Lend Lease 17 – 2010s Decade in Review – Dec 29, 2019

Description: Bill and Rachel recap some of the most influential domestic political events or developments of the 2010s for the US left and progressives: Reproductive freedom battles, Senate climate failures, Manning leaks, Senate rules reform failure, Wisconsin protests, Occupy movement, the rise of rank-and-file teacher unionism, Snowden leaks, Black Lives Matter movement, marriage equality, Bernie Sanders, the airport protests, the climate strikes, the flight attendants union.

Notes and links (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Arsenal-For-Democracy’s-Decade-in-Review-of-The-American-Left-2010-2019.pdf

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.

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.