Jul 23, 2020
The Anti-Black Pinnings of Ableism
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Community organizer and educator Dustin Gibson discusses the white supremacist, colonial, capitalist roots of ableism which structures capitalist society, why a disability justice framework must be abolitionist, and why "the state always has a carceral response to disabled Black people."

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Cover image: “Back of the Neck,” (1983) by Jean-Michel Basquiat 



Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
Best of the Left - Progressive Politics and Culture, Curated by a Human
#1375 The Militia Movement is Having a Moment
Air Date 10/16/2020 Today we take a look at the history and origins of the American militia movement right up to the recent plot to kidnap the Governor of Michigan, the likelihood of more violence and the high probability that they will show up at polling places on Election Day. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Transcript BECOME A MEMBER! (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) EPISODE SPONSORS: GROUND.NEWS/BEST IF YOU’RE GOING TO SHOP AMAZON: Amazon USA | Amazon CA | Amazon UK SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: FBI Foils Right-Wing Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Months After Trump Urged "Liberation" of State - Democracy Now! - Air Date 10-9-20 Just months after President Trump tweeted for his supporters to "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!" the FBI has foiled an alleged plot to kidnap and take hostage Democratic Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer. Ch. 2: Ohio has long history with militias; 2020 saw a surge in activity - WBNS 10TV - Air Date 10-9-20 A group of men plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan met in Dublin. Ch. 3: Rise of Violent Militias Prompts National Fears After Foiled Kidnapping Plot - The Takeaway - Air Date 10-12-20 Heidi Beirich, co-founder of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism, and Daryl Johnson, owner of DT Analytics and former senior analyst at the Department of Homeland Security, discuss the implications for the upcoming election. Ch. 4: Check Your Blindspot 10-16-20 America's favorite political game show that uses the Blindspot feature of Ground News to test contestants' political blindspots and media literacy. Ch. 5: Mary McCord on Unlawful Militias - CounterSpin - Air Date 10-9-20 Mary McCord, a law professor at Georgetown University & legal director at the school's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and an expert on unlawful militias that manage to be part of the political landscape while somehow escaping media. Ch. 6: Great Replacement Theory - RE-EDUCATION - Air Date 8-16-19 This theory has become mainstream. Ch. 7: Voting Is Not Enough - Protect the Election Results - Best of the Left Activism Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment. For more, visit Ch. 8: Protests Put Spotlight on the Relationship Between Armed White Vigilantes, Militia Groups, and Law Enforcement - The Takeaway - Air Date 8-31-20 Armed vigilantes and militia groups are showing up to Black Lives Matter protests across the country. Ch. 9: Robert Evans Are We In a Second Civil War? - The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow - Air Date 10-13-20 Robert Evans explains what we need to do to avoid a second Civil War Ch. 10: Kathleen Belew Explains the Long History of the White Power Movement and its Global Plans for "Race War" - The Truth Report w. Chauncey DeVega - Air Date 5-26-19 Belew explains white supremacy is a cultural, social and political problem not just the pathology of a small number of people, what "white power" means, and how white supremacist and other right-wing foot soldiers preparing for various forms of "race war" Ch. 11: Did Trump's "Liberate Michigan" Result in Kidnapped Governor? - Thom Hartmann Program - Air Date 10-8-20 Donald Trump told his followers to "liberate Michigan". They answered by attempting to kidnap Governor Whitmer. VOICEMAILS Ch. 12: In response to Craig's progressive myth and identity politics - Alex Ch. 13: VOTE on what you know about, VoicedMails™ - Stacy from San Francisco Bay Area FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 14: Final comments on the interesting wrinkle of two Trump-haters being involved in the kidnapping plot Article: 13 men charged in alleged kidnapping plot, many with troubled pasts - Detroit Free Press TAKE ACTION! 6 Steps to Save the Vote via RepresentUs Protect the Results via Indivisible, Stand Up America & more Count On Us via Sunrise Movement 10 Things You Need to Know to Stop a Coup (Waging Nonviolence) EDUCATE YOURSELF & SHARE The Election That Could Break America (The Atlantic) Is Trump Planning a Coup d’État? (The Nation) What Happens If Trump Won't Step Down? (Slate) Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): * Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr * 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: "aIMG_0841" & "cIMG_1169b" & "01IMG_7336" by Becker1999 (Paul and Cathy), Flickr | License | Changes: Composite of 3 different images, cropped, added black background and red design Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at SUPPORT THE SHOW Listen Anywhere! Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Like at Contact me directly at
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By Any Means Necessary
By Any Means Necessary
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As COVID Crisis Continues, Chances of Stimulus Before November Plummet
In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman discuss the latest Prison Radio segment by political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, "Disaster At The Heart of Empire," and why the ongoing government refusal to tackle the public health crisis seems to signal the beginning of the end for US imperialism. In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by David Swanson, an activist, journalist, radio host and the Executive Director of World Beyond War, to discuss the latest in the US presidential election, Joe Biden's description of Amy Coney Barrett as "a very fine person," and why the race "between a pro-war candidate and a pro-war candidate" means not much is likely to change regardless of the result in November. In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Jack Rasmus, economist, radio show host, & author of "The Scourge of Neoliberalism," to discuss the on the on-again, off-again stimulus negotiations between Democrats and Republicans, why they're unlikely to result in anything but campaign material for Trump campaign, and the lack of a real economic recovery for anyone but the ruling class. Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Monica Cruz, host of Breakthrough News, to discuss the revelation that the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case was not given the opportunity to bring homicide charges against the police who killed the young woman, the global significance of the first-round victory by the MAS party in Bolivia, and 50 Cent's endorsement of Donald Trump despite the rapper's admission that the President "doesn't like Black people."
1 hr 55 min
The Dworkin Report
The Dworkin Report
Dworkin Report
Mary L. Trump blames her Uncle's "criminal" coronavirus response for 200,000+ American deaths
Scott talks with Mary L. Trump in this fascinating and wide-ranging interview. Mary told us about the details of her NY Times #1 bestselling book "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," including why she went public. We also asked Donald Trump's niece for her insights into his failed coronavirus response, which she calls "criminal," as well as NBC's decision to air a town hall last week when her Uncle backed out of the formal debate because as she says, he is a "coward." "When Mitt Romney got taken to the woodshed for saying to somebody he was debating, 'I bet you $10,000," because he was such an out of touch elitist," said Mary L. Trump about last week's dueling town hall debates. "And now here's Donald who probably doesn't have 10 bucks in the bank saying [owing] $410 million isn't a lot of money." "What I worried about and have thought for a long time is that the worst possible scenario would be if he got COVID-19, but either had a mild case or a moderate case from which he recovered quickly," says the President's niece about his recent illness that forced him to go to Walter Reed hospital for experimental medical treatment. "And that's exactly what happened. [T]he reason I thought that that was going to be disasters because of what he did afterward, telling people that they should not let COVID-19 dominate their lives. That." Disclosure: This post uses affiliate ad links. Simon & Schuster is the distributor for the Meet the Candidates 2020 Book Series written by this podcast's host and producer. --- Support this podcast:
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The Chauncey DeVega Show
The Chauncey DeVega Show
Chauncey DeVega
Ep. 305: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity
Robert P. Jones is the CEO and Founder of PRRI and a leading scholar and commentator on religion, culture, and politics. He is the author of the acclaimed book The End of White Christian America. His new book is White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity. Jones reflects on the relationship between racism and white supremacy in White Christianity and the Age of Trump. Jones also explains how the lie that Christianity is somehow “race neutral” and “colorblind” does the work of right-wing politics and of sustaining social inequality along the color line in the United States and around the world. He also shares new data on authoritarianism and White Christian identity politics. Chauncey DeVega reflects on the emotional state of the American people in these weeks prior to Election Day 2020 and the cost of being a hope warrior and the need for both inspiration as well as healthy pessimism (and realism) about the tough fight ahead. In the age of Trump’s pandemic, Chauncey DeVega returns to the movies (again) and shares his thoughts on Yellow Rose, The Last Shift, and The War with Grandpa. And Chauncey defends the honor of rats in the face of the horrible slur that “Republicans are escaping Donald Trump like rats fleeing a sinking ship”. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW * Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will * A Crusade for Something Noble * Even in Defeat, Trumpism Isn’t Going Anywhere * An authoritarian holds the reins of power: Don't assume Donald Trump can lose the election * Rats avoid actions that will hurt others – even if it earns them a treat WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: On Facebook: My email: Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at Patreon: Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Up
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