Labor

Beef Northwest, Cross-Trade Solidarity, and International Solidarity with Workers in Latin America and China

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 02/10/2008

 

Steve Witte, United Farm Workers

Michael B., Carpenters 24/7, and Hilary, IBEW Local 48, Cross-Trade Solidarity

Sean Benjamin, freelance journalist, UNITE HERE Local 2

53:50 minutes (21.56 MB)

Labor Rights as Human Rights

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 12/09/2007

 

Carol Pier, Human Rights Watch senior labor rights and trade researcher

Gay Seidman, University of Wisconsin Professor of Sociology

Julia Perkins, Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Elana Guiney, Political Coordinator, Oregon AFL-CIO

52:18 minutes (20.95 MB)

On the Global Waterfront

program date: 
Sun, 01/27/2008

 Susan Erem, co-author of On the Global Waterfront: The Fight to Free the Charleston 5, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how the longshoremen of South Carolina were prosecuted on trumped-up charges of inciting a riot, and how, with international labor support, they were victorious.  Bill and Susan discuss the political forces at play in the case.  More about the book here.  

13:58 minutes (6.4 MB)

Tropical Smoothie: Workers and Contractor Speak

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Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 01/28/2008

Last week, picketers gathered at the new Tropical Smoothies location on East Burnside to bring attention to the lack of fair wages and benefits used by the general contractor. The contractor has raised questions about the unions practices. KBOO reporter Don Wolfe has the story from both sides.

4:58 minutes (4.54 MB)

W.A.G.E.S. Women housecleaners in San Francisco

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program date: 
Mon, 01/28/2008

Host Bruce Silverman produced this series of programs to inform us about what needs changing in our community, our nation and our world. Today he looks at W.A.G.E.S. Women housecleaners in San Francisco have created their own cooperatively-owned cleaning companies.

23:44 minutes (9.51 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 21, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 This is the place to hear the whole show from start to finish.  Clayton Morgareidge is the host.  Or you can hear the following segments separately by following the following links:

1.  Bill Resnick talks with Sam Gidrin about how the left can best respond to economic crises such as the one that seems to be arriving now. Click here.

2.  Frann Michel reviews a documentary film about the corporate privatizing of the world's water supply.  The film is called Thirst.  Go here for the review.

54:35 minutes (49.98 MB)

Interpreting MLK's Legacy

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 American historian Christopher Phelps talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about parts of Martin Luther King Jr.'s that get overlooked on the day we celebrate him. Phelps's article on this topic is here.  

9:19 minutes (4.27 MB)

Decomposing Property

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 Clayton Morgareidge--today's Well-read Red--discusses and summarizes a theme from Michael Hardt's and Antonio Negri's 2004 book Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire:  A necessary element of capitalism--private property--is decomposing in an age when the dominant form of production is immaterial and infinitely reproducible.  

 

10:24 minutes (4.77 MB)

Economic Crisis and the Left

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 Bill Resnick talks with labor activist and writer Sam Gindin about what progressives need to do when the economy goes in the tank.  Economic crises don't signal the end of capitalism or the rise of the working class.   The answer: Organize!  More about Sam Gindin here.  Gindin's essay "Anti-Capitalism and the Terrain of Social Justice" won the Daniel Singer prize, and you can read it here.    

16:29 minutes (7.55 MB)
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