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Utopia and Daily Life

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Mon, 08/12/2013

Utopias and dystupias are frequent themes in science fiction.  Gerry Canavan is a scholar of the utopian imagination, and he talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how the interplay between politics and utopia in history and in daily life.  Canavan teaches cultural studies at Marquette University, and is co-editor with Kim Stanley Robinson of a forthcoming book Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction.

20:11 minutes (11.55 MB)

Crimes of Obama and the Liberal Response

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Mon, 08/12/2013

Establishment liberals have been mostly silent as President Obama has expanded the national security state for which liberals castigated his predecessor George W. Bush.  In this article, published on Al Jazeera and read here by Joe Clement, Deepa Kumar demonstrates the crimes of the Obama administration and the acquiescence of liberal opinion makers.   

12:35 minutes (7.2 MB)

On Anarchist Organizing

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Mon, 08/12/2013

There is no contradiction in anarchists organizing.  To find out why, listen to this conversation between the Old Mole's Cara Dugas and organizer Colin O"Malley.  O'Malley is on speaking tour about how and why anarchists need to be organized and engaged with other left political groups.  He will be speaking Tuesday (8/13) evening from 7 to 9 at the Red and Black Cafe.  To learn more, go to the anarkismo website.  

15:30 minutes (8.88 MB)

Beware of Cold War Thinking in the War on Terror

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Mon, 08/12/2013

The national security state asks the citizens to trust it when it declares a terror alert: is this to divert our attention from the real threat to freedom posed by the state itself?  J. P. Sottile suggest that it is in this article from Counterpunch, read for us here by Tom Becker.  

6:03 minutes (3.47 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 12, 2013

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Mon, 08/12/2013

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Tom Becker hosts this episode and we learn about the political influence of utopian and dystopian literature, the deceptions and crimes of the national security state, and what it means for anarchists to organize.  

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57:20 minutes (32.81 MB)

 

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