Iven Hale hosts this two-hour membership-drive special that focuses on the environment and various social struggles that link up with it (note that pitch-breaks accounts for about 40 minutes of the programming otherwise excised).
Part 5 of the Old Mole's two-hour special on climate change features labor historian and political activist Norm Diamond in a round table discussion with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick. They focus on how those whose political vision radical social change can best work within environmental groups that assume that the environmental crisis can be dealt with adequately within "democratic capitalism". 13:00 minutes (7.44 MB)
In Part 4 of the Old Mole's special two-hour program on climate change, host Iven Hale talks with labor historian and long-time Portland writer, activist, and Old Mole contributor Norm Diamond about work that Norm did to develop the field of labor environmentalism at a time when the interests of labor seemed fiercely at odds with environmentalism. 11:29 minutes (6.57 MB)
In Part 3 of the Old Mole's two-hour special program on climate change, we turn to who will own and control the new forms of carbon-free energy. John Farrell is the Directory of Democratic Energy at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and has written widely on how individuals, families, schools, and communities can produce and determine how to use the energy they produce, rather than giving control of it to big corporations. Here he talks the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the many social, political and environmental virtues of locally produced and democratically managed energy. 12:44 minutes (7.29 MB)