What needs to be done to replace the current and collapsing economic global system with something that works for all of us? John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how this crisis developed and what it will take to fix it.
An interview with Jana K. Lipman, Author, Guantanamo: A Working-Class History Between Empire and Revolution. Guantánamo has become a symbol of what has gone wrong in the War on Terror. Yet Guantánamo is more than a U.S. naval base and prison in Cuba, it is a town, and our military occupation there has required more than soldiers and sailors--it has required workers. This revealing history of the women and men who worked on the U.S.
This week the Moles pay tribute to the momentous election of last Tuesday and assess what it might and might not mean. We also remember the late Studs Terkel. To hear the whole show, use the arrow above. For separate pieces, follow the links below:
Studs Terkel, writer and radio personality, always in support of working people, died at the age of 96 last week. Tom Becker reads tributes to him published in The Nation. You can find the texts here and here.
The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Malik Miah, airline machinist and writer, about workers' responses to the Obama victory and what the next four years may hold for progressives. Miah's work appears in Against the Current and Green Left.
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.
Today the Moles reflect on the Obama victory: its impact on black folks and the left’s response: euphoria, high hopes, and the advice he’s getting on health care, unions, the environment, as well as worries about his first appointments. We’ll also hear a tribute to the late Studs Terkel.
Prostitution-free zones designated by the City Council under Chapter 14B.30. The zones were areas in which police had probable cause to believe a person committed prostitution as defined in Section 14B.30.030 of city code. Offenders could be banned from the zone for a twelve to 18 month period.
In 2007, Mayor Tom Potter allowed Portland's Prostitution Free Zone ordinances to sunset after determining that the law was ineffective.
In recent months, neighbors of the Montavilla neighborhood have begun organizing to mark the one year anniversary since the city dropped the Prostitution Free Zone. The groups claim that crime has risen since the zone was dropped, and are attempting to push for its reinstatement.