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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.

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals Green and Red

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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.

    Scrappy Memorial Day | America Goes Abroad In Search of Monsters to Destroy (G&R 301)

    Scrappy Memorial Day | America Goes Abroad In Search of Monsters to Destroy (G&R 301)

    Memorial Day was created to pay respect to soldiers who died in the war, but it quickly took on another purpose--to promote "patriotism" and American militarism and foreign interventions. Here we debunk the myths of "democracy" and "Humanitarian intervention" that are so prevalent in the political class and media.

    We offer an abridged history of American's foreign policy doctrines from the outset of independence to today. The U.S. was founded on principles of economic power with a global reach. Even when advising "isolationism" the reality was that the U.S. ruling class had a long-term blueprint for empire: the Monroe Doctrine, plans for an isthmian canal, designs on Asia, using industrial output as a program for global power, and then gaining economic/political hegemony with 2 world wars.

    Many veterans have been active in opposing American imperialism, such as VVAW, Vets for Peace and About Face, and their service should not be exploited for further wars based on myths and lies.

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    Outro- "Cops of the World" by Phil Ochs

    Links//
    + Don’t Dismiss Aaron Bushnell’s Act of Resistance to Genocide w/
    Anti-War Veteran Graham Clumpner (https://bit.ly/4a1eWoS)
    + 2023: Memorial Day w/ antiwar veteran Henri from the “Fortress on a
    Hill” Podcast (https://bit.ly/3KiUdSY)


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    This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).

    • 53 min
    Memory Against Forgetting: The Story of Judi Bari w/ Earth First!er Karen Pickett (G&R 300)

    Memory Against Forgetting: The Story of Judi Bari w/ Earth First!er Karen Pickett (G&R 300)

    On May 24, 1990, a car bomb ripped through environmental and labor organizer Judi Bari's car nearly killing her and her comrade Darryl Cherney. Bari and Cherney were part of Earth First's Headwaters campaign and had fought long and hard to stop clear-cutting redwood forests in Northern California by ravenous timber companies. They were organizing a campaign that summer called "Redwood Summer" that had planned to do mass action against logging. The F.B.I. and the Oakland police immediately arrested Bari and Cherney as the culprits in their own bombing.

    Judi Bari passed away from cancer in 1997. In 2002, Bari (posthumously) and Cherney won a $4.4 million lawsuit against the F.B.I. and the Oakland PD for violating their civil rights. May 24 is now an official holiday in the city of Oakland.

    In our latest episode, we talk with Earth First! organizer Karen Pickett (@KP4redwoods), a close friend and comrade of Bari and Cherney, about Earth First!, the Northern California timber wars, Judi Bari's role as environmental and labor organizer, the bombing and the subsequent lawsuit.

    Bio//
    Karen Pickett has been a grassroots activist for over 40 years. She is a founder and Director of the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters, Biocentric Media Inc. and other organizations. She has been part of Earth First! for decades.

    **NOTE: If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come out to the Judi Bari Day event at East 34th St. and Park Blvd. in Oakland at 11:30am on Friday, May 24th.
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    Outro- "The FBI Stole My Fiddle" by Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney

    Links//
    +The Judi Bari Website: http://www.judibari.org/
    +Zinn Education Project: Judi Bari’s Car Bombed (https://bit.ly/3yDJ2RS)

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    This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).

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    Labor Update w/ Payday Report: Post-mortem on the UAW vote; and, Is Shawn Fain's bubble bursting? (G&R 299)

    Labor Update w/ Payday Report: Post-mortem on the UAW vote; and, Is Shawn Fain's bubble bursting? (G&R 299)

    In this week's collaboration, Mike Elk of Payday Report and Bob Buzzanco of Green & Red Podcast discuss the failed union vote at a Mercedes plant in Alabama, and how this might affect the UAW president Shawn Fain's reputation going forward.


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    Outro Music: "They'll Never Keep Us Down," by Hazel Dickens

    Links:
    + Paydayreport.com
    + Twitter: @PaydayReport and @MikeElk


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    This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).

    • 23 min
    Labor Update w/ Payday Report and Green & Red: UAW elections, labor and Palestine, Unions on campus (G&R 298)

    Labor Update w/ Payday Report and Green & Red: UAW elections, labor and Palestine, Unions on campus (G&R 298)

    In our weekly discussion of labor and unions, Mike Elk of Payday Report and Bob Buzzanco of Green & Red Podcast discussed the upcoming UAW vote at a Mercedes plant in Vance, Alabama, and the long-term organizing
    efforts there. We had a great conversation about Shawn Fain's veto of a bill for the UAW to divest from Israel and how Fain's actions might not match his rhetoric. We also talked about the role of unions in campus protests as about 1/3 of the UAW workers are students.
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    Outro music: Dropkick Murphys, "Worker's Song"

    Follow Payday Report at: https://paydayreport.com/ and Twitter at
    @PaydayReport

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    This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969).

    • 39 min
    Scrappy Mother's Day: Hillary's "Feminism,." Biden's Performative BS & Other US Meddling (G&R 297)

    Scrappy Mother's Day: Hillary's "Feminism,." Biden's Performative BS & Other US Meddling (G&R 297)

    In our latest, Bob and Scott celebrate a Scrappy Mother's Day with a little radical history of the holiday. We also delve into the week in radical history talking about the Hardhat Riot, the murder of two students at Jackson State, and sabotage of the Maryland Draft Center by the Catonsville 9. We also talk Hillary Clinton's disdain for genocide protesting students, Biden's performative bulls**t about withholding weapons if Israel invades Rafah, and America's meddling in places other than the Middle East.

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    Outro- "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard

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    • 32 min
    Will Climate Shocks Lead to Climate Action? w/ Prof. Dana R. Fisher (G&R 296)

    Will Climate Shocks Lead to Climate Action? w/ Prof. Dana R. Fisher (G&R 296)

    The climate crisis is an existential threat that has led to an
    unraveling of our environmental and social fabric. Our political institutions continue to fail us in dealing with this crisis. As the shocks get worse, we've seen more confrontational climate action emerge to push these institutions. This comes in the form of mass marches, civil disobedience, confrontational direct action and, even, sabotage.

    In our latest, Scott talks with Prof. Dana R. Fisher (@Fisher_DanaR) about her new book - "Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shock to Climate Action"- that examines the radical flank of the climate movement: its emergence and growth, its use of direct action, and how it might evolve as the climate crisis worsens. They discuss everything from performative actions like throwing soup on works of art to classic Civil Rights style civil disobedience to fighting pipelines in rural areas like North Dakota and Appalachia. And what the strategy is behind these.

    They also discuss the recent campus uprisings around the genocide in Gaza.

    Bio//
    Dana R. Fisher is the Director of the Center for Environment, Community, & Equity (CECE) and a Professor in the School of International Service at American University. She’s a climate researcher and author of "Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shocks to Climate Action."

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    Outro- Green and Red Blues by Moody

    Links//
    + Dana R. Fisher: https://danarfisher.com/
    + Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shocks to Climate Action
    (https://bit.ly/3wg7lF2)

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Martha Broussard ,

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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