August 4, 2021
This week the fellas are joined by Jess Bennett, a founding member of the activist group Friends of the Mahicantuck, an organization dedicated to saving an 11 acre parcel of land from a real estate developer. The land has been used by indigenous people for thousands of years and is a unique archaeological site as well as the last patch of undeveloped riverfront land in Troy. Despite a huge outcry from the community, the city council keeps trying to move ahead with the project. On the good news front, Troy, Albany, and Schenectady are suing mortgage firms over zombie properties.
Support Friends of the Mahicantuck: http://www.friendsofthemahicantuck.org/
Troy, Albany, Schenectady suing firms over blighted buildings: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Troy-Albany-Schenectady-suing-mortgage-firms-16345399.php
July 22, 2021
In this very special Srsly Weeds crossover episode, the Ironweeds gang talks with the Srsly Wrong boys about library socialism, violence, and the (utopian) future of labor.
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Library socialism episodes are 189 (Library Socialism & Usufruct), 196 (Library Socialism & The Irreducible Minimum), and 200 (Library Socialism & Complementarity).
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July 5, 2021
Just another week of upbeat content from your buddies at Ironweeds! Is the planet dying, or just trying to buck us like an angry bronco? Did climate change cause the South Florida condo collapse, or was it actually democracy? We talk about how these crises will keep speeding up, and our responses to them are outdated and counter-productive. Also, we must once again distance ourselves from President Biden after he has reauthorized a law that will lead to more jail time for non-violent drug offenders (where’s our promises kept??). The Boy Scouts of America have been accused of sexually abusing more than 80,000 boys, and despite what they knew, they did little to prevent it. On a happy note, the Brooklyn Museum has repatriated 1,305 artifacts to Costa Rica.
This isn’t a heatwave: https://eand.co/this-isnt-a-heatwave-it-s-a-dying-planet-ac1c9eb529d1
Biden fails to deliver on promises about drug war and incarceration: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2021/06/16/biden-could-have-taken-the-war-on-drugs-down-a-notch-he-didn-t
Miami condo collapse: https://slate.com/business/2021/06/miami-condo-collapse-florida-building-industry-crisis.html
Nearly 100 say they were abused in Capital Region Boy Scouts over decades: https://www.timesunion.com/state/article/abuse-in-the-boy-scouts-capital-region-16282312.php
Costa Rica gets artifacts back: https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/costa-rica-archaeologists-awe-brooklyn-museum-returns-1305-artifacts-2021-07-03/
Boy Scouts rescue drowning woman: https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/03/us/missouri-boy-scouts-rescue-drowning-woman-flood-trnd/index.html
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