Protest and action

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/23/11

Air date: 
Tue, 08/23/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The current austerity fetish was never a good idea, and now we know it's bad politics, too.

The austerity kick in Washington is exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. At a time of enormous economic duress, the government is tying its own hands, robbing itself of its most effective tool in periods of high unemployment and low demand -- spending. Abandoning Keynsian economics has always carried a high human cost -- and now we know it's bad politics, too.

With Joe on hiatus, Abe surveys the economic, social and political wreckage of the new age of austerity.

August 22 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 08/22/2011

 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. 

56:27 minutes (32.3 MB)

Voices from the Verizon Strike

program date: 
Mon, 08/22/2011

 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.

11:13 minutes (6.42 MB)

Positively Revolting on 08-19-11 Perspective checked!

program date: 
Fri, 08/19/2011

Perspective checked! Ani & Lyn explore the importance of travel.

What did you do on your summer vacation?  Ani accompanied her partner to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a little medical tourism.  She wandered a city rich in street art and protests, and is left with the nagging question, "What can we do to bring people in the US out of alienation and apathy?"

56:04 minutes (51.34 MB)

UK Rising

program date: 
Wed, 08/17/2011
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.

videos from Riots, Recessions and Resistance here:

57:27 minutes (52.59 MB)

August 15 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Tue, 08/16/2011

 Denise Morris hosts this show featuring the music of rebellion.   Bill Resnick analyzes recent people's uprisings in Europe and Israel, and the Movie Moles review Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a film about an animal uprising against human masters.   And Bill talks with investigative journalist Lance Tapely about the the brutality of solitary confinement in prisons.  

59:27 minutes (34.02 MB)

The Music of Revolt

program date: 
Tue, 08/16/2011

 For a show featuring uprisings by peoples all around the world, as well as a movie about the revolt of non-human apes, Brad Duncan has selected music that articulates the urge to throw off the chains of oppression. Here you can hear excerpts of that music and a discussion of it by Brad and Josh Wise.  Here are links to the complete tracks:

MC5, "Motor City Is Burning"
Linton Kwesi Johnson, "Five Nights of Bleedin'"
The Clash, "White Riot"

16:23 minutes (9.37 MB)

Understanding the Revolts in Europe

program date: 
Mon, 08/15/2011

 Egypt, Wisconsin, Greece, Spain, and now Britain -- the increasingly ferocious protests are spreading.  What does it all mean?  Are they just looters, as many politicians and the mainstream press claim?  Or are they protesting in the only way they can to draw attention to unemployment, lack of housing, increased food prices, and the inequality of income.  Bill Resnick explains.  

6:50 minutes (3.92 MB)
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