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We are all we’ve got: Why mutual aid is more critical than ever
We already knew Congress’s priorities are bailing out corporations and serving the rich, but this latest COVID-19 relief package is beyond laughable.
It is abundantly clear: The calvary is not coming; we are on our own. So, with need running high, mutual aid organizers are taking it upon themselves to address food scarcity, housing, and jail support in their communities. We speak with Zoe Grieder from Tacoma Mutual Aid Collective, Nitish Pahwa from Crown Heights Mutual Aid, and a member of Good Trouble Cooperative.
Democrats have seemingly caved to Mitch McConnell's grim will once again and are now leaning toward passing an abominably paltry second COVID-19 relief package. In case it wasn't obvious before, it's certainly obvious now: We're on our own. In today's episode of Burn It Down, Kim is joined by TRNN Managing/Baltimore Editor Lisa Snowden-McCray, and TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez to discuss the failures of both parties in our collective hour of need.
Proud Boys run wild while police stand by (again)
The Proud Boys hit the streets yet again this week to protest the validity of the general election results and demonstrate their undying support of Donald Trump. We discuss why, with stabbings and a shooting taking place at these demonstrations, police continue to take a hands-off approach. We are joined by guests journalist Chuck Modiano, editor and founder of Black House News Sean Michael Love, reporter and photographer Shauna Sowersby, and a representative from Independent Media PDX.
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Was Andrés Guardado the target of a police gang initiation?
On June 18, 2020, 18-year-old Andrés Guardado was shot in the back and killed by an L.A. County deputy sheriff. With witnesses disappearing and officers involved pleading the Fifth, the investigation into the police killing of Guardado is looking pretty damn sketchy. We speak with Memo Torres, director of partnerships for L.A. Taco, about the case. Also, the Seattle City Council voted to cut their police budget by 20%, but some residents argue it should be slashed by more. We speak with Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant about what defunding the police means in principle and looks like in practice.
All hope and no change makes Obama a dull boy
Sociologist Taure Brown and editor from Hood Communist, Onyesonwu Chatoyer join us to set the record straight on Obama’s flimsy attempt to rewrite his own legacy and his dogged insistence on crushing leftist movements. We also speak with Ricci Sergienko from The People’s City Council about the inhumane and forcible removal of families by police from state-owned housing the day before Thanksgiving.
Cabinet of the living dead
Neera Tanden? Rahm Emanuel? Here’s the deal, Jack: President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet picks and top candidates so far comprise a who’s who of neoliberal ghouls from the Obama and Clinton eras. We speak with political consultant Adriel Hampton and Jacobin staff writer Branko Marcetic about whether the battle lines have been drawn between progressives and establishment Dems.
Trash human being
How is this not banned?
Blatant hate speech from a RACIST.
How is this hate speech allowed in this day and age!? Her opinions and ideas violate the terms of every major social media platform yet she has not yet been cancelled. Why is that?