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THE ABSOLUTE STATE

THE ABSOLUTE STATE, presented by LEFT COAST RIGHT WATCH, takes LCRW's reporting on fringe politics and extremism into the aural realm. Join us for weekly roundups of the news and deep dives on the absurd and dangerous. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF THE BOOK LAUNCH
This week, we've got the audio from a panel with me, Shane Burley, Alexander Reid Ross and Mic Crenshaw to launch No Pasaran! Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis, the book Shane put together and all of us contributed essays to. We broached a number of topics from historical antifascism to modern day challenges and I even got a little personal.SHOW NOTES:Our Arizona travel fundraiserAZRWW's Substack Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
74:06 11/8/22
THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF TURNING POINT PRIDE
Been a while, huh? Well, we're back and have a lot of episodes to get out! This week, Haley from AZRWW talks TPUSA. Then Boorman and I give you our impressions of the Straight Pride event flop in Modesto back at the end of August.SHOW NOTES:AZRWW’s PatreonReno Punk Rock Flea MarketArizona Travel Fund TK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
43:39 11/2/22
THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF PORTLAND'S TRASHEST FASCISTS
Short episode this week. Apologies for being late, but being on the road don't lend well to uploading podcasts. This edition has some new stuff we tried out for a recurring news segment. Let us know what you think of it. This week we're talking to John the Lefty, one of the most clued-in independent journalists in Portland about some recent stories. First we'll talk a new fascist group active in the area, then dive into the verdicts in the Joey Gibson/Patriot Prayer/Cider Riot trials. Then we're talking about the recent arrest made for the murder of antifascist activist Sean Kealiher. We recorded before the arraignment but the alleged killer, Christopher Knipe, will go to trial on the 26th of September. Knipe pleaded not guilty this week to 2nd Degree Homicide charges.SHOW NOTES:John's media on FacebookJohn on TwitterTickets for Rock Against Racism Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21:08 8/18/22
THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF THE ARIZONA PRIMARIES
It's one big "What the Fuck, Arizona?!" this week! Haley from Arizona Right Wing Watch repeatedly dunks our heads in a MAGA acid bath, first at last week's Prescott Valley Trump rally and second by rounding up the big Trump-endorsed wins in the AZ primaries. Buckle up—it's gonna get weird.SHOW NOTES:AZRWW's PatreonHaley's latest articleNeo-Nazi on the Oregon Coast articleKlamath Falls Pride articleTickets for Rock Against Racism Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
228:38 8/5/22
THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF THE FAR RIGHT PART II
This week we talk election disinfo in New Mexico with reporter Andrew Beale and then bring you part two of our conversation with antifascist scholar Spencer Sunshine on the Absolute State of the far right.SHOW NOTES:My article on the Nazi metal showEli's article on the gay panic around monkeypoxEli's appearance on Doomed!Andy's profile on Source NMA profile of the Clements by AndyAn article on Cuoy Griffin by AndySpencer’s Patreon40 Ways to Fight Fascists Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
93:31 7/29/22
THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF THE FAR RIGHT PART I
Welcome back! On this week’s show, we’re talking to Vishal Singh about a right wing group in Santa Monica that’s celebrating something called “Patriot Pride Month”, Tony Boswell from the Minion Death Cult podcast about a shocking San Bernardino police shooting and antifascsit scholar Spencer Sunshine in part one of a wide-ranging convo on the Absolute State of the far-right. Apologies for some audio artifacts when I talk during Spencer's interview.SHOW NOTES: Vishal’s Daily Kos pageVishal’s article on the Tri-County Sheriff’s ForumVigil for Rob AdamsVideo of the shooting [CONTENT WARNING]San Bernardino City Councilman Ben Reynoso’s commentsSpencer’s Patreon40 Ways to Fight Fascists Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
102:31 7/23/22
THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF PRIDE MONTH
This week we look back on the Absolute State of Pride Month: police brutality, right wing terror, laws against LGBTQ+ people, and resilience. We’ll talk to James Croxton from Double Sided Media about Keizer Pride getting canceled, look back on the one year anniversary of the WiSpa incident with Precious Child and journalist Eric Levai, hear from an activist who was brutalized by police during LA’s Pride Parade, then talk the War on Drag with Haley from Arizona Right Wing Watch. Hope y’all had a good pride month.SHOW NOTES:Christina’s book Lanza’s MobChtistina’s book Torture and Enhanced InterrogrationDouble Sided Media’s PatreonSunflower’s GoFundMePrecious Child’s musicPrecious Child’s tour datesArizona Right Wing Watch’s cashappArizona Right WIng Watch’s Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
128:12 7/8/22
THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF THE ABORTION RIGHTS FIGHT
This week’s emergency mega-episode is all about Roe v. Wade. We talk to Kat Green from the Abortion Access Front in a wide-ranging conversation about the ramifications of the recent SCOTUS decision and AAF’s work tracking the groups terrorizing people seeking abortions. Then we plunge right into coverage of the weekend’s protests in different cities around the country. Haley from Arizona Right Wing Watch talks fire from the sky in Phoenix, Carter Hues talks Proud Boys twiddling their thumbs in Nashville, Eli Knésól talks Vegas liberal groups who pointed protesters out to cops, I talk about taking the freeway in L.A. and James Croxton talks about armed stalkers and car attacks in Eugene, OR. All of this bodes well for the future!SHOW NOTES:LCRW’s roundup of the weekend protestsAbortion Access Front’s websiteOperation Save AbortionFeminist Buzzkills Live podcastAntimap.orgCongressman Andy Levin’s Yoga TimeJames’s article at DSMDouble Sided Media’s linktreeAZ Right Wing Watch PatreonTucson Abortion Support CollectiveAbortion Fund of ArizonaIndigenous Women RisingRock Against Racism tickets Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
102:52 7/1/22
THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF PRIDE-AHO
It's an all-Idaho episode today! First we get a briefing from Redoubt AFA about the fascist shennanigans that led up to Patriot Front getting mass-arrested at Couer d'Alene Pride earlier this month. Then we talk to independent reporter Alissa Azar, who was on the ground in Cour d'Alene for the event and got some of the best footage of Patriot Front getting mass-arrested. Then we give a rundown on the two large adult sons of Christian fascist leader Matt Shea's right hand man who got caught participating with Patriot Front. Lastly, we're talking to veteran journalist David Neiwert, who's giving us a deep-dive on the groups threatening Couer d'Alene Pride-goers and the deep roots of hate in the Pacific Northwest.SHOW NOTES:Our reporting trip fundraiserTickets for Rock Against RacismVideo of Pahandle PatriotsAlissa's linktreeAlissa's Cour d'Alene threadShea's statementThe weird Buster standup routine at churchNeiwert's latest book, Red Pill, Blue Pill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
45:02 6/21/22
THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF RECALLS, CONVOY PEDOS, BOMB THREATS & ROE
This week we have journalist Joe Eskenazi on San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin’s recall, a look at a Title IX investigation stopped by bomb threats with Wagatwe Wanjuki, an update on the trucker convoy from Q Remedy Research, and lastly Haley from AZ Right Wing Watch tells us about the absolute state of Roe V Wade in Arizona.SHOW TICKETSJoe’s article on BoudinWagatwe Wanjuki’s websiteArticles on Kiel Title IX incident:https://www.nbc26.com/news/local-news/california-man-accused-of-threatening-kiel-school-staff-arrestedhttps://fox11online.com/news/local/kiel-parent-raising-issue-of-pronoun-investigation-reacts-to-middle-school-bomb-threatshttps://www.nbc26.com/news/local-news/the-district-is-obligated-to-act-kiel-school-district-sends-letter-to-families-amid-title-ix-investigationQ Remedy Research’s latest article for LCRWArizona Right Wing Watch’s article on Abortion Access in state Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33:52 6/14/22
THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF BOMB PLOTS, DEFAMATION & 2000 MULES
On this week’s beefy podcast, we talk to investigative journalist Scott Morris of the Vallejo Sun about two militia bros who plotted to bomb the Democratic Part HQ in Sacramento. Then we get into the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard defamation case and the right wing bullshit around it. First we’ll hear what Jim Wheaton from the First Amendment Project says about the legal ramifications of the case and then award-winning anti-rape activist Wagatwe Wanjuki anaylzses the social impact of this trial and the media about it. Lastly, we have our recurring segment, “What the Fuck, Arizona?” with Haley from Arizona Right Wing Watch, who’s going to talk about the hearing in the AZ legislature over Dinesh D’Souza’s 2000 Mules. May the lord have mercy on our souls.SHOW NOTES:Rock Against Racism tickets!Scott’s articleThe Vallejo Sun PodcastWagatwe’s websiteMorally Motivated Network Harassment as Normative Reinforcement by Alice E. MarwickSupport Arizona Right Wing Watch on PatreonArticle on Carillo’s sentencing Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
53:18 6/7/22
THE ABSOLUTE STATE OF THE CONVOY, WENDY ROGERS, & MANIFESTOS
On the premiere episode of THE ABSOLUTE STATE, LCRW's Editor in Chief Abner Häuge and Senior Strategic Analyst Michael Boorman talk to the Q Remedy Research Collective about the trucker convoy's remnants and what they were up to before they got back to D.C., check in with Arizona Right Wing Watch about AZ State Senator and Groyper Grandma Wendy Rogers, and discuss the manifestos of the recent active shooters in Orange County and Buffalo, NY.Show notes:Q Remedy Research's recent article on the convoyTip Q Remedy Research on Buy Me a CoffeeArizona Right Wing Watch's article on Rogers' and Rep. Paul Gosar's dangerous disinfo about the active shootersAZRWW's article on Ron Watkins' debate performanceSupport Arizona Right Wing Watch on PatreonArticle from Sacramento Bee on David Chou's manifesto Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
44:14 6/1/22