"After the Revolution," a play by Amy Herzog and directed by Tamara Fisch, is now playing at the Portland Playhouse through June 1. It shows the differences between the generations in a family of radical leftists. Norm Diamond and Bill Resnick saw it and give us this generally favorable report of its virtues and limitations. 9:39 minutes (5.53 MB)
From the labor strikes of the 19th Century to Occupy Wall Street in the 21st, ordinary people have shown they can organize and manage themselves. Jeremy Brecher's book Strike! is a classic history of these movements. Here Brecher talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the newly revised edition that brings the story into our own times. 17:09 minutes (9.82 MB)
Andrew Geller speaks with long-time political activist, lecturer and author Ralph Nader about his latest book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State. 29:04 minutes (39.92 MB)
Joe Clement hosts (and Kate Welch engineers) this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour (foreshortened because of membership-drive).
We hear about socialist feminism for revolutionary change in the 21st Century, organizing within what Arun Gupta calls "the Walmart working-class", why "leading left intellectuals" like Slavoj Zizek are wrong about needing authoritarian leaders to defeat capital, and about the late Paul Robeson Jr.'s life and the influence his father had on his own political work. 38:31 minutes (35.27 MB)