Economic imperialism

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/16/10

Air date: 
Tue, 11/16/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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With corporate money at the wheel, whither then for the progressive?

As the populist wave that swept President Obama into office gives way to Business as Usual, Americans are waking up to the realities of life in a plutocracy. Both Frank Rich in the New York Times and Chris Hedges on Alternet reflect on this point in grand fashion. Rich, in a column titled "Who Will Stand Up to the Superrich?" writes that the issue is "issue is whether the country can afford the systemic damage being done by the ever-growing income inequality between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else, whether poor, middle class or even rich."

More Talk Radio on 11/15/10

More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/15/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Supporting immigrant worker rights

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Kent Wong, Director, UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, about building a stronger progressive labor movement by supporting immigrant workers and their rights.

Kent Wong is director of the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, where he teaches Labor Studies and Asian American Studies. He previously was staff attorney for the Service Employees International Union in Los Angeles. Kent has also served as national president of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, and the United Association for Labor Education.

Alternative Radio on 11/16/10

Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/16/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Corruption: From Russia to Wall Street

Matt Taibbi – Corruption: From Russia to Wall Street (lecture)

Voices from the Edge on 11/11/10 - Susan Banyas and The Hillsboro Story

program date: 
Thu, 11/11/2010

A celebration of civil rights: Susan Banyas and The Hillsboro Story

Two months after the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision legally ending school segregation, the county engineer of Hillsboro, Ohio - a white man determined to force integration in the segregated town - set fire to Lincoln School, the town's "colored" elementary school. The two-year protest lead by five African American mothers to carry forward the struggle sparked by that fire drew the NAACP's Thurgood Marshall and led to Clemons v. Board of Education the first test case for Brown in the North.

55:33 minutes (50.85 MB)

Inside The Trial of Omar Khadr

A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 11/11/2010

Interview with Dennis Edney, Khadr's Canadian attorney. Last week the tribunal at Guantanamo tried and convicted in a plea agreement Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who was only fifteen years old when captured after a fire fight in Afghanistan. This was the first trial of a child soldier for war crimes since WWII and it happened in a court that is not recognized by international law. Khadr's attorney joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about his clients plea agreement. The Pentagon says Khadr is a dangerous terrorist. Tune in to hear the other side of the story.

26:20 minutes (24.11 MB)

Organizing for a Free Society

program date: 
Mon, 11/08/2010

 Bill talks about building a progressive movement with John Cronan of Organization for a Free Society. Their website details a manifesto and points of unity among diverse groups.

7:29 minutes (3.43 MB)

How Business Terrorizes Progressive Politics

program date: 
Mon, 11/08/2010

Bill interviews Paul Kantor, They talk about how threats of businesses leaving town shape urban-development and the challenge for would-be progressive politicians trying to operate in the world of capitalist realism.


Paul Kantor is author of "The Dependent City" and "The Dependent City Revisited." He also teaches political science at Fordham University.

10:13 minutes (4.68 MB)

Positively Revolting on 11-05-10: The Spirit of Rebellion

program date: 
Fri, 11/05/2010

Throughout November, Ani and Lyn will celebrate resistance to our current culture of corporate rule and dominator mentality

55:17 minutes (50.63 MB)

An election post-mortem and the path forward for progressives

program date: 
Tue, 11/09/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

The story of the 2010 midterms -- depending on your perspective -- is one of opportunity lost. President Obama and the Democrats were swept into office in 2008 on a wave of populist optimism, with all their stars aligned. The country seemed poised for a neo-Rooseveltian turnover, a new New Deal.

56:36 minutes (25.91 MB)
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