The original Old Mole (our founder) Bill Resnick has thought long and hard about protest movements and democracy, and here he sums up his assessment of what the movement needs to do to have a future and to make real change.
Paul Cienfuegos has been passionate about social change all his life and has devoted most of his adult life to this important work. In 1995, he founded Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County (DUHC), which works to dismantle corporate constitutional so-called "rights" and strengthen the rights of communities to govern themselves. He moved to Portland in April in order to greatly expand the work of this critical new movement across the state of Oregon. You can connect with his extensive writings, speeches and workshops at PaulCienfuegos.com or on facebook.
Mark Naison teaches African-American Studies at Fordham University in New York, where he is also a community organizer and writes about Hip Hop culture and music. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what he sees happening in his city, university, and across the nation.
For economist Richard Wolff, the crisis that brings tens of thousands into the streets is not due to corruption or greed, but the system that grants the rights of ownership over the stuff we all need in order to make our living to the 1%. Clayton Morgareidge reads what Wolff said to a teach-in at the Wall Street occupation. For a more thorough account of his views, watch this lecture (it begins at 7:30 on the video).
Helena Norberg Hodge on her documentary "The Economics of Happiness"
Art Focus is off today.
Instead we hear an interview with HelenaNorberg-Hodge, the internationally renowned environmentalist and leading critic of conventional notions of growth and development. She is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the alternative Nobel Prize. She is founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture and author of "Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh.
Mark Naison teaches African-American Studies at Fordham University in New York where he is also a community organizer and writer on HipHop. He has been to the Wall Street protests and talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the promise of the movement.
News and updates from Occupy Wallstreet-- the beginning is near...
Ani and Lyn field information from the burgeoning Occupy Wallstreet movement. We will speak with people in the Portland occupation, as well as New York.
Hundreds of cities around the world are participating in solidarity actions in support of the Occupy Wallstreet action which started an encampment on September 17th. Bringing together thousands of people to discuss corporate greed and corruption, the occupiers are working together to create demands of significant changes to our system.
Sandra Steingraber talks about hydro-fracking and how it threatens our air, water and food.
The guest is writer and ecologist Sandra Steingraber, author of the groundbreaking book "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment." Her latest book is "Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis." She talks about hydro-fracking and how it threatens our air, water and food. Steingraber is a powerful voice against fracking in her home in New York state.
Sandra Steingraber is speaking in Portland on Thursday October 20th from 7-9PM at the Old Church at 1422 SW 11th Ave. The event is is hosted by the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP).
This interview first aired live by phone from Yemen on September 23, 2010 as part of a larger interview with Pardiss Kabriaei, staff member of the Center for Constitutional Rights. This version is presented for easier listening and has been edited for sound quality. Tawakul Karman has been an activist for the rights of women, and democratic rights in Yemen for many years. She was the first to start sit downs in what is now called Liberty Square. She has been jailed repeatedly by the current regime in Yemen bringing thousands into the streets to demand her freedom.