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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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    • Politics
    • 4.6, 14 Ratings

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.

    G&R Episode 28: One Big Union? Not So Fast: Police Unions and Other Labor Struggles w/ author Joe Allen

    G&R Episode 28: One Big Union? Not So Fast: Police Unions and Other Labor Struggles w/ author Joe Allen

    In this episode we talk with author, journalist, historian, and socialist Joe Allen about police unions, fighting fascism and police brutality in Chicago, the UPS strike of 1997, labor organizing at "Big Brown" and democratic organizing in the labor movement.  

    Joe Allen worked for nearly a decade at UPS. He has been a member of several Teamster local unions and a member of Teamsters for a Democratic Union. His books include Vietnam: The (Last) War the U.S. Lost, 'People Wasn't Made to Burn': A Trues Story of Race, Murder, and Justice in Chicago and, most recently, and recently re-released, The Package King: A Rank and File History of United Parcel Service. He has contributed over the years to Socialist Worker (U.S.), the International Socialist Review, Counterpunch, In These Times, Midwest Socialist, Jacobin, Rampant, and Medium.

    Read more by Joe Allen:


    Rampant: Sever All Ties with Police Unions
    Jacobin: Black Lives at Big Brown
    Jacobin: The UPS Strike, Two Decades Later
    Medium: The Return of the ‘Hamburgs’? White Vigilantes, the Chicago Police, and Anti-Fascism in Chicago

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

    • 1 hr 18 min
    G&R Episode 27: The End of the Age of Plastic w/ Stiv Wilson

    G&R Episode 27: The End of the Age of Plastic w/ Stiv Wilson

    In our latest episode, we talk with activist and filmmaker Stiv Wilson (@AgentStiv) from the Peak Plastic Foundation (@peakplastic) about the new film "The Story of Plastic." We discuss the staggering problem of plastic pollution in our oceans and our communities. We also discuss how "the end of this story is just the beginning" as people around the world are now acting to break free from plastic. 

    Stiv Wilson is the co-director of the Peak Plastic Foundation. He's also the producer/executive producer of "The Story of Plastic."  He’s created and led several campaigns to victory: from plastic bags bans, to plastic microbeads, to plastic water bottles at the state, national and international level. He has sailed over 35,000 nautical miles to four of the five oceanic ‘garbage patches,’ documenting and communicating maritime plastic pollution firsthand through publications, multi-media, and film. 

    Read more:


    Peak Plastic Foundation: https://www.peakplasticfoundation.org/ 
    Story of Plastic: https://www.storyofplastic.org/
    EcoWatch: The Story of Plastic: New Film Exposes the Source of Our Plastic Crisis (https://bit.ly/31dhRL4)
    Salon: Humanity can’t recycle its way out of consumption problems (https://bit.ly/37U6E3v) 

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

    • 1 hr 14 min
    G&R Episode 26: COVID19 vs. Reopening the Economy; Politics and the Pandemic w/ Prof. Sarah Koster

    G&R Episode 26: COVID19 vs. Reopening the Economy; Politics and the Pandemic w/ Prof. Sarah Koster

    In our latest episode, Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969) get a return visit from Prof. Sarah Koster (@NotSoNormalNaCl) to discuss the recent spike in COVID19 infections. There are now over 2 million cases in the U.S. with the number of deaths at well over 119,000. Furthermore, Harvard University is now predicting that the number could almost double by the end of September. We discuss how political institutions, led by #BunkerBoy, continue to fail us in virus response, the racialization of the infection rate, and how to be "COVID19 responsible" when out in the streets during the current uprising against police violence.

    Sarah Koster is a Nurse Practitioner based in Oakland, CA.  She has worked in research and program evaluation in the area of Infectious diseases in a variety of locales including southern Africa. She currently teaches Community Health at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA.

    Read more:


    U.S. could reach 200,000 coronavirus deaths in September, expert says (https://reut.rs/2N0woBE)
    The strange new quiet in New York emergency rooms (https://wapo.st/2BbgL7R)
    Brazil’s favelas, neglected by the government, organize their own coronavirus fight (https://wapo.st/3dbJqXs)

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

    • 42 min
    G&R Episode 25: Viet-Black Solidarity in a Time of Crisis w/ Prof. Thao Ha

    G&R Episode 25: Viet-Black Solidarity in a Time of Crisis w/ Prof. Thao Ha

    In this episode, we talked with Professor Thao Ha (@ThaoHaPhD)-- Vietnamese  refugee, esteemed scholar, and producer of a documentary on  Vietnamese-KKK conflict in Texas, "Seadrift."  We had a fascinating  conversation about immigrant groups in the U.S., Solidarity during the  current rebellions, Vietnamese views on Blacks, the role of younger  Vietnamese in changing politics, and the future of Vietnamese-American  politics.

    Thao  Ha is a Vietnamese refugee who earned a doctorate in Sociology from the  University of Texas at Austin. She is a professor at MiraCosta College  in Oceanside, CA, and has published a variety of academic works in the  areas of race, gender, immigration, and Vietnamese American experiences  in the South. She  is an advisor and associate producer of "Seadrift," a documentary about  the racial violence and KKK intimidation that erupted in the 1970s  against Vietnamese Americans in a small Texas fishing town. 

    Read more:


    Seadrift website
    Eric Tang, "A Gulf Unites Us: The Vietnamese Americans of Black New Orleans East"
    PIVOT, the Progressive Vietnamese American Organization   

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

    • 1 hr 14 min
    G&R Episode 24: Why Immanuel Wallerstein Matters w/ filmmaker David Martinez

    G&R Episode 24: Why Immanuel Wallerstein Matters w/ filmmaker David Martinez

    In  our latest episode, we talk with filmmaker David Martinez about his  film featuring sociologist and leftist thinker Immanuel Wallerstein.

    Immanuel  Wallerstein passed away in 2019, but is best known for his development  of an approach in sociology called World Systems Analysis.

    His  influence was particularly strong in the Global South, in fact the  story goes that half of the guests at his wedding were later  assassinated. There is also a building named for him in Chiapas, and he  once sat on a panel with Subcomandante Marcos. He was also a main  influence on Abdullah Ojalan and the Kurdish movement's recent shift to  the more libertarian left. In short, he was much more than an academic,  but someone who tried to use his intellectual work to change the world.

    David Martinez is a filmmaker, writer, and teacher originally from San Antonio, Texas, now living in San Francisco. He's also the co-host of the Hammer and Tongs podcast (https://bit.ly/2BYRb6k).

    Learn more:


    Immanuel Wallerstein's website (https://bit.ly/30KH9jJ)
    Jacobin: Immanuel Wallerstein’s Thousand Marxisms (https://bit.ly/3cQuq1f)
    Read Karl Marx! A Conversation with Immanuel Wallerstein (https://bit.ly/2YpbZLH) 
    The Structural Crisis: Middle-Run Imponderables (https://bit.ly/3cVs6pI)
    David's Vimeo Page (https://bit.ly/30F5cjM) 

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

    • 1 hr 7 min
    G&R Episode 23: Demystifying Antifa w/ author Shane Burley

    G&R Episode 23: Demystifying Antifa w/ author Shane Burley

    In our latest episode, the Green and Red Podcast crew talks with author and journalist Shane Burley (@Shane_Burley1) about antifascism and the targeting of antifa by the Trump administration in the midst of the rebellion against police violence currently sweeping the US. We get into lots of good discussion about about Antifa, anarchism, mutual aid, and what the fascists are up to.

    Shane is a filmmaker and author of Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It. His work is featured at Jacobin, In These Times, Salon, Truthout, etc. You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/shane_burley1 

    More from Shane:


    Truthout: "Anti-Fascists Say They Are Protecting Communities From Right-Wing Violence, Not Fomenting “Terror” (https://bit.ly/2Y7tL5W)
    NBC News: "Trump's antifa tweet is right-wing catnip — with potentially troubling consequences" (https://nbcnews.to/37babda)

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    • 47 min

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