Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole. We hear about the challenge to Obamacare and the single-payer alternative, the pitfalls of mainstream unionism, a movie review of Spike Lee's 1999 "Summer of Sam", and an update on Julian Assange.
Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins in to discuss the coming Supreme Court health decision
It's a big week for the Supreme Court. Monday's decisions on Arizona's "Papers, Please" law and mandatory minimum sentences for juveniles are a prelude to the big one -- a decision on the Affordable Care Act, expected later this week.
Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe to discuss the coming decision on President Obama's signature health care legislation.
Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco on their book "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt"
Host S.W. Conser speaks with Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco about their new book "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and American Book Award-winning cartoonist Joe Sacco present a searing portrait of an American underclass in crisis. Hedges and Sacco speak tonight, June 25th at 7:30 at Powell's Books on Burnside.
Organizer Max Rameau speaks on "Gimme Shelter: The Housing Crisis"
Max Rameau – Gimme Shelter: The Housing Crisis (lecture)
Max Rameau is a community organizer. He is Executive Director of Movement Catalyst. He helped establish Take Back the Land which organizes resistance to foreclosures and assists families to stay in their homes. He works on a broad range of issues impacting the poor such as housing, immigrant rights, economic justice, and Cop Watch.
The history of the United States is a saga of immigration, whether you're a descendant of immigrants, a descendant of those displaced by immigrants, or an immigrant yourself. In a place such as this -- where being a American is more about an idea than where your ancestors came from -- the question of immigration still resonates.
Bill Resnick talks with Dave King, a local activist and organizer of the upcoming mini-conference on Jobs and the Climate, being held at the Musicians Union Hall. They talk about the various ways that creating an ecologically sustainable world, addressing climate and other environmental crises, reconstructing and decentralizing the energy-grid, would generate millions of jobs. It's at Wednesday the 20th at 5:45pm at the Musician's Union Hall, just south of Sandy and 28th.
Bill Resnick talks with radical economists, Robin Hahnel, about the European debt-crisis, the world economy and the significance of the Greek elections. Robin also considers the Greek Left's electoral program and what it means for us in Portland, Oregon.