Longtime anti nuclear activist and journalist Harvey Wasserman joins the Old Mole's Bill Resnick for a conversation about the dangers and costs of nuclear energy and the immediate promise of available alternative technologies for generating and conserving energy. Wasserman is the author of Nukefree and the author of Solartopia, the story of a post-nuclear world. At Solartopia, you can listen to the Solartopia song played in this segment and to Pete Seeger leading another song about this brilliant new world.
There are many ways government could create jobs, and yet with almost 16% real unemployment, very little is being done. Clayton Morgareidge draws on an insightful article from 70 years ago by Michal Kalecki, recently republished in the Monthly Review, to explain why.
Amreeka is the Arabic word for "America," and the name of a new film about a Palestinian family's experiences in immigrating to and settling in the US. Amreeka is directed by Cherien Dabis, and our Movie Moles Wendy Webb and Jan Haaken discuss the ways it which it is, and is not, a political film, a woman's film, and a feminist film.
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show which features anti-nuke activist Harvey Wasserman, a movie about Palestinian immigrants, a dark vision of our civilization's decline, and a discussion of why our current economic system cares little about creating jobs.