May 19, 2019
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.
May 2, 2019
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.
May 1, 2019
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.
April 22, 2019
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
April 19, 2019
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.
March 29, 2019
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.
March 23, 2019
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/
March 16, 2019
Matt interviews Stefanie Brendl, founder of Shark Allies, about efforts to secure and enforce bans on the trade of shark fins. Why are we talking about threats to marine life on a human rights podcast? We'll explain--and encourage you to support Shark Allies at sharkallies.com, and support this podcast at actwithus.org.
March 12, 2019
Yana and Skully make food & discuss commune life & Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You. Skully performs a reading at the Great Untamed in Laramie. Jibran talks about far right ideology, antisemitism & Benjamin Netanyahu's love for antisemitic world leaders. Contains explicit language. Please subscribe at patreon.com/solidarityhouse
March 8, 2019
We talk to LeeAnn and Jeremy from Better Wyoming about legislative reforms, mobilizing young and underrepresented Wyoming voters, and increasing political access. Reverend Audette Fulbright, former minister at the Unitarian Church of Cheyenne and now at All Souls in New York City, reminisces about pissing off an easily-angered Newcastle politician, and talks about what she misses about the Mountain West. Please support Solidarity Wyoming at patreon.com/solidarityhouse