Economic imperialism

Well-read Red: Chicago Teachers Strike

program date: 
Mon, 09/17/2012

 With a brief introduction by Iven Hale, Well-read Red Frann Michel offers an array of analyses about the real stakes of the Chicago Teacher's Strike. She presents arguments that defend the teachers union as fighting a rank-and-file organized campaign against neoliberal education reform. She cites numerous examples of how both the Democrats as well as the Republicans are behind the gutting of public education that Chicago teachers are fighting against, and how in the process these teachers are breathing life into the labor movement as one aimed at a better society and not just a better contract.

A written version of this commentary with linked citations can be found HERE.

7:50 minutes (5.38 MB)

Sam Farber: finding socialism from below in Cuba

program date: 
Mon, 09/17/2012

Bill Resnick talks with Samuel Farber about Cuba and assessing its achievements, failures and status as a socialist country. 

Samuel Farber is a native of Cuba and a scholar about Cuba's history and politics. He's teaches at Brooklyn College in New York and is the author of "Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959" and "The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered".

18:41 minutes (12.83 MB)

On the Chicago Teacher's Strike

For the Old Mole Variety Hour 17 Sept 2012

Joanne Barkan in Dissent Magazine notes that,

Yes, schoolchildren in Chicago are victims, but not of their teachers. They are victims of a nationwide education “reform” movement geared to undermine teachers’ unions and shift public resources into private hands; they are victims of wave after wave of ill-conceived and failing policy “innovations”; they are victims of George Bush’s No Child Left Behind law, which turned inner-city public schools into boot camps for standardized test prep; they are victims of Barack Obama’s Race to the Top program, which paid states to use student test scores—a highly unreliable tool—for teacher evaluations and to lift caps on the number of privately managed charter schools, thus draining resources from public schools. Chicago’s children are victims of “mayoral control,” which allows Rahm Emanuel to run the school system, bully parents and teachers, and appoint a Board of Education dominated by corporate executives and political donors.

The Confessional on 09/17/12

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 09/17/2012 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Live webstream from Occupy Wall St. anniversary event in Portland

On the first anniversary of the occupation of Wall Street, KBOO Radio once again goes mobile to bring you the voices of the ninety-nine percent in our community! Our mobile unit will be broadcasting LIVE on KBOO’s webstream from 6 to 9 pm from SE 12th and Oak St. at the Occupy Wall Street Anniversary forum and open house.

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Flashpoints on 09/13/12

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 09/12/12

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 09/11/12

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 09/11/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
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