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Democratic Teamsters

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Mon, 01/10/2011

 Peter Landon has had a long career as a truck driver and Teamster union activist with TDU (Teamsters for a Democratic Union).  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about union democracy and the campaign to replace James P. Hoffa with Sandy Pope as president of the Teamsters.   More about Pope here.

17:35 minutes (10.07 MB)

Harold Pinter in Portland

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Mon, 01/10/2011

 Harold Pinter's play One For the Road is being performed at Blackfish Gallery (NW 9th & Flanders) by the Readers' Repertory Theater this weekend, January 14 and 15.  Director David Berkson talks about the play with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken.  The story of a master interrogator and his torture victims -- a husband, wife and their young son -- Pinter wrote One for the Road in response to torture in Turkish prisons during the 1980s, and the protection that Turkey received from the United States because of its strategic importance during the Cold War.

10:27 minutes (5.99 MB)

Movie Moles: "True Grit"

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Mon, 01/10/2011

 Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Joe Clement  discuss the Coen brothers version of True Grit.  What is this film saying about the role of women in the American West?  About commerce?  About justice?

13:42 minutes (7.85 MB)

Is there really an Islamist menace?

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Mon, 01/10/2011

 The threat of terrorist attacks  in Europe from Islamists  is not what we think.  Dan Gardner argues that "in most of Europe, there was no terrorism. And where there was terrorism, the trend line pointed down."  Tom Becker reads Gardner's piece "The Not-So-Great Islamist Menace," first published in the Ottawa Citizen.

Photograph by: Saeed Khan, AFP/Getty Images

 

6:28 minutes (3.7 MB)

January 10 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 01/10/2011

 Tom Becker hosts this episode of the Old Mole where the topics include the Teamsters and democracy, a local production of Harold Pinter's play about torture, a review of the Coen Brothers film True Grit, and an op-ed debunking the "menace" of Islamist terrorism in Europe.

54:37 minutes (31.26 MB)

 

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