Economic imperialism


[For the 21 May 12 Old Mole] We all know money in politics is a problem.  As Marx noted, "The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie." One of the strongest links between capital and the state came to greater public visibility last year when a trove of documents was leaked from the archive of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC; the Center for Media and Democracy has made those documents and a great deal of related information available on the website alec exposed dot org.

Portland Holds Final Budget Hearing

Evening News
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Fri, 05/18/2012

Portland held its final budget hearing before the city council last night at David Douglas High School.

The attendance was slightly down from earlier meetings as several line items have been restored.

5:27 minutes (4.99 MB)

Radiozine on 05/18/12

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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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"The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It"

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with Timothy Noah, author of "The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It."

For the past three decades, America has steadily become a nation of haves and have-nots. We have less equality of income than Venezuela, Kenya, or Yemen.

In "The Great Divergence", Timothy Noah explains not only how the Great Divergence has come about, but why it threatens American democracy—and most important, how we can begin to reverse it.


Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/18/12

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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Beyond Veganism: Food Justice and Racism in the food industry

Everyone should have the right to choose foods they want to eat, especially foods that are healthier for them and that meet some of their ethical beliefs. Communities of color and low-income communities often have difficulty accessing healthier foods when compared to higher income areas.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 05/21/12

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Mon, 05/21/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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City Repair, Crisis in Greece, Corporate Legislation


Clayton Morgareidge will host this show and the topics include--

Alternative Radio on 05/22/12

Alternative Radio
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Tue, 05/22/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Andrew Nikiforuk talks about Tar Sands: Canada’s Mordor

Andrew Nikiforuk – Tar Sands: Canada’s Mordor  (interview)

Mordor is the realm of the evil Sauron in “The Lord of the Rings.”

Headlines, Fukushima radiation contanimation, Occupy PDX, Hanford nuclear waste dump & more

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Thu, 05/10/2012

Host Theresa Mitchell gives Headlines, talks about Fukushima radiation contanimation on Nori seaweed and how vitamin C is hekping people. She also discusses Occupy PDX, Hanford as nuclear waste dump, coal trains & more.

15:28 minutes (14.16 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/15/12

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Tue, 05/15/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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David Cobb on Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule

Former Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb recently toured the Northwest giving his talk "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule."  This presentation is part history lesson and part heart-felt call-to-action! He spoke in Portland at SEIU Local 503 Hall on April 16th.

Cobb is an organizer and national spokesman for, a coalition of over 190,000 people and organizations whose goal is to amend the United States Constitution to end corporate rule and legalize democracy.

KBOO and Democracy

program date: 
Mon, 05/14/2012

 Joe Clement comments on how KBOO's democratic organization and ownership structure is, as a form of workplace democracy, the true base of progressive social change.

3:19 minutes (1.51 MB)

Beyond Taxing the Rich

program date: 
Mon, 05/14/2012

 Old Mole, Clayton Morgareidge, comments on various proposals to increase taxes on the rich. Is this enough to create economic justice or does it justify the economic arrangements that produced inequality in the first place? Listen to this brief commentary to find out. Here's Clayton's written version, which contains further links.

5:25 minutes (2.49 MB)
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