Old Mole Variety Hour May 5 2014
Joe Clement hosts (and Kate Welch engineers) this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour (foreshortened because of membership-drive).
We hear about socialist feminism for revolutionary change in the 21st Century, organizing within what Arun Gupta calls "the Walmart working-class", why "leading left intellectuals" like Slavoj Zizek are wrong about needing authoritarian leaders to defeat capital, and about the late Paul Robeson Jr.'s life and the influence his father had on his own political work.
- Frann Michel reads Johanna Brenner on 21st Century Socialist Feminism
- Bill Resnick talks with Arun Gupta about "the Walmart working-class".
- Joe reads from Gabriel Levy's "We need ZIzek's 'Thatcher of the Left' like a fish needs a bicycle"
- Laurie Mercier remembers the intertwined politics of Paul Robeson Senior and his son who recently passed away, Paul Robeson Jr.