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Hosted by volunteers with RefuseFascism.org, a movement of people coming from diverse perspectives. In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America!

    The Insurrectionist House of Representatives

    The Insurrectionist House of Representatives

    Back by popular demand! Sam talks with Dr. Thomas Zimmer, historian at Georgetown University and co-host of the podcast Is This Democracy? Follow him on Twitter at @tzimmer_history and subscribe to his substack at thomaszimmer.substack.com where you can read his latest commentary: "On the Murder of Tyre Nichols." They discuss just a handful of the latest attempts to shore up traditional hierarchies through aggressive fascist measures in a variety of arenas including the House of Representatives and state legislatures around the country, as well as how to understand the Republican Party today.

    Mentioned in the show:

    'You want to ban the books? I’m giving them away.' Activists protest Florida book-ban law

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    • 46 min
    On the 50th Anniversary of Roe

    On the 50th Anniversary of Roe

    Coco Das reads the statement from Rise Up for Abortion Rights on the 50th anniversary of Roe. Follow Coco on Twitter at @Coco_Das and connect with Rise Up for Abortion Rights on all platforms at riseup4abortionrights.org. 

    Then, Sam interviews Julie F. Kay, human rights lawyer for gender equality & religious freedom and architect of the Irish abortion lawsuit ABC v. Ireland, co-author with Kathryn Kolbert of Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom. Follow her on Twitter @Msjuliekay and visit her website www.juliefkay.com. 

    Also! check out Walter Masterson trolling anti-abortion protesters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oG7s2idrgQ

    Links to reports/articles mentioned in the show:

    Jessica Valenti: Abortion, Every Day 

    The Gender Equity Project Institute The State of Reproductive Health in The United States 

    Vice News: I Helped an 11-Year-Old Rape Victim and Hundreds of Other People Get Abortions After Roe 

    Sunsara Taylor: Forced Motherhood Is Female Enslavement; Make Roe's Reversal a Rallying Cry for a Real Revolution!

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    • 57 min
    The Continuing January 6 Coup

    The Continuing January 6 Coup

    Sam Goldman, Paul Street and Anthony DiMaggio discuss the continuing impact of the Trump coup attempt that seemed to culminate with the physical assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. The House special committee's report was released in the final days of 2022 with the recommendation that the now Republican-controlled Congress bar Trump from ever holding office again, as well as be criminally prosecuted. Neither outcome is likely as the events of the first week back in session show the GOP is still completely in thrall to the cult of Trump, whether via supposed "moderates" like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Kevin McCarthy or "extremists" like Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert. 

    Anthony DiMaggio is an Associate Professor of political science at Lehigh University and author of Rising Fascism in America: It Can Happen Here. Read his writings at Counterpunch and Salon. Paul Street is on editorial board of RefuseFascism.org and the author of This Happened Here: Amerikaners, Neoliberals, and the Trumping of America. Read his latest writings on Substack including "Keep Down the Fascism Detectors: Elise Stefanik, the New York Times, and the Appeasement by Deletion of Fascism."

    Recommended reading:
    The shutdown caucus really wins: The House power grab was always bigger than Kevin McCarthy

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    • 56 min
    2022: The Year in Review

    2022: The Year in Review

    We take a look back at 2022 with the help of previous guests including: 

    Sussan Tahmasebi
    Jasmin Ramsey
    Marcela García
    Susana Chiarotti
    Sunsara Taylor
    Andrew Seidel
    Coco Das
    Bradley Onishi
    Samuel Perry
    Andrew Seidel
    Thomas Zimmer
    Wajahat Ali
    Paul Street
    Rachael Wachstein
    Danielle Moodie
    Henry Giroux

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    Thank you to everyone who is donating during giving season! Don't forget to include your mailing address if you give more than $35 so we can mail you a warm winter Refuse Fascism beanie (ends December 31st!).

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Drag Vs. Fascism

    Drag Vs. Fascism

    Sam Goldman talks to Gwen Frisbie-Fulton, organizer and writer, about the recent attack on power stations in Moore County, North Carolina, and how the attacks on drag story hours are being used by the larger fascist movement. Read Was Moore County attack another antI-LGTBQ act? in the Greensboro News & Record and follow Gwen at @gwen_fulton. Then, we talk to drag performers about the joys and benefits of drag story hours, not just for the LGBTQ community but for everyone who wants to bring a little more empathy, creativity and fun into the world. 

    Learn more about youth activist and performer Desmond Napoles at desmondisamazing.com and learn more about drag story hours and get involved with Paradise's group, Drag Story Hour at dshnyc.org.

    Thank you to everyone who is donating during giving season! Don't forget to include your mailing address if you give more than $35 so we can mail you a warm winter Refuse Fascism beanie.

    Note: Venmo and Cashapp are currently not working, please use another method for the time being! Note: you can make a tax-deductible donation towards our educational work to our fiscal sponsor Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) by clicking here.
    Or send a check or money order to:
    RefuseFascism.org
    2 East 28th Street #321
    New York NY 10016-7402
    If you wish a tax deduction, write the check to RefuseFascism.org/AFGJ

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    • 56 min
    Proud Boys and a New Era of American Fascism

    Proud Boys and a New Era of American Fascism

    Sam interviews Andy Campbell, author of the new book We Are Proud Boys: How a Right-Wing Street Gang Ushered in a New Era of American Extremism. Follow Andy on Twitter at @AndyBCampbell.

    Refuse Fascism is more than a podcast! You can get involved at RefuseFascism.org. We're still on Twitter (@RefuseFascism) and other social platforms including the newest addition: mastodon.world/@refusefascism

    Thank you to everyone who is donating during giving season! Don't forget to include your mailing address if you give more than $35 so we can mail you a warm winter Refuse Fascism beanie.

    Note: Venmo and Cashapp are currently not working, please use another method for the time being!

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

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Excellent show with equally excellent guests...

If accurate in-depth examinations of current political events with a strong mix of historical perspective is your bailiwick, then Refuse Fascism will not disappoint! Always on-target, and no mincing of words in informing us all about the many aspects of the far-right, be they fascists, ultra-nationalists, sociopaths, or outright criminal. Here be dragons... slayed!

Arkie Okie exile ,

Refuse Fascism episode 11/20/22

I listened a day late. I wish I had listened earlier. I wish it had been available last Friday! Thanks Sam, Coco and Paul for picking me up from the post election funk I was in. I need to listen again because you so accurately diagnosed the liberal and democrat disease of giving up the fight against fascism.

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