Description: Nate reviews two books on political genocides of Southeast Asia during the Cold War: “The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anti-Communist Crusade and the Mass Murder that Shaped our World” by Vincent Bevins (2020) and “First They Killed My Father” by Loung Ung (2000, adapted as a movie in 2017).
Description: Bernie Sanders put together a campaign team focused on deep and wide outreach to Latinos across the country and now he has won a massive victory in Nevada and is headed for the nomination. Nate, Bill, Rachel.
Description: Despite the recent fiasco of the Iowa 2020 Democratic Caucuses, there aren’t many caucuses left due to post-2016 changes in the nomination process that also included reducing the power of super-delegates. Rachel, Bill, Nate.
Description: Nate, Rachel, and Bill discuss the Modi government’s exclusionary citizenship law, internet blackouts, and Kashmir occupation, and how the people of India have responded, including a general strike.
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.
"We must be the great arsenal of democracy. For us this is an emergency as serious as war itself. We must apply ourselves to our task with the same resolution, the same sense of urgency, the same spirit of patriotism and sacrifice as we would show were we at war."
-Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, December 29, 1940