We are being reminded daily these days of the size and scope of US power around the world: seven or eight hundred military bases, surveillance of everyone everywhere, and air strikes anywhere from drones in the sky. Here Bill Resnick and Bill Smalldone discuss the continuing growth of the national security state. Bill Smalldone teaches history at Willamette University and is the author of several books. He recommends this piece by Tom Englehardt, and books by Chalmers Johnson. 14:54 minutes (8.52 MB)
Inmates in California's high security prisons went on a well-organized hunger strike last summer to protest the massive use of solitary confinement, as The Left & the Law reported in July. Today Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken discuss the several positive outcomes of that strike in terms of demands met by the authorities. Photo by Cinabrio Blog.
10:40 minutes (6.11 MB)
In the Star Trek series "Deep Space Nine" one episode is unique for dealing with the attempt to form a union. It's called "Bar Association" (Season 4, Episode 16), in which workers at Quark's Bar on the space station go on strike to form a union. You can watch it on line for free here, or get it through Netflix or your local branch of the Multnomah County Library. 12:50 minutes (7.34 MB)
Hope Springs is a 2012 movie starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones about a couple with 30 years of marriage going to a marriage counselor to renew their faded passion. Our Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Denise Morris give us a critical and yet very appreciative review of the film. 11:45 minutes (6.73 MB)
Joe Clement hosts this show which deals with the global US national security state; the successful outcomes of the California prison system hunger strike, labor struggles in a Star Trek ("Deep Space Nine") episode; and the recent movie Hope Springs.
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