Consumerism And the 9 to 5 Job

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Mon, 11/24/2014
"The culture of the eight-hour workday is big business’ most powerful tool for keeping people in this same dissatisfied state where the answer to every problem is to buy something," according to David Cain's blog post.  Clayton Morgareidge reads and adds further commentary.

This piece is an interesting companion piece to this CounterPunch article read on today's show by Tom Becker. Is it really enough to just "say no"?  
8:57 minutes (6.15 MB)

Consumerism: Just Say "No"

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Mon, 11/24/2014
The advertising industry is largely responsible for a consumer obsessed society by creating need where there was no need through sophisticated psychological manipulation of people of all demographics. Tom Becker reads John K. White's article "Just Say No: The Manufactured Need" from CounterPunch.

For a different angle on this topic, listen to Clayton Morgareidge's following  piece about how the 9 to 5 job produces consumerism.
6:49 minutes (4.69 MB)

Drug War Capitlaism

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Mon, 11/24/2014
The US war on drugs in Mexico and Columbia are more about militarizing the country side and controlling land and workers. It takes a huge toll on the poor and the peasantry, but makes lots of money for gangsters, including transnational companies, local landowners, and the corrupt parts of the state apparatus. Journalist Dawn Paley talks with the Old Mole’s Bill Resnick about her new book, Drug War Capitalism.
18:43 minutes (12.85 MB)

October 13th Labor Radio

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/13/2014
This episode focuses on the Railrood Workers United campaign to stop the employer push to move to one man crews in the industry. Read about it here. We also talk to author and economics instructer Rob Larson about what's happening in rail and the impact of fossil fuel freight.

You can listen to more songs by John Paul Wright at www.railroadmusic.org. Read more from Rob Larson here. 29:27 minutes (26.96 MB)

LABOR RIGHTS VERSUS FREE TRADE: DOCKWORKERS' STRUGGLE IN BUENAVENTURA, COLOMBIA

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/24/2014
AN INTERVIEW WITH JHON JAIRO CASTRO, PRESIDENT OF THE BUENAVENTURA CHAPTER OF THE UNIÓN PORTUARIA OF COLOMBIA. THE PREDOMINANTLY AFRO-COLOMBIA CITY OF BUENAVENTURA, COLOMBIA'S LARGEST PORT, SUFFERS CRUSHING POVERTY AND VIOLENCE DESPITE THE WEALTH FLOWING ACROSS THE DOCKS. EXPLOITATION OF DOCKWORKERS CONTINUES NOTWITHSTANDING THE US-COLOMBIA "LABOR ACTION PLAN" THAT CAME WITH THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO GOVERNMENTS.  ALLOF WHICH MIGHT SEEM FAR AWAY UNTIL YOU REALIZE THAT THE CORPORATIONS EXTRACTING PROFIT FROM BUENAVENTURA HAVE NAMES THAT ARE FAMILIAR IN PORTLAND,TOO. 10:48 minutes (9.89 MB)

La Lucha por Derechos Laborales en el Puerto de Buenaventura, Colombia

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/24/2014
Jhon Jairo Castro, presidente del capítulo en Buenaventura de la Unión Portuaria de Colombia, habla sobre la lucha por derechos laborales en el puerto. 13:40 minutes (12.51 MB)

Alison Weir Explains Israel in Time and Space

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Air Cascadia
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Fri, 11/21/2014
Here's the link that takes you to alison Weir's latestt, 'Against Our Better Judgement, the secret history of how the US was used to create Israel
http://www.amazon.com/Against-Our-Better-Judgment-History/dp/149591092X

There is one problem, it takes you to Amazon and once you step into the quicksand, you may never step out. There are other ways to acquired the book besides having it delivered by drone...

That said, this is a remarkable and essential book.  It is imperative that we all read the thing 17:26 minutes (15.97 MB)

Ferguson Speak Out

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Evening News
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Thu, 11/20/2014
Clergy and youth activists will publicly call on media and policymakers to focus on the real, deeper issues that sparked protest after the killing of teen Michael Brown and will once again be front and center should Officer Darren Wilson be acquitted by a grand jury.
71:49 minutes (16.44 MB)

Volunteers of America Feature

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Between Us
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Thu, 11/20/2014
There is a jewel buried amongst the businesses and warehouses of SE Portland. Volunteers of America Oregon operates a facility that helps women rise out of addiction into a better life and helps moms improve life for their kids. This is not your parent's VOA. These days, it does a lot more than pick up mattresses and refrigerators. Don Merrill followed the trail of a klatch of women standing in a parking lot to a truly remarkable pair of heroic and life changing programs.

15:17 minutes (13.98 MB)

And It All Started with One Dr. Walter Tamosaitis....

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 11/20/2014
Last month we learned that the Energy Department does not have an adequate system at Hanford to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers.
More than 50 workers in the past year have reported smelling vapors and then becoming ill after working around some of Hanford's 177 underground storage tanks holding nuclear waste. The workers were checked by doctors and cleared to return to work.
The nuclear reservation near Richland contains waste left over from the Cold War-era production of plutonium for nuclear weapons.
Yesterday Washington State AG Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that Hanford workers since 1987 have been reporting exposure to harmful vapors, with no solution found.
  14:53 minutes (13.62 MB)

111914 US Ferguson Update

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/19/2014
111914 US Ferguson Update 5:20 minutes (4.88 MB)

111914 US Fracking in Louisiana part 2

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/19/2014
111914 US Fracking in Louisiana part 2 1:35 minutes (1.44 MB)

111914 US Fracking in Louisiana part 1

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/19/2014
111914 US Fracking in Louisiana part 1 2:54 minutes (2.66 MB)

111914 US Protections for Hanford Workers

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/19/2014
111914 US Protections for Hanford Workers 5:52 minutes (5.36 MB)

 

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