Ep 66: Stand Up & Fight Back – An Interview with Redneck Revolt

 

In this episode, Raechel has the privilege of talking with a member of Redneck Revolt, “a national network of community defense projects from a broad spread of political, religious, and cultural backgrounds. It is a pro-worker, anti-racist organization that focuses on working class liberation from the oppressive systems which dominate our lives.” This past week, members of RR joined other antifa activists to protect people on the ground in Charlottesville and Durham. Our guest was in both places.

This is a must-listen for anyone committed to supporting the struggle against white supremacy and fascism. I think, if you aren’t already, this interview will inspire you to be in solidarity with the diversity of tactics we need for this fight, including armed defense.

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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
MIDDLE: “The only good fascist is a very dead fascist” Propaganda
OUTRO: “All you fascists bound to lose” Woody Guthrie
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In lieu of promo-ing our Patreon and social media, we hope you’ll consider donating to jail support or other antifa needs in your communities. Stay safe and take care of each other.

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Recommended Reading & Resources 

Redneck Revolt 

This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed by Charles E. Cobb

We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement by Akinyele Omowale Umoja

Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz

Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power by Timothy B. Tyson

How Nonviolence Protects the State by Peter Gelderloos

 

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Ep 65: Feminist Roundtable with Smash Everything and Flex Your Heart Radio

 

This week we are joined by friends-of-the-podcast, Lacy Davis (Flex Your Heart Radio) and Molly Woodstock (Smash Everything). We united in this feminist-podcaster roundtable to answer listener-submitted questions about fitness and ED recovery, witch and woo practices, workplace struggles, and more.

TIMELINE::
Check-ins until 11:00
Roundtable thereafter
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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
OUTRO: Silence brought to you by Mel forgetting
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Ep 64: Feminist Media Studies with Dr. Elana Levine

Melody sits down with Dr. Elana Levine, a professor in the Dept of Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Melody and Elana discuss the feminist history of soap operas, abortion legislation, contemporary feminist media culture, and the challenges (and rewards) of being an academic.

Dr. Levine is the author of Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television, co-author of Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status, and editor of Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century.

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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
OUTRO: “Creep” TLC
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Ep 63: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

TW: detailed descriptions of sexual harassment
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In this episode we talk with Lacy O’Brien, founder of ReVoice, a non-profit dedicated to providing resources to stop sexual harassment in the workplace. Lacy discusses her own experience of harassment and how it inspired her to start an organization that could provide support for other victims, especially since, as Lacy learned, HR is there to protect the employer, not the worker.

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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
OUTRO: “Shitlist” L7
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Ep 62: Fast Fashion Labor with Madison Van Oort

In this episode we chat with Madison (she/her they/them), a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, who studies labor, worker surveillance, and the politics of resistance. Her dissertation is on fast fashion retail work.

Episode breakdown:
Introduction until 8:20 min mark
Check-ins 8:20-12 min mark
Chit chat 12-17 min mark
Interview with Madison starts at 17:15
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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
OUTRO: “Fire” (Disciples Remix) Beth Ditto
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Ep 61: Embodied Feminism with Jennifer Pray

“Even though a space is female-dominated doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a space where it’s about female empowerment.” -J. Pray

In this episode, Melody talks with Jennifer Pray, a Twin Cities-based dance artist and yoga teacher. Jennifer discusses how her dance and yoga work intersect with each other and with feminism. More specifically, Jennifer digs into what an embodied feminism can look like. A lot of good gems to listen for.

Interview with Jenn starts at 12ish min mark
Related FKJ episode: 41 with David Frenk
Photo credits for episode art from top left: Anna Dielschneider, Bill Cameron, Erin Fitzgerald
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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
Spliced in: “Things We Do for Love” Amy Grant
OUTRO: “Take Cover” Vie Boheme
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Ep 60: Marxism with SAL(T)

In this episode, we speak with Stella (she/her) and Maga (she/her or they/them) of SAL(T). SAL(T) is a multimedia project designed to produce critical inquiry about social and cultural issues from a Marxist Xicanismx perspective. We also talk with them about how social media can be utilized as a form of popular education. You can follow SAL(T) on Instagram and Facebook. Subpar internet connection (at times) brought to you by our favorite ISP monopoly, Comcast.

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This episode is dedicated to Jesus Estrada-Perez. Our dear friend was a Chicanx activist and we remain inspired and motivated by his activism every single day. We would give the world to have him here with us and to have him be a part of this conversation with SAL(T). This episode reminded us so deeply of what moved Jesus. Jesus, we love and miss you so much. Our hearts ache. Love, Raechel & Mel

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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
OUTRO: “Somo Chulas” Downtown Boys
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