Labor

Fight the Empire on 07/02/09

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 07/02/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Per Fagereng speaks with Norman Solomon about the State Budget Crises, with a focus on California.  How is war spending gutting our State coffers?

Norman Solomon is a nationally syndicated columnist on media and politics. He has been writing the weekly "Media Beat" column since 1992.

Flashpoints on 07/01/09

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 07/01/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

On Flashpoints, Dennis Bernstein speaks with Eva Golinger about Sunday's coup in Honduras, Michael Parenti talks about Honduras, North Korea, Iran, and Iraq, and a report on the Free Gaza ship.

Political Perspectives on 06/30/09

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Tue, 06/30/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Analysis and information about the June 27th coup in Honduras.

UNION ORGANIZING 101

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 06/21/2009

Host Jamie Partridge interviews local union organizers Lorene Scheer of SEIU 503 and Margaret Butler of JOBS with JUSTICE about how to organize a union at your workplace.  Learn your rights and what to expect from your employer.

25:46 minutes (23.59 MB)

Alternative Radio on 06/24/09

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 06/24/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Our planet and its people are in peril. Diminishing fresh water supplies, destruction of forests, polluted air, species extinction at an unparalleled rate, and a toxic petrochemical environment are all clear signals that things are going seriously haywire. And climate change, the impacts of which are already evidenced at an accelerating pace, threatens environmental devastation on an almost incomprehensible scale. Rising sea levels will overwhelm island states, low lying countries such as Bangladesh, and many of the coastal areas where the world's population is concentrated. Climate change will bring more disease outbreaks, including new diseases and variants of existing ones for which there is no treatment.

A Radical Fix for the Economy

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Sun, 06/21/2009

 Are "green shoots" sprouting in the rubble of our economy?  Economist Gerald Friedman talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the underlying problems with the US economy and the radical measures needed to fix it.  Friedman teaches at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst (hotbed of radical political economy) and writes frequently for Dollars & Sense.

16:56 minutes (9.7 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 15, 2009

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Sun, 06/14/2009

 Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge (pictured here) and featuring union songs sung by Pete Seeger, this show covers the battle to get single payer health insurance on the table, the history of the International Longshore Workers Union, the Iranian elections, the detective novels of Amanda  Cross, and how the politics of hatred is related to our social fabric.  

54:54 minutes (31.42 MB)

A Society of Exclusion

What draws people into a politics of hatred – not just the killers who have made the news lately in Witchita and at the Holocaust Museum, but all those whose primary political motive is hostility against cultures and ethnicities different from their own?

Let’s approach this question by going back to basics: What do human beings really want? If we knew that, we might know what people are really after when they do crazy things, and perhaps we would know what to do about it.

Labor History: The ILWU

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Sun, 06/14/2009

 

11:13 minutes (6.42 MB)

A "Juneteenth" rememberance: confronting racism in Oregon

June 19th marks the 144th anniversary of the landing of federal troops in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and finally bring slavery to an end throughout the United States. "Juneteenth" has not only become a day to commemorate the end of slavery but to reflect on the African American experience - from progress made to challenges that remain. As Oregonians celebrate the 150th anniversary of their statehood, Juneteenth is an opportunity to look at how we are contributing - or not - to overcoming racism in Oregon.

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