Elections

Doug Henwood: Walker Victory, un-sugarcoated

program date: 
Mon, 06/25/2012

 Joe Clement reads Doug Henwood's commentary on the changing political landscape for the labor movement and considers classic pitfalls of American unionism, namely it's focus on electoral politics and workplace contracts. Doug points out that unions typically don't make common cause with the consumers they otherwise serve. Joe reminds listeners that he and Josh Eidelson considered this industrial strategy last year when AT&T was looking to merge with T-Mobile.

 
Doug is a writer for the Left Business Observer and radio-commentator in the San Francisco Bay Area
7:57 minutes (7.28 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour June 25th 2012

program date: 
Mon, 06/25/2012

 Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole. We hear about the challenge to Obamacare and the single-payer alternative, the pitfalls of mainstream unionism, a movie review of Spike Lee's 1999  "Summer of Sam", and an update on Julian Assange.

 

57:52 minutes (52.98 MB)

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog on the Supreme Court's healthcare decision

program date: 
Tue, 06/26/2012

Hosted by Abe Proctor. Joe Uris is on vacation.

It's a big week for the Supreme Court. Monday's decisions on Arizona's "Papers, Please" law and mandatory minimum sentences for juveniles are a prelude to the big one -- a decision on the Affordable Care Act, expected later this week.

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe to discuss the coming decision on President Obama's signature health care legislation.

55:57 minutes (51.22 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/26/12

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Tue, 06/26/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins in to discuss the coming Supreme Court health decision

It's a big week for the Supreme Court. Monday's decisions on Arizona's "Papers, Please" law and mandatory minimum sentences for juveniles are a prelude to the big one -- a decision on the Affordable Care Act, expected later this week.

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe to discuss the coming decision on President Obama's signature health care legislation.

More Talk Radio on 06/25/12

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 06/25/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Voter Suppression by the Right Wing

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Brentin Mock, Investigative Reporter who covers the challenges presented by new voter ID laws, suppression of voter registration drives, and other attempts to limit electoral power of people of color. They'll talk about his reports which include "Voter Suppression Groups Plot a Million-Person Army to Swarm Polls,"  "Civil Rights Groups Sue Florida Over Voter Purging Lists," "Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Places Expiration Date on Democracy" and more.

Robin Hahnel on Greek Elections

program date: 
Mon, 06/18/2012

 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.      

 
Robin teaches Economics at Portland State and co-author of "Parecon".
17:23 minutes (15.92 MB)

Andrew Sernatinger on Wisconsin Recall Elections

program date: 
Mon, 06/18/2012

Denise Morris continues her former conversation with Andrew Sernatinger about the special election in Wisconsin to recall Governor Scott Walker. They talk about "what went wrong", the different campaign angles, and how activists are stratigizing for the future. Andrew is a radical baker and labor journalist for LaborNotes. He's also written recently for Solidarity on the stakes of the recall election before it happened and what to learn from the fallout

8:39 minutes (7.92 MB)

A deeply unpopular governor buys himself a recall election. Welcome to the age of Citizens United.

program date: 
Tue, 06/12/2012

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.

57:57 minutes (53.07 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/12/12

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Tue, 06/12/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A deeply unpopular governor buys himself a recall election. Welcome to the age of Citizens United.

 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.

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