The internet offers unprecedented opportunities for access to information and grass roots organizing, while at the same time opening doors to massive government and corporate surveillance of everything we do. Alberto Lopez of May First/People Link talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about this contradiction.
Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews the Italian best seller Swimming to Elba by Silvia Avallone about the lives and friendship of two Italian girls who imagine escaping from their oppressive Italian coastal steel mill town. Larry says it's "a powerful book" informed by "the lucidity of Avallone's understanding of the world around her."
Fifty-two percent of the American people believe wealth should be more evenly distributed by heavily taxing the rich. In a recent article in the Guardian, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders urges that the massive inequality between the tiny minority of super rich and the rest of us must not be allowed to become the "new normal". Tom Becker reads.