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Air Date: 08/22/2017

Today we look at what may be the violent death throes of white supremacy. As Trump and the GOP embolden white supremacists to action and violence, the rest of the country is awoken to the need to deal swiftly and decisively with the relics of our racist past 

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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Keri Leigh Merritt on the underlying purposes of white supremacy - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 8-18-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Out With the Old - Casa Di Mondo

Ch. 4: Act 2: The history of the raising of Civil War monuments - @offkiltershow - Air Date 8-18-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  RACIST MONUMENT SING-A-LONG - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-06-17

Ch. 6: Act 3: American racism during Jim Crow inspired and helped legitimize the Nazis - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 6-24-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Nazi (Live) - Chumbawamba

Ch. 8: Act 4: The homegrown practice of honoring a history of white supremacy - Backstory - Air Date 8-18-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  A Dose of White Supremacy - Neffe Odom Kragh-Muller

Ch. 12: Act 5: Descendant of Robert E. Lee Wants to Bring Down the Statues - @RedactedTonight w: @LeeCamp - Air Date 08-19-17

Ch. 13: Song 5:  Trapped (Live) - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Ch. 14: Act 6: The white supremacist standard intimidation strategy  - Frangela: The Final Word - Air Date 08-15-2017

Ch. 15: Song 6:  Civil War - Guns N' Roses

Ch. 16: Act 7:  The role of the Republican Party to embolden white supremacists - Code Switch - Air Date 8-16-17

Ch. 17: Song 7:  Shame - Ophelia of the Spirits

Ch. 18: Act 8: WATCH: Trump And White Supremacist Parrot Same Talking Points - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-18-17

Ch. 19: Song 8:  Where Do You Stand? - Willie Nelson

Ch. 19: Act 9: A view from the local synagogue - Backstory - Air Date 8-18-17

Ch. 19: Song 9:  American Land - Bruce Springsteen

Ch. 20: Act 10: Send a Letter: It’s Time to Take Down Confederate Monuments via @splcenter- Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 10:  Activism - Shihan

Ch. 21: Act 11: On the need to restrict harmful speech and white identity politics - #PoliticallyReactive with @wkamaubell and @harikondabolu - Air Date 8-17-17


Ch. 22: Do we know the motivations for the creation of white supremacy? - Kyle from Portland, WA

Ch. 23: Mighty Network feedback! - Alan from Connecticut

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 24: Final comments on continuing a conversation about freedom of speech

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone



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I'm a black Southerner. I had to go abroad to see a statue celebrating black liberation. (Vox)

Provocative ‘Free Speech’ Rally In Boston Railroaded By Counterprotesters (Huffington Post)

ACLU Will No Longer Defend Hate Groups Protesting With Firearms (Wall Street Journal)

The Real Story Behind All Those Confederate Statues (Mother Jones)

Nazis Don’t Seem to Understand How Free Speech Works (GQ)

Imagine if these people ever faced actual oppression. (Twitter thread by @JuliusGoat)

Trump goes off script, and white supremacists cheer (Politico)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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