Sunsara Taylor on The Looming Threat of the Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Why People Must Stand Up Now to Stop It, and Why We Need a Real Revolution
The Trump/Pence regime has already done shocking damage, from Trump’s Muslim Ban to his open encouragement of murderous white supremacists and Nazis; from his flippant threats of nuclear annihilation to his vile misogyny, threats against the media, and even tearing immigrant children from parents. Now, with the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the Trump/Pence regime is poised to impose an extreme and long-lasting transformation of the highest court in this country—a major leap in the consolidation of fascism. This must be stopped!
Sunsara Taylor, writer for revcom.us/Revolution Newspaper, and a co-initiator of Refuse Fascism, joins us to talk about the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings: the danger Kavanaugh represents, the determined and righteous protest, inside and outside the hearing room, the role of the Democrats, and the kind of resistance we need.
Water Protectors Resist the Bayou Bridge Pipeline
Jen Marlowe, award-winning author/documentary filmmaker/playwright and human rights activist, has been reporting on the struggle to stop the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana. This is the last segment of the Dakota Access Pipeline, with all its danger to nearby residents, and to life on the planet.
The activists are part of the L'Eau Est La Vie ("Water Is Life") camp, in Rayne, Louisiana. They have faced repression from the pipeline developer, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), from local authorities, and from local authorities "moonlighting" for ETP. They have responded with determination and creativity.