Bill Resnick talks with radical economists, Robin Hahnel, about the European debt-crisis, the world economy and the significance of the Greek elections. Robin also considers the Greek Left's electoral program and what it means for us in Portland, Oregon.
Hosted by Abe Proctor. Joe Uris is off for the summer. Last week, at long last, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker went before the electorate to face the consequences of his anti-labor, anti-woman jihad. And he won.
Well-read Red, Clayton Morgareidge, reflects on the spectacle of elections and why they waste our political energies. It is not an argument to not vote, but to reprioritize voting in our sense of political agency.
We live "drenched in corporate culture," with our planet, our democracy, and all of us "real people" under assault. But, according to Paul Cienfuegos, "We the people are more powerful than we dare to believe," and the corporate power structure CAN be dismantled. A long-time community organizer and educator, Cienfuegos provides a wealth of information showing how the fictions of "corporate personhood" and "corporate rights" can be challenged and reversed by empowered, informed citizen action. He'll be leading a Portland workshop June 9-10.