Old Mole Variety Hour on 01/09/12
Denise Morris host and we hear:
- 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.
- Bill reads a commentary by Uri Avery about war with Iran and Israel's possible though unlikely attack.
- 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.
- Denise also reads a piece from the Left Press.