Protest and action

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 13, 2009

program date: 
Sun, 04/12/2009

This show features music by and an interview  about Tupac Shakur.   Also discussed are: reclaiming the consensus that  the richest folks should pay the most for the government services everyone needs;  how details  of the Easter story (crucifixion and resurrection) run parallel to much earlier myths; and protesting the drones  operated from California to rain destruction in the middle east.

To hear the whole show, use the button at the top of  the page.  For separate segments, follow the links below.

1.  Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Collins about meeting common needs by restoring a more progressive income tax.

56:51 minutes (32.54 MB)

Executions From The Sky: Protesting Drones

program date: 
Sun, 04/12/2009

Pilotless aircraft -- drones -- controlled by "pilots" in California are dropping bombs on targets in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.  What's  the impact on the ground?  On the operators?  Kathy Kelley of Voices for Creative Nonviloence talks with Bill Resnick.  Kelley was among the 14 people recently arrested, protesting at Creech Airforce Base. 

11:45 minutes (6.73 MB)

Political Perspectives on 04/09/09

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Thu, 04/09/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Theresa Mitchell and Presswatch are off this week. Today we'll hear from local war tax resisters on actions planned for Tax Day and why it's still important to resist war taxes. Guests include Pam Allee. Crystal Leighty hosts.

Flashpoints on 04/08/09

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 04/08/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Flashpoints features a frontline documentary by producer Nora Barrows-Friedman on the expanding settler violence in the West Bank under the new extreme right-wing Israeli government.

Flashpoints

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 04/07/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Today the show focuses on death penalty and prison issues with interviews about yesterday's stay of execution for a Texas death row prisoner. Also more on the Supreme Court denying Mumia Abu Jamal's appeal for a new trial. We hear from one of his attorneys and from a journalist and former colleague.

Flashpoints on 04/03/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 04/03/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dennis Bernstein speaks with Gerald Lemelle of Africa Action about African debt and the G-20 Summit, Lori Wallach of Public Citizen about deregulation and the G-20 Summit and Bonnie Robin-Vergeer of Public Citizen about the free speech of whistleblowers.

guess who's coming to radio??!! playlist for 04/02/2009

Air date: 
04/02/2009

tonight we discussed the economy, how work is related to it, and we followed up on the LEP charter high school, and the results of the meeting to renew the charter.  plus...  music!!!

 

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Flashpoints on 04/02/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 04/02/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

A report on protests at the G-20 Summit in London, financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts on the economic crisis, and a report on the new right wing government of Israel.

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 30, 2009

program date: 
Sun, 03/29/2009

 Hosted by Tom Becker, this show features a discussion of the politics of urban planning and its effect on the racial and ethnic geography of Portland.  We also hear a eulogy for the late labor song folklorist Archie Green; a critique of the press's treatment of the Rihanna - Chris Brown violence case; and a discussion with a  leading Marxist about openings for socialism in the current economic crisis.  To hear the whole show, click the arrow above.  For individual pieces, follow the links below:

1.  Leo Panitch and Bill Resnick discuss the economic crisis and the prospects for socialist solutions.

53:11 minutes (30.43 MB)

Socialism and the Crisis

program date: 
Sun, 03/29/2009

Leo Panitch is a Marxist political scientist at York University.  In this interview, he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the current crisis of capitalism  and what opportunities for socialism can be found.  He is the author of many books and articles, most recently Renewing Socialism: Transforming Democracy, Strategy and Imagination

 

18:53 minutes (10.81 MB)
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