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Sam Goldman talks to Talbert Swan (Bishop with the Church Of God In Christ and longtime fighter for justice, author of No More Cursing: Destroying The Roots Of Religious Racism) about the spate of voter suppression bills being enacted across the country. Follow Bishop Swan at @talbertswan. Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or …
 
Maria Sanchez, a mental health professional and supporter of RefuseFascism.org, talks to Sam Goldman about the trauma of the Trump presidency and the enduring fascist movement on society, plus clips from the conversation between Sam and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee (editor of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump”) from a few weeks ago. Since …
 
Sam Goldman interviews Andy Zee, host of The RNL Show on YouTube and a co-founder of RefuseFascism.org, to talk about the statement released this January by revolutionary leader Bob Avakian: A New Year, The Urgent Need For A Radically New World—For The Emancipation Of All Humanity. Send your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGol…
 
It's the 50th episode! We started the podcast this past summer; the week millions began to pour into the streets rebelling against white supremacy and demanding justice for George Floyd. When we began a fascist regime was tightening its grip on society; we called the podcast "Inside With #OutNow" as the movement to get these fascists out became all…
 
Sam Goldman interviews Federico Finchelstein, Professor of History at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College and Director of the Janey Program in Latin American Studies at NSSR. Dr. Finchelstein is the author of seven books on fascism, populism, Dirty Wars, the Holocaust and Jewish history in Latin America and Europe. His latest…
 
Sam Goldman interviews Umair Haque, Founder & Editor of Eudaimonia and Co, Bad Words, a book of nights, Leadership in the Age of Rage, and eudaimonia. You can also find him on Medium where he is a top writer in Life, Politics, Culture, Leadership. Follow him on Twitter @UmairH. This episode was released on the last night of the CPAC conference, sho…
 
Sam Goldman interviews Dr. Bandy Lee, M.D., M.Div., a forensic psychiatrist, violence expert, and faculty member of Yale School of Medicine for 17 years who also taught at Yale Law School for 15 years. She was a research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health, a consultant with the World Health Organization since 2002, and author of the …
 
Sam Goldman talks with journalist and author Sarah Posner (@SarahPosner) about Trump's impeachment trial. Read Sarah's recent piece, How the Christian right helped foment insurrection. Upon acquittal, Trump said, “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share…
 
This urgent discussion was recorded February 8, on the eve of Trump’s second impeachment trial. What actually happened on January 6 when a fascist mob stormed the Capitol? What does that, and everything that lead up to it, tell us about the danger of fascism in America? How does the impeachment trial fit into this picture? And how can people act ac…
 
Sian Norris (@Sianushka), author of the upcoming book Birth Violence, talks with Sam Goldman about the tactics and links of anti-abortion movement internationally - including fascist coup participants in the assault on the US Capitol January 6. Then, Sam talks with Coco Das (@Coco_Das) about her new article on RefuseFascism.org: The “Left” Coalitio…
 
As Trump's impeachment trial looms but some progressives argue that holding Trump accountable for his fascist coup attempt would distract Congress from accomplishing other priorities, Sam Goldman talks with writer and historian Paul Street about his upcoming piece "The Anatomy of Fascism-Denial: 31 Flavors of Anti-Antifascism." Read "Thirty-One Fla…
 
Sam Goldman talks with renowned educator and author of multiple books Henry Giroux about his recent piece on Truthout: Downplaying Trumpism is Dangerous. Trump is out of power now but clearly there is still a need for people acting together to refuse fascism and demand a more just world. How close did we come to full-blown fascism? What are we face…
 
On Trump's last full day in office, Sam talks with Dr. Jo-Marie Burt, (scholar of political violence, human rights and transitional justice in Latin America; professor at The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and Senior Fellow at The Washington Office on Latin America). What can we learn about recovery from the Trump …
 
We're sharing a conversation that originally aired on Sunsara Taylor's show, We Only Want the World (WBAI and WPFW; listen to past episodes on wpfwfm.org), featuring Dr. Cornel West, Rev. William H. Lamar IV and Andy Zee. This discussion was recorded and aired the day before fascist assault on the Capitol January 6 but is completely relevant this w…
 
We're sharing a very timely conversation between actor/comedienne Rosie O'Donnell, Jason Stanley (author of How Fascism Works), Andy Zee (co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, host of The RNL Show) and Sunsara Taylor (co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, host of We Only Want the World). In the aftermath of the Trump-led attempted coup, and in the days leading…
 
Sam Goldman speaks to George Levy Mueller, author of Lucie's Hope, a memoir of his life as a child in Nazi Germany. He and his younger sister Ursula survived life in three concentration camps. Plus, a clip from William H. Lamar IV (pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C) speaking at Black Lives Matter plaza yes…
 
On Wednesday, January 6th, we saw President Trump call forth and unleash fascist mobs to storm the U.S. Capitol. This was an attempt at a coup. It did not succeed this time, but the danger from even a failed coup is to be taken seriously, setting the stage for them to come back sooner or later to re-seize power – with or without Trump. RefuseFascis…
 
Sam Goldman interviews Eric Boehler (Press Run Media) about his recent article Trump plots martial law from White House — the press shrugs. Then, this week Trump and fellow fascists are attempting to stop the certification of the presidential election results this Wednesday, with 140 Republican congressmen and 12 senators challenging the results an…
 
Sam Goldman chats with a progressive organizer in the north shore suburbs of Chicago who has been organizing Protect the Vote vigils in her area for several months. She wrote this solidarity statement that was read at the Trump: You Lost. Get the Hell Out! rally in front of the White House on December 12. This week, connect with the movement and su…
 
A panel discussion presented by Refuse Fascism and The RNL – Revolution, Nothing Less! – Show, originally streamed live Wednesday, December 16. The Situation: Nearly 300,000 people in this country have died from COVID under a science-hating, genocidally racist, lunatic fascist regime, with the virus now out of control and thousands more projected t…
 
Sam Goldman recaps the last few days leading into the Electoral College vote expected to confirm Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election. Sam was with Refuse Fascism speaking out at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington on Saturday, when Proud Boys and other fascist Trump supporters left a trail of destruction elsewhere in the city, including…
 
What is the danger and what do we do about it? A panel discussion with Michael Coard (@michaelcoard), attorney and columnist for Philly Tribune, host of WURD’s Radio Courtroom, Chrissy Stroop (@C_Stroop), writer, scholar, ex-evangelical, co-editor of Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church, Andy Zee (host of The RNL – Revolution Nothing Less …
 
"The American people must not assume it is over until Trump leaves the White House," writes Andrew Mitrovica on AlJazeera.com in Americans need to remain vigilant. Sam Goldman interviews Andrew about the media's continued refusal to properly identify the nature of Trump and his regime and what to watch for in the coming days and weeks as Trump thre…
 
Sam Goldman interviews Sunsara Taylor, a co-initiator of RefuseFascism.org, about events in DC yesterday as thousands of violent white supremacist Trump supporters marched in a so-called "Million MAGA March" and what happened when Refuse Fascism counter-protested them. Then, Sunsara talks with Coco Das and Andy Zee about the Pledge to the People of…
 
World-changing events are unfolding before our eyes. All the news networks have announced that Biden is the winner of the electoral college and popular vote. The Trump/Pence regime will not give up trying to complete their coup and theft of this election, but it is very positive that the media has declared Biden the winner. Hear from organizers on …
 
Sam Goldman talks with political scientist Anthony DiMaggio about Trump's fascism and what people of conscience need to do about it. Read his article Can We Call It Fascism? Trump’s Voter Suppression Project, 2020 on Counterpunch.org. Connect with the movement to oust Trump at RefuseFascism.org, and read the plans for this week here. Tune in to the…
 
Writer and filmmaker Andrea Chalupa (@andreachalupa), co-host of Gaslit Nation podcast, talks with Sam Goldman (@SamanthaGoldm19) about the Trump crime family, the crucial need for mass mobilization to stop the consolidation of fascism in the United States, and the critical next few days in the countdown to Nov. 3 and the following week. Connect wi…
 
Sam Goldman (@samanthagoldm19) talks with Rose Marie Berger about the strategy and power of non-violent resistance as we count down the days to the 2020 election and resist Trump's coup. Find further resources for non-violence trainings linked from Sojourners magazine. Then, Sam outlines some of the important plans posted on RefuseFascism.org for t…
 
Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed to the Supreme Court - appointed explicitly and illegitimately to cast a deciding vote in the expected contest over the election results. Coco Das (@Coco_Das) talks to writer, activist and professor Ashley Dawson (@ashleydawsonnyc) about his recent article for The Guardian, where he writes: "According to the civ…
 
Trump is already stealing the election. We need to vote, but Trump will not be stopped just by voting. This is the time to be in the streets demanding Trump/Pence Out Now! Public Assemblies were held around the country yesterday to mobilize, strategize and organize to demand Trump/Pence now as we approach the election. JOIN US Monday, October 26: 5…
 
On the heels of Women's Marches across the country that opposed the confirmation of nominee to the Supreme Court Amy Coney Barrett, we're sharing a segment from Sunsara Taylor (The RNL Show on YouTube, @SunsaraTaylor on Twitter) covering the hearings so far. Amy Coney Barrett is an extreme Christian fundamentalist who is expected to rubber stamp a …
 
Since October 3, daily protests have been ongoing around the country demanding Trump/Pence Out Now. Plus, this week the fascist nominee to the Supreme Court hearings are happening this week (join in protests - details at refusefascism.org). Samantha Goldman (@SamanthaGoldm19) talks with organizer Ejeris Dixon (@ejeris), Director of Vision Change Wi…
 
Daily protests continue around the country demanding Trump/Pence Out Now (details at refusefascism.org). Andy Zee, co-initiator of Refuse Fascism talks with philosopher and author of "How Fascism Works" Jason Stanley (@jasonintrator) about where we're at in the development of fascism in the United States, the urgent need for protest and the rolling…
 
We face a rolling coup barreling to a showdown on November 3rd. The Trump/Pence regime has said and shown that they will not abide by an election they lose. Now we must act. Beginning Saturday, October 3rd, gather and bring your family, friends, and community into the public squares of cities and towns across the country in non-violent protest unif…
 
Coco Das talks with Houston teacher and activist Jamilah, and a friend of Anthony Huber (Black Lives Matter protester murdered by a 17 yr old white supremacist in Kenosha, WI) talks to a Chicago activist. Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing intensifies the urgent need to get in the streets to drive out the Trump/Pence regime as we speed toward an electio…
 
Sam Goldman (@SamanthaGoldm19) talks to Joshua Shanes, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, and Director of the Center of Israel Studies, at the College of Charleston. He has published widely on modern Jewish politics, culture and religion, antisemitism and nationalism, as well as American and Israeli politics in both academic and popular outlets…
 
Refuse Fascism called for people to come into the streets on September 5 for a LIVING DECLARATION to the world that we are uniting, we are organizing, we are determined, we are preparing to struggle with all we’ve got, starting now and not stopping until the Trump/Pence regime is driven from power and its fascist program brought to a halt. 25 citie…
 
“On September 5th we must make a LIVING DECLARATION to the world that we are uniting, we are organizing, we are determined, we are preparing to struggle with all we’ve got, starting now and not stopping until the Trump/Pence regime is driven from power and its fascist program brought to a halt. Driving out this regime is in the interest of humanity…
 
Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward, writer, theologian and Vice President and Religious Committee Chair of the Transylvania County NAACP talks with Sam Goldman (@SamanthaGoldm19) about activism in rural North Carolina and the recent article she co-wrote, It's Time To Resist The Rising Tide Of Fascism. Then, actor Jodie Sweetin (Full House, Fuller House) talks…
 
Refuse Fascism is calling for a nationwide day of united protests demanding Trump/Pence Out Now. This is a demand that anyone and everyone can take up and bring into the movements you’re already a part of, whether Black Lives Matter, the environmental movement or any other just cause. We all need to confront the existential threat that faces us fro…
 
Amid increasingly ominous signs that the Trump/Pence regime is undermining US elections, RefuseFascism.org issues a call for nationwide protest on September 5 demanding Trump/Pence Out Now. Members of the Editorial Board (@CocoDas @Carl_Dix @AfterDaylight) discuss why and how these protests are being organized. Plus, attorney, writer, and self-iden…
 
More and more political commentators are using the F word and talking what to do about it. Andy Zee, one of the initiators of Refuse Fascism, comments on the developing situation in the US in late July 2020. Sarah Posner, author of the new book "Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump" talks about the Christian Right's u…
 
In an ominous escalation of fascism, the Trump/Pence regime sent federal agents from multiple agencies to storm the streets of Portland, Oregon and crush ongoing protests. He is now deploying them to positions across the country, targeting those who dare to defy this regime and Democratic-run cities with large populations of Black people. In the Un…
 
Chantelle Herschberger and attorney Michael Plaut discuss the case of the Freeway 9 in Los Angeles - activists who blocked the highway in 2017 with a banner reading “Trump/Pence Out Now.” The case was finally dismissed this spring after two mistrials. Organizers with Refuse Fascism in LA mounted a political defense, admitting that they were in fact…
 
We’re all asking ourselves a lot of questions right now: What does it mean to be a “good person” at this time? How can we ensure that Black lives be preserved against the forces of violent racism? And - will we accept Trump and his whole agenda of white supremacy and hate as legitimate if he stays in power? If we won’t accept it then, why would we …
 
Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power (now a Netflix documentary) is interviewed by Samantha Goldman, activist with RefuseFascism.org (@SamanthaGoldm19). If you were horrified by Pence’s instructions to pray instead of wearing a mask, or bewildered by the seemingly unshakeable support from evan…
 
In an interview recorded May 18, writer and political analyst Jared Yates Sexton discusses Trump’s death cult with activist Sam Goldman. Jared Yates Sexton is an author and political analyst whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Politico, The Daily Beast, and elsewhere. Most recently he’s the author of American Rule: How …
 
As Trump continues with plans to hold a rally in Tulsa the day after Juneteenth (Emancipation Day), Coco Das (@coco_das), an editor of RefuseFascism.org, and Carl Dix (@carl_dix) discuss how and why the people must act urgently right now to defend Black lives, demand an end to police murder and the growing police state and most of all: demand the o…
 
Protests continue against white supremacy and police murder across the country, as more people identify Trump as a fascist and demand his resignation. Today's episode is airing on Trump's birthday, which is being "celebrated" with protests outside the White House and in multiple cities around the country. Jason Stanley (@jasonintrator), philosopher…
 
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