Denise Morris Hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes
Waging Non-violence: Bill Resnick talks with Eric Stolar of Waging Non-Violence on how Trump can be stopped from stealing the election. They discuss mass determined non-violent resistance, with capacity for non-violent mass defense.
Defend Democracy: Desiree Hellegers speaks with Lynn Spitaleri Handlin of Extinction Rebellion PDX and Maria Cahill of Pacific Northwest Family Circle about the federal power grab in the run up to the election, the implications of the federal deputizing of Oregon State troopers and Portland Police, and the resistance mobilizing under the banner of a new coalition called Defend Democracy PDX.
Universal Pre-School Now! Jan Haaken talks with Emily Golden-Fields, Olivia Pace, and Sahar Yarjani Muranovic about Universal Preschool Now!, a coalition which gathered over 32,000 signatures to put universal pre-school on the ballot. The measure before voters now is 26-214, Pre-school for All. The three guests for the roundtable are organizers for the campaign. They explain what passage would mean for those working and living at the intersections of race, gender and economic inequality. Emily Golden-Fields (she/her) is an educator, mother, and member of Portland DSA. Olivia Pace (she/her) is a Black, biracial, queer organizer, educator, speaker and writer. Sahar Yarjani Muranovic (she/they) is a first-generation Iranian-American immigrant and the current Vice Chair of the David Douglas School Board.