Philosopher and social critic Slavoj Žižek has been following events in Egypt with an eye to their historical signficance. In this commentary, read by the Old Mole's Joe Clement, Žižek analyzes the Egyptian revolution's commitment to universal democratic values and social justice.
What are the prospects for realizing the goals of the Egyptian revolutionaries as the military takes over? What will the people need to do to make sure the old order is not re-established with only cosmetic changes? Stephen Zunes has published widely on the Middle East, and he talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about Egypt's future.
Four hundred people attended the first ever Oregon Single Payer Conference last Saturday. Dr. Margaret Flowers from PNHP was one of the keynote speakers. Here is the audio from an interview with her at the conference. You can see it here.
Oregonians, like some folks in Califonia, are planning to go beyond the limited healthcare reform passed last year by Congress -- all the way to a single payer plan for our state. Bill Resnick talks with Peter Shapiro of the Oregon Single Payer Campaign about the campaign.
A 14 acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles, established after the riots of 1992, under threat from developers: that's the situation described in the documentary film The Garden, reviewed here by Movie Moles Denise Morris and Jan Haaken.
The Moles continue to follow the Egyptian revolution on this show, hosted by Bill Resnick. Bill talks with Middle-Eastern expert Prof. Stephen Zunes about the prospects for democratic change, and Joe Clement reads two pieces about the significance of events in Egypt. The Movie Moles review a movie about the struggle to save a community garden from developers. And we hear from two activists keeping up the fight for single payer health insurance.