Labor

Decriminalizing Sex Work

program date: 
Mon, 09/14/2015

Jan Haaken talks with Red, an activist and representative with SWOP USA--Sex Workers Outreach Project. She is active with the Portland SWOP Chapter and also director of the new program in Portland, STROLL: Sex Traders Radical Outreach & Liberation Lobby.  They talk about the recent position taken by Amnesty International calling for the decriminalization of sex work, and some of the controversy around this position.

8:00 minutes (3.66 MB)

Girl in the River

program date: 
Mon, 09/14/2015

Jan Haaken talks with Patsy Kullberg (also an Old Mole), about her new novel, Girl in the River. The novel--a work of historical fiction--centers on the struggles of a fictional working class young woman, finding her way in the actual world of corruption, vice squads, and abortion politics in the mid-twentieth century in Portland. Jan talks with Patsy about what reproductive rights activists might learn from this period in Portland's history--and how novels contribute to our capacity to imagine that a better world is possible. 9:57 minutes (4.55 MB)

Eric Laursen on Social Security

program date: 
Mon, 09/14/2015

Bill Resnick interviews Eric Laursen, author of The People’s Pension: The War Against Social Security, from Reagan to Obama, available from AK Press. They discuss how and why Social Security survived in the face of elite attacks since its inception. Laursen is part of the movement seeking to expand Social Security, not just raising benefits but involving recipients in the battle for a just economy.  You can find more of his recent work here.

[image via Wikimedia] 19:11 minutes (13.18 MB)

Domingos para Recordar on 09/13/15

Air date: 
Sun, 09/13/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Latin

Flashpoints on 09/11/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 09/11/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 09/10/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 09/10/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 09/09/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 09/09/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

The Old Mole Variety Hour for September 7, 2015

program date: 
Mon, 09/07/2015


Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear:

58:30 minutes (53.56 MB)

Labor Day's Radical Roots

program date: 
Mon, 09/07/2015
Joe Clement reflects on Labor Day's radical roots. All too often pitted against celebrations of International Workers Day, Labor Day was born of the same international-tending workers movement that also gave birth to May Day. To help tell this story, Joe reads from Eugene Ruyle's article on the subject for Popular Resistance. 7:01 minutes (6.43 MB)
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