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Class Struggle Unionism at Labor Notes

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
This is a panel discussion of Joe Burn's new book Class Struggle Unionism at the 2022 Labor Notes Conference in Chicago. In his new book, Joe Burns argues that a Class Struggle Unionism approach is essential if we are to build the power for radical transformation. Hear wor... Read more

The Wobblies

Airs at: Mon, 06/27/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Movie Moles Joe Clement and local wobbly Morgan Miller review the 1979 documentary "Wobblies". (Re-released earlier this year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0ruK6IQLWc) and remastered by the Museum of Modern Art, Wobblies features interviews with members of the Industrial ... Read more

Class Struggle Unionism

Airs at: Mon, 06/27/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Class Struggle Unionism: Here is a clip from the Class Struggle Unionism panel at the Labor Notes conference in Chicago 6/17-19. Joe Burns describes the principles of Class Struggle Unionism and what distinguishes the class struggle perspective from the business unions and ... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for June 27, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 06/27/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Joe Clement hosts this Hot Labor Summer episode of the Old Mole. Drug Decriminalization: Bill Resnick and Tera Hurst discuss the growing pains in Oregon's implementation of the first in the nation decriminalization of all illicit drugs including marijuana, methamphetamin... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 13, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 06/13/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Juneteenth: Sarah Chivers speaks with Karen Morrison, a Black leader and educator in Vancouver with the non-profit "Odyssey World International Education Services." She is coord... Read more

Smelter Wars, Part Three

Airs at: Mon, 06/13/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Smelter Wars by Ron Verzuh is a deeply researched account of a militant union at one of the world’s largest smelter complexes, in Trail, British Columbia. The story Verzuh tells covers decades, from management’s efforts to prevent unionization, up to successful organizing, ... Read more

Sacramento Educators Win After 8-Day Strike!

Airs at: Mon, 06/13/2022 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Join us as we discuss the joint strike of the Sacramento City Teachers' Association and SEIU Local 1021 with SCTA President David Fisher. Read more

Smelter Wars, Part Two

Airs at: Mon, 05/30/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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For our regular segment Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond continues his conversation with Ron Verzuh, author of the just released book, Smelter Wars. The smelter in question is just across the Canadian border along the Columbia River, and the book covers the history o... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 30, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 05/30/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Girl of Venezuela: Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Can humanity survive climate change? In his profoundly important essay “World War II Lessons for a Green New Deal,”  Martin Ha... Read more

Starbucks Workers Strike

Airs at: Mon, 06/27/2022 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Isabelle Loverich and Quentin Kanta, lead organizers with Starbucks Workers United, discuss the wave of barista organizing (12 shops in the Portland area, so far) and the one-day strike at two shops in response to management's union-busting tactics. Read more