The house comrades and a guest talk about the 10-participant Democratic debate of September 12, which candidates performed especially well, health care reform, and the limits of bourgeois politics. The discussion ends with a musical piece by Luigi Russolo, "100 Years of Government Corruption." Warnings: lots of explicit language, and the houseguest was a fan of Joe Biden.
Matt invites Jeff Lockwood to look back at the two years since he published Behind the Carbon Curtain, chronicling Wyoming's fossil fuel authoritarianism, and to look forward and describe a viable, sustainable post-carbon future for Wyoming. We also have an update on police accountability activism in Albany County, where, in the wake of further disturbing revelations about the Albany County Sheriff's Department, ACOPP is pushing for a community review board to oversee policing. You can learn more at ACOPP.org
Yana (who is running for U.S. Senate, yana4wyo.com) and Matt discuss Bernie Sanders's comprehensive climate justice plan. You can read it here: https://berniesanders.com/issues/the-green-new-deal/. Please support our work at patreon.com/solidarityhouse.
Matt talks life, movements, and the problem of the smarmy professional class with Michael Albert, co-developer of Participatory Economics, author and co-author of over 20 books, and now a podcaster. Revolution Z is at https://zcomm.org/revolutionz/ and you can support it at https://www.patreon.com/revolutionZ.
Sociologist of communities Zach Rubin visits Solidarity House, helps design and build the Solidarity Chicken Coop, and discusses an article he, Don Willis and our own Yana Ludwig wrote about measuring success in intentional communities. Matt talks to Betsy Morris and Raines Cohen about financing for long-term community members. The episode is bookended with the beautiful music of Denver-based songwriter Eric McEuen.
We talk to Sophie Lewis about her book Full Surrogacy Now, and how capitalism valorizes childbirth while keeping it outside of the realm of paid work.
Building a truck stop over the most sensitive part of an aquifer in Laramie is a terrible idea--that's why Albany County Clean Water Advocates is fighting tooth and nail to prevent it, and so should we. Information on how to help is at http://albanycountycleanwateradvocates.org/howyoucanhelp/. Also, a discussion about the changing political landscape in Wyoming and how to be an unapologetic lefty in the Cowboy State.
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.