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Why Shut Down the Ports?

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Mon, 12/12/2011

On the eve of the Great Port Shutdown, Old Mole Bill Resnick talks with local activist and organizer Dustin Hawk about why the Occupy folks plan to close down the Port of Portland.  

5:18 minutes (3.04 MB)

Live from the Oakland Port Action

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Mon, 12/12/2011

West Coast Port Blockade

In the midst of the successful closures of the Ports of Oakland and Portland, Bill Resnick talks live with two activists on the scene -- Betty Olson Jones, an Oakland public school teacher, and Dustin Hawk in Portland.

10:50 minutes (6.21 MB)

Move Moles: "It's a Wonderful Life"

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Mon, 12/12/2011

 Everyone has seen the 1946 Christmas classic Frank Capra movie It's a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart, but have you ever really thought about it?  What is its message about banking, money, property, and community?  Our Movie Moles Joe Clement and Jan Haaken will get you thinking about this familiar movie in new ways.  

14:01 minutes (8.03 MB)

Why the Fear of Atheists?

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Mon, 12/12/2011

 Atheists are among the least trusted groups in the US, according to a recent study, and in this essay "Why Are  People Still Afraid of Atheism" Tom Jacobs explores the reasons why.  The Old Mole's Tom Becker reads it for us.  

5:56 minutes (3.4 MB)

Phony Crisis of the US Postal Service

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program date: 
Mon, 12/12/2011

Jim Cook is engaged in a struggle to save the U.S. Postal Service from a crisis that may bring it down and leave all our mail in the hands of private corporations.  Here he talks with Bill Resnick about why the crisis is a fake and what needs to be done about it.  Jim is President of the local chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers.   

8:01 minutes (4.59 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 12/12/2011

 Bill Resnick is our host today with live coverage of the West Coast port shutdowns.  Bill talks with activists on the scene here in Portland and in Oakland.  Also on the show, the Movie Moles take us back in time to the politics of It's A Wonderful Life, Tom Becker reads a piece about why people fear atheism, and letter carrier and local union president Jim Cook explains why our Postal Service  is in danger.  Throughout the show, we hear holiday caroling from Wobbly members with lyrics updated to suit our mutinous times.  

56:15 minutes (32.19 MB)

 

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