Economic imperialism

The Industrial Workers of the World & Remembering the Lawrence Strike

program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Norm and Abigail talk with Marie and Larry of the Portland Branch of the Industr ial Workers of the World (IWW) about the Lawrence Textile strike, the significance of the IWW in the strike and the long-term significance of the strike for the IWW. They consider the irony of American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations president, Richard Trumka, delivering the keynote speech of the Lawrence Strike symposium we heard about earlier, but without once mentioning the IWW or the AFL's role in creating the conditions for the strike.

11:12 minutes (10.25 MB)

Terran Connally on May Day 2012 Events Around Portland

program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Bill Resnick has Terran Connally of the Portland Liberation Organizing Council, which has grown out of the Occupy movement, to talk about events and expectations for May Day 2012 in Portland. They consider the potential for this May Day to be the single greatest concerted activity in human history because of not only the Occupy movement agitating Americans, but the increasing unrest in Europe over neoliberal social domination. They talk about the shift from economic growth to a different model of development, which PLOC advocates and organizes in terms of "community-led solutions".

18:30 minutes (16.94 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour April 30th May Day Special

program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Norm Diamond and Abigail Singer co-host today's special May Day Old Mole, which focuses on the Lawrence Textile Strike of 1912, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and events expected for May Day. We hear:

57:55 minutes (53.03 MB)

Steve Early on Lawrence Strike centennial symposium

program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Norm Diamond talks with Steve Early, who attended a symposium in Lawrence Massechusetts about the Lawrence Strike of 1912 (here's a PDF of the schedule). They talked about why there is renewed interest in the Lawrence Strike, even as it was nearly erased from labor history until three decades ago; about the site of the symposium in one of the mills where workers went on strike; the role of the IWW's inclusive organizing in the Strike's success; and the inter-union cooperation of and rank-and-file participation in the symposium.

9:20 minutes (8.55 MB)

More Talk Radio on 04/30/12

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Human rights and social justice for the global south

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with human rights and social justice activist Kelvin Hazangwi about linkages between the global south and countries such as Greece, Spain and Ireland around the economic justice issues of debt, banks and who is impacted by our current financial systems. Who has global power and why? What can we do about these injustices?

Bruce Gagnon on Weapons in Space, Military Expansion, War, Climate Change and Corporate Domination

program: 
Fight the Empire
program date: 
Thu, 04/19/2012

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He was a co-founder of the Global Network when it was created in 1992.

Between 1983–1998 Bruce was the State Coordinator of the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice and has worked on space issues for 29 years. In 1987 he organized the largest peace protest in Florida history when over 5,000 people marched on Cape Canaveral in opposition to the first flight test of the Trident II nuclear missile. He was the organizer of the Cancel Cassini Campaign (launched 72 pounds of plutonium into space in 1997).

28:10 minutes (12.89 MB)

David Barsamian on "Occupy Capitalism"

program date: 
Wed, 04/18/2012

Host Per Fagereng speaks with David Barsamian, the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio. He is the author of numerous books with Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Eqbal Ahmad, Tariq Ali, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said. His latest book is Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism, co-authoed with prominent economist Richard Wolff.

David will talk about "Occupy Capitalism" and the root causes of the current economic crisis, the most severe since the Great Depression.

28:00 minutes (25.63 MB)

April 23 2012

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 04/23/2012

France Elections Interview,

28:32 minutes (26.12 MB)

Alternative Radio on 04/24/12

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A New Economic Paradigm

Gar Alperovitz – A New Economic Paradigm (interview)

When something doesn’t work you either get it fixed or replace it. Makes sense right? Take capitalism. It careens from crisis to crisis. It has systemic structural problems. The traditional remedies, such as legislative reform, don’t work or if they do they are soon outflanked by power brokers who know how to game the rules. The Great Recession continues. Discontent and anger are growing. The Occupy movement has illuminated how deeply the deck is stacked against the ordinary citizen. It is past time to look at alternatives in how the economy is organized. Fundamental changes are required. It may take a long time but seeds are now being sown.

Veteran's Voice on 04/20/12

Air date: 
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance tell their stories

Hosts Marvin Simmons and Bill Bires speak with members of the Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance. The group is working to create a community of people who desire to find justice, answers and support for the generational victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin. It was founded by children of Vietnam Veterans to serve as a voice for the children of Vietnam Veterans including second and third generation victims of Agent Orange and Dioxin Exposures worldwide. The members of the group believe in empowering each other to hold the companies and governments responsible for causing devastation and suffering to our generations.

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