Old Mole Variety Hour on 09/03/12

Air date: 
Mon, 09/03/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Working-class mobilization & resistance, Movie Moles on "American Dream", IWW & Paid Sick Days Now!


Laurie Mercier hosts this special Labor Day episode and we hear:

  • Bill Resnick talks with Sam Gindin, an economist and activist who spent more than 20 years in the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Union, now teaches at York University, Toronto, and is author of the forthcoming book, The Making of Global Capitalism, with Leo Panitch. They discuss how labor, the Left, and social movements can build long term strategies to resist capitalism’s growing dominance.
  • The Movie Moles revisit the 1990 film "American Dream" and discuss its lessons for workers today.
  • Joe Clement interviews members of the local Industrial Workers of the World about their Paid Sick Days Now! campaign and an up-coming rally.
  • Laurie talks with Michael Zweig of the Center for the Study of Working-Class Life about the "How Class Works" conference and strategies to help mobilize the American working-class.


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