#972 Classic American Xenophobia (Refugee Crisis)

Air date: 12-1-15

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Today we look at the racist and xenophobic response to muslims trying to escape their war-torn countries in the wake of the recent Paris attacks

Show Notes

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

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1:  PT 2 Glenn Greenwald on "Submissive" Media's Drumbeat for War and Anti-Muslim Scapegoating - @democracynow - Air Date 11-19-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Tusk - Errors


00:05:53 Ch. 4: Act 2: How The US Screens Refugees - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-18-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Clodomir - Imagho


00:10:25 Ch. 6: Act 3: In Spite of Attacks, France Will Welcome Even More Refugees - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-19-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Slipping Away - Michael Andrews


00:14:17 Ch. 8: Act 4: First Muslim Member of U.S. Congress: Restrictions on Syrian Refugees Driven by Fear, Xenophobia - @democracynow - Air Date: 11-26-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Democracy - Leonard Cohen


00:18:42 Ch. 10: Act 5: Spiritual reflections in an age of terrorism: Refugees - Progressive Faith Sermon w Dr. Rodger Ray - Air Date 11-15-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Not in our name - DJ Spooky & Saul Williams


00:23:26 Ch. 12: Act 6: Fear-mongering: "CNN Has Led the Way in This" Claims Glenn Greenwald, on CNN - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date: 11-24-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Good people - Jack Johnson


00:29:28 Ch. 14: Act 7: "Nativist Hysteria" Against Syrian Refugees Echoes U.S. Rejection of Jewish Refugees in 1930s - @democracynow - Air Date 11-24-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Hipozebra - Selva de Mar


00:37:05 Ch. 16: Act 8: Over Twenty Governors Reject Syrian Refugees Fleeing ISIS - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-17-15

Ch. 17: Song 8: American Land - Bruce Springsteen


00:44:13 Ch. 18: Act 9: Is it actually un-American to fear immigrants and refugees? - About Race - Air Date 11-25-15

Ch. 19: Song 9: Hide Your Tears - Daniel Licht


00:47:55 Ch. 20: Act 10: Tell your Senators to Make #RefugeesWelcome via @theIRC - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 21: Song 10: This fickle world - Theo Bard


00:50:31 Ch. 22: Act 11: Trump Wants Mandatory Badges On Muslim Americans - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-20-15


Voicemails

01:05:02 Ch. 23: White men with guns are not the answer - William J. Jackson

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


01:06:56 Ch. 24: Final comments on what white supremacy is all about

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


Activism: Tell your Senator to Make #RefugeesWelcome via @theIRC — Best of the Left Activism

Take Action:

SIGN: "Tell your Senator to Make #RefugeesWelcome: Ask Congress to Support Syrian and Iraqi Refugee Resettlement & Stand for Welcome”

DONATE: Make a lifesaving gift that supports refugee families caught in the world’s most urgent humanitarian crisis.

GIVE A GIFT: RESCUE GIFTS: Symbolic Gifts. Real Rescue.

Additional Activism/Resources:

LIKE & FOLLOW: the International Rescue Committee (IRC) on Facebook and on Twitter

RETWEET: "FACT. Entering the US as a refugee is by far the most difficult and complex of all routes in. #RefugeesWelcome” from IRC: International Rescue Committee

Related Best of the Left Action (11-23-2015): "Oppose the American SAFE Act of 2015 via @TheNation”

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2015-12-04 21:15:07 -0500
    another great podcast.. it is so sad to see so much xenophobia here in the US.. we as a society has not learned our lessons nor have we progressed as a civilization..