It Did Happen Here is an independently produced podcast about anti-fascist struggles that took place in Portland, Oregon following the 1988 murder of Ethiopian immigrant Mulugeta Seraw by racist skinheads. This is the story of how disparate groups used a diversity of tactics to fight neo-nazi violence and right wing organizing in the Rose City in the 1980s and 90s.
IDHH Bonus 6: no. NOT EVER.
21:51Kate Boyd and Cristien Storm of the Seattle-based collaborative group If You Don’t They Will discuss “no. NOT EVER”, an interactive, immersive presentation of cultural resistance to white nationalism practiced by Western rural and suburban groups throughout the 80s and 90s.
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IDHH Bonus 4: The Holocaust Denier
15:47This episode features hosts Mic Crenshaw and Celina Flores as well as Coalition for Human Dignity activists Steve Wasserstrom, Jonathan Mozzochi and Abby Layton. In this special bonus episode we look at how the meticulous collection of data mined for opposition research contributed to a world-famous trial to debunk fascist Holocaust denier David Irving.
IDHH Bonus 3.5: IDHH at the library part 2
1:32:18The Multnomah County Library sponsored this event, hosted by Enrique Rivera , with the IDHH podcast producers Celina Flores, Mic Crenshaw and Erin Yanke.They play clips of the podcast, talk about their favorite moments in the process of making the podcast, storytelling, book recommendations, and much more.
IDHH Bonus 3: Racist Recruitment through YouTube
11:11In this bonus episode, we hear from Coalition for Human Dignity veteran Devin Burghart, now Executive Director of left wing think tank Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. Burghart talks about the role of YouTube personalitiesin the effective radicalization of white nationalists, especially younger viewers.
IDHH Bonus 2: Cultural Organizing with Maximum Rocknroll
15:35How did Anti-Racist Action create a national network without a central dedicated office, staff or phone number? In this episode It Did Happen Here talks to Martin Sprouse, longtime associate and staff member of Maximum Rocknroll about the role of the long-running punk rock zine as a cultural organizing tool for many groups, including ARA.
IDHH Bonus 1: The Minneapolis Baldies and ARA, Part 2
39:39It Did Happen Here returns to the Midwest for deeper conversations with veterans of the Minneapolis Baldies and Skinheads of Chicago (SHOC) about what it means to be a Black, Brown or Indigenous person in a predominantly white movement, a woman in a male-dominated movement, how we direct our anti-racism as middle-aged activists, with deep discussion on how experiences with a violent youth have shaped political and personal philosophies.