Ep. 76: Ruth Ben-Ghiat Explains Donald Trump's Coup
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University and an expert on fascism and authoritarianism. Her opinion essays and other writing have been featured by CNN, the Washington Post, The New Yorker and the Atlantic.

Ruth Ben-Ghiat's new book is Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present.

She explains the real meaning and breadth of the Trump regime’s coup attempt and how societies begin to heal once authoritarian leaders have been removed. And Ben-Ghiat also highlights how “organized forgetting” imperils and undermines a true reckoning with the harm and damage caused to a country and its people by authoritarian leaders such as Donald Trump.  

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Ep. 319: How the American Mainstream News Media Enabled Donald Trump's Coup Attack on the U.S. Capitol
Eric Boehlert is an award-winning journalist who has written for Rolling Stone and Media Matters. He is also the author of the books "Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press" and “Lapdog: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush". Boehlert is the editor and founder of PressRun.Media. He explains how the American mainstream corporate news media helped to enable Donald Trump’s fascist coup attack on the Capitol by denying reality and trying to silence those voices who were sounding the alarm. Boehlert also highlights how the leading voices among the American news media consistently fail in their analyses and predictions yet are consistently rewarded for doing so. And Boehlert identifies the mainstream news media narratives that will be used to avoid confronting the ongoing crisis that will be Donald Trump’s fascist movement and its threat to the future of the country during Biden’s presidency and beyond. Chauncey DeVega reflects on how time and reality are broken in America where over the course of two weeks the country has (will) experienced a fascist coup attack, impeachment, Dr. King’s remembrance day, and the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Chauncey also details how counterterrorism and other national security experts are warning that Donald Trump’s fascist movement is evolving into a type of insurgency as seen in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other failed states. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW * This is What Trump Always Wanted— And There’s Worse to Come * Heading 'into a buzzsaw': Why extremism experts fear the Capitol attack is just the beginning * After a year of civil unrest, the US is running low on body armor and gas masks * Attack on Capitol was the beginning of an American insurgency, counterterrorism experts warn * It was degrading': Black Capitol custodial staff talk about what it felt like to to clean up the mess left by violent pro-Trump white supremacists * Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops * A goose became a family's pet after being rescued as a baby * Crows Are Self-Aware and ‘Know What They Know,’ Just Like Humans WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-report-with-chauncey-devega/id1465522298 http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.
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Ep 581: The Last Trump Admin Podcast
We're postponing the 11th Anniversary of this podcast party because there's just too much serious news going on.  But Trump is over by the next show. More at http://ProLeftPod.com! Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/proleftpodcast) REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS - http://review.proleftpod.com SUPPORT OUR SHOW - http://support.proleftpod.com BUY PROLEFTPOD MERCH - http://merch.proleftpod.com *CONTACT US:* *MAILING ADDRESS - Make checks payable to: * *The Professional Left Podcast* PO Box 9133 Springfield IL 62791-9133 *EMAIL ADDRESSES* Podcast Email: proleftpodcast@gmail.com Email for Sci-Fi Trivia Questions: mrs.driftglass@gmail.com *SUPPORT OUR WORK:* PayPal: http://paypal.proleftpod.com GoFundMe: http://gofundme.proleftpod.com Patreon: http://patreon.proleftpod.com Buy Us A Coffee: http://coffee.proleftpod.com Shop Our Merch Store: http://merch.proleftpod.com Link To All the Ways You Can Support Us: http://support.proleftpod.com *SOCIAL & MEDIA: YouTube: *http://youtube.proleftpod.com* Twitter:* @ProLeftPodcast - https://twitter.com/proleftpodcast Driftglass (@Mr_Electrico) - https://twitter.com/mr_electrico @BlueGal - https://twitter.com/bluegal *Facebook:* ProLeftPodcast - http://facebook.proleftpod.com BlueGal.Fran - http://facebookfran.proleftpod.com Internet Kitty of The Week - http://ikotw.proleftpod.com *Original Flickr IKOTW Gallery *- http://flickr.proleftpod.com *Blogs:* Driftglass' - http://driftglass.proleftpod.com Blue Gal's - http://bluegal.proleftpod.com Fran's - http://fran.proleftpod.com *Podcast Archive: *http://archive.proleftpod.com *Podcast RSS Feed: *http://rss.proleftpod.com Bye Donald, Twitter, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, insurrection, insurgency, The Last Confederate Monument, MAGA Sedition riot, Trump Coup, Mike Pence, Capitol attack, Capitol siege, politics, progressive, #GOP, media, Donald Trump, Democratic Congress, #TheLeftRemembers, #BothSidesDont, #BurnTheLifeboats, #CornfieldResistance, #GoPostalUnions, funny liberal podcast, funny progressive podcast, best liberal podcast, best progressive podcast Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/proleftpodcast) Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/proleftpodcast)
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#1392 The Coup Klux Klan and the January 6 Insurrection
Air Date 1/16/2021 Today we take a look at the underlying fears and motivations for the insurrection that go beyond the Big Lie™ of a stolen election to the bedrock of white supremacy that has driven white riots for more than 100 years. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Transcript MEMBERSHIP, Gift Memberships and Donations! (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) MERCHANDISE! REFER-O-MATIC! Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! Want to advertise/sponsor the show? Details -> advertisecast.com/BestoftheLeft SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: ACLU Responds to Events at the U.S. Capitol - At Liberty - Air Date 1-8-21 We wanted to come together to respond to the moment: focusing on moving forward with electoral integrity and a deeper commitment to racial justice. Today you’ll hear experts from the ACLU in conversation: Monica Hopkins, Jeffrey Robinson, and Dale Ho. Ch. 2: Dorothee Benz on January 6 Insurrection - CounterSpin - Air Date 1-8-21 We talk about coverage of the January 6 attack on the Capitol with political scientist Dorothee Benz. Ch. 3: We've Had Insurrections Before - It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders - Air Date 1-12-21 Sam revisits this history with Jamelle Bouie, columnist at The New York Times. They explore why the path toward political unity in our time might actually be through division. Ch. 4: “American Abyss” Fascism Historian Tim Snyder on Trump’s Coup Attempt, Impeachment & What’s Next Part 1 - Democracy Now! - Air Date 1-13-21 As the House votes to impeach President Trump, the FBI warns there could be a repeat of the violent insurrection he encouraged on January 6, with Trump loyalists planning to hold armed protests nationwide ahead of Joe Biden·s inauguration. Ch. 5: Governor Schwarzenegger's Message Following this Week's Attack on the Capitol "This is my message to my fellow Americans and my friends around the world after January 6, 2021." Ch. 6: “American Abyss” Fascism Historian Tim Snyder on Trump’s Coup Attempt, Impeachment & What’s Next Part 2 - Democracy Now! - Air Date 1-13-21 As the House votes to impeach President Trump, the FBI warns there could be a repeat of the violent insurrection he encouraged on January 6, with Trump loyalists planning to hold armed protests nationwide ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration. Ch. 7: Trump impeached again; Guest Former diplomat, Rep. Tom Perriello of Open Society US - The BradCast - Air Date 1-13-21 Donald Trump made history yet again on Wednesday by becoming the first President to be impeached twice. Ten Republicans joined Democrats in the U.S. House to charge the soon-to-be-former President with "Incitement of Insurrection". Ch. 8: Constitutional Lawyer Trump Is a Clear & Present Danger, a Senate Impeachment Trial Is Needed Now - Democracy Now! - Air Date 1-14-21 Constitutional attorney John Bonifaz says the House “did its duty” and that the Senate must move to take up impeachment proceedings. “Those who did not vote to convict last time are responsible, in part, for allowing this president to stay in office..." VOICEMAILS Ch. 10: Fear-anger and the capital - Alan from Connecticut Ch. 11: Conversing respectfully and the ammo shortage - Beth from Seattle Ch. 12: The joys of sharing - Jon from Omaha, NE FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 13: Final comments on anger, conspiratorial thinking and secret artwork MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): * Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr * Black Lives Matter: Make it Good Again - Song for Change * As America Bleeds - Jason Zucker * Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent * Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard * Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent SHOW IMAGE "BEFORE THE SIEGE" by Elvert Barnes on Flickr | License | Changes: Cropped, Black Vignette, Increased contrast & saturation Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com SUPPORT THE SHOW Listen Anywhere! Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com
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