This program includes a Movie Mole review of "Iron Man," a commentary on Racism in the Presidential campaign, a first-person report on May Day in Havana, music and the history of the Buena Vista Social Club, and a discussion of the crisis in food prices. Clayton Morgareidge hosts.
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What are the underlying reasons for the upsurge in food prices around the world? What can be done about it? The Executive Director of Food First, Eric Holt-Gimenez, lays it out for us in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick. Holt-Gimenez is also the author ofCampesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America’s Farmer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture, published by Food First.
This program features music by the Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena, songs sung by women workers who organized to achieve the first 8-hour day. Also discussed are the rising costs of food, Mothers' Day as part of the Peace Movement, and Christian fundmentalism in the US military. Hear the whole show, hosted by Bill Resnick, by clicking the arrow above. Or hear individual pieces going to their links below.
In these first four segments, you can hear the music of Novi Di Modena and a discussion of their music by Italian scholar Clarissa Clo.
Jane D'Arista talks with Bill Resnick about what makes food so much more expensive everywhere. As with oil and finance, it has a lot to do with deregulation. D'Arista is Director of Programs at the Financial Markets Center.
Hosted by Tom Becker, this program has pieces on the International Longshoreman Workers Union and May Day, the Italian radical film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini, the left turn in Paraguay, and the impact of the economic crunch on the poor. You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or individual segments by clicking on their links below:
Paraguay, long ruled by a single repressive party machine, has just elected a new left-wing president. Justin Mog, an independent journalist living in Paraguay, talks with Old Mole Dan Jaffee about what this means for Paraguay's future.
Joe Uris and Abe Proctor rant 'n' rail on with a pre-May Day Special covering the history of the Labor Movement in the United States, and how it's been steadily eroded since the last of the *real* Domocrats were in power.
The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it was working with donors to review Haiti's need for more aid to deal with soaring food prices. The food crisis recently sparked food riots in the Caribbean country.
But while the economists in the International Monetary Fund are trying to figure out what is causing the crisis in Haiti and around the world, those familiar with Haiti's history say the reasons behind the food crisis are very clear.