Fighting Corporate Power: Friday May 7th: 7 am – 8 pm
Since when did corporations become more powerful than people? How is it that corporate entities have been awarded all the benefits of US citizenship, without any of the responsibilities? And what can WE THE PEOPLE do about it?? This special day of programming will address the recent supreme court decision on corporate free speech, as well as other aspects of creeping corporate power that undermine sovereignty and democracy.
On March 21th, Greek anarchists Ce Ce and Tasos from the VOID Network in Athens, along with Peter, an American who has been living in Barcelona, Spain for the last four years, spoke about the Greek uprising of December 2008 at the Blackrose Collective
Peter is also the author of How Nonviolence Protects the State. Ce ce and Tasos are also two of the editors of the book We Are an Image From the Future, which delves into the December insurrection and its aftermath through interviews with those who witnessed and participated in it, alongside the communiqués and texts that circulated through the networks of revolt.
Special guest Bill McKibben talks with Bill Resnick about how we are going to have to live on this rapidly changing planet. Tom Becker, host for today's show, reads an op-ed urging an end to the war on marijuana. And our Movie Moles take on the controversial Swedish film Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
April 20, or 4/20, is the day when protests against punitive marijuana laws will take place around the country. Bill Piper is director of national affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance Network, and makes this plea to everyone, smoker or not, to get involved in repealing these laws. Tom Becker reads from this piece which can be found here.
Well-known author and global warming activist, Bill McKibben, founder of the 350 movement, sits down with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick for this special 30-minute interview about the state of the Earth and what humanity (that is, you and me) will have to do to survive on a changed planet. McKibben is the author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, which Resnick calls "a powerful, stunning book with staggering implications."
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." A look at Israeli plans to deport Palestinians from Left Bank. US nuke strategy--state terrorism? 403 billionaires in US -- preying on the rest of us -- wage theft. Advice from Howard Zinn -- how the U.S. could come up with a trillion dollars and what to do with it. Corporate imperialism as terrorism. May1st, International Workers Day. The foreclosure crisis -- 200,000 -370,000 per month. Soaring debt costs (for military, wall street bailouts) threaten "social cohesion."