Old Mole Variety Hour on 11/07/11
Joe Clement hosts and we hear:
- Jan Haaken and Mike Snedecker, our Left and the Law duo, discuss the constitutional right to peaceful assembly in the context of the occupation movement and the question of enforcing local laws that limit it. They pay some special attention given to Mayor Adams' handling of Occupy Portland, which has been lauded by supporters and attacked by critics as tantamount to ignoring "the rule of law".
- Bill Resnick interviews teacher, writer, activist John Miller on the People's Budget, the Deficit Commission, the European Debt Crisis, and the great struggles all over the world including Occupy Wall Street and Portland.
- Movie Moles, Frann Michel and Joe, review the 1988 campy science-fiction cult-classic, "They Live", and discuss the continued relevance of its commentary on social disintegration, police brutality, class, consumerism, apathy and cynicism.
- Well Read Red, Clayton Morgareidge, examines the concern over homelessness, and the mentally ill and chemically dependent at Occupy Portland.