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The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.

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The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.

    Confronting The Raw Truth About The White Supremacist Terrorist Attack on The Black Community in Buffalo

    Confronting The Raw Truth About The White Supremacist Terrorist Attack on The Black Community in Buffalo

    This week’s special episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show confronts the white supremacist terrorist attack on the black community in Buffalo, New York.
    Leonce Gaiter’s nonfiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, LA Weekly, Newsweek, and The Washington Post.
    Gaiter is also the author of the historical novel, “I Dreamt I Was in Heaven - The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang”.
    He reflects on questions of justice, black rage, black revenge, and white denial and complicity in response to white supremacist terrorism and other white racist violence. Gaiter warns that there is a vested interest among America’s political class and other elites – on both sides of the color line -- to not truly confront white supremacy in this society.
    He explains why the Buffalo white supremacist terrorist’s manifesto and name should be spread widely and used as a tool to shame White America about its relationship to and enabling of white supremacist violence and other evil.
    Tim Wise is an author, activist and leading expert on white privilege and racism. He is the author of many books, including his most recent "Dispatches From the Race War."
    He explores the role of white privilege, white racial innocence, and white denial in the Buffalo white supremacist terrorist attack.
    Wise warns that the white supremacist terrorist attack in Buffalo is likely the first of what will be many other such events here in the United States.
    He also counsels that we must remain persistent in the anti-racism struggle and not surrender to exhaustion or otherwise be worn down by repetition.
    Chauncey DeVega reflects on racial battle fatigue, the long Black Freedom Struggle, and how to defend oneself against pathological white supremacy and racism in a country that is in the midst of a neofascist attack on democracy and the health, lives, sanity, and future of black and brown people and other marginalized groups.
    And Chauncey returns to the foundational question in these moments of evil and destruction: what type of human being do you want to be?
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    Buffalo: This is where Donald Trump's race-war fantasies lead Expert panel on the Buffalo shooter and what he stands for: "He was not a lone gunman" A barrage of ‘never-ending gunshots’: Inside the Buffalo massacre Buffalo shooting victims: ‘Hero’ guard and a teacher who was a ‘pillar of the community’ are among 10 killed WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME?
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    Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Battle to Save American Democracy From the Republican-Fascists Will Be Long and Difficult -- And Quitting Is Not an Option

    The Battle to Save American Democracy From the Republican-Fascists Will Be Long and Difficult -- And Quitting Is Not an Option

    Don Winslow is a bestselling crime fiction author, political activist, a hope warrior, and one of our premiere truth-tellers. His videos about the dangers to democracy embodied by Donald Trump and the Republican Party have been viewed online more than 250 million times.
    Don Winslow is the author of many bestselling novels, including "Savages" (2010), "The Cartel" (2015), "The Force" (2017), and "The Border" (2019). His work has also been adapted for major Hollywood movies and TV series. His new book, the first in a trilogy, is "City on Fire."
    He explains that the struggle to save American democracy will be a very long one and that exhaustion, quitting, and surrender are not options. Winslow also warns that Donald Trump and his cabal will escape serious punishment for their crimes and why naïve optimism is the enemy of democracy and the long struggle against the global right.
    Don Winslow also offers advice on writing and his vocation, and the lessons about life and being a good father, husband, man, and citizen that he learned from his role-models and mentors.
    In this bountiful episode of the podcast, Chauncey DeVega prepares the American people for the great anti-climax that will be the “revelations” soon to be made fully public by the House Jan. 6 committee about Donald Trump’s coup attempt and the attack on the Capitol.
    Chauncey also shares a story about the importance of being kind to ourselves.
    And Chauncey DeVega goes to the movies and shares his reviews of Everything Everywhere All at Once, Ambulance, The Contractor (which was a very, very special screening), and The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent.
    Friend of the podcast Mr. Bill also stops by for a special discussion of the amazing new film, The Northman.
    Quick Episode Summary
    15:56 The Great Anticlimax 20:17 Story Time: The Importance of Being Kind to Yourself 38:31 Movie Reviews 01:06:00 The Northman 01:26:00 Don Winslow on America’s democracy crisis SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW
    Author Don Winslow on why he’s retiring from writing and turning his attention to activism Is Donald Trump finally getting weaker? Don't believe the hype Do the Democrats know how to fight? Jan. 6 committee signals it's still scared of Trump Trump's latest hate rally: A master class in cult mind control WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME?
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    Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Honoring and Remembering Eric Boehlert

    Honoring and Remembering Eric Boehlert

    This episode is in honor of author, journalist, and media critic Eric Boehlert who passed away on April 4, 2022.
    Chauncey DeVega reflects on Boehlert’s life and truth-telling and shares his final article about media malpractice and the Biden administration. Chauncey also reads Will Bunch’s wonderful tribute to Eric Boehlert at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
    This episode of the podcast revisits our conversation with Eric Boehlert from January 2021, several weeks after Trump and his cabal’s coup attempt.   
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    Eric Boehlert is an award-winning journalist who has written for Rolling Stone and Media Matters. He is also the author of the books "Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press" and “Lapdog: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush". Boehlert is the editor and founder of PressRun.Media.
    He explains how the American mainstream corporate news media helped to enable Donald Trump’s fascist coup attack on the Capitol by denying reality and trying to silence those voices who were sounding the alarm. Boehlert also highlights how the leading voices among the American news media consistently fail in their analyses and predictions yet are consistently rewarded for doing so.
    And Boehlert identifies the mainstream news media narratives that will be used to avoid confronting the ongoing crisis that will be Donald Trump’s fascist movement and its threat to the future of the country during Biden’s presidency and beyond.
    Chauncey DeVega reflects on how time and reality are broken in America where over the course of two weeks the country has (will) experienced a fascist coup attack, impeachment, Dr. King’s remembrance day, and the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
    Chauncey also details how counterterrorism and other national security experts are warning that Donald Trump’s fascist movement is evolving into a type of insurgency as seen in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other failed states.
    SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW
    Why is the press rooting against Biden?
    Eric Boehlert’s tragic death came as U.S. desperately needs to hear his message | Will Bunch
    WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME?
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    Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    • 44 min
    The Truth Report -- Chris Hedges Reflects on the New Censorship and Authoritarianism of the 21st Century

    The Truth Report -- Chris Hedges Reflects on the New Censorship and Authoritarianism of the 21st Century

    This is a sneak preview of this week's installment of The Truth Report:
    https://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ep-113-chris-hedges-reflects-on-the-new-censorship-and-authoritarianism-of-the-21st-century
    Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, bestselling author, and social critic. His most recent book is Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison.
    He reflects on the sudden deletion of his popular Emmy-award winning RT Network television show “On Contact” from YouTube in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
    Hedges also explains what that reveals about the new censorship in the 21st century, a time when social media and other corporate actors exercise an almost unrestricted power to shape public opinion and to silence those voices and individuals they deem to be problematic.
    And Chris Hedges tries to prepare the American people for a 21st century where Christian fascists, right-wing fake populists, the corporatocracy and other right-wing authoritarians will be in power and the mainstream news media and the Democratic Party with its centrist monied interests (and a desperate yearning to return to “normal”) is going to simultaneously be both crushed and willing agents of the new order.
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    • 9 min
    Advice on Navigating and Surviving the Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Harm Caused by Living in a White Racist Society

    Advice on Navigating and Surviving the Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Harm Caused by Living in a White Racist Society

    Resmaa Menakem is an artist and psychotherapist. He is the author of several books including The New York Times bestseller My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. His new book is The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nations Upheaval & Racial Reckoning.
    He explains how white supremacy and life in a racist society such as the United States has a profound impact on black and brown people’s mental, emotional, physical and psychological health and overall wellbeing.
    Resmaa also warns that American neofascism and Trumpism are existential threats not just to black and brown people – but to white people as well….even if most of the latter are in profound denial of that fact.
    He also explains what being a true “white ally” during a time of ascendant white supremacy and neofascism really means and how too many white folks – especially “good liberals” – are not prepared for what that obligation actually entails.
    Chauncey DeVega shares his recent life and death medical journey with Resmaa and what he learned about his brain and mind during a recent visit to the neurologist.
    Chauncey also warns that many good and well-intentioned Americans are being manipulated by Russian propaganda about the war in Ukraine.
    And Chauncey DeVega shares his detailed review of the movie The Batman.
    SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW
    Donald Trump, Michael Flynn call for violence — they're not kidding, but the media doesn't care Don’t be fooled: The GOP love affair with Putin is worse than it looks How Are Putin’s Far-Right Fans in the West Reacting to His War? Putin’s Propaganda Machine Is What America’s Far-Right Wants Ukraine war: 'My city's being shelled, but mum won’t believe me' WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME?
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    Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    What is it Like When the Republican-Fascist "Critical Race Theory" Witch Hunt Comes After You?

    What is it Like When the Republican-Fascist "Critical Race Theory" Witch Hunt Comes After You?

    Ted Thornhill is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Florida Gulf Coast University where he is also the founder and director of the Center for Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
    He shares what it is like to be under siege by (and resisting) the Republican-fascist Orwellian assaults on higher education as seen with the “critical race theory” white supremacist moral panic and other attacks on the truth and human decency.
    Ted Thornhill also reflects on the personal, professional, and other costs of being a truth-teller – and how and why he endures -- in a moment of white backlash and white rage in the Age of Trump and beyond.
    And Ted Thornhill offers some wisdom and hard-earned advice to young black and brown scholars and others who are pondering a career in American higher education as teachers or administrators in a moment of such great crisis with its ascendant fascism and resurgent white supremacy.
    Chauncey DeVega reflects on how too many people are being seduced by ghoulish impulses in their reactions to Russia’s war on Ukraine. And Chauncey DeVega is disgusted by all of the supposed “pundits” and assorted armchair experts who are circulating their subpar analyses about the events in Ukraine, and by doing so are doing the American people and the world a great disservice.
    And Chauncey sets the record straight about “Hank the Tank” a very handsome and unfairly maligned and slandered bear person who has been accused of breaking into human people’s homes and eating their food.
    SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW
    It’s Different, They’re White: Media Ignore Conflicts Around the World to Focus on Ukraine The Left Must Stand With the Ukrainian People and Against Putin’s War Putin Was the First Alt-President: How the New U.S. Administration Needs to Think about Russia Why white evangelical Christians are Putin's biggest American fan base Col. Alex Vindman: How Trump's coup attempt encouraged Putin's Ukraine invasion How white supremacy fuels the Republican love affair with Vladimir Putin The Racial Reality: Republicans wield Dr. King’s words as weapons of whiteness WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME?
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    • 1 hr 46 min

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