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Out d’Coup Podcast

15
Jun 2022

Special Out d’Coup LIVE for Wednesday, June 15, 2022

It's a special Wednesday show that's not THE Wednesday Show. We've had some scheduling craziness this past week and a half, but we're finding out way through. Can things get crazier? Yes. Yes, they are about to. What's on your mind and what's happening in your neck of the woods?

LINKS:

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Don’t Let Paul Martino & Friends Buy Our Schools and push extremist politics in our community. Raging Chicken has teamed up with LevelField to launch a truly community rooted PAC to invest in organizing, support local and state-wide progressive candidates, and unmask the toxic organizations injecting our communities with right-wing extremism. We’re putting small-dollar donations to work to beat back the power of Big Money.  You can get more information and drop your donation at  https://ragingchicken.levelfield.net/.

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30
May 2022

Out d’Coup LIVE | Kierstyn Zolfo, PA Indivisible Legislative Chair, unmasking Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick in #PA01

Tonight, I welcome Kierstyn Zolfo back to the show. Kierstyn is the PA Indivisible Legislative Chair and Bucks County organizer. We'll be ripping the moderate mask of Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick by digging into is anti-abortion record, his "election integrity" gaslighting, his use of "alternative facts" to cover his unpopular votes, and his relationship with the Philly Republican ballot harvester. 

What, that's not enough? Maybe we'll add in his "surprise" visit to Ukraine while still refusing to hold town halls for his constituents in the #PA01. We'll also highlight her latest article in the Bucks County Beacon, "Rep Brian Fitzpatrick's Use of Dirty Campaign Money is Shameful." And maybe, just maybe, we'll talk about why re-electing Brian Fitzpatrick this fall will bolster Republican's efforts to repeal many of the gains of the 20th century.

LINK:

  • Channel Your Rage - Info and Resource session by Indivisible Lanbertville/New Hope: https://indivisiblelnh.com/
  • "Rep Brian Fitzpatrick's Use of Dirty Campaign Money is Shameful," in the Bucks County Beacon.

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Don't Let Paul Martino & Friends Buy Our Schools: If you want to help us end the domination of right-wing money tipping the scales to the extreme on our school boards and in our communities, we’ve made that easy. Simply drop a donation to the Raging Chicken Community Fund at https://ragingchicken.levelfield.net/.

Help us support community organizing and school board candidates that our communities and our children deserve.

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23
May 2022

Out d’Coup LIVE | Sara Aniano, social media misinformation researcher, on right-wing extremist rhetoric from the People’s Convoy to the Buffalo shootings

On this episode of Out d'Coup LIVE, I welcome Sara Aniamo to the show. Sara Aniano is a researcher who recently graduated from Monmouth University with a master’s in communication. Her work on social media misinformation and the rhetoric of the far-right has garnered nationwide media attention. She aims to use her expertise in the future to clean up the information ecosystem online.

Her new article, "Deflection and Denial Following the Buffalo Terror Attack," published by the Global Network on Extremism and Technology," looks at right-wing media's response to the white supremacist that killed 10 people at a supermarket in a black Buffalo neighborhood. 

Aniano was one of the graduate student researchers featured in a recent CNET article, "The Unsung Force Digging Through Misinformation," who have been on the front lines exposing QAnon, anti-vax misinformation, and right-wing conspiracy theories. She also spent extensive time covering the "People's Convoy" of right-wing truckers this past March. 

Links:

You can support this show by becoming a patron for as little as $5/month at https://www.patreon.com/rcpress/

If you want to help us end the domination of right-wing money tipping the scales to the extreme.on our school boards and in our communities, we’ve made that easy. Simply drop a donation to the Raging Chicken Community Fund at https://ragingchicken.levelfield.net/. Help us support community organizing and school board candidates that our communities and our children deserve.

Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/WMW98RQEYV

 

16
May 2022

Out d’Coup LIVE | The Night Before the PA Primary - what’s on your mind?

On this episode of Out d'Coup LIVE, we'll be taking a deep breath before tomorrow's PA primary. There is a lot at stake. I'm interested in what's on your mind and how you're going to be spending your Election Day. Taking your comments and thoughts.

You can support this show by becoming a patron for as little as $5/month at https://www.patreon.com/rcpress/

If you want to help us end the domination of right-wing money tipping the scales to the extreme.on our school boards and in our communities, we’ve made that easy. Simply drop a donation to the Raging Chicken Community Fund at https://ragingchicken.levelfield.net/. Help us support community organizing and school board candidates that our communities and our children deserve.

Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/WMW98RQEYV

9
May 2022

Out d’Coup LIVE | Jonathan Kassa - North Penn School Board Director on effective organizing against extremism and rebuilding democracy

On tonight’s show, I welcome Jonathan Kassa to the program. Jonathan is a Director on the North Penn School Board. He is also a national expert in school and campus safety.  North Penn has experienced the same kind of right-wing extremism flooding school board meetings across Bucks County. North Penn found its meetings disrupted by members of Moms for Liberty and ReOpen Bucks. In the last school board election, North Penn also saw the flood of right-wing money into the campaign. Jonathan Kassa has been unwavering in calling out extremism, warning about the threat to our democracy, and insisting on defending our kids and communities.

Link: 

  • Bucks County Beacon, "Right-wing misinformation leads to rape and death threats at PA01 elementary school," by Cyril Mychalejko https://bit.ly/3LYX96o

You can support this show by becoming a patron for as little as $5/month at https://www.patreon.com/rcpress/

If you want to help us end the domination of right-wing money tipping the scales to the extreme.on our school boards and in our communities, we’ve made that easy. Simply drop a donation to the Raging Chicken Community Fund at https://ragingchicken.levelfield.net/.

Help us support community organizing and school board candidates that our communities and our children deserve. Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/WMW98RQEYV

 

2
May 2022

Out d’Coup LIVE | Garen Meguerian - Civil Rights and Free Speech Lawyer

On today’s show, I welcome Garen Meguerian to the show. We'll be talking about his three-part series in the Bucks County Beacon on how defamation lawsuits can be used as weaponized tools of censorship. He digs into how a "rash of defamation suits filed by prominent local Republicans underscores the need for stronger laws protecting the right to free speech in Pennsylvania." 

Meguerian is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey.  He has represented clients in both state and federal courts.  He is AV peer review rated from Martindale-Hubbell reflecting achievement at the height of professional excellence and integrity.  

Meguerian received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, where he  served as an Associate Editor of the American Criminal Law Review.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Honors Philosophy from Villanova University in 1992, where he was awarded the University's Valedictory Medallion.

Meguerian is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Chester County Bar Association.  

Check out his webpage: https://www.garenmlaw.com/

You can support this show by becoming a patron for as little as $5/month at https://www.patreon.com/rcpress/.

If you want to help us end the domination of right-wing money tipping the scales to the extreme.on our school boards and in our communities, we’ve made that easy. Simply drop a donation to the Raging Chicken Community Fund at https://ragingchicken.levelfield.net/. Help us support community organizing and school board candidates that our communities and our children deserve.

Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/WMW98RQEYV

25
Apr 2022

Out d’Coup LIVE | Union organizer Daisy Pitkin on her new book, ”On the Line: A Story of Class, Solidarity, and Two Women’s Epic Fight to Build a Union”

On today’s show, I welcome Daisy Pitkin to the show. We'll be talking about her new book, On the Line: A Story of Class, Solidarity, and Two Women’s Epic Fight to Build a Union. On the Line is a first-person account of a five-year campaign to unionize the industrial laundry factories in Phoenix, Arizona. This is a book for every current or future union organizer or anyone who joins the long-haul struggle for justice and solidarity. As I’ve said to anyone who was willing to listen - on any platform - On the Line is a heartbreaking, hopeful, truthful, complicated, and beautiful book. 

Daisy Pitkin has spent more than twenty years as a community and union organizer, working first in support of garment workers around the world, and then for U.S. labor unions organizing industrial laundry workers. Her essays have been awarded the Montana Prize, the DISQUIET Literary Prize, the New Millennium Award, and the Monique Wittig Writer’s Scholarship. She grew up in rural Ohio and received an MFA from the University of Arizona. Pitkin lives and writes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she works as an organizer with an offshoot of the union UNITE. Find her at daisypitkin.net and follow her on Twitter at @daisypitkin.

You can support this show by becoming a patron for as little as $5/month at patreon.com/rcpress

Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/WMW98RQEYV

If you want to help us end the domination of right-wing money tipping the scales to the extreme.on our school boards and in our communities, we’ve made that easy. Simply drop a donation to the Raging Chicken Community Fund at https://ragingchicken.levelfield.net/. Help us support community organizing and school board candidates that our communities and our children deserve. 

18
Apr 2022

Out d’Coup LIVE | Brett Wilkins - Democracy ’Under Seige’ in GOP War on Black Voters; Ilham Omar calls on US to join ICC; Lula promises to end illegal mining on Indigenous lands

On this episode of Out d'Coup LIVE, I welcome Brett Wilkins to the show. Brett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Prior to joining Common Dreams in 2020 his articles, focusing on issues of war and peace and human rights, have been published on Counterpunch, Antiwar.com, Asia Times, teleSUR, Mondoweiss, and Venezuela Analysis. He is also the communications coordinator for San Francisco Berniecrats, an Our Revolution affiliate, and was a member of Collective 20, a socialist writers' collective whose notable members included Michael Albert, Medea Benjamin, Noam Chomsky, and Bill Fletcher Jr.

Today we're digging into a his recent article, "Democracy 'Under Siege' in GOP War on Black Voters: Report," which unpacks the National Urban Leagues 2022 report on how "Republican federal and state lawmakers are working 'in concert' with political operatives and violent extremists 'to disenfranchise, delude, manipulate, and intimidate American voters and establish one-party rule."

I hope to dig into more of his current articles as well.

LINKS

Help us support community organizing and candidates working to stop the right-wing extremists take-over of our school boards in Bucks County and across PA. Make a contribution to the Raging Chicken Community Fund. Click here for more info: https://ragingchicken.levelfield.net/

Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/WMW98RQEYV

 

11
Apr 2022

Out d’Coup LIVE | Shanna Danielson on PA and national teacher shortage, school board extremism, and the 2022 mid-term elections

On this episode of Out d'Coup LIVE, I welcome Shanna Danielson back to the program! Shanna is a middle school music teacher in south-central PA. She is a former candidate for state senate and state house, and a 2019 graduate of Emerge PA. Shanna currently serves as Secretary of the Democratic Party of York County, vice-chair of the Northern York Democratic Club, a member of the Democratic State Committee for York County, an elected Auditor for Carroll Township, and has recently been elected as the Southern Region PACE Director for PSEA. And, of course, Shanna is one of the awesome co-hosts of the Sisters of the Night Caucus podcast.  Shanna lives in Dillsburg with her husband, son, and many cats.

On tonight's show, we're going to dig into the teaching shortage in Pennsylvania and across the nation. We'll dig into the conditions that are driving more and more teachers to leave the profession and fewer and fewer students choosing to become teachers. Yes, COVID exacerbated these conditions. But the crisis in our public education system runs much deeper. 

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4
Apr 2022

Out d’Coup LIVE | David Backer - Ending ”Toxic Financing” of our public schools

On this episode of Out d'Coup LIVE, I welcome David Backer to the show. David is an associate professor of educational foundations, policy studies, and leadership at West Chester University. He writes a weekly newsletter called Schooling in Socialist America and tweets at @schooldaves.

We'll be talking about his recent article in Dissent Magazine, "Toxic Finance." In that piece, David looks into how outbreaks of COVID-19 in schools across the country exposed the crisis in our schools' long-ignored infrastructure problems. But more than that, he shows how the way the United States finances school building improvements and maintenance worsened the problem. Another case of hiding the ball so students, teachers, staff, and parents get stuck with inefficient, inadequate, and unequal schools. We’ll also talk about some recent proposals - such as the Green New Deal for Public Schools - that would begin to take on the financial barons that profit off public education for personal gain.

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