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Denise Morris hosts this episode and we hear:
- Bill Resnick interviews Tom Athanasiou following his recent trip to Lima for the international climate change conference
- Tom Becker reads an article on neoliberal economics.
- Joe Clement and Frann Michel review a tragic-comic cop film from 1994, The Glass Shield directed by Charles Burnett
- Bill returns to talk with Todd Sloan about commodity culture
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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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Denise Morris hosts this week's episode of The Old Mole Variety Hour which includes these segments:
• Bill Resnick interviews PCUN co-founder Larry Kleinman about immigration politics.
• Frann Michel reads an article by Robin D.G. Kelley
• Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk the Left and the Law with a discussion of documentary Citizenfour
• Tom Becker reads an article on Radical Ideas for Radical Times.
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- Title: December12014MOLE
- Length: 54:44 minutes (25.05 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
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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