Labor

Consumer Rage: this is your labor movement under capitalism

program date: 
Mon, 10/01/2012

Joe Clement reads "Consumer Rage: this is your labor movement under capitalism", an essay from PruningShears.us by MadTownAnnie. They criticize the appeal to lost consumer value made by those critical of the NFL's recent dispute with and lockout of its referees over retirement benefits.

6:19 minutes (4.34 MB)

Well-read Red: Trans-Pacific Partnership

program date: 
Mon, 10/01/2012

Well-read Red, Frann Michel, points out that there are a lot of things that won't get discussed in the presidential debates because both of the major candidates actually agree on them. After a litany of silent pacts, including Iran, campaign contributions, ignoring global warming, the millions of people in prison, she hones in on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Frann surveys the news coverage on the TPP's controversial provisions and the broad resistance to it..

A link to the written version can be found HERE.

7:17 minutes (5 MB)

Peter Rachleff, labor historian, on NFL Referee Lockout

program date: 
Mon, 10/01/2012

Bill Resnick and Peter Rachleff discuss the NFL referee lockout and dispute over pensions vs. 401K. Peter explains the difference between pensions and 401K plans, the missed opportunity to speak out the working-class, connecting workplace with consumer-activism.

 
Peter Rachleff is a history professor at Macalester college in St. Paul, with a focus on labor.
15:35 minutes (10.7 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour October 1st 2012

program date: 
Mon, 10/01/2012

  Joe Clement hosts today's Old Mole and we hear about the NFL referee lockout, the Trans Pacific Partnership, and organizing the working-class against imperial war.

 

58:15 minutes (40.01 MB)

Labor Radio on 10/01/12

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Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Domingos para Recordar on 09/30/12

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Sun, 09/30/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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Latin

Old Mole Variety Hour on 10/01/12

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Mon, 10/01/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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NFL Lockout, Labor against War, Well Read Red

Joe Clement hosts this Old Mole and we hear:

  • Bill Resnick discusses the NFL referee lockout. He considers their complaint over pensions, how unions promote high work standards, and why unions need to shed their bureacratic service-orientation for a rank-and-file solidarity-model.
  • Frann Michel, our Well Read Red, reads from the left press.
  • Laurie Mercier talks with Michael Zweig about building the labor movement back into a force against imperialist wars, particularly in light of Afganistan.

Flashpoints on 09/28/12

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Positively Revolting on 09/28/12

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Fri, 09/28/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Occupy Portland, Not Afghanistan!

October 6th marks the 1st anniversary of Occupy Portland, while October 7th is the 11th anniversary of the war on Afghanistan. Tune in to hear Ani and Lyn talk with organizers of the events scheduled for that weekend. 

A full weekend of action is being planned for this anniversary confluence.  On Saturday, at noon people will gather in Shemanski Park (SW Park and Salmon) for a rally, with a march following.  Marchers will re-gather in Shemanski for music.

On Sunday, there will be workshops and a speakers' panel discussion at the PCC Cascade Campus (N. Albina and Killingsworth).

Both events will connect the economic injustices of US policy to the wars and occupations. Events on both days will run from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.

Flashpoints on 09/27/12

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
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