The economy is not working for workers.What is our labor-friendly economic vision?What about workers’ councils and consumers’ councils democratically planning the economy?How is this working in Venezuela today?How could it work here?Host Jamie Partridge gives us excerpts from a talk by Economics Professor Robin Hahnelon"Participat
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show about controlling problem children with psychoactive drugs, controlling our attitudes towards rich folks with an art museum, and the struggle of Verizon workers against the control of their lives by the company.
From the streets of New York, here are the voices of Verizon workers marching, chanting, and discussing their struggles with Verizon's squeeze on them and the importance of their union (Communication Workers of America). The Old Mole's Bill Resnick was on the scene and recorded this material for KBOO. The strike has been suspended for now, but the issues remain vital.
American Industrialist Henry Clay Frick made a fortune in coke and steel, built a mansion on 5th Avenue, filled it with European masterpieces, and willed it to the people. What could be wrong with that? Nothing, except that it makes a hero out of a villain and turns the art he bought into an advertisement for himself. Gabriel Hainer Evansohn's article in the Summer issue of Jacobin Magazine tells the story of the man, his money, and his art and how it aims to make us thankful for the beneficence of our rulers. Clayton Morgareidge reads exerpts.
Women are creating, building and leading some of the most innovative businesses in the world. Along the way, often at great risk and against the odds, they have shattered glass ceilings and entrenched stereotypes and have redefined the meaning of leadership and success.
We talk with Zita Holburne from BARAC - Black Activists Rising Against Cuts - in the UK. You'll also hear from anti-fascist organizer Weymann Bennett and family members of people who have died in police custody in Britain, organizing for justice and police accountability.