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Rethinking Psychiatry Film Festival

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Mon, 02/18/2013

Alan Wieder talks with Marcia Meyers, founder of Rethinking Psychiatry. They discuss the organization and it's mission to educate people about the diversity of ways to deal with emotional disturbances, as well as interrogate the money-making and exploitive motivations behind mainstream psychiatry. They also talk about the up-coming Rethinking Psychiatry Film Festival, which will feature Old Mole Jan Haaken's own documentary, "MindZone: therapists behind the front lines".

12:18 minutes (11.26 MB)

Movie Mole: The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

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Mon, 02/18/2013

Joe Clement talks with Jason Read about psychoanalytic philosopher Slavoj Zizek and Sophie Fiennes philosophical documentary: The Pervert's Guide to Ideology. This is the second film Zizek and Fiennes have made together, the first being The Pervert's Guide to Cinema. Both films analyze dozens of films and uses films to illustrate concepts in psychoanalysis, the critique of ideology, and how we might recognize the subtle and difficult ways we are implicated in ideology.

12:20 minutes (11.29 MB)

Commentary: Soccer and Society Bigotry - Israeli Style

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Mon, 02/18/2013

Alan Wieder analyzes racism and crypto-apartheid in Israeli soccer as symptomatic of racism in Israeli society directed against Arabs. He takes as his starting point AC Milan player Kevin-Prince Boateng recent gesture of disgust with Israeli fan's racist chants, reverberations of solidarity by Jerusalem and regional leaders, and goes on to consider the racist history of Israeli Soccer. He also raises the question of Israel's intensifying ethnocentrism.

8:12 minutes (7.5 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 18th 2013

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Mon, 02/18/2013

  Iven Hale hosts this President's Day episode. Please note that an unforseen glitch in the recording clipped the first 30 or so seconds from the beginning. Once it can be recovered it will be re-inserted. All that was lost was the intro-music and some of Iven's opening remarks. On the rest of the show, we hear:

57:20 minutes (52.49 MB)

A Republican Critique of Wage-Slavery?

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Mon, 03/11/2013

Today words like "republican" or "independence" or "liberty" are likely to conjure ideas about the freedom of business, right to work laws, and the aggrandizement of owner-entrepreneurs. Joe Clement interviews Alex Gourevitch's about his recent article for Jacobin Magazine on "Wave Slavery and Republican Liberty", which argues against this grain. 

58:45 minutes (23.54 MB)

Hugo Chavez is Dead! Long Live The Revolution!

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Mon, 03/11/2013

Bill Resnick talks with Michael Fox, a freelance journalist and documentary film-maker, about the death of Hugo Chavez and the future of popular movements and socialism in Venezuela. They consider the charges of authoritarianism, on the one hand, and the vibrancy of Venezuelan democratic culture and controls, on the other.

19:31 minutes (7.82 MB)

Drones and the Militarization of Space

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Tue, 03/12/2013

Tom Becker reads excerpts from Alfred W. McCoy's op-ed, "Space Warfare and the Future of US Global Power," which he wrote for the Al-Jazeera. It exposes the Pentagon's project to re-militarize space with advanced drone technology in the name of national security.

7:56 minutes (3.18 MB)

Movie Moles: Snitch

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Mon, 03/11/2013

Jan Haaken and Mike Snedecker take a break from their usual Left and the Law MO and review a new drug-war action flick, "Snitch". It stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a John Matthews, a father who goes under cover for the DEA to exonerate his son, who was himself arrested in a drug-deal set up by federal agents. They consider the truth and lies of the drug war represented by Hollywood, and how it's conservative morality may contain some gems of radical provocation.

10:14 minutes (4.1 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour March 11th 2012

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Mon, 03/11/2013

Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole and we hear about Hugo Chavez and Venuzuela, the new drug-war action film Snitch, wage-slavery and republican visions of liberty, and space warfare.

56:11 minutes (22.51 MB)

Labor Law for the Rank and Filer

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Mon, 04/01/2013

Joe talks with Dan Gross, co-author with Staughton Lynd of the book, "Labor Law for the Rank and Filer". They talk about labor law as an overall impediment to the labor movement, but how it can still figure into successful organizing today. They also talk about solidarity unionism and its advantageous differences from business unionism. There is extra content that did not air, but which still needs to be edited before posting.

10:00 minutes (9.15 MB)
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