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.

[Preview] June 8, 2021 – The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit of 1986 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 381

Full episode on Patreon: Have you ever wondered what the absolute peak example of neoliberal policy is? Bill and Rachel submit to you that it might be the tradable Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) in effect since 1986.

June 6, 2021 – Interchangeable Parts – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 380

Description: Bill, Kelley, and Rachel discuss the reasons for (and effects of) American capitalists’ enthusiasm for interchangeable parts and “the American system of manufacturing” during the First Industrial Revolution.

Links and notes for Ep. 380 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/AFD-Ep-380-Links-and-Notes-1IR_-Interchangeable-Parts.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

May 30, 2021 – Tulsa 1921 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 378

Description: 100 years ago this week, white mobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma burned down the Black neighborhood of Greenwood (known as Black Wall Street) and committed massacres. Bill and Rachel explore the unique economic factors that created Greenwood.

Links and notes for Ep. 378 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/AFD-Ep-378-Links-and-Notes-Tulsa-1921.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

[Preview] May 25, 2021 – The Red Ark – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 377

Full episode on Patreon: Bill and Rachel discuss the Red Ark (or Soviet Ark) deportations of Russian-born American anarchists in 1919. (Don’t miss our two part series from 2019 on American anarchist history!)