Labor

Norm Diamond and Abigail Singer of Portland Central America Solidarity Committee

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Mon, 04/30/2012

Norm underscores how May Day is about the recognition of class-structure in society. Abigail offers her perspective as a worker with the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee. They talk about the meaning of the song bread and roses and social justice organizing, the work of the Portland Liberation Organizing Council. Abigail summarizes what PCASC is up to now (a campaign to get Wells Fargo to divest private prisons, a know your rights workshop for the immigrant community, and other local organizing), climate justice work they've done, and a film about privatizing water in Boliva ("Even The Rain").

14:26 minutes (13.21 MB)

The Industrial Workers of the World & Remembering the Lawrence Strike

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Mon, 04/30/2012

Norm and Abigail talk with Marie and Larry of the Portland Branch of the Industr ial Workers of the World (IWW) about the Lawrence Textile strike, the significance of the IWW in the strike and the long-term significance of the strike for the IWW. They consider the irony of American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations president, Richard Trumka, delivering the keynote speech of the Lawrence Strike symposium we heard about earlier, but without once mentioning the IWW or the AFL's role in creating the conditions for the strike.

11:12 minutes (10.25 MB)

Terran Connally on May Day 2012 Events Around Portland

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Mon, 04/30/2012

Bill Resnick has Terran Connally of the Portland Liberation Organizing Council, which has grown out of the Occupy movement, to talk about events and expectations for May Day 2012 in Portland. They consider the potential for this May Day to be the single greatest concerted activity in human history because of not only the Occupy movement agitating Americans, but the increasing unrest in Europe over neoliberal social domination. They talk about the shift from economic growth to a different model of development, which PLOC advocates and organizes in terms of "community-led solutions".

18:30 minutes (16.94 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour April 30th May Day Special

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Mon, 04/30/2012

Norm Diamond and Abigail Singer co-host today's special May Day Old Mole, which focuses on the Lawrence Textile Strike of 1912, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and events expected for May Day. We hear:

57:55 minutes (53.03 MB)

Steve Early on Lawrence Strike centennial symposium

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Mon, 04/30/2012

Norm Diamond talks with Steve Early, who attended a symposium in Lawrence Massechusetts about the Lawrence Strike of 1912 (here's a PDF of the schedule). They talked about why there is renewed interest in the Lawrence Strike, even as it was nearly erased from labor history until three decades ago; about the site of the symposium in one of the mills where workers went on strike; the role of the IWW's inclusive organizing in the Strike's success; and the inter-union cooperation of and rank-and-file participation in the symposium.

9:20 minutes (8.55 MB)

More Talk Radio on 04/30/12

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 04/30/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Human rights and social justice for the global south

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with human rights and social justice activist Kelvin Hazangwi about linkages between the global south and countries such as Greece, Spain and Ireland around the economic justice issues of debt, banks and who is impacted by our current financial systems. Who has global power and why? What can we do about these injustices?

On the Picket Line with Gresham Teachers

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Labor Radio
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Wed, 04/25/2012

With Gresham teachers on Wednesday, April 25th, KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge interviews picket captains, rank & file union members, community and student supporters as well as capturing the announcement of a tentative agreement after only hours on strike.

27:53 minutes (38.29 MB)

Strike! East County Teachers

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/23/2012

1,300 school teachers, represented by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) in the Parkrose, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts, may go on strike, some as early as this Wednesday, if their school boards continue down their current path -- the implementation of severe attacks on teachers’ benefits and working conditions. Host Jamie Partridge brings us an excerpt from a teachers March 20th rally at Gresham High Gym.

12:32 minutes (17.21 MB)

Movie Moles: "Reds"

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Mon, 04/23/2012

This program takes its name, “the Old Mole,” from Marx’s image for the Revolution that works underground and suddenly emerges into daylight where least expected.  The first revolution approaching what he had in mind was the October Revolution in Russia in 1917.  In 1981, Warren Beatty produced, directed, and starred in a blockbuster movie Reds about the period.  Our Movie Moles, Joe Clement and Jan Haaken see much to like in its portrayal of the period and the life of political commitment.  The two main protagonists, John Reed and Louise Bryant, lived and met in Portland.  

 

16:53 minutes (9.67 MB)
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