The Well-read Red (Clayton Morgareidge) reads from an article by Randhir Singh called "The Future of Socialism." Singh argues that Capitalism has not only failed to provide for human welfare, but is on the road to destruction, taking us all down with it. Socialism must be on our agenda if we are to have hope of surviving. Singh's article in full is at mrzine.
Thabiti Lewis reminds us of John Carlos' and Tommy Smith's raised fists on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, and argues for the legitimacy of such gestures today. What might althletes intend by such gestures in China in 2008?
This program, hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, features discussions of electoral democracy and its discontents, the rights of psychiatric patients, socialism as a necessary goal of progressive political action, and political gestures by Olympic athletes. You can hear the whole wonderful show by clicking on the arrow above. Or you can hear whatever part you like by clicking on the links below: