(2016/11/29) The divide at the heart of progressive politics

Edition #1061

Today we look at the argument going on about the direction and focus the progressive movement and Democratic party should take in the wake of the election. Identity politics, essential or a destructive distraction?

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell – From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Pundits Blame Trump on Those Most Vulnerable to Trump – CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) – Air Date 11-25-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Blame Me! Blame Me! – Anberlin


Ch. 4: Act 2: Bernie Sanders draws the connection between identity and class – The Benjamin Dixon Show (@TheBpDShow) – Air Date 11-21-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Together we fight alone – Darlings


Ch. 6: Act 3: SURJ on how to open up the discussion about class, race, gender… – Popaganda from @BitchMedia – Air Date 11-24-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: My Conversation – The Uniques


Ch. 8: Act 4: Seeing intersectionality as the important takeaway from the election – CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) – Air Date 11-25-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Let’s Organize – Organized Konfusion


Ch. 10: Act 5: Identity-only politics is not enough – The Benjamin Dixon Show (@TheBpDShow) – Air Date 11-22-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Oppression – Ben Harper


Ch. 12: Act 6: It’s time to stand up and fight for everyone who will be hurt by a Trump presidency – Savage Love w: @FakeDanSavage – Air Date 11-15-16


Voicemails

Ch. 13: Explaining whiteness – Lee from San Diego

Ch. 14: The way we talk about class, work and education – Chris from Littleton, CO

Ch. 15: How do we fight against the wall and for religious liberty? – Darice from Washington, DC

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes – Classics


Ch. 16: Final comments on post-election activism and a brief history of progressive economics in the Democratic party

Closing Music: Here We Are – Everyone’s in Everyone


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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