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Civil Resistance in Iraq

program date: 
Sun, 01/13/2008

 Press coverage of Iraq tells us that  the US is trying to build a secular democracy there, when in fact democratic and  secular groups are most under attack by the US and its Suni and Shia allies.  Bill Weinberg, award-winning journalist, radioactivist, and producer at  Pacifica's WBAI in New York, talks with Laurie Mercier about civil resistance to the US occupation.   Weinberg maintains an on-line journal World  War 4 Report with links to more news about the non-religious democratic labor movements  in Iraq.  

14:28 minutes (6.63 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 14, 2007

program date: 
Sun, 01/13/2008

 This  is the Old Mole Variety Hour in its entirety.   Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program focuses on some  popular movements the mainstream media  fail to cover.  First, Phil Alden Robinson from the Writers Guild talks with Bill Resnick about the writers's strike and how the issues have been slanted by mainstream media.  You can hear this segment separately here.  

54:07 minutes (49.54 MB)

Economic Crisis and the Left

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 Bill Resnick talks with labor activist and writer Sam Gindin about what progressives need to do when the economy goes in the tank.  Economic crises don't signal the end of capitalism or the rise of the working class.   The answer: Organize!  More about Sam Gindin here.  Gindin's essay "Anti-Capitalism and the Terrain of Social Justice" won the Daniel Singer prize, and you can read it here.    

16:29 minutes (7.55 MB)

"Thirst"

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 The Old Mole's Frann Michel discusses the documentary movie "Thirst".   It deals with the privatization of water resources.  You can read this review with links to further information here.  

6:40 minutes (3.06 MB)

"Consequences"

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 Penelope Lively's latest novel is called Consequences, and it's a meditation on the consequences of the choices and the accidents in life.  Larry Bowlden reviews it for us.  

8:14 minutes (3.77 MB)

Decomposing Property

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 Clayton Morgareidge--today's Well-read Red--discusses and summarizes a theme from Michael Hardt's and Antonio Negri's 2004 book Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire:  A necessary element of capitalism--private property--is decomposing in an age when the dominant form of production is immaterial and infinitely reproducible.  

 

10:24 minutes (4.77 MB)

Interpreting MLK's Legacy

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 American historian Christopher Phelps talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about parts of Martin Luther King Jr.'s that get overlooked on the day we celebrate him. Phelps's article on this topic is here.  

9:19 minutes (4.27 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 21, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 This is the place to hear the whole show from start to finish.  Clayton Morgareidge is the host.  Or you can hear the following segments separately by following the following links:

1.  Bill Resnick talks with Sam Gidrin about how the left can best respond to economic crises such as the one that seems to be arriving now. Click here.

2.  Frann Michel reviews a documentary film about the corporate privatizing of the world's water supply.  The film is called Thirst.  Go here for the review.

54:35 minutes (49.98 MB)

Race, Poverty, and the Economy

program date: 
Sun, 01/27/2008

 Bill Resnick talks with Algernon Alston of the Economic Policy Institute (epi.org) about what the recession means for people of color and those with limited incomes.  They discuss policies that could lift the burden and the liklihood of their enactment.  Alston's writings on these issues can be found at the EPI website.  

14:31 minutes (6.65 MB)

African Film Festival

program date: 
Sun, 01/27/2008

 The African Film Festival is going on all this month.  Jan Haaken and PC Peri of the Flying Focus Video Collective discuss the films that will be shown and their importance in bringing greater awareness of African diversity to Portland.  You can learn all about the films and how to see them by clicking here.  

7:50 minutes (3.59 MB)
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