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Nate is a contributor and past co-host on the “Arsenal For Democracy” show. He was previously the co-founder of the Starboard Broadside political blog with Bill in 2008.

Lend Lease 20 – Climate Change and the End of the Liberal World as We Know It – Jan 19, 2020

Description: The Australian fires have shown definitively that liberal democracy cannot handle climate emergency and that liberals and conservatives are prepared to hand control to unelected regimes or “disaster supremos.” Can the left provide an alternative in time? Bill, Rachel, Nate.

Notes and links for ep 20 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Lend-Lease-20-Notes-and-Links-Climate-Change-and-The-End-of-the-Liberal-World-As-We-Know-It-Jan-19-2020.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Lend Lease 19 – Why Sanctions are Bad – Jan 12, 2020

Description: Nate, Rachel, and Bill recap recent events between the US and Iran to springboard a discussion of why sanctions are a failed, morally bad policy tool.

Links and notes for ep 19 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Lend-Lease-19-Notes-and-Links-Why-Sanctions-are-Bad.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Lend Lease 18 – Movie Corner – Jan 5, 2020

Description: Bill and Nate talk about a bunch of movies from the end of 2019 that generated political discussion (or should have). We try to avoid spoilers.

Article mentioned on the show: https://theoutline.com/post/8279/parasite-us-revolutionary-gothic?zd=1&zi=bncqioni

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Lend Lease 16 – UK and Ireland – Dec 15, 2019

Description: Bill notes in the aftermath of UK Labour’s election defeat that there is still no alternative to fighting for a leftist way forward on the climate crisis. Rachel and Nate discuss Ireland’s constitutional convention as a possible model for future reform.

Ep 16 Links and Notes (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Lend-Lease-16-Notes-and-Links-Constitutional-Conventions-of-Ireland-and-Iceland.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Lend Lease 15 – Oklahoma and Oregon Resist the Great War – Dec 8, 2019

Description: In 1917, Oregon Senator Harry Lane votes against the US joining World War One and Oklahoma socialists rise up violently against the draft in the Green Corn Rebellion. Bill, Rachel, Nate.

Links and notes for ep 15 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Lend-Lease-Episode-15-Notes-and-Links-Oklahoma-Green-Corn-Rebellion-and-Oregon-Senator-Harry-Lane.pdf

Music by Stunt Bird.

Lend Lease 14 – The Communists Help Hawaii’s Democrats – Dec 1, 2019

Description: Hawaii Communists, Hawaii Democrats, and how to build a multi-racial workers’ coalition in the 1940s and 1950s. Bill, Rachel, Nate.

Links and notes for episode 14 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Lend-Lease-Episode-14-Notes-and-Links-Hawaii-Communists-and-the-Hawaii-Democratic-Party.pdf

Music by Stunt Bird.

Lend Lease 13 – The US Invasions of Mexico – Nov 24, 2019

Description: Arsenal For Democracy’s Lend Lease podcast returns this week with an episode on bumbling American imperialism in the “Participation Trophy Years”: US military operations in Mexico under Woodrow Wilson.

Links and notes for episode 13 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Lend-Lease-Episode-13-Notes-and-Links-US-Operations-in-Mexico-under-Wilson-during-the-Mexican-Revolution-Civil-Wars.pdf

Music by Stunt Bird.