In this episode we discuss the statement at leftrenewal.net with 2 of the 3 authors. The statement, which was read in its entirety in volume 3 episode 29 talks about antisemetism on the left and various problems with the current left movement. The statement which was prompted by uncritical support for the Oct 7 2023 attack by Hamas on Israel has gained unexpected attention.
This episode is a reading of the statement at leftrenewal.net and a plug to raise funds for ddosecrets.com – a very important internet library of leaked and hacked documents.
In this episode we discuss the free speech case of Lee Morrigan who was hauled in front of a Vermont Secret Inquest in the effort to compel them to reveal a journalistic source. We also discuss some of the right wingers constantly try to go after Lee as an open trans person.
Olivia Taylor tells the story behind the recent citation of Bill Oetjen for putting up bigoted stickers all over Burlington Vermont.
This episode is a rebroadcast of a discussion between Meghan O’Rourke and Daryle Lamont Jenkins regarding free speech and an intro on what the One People’s Project does to oppose fascism, fascists and racists.
Epona Rose speaks out about transphobia and her recent assault and arrest for self-defense in so called Flagstaff Arizona.
There are some issues with the sound quality but i have done my best to make this listen-able.
Trigger warnings for sexual assault, abusive jail conditions and transphobia apply.
Conversation about Free Speech with Sandy Baird and Marina Brown 10/11/2023 – A discussion about free speech and it’s limits turns into a callout for Sandy platforming the anti-trans group LGB Alliance.
Trigger warnings for conflict and transphobia.
The horrors coming out of Israel/Palestine have been bringing out the worst in many people.
The attacks on Israeli civilians and the corresponding wholescale killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza has created fertile ground for Islamophobia and antisemetism.
In this episode i am rebroadcasting a discussion of Antisemetism on the left that was initially recorded on Tuesday May 4, 2021 at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Many thanks to Spencer Sunshine and YIVO for permission to use this material. It is especially relevant at the present moment.
The original video can be found at https://yivo.org/Leftists and athttps://spencersunshine.com/2021/04/06/yivo-las/ .
In this episode we talk with Krzysztof from the Oddolne Centrum Społeczno Kulturalne – or Grassroots Social and Cultural Center in Wroclaw Poland. The center has come under repeated attack by neo-nazis but it continues to do it’s good work.
In this episode we discuss the book – Antifascist: A Memoir of the Portland Uprising, 2016-2021, by Luis Enrique Marquez. We discuss the ups and downs of being an antifascist in Portland and some of the many controversies Luis has gotten involved in during his activist career.
Daryle Lamont Jenkins – Executive Director of the One Peoples Project is co-host.
Luis is the author of the book who graciously agreed to come talk on VMN !
In this episode we talk with Polskie Babscie – The Polish Grannies about the situation in Poland and the importance of the upcoming elections. The Polish Grannies have stood against the far right ruling party – PIS and it’s bigotry in the streets. Polskie Babscie shows that antifascism is not just for the young !
In this episode we discuss the situation of Epona Rose who was arrested for defending herself from a hateful attack. All this is happening in the backdrop of centuries of ONGOING oppression of the indigenous population by the colonial authorities. Colonialism and imperialism continues to poison the hearts of many living under them.
In Vol 3 Episode 18 VMN discusses the Andy Ngo trial, legal issues around protest and free speech and the need for digital security.
This episode contains a recording of a CCTV interview of Marina Brown
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Forum: Fighting Back Against Fascism and the Far Right feat. Daryle Lamont Jenkins, John Leslie and Brittany W.
Tue Jul 18th 6:30pm – 9:00pm (EDT)
William Way LGBT Community Center,
1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Forum: Fighting Back Against Fascism and the Far Right
Workers’ Voice presents a panel discussion on the rise of the far right, the current offensive against queer and trans people, and how we can fight back.
Daryle Lamont Jenkins – antifascist researcher, founder and executive director of One People’s Project, and editor of Idavox.
John Leslie – labor, socialist, and antifascist activist, Workers’ Voice.
Brittany W. – educator speaking on the far-right offensive against LGBTQ people in the schools.
Racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia are on the rise — stoked by lies and conspiracy theories. The result is a sharp increase in hate crimes against oppressed peoples. This hate is being brought forth not only by violent fascists like the Proud Boys and Patriot Front but also by groups like Moms for Liberty and politicians of the GOP. Trumpism has set these forces in motion in recent years, but the roots of the current far-right surge go deeper into the history of racism that is so ingrained in U.S. capitalist society.
White supremacist ideas like the “great replacement theory” and Christian nationalism are being mainstreamed in one of the two bourgeois parties, as the Republicans increasingly take on features of a far-right party. But the Democratic Party, the traditional party of slavery and Jim Crow segregation, likewise facilitates the current climate of prejudice, as it seeks to maintain the status quo on behalf of capitalism. The Biden administration’s clamping down against Latino and Haitian migrants on the border is one example of its reactionary policies.
Stopping the far right will take a mass movement of millions. Cops, capitalist courts, and liberal politicians won’t save us. The key to opposing the far right is independent, united front mass counter-mobilization by the working class and oppressed. It also means exercising our right to self-defense in an organized way.
Again – that was the advertisement for the event. This forum presents a somewhat different approach than our last interviewee – Alexander Reid Ross.
A warning to the listeners – the sound quality is rough in some parts particularly the end portion with the question and answer segment but we believe that this is very much worthwhile listening to.
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I discuss the phenomenon of Patriotic Socialism, MAGA Communism and the upcoming fake peace rally in NYC with Alexander Reid Ross.
In this episode we discuss legal self defense with self described punk lawyer Kira Kelley and every prosecutors nightmare – Claire Glenn. This is good listening for anyone in this overpoliced so called country !
In this episode we talk with Margaret Elisabeth regarding the fight to add a sex work plank to the Green Party Platform, reactionary infiltrators, the fashy Rage Against the War Machine rally and MORE !
A relatively unknown trans woman named Aunt Jenny or Jenstar took care of dozens if not more internet trans kids changing trans culture almost single handedly.
Listen to a discussion of grand jury resistance with lawyers Sandra Freeman and Kira Kelley and grand jury resister Jeremy Hammond.
This is the response of Martia Abernathy to the previous episode regarding the TERF provocation at Burlington Pride and the Outright truck pull. Martia is a long time transactivist living in the UK. She is a podcaster. Her social media, podcasts and broadcasts can be found at https://martiabernathy.com .
In this episode de-escalators/peacekeepers at Burlington VT pride and the Outright truck pull event discuss their viewpoint of the incidents surrounding Fred Sargeant and the LGB Alliance.
VMN V3 E7 – An interview with Daryl Lamont Jenkins of the antifascist One Peoples Project regarding opposition to the white supremacist American Renaissance convention that will be held at the Montgomery Bell Park in Burns TN Nov 18-20 2022.
All out against white supremacy !
Vol6 Episode 3 is an interview with a former member of the Prairie Fire Organzing Commitee. Prairie Fire was active from the 70’s to the 90’s.
An interview with Margaret Elisabeth a co-chair of Green Party Lavender caucus and a co-chair of the Green Party of the US. The Green party has become a front in the recent wave of culture war bigotry. We discuss transphobia, the anti-crt panic and fascist entryism in the environmental movement. This is a must-listen episode !
Scott Frank is a history teacher who works at IDEA Frontier, a public school in Brownsville, Texas. For reference, IDEA stands for “Individuals Dedicated to Excellence and Achievement”. In his own words, he describes the anti-CRT backlash as “an attack on educators, the understanding of the past and, worst of all, on our students fully comprehending and coming to terms with what happened and how to move forward”.
*Andrea Weiskopf *- Andrea is an English and Latin teacher who works
with Loudoun County Public Schools. I have not found any news articles
about her receiving harassment from right-wingers, but she is an active
supporter of social justice and has counter-protested against many
Vermont Movement News vol 3 Episode 2
Daryle Lamont Jenkins, the executive director of the One Peoples Project
In this episode we will be interviewing Melissa Grandi Statz
Melissa was a social studies teacher who works at Dyer Elementary School in Burlington, Wisconsin. In August 2020 – a few months after George Floyd’s murder, Melissa taught classes about racism in response to questions from her students who the murders by police. A right-wing Facebook group eventually caught wind of lessons and a slew of harassment and death threats began. Her story was covered by PBS Wisconsin Education and NBC News.
In this episode we will be interviewing Brian McCrae, a
teacher of photography, video production, and graphic design teacher at North Country Union High School in Newport Vermont up near the canadian border. Vermont has a reputation for liberalism and progressive values, however it has not been immune against the far-right’s crusade against anti-racist values and tolerance.
Volume 2 Episode 6 features an interview with Beth Foster regarding the experience of Americans who fought in the Spanish Civil War and the aftermath of their experience. Fascinating !
VMN Vol 2 Episode 5 re-broadcasts Spencer Sunshines presentation at the 2010 ARA convention discussing antisemitism on the left. I believe this is well worthwhile listening to even though the sound quality is not the best.
VMN discusses the elections and related topics with Shawn Pratt and Duane from New Hampshire. Podcast includes a wonderful track from ‘Grindwork Fresh’.
VMN Vol 2 Episode 3 features an interview with Raymond Tee Tee Moore from North Adams Ma, Shawn Pratt from Bennington VT and Daryl Lamont Jenkins of the One Peoples Project out of NJ. They discuss BLM and the many challenges and threats they have faced organizing for racial justice.
This episode features an interview with longtime activist Eilís Ní Fhlannagáin. She discusses activism in Ireland, strategies with regards to anarchism, the fight against bigotry and trans rights. This is a good discussion on tactics.
Vol 1 Episode 10 features an interview with Asma Elhuni who was centrally involved in the deplatforming of anti-muslim speaker and author Robert Spencer from not one but 2 venues in New Hampshire. This campaign may also have cost a right wing radio host his job for his aggressive social media comments regarding this event.
Volume 1 Episode 9 of VMN has interviews from the hostess, Medic Mom, the elderly medic who was attacked by the cops, ruckus and an anonymous medic who did his duties as a medic even while being held hostage by the police.
The episode wraps up with an interview with Alison from the Torproject discussing digital security for activists as some people had their cell phones stolen by untrustworthy individuals at the event.
Volume 1 Episode 8 of Vermont Movement News. This is a shorter podcast for an emergency mobilization against the fascist Straight Pride Parade that is being held in Boston on Saturday August 31. The purpose of this podcast is to get as many people as possible to come out to oppose this right wing event.
Volume 1 Episode 7 of Vermont Movement News. This episode features interviews with Julie Conason and Adrienne Cooper Smith who were arrested protesting the ICE data Center in Williston VT on July 28th. We also have an interview with Scott Norman Rosenthal who was arrested protesting the ICE raids in Hartford on Aug 14th. The second interview will be the one
with Remi, a street medic who was at the tragic ICE vehicular attack on protestors at the Wyatt Detention center in Rhode Island.
Volume 1 Episode 6 of Vermont Movement News. This episode features interviews with Asma Alhouni and Kira Kelley who were at the July 30 2019 action at the Hartford Select Board discussing a FIP (Fair and Impartial Policing Policy that would forbid the Hartford police from collaborating or colluding with Federal ICE agents.
After discussing the situation in Hartford we will move onto a reportback and discussion with Jenifer Decker from the movement to stop nuclear bombers from being based in South Burlington at the Burlington International Airport.
Volume 1 Episode 5 of Vermont Movement News. This episode features an interview with Red who was present at Occupy/Decolonize Oakland, the infamous “Battle of Berkely” and the protest that de-platformed Milo Yanappolis. Be forewarned that there will be discussion of police and far right brutality and violence.
Welcome to Volume 1 Episode 4 of Vermont Movement News. This episode will give reports back on the Extinction Rebellion protest in Montpelier Vermont, and an interview with a DUMP activist from Newport VT and an interview with an activist from Bennington whose well was contaminated with PFOA.
Vermont Movement News Vol 1 Episode 3 – This episode features a discussion with Mindy Blank of Central Vermont Extinction rebellion explaining what their movement is about and a discussion on tactics.
Volume 1 Episode 2 of Vermont Movement News. This episode will give reports back on the 4th of July protest against ICE in Bristol Vermont and a brief report back from the alt-lite so called “Defend Free Speech” Rally in Washington DC. We were fantastically lucky to get an interview with researcher Gwen Snyder who has apparenty been targetted by the Proud Boys in retaliation for her research. Finally we will have a discussion with medic mom regarding the alt-lite/proud boy rally in DC with footage from the event.
Vermont Movement News Vol 1 Episode 1 – This episode features report backs from Bennington Pride, The Radical Pride in Burlington, The Migrant Justice protest in Newport, the Anti-Ice protest in Burlington and a discussion of conspiracy theories and why people buy into them and a bit more !
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