Economic imperialism

The Digital Divide on 08/12/11

Program: 
The Digital Divide
Air date: 
Fri, 08/12/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Scientist and historian Naomi Oreskes, Amber Case, PDX Broadband Plan, more!

Today, Dave DeAngelis speaks with scientist and historian Naomi Oreskes about her new book "The Merchants of Doubt,"which describes how organized campaigns undermine the scientific evidence related to important environmental and health issues such as second-hand smoke, acid rain, the ozone hole, and global warming.

Movie Moles: If a Tree Falls - a story of the Earth Liberation Front

program date: 
Mon, 08/08/2011

Jan and Wendy talk about "If Tree Falls: a story for the Earth Liberation Front". In looking at the history and activities of the Earth Liberation Front strikes this film strikes close to home, since it focuses on an ELF cell based out of Eugene, Oregon. The film provokes questions about the origins of political violence and radical politics as a young person's game, and why its important to distinguish blowing people up and blowing property up. Does the film imbue the activists with more power than they actually have? Ultimately it seems that radical politics can't issue from a single-cell or group.
 

12:42 minutes (8.73 MB)

Empire and Inequality

program date: 
Mon, 08/08/2011

Tom reads Paul Street's counterpunch article "Empire and Inequality Win Again". Street argues that the "debt deal" and any more like it to come cripple our capacity to halt the right-ward shift in politics,  and that despite having "avoided" default the real and most substantial winners are STILL the rich.
 

8:19 minutes (5.72 MB)

The Rich Have Too Much

program date: 
Mon, 08/08/2011

While many accuse the Tea Party of polarizing politics, Sam Pizzigati argues that the source is really economic inequality and the concentration of vast amounts of wealth. He talks about a few economic myths, like how the US is "broke" or that the rich are "job creators". Bill suggests we need more than Keynsian stimulus, but projects aimed at restoring the environment and building the instutitons and infrastructure for a free and sustainable society.

Sam Pizzigati is a Fellow Institute for Policy Studies who also puts together the weekly email-newsletter at toomuch.com

17:44 minutes (12.17 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour August 8th

program date: 
Mon, 08/08/2011

Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole and we hear:

 

56:22 minutes (38.7 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/09/11

Air date: 
Tue, 08/09/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
In the midst of bad news, a victory. Abe visits the debt mess and a win for people who like sex.

Even in these days of shadow, we manage somehow to lurch toward enlightenment. Amid the unfolding debt debacle -- and the first-ever downgrade of U.S. credit -- the Dept.

The Propagandizing of America, Guest; Frances Fox Piven

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 07/14/2011

A Murdoch owned newspaper in London has been forced to close in a scandal of dirty tricks and bribery. It was on another Murdoch outlet that Glen Beck was allowed to unleash a firestorm of hate mail, death threats, and dirty tricks against professor Frances Fox Piven. This Thursday morning author and long time social activist Frances Fox Piven will join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund, to talk about the Propagandizing of America and the tactics used by the extreme right-wing against her. Targeted over 30 times by Beck the results included 2 men who came to her home posing as students. Tune in to hear the whole story.

27:56 minutes (38.37 MB)

Presswatch 7/14/2011

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 07/14/2011

Host Theresa Mitchell discusses Fukushima as well as the raising of the US debt limit.

26:21 minutes (36.19 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 08/08/11

Air date: 
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
taxing wealth, book mole, movie moles review If A Tree Falls, left press

On the next Old Mole, Tom Becker hosts and we hear:

  • Bill Resnick talks with Sam Pizzigati about how the rich do not invest like conservatives ideologues say that they will if only we give them tax breaks, and how we need to tax their wealth, not just their income.
  • Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Sheila Kohler's "Love Child."
  • Movie Moles, Jan Haaken and Wendy Webb, review If A Tree Falls, a documentary about the Earth Liberation Front, a group made notorious by their retaliation against polluters and environmental exploiters.
  • Tom Becker reads from the Left Press.
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