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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/19/11

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Tue, 07/19/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Conservatism: the gnawing fear that someone, somewhere, might be having a good time.

In the 2010 elections, the GOP snatched up statehouses and state legislatures across the country. Predictably, an onslaught of regressive legislation has ensued -- against women, against minorities, against the environment, against voting rights.

We Are Oregon organizes in neighborhoods and the fight against free trade deals intensifies

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/18/2011

SEIU organizes in neighborhoods, not just workplaces, in the We Are Oregon campaign, and the fight against three more free trade deals reaches a peak - Labor Radio interviews Angela MacWhinnie of SEIU and Elizabeth Swager of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign.

23:05 minutes (21.13 MB)

July 18 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 07/18/2011

 

Laurie Mercier is our host today for this program about labor and politics. We hear about the continuing struggle of progressives in Wisconsin to resist attacks on labor by Republicans and to overcome the temerity of Democrats.  We hear from Sandy Pope running against James P. Hoffa Jr. for Teamsters President and how she would democratize the union.   We learn just how biased mainstream TV is against workers, and some hopeful  analysis suggesting the end of Tea Party power and more opportunities for the Left.

56:16 minutes (32.2 MB)

Working Class Missing on TV

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Mon, 07/18/2011

 The working class  is missing from popular TV shows, as this analysis by Josh Eidelson shows.  Josh's funny and biting piece, published on the Dissent website and on his blog, is read here by the Old Mole's Joe Clement.  It's called "Welcome to TV-Ville, Population: Richer Than You."

6:57 minutes (3.98 MB)

Sandy Pope and the Teamsters

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Mon, 07/18/2011

Sandy Pope, a long-time member and leader of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU), is  in a two-way race with James Hoffa for President of the Teamsters Union.  Here she talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what she would do for the Teamsters and the  Labor Movement in American life.   

13:25 minutes (7.67 MB)

Latest News from Wisconsin

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Mon, 07/18/2011

Bill Resnick talks with Andrew Sernatinger, a baker, activist, and labor-organizer in Madison, Wisconsin about the class struggle there.  What is left out of the mainstream conversations is progressive taxation, while Democrats appear on the side of unions mostly for their campaign contributions. Sernatinger has hopeful news about the multitude of radical progressive organizations who are keeping the focus on Wall Street and the role of tax breaks in the so-called budget crisis.  Following the interview, host Laurie Mercier provides even more  recent news from  Sernatinger about the changing political situation.  

17:03 minutes (9.76 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 07/18/11

Air date: 
Mon, 07/18/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The latest from Wisconsin; Running for Teamster President; Future of the Tea Party

Laurie Mercier will host this show which includes these topics:

July 11 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 07/11/2011

 

Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Old Mole which deals with food and world hunger, a book about a future after capitalism, labor and the left in the AT&T merger with T-Mobile, and the political horizons for cyborgs.  


52:14 minutes (29.89 MB)

Labor and the ATT Merger

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Mon, 07/11/2011

 "What could a telecom merger mean for economic democracy?" asks  Josh Eidelson in an article published in Dissent.  AT&T is merging with T-Mobile.  Is that a bad thing because it limits competition in a communications industry?  Or a good thing because AT&T is a union shop and T-Mobile is not?  Eidelson argues the latter in this piece, read and commented on here by the Old Mole's Joe Clement.  For an opinion piece that attacks progressives for suppporting the merger, check out this NY Times editorial.

7:47 minutes (4.45 MB)

Arthur Stamoulis talks about the Columbia Free Trade Agreement

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Radiozine
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Mon, 07/11/2011

Arthur Stamoulis of Oregon Fair Trade Campaign talks about the demonstration planned for Congressman Earl Blumenauer's Office on Monday, July 11 * 12:00 noon at 729 NE Oregon St (Near the 7th Avenue MAX Station)

26:19 minutes (24.09 MB)
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