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The Writers' Strike

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Sun, 01/13/2008

 The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Phil Alden Robinson, board member of the Writers' Guild of America.  He also wrote and directed the 1989 film Field of Dreams.  They discuss the  labor issues involved in the strike and the working life of a writer.  

21:49 minutes (9.99 MB)

"Zapatista"

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Sun, 01/13/2008

 Laurie Mercier and Luz María Gordillo review Zapatista, the play by Dañel  Malán about Subcomandante  Marcos  and the Zapatista insurgency in the Mexican state of Chiapas,  discussing, among other things, whether the Zapatistas are post-modernists.  Zapatista plays in a bi-lingual production through January 19 at Teatro Milagro here in Portland.   Follow the link for more information.  

15:31 minutes (7.11 MB)

Civil Resistance in Iraq

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Sun, 01/13/2008

 Press coverage of Iraq tells us that  the US is trying to build a secular democracy there, when in fact democratic and  secular groups are most under attack by the US and its Suni and Shia allies.  Bill Weinberg, award-winning journalist, radioactivist, and producer at  Pacifica's WBAI in New York, talks with Laurie Mercier about civil resistance to the US occupation.   Weinberg maintains an on-line journal World  War 4 Report with links to more news about the non-religious democratic labor movements  in Iraq.  

14:28 minutes (6.63 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 14, 2007

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Sun, 01/13/2008

 This  is the Old Mole Variety Hour in its entirety.   Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program focuses on some  popular movements the mainstream media  fail to cover.  First, Phil Alden Robinson from the Writers Guild talks with Bill Resnick about the writers's strike and how the issues have been slanted by mainstream media.  You can hear this segment separately here.  

54:07 minutes (49.54 MB)

 

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