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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.

    Documents Show How Police Charged Atlanta Forest Defenders with "Domestic Terrorism" w/ Alleen Brown (G&R 208)

    Documents Show How Police Charged Atlanta Forest Defenders with "Domestic Terrorism" w/ Alleen Brown (G&R 208)

    Last week, we spoke with a local Atlanta organizer about the tragic murder of Atlanta forest defender Tortuguita by Georgia State Police. We’re following up today with more on the state’s war against Stop Cop City organizing.

    Since December, 19 forest defenders have been charged with "domestic terrorism" under a 2017 Georgia anti-terror law. The law originally intended for mass shootings in the wake of white supremacist Dylann Roof's massacre at a black Charleston, SC church. It was later expanded to include crimes against property and target protest on the left. Georgia authorities are now using it to enhance low level crimes in the Atlanta forest defense campaign. 

    In this episode, Scott talks with environmental journalist Alleen Brown (@AlleenBrown) about the troubling use of the law and her recent article on the matter in Grist.

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    Outro- Green and Red Blues



    Links//


    Grist: "Documents show how 19 ‘Cop City’ activists got charged with terrorism" (http://bit.ly/3DtRGSE)
    G&R:Police Murder Forest Defender Near Atlanta’s Proposed “Cop City" (apple.co/3XNOcSY)
    Alleen's website: https://www.alleenbrown.com/
    https://defendtheatlantaforest.org/ 



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    This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).  “Green and Red  Blues" by Moody.  Editing by Isaac.

    • 19 min
    Noam Chomsky on the 50th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War (G&R 207)

    Noam Chomsky on the 50th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War (G&R 207)

    January 27th will mark the 50th Anniversary of the peace treaty that ended the American war against Vietnam, and Bob had a long discussion with Noam Chomsky about that event.  They discussed the motives for the U.S. getting involved in Vietnam, the destruction unleashed by the U.S. against Vietnam, particularly the southern half, the betrayals during the negotiations, and the legacy of Vietnam.
    About Noam Chomsky//
    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. His most recent book is “The Withdrawal: Iraq,  Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power,” co-authored with  Vijay Prashad.
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    Links//

    The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power (https://bit.ly/3DPoAOI)
    G&R: Noam Chomsky on Oliver Stone's "JFK Revisited" (https://apple.co/3FepBwT)
    G&R: Noam Chomsky on the 1960s (https://bit.ly/ChomskyGandR)
    G&R: Noam Chomsky on why the Democrats suck (https://bit.ly/3GaQeoX)


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Police Murder Forest Defender Near Atlanta’s Proposed “Cop City” (G&R 206)

    Police Murder Forest Defender Near Atlanta’s Proposed “Cop City” (G&R 206)

    A forest defender, Manuel Teran, AKA “Tortuguita" or "Tort," was shot  and killed by police on Wednesday during a violent raid of the protest  camp and community gathering space that has blocked construction of an  enormous police training facility known as “Cop City” on roughly 100  acres of public forest in southeast Atlanta. Vigils for the murdered  forest defender Tortuguita have taken place from Oakland to Minneapolis  to Charlotte to Chicago. In Atlanta, activists held a vigil the night of  the shooting and are planning a march on Saturday.  

    Since June 2021, the Stop Cop City campaign (@defendatlforest) has  resisted the construction of a police training facility and demolition  of an urban forest. Through the campaign demonstrators have been  pepper-sprayed, attacked, threatened and violently arrested by the  police Last month, 5 protestors were arrested and charged with “domestic  terrorism” On Wednesday, beside the murder of Tort, at least another 7 protestors  were arrested and charged with “domestic terrorism.”  

    In this episode, Scott talks with Micah (@micahinatl), an Atlanta-based  organizer, about the situation in Atlanta.   

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    Outro- Green and Red Blue  



    Links// 


    https://defendtheatlantaforest.org/  
    Atlanta solidarity fund (https://bit.ly/3kvpoAP) 
    Cop City and the Prison Industrial Complex in Atlanta (http://bit.ly/3R1Xyby) 
    The Bitter Southerner: Forest for the Trees (http://bit.ly/3HmgvlK)  



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    • 30 min
    Vietnam . . . 50 Years Later (G&R 205)

    Vietnam . . . 50 Years Later (G&R 205)

    On January 27th, 1973 the U.S. signed a peace treaty that ended its war in Vietnam so Scott and Scott and Bob got together to discuss the last stages of the war, the peace treaty, and some of the lessons and legacies of Vietnam.    

    The last phase of the war is not discussed as much as the earlier period, so we went into some detail about the last big battles of the war like the Easter Offensive.  We discussed the background to negotiations before 1972 and the ways in which Kissinger and Nixon engaged in deceptive diplomacy--reneging on agreements and actually escalating the war.  We also corrected the historical record on the so-called Christmas Bombings, which Americans have been told forced the North Vietnamese to make concessions and sign the peace treaty but in reality which were condemned globally and forced the U.S. to agree to terms which had been on the table much earlier.  

    Finally we discussed the legacy of Vietnam, and pondered the questions "who actually won the Vietnam War?"

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    Outro- "Green and Red Blues" by Moody



    Links//


    "A Christmas Tale, by Richard Nixon"  https://afflictthecomfortable.org/201...
    Why Is There No Antiwar Movement? (https://bit.ly/3XBnsoA)
    The "Christmas bombing" of 1972 — and why that misremembered Vietnam War moment matters (http://bit.ly/3GDIsUA)



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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Did the C.I.A Kill JFK? A Discussion b/t Jefferson Morley and Bob Buzzanco (G&R 204)

    Did the C.I.A Kill JFK? A Discussion b/t Jefferson Morley and Bob Buzzanco (G&R 204)

    The Kennedy Conspiracy is growing even stronger, in large part due to  the work of Jefferson Morley, both in writing about it and more  importantly in pressing the CIA to declassify documents.  He now claims  to have a "smoking gun" that will crack the case.  

    But does he?  Bob Buzzanco has been one of the foremost critics of the  JFK-Oliver Stone Conspiracy group and he and Morley had a long  discussion about the claims of a government conspiracy to kill the  President in 1963.  They discussed the difficulty of getting government  documents, Morley's allegations about the CIA's involvement in  conducting surveillance on Lee Harvey Oswald and trying to flip him, and  then making him the patsy for the killing, and how the CIA operates.   Buzzanco repeatedly made the point that there was still no evidence, no  real link, between government agents and the events in Dallas at Dealey  Plaza.    

    Green & Red has been at the forefront of this debate and it  continues with this great discussion. 

    Bio//

    Jefferson Morley (@jeffersonmorley) is a Washington journalist and  author. He worked as an editor at Harper’s, The New Republic and Nation  before joining the Washington Post in 1992.   

    Morley is the author of three non-fiction books: The Ghost: The Secret  Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton (St. Martin’s Press); Our Man  in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA (University  Press of Kansas); and Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis  Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835 (Nan Talese/Doubleday).  

    Morley is the editor of JFK Facts, a blog about JFK’s assassination. 

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    Outro- "Green and Red Blues" by Moody  



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    Jefferson Morely: https://jeffersonmorley.com/
    JFK Facts: https://jfkfacts.substack.com



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    • 1 hr 22 min
    "Truth to the Powerless": New Series Criticizes Canadian Foreign Policy w/ Pitasanna Shanmugathas (G&R 203)

    "Truth to the Powerless": New Series Criticizes Canadian Foreign Policy w/ Pitasanna Shanmugathas (G&R 203)

    In our latest, we talk with Pitasanna Shanmugathas (@pitasanna) about his docuseries "Truth to the Powerless." 

    In this six part series, "Truth to the Powerless" seeks to explore the role Canada's foreign policy has played in the international arena since the post-World War II era. The docuseries interviews Canadian politicians, activists,  dissidents, academics  as well as everyday people  to get their insight and views on the various foreign policy actions which Canada has been involved in around the world. 

    Pitasanna Shanmugathas (@pitasanna) is the writer, director, producer and editor of "Truth to the Powerless."  He has worked in multiple organizations advocating for peace and disarmament. 

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    Outro-  Propagandhi "Today's Empire, Tomorrow's Ashes"

    Links// 


    Truth to the Powerless: An Investigation into Canada's Foreign Policy (https://www.truthtothepowerless.com/)  

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    • 1 hr 3 min

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First timer from old timer

Bob and Scott, listened to your podcast for first time today re: Iraq, Middle East intermingled with a number of other historical hallmarks. I found it engaging and certainly a relief from the oversimplification of the “bipartisan” info war of words. I shall listen to it again, and follow along to see if I can broaden my own ( probably partially ossified) views on history. I read broadly and count myself a pseudo scholar. Scott, I am looking forward to hearing your takes on things; perhaps tomorrow! Melville

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