Manufacturing Dissent Since 1996
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Episode 851


May 30 2015

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Kevin M. Kruse

One notion under God: The corporate roots of modern American Christianity.

Historian Kevin Kruse explains how a coalition of anti-New Deal capitalists, PR firms and ministers manufactured America’s image as a free market, Christian nation, and why that alliance changed both religion and politics for generations to come.

Kevin is author of the new book One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America.



Lupe Andrade

From journalist to mayor to whistleblower to political prisoner.

Writer Lupe Andrade explains her journey from whistle-blowing mayor of La Paz to political prisoner, and how she found strength and solidarity amongst her fellow inmates.

Lupe wrote about her experience in the book Jailhouse Blues: 192 Days in a Bolivian Women’s Prison.



Anuradha Mittal

A report from Sri Lanka's silent war against Tamil and minority landholders.

The Oakland Institute’s Anuradha Mittal reports on Sri Lanka’s post-civil war occupation and colonization of Tamil and minority land, and explains how Western development money funds displacement of people and destruction of land.

Anuradha lead The Oakland Institute’s reports I Speak Without Fear: Where Are Our Loved Ones Who Have Been Abducted, Arrested, and Disappeared? and The Long Shadow of War: The Struggle for Justice in Postwar Sri Lanka.

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Michael Roper

Craft brew news and a warm beer from the Hopleaf on the other side of the Atlantic.

The Hopleaf’s Michael Roper checks in from the Hopleaf. Not the Andersonville Hopleaf, the Reading, England Hopleaf. He talks about the perfect temperature for a “real” ale, the Americanization of Europe’s beer market, and the possibility of growler filling stations.



Kimberlé Crenshaw

#SayHerName gives a voice, and power, to Black women brutalized by police violence.

Legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw talks about the rise of the #SayHerName movement, why Black women are seen and treated differently by both the police and nation at large, and how intersectional activists are fighting anti-Black state violence by addressing its root causes – patriarchy, racism and police impunity.

Kimberlé co-authored the #SayHerName report for the African American Policy Forum.

Interview Transcript via Antidote Zine



Jeff Dorchen

Roaming Hyderabad, in search of a room of one's own, to poop.

Live from Hyderabad, Jeff Dorchen wanders the city, encountering ancient boulders, 10-year old Cool Hand Lukes, Ghandi’s promise, threats of mutilation, typos, schemes, deep history and a single, public toilet.