What is the best path towards climate justice? Will market solutions work? Can global warming be effectively halted as long as capital rules the world? Author and environmental activist Brian Tokar talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about these issues.
Brian Tokar is currently the director of the Institute for Social Ecology and an instructor in environmental studies at the University of Vermont. He has been a key coordinator of resistance against biotechnology and genetic engineering in New England, and he founded the ISE's Climate Justice Project in 2006.
19:22 minutes (11.08 MB)
In his Playbook for Progressives, Eric Mann combines theory and action, with biography and autobiography, to bring alive, through real lives, what radical organizing means in the struggle against racism and class disparity in the United States and throughout the world. Here the Old Mole's Alan Wieder reviews this important and useful book.
Eric Mann one of the founders the Labor/Community Strategy Center (LCSC) in 1989, has been the organization's Director since its inception. His earlier political work included being a Field Secretary for The Congress of Racial Equality, an above ground member of Weatherman, and a radical, activist/organizer in automobile and airplane production plants throughout the country.
Captain Phillips tells the story of the attempt by Somali pirates to hijack a freighter, an attempt thwarted by the brave captain's heroic efforts and the timely arrival of the Navy Seals. Movie Moles Joe Clement and Jan Haaken question some of the film's veracity, and ask whether it tries to make the case that military force is necessary around the world to control driven and desperate men. 17:02 minutes (9.75 MB)
Paul Buhle has produced a graphic /comic book version of the Gospels and the impact of Jesus in the world. It's called Radical Jesus. Buhle talks here with Old Mole Bill Resnick about the continuing importance of Jesus's message in progressive politics. 6:17 minutes (3.59 MB)