Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier talk about "American Dream", which was an Academy award winning documentary about union meatpackers working in one of Hormel's plants. They consider the tension within the labor movement as the national union disagreed over the militant actions of the local union, and the lessons it has for today's labor struggles.
Joe Clement talks with Ivy Knight of the Occupy Portland rally about what it is, the organization involved, and how people can get involved. There are many items - food, rain-repelling supplies, musical instruments, etc. - that they need and which you can find solicited on their website. There are many ways you can directly and indirectly help besides just coming down. The rally, a peaceful protest in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests, begins in Waterfront Park, just south of Saturday Market, on Thursday October 6th at noon. It begins as a march and will end up at their occupation site.
Pursuing Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High Finance Carnivores: A conversation with Greg Palast
Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast blew the lid off voter fraud in 2000 and 2004 that threw the presidential elections into doubt. Greg has picked up the money trail again, following it to a corrupt link between Big Oil and High Finance that has produced record corporate profits whilecreating environmental disasters like the recent Gulf oil spill. This new story, captured in his latest book, Vulture's Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High Finance Carnivores, reads like a pulp thriller as the Palast investigative team travels from Baku to the Arctic Circle in pursuit of this story.