Old Mole Variety Hour on 09/05/11

Air date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
working-class environmental movement, verizon strike, unpaid work & economic justice, Left & the Law

On this special Labor Day episode Joe Clement hosts and we hear:

  • Bill Resnick and Daniel Randall discuss how working-class organizations can and should be the back-bone of the environmental movement. Daniel offers several examples.
  • Joe comments on the distinction between and biases in how we view paid and unpaid work*, and why economic justice must be seen not just in terms of how we compensate paid work but how we facilitate unpaid work.
  • Denise Morris interviews Mark Brenner, director of Labor Notes, about the recent Verizon strike and why some are calling it "the Wisconsin of the private sector".
  • Continuing our Left and the Law series, Jan Haaken and Mike Schnedecker talk about the very controversial Memphis Three case from the mid-1990s, which rocked the nation when three then-teenagers were convicted for the murder of three younger boys in a scenario that allegedly involved satanic rituals.

*(domestic work, care of children and other dependents, self-care, volunteering of all sorts and some activity we typically think of as leisure)

 

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