Old Mole Variety Hour
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Joe Clement hosts (and Kate Welch engineers) this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour (foreshortened because of membership-drive).
We hear about socialist feminism for revolutionary change in the 21st Century, organizing within what Arun Gupta calls "the Walmart working-class", why "leading left intellectuals" like Slavoj Zizek are wrong about needing authoritarian leaders to defeat capital, and about the late Paul Robeson Jr.'s life and the influence his father had on his own political work.
- Frann Michel reads Johanna Brenner on 21st Century Socialist Feminism
- Bill Resnick talks with Arun Gupta about "the Walmart working-class".
- Joe reads from Gabriel Levy's "We need ZIzek's 'Thatcher of the Left' like a fish needs a bicycle"
- Laurie Mercier remembers the intertwined politics of Paul Robeson Senior and his son who recently passed away, Paul Robeson Jr.
Related: Guilty Except for Insanity plays April 30 at the Rethinking Psychiatry Film Festival.
Tom Becker hosts this episode on Politics, Poetry, and Prisons. Bill Resnick interviews Mike Parker of the Richmond Progressive Alliance about Chevron and city government. Joe Clement talks with Tamara Lynne and Daisy Montague of Living Stages about their upcoming working-class poetry open mike. Iven Hale and Frann Michel report on a Partnership for Safety and Justice panel on the increasing incarceration of women and girls in Oregon. Left & the Law: Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken discuss the Innocence Project to exonerate the wrongly convicted.
Bill Resnick interviews Mike Parker of the Richmond Progressive Alliance
Joe talks with Tamara and Daisy about Living Stages and Working-Class Poetry
Frann and Iven discuss women's incarceration in OR and the USA
Left & the Law: on the Innocence Project
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- Title: OldMole28April2014
- Length: 57:57 minutes (26.53 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
On this Earth Day special, our Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Joe Clement review the new movie "Noah" about a famous ancient flood. It raises issues about who is responsible for climate disasters and what our obligations are to those who are hit by them
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this Earth Day special edition of the Old Mole. It includes discussions of climate change and what must be done about it, the dangers of copper mining, a review of the big new flood movie "Noah", and a poem by the late Vern Rutsala about looking behind the surfaces of monuments.
To hear the whole show, use the play button below. To hear individual segments, follow these links:
1. Activist and writer Jeremy Brecher talks with Bill Resnick about the latest science on climate change and what must be done.
2. Bill Carter talks with Laurie Mercier about his new book on copper mining as mining is being planned for Mt. St. Helens.
3. Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Joe Clement review "Noah".
4. Vern Rutsala's poem "Surfaces" read by Clayton Morgareidge.