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On this week's episode of Out d'Coup LIVE I am joined by student organizers Paul Berlet, Mattieu Maier, and Samantha Marencik from Kutztown University Activists. Paul Berlet is a junior Secondary English Education major. He gained grassroots organizing experience working with Kutztown Students for Sanders and most recently with Healthy Campus Bill …
 
Donald Trump is the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump. No, my representative was not one of them. As the days go by we find out that the head of the Capitol police lie, the FBI released a report ahead of the insurrection warning that there were indications that the Tru…
 
We can only hope that the rest of 2021 doesn’t look like what we experienced this past week. For the first time since 1814, the U.S. Capitol building was stormed by fanatical Trumpsters, QAnon conspiracy theorists, white supremacists, and other right-wing radicals in what was nothing less than an attempted coup. That is exactly what Fiona Hill, the…
 
Four (now five) people are dead and many more injured after radical Trumpsters lay siege to the U.S. Capitol building. Decades of the GOP stoking the fires of racism, conspiracy theories, and ideologically driven media is coming home to roost. Fire’s like that. Only fools believe that they can tame a wildfire. After hours of delays due to the Trump…
 
Vaccines finally roll out across the U.S. But, when you’ve got an incompetent federal government its never going to go smoothly. Good thing that Moderna’s vaccine just got approval too. That can’t come soon enough as COVID-19 is now killing more than 3,000 people a day. Sorry kids “you’re not going to get your Christmas presents” in time for the ho…
 
On this week's show I'm joined by Paris Marx, creator and host of the Tech Won't Save Us podcast. Paris is a socialist writer whose critical perspectives on technology have been published by NBC News, Jacobin, Tribune, In These Times, OneZero, Recode, Citymetric, Salon, and more. Paris is a PhD student at the University of Auckland researching tech…
 
It’s official. More people died from COVID-19 yesterday than died in the 9/11 attacks. 3,067 died yesterday. Daily deaths are now higher than any time during the pandemic. The FDA is set to approve the Pfizer vaccine today after an independent panel gave it the thumbs up yesterday. Turns out the Trump administration under ordered the Pfizer vaccine…
 
On today's show, I am joined by Shanna Danielson and Tara Shakespeare. Danielson was a candidate for PA State Senate in SD-31 and Shakespeare was a candidate for PA State Representative in the 88th district. Both of these districts are in PA’s Capital region - a region that has been all but written off the mainstream Democrats in recent years. But …
 
The U.S. is breaking COVID-19 records once again. According to the COVID Tracking Project, for the first time, over 100,000 people are currently hospitalized. That’s 65% higher than any time since the beginning of the pandemic. Yesterday, 2,706 Americans died as a result of COVID. And, for the first time, more than 210,000 new cases were reported i…
 
Trump continues to wage a battle to overturn the election. Republican leaders from Michigan’s two legislative chambers are scheduled to meet with Trump today to strategize about how to overturn the election. Guiliani started melting during an off the rails press conference. Trump has lost 32 out of 33 lawsuits so far. But that’s not stopping him. L…
 
On today's Out d'Coup LIVE, we talk to Lev Hirschhorn, the Deputy Organizing Director at PA Stands Up about the road forward following the election. PA Stands Up backed progressive candidates from across the Commonwealth and has built a powerful model for grassroots political organizing. Find out more about PA Stands Up and become a member: https:/…
 
It’s rather old news by now...but Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are now officially president and vice-president-elect! Woot! And the celebrations exploded. It was another record-setting week of COVID-19 cases across the nation. The U.S. has more than 10.5 million cases and 240,00 deaths as of last night. The CDC is projecting there will be upwards of…
 
This morning, more vote counts came in from Philly. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took the lead by over 5,000 votes. That lead is expected to grow as the remaining vote totals come in. Biden/Harris also moved into the lead in Georgia. They also maintained leads in Arizona and Nevada. We had an uncharacteristically celebratory episode. We also talk a …
 
It’s been a harrowing several months...well, OK, several years. But this election season has been run through with racial violence, mass uprisings, unprecedented climate-driven disasters, and a freaking pandemic. And that’s all on top of the Trump administration’s active measures to suppress the vote. Oh, yeah, there’s that steady march toward fasc…
 
You are out of time to mail in your ballot. The Trump administration’s efforts to slow down the mail are having an impact, especially in key Democratic areas in swing states. On Tuesday, David Becker, the executive director of the nonpartisan Center for Election Innovation & Research, told the Washington Post, “If you haven’t requested a mail ballo…
 
On today’s show, I am thrilled to welcome Tara Zrinski to the show. Tara is the Democratic party candidate for State Rep in the Lehigh Valley's 138th State House district in Northampton County. If you haven’t been paying attention to this race yet, now is the time. Tara is campaigning on health care for all, protecting our environment, and protecti…
 
“We cannot depend on our institutions to guarantee that our votes will determine the next president” is what a leaked National AFL-CIO PowerPoint stated this week. The AFL-CIO had a meeting planned with State Federations and union leaders from around concerning a Trump Coup - yes, and we mean Coup - and how unions will mobilize in the days after th…
 
On today’s show, I welcome Rick Krajewski to the show. Rick is a candidate for State Representative in the 188th State House District in West Philadelphia. Rick has worked for criminal justice reform and access to public education. Since 2016, Rick has been an organizer with Reclaim Philadelphia, fighting to put working-class people at the forefron…
 
Trump and Biden hold dueling town halls. Looks like our corporate media is playing the money game just like 2016. SCOTUS hearings for Amy Comey Barrett were pretty much a disaster - for the Democrats. One thing did become clear, however: Diane Feinstein needs to go. It’s time for a clean sweep of the Democratic Party leadership. COVID is on the ris…
 
In news from our slow slide into autocracy, six militia members were arrested and charged with planning to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. They planned to try her for treason in a kangaroo court. The penalty for treason, of course, is death. The plot included attempts to recruit 200 armed men to storm the Capitol building in Lansing and …
 
On today’s show, Brian Bailie returns to the podcast. Bailie is an Assistant Professor of rhetoric and composition at the University of Cincinnati’s Blue Ash College. Brian’s latest article, co-authored with Steve Parks, “Are We an Academic Journal? Editing as Ethical Practice for Change,” just dropped in Reflections: A Journal of Community Engaged…
 
Trump’s got COVID. Trump announced that both he and Melania also tested positive for the coronavirus...like in the 1 am hour. The announcement comes on the heels of Trump’s close advisors, Hope Hicks, testing positive. And, yes, and they’ve all been traveling maskless around the country. That’s good news for Wisconsin. Trump had planned rallies in …
 
RIP in peace and justice RBG. A time for torches and pitchforks. Even David Plouffe is calling for court-packing, getting rid of the filibuster, and statehood for DC and Puerto Rico. He told Chris Hayes last night that if the Democratic Party candidates can’t capitalize on the current political climate it’s political malpractice. He says is time to…
 
Out d'Coup LIVE for Monday, September 21, 2020. Today we talked about the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Trump's move to appoint another justice to the Supreme Court. Intro music, "There are No People in the Future," by Jonathan Mann. Follow him on YouTube and Twitter. Let him know that Raging Chicken sent you.…
 
Louisville agrees to pay Breonna’s Taylor’s family $12 million in a historic settlement. The city also announced significant police reforms. According to CNN, “the city agreed to establish a housing credit program as an incentive for officers to live in the areas they serve; use social workers to provide support on certain police runs; and require …
 
Are we heading toward herd immunity? That’s what Trump’s new COVID-19 “medical advisor” is pushing. Fox News commentator, Radiologist Scott Atlas, has been long pushing herd immunity as a strategy. According to an analysis by The Washington Post, that would mean that about 65% of Americans would need to contract the virus. Assuming a fatality rate …
 
Need more evidence to defund the police? Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man, is shot in the back seven times by a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer. Amazingly, survived the initial shooting. Then get this...Blake gets taken to the hospital where he is handcuffed to his hospital bed, even though he is paralyzed because one of the shots severed his…
 
[TFW you've got the wrong mic selected. Sorry about that] On tonight’s show, we’ll be talking with three students who are organizing because of and in spite of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Nick Thatcher is a political science and philosophy major at Kutztown University. Nick is one of the founding student organizers with the Healthy Campus Bill of…
 
It’s official. The ticket is Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The task now is to get rid of the acute condition of Trump, so we get rid of the chronic conditions of market fundamentalism, white supremacy, and sexism. The Democratic Party Convention has come and gone. Looks like the Lincoln Project’s efforts to convince establishment Democrats to lean t…
 
On tonight’s show, I’m joined by two organizers from the Racial Justice Organizing Committee in Philadelphia: Tamara Anderson and Dana Carter. Tamara Anderson is an advocate for children and teens, a professional artist, singer, director, editor, freelance writer, and blogger with over 20 years of experience as an educator. Click on the link in the…
 
Welcome to this week's Out d'Coup LLIVE podcast. On this week's show we're talking about sending K-12 students into the COVID-19 laboratory. Yes, back-to-school in the pandemic. My guest tonight is a public school teacher and activist, Steven Singer. Steven is an 8th grade Language Arts teacher in western Pennsylvania. He is a Nationally Board Cert…
 
On this week's show: The U.S. Senate fails to come to an agreement on the next COVID-19 relief package. That means that there will be no help on unemployment benefits and no protection from eviction for millions of Americans. Cori Bush won a historic victory in Missouri’s first district primary win against long-time Democratic machine politician, W…
 
On tonight’s Out d’Coup LIVE, we’re talking higher education organizing during the coronavirus pandemic. As the beginning of the school year draws ever closer colleges, and universities have been struggling with how to go back-to-school and keep students, teachers, staff, and community members safe. I feel for the people who have to make these deci…
 
** Apologies in advance for the bad sound at the beginning. Looks like my new soundboard set up is not going to cut it ** Republican Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell has held up an agreement on a new COVID-19 relief package saying that he will not pass a bill without a “liability shield” for employers. However, Republicans can’t agree with t…
 
On this week's Out d'Coup Live, we’re talking to Sam Weymouth of 717 Restaurant Workers United and Danny Martin from Harrisburg DSA. 717 Restaurant Workers United is a labor union dedicated to the protection and representation of restaurant workers in the Central Pennsylvania area. They are in the middle of an organizing campaign with restaurant wo…
 
We lost such an important voice on the Left this week. Michael Brooks died suddenly on Monday at the age of 36. Michael was the co-host of the Majority Report and the host of his own show, The Michael Brooks Show, better known as TMBS. In so many ways, Michael was just getting going. Rest in Power, brother. Trump is calling for a surge of Federal f…
 
Raging Chicken's Out d'Coup podcast is rolling with a pre-launch version of our live call-in show. We'll be talking back to school in the pandemic, specifically, the moves to send college students back to in-person classes in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education and other higher education institutions. Support faculty, students, and staf…
 
You might want to get that midnight train out of Georgia if you can find a State that will have you. Georgian Governor Kemp says that no municipality can impose a mask ordinance, and he’s willing to sue Atlanta’s mayor over it. We’ve got secret Federal police are roaming the cities of ‘Merica. Teachers across the country are beginning to organize a…
 
Out d'Coup | GOP Senate Health Bill 1.1; Battle for the Net; Police Tear Gas Anti-Fascists in VA; Harrisburg Police and Surveillance; #PABudget mess; PASSHE report; Teleportation; and, Mars Housing You can check out the full description of this show from July 13, 2017 RIGHT HERE.By Raging Chicken Radio
 
We’re back in record territory when it comes to new COVID-19 cases. New cases are rising in 27 states with Texas, California, Arizona, and Florida showing some the most alarming increases. The enormous Texas Medical Center in Houston reached 100% capacity yesterday. The CDC now says that more than 20 million Americans could have contracted the viru…
 
Rayshard Brooks is murdered by Atlanta police for falling asleep in his car in a Wendy’s parking lot. That Wendy’s later burned to the ground. The autopsy concluded the killing was a homicide and the officer who murdered Rashard Brooks is now charged with felony murder and ten additional charges. The same cop who killed Brooks was previously discip…
 
Calls to defund police departments across the country gain traction. Alex Vitale, the author of The End of Policing and a professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College, has been making the media rounds making the case for divesting from policing and reinvesting in our communities. While defunding the police is freaking out failed state extremists on t…
 
Trump threatens to call out the military to suppress protests demanding justice for George Floyd and an end to run-away police violence. In a speech from the Rose Garden, Trump called protesters “terrorists.” In a call to the nation’s Governors, Trump urged them to crack down hard on protesters. In a surprise move, Trump told journalists that he ha…
 
Minneapolis burns, including a police station, as the demands for justice in the police murder of an unarmed black man, George Floyd. Four white police officers involved in the murder have been fired, but the video of one officer with his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes while he cried out “I can’t breathe” have the community calling for mo…
 
It’s Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Welcome to Raging Chicken’s Out d’Coup podcast. This is Kevin Mahoney, editor, and founder of Raging Chicken Press. On today’s show, we’ve got a Raging Chicken interview with Brian Bailie. Bailie is an Assistant Professor of rhetoric and composition at the University of Cincinnati’s Blue Ash College. He’s got some new …
 
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency this week as two dams collapsed following days of exceptionally heavy rain. Thousands of residents had to be evacuated and the floodwaters were comingling with containment ponds at a Dow Chemical plant near the town of Midland. Parts of Midland and other areas were under 5 feet of wat…
 
Welcome to the first-ever Out d'Coup Live Call-In Show. We did a full-length test run of our new live call-in show! Call it a soft-launch. On today's show we gave a little background about Raging Chicken and talked shock doctrine for public higher education in the age of COVID-19. The full video version of today's show will be available exclusively…
 
In the never-ending evidence that elections have consequences, Wednesday evening the right-wing dominated Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Governor Tony Evers’s stay-at-home order unconstitutional. Following the ruling, the Tavern League of Wisconsin told all its members to open their pubs asap. Soon social media was filled with pictures of packed bar…
 
Even the coronavirus can’t stop the deep-seated violent racism in the U.S. A white father and son in Georgia hunt down and kill Ahmaud Arbery, an African-American man who was suspected of jogging in a park. It was only video evidence that moved the case forward. The Justice Dept. drops charges against Michael Flynn. The lead prosecutor for the case…
 
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