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An ongoing call to action for movement work and mutual aid efforts around the country. Kelly Hayes connects with activists, journalists and others on the front lines to break down what’s happening in various struggles and what listeners can do to help.

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An ongoing call to action for movement work and mutual aid efforts around the country. Kelly Hayes connects with activists, journalists and others on the front lines to break down what’s happening in various struggles and what listeners can do to help.

    Georgia Organizers and the GOP Square Off in a Fight for the Future

    Georgia Organizers and the GOP Square Off in a Fight for the Future

    The Senate runoffs in Georgia could change everything. Here’s what you need to know, what you can do to help, and what you absolutely should not do.
    For a transcript, audio and show notes, you can check out our website.

    • 32 min
    Hunger Strikers Caged in the Second Wave are "Just Trying to Survive the Winter"

    Hunger Strikers Caged in the Second Wave are "Just Trying to Survive the Winter"

    "Our society created the framework for this atrocity just like the trenches of World War I created perfect incubation zones for the 1918 flu." Kelly talks with Eric, an organizer with Oakland Abolition and Solidarity about the escalating COVID-19 outbreak at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, where some imprisoned people have launched a hunger strike over unsafe, unlivable conditions.

    For a transcript with audio and show notes, check out our website.

    • 35 min
    Welcome to Trump's Last Act, The Most Dangerous Show on Earth

    Welcome to Trump's Last Act, The Most Dangerous Show on Earth

    Now that the Trump administration has an expiration date, some have argued that Trump's refusal to concede and his retaliatory governance will be of no consequence. But Trump is a showman rebelling against a narrative of loss and humiliation. Kelly talks about what's at stake and why downplaying the risks we face is irresponsible.
    For a transcript with audio and show notes, you can check out our website.

    • 15 min
    Having a Meltdown? Let's Process this Electoral Nightmare Together

    Having a Meltdown? Let's Process this Electoral Nightmare Together

    Need a break from doom scrolling? Kelly Hayes and Tanuja Jagernauth interrupt the aggravating suspense of Election Day with a grounding conversation about learning to inhabit uncertainty.
    You can find a transcript, audio and show notes on our website.

    • 48 min
    Mass Protest is Coming and the Cops Are on Trump’s Side

    Mass Protest is Coming and the Cops Are on Trump’s Side

    What will protest look like during a fascist power grab? Kelly talks with Shane Burley, author of Fascism Today: What It is and How to End It, about what protesters will be up against in the coming days and what it will take to win.
    For a transcript, audio and show notes, you can check out our website. You won't want to miss the training and action resources in the show notes of this week's episode.

    • 27 min
    Reclaiming Possibility: A Rant Against Despair

    Reclaiming Possibility: A Rant Against Despair

    Fear can crowd out our imaginations and dampen our compassion. What does it take to hold onto hope in these times? Kelly reflects on the worldbuilding poetics of organizing. You can find a transcript, audio and show notes on our website.

    • 17 min

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thank you for providing this thoughtful and timely response in these days. a wonderful combo of grounding in legacy, whats at stake right now and call to action to build a liberated future. much love & solidarity to the team that makes this possible!

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