Coming From Left Field (Video)
“We Are Proud Boys” with Andy Campbell

“We Are Proud Boys” with Andy Campbell

November 29, 2022

Andy Campbell, the Senior Editor of Huffington Post, joined us today to discuss his book, “We Are Proud Boys: How a Right-Wing Street Gang Ushered in a New Era of American Extremism .” Andy is considered an expert on American extremism, having covered the modern rise of the far-right at the ground level, including the neo-Nazi rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.

Links:
“We Are Proud Boys: How a Right-Wing Street Gang Ushered in a New Era of American Extremism” by Andy Campbell:

https://www.amazon.com/Are-Proud-Boys-Right-Wing-Extremism/dp/0306827468 

Andy Campbell articles in Huff Post:

https://www.huffpost.com/author/andy-campbell 

Greg's ZZs Blog:
http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/

 

#AndyCampbell#WeAreProudBoys#ProudBoys#GavinMcInness#Extemist#Jan6#EnruqyeTarrio#VICE#HuffingtontPost#HuffPost#JoeRogan#GregGodels#zzblog#PatCummings#ComingFromLeftField#Podcast

“Thank You For Your Service” with Bill Ehrhart

“Thank You For Your Service” with Bill Ehrhart

November 23, 2022

Today’s guest is an American poet, writer, scholar, and Vietnam veteran.  Bill (W.D.) Ehrhart has been called "the dean of Vietnam war poetry." His activism in the form of his prolific literary work has been featured in numerous articles, books, periodicals, and even Ken Burns’ documentary, The Vietnam War.

Links:
W.D. Ehrhart’s books from McFarland Publishing:

https://mcfarlandbooks.com/?s=W.+D.+Ehrhart&search_id=product&post_type=product

 

W.D. Ehrhart Articles in the LA Progressive |Jun 2014 to Nov 2022:
https://www.laprogressive.com/author/w-d-ehrhart

 

Webpage:
https://wdehrhart.com/index.html

 

Greg's ZZs Blog:
http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/

 

#BillEhrhart#WDEhahart#Poet#ThankYouForYourService#KenBurns#Vietnam#Veteran#PTSD#GregGodels#zzblog#PatCummings#ComingFromLeftField#Podcast

“American Midnight” with Adam Hochschild

“American Midnight” with Adam Hochschild

November 15, 2022

Our guest today is an award-winning New York Times best-selling historian Adam Hochschild to discuss his book, “American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis.” Adam Hochschild is a prominent historian, author of eleven books, and a co-founder, editor, and writer at Mother Jones magazine.

 

Links:
“American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis.”

https://www.harpercollins.com/products/american-midnight-adam-hochschild?variant=40001056014370

Greg's ZZs Blog:
http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/

 

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Socialism Betrayed” with Joe Jamison and Roger Keeran

Socialism Betrayed” with Joe Jamison and Roger Keeran

October 28, 2022

Our guests today are Joe Jamison (pen name: Thomas Kenny) and Roger Keeran, authors of “Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union.”  Although written two decades ago, it remains the definitive expose of what led to the overthrow of the Soviet Union. With the recent death of Mikhail Gorbachev, their book is especially relevant, providing a clear and insightful analysis of this historic event.

 

Links:

“Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union”:

https://bookshop.org/p/books/socialism-betrayed-behind-the-collapse-of-the-soviet-union-roger-keeran/7617565

 

Greg's ZZs Blog:
http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/

 

JoeJamsion#ThomasKenny#RogerKeeran#SocialismBetrayed#CollapseSovietUnion# Mikhail Gorbachev#Ukraine#SecondEconomy#CarlosMartinez#MidwesternMarxist#JeffreySommers#CollapseUSSR#RiseChina#NATOExpansion#Marx#Communism# GregGodels#zzblog#PatCummings#ComingFromLeft Field#Podcast

Salon Investigates “The War on Public Schools” with Kathryn Joyce

Salon Investigates “The War on Public Schools” with Kathryn Joyce

September 16, 2022

Our guest today is Kathryn Joyce, an investigative reporter at Salon. She recently authored a three-part series: ‘The war on public schools is being fought from Hillsdale College,” which focuses on a private Christian school playing an outsized role in nearly all our current fights about education.

Hillsdale is a “feeder school” for the Trump administration, its leadership directed Trump’s “patriotic education” 1776 Commission. Their lecture series and related magazine are the place where right-wing politicians and thinkers go to pilot their most ambitious ideas.

Links:

“The war on public schools is being fought from Hillsdale College”:
https://www.salon.com/2022/03/16/salon-investigates-the-on-public-schools-is-being-fought-from-hillsdale-college/

Kathryn Joyce website (articles and books):
http://kathrynjoyce.com/

Political Research Associates Articles – Ben Lorber Research Analyst: https://politicalresearch.org/bio/ben-lorber

Greg's ZZs Blog:
http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/

 

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“Pleading Out: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class” with Dan Canon

“Pleading Out: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class” with Dan Canon

September 13, 2022

Our guest today is Dan Canon, a civil rights lawyer, teacher, and author of "Pleading Out: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class."  His book is a searing analysis of America’s assembly-line approach to criminal justice and the shameful practice at its core: the plea bargain.

Canon is also known as counsel for Kentucky and Indiana plaintiffs in the landmark cases successfully supporting changes in marriage equality laws.

Links:

Dan’s book:

“Pleading Out: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class”:
https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/dan-canon/pleading-out/9781541674684/

 

Greg's ZZs Blog:
http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/

 

#DanConan #PleadingOut# civilrights#lawyer#criminaljustice #marriageequality #Plea Bargaing#Attorney# #polticalanalysis #greggodels #zzblog #zzsblog #patcummings #ComingFromLeftField #podcast #laborhistory #unionbusting

The “Pink Tide” discussion of Latin America’s political turn left with Dan Kovalik

The “Pink Tide” discussion of Latin America’s political turn left with Dan Kovalik

August 26, 2022

Our guest today is Dan Kovalik, a prolific author of many books on Latin America.  He sheds light on the “pink tide,” the trend of numerous self-proclaimed socialist democracies moving away from neoliberal authoritarian regimes.

Links:

 

#DanKovalik #pinktide #Columbia #Venezuela# Nicaragua #GustavPetro#NicolasMaduro#Marxist-Leninist#polticalanalysis #greggodels #zzblog #zzsblog #patcummings #ComingFromLeftField #podcast #operationcondor #politicaleconomy #capitalism #latinarmerica

Blackshirts & Reds” book discussion with Eddie Smith (Midwestern Marx Podcast)

Blackshirts & Reds” book discussion with Eddie Smith (Midwestern Marx Podcast)

August 18, 2022

Our guest today, Eddie Smith, is a political scientist with expertise in anti-imperialism and socialist projects. He is co-host of the popular podcast, Midwestern Marx, which has over 24,000 subscribers. Today we discuss Michael Parenti’s classic, Blackshirts & Reds, and other topics regarding class, capitalism, and contemporary Marxism.

Links:

 

#EddieSmith #EdwardLigerSmith #midwesternmarx #marxism #parenti #michaelparenti #blackshirtsandreds #polticalanalysis #greggodels #zzblog #zzsblog #patcummings #ComingFromLeftField #podcast #racism #politicaleconomy #slavery #capitalism #KyleKulinski

The Political Economy of Mental Health Systems with Joanna Moncrieff

The Political Economy of Mental Health Systems with Joanna Moncrieff

August 3, 2022

Our guest today, psychiatrist Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, has created quite a buzz with her recent journal article that capsized the brain chemistry imbalance hypothesis of depression. The article is scientifically sound and well respected by her peers; however, it is a threat to the big pharma industry and other narratives regarding the individual defect theory of mental health.

#JoannaMoncrieff #UniversityCollegeLondon #seritonin #depressioin #mentalhealth #molecularpsychiatry #politicaleconomy #Frontierssociology #brainchemisrty #bigpharma #counterpunch #greggodels #zzblog #zzsblog #patcummings #ComingFromLeftField #podcast 

“Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music” with Gerald Horne

“Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music” with Gerald Horne

July 8, 2022

One of our favorite guests, Dr. Gerald Horne, joins us today to discuss his book, “Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music.” A remarkable scholar discusses the history of jazz, “the story of a beautiful lotus, growing from the filth of the crassest form of human immiseration.”

 

Order the book: https://www.kingsbookstore.com/book/9781583677858

Link to Greg's blog (ZZs Blog): http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/

Spotify Playlists Jazz Musicians by Location

New Orleans: https://spoti.fi/3Is9AXs

Kansas City: https://spoti.fi/3uA7jn4

St. Louis: https://spoti.fi/3yOAaqu

New Jersey: https://spoti.fi/3OS8xm0

Chicago: https://spoti.fi/3yqGcvX

Pittsburgh: https://spoti.fi/3OUHSoA

Cuba: https://spoti.fi/3ynYm1r

New York: https://spoti.fi/3NW6N9Q

Memphis: https://spoti.fi/3Rde87Q

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