.ly/3tHA4LB)   HouChron: India's deepening water crisis at the heart of farm protests (https://bit.ly/33Cx2gT)     Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media) Donate to Green and Red Podcast//   Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).  “Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac.
38:38
May 14, 2021
G&R Episode 86 (2): Jimmy Carter--Liberal Saint Now, Neo-Liberal War Criminal Then (Pt 2)
We continue our discussion of Jimmy Carter's presidency, focusing on his foreign policies, intervention, and support of terror groups.   In Asia, Carter supported the murderous regime in Jakarta as Indonesia invaded and slaughtered the people of East Timor, and he worked with China to prevent Vietnamese reconstruction and encouraged China to invade Vietnam in 1979.   He also cooperated with the Chinese to support the forces of Apartheid in southern Africa and try to keep the MPLA out of power in Angola.  He opposed the Sandinista Revolution and tried to get an OAS group to move into Managua to prevent the FSLN from leading the government.  And in Afghanistan, he funded and armed the mujahadeen, which become al Qaeda. Since being President, Carter has been a genuinely decent human, a  diplomat and humanitarian.  But as President, he carried water for the  ruling class, both at home and abroad. See also the article "Jimmy Carter is a Liberal Saint Now, Was a War  Criminal Then" at  https://afflictthecomfortable.org/2020/11/19/jimmy-carter-is-a-saint-now-was-a-war-criminal-then/ "Vietnam Since 1975: Who Won The War?"   https://www.globaljournalceners.org/article.php?e=107 "Cuba, Race, and African Liberation"   https://afflictthecomfortable.org/2017/05/25/cuba-race-and-african-liberation/ Noam Chomsky, "The Carter Administration: Myth and Reality" Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at   https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation  here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast   production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).   “Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac.
51:16
May 8, 2021
G&R Episode 86 (1): Jimmy Carter--Liberal Saint Now, Neo-Liberal War Criminal Then (Part 1)
In this episode we discuss Jimmy Carter's policies as President (1977-1981) both domestic and foreign.  In Part 1, we look into his rise to prominence via the Trilateral Commission, his race-baiting during the 1976 Campaign, his embrace of Neo-Liberal policies, and his deregulation of key industries--all of which led to the rise of Ronald Reagan and Reagan's Policies.  Since being President, Carter has been a genuinely decent human, a diplomat and humanitarian.  But as President, he carried water for the ruling class, both at home and abroad (which will be covered in part 2).  We also talked about the Derek Chauvin conviction. See also article "Jimmy Carter is a Liberal Saint Now, Was a War Criminal Then" at https://afflictthecomfortable.org/2020/11/19/jimmy-carter-is-a-saint-now-was-a-war-criminal-then/  Noam Chomsky, "The Carter Administration: Myth and Reality"     Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube  Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media).  Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast   production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).   “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.
35:19
May 7, 2021
G&R Episode 85: It's May Day, with Scott and Bob!
Throughout the world (but not in the U.S.) May 1st is International Workers' Day, so Scott and Bob had a discussion on the radical origins of "Labor Day" as a Socialist celebration of the working class.  We talked about the nature of Labor in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, the various strategies used by the capitalists to crush and oppress workers, and the way workers responded.  We talked about the role of radicals and especially anarchists in the early days of the labor movement in America.   We got into the differences between "May Day" and the federal holiday in September known as "Labor Day."  And how one is a symbol of radical organizing and how the other is symbol of preventing radical organizing and enforcing loyalty.  Finally we discussed the frequent hostility of Liberals to radical activists and the more recent clash between wokeness and radical politics.  We closed out this episode with Florence Reese singing "Which Side Are You On." Solidarity to all the comrades out there in the streets and communities building a better world!  Read More//   IWW: The Brief Origins of May Day (https://bit.ly/2QLtO7Q)  Which Side Are You On Florence Reece Original (https://bit.ly/3vMBbuX)  The incomplete, true and wonderful history of May Day (https://bit.ly/3nF5uk9) Follow us on any of these social media channels//    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast    YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube    Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media).    Donate to Green and Red Podcast//    Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast    Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR    This is a Green and Red Podcast  production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).  “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.
01:00:30
May 1, 2021
G&R Episode 84: Diane Wilson on Her Hunger Strike Against Oil Exports
Our Earth Week arc of episodes featuring red state women organizing for communities and the planet continues!   In this episode, we talk with the legendary Diane Wilson (@unreasonabledw), Texas shrimper, environmentalist and author, about her hunger strike demanding that the Biden Administration stop the proposed dredging of Matagorda ship channel and ban crude oil exports.   To put the story in full context, we discuss with Diane her 30 years of work in fighting corporate polluters on the Texas Gulf Coast through organizing, litigation, monitoring, direct action and more. Diane's work against companies like Dow Chemical, Formosa Plastics and now Max Midstream in one of the most conservative regions in the nation has been inspiring. It's rooted in organizing and working with community members, workers and ex-workers from across the spectrum.   Diane Wilson is a fourth-generation shrimper and mother of five from Seadrift, Texas. She's also an environmental activist, an anti-war activist, and author of An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas.  This Wednesday (April 28) marks THREE WEEKS of Diane's hunger strike to #StopTheDredging and #StopOilExports!! Join her and allies across the world in a one day solidarity fast and photo petition action!  Register here:https://bit.ly/2R2kCvz  Read More//  Sign and share the campaign sign on letter (https://bit.ly/3tRtQtt)  Crossroads Today: Seadrift resident marks 14th day of a hunger strike to halt crude oil exports, dredging (https://bit.ly/3xjHbwN)  Truthout: 72-Year-Old Fisher Hunger Strikes to Press Biden to Revive Crude Oil Export Ban (https://bit.ly/2QVc7CD)  An Unreasonable Woman on Bookstop (https://bit.ly/3sPWp9f)  Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube  Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media).  Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast  production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).  “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.
41:27
April 26, 2021
G&R Episode 83: Fighting Fossil Fuels in Idaho w/ Organizer Helen Yost
Happy Greenwashing Day (i.e. Earth Day)! In our Earth Day episode, flying solo, Scott talks with Wild Idaho Rising Tide (@WildIdahoRT) co-founder and organizer, and host of Radio Free Moscow's "Climate Justice Forum," Helen Yost.   In 2011, Wild Idaho Rising Tide launched with a direct action campaign to stop the "Tar Sands Megaloads," huge pieces of oil drilling equipment being shipped by the oil industry from the Pacific Coast to Alberta's tar sands. Scott and Helen discuss that campaign and all of the climate and political organizing in Idaho that has come since 2011. This includes scrappy campaigns against fossil fuel transportation, infrastructure and extraction that has led to unusual alliances between environmentalists, Indigenous groups and property rights advocates.  And the backlash that Helen and other activists have faced from industry, the state government and the feds. Most notably, the FBI visits of anti-fossil fuel activists in 2014. We even listened to a voicemail left for Helen by an agent.   Finally, Helen shared a story about living in Northern Idaho during the 2020 uprisings. As high school students organized small peaceful marches around the murder of George Floyd, they were harassed by local white supremacist militias. The harassment led to the town organizing and mobilizing against the militias each time the students had a march or rally.   Described as a "one woman army," Helen Yost is co-founder of, and an organizer with, Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT). She is also a citizen journalist, producer and host of the weekly Climate Justice Forum program on KRFP Radio Free Moscow. Her academic background is in conservation of resources, wilderness, wildlife, and environments She has served during her 14 years in north Idaho as a social sciences research assistant, education and outreach director, board member and president, canvasser, and organizer for regional groups. WIRT and allied, grassroots activists effectively confront the root causes of climate change through locally crucial and creative, direct actions and solutions, including peaceful protests, protective monitoring, public processes, and defensive litigation  Read more//  Wild Idaho Rising Tide: https://wildidahorisingtide.org/  KRFP Radio Free Moscow: https://krfp.org/  Revealed: how the FBI targeted environmental activists in domestic terror investigations. (https://bit.ly/3dDLYBe)  The Intercept: Amid Terror Warnings, Railroad Industry Group Passed Intel on Environmental Journalist to Cops (https://bit.ly/3gyZHer)  Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube  Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media).  Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast  production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).  “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac. 
59:49
April 22, 2021
G&R Episode 82: Mike Elk of Payday Report talks about Amazon and Alabama
In our second interview with Mike Elk in the past couple weeks, after he returned from a week in Alabama, we followed up on the Amazon union vote in Bessemer, of which the results are still out, possible outcomes and the future of union organizing at Amazon, and a recent Coal Mine strike outside Tuscaloosa at Warrior Met Coal, which has just been settled.  We also discussed a new Steel strike in Pittsburg. Mike Elk, longtime labor reporter who's written for The Guardian, The Nation, and Politico, is the founder and editor of Payday Report, which chronicles labor actions and strikes every week and provides information and news about labor and unions that you won't get elsewhere.   Read more// Payday Report: https://paydayreport.com/ Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast  production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).  “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott
22:60
April 8, 2021
G&R Episode 81: Baseball and Bosses vs. the Georgia GOP (Ruling Class Resistance Redux)
**Just a few hours after recording this, there were media reports that Major League Baseball is pulling this year's All-Star Game out of Atlanta to protest its "new" Jim Crow voting laws, which would heavily and negatively impact Black communities.  Once again, Green and Red Podcast was ahead of the loop. ********** Scott and Bob have another discussion about the ruling class, this time emphasizing its role in opposing the "new" Jim Crow voting laws just passed in Georgia.  Corporations based in Georgia--especially Delta and Coca Cola, and the Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank--have been vigorously critical of these overt attempts to suppress Black votes, in a campaign organized by African American business leaders.  We analyze the campaign waged by ruling class representatives in Georgia, and American Airlines in Texas, and how "fissures" in that ruling class create openings for top-down reform. The Neo-Liberal regime is clearly in crisis, so more "corporate liberal" positions and programs are emerging.  Corporations can be "forces of movement" too. We again explain how the ruling class is structured, how it prizes stability and hence can appear to be "woke" on major issues like these voting restrictions and LGBTQ rights. And, as always, we point out that the ruling class often has presented more resistance to Trump and the Republicans than the Democratic Party or protest movements.  While the Georgia Democrats have conducted impressive registration campaigns, they have not engaged in direct actions, sit-ins, or other types of mass demonstrations to more aggressively send a message to the Georgia Republicans about their attempts to suppress minority votes.  We also share some brief, yet witty, thoughts on the passing of G. Gordon Liddy and what Easter means to us. Read more// The GOP attack on Delta reveals an ugly side to the culture war (https://wapo.st/3dyvxos)  Coca-Cola C.E.O.: Voting Rights Advocate? (https://nyti.ms/2OhNdMF)  M.L.B. Pulls All-Star Game From Georgia in Response to Voting Law (https://nyti.ms/3sIeXsG) Arrest of Georgia Lawmaker Sharpens Debate on Voting Bills (https://bloom.bg/31Kbdeh)  Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpod... YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media) Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at (https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast) Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.
55:56
April 6, 2021
G&R Episode 80: The Cold War in Central America w/ Prof. Phillip Berryman
In this episode, on the 41st anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador, we talk with Prof. Phillip Berryman about the tumultuous history of Central America during the 1970s and 80s. We discussed liberation theology, his work in Central America during Carter and Reagan's wars against the people of countries like El Salvador and Guatemala, the solidarity movements of the 80s and compared the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Donald Trump. We also pay tribute to Father Gerry Kelly, whom Bob and Scott knew and organized with in Houston. Father Kelly passed away in March.  Philip Berryman is an author, former Roman Catholic priest and worked with the American Friends Service Committee in Central America. He taught for 18 years as an adjunct at Temple University in the Latin America Studies Dept. He author of multiple books including his recent memoir- Memento of the Living and the Dead: A First-Person Account of Church, Violence, and Resistance in Latin America. Read more// Buzzanco: Jimmy Carter is a Liberal Saint Now, Was a War Criminal Then….. (https://bit.ly/2R0cU5m) WaPo: The Church Militant in Latin America (https://wapo.st/3fy31pA) 5 Minutes With Father Gerald Kelly, M.M. (https://bit.ly/2PqT7LW) National Security Archive: "Learn from History", 31st Anniversary of the Assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero (https://bit.ly/3u8yh2y) Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Issac.
01:01:16
April 2, 2021
G&R Episode 79: BAmazon Pt 2! The Amazon Union Drive in Alabama w/ Alexander Richey of Payday Report
Part two of our series on the Amazon union drive in Alabama. We talk with Alexander Richey (@all_scout), the first-ever Bill Greider Grant recipient with Payday Report (@PaydayReport), about the situation on the ground as Amazon's Bessemer warehouse prepares to vote on whether they will become the first unionized "Amazon Fulfillment Center." Alexander Richey is a freelance radio producer, sound designer and documentary photographer from the Shoals area in Northwest Alabama. He's the producer for "Unjustifiable" podcast w/ Reckon South (@reckonsouth), and is the executive producer and director for the podcast and radio troop All-Scout. Read more// Payday Report: https://paydayreport.com/ Reckon South: https://reckonsouth.com/ All-Scout Production Troop:https://www.all-scout.com/ Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Issac.
44:41
March 27, 2021
G&R Episode 78: BAmazon! The Amazon Union Drive in Alabama, w/ Mike Elk of "Payday Report"
One of the most important union organizing drives in recent history is playing out in the Birmingham-Bessemer, Alabama area as Amazon workers are holding a union vote due to end next Monday.  We spoke with Mike Elk, the creator and editor of "Payday Report," about the situation in Alabama, the impact of Joe Biden's endorsement, the intersection of Black Lives Matter and the union efforts, and Amazon's attempts to intimidate and defeat the organizing drive.  We also talked with Mike about his background, writing for The Nation, The Guardian, and Politico, among others, and the creation of Payday Report, https://paydayreport.com/, which covers labor actions all over the nation.  Read more//  Payday Report: https://paydayreport.com/  Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube  Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media).  Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Issac.
37:46
March 25, 2021
G&R Episode 77: Iran! Biden, Nukes, and Sanctions, with Professor Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi
In this episode we talked with Dr. Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, @EskandarSadeghi, who is an assistant professor in Comparative Political Theory at Goldsmith's University of London.   He was previously a  British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford  (2016-2019), where he also obtained his doctorate (2010-2014). Eskandar  has published widely on modern Iranian and Shi'i Islamic political  thought and is a series editor of Radical Histories of the Middle East  (Oneworld).  We discussed the more recent history of Iranian-U.S. relations, the Nuclear Deal concluded with Barack Obama, Donald Trump's abrogation of the treaty and the horrific human consequences of the sanctions imposed on Iran by the U.S.  We also discussed internal politics in Iran and prospects for an possible progress with the Biden administration.  Professor Sadeghi-Boroujerdi is the author if numerous works, including Revolution and its Discontents: Political Thought and Reform in Iran, Cambridge University Press, 2019, and many articles, some listed below.....  Read more//  Between Solidarity and Absolution: An Interjection on the Western Left’s Response to the Recent Protests in Iran (http://bit.ly/3lB8Bsy)  The Iran Nuclear Deal, Regime Change, and the Perils of the “Third Way”(http://bit.ly/3s0jQgm)  The Guardian: The UK must stand up to Trump over Iran (http://bit.ly/311JNQI)  How Iran Covered the NAM Summit (http://bit.ly/38Yj9gc)  Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube  Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media).  Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Issac. Much thanks to our executive consultant Jeff Ordower.
01:19:03
March 20, 2021
G&R Episode 76: Texas Freezes Over, Pt. 3! Environmental Justice in Houston w/ Organizer Bryan Parras
Our series on the climate and political crises in Texas continues!   In this episode, as today's guest put it, "the energy capital of the world shut down for a week" and we have a must-listen interview on it.  We talk with powerhouse environmental justice organizer Bryan Parras (@hightechaztec) in Houston, TX about the impact of the Texas polar vortex and the subsequent political crisis.  We talked about the terrible impact on poor, especially nonwhite,  communities by companies which are not regulated by the GOP-controlled state government; the big impact on renters who lost power and water; the daily environmental hazards of living in certain neighborhoods; and the impressive work of County Commissioner Lina Hidalgo, who's the most  effective progressive elected official in the country. We get into, as Dr Robert Bullard recently said, “the inequity that’s piled on top of the inequity.”   Originally from Houston's East End, Bryan is an environmental justice organizer and advocate and co-founder of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS). At the end of the episode, on the theme of environmental justice, we also pay tribute to Appalachian coal fighter and land defender the late Larry Gibson on the occasion of his birthday.  We're also excited to extend a warm welcome to folks finding out about Green and Red through the co-sponsor of this episode-- Rising Tide North America (RisingTideNA). Read more// Immediate Aid for Vulnerable Texans (http://bit.ly/2PMQmV6) Gizmodo: Texas Oil and Gas Plants Quadruple Air Pollution as Systems Freeze Up (http://bit.ly/2OhJbUi) TEJAS' website: https://www.tejasbarrios.org/ Larry Gibson, Foe of Mountaintop Mining, Is Dead (http://nyti.ms/2PKSE7c) Texas mutual aid efforts// TEXAS MUTUAL AID RESOURCES  (http://bit.ly/3serWS6) Donate to Mutual Aid Houston: https://www.gofundme.com/f/mutualaidhou Rio Grande Valley Mutual Aid: https://linktr.ee/Rgvmutualaid Austin Mutual Aid: https://linktr.ee/austinmutualaid Mutual Aid in North Texas (including Dallas-Ft. Worth): https://bit.ly/3drVZSo DFW Mutual Aid:https://linktr.ee/dfwmutualaid San Antonio Support and Shelter: https://twitter.com/dox_gay/status/1362464855601594369 Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Issac. 
01:02:05
March 9, 2021
G&R Episode 75: "Work Won't Love You Back" with labor journalist Sarah Jaffe
In our latest episode, we're excited to speak with labor journalist and author Sarah Jaffe (@sarahljaffe) about her new book "Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone." In the episode, we discuss her new book, the evolution of work and the working class and the gender dynamics at play through it. We talk about the "labor of love" myth, work in the education, non-profit, essential care sectors and more. At the end, Sarah quotes W.E.B. Dubois and Bob reads us some Uncle Whiskers.  Great episode and Sarah's book is an important piece of work that is required reading for the Green and Red Podcast audience.  Sarah Jaffe is a labor journalist, author and co-host of the Belabored Podcast. Her books include the "Work Won’t Love You Back" and "Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt." Both published by Bold Type Books. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, the Guardian, the Washington Post, The New Republic, the Atlantic, and many other publications. Read more// Sarah's website: https://sarahljaffe.com/  Get a copy of "Work Won't Love You Back" (http://bit.ly/3kE2BOW) Belabored Podcast (http://bit.ly/3062h2b)  Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Issac. Special thanks to Jeff Ordower.
55:18
March 3, 2021
G&R Episode 74: Texas Freezes Over Pt 2. Big Oil's Spin Machine w/ Climate Campaigner Jamie Henn
Our series on Texas's winter crisis continues!  In this episode, we talk with Jamie Henn (@jamieclimate) from Fossil Free Media (@fossilfreemedia) about the climate and power crisis in Texas. We discuss how the minions of the oil and gas industry --right-wing politicians Greg Abbott and Rick Perry, and their spin machine-- moved to shift the blame of the power outages on the Green New Deal and other progressive green energy policies.  We also get into how Big Oil's spin machine works to pollute our media cycles.  Jamie Henn is the founder and director of Fossil Free Media, a nonprofit communications lab that supports the movement to end fossil fuels. Previously, he was the Co-founder and Strategy & Communications Director for 350.org, the largest grassroots climate organization in the world. He is currently working on a campaign targeting PR firms doing work with the fossil fuel sector. And recently penned [with Duncan Meisel] a new article in the Independent UK called “Why on earth would right-wing people with connections to the fossil fuel industry lie about ‘frozen wind turbines’ in Texas?” Read more// Independent UK: “Why on earth would right-wing people with connections to the fossil fuel industry lie about ‘frozen wind turbines’ in Texas?” Clean Creatives: https://cleancreatives.org/ Fossil Free Media: https://fossilfree.media/  Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Issac. Special thanks to Jeff Ordower. 
52:21
February 25, 2021
G&R Episode 73: Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, John Prine and Left Politics in Country Music w/ Prof. Mark Allan Jackson
In this episode, we talk about left politics in country music with Prof. Mark Allan Jackson. Country music has a huge popular following and has been closely associated with Republican and socially conservative political forces. Politicians like George Wallace, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan have all appealed to country's fans to build their political bases. But country music has also had a populist left appeal as well. From Nashville to Bakersfield, CA, country musicians have espoused progressive political positions as well in lyrics and activism.    Scott and Bob, with Professor Jackson, look at the cultural and political importance of country music and the artists. We get into how Nixon's southern strategy took Tricky Dick to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, the outlaw politics of icons like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, the progressive politics of Dolly Parton, John Prine's career, the political activism of contemporary artists like the Chicks and Garth Brook's appeals for unity in today's divided political atmosphere.  Mark Allan Jackson is a professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University.  He teaches courses on American Literature, Popular Culture, Folklore, and American Song. In 2007, He published Prophet Singer: The Voice and Vision of Woody Guthrie. He is the editor of and a contributor to the essay collection The Honky Tonk on the Left: Progressive Thought in Country Music (2018). In addition, he compiled, edited, and produced several CDs through West Virginia University Press, including Coal Digging Blues: Songs of West Virginia Miners.  Read more//  Mark Jackson: Reactionaries love it, but country music has a progressive heart (http://bit.ly/3kfNICd)  NPR: Think Politics Is Gone From Country Music? Listen Closer (http://n.pr/2NNWuvo)  John Prine: The MOJO Interview (http://bit.ly/2NNWprA)  Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube  Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media).  Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Issac. And thanks to our Executive Consultant Jeff Ordower. 
01:16:17
February 23, 2021
G&R Episode 72: Texas Freezes Over, Cowboy Capitalism and A Failed State w/ Debbie Russell and Clayton Lust
We're rejoined by repeat Green and Red repeat-offenders Debbie Russell (@debmocracy) and Clayton Lust (@claytonlust), in Austin and Houston, respectively, to discuss the "Katrina-scale" crisis happening throughout Texas at the moment. We talked about conditions on the ground in Austin and Houston, especially the loss of heat and water, and the human misery--homeless people dying, the elderly having no access to medical care, millions without heat. We discussed mutual aid efforts in Austin and below we list a number of mutual link where you can get support, give support or donate.  And we talked about the larger political conditions that led to it--Texas-style "Cowboy Capitalism" that believes in deregulation and markets controlled by their cronies to coordinate energy markets.   And what would a show like this be without talking about Rafael Cruz's vacation photos?    Debbie is an organizer, activist, and anti-police brutality advocate in Austin, TX. (If you want to see Debbie's visual aids from the episode, check us out on YouTube.) Clayton is a historian, activist, teacher, conqueror, warper of minds. He has taught at Houston Community College since 2003. Texas mutual aid efforts// TEXAS MUTUAL AID RESOURCES  (http://bit.ly/3serWS6) Donate to Mutual Aid Houston: https://www.gofundme.com/f/mutualaidhou Rio Grande Valley Mutual Aid: https://linktr.ee/Rgvmutualaid Austin Mutual Aid: https://linktr.ee/austinmutualaid Mutual Aid in North Texas (including Dallas-Ft. Worth): https://bit.ly/3drVZSo DFW Mutual Aid:https://linktr.ee/dfwmutualaid  San Antonia Support and Shelter: https://twitter.com/dox_gay/status/1362464855601594369 Read more// Afflict the Comfortable: Texas Energy Corporations make billions, but weatherization was too expensive….. (http://bit.ly/3s9sGYJ) It's Going Down: Autonomous Mutual Aid Groups Mobilize in Texas as Death Toll Rises (http://bit.ly/3bkuXtz) Guardian: Winter storm amplifies power grid inequalities for disadvantaged Texans (http://bit.ly/37uRwuv) Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.
01:09:12
February 20, 2021
G&R Episode 71: The Limits of Trump's Power and the Left's failure to respond to it
In this episode, we offer a postmortem on Trump's presidency and the limits of his power. The "opposition" gave Trump powers that he never had.  He was never popular, his positions never had close to majority approval, his own judges and GOP officials rebuked him, and, as we've talked about plenty, the military and ruling class were opposed to him.  Despite that, Liberals and too many Leftists treated him like a super-monster with incredible skills and remained in fear and anxiety rather than organizing and resisting.  We talk about the reality of Trump's power, and Capitalist power, who wields it, and why we have to stand up to it at all times instead of just giving our demons more power.  Trump was a paper tiger and we need to be prepared to fight going forward.   Read more//  The Limits of Power: Donald J. Trump by Bob Buzzanco (http://bit.ly/3bdnk7X)  Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube  Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media).  Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing extraordinaire by Isaac.
01:09:34
February 17, 2021
G&R Episode 70: "looking uncomfortably to the world we inherit..." Politics on Campus w/ Bill Troveski from The Way Podcast
In this episode we talk politics and podcasting with Bill Troveski from The Way (@PodcastTheWay).  Students for a Democratic Society said in the Port Huron statement, "looking uncomfortably to the world we inherit..."  We discuss the current version of that discomfort that today's students and youth are inheriting as the pandemic, economic collapse, the climate crisis and political crisis are all crashing down. With Bill, we discuss politics on campus at the University of Connecticut (where he's currently a student), issues of student debt, the work force, climate change, healthcare and more.   Bill Troveski is the host of the Way and a student at the University of Connecticut. The Way interviews experts on various topics at 91.7FM in Hartford, CT.  More on this podcast//  The Way: https://thewaypodcast-com.webnode.com/the-show/  Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube  Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media).  Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing extraordinaire by Isaac.
40:10
February 13, 2021
G&R Episode 69: Professors fired from Collin College, Retaliation in Texas
In our latest episode, we talk with two professors with exemplary records at Collin College, outside Dallas, who were recently fired for criticizing the school's COVID policies.  Audra Heaslip and Suzanne Jones (@Sesjones), both longtime professors, questioned President Neil Matkin's dismissal of COVID concerns, his insistence on returning to in-person classes, and his refusal to create a COVID dashboard.  Matkin also withheld information from the campus community about a faculty member who had died from COVID for weeks.  And he cited Heaslip's and Jones's membership in the Texas Faculty Association, an education union, as a reason for their termination.  Heaslip and Jones were looking out for the safety and health of the campus community and were fired for making Collin look bad, as Matkin told them.  At Collin College, concern over COVID, being in a union, and expressing your right to free speech can get you fired. We also pay tribute to legendary Pittsburgh folksinger, union maid and hell raiser Anne Feeney who passed away last week from complications related to COVID-19.  See also//  Afflict the Comfortable: "Professors Fired for COVID Concerns" (http://bit.ly/3aJvdlz)    NY Times: Anne Feeney, Fierce and Tireless Protest Singer, Dies at 69 (http://nyti.ms/3cQTHvO) Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.
59:08
February 9, 2021
G&R Episode 68: Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on the Indigenous Peoples' History of the U.S.
In this episode, we're excited to talk to author, activist and historian Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (@rdunbaro) about the Indigenous history of the U.S. We discuss her journey from activist and organizer to historian of the vast and complex subject of Indigenous people's history. We also discuss settler colonialism and today's protest movements for Indigenous rights.  Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz is a historian, author, human rights activist, and speaker who researches Western Hemisphere history and international human rights.From 1967 to 1974, she was a full-time activist living in various parts of the United States, traveling to Europe, Mexico, and Cuba. She is also a veteran of the women's liberation movement. Her books include Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960–75, Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, and the forthcoming A Nation of Immigrants?:Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion. Read more// Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz (https://reddirtsite.com/) Monthly Review: Examining the Wreckage by Nick Estes and Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz (http://bit.ly/3rufyxk)  Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.
43:12
February 6, 2021
G&R Episode 67: Organizers vs. Pundits. How the YouTube and Twitter Left are failing us. w/Joshua Kahn Russell
In our latest episode, we get into it! The left media universe includes YouTubers with hundreds of thousands of subscribers, hundreds of podcasts and journals like Jacobin with 60,000 subscribers monthly. Yet that has translated in little support for on-the-ground organizers working in workplaces, frontline communities and the streets.  We talk with Joshua Kahn Russell (@joshkahnrussell), Executive Director of the Wildfire Project, about the pundits of the online left (YouTuber, Podcasters, #LeftTwitter, etc). We discuss how their approach is vastly different than those doing real life organizing work. We also talk about how commentators like Jimmy Dore's actions, like Force the Vote, or interviewing members of far right militias actually hurt left movements. We also discuss the need for more organizer-pundits in this well-trafficked space with a huge audience, and how to best engage once you're in.  Joshua is a social movement facilitator and has trained thousands of activists across the globe. He is the Executive Director of the Wildfire Project. He is a facilitator/action-coordinator with the Ruckus Society. He has helped campaigns win against banks, oil companies, logging corporations, and coal barons; worked with a wide variety of groups in a breadth of arenas, from local resiliency projects, to national coalitions, to the United Nations Climate Negotiations. Joshua was a frequent guest on The Michael Brooks Show (TMBS), which just ended, as well as other new media outlets where he speaks about spirituality, and the mechanics of social movements. Read more// Wildfire Project:http://wildfireproject.org/ Joshua's bio (http://bit.ly/3th055d) Jimmy Dore Boogaloo Boys Interview Sparks Outrage Among Critics: 'You're a Sucker (http://bit.ly/3oEiAwM) Joshua on recent TMBS Panel “Think Like An Organizer” with Jane McAlevey and Francesca Fiorentini. (https://bit.ly/36tFDUP) Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac. Special thanks to Jeff Ordower (@moredower) for executive consulting. 
01:03:12
February 2, 2021
G&R Episode 66: Why 2021 needs more direct action
In our latest episode, Bob (@bobbuzzanco) interviews Scott (@sparki1969) about his recent article "Why 2021 needs more direct  action." They discuss how elections and electing Democrats and  Democratic Socialists won't be the only way to get us out of the current  cascade of crises hitting the world right now (COVID-19, economic  collapse, climate change, political crisis around the far right). They  also discuss Scott's past work in fighting mountaintop removal coal mining, Wall Street banks and oil pipelines. Read more// Scott Parkin: Why 2021 needs more direct action. (http://bit.ly/2021DirectAction) Climate Justice and Community Resilience:Resistance and Grassroots Solutions. Edited by Brian Tokar and Tamra Gilbertson. Includes chapter by Scott (http://bit.ly/ClimateJusticeBook) Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.    Editing by Scott.
01:09:23
January 29, 2021
G&R Episode 65: Comics with Comrades w/ creator Brian Wood
In this episode, we talk with comic book creator Brian Wood (@brianwood) and the influence of pop culture on politics. And vice versa. We discuss his work on Channel Zero, DMZ and the Massive. And how his work in those comics has focused on lefty politics and issues like media activism, far right militias, climate change and direct action. We also talk about Marvel's The Punisher and the obvious connection to today's fascist movements.  Brian is a comic book writer, illustrator and creator. He's also worked in television and video game design. Brian's work includes Channel Zero, a story about a dystopian near future NYC with hackers as heroes fighting a Big Brother theocracy, DMZ, another dystopian near future story set in NYC during a civil war between right-wing militias and the US government, and The Massive, a story about Greenpeace/Sea Shepherd style ship caught in environmental and economic collapse. DMZ is currently being developed as an HBO mini-series with Ava DuVernay directing. His other work includes Northlanders, Starve and Rebels. He's also been a writer on titles like Conan the Barbarian, the X-Men, Star Wars and Aliens. Read more// Brian's website: https://www.brianwood.com/  Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.    Editing by Isaac.
48:53
January 26, 2021
G&R Episode 64: Choosing Democracy w/ Eileen Flanagan
In our latest episode, we have a lively discussion with Eileen Flanagan (@eileenflanagan) of Choose Democracy about mass organizing efforts to defend democracy from Trump.  We discuss their efforts to recruit and prepare thousands to hit the streets, taking advantage of "cracks" in ruling class institutions, like Wall Street and the military, and turning anxiety about Trump remaining in power into action.  We also discussed longer term organizing efforts around climate justice and challenging white supremacy. Eileen Flanagan is an author, trainer and organizer working on a number of issues. For five years, she served as board chair of Earth Quaker Action Team, a scrappy nonviolent direct action group which successfully pressured one of the largest banks in the US (PNC Bank) to stop financing mountaintop removal coal mining. Ahead of the 2020 election, she became the Trainings Coordinator of Choose Democracy, which trained nearly 10,000 people in nonviolent strategies to prevent a coup. She is award-winning author of three books and is currently writing one on the intersection of racial and environmental justice. She also teaches online courses for those who want to make their activism more effective.  Read more// Flanagan: Choose Democracy’s whirlwind effort to prevent a coup is a crash course in good organizing (https://bit.ly/3sVyTJg) Flanagan: Despite flagrant assault on the Capitol, the pillars of democracy are holding (https://bit.ly/3sVyTJg) Eileen's website: https://eileenflanagan.com/ Eileen's online courses (http://bit.ly/3ixjM3X) Choosing Democracy: https://choosedemocracy.us/ Scott Parkin: Why 2021 needs more direct action. (http://bit.ly/2021DirectAction) Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.    Editing most excellent by Isaac.
50:20
January 22, 2021
G&R Episode 63: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr., Radical, Democratic Socialist and Opponent of State Violence
In our special MLK day episode, we talk about the radical politics of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We discuss King's democratic socialist  beliefs, his stance against the war in Vietnam, the campaigns he worked  on, --including the 1968 Olympic Boycott and the Poor People's  Campaign--, and his thoughts on property destruction.     Read more//  Buzzanco: MLK for Sale (http://bit.ly/2LzGR9S)  Martin Luther King on riots and property destruction (http://bit.ly/3nHPvAk)  VIDEO: Beyond Vietnam - A Time to Break Silence (https://bit.ly/3spBgnr)   Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube    Please follow us on Medium! (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media).  Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR   This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.    Editing most excellent by Isaac.
01:13:43
January 18, 2021
G&R Episode 62: Andrew Bacevich on the Military and Trump, the current crisis, and what to expect from Biden's foreign policy
In  this episode, Bob interviews Professor Andrew Bacevich (@AndrewBacevich) about the extraordinary involvement in electoral  politics by Trump and the military, the military public repudiation of  the president, racial and hate group problems in the armed forces,  civil-military relations, the appoint of General Lloyd Austin as Defense  Secretary, what to expect from Biden's foreign policy team--essentially  putting the Obama band back together--the nuclear deal with Iran, the  insane attacks on Cuba, and a new Cold War between the U.S. and China. Andrew Bacevich is an emeritus  professor at Boston University and President of the Quincy Institute for  Responsible Statecraft.  He's also the author of several books on U.S.  foreign policy and one of the foremost critics of America's war and  interventionism for decades now.  He is also a retired colonel in the  U.S. Army, armored cavalry.  And he's a frequent columnist in The  Nation, as well as many other publications. Read more// Bob Buzzanco: This Is Not a Coup (http://bit.ly/35txgYW) Bob Buzzanco: Swipe Left on the Democrats and Electoral Politics (http://bit.ly/3oxv7my) The Nation: Civilian Control Means More Than Just Wearing a Suit to Work (http://bit.ly/3oP8Dh5) The Nation: Will Biden Finally End the War in Afghanistan? (http://bit.ly/38LwvN0) Professor Bacevich's publications// The pentomic era : the US Army between Korea and Vietnam. Washington DC: National Defense University Press.  American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of US Diplomacy (Harvard University Press, 2004)  The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (Oxford University Press Inc, U.S., 2005)  The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II (Columbia University Press, U.S., 2007) Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War (Macmillan, U.S., 2010) Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (Henry Holt and Co., 2013) America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History (Random House, 2016) Twilight of the American Century (University of Notre Dame Press, 2018) The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory (Metropolitan Books, 2020) Check us out our new media publication on Medium (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). We'll be sharing episodes, blogs and articles on it. So please follow us on Medium! Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob   (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.   Editing by Scott.
37:38
January 15, 2021
Episode 61: Capitol Hill Riots and The Ruling Class
And we thought 2020 was bumpy. In this fresh episode, we talk about the shocks happening in the liberal democratic capitalist system--How the ruling class is destabilized by Trump and the far right actions at Capitol Hill this week, and how they are responding to maintain order and their own power as quickly as possible.  It's an analysis you won't find in many other places, if anywhere. Last week, we saw  former Veep and Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney(!) organize a statement by all ten living Secretaries of Defense to call on Trump and officials in the military establishment to call for  an orderly transition of power (he didn't). We saw the National Association of Manufacturers, a notorious anti-worker, anti-liberal Democratic institution, issue a statement calling for the swift enactment of the 25th Amendment of Donald Trump over inciting riots at the Capitol. And we saw lots more anger and outrage in the political and corporate spheres aimed at Trump and his supporters.  Between the crises of COVID-19, a crashing economy, the climate crisis, a growing far right clearly willing to use deadly violence and these shocks to the system, there are many forces vying for what kind of world is next for us.  As the great Gil Scott-Heron told us, “America leads the world in shocks.  Unfortunately, America does not lead the world in deciphering the cause of shock.” That's what Green and Red Podcast will be doing.  Read more// Bob Buzzanco: This Is Not a Coup (http://bit.ly/35txgYW) Bob Buzzanco: Swipe Left on the Democrats and Electoral Politics (http://bit.ly/3oxv7my)  CNN: CEO arrested for breaching the US Capitol during Trump-fueled insurrection (or The Trials of the Lumpen Oligarchy) (http://cnn.it/3hYCeSE) Check us out our new media publication on Medium (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). We'll be sharing episodes, blogs and articles on it. So please follow us on Medium! Follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob   (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.   Editing by Scott.   
57:37
January 10, 2021
G&R 60: COVID in California and other mutations w/ Prof. Sarah Koster
We're back! In our first episode of 2021, we're joined by our frequent  guest Prof. Sarah Koster to discuss the outbreak of COVID-19 in  California, virus mutations, whether vitamin D is a virus preventor,  food scarcity and housing insecurity.    Prof. Sarah Koster is a Family Nurse Practitioner and also has Masters  in Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle. Sarah  worked in research and program evaluation for about 7 years with the  Infectious Disease Division at the University of New Mexico Medical  School and completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease Epidemiology  with the University of Alabama at Birmingham while living in Southern  Africa.     Read more//  ICU capacity in California (http://bit.ly/38hCmJS)  The Atlantic: The Mutated Virus Is a Ticking Time Bomb (http://bit.ly/3bcICUU)     Check us out our new media publication on Medium (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). We'll be sharing episodes, blogs and articles on it. So please follow us on Medium!     Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast   Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  **Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube    Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast   Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR   This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob   (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.   Editing by Isaac.    Special thanks to Josie Sock (@JosieSock) and Jeff Ordower (@moredower)  for contributing to this episode.
01:02:18
January 7, 2021
G&R Episode 59: Hope Among the Ruins of 2020
!!We're at the end of the year!! And like all small groups we  rely on donations from people like you. It's a good time to donate. So   please, DONATE and support scrappy media at: https://greenandredpodcast.org/donate-to-green-and-red/  Happy New Year, Tender Comrades! In our last episode of 2020, we talk about the past year. We discuss what we've learned, the worsening precarity, the absence of community and a rewarding life, the barriers posed by the Professional Left (NGO Industrial Complex, labor leadership, etc), the often-unhinged, conspiratorial left, but also the inspiring moral courage and bold action we saw in the streets, the role of organizers and activists, and what we can do moving forward. We read quotes from Marx and Barry Lopez and close with a woman singing the Italian labor song "Bandiera Rossa,"  from her balcony in Brussels.  Here's to fighting for a better world in 2021!  See you in the streets! Also, check out our new media publication on Medium (https://medium.com/green-and-red-media). We'll be sharing episodes, blogs and articles on it. So please follow us on Medium! Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast   Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube   Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast   Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR   This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob   (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.   Editing by Isaac.
01:08:07
December 31, 2020
G&R Episode 58: The Myths of JFK
!!We're approaching the end of the year!! And like all small groups we rely  on donations from people like you. It's a good time to donate. So  please, DONATE and support scrappy media at: https://greenandredpodcast.org/donate-to-green-and-red/  In this episode, we go myth busting. Our target is "Camelot" itself. It's the 60th anniversary of the election of John F. Kennedy and since his untimely death in 1963, he has been elevated to liberal sainthood by all parts of the establishment. We discuss JFK's legacy, and debunk the many enduring lies that people--from Oliver Stone to QAnon to today's liberal scholars and media-- still believe about John Kennedy's saintly acts, whose politics have lived on in Clinton, Obama, and now Joe Biden.  We get into John and Robert Kennedy's relationship with the red-baiting Joe McCarthy; and JFK's role as a  civil rights "hero" (while simultaneously wire-tapping Martin Luther King).  We also pierce the myth, perpetuated by Oliver Stone's film "JFK",  that Kennedy wanted to withdraw troops from Vietnam and end the Cold  War.  December 20th is also the 29th anniversary of the release of Oliver Stone's film and we take particular aim at its falsehoods.  Thanks to Mexican Educator (@publius13) for the episode idea.  Read more//  Robert Buzzanco- Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam War (http://bit.ly/2J7G3bh)  Robert Buzzanco- Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life (http://bit.ly/2HW5VFY)  CBS News: JFK and Walter Cronkite Interview  (https://bit.ly/34MMKHt)  The Kennedys and Joe McCarthy (https://bit.ly/38ngPy3)  The Atlantic: The FBI and Martin Luther King (http://bit.ly/2Wvc7sH)   Also, follow us on any of these social media channels//    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube    Donate to Green and Red Podcast//   Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast    Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR    This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.  Editing by Isaac.
01:22:20
December 21, 2020
Coming Soon: 60 years later, The Myth of John F. Kennedy
In our next episode, we go mythbusting.   It's the 60th anniversary of the election of JFK and so our target is, "Camelot" itself. Kennedy is seen as a civil rights hero and a dove by many. But did he take bold leadership to end the Jim Crow Era? Was he killed by the military-industrial complex because he was going to withdraw from Vietnam and end the Cold War? The answer is NO. Listen in and find out why.  On the next Green & Red Podcast, Bob and Scott discuss the legacy, and the many enduring lies people--from Oliver Stone to QAnon to today's liberal scholars and media-- still believe, and the myths about John Kennedy's saintly acts, whose politics have lived on in Clinton, Obama, and now Biden. We'll post this next episode soon. 
01:25
December 20, 2020
G&R Episode 57: Shahid Buttar on Challenging Nancy Pelosi
**We're approaching the end of the year, and like all small groups we rely on donations from people like you. It's a good time to donate. So please, support scrappy media at: https://greenandredpodcast.org/donate-to-green-and-red/ In this episode, we talk with progressive congressional candidate Shahid Buttar about his challenging of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the 2020 election. We discuss the history of Pelosi's rise, the San Francisco "progressive prevention" coalition of San Francisco and the recent attacks on the "Squad" by centrist Democrats. We then talk about Shahid's other work as a constitutional lawyer around digital liberties and dangers we're all facing from the surveillance state. About Shahid// In 2018 and 2020, Shahid as a progressive congressional candidate challenged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her San Francisco district. He has been the most serious challenger Pelosi has faced in her district and was on the general election ballot as a Democrat in 2020. In last month's election, he garnered over 81,000 votes. The most any challenger has ever won against Pelosi.   Since graduating from Stanford Law School in 2003, Shahid has worked in both San Francisco and Washington DC as a legal advocate, a non-profit leader, a grassroots organizer, and a poet & musician. When not running for Congress, Shahid is also the former grassroots advocacy director at the Electronic Freedom Foundation, or EFF. Read more// Shahid for Change (https://bit.ly/34bu3gd)  Shahid Buttar Wants to Take Back San Francisco For the Left (https://bit.ly/3r0MbmT) After Hearing, Capitol Police Arrest Lawyer for Shouting Question at Clapper About NSA Surveillance (https://bit.ly/3gQCO4s) Also, follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcas YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.  Editing by Isaac.
01:00:16
December 14, 2020
G&R Episode 56: Alternative Radio's David Barsamian on the New Media Landscape, ReTargeting Iran and Noam Chomsky
Before the internet was a thing, before social media ruled our lives and before there were a million podcasts talking about about left politics, David Barsamian brought the voices of radical thinkers like Noam Chomsky, Howard Zimm and Arundhati Roy into our lives through Alternative Radio.  In this episode, we're over-the-moon excited to talk to Alternative Radio's (@AltRadio) founder David Barsamian (@BarsamianDavid) about his new book ReTargeting Iran, building Alternative Radio over the past 30+ years and working with Noam Chomsky. We discuss the importance of independent media and he tells us that Green and Red is "welcome intervention into the media landscape." We also talk about the politics around Iran, the middle east and his new book. And since it is the week of Noam Chomsky's 92nd birthday, we ask David to share some of his favorite recollections of the world's top public intellectual.  David Barsamian is one of America’s most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists. David has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio—now in its 33rd year—and his books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said. David Barsamian is the winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. His latest book is ReTargeting Iran. The book in a Q&A format about the continued demonization of Iran by the U.S., Barsamian enlists the expertise of five longtime observers: Noam Chomsky, Azadeh Moaveni, Trita Parsi, Ervand Abrahamian, and Nader Hashemi. Read more// Alternative Radio (https://www.alternativeradio.org/) Biden faces a race against the clock for U.S. to rejoin Iran nuclear deal (https://nbcnews.to/36MTING) Kirkus Review of ReTargeting Iran (https://bit.ly/37CI33w) ReTargeting Iran by David Barsamian (https://bit.ly/2JD8XAm) Also, follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.  Editing by Isaac.
38:48
December 9, 2020
G&R Episode 55: Noam Chomsky's Life of Dissent w/ Prof. Clinton Fernandes
Today is Noam Chomsky's 92nd birthday.  In this special episode, Bob goes solo and interviews Prof. Clinton Fernandes of the University of New South Wales, Australia about the influence of radical thinker, author, political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky, in particular with regard to the Indonesian occupation of East Timor and the American air war on Laos.   Professor Clinton Fernandes is a former Australian Army officer who  served in the Australian Intelligence Corps. A professor at the  University of New South Wales, Australia, he has published on the  relationship between science, diplomacy and international law,  intelligence operations in foreign policy, the political and regulatory  implications of new technology and Australia’s external relations more  generally. He is the author of several publications including "Island  off the Coast of Asia: Instruments of Statecraft in Australian Foreign  Policy,"  and "What Uncle Sam Wants: U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives in  Australia and Beyond."   Read more// Noam Chomsky (https://chomsky.info/) Also, follow us on any of these social media channels//   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast   Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast   Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube   Donate to Green and Red Podcast//   Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast   Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.  Today's editing by Scott.
41:17
December 7, 2020
G&R Episode 54: "Meeting People Where They Are At" w/ Alex from Laborwave Radio
What's it gonna take to build a better world when 74 million people voted for Trump? In this episode, we dive deep into this question with Alex Riccio, host of the podcast Laborwave Radio (@LaborwaveRadio). We talk about workplace organizing, meeting people where they  are at, imagining the world "Beyond the Revolution" and much more.    Alex is the host and producer of Laborwave Radio. He also is a labor organizer and sometimes a writer. Read more//   Laborwave Radio (https://www.laborwaveradio.com/)    Laborwave After the Revolution (https://bit.ly/2JP3Nkk) Also, follow us on any of these social media channels//   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast   Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube    Donate to Green and Red Podcast//   Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast   Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR    This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.  Editing by Isaac.
49:10
December 5, 2020
G&R Episode 53: State murders of Nuns in El Salvador and Fred Hampton--repression at home and abroad.
In this episode, we get into the politics of U.S. repression of dissent to its politics foreign and domestically. Bob and Scott talk about the anniversary of the Maryknoll sisters' murder in El Salvador in 1980, and the assassination of Chicago Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in 1969.    We discuss these horrific state-sponsored murders, and show how the U.S. military-imperial state operates when it believes its interests are challenged--be it by nuns in Central America or Black activists in Chicago. And it will remind you that Trump is not uniquely evil.  Reagan defended and covered for the terror squads in El Salvador. Read more// For further reading, see Raymond Bonner, Weakness and Deceit; Walter LaFeber, Inevitable Revolutions; Noam Chomsky, Turning the Tide. Follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube  Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.
01:04:10
December 2, 2020
G&R Episode 52: Politics and the Coronavirus. Thanksgiving Edition w/ Prof. Sarah Koster
We're rejoined by our friend and comrade Prof. Sarah Koster of Samuel Merritt University to discuss the latest surge of COVID-19 cases.  The U.S. is being hit hard by the latest surge of COVID cases. Last week, the country surpassed 250,000 deaths with over 2,000 deaths daily.  The state of North Dakota has the worst COVID infection rate on the planet. NYC is closing it's schools once again. California is putting an "emergency brake" on it's re-opening. El Paso County, TX is having another massive outbreak and has brought in ten mobile morgues to hold bodies and is paying prisoners $2 a day to move bodies. Meanwhile, Trump plays golf and the federal government does very little in the way of relief from the pandemic or the economic crisis it's causing.  We discuss the politics of the pandemic, the vaccines being flouted by pharmaceuticals Pfizer and Moderna and the failures of the U.S. healthcare system. We also discuss the need to avoid large  gatherings and alternative ways to enjoy Thanksgiving.  And much more.  Plus we throw in our usual witty banter.  Sarah is a Family Nurse Practitioner and also has Masters in Public  Health from the University of Washington in Seattle. Sarah worked in  research and program evaluation for about 7 years with the Infectious  Disease Division at the University of New Mexico Medical School and  completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease Epidemiology with the  University of Alabama at Birmingham while living in Southern Africa.  She teaches Community Health at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA  and is committed to involving students in conversations about the  importance of structural determinants of health including how capitalism  and various existing political systems, in the US and globally,  continue to negatively affect health outcomes. Read more// Alexandra Mangili and Mark A Gendreau:Transmission of infectious diseases during commercial air travel (https://bit.ly/2UR6dB5) New Yorker: Biden's Covid-19 Mission (https://bit.ly/37382Rm) Guardian: Donald Trump appears to admit Covid is 'running wild' in the US (https://bit.ly/2HtoVvL) CNN: Trump's attempt to steal the election unravels as coronavirus cases surge (https://cnn.it/39a8jVm) Also, follow us on any of these social media channels// Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody.  Editing extraordinaire by Isaac.
01:02:48
November 23, 2020
G&R Episode 51: 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).     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."      Part of the reason, besides Trump's own ineptitude,  is that America's  elites (Wall St. Big Tech, the Chamber of Commerce, the Military Elites,  etc.) are done with him and recognize that he has created an era of  economic and social turmoil not seen since 1968.      As historical background, we discuss the work of noted scholars Thomas  Ferguson and Nomi Prins on the politics of Wall Street and America's  Ruling Class. We look at the reaction of JPMorgan Chase CEO Jaime Dimon  and other bankers, and the military elites to the results of the  election.     We also pay tribute to women leaders in the environmental movements,  Karen Silkwood and Judy Bari, who bridged the false divide of labor and  environmentalism as organizers.     Read more//  Bob Buzzanco: Is Your Outrage Pure? (https://bit.ly/2GZ1fz0)  Thomas Ferguson: From Normalcy to the New Deal. (https://bit.ly/32Jhk3p)   Wall St. Journal: Book Review "All the President's Bankers by Nomi Prins (https://on.wsj.com/2UmYvyF)  Wall Street to Trump: It's over. This isn't a repeat of 2000 (https://bit.ly/35rQnTC)  Top US general stands firm amid Pentagon turmoil (https://cnn.it/32Kzf9Z)  Bob Buzzanco: Masters of War (https://bit.ly/3eYTLsk)     Also, follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast  Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube   Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR   This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody.  Editing extraordinaire by Isaac.
01:06:23
November 17, 2020
The Big Five-Oh Pt 2. Plus "Where Does the Left Go From Here?"
Our fiftieth episode was such a BFD, that we made it a two parter.  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.    Also, follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast And please subscribe to us on YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube   Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR   This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob  (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody.  Editing by Isaac.
42:31
November 12, 2020
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.    Plus they 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. Also, follow us on any of these social media channels//  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube  Donate to Green and Red Podcast//  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.
40:11
November 10, 2020
G&R Episode 49: The Lessons of Aaron Sorkin's "Trial of the Chicago 7"
Happy Election Day!  Worried about the election? We are too. Hopefully, this episode will serve as a good distraction while we await the results from today's vote.  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. Bob and Scott talk about the history of the trial and the Chicago 1968 protests, what we liked about the film, what Sorkin left out, got wrong and grossly distorted, COINTELPRO, the anti-war movements of the 1960s, and, most importantly, the present day themes around politics, police violence, law and order, resistance and how 2020 reminds us of 1968.  Read More: Bob Buzzanco:Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life(https://bit.ly/2HW5VFY) Jacobin: Aaron Sorkin Turned the Chicago 7’s Militancy and Defiance Into Bland Liberalism. (https://bit.ly/3ehPO1w) In Netflix’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin tackles an all-too-relevant court case. (https://bit.ly/3elddPW)  Also, follow us on any of these social media channels: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Donate to Green and Red Podcast Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.
37:10
November 3, 2020
G&R Episode 48: 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.  Read More:    Bob Buzzanco: "Is Trump a Fascist? Will there be a Coup?" (https://bit.ly/34IuC1N)   Protect the Results (https://protecttheresults.com)   Choosing Democracy (https://choosedemocracy.us)  Frontline Election Defenders (https://electiondefenders.org/)  Also, follow us on any of these social media channels:   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast   Donate to Green and Red Podcast  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Today’s editing by Scott
27:04
October 31, 2020
G&R Ep 47: Saint or Subversive? Dorothy Day & the Politics of the Catholic Church with Prof. Jack Downey
In this episode, we talk with Professor Jack Downey (@xjackdowneyx) 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. Read more: Casey Cep, "Dorothy Day's Radical Faith" (https://bit.ly/3ktfoD5)  Interview with Kate Hennessy (Day's granddaughter) (https://n.pr/2TndOXn)   Archive of Day's writings for The Catholic Worker (https://bit.ly/3dPes9G)   On L.A.’s Skid Row, Catholic Worker’s ‘Hippie Kitchen’ adjusts to coronavirus (https://bit.ly/35sx8Iv) Also, follow us on any of these social media channels: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast Donate to Green and Red Podcast Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody.   Editing by Isaac.
01:25:57
October 26, 2020
G&R Episode 46: See You in the Streets! The History and Politics of Street Action w/ Coffee with Comrades
In this special cross-podcast episode, Bob and Scott talk with the host of the anarchist podcast Coffee with Comrades (@coffeewcomrades) about street organizing-- the history of it, the current politics around it and the mechanics of how to do it.  We also go a bit into the history of the Green and Red Podcast, how Bob and Scott met, campaigns we organized and how we decided to start your favorite podcast.  This is our first cross-promotional episode, and we were really excited to join Coffee with Comrades.  Read more: Coffee with Comrades: https://www.coffeewithcomrades.com/ Organizing For Power Resource Guide: https://www.organizingforpower.org/resources-3/  Also, follow us on any of these social media channels: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Donate to Green and Red Podcast Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody.   Edits by Scott and Coffee with Comrades.
59:09
October 21, 2020
G&R Episode 45: Dave Zirin talks Sports Protests, LeBron, and Politics
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.  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! Read More: Dave Zirin at the Nation (https://bit.ly/3dsXrBO)  Edge of Sports website (https://bit.ly/3j3duYq) If the NBA Stands for Racial Justice, What About Tom Gores? (https://bit.ly/355DzRL) Also, follow us on any of these social media channels: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast Donate to Green and Red Podcast Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody.   And the most awesome sound editing is by Isaac.
38:41
October 15, 2020
G&R 44: The Bloody Legacies of Columbus w/ History Prof. Michael Oberg of SUNY-Geneseo
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. 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.    Michael Oberg is Distinguished Professor of  History at SUNY-Geneseo. The author of seven books on Native American history, Oberg received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in  Teaching in 2003 and a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship  in 2013.   Read more:  Michael Oberg's website: https://michaelleroyoberg.com/   Indigenous Lives Matter: Some Thoughts on the Death of Reynold High  Pine, 1972. (https://bit.ly/33N2gmg)   At least 33 Christopher Columbus statues removed since spring  protests: report (https://bit.ly/3lFVIw5)    Also, follow us on any of these social media channels:  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast   YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Donate to Green and Red Podcast  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR   This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott  (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody.   Today's episode edited by Scott.
01:10:43
October 12, 2020
G&R 43: Obama, Trump and the Hollow Resistance w/ author Paul Street
COVID-19 Rocks the White House!  In our latest episode, we get into the news of the past week with  journalist and author Paul Street (@Streetwriter17). And then we deep  dive into how the vacuous neo-liberal politics of Barack Obama led to the rise of Donald J. Trump. We also discuss Paul's new  book, "Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump, and the Politics of  Appeasement." Paul Street is an independent progressive policy researcher,  award-winning journalist, historian, author and speaker based in Iowa  City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of seven books to  date, including Hollow Resistance. He publishes regularly in  CounterPunch and TruthDig. Read more: Paul Street: Joe Biden keeps sticking his racist foot in his mouth.  Progressives should thank Obama for trying to sell him to black voters .  (https://bit.ly/2HWK4OF) Paul Street: Beyond Obama and Bernie (https://bit.ly/3ljv9g6) Hollow Resistance from CounterPunch Books (https://bit.ly/2SwFlFE) Also, follow us on any of these social media channels: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast Donate to Green and Red Podcast Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody.   Editing by Isaac.
01:07:16
October 6, 2020
G&R Episode 42: Covid-19 and Trump's “Herd Mentality” ft. Prof. Sarah Koster
Over 200,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. That number is expected to double in the next few months. The Trump Administration continues to put out misinformation about vaccines and tests the idea of "herd mentality" (we think he meant "herd immunity") as the only real solution.  In this episode, we dive into these issues and more with returning guest Prof. Sarah Koster (@NotSoNormalNaCl) from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA.   We also talk reproductive health politics around Trump's supreme court nominee and the forced hysterectomies being carried out in ICE detention centers.  Sarah is a Family Nurse Practitioner and also has Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle. Sarah worked in research and program evaluation for about 7 years with the Infectious Disease Division at the University of New Mexico Medical School and completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease Epidemiology with the University of Alabama at Birmingham while living in Southern Africa. She teaches Community Health at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA and is committed to involving students in conversations about the importance of structural determinants of health including how capitalism and various existing political systems, in the US and globally, continue to negatively affect health outcomes.  Read more:  Excess Mortality Data Shows Trump Is Lying About Covid-19 Being More Deadly in Europe (https://bit.ly/2SdGJg1)  Hospital where activists say ICE detainees were subjected to hysterectomies says just two were performed there (https://wapo.st/3n2j0O6)  Trump says overturning Roe v Wade 'possible' with Barrett on supreme court (https://bit.ly/3ng9mYq)   Also, follow us on any of these social media channels:  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/  Donate to Green and Red Podcast!  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott   (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody.  Editing by Isaac.
54:39
October 1, 2020
G&R Episode 41: America's History of Political Violence w/ author Alexander Reid Ross
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.     Alexander Reid Ross is an adjunct professor of geography at Portland  State University, a doctoral fellow with the Centre for Analysis of the  Radical Right and author of “Against the Fascist Creep.”     Read More:   America's Armed, Antisemitic Far Right Is Prepping to Defend Trump in  November (https://bit.ly/3cAPvyc)    Conspiracy Theories by Cops Fuel Far Right Attacks Against Antiracist  Protesters (https://bit.ly/3j0JSf1)    Alexander Reid Ross's website: https://alexanderreidross.net/    Also, follow us on any of these social media channels:    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast     Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/        Donate to Green and Red Podcast!    Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast     Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR         This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott   (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody.  Editing by Isaac.
58:32
September 28, 2020
G&R Episode 40: The Ravages of Western Wildfires w/ Journalist Joshua Frank
In this episode, we talk with environmental journalist Joshua Frank (@joshua__frank) about the climate induced wildfires that have recently ravaged the American West. 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. We also remember forest defender George Atiyeh who perished in the Oregon fires. Plus we talk lefty independent media and music with Joshua. Joshua Frank is an award-winning  investigative journalist, author and editor covering current political and environmental topics. Along with Jeffrey St. Clair, he is the co-editor of the political magazine and website CounterPunch (@NatCounterPunch) . His work appears in Seattle Weekly,OC Weekly and regularly at CounterPunch.org.  He is author and editors of a number of books. Including Left Out!: How Liberals Helped Reelect George W. Bush, Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland (2008) (co-edited with Jeffrey St. Clair), Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (2013) (co-edited with Jeffrey St. Clair), and The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink (2018) (written with Jeffrey St. Clair). Read More: CounterPunch:George Atiyeh, Opal Creek Champion (https://bit.ly/2FIMbFi) CounterPunch:Intensified Forest Fires: The New Western Travesty (https://bit.ly/3mTOiqu) CounterPunch:Hanford’s Nuclear Option (https://bit.ly/3iXXg3E) Joshua Frank, Author at CounterPunch (https://bit.ly/32UduF7) Also, follow us on any of these social media channels: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ Donate to Green and Red Podcast! Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott  (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.
54:28
September 23, 2020
G&R Episode 39: Remembering 9/11
9/11 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. Read More: U.S. State Department Memo, May 1, 1950 (NSA Archive): https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//NSAEBB/NSAEBB78/propaganda%20003.pdf Excerpts From Iraqi Document on Meeting with U.S. Envoy (NY Times): https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/glaspie.html Presidential Daily Briefing Memo of August, 2001 (NSA Archive): https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//NSAEBB/NSAEBB116/pdb8-6-2001.pdf Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’ (The Atlantic): https://bit.ly/2GP4FUE VIDEO: Zbigniew Brzezinski Taliban Pakistan Afghanistan pep talk 1979: https://bit.ly/3hqquXn Also, follow us on any of these social media channels: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/  And please, don’t forget to hit “subscribe” on our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Keep Green and Red Independent! Become a Patron at https://patreon.com/greenredpodcast Make a one time donation at https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Production. Produced and co-hosted by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). Edited by Isaac. "Green and Red Blues" by Moody. 
01:16:07
September 11, 2020
G&R Episode 38: The Amazon is Burning w/ campaigner 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.   Pendle also talked with us about her experience doing human rights accompaniment in Colombia. And social and racial tensions in her hometown of Rochester NY. We also share few words and thoughts remembering scholar, author and  anarchist David Graeber who passed away suddenly on September 3rd.   CORRECTION: Scott incorrectly said  that Blackrock was privately held,  not publicly traded. It is in fact publicly traded.     Bio: Pendle Marshall-Hallmark is a Climate & Finance Campaigner at Amazon  Watch, an Oakland-based human rights and environmental advocacy  organization focused on protecting the Amazon rainforest and the rights  of Indigenous peoples. Prior to joining Amazon Watch Pendle lived in  Colombia for two years, where she accompanied Indigenous and campesino  activists resisting corporate, paramilitary and state-led invasions of  their lands. She has completed a Fulbright scholarship in Mexico City  exploring US-Latin American business relations, and previously worked as  a community organizer in Philadelphia around issues of immigration,  healthcare access and labor rights. She studied Sociology at Swarthmore  College and has completed Master's level coursework in Business  Administration at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.   Read More:  More than 260 major, mostly illegal Amazon fires detected since late  May: https://bit.ly/3bv2sJg  BlackRock Faces Criticism for Role in Climate Crisis, Amazon  Deforestation: https://bit.ly/3jLoVVl **Brazil Fires Burns World's Largest Tripical Wetlands at Unprecedented  Scale: https://nyti.ms/358LaAu  Amazonwatch page on Blackrock:  https://amazonwatch.org/news/2020/0904-climate-activists-ramp-up-pressure-on-blackrock-during-fires-week-of-action  David Graeber, anthropologist and author of Bullshit Jobs, dies aged  59: https://bit.ly/2F2SnY5    Also, follow us on any of these social media channels:  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast   Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/    Donate to Green and Red Podcast!  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast   Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR    This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott  (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.
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September 8, 2020
G&R Episode 37: The Road to Kenosha and California's Wildfires with Muckraker Steve Horn
In this episode, we talk with muckraker journalist and Kenosha kid Steve Horn (@steveahorn) from the Real News Network (@TheRealNews) about Kenosha, WI and California climate politics. We start with Kenosha's history of deindustrialization and surburbanization since the auto giant Chrysler left the city in the late 1980s, and then get into the current politics around the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the eruption of protests in Kenosha and the subsequent shooting of unarmed protestors by teenage racist militia member Kyle Rittenhouse. We also discuss Steve's beat of climate politics and talk about inmate firefighters and the politics of oil and gas in California's capital Sacramento.  Steve Horn is a San Diego-based climate reporter and producer for the Real News Network. Also a freelance investigative reporter, his work has appeared in The Intercept, The Guardian, and Al Jazeera America. His research and work has been cited by the New York Times, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, and other books and governmental publications.  Read More:  Steve's Real News Network Bio: https://therealnews.com/bios/steve-horn  Amazon to the Auto Industry, Kenosha, WI Exemplifies Climate Justice Denied: https://therealnews.com/columns/from-amazon-to-the-auto-industry  Reformers Aim to End Prison Firefighters’ ‘Indentured Servitude’ in California: https://therealnews.com/columns/reformers-aim-to-end-prison-firefighters-indentured-servitude-in-california  California Dems Give Up On New Oil Safety Regulations: https://sirota.substack.com/p/california-dems-give-up-on-new-oil?fbclid=IwAR3H5SpZ6PVLcC5AXPcCDmus95Jqb6TpxXc8a5JRhkJ6mYjilhEwesoK1pA  Also, follow us on any of these social media channels:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/  Watch us on YouTube! https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Keep Green and Red independent! Become a recurring donor at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco). Editing by Isaac. "Green and Red Blues" by Moody. 
01:07:43
September 5, 2020
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01:25
September 4, 2020
G&R Episode 36: Struggle in Israel, The Growing Anti-Netanyahu Protests w/ Atalya Ben-Abba and Amitai Ben-Abba
In this episode, we’re speak with two Israeli activists and refuseniks  Amitai Ben- Abba (@amitaibenabba) and Atalya Ben-Abba about the current uprising happening against the Netanyahu government and the movement  refusing service in the Israeli army in protest of the occupation.  The  anti-Netanyahu movement, or the “Balfour struggle,” as it’s known in  Israel, has been out in the streets across the country and in front of  “Crime Minister” Benjamin Netanyahu’s homes for months. The Israeli left  has not only begun to see large numbers of people joining them and increased police violence against protestors, but also a convergence of  anti-austerity movements, the anti-occupation movement and people fed up  with the government’s corruption and bungling of the COVID-19 crisis.    We also talk with Atalya and Amitai about the film “Objector”  (@objectorfilm) which documents Atalya’s decision to refuse service in  the Israeli army, the “refusenik” movement of young Israelis resisting  military service and their family’s transformation as a result.  Atalya Ben-Abba is an Israeli conscientious objector who sat in prison  for 110 days in 2017 for refusing to serve in the Israeli army. After  volunteering to do civil service for two years at a shelter for homeless  youth, she now studies Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy at the  Hebrew University of Jerusalem and continues to be active in various  activist groups in Israel/Palestine.   Amitai Ben-Abba is a writer, filmmaker, and activist now based in Oakland, CA. Amitai is the writer and producer of the full-length documentary Objector about Atalya's refusal and their family's transformation as a result of her decision. Amitai's poetry, fiction, and essays received awards and appeared in publications such as CounterPunch, Haaretz, The Independent, and Witness Magazine. Amitai holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, where they attended as a Fellow in Writing and Community Engagement.   Objector (@ObjectorFilm) premiered at IDFA in 2019 (where it was a Top 5 Audience Favorite) and won awards at major film festivals, including Best International Documentary at the Hot Springs Festival and Best Interfaith Film at St. Louis International Film Festival. And you can learn more about the film “Objector” here: https://objectorfilm.com/  Learn more:  ‘No longer outcasts’: Anti-occupation activists find their place in Israeli protests: https://bit.ly/3lhnnEe   My sister has just spent 110 days in Israeli prison for refusing to serve in the IDF – and I'm so proud:https://bit.ly/3aQ0a75  A new novel about radical environmentalists in the Middle East, "The Sodomites": https://bit.ly/3hkIAdQ  Watch us on YouTube! https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube  Also, follow us on any of these social media channels:   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/  Keep Green and Red independent!  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).
59:53
August 22, 2020
G&R Episode 35: The New Left and the Next Left. What we can learn from 1960s radicals.
In today's episode, Bob and Scott have a free-wheeling discussion about the origins of the New Left, the Wisconsin School (school of thought around the history of foreign relations), and the how these radical ideas still have currency in today's emerging movements.  This episode is a tribute to esteemed diplomatic historian Thomas McCormick who passed away on July 25th, 2020. Learn More: William Appleman Williams, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy Thomas McCormick, China Market: America’s Quest for Informal Empire, 1893-1901  Lloyd Gardner, Economic Aspects of New Deal Diplomacy Walter LeFeber, The New Empire: An Interpretation of American Expansion, 1860–1898 From the Green and Red team: Our interview with New Left historian and activist Staughton Lynd: https://bit.ly/StaughtonGandR And listen to our conversation with filmmaker David Martinez on one of the New Left's influences, radical sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein: https://bit.ly/WallersteinGandR   Bob Buzzanco: What Happened to the New Left?  Watch us on YouTube! https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Also, follow us on any of these social media channels: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ Keep Green and Red independent! Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).
01:01:58
August 18, 2020
G&R Episode 34: From "Burn, Baby! Burn!" to Black Lives Matter--LA's Watts Uprising 55 Years Later
This week, 55 years ago, the Watts Uprising in Los Angeles began amidst a traffic incident with a black motorist and the California Highway Patrol in the South Central neighborhood of the bustling city.  By the end of the week, 34 had been killed, hundreds injured, over $40 million in property damaged and destroyed, 16,000 national guardsmen and police deployed to quell the uprising and a new chapter in black radicalism began. A popular saying after Watts and after similar uprisings in in Detroit and Newark, NJ in 1967 became popularized-- "Burn, baby! Burn!"  Green and Red dives into the Watts uprising and talks about parallels to 2020's summer uprisings.  Plus we take this moment for a couple of jabs on our favorite red-baiting neo-liberal ex-president Bill Clinton.  Watch this episode on YouTube: https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Read more: Mike Davis and Jon Weiner, Set the Night on Fire: https://bit.ly/31M7koK Gerald Horne, Fire This Time: The Watts Uprising and the 1960s: https://bit.ly/2DRxFJS Guy Debord,The Decline and Fall of the Spectacle-Commodity Economy:https://bit.ly/2DJYxf1 Follow us at:  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ Keep Green and Red Podcast Independent: Patron:  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Green and Red's website:  https://greenandredpodcast.org/donate-to-green-and-red/ This is a Green and Red Podcast  production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Scott. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).
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August 12, 2020
G&R Episode 33: Portland in Revolt!
In this episode, we talk with Jay and Kay, two Portland street organizers, about the uprising that has shaken the city and garnered so much media attention.  In the two months since the murder of George Floyd, Portland has been out on the streets every night demanding justice and racial justice. Recently, the Trump administration attempted to crack down on protests in an unprecedented show of aggression by putting federal agents on the street, kidnapping protestors off the street and responding with mass violence. The entire city rose up against the federal government's intervention, prompting a pull back by the feds. But since then the Portland Police have continued the violence against protests.   We discuss with our guests the background of what's been happening, organizing and street action tactics, the courage of movements in Portland resisting the state every night, local journalists that have been getting the story out and how to support the continuing struggle.   You can support the PDX General Defense Committee legal defense and bail fund here:https://www.instagram.com/defensefundpdx/?hl=en  Read more:  What You Need To Know About The Battle of Portland: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2020/07/20/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-battle-of-portland/  Tools and Tactics in the Portland Protests: https://crimethinc.com/2020/08/03/tools-and-tactics-in-the-portland-protests-from-leaf-blowers-and-umbrellas-to-lasers-bubbles-and-balloons  When Rioting is Rational: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/01/when-rioting-is-rational-ferguson/   Are You An Anarchist? The Answer May Surprise You!: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/david-graeber-are-you-an-anarchist-the-answer-may-surprise-you  Stop blaming everything bad on anarchists: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/06/04/stop-blaming-everything-bad-anarchists/   In Support of Baltimore: Or; Smashing Police Cars Is Logical Political Strategy: https://radfag.com/2015/04/26/in-support-of-baltimore-or-smashing-police-cars-is-logical-political-strategy/?fbclid=IwAR1vYaQxJaNZdpCCW3Ac-A7pUFDx4Xt4-0G-NskFvWyyzhrEDjWFyK6lZHg  Local rad journalists to follow via Twitter:  @MrOlmos  @shane_burley1  @suzettesmith  @tuckwoodstock  @LindseyPSmith7  @PDocumentarians  @iwriteok  @alex_zee  @alexmilantracy  @andrewjank  @hungrybowtie @human42lm @1misanthrophile Follow us at: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/  Keep Green and Red Podcast Independent:  Patron:  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Green and Red's website:  https://greenandredpodcast.org/donate-to-green-and-red/  This is a Green and Red Podcast  production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced  by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).  
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August 8, 2020
G&R Episode 32: Hiroshima and "Atomic Diplomacy," 75 Years Later
For years, large majorities of Americans have believed that the U.S. had to use the A-Bomb against Japan on August 6th, 1945 to end the war quickly and avoid a land war and thus save one-million American lives.  Scott and Bob discuss the use of the bomb, why it was used as a message to the Soviet Union and not a military necessity,  the chronology behind the development and deployment of atomic weapons, the U.S. public response to it, and the creation of a new history, a propaganda piece, regarding the use of the bomb.  The dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima was vital in the development of the Cold War, the arms race, the military-industrial complex, and the National Security State.  Seventy-five years after the first atomic weapon was used by the U.S., it's still a highly-debated and important topic. This is also the debut of Green and Red on YouTube, so check us out at https://bit.ly/GreenAndRedOnYouTube Read more about the decision to drop the atomic bomb: Gar Alperovitz, The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan National Security Archive, "The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II" Greg Mitchell, The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood―and America―Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Samuel Walker, Prompt and Utter Destruction Follow us at: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ Keep Green and Red Podcast Independent: Patron:  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Green and Red's website:  https://greenandredpodcast.org/donate-to-green-and-red/ This is a Green and Red Podcast  production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced  by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).
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August 6, 2020
G&R Episode 31: A Murder in Austin, w/ Anti-Police Brutality organizer Debbie Russell
We're Back!  Lots of has been happening while we've been in break, so we start August by talking with veteran Austin community organizer, anti-police brutality advocate and Austin Legal Guild volunteer Debbie Russell (@Debmocracy) about the murder of Garrett Foster this past week, killed by a right-wing agitator who was driving his car into the crowd of peaceful protestors.  The killer then drove off and later turned himself in to police but he was released and no charges have been filed. The Foster murder has received national attention and Debbie Russell and her comrades in Austin have played a major role in investigating  the killing and preparing to present evidence.    We also talked about some of the longer-term tensions between the Austin police and non-white communities, and the possibility of reform with new, progressive elected officials coming into office.  Despite the national uprising against police violence, even in "liberal" places like Austin, the cops have continued to assault people of color and protests that have emerged since the killing of George Floyd.   Read more about Austin police issues and the shooting of Garrett Foster here:  Council Mulls Radical Changes to Police Structure: https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2020-07-31/council-mulls-radical-changes-to-police-structure/  Mike Ramos, Javier Ambler cases won't go before a grand jury this year: https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local/javier-ambler-michael-ramos-grand-jury-delayed  Austin protesters clash with police in the wake of Garrett Foster's death: https://www.texastribune.org/2020/08/02/austin-protest-garrett-foster/ U.S. Army sergeant who shot Austin protester Garrett Foster posted tweets about retaliating against demonstrators: https://www.texastribune.org/2020/07/31/daniel-perry-austin-protest-garrett-foster/  More from Austin:  Debbie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debmocracy   Hiram Live's channel covering protests in Austin: https://www.twitch.tv/imhiramg  Support Austin's protests: https://www.gofundme.com/f/Protectatxpros  Austin Gonzo (Debbie’s blog): https://austingonzo.blogspot.com/  Follow us at:  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast         Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed        Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/  Keep Green and Red Podcast Independent:  Patron:  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast    Green and Red's website:  https://greenandredpodcast.org/donate-to-green-and-red/  This is a Green and Red Podcast  production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).
01:01:18
August 4, 2020
G&R Episode 30: Racial Violence, the Camp Logan Mutiny, and Confederate Monuments w/ Professor Clayton Lust
Green & Red Podcast celebrates its 30th episode with our special guest, esteemed scholar and friend Professor Clayton Lust (@ClaytonLust)  from Houston Community College and Lone Star College, who has studied and written extensively about the Camp Logan Mutiny, a vital important yet unfortunately lesser-known historical episode where Houston Police and African American soldiers had a violent racial conflict in Houston in 1917.  Given current political conditions and a rising awareness of Black history and Black interactions with police, the events at Camp Logan offer great insight into the history of policing among African Americans.  We also talk about the reality behind southern monuments to the Confederacy, that they are not about "heritage" but white supremacy, and we talked about Reconstruction and the racial attitudes that continued to dominate American politics after the Civil War. For more on this, see "Camp Logan Riot/Mutiny of 1917";     The 1917 Houston Riots/Camp Logan Mutiny;    ‘BlackKklansman’ Co-Writer Kevin Willmott Gets Underway Directing ‘The 24th’, Drama On 1917 Houston Riot And Aftermath Follow us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast       Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed      Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/       Donate to Green and Red Podcast at: Patron: https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Green and Red's website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/donate-to-green-and-red/    This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).
01:10:56
July 14, 2020
G&R Episode 29: Radical Seattle w/ Historian Cal Winslow
In our latest episode, Bob and Scott talk with historian Cal Winslow about the Seattle general strike of 1919. Labor actions and protests are happening across the country and we take this moment to look back on one of the most important strikes in the 20th century. We discuss economic and social factors that set the stage for the strike, how the strike committee ran the city during the shutdown, the global backdrop and backlash.  Cal Winslow is the author of Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919, along with Labor’s Civil War in California. He is editor of E.P. Thompson and the Making of the New Left. He is currently Director of the Mendocino Institute and a past Fellow in Environmental Politics at the University of California, Berkeley, a researcher and writer on social and environmental subjects. Read more:  Z Magazine: Labor’s Spectacular Revolt Monthly Review: Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919 Monthly Review: The Origins of the Seattle General Strike of 1919: The Timber Beast Jacobin: When the Seattle General Strike and the 1918 Flu Collided Jacobin: When Being a Red Meant Risking Your Life Follow us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast      Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/     Donate to Green and Red Podcast at: Patron: https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Green and Red's website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/donate-to-green-and-red/  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco).
01:07:05
July 7, 2020
G&R Episode 28: One Big Union? Not So Fast: Police Unions and Other Labor Struggles w/ author Joe Allen
In this episode we talk with author, journalist, historian, and socialist Joe Allen about police unions, fighting fascism and police brutality in Chicago, the UPS strike of 1997, labor organizing at "Big Brown" and democratic organizing in the labor movement.   Joe Allen worked for nearly a decade at UPS. He has been a member of several Teamster local unions and a member of Teamsters for a Democratic Union. His books include Vietnam: The (Last) War the U.S. Lost, 'People Wasn't Made to Burn': A Trues Story of Race, Murder, and Justice in Chicago and, most recently, and recently re-released, The Package King: A Rank and File History of United Parcel Service. He has contributed over the years to Socialist Worker (U.S.), the International Socialist Review, Counterpunch, In These Times, Midwest Socialist, Jacobin, Rampant, and Medium. Read more by Joe Allen: Rampant: Sever All Ties with Police Unions Jacobin: Black Lives at Big Brown Jacobin: The UPS Strike, Two Decades Later Medium: The Return of the ‘Hamburgs’? White Vigilantes, the Chicago Police, and Anti-Fascism in Chicago Follow us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast      Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/     Donate to Green and Red Podcast at: Patron: https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Green and Red's website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/donate-to-green-and-red/  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco).
01:18:57
June 27, 2020
G&R Episode 27: The End of the Age of Plastic w/ Stiv Wilson
In our latest episode, we talk with activist and filmmaker Stiv Wilson (@AgentStiv) from the Peak Plastic Foundation (@peakplastic) about the new film "The Story of Plastic." We discuss the staggering problem of plastic pollution in our oceans and our communities. We also discuss how "the end of this story is just the beginning" as people around the world are now acting to break free from plastic.  Stiv Wilson is the co-director of the Peak Plastic Foundation. He's also the producer/executive producer of "The Story of Plastic."  He’s created and led several campaigns to victory: from plastic bags bans, to plastic microbeads, to plastic water bottles at the state, national and international level. He has sailed over 35,000 nautical miles to four of the five oceanic ‘garbage patches,’ documenting and communicating maritime plastic pollution firsthand through publications, multi-media, and film.  Read more: Peak Plastic Foundation: https://www.peakplasticfoundation.org/  Story of Plastic: https://www.storyofplastic.org/ EcoWatch: The Story of Plastic: New Film Exposes the Source of Our Plastic Crisis (https://bit.ly/31dhRL4) Salon: Humanity can’t recycle its way out of consumption problems (https://bit.ly/37U6E3v)  As always, you can follow us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast      Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/   Also, please keep Green and Red independent at Patron: https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Green and Red's website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/donate-to-green-and-red/  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco).
01:14:03
June 24, 2020
G&R Episode 26: COVID19 vs. Reopening the Economy; Politics and the Pandemic w/ Prof. Sarah Koster
In our latest episode, Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969) get a return visit from Prof. Sarah Koster (@NotSoNormalNaCl) to discuss the recent spike in COVID19 infections. There are now over 2 million cases in the U.S. with the number of deaths at well over 119,000. Furthermore, Harvard University is now predicting that the number could almost double by the end of September. We discuss how political institutions, led by #BunkerBoy, continue to fail us in virus response, the racialization of the infection rate, and how to be "COVID19 responsible" when out in the streets during the current uprising against police violence. Sarah Koster is a Nurse Practitioner based in Oakland, CA.  She has worked in research and program evaluation in the area of Infectious diseases in a variety of locales including southern Africa. She currently teaches Community Health at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. Read more: U.S. could reach 200,000 coronavirus deaths in September, expert says (https://reut.rs/2N0woBE) The strange new quiet in New York emergency rooms (https://wapo.st/2BbgL7R) Brazil’s favelas, neglected by the government, organize their own coronavirus fight (https://wapo.st/3dbJqXs) As always, you can follow us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast      Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/   Also, please keep Green and Red independent at Patron: https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Green and Red's website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/donate-to-green-and-red/  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).  
42:41
June 19, 2020
G&R Episode 25: Viet-Black Solidarity in a Time of Crisis w/ Prof. Thao Ha
In this episode, we talked with Professor Thao Ha (@ThaoHaPhD)-- Vietnamese  refugee, esteemed scholar, and producer of a documentary on  Vietnamese-KKK conflict in Texas, "Seadrift."  We had a fascinating  conversation about immigrant groups in the U.S., Solidarity during the  current rebellions, Vietnamese views on Blacks, the role of younger  Vietnamese in changing politics, and the future of Vietnamese-American  politics.  Thao  Ha is a Vietnamese refugee who earned a doctorate in Sociology from the  University of Texas at Austin. She is a professor at MiraCosta College  in Oceanside, CA, and has published a variety of academic works in the  areas of race, gender, immigration, and Vietnamese American experiences  in the South. She  is an advisor and associate producer of "Seadrift," a documentary about  the racial violence and KKK intimidation that erupted in the 1970s  against Vietnamese Americans in a small Texas fishing town.   Read more:  Seadrift website  Eric Tang, "A Gulf Unites Us: The Vietnamese Americans of Black New Orleans East"  PIVOT, the Progressive Vietnamese American Organization     Keep Green and Red independent!  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR  Also, help us make our social  media empire a reality:  Like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Follow us at Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Check out our meme game on  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/  This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).  
01:14:08
June 15, 2020
G&R Episode 24: Why Immanuel Wallerstein Matters w/ filmmaker David Martinez
In  our latest episode, we talk with filmmaker David Martinez about his  film featuring sociologist and leftist thinker Immanuel Wallerstein. Immanuel  Wallerstein passed away in 2019, but is best known for his development  of an approach in sociology called World Systems Analysis. His  influence was particularly strong in the Global South, in fact the  story goes that half of the guests at his wedding were later  assassinated. There is also a building named for him in Chiapas, and he  once sat on a panel with Subcomandante Marcos. He was also a main  influence on Abdullah Ojalan and the Kurdish movement's recent shift to  the more libertarian left. In short, he was much more than an academic,  but someone who tried to use his intellectual work to change the world. David Martinez is a filmmaker, writer, and teacher originally from San Antonio, Texas, now living in San Francisco. He's also the co-host of the Hammer and Tongs podcast (https://bit.ly/2BYRb6k). Learn more: Immanuel Wallerstein's website (https://bit.ly/30KH9jJ) Jacobin: Immanuel Wallerstein’s Thousand Marxisms (https://bit.ly/3cQuq1f) Read Karl Marx! A Conversation with Immanuel Wallerstein (https://bit.ly/2YpbZLH)  The Structural Crisis: Middle-Run Imponderables (https://bit.ly/3cVs6pI) David's Vimeo Page (https://bit.ly/30F5cjM)  Keep Green and Red independent! Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR Also, help us make our social  media empire a reality: Like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast    Follow us at Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed   Check out our meme game on  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).
01:07:58
June 12, 2020
G&R Episode 23: Demystifying Antifa w/ author Shane Burley
In our latest episode, the Green and Red Podcast crew talks with author and journalist Shane Burley (@Shane_Burley1) about antifascism and the targeting of antifa by the Trump administration in the midst of the rebellion against police violence currently sweeping the US. We get into lots of good discussion about about Antifa, anarchism, mutual aid, and what the fascists are up to. Shane is a filmmaker and author of Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It. His work is featured at Jacobin, In These Times, Salon, Truthout, etc. You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/shane_burley1  More from Shane: Truthout: "Anti-Fascists Say They Are Protecting Communities From Right-Wing Violence, Not Fomenting “Terror” (https://bit.ly/2Y7tL5W) NBC News: "Trump's antifa tweet is right-wing catnip — with potentially troubling consequences" (https://nbcnews.to/37babda) Keep Green and Red independent!  Become a recurring donor at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR Also, help us make our social  media empire a reality:    Like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast    Follow us at Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed    Check out our meme game on  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).  
47:14
June 9, 2020
G&R Episode 22: The Military vs. Donald J. Trump. Generals Tell Trump to "Stand Down!"
Today, Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969) talk about the recent public repudiation of Donald Trump's attempts to use the military against American citizens in pursuit of a racial war by ranking military officials, not just retired but active-duty as well. In an amazing two weeks, one of the more incredible developments has been the open resistance of military officials to Trump's attempts  to militarize American cities and likely kill protestors.  Starting  with retired Generals and Admirals and percolating into the dissent of  active-duty officers, the military, America's most respected  institution, has stood up to Trump and, even more, made a sharp  statement against racism and defended the right to protest. These people aren't radical and don't have the same interests as  protestors, but  have put the brakes on Trump, for the time being at  least.  They've also give people in the streets more legitimacy and  space.  They're not long-term allies necessarily, but they have helped  the millions who are rebelling right now. For more on this topic, see Buzzanco, "Cracks in the Empire: The Military Says 'Stand Down' to Trump"  and Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam Era Keep Green and Red independent! Donate at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Also, help us make our social media empire a reality:    Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast    Follow us at Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed    Check out our dank memes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).  
01:24:03
June 6, 2020
G&R Episode 21: "8 minutes, 46 seconds." The murder of George Floyd and uprisings in the USA, w/ Jeff Ordower
Today, Bob and Scott talk about the state of the U.S. as protests, riots, rebellions and large scale police violence are erupting in dozens of cities across the country.  All week, protests, riots and more have been happening in Minneapolis over the police murder of a black man named George Floyd. Now it has spread from coast to coast, and increasingly around the world, with real resistance (not the Democratic establishment led #resistance) against police and political leaders. We're joined by long time organizer Jeff Ordower (@moredower) to talk about this moment and where we go from here.   Bio: Jeff Ordower is a long time organizer in the movement. He has been an organizer for 25 years and got his start as a queer activist in college. He's worked on campaigns around labor, economic justice, climate and racial justice. There are too many groups to name. He lived and supported organizing in St. Louis in 2014 during the rebellion around the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. He is trying to live his best life as an itinerant organizer and spends a lot of his time thinking about sustained mass action. With some comrades, he is (hopefully) imminently launching something called The Disruption Project.  Learn More:  Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE): https://acrecampaigns.org/  Cornel West on CNN discussing the rebellion: https://bit.ly/2zPFn5v  MLK on riots being the language of the unheard: https://bit.ly/3eCmjqh  Keep Green and Red independent! Donate at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Also, help us make our social media empire a reality:  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Follow us at Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Check out our dank memes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).  
01:09:18
June 1, 2020
G&R Episode 20: "War is A Racket:” Measuring the true cost of war w/ Graham Clumpner
In this episode, Bob and Scott talk with anarchist, U.S. military veteran, environmentalist and direct action organizer Graham Clumpner (@turncoatveteran). 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. We also talk about the need for a movement against militarism and war, the need for international solidarity in the left, and intersection of militarism and the climate crisis.  Read more:  Inside the U.S. military's battle with white supremacy and far-right extremism: https://nbcnews.to/2TN6jcW  Bob’s latest article on the anniversary of Dien Bien Phu: https://bit.ly/3ek8RXW  Keep Green and Red independent! Donate at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast  Also, help us make our social media empire a reality:  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Follow us at Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Check out our dank memes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).  
01:21:41
May 29, 2020
G&R Episode 19: May 19th! The Legacies of Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X (both born today)
Welcome to the Green and Red M19 Podcast! In this very special episode, we celebrate the shared birthday of iconic revolutionaries Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X, both born on May 19th (1890 and 1925, respectively). Join Scott and Bob as we go deep on two of the most important revolutionaries of the 20th century---their ideas, their organizations, their international leadership in the class and anti-imperial struggles, and the inspiration they gave to so many millions. Plus a little Last Poets love for Ho Chi Minh: I'm gettin' on out of here You see, I just could not win Against Ho Chi Minh No, I just could not win Against Ho Chi Minh Further reading: William Duiker's books Ho Chi Minh: A Life and Sacred War, The Autobiography of Malcolm X,  Peniel Joseph's The Sword and the Shield, and James Cones' Martin and Malcolm and America. Keep Green and Red independent media! Donate at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Follow us on these social media channels: Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Follow us at Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Check out our dank memes at Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).  
01:13:19
May 19, 2020
G&R Episode 18: Michael Moore's 'Planet of the Humans' and Its Discontents ft. Ananda Lee Tan
Welcome to Green and Red Podcast! In this episode, we dive into the controversy of the new Michael Moore produced film 'Planet of the Humans.' We're joined by long time climate justice organizer Ananda Lee Tan (@anandalee).  But we also, importantly, go into the history and politics of the North American climate and climate justice movements.  Ananda has been on the frontlines of environmental, labor, anti-capitalist and climate justice organizing for almost forty years. He's worked for big green groups on their global campaigns, scrappy direct action groups and co-convened the Climate Justice Alliance, a network of frontline, black, brown, Indigenous and low income environmental and climate justice groups across the U.S. Originally from the community of Santiniketan, Ananda presently lives on the territories of the Coast Salish First Nations in the Pacific Northwest.  Read more:  Ananda Lee Tan: The Messy World of Movements  Bill McKibben: ‘A Bomb in the Center of the Climate Movement’: Michael Moore Damages Our Most Important Goal  Michael Moore's Planet of the Humans  Climate Justice Alliance Labor Network for Sustainability Rising Tide North America: Hookwinked in the Hothouse, False Solutions to Climate Change  As always, you can follow us at:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/  Also, please support Green and Red at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast This is a Green and Red Podcast production. "Green and Red Blues" by  Moody. Editing by Isaac. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob  (@bobbuzzanco).  
01:04:00
May 11, 2020
G&R Episode 17: Tin Soldiers and Nixon's Coming . . . 50 Years After the Kent State Killings
In this special Green and Red  Podcast, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the tragic events of May  4th, 1970 at Kent State University, where agents of the state murdered 4  students and shot 9 others.  Students, who'd been told the war was  winding down in Vietnam, erupted in protest at campuses all over America when Richard Nixon  announced the U.S. invasion of Cambodia on April 30th.  At Kent State, a  working-class public school in Northeast Ohio, protesting students and  other burned down an ROTC building, a common target in the Vietnam  protest era, and Ohio Governor James Rhodes, vowing a violent  response, mobilized the National Guard and sent them to Kent.  For  two days the students and Guard skirmished, with the paramilitaries hurling tear gas and intimidating students.  On May 4th, the Guard,  unprovoked, started shooting into the crowd of students and shot 13, killing 4, from distances beyond 300 feet.  These were extrajudicial killings and a sure sign the state would murder anyone who challenged its interests.  The war had come home!  Scott and Bob, who's also a historian of the Vietnam War and the 1960s  and has published extensively on those subjects, talk about the  background to the protests, the official, violent response, the  aftermath at places like Jackson State, where 2 more students were  killed, and the larger context of anti-state protests and their meaning,  and lessons.  See  also, the Kent State Tribunal Organization, established by Laurel  Krause, sister of one of the students assassinated at Kent State that day; an interview with Alan Canfora, one of the survivors of the shootings, and also another interview here; The Kent State May 4th Poetry Collection; Denise Levertov, "The Day the Audience Walked Out on Me, and Why" ; a couple of well-known songs that came out of the tragedy, Neil Young, "Ohio" and Chrissie Hynde (who was a student at Kent State in 1970 and friends with two of the murdered students),  "Revolution";  Governor Rhodes press conference, May 3;  and Robert Buzzanco, Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life. As always, you can follow us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ Also, please become a Green and Red patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast
54:16
May 4, 2020
G&R Episode 16: Shut It Down! Resistance in the Age of COVID-19 with Lisa Fithian!
In our latest episode with talk with long time direct action organizer Lisa Fithian. We talked about many of the issues confronting us right now, and how people are fighting back.   Lisa's been on the front lines for almost four decades, from fighting against  the Reagan attacks on Central  America, to helping organize workers, to fighting transnational institutions like the WTO and the World Bank, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, doing  Mutual Aid in New Orleans after Katrina, supporting Gaza and so many  other things. We  talked to her about the role of  mutual aid in resistance, and also the current wave of work stoppages  and wildcats, and the potential for mass  action at this critical time  in our lives. Importantly, we discussed how  these actions are being  done for the commons, not just for individuals.     Lisa's also just  published a memoir, "Shut it Down: Stories from a  Fierce, Loving  Resistance" and we discussed that too. More reading: Shut It Down: Stories from a fierce, loving resistance (https://shutitdownnow.org/) Organizing for Power (Lisa's website) (https://organizingforpower.org)  May 1 Call for a General Strike (https://bit.ly/2ySEpVm)   We Are the Shutdown: May 1st 2020 (https://bit.ly/2VO87E5) As always, you can follow us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ Also, please become a Green and Red patron at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast
54:49
April 29, 2020
Up Next! Lisa Fithian joins Green and Red to discuss resistance in the age of COVID19.
Scott and I have a  great episode coming up and we want to give you a head's up about it.   We interviewed the inspiring activist and organizer Lisa Fithian and  talked about many of the issues confronting us right now, today.  Lisa's been on the front lines for a couple generations, from fighting against  the Reagan attacks on Central America, to helping organize workers,  working with the homeless, doing Mutual Aid in New Orleans after Katrina, supporting Gaza and so many other things. We  talked to her about the role of mutual aid in resistance, and also the current wave of work stoppages and wildcats, and the potential for mass  action at this critical time in our lives. Importantly, we discussed how  these actions are being done for the commons, not just for individuals.    Lisa's also just published a memoir, "Shut it Down: Stories from a  Fierce, Loving Resistance" and we discussed that too.
01:13
April 25, 2020
G&R Episode 15: Mutual Aid in a Pandemic. NOLA Edition! With Jasmine Araujo from Southern Solidarity!
In this episode, Jasmine Araujo of Southern Solidarity joins us to discuss Mutual Aid in a  Pandemic, in New Orleans.  She and her crew have set up shop and they  feed 200 people a day, give them blankets, arrange for medical care, and  help when they get harassed by cops or passers-by.  She discusses the  origins of Southern Solidarity, their daily routine, and the way  COVID-19 has affected the homeless in New Orleans.  After that, Scott  and Bob talk a little about the importance of Mutual Aid and workers  actions. While the media is reporting the spectacle of little Nazis and  Confederates "protesting" at State Capitols, a far greater number of  people are staging workplace actions for better working conditions and  safety.   There's a lot going on here at the Green and Red Podcast!   For  more information, and ways to help out, check out: Fight Back News: New Orleans community unites in solidarity with large homeless population during pandemic lockdown  For more info, go to https://southernsolidarity.org,  Donate to Southern Solidarity at https://southernsolidarity.org/donate/ Bob Buzzanco latest:  "Death Cults, Wildcats, and Liberal Civility" As always, you can follow us at:     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast       Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed      Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/    Also, please become a Green and Red patron at  https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast
50:39
April 24, 2020
G&R Episode 14: Welcome Back Koster! Politics and the Pandemic w/ Prof. Sarah Koster!
In this timely episode, Bob and Scott welcome back Professor Sarah Koster back to Green and Red. We discuss the latest developments in the world of public health and COVID19, the disproportionate impacts coronavirus is having on black, brown and low income communities, why California seems to have peaked in the crisis and the amazing work being done by first responders and healthcare workers.   Sarah Koster is a Nurse Practitioner based in Oakland, CA.  She has worked in research and program evaluation in the area of Infectious diseases in a variety of locales including southern Africa. She currently teaches Community Health at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA.   Further reading: NY Times: 8 Key Exchanges on the Faltering Response to the Coronavirus The Intercept: Two Weeks as a New York City Nurse in the Pandemic Bob's latest: "Blaming China, Not Capitalism."   As always, you can follow us at:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast     Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/  Also, please become a Green and Red patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast
01:05:08
April 13, 2020
G&R Episode 13: Martin Luther King vs. LBJ! King's Radicalism and the Limits of the Liberal State
In this episode, Bob and Scott get into the politics of Martin Luther King and how he's WAY more radical than most people realize. This week is the 52nd anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King (MLK).  Today, everyone from the Libertarian Party to the anti-abortion movement to tech companies in Silicon Valley trying to sell you their latest gadgets claim his legacy.  In truth, MLK fought and opposed "the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism (i.e. capitalism), and militarism" until the end of his life.  While many look at the surface levels of MLK's politics and legacy, Green and Red goes deep into the real substance of who he was.   Further reading and listening:  Bob Buzzanco: MLK for Sale? How to Package a Radical  MLK: Beyond Vietnam-A Time to Break the Silence (Video)  MLK: I've Been to the Mountaintop Speech (Video)  As always, you can follow us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/  Also, please become a Green and Red patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast
01:13:60
April 6, 2020
G&R Episode 12: Coronavirus in Italy and the Middle East, with Giuseppe Acconcia
In this episode, Bob and Scott talk with Giuseppe Acconcia, a professor  of Middle Eastern Studies at the Universita di Padova.  We discuss the  ongoing impact of COVID in Italy, Chinese and Cuban assistance while  Europe sat on its hands, and especially the way that this pandemic will  have an impact in the Middle East and North Africa, areas with less  development and greater poverty, which are sure to be hit harder, and in  war-torn areas like Syria, Yemen, and Libya, which will see  catastrophic consequences.  Professor Acconcia is a frequent media presence in Italy talking about these issues and is the author of many books, including The Great Iran, translated into English by the University of Padua Press in 2018. As always, you can follow us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast   Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ Also, please feel free to become a Green and Red patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast
01:03:17
April 2, 2020
Next G & R Podcast, COVID in Italy and the Middle East, with Prof. Giuseppe Acconcia
We have another great podcast coming up, with Professor Giuseppe Acconcia from the University of Padua, talking about COVID-19 in Italy, and also the Middle East and Africa, where it's sure to have far more dire consequences for people living in poverty and without self-determination.
01:40
April 1, 2020
G&R Episode 11: Rise and Fall of Liberalism and Poor Peoples Movements
Scott and Bob get down and dirty about the rise and fall of liberalism.  We kick off with the most recent political and economic turns in the COVID19 crisis (and how ALL the politicians are to blame.) Then we discuss peak liberalism with LBJ and the Great Society. And in response to the reformist moment in the 1960's, the poor people's movements that emerged on the left including Students for Democratic Society, the Big Lebowski and the Port Huron Statement (not the compromised 2nd draft), Martin Luther King Jr. and the Poor Peoples' Campaign.i In solidarity with our friends doing COVID19 mutual aid, please check out these resources: Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Surviving the Virus: An Anarchist Guide It's Going Down: COVID-19 Mutual Aid Follow us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ Also, become a Green and Red patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast
01:13:31
March 30, 2020
G&R Episode 10: Mutual Aid and COVID19 with scott crow
In this episode, we talk with long time friend and comrade scott crow about mutual aid in the era of COVID19. We discuss hope, community, disaster response by just regular people (not bureaucrats, professional non-profits or "Captain Asspants" in the White House) and scott's new music label aptly titled "eMERGENCY hEARTS." We also play some music from the label.  scott crow is an anarchist, speaker, author, organizer, musician and story teller. He's author of Black Flags and Windmills:Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective (PM Press) and a number of other books.  scott has co-founded a number of diverse projects, businesses and organizations rooted in cooperative power sharing models including the Common Ground Collective, the largest anarchist inspired organization in modern US history, that formed after Hurricane Katrina, Treasure City Thrift, an anarchist worker coop,  Red Square, an art coop, Century Modern, an antique coop and UPROAR, a community based organization, Dirty South Earth First!, Radical Encuentro Camp, . More from our episode: Read more about scott at www.scottcrow.org/ You can check out the eMERGENCY hEARTS music label here.   All proceeds for "Anthropocene Blues Revisited" on the music label are being donated to our comrades at Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (an amazing network  made up of many anarchists, rabble-rousers, permaculturalists, community organizers, and others who are actively organizing around supporting disaster survivors  in a spirit of mutual aid and solidarity. You can get a free e-copy of Black Flags and Windmills by signing up on PM Press's email list.  Additional Reading and Resources: Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: When Every Community is Ground Zero: Pulling Each Other Through a Pandemic Surviving the Virus: An Anarchist Guide It's Going Down: COVID-19 Mutual Aid As always, you can follow us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ Also, please feel free to become a Green and Red patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast
01:11:56
March 26, 2020
Next Green and Red Podcast features scott crow
Scott Parkin and I w.ere fortunate to have a great conversation with our  comrade and friend scott crow.  Scott is an inspiring organizer. When Katrina hit New Orleans, the authorities had  no concern for the people living there, so scott and other  community activists helped form the Common Ground Collective and got  people back on their feet. In the horrors of Katrina, it was one of the  rare bright spots.  Scott not only engages in the struggle but acts upon  what he calls the "emergency heart," the need to help others to create,  foster and sustain our community, our humanity.    And look scott up at https://www.scottcrow.org/
01:31
March 25, 2020
G&R Episode 9: UC Strike!
In this episode, Bob and Scott talk with three graduate student strike organizers at the University of California (UC) who've been out on wildcat strike since mid-February. We talk about the COLA campaign, the UC's retaliation against striking grad students at UC Santa Cruz and how to conduct a strike in during a global pandemic.  We're joined by: Carolina Talavera is a PhD Candidate in medical anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She has just returned from conducting her dissertation research on housing insecurity in London, UK. Caylee Hong is a Canadian PhD student in socio-cultural anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to Berkeley, she worked as an attorney in New York City. Carlos Cruz is a 2nd year PhD grad student and fired wildcat at UC Santa Cruz More reading: LA Times: UC Santa Cruz fires 54 graduate student workers striking for higher pay It's Going Down: Barricades Go Up in Santa Cruz as UC Wide Wildcat Strike Expands Following Firings Indybay: An Interview on the Growing Wildcat Strike at UC Santa Cruz Berkeleyside: UC Berkeley students hold ‘wildcat’ strike for more pay, rehiring of fired workers And as always, check us Green and Red on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Email us with feedback and show ideas at greenredpodcast@gmail.com.   And please consider becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast 
01:00:23
March 23, 2020
G&R Episode 8: Live From Italy! More Pandemic and Politics!
Live from Italy: Politics and Pandemic. Today we talk to Professor Francesco Mazzucotelli from Bergamo, Italy, the center of the Italian COVID-19 outbreak, about the situation there and about the Italian health care system, Italian politics, and the global environment that has led to this crisis. Please share. Please follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and we encourage you to donate at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Francesco Mazzucotelli is a Professor of  Turkish and Middle Eastern History at the Universita di Pavia.  He took his Ph.D from the Universita Cattolica del Sacre Muore di Milano and the American University of Beirut.  He has been a journalist stationed in the Middle East and was a senate candidate in 2018 for the Liberi e Uguali party in Italy.  He currently lives in Bergamo, Italy.
59:37
March 18, 2020
G&R Episode 7: Pandemic and Politics with Sarah Koster
This past week has been unprecedented. Coronavirus has become a global pandemic and the world is reeling.  At least 140,000 infected with 5,000 deaths in 133 countries. Global markets have been shaken with the New York Stock Exchange plummeting twice this past week. Multiple U.S. states have declared states of emergency, and finally, yesterday, Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency with a $50 billion aid package.  In this episode of Green and Red, we’re going to talk about Coronavirus and how government incompetence, politics as usual, lack of basic healthcare services and, of course, capitalism are all at play. We're also going to get deep into the community health impacts of COVID19.   We're joined by Sarah Koster, a Nurse Practitioner based in Oakland, CA.  Sarah has worked in research and program evaluation in the area of Infectious diseases in a variety of locales including southern Africa. She currently teaches Community Health at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. And we support community and mutual aid groups working to help those hit hardest by the exploding virus.  If you have any feedback or an idea for a show, please email us at greenredpodcast@gmail.com.  And please follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.  And if you want to become a patron of Green and Red, please check us out at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Be careful out there. 
01:01:06
March 14, 2020
G&R Episode 6: Populism and the New Deal, Do Those Words Mean What You Think They Mean?
The world is in full blown panic around the COVID19 pandemic. The global economy is shaking.  Today, the stock market took its biggest dip since September 1987. Panic about the virus and jobs and business is kicking in.    During previous economic crashes, most notably the Panic of 1893 and the 1929 crash that launched the Great Depression, we saw moments emerge that initially challenged the ruling class. Both the populist movement of the 1890s, and social justice and labor movements of the 1930s led to a "thunder on the left" that terrified the ruling class. From William Jennings Bryan to Sinclair Lewis and Huey Long to Bernie Sanders, populist figures on the left are much more of a threat to Wall Street and the uber-rich than billionaire reality TV stars.   As a result, the rich always know how to turn bottom-up led movements into top-down reform that actually benefits the wealthy with social stability and new consumer markets  So, in this episode, Bob and Scott talk about the real meaning of Populism and the New Deal.   Plus a shout out to our three new patrons supporting Green and Red on Patreon.com.    And we close it out with a little Jefferson Airplane singing about how we're all in it together: "We are forces of chaos and anarchy, everything they say we are, we are, and we are very proud of ourselves.  Up against the wall Motherfuckers."   Thanks and stay safe out there!  Also check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!
01:11:32
March 13, 2020
G&R Episode 5: Climate Rebellion with Bea Ruiz
This episode, we get into the climate rebellion spreading across the globe with Bea Ruiz from Extinction Rebellion US (XR US).   We kick the episode off with a tribute to priest, poet and Sandinista Ernesto Cardenal who died on March 1st.   Then we go in depth with Bea on climate politics, Extinction Rebellion, the Big Green non-profit industrial complex, and solidarity with brown, black and poor white communities on the frontlines of fossil fuel extraction, as well as the legacy of Judi Bari.  Bea is a longtime organizer in radical movements. Bea worked with Diablo Rising Tide, the Bay Area chapter of Rising Tide North America. She’s a member of XR US’s national team, a support team for XR US local groups.  Read more on:  Ernesto Cardenal: With Walker in Nicaragua by Ernesto Cardenal  Ernesto Cardenal, poet and Catholic priest, still causes controversy at age 86  Judi Bari: The Judi Bari website  A glimpse inside the FBI Investigation into Judi Bari and Earth First!  Extinction Rebellion:   The Baffler: Striking at the End of the World  Think Progress: Extinction Rebellion’s radical philosophy  Cherri Foytlin: Is XR America Going to ‘Make XR Great Again,’ or is it an XR EXIT?  Scott on the climate rebellion:  Why “Good Liberals” Won’t Save the Climate (2018)   When We Fight, We Fuck Shit Up: Keystone XL and Delegitimizing Fossil Fuels (2015)  Making Green A Threat Again (2013)  Scott also has a chapter on the recent history of direct action versus fossil fuels in the forthcoming "Climate Justice and Community Renewal" (Edited by Brian Tokar and Tamra Gilbertson) coming out in April. As always follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. And please consider becoming a patron of Green and Red on Patreon. You can also email us at greenredpodcast@gmail.com with any comments or feedback. 
48:50
March 7, 2020
G&R Episode 4: Stupor Tuesday! Bob and Scott dish the dirt on the liberal establishment!
It's Stupor Tuesday, and Scott and Bob are gonna dish dirt on Liberals.  Do you hate Liberals?  Why not?  Do you know what a liberal is?  If not, we'll tell you.  We talk about  the history of American liberalism starting with Woodrow Wilson, through  FDR, the creation of the National Security State and NSC-68, and liberal rhetoric about being the party of working people while really being bag boys for Wall Street and imperialists for mega-corporations.    We have a goal--we want to piss off at least 2/3 of the  Liberals we know, so help us by sharing this on FB, Twitter, Instagram,  and of course donating at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Stevie Wonder riffs on Liberals: We are amazed but not amused By all the things you say that you'll do Though much concerned but not involved With decisions that are made by you But we are sick and tired of hearing your song Tellin' how you are gonna change right from wrong 'Cause if you really want to hear our views You haven't done nothin'
01:06:44
March 3, 2020
G&R Episode 3: The Story of SHAC with Jake Conroy
In this episode, we're joined by long-time animal rights activist, designer, writer and all around trouble-maker Jake Conroy. Jake was part of the Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty campaign, or SHAC, that campaigned against notorious animal testing company Huntington Life Sciences. SHAC bankrupted Huntington multiple times and were successful in getting them de-listed from the New York Stock Exchange.  The campaign was so effective, the federal government prosecuted Jake and his co-defendants, known as the SHAC 7, as domestic terrorists. After a highly publicized case, the SHAC 7 were found guilty on all charges, including the controversial Animal Enterprise Protection Act (now called the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act) and sentenced to a variety of prison terms and a $1,000,001 restitution fine. Jake was sentenced to 48 months, which he served in 2 prisons in southern California. He was released in 2009. These days, you can see him sharing his view on many things, mostly related to the animal rights movement on his YouTube channel The Cranky Vegan. He has been most recently featured in the new documentary, The Animal People, about the SHAC’s case.  Executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix. Directed by Cassandra Suchan (Rock The Bells) and Dennis Henry Hennelly (Bold Native).
48:56
February 27, 2020
G&R Episode 2: A conversation with Staughton Lynd
Welcome to the latest episode of Green and Red. A podcast about radical environmental and anti-capitalist politics. Brought to you by Bob Buzzanco and Scott Parkin. This episode welcomes renowned anti-war and civil rights activist, historian, author and lawyer Staughton Lynd.   Staughton Lynd has been one of the most important American Activists/Scholars from the mid-20th Century onward.  As a historian, he was one of the first prominent scholars associated with the "New Left" and he did pathbreaking work on the  colonial war of liberation against the British Empire, situating it not just as a fight over Home Rule, but also "who should rule at home," i.e. what type of class relations would exist in the new country.  Staughton was on the faculty at Spelman University where he and colleague Howard Zinn became active in the Civil Rights Movement (activity that cost Zinn his job there).  Staughton became head of the Mississippi Summer Freedom Education Project, organized by SNCC.  He then moved on to the faculty at Yale University, but that was short-lived.  He traveled to northern Vietnam in 1965 as part of an antiwar contingent and the Liberals at Yale fired him for his political activity.  After that he, and his wife, another acclaimed activist, Alice became lawyers specializing in Labor Law and Prison Reform.  The Lynds moved to Niles, Ohio (also Bob Buzzanco's hometown) where Staughton became one of the leaders of a 1977 movement to save Youngstown, Ohio steel mills from closing down.  He has been active in labor matters since and he and Alice also have defended death row prisoners and worked with military veterans on the issue of "moral injury." For more on Staughton, see, among others, his books Class Conflict, Slavery, and the United States Constitution: Ten Essays; Moral Injury & Nonviolent Resistance (with Alice Lynd); and The Fight Against Shutdowns: Youngstown's Steel Mill Closings.  There is also a god biogaphy of Staughton, Carl Mirra's The Admirable Radical: Staughton Lynd and Cold War Dissent, 1945–1970.  Staughton's Papers are archived at Kent State University: https://www.library.kent.edu/staughton-and-alice-lynd-papers. 
57:58
February 27, 2020
G&R Episode 1: Kick off with Bob and Scott!
Welcome to our podcast! Our kick-off episode is a rolling conversation with just us. We talk about environmentalism, electoralism, class politics, direct action and the state of the world.  Most importantly, we give a preview of what's to come on Green and Red. You can read more from Bob at https://afflictthecomfortable.org/ And more from Scott at https://www.counterpunch.org/author/sat8praq/ Check us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenRedPodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastGreenRed Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/greenredpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast
49:04
February 27, 2020