Womens issues

Interview; Dr. Vandana Shiva on the Rights of Mother Earth

program date: 
Tue, 03/08/2011

Dr.Vandana Shiva, India’s preeminent environmentalist, eco feminist, author, and winner of the Wright Lively Award, joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund for an International Women’s Day Special. She will talk about The Universal Rights of Mother Earth, Gaia, and the struggles of indigenous peoples to stay on the land. Founder of Navdanya, an organization and movement.

28:21 minutes (25.96 MB)

Marriage Equality as Neoliberal Project

program date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011

Denise and Yasmin connect the struggle for LBGT rights with struggles against privatization and criticize how marriage equality obfuscates the fact that essential services like healthcare are not available to all, or in the case of education are under attack.

Yasmin Nair is a writer and activist in Chicago. Her work focuses on queer activism and struggles. She also writes for Against Equality, an online archive, publishing, and arts collecive dedicated to challenging the rhetoric and politics of inclusion.

13:07 minutes (12.01 MB)

Neoliberalism and the War on Women

program date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011

Frann Michel reviews recent attacks on reproductive rights considers how "the neoconservative movement to enforce gender conformity and women's subordination dovetails with the neoliberal agenda of cutting social programs." The full-text version with media-links can be found HERE.

6:42 minutes (6.14 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour March 7th

program date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011

Today's show, hosted by Joe Clement, features interviews about teachers struggling against the businessizing of education, single-payer healthcare in Oregon, neoliberalism and gay marriage, and a Well Read Red about  the connection between the war against women and labor struggles nation-wide. The show is also peppered with music by Utah Phillips and a reading from the Industrial Workers of the World's constitution.

57:43 minutes (26.42 MB)

policing women and privatizing care


Audio here 

March 8th 2011 is the one hundredth anniversary of International Women's Day, but American women could use more than a day to call for our rights and solidarity.

The recent wave of GOP legislative attacks on choice is summed up by Katha Pollit in the Nation:

More Talk Radio on 03/07/11

More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
How are women and families doing in the current economy?

How are women and families doing in the current economy?

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Joan Entmacher, Vice President of Family Economic Security at the National Women’s Law Center about current economic issues for women. The Center recently posted the article "The Recovery in Pictures: Modest Job Gains Exclude Women." How will Obama's budget affect women? What programs and services will women lose under projected budget cuts? How can the deficit be addressed without cutting programs that are essential to women? Tune in for a discussion of these questions and more. Call in with your concerns.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 03/07/11

Air date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Teachers' struggle, war on women, DOMA repeal and single-payer in Oregon


On the next Old Mole, Joe Clement hosts and we hear:

Ann Jones advocates for increased role for Afghani women

Fight the Empire
program date: 
Fri, 03/04/2011

Host Per Fagereng speaks with writer, reporter, photographer and humanitarian Ann Jones about her article "In Afghanistan, a Woman's Place Is at the Peace Table," which says "Let women play a bigger role in the country's affairs and see what happens to the peace process."



27:18 minutes (12.5 MB)
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