Why Are So Many Republicans Assaulting Women? Episode 1337

We take a look at all the Republican candidates accused of rape, assault and murder and how their violence against women relates to the GOP’s position on abortion; David de Jong, author of Nazi Billionaires, tells us how Germany’s wealthiest families hide their lucrative Nazi past; We meet Joe Thompson, a 19-year-old Starbucks union organizer who’s now a candidate for California State assembly; Jason Myles explains how exactly the CIA was able to fund the Contras by dumping cocaine into America’s inner cities; Peter B. Collins outlines the twenty countries where Joe Biden’s foreign policy has made things worse; Professor Adnan Husain tells us what happened in France’s presidential election, and why it’s bad news for Muslims and McKinsey; Dr. Harriet Fraad says overturning Roe is a giant leap towards fascism; Texas Tom Webber offers consensus on a woman’s right to choose. Topics: Russian ambassador attacked with red paint; Vladimir Putin celebrates Russia’s defeat of Hitler; America has more restrictive abortion laws than most Muslim nations;

Guests with time stamps:

00:01 The Show Hasn’t Started

4:00 David Does the News: Governor Greg Abbott; Eric Greitens; Max Miller; Charles Herbster

1:05:05 “Turtle” written and performed by Mike Steinel

1:10:19 Joe Thompson (organizer w/ Starbucks Workers United, candidate for California State Assembly District 28) Joe Thompson is a 19-year-old non-binary, UC Santa Cruz Student, a Starbucks Union Organizer, and a progressive candidate for California State Assembly District 28. Joe uses they/them pronouns and, if elected, they would be the first nonbinary official elected to statewide office in California. Donate: https://joeforassembly.org/about

1:40:59 Jason Myles (co-host of “This is Revolution” podcast) According to Jason, the functionality of any law enforcement agency is simply to police poverty and protect capital regardless of race. This is a problem that can’t be ‘reformed’, there isn’t enough anti racist implicit bias training in the world that can mitigate the basic realities of capitalism.

2:00:50 David de Jong (author of “Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties”) along with Howie Klein (founder and treasurer of The Blue America PAC and author of Down With Tyranny) David de Jong is a journalist, who has covered European banking and finance from Amsterdam and hidden wealth and billionaire fortunes from New York for Bloomberg News. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the Dutch Financial Daily, and he’s the author of the new book Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties.

2:37:35 Mark Breslin (founder and president of Yuk Yuk’s, largest comedy chain in North America) Abortion! And Mark’s birthday. And why they are often mentioned together.

3:06:51 Dr. Harriet Fraad (host of “Capitalism Hits Home”) Why outlawing abortion is a giant leap towards fascism.

3:33:17 “USA Of Distraction” written and performed by Professor Mike Steinel

3:38:57 Professor Adnan Husain (“Guerrilla History” and “The Majlis” podcasts) French election analysis/consequences; McKinsey-gate; governing for the rich; Islamophobia and the new Crusades

4:20:01 Peter B. Collins (Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame) Biden/Blinken’s bungled foreign policy, naming 20 countries where Trump policies are unchanged or things have gotten worse (not including Russia and Ukraine).

4:56:03 Professor Mary Anne Cummings (physicist and parks commissioner Aurora, Illinois)

5:40:16 Abortion with “Texas Tom” Webber (“Spirituality and Activism”)