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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.

Feb 23, 2020 – It’s Bernie, Baby – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 297

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.

Links and notes for Ep 297 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AFD-297-Links-and-Notes-It’s-Bernie-Baby.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Feb 9, 2020 – A Farewell to Caucuses – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 295

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.

Links and notes for ep. 295 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AFD-295-Links-and-Notes-After-Iowa.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Feb 2, 2020 – French Strikes – AFD 294

Description: Back on the air at WVUD, we discuss recent French strikes over reactionary pension reforms and what lessons it holds for the rising American left. Bill, Rachel, Nate.

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Links and notes (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Ep.-294-Notes-and-Links-French-Strikes.pdf

Lend Lease 21 – Oppression and Resistance in India – Jan 26, 2020

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.

Links and Notes Ep 21 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Lend-Lease-21-India-Jan-26-2020.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird. Regular radio episodes return Feb 4.

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.