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It Did Happen Here Podcast
22 minutes | a month ago
Nothing is Final
In the 11th episode of the podcast we hear about the end of Portland Anti Racist Action, the consequences of being a SHARP, and other reflections by the punks; we also hear words of wisdom offered in hindsight, with love from the now-middle aged activists.
35 minutes | a month ago
Less Booted, More Suited
In this episode we look at the Coalition For Human Dignity’s move to Seattle, the merger with the Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment and financial collapse. We hear reflections on the good, the bad and the ugly, with advice on moving forward today.
22 minutes | 2 months ago
The Story of Jon Bair
On December 31, 1992 SHARPs and neo-Nazis met up on icy streets, with fatal results. Episode 9 tells the story of the New Year’s Eve that changed the life of SHARP member Jon Bair and shifted the balance of the battle to take Portland’s streets back from racist skinheads. Featuring interviews with Jon Bair, Jason, and Michael Clark
36 minutes | 2 months ago
In this episode we hear from the former SkinHeads Against Racial Prejudice. SHARPs share their experiences on how they came to hold the front lines in the fight against neo-Nazi violence on the streets of Portland. Featured in this episode are interviews with former SHARPs Michael Clark, Pete Little and Jon Bair; former punks China and Jorin; IDHH narrator Mic Crenshaw; music journalist Patrick Mazza; former CHD activists and researchers Jonathan Mozzochi, M Treloar and Steven Gardiner; and the Reverend Cecil Prescod.
44 minutes | 2 months ago
A Research Capacity: The Work of the CHD
In Episode 7 we learn about the surveillance wing of the Coalition for Human Dignity. Interviews were with Jason, Devin Burghart, Jonathan Mozzochi, Leonard Zeskind, Abby Layton, Steven Gardiner, M Treloar and Cecil Prescod.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
In Episode 6, members of the Coalition for Human Dignity (CHD) describe defense strategies. Working together with ARA, SHARP, individuals and families under threat from racist skinhead violence they co-developed the support strategy they called House Defense; they also trained themselves in security and offered basic support to local groups. The mutual aid that was established created a community-wide bond many still feel today.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
They Thought We Were Everywhere: the Portland ARA
In this episode we return to the Rose City as Portland punks solidify an anti-fascist stance and square off. No more mingling with spiky-haired punks one night and racist skinheads the next; the chronic bypassing of casual racism becomes confrontational. We hear from punks Chyna, Jason, Kelly and Jorin, activists Scot Nakagawa, M. Treloar, and Jonathan Mozzochi, and journalist Patrick Mazza about different tactics for organizing across different groups and the surprising effect it has on the scene.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
The Minneapolis Baldies and Anti Racist Action
In this episode, we join narrator Mic Crenshaw and his old friends Jason Nevilles aka Jay aka Gator, Marty, Nissa and Jibari - all midwestern anti racist skinheads. They were interviewed to talk about why they joined together, what motivated and influenced them, the politics and social pressures in which they operated and how they ultimately formed the national network known as Anti Racist Action that laid the foundations for today’s Antifa consciousness.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Building Community Defense
At the end of 1988 racist skinheads flexed power on the streets and in the show spaces of Portland. This episode is about Portlanders who came together in response to neo-nazi violence after the 1988 murder of Mulugeta Seraw and formed the Coalition for Human Dignity.
19 minutes | 3 months ago
The Murder of Mulugeta Seraw
Late one night in November 1988 racist skinheads attacked a group of Ethiopian immigrants in the working class Kerns neighborhood of Southeast Portland. 28-year-old Mulugeta Seraw died from his wounds inflicted by a baseball bat and multiple kicks from the steel-toed boots of the 3 assailants, all members of East Side White Pride, a racist skinhead crew.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Setting The Scene
In the late 1980s, Portland was a known haven for racist skinheads. They roamed the core of Portland unhindered. This episode is about Portland back then, in the before, when Portland was a skinhead stomping ground.
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