The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has a long history of struggling for justice and workers' rights. Bill Resnick talks with two of its representatives. Craig Merrilees, director of communications reviews the history of this important union. Peter Parks is chief organizer of ILWU May Day activities planned for May 1 here in Portland, including a ceremony at noon protesting the war in Iraq on the Eastside Esplanade between the Burnside Bridge and the Steel Bridge. For more information, click here.
Pier Paolo Pasolini was legendary Italian film director, novelist, and political activist highly regarded by the European and American left. He is best known in the US for his naturalistic portrayal of Jesus in his 1964 film "The Gospel According to St. Matthew." Old Mole Jan Haaken talks with Professor Angela Porcarelli about his work and his political philosophy.
Paraguay, long ruled by a single repressive party machine, has just elected a new left-wing president. Justin Mog, an independent journalist living in Paraguay, talks with Old Mole Dan Jaffee about what this means for Paraguay's future.
Jared Bernstein is the author of Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries). An economist at the Economic Policy Institute, he explains to Bill Resnick and to you why we're all feeling poorer these days--especially those who were poor to begin with. Bernstein will be speaking at Powell's on Wednesday at 7:30.
Hosted by Tom Becker, this program has pieces on the International Longshoreman Workers Union and May Day, the Italian radical film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini, the left turn in Paraguay, and the impact of the economic crunch on the poor. You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or individual segments by clicking on their links below: