Labor

Decomposing Property

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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)

Interview with UNITE HERE Member and Hilton Hotel Worker

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Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 01/16/2008

 

Workers at the Portland Hilton continue to urge local groups and companies to boycott the hotel until their union reaches a settlement with management.

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Bruce Palamountain, a banquet server at the hotel and a member of the UNITE HERE Hotel workers union

 

3:53 minutes (3.56 MB)

Sun 1/27/08 Soul hosts Workshop + fundraiser for KBOO

Soul, one of KBOO's Out Loud volunteer producers, is hosting a KBOO fund raiser in the form of a mini-workshop.  He needs our help in packing Liberty Hall with up to 145 people next Sunday from 12:45 - 3 p.m.

Two events in one afternoon:

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 14, 2007

program date: 
Sun, 01/13/2008

 This  is the Old Mole Variety Hour in its entirety.   Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program focuses on some  popular movements the mainstream media  fail to cover.  First, Phil Alden Robinson from the Writers Guild talks with Bill Resnick about the writers's strike and how the issues have been slanted by mainstream media.  You can hear this segment separately here.  

54:07 minutes (49.54 MB)

Civil Resistance in Iraq

program date: 
Sun, 01/13/2008

 Press coverage of Iraq tells us that  the US is trying to build a secular democracy there, when in fact democratic and  secular groups are most under attack by the US and its Suni and Shia allies.  Bill Weinberg, award-winning journalist, radioactivist, and producer at  Pacifica's WBAI in New York, talks with Laurie Mercier about civil resistance to the US occupation.   Weinberg maintains an on-line journal World  War 4 Report with links to more news about the non-religious democratic labor movements  in Iraq.  

14:28 minutes (6.63 MB)

The Writers' Strike

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Sun, 01/13/2008

 The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Phil Alden Robinson, board member of the Writers' Guild of America.  He also wrote and directed the 1989 film Field of Dreams.  They discuss the  labor issues involved in the strike and the working life of a writer.  

21:49 minutes (9.99 MB)

Anne Feeney music & Mike Sullivan interview

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Fri, 11/30/2007
15:01 minutes (13.74 MB)

Labor organizers picket Elder Demolition Company

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 12/18/2007

 

A local demolition company has come under from labor organizers and advocates. Elder Demolition company faced picket lines in North Portland at a demolition site today. 
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with one of the organizers of the picket.

 

2:28 minutes (2.26 MB)

Picketers against Gray Purcell

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 12/17/2007

 

A few blocks from KBOO's studio on East Burnside picketers stood in the street today in front of Grey Purcell's Bside6 building project.

KBOO reporters Marliese Franklin and Sarah Whites-Koditschek went to the scene:

2:20 minutes (2.14 MB)
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