It Did Happen Here is an independently produced podcast about anti-fascist struggles that took place in Portland, Oregon following the 1988 murder of Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw by racist skinheads. This is the story of how disparate groups used a diversity of tactics to fight neo-nazi violence and right wing organizing in the Rose City in the 1980s and 90s.
IDHH Episode 01 (repost)
In the late 1980s, Portland was a known haven for racist skinheads. They roamed the core of Portland unhindered.
IDHH Bonus 6: no. NOT EVER.
Kate Boyd and Cristien Storm of the Seattle-based collaborative group If You Don’t They Will discuss “no. NOT EVER”, an interactive, immersive presentation of cultural resistance to white nationalism practiced by Western rural and suburban groups throughout the 80s and 90s.
IDHH Bonus 5: More Fighters
In this episode we hear from antiracist street fighters: Iran, Jackson, Pan and Tom. The four
veterans recount their experiences fighting Portland neo Nazis, how it affected them and where we should direct our energy to continue the fight.
IDHH Bonus 4: The Holocaust Denier
This episode features hosts Mic Crenshaw and Celina Flores as well as Coalition for Human Dignity activists Steve Wasserstrom, Jonathan Mozzochi and Abby Layton. In this special bonus episode we look at how the meticulous collection of data mined for opposition research contributed to a world-famous trial to debunk fascist Holocaust denier David Irving.
IDHH Bonus 3.5: IDHH at the library part 2
The Multnomah County Library sponsored this event, hosted by Enrique Rivera , with the IDHH podcast producers Celina Flores, Mic Crenshaw and Erin Yanke.They play clips of the podcast, talk about their favorite moments in the process of making the podcast, storytelling, book recommendations, and much more.
IDHH Bonus 3: Racist Recruitment through YouTube
In this bonus episode, we hear from Coalition for Human Dignity veteran Devin Burghart, now Executive Director of left wing think tank Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. Burghart talks about the role of YouTube personalitiesin the effective radicalization of white nationalists, especially younger viewers.
The interviews are priceless. History speaks. The essence, the substance, the philosophical basis are all there.
Great to hear this fantastic series, featuring interviews, great writing and first-hand accounts of a scene and a city rising up to defeat fascism in the USA. If you’re not anti-fascist, you’re on the wrong side of history.
Need more episodes
Just got introduced to this by my find who was on it. Also would like to hear all the older episodes. Are they available elsewhere? I will try the website.