October 27th marks the second anniversary of the murder of independent journalist Brad Will in Oaxaca, Mexico.The Mexican government has marked the occasion by arresting a number of activist leaders and charging them with Brad's murder.
This program, hosted by Tom Becker, deals with better ways to repair the economy, making Portland Sweat Free (no purchases of city uniforms produced by sweatshop labor), the Winter Soldier Project in Portland where Iraq veterans testify about the impact of the war on their lives, and what Columbus really did.
Tom also announced the Cross Trade Solidarity Report-back from the Labor Notes Conference, Saturday, October 18, starting at 6pm, at the Musicians Hall, 325 NE 20th Ave in Portland.
Thanks to everyone who joined or renewed their membership during the Old Mole Variety Hour!
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.
Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Collins from the Institute for Policy Studies about a real recovery plan that would revive the enconomy, support working people, and lead to new and green forms of production. Jan Haaken interviews Megan Brooker, an organizer of the Winter Soldier Conference, about the impact of war on mental health. And Tom Becker explores the significance of Columbus Day.
Colonialism Today and the Impact of Columbus on America
A history of Christopher Columbus and the impact of his arrival in America. What is colonialism and how does it continue as a basic premise of our society? This program will explore what the story is really about. It looks at the major impact on native peoples and on African Americans through the legacy of slavery. How does racism today stem from this colonialist philosophy and experience? Guests include local historian Bill Bigelow, local artist damali ayo, Roberto Mukaro Borrero of the United Confederation of Taino People, educator Karen Salazar and Joseph Quinones formerly of AIM.