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Episode 18: Bill Fletcher

Black Work Talk

In this eighteenth episode of Black Work Talk, we end Season One as we began it with Bill Fletcher, long-time racial justice and labor activist.  We reviewed the events over the past 8 months: the insurrection; the determined GOP efforts to promote the Big Lie about the election and insist the adherence to the Big Lie would be a litmus test for GOP elected officials; and the effort of the Biden Administration to govern in this context of the recovery from COVID and the recession; the heightened awareness to fight structural racism; and the inside/outside strategy of the GOP to undermine democracy.You can read more of Bill’s views about this moment at:https://www.organizingupgrade.com/the-white-republic-response-by-bill-fletcher-jr/

1hr 19mins

14 Jul 2021

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Weekends: Celebrating Juneteenth w/ Bill Fletcher

Jacobin Radio

Every Saturday at 1 PM ET, Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila broadcast live from the Jacobin YouTube channel. Weekends features free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and political strategy. This is the podcast version of the show from June 19, 2021. We're talking about the meaning of Juneteenth with longtime labor and racial justice activist Bill Fletcher Jr. Also covering the debate around Critical Race Theory and *why there is no* technological fix for policing. Join the Verso book club: https://www.versobooks.com/bookclub Music provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkey Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag

1hr 55mins

21 Jun 2021

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Bill Fletcher Jr. on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

The Radical Songbook Podcast

Bill Fletcher Jr. discusses the 1921 destruction and massacre of Tulsa's Black community by a white mob and explains why this history is important to understanding racism today.

31 May 2021

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High Green Episode 10: Bill Fletcher Interview, 1976

High Green

In today’s episode of High Green we hear a taped interview from 1976 in which well-known railroad enthusiasts Dana D. Goodwin and H. Arnold Wilder speak with former Boston & Maine fireman Bill Fletcher. Fletcher hired on with the Boston & Maine in 1910, working with the railroad until 1927. Topics of conversation include the Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad, Alvah Crocker, the Cheshire Railroad, the Stony Brook, and the perils of the early days of railroading.

58mins

9 May 2021

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Ep2: Repeating Obama's Mistakes with Labor Leader Bill Fletcher

RootsAction with Ryan

On this call with Bill Fletcher Jr. we discuss how the Democrats and Joe Biden can and should avoid the mistakes of Obama and Clinton.Bill Fletcher Jr. has worked for several labor unions in addition to serving as a senior staff person at the national AFL-CIO. Fletcher is the former president of TransAfrica Forum; a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies; an editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com; and in the leadership of several other projects. Fletcher is the co-author (with Peter Agard) of “The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941”; the co-author (with Dr. Fernando Gapasin) of “Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice“; and the author of “‘They’re Bankrupting Us’ – And Twenty other myths about unions.” Fletcher is a syndicated columnist and a regular media commentator on television, radio and the Web.At the end of the call, we contacted Senators en masse and demanded our $2k checks we were promised.

25mins

4 Feb 2021

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Bill Fletcher on the MAGA Coup, Left Politics After Trump, and White Supremacists

PARC Media

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is a talk show host, writer, activist, and trade unionist. He is the executive editor of The Global African Worker, a co-author (with Fernando Gapasin) of 'Solitary Divided,' and the author of 'They’re Bankrupting Us–Twenty Other Myths about Unions.' Bill is one of the leading voices on the American Left and has been working with social movements and unions for the past four decades. Become a Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PARCMEDIA​ Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vince_Emanuele​ Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1713FranklinSt/​ Follow Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parcmedia/?​... #PARCMedia​ is a news and media project founded by two USMC veterans, Sergio Kochergin & Vince Emanuele. They give a working-class take on issues surrounding politics, ecology, community organizing, war, culture, and philosophy.

1hr 5mins

30 Jan 2021

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Coup Anon with Bill Fletcher Jr. & Nato Green

The Bitchuation Room

A karen, a proud boy and a confederate walk into the Capitol building trying to overturn an election… stop me if you’ve heard this one. We’re digging into the implications of this chilling attack on lawmakers and democracy with author and organizer Bill Fletcher Jr.. Was the crowd just a forgotten white working class? And where are the openings for real change even under a Biden administration? Plus comedian Nato Green joins to discuss Trump’s ban from Twitter, Democrats sweep of Georgia, and how to build organizations on the left that can win even more real power. Featuring: Bill Fletcher Jr., author/organizer (@BillFletcherJr) Nato Green, comedian (@natogreen) Francesca Fiorentini (@franifio)Support The Bitchuation Room podcast by becoming a patron! Get early access to bonus content and other perks. www.patreon.com/bitchuationroom Give The Bitchuation Room Podcast 5 Stars on iTunes.Follow TBR on TwitterWatch LIVE every Sunday 6/9pmEST on YouTube and Twitch.Special Thanks to Becca Rufer, Kelly Carey, and Dorsey ShawMusic:The Cannery by Kevin MacLeod Wepa by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4615-wepaLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

1hr 11mins

11 Jan 2021

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Bill Fletcher on Capitol Hill Riots, Arresting Trump & Rightwing Terrorism

PARC Media

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is a talk show host, writer, activist, and trade unionist. He is the executive editor of The Global African Worker, a co-author (with Fernando Gapasin) of 'Solitary Divided,' and the author of 'They’re Bankrupting Us–Twenty Other Myths about Unions.' Bill is one of the leading voices on the American Left and has been working with social movements and unions for the past four decades. Become a Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PARCMEDIA Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vince_Emanuele Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1713FranklinSt/ Follow Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parcmedia/?... #PARCMedia is a news and media project founded by two USMC veterans, Sergio Kochergin & Vince Emanuele. They give a working-class take on issues surrounding politics, ecology, community organizing, war, culture, and philosophy.

20mins

6 Jan 2021

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44. Bill Fletcher Jr. - Author, Racial Justice, Labor & International Activist

Empathy Media Lab

Bill Fletcher Jr.  - Author, Racial Justice, Labor & International Activist, joined the Labor Radio Podcast Network’s livestream labor coverage of the 2020 Election. The Labor Radio Podcast Network is both a one-stop shop for audiences looking for labor content and a resource for labor broadcasters and podcasters. Resources include a weekly podcast summarizing shows produced by network members, marketing on social media, a website listing network shows and how audiences can find them, a database for contacting expert guests, access to a private listserv for Network members, and a weekly video call to increase solidarity and support amongst members. Follow the conversation using the hashtag #laborradiopod or visit us at www.laborradionet.org.

50mins

16 Nov 2020

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Episode 1: Bill Fletcher

Black Work Talk

In this first episode of Black Work Talk, host Steven Pitts welcomes Bill Fletcher, long-time racial justice and labor activist. Bill talks about key takeaways from the 2020 Election and steps needed to build a progressive governing majority. Also, we discuss why it is important to build Black worker power and how to go about doing this.

52mins

11 Nov 2020

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