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Brutality of Solitary

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Mon, 08/15/2011

 Lance Tapely is an investigative journalist in Maine whose work has exposed the use  of  solitary confinement as a punishment in prisons and jails and led  to some reforms.  He talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the destructive  effects of solitary on its victims, many of  whom are mentally ill.  The photo comes from a video.   Tapely writes,  "the prison tapes each extraction [removal of a prisoner from a cell] in order to prove, some people would say ironically, that the prisoner is not being mistreated."

19:08 minutes (10.95 MB)

Movie Moles: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

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Mon, 08/15/2011

 Movie Moles Frann Michel and Joe Clement explore the issues of race, gender, and social transformation raised, or not, by the the new film Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

12:05 minutes (6.92 MB)

Understanding the Revolts in Europe

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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)

August 15 Old Mole Variety Hour

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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)

 

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