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A weekly caucus of progressive comics, activists and thinkers hosted by Francesca Fiorentini

The Bitchuation Roo‪m‬ Francesca Fiorentini

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A weekly caucus of progressive comics, activists and thinkers hosted by Francesca Fiorentini

    BONUS: A Window To Not F*ck Up with Naomi Klein

    BONUS: A Window To Not F*ck Up with Naomi Klein

    “Left to their own devices, this will be a one-term administration.” Naomi Klein, author, journalist and proof that you SHOULD meet your heroes, pulls no punches when speaking about the Biden Administration. She joined Francesca and Nato Green for a bonus episode to discuss climate change and capitalism’s failures from Hurricane Katrina, to Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria, and now to the snowstorms in Texas. It’s high time for a Green New Deal, if we can combat the red-baiting head on. Klein also discusses her latest article for the Intercept all about how Facebook and Google are profiting off India's repression of farmers and climate activists, creating a deeply scary situation for religious minorities there. Also, please 'acute agitate' this podcast and give it five stars on Apple podcasts.
    Read Naomi's latest work:
    Why Texas Republicans Fear the Green New Deal https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/21/opinion/green-new-deal-texas-blackout.html
    India Targets Climate Activists With the Help of Big Tech https://theintercept.com/2021/02/27/india-climate-activists-twitter-google-facebook/
    Buy her books! https://naomiklein.org/books-and-films/
    Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NaomiAKlein
    Follow Nato Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/natogreen
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    Music Credits: The Cannery by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4485-the-cannery
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    • 49 min
    Cop-a-ganda with Baron Vaughn & Alex Vitale

    Cop-a-ganda with Baron Vaughn & Alex Vitale

    When the bias trainings, body cams, and oversight doesn’t work, it’s time to defund the police. Maybe even time think about why we ever needed police in the first place? Gasp! Professor Alex Vitale breaks down why the connection between austerity politics of cities and the policing of the poor, and why the left should focus on Democratic governors and mayors as well as Republican lawmakers. Speaking of which, Governor Andrew Cuomo is exactly the New York machista he appears to be on television, CPAC is still a political freak circus, and Marjorie Taylor Greene doesn’t understand gender but is obsessed with your genitalia. Comedian and actor Baron Vaughn joins Francesca for some slapdash Cuomo brothers impersonations and belly laughs. 
     
    Featuring:
     
    Baron Vaughn, comedian & actor: https://twitter.com/barvonblaq
     
    Alex Vitale, Professor of Sociology: https://twitter.com/avitale
     
    Buy Alex’s book, The End of Policing: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1784782890/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_-TeYzbNSTMN3V
     
    And your host, Francesca Fiorentini https://twitter.com/franifio
     
    Join the Franita and become a Patron today: www.patreon.com/bitchuationroom
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    Thanks to producer Rebecca Rufer, and post production team Kelly Carey & Dorsey Shaw. 
    Music Credits: The Cannery by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4485-the-cannery
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Amazon Workers VS Goliath with Mike Drucker & Kim Kelly

    Amazon Workers VS Goliath with Mike Drucker & Kim Kelly

    No war but the class war! Journalist Kim Kelly joins to talk about a union drive in an Amazon warehouse in deep red Alabama, led mostly by women and black workers. Also comedian and writer Mike Drucker joins Francesca to talk about capitalist deregulation failing Texans during a deep freeze, and Ted "Cancun" Cruz who keeps digging himself his own political grave in all that snow. Plus Rush Limbaugh, Mars rovers, and the tweets we never sent!
    Featuring:
    Mike Drucker, comedian (https://twitter.com/MikeDrucker)
    Kim Kelly, journalist (https://twitter.com/GrimKim)
    Francesca Fiorentini, host (https://twitter.com/franifio)
     
    Join the Franifa and become a Patron today: www.patreon.com/bitchuationroom
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    Thanks to producer Rebecca Rufer, and post production team Kelly Carey & Dorsey Shaw. 
    Music Credits: The Cannery by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4485-the-cannery
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Oops I Acquitted Again with Eugene Daniels & Matt Lieb

    Oops I Acquitted Again with Eugene Daniels & Matt Lieb

    Trump’s second impeachment came and went faster than a Tinder date on Valentines. As predicted, Republican Senators voted to acquit former President Trump, proving that yes, you can unleash MAGA hounds onto elected officials when you lose an election with no little to no consequences. Politico’s Eugene Daniels joins Francesca Fiorentini and comedian Matt Lieb to dissect the ex-president's sloppy defense, the frantic vote for witnesses and then not calling them, and the never-before seen footage of Romney and Schumer running for their lives. Plus actor Gina Carano of The Mandalorian gets fired for antisemitic posts, Biden snubs Bibi Netanyahu and turns out Trump was actually incredibly sick with Covid. Aren’t we all glad he survived?!?! *NO SARCASM HERE NSA*
     

    Eugene Daniels
    https://twitter.com/EugeneDaniels2
     
    Matt Lieb
    https://twitter.com/mattlieb
     
    Francesca Fiorentini
     

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    Thanks to producer Rebecca Rufer, and post production team Kelly Carey & Dorsey Shaw. 
    Music Credits: The Cannery by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4485-the-cannery
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Foot Massages on the Frontlines with Harsha Walia and Nato Green

    Foot Massages on the Frontlines with Harsha Walia and Nato Green

    "Modi is far worse than Trump," says activist and author Harsha Walia. She joins Francesca and comedian Nato Green to discuss the millions of farmers in India rising up against exploitative agricultural reforms. What’s the history of farmer resistance in India, and how does the rise of Hindu fascism play a part in the ongoing repression? Plus, a MyPillow competitor, a coup in Myanmar, and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s newfound free time. Finally, the insurrectionist shaman gets organic prison food and we all want in on this game with a round of "These Are My Demands." 
    Featuring:
    Harsha Walia https://twitter.com/HarshaWalia
    Nato Green https://twitter.com/natogreen
    Francesca Fiorentini https://twitter.com/franifio
     
    Join the Franita and become a Patron today: www.patreon.com/bitchuationroom
    Follow The Bitchuation Room on Twitter @BitchuationPod
    Thanks to producer Rebecca Rufer, and post production team Kelly Carey & Dorsey Shaw. 
    Music Credits: The Cannery by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4485-the-cannery
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 1 hr 14 min
    *BONUS* Cancel Wall Street with Alexis Goldstein & Matt Lieb

    *BONUS* Cancel Wall Street with Alexis Goldstein & Matt Lieb

    Redditors may have won the battle but they’ll never win the war, since entire battlefield is controlled by fat cats on Wall Street. Former finance professional turned advocate for financial reform, Alexis Goldstein stopped by The Bitchuation Room to drop knowledge on what Gamestonks means for regulating Wall St. moving forward. Also what does “shorting stock” mean and what should progressives be demanding in the short and long term when it comes to democratizing the economy? 
    Featuring:
    Matt Lieb: https://twitter.com/mattlieb
    Alexis Goldstein: https://twitter.com/alexisgoldstein
    Read more from Alexis here: 
    https://marketsweekly.ghost.io/
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    Thanks to producer Rebecca Rufer, and post production team Kelly Carey & Dorsey Shaw.
    Music Credits: The Cannery by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4485-the-cannery
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 42 min

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