Occupy Oakland is calling for a city-wide strike for Wednesday. Bill Balderston is a long-time teacher, activist, and writer in Oakland, and now working with Occupy Oakland. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what's going on there and the prospects for the strike.
Host Tom Becker reads an indictment of the frauds perpetrated by the finance industry that brought on the this long-lasting economic crisis. It's by former Wall-streeter Paul Craig Roberts; it's called "Reckless Endangerment: Totally Corrupt America."
Old Mole Radical Musicologist Brad Duncan selects two country western songs -- Merle Haggard's "Sing Me Back Home" and Steve Earle's "Ellis Unit One," and talks with Joe Clement about the songs and what they are saying about capital punishment.
Constructed from footage and interviews done by Swedish filmmakers in the late 60s and early 70s, Black Power Mixtapes shows never-before seen sides of major players in the movement. Our Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier discuss what it tells us. The film is showing through Thursday, 11/3 at Cinema 21. A documentary on the period can be seen here, and more about the Swedish film here.
Tom Becker is our host for this program dealing with the "General Strike" being called for by Occupy Oakland, the fraud and corruption of Wall Street, some music about death row, and a film about the Black power movement of the 1960s using never-before seen footage.