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Solidarity Wyoming #23 — the all-Laramie episode about curbing abuse of power (4/12/21)

Solidarity Wyoming #23 — the all-Laramie episode about curbing abuse of power (4/12/21)

April 12, 2021

Derek and Matt discuss the Laramie City Council's police oversight working group. Then we hear part one of our interview with Jeff Victor, the Laramie-based independent journalist who broke the story on the unbelievably evil landlord Maximus Bossarei and the failure of the Albany County Sheriff's office to serve Bossarei the numerous times he's been sued. 
Matt's post on the working group is here: https://cowboysonthecommons.org/2021/04/09/laramies-cautious-police-reform-moves-forward/
Jeff Victor's explosive story is here: https://www.wyomingnews.com/laramieboomerang/news/maximus-bossarei-the-artful-dodger/article_bf0304e2-3f7d-5058-b844-e7a506172e0a.html
Jeff's Substack is here: https://laramiereporter.substack.com/

Issues in Socialism –J. Sakai’s Settlers Part 2 (3/31/21)

Issues in Socialism –J. Sakai’s Settlers Part 2 (3/31/21)

March 31, 2021

Shawn and Derek of Solidarity House Cooperative discuss the second half of J. Sakai's important book Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat, covering such issues as the tendency of white left groups to ignore indigenous land seizures, the weakness of colonial powers' communist and labor movements, and the need for socialists to embrace anti-colonialism. Part 1 of our discussion on this important book is at https://solidarityhouse.podbean.com/e/issues-in-socialism-trans-identity-and-socialist-history-an-introduction-to-j-sakais-settlers/ 

Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat and many other resources are available at https://readsettlers.org/ 

Rights of Nature — Upcoming Workshop w/ Kat Houghton (Solidarity Segment 3/18/21)

Rights of Nature — Upcoming Workshop w/ Kat Houghton (Solidarity Segment 3/18/21)

March 18, 2021

Kat Houghton of Community Roots discusses rights of nature laws, ordinances, and political strategies, and previews a Friday, March 19 workshop, which you can RSVP for at https://fb.me/e/467Bm4mMH

Solidarity House #24 — Mr. Tar Sands is on Line 3 Boss — featuring Briana Rose Lee (3/14/2021)

Solidarity House #24 — Mr. Tar Sands is on Line 3 Boss — featuring Briana Rose Lee (3/14/2021)

March 14, 2021

Briana Rose Lee joins Matt from Minneapolis to discuss the fight against approval of the Line 3 Pipeline extension. Yana Ludwig and members of her 2020 Senate campaign team reminisce about the challenges of campaigning from the left in Wyoming. Plus we have fragments of brand new, original music! More about the fight against Line 3 at https://mn350.org/ and https://www.stopline3.org/. 

HB 206, Wyoming Workers, and the Fight for $15 (March 11, 2021 Forum)

HB 206, Wyoming Workers, and the Fight for $15 (March 11, 2021 Forum)

March 12, 2021
Wyoming's Republican-dominated legislature killed HB 206 without a hearing. The bill would have increased minimum wage to $15/hr and removed exceptions for tipped workers and youth.
 
Next year, we'll be ready, and this forum on March 11 covered the fight for $15 matters in Wyoming, and across the country. Speakers include HB 206 sponsors Rep. Karlee Provenza and Andi Clifford, Seattle #fightfor15 organizer Jason Call, and Southeast Wyo DSA members Amanda Barnes and Barry McCann.
 
Co-sponsored by Southeast Wyoming Democratic Socialists of America and Solidarity House Cooperative. Moderated by Matt Stannard with introductions by Yana Ludwig.
Solidarity Wyoming #22 — Chuck Gray’s Fossil Fuel Farce (2/26/21)

Solidarity Wyoming #22 — Chuck Gray’s Fossil Fuel Farce (2/26/21)

February 26, 2021

Matt and Derek discuss Wyoming's Republicans' fossil fuel persecution complex including Rep. Chuck Gray's embarrassing comments blaming wind turbines for Texas's power outages, and the sweetheart deal between the Department of Interior and Eagle Specialty Minerals in the Blackjewel bankruptcy. 

Solidarity House #23 — The Winter Survival Episode (2/15/21)

Solidarity House #23 — The Winter Survival Episode (2/15/21)

February 16, 2021

Adam from Wyoming Red Star Coalition joins us to talk about the group's new reading series (which you should join--it starts today!). Yana talks about job-hunting under capitalism, from the dehumanization of the labor market to creating good practices in a terrible system. And, we announce our upcoming Solidarity Collective Winter Survival Auction. 

Wyoming Red Star Coalition (with info on the reading group) is here: https://www.facebook.com/wyoredcoalition

More info on our Winter Survival Auction coming soon! 

Solidarity Segments — Nina Marie Lozano on her book Not One More! Feminicidio on the Border (2/9/21)

Solidarity Segments — Nina Marie Lozano on her book Not One More! Feminicidio on the Border (2/9/21)

February 9, 2021

Activist, writer and communication professor Nina Marie Lozano talks to Matt about her book Not One More! Feminicidio on the Border, the politics of the border, and the effects of neoliberal capitalism on working class women in Juarez.

Issues in Socialism: Trans Identity and Socialist History & An Introduction to J. Sakai’s Settlers

Issues in Socialism: Trans Identity and Socialist History & An Introduction to J. Sakai’s Settlers

February 8, 2021

Dominique talks with Matt about trans identity and the mixed history of communist and socialist movements on gender and sexual liberation--and the role of indigenist and anti-colonialist thought in trans liberation. Shawn and Derek discuss J. Sakai's Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat. Support us at patreon.com/solidarityhouse

Issues in Socialism — Marxism is Trans! featuring Kelli Potter (1/31/2020)

Issues in Socialism — Marxism is Trans! featuring Kelli Potter (1/31/2020)

January 31, 2021

Matt Stannard talks with Kelli Potter about how Marxism and dialectical materialism cohere with nonbinary realities of sex and gender, and the importance of socialist transgender activism. Kelli Potter is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University and an organizer with The Party for Socialism and Liberation. Her academic work focuses on the philosophy of religion and gender. Her most recent published article was "Trans and Mutable Bodies" in the Routledge Handbook on Mormonism and Gender.

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