Economic imperialism

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/23/11

Air date: 
Tue, 08/23/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The current austerity fetish was never a good idea, and now we know it's bad politics, too.

The austerity kick in Washington is exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. At a time of enormous economic duress, the government is tying its own hands, robbing itself of its most effective tool in periods of high unemployment and low demand -- spending. Abandoning Keynsian economics has always carried a high human cost -- and now we know it's bad politics, too.

With Joe on hiatus, Abe surveys the economic, social and political wreckage of the new age of austerity.

UK Rising

program date: 
Wed, 08/17/2011
We talk with Zita Holburne from BARAC - Black Activists Rising Against Cuts - in the UK. You'll also hear from anti-fascist organizer Weymann Bennett and family members of people who have died in police custody in Britain, organizing for justice and police accountability.

http://collectiveresistance.com/2011/02/01/black-activists-rising-against-the-cuts/

videos from Riots, Recessions and Resistance here:

http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/

57:27 minutes (52.59 MB)

The Digital Divide on 08/12/11

Program: 
The Digital Divide
Air date: 
Fri, 08/12/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Scientist and historian Naomi Oreskes, Amber Case, PDX Broadband Plan, more!

Today, Dave DeAngelis speaks with scientist and historian Naomi Oreskes about her new book "The Merchants of Doubt,"which describes how organized campaigns undermine the scientific evidence related to important environmental and health issues such as second-hand smoke, acid rain, the ozone hole, and global warming.

Movie Moles: If a Tree Falls - a story of the Earth Liberation Front

program date: 
Mon, 08/08/2011

Jan and Wendy talk about "If Tree Falls: a story for the Earth Liberation Front". In looking at the history and activities of the Earth Liberation Front strikes this film strikes close to home, since it focuses on an ELF cell based out of Eugene, Oregon. The film provokes questions about the origins of political violence and radical politics as a young person's game, and why its important to distinguish blowing people up and blowing property up. Does the film imbue the activists with more power than they actually have? Ultimately it seems that radical politics can't issue from a single-cell or group.
 

12:42 minutes (8.73 MB)

Empire and Inequality

program date: 
Mon, 08/08/2011

Tom reads Paul Street's counterpunch article "Empire and Inequality Win Again". Street argues that the "debt deal" and any more like it to come cripple our capacity to halt the right-ward shift in politics,  and that despite having "avoided" default the real and most substantial winners are STILL the rich.
 

8:19 minutes (5.72 MB)

The Rich Have Too Much

program date: 
Mon, 08/08/2011

While many accuse the Tea Party of polarizing politics, Sam Pizzigati argues that the source is really economic inequality and the concentration of vast amounts of wealth. He talks about a few economic myths, like how the US is "broke" or that the rich are "job creators". Bill suggests we need more than Keynsian stimulus, but projects aimed at restoring the environment and building the instutitons and infrastructure for a free and sustainable society.

Sam Pizzigati is a Fellow Institute for Policy Studies who also puts together the weekly email-newsletter at toomuch.com

17:44 minutes (12.17 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour August 8th

program date: 
Mon, 08/08/2011

Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole and we hear:

 

56:22 minutes (38.7 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/09/11

Air date: 
Tue, 08/09/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
In the midst of bad news, a victory. Abe visits the debt mess and a win for people who like sex.

Even in these days of shadow, we manage somehow to lurch toward enlightenment. Amid the unfolding debt debacle -- and the first-ever downgrade of U.S. credit -- the Dept.

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