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Welcome to our scrappy podcast. Bob Buzzanco and Scott Parkin co-host a regular podcast to discuss radical environmental and anti-capitalist politics with organizers, academics, artists and more.

Bob Buzzanco is a professor of history at the University of Houston. He specializes in, writes about and talks on the Vietnam War era, foreign policy, Vietnam, radical social movements, economics, and other stuff.

Scott Parkin is climate organizer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has organized campaigns against Wall Street banks, mountaintop removal coal mining and the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Welcome to our scrappy podcast. Bob Buzzanco and Scott Parkin co-host a regular podcast to discuss radical environmental and anti-capitalist politics with organizers, academics, artists and more.

Bob Buzzanco is a professor of history at the University of Houston. He specializes in, writes about and talks on the Vietnam War era, foreign policy, Vietnam, radical social movements, economics, and other stuff.

Scott Parkin is climate organizer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has organized campaigns against Wall Street banks, mountaintop removal coal mining and the Keystone XL pipeline.

    Why Oliver Stone and "JFK Revisited" are Full of S**t! (G&R 135)

    Why Oliver Stone and "JFK Revisited" are Full of S**t! (G&R 135)

    Oliver Stone's new documentary "JFK Revisited" have been hitting the  airwaves of late claiming to have a "smoking gun" about the assassination of John F. Kennedy (JFK). Stone and his team of assassinologists main thesis is that the military-industrial complex  conspired to have JFK killed because Kennedy was a secret dove and  wanted to pull the troops out of Vietnam, end the Cold War and splinter the Central Intelligence Agency into a thousand pieces.     

    Scott interviews G&R co-host, author and professor of history Bob  Buzzanco about Kennedy era foreign and military policy disproving the  claims of Stone and his films. Bob also challenges Oliver Stone or any of his team of assassinologists  to a debate on the facts of this thesis.  We doubt they'll respond, but  if they do, you'll hear it on the Green and Red Podcast.   

    Robert Buzzanco is co-host of the Green and Red Podcast, a professor of  history at the University of Houston, and has been a visiting professor  at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Buzzanco was the recipient of the Stuart L. Bernath Book and Lecture Prizes, given by the Society for  Historians of American Foreign Relations, for his book Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam Era and as best emerging  scholar, and a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Houston.   He’s also the author of "Vietnam and the Transformation of American  Life," "American Power, American People," and co-editor, with Marilyn  Young, of Blackwell's "A Companion to the Vietnam War."  

    Outro is "High Hopes" (John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign Song) by  the Chairman of the Board. 

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    Noam Chomsky on Oliver Stone's "JFK Revisited" (https://bit.ly/3tzg55o) 
    Bob Buzzanco's Bio (https://bit.ly/3tzCX4G) 
    Bookshop.org: "Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam Era" by Bob Buzzanco (https://bit.ly/3tIt9oK)  

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    Best of G&R: Martin Luther King Jr.-- Radical, Democratic Socialist and Opponent of State Violence (G&R 134)

    Best of G&R: Martin Luther King Jr.-- Radical, Democratic Socialist and Opponent of State Violence (G&R 134)

    In celebration of MLK's 93rd birthday, we're re-posting two episodes about Martin Luther King Jr.  Here's the second one from January 18th, 2021.
    In it, we talk about the radical politics of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We discuss King's democratic socialist beliefs, his stance against the war in Vietnam, the campaigns he worked on, --including the 1968 Olympic Boycott and the Poor People's Campaign--, and his thoughts on property  destruction.
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    Buzzanco: MLK for Sale (http://bit.ly/2LzGR9S)
    Martin Luther King on riots and property destruction (http://bit.ly/3nHPvAk)
    VIDEO: Beyond Vietnam- A Time to Break Silence (https://bit.ly/3spBgnr)

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    Best of G&R: Martin Luther King's Radicalism and the Limits of the Liberal State (G&R 133)

    Best of G&R: Martin Luther King's Radicalism and the Limits of the Liberal State (G&R 133)

    In celebration of MLK's 93rd birthday, we're re-posting two episodes about Martin Luther King Jr. Here's the first one from April 4th, 2020, the 52nd anniversary of his assassination. 

    In this episode, Bob and Scott get into the politics of Martin Luther King and how he's WAY more radical than most people realize. 

    Today, everyone from the Libertarian  Party to the anti-abortion movement to tech companies in Silicon Valley trying to sell you their ideology or latest gadgets by claiming his legacy.  In truth, MLK fought and opposed "the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism  (i.e. capitalism), and militarism" until the end of his life.  While many look at the surface levels of MLK's politics and legacy, Green and  Red goes deep into the real substance of who he was.

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    Bob Buzzanco: MLK for Sale? How to Package a Radical (https://bit.ly/2LzGR9S)

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Noam Chomsky on Oliver Stone's "JFK Revisited" (G&R 132)

    Noam Chomsky on Oliver Stone's "JFK Revisited" (G&R 132)

    Noam Chomsky returns to the Green and Red Podcast!    

    In a new interview, Bob talks with Prof. Chomsky in detail about Oliver Stone's new documentary "JFK Revisited," the Vietnam War, and how both  liberal and conservative elites have use big lies to put leaders from JFK to Reagan to Trump in a pantheon of great leadership. They also talked about the anniversary of the Capitol Riots, politics in America and the failings of big left media.  

    Not to be missed interview with the "world's greatest living intellectual."   

    Professor Chomsky is an American linguist, political philosopher, social critic and political activist. He is Institute Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and Laureate  Professor of Linguistics and Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona.   

    At 93, he is still active; writing and giving interviews to media all over the world. He is the author of scores of books, including American  Power and the New Mandarins, Towards a New Cold War, Necessary  Illusions, Hegemony or Survival, Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy and Requiem for the American Dream.  

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    G&R:Noam Chomsky on the 1960s and the New Left (https://bit.ly/ChomskyGandR) 
    G&R: Celebrating "America's greatest intellectual" Noam Chomsky  (https://bit.ly/ChomskyBdayGandR)  

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    • 45 min
    The Capital Riot and the Persistence of the Old Regime (G&R 131)

    The Capital Riot and the Persistence of the Old Regime (G&R 131)

    A year ago, former President Donald Trump (the guy that LOST the election by 7 million votes) screamed and cried about a stolen election.  At a giant rally on the Washington D.C. mall on January 6th, Trump  encouraged the crowds to join a pre-organized attack on the Capital and  try to stop the certification of Joe Biden's election.    

    You've seen the images of Trump supporters attacking Capital and DC  police, trashing the building and hunting Vice-President Mike Pence,  Nancy Pelosi, AOC and others. Five people (including a cop) were killed and millions of dollars of damage were incurred to the building.   

    More importantly, it was a shock to the ruling class. CEOs across the  business sector denounced the attack and Trump. The Wall Street Journal  called for the 25th amendment be enacted against Trump.  Fox News hosts  and Donald Trump Jr. privately tried to get Mark Meadows and Trump to  stop the violence. Scores of corporations announced that they'd stop  political donations to Republicans that voted against Biden's  certification (this was short-lived).

    We thought it might be the end of corporate neo-liberalism and be  politically devastating for the GOP.   

    This has turned out not to be the case on both counts.   

    We note the passage of this anniversary with a conversation about, in  historian Arno Mayer's words, "the persistence of the old regime." And  how the forces of order (the ruling class) are fighting to maintain the  status quo. And what the forces of movement (all of us) need to think  about next.

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    G&R: Capitol Riots and The Ruling Class (https://bit.ly/RiotsRulingClassGandR) 
    G&R: Ruling Class 101 and the Coup That Wasn't (https://bit.ly/RulingClassGandR) 
    G&R: Baseball and Bosses vs. the Georgia GOP (https://bit.ly/CorpResistGandR)  

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    • 56 min
    Winter in America (G&R 130)

    Winter in America (G&R 130)

    ***It's the end of year and we want to thank all of our friends and audience for listening and supporting us through 2021. Our audio audience has grown exponentially in size and our YouTube audience has TRIPLED in size this year.

    If you want to help make Green and Red even bigger and better in 2022, please make a donation or become a Patron here:


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    Gil Scott-Heron said: "Turn around, turn around, turn around, And you may come full circle, And be new here again”

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. A year after Trump and we're no better off than we were. As Omicron numbers soar and Wall Street bankers and coal barons continue to run the table politically, the Honorable Bob Buzzanco and the Honorable Scott Parkin look back on 2021 and talk about what 2022 might bring us. 

    We kick off with the "best of" G&R episodes of 2021.  We then talk about beltway politics, the ruling class, the game/no game strategies of the Democrats, the antics of Trump and the far right, street action, hard fought Stop Line 3 pipeline campaign and various labor strikes and how local organizing is the most important thing for all of us to be doing in this moment.  It's Winter in America, and like the poet says "And ain't nobody fighting, ‘Cause nobody knows what to save, Save your soul, From winter in America..."

    Outro- "Winter in America" by Gil Scott Heron

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    Scott's Top G&R Episodes of 2021 (https://bit.ly/3EGJT1J)
    Bob's Top G&R Episodes of 2021 (https://bit.ly/31djg6O)

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Customer Reviews

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137 Ratings

137 Ratings

CatalinaSteele ,

I am overwhelmed

I am overwhelmed by the way you discuss the country, environment, politics, social movement, etc. May be our world would be much better one day.

CherryTreeBloss ,

Awesome ideas; awesome guests.

I can’t recommend Green & Red enough. A real diversity of topics, always interesting guests and Scott & Bob really know their stuff.

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Best Podcast Ever

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