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× Episode 1: Setting the Scene - Portland OR Episode 2: The Murder of Mulugeta Seraw Episode 3: Building Community Defense Episode 4: The Minneapolis Baldies and Anti Racist Action Episode 5: They Thought We Were Everywhere: the Portland ARA Episode 6: House Defense Episode 7: A Research Capacity: The Work of the CHD Episode 8: SHARPer Times Episode 9: The Story of Jon Bair Episode 10: Less Booted, More Suited 11: Nothing is Final

Latest Episodes



Episode Eleven: 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.

Episode Eleven: Nothing is Final


Episode Ten: 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.

Episode Ten: Less Booted, More Suited


Episode Nine: 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.

Episode Nine: The Story of Jon Bair


Episode Eight: SHARPer Times

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.

Episode Eight: SHARPer Times


Episode Seven: A Research Capacity: The Work of the CHD

In Episode Seven 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.

Episode Seven: A Research Capacity: The Work of the CHD


Episode Six: House Defense

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.

Episode Six: House Defense


Episode Five: 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 China, 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.

Episode Five: They Thought We Were Everywhere: the Portland ARA


Episode Four: 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.

Episode Four: The Minneapolis Baldies and Anti Racist Action


Episode Three: 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.

Episode Three: Building Community Defense


Episode Two: 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.

Episode Two: The Murder of Mulugeta Seraw


Episode 1: Setting the Scene - Portland OR

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.

Episode 1: Setting the Scene - Portland OR