Old Mole Variety Hour on 01/09/12

Air date: 
Mon, 01/09/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
instant runoff-voting, don't-ask-don't-tell, war with Iran, left press

Denise Morris host and we hear:

  1. Bill Resnick talks with Rob Ritchie of Fair Vote Monday, starting out with Iowa's recent straw vote, how flawed it was as a democratic exercise, and how it would have been more meaningful if it had been done under a "ranked choice" or "instant run-off voting" system. They also talk about how IRV in Portland, Maine and its support by Occupy Portland to get it on the Portland City Charter.
  2. Bill reads a commentary by Uri Avery about war with Iran and Israel's possible though unlikely attack.
  3. Denise Morris discusses the ideas and controveries surrounding the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and what this means for asking people to fight in imperialist wars, a collection of essays published by the Against Equality collective, including the Bradley Manning case.
  4. Denise also reads a piece from the Left Press.


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