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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/23/11

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Tue, 08/23/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The current austerity fetish was never a good idea, and now we know it's bad politics, too.

The austerity kick in Washington is exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. At a time of enormous economic duress, the government is tying its own hands, robbing itself of its most effective tool in periods of high unemployment and low demand -- spending. Abandoning Keynsian economics has always carried a high human cost -- and now we know it's bad politics, too.

With Joe on hiatus, Abe surveys the economic, social and political wreckage of the new age of austerity.

Solidarity Salsa Party Supports VOZ and Jobs With Justice

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/22/2011

The VOZ workers rights education project and Jobs With Justice throw a party to have fun for a good cause. Romeo Sosa and Eliana Machuca tell us about it.

14:04 minutes (12.88 MB)

August 22 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 08/22/2011

 Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show about controlling problem children with psychoactive drugs, controlling our attitudes towards rich folks with an art museum, and the struggle of Verizon workers against the control of their lives by the company. 

56:27 minutes (32.3 MB)

Voices from the Verizon Strike

program date: 
Mon, 08/22/2011

 From the streets of New York, here are the voices of Verizon workers marching, chanting, and discussing their struggles with Verizon's  squeeze on them and the importance of their union (Communication Workers of America).  The Old Mole's Bill Resnick was on the scene and  recorded this material for KBOO.  The strike has been suspended for now, but the issues remain vital.

11:13 minutes (6.42 MB)

Museum or Mausoleum: Ideology at the Frick

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Mon, 08/22/2011

 American Industrialist Henry Clay Frick made a fortune in coke and steel, built a mansion on 5th Avenue, filled it with European masterpieces, and willed it to the people.  What could be wrong with that?  Nothing, except that it makes a hero out of a villain and turns the art he  bought into an advertisement for himself. Gabriel Hainer Evansohn's article in the Summer issue of Jacobin Magazine tells the story of the man, his money, and his art and how it aims to make us thankful for the beneficence of our rulers.  Clayton Morgareidge  reads exerpts.  

8:19 minutes (4.76 MB)

Women with Moxie and Courage to Start Their Own Businesses

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Bread and Roses
program date: 
Fri, 07/29/2011
Women are creating, building and leading some of the most innovative businesses in the world. Along the way, often at great risk and against the odds, they have shattered glass ceilings and entrenched stereotypes and have redefined the meaning of leadership and success.

 

32:45 minutes (29.99 MB)

UK Rising

program date: 
Wed, 08/17/2011
We talk with Zita Holburne from BARAC - Black Activists Rising Against Cuts - in the UK. You'll also hear from anti-fascist organizer Weymann Bennett and family members of people who have died in police custody in Britain, organizing for justice and police accountability.

http://collectiveresistance.com/2011/02/01/black-activists-rising-against-the-cuts/

videos from Riots, Recessions and Resistance here:

http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/

57:27 minutes (52.59 MB)

Labor Radio on 08/22/11

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 08/22/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Letter Carriers Resist Postal Shock Doctrine

Letter Carriers, JOBS with JUSTICE and VOZ

KBOO 90.7 FM, streaming at KBOO.fm (also archived at kboo.fm/node/30365)

Monday, August 22nd, 6 – 6:30pm.

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.

Tri-Met Riders Unite! and Inquisitive Frog Visits Rep. Blumenauer

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 07/11/2011

OPAL http://www.opalpdx.org/2011/02/campaign-for-a-fair-transfer-kickoff-feb-21/"I absolutely love bus organizing.  Bus riders are my people."

As Tri-Met raises fares and decreases service, a bus ticket costs more than ever and may not get you as far.  A growing network of working-class transit riders are reaching out to each other on the bus and organizing to demand transfers that last three hours instead of two.  We speak with community organizer Crystal Wabnum of OPAL (Organizing People, Activating Leaders) about the Campaign for a Fair Transfer.

27:43 minutes (19.03 MB)
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