Studs Terkel, writer and radio personality, always in support of working people, died at the age of 96 last week. Tom Becker reads tributes to him published in The Nation. You can find the texts here and here.
The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Malik Miah, airline machinist and writer, about workers' responses to the Obama victory and what the next four years may hold for progressives. Miah's work appears in Against the Current and Green Left.
Michele Darr is in the same spot she has been for the past eleven days; camping and on hunger strike at the steps of governor Ted Kulongoski’s office in salem. She wants a meeting with the governor and a chance to dissuade him from sending oregon's National Guard to serve in Iraq. Michele is dismayed with the deployment and with the Bush Administration's “Stop Loss” policy which involuntarily extends a service member's active duty.
John Robison tells his Asperger's syndrome story in his New York Times best seller,"Look Me In The Eye". "Look Me in the Eye" is about growing up with Asperger’s syndrome — a high functioning form of autism — overcoming my limitations, and ultimately becoming a successful adult.
Suzanne Ross of the New York City Free Mumia organization provided updates on Mumia’s case. The prosecution is trying to reinstate the death penalty and appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. December 9 is the anniversary of the death of Officer Faulkner so demonstrations and rallies will take place all over the world. Saturday Dec. 6, there will be events in Philadelphia and New York City, and Monday, December 9, Portland will gather at the PSU Multicultural Center, for a rally.