Economic imperialism

Capitalist Realism

[For the Old Mole Variety Hour June 28, 2010].      The British blogger and theorist Mark Fisher recently published a slim little volume from Zer0 books titled Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? By "Capitalist Realism" he means, roughly, the notion that, as Margaret Thatcher famously asserted, there is no alternative to capitalism. But Fisher is also interested in questioning and exploring the implications of this view that, as it is sometimes put, it has become easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.

Bread and Roses on 06/24/10

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 06/24/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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haitian agriculture

In March and again in May, Bread and Roses host Nicole Vulcan traveled to earthquake-ravaged Haiti to speak with people about the revival efforts following the January quake. This Friday, July 24, Bread and Roses will feature live interviews with Marisha Auerbach and Kelda Miller, two permaculture experts involved in reducing food insecurity in Haiti through improved agricultural methods. The show will also feature interviews with Haitian farmers and agronomists, who share their opinions about the direction of Haiti's future, and the donation of hybrid seeds by seed giant Monsanto. 

When: Friday, July 24, 6:00 pm 

Voices from the Edge on 06/24/10

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Thu, 06/24/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Creating dialogue amidst the rhetoric: AmericaSpeaks' Portland Town Meeting: Our Budget, Our Economy
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Creating dialogue amidst the rhetoric: AmericaSpeaks' Portland Town Meeting: Our Budget, Our Economy

KBOO Reports from US Social Forum in Detroit

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/22/2010

The United States Social Forum kicked off today in Detroit, Michigan.
The theme of the forum is "Another world is possible, another US is necessary, and another Detroit is underway."  Tens of thousands of participants arrived from all over the world to take part in the largest convergence of social movements in recent US history.

2:49 minutes (2.58 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06/17/2010

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Thu, 06/17/2010

About the program…

Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.

 About the hosts…

55:02 minutes (50.39 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/22/10

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Tue, 06/22/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Is Oregon an anti-immigrant state? A new study suggests it is.

A study commissioned by a consortium of Northwestern public radio stations says that a majority of Northwesterners -- Oregonians, Washingtonians and Idahoans, or whatever they call themselves -- agree with the anti-immigrant law passed recently in Arizona. In Oregon, that support is at 61 percent.

What does it mean? Is anti-immigrant sentiment more widespread than we thought? And what is that sentiment exactly? Fear, born of cultural ignorance? Economic anxiety? Good ol' racism? A toxic brew of all three? With Joe on vacation, Abe leads the discussion.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/15/10

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Tue, 06/15/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Should we do away with voter-owned elections?

Joe and Abe, together with Common Cause, examine Portland's homegrown public-financed campaign system.

A New World Order is Possible and Needed.

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Mon, 06/14/2010

Bill talks with Mark Weisbrot about his recent op-ed, "A New World Order is Possible and Needed." Specifically, Mark explores the rising affluence of middle-powers in Latin America, and how their engagement in world politics goes beyond narrowly defined self-interests.

20:57 minutes (19.17 MB)
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