Old Mole Variety Hour on 09/10/12

Air date: 
Mon, 09/10/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Leo Panitch, Searching for Sugar Man, against the work-ethic, reading from the left press


Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole and we hear:

  • Bill Resnick talks with Leo Panitch about why European elites are pumping money into the finance industry and enforcing austerity on the poor. They also consider long term strategies for building working class power. Leo teaches at York University in Toronto. He co-authored with last week's guest, Sam Gindin, The Making of Global Capitalism.
  • Jan Haaken speaks with Alan Wieder about the film Searching for Sugar Man, and the part music played in the anti-apartheid struggle.
  • Joe Clement reads a commentary that analyzes how the work-ethic keeps the working-class divided and under the thumb of capital, but also how it's possible if not necessary to rethink social contribution and personal worth in a way that does not fall back on some version of producerism.
  • Tom reads from the Left Press.


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