Tom Becker hosts this episode where we hear about the Portland Troublemakers School (April 13th) from two of its organizers, a movie review of "No", a discussion about the crises in Europe, and a book review of Jennifer Egan's "Look At Me". An error clipped the first couple minutes of this recording, and it starts right with Tom introducing Bill's interview. The list below is in order and the show is otherwise complete.
Joe Clement talks with Steve McGiffen about the intersecting political, cultural and economic crises in Europe. Steve is in town to speak about these topics and facilitate a discussion at the Red and Black on April 10th at 7:00pm. From the Red and Black's site:
Bill Resnick talks with Megan Heise, an organizer of the Portland Troublemakers School that's this Saturday (April 13th). They discuss the specifics of the event and some of what people can expect. Megan also describes the Troublemakers' bold (but not exactly new) vision of working-class organizing. This interview aired the same day as another with Stephanie Luce, a keynote speaker at the event, who talks with Bill more broadly about the importance of workplace organizing for social justice.
Bill Resnick talks with Stephanie Luce about workplace organzing and worker self-management, and how they are indispensible elements of progressive vision. They talk about the Labor Notes "Troublemakers School" and the "new unionism" it advances.