Groundings
Groundings
Mar 29, 2018
The White Comrades and Anti-Racism
Play • 1 hr 6 min

Anti-racist activist Tommy DiMassimo, known for rushing Trump's stage during the 2016 elections, discusses why he decided to charge at Trump and the repression against him which followed, the role of a white comrade in the anti-racism struggle, and moving beyond white guilt and liberalism.

In the interview, Tommy shares that the moment he ran after Trump on stage was not a random or unplanned event, rather the culmination of years of anti-racist activism. Then, he describes the political repression against him, enacted by the Feds, in the year following the event. Along with this, we talk about the role of white people who want to aid in the anti-racist struggle, specifically how to move beyond self-gratifying liberalism, inaction, and comfortability.

Hello Somebody
Hello Somebody
The Black Effect & iHeartRadio
Lets Organize with Elaine Brown
Former leader of the Black Panther Party, Chairwoman Elaine Brown retells the incredible story of Michael Lewis convicted of a 1997 murder at age 13 in Atlanta and sentenced as an adult to life in prison. Through this young man’s experience (one of millions), Senator Turner and Chairwoman Brown look at the chilling system of incarceration in this country, the criminalization of Black people, how there has been no effort to change the design of this country AND MORE. (Elaine Brown is so hot in this episode, she burns.it.down. Hello Somebody!) Learn more about Elaine Brown’s work including Mother’s Advocating Juvenile Justice and National Alliance for Radical Prison Reform: http://www.elainebrown.org/about.html Michael Lewis: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/1/26/1360312/-Convicted-for-murder-at-13-Michael-Lewis-now-31-years-old-still-languishes-in-a-Georgia-prison  1994 Crime Bill: https://www.aclu.org/blog/smart-justice/mass-incarceration/how-1994-crime-bill-fed-mass-incarceration-crisis Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia: https://www.masshist.org/thomasjeffersonpapers/notes/ Afropunk:  https://afropunk.com/ Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas Blackman https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001NLKT24/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
59 min
By Any Means Necessary
By Any Means Necessary
Radio Sputnik
Department Of Homeland Security Memo Seeks To Pin Extremism On Left
In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Richard Wolff, Economist and Professor at the New School University and author of the new book “The Sickness Is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics Or Itself,” to discuss his new article, "How Capitalism’s Dogged Defenders and Propagandists Defend It From Criticism," the twilight of US economic hegemony, and how the ruling class exploits economic illiteracy to discourage efforts to raise the minimum wage. In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Garland Nixon, co-host of the Critical Hour on Radio Sputnik, to discuss the phone call between Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and United States President Joe Biden and how establishment Democrats are using the public outrage over the insurrection at the Capitol to fan the flames of anti-Russia hysteria. Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Esther Iverem, an artist, independent journalist, and host and producer of On The Ground: Voices of Resistance from the Nation’s Capital on Pacifica Radio, to discuss how the Department of Homeland Security's recent warning against "domestic terrorism" creates a false equivalency between organizers seeking social justice and far-right fanatics, Anthony Blinken's confirmation as President Joe Biden's Secretary of State, and whether the limitations of Biden's recent executive orders will encourage the further radicalization of working people.
1 hr 52 min
Black Agenda Radio
Black Agenda Radio
Progressive Radio Network
Black Agenda Radio - 01.25.21
Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Margaret Kimberley, along with my co-host Glen Ford. Coming up: The people of Haiti have not been allowed to govern themselves since the United States overthrew their elected president, 15 years ago. We’ll get an update on the Haitian people’s struggle to take back control of their island nation. And, Not since the McCarthy era has the threat of censorship loomed so large in the United States. The Democrats seem intent on making it impossible to even discuss ending the rule of the rich. But first -- The last time Joe Biden was part of the administration in power, the U.S. got involved in seven new wars. Black Agenda Report contributing editor Danny Haiphong has some predictions on how long it will take President Biden to start his own armed conflict. Haitians continue to mount street protests demanding the resignation of president Jovenal Moise, accusing the U.S.-backed politician of massive corruption and brutality. We spoke with Daoud Andre, the Brooklyn, New York-based organizer of the Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti. The young political organizing group called the Dissenters last week held an online discussion of the prospects for war and political oppression under the new U.S. administration. One of the speakers was Ajamu Baraka, national organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace and a former Green Party vice presidential. Baraka said corporate politicians are anxious to impose a regime of censorship, so that Americans won’t be able to even discuss how to end the rule of the rich. Also on that program was Robin D.G. Kelley, the activist, author and UCLA professor of history. He elaborated on Ajamu Baraka’s analysis.
55 min
It's Not Just In Your Head
It's Not Just In Your Head
It's Not Just In Your Head
#028: Were the Capitol Hill Riots caused by white supremacy, neoliberalism, or digital influence operations?
In this episode, Harriet and Max offer different interpretations of the Capitol Hill riots and what caused them from both a personal psychological perspective as well as from a more "zoomed out" view that takes history and broader factors into account. Harriet gives an overview of the last several decades and how the decline of value of the "white male wage" due to both neoliberal austerity policies (deindustrialization, outsourcing, automation) and capitalist divide and conquer strategies have played a role in creating the conditions of the right-wing movement we see today. Max shares his views on how the rise of extremely sophisticated psychological influence operations "on the battlefield of social media" explain some of the technical mechanisms that has amplified, spread, and strengthened the far right.    Readings: The Psychology and Strategy of Fake News by Joohn Choe https://joohnchoe.medium.com/the-resistance-information-warfare-handbook-part-v-3f1f3b4a51b8 Commanding The Trend: Social media as information warfare by Lt. Col. Jarred Prier, U.S. Air Force https://perconcordiam.com/commanding-the-trend/   Contact us itsnotjustinyourhead@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/itsnotjustinyourhead --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/itsnotjustinyourhead/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/itsnotjustinyourhead/support
59 min
Working People
Working People
Working People
Justin Whittaker
Working People is excited to announce that, along with our ongoing partnership with the amazing In These Times magazine, we are now partnered with The Real News Network in Baltimore! In this episode, we sit down with Justin Whittaker for the first part of an ongoing series of interviews where we’ll be talking to workers on all sides of the marijuana industry—in states where that work is legal and in states where it’s not. Justin is originally from the Midwest, but now he lives all the way up near Fairbanks, Alaska, where he works at an organic weed-growing operation. Alaska was the second state in the U.S. to decriminalize cannabis decades ago; in 2014, it became the third state to legalize recreational use. Justin has seen different sides of the industry, in different states, both before and after legalization. We talk about his life and work, and we talk about the ways legalization has changed things in the marijuana industry for buyers, business owners, and workers. Additional links/info below... * The Tight Rope podcast, "Max Alvarez - The Tight Rope on The Real News" * The Real News Network website * In These Times magazine website * Javier Hasse, Forbes, "Even as Overall Deals Declined, VC Investments in Cannabis Nearly Doubled Over 2019" * Aubrey Wieber, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska Marijuana Industry Works to Influence Local Politicians" * Katie O'Reilly, Sierra, "A Higher Cause: Is It Possible to Consume Organic Cannabis?" * Austa Somvichian-Clausen, National Geographic, "Organic Weed? Marijuana Growers Go Green" * Josh Marcus, Rolling Stone, "Meet America's Most Powerful Cannabis Union" Featured Music (all songs sourced from the Free Music Archive: _freemusicarchive.org_) * Jules Taylor, "Working People theme song" * Robert Farmer, "This Is Our World, This Is Our Home"
1 hr 39 min
Guerrilla History
Guerrilla History
Guerrilla History
How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs w/ Elizabeth Thompson
In this episode of Guerrilla History, we are joined by Professor Elizabeth F. Thompson to talk about her new book How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs, about the historic Syrian-Arab Congress of 1920. Professor Thompson is the Mohamed S. Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace and Professor of History at American University. Her book was published by Atlantic Monthly Press, and is available here: https://groveatlantic.com/book/how-the-west-stole-democracy-from-the-arabs/ Guerrilla History is the podcast that acts as a reconnaissance report of global proletarian history, and aims to use the lessons of history to analyze the present. If you have any questions or guest/topic suggestions, email them to us at guerrillahistorypod@gmail.com. Your hosts are immunobiologist Henry Hakamaki, Professor Adnan Husain, historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University, and Revolutionary Left Radio's Breht O'Shea. Follow us on social media! Our podcast can be found on twitter @guerrilla_pod, and can be supported on patreon at https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory. Your contributions will make the show possible to continue and succeed! To follow the hosts, Henry can be found on twitter @huck1995, and also has a patreon to help support himself through the pandemic where he breaks down science and public health research and news at https://www.patreon.com/huck1995. Adnan can be followed on twitter @adnanahusain, and also runs The Majlis Podcast, which can be found at https://anchor.fm/the-majlis, and the Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives group at Queens University, https://www.facebook.com/MSGPQU/. Breht is the host of Revolutionary Left Radio, which can be followed on twitter @RevLeftRadio and on Libsyn at https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/, and cohost of The Red Menace Podcast, which can be followed on twitter @Red_Menace_Pod and on Libsyn https://redmenace.libsyn.com/. You can support those two podcasts by visiting by going to patreon and donating to RevLeft Radio and The Red Menace. Thanks to Ryan Hakamaki, who designed and created the podcast's artwork, and Kevin MacLeod, who creates royalty-free music.
1 hr 55 min
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