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:
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?
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.
The May 1st Recovery Zone features a visit with an environmentally innovative intentional community: Maitreya Ecovillage. Founder Rob Bolman discusses his philosophy in working to create an oasis of cooperation and sustainability in an urban setting. Produced by Stephanie Potter, with music by David Simon on fiddle and Dale Jones on guitar.