July 18 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 07/18/2011

 

Laurie Mercier is our host today for this program about labor and politics. We hear about the continuing struggle of progressives in Wisconsin to resist attacks on labor by Republicans and to overcome the temerity of Democrats.  We hear from Sandy Pope running against James P. Hoffa Jr. for Teamsters President and how she would democratize the union.   We learn just how biased mainstream TV is against workers, and some hopeful  analysis suggesting the end of Tea Party power and more opportunities for the Left.

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1.  Latest  news from Progressive struggles in Wisconsin: Bill Resnick talks with activist  Andrew Sernatinger.

2.  Why the Tea Party won't last and opportunities for the Left:  Clayton Morgareidge reads a piece by Richard D. Wolff.

3.  What Sandy Pope would do for the Teamsters and the labor movement if she defeats James P. Hoffa Jr.

4.  The missing class on TV: workers -- Joe Clement reads a piece by Josh Eidelson.

 

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