Old Mole Variety Hour June 2 2014

Air date: 
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
US Foreign Policy, Community Mental Health , Columbia River Oil Depots, Gentrification As Class War.

Joe Clement hosts the Old Mole on June 2nd and we hear:
  • Bill Resnick talk with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies about recent US foreign policy and criticisms of the Obama administration's stance on Syria, Afganistan, the Ukraine, and China.
  • Iven Hale offers a commentary about community mental health and the challenges of helping highly volatile people.
  • Joe talks with bicycle activist Hart Noecker and recent City Council candidate Nick Caleb. They talk about a Pedalpalooza ride Hart is leading on June 9th that tours sites of gentrification around Portland. They consider gentrification as class war and the idea of a "right to the city", which was a pillar of Caleb's campaign that drew almost 18,000 votes in the recent election.
  • Laurie Mercier talks with Eric de Place of the Sightline Institute in Seattle about the proposed oil depot terminals on the Columbia and the catastrophic environmental consequences to the region if these are rammed through. The Vancouver City Council will be hearing public testimony on the depots June 2nd.


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