The People's Movement Assembly is coming to Portland on May 8, leading up to the June US Social Forum in Detroit. The theme: Another Better World is Possible. The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with organizer Chris Borte about the many things that go on at these events and how you can get involved. Visit their website for more information.
An major conference at Washington State University in Vancouver on Saturday, March 27 will feature speakers and panels about inequities in health connected with class, race, imprisonment, and many other issues. The title is Mobilizing for Community Health, Well-Being and Equity. Here the Old Mole's Frann Michel talks with organizer Desiree Hellegers about the many issues under discussion, and how you can attend. See their website for more info.
Sentimental fools gathering around marriage--but is that really the goal for queer communities and queer futures? Thus begins a discussion with Yasmin Nair and Ryan Conrad, activists and scholars of queer imagination. They discuss the Against Equality Archive Project: an online archive, publishing, and arts collective focused on critiquing mainstream gay and lesbian politics. As queer thinkers, writers and artists, we are committed to dislodging the centrality of equality rhetoric and challenging the demand for inclusion in the institution of marriage, the US military, and the prison industrial complex via hate crimes legislation.
Denise Morris hosts this show about things moles, ordinary people, are doing to "root that mountain down"-- the mountain of oppression and exploitation. We hear about people in Portland getting ready to join in the US Social Forum; about a big conference in Vancouver, WA challenging inequities of class and race around health issues; about queer folk organizing to get over the fixation on the bourgeois institution of marriage; and about the dangers to our world and our lives from all the stuff we make and consume.