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Bill Resnick interviews Larry Kleinman. Kleinman is co-founder of the Oregon Farm Workers union PCUN and is now working nationally on the immigrants rights struggle and preparing for changes in the law. They talk about Obama's recent very controversial Executive Order as well as the future of immigrant politics in this country.
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Frann Michel reads an article by Robin D.G. Kelley, Resisting the War Against the Black and Brown Underclass
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Denise Morris hosts this week's episode of The Old Mole Variety Hour which includes these segments:
• Bill Resnick interviews PCUN co-founder Larry Kleinman about immigration politics.
• Frann Michel reads an article by Robin D.G. Kelley
• Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk the Left and the Law with a discussion of documentary Citizenfour
• Tom Becker reads an article on Radical Ideas for Radical Times.
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- Title: December12014MOLE
- Length: 54:44 minutes (25.05 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk the Left and the Law with a discussion of the new documentary Citizenfour. Filmmaker Laura Poitras intimately documents whistleblower Edward Snowden’s efforts to expose the intrusive post-9/11 US eavesdropping industry. Jan recommends David Price's discussion of "The New Surveillance Normal" in Monthly Review, about the commercial as well as political motives for widespread surveillance.
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Tom Becker reads an article by Carl Finamore,"Move over Keynes, Make Room for Marx: Radical Ideas for Radical Times."
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This piece is an interesting companion piece to this CounterPunch article read on today's show by Tom Becker. Is it really enough to just "say no"?
For a different angle on this topic, listen to Clayton Morgareidge's following piece about how the 9 to 5 job produces consumerism.