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NBA wildcat strike

NBA players walk off the court after a police shooting in Wisconsin, sparking a work stoppage across professional sports. And federal troops are deployed to Portland in an attempt to quell the country’s most sustained protests against police violence. We speak with DAVE ZIRIN and MAC SMIFF about the wildcat strikes in pro sports and 100 days on the streets in Portland.

And in the debut of our new segment, The Bookend, we speak with VICKY OSTERWEIL about her new book, In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action (Bold Type August 2020)

Episode: 015 NBA wildcat strike
Date: 17 September 2020 | Length: 58:30

Briefing Notes

ACLED. Demonstrations & Political Violence in America: New Data for Summer 2020

Kenosha shootings. New York Times Data Visualizations Unit

The “takedown” of Michael Reinoehl by a federal fugitive task force resembled an execution. Rolling Stone

Dave Zirin’s work at The Nation

Mac Smiff on Twitter

Osterweil. In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action (Bold Type 2020)

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