Old Mole Variety Hour
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Tom Becker shares Jack Smith's article from Counterpunch. It's about the disappearance of class terms, i.e., ruling class, upper class, working class, in political discussion by both politicians and journalists and the political consequences of that. Now the author contends the lone remaining class term--the middle class--is also on its way out.
- Genre: Other
- Length: 6:17 minutes (5.75 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Bill Resnick hosts this membership-drive special (and hence the shorter length of the show) and we hear:
- Bill Resnick talks with Malik Miah about the Black Lives Matter movement
- Frann Michel and Hyung Nam discuss Everyday Rebellion, a cross-media documentary of revolutionary ideas
- Bill Resnick talks with Justin Norton about the progress of the $15 Now movement and what's next.
Malik Miah is a former machinist and union activist who has organized around and written about race and class. His writing appears in Against the Current, where he's an editor.
1. Dave Finkel and Bill Resnick discuss the latest US moves in the middle east.
2. Book Mole Larry Bowlde reviews Fay Weldon's dystopian novel Chalcot Crescent.
3. The Left and the Law: Medicalization of the death penalty and doctors' participation in state sponsored killings.
4. Different criminal penalties for the rich and the poor.
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Finkel is editor of Against the Current and co-author of the editorial “Middle East Imperial Meltdown” in the latest issue.
More of Larry's book reviews are here.
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- Jan Haaken and Todd Sloan talk about psychology and perceptions of class and inequality.
- Bill Resnick finishes his conversation Michael Armstrong of Portland' Bureau of Planning and Sustainability with about climate change, sustainability, and collective vs. individual initiative
- Clayton Morgareidge offers a commentary on the connection between the abolition of slavery and the larger struggle to abolish capitalism.
- Frann Michel and Hyung Nam discuss the origins and enduring if transformed relevance of May Day as International Workers Day.