Joe Clement hosts this episode of the Mole, dealing with immigration reform; the meaning of life with and without work; the short-comings of "business-labor unions;" seeing African through African lenses here in Portland; and a new novel about acting, and not acting, one's age.
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Grocery workers at Fred Meyer are considering whether to go on strike. In this commentary, Old Mole Joe Clement looks at what business-labor unions like the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) are, and are not, providing for workers, drawing on a piece by Natasha Moss-Dedrick on the IWW website.
Work is supposed to give life meaning, but are not our lives meaningful even when we can't work? In this commentary, Iven Hale draws on her own work and life experience to question the way work happens to us in this capitalist society.
Tonight we welcome local organizers from One Billion Rising, an international day of action to end violence against women happening on Feb 14. We'll discuss the herstory of this international movement, including events leading up to this year's Day of Action. We'll also share details for events happening around the Pacific Northwest. Actions are happening in large and small ways in many different communities. You can also check out local event calendars for ideas on where and when to engage for change in your community!