Old Mole Variety Hour
The Old Mole burrows down to the roots of the great issues of our time – the struggles of ordinary people for democratic and sustainable ways of life. The Mole goes where corporate media fear to tread, supporting grassroots challenges to top-down authority and giving voice to movements that shake the foundations of an unjust society. The Moles' perspective is democratic, broadly socialist, and feminist. (We count Karl Marx as a friend).
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Bill Resnick hosts this episode and we hear:
- Bill talk with Richard Smith about Chinese pollution and the challenges for their environmental movement
- Joe Clement talks with Jesse Myerson about five radical reforms he proposed this month in Rollingstone Magazine
- Denise Morris and Frann Michel charitably though critically review the new Spike Jonze film, Her
- Bill Resnick reads a Truth Out article on global inequality.
More of Larry's reviews are here.
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Mole dealing with Detroit, the increasing respect for socialism in the US, why Portland public workers may strike, a new novel about death row, and why appealing to the constitution is not the way to support whistle blowers like Edward Snowden.
To hear the whole show, use the play button below. The hear individual segments, follow these links.
- Bill Resnick talks with Dianne Feeley about how Detroit became "blighted" and what could fix it.
- Conservative reaction to Rolling Stone's article on socialism.
- Kshama Savant's inauguration speech as Seattle's newly elected socialist City Council member.
- Announcement of meeting to support Portland public service workers.
- Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews a forthcoming prison novel "The Enchanted"
- Clayton Morgareidge reads a piece about why the law is not enough to protect Snowden and others.
Click the play button to hear a brief announcement by Megan Hise about a meeting this Thursday to learn more. More info is here.