Labor

Voices from the Edge on 05/10/12

Air date: 
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Occupying the Economy with Richard Wolff

Occupying the economy with Richard D. Wolff

Three years into the government's announced recovery, working Americans find themselves poorer than when the recovery began. While the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression has exposed corrupt bankers, unregulated speculators and a government willing to serve the interests of the one percent regardless the cost, the wealthy continue to prosper. Economist Richard D. Wolff credits the occupy movement with exposing these symptoms of capitalism but believes we must go deeper to resolve the decades-old causes of the crisis, reaching back to the 1970s when a century-old pattern of rising wages for workers ended.

US Labor Chauvinism and China

program date: 
Tue, 05/08/2012

Joe Clement reads a CounterPunch article by trade-unionist, Alberto Ruiz, called The US Labor Movement and China. Ruiz criticizes the stigmatization of foreign labor by US unionists and explores the dark pro-imperialist history of the AFL-CIO, as well as the vigor of the recent up-surge in China's labor movement.

7:50 minutes (7.17 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour May 7th 2012

program date: 
Tue, 05/08/2012

 Joe Clement hosts this Old Mole, which is shorter than usual because of membership-drive. We hear about growing concern with and resistance to nuclear energy, ecologically driven energy policy in Oregon, and about labor chauvinism toward China.

41:20 minutes (37.84 MB)

Postal Fightback Stirs

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/07/2012

The Postmaster General threatens to close half the sorting facilities, thousands of post offices, end Saturday and door-to-door delivery and eliminate hundreds of thousands of living wage union jobs. Letter carrier unionist, Jamie Partridge, reports on a growing rank-and-file and community network, Communities and Postal Workers United , launched at this weekend’s Labor Notes conference in Chicago.

19:31 minutes (26.81 MB)

Labor Radio on 05/07/12

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Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 05/07/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Postal Fightback Stirs

POSTAL FIGHTBACK STIRS

The Postmaster General threatens to close half the sorting facilities, thousands of post offices, end Saturday and door-to-door delivery and eliminate hundreds of thousands of living wage union jobs. Letter carrier unionist, Jamie Partridge, reports on a growing rank-and-file and community network, Communities and Postal Workers United, launched at this weekend’s Labor Notes conference in Chicago.

Golden Gate Ferryworkers On Strike

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 05/01/2012

Bay Area ferry workers went on strike early this morning, shutting down ferries traveling from Larkspur and Sausalito to San Francisco. KBOO's Zeke Harrington has more.

4:14 minutes (1.94 MB)

Hosts Celeste and Cecil speak with human rights and social justice activist Kelvin Hazangwi

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More Talk Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with human rights and social justice activist Kelvin Hazangwi about linkages between the global south and countries such as Greece, Spain and Ireland around the economic justice issues of debt, banks and who is impacted by our current financial systems. Who has global power and why? What can we do about these injustices?

54:46 minutes (50.14 MB)

May Day!!! May Day!!! Yes, it's the REAL Labor Day!!!

program date: 
Tue, 05/01/2012

 Hosted by Joe Uris

Today's discussion revolves around May Day!  Some call it International Workers' Day.  

We'll talk about it's History...  And invite your calls on what May Day means to YOU!

 

 

54:20 minutes (49.75 MB)

Alternative Radio on 05/01/12

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Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore speaks on "Get Up, Stand Up"

Michael Moore – Get Up, Stand Up (lecture)

Bob Marley sang this song,
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight
You can fool some people sometimes
But you couldn't fool all the people all the time
And now you see the light, stand up for your rights
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Norm Diamond and Abigail Singer of Portland Central America Solidarity Committee

program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Norm underscores how May Day is about the recognition of class-structure in society. Abigail offers her perspective as a worker with the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee. They talk about the meaning of the song bread and roses and social justice organizing, the work of the Portland Liberation Organizing Council. Abigail summarizes what PCASC is up to now (a campaign to get Wells Fargo to divest private prisons, a know your rights workshop for the immigrant community, and other local organizing), climate justice work they've done, and a film about privatizing water in Boliva ("Even The Rain").

14:26 minutes (13.21 MB)
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