Old Mole Variety Hour
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1. Greenberg, Kansas goes green -- Bill Resnick talks with Mayor Dixson.
2. Tod Sloan discusses how historical memory helps social movements with oral historian and activist Sandy Polishuk.
3. Tom Becker reads from Michael T. Klare's article, "Welcome to the New Planet"
4. Old Mole Laurie Mercier talks with Professor Zoltán Grossman about "cowboy and Indian" alliances to save their lands from coal and natural gas extraction.
Grossman is a longtime community organizer, and among groups is affiliated with the Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations project at Evergreen. He is co-editor of book Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis (Oregon State University Press), writes for Common Dreams and other publications, and is currently working on a book about rural Native/non-Native environmental alliances.
On The Left and the Law:
Richard Glossip was scheduled to be put to death on October 3rd in Oklahoma but his execution was stayed because the state got the wrong cocktail of drugs to kill him. Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk about the importance of this case, including evidence that Richard Glossip was actually innocent, and political challenges to the medicalizing of the death penalty.
Joe Uehlein talks with Bill Resnick about building a labor-environmental movement to curb global warming and save the planet. Uehlein's music is featured in the full length version of this episode of the Old Mole. He will be speaking and playing his music this Saturday, October 10, 6:30 pm at the AFL-CIO Hall at
and sex-positive feminist Candida Royalle. Best known as the
pioneering founder of Femme Productions, the first successful
production company for feminist and couples-oriented erotic films,
Royalle should be remembered not only for her contributions to the
representation and enhancement of female sexual pleasure, but also for
her position in community and solidarity with other feminist sex
workers and activists.
photo by Arthur Cohen from https://commons.wikimedia.org/