Old Mole Variety Hour May 5 2014

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Mon, 05/05/2014

Joe Clement hosts (and Kate Welch engineers) this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour (foreshortened because of membership-drive).

We hear about socialist feminism for revolutionary change in the 21st Century, organizing within what Arun Gupta calls "the Walmart working-class", why "leading left intellectuals" like Slavoj Zizek are wrong about needing authoritarian leaders to defeat capital, and about the late Paul Robeson Jr.'s life and the influence his father had on his own political work. 38:31 minutes (35.27 MB)

Remembering Paul Robeson Senior & Junior

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Mon, 05/05/2014
Laurie Mercier remembers the life and work of Paul Robeson Junior, an activist and archivist, but also the son of world-famous black-listed radical singer Paul Robeson Senior. She looks at how Robeson Senior influenced Robeson Junior, but also how Robeson Junior. She reads for about 5 minutes, and then we hear a short clip of Robeson Junior speaking on the transformation of struggles around civil rights to human rights. 7:51 minutes (7.19 MB)

Arun Gupta on The Walmart Working-Class

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Mon, 05/05/2014
Bill Resnick talks with Arun Gupta about an article Arun wrote for The Socialist Register about "the Walmart working-class". They discuss the difficulties that both workers face in the low-wage service economy face trying to organize and that unions face in trying to organize them.

Arun writes cofounded The Occupied Wall Street Journal and the Indypendent.
12:47 minutes (11.71 MB)

Defending Participatory Democracy As A Socialist Value Against Left Authoritarianism

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Mon, 05/05/2014
Joe Clement reads excerpts from an article by Gabriel Levy called "We Need Zizek's 'Thatcher of the Left' Like A Fish Needs A Bicycle".
6:59 minutes (6.39 MB)

Johanna Brenner on Revolutionary Socialist Feminism for the 21st Century

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Mon, 05/05/2014

Frann Michel reads from an article written by Johanna Brenner for the webzine of Solidarity-US. Brenner starts by arguing that "Socialist-feminists start where most feminists begin: the emancipation of women must come from women ourselves, but cannot be achieved by ourselves.

7:12 minutes (6.59 MB)

ALEC Investigative Report: On the influence of ALEC in Oregon

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Fri, 05/09/2014
During KBOO's all-day special program on KBOO titled Fighting the Neoliberal Agenda on Friday, May 9th, KBOO listeners heard the first report-back from KBOO’s investigative reporting team on the impact of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on legislation and legislators in the state of Oregon. Two of these reporters were asked to leave a conference hosted by ALEC at the Kansas City, Missouri Marriott hotel in the first week of May 2014. 21:27 minutes (19.64 MB)

Patti Milne Interview

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Between Us
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Mon, 05/05/2014

Patti Milne is a Repubican running for the Oregon Senate seat in the 11th Dist.  She talked with Don Merrill about why public safety with regards to marijuana use and undocumented immigrants are among her highest priorities, why it makes no sense to single out organizations accused of lobbying if they provide a benefit to lawmakers and how the most important thing for her is getting all interests sitting down at the table to deal with Oregon's complex issues.  *This interview is part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:40 minutes (27.15 MB)

Ken Moore Interview

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Between Us
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Sun, 05/04/2014
Ken Moore is a Democrat running for the Oregon House in District 24 which serves Yamhill County. He talked with Don Merrill about how he feels people who have concealed carry licenses are the "good guys", why he thinks his enthusiasm is why people chose him to run against an incumbent and why he believes people in hard hit timber counties may have had a hand in their own financial situation. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
28:22 minutes (25.96 MB)

Activists Protest NSA's Drone Use

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Evening News
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Fri, 05/02/2014
A group of protesters plan to gather outside the National Security Agency headquarters tomorrow to challenge the continued use of military drones by U-S agencies.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with one of the protest organizers. 4:19 minutes (3.96 MB)

Mike Nearman Interview

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Between Us
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Fri, 05/02/2014

Mike Nearman is a Republican running for the Oregon House in District 23.  He talked with Don Merrill about how reduced timber revenues have affected Polk County and why he opposes the Sherrif's way of handling them, how his timetable for joining the race got speeded up and why his philosophy degree might be just as important to his service as his software degree.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 29:51 minutes (27.32 MB)

There's 'Boycott, Sanction, Divest' ...and then there's 'Bomb Gaza's Ark' plus: VBC 2014!

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 05/01/2014

http://www.gazaark.org/donate/#US That's the Where and the How you can help Gaza's Ark

12:15 minutes (4.9 MB)

Saed Bannoura speaking about Palestinian prisoners in Israel

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Evening News
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Wed, 04/30/2014
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Saed Bannoura, Editor-In-Chief of the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC), about the current state of Palestinian political prisoners held in Israel. The IMEMC has published a document prepared by Palestinian researcher Abdul-Nasser Ferwana. 17:19 minutes (15.85 MB)

May Day rally and march at 3:00 PM Thursday

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Evening News
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Wed, 04/30/2014
Plans for the annual May Day march and rally in Portland are taking form as a broad range of community organizations and labor advocacy groups, including local unions, prepare to celebrate International Workers' Day.
For more, KBOO’s Susan Cecil spoke with Greg Margolis, who is helping to organize tomorrow’s rally and march for workers in Portland:
At tomorrow’s May Day event in Portland, people will begin to gather at the South Park Blocks at 2:00 PM and the rally begins at 3:00 PM with speakers and musicians.
 At 4:00 PM a march will begin through downtown Portland and will end back at the South Park Blocks at about 5:30 PM. 5:19 minutes (2.44 MB)

Cascadia Rising: Opening

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Wed, 04/30/2014
Opening of Cascadia Rising: A Bioregional Confluence, with organizers Elona Trogub and Emmalyn Garrett; Alexander Baretich, designer of the Cascadian flag; and Brandon Letsinger of Cascadia Now! 18:38 minutes (17.06 MB)

 

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