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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Frann Michel reads from an article written by Johanna Brenner for the webzine of Solidarity-US. Brenner starts by arguing that "Socialist-feminists start where most feminists begin: the emancipation of women must come from women ourselves, but cannot be achieved by ourselves. From this starting point, socialist-feminists are especially interested in building inclusive movements organized by and for working class, indigenous, and rural women." She examines socialist feminist projects that not only help women, but strike back at the neoliberal re-ordering of social priorities away from care.
- Genre: Other
- Length: 7:12 minutes (6.59 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
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.
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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.