Old Mole Variety Hour
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Tod Sloan teaches at Lewis and Clark College, and is author of the book called "Damaged Life: the crisis of the modern psyche".
More book reviews by Larry.
1. Bill Resnick talks with journalst Steve Early about progressive victories in Richmond and better policing there.
2. Clayton Morgareidge reads Dani McClain's article on why the time is right for a new civil rights movement.
3. Ellen Meloy's "Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild" is reviewed by Larry Bowlden.
4. Iven Hale reads Jen Cross's blog post on queer masculine privilege and queer femme visibility.
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Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk the Left and the Law with a discussion of the new documentary Citizenfour. Filmmaker Laura Poitras intimately documents whistleblower Edward Snowden’s efforts to expose the intrusive post-9/11 US eavesdropping industry. Jan recommends David Price's discussion of "The New Surveillance Normal" in Monthly Review, about the commercial as well as political motives for widespread surveillance.
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Tom Becker reads an article by Carl Finamore,"Move over Keynes, Make Room for Marx: Radical Ideas for Radical Times."
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Bill Resnick interviews Larry Kleinman. Kleinman is co-founder of the Oregon Farm Workers union PCUN and is now working nationally on the immigrants rights struggle and preparing for changes in the law. They talk about Obama's recent very controversial Executive Order as well as the future of immigrant politics in this country.
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Frann Michel reads an article by Robin D.G. Kelley, Resisting the War Against the Black and Brown Underclass
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