Bill Humphrey

About Bill Humphrey

Bill Humphrey is the primary host of WVUD's Arsenal For Democracy talk radio show and a local elected official. Follow him @BillHumphreyMA on twitter.

July 2021 – Sacco and Vanzetti Conviction Centennial – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 388

Description: One hundred years ago this week, Sacco and Vanzetti were unjustly convicted on first-degree murder charges in Massachusetts. We discuss the centennial and re-air part of a 2019 episode exploring the misunderstood context of Italian-American anarchism in 1921.

Links and notes (Ep. 388): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/AFD-Ep-388-Links-and-Notes-Sacco-Vanzetti-2nd-Conviction-Centennial.pdf

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[Unlocked] July 6, 2021 – Steam Donkey – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 387

Bill and Rachel ask: What is a steam donkey?

Links and notes for Ep. 387 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Bonus-AFD-Ep-387-Links-and-Notes-Steam-Donkey.pdf

Past Patreon episodes will soon be unlocked and bonus episodes are ending for now. You can still support the show for $3/month on Patreon.

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July 4, 2021 – Albuquerque Rebellion of June 1971 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 386

Description: Bill and Rachel discuss the 50th anniversary of the Albuquerque Rebellion of June 1971, what led up to it, and what has not changed since then with local policing.

Links and notes for Ep. 386 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/AFD-Ep-386-Links-and-Notes-June-1971-50th-Anniversary-of-the-Albuquerque-Rebellion.pdf

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[Preview] June 22, 2021 – Deregulation of the Texas Power Sector – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 385

Full episode on Patreon: The isolated and deregulated Texas power grid keeps failing its customers. Bill and Rachel look back at the history.

June 20, 2021 – The New Orleans General Strike of 1892 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 384

Description: Bill and Rachel are joined by Justin in New Orleans to talk about the 1892 cross-racial general strike that was so successful that the media and some historians waged a decades-long campaign to paint it a failure.

Links and notes for Ep. 384 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/AFD-Ep-384-Links-and-Notes-1892-New-Orleans-General-Strike.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

[Preview] June 15, 2021 – Alabama Coal Strikes of 1908 and 1920 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 383

Full episode on Patreon: There are mine strikes in Alabama right now. Bill and Rachel look back at the racially-integrated Alabama coal strikes of 1908 and 1920.

June 13, 2021 – Sewing Machines – Arsenal for Democracy Ep. 382

Description: Which industry popularized the US multinational corporation, monthly consumer financing, buybacks of used products, repair service teams, interchangeable parts, patent pooling, and ready-to-wear garments? Sewing machines! Bill, Kelley, and Rachel.

Links and notes for Ep. 382 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/AFD-Ep-382-Links-and-Notes-Sewing-Machines.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.