Conversations with the growing political left in Wyoming: We talk to a rep from Our Revolution Casper about a large progressive/left gathering this weekend for Bernie and beyond (6/28-29); conversations with members of Wyoming Red Star Coalition, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Green Party; activists in Jackson, Laramie, Cheyenne. Our Revolution Casper's event page is https://www.facebook.com/events/1780544532046023/ SE Wyoming Democratic Socialists of America, Wyoming Green Party, and Wyoming Red Star Coalition can all be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Human Rights in a Burning World #3 — Bioethics & Forced Organ Harvesting: China Tribunal Findings (6/21/2019)
This week, the Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting of Prisoners of Conscience in China released and announced its findings. We read from those conclusions and talk to Wendy Rogers of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China.
Solidarity House #11 — O Give Me A Home Where The Radicals Roam — Feat. Craig Green & Cleo Keller (6/2/19)
Craig Green and Cleo Keller of Contemplayful Singing visit Solidarity House, talk about community and music, give us a new theme song, and teach us other tunes.* Amanda discusses the challenges of getting social services in Wyoming. Jason talks about restoring the house's iconic tower and turning the Quonset hut into a studio for restorative art. You can learn more about Contemplayful Singing at http://www.contemplayful.com/. The music and words of MaMuse can be found at http://www.mamuse.org.
Cowboys on the Commons #9 — Liz Warren and the Left feat. Sara Sanchez, Calvin Abbasi & Carol Hamer (5/19/19)
From criticizing Barack Obama from the left on trade policy to taking on finance capitalism, Elizabeth Warren has progressive credentials. But the far left isn't excited about her and centrists are very uncomfortable with her policies. Sara, Calvin, and Carol join Matt to talk about Warren's candidacy, the possibilities of moving Democratic Party further left, the Party's marginalization of left women and people of color, and more.
Skully, Sarah, Yana & Matt discuss Matt & Yana's misgendering of Skully in Episode 9 and the politics and linguistics of misgendering. Sarah manages to get rid of the broken hot tub. Yana talks to Brenna Cussen Anglada about her arrest and upcoming trial for valve-turning actions against pipelines, the Catholic Worker movement, and living in community. The Solidarity House Band mocks a group of white supremacists with an identity problem.
Longtime climate and environmental justice organizer Anthony Rogers-Wright talks with Yana Ludwig about the original Principles of Environmental Justice declaration, and the fight against environmental racism as an integral part of the struggle against racialized capitalism. Please support our podcasts at patreon.com/solidarityhouse.
An episode devoted to the legal and personal challenges of the Trump administration's brutal actions on immigration and refugees. While the Obama administration aggressively deported people, attorney and law professor Suzan Pritchett explains how the Trump administration is worse. And, the Rev. Audette Fulbright, a Unitarian Universalist minister, describes her experience protesting with other movements and faith groups at the U.S.-Mexico border. Please support our work at patreon.com/solidarityhouse
Do international institutions free us from our colonialist history, or do they perpetuate it? This episode takes a critical look at international legal institutions through the lens of Third World Approaches to International Law, a legal movement explained by Thamil Ananthavinayagan, professor of international law at Griffith College in Dublin. Then, University of Hawaii futurist and political scientist Jairus Grove discusses the history of global violence and his new book Savage Ecology: War and Geopolitics at the End of the World. This series is produced in cooperation with the Common Good Foundation, and sponsored by the World Peace Through Law section of the Washington State Bar Association.
On Wednesday, posters targeting black and LGBTQ students were found on the walls of McCormick Junior High in Cheyenne. Reports are also emerging of intimidation of LGBTQ students and students of color, including administrative threats. Kaycee Cook, who was discharged as the school's adult advisor to the Gay-Straight Alliance, joins us to talk about what's happening to the students, and what happened to her. You can support Wyoming Equality, the organization working to confront this hate, at https://www.wyomingequality.org/. You can support this podcast at patreon.com/solidarityhouse.
White Teens, Violence and the Alt-Right: Talking to Your Kids About Fascism — A Solidarity House Special (3/22/19)
Lindsey Hanlon, Brad Kramer, and Matt Stannard discuss how to stop the violent right wing radicalization of white teenage boys. They discuss consent and male sexual entitlement, YouTube algorithms, the alt-right's use of cruel ironic humor, and the strength of Contrapoints and other media resources to combat violent fascist signals. Check out our list of video resources for this episode at http://cowboysonthecommons.org/2019/03/23/podcast-watch-guide-on-protecting-your-kids-from-fascism/