Susan Erem, co-author of On the Global Waterfront: The Fight to Free the Charleston 5, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how the longshoremen of South Carolina were prosecuted on trumped-up charges of inciting a riot, and how, with international labor support, they were victorious. Bill and Susan discuss the political forces at play in the case. More about the book here.
Our Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris comment on Persepolis, the animated film based on the graphic novel of the same name by Marjane Satrapi. The film (and the book) is the autobiographical story of a young girl growing up in revolutionary Iran. You can learn more about the film here, and listen to the author being interviewed on Kboo here. There's also more about the film from Amin Farzanefar at this site.
The African Film Festival is going on all this month. Jan Haaken and PC Peri of the Flying Focus Video Collective discuss the films that will be shown and their importance in bringing greater awareness of African diversity to Portland. You can learn all about the films and how to see them by clicking here.
Bill Resnick talks with Algernon Alston of the Economic Policy Institute (epi.org) about what the recession means for people of color and those with limited incomes. They discuss policies that could lift the burden and the liklihood of their enactment. Alston's writings on these issues can be found at the EPI website.
Joe and Abe Talk Radio covered, in part, the Liquid Natural Gas Fiasco in Oregon. Several very knowlegable callers give some little-publicized facts about the LNG Terminals themselves and the LNG Pipelines the terminals will feed. Hear what some of the people that may be displaced by the pipeline have to say about it.
The third and final chapter in the UBU HOUR's completely warped Audio Drama about the Second Coming of Jesus, this one is titled CRUCIFICTION ERECTION. Even more perverse, foul and filthy than the other two parts of this dark surreal political comedy, in this episode Jesus has been taken prisoner by the imperial forces. Prick Cheney, Ann Coutlergeist, Swill O'Riled, Reverend Spat Rotburpson, and Commander in Theif Dubya Tush plan to lead in the enhanced interror-gation and punishment of the prisoner, but other forces are afoot..... Warning!