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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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    Is Giorgia Meloni the Next Mussolini? Italian Politics w/ Prof. Francesco Mazzucotelli (G&R 184)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 77:49


    Just after Giorgia Meloni's far-right Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy) party won enough votes to likely make her Prime Minister, we had a great conversation with Francesco Mazzucotelli, a political scientist at the Universita di Pavia in Italy, a longtime journalist, and a 2018 candidate for senate for the Liberi e Uguali party. Francesco, Scott and Bob discussed the recent Italian elections with a focus on the roots and evolution of the Brothers of Italy, the complexities and rivalries in right-wing politics, Meloni's approach to immigration and LGBTQ issues and the Ukraine War, and the weaknesses and failures of the Italian Left. ----------------------------------------------------- Outro- 99 Posse "Rigurgito Antifascista" Follow Green and Red// G&R Linktree: https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast https://greenandredpodcast.org NEW LINK! Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/u7C5P8YF Support the Green and Red Podcast// Become a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    Noam Chomsky on Why the Democrats Suck (G&R 183)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 62:12


    Republicans go to war . . . Democrats go to brunch! The past 50 years have seen a dramatic shift to the far-right in American politics. On the heels of the 1972 McGovern debacle, the Democrats all but abandoned their New Deal heritage and moved swiftly to a stronger pro-business position and embraced Neo-Liberalism. They abandoned class politics and giving priority to workers and the poor and instead have embraced ID politics and wokeness. As the Republicans stole elections and Supreme Court seats, gerrymandered congressional districts, packed the courts, and ran scorched-earth campaigns at every level, the Democrats have offered a timid resistance at best. In this fantastic interview, Noam Chomsky gives us a history and analysis of the evolution of the Democrats from the party of FDR to a party that's Republican-Lite. We discussed the Carter campaign, the Trilateral Commission, the DLC and the Clintons, Obama, Democratic hawkishness, and other factors in the Democratic retreat from progressive ideas, all while the GOP waged an open and ruthless war on workers, non-whites, women, and others. Don't miss this important interview with the world's greatest living intellectual. About Noam Chomsky// 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 93, 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. His most recent book is “The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power,” co-authored with Vijay Prashad. ----------------------------------------- Links// The Withdrawal:Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power (https://bit.ly/3DPoAOI) G&R: Noam Chomsky on Oliver Stone's "JFK Revisited" (https://apple.co/3FepBwT) **G&R: Noam Chomsky on the 1960s (https://bit.ly/ChomskyGandR) Follow Green and Red// G&R Linktree: https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast https://greenandredpodcast.org/ NEW LINK! Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/74NmDSpg Support the Green and Red Podcast// Become a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Dousing the BBC's Fake News Before It Can "Burn Wild" w/ Former ELF Member Daniel McGowan (G&R 182)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 54:39


    The BBC has released a new podcast series called "Burn Wild." It tells the story of radical environmental movements 20 years ago, the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and the subsequent "Green Scare." There is much flawed analysis in the series to say the least. Other critiques include the juxtaposition of right-wing extremists and left-wing "extremism," the imbalance of law enforcement and industry voices in the series and platforming ELF member turned snitch Chelsea Gerlach (without discussing her cooperation with the feds). In our latest, we discuss the BBC's series (or at least the first two episodes) with former ELF member, and return G&R guest, Daniel McGowan (@support_daniel). We discuss the series, how liberals make heroes of the FBI, the current media discuss around "climate sabotage and more. About Daniel// Daniel is an environmental and social justice activist from Queens, NY. He was part of two ELF actions in 2001. And arrested as part of Operation Backfire. He was charged in 2005 with 15 counts of arson, property destruction and conspiracy, all related to two actions in Oregon in 2000, claimed by the Earth Liberation Front (ELF). On June 4, 2007, McGowan was sentenced to seven years in federal prison and ordered to pay $1.9 million in restitution. He served part of his time in a super secret prison unit called Communication Management Unit, or CMU. ------------------------ Outro- "Give the Anarchist a Cigarette" by Chumbawamba Links// BBC: Burn Wild (https://bbc.in/3dkP0wW) Crimethinc: Green Scared (https://bit.ly/3BnVHpM0 G&R Episodes Related to this Episode// Leslie James Pickering on the ELF, the Green Scare and “Burning Books” (https://bit.ly/3PX4Pb0) From Environmentalist to “Domestic Terrorist” with former Earth Liberation member Daniel McGowan https://bit.ly/3uKPlha Follow Green and Red// G&R Linktree: https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our rad website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ NEW LINK! Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/ApQcg3ch Support the Green and Red Podcast// Become a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Don't Mess with the Archivists! Donald Trump's Documents Troubles. And R.I.P. Barbara Ehrenreich (G&R 181)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 55:23


    Donald Trump might finally be in real trouble, because of . . . archivists? Green and Red shows the love to archivists and librarians! We had a good discussion in this episode about the way national security documents are classified, who can see them, how they're de-classified, and Trump's theft of vital top secret documents that prompted the FBI to search Mar-a-Largo. With the Cold War, the government, the National Security State, created a new system of classification, official secrets and surveillance. It was done to prevent spies and foreign governments from gaining access to high-level secrets and it was always used against the Left--the Rosenbergs, Daniel Ellsberg, Julian Assange, Reality Winner, etc. It's impossible to imagine that the Americans who created this system thought that a former U.S. president would be the target of an official investigation for taking and possibly sharing such secrets with a foreign government, but here we are. We also discussed the way that even significant segments of the GOP and conservative media--such as Bill Barr and Fox News--have been emphasizing this story and Trump's misdeeds. And at the end we paid tribute to a legend of the Left, the late Barbara Ehrenreich. --------------------------------------------------------- Links// Can Trump Just Declare Nuclear Secrets Unclassified? (https://bit.ly/3RE0Jpj) America's secrets: Trump's unprecedented disregard of norms (https://bit.ly/3LbP7aK) G&R Links// G&R:The Military vs. Donald J. Trump (https://apple.co/3cDUso8) G&R: The Coup That Wasn't (https://bit.ly/RulingClassGandR) G&R: The Capitol Hill Riots and the Ruling Class (https://bit.ly/RiotsRulingClassGandR) G&R: Baseball and Bosses vs. the Georgia GOP (https://bit.ly/CorpResistGandR) Follow Green and Red// G&R Linktree: https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our rad website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ NEW LINK! Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/ApQcg3ch Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Best of G&R: Remembering 911 (G&R 180)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 77:35


    The last of our "Best of's" for a minute.  We'll be back with new episodes next week.  In the meantime, here's our 2020 "Remembering 911" episode for the anniversary of September 11th.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow Green and Red// G&R Linktree: https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Our Super Badass Website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast   (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott  (@sparki1969).  “Green and Red  Blues" by Moody.  Editing by Isaac.

    Best of G&R: Populism and the New Deal . . . Do Those Words Mean What You Think They Mean? (G&R 179)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 71:41


    Not unlike our (not so) esteemed leadership in Congress, Green and Red is out on a little summer recess. We will be back with new episodes soon. In the meantime here's a "Best of Green and Red" episode from March 2020 on populism and the New Deal. ------------------------------------------------------------------- From March 2020: "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." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow Green and Red// G&R Linktree: https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Our Super Badass Website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Best of G&R: May Day vs Labor Day. How the ruling class stops radical organizing. (G&R 178)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 60:30


    Happy Labor Day tender ones! Here is a repost of our May Day episode from 2021. In it, Bob and Scott talk about the history of May Day from pagan rituals to the Haymarket Affair to International Workers' Day to Labor Day and Loyalty Day. And we discuss how the ruling class's "war on the left" fits into the politics of May Day vs. Labor Day. Spend an hour of your Labor Day weekend hearing about its history. You won't regret it. --------------------------------- Outro// "Which Side Are You On" by Florence Reece Links// IWW: The Brief Origins of May Day (https://bit.ly/2QLtO7Q) G&R: How Union Organizing Fights the Boss with Daisy Pitkin (https://apple.co/3y35txO) G&R: Collin College strikes again! Dr. Michael Phillips, award-winning scholar, fired! (https://apple.co/34ItAFq) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    Best of G&R: The Military vs. Donald J. Trump. Generals Tell Trump to "Stand Down!" (G&R 176)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 84:02


    Not unlike our (not so) esteemed leadership in Congress, Green and Red will be out on a little August recess. We will be back with new episodes soon. In the meantime here's a "Best of Green and Red" episode from June 2020 on Trump vs. his generals. It's a repost referenced in last week's episode on divides in the Ruling Class. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From June 2020: 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow Green and Red// G&R Linktree: https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Our Super Badass Website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    The Ruling Class v. Donald J. Trump Redux. The FBI "Visits" Mar-A-Lago and Trump's War with his Generals (G&R 175)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 53:46


    No more Panic Porn! Many/most liberals and much of the left has been panicking and in fear over "fascism" and "coups" for the past couple years--we call it "panic porn"--but Green & Red has been analyzing the objective conditions set by the ruling class and have been pointing out that key elements of the elite who run America, especially in the military and Wall Street, opposed Trump and would stop him--which they did. This week excerpts from a new book, "The Divider," by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, have confirmed what Bob and Scott were talking about since 2020 (see episodes below)--that the military was wary of Trump and making plans to thwart his efforts during the George Floyd uprisings and the election steal. At the same time the 1/6 Commission and FBI are closing in on Trump as well, and much of the GOP establishment will be happy to see him taken down. Panic is never a strategy, organization and direct action are. The ruling class is powerful, but there are divergences in it that we can exploit. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Outro- "Stop! Don't Worry" by Lonette Links// New Yorker: Inside the War Between Trump and His Generals (https://bit.ly/3C4ilpi) Fortune: A list of companies supporting abortion rights after the Roe v. Wade ruling shows which firms are stepping up, and why. (https://bit.ly/3C5YFRN) G&R Links// G&R:The Military vs. Donald J. Trump (https://apple.co/3cDUso8) G&R: The Coup That Wasn't (https://bit.ly/RulingClassGandR) G&R: The Capitol Hill Riots and the Ruling Class (https://bit.ly/RiotsRulingClassGandR) G&R: Baseball and Bosses vs. the Georgia GOP (https://bit.ly/CorpResistGandR) Follow Green and Red// G&R Linktree: https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our rad website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ NEW LINK! Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/ApQcg3ch Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Iraq, Oil, Capitalism, and the U.S. War w/ Prof. Brandon Wolfe-Hunnicutt (G&R 174)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 81:33


    Bob had a great talk (Scott's on assignment) with Professor Brandon Wolfe-Hunnicutt (@hunnicuttwolfe) of Cal State-Stanislaus, author of *The Paranoid Style in American Diplomacy: Oil and Arab Nationalism in Iraq* about Iraqi history from the Ottoman Empire to the present, with an emphasis on the period from 1958 to the 1970s. Before Iraq became the target of a massive U.S. intervention, it was a British colony, and then a kingdom, which achieved sovereignty in a 1958 revolution led by Karim Kasim. However, the U.S., especially President John F. Kennedy, began to oppose the Kasim regime and helped engineer a 1963 coup against him and then sending support to the new regime to isolate and kill Kasim backers and others, especially communists. We talked about the role of Nasserism in Iraq, the importance of the Communist Party, the politics of oil, the perhaps surprising opposition of American oil companies to the U.S.-backed coups d'etat, and the policies of JFK and LBJ. The country the U.S. attacked and devastated in two wars in the 1990s and early 2000s was the product of long-term American interference and meddling. ------------------------------------------------- Links// The Paranoid Style in American Diplomacy: Oil and Arab Nationalism in Iraq (https://bit.ly/3d74eoW) Follow Green and Red// G&R Linktree: https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our rad website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/gHhEsqJs Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Leslie James Pickering on the ELF, the Green Scare and "Burning Books" (G&R 173)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 72:39


    From the 1980s through the 2000s, there was a period of growth in militant environmental and animal rights movements. This movement had a radical anti-capitalist politic that went after corporations waging war on the earth, people and animals. It's escalating tactics included property destruction and arson. In response, industry, government and the FBI worked to crack down on these radical movements. This movement needed voices. Leslie James Pickering (@lesliejamespick) was one of a few that worked with the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) Press Office to communicate the message of the anonymous actors engaged in these strategies and tactics to the larger world. In our latest episode, we speak with Leslie James Pickering about his story of supporting radical environmentalists and, in particular, the Earth Liberation Front. We also discuss how the FBI continued to target him long after his ELF press office days. We also talk about how he sees movements around ecology and climate today. And his work at Burning Books creating radical politics, education and infrastructure in Buffalo, NY. Leslie is the former spokesperson for the Earth Liberation Front Press Office, a 20-year target of the FBI, an author and co-owner of Burning Books (@BurningBooks) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Links// Burning Books: https://burningbooks.com/ Leslie's books on PM Press (https://bit.ly/3PIpmzL) Amid protests, fear and rising sales, Buffalo's 'radical bookstore' plans to expand (https://bit.ly/3aRaWyo) NY Times: U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement (https://nyti.ms/3PIpwal) Former Earth Liberation Front spokesman files federal suit for information from FBI (https://bit.ly/3PocIpX) Follow Green and Red// G&R Linktree: https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our rad website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/gHhEsqJs Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Leave the Gun, Take the Podcast: "The Godfather at 50" and its political meaning (G&R 172)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 69:04


    "The Godfather" movies are on the short list of the most consequential American films ever, not just for their cinematic quality but because they've become a textbook for politics as well. In this episode Scott and Bob celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the release of the movie with a discussion of the way the movie is a deep analysis of American capitalism and politics. We talk about the way Don Corleone wielded power, the relationship between the mob and "legitimate" businesses, the attempt to break into the Cuban market, the Corleone influence in Las Vegas, and so much more. Pop Culture is an important venue for analyzing the way politics is wielded and how many of the lessons of The Godfather are evident in our everyday lives. ------------------------------------------- Links// If you want to understand America and politics, read The Godfather (https://bit.ly/3z0jdrJ) The Godfather Films: The Political (Ir)Relevance Of A Timeless Classic (https://bit.ly/3yWIJ1k) Michael Cohen Once Called Trump the ‘Godfather of Politics' (https://bit.ly/3aRspXH) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Our rockin' website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/2wVcnC5P Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    The George Floyd Uprisings Are Still Happening... For Those Doing Time (G&R 171)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 47:19


    In May 2020, we saw millions hit the streets over the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It's been argued to be the largest protests in history. The government moved in immediately to repress those taking the streets against the police and racial violence. We saw intense protest, resistance, violent repression by police and other forces and media attention in Minneapolis, Louisville, Portland and Kenosha WI. But also in places less known like Grand Rapids Michigan and Champaign IL. More than 350 people were arrested on federal charges while city and state level arrests topped 14,000 between May-Nov 2020. In our latest episode, we talk with Sarah with Uprisings Support. We talk about the ongoing legal struggles of people arrested and facing serious charges from the 2020 uprisings and how Uprising Support continues to support those in jail and awaiting trial. ------------------------------------------------------------ Links// Uprising Support (https://uprisingsupport.org) Law 4 Black Lives (http://www.law4blacklives.org/) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Discord : https://discord.gg/gHhEsqJs 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by

    Woody Guthrie Turns 110! His Life and Politics w/ Prof. Mark Alan Jackson (G&R 170)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 79:53


    Woody Guthrie is the most influential political singer and songwriter of the 20th Century. July 14th is Woody's 110th birthday, so we had a fantastic discussion with Mark Alan Jackson, a scholar on popular culture and music. He's an English professor at Middle Tennessee State and author of "Prophet Singer: The Voice and Vision of Woody Guthrie" and editor of "The Honky Tonk on the Left: Progressive Thought in Country Music." We discussed Woody's political music and activism, especially on socialism, labor, civil rights, his songs about war and peace, and his larger meaning and legacy. ------------------------------------------------ Music// "Jolly Banker," "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "I Ain't Got No Home" by Woody Guthrie Links// Mark Alan Jackson: "Prophet Singer: The Voice and Vision of Woody Guthrie" (https://bit.ly/3ukcSGq) Trump's Dad Was So Racist, Woody Guthrie Wrote A Song About It (https://bit.ly/3yDsuao) Dark Memory: A Look at Lynching in America through the Life, Times, and Songs of Woody Guthrie (https://bit.ly/3NFtfnq) People's World: Ode to a labor troubadour, Woody Guthrie (https://bit.ly/3yfHRV0) G&R: Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, John Prine and Left Politics in Country Music w/ Prof. Mark Allan Jackson (https://bit.ly/LeftCountryGandR) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Join our Discord Party: https://discord.gg/SCRyadKM 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Donate to Green & Red Podcast, Get Books!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 14:10


    We've gotten a lot more donors this year and we really appreciate it and we'd like to have a few more. We run on a shoestring budget but we do have to pay for some tech help and promotions. G&R co-host Bob Buzzanco has a number of history books that he's edited or written that he's donating to the G&R cause. So, we're running a special Green and Red fundraising event! The books edited by Buzzanco include: Question Authority: Resistance and Protest in Early U.S. History American Power, American People (U.S. from Colonial Period to Civil War) Reelin' in the Years: The United States Since 1945 As They Said It, Volume I: The Colonial Era to Reconstruction As They Said, Volume II: Reconstruction to the Present American Society Since 1900 Readings and Documents in Post-1945 U.S. History War, Imperialism and Dissent: Readings in U.S. Foreign Policy The Vietnam War If you donate $35, we'll send you one. Donate $60 and you get 3. Donate $125 and you get all 7. And three others written by Buzzanco include: Masters of War; Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life; Blackwell Companion to the Vietnam War. Since they're in short supply, we'll send you one autographed copy for a $100 donation. And then if you are with institutional left media (Jacobin, The Nation), prices are doubled. If you are with the corporate oil and gas, nuclear or banking sectors, prices are tripled. And, of course, prices are quadrupled for law enforcement. If you want to donate and get a book, you can email us at greenredpodcast@gmail.com or DM us on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter. You can donate to Green & Red at https://bit.ly/DonateGandR You can also become a recurring donor at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Blog post with all the details: https://bit.ly/3nMBdRp Thanks for all the support and being such a great audience! In solidarity, Scott and Bob

    Animal Liberation and Direct Action ft. Jake Conroy and Tylor Starr w/ Radicals and Revolutionaries (G&R 169)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 49:03


    In our latest, we're joined by our friend and comrade Jake Conroy (@_jakeconroy) and his co-host Tylor Starr (@TylorStarr). We talk about their new podcast, Radicals and Revolutionaries, which documents the history of direct action in the animal rights movements. We get into history, strategy and direct action. All of our favorite things to talk about! Radicals and Revolutionaries is an oral history podcast documenting the radical animal liberation movement and the revolutionaries who started it. Tylor Starr is a digital creator and animal rights activist. He's also co-host of Chickpeeps Podcast and president of the Protego Foundation. Jake Conroy (@_jakeconroy) is an activist and former political prisoner. He's the host of "The Cranky Vegan" on YouTube. ------------------------------ Links// Radicals and Revolutionaries: https://radicalsandrevolutionaries.com/ Radicals and Revolutionaries on Instagram: https://instagram.com/radicalsandrevolutionaries The Cranky Vegan (https://bit.ly/39Y7cLe) Chickpeeps: https://www.thechickpeeps.com/ Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://discord.gg/dF99bJNb 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    Capital's war on the working class w/ Prof. Chad Pearson and Prof. Ahmed White (G&R 168)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 66:10


    “The remedy” to labor troubles, said J. West Goodwin, a Missouri businessman and newspaperman “is a counter organization.” In a fascinating conversation around the history of capital and labor, we dive deep into the business sector's remedies to workers organizing unions, blacks seeking greater liberation and other forms of progress. We talk about laws criminalizing syndicalism and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), vigilante groups from the Ku Klux Klan to committees of "law and order" doing the bidding of the ruling class and private security forces that the bosses hire to repress labor organizing. We also discuss current events paralleling the earlier periods of labor and progressive repression. We talk about race, class and the iron heel of the state coming down on all those that resist it. We talk with Prof. Ahmed White at the University of Colardo Boulder, and Prof. Chad Pearson at Collin College about their forthcoming books (see the bios below) on the topics. Bios// Ahmed White is the Nicholas Rosenbaum Professor of Law at the University of Colorado-Boulder where he has taught labor and criminal law since 2000. He is the author of The Last Great Strike: Little Steel, the CIO, and the Struggle for Labor Rights in New Deal America (Oakland: University of California Press, 2016) as well as a great many law review articles, book chapters, reviews, and essays. His current book, Under the Iron Heel: The Wobblies and the Capitalist War on Radical Workers, will be published later this year by the University of California Press and he is presently at work on another book, this one about communist organizing and labor repression in the 1920s and 1930s. Chad Pearson teaches history at Collin College, a community college in Plano, Texas. He is the author of Reform or Repression: Organizing America's Anti-Union Movement (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016) and is co-editor with Rosemary Feurer (pronounced Foyer) of Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017). He has published essays in Counterpunch, History Compass, Jacobin, Journal of Labor and Society, Labor History, Labour/Le Travail, and Monthly Review. His current book, Capital's Terrorists: Klansmen, Lawmen, and Employers in the Long Nineteenth Century, will be published by the University of North Carolina Press later this year. ----------------------------------------------------------- Outro// "Union Burying Ground" by Woody Guthrie Links// Pearson: Capital's Terrorists: Klansmen, Lawmen, and Employers in the Long Nineteenth Century (https://bit.ly/3zQ8anh) White: Under the Iron Heel The Wobblies and the Capitalist War on Radical (https://bit.ly/3n301Ev) The Ku Klux Klan Was Also a Bosses' Association (https://bit.ly/3y8tQtn) The Right-Wing Violence Trump Has Encouraged Has Deep Roots in American History (https://bit.ly/3tSrr3v) Memorial Day, 1937 (https://bit.ly/39Fo611) Law, Labor, and the Hard Edge of Progressivism: The Legal Repression of Radical Unionism and the American Labor Movement's Long Decline (https://bit.ly/3HEbW55) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Shutdown SCOTUS. Preparing for the End of Roe v. Wade. ft. Hope Neyer w/ Shutdown DC (G&R 167)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 41:20


    Flying solo, Scott talks with return guest, public health worker and organizer Hope Neyer (@heyneyer) with Shutdown DC (@ShutDown_DC) about the end of Roe v. Wade. They discuss above ground and underground actions at the end of Roe v. Wade, de-legitimatizing SCOTUS, right-wing backlash, the impacts of the overturning of Roe on blue states, red states and marginalized communities. Hope is a public health student in Washington, DC. Her areas of study include pregnancy, parenting and family planning as well as understanding and combating health misinformation and disinformation. She is originally from Southern Ohio and has been involved in defending abortion access since 2015. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Outro// Roe V. World by War on Women Links// National Abortion Funds: https://abortionfunds.org/ DC Abortion Fund: https://abortionfunds.org/ Shutdown DC: https://www.shutdowndc.org/ Support Self-Managed Abortions (https://bit.ly/39ygQUB) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    Watergate turns 50. Inside the White House Plumbers w/ author Matt Krogh (G&R 166)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 52:42


    June 17th is the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break in. In 1972, five men were arrested breaking into the Democratic National Committee HQ at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. They were part of a group that operated out of the Nixon White House called the “Plumbers.” Their job was to investigate leaks in the White House and conduct other surveillance and sabotage against Nixon's political enemies. One of the heads of the White House Plumbers was Egil “Bud” Krogh. Krogh passed away in 2020, but before his death, he co-wrote a memoir of his experience in the Nixon Administratins secret espionage unit with his son Matt Krogh (@mattkrogh). In our Watergate anniversary episode, we talk with Matt Krogh about his father Egil Krogh, the Plumbers and the Nixon administration. We also talk about the Watergate scandal in relation to the current political environment. Bio// Matt Krogh is the co-author, with his father, the late Egil “Bud” Krogh, of "The White House Plumbers" (out this fall), along with its earlier iteration "Integrity." HBO has made a mini-series based on the book starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux. By day, Matt is a professional change maker focused on issues of climate change, fossil fuels, and policy. Mostly based in Bellingham, Washington, he has spent his career in nonprofit activism at various organizations, and has worked as a freelance writer, ranger, and geographic analyst. He currently co-owns Warthog Information Systems (www.warthogis.com), a company focused on using geographic information to make the world a better place. He is grateful for the opportunity to amplify his dad's important life lessons through co-authoring The White House Plumbers, along with its earlier iteration Integrity. -------------------------------------- Music// "Watergate Blues" by Tom T. Hall, and "H2O Blues" by Gil Scott Heron Links// The White House Plumbers: The Seven Weeks That Led to Watergate and Doomed Nixon's Presidency (https://amzn.to/3xrYHQm) A Final Interview With Nixon “Plumber” Egil “Bud” Krogh, Who Has Died at Age 80 (https://bit.ly/3QfjXRJ) If Watergate Happened Now, It Would Stay a Secret (https://bit.ly/3aQInkt) NY Times: Egil Krogh, 80, Nixon Aide, Dies; Authorized an Infamous Break-In(https://nyti.ms/3tujem0) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Blood-Soaked America ft. Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz and Charlton Heston (G&R 165)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 58:00


    It's a bleak outlook for America these days-- mass shootings, the end of Roe vs. Wade, inflation, culture wars and the rise of the far right. Bob and Scott take some time to talk about it. We get into the culture wars, the National Rifle Association, guns in Texas, organizing, mutual aid, direct action and the need for a real opposition. ------------------------ Outro// "Hard Times" by Baby Huey Links// The NRA celebrates in Texas before Uvalde victims are buried (https://bit.ly/3NRQFXn) A secret tape made after Columbine shows the NRA's evolution on school shootings (https://n.pr/38NqlyQ) G&R: The End of Roe vs. Wade: Reproductive Rights and Direct Action ft. Hope w/ Shutdown DC (https://apple.co/3Nhx2Yt) G&R:The End of Roe vs. Wade: Texas, Abortion and Mutual Aid ft. reporter Candice Bernd w/ Truthout (https://apple.co/3MtxCT4) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://discord.gg/dF99bJNb 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    Support our BIG DREAM!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 6:42


    We started as a couple of kids with a big silky smooth dream-- the Green and Red Podcast. Over the past two years, we've built a small grassroots radical media outlet that has brought you interviews with Noam Chomsky, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, sociologist Alex Vitale, economist Richard Wolff and more. We've talked about issues of the environment, labor, popular culture, war and peace, public health and anti-imperialism. Just this year, we've done episodes on Chevron's persecution of attorney Steven Donziger, Oliver Stone's JFK conspiracies, the war in Ukraine and the end of Roe v. Wade. Now, to keep ourselves afloat with the little overhead that we have [editing and promotion], we are asking you to support our work. Can you please support the Green and Red Podcast with a small donation. You can either: Make a small (or large) one-time donation here:https://bit.ly/3EDpviV Or become a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast We're extremely grateful for all the love, support and feedback we get from you. So much thanks and love. And we'll see you in the streets! ------------------------------- This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    Ukraine in the Brain w/ Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden and George W. Bush (G&R 164)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 46:35


    The ruling class follies continue both at home and abroad. Another $40 billion going to aid the Ukrainian war effort while there are baby formula and COVID vaccine shortages in the U.S. Plus George W. Bush gives a speech at the Bush Institute about stolen Russian elections (what about Florida 2000?) and illegal invasions of Iraq... er... Ukraine.. In all seriousness, the brutality of military and economic war against populations around the war is heartbreaking. We continue our commentary on the history and politics around the war in Ukraine. -------------------------------------------------------------- Outro// "Sea of Heartbreak" by Don Gibson Links// War Pigs: Ukraine and the History of the Military-Industrial Complex (https://apple.co/34cn5KZ) G&R: Deep Background on Ukraine and Russia (https://apple.co/3sn9w4T) G&R: U.S. Empire and Ukraine w/ Prof. Clinton Fernandes. Part One (https://apple.co/3I9zY6v) and Part Two (https://apple.co/3JlgYn7) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://discord.gg/dF99bJNb 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Bob Dylan's Birthday Bash--Green & Red Celebrates the legacy and meaning of Dylan. w/ Prof. Michael Foley (G&R 163)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 58:20


    Bob Dylan is the most important political singer/songwriter of the 20th Century, and he turns 81 on May 24th, so we had a fantastic discussion with Michael Stewart Foley, one of the preeminent scholars of music and politics and author of "Fresh Fruit and Rotting Vegetables," about the Dead Kennedys, and "Citizen Cash: The Political Life of Johnny Cash." We discussed Dylan's political music and activism, especially on civil rights, his songs about war and peace, and his larger meaning and legacy. ------------------------------------------------ Links// The Politics of Bob Dylan (https://bit.ly/3LHezn4) Dissent: The Political Bob Dylan (https://bit.ly/3PA0wCS) Citizen Cash by Michael Stewart Foley (https://bit.ly/3INrFiv) G&R: Johnny Cash's Politics, w/ historian Michael Stewart Foley (https://bit.ly/CashGandR) G&R's Select Dylan Discography Blowin' in the Wind (https://bit.ly/3lzFcQj) The Times' They are a changing (https://bit.ly/3LGPfO7) Like a Rolling Stone (https://bit.ly/3yW7vQG) I Shall be released (https://bit.ly/38f1h3u) Chimes of Freedom (https://bit.ly/3GreSS5) Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (https://bit.ly/3MM2kXB) Oxford Town (https://bit.ly/3sUrTOp) Only a Pawn in Their Game (https://bit.ly/3MIUMET) The Ballad of Emmett Till (https://bit.ly/3ly9QJM) George Jackson (https://bit.ly/3sOc23K) Hurricane (https://bit.ly/3ak6yYb) Masters of War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmPR1xHVUas Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUD5snx-XOo With God on Our Side https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMifwzfwyFA Talkin' World War III Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFWQaLUNEdA Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCxi5VOYKOY Ballad of a Thin Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63ucJmVonAc Girl from North Country https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH1Fa8PAI8o Ballad of Ira Hayes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV7fidI_IWQ Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Join our Discord Party: https://discord.gg/SCRyadKM 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    Best of G&R: May 19th! The Legacies of Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X (G&R 162)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 79:10


    Repost of our 2020 episode celebrating M19! 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. Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast ** out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://discord.gg/dF99bJNb 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   (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott  (@sparki1969).  “Green and Red  Blues" by Moody.  Editing by  Isaac.

    The End of Roe vs. Wade: Texas, Abortion and Mutual Aid ft. reporter Candice Bernd w/ Truthout (G&R 162)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 45:55


    Texas' right wing establishment has waged war on abortion and abortion providers for many years. In 2013, Texas HB 2 closed 23 abortion clinics and led to an 11 hour filibuster by State Senator Wendy Davis and mass occupation of the state capital by pro-choice protestors. Earlier this year, the passage of SB 8 put bounties on anyone associated with providing an abortion. Texas abortion providers have already been preparing for escalated legal action and criminalization of the practice. Now with the likely overturning of Roe vs. Wade, that is becoming more real. Bob and Scott host Candice Bernd (@candicebernd), Senior Editor and Reporter at Truthout, about her new article "Texas Abortion Funds Work to Reduce Looming Harms of Post-“Roe” Criminalization." We discuss the recent history of Texas' war against abortion. What providers are doing to support those needing it. How local pro-choice politicians are dealing with state and federal repression. And the inevitable right wing backlash. Candice Bernd is senior editor/staff reporter at Truthout. Her work has also appeared in several other publications, including The Nation, In These Times, the Texas Observer, Salon, Rewire News Group, Sludge, YES! Magazine and Earth Island Journal. Her work has received awards from the San Francisco Press Club, the Fort Worth chapter of Society of Professional Journalists, the Native American Journalists Association, and the Dallas Peace and Justice Center. -------------------------------------------------------------- Outro// "White Crosses" by Outdoor Velour Links// Candice Bernd:Texas Abortion Funds Work to Reduce Looming Harms of Post-“Roe” Criminalization (https://bit.ly/3yYYeYj) National Abortion Funds: https://abortionfunds.org/ Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast ** out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://discord.gg/dF99bJNb 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    The End of Roe vs. Wade: Reproductive Rights and Direct Action ft. Hope w/ Shutdown DC (G&R 161)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 36:58


    Last week, a draft of a brief overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico causing an uproar in many sectors. This decision will put the health and safety of millions of women in jeopardy. Predictably, the establishment focused on catching the leaker. Outrage hit Twitter. And the left hit the streets. In a series of episodes, Green and Red will focus on how grassroots direct action and mutual aid groups are organizing in the wake of this political tidal wave. Before Roe, we saw underground movements to support women seeking abortions. After the 1973 ruling on Roe, we saw grassroots activists doing clinic defense in the face of violent right wing protests that included assassination of abortion providers and clinic bombings. Now as we're looking at a time where Roe could be overturned, we're going to be talking over the next couple of episodes about what's next for direct action and mutual aid at the end of Roe vs Wade. This past week, demonstrations at the homes of Supreme Court justices led to ruling class and liberal denouncements of protests. The Senate immediately passed a resolution to give extra security to justices (there is no gridlock in protecting the ruling class). In our latest episode, Scott talks with Hope with Shutdown DC (@ShutDown_DC). Shutdown DC has been organizing actions at the Supreme Court, at the homes of Supreme Court justices and supporting the neighbors of these justices who have led regular actions at the homes for a long time. They also discussed the impact of the overturning of Roe, the future of direct action once it's happened and what's next in the coming weeks and months on this issue. Hope is a public health student in Washington, DC. Her areas of study include pregnancy, parenting and family planning as well as understanding and combating health misinformation and disinformation. She is originally from Southern Ohio and has been involved in defending abortion access since 2015. Hope loves skill building, training and storytelling and supports movements for climate justice, racial justice, healthcare access and of course, abortion rights as a communications team member, art builder and street medic. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Outro// "End of My Bloodline (Remix) by the Screaming Females with Moor Mother and Sammus Links// National Abortion Funds: https://abortionfunds.org/ DC Abortion Fund: https://abortionfunds.org/ Shutdown DC: https://www.shutdowndc.org/ The Nation: F*&k Civility! (https://bit.ly/37HCwfY) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://discord.gg/dF99bJNb 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Ukraine and the Fog of War ft. Jodie Evans w/ Code Pink (G&R 160)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 54:30


    The Green and Red Seminar on the war in Ukraine continues! As the head of NATO says that the allies are prepared to support the Ukraine war effort for years to come, and Biden asks Congress for another $33 billion in war aid, we take a look at the anti-war movement over the past decades. From Bush's invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, to Obama's drone wars to military build-ups in Asia and eastern Europe, the U.S. public has been lost in a fog of never ending war with critical voices for peace being the only light. In our latest episode, we talk with long time peace activist and co-founder of the anti-war group Code Pink, Jodie Evans. We discuss the recent history of anti-war movements and the state of them today. Campaigns against war mongering politicians and arms manufacturers waged by Code Pink. The connection between the military industrial complex and the climate crisis, and the recent silencing of anti-war voices like Chris Hedges, Abby Martin and Lee Camp. Jodie Evans is the co-founder of CODEPINK and the after-school writing program 826LA, and serves on the CODEPINK Board of Directors. Jodie is the co-editor of two books, "Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation" and "Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism" and a contributor to “Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution.” She is currently writing a book about divesting from the unjust, extractive war economy and building a just, sustainable peace economy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Outro// "Anti-war Dub" by Mala Links// Code Pink: https://www.codepink.org/ Code Pink's Panel on Media Censorship of Voices for Peace Featuring Abby Martin, Lee Camp and Chris Hedges (https://bit.ly/3ybnGZV) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://discord.gg/dF99bJNb 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    The Importance of Karl Marx w/ Prof. David McNally (G&R 159)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 81:47


    David McNally is one of the more important Marxist scholars in the world, and we talked to him today on the anniversary of Karl Marx's birth--May 5th, 1818. McNally discussed a wide array of topics, including his introduction to Marxist thought, important texts to use to discover Marx's writings, the importance of Marx's concept of "alienated labor," his formulation of class struggle, and why democracy is essential to socialism. We also discussed the history of Marx's influence in European politics and how Americans came to discover Marx in the late 19th Century. And we finished with a discussion of why Marx remains relevant today and why Marxism is seeing a resurgence. David McNally is the Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business at the University of Houston. He specializes in the history and political economy of capitalism. The author of seven books and over 60 scholarly articles, Professor McNally taught political economy at York University in Toronto before joining the Department of History at the University of Houston. He holds his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. from York University. His research has addressed issues of race, migration, gender and social reproduction in the development of global capitalism. Professor McNally has won the Paul Sweezy Award for his book, Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance, and the Deutscher Memorial Award for Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism. Professor McNally's latest book, Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire (2020) is now being translated into German. He is also the founder of the Project on Race and Capitalism at UH and working closely with George Floyd's family on various community projects. ------------------------- Outro// "Karl Marx and History" by Randy the Band Links// David McNally: https://www.davidmcnally.org/ Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://discord.gg/dF99bJNb 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    Best of G&R: Tin Soldiers and Nixon's Coming . . . 52 Years After the Kent State Killings (G&R 159)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 56:58


    It's the 52nd anniversary of the killings at Kent State University. In a special encore episode, we're reposting our episode from 2020. In this episode, we commemorate the 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. -------------------------------------------------------------- Outro// "My City Was Gone" by The Pretenders Links// Kent State Tribunal Organization, established by Laurel Krause, sister of one of the students assassinated that day (https://bit.ly/3w2spdR); interview with Alan Canfora, one of the survivors of the shootings (https://bit.ly/3OUyjGq); The Kent State May 4th Poetry Collection; Denise Levertov, "The Day the Audience Walked Out on Me, and Why" (https://bit.ly/3kIVyFv); Governor Rhodes press conference, May 3 (https://bit.ly/37cIk0R); Robert Buzzanco, Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life (https://bit.ly/3kB21ST). Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    Best of G&R: May Day vs Labor Day. How the ruling class stops radical organizing. (G&R 158)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 60:30


    Happy May Day tender comrades! Here is a repost of our May Day episode from 2021. In it, Bob and Scott talk about the history of May Day from pagan rituals to the Haymarket Affair to International Workers' Day to Labor Day and Loyalty Day. And we discuss how the ruling class's "war on the left" fits into the politics of May Day vs. Labor Day. Spend an hour of your International Workers' Day weekend hearing about the history of May Day. You won't regret it. --------------------------------- Outro// "Which Side Are You On" by Florence Reece Links// IWW: The Brief Origins of May Day (https://bit.ly/2QLtO7Q) G&R: How Union Organizing Fights the Boss with Daisy Pitkin (https://apple.co/3y35txO) G&R: Collin College strikes again! Dr. Michael Phillips, award-winning scholar, fired! (https://apple.co/34ItAFq) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    How Union Organizing Fights the Boss w/ union organizer Daisy Pitkin (G&R 157)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 56:10


    We're in the midst of a new era of momentum and militancy around labor organizing. We're seeing headline grabbing organizing campaigns at Starbucks and Amazon shifting the political landscape. But beyond Starbucks and Amazon, union organizing has been spreading to sectors across the country. In our latest episode, we talk with labor organizer and writer Daisy Pitkin about her new book "On the Line: A Story of Class, Solidarity, and Two Women's Epic Fight to Build a Union." We talk about her work organizing a series of factory laundromats in Phoenix, AZ in the early 2000s. Pitkin worked with immigrant women working in the terrible conditions to organize a union. Most notably, she worked with a woman named Alma, who Pitkin describes as "the gutsiest worker leader I've ever met." This was all done despite a vicious corporate backlash in the reddest of red states. Currently, Pitkin is organizing Starbucks workers in the Rust Belt. We discuss the Starbucks campaign and the future of labor organizing. Daisy Pitkin has spent more than twenty years as a community and union organizer, working first in support of garment workers around the world, and then for U.S. labor unions organizing industrial laundry workers. She is the author of On the Line: A Story of Class, Solidarity, and Two Women's Epic Fight to Build a Union, out now via Algonquin Books. ------------------------------------------------------- Outro song- "Put it in the ground" by Marion Wade Links// On the Line: A Story of Class, Solidarity, and Two Women's Epic Fight to Build a Union (https://bit.ly/3MuMTT9) The Gospel of Organizing (https://bit.ly/3rSKGJe) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://discord.gg/Cfq8P4Hf 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Earth Day Special: The Fossil Fuel Resistance is Fertile. (G&R 156)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 62:20


    The first Earth Day was in 1970 after decades of conservation and environmental advocacy from Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" to real life monkey wrenchers in the deserts of the American West. Since then, like so many other things, it has become by co-opted by corporations, politicians and non-profits looking to do well with environmentally minded consumers, voters and donors. In reality, change always comes from below. In our Earth Day special episode, Bob interviews Scott about four moments in environmental history where communities led struggles against fossil fuel companies and governments. They dive into struggles against mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock and the community and grassroots led disaster relief after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. It's Earth Day 2022 and we're much worse off than we were when it started. Green and Red gets into the issues, examines the institutions at play, names names and talks about the root causes of the environmental crisis and the politics behind it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Outro- Tom Lehrer "Pollution" Links// Climate Justice and Community Renewal: Resistance and Grassroots Solutions. ed. Brian Tokar and Tamra Gilbertson (https://bit.ly/3qSLWZS) Your liberal heroes really aren't heroes. (https://bit.ly/3OuIUrA) Our Long Memories (https://bit.ly/36CMGxS) Making Green a Threat Again (https://bit.ly/3k3Z1hL) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://bit.ly/36hqx7X 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott

    Ukraine and A Brief History of Atrocities in War and Empire (G&R 155)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 73:58


    Websters defines atrocity as "a shockingly bad or atrocious act, object, or situation." Russian atrocities on Ukrainian civilians have been the top of the 24 second news cycle since the invasion began. Since the advent of industrial warfare at the end of 19th century, war has been waged increasingly on civilian populations than opposing military forces. Wars of attrition have had the goal of subjecting the populace to "shockingly bad" actions to force the downfall of its ruling regime or submission of a resisting insurgency. The 20th century is full of examples of this by the British, the Germans, the Japanese, the Russians, and of course, the Americans. As the stories emerge from the war between Ukraine and Russia, detailing atrocities committed on civilian populations, we thought it was a good moment to talk about some of this history. We start with the Civil War and World War One (early industrial wars), the advent of air power, brutal occupations in Nanking, Korea and Vietnam, bombings of Dresden, Tokyo and Hiroshima, U.S. wars in Korea and Vietnam, Central American death squads and the forever wars in the Middle East. Through our discussion in this heavy episode, we talk about high level policy by politicians and military leadership that involved the use of mustard gas, napalm and mass bombings; and the abhorrent small scale (in comparison) massacres like No Gun Ri, My Lai and Haditha carried out by low-level troops and covered up by the command. Nation states, even liberal democratic capitalist states, require investigation, discussion and critique, and Green and Red is here to do just that. --------------------------------------------------------------- Outro// The Boss "War" Links// Killing Civilians Is a Crime From Mosul to Raqqa to Mariupol (https://bit.ly/3KRlZo8) Starvation and Propaganda as Weapons of War, 1917 (https://bit.ly/3JW2BVS) G&R: War Pigs: Ukraine and the History of the Military-Industrial Complex (https://apple.co/34cn5KZ) G&R: Deep Background on Ukraine and Russia (https://apple.co/3sn9w4T) The Way Podcast: https://www.podcasttheway.com/ Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://bit.ly/36hqx7X 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Climate and Punishment w/ journalist Alleen Brown (G&R 154)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 41:48


    The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. It's about 25% of the world's incarcerated population with over 2 million people held in federal, state and local jails. We're also seeing unprecedented extreme climate disasters in the form of wildfires, heatwaves, drought, super-storms and more. The aging infrastructure and failing logistics systems of many prisons are unprepared for the emerging climate crisis. The intersection of these two crises have created a pattern of human rights abuses across the country, and elected officials and their "regimes of cruelty" from California to Texas to Florida are only making matters worse. In our latest episode, we discuss how the climate crisis is impacting prison populations with journalist Alleen Brown (@alleenbrown). Alleen Brown is New York-based reporter, focused on environmental justice issues. Her work has been published by The Nation, In These Times, YES! Magazine, the Intercept and various Twin Cities publications. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Outro// Warren Zevon "Prison Grove" Links// Allen Brown: Climate and Punishment (https://bit.ly/3usrp39) Alleen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlleenBrown G&R: Policing the Line 3 Pipeline feat. Alleen Brown (https://bit.ly/3re8Tcz) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://bit.ly/36hqx7X 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac. PSA// The Certain Days collective will be releasing our 22nd calendar this coming autumn. In lieu of a 2023 theme, we are doing an open call for abolition-related art and article submissions to feature in the calendar, which hangs in more than 6,000 homes, workplaces, prison cells, and community spaces around the world. We encourage contributors to submit both new and existing work. We especially seek submissions from people in prison or jail, so please forward this call to any prison-based artists and writers. For more info check out https://www.certaindays.org/

    Oliver Stone's JFK Conspiracy: The Buzzanco-DiEugenio Debate (G&R 153)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 98:53


    Recently G&R co-host and award-winning historian Bob Buzzanco debated Oliver Stone's writer on his documentary "JFK Revisited," James DiEugenio, about Stone's theory that the "deep state" had JFK killed because he was going to withdraw from Vietnam, thaw relations with Castro, and end the Cold War. They discussed Kennedy's actual policies as president, his aggressive actions in Vietnam and Cuba, his continued imperial approach to Latin America, his tough approach to the Soviet Union. They also discussed the minutae of Oswald and the Warren Report, the "scenery" and "parlor games," in Stone's own words, of the JFK assassination. In this debate, Buzzanco makes the important points that people need to look at the evidence, the documents and archives of what Kennedy actually did, rather than anecdotes and stories told long after the fact. The Left needs to organize and engage in political action, not become obsessed with alleged heroes killed long ago. It's also worth noting that those often evoking the deep state conspiracy mostly rely on deep state agencies to provide them with their "smoking gun." Thanks to Aaron Good and American Exception podcast for hosting this important debate. Special thanks to James DiEugenio for helping us grow the Green and Red audience! ; ) ---------------------------------------------- Links// G&R: Noam Chomsky on Oliver Stone's JFK Revisited (https://apple.co/3FepBwT) G&R: Why Oliver Stone and JFK Revisited are Full of Shit. (https://apple.co/3AhixhU) 3-part article on the JFK Conspiracy Theory, “Kennedy Goes Hollywood: Oliver Stone's Fantastic History” Part 1, https://medium.com/green-and-red-media/john-f-kennedy-goes-hollywood-oliver-stones-fantastic-history-part-1-f1e4113afa9a Part 2, https://medium.com/green-and-red-media/john-f-kennedy-goes-hollywood-oliver-stones-fantastic-history-part-ii-da579d9ffd45 Part 3, https://medium.com/@buzzanco-209/john-f-kennedy-goes-hollywood-oliver-stones-fantastic-history-part-iii-3d87dd3cc38a Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://bit.ly/36hqx7X 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    More NATO Liberals: From the End of the Cold War to War in Ukraine (G&R 152)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 48:06


    Part two of our deep background on the NATO liberals.   In this episode, we get into the post-Cold War presidencies of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. The post-Cold War Clinton era is particularly instructive for U.S. foreign policy and empire today. Keeping Europe divided, Russia weak and flexing the military industrial complex muscle (i.e. massive defense budgets) on "teacup wars" in places like the former Yugoslavia and Iraq are all part of the American hegemonic project. They maintained stability and allowed markets to grow.  The Obama administration continued the Clinton and Bush II policies except with precision drone strikes.  Biden's policies have pulled the U.S. out of Afghanistan, but have been more confrontational with Russia and China.  Despite the death and misery created by U.S. wars on Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya, the NATO liberals see it, in the words of the late Secretary of State Madeline Albright, as "worth it." ------------------------- Outro- "Love me, I'm a liberal" by Carly Cosgrove Links// The War Party: From Bush to Obama, and Trump to Biden, U.S. Militarism Is the Great Unifier (https://bit.ly/3LJQkF0) The Nation: The Clinton Doctrine (https://bit.ly/3K7tuH5) Chomsky: The Obama Doctrine (https://bit.ly/3uaqp3m) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://bit.ly/36hqx7X 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott  (@sparki1969).  “Green and Red Blues" by Moody.  Editing by Isaac.

    Love'em, They're NATO Liberals! Democratic Hawks from Truman to the War in Ukraine. Part 1 (G&R 151)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 43:56


    We've been using the term "NATO liberal" quite a bit in our recent Ukraine-Russia episodes. But, you may ask yourself: "what exactly do Bob and Scott mean when they say 'NATO Liberal'?" We dive deep into the history of NATO liberals and discuss their role in developing the U.S. empire during the 20th and 21st centuries. In a two part episode, we discuss the roots of the American hegemonic project and the important role that Democratic interventions and wars have played in it. This includes the prototypical NATO liberals Woodrow Wilson and FDR , Harry Truman and the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Cold Warriors JFK, LBJ and Jimmy Carter, and the post-Cold War era Democratic hawks Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. In part one, we take you through the formation of NATO through the Cold War. Part two will discuss the post-Cold War era of Clinton, Obama and Biden. The liberal democratic capitalist pollitical economy requires investigation, discussion and critique, and Green and Red is here to do just that. --------------------------------------------------------------- Outro- "Misunderstood" by the Animals. Links// Buzzanco:Jimmy Carter is a Liberal Saint Now, Was a War Criminal Then….. (https://bit.ly/2R0cU5m) G&R:The Myths of JFK (https://bit.ly/MythsofJFKGandR) G&R:Jimmy Carter--Liberal Saint Now, Neo-Liberal War Criminal Then (https://apple.co/3sucF0V) G&R:War Pigs: Ukraine and the History of the Military-Industrial Complex (https://bit.ly/3IW6nyI) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://bit.ly/36hqx7X 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    From Environmentalist to "Domestic Terrorist" with former Earth Liberation member Daniel McGowan (G&R 150)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 87:21


    In the past ten years, we've also seen state repression of movements coming out of Occupy Wall Street, the Ferguson uprising, Standing Rock, Line 3 and various anti-Trump movements. Green and Red has had numerous episodes on radical movements and state repression of political movements from antifascists in Portland and Austin to water protectors at Line 3 to DAPL saboteur Jessica Reznicek. But, before that, we had the era known as the "Green Scare," where radical environmental and animal rights activists were targeted by the "state" (corporations, politicians, law enforcement) for its anti-capitalist politics and escalating tactics that included sabotage, animal liberation, property destruction and arson. The FBI called their operation to stop these radical movements “Operation Backfire.” After 911, they labeled people taking action "domestic terrorists." Congress passed corporate lobbyist written legislation, such as the Animal Enterprise Terror Act and the Patriot Act, to stop them. In our latest episode, we talk with Daniel McGowan (@thetinyraccoon), an anarchist organizer, Earth Liberation Front (ELF) member and partisan during the Green Scare era. He was part of two ELF actions in 2001. After another ELF member turned informant, he was arrested by the FBI and charged with arson, property destruction and conspiracy. In June, 2007, McGowan was sentenced to seven years in federal prison and given a "terror enhancement" for his actions. Most of his time in prison was spent in a secret prison unit called a Communication Management Unit. Daniel tells us about his journey as a radical environmentalist, actions with the ELF, time in federal prison and, now, supporter of political prisoners. Daniel McGowan is a former political prisoner and former member of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF). He spent 48 months in experimental Communication Management Units operated by the federal Bureau of Prisons during his seven year sentence. Daniel has been involved with political prisoner support and prison struggles for most of his activist life. He is currently a member of the Certain Days collective, NYC Books Through Bars and the Anarchist Black Cross Federation (ABCF). Daniel works on the campaign to defend and free anarchist political prisoner Eric King and is an advisory board member of the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) & the Coalition for Civil Freedoms. Daniel is a lifelong New Yorker and grew up in Far Rockaway, Queens, NYC. He works professionally as a paralegal and consults with people preparing to go to prison and their family & friends in setting up defense committees. --------------------------------------- Outro// Catharsis "Arsonist's Prayer" Links// Daniel's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/tinyraccoon G&R: Dakota Access Pipeline Saboteur Jessica Reznicek Sentenced to Prison (https://bit.ly/FreeJessRGandR) G&R: The Story of SHAC (https://bit.ly/StorySHACGandR) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://bit.ly/36hqx7X 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

    Corporate America's Mass Exodus from Russia w/ Pratap Chatterjee (G&R 149)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 61:46


    A mass of western companies are exiting Russia over the war in Ukraine. This has included some major corporate heavyweights, including McDonald's, Starbucks, Nike, Netflix, Apple, Visa, Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Exxon, major western law firms and most major film distributors. Jeffry Sonnenfeld at the Yale School of Management compared it to the boycott of apartheid era South Africa. We've talked on past shows about the role that multinationals have played in the political economy. But have they developed a new conscience? In our latest, we talk with investigative journalist and Executive Director of CorpWatch Pratap Chatterjee (@pchatterjee) about the latest round of corporate activism. We talk about who benefits, who's being hurt and whether it's having enough of an impact on Russia. We also remember legendary tropical forests campaigner, friend and comrade Lafcadio Cortesi who recently passed away in Berkeley, CA. Bio// Pratap Chatterjee is executive director of CorpWatch. He is an investigative journalist and producer. He is the author of "Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance," "Halliburton's Army,” "Iraq Inc.: A Profitable Occupation" and "The Earth Brokers." Outro// "Russians" by Sting ---------------------------- Links// CorpWatch:http://www.corpwatch.org/ Yale professor behind corporate ‘naughty-or-nice list' lauds U.S. brands' decision to pause Russia business (https://cnb.cx/3tAi496) Western companies in Russia's oil and gas sector (https://bit.ly/3NiUF3w) Ikea, Apple, McDonald's among companies cutting ties with Russia over Ukraine invasion: LIST (https://abc7.ws/3uo6i0D) Remembering Lafcadio Cortesi (https://bit.ly/37WWGm0) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://bit.ly/36hqx7X 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    Making a Killing: Corporate Arms Makers and Ukraine with William Hartung (G&R 148)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 41:26


    In December, the Pentagon got a $768 billion budget approved, despite the withdrawal from Afghanistan, with the aim to counter China and build Ukraine's military strength. This has been a bonanza for arms makers like Raytheon, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and Northrup Gruman. After Russia's invasion of Ukraine, we saw a spike in these companies' stock prices. In our latest episode, we talk about arms manufacturers with William Hartung of the Quincy Institute. We discuss how the war in Ukraine, potential conflict in the South China Sea and wars in Yemen and other parts of the world are critical to their business model. We also talk about how the bureaucracy of the Pentagon and Washington D.C. gives these companies so much influence. William D. Hartung is Senior Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and an expert on the arms trade, Pentagon spending and strategy, and nuclear weapons policy. His most recent book is Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex. Outro- 1 Trillion Dollars by Anti-Flag ---------------------------- Links// Pathways to Pentagon Spending Reductions: Removing the Obstacles (https://bit.ly/3ugnWmN) Ukraine has will, but Russia has might: How their military forces match up (https://bit.ly/3wuuKAh) Hartung: “Arming Repression: U.S. Military Support for Saudi Arabia, from Trump to Biden.”(https://bit.ly/3L4IoxJ) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new and improved website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://bit.ly/36hqx7X 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac

    U.S. Empire and Ukraine w/ Prof. Clinton Fernandes- Part 2 (G&R 147)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 52:02


    Part two of our wide-ranging conversation with our good friend Prof. Clinton Fernandes on the U.S. empire and Russia's invasion of the Ukraine. In this second part, we also discuss the tensions in the South China Sea and the impact of the Ukraine conflict on Australia's coming election. Finally, we get an update on Clinton's law suit trying to get the Australian government to release documents showing intelligence agencies supporting Pinochet's coup in Chile in 1973. This is definitely important listening. So please check it out. Clinton Fernandes holds dual appointments at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Australian Centre for Cyber Security, UNSW Canberra. 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 a former Australian Army officer who served in the Australian Intelligence Corps. He is the author of 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 (2019). Outro- Eve of Destruction with the Philly Symphony feat. Lemmy ---------------------------- Links// Clinton Fernandes: What Uncle Sam Wants: U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives in Australia and Beyond (https://bit.ly/3MOTbOi) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new and improved website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://bit.ly/36hqx7X 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac

    U.S. Empire and Ukraine w/ Prof. Clinton Fernandes- Part 1 (G&R 146)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 53:34


    Our latest episode on the Ukraine is a wide-ranging conversation with our good friend Prof. Clinton Fernandes on the U.S. empire and Russia's invasion of the Ukraine. In part one, we discuss everything from Russia and Putin's adventures in Georgia and Ukraine to the lack of strategic empathy from the West (particularly the U.S.). We break down the motives of the U.S. drive to expand NATO and encircle Russia, and the effect it has on global politics. This is definitely important listening. So please check it out. Clinton Fernandes holds dual appointments at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Australian Centre for Cyber Security, UNSW Canberra. 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 a former Australian Army officer who served in the Australian Intelligence Corps. He is the author of 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 (2019). Outro- Oh What a Lovely War! ---------------------------- Links// Clinton Fernandes: What Uncle Sam Wants: U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives in Australia and Beyond (https://bit.ly/3MOTbOi) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new and improved website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://bit.ly/36hqx7X 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac

    Flying into the Danger Zone: Ukraine and the History of No-Fly Zones (G&R 145)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 34:15


    A new Reuters poll shows that 74% of Americans, with strong majorities from both parties, support a NATO no-fly zone over Ukraine as Russia continues to shell civilian areas and populations. The Biden Administration, Chair of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, the head of NATO Jens Stoltenberg and politicians from across the political spectrum are opposed to any sort of intervention over the skies of Ukraine. The argument is that it'd lead to a wider war, and Russian leader Vladimir Putin has warned against it. No-fly zones are only a recent historical development. Green and Red gets into that recent history starting with the aftermath of the first Gulf War when George H.W. Bush called on the Kurds in northern Iraq and the Shiites in southern Iraq to rise up and depose Saddam Hussein. Their subsequent slaughter by Saddam's helicopter gunships led to the no-fly zones. We also discuss no-fly zones in the Balkan wars and the 2016 debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump over a no-fly zone in Syria. Sanctions and the financial war on Russia's banking systems to the U.S. and NATO arming the Ukrainians to possible no-fly zones are escalations which could lead to further destruction in Europe. It's important to be aware of this history moving forward into 21st century conflict and war. Outro- A Metal Cover of "Danger Zone" featuring Eric Calderone. ----------------------------------- Links// Guardian: Why Clinton's plans for no-fly zones in Syria could provoke US-Russia conflict (https://bit.ly/3HNutKo) GlobalSecurity.org: Operation Deny Flight (https://bit.ly/3KjGEQR) CNN: Blinken and NATO chief warn establishing a no-fly zone over Ukraine could lead to a 'full-fledged war in Europe' (https://cnn.it/378jJda) Noam Chomsky:A No-Fly Zone Over Ukraine Could Unleash Untold Violence (https://bit.ly/35BUwYi) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new and improved website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Join our Discord Party: https://bit.ly/36hqx7X 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    War Pigs: Ukraine and the History of the Military-Industrial Complex (G&R 144)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 79:38


    Recently, Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes reported to his shareholders, "[W]e are seeing, I would say, opportunities for international sales. We just have to look to last week where we saw the drone attack in the UAE, which have attacked some of their other facilities. And of course, the tensions in Eastern Europe, the tensions in the South China Sea, all of those things are putting pressure on some of the defense spending over there. So I fully expect we're going to see some benefit from it." While lauded in the press for his comments, Hayes' thinking embodies structures established by government and private industry for over a hundred years. The weapons pouring into Ukraine are part of a long legacy of the U.S. and other powers arming the world, for profit and power. Scott and Bob provide a nice backgrounder on the U.S. military-industrial complex from the times of Alfred T. Mahan to today. They talk about World War I and the creation of government-private bureaucracies to organize the economics of mass destruction. We discuss the ways military spending ended the depression and created the U.S. as a global power. We talked about the evolution of military Keynesianism as the U.S. economic policy in the Cold War, the Global War on Terror and more..... The benefits that Hayes expects to see from conflict in the Ukraine and in other parts of the world an abnormality, nor a deep state conspiracy, it's merely policy and politics practiced on a daily basis. Poem- Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilford Owen Outro- War Pigs by Black Sabbath ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Links// Defense Contractor CEOs Applaud Deteriorating Global Security (https://bit.ly/3IJ0AMD) Big money behind war: the military-industrial complex (https://bit.ly/3px1Tqn) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new and improved website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    Beyond Good and Bad: More Background on Ukraine and Russia (G&R 143)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 43:12


    We've got another briefing on the larger contexts of the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Sure, Putin is a horrible and brutal force in the world and the attack on Ukraine is indefensible, but we ignore the larger contexts at our own peril. We talk about the impact of the breakup of the USSR, the privatization of the Russian economy, the sense of western/NATO encirclement felt by Russia, and U.S-Russia-Ukraine economic and trade relations. ------------------- Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new and improved website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ 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 (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

    Deep Background on Ukraine and Russia (G&R 142)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 82:21


    Welcome back to G&R co-host Bob Buzzanco! We wish we had a happier story to share today for his return. This week, Russia invaded the Ukraine sparking the largest land assault on the European continent since World War Two. The markets went into turmoil. The price of oil and gas went up. Political and media establishments scrambled to act on what's next. Biden moved 7000 US troops to the Polish-Ukrainian border and NATO is expected to send more troops. In cities across Russia, antiwar protestors took to the streets to protest Vladimir Putin's war with over 2000 being arrested. Finally, the Biden administration and allies have begun a sanctions war against Russia's people, it's elite institutions and Putin himself. In our latest episode, we go deep into the history of the Ukraine-Russian conflict and the bipartisan involvement by the U.S. ruling class. We discuss the break up of the Soviet Union, the expansion of the North American Treaty Organization (NATO), the role of the 1999 war in Kosovo in all of this and the Russian invasion of the former Soviet republic of Georgia in 2008. Most importantly, we talk about how U.S. foreign policy has sought to contain Russia and wield economic and political influence over Europe and the former Soviet republics. Right now, in this moment, the global elite are trying to contain another shock to the political economy and turn it into a profitable enterprise. And G&R is talking about what led us to this moment. Our hearts go out to the ordinary Ukrainians fighting back, being displaced and killed by the Russian attack, and to the ordinary Russians who will be affected by the West's sanctions and are tak