Best of the Left Podcast : (2016/01/12) Beware the creeping fascism (Donald Trump and the GOP Base)

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Edition #982

Today we look at the disturbing trends of racism and violence emanating from the Trump campaign, echoes of which are being felt all over the world
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Show Notes

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

00:00:40 Ch. 2: Act 1: Trump Mob Chants "All Lives Matter" While Beating Black Man - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-24-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie

00:12:27 Ch. 4: Act 2: 2/3 of Republican Voters Support Trump's Muslim Ban - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 12-10-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Politic Amagni " La politique, c'est pas bon " - Amadou & Mariam

00:16:47 Ch. 6: Act 3: Democracy vs. Donald Trump - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 12-18-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Politic Amagni " La politique, c'est pas bon " - Amadou & Mariam

00:19:38 Ch. 8: Act 4: Republicans React To Trump’s Muslim Ban Idea - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-09-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: The Traitor - Sea Wolf

00:25:57 Ch. 10: Act 5: Arun Kundnani on the upsurge of Islamophobia in US media and politics  - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 12-18-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Boléro, M. 81 - Boston Symphony Orchestra & Charles Münch

00:36:57 Ch. 12: Act 6: Bill O’Reilly Challenges Trump On Muslim Ban - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-11-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Silver Lining - Rilo Kiley

00:41:40 Ch. 14: Act 7: Tell RNC Chair @Reince: Denounce GOP candidates’ Islamophobia - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: This fickle world - Theo Bard

00:44:46 Ch. 16: Act 8: Society is a dog with fleas about to scratch ourselves to death - Common Sense (@dccommonsense) - Air Date 12-9-15


01:01:44 Ch. 17: The Myth Of Black On Black Crime - Elka from Fort Wayne, IN

01:04:36 Ch. 18: An explanation of therapeutic crisis intervention - Dan from Maine

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:08:11 Ch. 19: Final comments asking what you want the next year of shows to sound like

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

Activism: Tell RNC Chair @Reince: Denounce GOP candidates’ Islamophobia via @lsarsour & @CAIRNational

Take Action:

SIGN: "The Republican Party must denounce the dangerous Islamophobia of candidates and officials” via Linda Sarsour with The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) at

Additional Activism/Resources:

SIGN: Tell The News Media: Stop Obsessing Over Donald Trump via Media Matters For America via

Sources/further reading:

"It’s Not Just Trump – Islamophobia Is Widespread In the GOP Field” — round-up of articles on GOP Islamophobia in Election 2016 via

"Who Will Stop Republican Islamophobia?” via The New Republic

Book: "Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream”

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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