Economic imperialism

Political Perspectives on 06/06/12

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Wed, 06/06/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Paul Cienfuegos talks about dismantling corporate rule

We live "drenched in corporate culture," with our planet, our democracy, and all of us "real people" under assault. But, "We the people are more powerful than we dare to believe," and the corporate power structure CAN be dismantled. This is the message of long-time activist Paul Cienfuegos, who will be leading a workshop in Portland 6/9-6/10, and who provides a wealth of information showing how the fiction of "corporate personhood" can be challenged and reversed by empowered, informed citizen action.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/05/12

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Tue, 06/05/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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As Joe prepares for his annual hiatus, he and Abe survey the State of the Union.

 The State of the Union is screwed. Four years into the New Depression, the economy still lags and working people suffer while the ruling class rolls in profligate wealth. Inequality grows more extreme. The wars drag on. The modern surveillance state is a reality. The planet grows warmer.

What's to be done? Do we play by the rules, and rely on our democratic institutions? If so, whom do we support? Does it matter? Is it time for a more creative solution?

In Joe's last show before his annual summer break, he and Abe survey the State of the Union.

Angola 3: Albert Woodfox Back in Federal Court! The Time For Justice is Now!

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A Deeper Look
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Wed, 05/30/2012

Angola 3: Albert Woodfox: After 40 years in Solitary, The Time For Justice is Now!

Guests: Law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell & Everett R. H. Thompson of Amnesty International

Tuesday May 29th, Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 begins a three day hearing to overturn his conviction for murder of a prison guard in 1972. This conviction has been overturned twice before.

55:50 minutes (51.11 MB)

A Deeper Look on 05/30/12

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A Deeper Look
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Wed, 05/30/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Angola 3: Albert Woodfox, Back in Federal Court! Interview & Listener Call In

Angola 3: Albert Woodfox, Back in Federal Court! After 40 years in Solitary, The Time For Justice is Now!

Guests: Law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell & Everett R. H. Thompson of Amnesty International

Radiozine on 05/30/12

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Radiozine
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Wed, 05/30/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Chris Hedges on Multinational Corporations, the Occupy Movement and Nonviolence

Chris Hedges speaking at the first annual Truthdig Retreat on May 24th, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He discusses multinational corporations and the Occupy movement, with an emphasis on the important role of nonviolence.

Hedges, an Occupy activist who has been arrested at protests, has written extensively on these subjects since before the movement began, reporting on the quiet decimation of the middle class and the growing economic inequity in the United States.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/29/12

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Tue, 05/29/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe ponder the recent preponderance of religious misbehavior.

Some three centuries into the Age of Reason, there still seem to be an inordinate number of public clashes between the secular and the sacred. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is using the two-week runup to the 4th of July to stage something called the "Fortnight for Freedom," a nationwide campaign aimed at ensuring that the Catholic Church (and other institutions) can continue to exercise their religious liberty by denying their employees access to contraception and abortion.

John Miller on Finance Capitalism and Private Equity Firms

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Mon, 05/28/2012

 Bill Resnick talks with John Miller about the financialization of the economy. John summarizes the transformation in the economy that was going on when Mitt Romney co-founded private equity firm, Bain Capital, in the 1980. Bill asks John to summarize and speak to the arguments being made by conservatives in defense of private equity firms. In the end John also suggests some low-hanging fruit for starving the beast of financial capital. 

  
John Miller writes a lot for Dollars and Sense and is an economics profesor at Wheaton College.
19:15 minutes (17.62 MB)

Book Mole: later novels of Wallace Stegner

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Mon, 05/28/2012

Larry Bowlden reviews the signifance of Wallace Stegner's wide-ranging vocation as a writer and teacher. Stegner wrote short-stories, biographies, novels, literary and environmental criticism. Stegner was a creative writing teacher to many powerful writers, such as Ken Kesey and Edward Abbey. Stegner went further than most in his condemnation of the American Dream as such, locating in it a tragic illusion about the potential of America's selfless bounty and the lack constraints on American's selfish exploitation of it all.

7:14 minutes (6.62 MB)

Obama's Change Of Heart & How Marriage Equality Re-Affirms The Status Quo

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Mon, 05/28/2012

 Well-read Red, Denise Morris, challenges the way that marriage (not to mention participation in the military) has become the center-piece of the LGBT movement and what it means for how we think of equality for all groups. She argues that whether proponents of gay marriage like it or not the significance of gay marriage for politicians like Obama, who recently had "a change of heart" about gay marriage, is tied shoring up the efficacy of marriage as a political institution.

8:45 minutes (8.01 MB)
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