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Letter Carriers Resist Postmaster's Shock Doctrine

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/22/2011

Letter Carriers and other postal workers are facing a barrage of scare tactics from the Postmaster General, including the threat of eliminating 30% of the workforce, half the post offices and three days of mail delivery.  Kevin Card, president of the Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers, tells host Jamie Partridge how the US Postal Service and their legislative allies are conspiring to gut workers wages, benefits and collective bargaining rights using a  phoney debt crisis created by Congressional mandates.

12:36 minutes (5.05 MB)

IKEA Furniture Factory Workers Unionize! and The Deficit Myth

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/08/2011

photo from http://www.nupge.ca/content/4424/workers-unionize-us-ikea-manufcaturing-plantWe start with the workers who made your IKEA bookshelf at a factory in Danville, Virginia.

28:12 minutes (11.3 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour August 8th

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Mon, 08/08/2011

Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole and we hear:

 

56:22 minutes (38.7 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/09/11

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Tue, 08/09/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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In the midst of bad news, a victory. Abe visits the debt mess and a win for people who like sex.

Even in these days of shadow, we manage somehow to lurch toward enlightenment. Amid the unfolding debt debacle -- and the first-ever downgrade of U.S. credit -- the Dept.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/16/11

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Tue, 08/16/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Here's an idea, Mr. President: try governing the way you campaigned. Or just try governing, period.

What's a progressive to do these days? A federal court has declared the "individual mandate" provision of the health care bill to be unconstitutional, making it nearly inevitable that the case will find its way to the Supreme Court. Hmm, what sort of provision might have avoided precisely this outcome? A public option, perhaps?

Double Radical Musicologists: the music and message of the IWW

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Mon, 08/01/2011

Through-out the show we played clips from famous songs written by members of the Industrial Workers of the World who, as Utah Phillips liked to put it, stole the hymn songs because they were pretty and changed the words so they'd make more sense. In the end, our radical musicologists, Brad Duncan and Josh Wise, talk about the litirgical and popular origins of the songs and how they spoke to both where people found themselves, where they've been and where they wanted to go.

10:26 minutes (9.55 MB)

Well Read Red: structural adjustments come to the USA

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Mon, 08/01/2011

Frann takes on the idea that the United States is broke, reminds us of the ramification of the kind of spending-cuts being demanded in Washington, and the sort of demands we should be making for the massive wealth held by the ruling class. She suggests that resistance to austerity, precisely to be realistic, must arise from outside the channels of power currently demanding austerity in the first place. "People power, from Greece to Spain to Egypt to Tunisia, is anything but a utopian phrase - it is the watchword of those on the front-line in the struggle against austerity." She also reminds us that "austerity" isn't new - before it used to be called structural adjustments.

9:14 minutes (8.46 MB)

AT&T and Keeping Monopolies in Check with Labor not Market-Power

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Mon, 08/01/2011

Joe and Josh Eidelson discuss the nuts and bolts of the AT&T merger. Josh explains why we should have no illusions about AT&T being ideologically pro-union, but points out how opposition to the merger exclude industrial power from having a positive, responsible role in industry development.

 

Josh Eidelson maintains his own blog, but his writing has appeared in Dissent, The American Prospect, Alter Net and In These Times

13:13 minutes (12.1 MB)
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