We are happy to announce that there will also be a Trans' and Womyn's Action Camp gathering of eco-activists, who are also working to bring down patriarchy. This will be a 6 day training and workshop event in the Cascadia bio-region from June 20th-26th, 2009. We need workshop presenters!
As you may know, organizing for the Earth First! Round River Rendezvous 2009 in Cascadia has already begun.
Norm Diamond and Clayton Morgareidge co-host. They focus on the 1919 Seattle General Strike anniversary--and feature an interview with Rob Rosenthal, who with the Fuse produced the rock opera "Seattle 1919" http://depts.washington.edu/labhist/strike/music.shtml. They'll also discuss the meaning and significance of the strike today.
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this is the first Old Mole show of the Obama administration, so the Mole talks about the progressive agenda the new team needs to hear. There is also music in the New Deal spirit of overcoming economic crisis by Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. To hear the whole show, including the music, click on the arrow above. Or you can hear individual pieces by following the links below. This is also Winter Pledge Drive, so please support the Moles' work by clicking on the JOIN NOW button at the top of this page! Thank you!
Diane Feeley is a retired auto worker who writes about the labor and the industry for Against the Current. Here she talks with Clayton Morgareidge about how the industry could best be restructured to provide more and better jobs -- but fewer cars! Feeley is also part the of Auto Worker Caravan, a project aimed at bringing these ideas to the attention of Congress and the public.
Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen sang this song, which included some rarely heard verses, in front of Obama and the nation at the Inauguration celebration, January 19. Here is one of those verses as sung by its composer, Woody Guthrie himself, in 1944 together with some commentary by Clayton Morgareidge.
Getting the best progressive ideas in front of the Obama team: that's the purpose of the book Mandate for Change, edited by Chester Hartman. Hartman talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about many of the book's proposals for changing and saving our nation.
Hosts Hala Gores and Will Seaman welcome Melinda Borne, Director of Programs for the United Palestinian Appeal, to talk about humanitarian aid for Gaza and local Palestine solidarity organizer Peter Miller to talk about long-term work to bring a just peace to the Palestine/Israel conflict.
The day after Barack Obama's historic inauguration as president of the United States we'll look at how much has changed in the United States and what still needs to change in the days, months and years ahead.
On this program, the Moles look forward to the Obama presidency, back to the messages of Martin Luther King Jr., and to how the Nixon presidency is selectively remembered in the film Frost / Nixon. Hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or individual segments by following their links below where you can find more information about each piece: