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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*May 9th leaving at 5:30pm from Colonel Summers Park at SE20th and Belmont, with a repeat on Wednesday same time and place.
Hart is a liveable streets and bicycle activist, writing for Rebel Metropolis and other websites. Nick Caleb teaches geography at Concordia University and was a recent candidate for the City Council of Portland, placing the right to the city at the center of his campaign and drawing at least 18,000 votes in the 2014 primary election. They both contribute to Mismanaging Perceptions.
- Length: 31:14 minutes (28.59 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Jan Haaken hosts this Memorial Day edition of the Mole in which we remember not only those who have fallen on battlefields, but those who have died from lack of access to medical care. We also hear a conversation about how good our public schools are, giving the lie to those who run them down so they can privatize them. All this, plus a commentary about how memories are made and remade.
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1. Author David Berliner talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the spurious attacks on public schools.
2. Old Mole contributor Norm Diamond reflects on the making and remaking of historical memory.
3. Tom Becker reads Wilfrid Owen's World War 1 poem "Sweet and Fitting".
4. Frann Michel and Jan Haaken discuss the battle for single-payer health care and the casualties from the lack of universal health care.