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.
Live broadcast of the forum held at Portland State University on the Portland Women's Movement of the 1970s to the present day - from activism to institutions.
The Portland women’s movement of the 70s began with protests and consciousness raising but quickly expanded to include projects and services: bookstores, abortion information and referral, a rape hotline, women’s studies at PSU, a feminist school, a building, a health clinic and more.
KBOO reporter Jamie Partridge interviews participants outside a City Council hearing on an earned sick leave ordinance -- Dan Clay, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers local 555, Charlotte, a Fred Meyer worker, Steve Hughes of the Working Families Party and Lee Mercer of the Main Street Alliance of Oregon.
So this squestration, eh? who'll cruise and who'll lose, you ask. Israel, it seems is going to come loout smelinglike cordite, I mean rose. Yes. Roses. But then thanks to AIPAC, Israel already gets so much weapons money that they can't tell which ways up. It's like being buried under an avalanche and you don't know which way to dig to get to the surface...? You don't recall anything like that ever happening to you?
Hosted by Joe Clement, this show covers recent developments in Italian politics, experiences in public healthcare, challenges to voting rights laws in the Supreme Court, and why economic justice is an issue for LGBT activists.
Radical LGBT activists see the fight for gay marriage as a distraction from the more important struggle for economic justice. Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis is one such activist -- a writer for A New Queer Agenda. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Denise Morris about how LGBT people are affected by economic injustice.
Justice Anthony Scalia has compared civil rights-era voting legislation to welfare entitlements, as if protecting the right to vote were a "government handout". Well Read Red Frann Michel looks into the challenge to this legislation that has now reached the Supreme Court.