Human rights

Left and the Law: Judgement at Nuremburg

program date: 
Mon, 12/29/2014
In their Left and the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Sneneker discuss the 1961 movie classic, Judgement at Nuremberg, through the lens of the recent Senate report on the CIA and torture. The film is available through the Multnomah County Library, as well as through various online sites. 10:33 minutes (6.04 MB)

Sleep Dealer and Work Without Workers

program date: 
Mon, 12/29/2014

Joe Clement reads from Jason Read's review of Sleep Dealer, which he wrote for The Portland Phoenix. Sleep Dealer is a recent sci-fi dystopia in Spanish about a near future where robots are operated from afar by desperate Mexican workers. Jason writes about how he got to talk with the film's director, Alex Rivera, about the changing nature of work and the lived reality of exploitation in late capitalism.

8:38 minutes (4.94 MB)

A Queer Radical Critique of Gay Marriage

program date: 
Mon, 12/29/2014

Iven Hale reads from a recent essay by Yasmin Nair titled Against Equality, Against Marriage. Iven leads off relating her own experiences with marriage's cultural hegemony.

"A queer radical critique of the family is not simply the celebration of an outsider status, although it is often that, but an economic critique as well. A queer radical critique of gay marriage exposes how capitalism structures our notion of family and the privatization of the social relationships we depend on to survive."

 

8:17 minutes (4.75 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 22, 2014

program date: 
Mon, 12/22/2014
Tom Becker hosts this show dealing with several struggles for freedom and respect against forces of repression and exploitation. 
To hear the whole show, click on the play button below. For individual segments, follow these links:

1. Walmart worker and organizer Martha Sellers talks with Bill Resnick about living with Walmart labor policies.

2. Sophie Smith and Old Mole Jan Haaken discuss the impact of border control check points miles north of the border.

3.  Alan Wieder recalls Nelson Mandela's appearance at a town meeting in the US just after his release from prison.
50:08 minutes (34.43 MB)

Prosecuting Torturers

program date: 
Mon, 12/22/2014

With the recent Senate report on the use of torture by the CIA and today's New York Times editorial calling for the prosecution of "anyone responsible for the torture of terrorism suspects," there is no longer any way to believe that the US uses torture only to protect Americans. Here our Left and the Law crew, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker, discuss the case for pursing criminal charges against the Bush administration under international human rights laws.

9:49 minutes (6.74 MB)

Nelson Mandela Meets the Press

program date: 
Mon, 12/22/2014
In commemoration of Nelson Mandela, one year after his death, Alan Wieder presents his comments on a televised town meeting from his first trip to the United States after he was released from prison in 1990. In the meeting, he responded to reactionary comments from politicians and newsmen. 
6:51 minutes (4.7 MB)

Flashpoints on 12/12/14

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 12/11/14

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
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