Cheese Nips & White Nationalists LIVE from Portland with Mac Smiff, Eric Ward & Matt Lieb (Ep103)
The Bitchuation Room
From neo-Nazis to composting, what happens in America first happened in Portland. Francesca and comedian Matt Lieb had the pleasure of sitting down in person with BLM activist and journalist Mac Smiff, civil rights strategist Eric K. Ward of Western States Center along with more than 130 fired up audience members to talk about how to uproot white supremacy from the police to the Capitol rioters. Plus Nabisco workers are taking their strike to the next level, America comes face to face with the dire need to abort the Supreme Court, and Eric Clapton goes off the deep end. If you were lucky enough to be there you know how special it was. Recorded on Thursday September 2, 2021 Featuring: Mac Smiff, activist & journalisthttps://twitter.com/MacSmiff Eric K Ward, Western States Center, SPLC fellow https://twitter.com/BulldogShadowMatt Lieb, Pod Yourself A Gun, Good Mythical Morninghttps://twitter.com/mattliebJoin the Franita and become a Patron today: www.patreon.com/bitchuationroomFollow The Bitchuation Room on Twitter @BitchuationPodThanks to Rebecca Rufer, Maximillien Inhoff, Ellie Hoffman, Alexandra OrnessMusic Credits: The Cannery by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4485-the-canneryLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport The Bitchuation Room on: Venmo: @TBR-LIVE Cash-App: @TBRLIVE Check Out The Bitchuation Room Podcast iTunes: http://bit.ly/iTunesbitchuationSpotify: http://bit.ly/spotifybitchuation Stitcher: http://bit.ly/stitcherbitchuation Find Francesca On: Twitter: https://twitter.com/franifio YouTube: The Bitchuation Room’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/franifio Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/franifioFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/FranifioInsta: https://www.instagram.com/franifio/
On this episode I speak with one of Portland's most thorough activists, Mac Smiff. Mac has been fighting to defund the police years before it became a slogan. We discuss the current obstacles that Portland must overcome with a mayor and city council who can't seem to defund at the rate that Mac and many others would like to see. We discuss everything from freedom, to solidarity, to the US potentially being a 3rd world country, and much more... Be empowered, be inspired, be enlightened!Show notes:7:50 - Foundations of Mac’s “defund the police” style of activism9:50 - Ted Wheeler tings17:50 - Mac’s plan to actualize the goal of defunding the police25:20 - Freedom > Solidarity30:40 - How do we produce justice and constructive change despite the mayor’s reluctance to defund PPB37:54 - Black solidarity > allies43:45 - capitol riot reaction49:13 - Is Portland over1:02:00 - Is the United States a 3rd world country?1:12:43 - Unity does not require uniformity1:24:28 - Fab 5 questions
When I began looking to build with the Portland hip hop scene years ago, this man's name was one that came up as someone I should connect with. Something that hasn't changed is he continues to be a vital part of what's happening in the city. From The Thesis, the monthly hip hop event at Kelly's Olympian, to We Out Here Magazine, the online resource for the NW scene. Peep the latest episode of the Klyph Notes podcast feat. Mac Smiff.