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Movie Moles: Finally Got The News

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Mon, 04/02/2012

 Laurie Mercier and Denise Morris talk about the 1970 documentary "Finally Got The News" (re-released and available to view for free online HERE), produced in association with the League for Revolutionary Black Workers. The League was wary of the film at first, worried it would compromise their organizing efforts in Detroit, but the film-makers promised to make it education and not journalistic. It directs its marxist message to black workers and not white college kids, and to that end focuses on the role and power of the black worker in the American economy.

12:19 minutes (11.27 MB)

Adrienne Rich: Ballad of the Poverties

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Mon, 04/02/2012

 In honor of the late Adrienne Rich, Frann Michel reads a poem of hers called "Ballad of the Poverties".

2:59 minutes (2.73 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour April 2nd

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Mon, 04/02/2012

           Joe Clement hosts today's Old Mole. We hear about the Treyvon Martin case, Adrienne Rich's work on motherhood, a poem by Adrienne Rich, a movie review about revolutionary black workers, and a radical musicology segment about Alix Dobkins, who we hear throughout the show.

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57:30 minutes (52.65 MB)

East County Teachers May Strike (short version)

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/26/2012

   1,300 school teachers, represented by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) in the Parkrose, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts, may strike in the next month if their school boards continue down their current path toward implementation of severe attacks on teachers’ benefits and working conditions. Host Jamie Partridge talks with some of the hundreds of teachers attending a March 20th rally at Gresham High Gym.
   At the end of the show, Partridge pays tribute to recently deceased labor songwriter and longshore (ILWU) union member, Harry Stamper of Coos Bay.

28:08 minutes (38.63 MB)

Worker-owned co-operatives: building a more humane economy

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 03/28/2012
The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives, Congress may be considering the National Cooperative Development Act, and worker-owned co-operatives could play a role in creating an economy that treats people as human beings.
28:08 minutes (12.88 MB)

Political Perspectives on 03/28/12

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Wed, 03/28/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Michael Moore on the future of the Occupy Movement.

Filmmaker, author and activist Michael Moore speaks on the future of the Occupy Movement. Moore was the featured speaker at the Left Forum on Saturday, March 17th at Pace University in New York City.

Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 03/12/2012

 

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Ellen Schultz about her book, "Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers."

It's no secret that hundreds of companies have been slashing pensions and health coverage earned by millions of retirees. Employers blame an aging workforce, stock market losses, and spiraling costs — what they call "a perfect storm" of external forces that has forced them to take drastic measures.

53:39 minutes (24.56 MB)

East County Teachers May Strike

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/26/2012

 

1,300 school teachers, represented by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) in the Parkrose, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts, may strike in the next month if their school boards continue down their current path toward implementation of severe attacks on teachers’ benefits and working conditions. Host Jamie Partridge talks with some of the hundreds of teachers attending a March 20th rally at Gresham High Gym.

 

60:00 minutes (82.4 MB)

Labor Radio on 03/26/12

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/26/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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EAST COUNTY EDUCATORS MAY STRIKE

1,300 school teachers, represented by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) in the Parkrose, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts, may strike in the next month if their school boards continue down their current path toward implementation of severe attacks on teachers’ benefits and working conditions. Host Jamie Partridge talks with some of the hundreds of teachers attending a March 20th rally at Gresham High Gym.

At the end of the show, Partridge pays tribute to recently deceased labor songwriter and longshore (ILWU) union member, Harry Stamper of Coos Bay

WORKERS DEMOCRACY IN VENEZUELA

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/19/2012

Since 1999 and the election of Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan workers have been creating a participatory democracy which they call “Socialism for the 21st Century”. Host Jamie Partridge interviews former Portland organizer Patrick Leet, who has spent the past five years in the midst of this “Bolivarian Revolution.” Leet covers a range of topics, from the Venezuelan labor movement, education system, the media, and housing law to the Latin American common market and neoliberal economics.

27:22 minutes (37.59 MB)
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