Interviews with Nellie Wong and Laura Mannen on The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, the upcoming Radical Women Conference to be held October 3-6 in San Francisco.
Part I: Nellie Wong, a long time revolutionary feminist activist and poet, will be a keynote speaker at the conference. She talks about the critical need for this conference now and a how she came to revolutionary feminism. (30 min.)
Host Linda Olson Osterlund speaks with Jane Mayer, investigative journalist and staff writer for The New Yorker. They discuss her new book The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals.
The Moles celebrate Labor Day by burrowing into issues surrounding several kinds of labor. Labor Historian Nathan Lichtenstein talks labor movement strategy and the SEIU with Bill Resnick. Mike Snedker and Jan Haaken consider the plight of sex workers in Portland. Frann Michel analyzes controversies about women's labor and women's sexuality. And Clayton Morgareidge reviews progressive takes on Barack Obama. Hear the whole show by hitting the arrow above, or separate pieces by following the links below:
Samuel Farber is a long-time socialist born and raised in Cuba. He is the author of numerous works on that country including The Origin of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered published by University of North Carolina Press. The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with him about life in Cuba today as it makes the transition to the post-Fidel era, and about various scenarios for its future. You can read his thoughts on these issues here and here.