Old Mole Variety Hour 6 January 2014

program date: 
Mon, 01/06/2014
Old Mole Variety Hour
The first Old Mole Variety Hour of 2014 looks back at histories of struggle and forward to the end of alienation. Joe Clement hosts, and we hear segments on class struggle in labor and party politics, anti-capitalist activism in Mexico and globally, the revolutionary reform of guaranteed basic income, and the liabilities of hate crimes law. 

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To hear individual segments, follow these links: 58:03 minutes (26.58 MB)

Yasmin Nair on the Trouble with Hate Crimes Law

program date: 
Mon, 01/06/2014

Denise Morris talks with Yasmin Nair of Against Equality about the ten years since the murder of Brandon Teena, and about how hate crimes legislation can result in increased surveillance and punishment of the very marginlized communities it is ostensibly meant to protect.

See also Nair's article on Why Hate Crimes Legislation is a Bad Idea; her review of a recent book on Matthew Shepard, and these other articles on the issues:
13:00 minutes (5.95 MB)

Wanda Sykes Interview

Between Us
program date: 
Fri, 01/10/2014

Wanda Sykes is a comedian, but so much more.  As an actor, she has had two shows on Fox.  She's also been in the hits, "Curb your Enthusiasm" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine".  And her voice has been in several animated hits such as "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "Over the Hedge".  Plus, she's been in films like "Monster-in-Law" and "Evan Almighty".  But she's more than that, being a spokesperson for GLAAD and PETA.  Don Merrill talks with Wanda Sykes and runs out of time way too soon.
14:52 minutes (13.61 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 30, 2013

program date: 
Mon, 12/30/2013

Tom Becker hosts this episode of the Old Mole full of ideas that rock the dominant paradigm:  climate insurgency, decentralized and democratic energy, a critique of femmephobia, and the end of work and capitalism.  
To hear the whole show with musical breaks, use the play button.  For individual segments, follow these links: 54:23 minutes (31.12 MB)

Queer Misogyny

program date: 
Mon, 12/30/2013
In a recent blog post, Franvarian explores the stereotypes within the LGBT community that lead to misplaced and oppressive assumptions about femmes and to "femmephobia".  Old Mole Iven Hale reads it for us.  
Photo credit: http://geeksdreamgirl.com/ 8:46 minutes (5.02 MB)
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