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Hosted by volunteers with RefuseFascism.org, a movement of people coming from diverse perspectives. In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America!
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Sam Goldman interviews Brynn Tannehill (@BrynnTannehill) about the spate of anti-trans laws across the country and the larger fascist agenda it's a part of. Order her book American Fascism: How the GOP is Subverting Democracy here. Send  your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism     Cashapp: @RefuseFascism     paypal.me/refusefascism  donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of history at New York University and the author of Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present talks with Sam Goldman about the continuing effects of Trump's lies and how the entire GOP has changed in the aftermath of the Trump years and Jan 6th coup attempt. Sign up for her new newsletter "Lucid," follow her on Twitter at @RuthBenGhiat, and check out her website ruthbenghiat.com. Send  your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism   Cashapp: @RefuseFascism   paypal.me/refusefascism  donate.refusefascism.org Thanks to everyone who has been supporting the show! This week, donors who give $25 or more will receive an "I AM Human" pin by Cyber Amaris. Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
Sam Goldman interviews Matthew Rozsa (@MatthewRozsa) about his recent article for Salon.com: Trump's Big Lie and Hitler's: Is this how America's slide into totalitarianism begins? which reads in part:  "The Germans who 'believed' in Hitler's Big Lie did so not because he had  any proof that Germany had been stabbed in the back, but because they  hated Jews, hated leftists and wanted to restore the German Empire to  its pre-World War I glory. The Republicans who 'believe' in Trump's Big  Lie do so not because there is any logical argument that Biden stole the  election, but because they don't want to admit that a majority of  Americans do not support their policies. In order to stay in power, they need to disenfranchise racial minorities, low-income voters and anyone  else who might be inclined not to support Republican politicians." Protests continue this week against the unrelenting stream of police murders across the country. Find one near you and join in! Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism Cashapp: @RefuseFascism paypal.me/refusefascism donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
Sunsara Taylor interviews Dr. Kristin Kobes Du Mez (@kkdumez), author of Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation, about the rise of militant and militaristic patriarchy among Christian fascists as a major social force in this country (originally broadcast on The RNL Show).  Then, Sam Goldman (@SamBGoldman) and Coco Das @coco_das talk about how and why the call for continuous non-violent mass protests to drive out the Trump/Pence regime didn't take root - and why that means we still face a serious threat of fascism in the United States.  Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and  support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism  Cashapp: @RefuseFascism  paypal.me/refusefascism  donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
Sam Goldman talks to Talbert Swan (Bishop with the Church Of God In Christ and longtime fighter for justice, author of No More Cursing: Destroying The Roots Of Religious Racism) about the spate of voter suppression bills being enacted across the country. Follow Bishop Swan at @talbertswan.  Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and  support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism Cashapp: @RefuseFascism paypal.me/refusefascism donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
The Trauma of Trumpism

The Trauma of Trumpism

2021-03-2830:06

Maria Sanchez, a mental health professional and supporter of RefuseFascism.org, talks to Sam Goldman about the trauma of the Trump presidency and the enduring fascist movement on society, plus clips from the conversation between Sam and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee (editor of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump”) from a few weeks ago. Since that interview was aired, Dr. Lee was targeted by former Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz and was fired from her position at Yale. Read her latest article: How a Psychiatric Association Sickened Society’s Mental Health. Follow @BandyXLee1. Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and  support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism   Cashapp: @RefuseFascism         paypal.me/refusefascism donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
Sam Goldman interviews Andy Zee, host of The RNL Show on YouTube and a co-founder of RefuseFascism.org, to talk about the statement released this January by revolutionary leader Bob Avakian: A New Year, The Urgent Need For A Radically New World—For The Emancipation Of All Humanity. Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism Cashapp: @RefuseFascism        paypal.me/refusefascism    donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
It's the 50th episode!  We started the podcast this past summer; the week millions began to pour into the streets rebelling against white supremacy and demanding justice for George Floyd. When we began a fascist regime was tightening its grip on society; we called the podcast "Inside With #OutNow" as the movement to get these fascists out became all the more urgent.  Since then, we've covered Trump's refusal to wear a mask as a signal to fascism and other forms of fascist propaganda, the white supremacy, xenophobia and misogyny that is the core of this fascism, Trump’s death cult, the Christian Fascist movement and its embrace of Trump, American exceptionalism and American mythology; faith, resistance and complicity under fascism. We've shared voices from the frontlines: from Portland and LA to North Carolina and the suburbs of Chicago, and overall the need to stop fascism and organizing methods to mobilize all who can be united against it. Throughout all of this we have mobilized people to act in the name of humanity.  Thanks to all the amazing guests of the show as well as all of YOU listening, sharing and commenting. Donate this week and help us reach more people and do more... All donors who give $50 for this milestone will receive a beautiful Humanity enamel pin as a thank you (if you provide your address).  This week, Sam Goldman interviews Susan Neiman, director of the Einstein Forum in Germany and author of Learning from the Germans: Confronting Race and the Memory of Evil and Daryle Lamont Jenkins, Executive Director of One People's Project. Follow Daryle on Twitter @DLamontJenkins. Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism      Cashapp: @RefuseFascism       paypal.me/refusefascism   donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
Sam Goldman interviews Federico Finchelstein, Professor of History at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College and Director of the Janey Program in Latin American Studies at NSSR. Dr. Finchelstein is the author of seven books on fascism,  populism, Dirty Wars, the Holocaust and Jewish history in Latin America  and Europe. His latest book is A Brief History of Fascist Lies and you can follow him on Twitter @FinchelsteinF. Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and  support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism    Cashapp: @RefuseFascism    paypal.me/refusefascism   donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
Sam Goldman interviews Umair Haque, Founder & Editor of Eudaimonia and Co, Bad Words, a book of nights, Leadership in the Age of Rage, and eudaimonia. You can also find him on Medium where he is a top writer in Life, Politics, Culture, Leadership. Follow him on Twitter @UmairH. This episode was released on the last night of the CPAC conference, shortly after Trump spoke, laying out their strategy to further consolidate their fascist base in the Republican Party and return to power. We can either: A. Treat the Nazi GOP as a legitimate political party/movement to be compromised, debated, worked with  OR B. Recognize they are fascist. Have difficult, fruitful dialogue amongst decent people about how to stop fascism We can’t do both.  Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism  Cashapp: @RefuseFascism  paypal.me/refusefascism  donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
Sam Goldman interviews Dr. Bandy Lee, M.D., M.Div., a forensic psychiatrist, violence expert, and faculty member of Yale School of Medicine for 17 years who also taught at Yale Law School for 15 years. She was a research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health, a consultant with the World Health Organization since 2002, and author of the textbook, Violence (2019). She edited The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President (2017 and 2019) and authored Profile of a Nation: Trump’s Mind, America’s Soul (2020). She is also president of the World Mental Health Coalition (worldmhc.org), which is a professional organization dedicated to the betterment of societal mental health and is forming a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to examine what happened over the Trump years and how the nation can heal from it. You can follow her work at bandylee.com and @BandyXLee1. Read and share the statement from the editorial board of RefuseFascism.org on the second Senate acquittal of Trump. Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism Cashapp: @RefuseFascism paypal.me/refusefascism donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
Sam Goldman talks with journalist and author Sarah Posner (@SarahPosner) about Trump's impeachment trial. Read Sarah's recent piece, How the Christian right helped foment insurrection.  Upon acquittal, Trump said, “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!” And as much as he lies with every breath, these statements about only just beginning will prove true if we don’t stop them.  Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism Cashapp: @RefuseFascism paypal.me/refusefascism donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
This urgent discussion was recorded February 8, on the eve of Trump’s  second impeachment trial. What actually happened on January 6 when a  fascist mob stormed the Capitol? What does that, and everything that  lead up to it, tell us about the danger of fascism in America? How does the impeachment trial fit into this picture? And how can people act act  in a meaningful way in the interests of humanity at this unprecedented  moment?  The discussion features: Eric Seitz, attorney, lecturer in Constitutional Law, University of Hawai’i Jared Yates Sexton, professor, writer & political analyst, author AMERICAN RULE: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed Its People Paul Street, historian & journalist; author, The Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump, and Politics of Appeasement Frances Fisher, actress and activist Sam Goldman, RefuseFascism.org Editorial Board, host of the Refuse Fascism podcast Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism   Cashapp: @RefuseFascism    paypal.me/refusefascism  donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
Sian Norris (@Sianushka), author of the upcoming book Birth Violence, talks with Sam Goldman about the tactics and links of anti-abortion movement internationally - including fascist coup participants in the assault on the US Capitol January 6.  Then, Sam talks with Coco Das (@Coco_Das) about her new article on RefuseFascism.org: The “Left” Coalition That Kept You Off the Streets and Won’t Stop Fascism. RSVP for the online forum Monday February 8: The Senate Impeachment Trial & the Need to Refuse Fascism with actor and activists Frances Fisher, attorney Eric Seitz, writer Jared Yates Sexton, and historian and journalist Paul Street.  Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism Cashapp: @RefuseFascism paypal.me/refusefascism donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
As Trump's impeachment trial looms but some progressives argue that holding Trump accountable for his fascist coup attempt would distract Congress from accomplishing other priorities, Sam Goldman talks with writer and historian Paul Street about his upcoming piece "The Anatomy of Fascism-Denial: 31 Flavors of Anti-Antifascism." Read "Thirty-One Flavors of Fascism" now.  RSVP for the online forum Monday February 8: The Senate Impeachment Trial & the Need to Refuse Fascism. Also read the full New Year's statement by Bob Avakian that Sam mentions at the beginning here. Send your comments and ideas for this show going forward to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism Cashapp: @RefuseFascism paypal.me/refusefascism  donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
Sam Goldman talks with renowned educator and author of multiple books Henry Giroux about his recent piece on Truthout: Downplaying Trumpism is Dangerous. Trump is out of power now but clearly there is still a need for people acting together to refuse fascism and demand a more just world. How close did we come to full-blown fascism? What are we faced with now and what is needed? We will continue to explore these questions on this podcast and encourage people to act with us via refusefascism.org. Send your comments and ideas for this show going forward to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support:     Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism     Cashapp: @RefuseFascism     paypal.me/refusefascism      donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
On Trump's last full day in office, Sam talks with Dr. Jo-Marie Burt, (scholar of political violence, human rights and transitional justice in Latin America; professor at The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and Senior Fellow at The Washington Office on Latin America). What can we learn about recovery from the Trump years and attempted self-coup from other countries? Follow Dr. Burt at @jomaburt. Sign this statement: Pledge to the People of the World In the Name of Humanity We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism Cashapp: @RefuseFascism paypal.me/refusefascism  donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
We're sharing a conversation that originally aired on Sunsara Taylor's show, We Only Want the World (WBAI and WPFW; listen to past episodes on wpfwfm.org), featuring Dr. Cornel West, Rev. William H. Lamar IV and Andy Zee. This discussion was recorded and aired the day before fascist assault on the Capitol January 6 but is completely relevant this week as the country faces continued violent threats and other fallout from the coup.  Sign this statement: Pledge to the People of the World In the Name of Humanity We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism  Cashapp: @RefuseFascism  paypal.me/refusefascism  donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
We're sharing a very timely conversation between actor/comedienne Rosie O'Donnell, Jason Stanley (author of How Fascism Works), Andy Zee (co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, host of The RNL Show) and Sunsara Taylor (co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, host of We Only Want the World).  In the aftermath of the Trump-led attempted coup, and in the days leading up to the inauguration of Joe Biden, is it right to call Trump, his regime and his MAGA base fascist? Is it too "inflammatory?"  Why are the fascists fighting in the streets and our side so passive?  Trump needs to be DEFEATED legally & politically. His fascist coup attempt, the whole regime and their followers, & their fascist program with its white supremacy, misogyny & xenophobia resoundingly repudiated.  Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism  Cashapp: @RefuseFascism  paypal.me/refusefascism  donate.refusefascism.org Sign the Pledge to the People of the World here.  Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
Sam Goldman speaks to George Levy Mueller, author of Lucie's Hope, a memoir of his life as a child in Nazi Germany. He and his younger sister Ursula survived life in three concentration camps.  Plus, a clip from William H. Lamar IV (pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C) speaking at Black Lives Matter plaza yesterday. There were demonstrations in DC, NYC and around the country Saturday demanding Trump's immediate removal. Find coverage and ways you can act now on refusefascism.org.  We demand Trump’s immediate removal to stop the tremendous harm he can do in the next 11 days. We demand this now as part of building the strength of our side for the fight to decisively defeat this fascism that has been allowed to fester and spew forth. Note well: A failed coup, can lead to a successful coup or a “legitimate” return to power fueled by the same fascist program but with a vengeance. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support: Venmo: @Refuse-Fascism Cashapp: @RefuseFascism paypal.me/refusefascism donate.refusefascism.org Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown.
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