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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.

    G&R Episode 46: See You in the Streets! The History and Politics of Street Action w/ Coffee with Comrades

    G&R Episode 46: See You in the Streets! The History and Politics of Street Action w/ Coffee with Comrades

    In this special cross-podcast episode, Bob and Scott talk with the host of the anarchist podcast Coffee with Comrades (@coffeewcomrades) about street organizing-- the history of it, the current politics around it and the mechanics of how to do it.  We also go a bit into the history of the Green and Red Podcast, how Bob and Scott met, campaigns we organized and how we decided to start your favorite podcast. 
    This is our first cross-promotional episode, and we were really excited to join Coffee with Comrades. 
    Read more:

    Coffee with Comrades: https://www.coffeewithcomrades.com/
    Organizing For Power Resource Guide: https://www.organizingforpower.org/resources-3/ 


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    This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody.   Edits by Scott and Coffee with Comrades.

    • 59 min
    G&R Episode 45: Dave Zirin talks Sports Protests, LeBron, and Politics

    G&R Episode 45: Dave Zirin talks Sports Protests, LeBron, and Politics

    In this episode, we speak with sports writer Dave Zirin (@edgeofsports) about the wildcat strikes that shook the NBA in late August; the role of sports activists like Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James and Megan Rapinhoe; the increased resistance to the status quo in high school, college and professional sports; how sports are a medium to communicate with working class white and rural Americans; Lester "Red" Rodney (sports writer for the Daily Worker from the 30s-50s) and more. 

    Dave Zirin is The Nation's sports editor and host of the Nation's Edge of Sports podcast. He is the author of ten books on the politics of sports. He is also frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now!

    Read More:


    Dave Zirin at the Nation (https://bit.ly/3dsXrBO) 
    Edge of Sports website (https://bit.ly/3j3duYq)
    If the NBA Stands for Racial Justice, What About Tom Gores? (https://bit.ly/355DzRL)


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    This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody.   And the most awesome sound editing is by Isaac.

    • 38 min
    G&R 44: The Bloody Legacies of Columbus w/ History Prof. Michael Oberg of SUNY-Geneseo

    G&R 44: The Bloody Legacies of Columbus w/ History Prof. Michael Oberg of SUNY-Geneseo

    In this episode, we get into the legacies of Columbus and America's  genocide of Indigenous people with Prof. Michael Oberg (@nativeamtext),  the larger problems of the way Native American History is taught, and  why a 1619 Project is needed for American Indians too.

    We start off with a clip from the Sopranos highlighting the conflict in the Italian-American community over Columbus Day. And then we deep dive into Indigenous Peoples' Day, the cultural impact of America's genocide, the Indian Wars and violence in the U.S. historical narrative. We also talk about whether cultural gains (things like tearing down Columbus statues, changing sports team names, etc.) will result in material gains (economics, health care, etc) for Native Americans, Ruth Bader  Ginsburg and the epidemic of police murder of Indigenous people.   

    Michael Oberg is Distinguished Professor of  History at SUNY-Geneseo. The author of seven books on Native American history, Oberg received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in  Teaching in 2003 and a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship  in 2013.  



    Read more: 


    Michael Oberg's website: https://michaelleroyoberg.com/  
    Indigenous Lives Matter: Some Thoughts on the Death of Reynold High  Pine, 1972. (https://bit.ly/33N2gmg)  
    At least 33 Christopher Columbus statues removed since spring  protests: report (https://bit.ly/3lFVIw5)   



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    This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott  (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco). "Green and Red Blues" by Moody.   Today's episode edited by Scott.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    G&R 43: Obama, Trump and the Hollow Resistance w/ author Paul Street

    G&R 43: Obama, Trump and the Hollow Resistance w/ author Paul Street

    COVID-19 Rocks the White House!  In our latest episode, we get into the news of the past week with  journalist and author Paul Street (@Streetwriter17). And then we deep  dive into how the vacuous neo-liberal politics of Barack Obama led to the rise of Donald J. Trump. We also discuss Paul's new  book, "Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump, and the Politics of  Appeasement."

    Paul Street is an independent progressive policy researcher,  award-winning journalist, historian, author and speaker based in Iowa  City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of seven books to  date, including Hollow Resistance. He publishes regularly in  CounterPunch and TruthDig.

    Read more:


    Paul Street: Joe Biden keeps sticking his racist foot in his mouth.  Progressives should thank Obama for trying to sell him to black voters .  (https://bit.ly/2HWK4OF)
    Paul Street: Beyond Obama and Bernie (https://bit.ly/3ljv9g6)
    Hollow Resistance from CounterPunch Books (https://bit.ly/2SwFlFE)

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

    • 1 hr 7 min
    G&R Episode 42: Covid-19 and Trump's “Herd Mentality” ft. Prof. Sarah Koster

    G&R Episode 42: Covid-19 and Trump's “Herd Mentality” ft. Prof. Sarah Koster

    Over 200,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. That number is expected to double in the next few months. The Trump Administration continues to put out misinformation about vaccines and tests the idea of "herd mentality" (we think he meant "herd immunity") as the only real solution. 
    In this episode, we dive into these issues and more with returning guest Prof. Sarah Koster (@NotSoNormalNaCl) from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. 
    We also talk reproductive health politics around Trump's supreme court nominee and the forced hysterectomies being carried out in ICE detention centers.
    Sarah is a Family Nurse Practitioner and also has Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle. Sarah worked in research and program evaluation for about 7 years with the Infectious Disease Division at the University of New Mexico Medical School and completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease Epidemiology with the University of Alabama at Birmingham while living in Southern Africa.
    She teaches Community Health at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA and is committed to involving students in conversations about the importance of structural determinants of health including how capitalism and various existing political systems, in the US and globally, continue to negatively affect health outcomes.
    Read more:

    Excess Mortality Data Shows Trump Is Lying About Covid-19 Being More Deadly in Europe (https://bit.ly/2SdGJg1)
    Hospital where activists say ICE detainees were subjected to hysterectomies says just two were performed there (https://wapo.st/3n2j0O6)
    Trump says overturning Roe v Wade 'possible' with Barrett on supreme court (https://bit.ly/3ng9mYq) 

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

    • 54 min
    G&R Episode 41: America's History of Political Violence w/ author Alexander Reid Ross

    G&R Episode 41: America's History of Political Violence w/ author Alexander Reid Ross

    In our latest episode, we talk with author of Against the Fascist Creep Alexander Reid Ross  (@areidross) about America's history of political violence and the right wing creep in the  United States. From slave patrols to far right groups protesting COVID19 mask  requirements and attacking Black Lives Matter protests today, America  has a long history of political violence. Much of the deadliest has been  carried out by forces of reaction and racism (i.e. right-wingers).  We  talk about the history of right wing violence,  how it compares with movements on the left, current dynamics around  militia groups, influences of Trump and the rise of eco-fascists.    

    Alexander Reid Ross is an adjunct professor of geography at Portland  State University, a doctoral fellow with the Centre for Analysis of the  Radical Right and author of “Against the Fascist Creep.”    

    Read More:  


    America's Armed, Antisemitic Far Right Is Prepping to Defend Trump in  November (https://bit.ly/3cAPvyc)   
    Conspiracy Theories by Cops Fuel Far Right Attacks Against Antiracist  Protesters (https://bit.ly/3j0JSf1)   
    Alexander Reid Ross's website: https://alexanderreidross.net/   

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    • 58 min

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Edgy and Thought Provoking

Love these two thinkers and the folks they bring in to explore the world. Definatly gets me thinking about different perspectives. Thanks!

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