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Progressive Organizations Self-Implode while Roe is Overturned – with Ryan Grim

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The Intercept’s Ryan Grim shares his new article Elephant in the Zoom, which explains how internal struggles have progressive advocacy groups at a standstill during a critical political moment. He argues that workplace problems, while important to deal with, are distracting these groups from the issues they were created to fight for.

And while progressives are doing internal evaluations, do you think Republican groups are analyzing their micro-aggressions or are they busy seizing power?

Plus, Grim ‘calls out’ the left’s call-out vs call-in problem, explains why the left is ditching their anti-war stance to escalate the proxy war in Ukraine, and why journalists are fine with the recent extradition of Julian Assange, which is, of course, an attack on a free press. Subscribe and watch the full interview to get it all.

Oh yeah, and Aaron’s now a top conspiracy theorist, according to the great journalists at The Guardian.

It’s all this, and more, on this week’s episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out.

Aaron’s article on Matt Duss

Restorative Injustice by Ryan Grim