Labor

Radiozine on 04/09/12

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Radiozine
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Mon, 04/09/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Korean women farmers have an alternative to American agribusiness

Former KBOO volunteer Kellyn Gross sent us this report from Korea, where she as been living.

Yes, there really is a vast conservative conspiracy. Abe and Joe look at ALEC.

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Tue, 04/03/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 

57:09 minutes (52.33 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/03/12

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Tue, 04/03/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Yes, there really is a vast conservative conspiracy. Abe and Joe look at ALEC.

 In the early 1970s, a group of conservative lawmakers and businesspeople realized that synchronicity between the governments of different states was the path to ideological supremacy. The American Legislative Exchange Council -- ALEC -- was born. The group "assists" state legislators -- many of whom constitute ALEC's membership -- to draft legislation that downsizes government, removes corporate regulations, and makes it harder to hold wealthy miscreants to account.

Fighting Corporate Impunity in the Global Economy: Dan Kovalik of the USW

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/02/2012

Dan Kovalik of the United Steelworkers talks about holding corporations accountable in US courts for labor and human rights abuses in other countries.  Dan has been counsel to plaintiffs in cases against The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond, and Occidental Petroleum for alleged abuses including torture and murder in Colombia.

26:36 minutes (24.35 MB)

Labor Radio on 04/02/12

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Fighting Corporate Impunity: How Can Multinationals Be Held Legally Accountable in the U.S.

Fighting Corporate Impunity: How Can Corporations Be Held Legally Accountable in the U.S. for Abuses of Labor and Human Rights in Other Countries

Labor Radio talks with Daniel Kovalik of the United Steelworkers, who has been counsel to Plaintiffs in prominent international law cases against, among others, The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum for alleged human rights abuses, including torture and murder, in Colombia - the most dangerous country in the world to be a unionist. Dan was described recently by the Christian Science Monitor as "one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States." He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Counterpunch, focusing on critiques of U.S. foreign policy.

Movie Moles: Finally Got The News

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Mon, 04/02/2012

 Laurie Mercier and Denise Morris talk about the 1970 documentary "Finally Got The News" (re-released and available to view for free online HERE), produced in association with the League for Revolutionary Black Workers. The League was wary of the film at first, worried it would compromise their organizing efforts in Detroit, but the film-makers promised to make it education and not journalistic. It directs its marxist message to black workers and not white college kids, and to that end focuses on the role and power of the black worker in the American economy.

12:19 minutes (11.27 MB)

Adrienne Rich: Ballad of the Poverties

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Mon, 04/02/2012

 In honor of the late Adrienne Rich, Frann Michel reads a poem of hers called "Ballad of the Poverties".

2:59 minutes (2.73 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour April 2nd

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Mon, 04/02/2012

           Joe Clement hosts today's Old Mole. We hear about the Treyvon Martin case, Adrienne Rich's work on motherhood, a poem by Adrienne Rich, a movie review about revolutionary black workers, and a radical musicology segment about Alix Dobkins, who we hear throughout the show.

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57:30 minutes (52.65 MB)

East County Teachers May Strike (short version)

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 03/26/2012

   1,300 school teachers, represented by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) in the Parkrose, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts, may strike in the next month if their school boards continue down their current path toward implementation of severe attacks on teachers’ benefits and working conditions. Host Jamie Partridge talks with some of the hundreds of teachers attending a March 20th rally at Gresham High Gym.
   At the end of the show, Partridge pays tribute to recently deceased labor songwriter and longshore (ILWU) union member, Harry Stamper of Coos Bay.

28:08 minutes (38.63 MB)

Worker-owned co-operatives: building a more humane economy

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Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 03/28/2012
The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives, Congress may be considering the National Cooperative Development Act, and worker-owned co-operatives could play a role in creating an economy that treats people as human beings.
28:08 minutes (12.88 MB)
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