What has the Occupy Movement around the country and the world accomplished? Should it have definite goals, and if so, what should they be? Joseph Oresco teaches philosophy and is head of the Peace Studies program at Oregon State University, and he talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the Occupation -- where it's been, what it means, and where it's going.
Is the problem with corporations that they are treated as persons -- or that they are run by and for the very wealthy? Doug Henwood argues that the corporate form makes possible necessary social functions that ordinary persons could not perform. Clayton Morgareidge comments on and reads from Henwood's piece. Doug Henwood is editor of the Left Business Observer and host of Pacifica's Behind the News.
What is left out of Clint Eastwood's biopic J. Edgar, starring Leonardo diCaprio? J. Edgar Hoover was the founder and long-time director of the FBI. Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris discuss the film and some missing historical background. For other critiques in this vein, click here and here.
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode in which the Moles look at the meaning and future of the Occupy Movement, the question of corporate personhood, and the new movie J. Edgar. We also hear some topical music from Laurie Anderson and a letter about health care.
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