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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.

Lend Lease 12 – Recent Trade-Unionism Action in the US and Europe – Aug 25, 2019

Description: Final summer episode before our hiatus. Bill and Rachel discuss industrial union action by US flight attendants, European flight crews, European dockworkers and shipyard workers, and Kentucky coal miners, as well as Bernie Sanders’ new proposal for federal union rights legislation.

Links and notes for episode 12 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lend-Lease-Episode-12-Notes-and-Links-Latter-Day-Syndicalist-Action-in-the-First-World.pdf

Intro music by friend of the show Stunt Bird.

Lend Lease 11 – American Anarchy Part 2: The Extremism Debate and State Violence

Description: Part 2 of 2. A discussion of US government repression of anarchism and revolutionary syndicalism from the 1880s to the first Red Scare of the 1920s, as well as the controversial Propaganda of the Deed theory of violence, the role of immigrants in the movement, and the Sacco and Vanzetti trials. From your host Bill Humphrey and co-hosts Rachel and Nate.

Notes for both parts (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lend-Lease-Episodes-10-11-American-Anarchy-Anarchist-and-Syndicalist-Movements-of-the-late-19th-and-early-20th-centuries-in-the-United-States.pdf

Music by friend of the show Stunt Bird.

Lend Lease 10 – American Anarchy Part 1: Syndicalist Theory and IWW Practice

Description: Part 1 of 2. A historical overview of American anarchism and revolutionary syndicalism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with a focus on theory and the IWW. From your host Bill Humphrey and co-hosts Rachel and Nate.

Notes for both parts (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lend-Lease-Episodes-10-11-American-Anarchy-Anarchist-and-Syndicalist-Movements-of-the-late-19th-and-early-20th-centuries-in-the-United-States.pdf

Music by friend of the show Stunt Bird.

Lend Lease 8 – Social Rights vs Individual Rights – July 28, 2019

Description: Bill, Rachel, and Nate discuss the historical tension in US politics between social rights and individual rights, the 1940s movement for social rights, and why this has returned to the fore in the 2020 race.

Links and Notes for Episode 8 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lend-Lease-Episode-8-Links-and-Notes-Social-Rights-vs-Individual-Rights.pdf

Lend Lease 7 – Democratic Party Power Struggle – July 21, 2019

The Democratic Party leadership has come completely unmoored from the party base and any coalition necessary to win national elections. But with the party’s legally enshrined institutional power and mass membership in play and time running out on the climate, we are locked in a brutal power struggle. (On the show this week: Bill, Rachel, Nate)

Links and Notes for Episode 7: http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lend-Lease-Ep-7-Links-and-Notes-Democratic-Leadership-Attacks-on-the-Left.pdf