War & Peace

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 24, 2008

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Sun, 11/23/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program has discussions of the collapsing economy, the politics of humor and irony in popular entertainment, and the situation in Afghanistan. To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, follow the links below.

This show also featured songs with words   by Woody Guthrie, set to music by Billy Bragg.  Unfortunately copyright limitations require us to limit the length of the clips available on the web.  The album is Mermaid Avenue

1.  Arthur McEwan and Bill Resnick discuss the economy.

51:21 minutes (29.39 MB)

Afghanistan & Obama

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Sun, 11/23/2008

Clayton Morgareidge  reads from several sources about how difficult it would be for the Obama administration to control Afghanistan.   See especially "The Coming Catastrophe: the American War in Afghanistan and Pakistan" by Richard Tanter.  

8:07 minutes (4.65 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 11/24/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

On the Old Mole Variety Hour, film theorist Robert Samuels talks with Jan Haaken about the politics of comedy and irony in entertainment, as for example in Madagascar 2, Tropic Thunder, Religulous, and W.  Bill Resnick and Economist Arthur McEwan discuss the spiraling economic crisis.  And Clayton Morgareidge looks at the situation in Afghanistan in light of President-elect Obama’s policy to ramp up the war there.  

Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End

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Tue, 11/18/2008

Members of Northwest Vets for Peace interview Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End: the Iraq War in Context.

Michael Schwartz, professor of sociology and faculty director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University, has written extensively on the war in Iraq at websites including TomDispatch, ZNet, Asia Times, and Mother Jones, and in numerous magazines, including Contexts, Against the Current, and Z Magazine.

 

52:30 minutes (48.06 MB)

Obama and the Congo

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/05/2008

The conflict in the Congo, in central Africa, continues to be one of the most violent and ongoing wars on the planet.  With a new administration coming in, some Congolese activists see hope on the horizon.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Kambale Musavuli, a student in North Carolina active in the group Friends of the Congo, on the hope he has placed in the Obama presidency.

5:34 minutes (5.1 MB)

Radiozine

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Radiozine
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Fri, 11/21/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, speaks about the Shock Doctrine and the current economic crisis. Recorded at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz Ca. on Oct 17, 2008. In 2000, Naomi Klein wrote No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, which won both the Canadian National Business Book Award and the French Prix Médiations. In 2002, she published Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, a collection of many of her previous works.

Radiozine

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Radiozine
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Fri, 11/21/2008 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Robert Parry, award-winning investigative journalist for Consortium News. Parry's books include Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & "Project Truth;" Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq; Secrecy and Privilege: the Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq and "Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush," written with two of his sons, Sam and Nat..

Veteran's Voice

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Wed, 11/19/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Members of Northwest Vets for Peace interview Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End: the Iraq War in Context.

Michael Schwartz, professor of sociology and faculty director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University, has written extensively on the war in Iraq at websites including TomDispatch, ZNet, Asia Times, and Mother Jones, and in numerous magazines, including Contexts, Against the Current, and Z Magazine.

 

Flashpoints

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 11/18/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Host Dennis Bernstein looks at the Status of Forces Agreement between the U.S. and Iraq, and he interviews Father Louie Vitale about the national movement to resist torture at Fort Huachuca, the military installation in Arizona where the U.S. trains officers in “Enhanced Interrogation” tactics such as water boarding.

Peter Erlinder on Congo

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Radiozine
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Wed, 11/12/2008

Per Fagereng speaks with Peter Erlinder about Rwanda and the war in eastern Congo

28:57 minutes (26.51 MB)
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