Ironweeds
70 - Fill Up Your Bathtub feat. Dumb & Awful

70 - Fill Up Your Bathtub feat. Dumb & Awful

November 2, 2020

This week we are blessed with two, count ‘em, TWO guests, Brett and Rob from the Dumb & Awful podcast! We discuss the uprisings in Poland in response to new abortion restrictions, a fabulous new sector of gig work in which you can help evict your fellow working-class citizens, and the strategic ways reactionaries frame democrats as left-wing radicals. Of course, you know we gotta throw a little election garbage in there, but hey, it’s almost over and then everything will go back to normal! Right? Right?? For our wildflower segment, we celebrate Chile’s overwhelming vote to create a new, less crappy constitution. 

 

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69 - Nice and Spooky

69 - Nice and Spooky

October 26, 2020

Happy episode 69! A hearty congratulations to the people of Bolivia and the success of MAS! Mitch McConnel is rotting before our eyes and Zombie Giuliani is increasingly relevant. The NYPD is, as always, showing their asses, stealing PPE and shouting Trump 2020 at passers by. Kanye goes on Joe Rogan with a spectacular swing and miss. Never cross a union man, or you’ll end up haunted by a vengeful communist ghost. And for a spot of good news, the British government is repatriating thousands of ancient artifacts to the people of Iraq. 

Zombie Giuliani on Bandcamp: https://zombiegiuliani.bandcamp.com 

The ghosts of the Molly Maguires: https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/molly-maguires-haunted-jail-for-sale-pennsylvania-irish-miners-pinkertons-jim-thorpe-20180816.html 

 Artifacts returned to Iraq: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/10/iraq-artifacts-kadhimi-british-government-return-looted.html 

 

68 - Everything Happens So Much

68 - Everything Happens So Much

October 19, 2020
This week we go local with a black Troy PD officer alleging systemic racism in the department, and city council president Carmella Mantello standing up for the rights of persecuted Italians everywhere. Trump seems to grow more fascist everyday, and militias are out here trying to overthrow state governments. Six badass Brooklynites trash a housing court, and we see that Great Stuff gets the goods. 
 
 
Pinkerton Gig Worker Kills MAGA Dude:
Carmella Makes a stand against hate crimes: https://twitter.com/CMantello/status/1315680409359966208 
 
67 - Meet Reaction

67 - Meet Reaction

October 10, 2020

In the second half of the 19th Century, The Pinkerton National Detective Agency filled a niche that state law enforcement didn't yet occupy. Tracking down bandits and protecting the interests of powerful industrialists, the Pinkertons made a name for themselves as the private army of capital.
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66 - Donald Trump has Coronavirus

66 - Donald Trump has Coronavirus

October 4, 2020

President Donald J. Trump has contracted the novel Coronavirus. 

 

Fusion energy by next decade: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/29/climate/nuclear-fusion-reactor.html?referringSource=articleShare 

 

Grapes go brrrr: https://youtu.be/vGhJy3E9hfg

65 - Wanton Endangerment

65 - Wanton Endangerment

September 28, 2020

This week we discuss the acquittal of former DA Joel Abelove for the cover up of the murder of Edson Thevenin, as well as the acquittal of the cops who killed Breonna Taylor last march. We have a little rehash of tendencies talk in which Britney continues to advocate for the iron fist of the vanguard, Chris puts his faith in the power of the people, and David tries to talk sense into them both. In Philly, activists have reached a tentative agreement with the city to acquire 50 homes for a community land trust for unhoused people. And Lenin tells the anarchists what time it is.

Abelove the rapscallion: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/opinion/abelove-district-attorney.html 

Gentrification and the killing of Breonna Taylor: https://theappeal.org/the-role-of-police-igentrification-breonna-taylor/ 

Race dot map: https://demographics.virginia.edu/DotMap/ 

Stop and Frisk Map: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/09/19/nyregion/stop-and-frisk-map.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=679D448EA47D2BB2D22358BDBB875821&gwt=pay&assetType=REGIWALL 

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64 - A Ruthless SCOTUS

64 - A Ruthless SCOTUS

September 21, 2020

The gang plays some recent news catch-up and attempts to thread the needle between accurately assessing the moment we find ourselves in and having some fun and frivolity. We discuss the immensely tragic passing of Ayshawn Davis, an 11 year old Trojan who was killed in a recent drive-by shooting. We also talk about the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and its implications for our future. We discuss why Chuck Schumer may need to get primaried to avoid a 6-3 conservative-liberal Supreme Court, the forced sterilization happening in our immigrant concentration camps, Trumps’ patriotic education plan to teach the miracle of American History, the expropriation of the data harvesting from Tik Tok, and the possibility of Venutian life. And because we love you, Britney reads more of Lenin’s State and Revolution!

Record Act Blue donations in the wake of RBG’s death: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/us/elections/democrats-shatter-actblues-donation-records-after-ginsburgs-death.html?referringSource=articleShare 

Primary Schumer To Guarantee Opposition To Trump's SCOTUS Pick: https://sirota.substack.com/p/primary-schumer-to-guarantee-opposition 

ICE Hysterectomy Doctor Wasn't Even a Board-Certified OB-GYN: https://www.thedailybeast.com/ice-hysterectomy-doctor-wasnt-even-a-board-certified-ob-gyn 

Trump Wants $5 Billion From TikTok Deal for New History Project: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-20/trump-wants-5-billion-from-tiktok-deal-for-new-history-project 

On Venus, Cloudy With a Chance of Microbial Life: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/19/science/venus-planets-microbes-life.html

63 - The Street Was Never The Same feat. Kate Wagner

63 - The Street Was Never The Same feat. Kate Wagner

September 16, 2020

This week we are #blessed to be joined by Kate Wagner of McMansion Hell! We talk about how changes in industry, urbanism, and class have influenced home architecture in the United States. And we show critical support for a satanist libertarian anarchist winning the GOP nomination for sheriff in New Hampshire.

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Kate on minimalism, loft living, and farmhouse chic: https://hyperallergic.com/566183/how-normie-minimalism-and-farmhouse-chic-took-over-contemporary-design/ 

Troy City Council screws the pooch on Hudson River development: https://www.mediasanctuary.org/podcasts/opponents-of-1011-2nd-ave-project-urge-troy-city-council-to-align-meeting-rules-with-state-law/ 

Aria DiMezzo for sheriff: https://nypost.com/2020/09/13/trans-satanist-anarchist-wins-gop-nomination-for-sherrif/ 

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62 - Storm the Data Centers feat. Edward Ongweso

62 - Storm the Data Centers feat. Edward Ongweso

September 9, 2020

This week we’re #blessed to be joined by Ed Ongweso of This Machine Kills podcast. We talk big tech, venture capital, and what data collection would look like under a true government of the people. For our wildflower, Britney Spears appears to support her devoted fans of the #freebritney movement. 

 

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Edward Ongweso on how tech can become a tool of the people: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xg8k5d/what-if-technology-belonged-to-the-people

 

Spears seems to support #freebritney: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54024740

 

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61 - Fight For Your Right to Party feat. Dara of 2nd Street Farm

61 - Fight For Your Right to Party feat. Dara of 2nd Street Farm

September 1, 2020

This week we are #blessed to be joined by Troy’s own Dara of 2nd Street Farm. We talk about recent protests in Troy against police brutality, continued organizing around Barker Park and the community that utilizes that space, the events in Kenosha this week following the police shooting of Jacob Blake and the MAGA teen who murdered two protesters. On the sunny side of life, we chat about Montreal’s enormous rooftop greenhouse and the promise of urban gardening. 

 

2nd Street Farm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2ndStreetFarm/ 

 

And Instagram!: https://www.instagram.com/2ndstreetfarm/ 

 

Shooting of Jacob Blake: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/27/us/jacob-blake-wisconsin-thursday/index.html 

 

Kyle Rittenhouse kills two and wounds one protestor: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/28/us/kyle-rittenhouse-kenosha-shooting/index.html 

 

 Facebook Event Asking Attendees To Bring Weapons Was Reported 455 Times: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/kenosha-militia-facebook-reported-455-times-moderators 

 

World’s biggest rooftop greenhouse: https://phys.org/news/2020-08-world-biggest-rooftop-greenhouse-montreal.html

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