Category Archives: Repression

Doing Miami’s Dirty Work (Wittingly or Not): Responding to “New Politics”

A few days ago, the self-described socialist magazine New Politics put out an editorial, penned by Lois Weiner and Daniel Fischer, titled “NP on Cuba: Consistent Oppostion to US Imperialism and Support of Democratic Rights.”  The image attached to the … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky talks about the 1960s on Green and Red Podcast

We recently had a great, lengthy discussion with Noam Chomsky about the 1960s radicalism, the New Left, The Black Panthers, SDS, the Vietnam Antiwar Movement, Student protests, feminism, “woke” politics, and much more. We also provided some edited clips of … Continue reading

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Coda: Collin College Fires Another Professor

Matkin’s Offensive against the First Amendment gets worse! Just a few weeks ago, I wrote, and the Green and Red Podcast interviewed, two professors from Collin College who had just been fired–Suzanne Jones and Audra Heaslip. See, “Professors Fired for … Continue reading

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Worthy Victims? Two Professors Fired in Texas…..mostly crickets

Outrage over Nathan Robinson is fine….but others need help too To begin, I have no issues with Nathan Robinson, have never met him, and think that The Guardian’s cancellation of his column over a sarcastic comment about U.S. support of … Continue reading

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Professors Fired for COVID Concerns

President Neil Matkin doesn’t care about health, safety, or free speech at Collin College ***** [Green and Red Podcast interviewed Professors Heaslip and Jones today about this issue, and it will be published shortly. You can find it at https://bit.ly/greenredpodcastContinue reading

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Swipe Left on the Democrats and Electoral Politics

Summary: The GOP actually takes account of and is motivated by its voting base–as dysfunctional, f**ked up and violent as it is–while the Democrats regularly tell its voting base to go to hell on issues with wide public support like public health care, emergency relief, police violence, taxing the rich, etc…..blames them for losing its elections in fact.

The GOP placates its voters by going along with actual violent white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, QAnon; the Democrats went all out to defeat and destroy a guy who was basically a New Deal liberal running in its presidential primaries, and is now on the attack against its most popular and charismatic figure, a young liberal Rep from New York.

This is who the Dems are. It’s basically a waste of time to “move them to left” or even think about them. They don’t give a damn about working people, non-white people, the victims of Capitalism, the horrors of corporations, the health insurance crisis, and so on. So in 2021 perhaps it’s time to just ditch Washington DC politics and electoral maneuvering and go all-in on street politics, mutual aid, organizing, protecting each other. Outrage over the Dems will give you agita and they’ll never listen.

In it’s own really insane way, Republicans listen to their own voters and are more “democratic” than the Democrats, who just aren’t into you and the issues you care about.
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Jimmy Carter is a Liberal Saint Now, Was a War Criminal Then…..

For a deeper discussion of this, check out Green and Red Podcast’s episode on Jimmy Carter as Liberal Saint/Neo-Lib War Criminal, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krp2XygLxgo&t=17s Please support Green and Red Podcast by subscribing, sharing and following on social media, and you can … Continue reading

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Is Trump a Fascist? Will there be a Coup?

Does it matter what we call Trump? Does the Left need to to chill out? Some years ago, Randy Newman sang “the end of an empire . . . is messy at best,” and American society is now in a … Continue reading

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Cracks in the Empire

The Military Says “Stand Down” to Trump “I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I … Continue reading

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Death Cults, Wildcats, and Liberal Civility

For about a week now, media and liberal hysterics have been riveted to scenes of protestors in many states having outdoor demonstrations to demand that “the economy” reopen.  They’re white people, many of whom are hoisting Confederate flags and Trump … Continue reading

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