Old Mole Variety Hour for July 8, 2024

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Mon, 07/08/2024 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Palestine, Chiquita, and more from a Socialist-Feminist, Anti-racist, Anti-colonial and LGBTQ-positive Perspective

 

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This episode is hosted by  Frann Michel and features these segments:

 

Chiquita Bananas and Climate Justice

On June 12 Democracy Now aired a segment on a legal victory for Colombian agricultural workers against Chiquita. After years of legal wrangling, the banana giant was ordered to pay $38 million to families of banana workers who were harassed, tortured and assassinated by paramilitaries financed by the food corporation. Workers were targeted for their efforts to organize and resist low pay and dangerous working conditions. But many in the local climate justice movement were dismayed by the coverage for the failure to make the connections to the environmental devastation caused by banana monoculture. Patricia Kullberg talks with Lynn Spitaleri Handlin, a local climate justice activist,  about media coverage, or lack thereof, of critical issues of environmental and climate justice. They also discuss the specifics of climate and environmental harms of the banana giant.

 

People’s Conference for Palestine

In May, over 3000 thousand activists attended the People's Conference for Palestine in Detroit, Michigan with thousands more joining virtually. The conference, held from May 24th through the 26th, was a place for activists to take lessons from the histories of liberation struggles and to apply those lessons to the growing global movement for justice in Palestine. Jan Haaken talks with Dr. Lara Sheehi, who attended the conference, about some of the strategic issues taken up by presenters and participants. They also discuss key dynamics behind students' identification with the Palestinian fight for liberation.  Sheehi is assistant professor of psychology at Doha Institute in Qatar and is co-author of Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine.

 

Image: logo of KBOO Community Radio, Portland Oregon, Old Mole Variety Hour, above, on left photo of "Watermelon" by vtc160094694 is marked with CC0 1.0.  and on right by photo "Banana peeled" by richard_north is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

 

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On Disability Pride Month

"Disability and the Ongoing Federalism Revolution" by  Katie Eyer & Karen M. Tani

People's CDC information on Mask Bans

A roundup of recent news on COVID  

On surplus population, from Health Communism by Beatrice Adler-Bolton and Arnie Vierkant

 

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